Wednesday, Aug. 24
FREE TDAP VACCINATIONS—San Diego County Health & Human Services and Maxim Healthcare will host a free Tdap vaccination clinic for 7th- through 12th-graders at Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to first contact their primary physician and insurance providers. A new state law requires students entering grades 7-12 to have this vaccine as a precaution against pertussis (whooping cough). A parent or guardian must be present to give consent. Bring each student’s immunization record.
Friday, Aug. 26
SILVERSNEAKERS, an older adult and senior fitness program, will hold its Fall Prevention Educational Social in Ramona Fitness Center, 558 Main St., at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Those attending are invited to bring a brown bag lunch; fruit and water will be provided. SilverSneakers is part of some insurance plans. For more information, email email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 27
BESTSELLING TEEN AUTHOR Lauren Kate will discuss her latest release, “Passion,” in Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., at 10 a.m. In addition to a talk about her book, the third in “The Fallen” series, Katen will autograph and sell copies of her books. For more information, call 760-788-5260.
GARDEN SWAP at Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St., at 10 a.m. Swappers may bring the abundance from their garden: squash, beans, chilies, tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, zucchini, watermelons, etc. Swappers also bring their homemade eatables and crafted goods. Examples of homemade and homegrown items that have been swapped are jams, salsa, cheese, eggs from their chickens, goat’s milk, breads, herbs, knitted crafts and soaps. Photos from previous garden swaps are on Ramona Family Natural’s Facebook page.
RAMONA TEA’D—Ramona TEA’d (Taxed Enough Already) continues its Constitutional Series Forum with “Our Border Under Seige” in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program will start at noon. Drug cartels control the border and have penetrated deep into the country, a forum news release states, asking “Why is our government ignoring this threat? What can we do to defend ourselves?” Food and drinks are available on site. For more information, see www.RamonaTead.com.
FREE REIKI, a Japanese form of energy that promotes relaxation and stress reduction with possible healing benefits, will be held in Fitness XPress from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 760-650-5406 or Fitness Xpress at 760-810-4580.
TREASURE BOX PICKUP will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 537 E St., from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
ANNUAL CORAZON DINNER/AUCTION, a fundraiser to build a home for a family in Mexico, will be at First Congregational Church at Eighth & D streets. Doors open for a silent auction at 4:30 p.m., Mexican dinner at 5:30 p.m., a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $15 or $25 per couple. All are welcome. For more information, call Dolores Mortier at 760-214-2878.
Sunday, Aug. 28
CAR SHOW—Owners of pre-1974 trucks and cars are invited to join the display of vehicles at a free car show in the Albertsons parking lot in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.. All are welcome to bring their vehicles. Tractors, tanks, boats, Peterbilts, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome.
Monday, Aug. 29
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for 2011-12 for Ramona Unified School District.
BREAKFAST IN THE PARK—Retired and former Ramona Unified School District employees will continue an annual tradition by meeting for breakfast the first day of school. Breakfast prepared by district retiree Barbara Mason and her cafeteria crew will be in Collier Park at Sixth and E streets starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 per person and, while reservations were due Aug. 22, call Dotty Cronin at 760-789-0990 or 760-685-1760.
WRITERS GROUP MEETS—Ramona Christian Writers Group will meet at 23647 Atex Court from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Peter Zindler at Pete.firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-788-2064.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE classes start at Ramona High School. Classes are free to adult and high school community members and are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Computer literacy classes are included. Three levels of English as a Second Language are offered: ESL 1 in Room I-58, ESL 2 in Room I-52 and ESL 3 in Room I-60. To register, attend a class. For more information, contact Jerrie Raymer at 760-613-6767 or email@example.com.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, a free support group and recovery program for eating disorders and food obsession, will meet at McAlister Institute, 323 Hunter St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-788-8344.
WOMEN’S PICK-UP BASKETBALL at Ramona Oaks Park basketball court Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact Vanessa McManus at 760-445-4964 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 3
ART RECEPTION—The public is invited to meet Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery artists featured in the gallery’s September show, which features a Western theme, at the gallery, 845 Main St. from 3-5 p.m.