Animal Adventure Camp
Through Friday, Aug. 7
These weeklong educational summer camps are being held throughout the summer at the San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus (5500 Gaines St., Linda Vista/Morena). Children will enjoy an interactive camp teaching compassion and respect for all living creatures. There will be games, crafts and hands-on animal activities with dogs, cats, guinea pigs and more. Camp is held weekdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for children ages 5 – 13. Children 14 years of age and over can apply as volunteers for a week of camp. For more information and to register your child, visit SDHumane.org/Camp.
Tuesday, July 7
Neighborhood eatery Circa (2121 Adams Ave., University Heights) will host this dining fundraiser to benefit San Diego’s Greyhound Adoption Center. A portion of all food and beverage sales for the night will aid in the rescue of retired racing greyhounds. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a three-course meal for $35. Seatings continue through 8:30 p.m. There will also be raffles for gift certificates, beer and wine, movie tickets and more. Visit CircaSD.com or call 619-269-9152 to make reservations.
Exhibition: “Common Ground”
Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 19 | Reception Sunday, July 12
This exhibit at Gallery 21 (1770 Village Place, Spanish Village in Balboa Park) will feature the works of 21 Allied Craftsmen artists. The group promotes local artisans, produces exhibitions and offers high-quality art for sale. For this exhibit, their work will be in a wide range of media including pottery, ceramic, glass, jewelry and more. The show is free and open to the public. The gallery is open weekdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The reception on Sunday, July 12 will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Visit alliedcraftsmen.org for more information.
Earthen Dome Building Workshop
Saturday, July 11 – Thursday, July 16
This six-day hands-on workshop with local architects and builders will work to construct a 10-foot diameter, earthbag dome structure from local materials. The construction process will include completion of the dome along with door and window installations and more. The workshop will prepare participants to apply learned techniques and build their own structures. The workshop is 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. The course fee is $500 (or $150 daily). The location for the build will be in Downtown San Diego on a half-acre site on an urban canyon system. Visit ProjectBasedPermaculture.weebly.com to register.
Underground Jazz Session
Tuesday, July 14
This monthly session is held at 3rdSpace Co-Working and Club for the Creative (4610 Park Blvd., University Heights). July’s event will start at 8 p.m. featuring local jazz musicians in a speakeasy style venue. The house band features Joshua White (piano), Ryan McDiarmid (drums) and Ben Wanicur (bass) along with guest artists. $5 cover, open to all ages. Visit 3rdSpace.co for more information.
Centennial Celebration Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, July 18
Three sites in Balboa Park have been designated for this free event: the Alcazar Garden, the Zoro Garden and the pedestrian walkway between the San Diego History Center (SDHC) and Casa del Prado. The “paint out” will be from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. followed by a reception with light refreshments from 3 – 4 p.m. at the San Diego History Center (1649 El Prado, Suite 3, Balboa Park). Museum entry will be free to the public during the reception. Artists can check in for the day at the SDHC or at tables at the three painting locations. Visit SanDiegoHistory.org/paintout for more information.
South Park Summer Walkabout
Saturday, July 25
This quarterly event returns to South Park businesses from 6 – 10 p.m. The area between Juniper and 30th/Fern streets and 30th and Grape streets will be the site for the festivities. Businesses in the area will offer specials, entertainment and extended hours. The Walkabout is free and open to all ages. A walking tour will take place at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Urban Safaris starting at The Grove (3010 Juniper St.). There will also be an info booth in the parking lot of California Liquor (3013 Juniper St.) Visit SouthParkScene.com/Walkabout.html for more details.
Don’t Try This at Home!: Six varying times per day until September, a live science show is presented with demonstrations that are too messy, loud or shocking to try at home. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, free with admission. Rhfleet.org.
Singing Storytime: 1:30 p.m., learn what’s going on inside your baby’s mind, strengthen your bond and sing songs together at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Open Mic Night: 7:30 p.m., the mic is open to you at Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, free. Lestats.com.
Curbside Bites: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., gathering of gourmet food trucks at 3030 Grape St., South Park. Curbsidebites.com.
Tasty Truck Tuesdays: 6 – 9 p.m., Smitty’s Service Station hosts several food trucks under their well-lit shade structure, 3442 Adams Ave., Normal Heights. Sdfoodtrucks.com.
Uptown Democratic Club: 6:30 p.m., Joyce Beers Community Center hosts these meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month. New members wanted. 1220 Vermont Ave., Hillcrest. Uptowndemocrats.org.
Open Mic Charlie’s: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (except the third Tuesday), open mic night at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
North Park Brewer’s Club: 8:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the club every second Tuesday of the month on the back patio at Thorn Street Brewery, 3176 Thorn St., North Park. Thornstreetbrew.com.
Wednesday Night Experience: 7 – 8 p.m., uplifting and spiritually inspiring experiences for all, weekly at Universal Spirit Center, 3858 Front St., Hillcrest, love offering requested. Universalspiritcenter.org.
Storytelling: 7 – 8:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month featuring members of Storytellers of San Diego at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, Suggested $5 donation. Ages 12 and up. Storytellersofsandiego.org.
Wednesday Jazz Jam Session: 7:30 p.m., Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Jazz Jam Session with special guest musicians at Seven Grand, 3054 University Ave., North Park, free. Sevengrandbars.com.
Uptown Sunrise Rotary Club meetings: 7 a.m., weekly meeting at Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest. Sdurotary.org.
Gentle yoga for seniors: 2:30 – 4 p.m., presented by The Center and Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach (SAYCO) at The San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest, free. Thecentersd.org.
North Park Farmers Market: 3 – 7 p.m., in the parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., North Park, free. Northparkfarmersmarket.com.
Kornflower’s Open Mic: Sign-ups at 7 p.m., open mic (no poetry or comedy) 7 – 10 p.m. Family-friendly event at Rebecca’s Coffee House, 3015 Juniper St., South Park, free. Rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Liberty Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Community Care Center, 328 Maple St., Bankers Hill. Libertytoastmasters.org.
Kirtan Musical Meditation: 8:15 p.m., chant and sing contemporary mantras celebrating love and life at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 3287 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, donation requested. Pilgrimageyoga.com.
Cinema Under the Stars: 8:30 p.m., classic movie screenings at 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Additional showings Friday – Sunday. Tickets start at $15. Topspresents.com.
Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Old Town Saturday Market: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, Old Town, free. Also held on Sundays. Oldtownsaturdaymarket.com.
Golden Hill Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., on B Street between 27th and 28th streets, Golden Hill, free. Sdmarketmanager.com.
Children’s Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., at Mission Hills Library, 925 Washington St., Mission Hills, free. Library92103.org.
Comedy Heights: 8 – 10 p.m., local comedians take the stage next to Twiggs Coffeehouse at 4590 Park Blvd., University Heights, free. Comedyheights.com.
Free Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m., every second Sunday this neighborhood breakfast precedes worship service and Sunday school at Normal Heights United Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St., Normal Heights. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillcrest Farmers Market: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., under the Hillcrest Pride Flag, Harvey Milk and Normal streets, free. Hillcrestfarmersmarket.com.
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