SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY—American Express encourages shoppers to buy locally. Card members can register to get cash back at participating retailers, who may have special giveaways. More: www.americanexpress.com/us/content/small-business/shop-small/about.
Thursday, Nov. 20 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Homework Helpers at 4 [...]
Ramona Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a family evening of tree lighting and old-fashioned downtown holiday shopping with Santa, refreshments, train rides and more.
The Christmas Tree Lighting event will be in Collier Park on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. The tree will be lighted promptly at 5:30 p.m., and people will then be invited to visit with Santa. Children will have an opportunity to have their photograph taken with Santa.
The chamber will offer free train rides around the park, and guests are invited to head over to Main Street where shops will be open and merchants will be conducting a “Find the Elf” Contest.
Carolers will be singing holiday tunes in the park and in Old Town Ramona. The Ramona Community Singers will be caroling in front of Town Hall, and local school groups will be among other carolers adding to the holiday spirit.
Additionally, Ramona stores will be vying for “Best Holiday Decoration” honors. The contest, sponsored by the Ramona Sentinel, is open to all businesses in Ramona. Decorations should be completed by Dec. 1, and merchants must call the chamber office, 760-789-1311, to indicate their participation. Judging will be by the public on the Sentinel website, www.ramonasentinel.com. The winner will be announced before Christmas. Additional details about all of the activities planned are on the chamber website, www.RamonaChamber.com.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is open to all at no charge. For information about sponsorships, contact Dr. Robert Argyelan, the chamber’s executive director, at 760-789-1311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bilingual Zumba, Bouncing Baby Storytime, Teen Music Shop, Teen Action Council and Family Craft are among activities at Ramona Library.
A fundraising Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction and Desserts will be held at Ramona Elementary School Friday to help pay for sixth-graders to attend Sixth Grade Camp.
American Legion Post of Ramona’s Pancake Breakfast to Celebrate Veterans, Brass Roots Trio, turkey dinner and more are among activities this week in Ramona.
MERCHANTS SAFE TRICK OR TREAT, 3 to 6 p.m., along Ramona’s Main Street. Participating merchants hand out treats to children. Presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce. More: 760-789-1311.
RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Clothing, household items, books, toys, electronics and more. Open to the public. More: 760-787-0421.
RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More: email@example.com.
Mary Alice Staggs, a member of the Back Country Quilters and a Ramona resident, looks at “Ladies of the Sea,” a quilt by Susan Axelrod at the Quilt Show Friday at Mountain View Community Church. The quilt show will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mountain View Church, 1191 Meadowlark off state Route 78 and Ash Street. Admission is free. Tickets may be purchased for the Opportunity Quilt, “Enchanted Autumn” when entering the show.
Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.
Members of Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire will be at three intersections Friday morning from 6:30 to 8:30 for their annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Boot Drive.
Drivers will be able to drop donations into firefighter boots at: San Vicente and Gunn Stage roads in San Diego Country Estates, Main and 10th streets, and state Route 67 and Dye Road.