July 25, 2008

Calendar of Events:

Summer Fun Under The Sun
Concert Performance to be held on Sunday, July 27th

The Southwestern College (SWC) Music Department of School of Arts and Communication presents Sunday Afternoon in the Park with George. The outdoor summer concert and picnic will feature music by George M. Cohan, George Gershwin and others. A performance by the award-winning SWC Concert Choir will be directed by Ron Gills and accompanied by David Castel de Oro. The summer concert provides enjoyment and music for the whole family.

“It’s a program of summer favorites including Some Enchanted Evening, Bali Hi, Give My Regards to Broadway, Yankee Doodle Dandy and Grand Ole Flag,” said Gillis. “We are excited to be hosting a summer concert performing patriotic music and music from South Pacific.”

The SWC Concert Choir invites participants to picnic at 4 p.m. under majestic palm trees as lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments are welcomed by concert goers. A performance by the SWC Concert Choir will begin at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Southwestern College* Student Center Amphitheatre, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

COST: $10 General Admission; $7 Students/Seniors and $5 Groups (+20). Free Parking.

Escondido Library Hosts Monthly Bilingual Book Club, Rincón Literario

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets the last Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Turrentine Room at the main library. This month’s meeting will be on July 28th. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.

The selected book is Lluvia de oro/Rain of Gold by local author Victor Villaseñor. This is one of the celebrated author’s best known works, the saga of his family’s immigration to California and life as they settle in the wake of the Mexican revolution. Rain of Gold is inspiring, fast-paced and has a fable-like quality that will captivate readers.

Writer and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, facilitates this monthly meeting exploring the literature of Latin America, its themes, characters, history and authors. Discussions are conducted bilingually, in Spanish and English. Rincón Literario is a wonderful opportunity to share perspectives and impressions of Latin America’s finest literature as well as practice English and Spanish language skills.

Book titles for future discussions include Loro en el horno: mi vida/ Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez on August 25, and La travesía de Enrique/Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario on September 29th.

For more information, go to www.escondido.org/library or call 760.839.4329. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Rincón Literario Bilingüe en la Biblioteca Central de Escondido

Como parte de la serie Rincón Literario, el lunes 28 de julio a las 7:00 p.m. en la biblioteca pública de Escon-dido, la escritora y periodista Miriam Ruvinskis presentará información acerca del autor Victor Villaseñor y su obra, Lluvia de oro. Lluvia de oro sigue siendo un libro extraor-dinario que reúne la historia de varias familias en ambos lados de la frontera: México y los Estados Unidos durante la época de la Revolución Mexicana. Un gran torbellino de amor y pasión, de búsqueda interna con personajes que conforman un libro único lleno de ensueños, terribles realida-des y una cultura que sigue llamando poderosamente la atención del público.

Participantes hablarán acerca de sus impresiones dando comentarios y analizando una de las novelas más importantes de la cultura latina en los Estados Unidos.¡No se pierda esta sesión especial del Rincón literario!

Rincón Literario celebra la literatura de los más grandes escriotres latinoamericanos mensualmente, el último lunes del mes en el salón Turrentine. Los invitamos a que asistan a una de nuestra sesiones lite-rarias donde podrán practicar español o inglés, encontrar nuevos amigos y leer sus libros predilectos! ¡No falten! El libro seleccionado para la próxima discusión es: Loro en el horno: mi vida por el autor Victor Mártinez.

Este programa es gratuito para el público. Agradecemos el apoyo financiero de los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de Escondido. Para más información, visite: www.escondido.org/library o llame al 760.839.4329.

Teen Party Celebrates New Book in Saga

The South Chula Vista Branch Library will host a party for teens to celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s fourth and final book in The Twilight Saga entitled Breaking Dawn. The event, for teens between the ages of 12 and 17, will be held on Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The South Chula Vista branch is located at 389 Orange Ave.

“Every year we try and do something special for the teens of Chula Vista for our Summer Reading Program Finale,” said Joy Whatley, Teen Programming Manager. “This year’s event has us really excited, as this series has been very popular with the teens.” Music, trivia, crafts and opportunities to win copies of the final book are part of the festivities.

Breaking Dawn is the long anticipated finale to Meyer’s popular series about a love triangle between a girl, a vampire, and a werewolf. The books in the series, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn are available at all three Chula Vista libraries.

All library programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Chula Vista Public Library, and are free.

National City Hosts Free Movie Screening

The City of National City will host a free movie screening at Kimball Bowl as part of the San Diego Movies in the Park series presented by Cox Communications on Friday, August 1st. E.T. will be presented beginning at dusk, with pre-show activities beginning at 6:00 pm including the following:

SDG&E will host “Go Green on the Green”. Sponsored activities include a light-bulb exchange, free popcorn in exchange for signing up for paperless billing, and electric car displays.

In addition, various concession items will be offered for sale by Miss National City and her court and the National City Diablos Pop Warner team.

Kimball Bowl is located at the corner of 12th Street and D Avenue in National City.

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