Saturday Jan. 4
KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St. More: 760-440-3000.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Village Shopping Center, 23662 San Vicente Road, and Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Lane. Provided by Ramona Disposal. Clean green trees only — no ornaments, plastic bags, or yard waste. Free. More: 760-789-0516, www.ramonadisposal.com.
Thursday, Dec. 19, WINTER CONCERT, “THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS,” presented by Ramona Unified School District’s vocal music department, 7 p.m., Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane. Elementary, middle school and high school choirs. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for students age 10 and older and if purchased in advance from secondary music students.
RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Movie & Munchies at 3 p.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., ‘Tis the Season Celebration at 4 p.m., Teen Creative Writing Workshop at 4 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark. Features vendors, auction baskets, opportunity drawings, food. Benefits Ramona Food and Clothes Closet (bring a nonperishable food item to receive a drawing ticket) and Ramona Lutheran School Booster Club.
MERCHANTS’ SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT, 3 to 6 p.m. Merchants along Main Street will hand out treats for Halloween. Sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce.
ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443.
An opening reception for the show will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The art show will be on exhibit at 1140 Main St., Suite 208, Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Because the opening reception will be a masquerade opening, those attending are asked to wear a mask.
Ramona Concert Association’s 2013-14 season will open with Quartetto Gelato, an ensemble that tours worldwide.
After 2013 concert tours in Russia, Canada, and London — including the London Symphony — the award-winning musicians will end their year in Ramona. The concert will be in Olive Peirce Middle School Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center, 1521 Hanson Lane, Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Tracy Potter of Ramona studies the colorful squares of vegetables and fruits in a quilt called “Something Delicious,” made by Jean Scofield, at the 14th Annual Quilt Show at Mountain View Community Church, off Highway 78 and Ash Street. Presented by Ramona Back Country Quilters, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Ramona Library will celebrate its centennial anniversary as a branch of the San Diego County Free Library on Oct. 3 with an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments for the community.
Starting with Ramona author Chuck LeMenager’s presentation on the history of Ramona at 3 p.m., the celebration will continue
Santa Ysabel artist James Hubbell will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Ilan-Lael Foundation Sept. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m., at First Unitarian Universalist Church in Hillcrest.
The celebration will feature food, wine, a silent auction, speakers and dance. Tickets are $150 per person.