Wednesday, Sept. 7
AWANA SIGNUPS for the Ramona Awana Community Club, a Christ centered program for 3- to 18-year-olds, will start at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church at 1234 Barger Place and Mountain View Community Church at 1191 Meadowlark. For more information, call Kevin Springfield at 760-315-2323 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 8
RAMONA WOMAN’S CLUB will kick off its 100th year with a “Welcome Back Coffee” from 10 to 11 a.m. at 524 Main St. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. For more information about the club and the coffee, call Shaw at 760-789-4515.
SUICIDE PREVENTION—San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council will sponsor free gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in the Auerbach Family Community Room at Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Those attending will learn how to recognize signs of suicide, how to offer hope and how to get help and save a life. All are welcome. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Beth Ruland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER SOIREE—Ramona Woman’s Club will present a Summer Soiree Wine Tasting and Food Pairing fundraiser hosted by Pamo Valley Winery at the corner of Sixth and Main streets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Donations of $20 per person are requested. For more information, call 760-789-0602 or 760-271-3090.
WEIGHT TRAINING AND CORE BUILDING—Jackie Bagley, a personal trainer, will present a talk and demonstration on the importance of strength training and core building for women as menopause approaches at Fitness Xpress, 1520 Main St., at 6 p.m. The class is free to members and non-members. Call 760-870-4580 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Friday, Sept. 9
FALL FESTIVAL—Carnival rides, community displays, games, food and craft vendors, musical acts and a chili cook-off will be at Ramona United Methodist Church, 3394 Chapel Lane, from 4 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, Sept. 10
OPENING DAY CELEBRATION of the Ramona Soccer Arena at Collier Park will be held at the Ramona Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego at 622 E St. in Collier Park from 10 a.m. to noon. All are invited to celebrate with family-fun activities, free food and drinks, a live disc jockey, soccer-themed games with the San Diego Sockers and prizes, including a free week of Boys & Girls Club day camp. The event is sponsored by the youth club and San Diego County Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit SDYouth.org or call 858-866-0591, extension 202.
FALL REGISTRATION—The Dance Centre will hold its Fall registration from 9 a.m. to noon at Stater Bros. by the UPS store. For more information, call Chi Varnado at 760-789-8532.
AIRPORT POKER RUN—The 20th Annual Cross-Country Caper and Poker Run will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Ramona Airport one of six participating regional airports. For more, see page 10.
FALL FESTIVAL—Carnival rides, community displays, games, food and craft vendors, musical acts and a chili cook-off will be at Ramona United Methodist Church from noon to 10 p.m.
BODY AND SOUL FITNESS—A new session of Body and Soul strength/flexibility will be at Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cardio/strength program starts on Thursday, Sept. 15, and includes a workout of cardio followed by strength routines using barbells and resistance elastic bands. The strength/flexibility class focuses on building overall body strength and flexibility using a combination of Pilates-based movements and total body weight exercises. All routines are choreographed to contemporary Christian music. Cardio/strength meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:10 to 6:30 p.m. Strength/flexibility classes meet Saturday mornings, 8:30 to 9:30. For more information, contact Karen Gantzer at Karen@fit2core.com or www.bodyandsoul.org.
RAMONA’S GOT TALENT BENEFIT for Ramona Town Hall will be held at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion, 434 Aqua Lane, from 6 to 10 p.m. A Patriots Day 9/11 Tribute featuring the Ramona Town Hall Brass Band and state Sen. Joel Anderson is scheduled. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, see ramonatownhall.com.
Sunday, Sept. 11
FALL FESTIVAL—Carnival rides, community displays, games, food and craft vendors, musical acts and a chili cook-off will be at Ramona United Methodist Church from noon to 5 p.m.
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, Sept. 12
MEET THE INSTRUMENTS—Celia Lawler, a University of Southern California music school graduate, will demonstrate guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukule, dobro and violin in Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is open to all ages, registration will start at 3:45 p.m.
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT—The GriefShare support program to aid anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one will begin at Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark, off state Route 78 and Ash Street and will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Mondays for 13 weeks. A $15 charge pays for the workbook. Scholarships are available. To register or for more information, call Ina Lowe at 760-789-4798.
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. More information: 760-788-8344.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
GIRLS SOFTBALL BOARD—Anyone interested in joining the Ramona Girls Softball Board is asked to attend the board meeting in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, at 7 p.m. Nominations include Steve Kakacek for board president, Matt Reckling for vice president, Alex Sedach for player agent, and Lisa Burger for secretary. Other board openings include snack bar coordinator, travel ball representative, and fundraising and sponsorships.