Calendar: July 21 – Aug. 19, 2017


Summer basketball camps
Monday, July 21-Thursday, Aug. 10

Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges offer youth basketball camps for ages 7-16 years old. Classes are taught on-campus by college basketball coaches. Prices vary. Registration required. Visit

Armstrong Garden Center events
Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, July 29

Armstrong Garden Center will host two community classes this month at their new location, 1350 West Morena Blvd. Visit

– July 22: ‘Growing Citrus in the Home Garden’ at 9 a.m.
– July 29: ‘Colorful-Flowering Water-wise Plants’ at 9 a.m.

UFOs and Extraterrestrials presentation and open discussion
Tuesday, July 25

Join Myztic Isle for a monthly exploration of the paranormal. July features a presentation and discussion about UFOs and extraterrestrial life. $5-15. 7-9 p.m. at Myztic Isle, 8036 La Mesa Blvd. Visit

Pacific Animal Productions
Wednesday, July 26

Want to learn more about the vital role that animals play in our ecosystem? Animal Ambassadors will speak about the topic in a light-hearted, interactive presentation. Free and kid friendly. 3-4 p.m. at Northmont Elementary School, 9405 Gregory St. Visit

A talking parrot is part of the Pacific Animal Productions “edu-tainment” show. (Courtesy Pacific Animal Productions)

Caregiver Support Group
Wednesdays; July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16

Caregivers are welcome to this inclusive support group that offers relevant information and resources. Free parking. Ring the bell upon arrival. 10 a.m. at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Braun Library, 6600 Cowles Mountain Blvd. Contact Sandy McCauley at 858-442-8412.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, July 29

Support your local library! Stock up on used books, media, puzzles and more at discounted rates. Free admission. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library, 5188 Zion Ave. Visit

Death Café at Mission Valley Library
Monday, July 31

Interested in the topic of death, dying and end-of-life concerns? Stop by the Death Café for a safe discussion with friendly people. Hosted by Jeanne Marie Bredestege and May Bull. Free admission. Space limited. RSVP required at 2-3:30 p.m. at Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit

Free blood pressure screenings
Tuesday, Aug. 1 and Monday, Aug. 14

Two free blood pressure screenings will be offered by the Senior Resources Center of Sharp Memorial Hospital. No appointment necessary. Open to the public. Contact 740-4214.

-Tuesday, August 1: 9:30-11 a.m. at Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St.
-Monday, August 14: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive 

San Diego Bead Society’s 18th annual Bead Bazaar
Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6

Nonprofit San Diego Bead Society invites you to their annual Bead Bazaar fundraiser, which will feature artists, vendors and art classes. $5 with $2 discounts available online. Free parking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South. Visit


Mission Valley Planning Group
Wednesday, Aug. 2

Mission Valley Planning Group will hold its general meeting at noon in the Mission Valley Branch Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit

Navajo Planners Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 9

Navajo Planners will hold its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd. Visit

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