Ramona’s Guy B. Woodward Museum, traditionally closed in September, will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. this September, said Ken Woodward, museum director.
The public is invited to visit the museum and grounds at 645 Main St. Built in the French provincial style, the 1886 Verlaque House is the centerpiece of the museum.
Ramona Pioneer Historical Society officers are: Judy Nachazel, president; Mischa Dobrotin, vice president; Doug Stubbs, secretary; Charlotte Hunsberger, treasurer; Bert Byrne, publicity; Arline Bartick, historian; Myra Arrendale, hospitality/newsletter; Ken Woodward, museum director; and Alice Funk, operations director.
Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 36th Annual Barbecue Fundraiser, open to the public and featuring a host of family-friendly activities, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
Included at the event will be a dunk tank, a pie booth where participants can “pie the chiefs,” firefighter competitions, a beer and wine garden, a camel from Oasis Camel Dairy, an auction and opportunity drawings.
The Barona Band of Mission Indians invites the public to experience Native American dancing, music and cuisine at the 43rd annual Barona Powwow Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.
Held on the Barona Indian Reservation, the celebration will start Friday, Aug. 30, with gourd dancing at 6 p.m. and grand entry at 7 p.m. The Powwow will continue from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
Thursday, Aug. 29
Ramona Design Review Board, 7:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. AMCAL multi-family housing review, signage for 99¢ Only Store®, design review standards, sign violations, and Ramona Village Design Group update.
KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St.
WEIGHT WATCHERS, Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St., 8 a.m.
GARDEN SWAP, 9 a.m., CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St., entertainment, prizes. More: 760-787-5987.
First Congregational Church will host its annual Corazon Auction and Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 17, to raise funds for a mission home-building project in Mexico. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be at 5:30, and a live auction will start at 6:30 in the church’s Fellowship Hall at Eighth and D streets.
The First Congregational congregation has worked with Corazon, a mission organization, for many years. Congregation volunteers annually build a home in Mexico for families who have earned points through
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.
Blood pressure screenings are offered to the public in the Ramona Community Center lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Wednesdays are Lucky Lunch Day at Ramona Senior Activity Center this month. Two winners each Wednesday will be selected. Details are at the center.
Ramblers plan a trip to the Del Mar Races on Aug. 28. Visit the center for details.
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.