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.
22ND ANNUAL BULLDOG INVITATIONAL track and field meet for Ramona’s adapted physical education students. First race begins at 9:15 a.m., lunch and awards at 12:15 p.m., Ramona High School track, San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane.
RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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 Origami at 3 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Public Safety Presentation in Spanish at 6:30 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m. More: 760-788-5270.
LENTEN FISH FRY, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Adults $10, children 11 and younger $5, and families of two adults and two or more children under age 12, $25. All you can eat fish dinner or fish taco plate. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit community projects. More: 760-789-0583.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, hosted by Ramona Community School PTSA, March 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane, $5 per person, free for ages 3 and younger.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY POT OF GOLD FOR CHARITY, Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, 2330 Main St., Suite C. All ages welcome. Live music by The Jive Bombers, special beer release, Bisher’s corned beef sandwiches. Benefits FORUS School Roofing Project, Neighborhood Tatas (Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers), and Ramona Pony Baseball. Wear green.
The public is invited to participate in the 2014 Wildlife Golf Tournament, hosted by The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center and San Vicente Golf Resort on Friday, March 21.
Proceeds from the tournament will help fund programs and services for regional wildlife. Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, primarily rescues and cares for native wildlife with the goal of returning them to the wild.
A free, two-hour interactive workshop on the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms) will be offered by a nonprofit group from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8, at Schwaesdall Winery.
To be presented by educators with Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, the program will explain how to improve the health of a garden and soil, and how to conserve water and support local sustainability. The workshop will show what is needed to get started with a composting bin that fits different needs and lifestyles. Opportunity drawings will also be available.
DR. SEUSS BREAKFAST FOR DINNER, 4 to 8 p.m., Ramona Cafe, 628 Main St. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Ramona awards and scholarships for women in Ramona. More: 760-789-8656.
Friday, Feb. 28
RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. All day Fine Free. Bilingual Zumba at 9:30 a.m., Bouncing Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Music Shop at 3 p.m., Family Craft at 3:15 p.m. More: 760-788-5270.
TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. More: 760-789-1132.
SUPPORT GROUP for those with depressive or bipolar illnesses, 10 to 11 a.m., 323 Hunter St. More: 760-443-6861.
The 52nd Annual Desert Safari, a family-friendly off-road event, will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 in the Truckhaven Hills area of the North Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area near Borrego Springs. Hosted by Tierra Del Sol, a nonprofit club that uses portions of the proceeds to fight land closures and to keep trails open, the event draws people from the Ramona area as well as across the country and other countries.
Desert Safari attracts around 10,000 people, said Wayne Miller of Miller Off-Road Products in Ramona.
LOVE YOUR HEART BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ramona LIbrary, 1275 Main St. More: www.LoveYourHeartSD.com.
CHILDREN’S ROYAL VALENTINE TEA PARTY, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St. Crafts, snacks and activities. Prince- or princess-style clothing encouraged.