Our Town Calendar: upcoming community events
Wednesday Oct. 5
AL-ANON meetings are held at 323 Hunter St. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
WHAT IS HCG is the question at a class presented by Victoria Bradley at 7 p.m. in Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St.
Thursday Oct. 6
CENTENNIAL KICKOFF— Ramona Woman’s Club 100th year kickoff meeting in the clubhouse, 524 Main St., at 1 p.m. will feature a “Historical Fashion Show” presented by Charlotte’s Antiques and the Ramona Rockettes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the show. Betty Shaw, the club’s first vice president, invites the community to “please come and join us for this fun look back at fashion.”
LEARN HOMEOPATHY—Deborah Trotta, CHom, CCN, the director of the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, will lead the free class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St.
Saturday Oct. 8
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & HEALTH FAIR featuring public and health agencies, classes on cooking in the dark and being your own hero, a canning session and more will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 619-550-8104.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS—Immaculate Heart of Mary invites pet owners and their pets to the St. Francis Blessing of Animals at the church, 537 E St., at 9 a.m. Pet owners are asked to have their animals leashed, caged or haltered and to be prepared to clean up after them. Participants do not need to be Catholic.
GARDEN SWAP will be at 10 a.m. in Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St.
Sunday Oct. 9
LIAM’S FESTIVAL FOR LIFE—A music benefit for Liam Houck, Ramona toddler who needs a kidney transplant, will be held in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St., at 5 p.m. For more information, see page 12.
Wednesday Oct. 12
HOLIDAY CENTERPIECES—Creating holiday centerpieces is the topic when the Ramona Garden Club meets in the Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St. The meeting starts with a potluck lunch at noon.
SAN VICENTE SADDLE CLUB– meets at 7:30 p.m. in the San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center, 16911 Gunn Stage Road. See sanvicentesaddleclub.com for more information.
Thursday Oct. 13
COFFEE CLUB—Learn about the financial market with a free cup of coffee at Yvonne Catton’s Edward Jones office in the Day Promenade building at 850 Main St., Suite 104, at 10 a.m. The coffee is an opportunity to discuss current updates on the market and the economy in an informal setting. To RSVP, call Carrie Foye at 760-789-2804. Coffees are held the second Thursday of each month.
WEIGHT TRAINING AND CORE BUILDING—Personal trainer Jackie Bagley will present a talk and demonstration on the importance of strength training and core building for women as menopause approaches at 6 p.m. in Fitness Xpress for Women, 1520 Main St. This is the ninth in a series of free classes open to members and non-members. To reserve a spot, call 760-870-4580 or email join@fitnessxpressfor women.com.
Saturday Oct. 15
FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE—Demonstrations, fire safety information, Smokey Bear, and fire engines, helicopters, a firefighter dozer and other public safety equipment are among features planned for the annual open house at Ramona Fire Station 80, 829 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramona Explorer Post members will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. The public is encouraged to attend the family event. For more information, call 760-788-2269.
FALL BAZAAR—The women of St. Mary’s in the Valley Episcopal Church’s 17th Annual Fall Bazaar will begin with a yard sale at 7 a.m. in the church parking lot on San Vicente Road and 12th Street. The boutique area will open at 7:30 a.m.. Gourmet soups, quiches, candy and baked goods, and a barbecue will be available all day. An opportunity drawing also is planned. For more information or to drop off donated items, call the church office at 760-789-0890 or Sandy Bedard at 760-789-0656.
HARVEST FAIR—The First Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church at Eighth and D streets. Arts, crafts, homemade soups and pies, opportunity drawing specialty baskets, games, and freshly baked breads, cakes, cookies and jams and jellies are among features of the tradition that started in the 1950s. All are welcome.
PARKING LOT SALE—Immaculate Heart of Mary at 537 E Street is making its Parking Lot Sale available to all interested parties who have non-food items to sell. The charge is $20 per space. You can sell out of your vehicle, place your items on the parking lot, on a tarp, under a pop-up, etc. Set-up is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and selling will end promptly at 11:30. Sellers are responsible for taking all their items and trash home with them. To reserve a spot, call 760-789-0583.
JUST SAY NO TO ACID—Brenda Carll will lead a free class about transitioning from SAD (Standard American Diet) and incorporating alkaline foods at 9:30 a.m. in Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St. Food demonstrations are planned.
Sunday Oct. 16
FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY—Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church invites Ramona residents and snowbirds to worship at 8:15 a.m. (traditional) or 9:45 a.m. (contemporary) on Friendship Sunday. A children’s message, nursery and Sunday School will be held for both services. Refreshments will be in the Fellowship area between services. The church is at 1735 Main St., across Main Street from Stater Bros. For more, call 760-788-7456.
Monday Oct. 17
WRITERS GROUP MEETS—Ramona Christian Writers Group will meet at 22343 Little Klondike Road from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Peter Zindler at Pete.firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-788-2064.
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