Calendar: May 19 – June 15, 2017

15th Annual Explore Mission Trails Day
Saturday, May 20

This free all-ages event offers guided tours, live animal exhibits, crafts for kids, rock wall climbing, as well as nature talks and programs throughout the park. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at East Fortuna Staging Area, Mission Trails Regional Park. Visit

Saturday, May 20

This Arts & Crafts Fair features a parade, barbecue dinner and fireworks. Shopping, games and activities will also be offered. Free and family-friendly. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tierrasanta Town shopping complex, 10633 Tierrasanta Blvd., Tierrasanta. Call 858-573-2648 or email

Uses of Marijuana for End-Of-Life Care
Sunday, May 21

Join Hemlock Society of San Diego for a discussion to learn how and why cannabis works in the treatment of pain. Free. 1:30–3:30 p.m. at Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley. Visit

‘Life Begins at 70’
Thursday, May 25

Alan Mindell, motivational speaker and writer, will talk about leading a fulfilling life after 70 years old. 12:45 p.m. at the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro. Visit

10th Annual Sophia’s Cookies for a Cure
Sunday, May 28

Enjoy cookies and lemonade for a good cause! Sophia’s Cookies for a Cure will sell homemade goodies to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donations strongly appreciated. Activities include live music, raffles, a jump house, face painting and a cardboard arcade. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 6821 Rolando Knolls Drive, La Mesa. Visit

W.O.W. Potluck Picnic
Monday, May 29

Celebrate our military with W.O.W.! Join Widows Or Widowers Club for a potluck picnic to honor military personnel and veterans. Bring a dish to share. No glass containers. Water, plates, utensils and coffee provided. 2-6 p.m. at Big Rock Park, 8125 Arlette St., Santee. Contact

Free blood pressure screenings
Tuesday, June 6 and Monday, June 12

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

  • Tuesday, June 6: 9:30-11 a.m. at Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St., Point Loma.
  • Monday, June 12: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego.
  • Tuesday, June 13: 9:30-11 a.m. at William C. Herrick Community Health Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa.

41st Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, June 10

Join Allied Gardens Optimist Club for their 41st annual fundraiser, full of pasta, gift raffles and positivity. Vegetarian and take-out options offered. 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4812 Glen St., La Mesa. Contact Patricia Reese at 619-583-1594.

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