South County Events, September 25


Town halls: Chula Vista, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

Forum put on sheriff candidates

Fifteen religious congregations from across San Diego will host a San Diego County Sheriff Candidate Forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates Kelly Martinez and John Hemmerling will participate in the forum, which will be held at the City of Hope International Church, 4999 Holly Drive, San Diego. Topics will include security, housing, immigration and death in prison. The forum is sponsored by the nonprofit San Diego Organization Project, a network of religious congregations representing more than 20,000 constituents. All residents of the county are invited to attend. The event will also be broadcast on Zoom. Book with Selma Hassane at [email protected]

The IB organizes a free symphony concert

The City of Imperial Beach invites all to the free Symphony by the Sea at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Portwood Pier Plaza. The San Diego State University Symphony and Wind Symphony Orchestra will perform. Enjoy an evening with family, friends and neighbours. Bring blankets and a picnic lunch.

Scholarships support careers in the water industry

The Work for Water Bursary Program was recently launched by the Sweetwater Authority to provide funding to those interested in pursuing a career in the water industry. The scholarship is available to anyone living within the public water agency service area: National City, Chula Vista, and Bonita. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to new or currently enrolled students at Cuyamaca College’s Center for Water Studies or another accredited college, community college, or trade school with a career goal in the water industry. the water. Full scholarship criteria and application are available at The application deadline is Friday. Funds will be awarded in late fall 2022.

Pints ​​for Paws Fundraiser, Mural Unveiling

The Chula Vista Brewery presents Pints ​​for Paws, a fundraiser for the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Customers who donate $10 will receive a Pints ​​for Paws Collector’s Edition pint glass and be entered into a raffle for parking and VIP tickets to two upcoming North Island Credit Union Amphitheater concerts: Rüfüs Du Sol (Oct. 5) and Jack Johnson (Oct. Sept. 5). Raffle tickets will also be available separately. The brewery is located at 294 Third Ave. The animal care facility will be the focus of another event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday – the unveiling of its ground floor murals project. Paul Jimenez and Signe Ditona of Ground Floor Murals created the mural. A contest was held and six winners were selected to have their pet’s portraits on the mural. The “pawty” mural takes place at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, 130 Beyer Way. The unveiling will feature live music, costumed pets, vendors, food and more. Visit

Hot lunches are now served at the IB Senior Center

The Serving Seniors hot meal program began serving at Imperial Beach Senior Community Center, 1075 Eighth St. Meals are provided free to seniors; however, contributions are accepted. Lunch is served from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on weekdays. Contact Serving Seniors at (619) 235-6572.

Chula Vista presents a free movie

The Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Department presents a free screening of “The Bad Guys” at sunset Friday at Escaya Park, 1075 Camino Prado. Bring the family for a moonlit movie. Don’t forget chairs, blanket and snacks.

Free music, dancing, art classes for young people

After-school Mariachi classes at Nestor K-8 begin for students in grades 5-8. Led by Mariachi Victoria of San Diego and Mariachi professionals Christopher Behrens, Hector Gonzalez and Diego Cardenas, the classes are part of a pilot program for the South Bay Unified School District. Registration is also open for classes through the nonprofit City Heights School of Music. Beginner to intermediate level lessons are available for all ages in violin, piano, guitar and drums. Mariachi Preparation Classes for Beginners are offered on Fridays with Mariachi Victoria of San Diego. Free music, hip-hop, and visual arts classes are held Saturday mornings at CHMS classrooms (3770 Altadena Ave.) and Friday afternoons at the City Heights Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Ave. ). Register at Email [email protected] or call (619) 387-8582.

Register now for the Saturday Run/Walk

Register now for the Chula Vista Champions 5K Run/Walk taking place Saturday at the Elite Athlete Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway. Activities include a $5 pancake breakfast, kids games/activities, vendor display, opportunity raffle, beer garden, and DJ. Registration is $25 for ages 17 and up or $10 for ages 4-16, which includes a t-shirt and race medal. Children under 3 years old are free. Sign up at under “Ongoing Events” or contact [email protected]

Opening of an art exhibition

Casa Familar is hosting an opening reception for the art exhibit “The Dream of Our Ancestors: Between Three Worlds” from 6-8 p.m. on October 6 at FRONT Arte & Cultura, 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd. The exhibit is curated by Karla Garcia-Perez, a community organizer and legal studies student in the Indigenous Peoples Law Program at the University of Oklahoma. It features works by Kumeyaay artists from California and Baja California, Mexico: Johnny Contreras, Cristy Gomez, Eva Salazar, Raymundo Marquez, Denise Redfern, Guillermo Garcia, Israel Esparza Dominguez, Yinna Lila Munoz, Fox Maxy, Weshoyot Alvitre , Derrick Herrera and Juan A. Reynoso. The exhibit will be open through January 7, 2023. FRONT Arte & Cultura is a gallery operated by Casa Familiar, a community development agency in South San Diego.

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