March 9, 2001

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros


March History Day

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will host its annual March History Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. There is plenty of parking and is free for all visitors. Park staff and volunteers will be dressed in historic period attire and will share Old Town's rich history and demonstrate crafts from the 1800s. You can take a ride around the plaza on an authentic stagecoach, you can tour the museums, you can try your hand at making adobe, dipping candles, or crafting cornhusk dolls. These are just a few of the many activities scheduled.


First Presbyterian Church Concert

The Concert Series of First Presbyterian Church continues its outreach to the San Diego Community on Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 PM with an evening of choral music, spirituals and hymns of faith presented by the Northwestern College Choir from St. Paul, Minnesota, under the direction of Timothy Sawyer. The church is located at 320 Date St., downtown, corner of 4th Avenue. Parking is free and childcare is available. Call 232-7513 for details.


`How To Buy A Business'

A workshop sponsored by the California Businesses For Sale Foundation, `How To Buy A Business', will be held Wednesday, March 14th at 2PM, at 5850 Oberlin Dr., Suite 210, San Diego. This workshop is free to the public. Topics covered: How to value a business, where to find a business to buy, how to finance a business purchase, what paperwork is needed to purchase & how to structure a deal that makes sense for a buyer of a business. Please RSVP by calling 858-558-6700, 800-400-6084 or go to our website at for further information on this workshop.


Circus Chimera

The Circus is coming to Alpine, at vacant lot on Dunbar Lane, Wednesday, March 14 & Thursday, March 15. Circus Chimera under the "World's Tallest Big Top" boasts a string of past-paced, tightly orchestrated acts performing fantastic feats on the ground and in the air, including aerial contortion, juggling, tumbling, balancing, flying trapeze, and jump roping like you've never seen before.

The costumes are elegant and the ethereal music and theater-in-the-round setting reach right out and wrap you in their magic. Take your pictures, get your authographs, shake hands with a star, because on your way out, the performers greet you. A little show with a lot of heart. For general information or reserved seating, call 1-888-ONE-RING.


Chocolate Milk Mustache Mobile Tour

The Taste Sensation Tour is cruising the country to educate Americans about the great taste and nutritional benefits of drinking flavored milk. San Diego residents are invited to come out for fun, free activities including: learning about the benefits of milk through interactive computer games, adults can complete an osteoporosis risk assessment to determine if they qualify for a free bone density test on-site, everyone can taste three groovy milk smoothies, enter a milk mustache photo contest, nutritionists will be on site to educate adults and children about how chocolate milk plays an important role in a balanced diet.

A recent national survey revealed that 93% of pediatricians are concerned that children are not getting enough calcium in their diets. Chocolate and other flavored milk has the same nine essential nutrients as white milk. Chocolate Milk Mustache Mobile Taste Sensation Tour will be at Henry's Marketplace, 4439 Genesee Ave., Friday, March 16, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Long's Drug, 3749 Avocada Blvd., Saturday, March 17, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Harvest Festival

For years the Harvest Festival has showcased quality fall crafts within a fun shopping environment. Harvest Festival, the country's largest touring arts, crafts and entertainment marketplace is now introducing Spring Marketplace. Now presenting spring-time crafts at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, March 16: 10 a.m. to 7p.m.; Saturday, March 17: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 18: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6-12.

Vendors will be festively dressed and many will be on-hand to demonstrate their crafts such as dried floral arrangements and virtual makeovers. Free samples from homemade gourmet food vendors include fudge, salsa, jams, and jellies. It will also include lush garden landscapes and whimsical outdoor sculptures. Entertainment will focus on ministage shows and strolling performers such as mimes, jazz bands and tearoom style fashion shows. For more information, call (800) 321-1213 or visit the show's web site at


St. Patrick's Day Pops Concert

On March 16 and 17, San Diego Symphony welcomes traditional Irish music and dance to Copley Symphony Hall in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Special guest musicians and dancers will enthrall audiences with their original instruments, authentic dress and traditional songs. Eric Rigler, one of Celtic music's most sougth-after recording session artists, will perform works from the movies Brave-heart and Titanic, plus other compositions with the Orchestra. The Symphony will be joined by dancers from the Liam Harney Irish Dance Youth Company. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10-$55. Concerts are held at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street, downtown. Call 235-0804 to purchase your tickets.


Jungle Book

The beauty of India's jungles and the adventures of Mowgli, the jungle boy, will delight playgoers from Bonita to National as South County Christian Youth Theater students perform Jungle Book March 16 - 25 at Rancho del Rey Middle School in Chula Vista.

With Baloo the bear and the panther Bagheera, Mowgli, the jungle boy, learns the laws of the jungle from his family of wolves. As the infant Mowgli (portrayed by Ruben Castro of Chula Vista) begins to interact with his canine family, he grows to a young boy (played by Gary Sablan and Tyler Payton of Chula Vista) familiar with the wild wonders of his natural habitat. As a teen (Aaron Long of Chula Vista), Mowgli falls in love with Anjali, the girl from the village. A total of 52 young actors appear in the production including those playing the parts of wolves, wolf cubs, monkeys and villagers. Performances are scheduled for March 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on March 17 and March 25. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For additional information or to order tickets, call 588-0206 or 800-696-1929.


Journey Into Amazing Caves

For those compelled to push their limits in the world's most hostile environments, the risk of fatal danger and the thrill of new discovery are the everyday factors that make cave exploration such an awe-inspiring experience. Premiering at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center March 16, Journey Into Amazing Caves is a visceral, suspenseful expedition with a new breed of scientists who boldly explore places once thought off-limits to human presence, let along IMAX cameras.

Audiences will wiggle through tiny, twisting passages, drop into gleaming blue labyrinths of ice, swim through flooded underground vaults and enter a world so extreme the microscopic creatures who live there are called extremophiles. They will circle the globe, exploring the deep, perilous underwater caves of the Yucatán peninsula, drop into barren, frozen ice-caves of Greenland and fly high above the primitive red rock Arizona desert.

Journey Into Amazing Caves is narrated by internationally-acclaimed actor Liam Neeson (Schindlet's List) and features new songs and performances by the classic rock band The Moody Blues. Audiences will walk out of the theater feeling they were part of an incredible caving expedition. Audiences will learn about the sport and science of caving, they'll visit fascinating places and meet colorful characters, and most of all they'll get a first-hand visit fascinating places and meet colorful characters, and, most of all, they'll get a first-hand look at some of the world's most extreme and exciting environments. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in Balboa Park, just south of the San Diego Zoo, on Park Blvd. For further details, call 238-1233, or visit our website at

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