February 1, 2008

Calendar of Events

Grossmont College to Celebrate Black Histoy Month

Students, faculty and staff at Grossmont College will join together to celebrate Black History Month through a series of performances and special events. Event sponsors include the Black Student Union of Grossmont College, and the Grossmont College Division of Student Services. All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the college campus.

The event schedule begins February 5 with a performance by African Drummers and Mask, featuring Teye Sa Thiosanne Dance Company with Master Drummer Yiriba in the Main Quad, 11 a.m.

February 12 features DJ Leon Meyers “Hip Hop on the Quad” with Melissa Adao and the Dance Department’s Hip Hop Dancers.

Afro Cuban music will be featured February 19 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Main Quad. Performers include Gene Perry and his Afro Cuban Ensemble, followed by Professor Derek Cannon and the Grossmont College Afro Cuban Ensemble.

On February 21, the Gross-mont College Gospel Choir will perform under the direction of Ken Anderson in the Main Quad at 11 a.m.

A storytelling concert by the Black Story Tellers of San Diego and guests will take place February 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 220.

An African Capoeira performance will take place February 26, 11 a.m. in the Main Quad, with Os Malandros De Mestre Touro.

Friday 29 will present a Gospel Festival beginning at 7 p.m. in room 220. Performers will include the House of Metamorphosis Choir, directed by Car-mella Bell; the North Park Apostolic Choir, directed by Edward Baltrip; the Martin Luther King City Choir of San Diego, directed by Ken Anderson; Dolores Stevens, Choir Director, Christ United Presbyterian Church; Bayview Baptist Church Choir, Steven Beard, Director; New Creation Church Choir, Michael Sanders, Director; and Bethel A.M.E. Men’s Choir, Billie Collins Director.

Events will conclude Tuesday March 4, with a play presented in room 220 beginning at 7 p.m., “I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda” by Sonya Linden, with award-winning actor Monique Gaffney and Dale Morris.

Fourth Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration of Life

The Palavra Tree, Inc will host our “Fourth Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration of Life” (formerly the Tribute To A Living African American History). This Gala Event will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Bayview Baptist Church (MLK) 6134 Benson Avenue Room #201 San Diego, California 92114. The 2008 Honorees are individuals who have exhibited leadership in the African American, Mexican American and American Indian communities throughout the County of San Diego and who have made significant contributions to the Health, Safety and general well being of our communities.

This Annual Celebration is our Signature Fundraiser Event for the year “2008”

The reception will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony will follow

A Great Night of Music ~The Assad Brothers Brazilian Guitar Festival

The newly-renovated Balboa Theatre will ring with joy as San Diego Theatres presents Assad Brothers Brazilian Guitar Festival on Monday, February 11 at 7:30PM.

Grammy Award winners Sergio and Odair Assad share the vitality of their Brazilian guitar with exceptional artistry, innovation and expression. This duo’s boundless imagination and exuberant passionate playing excites audiences world-wide. The phenomenal guitar duo brings an exciting line-up of artists to the Balboa, including guitar and vocalist Ms. Badi Assad, acoustic jazz guitar master Romero Lubambo and guitar / percussion and vocalist Celso Machado, for an evening of Brazilian guitar magic!

Tickets range from $25-$60 (including facility charges); and are available at the Balboa and the Civic Theatre Ticket Offices; by calling 570–1100, online at www.sandiegotheatres.org and from Ticketmaster.

Barona Celebrates Lunar New Year with Asian Tradition and Good Fortune

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino will commemorate the Year of the Rat during a two-week Lunar New Year celebration taking place from Thursday, February 7 through Thursday, Friday 21. On February 7 at 7:00 p.m. guests will enjoy the time-honored Lion and Dragon dance, a performance showcasing an elaborate dragon costume carried by animated dancers. In true Lunar New Year custom, Barona will also award free Hong Bao (lucky money) to casino guests on the first and last days of the event. Guests will also have an opportunity to win a share of $25,000 or a luxurious 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Roadster at the grand finale drawing on February 21 at 8:00 p.m. A special Lunar New Year menu designed by Barona’s Chef Wai Lau will be featured at the resort’s Ho Wan Noodle Shop and Sage Café and will include traditional delicacies such as Shark Fin Soup and Chicken and Almond Custard Sweet Rice Balls. For more information, visit www.barona.com or call 1(888) 7-BARONA.

Pelly’s Mini Golf opens for public play Feb. 8

Thirty-six holes of family fun will open to the public at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, when Pelly’s Mini Golf at the Del Mar Golf Center goes into operation. Located across Jimmy Durante Boulevard from the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ main entrance, Pelly’s Mini Golf will feature two 18-hole courses, Pelly’s Ocean Adventure and Pelly’s Surfin’ Safari, featuring life-like marine animals and holes themed after notable surf spots.

Pelly’s Ocean Adventure course features unique, life-like sculptures of sea animals such as an octopus, sea lions, sharks and California gray whales.

Hours for the mini-golf courses will be Sundays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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