Calendar — Dec. 16, 2016 – Jan. 19, 2017

Gem Faire
Friday, Dec. 16–Sunday, Dec. 18

The Gem Faire returns to the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley) with a three-day event. Admission is $7 for the entire weekend (children under 12 are free) and there is free parking. Over 100 exhibitors will showcase fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, pearls, gold and silver and more. Jewelry repair and ring-sizing services will be available while you shop. There will be a special wholesale preview on Friday from 10 a.m.–noon. The general admission hours are: Friday noon–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Gem Faire will be held at the Scottish Rite Event Center.

The Gem Faire will be held at the Scottish Rite Event Center.

Hanukkah lunch and celebration
Friday, Dec. 23

College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro) will host this celebration with latkes and sufganiyot. There will also be live entertainment by Debra Davis and members of the 2nd Avenue Klezmer group. Visit for more information.

New Year’s Celebration
Friday, Dec. 30

The College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro) will hold a New Year’s Eve celebration with lunch and a dance featuring the Bob Constantine Band. Open to all active adults 60 and older. Starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 858-637-3273 or visit

Nutrition Classes
Thursdays, Jan. 5–26, 2017

Join Bridget Wright, MPH, a health educator and certified health coach, to learn the truth about nutrition at the College Avenue Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro). Based on scientific evidence, this course will help you find a healthy nutritional balance for your own life. Classes will include: Nutrition and Weight Maintenance Basics; Popular Diets Explained; Nutrition for Disease Prevention; and Nutrition for Healthy Aging. Wright will lead a class each Thursday in January, 9-10:30 a.m. For more information, call 858-637-3273 or visit


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

All Peoples Celebration
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber will be the keynote speaker at the 29th All Peoples celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Barber has been in the spotlight for his work on civil rights with the North Carolina NAACP. More than 1,000 business leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, community organizers, artists and students come together at the All Peoples Celebration to honor the work of Dr. King. The event will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. General admission tickets are $50 each. Other table and ticket prices are: $1,000 Table Partner, a table of 10 with preferred seating; $500 Table, a table of 10 seats; and $250 Host Ticket, a ticket with preferred seating and recognition. To purchase tickets, visit

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