ThursdayAug. 22 TOPS— Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., Adult Literacy Tutoring: ESL at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Children’s Yoga at 11:15 a.m., Teen Movie & Munchies at 3 p.m., Teen Creative Writing Workshop at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Bilingual Pajama Storytime at 7 p.m., Beginning Computer Classes in Spanish at 7 p.m. TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. Game: $6. All bridge players are welcome. More: 760-789-1132. SHERIFF’S ADVISORY CITIZEN’S GROUP meeting, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St.
Friday Aug. 23 TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. More: Mary Ann Houston, 760-789-1132. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Bilingual Zumba at 9:30 a.m., Bouncing Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Family Storytime & Craft at 3:15. SUPPORT GROUP for those with depressive or bipolar illnesses, hosted by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance San Diego, 10 to 11 a.m., 323 Hunter St. More: 760-443-6861. RAMONA SOCCER LEAGUE OPENING CEREMONIES, 6 p.m., Ramona Soccer League fields, Ramona Community Park, 211 Aqua Lane. Kickoff of league’s 35th fall season. Celebration includes music, food, drawings, silent auctions, 50/50 auction. Public welcome. AMERICAN LEGION POST 332, 7 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. More: 760-788-5947. “GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT,” an Out of the Box Players production, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7, Bonham Bros & Stewart, 321 12th St. Set in Kansas wilderness of the 1870s. Tickets $8 each. More: firstname.lastname@example.org, 760-789-0856, www.outoftheboxplayers.blogspot.com.
Saturday Aug. 24 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.
RAMONA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kmart lot, 1855 Main St.
1275 Main St. Exercise dance class at 9 a.m.
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.
BENEFIT BARREL RACE
for Linda Stenerson, a National Barrel Horse Association director stricken with an aneurism. Events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with barrel race beginning at 2 p.m. at Ramona Rodeo Grounds, 421 Aqua Lane. Event includes silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings, and food trucks. To enter in race, email email@example.com.
Sunday Aug. 25 CAR SHOW , 4 to 6 p.m., Albertsons parking lot, 1400 block of Main Street. Owners of pre-1974 trucks and cars are welcome to display vehicles. Tractors, tanks, boats, Peterbilts, motorcycles and other vehicles welcome. Free. More: 760-789-3396.
Monday Aug. 26 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. See Ramona Unified School District’s website, ramonausd.net, for specifics about each school. RAMONA LIBRARY, Scrapbooking, 10 a.m. WEIGHT WATCHERS , 6 p.m., Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St. More: weightwatchers.com. WILDFIRE: IS YOUR HOME READY, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Oaks Park Grandstand, 25341 Pappas Road. Free. “Be Ember Prepared” video, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes. More: firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-445-8545. RAMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, 6:45 p.m. , 720 Ninth St. More: ramonausd.net. SOUTH SUBCOMMITTEE of Ramona Community Planning Group, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. More: 760-789-2652.
Tuesday Aug. 27 RAMONA ROTARY CLUB, luncheon meeting in Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St., noon. More: 760-787-3206. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., ESL at 9:30 a.m., Yoga at 11 a.m., Teen Chess Club at 3 p.m., Pajama Storytime at 7 p.m. RAMONA MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT BOARD , 2 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Wednesdayaug. 28 TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. Game: $6. More: 760-789-1132. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Games at 3 p.m., Teen Zumba at 4:30 p.m. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, for ages 4 to 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m., New Life Assembly, 424 Letton St. Outside fun time, Bible lessons, snacks and crafts. More: 619-647-5120. RAMONA OUTBACK AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY , 7 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St. Emergency communications will be discussed. More: www.roars.net.