December 8, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Historic Holiday Home Tour
Introducing a new Historic Holiday Home Tour which allows you to feel the warmth of the Holiday Season. Fully narrated, historical Holiday tour is two hours in length and includes exclusive visits to three distinctive homes, all beautifully decorated in their holiday finest. Each home will be decorated appropriately in keeping with their interpretive time period. First home is the Villa Montezuma, built in the late 1880's, The beautiful Marston House, built in the early 1900's, and the third home the Serra Museum in beautiful Presidio Park, built in the early California mission style. This tour is offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings until January 6, 2001. Reservations are required. For more information, call 298-8687.
The 30th Anniversary of MEChA
For the past 30 years students, professors and community have been working to make SDSU a place where Chicana and Chicano students can succeed. This year we are recognizing 30 years of struggle and success. Join us in our Scholarship Benefit Reception and Banquet to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of MEChA and the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Friday, December 8, at Montezuma Hall, Aztec Center at SDSU from 5 - 10 p.m. Individual tickets $30; Students $15.
Toys for Tots Celebrity Shootout
Spreading Holiday cheer across the Planet on December 9 at 8 PM, as notables from the worlds of TV, film, sports and music come together to support the U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" toy drive. Planet Hollywood will host a special cocktail reception to help raise funds for this Holiday cause, with tickets available to the public for a $25 donation. Anticipating to attend: John Aylward ("ER"), Olivia Brown (7th Heaven"), Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue"), Steve Tim-mons (Olympic gold medalist), Kenny Rankin (Jazz musician), Alan Rosenberg ("Chicago Hope"), Richard Karn ("Home Improvement"), and others. Come join us at Planet Hollywood San Diego, 197 Horton Plaza. The golf tournament will take place December 9-10 at Admiral Baker Golf Course in Mission Gorge.
Garland of Carols
Presented by the Palomar Collage Performing Arts Department, Garland of Carols in on stage at the Howard Bru-beck Theatre on December 9 at 8:00 p.m. and December 10 at 2:00 p.m. Garland of Carols is a potpourri of holiday music featuring the Palomar Chorale, Chorale Chamber Ensemble and Palomar Women's Chorus. Tickets are $6, $8, $10. Box office 760-744-1150 ext. 2453.
The Forgotten Carols
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Especially when folk-singer/storyteller Glenn Yarbrough comes to town. With his full white beard, roly-poly dimensions and the twinkle in his eye, the legendary 1960s pop-folk tenor bears a striking resemblance to old Saint Nick. Unlike Santa, Yarbrough spends most of the year in shorts, back on the shores of Lake Chapala at his Mexican hacienda. He only comes out of retirement for the holidays, in this case to perform Michael McLean's Christmas musical, The Forgotten Carols, at the East County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $26.00; $16.00; $11.00. The Center is located at 210 East Main Street, in El Cajon. For more information, call 440-2277.
The British Christmas
Choral Director David Chase leads the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus in a jubilant celebration of the holiday season with "A British Christmas" on December 9 & 10. Join us in a rousing, musical performance of A Child's Christmas in Wales: Dylan Thomas' classic poem of snowball fights and Christmas presents. Guest performers Jonathon McMurtry and Mary Corrigan, will narrate the poem alongside traditional Welsh carols. In addition the La Jolla Symphony Chorus will perform two works by Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Hodie. A British Christmas takes place in the University of California, San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Individual ticket prices are $18 for general, $15 for senior and $11 for students. For ticket information, call (858) 534-4637.
Holiday Choral Concert
As the holiday season gets underway, Southwestern College kick-off the season with its annual Holiday Coral Concert, Sunday, December 10, 4 p.m. in Mayan Hall Theatre. The concert will feature the award-winning college choir and chamber singers. There will also be a holiday reception following the performance. Tickets prices are $10 for general admission and $7 for senior citizens and students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the SWC Box Office. For more information, call (619) 421-6700 ext. 5679.
Christmas Carolers for National City Community
Paradise Valley Hospital sponsors Christmas Carolers for the National City community so that residents can enjoy the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas when local youth groups take to the streets to sing carols.
A horse-drawn hay wagon will lead the procession carrying youth from Granger Middle School, Sweetwater Union High School, and the Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinder group. The caroling will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on Monday, December, 11, Wednesday, December 13, and Thursday, December 14, and the routes will be different each night to cover more neighborhoods surrounding the hospital.
Senior Citizens Holiday Dance
The Senior Citizen Services, City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department invites all senior citizens to a Holiday Dance on Thursday, December 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Balboa Park Club in Balboa Park, near the House of Pacific Relations. Refreshments will be served, and of course Santa will be there. A donation of $2.00 with canned goods for the Senior Citizens Food Drive will be accepted at the door. For additional information, please call 236-6905.