Saturday, Aug. 17: CORAZON AUCTION AND DINNER to raise money for home-building project in Mexico, First Congregational Church, Eighth and D streets, doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., live auction at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15 per person or $25 per couple. More: 760-789-3348 or 760-789-0938.
It’s the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” and Janice Baldridge, marketing coordinator for the San Diego Country Estates Association, is making the most of it. She’s substituted the well-known sentence from the 1939 film starring Judy Garland — “There’s no place like home” — with “There’s no place like San Vicente Resort,” location of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce mixer on Aug. 15.
The mixer will be at the resort at 24157 San Vicente Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for chamber members and $10 for others. All are welcome.
Saturday, Aug. 10
3rd ANNUAL POKER RUN, hosted by Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 Men’s Auxiliary. Motorcycles, cars, hot rods welcome. Registration 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Post 3783, 2247 Kelly Ave. Fee: $25, includes lunch and opportunity drawing. Proceeds benefit The Veterans Village of San Diego and service projects. More: vfw3783.com/mens.html or 858-679-1769.
Thursday, Aug. 1
Ramona Community Planning Group, 7 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. Among agenda items are: Montecito Ranch revised map, county zoning ordinance amendment for signs in public right of way, Santa Maria Creek Cleanup letter to send to wildlife agencies, report on meeting with SDG&E regarding wood-to-steel pole replacement project covering 14 miles between Ramona and Santa
Ramona Design Review Board, 7:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Discuss waiver requests for fencing from Roe Recycling, signage from 99 Cent Store and signage from C21; preliminary review of multi-family project on 16th Street behind Stater Bros.; design review standards, sign violations and Village Design update.
DOS PICOS PARK FREE SATURDAY PROGRAMS, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. Ranger-led Walk and Talk, 10 to 11 a.m.; Junior Rangers, 11 a.m. to noon; Snakes ‘N Skins 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Craft Time 2 to 3 p.m.; Earth Ball 4 to 4:30 p.m.; Texture Scavenger Hunt 5 to 6:30 p.m. Night Hike, 8:45 p.m. For full listing see program guide at co.san-diego.ca.us/parks/actguide.html or call 760-789-2220.
ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION, Ramona Artists’ Group Tuesday Nights, 6 to 9 p.m., 1140 Main St., Suite 208. More: tuesdaynights-thegameroom.blogspot.com.
RAMONA IDOL AUDITIONS for ages 21 and older, 7:30 p.m., Cheers, 2475 Main St. $10 per audition. Idol competition: July 25-28. More: 619-806-2844.
RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Zumba at 9 a.m., Internet Crime Against Children & Adolescents at 10 a.m., Bouncing Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Jack & the Beanstalk Omnipresent Puppet Theater at 2 p.m., Teen Music Shop at 3 p.m., Family Storytime & Craft at 3:15 p.m.
RIB FEST, 11 a.m to 6 p.m., June 1, Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion, 421 Aqua Lane. Ramona Senior Activity Center will serve all-you-can-eat St. Louis style pork ribs and chicken, coleslaw, potato salad and iced tea for $15 each; beer, wine or soda extra. Children’s meals available. Includes music, bake sale and opportunity drawings. Tickets at event or in advance at senior center, 434 Aqua Lane. Proceeds benefit the center’s Senior Nutrition Program and Meals to Go. More: 760-789-0440.
Ramona Library is airing Disney Pixar movies every afternoon at 1 during Ramona Unified School District’s furlough week. “Monsters Inc.” will be shown today, “Wall-E” tomorrow, and “Cars” on Friday. The library is at 1275 Main St.