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.
Palomar Health hosts free and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other health professionals this month.
Classes will be held at various locations, including Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway; Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway; Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 East Valley Parkway, Escondido; and Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido.
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES of candlelight, carols and the Christmas story, First Congregational Church sanctuary, 404 Eighth St., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Living Nativity will be in courtyard throughout the evening. The story of Jesus’ birth will be told through scripture, carols and instrumental music. More: 760-789-3348.
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.
Congregation Etz Chaim will celebrate Hanukkah on Friday, Dec. 13.
Services led by Rabbi Leslie Bergson will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of San Diego Country Estates, 16911 Gunn Stage Road.
This holiday frequently is referred to as the “Holiday of Lights.” It is the anniversary of an event that occurred in 165 BCE.
Hanukkah, the first struggle for religious freedom in the history of the world, represents the fight against totalitarianism in all forms. It therefore is a festival honoring liberty and freedom.
After the lighting of candles in a special candelabra with room for nine candles, the hymn “Rock of Ages” is sung. It is customary to give children foil-wrapped chocolate money and to serve fried foods such as potato pancakes during this holiday. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-789-2781.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL CIF SEMIFINAL FOOTBALL GAME against Cathedral Catholic, 7 p.m., Ramona High School Stadium, San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane. Tickets: Adults, $11; Students and seniors, $7. TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. More: 760-789-1132. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. English as a Second [...]
The Ramona Village Design Group will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1721 Main St., Suite 101 in the Feghali Center.
The focus of the meeting will be the Ramona Village Core Document of form-based codes and any changes or additions before it goes before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for ratification, said Chair Rob Lewallen.
RAMONA REVITALIZATION STEERING COMMITTEE, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Ramona subcommittee chairs, and county staff give reports on community projects, infrastructure, public safety, health services, and economic development. Open to the public.
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.