Happy New Year! May 2008 bring you health, happiness, success! 

San Diego Chargers AFC West 2007 ChampionsCongratulation to the San Diego Chargers… AFC West 2007 Champions!

On Sunday January 6 at 1:30 pm the San Diego Chargers will host the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm stadium with the winner to play the Colts at the AFC Divisional playoffs.

31st Annual Polar Bear Plunge – Jan 1
It’s that time of year when nearly 200 swimmers dare to scramble the sandy shoreline and plunge into the icy cold ocean at La Jolla Shores.
Time 10:00 am -11:00 am. Location La Jolla Shores.

Ocean Beach Certified Farmer’s Market – Jan 2
Every Wednesday – You’re welcome to browse and shop at this farmer’s market in Ocean Beach where a large array of groceries and goodies are offered.
Time 4:00 pm -8:00 pm.
Location: 4900 block of Newport Ave.between Bacon St. & Cable St. in Ocean Beach

FOCAS Pet Adoptions – Jan 5
First Saturday Each Month – Specially selected pet animals will be displayed and available for adoption. A perfect dog or cat companion might be there waiting just for you. Time 11:00 am -3:00 pm.
Location Balboa Park (large blue tent on lawn area near Pan American Plaza).

Old Town Saturday Artisan Market – Jan 5
Every Saturday – You’re welcome to browse and shop at this unique artisan market where local artists and merchants will be offering an array of interesting art, merchandise and prepackaged foods. Time 9:00 am -3:00 pm.
Location Old Town – Harney St. between San Diego Ave. & Congress St.

Rose Pruning Demonstration 2-Day Event – Jan 5
You can learn how to prune rose bushes by watching a demonstration at the Rose Garden in Balboa Park. Time 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Location Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden (Park Blvd. across the street from the San Diego Natural History Museum)

San Diego Resolution Run – Jan 5
Beginning with a post-race expo at Mission Bay,this event offers 5K, 10K,and 15K races. Proceeds will benefit an organization known as Insulindependence that aims to change the lives of diabetics through adventure travel, educational outreach and web-based community support. Time 7:30-11:00am.
Location East Mission Bay (De Anza Cove -walkway adjacent to Mission Bay Dr. – Fiesta Island Roadway -De Anza Cove).

Hillcrest Farmer’s Market & Open Air Bazaar – Jan 6
Every Sunday – You’re welcome to browse and shop at this farmer’s market in Hillcrest where a large display of groceries and goodies are offered.
Time 9:00 am -1:00 pm.
Location Hillcrest (Department Motor Vehilcles parking lot – 3960 Normal St.).

Public Organ Concert – Jan 6
Every Sunday – If you happen to be at Balboa Park on a Sunday afternoon, you’ll hear the sounds of beautiful organ music. Time 2:00 pm -3:00 pm.
Location Balboa Park (Spreckels Organ Pavilion).

Ray at Night – Jan 12
San Diego’s largest monthly art walk will be happening along Ray Street. Merchants will offer shoppers an opportunity to discover North Park businesses, shops, and art galleries. Each one features different artwork in a variety of mediums. Come and see what Ray Street is all about! Time 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Location Ray Street (between University Ave. & North Park Way)

4th Annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic Show – Jan 13
One-of-a-kind classic automobiles will be on display at this car show located at La Jolla Cove. Amid a symphony of music and a scenic backdrop view of the coastline, car buffs can gaze upon a vast number of unique collections, antique, and custom-made automobiles. Cocktails will be available. Time 10:00 am -5:00 pm.
Location La Jolla (Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove).

KCA Martin Luther King Jr.Celebration March – Jan 15
After speeches from honored guests and a reading of the “Dream Speech”, students from the King-Chavez Academies school will sing and march in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ideals he stood for. Students will be accompanied by teachers and parents. Time 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: King-Chavez Academies athletic field (32nd St.) – Imperial Ave.-31st St.- King-Chavez Academies

10th Annual San Diego Multicultural Festival – Jan 19
San Diego’s diverse culture and heritage is celebrated with delicious multicultural foods, merchandise, and entertaining performances. You can make a hat with the Rad Hatter, handpaint shoes, listen to story- tellers, visit the Global Village, and indulge in many other festivities. Time 11:00 am -5:00 pm
Location Martin Luther King Promenade (on north side of Harbor Dr. between 4th Ave. & Market St.) – Children’s Park (Island Ave. & Front St.)

28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – Jan 19
A parade will be held in honor and remembrance of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.who strived to achieve peace between all races of people. The parade consists of marching bands, marching units, floats and drill teams. It’s purpose is to promote cultural pride and social harmony among communities. Time 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location Tailgate Park (13th St. & Imperial Ave.) – Park Blvd. – J St. – 7th Ave. – Tailgate Park.

Flower Show (Orchids) 2 – Day Event – Jan 19
A flower show in Balboa Park will display beautiful and exquisite orchids. Orchids are a three-pedal flower with the middle pedal enlarged into a lip and differing from the others in shape and color. They are a favored flower used for corsages and simple vase arrangements. Time 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
Location Balboa Park (Casa Del Prado -Room 101)

Intertidal Life Festival 2-Day Event – Jan 19-20
This is the season when grey whales migrate from the feeding waters of Alaska to the warmer waters of Baja, Mexico to give birth and find mates. The return of the grey whales will be celebrated at the Cabrillo National Monument with whale sightings, tidepool exploration, films, and a puppet show. Time 10:00am-4:00pm.
Location Cabrillo National Monument -1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.

56th Annual Buick Invitational Golf Tournament – Jan 21
The Buick Invitational Golf Tournament is here! Come to the Torrey Pines Golf Course to watch professional golfing at its best. Today’s event will be practice rounds for the PGA players on the South Course. No admission on the 21st. 7 day event.
Time 7:00 am -5:00 pm
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course -11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd.

Recycle Auto Waste Mission Bay -South Shores – Jan 26
This event is geared for City of San Diego residents only. At-home mechanics can take advantage of this offer. Items such as used oil, antifreeze, oil filters, and auto batteries will be collected for recycling. There’s no charge to do it today, but there is a 10-gallon limit per person. Time 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay – South Shores near Sea World Dr.

Little Italy Winter Stickball – Jan 27
The game of stickball will be held on a street in Little Italy. It’s traditional origin is from Italy where youths play the game on neighborhood streets as a recreational sport. The game is played when opposing teams use sticks to maneuver a ball to opposite sights to score for points. Time 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kettner Blvd. between Ash St. & Beech St.

Balboa Theatre Grand Opening Gala – Jan 31
A gala event will take place in celebration of the grand opening of the newly renovated historic Balboa Theatre. Guests will be lavishly entertained with an indoor theatric performance that includes an outdoor reception with pleasing music, delicious food and cocktails and a view of vintage cars. Time 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Balboa Theatre (inside and in front of the theatre located at Horton Plaza on 4th Ave. & E St.)

Circus Vargas (Balboa Park) 5-Day Event – Jan 31 -Feb 4
Come and enjoy the excitement of a circus with illustrious human and animal stars rendering artistic triumphs and thrilling exploits. See silly clowns, trampoline acrobatics, a balancing act, aerial ballet, teeterboard spectacle, dog & cat performances, and more. There will be one show today. Time 7:30 pm -9:00 pm.
Location Balboa Park (parking lot at Park Blvd. & President’s Way)