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Agenda

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  1. May
    11
    Sat

    1. Mount Hope Community Garden Revitalization
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      From event website:

      Join Project New Village in Southeastern San Diego to help finish building the Mount Hope Community Garden. We need volunteers to help dig trenches, erect a shade apparatus, lay out existing concrete fragments for a walkway, lay new concrete, erect a new fence, and pull weeds around the site. This volunteer opportunity will help foster individual and community wellness for the residents of Mount Hope.

      What To Bring

      It’s ALWAYS a good idea to bring your own sunscreen here in sunny San Diego! What To Wear Long pants or shorts that you don’t mind getting dirty, a light t-shirt, and closed-toed shoes.

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      10:00 am
      Mount Hope Community Garden Revitalization
  2. May
    14
    Tue

    1. The Fruit Hunters (all-day)
      May 14 – May 19

      From event website:

      THE FRUIT HUNTERS plays in select theaters the week of May 13th

      May 14, 16, 18, 19

      MPAA Rating: Not Rated

      Synopsis: Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature, commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic odyssey that takes viewers from the dawn of humanity to the cutting of edge of modern agriculture – a film that will change not just the way we look at we eat, but what it means to be human.

      SHOWTIMES:

      May 14: 7:00 pm
      May 16: 7:00 pm
      May 18: 2:00 pm
      May 19: 2:00 pm

       

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      The Fruit Hunters (all-day)
  3. May
    16
    Thu

    1. Cinecucina: Feeling the Air
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Cinecucina is proud to present a screening of Feeling the Air (Sentire l’aria) at MoPA. The movie documents the life of 15 year old Andrea from northern Piedmont, who chooses to be a shepherd, leaving his comfortable home, surgeon father and teacher mother, and the urban rituals of adolescence, to learn an unusual and dying trade in the mountains around Biella, an ancient town in wool commerce.  This is no teen rebellion but a thoughtful choice whose realization we follow in rhythms of daily and seasonal time, in the beauty and pageantry of changing conditions but in the timeless business of “il pastore,”the shepherd.The film makes no judgments but one: Time is a key part of this life where what marks the passage of time is not so much the clock as the gaze, the hearing, the joining with natural rhythms of life. And what Andrea brings to this ancient craft is not only his passion but his intelligence that will help re-found for Biella its wool trade.   Feeling the Air is a voyage of images and sounds of the secrets that tie a boy to the solitude of the pastures while seeking a new identity.

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      7:00 pm
      Cinecucina: Feeling the Air
  4. May
    22
    Wed

    1. Eat. Drink. Read. – A Culinary Event for Literacy
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      From event website:

      Local chefs will prepare unique dishes inspired by their favorite book, as guests sip spirits, taste the unique creations, discuss literary ties, and support the San Diego Council on Literacy’s ongoing efforts to enrich education in our community.

      Click here to register.

       

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      5:30 pm
      Eat. Drink. Read. – A Culinary Event for Literacy
  5. May
    29
    Wed

    1. 4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The much anticipated “I LOVE POKE” Food Festival and Competition returns to San Diego for the fourth year in a row.

      If you love poke, then you don’t want to miss out as San Diego’s most popular chefs and cooks compete for the bragging rights of “BEST POKE.” With your price of admission you get a taste of each chefs creation.

      In addition to all the onolicious poke that you’ll get to sample, 15 other restaurants and food brands will be giving you a taste of their Asian/Hawaiian infused menu items and food products. All together that’s 30 different restaurants bringing you the best in San Diego’s Island styled grinds.

      For more information, photos and up to date information on participating restaurants and live entertainment, visit: ilovemusubi.com/poke

      Buy tickets here.

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      6:00 pm
      4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego
  6. Jun
    8
    Sat

    1. Olivewood Garden Seedling Soiree
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A special evening of beauty, nature, food, and spirits benefiting Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, featuring craft cocktails and appetizers, a tour of the Gardens and visits with San Diego’s finest chefs, a special five-course dinner featuring local, organic, sustainable produce fish and meats, plus goodie bags.

      Help celebrate Olivewood Gardens’ growth and sow the seeds of future success!

      Visit the website for event updates!

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      5:30 pm
      Olivewood Garden Seedling Soiree
  7. Jun
    12
    Wed

    1. Great News! Cookware and Cooking School: Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From event website:

      Instructor: GOMES & FELMLEY

      Recipes: Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; Low Country Shrimp and Clam Boil; Broiled Local Fish Collar with Citrus Soy Dipping Sauce; Grilled Salmon Topped with Tomato, Caper, Basil Vinaigrette.

      *Tommy will be donating his teaching fee to Urban Slow- Foods San Diego. Recipes subject to change due to availability.

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      6:00 pm
      Great News! Cookware and Cooking School: Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore
  8. Jun
    13
    Thu

    1. Vital Aging 2013
      9:00 am – 2:30 pm
      KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
      Cornell McClellan, Personal trainer for the First Family
      Deborah Szekely, Founder, Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door Spas
      (Webcast from Liberty Station to San Marcos)
      ALSO FEATURING
      Indoor and outdoor activities
      Demonstrations by local chefs
      Workshops on gardening, exercise, and more
      Local resources/exhibitors
      Healthy lunch

      Space is limited. Pre-registration required

      Register Now!

      By Phone: 1-877-926-8300
      Online: http://aarp.cvent.com/vitalaging2013

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      9:00 am
      Vital Aging 2013
  9. Jun
    14
    Fri

    1. Happy Friday!
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      From event website:

      HAPPY FRIDAY! – A HAPPY WAY TO START YOUR WEEKEND IN SAN DIEGO’S LITTLE SAIGON DISTRICT

      Kick off the start of summer by attending The El Cajon Boulevards’ very first Happy Friday! Celebrating City Heights’ cultural diversity, Happy Friday! is an evening festival featuring food trucks, karaoke competition, Zumba, BaKuumba, Tae Kwon Do, Drive-By-Cinema, and more! If you have an appetite for Vietnamese food, Happy Friday! takes place in the newly established Little Saigon District, surrounded by the most authentic Vietnamese restaurants in San Diego.

      The first Happy Friday! will take place Friday, June 14th, 2013 from 6 PM to 10 PM at Hoover High School. Happy Friday! is a FREE event and open to all ages.

      Happy Friday! is produced in collaboration with the following community partners: El Cajon Boulevard BIA, LISC, City Heights CDC, Hoover High School, Hoai Hue Restaurant, Little Saigon Foundation and Copley YMCA.

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      6:00 pm
      Happy Friday!
  10. Jun
    15
    Sat

    1. Farm Tour Day 2013
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      From event website:

      Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Fourth Annual Farm Tour Day in North San Diego County.

      farm tour day

      Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take you through their unique farming operations and showcase a variety of the region’s agricultural specialties. Demonstrations, samples, and other fun activities will delight all ages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      This is an exclusive look at a side of San Diego County few people get to see. We take one day each year to allow the public an opportunity to experience country life!

      Tour participants provide their own transportation and will receive detailed maps and driving directions. Each tour is focused in a local farming community, with four or five diverse farm stops. We recommend packing a picnic lunch for your group to take advantage of picturesque eating areas on every tour.

      Purchase your tickets TODAY!
      Reservations can be made online here.

      See website for details and locations.

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      9:00 am
      Farm Tour Day 2013

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