Our Town Calendar
Thursday, Aug. 18
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING—Free blood pressure screenings are offered the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in Ramona Senior Center, 434 Aqua Lane. The screenings are in conjunction with Grace Care Management. The screenings are open to all ages. For more information, call 760-789-9177.
RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION for sophomores will be from noon to 3 p.m. Registration for all students will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
CHAMBER MIXER—Ramona Fitness Center will host the Ramona Chamber of Commerce mixer at the center, 558 Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for chamber members and $10 for others. For more information, call 760-789-1311.
Friday, Aug. 19
CAMP PEIRCE 2011—All incoming seventh-graders at Olive Peirce Middle School and all new students to OPMS are invited to attend Camp Peirce, an opportunity to become acquainted with the school at 1521 Hanson Lane. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with Camp Peirce scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees are to bring a sack lunch. Introductions, ice breakers and activities will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and Dress for Success fashion show, Super Hero contest and more fun and games from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION for freshmen will be from 8 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
BLOOD DRIVE—Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 of Ramona and the Americal Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive in the post parking lot, 2247 Kelly St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors will receive a free hamburger lunch, a thank you gift and may enter a regional drawing for a $500 gas card. Appointments are not required, but they may be made at 760-788-0422 or email@example.com.
BAND PROGRAM BARBECUE—All students currently or previously enrolled in a band program at any Ramona elementary or middle school as well as students interested in joining a band program are invited to a barbecue from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Collier Park at Seventh and F streets. Food and games will be provided and organizers say it will be a lot of fun. This is an opportunity for parents and students to get more information about the band program at Ramona school district’s elementary and middle schools.
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE—Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will host a rummage sale at the church at the corner of Sixth and E streets from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Among items that will be available are furniture, household goods, miscellaneous baby items, clothing, tools and games. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be available. For more information, call Nola Burger at 619-981-8045.
PONY BASEBALL WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pony field near the concession stand in Ramona Community Park. Registration fee for the 10-week session that begins Sept. 11 and ends Nov. 20 (no games on Veterans Day weekend) is $85.
MAPCAP DINNER THEATER starts at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s-in-the-Valley at the corner of 12th Street and San Vicente Road. Please call for dinner reservations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Following the dinner, MADCAP participants will present “Table for Five…Thousand,” a musical by Alan Pote and Tom S. Long, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21
PONY BASEBALL WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pony field near the concession stand in Ramona Community Park. Registration fee for the 10-week session that begins Sept. 11 and ends Nov. 20 is $85.
CAR SHOW—Owners of pre-1974 trucks and cars are invited to join the display of vehicles at a free car show in the Albertsons parking lot in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.. All are welcome to bring their vehicles. Tractors, tanks, boats, Peterbilts, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome.
Monday, Aug. 22
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE classes start at Ramona High School. Classes are free to adult and high school community members and are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Computer literacy classes are included. Three levels of English as a Second Language are offered: ESL 1 in Room I-58, ESL 2 in Room I-52 and ESL 3 in Room I-60. To register, attend a class. For more information, contact Jerrie Raymer at 760-613-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, a free support group and recovery program for eating disorders and food obsession, will meet at McAlister Institute, 323 Hunter St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-788-8344.
WOMEN’S PICK-UP BASKETBALL at Ramona Oaks Park basketball court Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact Vanessa McManus at 760-445-4964 or email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
FREE TDAP VACCINATIONS—San Diego County Health & Human Services and Maxim Healthcare will host a free Tdap vaccination clinic for 7th- through 12th-graders at Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to first contact their primary physician and insurance providers. A new state law requires students entering grades 7-12 to have this vaccine as a precaution against pertussis (whooping cough). A parent or guardian must be present to give consent. Bring each student’s immunization record.
Friday, Aug. 26
SILVERSNEAKERS, an older adult and senior fitness program, will hold its Fall Prevention Educational Social in Ramona Fitness Center, 558 Main St., at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Those attending are invited to bring a brown bag lunch; fruit and water will be provided. SilverSneakers is part of some insurance plans. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 27
RAMONA TEA’D—Ramona TEA’d (Taxed Enough Already) continues its Constitutional Series Forum with “Our Border Under Seige” in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program will start at noon. Drug cartels control the border and have penetrated deep into the country, a forum news release states, asking “Why is our government ignoring this threat? What can we do to defend ourselves?” Refreshments are available onsite. For more information, see www.RamonaTead.com.
- Blood pressure screening
- Baseball clinic for ages 8 to 14 offers early registration
- Coaches are needed after school at OPMS
- Pony Baseball winter league signups, Aug. 21
- Pony Baseball winter league signups, Aug. 20
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