August 16 2002

Calendar of Events . . .

Disney’s Rockin The Bay

‘Disney’s Rockin’ The Bay’ concludes summer season with performances by the groups America and The Monkees.

America will perform their hits such as “A Horse with no Name” “Sister Golden Hair,” and “Ventura Highway.” August 18 through the 20th. The Monkeys starring Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz, whose hits include “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “A Little Bit Me, A Little bit you.” August 15 through 23 at Disney’s Califonia Adventure.

The Heart of America Tour is coming to San Diego!

The Heart of America Tour will be providing free family health screenings in over a dozen cities throughout America’s Heartland during the summer of 2002.

The tour’s van, a mobile health-screening unit, will be staffed by health professionals who will provide free screening results for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure in less than fifteen minutes.

The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness about diabetes and heart disease risks.

You will find the Heart of America Tour at the following locations and times:

Chula Vista Mall, August 16, 10 a.m -5 p.m.

Encanto Street Fair, Imperial Avenue, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The Lemon Festival Chula Vista, 3rd ave., Aug.18 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Inquisition: Torture and Intolerance

In conjunction with Amnesty International, the Surviviors of Torture, International and San Diego Friends of Tibet, the San Diego Museum of Man’s in-quistion exhibit re-opens Aug. 17.

This is an exhibit on torture throughout the ages with a new component focusing on the reality of torture in the world today.

The exhibit premieres Saturday the 17th with a presentation by the Venerable Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who was tortured and imprisoned by the Chinese for 33 years and whose story is showcased in the exhibit. He will speak about his experiences and display torture instruments smuggled out of China.

IB Navy Day

Imperial Beach host its 3rd Annual Military Appreciation Day on the Sat. the 17th.

Watch the excitement as a swift boat dramatically zips through the water and Navy Seals present the American Flag to the Mayor of IB. The US Coast Guard will demonstrate a search and resuce operation in the water close to IB’s Portwood Pier Plaza. IB Navy Day begins at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be many family attractions including Millennium, the Navy Region Southwest Pop Band, SH-60 helicopter display,McGruff Crime Dog, Kid’s ID kit and Face- painting and much more. Entrance is free.

6th Annual Marcus Garvey Day

Celebrating the birthday of the father of modern Black Nationalism, August 17, 1887 to June 10, 1940.

This year features the video: Marcus Garvey, Look For Me In The Whirlwind! This will be followed by a brief discussion speculating on how Garvey might interpret the condition of the Black World Today. Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Malcolm X Library 5148 Market St. in San Diego.

The WorldBeat Center presents:

Annual Marcus Garvey Day. This is a free annual family event celebrating the legacy of a great American Leader. Featuring live music with: Tibe of Juday, Quino & Soul Shake Down, Organix, Crucial, Zionic and Herb N’ Root, African & Steel Pan Drumming, Capoeira Sao Grande and many more, also they will have foods, Crafts, Vendors etc.

This program starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. on August 18th.

The WorldBeat Center is located at 2100 Park Blvd.

La Jolla Playhouse presents

The Third World Premiere of the 2002 Season: “Wintertime”, now through Sept. 15th.

Dishes fly and doors slam as accusations and suspicions unfold in La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere production of Wintertime, the new comedy by Charles L. Mee that takes a funny and insightful look at romance, relationships and the bonds of love. The official opening night/critics’ night is on August 18, 7 p.m.

La Mujer de Hoy (“the women of today”)

More than 2,000 Hispanic women from both sides of the border are expected to attend the 12th annual “La Mujer de Hoy” binational exposition on Aug. 18th at the Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel, 400 West Broadway in downtown San Diego.

This free event, presented by Health Net and Foresters Financial, will feature exhibit booths, fashion shows, beauty and self-improvement seminars and prize giveaways.

Appearing at the exposition will be Dr. Isable, a Hispanic psychologist. Her theme is “Las Mujeres con los pantalones bien puestos.” Hosting will Bibi Uribe and Pablos Barragan of Channel 12 XEWT -TV.

Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast , the Tony Award winning smash hit musical, returns to San Diego. The elaborate Broadway production based on the beloved animated film will come to life on stage at the Civic Theatre from August 21 through Sept. 1 for a limited 2 week engagement. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmas-ter outlets or by calling 619-220-TIXS

Taste of National City

The Eleventh Annual Taste of National City will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 in National City’s historic “Heritage Square” “A” avenue.

This well attended event will feature twenty restaurants ready to serve their specialties to visitors, as well as entertainment. Tickets are available in advance for $10.00 General, $8.00 Senior Citizens at the National City Chamber of Commerce, 711 “A” Avenue. For more info call 477-9339.

Artist Tanya Aguiñiga

San Diego/Tijuana artist, Tanya Aguiñiga will be presenting her first solo show and the debut of Aguiniga Design at The Farm, located at 1946 Broadway, San Diego. August 16th -22nd. A reception will be held on the 16th from 7 to 11 p.m. For additional info please call (619) 595-0677 or on lines at www.aguinigadesign.com.

Children’s Museum and the Kumeyaay Nation present Gourd Rattle Workshop

Tribal elders from the Jamul Indian Village will be presenting a history of the Kumeyaay Native Americans and a free gourd rattle workshop on Sat. Aug. 17th. at 1:00p.m.

The presentation will include a history of the Kumeyaay by Chairman Kenneth Mesa and an art workshop using traditional materials to create gourd rattles used in traditional ceremonies. This work shop is free with admission.

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