October 6, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

Forensic Science

Amateur sleuths and professional law enforcement officials alike are invited to participate in the San Diego Museum of Man's 14th Forensics Seminar, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. A panel of nationally renowned crime experts and physical anthropologists will discuss the many methods, techniques and procedures used to help solve crimes and determine causes of death during this compelling day-long seminar.

The seminar will include topics ranging from Forensic Dentistry to Skeletal Evidence of Child Abuse. $60 for the general public, $50 for members and $40 for students. For information, call the Museum at 239-2001.


Collector's Club Auction

An electric array of ethnic arts and crafts will take center stage during the San Diego Museum of Man's sixth annual Collector's Club Auction 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7th. Ron Munn, an renowned auctioneer of Native American and Western American art and collectibles, leads the bidding on a colorful assortment of items from around the globe, including Africa, Finland, New Guinea, Turkey, Japan, Morocco, Greece, Poland and Guatemala. Among the pieces to be on the auction block are Mexican masks, Navajo rugs, and New Guinea wood sculptures. The $5 entry fee includes a program, bidding number and refreshments. For further information, call the Museum at 239-2001.


Creepy Creatures

Tarantulas, snakes, spiders, toads, hissing cockroaches and more will creep and crawl their way through Sea World's new live animal show, inside Sea World's new Mission Bay Theater, home of the Pirates 4-D attraction. Included in park admission, Pepsi's Creepy Creatures shows are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Call 226-3901 for show times.

A giant termite, massive mantis, hulking beetle and colossal ant make their home at Sea World's Dr. Sniggle-wiggle's Bud Gardens. With their ability to hiss, spit and spray the gargantuan creatures will make your skin crawl. Other insects on display include a Venus flytrap, a dragonfly and a Blue Morpho butterfly.


Fireworks Show

The East County will have the honor of kicking off San Diego's annual pre- Fleet Week Event with an "East County Fireworks Show and Celebration" on October 8 at Gillespie Field. Our goal is to create a family event that showcases East County to the military families stationed in the region. The fun will start at 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with exciting bad music and a color guard raising the American flag, followed by introductions of dignitaries from the military, and San Diego area's own local government VIP's.

The center of attention will be the static air show with planes, dating from the World War II era to the present. A high light of the afternoon will be the thrilling demonstration by Sky Divers whose parachutes will drop them right into the middle of the fun. The Festival is free to all military personnel and their families with ID's whether active or retired. For the general public, the cost is $2, children under 12 free. For shuttle service call El Cajon Transit Center at 233-3004.


Guest Writers Series

The Guest Writers Series is coming to Southwestern College, beginning with a poetry, music and dance performance featuring bass player Gunnar Biggs, poet Brandon Cesmat and dancer Terry Sprague on October 9, 7 p.m. in room 214. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Steve Kowit at 421-6700 ext. 5592.


Don Gregorio Antón

The Mesa College Art Gallery presents, Don Gregorio Antón's black and white photographs from his series, Una Suma Total de Soledades (The Total Sum of Solitude). Antón uses a variety of techniques to produce images that go beyond the boundaries of conventional photography. Human bodies and rival elements such as fire and smoke evoke a spiritual language reminiscent of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. By experimenting with overlapping compositions, exposure time, and tonal range Antón achieves fantastic, surreal and cream-like compositions. To premier October 12 - November 14, at San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery located at 7250 Mesa College Drive, D 103, San Diego, CA. Contact Pat Vine, for gallery hours at (858) 627-2829 X#5.


Ballet Folklórico

Mingei International Museum, in association with San Diego Museum of Art will present Grupo de Danza Kicuk Paico Friday, October 13 in SDMA's Copley Auditorium. The group will perform pre-hispanic and contemporary dances from Mexico at 3:00 and at 7:00. Between performances, Mingei International will host a Fiesta reception in the Museum's current exhibition Artes de México featuring Mexican music, chocolate and sweets. Tickets are $15.00 for members of either museum and $20.00 for non-members. For reservations, call 239-0003.


Harvest Festival

It's that time again, so mark your calendars, for festivities scheduled for October 13-15 at the San Diego Concourse. The Festival will transform itself into exciting places to shop, eat and watch costumed artisans demonstrate their crafts. This is the perfect place to get started on that Christmas shopping. From everything from live entertainment, thousands of unique crafts and art to look at and appetizing festival food, their is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

You will find top artists and craftspeople demonstrating and selling handmade works such as carved brooms and walking sticks, hand-designed and recycled fashions, wood and copper kitchen utensils, quilts, furniture, designer jewelry and homemade gourmet food gifts such as fudge, salsa, jams and jellies. For more information call (707) 778-6300 or visit the show's web site at www.harvestfestival.com.

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