October 13, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Tarantulas, toads, spiders, snakes, hissing cockroaches and other insects invade SeaWorld this Halloween season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on October the park features a new animal show - Pepsi's Creepy Creatures.
Plus, daily, Oct. 6 through Oct. 31 guests can enjoy giant rain forest insects including a 9 feet long, 6 feet wide and 7 feet high praying mantis at Creepy Creatures Bug Gardens located at the north side of the park. For $10 off regular admission Southern Californians with proof of residency in zip codes 90000 through 93599 can visit Pepsi's Creepy Creatures Bug Gardens daily through Halloween.
Lamb's Players Theatre presents "Dracula" on the resident stage in Coronado October 13 - November 19, 2000. This is not a romanticized Hollywood version, nor a campy send up, Lamb's Players "Dracula" goes back to the source in this gripping, gothic tale of desire, power and spiritual warfare. Tickets range from $14 - $34 and are available by calling the Lamb's Players Theatre Box Office at (619) 437-0600. The Theatre is located at 1142 Orange Ave. in Coronado.
Walk for Peace
The first annual Children's Walk for Peace will take place in Balboa Park on October 14, 2000. The Honorable Susan Golding, Mayor of San Diego and the Honorable Francisco A. Vega de Lamadrid, Mayor of Tijuana, are the honorary co-chairs of this walking event.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. in Balboa Park at the Pan American Plaza. Registration for children and students is free and adults are encouraged to make a $5 donation. Children's Walk for Peace will feature a 5k run /walk, and a variety of one-mile, half-mile, and quarter-mile walks as well as a Diaper-Dash event.
Participants are encouraged to stay and take part in the Balboa Park International Family Fun Day immediately following the race from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children in cultural costumes will parade from the Moreton Bay Fig Tree begins the San Diego Natural History Museum to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion to kick off the day. They can also enjoy crafts, games, music and international food at booths and stages set up throughout the park.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, South Chula Vista Library is presenting La Fiesta Danzantes. This Ballet Folklorico troupe, which performs throughout California, has an elaborate array of costumes and their colorful traditional dances represent various regions of Mexico.
The program is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Rosemary Lane Galeria of the library at 389 Orange Ave. For more information, call 585-5755.
Miramar Air Show
The award-winning, world-class Miramar Air Show featuring performances by some of the best military and civilian pilots, including the Navy Blue Angels will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4:30. A Twilight Air Show will be held one night only, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the Twilight Show, wing-tip pyrotechnics enhance aerobatic performances by military and civilian performers. The show ends with a fireworks extravaganza accompanied by the San Diego Symphony. Parking, admission and blanket seating for all shows are FREE. Preferred seating is available by calling (858) 577-1016 or (619) 220-TIXS. For more information, call (858) 577-1000.
Friends of Cats will be hosting their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a barbecue, including delicious vegetarian fare, a silent auction, crafts and FOC merchandise available for purchase, and much more. Guests will be able to tour the facility and meet with the feline inhabitants while learning about the many services Friends of Cats provides. Attendance is free for families and guests of all ages. More information is available at the FOC website at www.friendsofcats.org or by calling the shelter directly at 561-0361.
Music For An Autumn Afternoon
Dr. Cecil Lytle, provost of UCSD's Thurgood Marshall College and a renowned jazz and classical pianist, will perform "Music For An Autumn Afternoon," a public concert, featuring music by African American composers, on Sunday, October 15. The concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Christ United Presbyterian, 3025 Fir at 30th Street in San Diego. Composers will include Scott Joplin, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Duke Ellington, and George Lewis. The concert is free and open to the public. For directions or further information, call 239-2346.
"Nancy Drew, Girl Detective"
San Diego Junior Theatre is very excited to premiere the production of "Nancy Drew, Girl Detective," a story about a young, observant and witty young detective that loves to solve mysteries surrounding her hometown, River Heights. In this story, Nancy and friends are called upon, to find out who is trying to scare the family. "Nancy Drew, Girl Detective," can be seen at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park from October 20 through November 5. Admission prices are $5 - $7 for seniors and children under 15, $7 - $9 for adults. Please call the box office at 619-239-8355 for ticket purchases.