Thursday, Aug. 18
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING—Free blood pressure screenings are offered the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in Ramona Senior Center, 434 Aqua Lane. The screenings are in conjunction with Grace Care Management. The screenings are open to all ages. For more information, call 760-789-9177.
RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION for sophomores will be from noon to 3 p.m. Registration for all students will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
CHAMBER MIXER—Ramona Fitness Center will host the Ramona Chamber of Commerce mixer at the center, 558 Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for chamber members and $10 for others. For more information, call 760-789-1311.
Friday, Aug. 19
CAMP PEIRCE 2011—All incoming seventh-graders at Olive Peirce Middle School and all new students to OPMS are invited to attend Camp Peirce, an opportunity to become acquainted with the school at 1521 Hanson Lane. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with Camp Peirce scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees are to bring a sack lunch. Introductions, ice breakers and activities will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and Dress for Success fashion show, Super Hero contest and more fun and games from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION for freshmen will be from 8 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
BLOOD DRIVE—Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 of Ramona and the Americal Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive in the post parking lot, 2247 Kelly St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors will receive a free hamburger lunch, a thank you gift and may enter a regional drawing for a $500 gas card. Appointments are not required, but they may be made at 760-788-0422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAND PROGRAM BARBECUE—All students currently or previously enrolled in a band program at any Ramona elementary or middle school as well as students interested in joining a band program are invited to a barbecue from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Collier Park at Seventh and F streets. Food and games will be provided and organizers say it will be a lot of fun. This is an opportunity for parents and students to get more information about the band program at Ramona school district’s elementary and middle schools.
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE—Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will host a rummage sale at the church at the corner of Sixth and E streets from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Among items that will be available are furniture, household goods, miscellaneous baby items, clothing, tools and games. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be available. For more information, call Nola Burger at 619-981-8045.
PONY BASEBALL WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pony field near the concession stand in Ramona Community Park. Registration fee for the 10-week session that begins Sept. 11 and ends Nov. 20 (no games on Veterans Day weekend) is $85.
MAPCAP DINNER THEATER starts at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s-in-the-Valley at the corner of 12th Street and San Vicente Road. Please call for dinner reservations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Following the dinner, MADCAP participants will present “Table for Five...Thousand,” a musical by Alan Pote and Tom S. Long, at 7 p.m.