By Berenice Cisneros
**La Maestra Community Health Centers is celebrating the opening of a new satellite clinic in El Cajon. Today there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. The new clinic will provide comprehensive pediatric and adult medicine services to the surrounding community. La Maestra Community Health Centers also offer pharmacy services, outreach and eligibility assistance, translation services, community education, health promotion and social services. Today, it has expanded to include two dental clinics in City Heights, along with this new medical clinic in El Cajon.
**Come join us for the Winter 2004 Season “Jazz at the Athenaeum.” The series continues January 25 featuring the duo of Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza and guitarist Romero Lubambo. The evening of February 5 brings a long awaited return by solo pianist Fred Hersch who made his San Diego debut at the Athenaeum in February 1999. Concerts conclude February 12 with the Kenny Werner Trio, featuring stellar pianist Kenny Werner with his two accomplished young sidemen, bassist Johannes Weiden-mueller and drummer Ari Hoeing. See you there, 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. For reservations call (858) 454-5872.
** “Señora Mundo San Diego 2004” Quetzal Design and Ciars-olo Models invite all mothers, professionals and entrepreneur women to the Señora Mundo San Diego 2004. The event is going to take place on April 10 in San Diego, CA. We are looking for women with an excellent personality between 22 to 45 years old. There will be two categories. A) 22 to 32 and B) 33 to 45. Mexican and American women are eligible to be registered. All participants will receive modeling, personality and make-up training. Call San Diego (877) 869-4536 or Tijuana at (664) 677-6383 or (664) 681-0194 for more information.
**Women Who Steal is a comedy loaded with wit and wisdom about a wild mid-life joy ride of revenge and renewal in search of the truth about love and marriage. Performances begin January 24 through February 22 at the Lyceum Stage in Horton Plaza. Tickets are available by calling (619) 544-1000 or online www.sandiego. rep. com.
**A weekend of origami events will take place at Mingei International Museum Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Origami Masterworks Innovative Forms in the Art of Paperfolding, the weekend is a Gwendolyn Peacher Exhibition Enhancement Event. Located on the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park, Mingei International is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-17. There will be special classes for a $5 fee limited to eight people each to learn to fold a cup, star box, candy tray, etc. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call 619-602-6202.
** “Paws” to read is an appealing story hour that brings children and therapy dogs together and is scheduled at the Chula Vista Public Library on January 24 at 2 p.m. The program will be held at the Civic Center Branch, located at 365 F St. This is a great way to encourage kids to read. Children will choose a book and then read to the dogs in small groups. Coordinator Marsha Pfeiffer is bringing five or six therapy dogs to the event. For more information call the library at 691-5069.
**Attention Mar Vista High Alumni, the Thespian Troupe 3144 of Mar Vista High School will be 30 years old this month. And in honor of the occasion the current troupe members will be hosting a reception for drama alumni on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM in the Mar Vista Drama Bldg. A tax-deductible donation of $10 will be accepted. For more information contact the Mariner Theater Co at 423-7040.
**Vive L’Amour! features the San Diego City Dance Company and guest performers in a sparkling dance extravaganza from Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 15 at Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado Theatre. Vive L’Amour! expresses care and affection between loving individuals, as well as the importance of goodwill towards people worldwide. Call the box office at 702-3408 for tickets or more details.
**Widely renowned for introducing flamenco to a worldwide audience guitarist Paco de Lucia, will embark on a 22-city tour throughout North America from January 20 to February 29. He will perform at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Saturday, January 31. With his 27th release of Cositas Buenas de Lucia once again reinvents flamenco.
**On January 31st the Queen of Roadhouse Rock, Eve Selis, brings her all star band to the Catamaran’s Cannibal Bar. She is a songwriter and electrifying performer, she is a three time San Diego Music Award winner, and most recently in 2003 for Best Americana. She will be joined by Albert Lee who needs no introduction to Country Music and Rock fans. Opening the show at 9PM will be local favorite Mary Dolan who has a rich and soulful voice that has won over diverse audiences. Cannibal Bar at the Catamaran Resort Hotel is located at 3999 Mission Blvd. in San Diego. Call 858-539-8650 for more details.