By Berenice Cisneros
Educational & Fun
**Southwestern College award winning Concert Choir will perform at the 34th Annual Pops Concert, also featuring the SWC Chamber Singers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The concert will take place Sunday, October 5 at 4 p.m. in Maya Hall.
**In informative Museum of Man workshop “History in the Hieroglyphs” will be held October 4-5 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. at Southwestern College. It will examine ancient writings, leading students on a fascinating journey into the world of Maya and Egyptian scribes. Participants will be introduced to writing systems from around the world, with highlights such as Maya texts, stellae and zomorphs. Lunch will be served on both days and it will feature foods of the Maya and the Egyptians. For students who wish to take credit on this workshop need to call 239-2001 as a writing assignment will be required.
**The sea is full of natural sounds-cracking icebergs, rumbling earthquakes whistling dolphins and more. Sounds of the Sea, a 2,000 square foot exhibition will be on display at the Birch Aquarium located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla, July 18 Jan 5, 2004. Through hands-on stations guests will learn all about underwater sounds, from the effect human sounds have on the ocean world to how marine animals use sounds to search for mates, find food, and navigate their way through the depths of the sea.
**The San Diego Hall of Champions is unveiling their new exhibit “Surfing in San Diego” which opened September 17. The exhibit will look at surfing in San Diego from a historical viewpoint, detailing the surfers and board innovators that have shaped the local surf culture. The Hall of Champions is open to the public seven days a week. For more information call 234-2544.
**New Museum of Man exhibit is showcasing an array of archaeological and ethnographic artifacts plus the intricate works of various contemporary artists, the San Diego of Man’s “Inuit: People of the Midnight Sun,” opened Sept. 27. Intriguing works of modern-day Inuit artists, among them dolls, miniatures, masks, lithographs, paintings, and sculptures are among the many items on display.
**The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds, will make its 2003 debut on Friday, October 3, opening at 7 p.m. The Scream Zone is a 25-room Halloween attraction featuring the latest in 3-D visual effects, including the region’s largest spinning tunnel and the many more newly added features to freak out visitors.
There will be a stage and dance floor for live entertainment on selected evenings; Movies-by-Midnight, featuring an open-air horror movie each Friday and Saturday night starting at about 10 p.m.; October 17-Nov. 1, there will be a carnival filled with a dozen rides, games, fun, thrills and chills designed to “scare the yell out of you!” Admission is $11.95. Discounts for adult admission are available from the Scream Zone website: www.thescreamzone.com.
**The Harvest Festival is a tradition at The San Diego Concourse scheduled for October 31 - November 2. The Festival features over 250 artists and crafts people showcasing their works including Halloween and Christmas décor, handmade wearable art, garden decorations, unique holiday gifts, hand made pottery, jewelry, children’s toys and much more. It will also feature singing sensations, High Jinx and The Sounds of Paradise, Scott Land Marionettes, Dragon Knights and Big Mama Sue and her team of strolling musicians will also keep the atmosphere lively. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.harvestfestival.com.
**Take the trolley to the La Mesa Oktoberfest, which will run every 15 minutes this weekend so you won’t have to wait long for the trolley. Tickets are available at booths and machines at all stops on the East line. Officials suggest you buy round tickets so you won’t have to wait when you leave Oktoberfest. Begins October 3 and continues through Sunday in the Village of La Mesa. For more information call (619) 465-7700.
**American Indian cultures will continue with the 11th Annual Cal State San Marcos Tukwut Powwow, Sunday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The weekend will feature traditional drumming, singing, intertribal dancing, gourd dancing, a veteran’s roll call and demonstrations of native arts, crafts and food. The Powwow will take place on the lower field on the southeast corner of South Twin Oaks Valley Rd and Craven Rd. Admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public.