October Calendar from the Ocean Beach Green Center

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From our friends at the OB Green Center (slightly edited for clarification):

October Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107      oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com  619.225.1083

Great News! The Ocean Beach Green Center is proud to announce that we have been nominated for an OB award from the Ocean Beach Town Council!  We also have been the recipient of two grants from them to support our film nights.  The Ocean Beach Town Council has been working for 50 years expressing the will and representing the welfare of the OB community.  Check out their website at http://www.obtowncouncil.org

October 25th     Thursday     7:00 p. m.     Presentation on the history of 29 years of activism & the Ocean Beach Green Center (known as The Green Store for the first 24 years)  The Green Store opened on Earth Day 1989!  A ribbon cutting ceremony with famed environmentalist, David Brower!  We embarked on a journey to try and “save the world and O.B.” working with groups such as the Ocean Beach Greens, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, the Save O.B. Coalition and Ocean Beach Grassroots Organization among others.  Come hear about works  of activism for peace, the environment and social justice and our hopes for the future.  More information:  619 225-1083

Update on Jim Bell

Due to the generous efforts of a good friend of Jim’s, Dustin, Jim Bell has returned to the comfort of home and the support of his Community!  Back in January, Jim Bell, had a stroke and has spent time in both hospital and assisted living care.  Some of you know him, the dedicated environmentalist who has been talking about sustainability for over 40 years.  http://www.jimbell.com

Jim continues to need a lot of help:  he is struggling to save his home from sale, he has expenses to cover without being able to earn income, he  has at-home assisted living needs, and so on…. If you would like to help or would like to receive periodic updates on Jim’s affairs and trying to preserve Jim’s legacy, PLEASE EMAIL US TO GET ON THE LIST.

October Events Involving Ocean Beach or Point Loma

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Climate Mobilization Coalition Meetings  Oct 6th, Oct 13th, Oct 20th, Oct 27th   Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.   Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com

UPDATE: Torrey Pine NOT on AGENDA . October 10 Wednesday 11:45 am Meeting on Long Branch Torrey Pine by the Urban Forestry Advisory Council, Conference Room, 12th floor, City Hall, 202 C St, 92101. The Torrey Pine on Long Branch is tentative on the agenda of the Council. Please check in at OBRag.org for updates.

October 21st Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    CiclOBias – Open Street Event in Ocean Beach hosted by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Bacon Street, Newport Avenue, Santa Monica Avenue, Voltaire Street.  Come and join our first Ocean Beach Open Street event. Bike, Walk, Stroll –  San Diego’s Only Free Open-Street Event for all non-motorized transportation types.  Explore all Ocean Beach has to offer!  Live Music, Shopping, Food, Kids Activities. Fun For all Ages! More info: www.CiclosDiasSD.com,  https://www.facebook.com/events/2125816130975245/

October 27th  Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    San Diego Out of the Darkness Walk Liberty Station.  Join San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention to end gun violence in America.  More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sd4gvp/events/?ref=page_internal

October Events Outside Ocean Beach or PL

October 6th  Saturday  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     U.N. Info Session:  Climate Action UNA USA San Diego Chapter, 2171 Pan American Plaza, 92101.  Using slides developed by Al Gore and 19k Climate Reality Leaders around the world, Dr. Cherry Robinson, Climate Reality Project San Diego Chapter Chair, will lead you on a journey that looks at the cause and effect of climate change. You will explore real world changes brought about by climate change and look at what we can do to lower and possibly stop the changes that threaten our life and the lives of many others on this planet.  More info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/244636982901108/

October 6th Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Slow Food Urban San Diego Fifth Annual Good Food Community Fair  World Beat Cultural Center Balboa Park,  2100 Park Blvd, 92101.  Come engage with us as we enjoy the culinary demos, family-friendly activities, expert panel discussions, garden activities, and of course…food!   This event inspires and highlights ways in which the community can work toward a better food system in and around San Diego. This year, we want to bring attention to the consequences of biodiversity and habitat loss due to industrialized agricultural practices and discuss how regenerative agriculture can guide the restoration of our food system and environment. We will celebrate ways in which we can be more connected to our food and soil and how we can work together to bring abundance back to the land. More info:  https://www.slowfoodurbansandiego.org/gfcf/about

October 6th Saturday 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.   Clean Energy Fair   Join us for a day of energy education, resources to provide accurate information about solar and energy storage, electric vehicles, energy efficiency and more! We are connecting nonprofit experts and clean energy professionals for this one-day event to empower San Diegans in the quest for 100 percent clean energy.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/419651281895557/

October 6th   Saturday   12 Noon    Politifest University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, 92110 .  Hosted by Voice of San Diego, Politifest is a San Diego public affairs summit. The event focuses on the issues and candidates that will dominate the November ballot. We’ll have a full schedule of debates, panels and one-on-one interviews with experts, and provide a platform for residents to raise their voices, ask tough questions and delve into important issues. Politifest serves as a crash course in politics and policy, and provides insights into how our local government works.  For More Information:  www.eventbrite.com/e/politifest-2018-tickets-46206478822?aff=efbevent

October 7th Sunday 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Open Mosque Day Hosted by the Islamic Center of San Diego  7050 Eckstrom Ave, 92111.   Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a mosque? Wanted to ask a Muslim questions but haven’t had the opportunity? The Islamic Center of San Diego, along with many other Mosques will open their doors to their neighbors! Come meet and ask questions to a local Muslim, observe a Muslim prayer, enjoy cultural foods, and have fun for the whole family! https://www.facebook.com/events/342369882994110/

October 8th Monday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Songs for Songs   Belly Up, 1435 Cedros  Ave 92075.  Join us at the Belly Up for a FREE evening of song and protest, and learn what is really going on at San Onofre Generating Station (S.O.N.G.S.).   More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1027284784120735/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1538236411711112

October 10th Wednesday  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 2018 City Council Candidate Forum on Homelessness The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave, 92104.   You are invited to attend the City Council Candidate Forum on Homelessness, hosted by Voices of Our City Choir and Think Dignity.   2018 City Council Candidates have been invited to participate in this important forum to have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, beliefs, and opinions about homelessness and affordable housing policies, as applied and needed in San Diego. They will be asked questions by experts in their field and also asked questions by the audience. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1908221469271712/

October 11th Thursday 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   “The Reluctant Radical” Movie Night First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego , 4190 Front St, 92103.   If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? Join SanDiego350 & First UU for a screening of “The Reluctant Radical”, a new release that follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door – no one turned away for lack of funds. Free parking in the UU parking lot (passes at screening). RSVP: https://sandiego350.org/blog/event/civi_event_667/  more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/452773031877027

October 12th Friday 6:30 p.m.    Sierra Club’s Film Night “The Human Element”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #101, 92111. American photographer, James Balog,  documents how the earth’s four elements -water, air, fire, and earth – have all been impacted by a fifth element, homo sapiens. With breathtakingly rich and innovative photography, he illustrates issues ranging from rising sea levels to pollution’s impact on asthma cases to focus us on a call for change.   More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721

October 14th Sunday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  San Diegans for 9/11 Truth present a new documentary “Demolition of Truth” Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Ave, 92013 .  September 11, 2001 marked one of the most tragic days in American history. Seventeen years later, the events of that day continue to have a visceral and even traumatic impact on many Americans. Additionally, millions of Americans and citizens around the world question the official account of that day.  DEMOLITION OF TRUTH presents testimony from highly-credentialed scientists, engineers, and military experts, including Dr. Robert Bowman, Dr. Lynn Margulis, Dr. Niels Harrit, and many more. This expert testimony is interwoven with analyses by social scientists who examine the psychological impact of 9/11 and the phenomena that have kept us blinded to truths too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves. The film concludes with steps we can take, individually and collectively, toward healing. An epilogue by actor Ed Asner summarizes these analyses, emphasizing the role played by mainstream media that, lamentably, parrot their government sources rather than question them. More info:  http://www.activistsandiego.org/node/6163

October 15th Monday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   SD City Council Meeting – EPS Foam Ban Vote San Diego City Hall, 202 C St, 92101.   Come support Surfrider & a coalition of businesses, non-profits and concerned citizens as we urge the city council to vote YES on a single-use plastic reduction ordinance that will prohibit EPS foam (styrofoam) takeout containers in the city of San Diego. It will also ensure that straws & plastic utensils are given by request only. 119 cities in CA have already passed EPS foam bans with proven benefits for our streets, beaches and ocean. Let’s make sure America’s finest city joins the revolution! Sign the petition!  For questions, please email roger@surfridersd.org.  More info:  fightthefoam.org

October 18th Thursday 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.  Solar for Homeowners Center for Sustainable Energy  3980 Sherman St. Suite #170, 92110.  Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop outlines the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric and gas bill with clean power and find reliable solar contractors in your area. Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating and share valuable consumer awareness tips that will help you feel confident when evaluating solar technology for your home/

October 21st  Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.    2018 Green Homes Tour See San Diego’s most eco-friendly and innovative homes. The tour is a  program of the San Diego Green Building Council, a 501(C)3 environmental nonprofit dedicated to providing education, outreach and advocacy surrounding green building in the San Diego region.  $15.00 More info: https://www.sdgreenhomestour.org/ https://www.facebook.com/events/723774151336115

October 24th Wednesday  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dreamer (Local Earth Gathering)    1926 Oxford Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, 92007.   We warmly invite you to join us at MuSIC House for an evening of dreaming & awakening! Together as friends, commUnity and people who care about the environment we will be participating in a deeply transformational experience… the ‘Awakening the Dreamer Symposium’ – an interactive educational program that explores the challenges facing humanity at this moment in time and the opportunities we as a human family have to create a new future.  More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883617135103676/

October 24th Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Circulate San Diego presents 2018 Momentum Awards  San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, 92101.   Celebrate mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development, while recognizing the achievements of visionary civic leaders and businesses.  More info:  http://www.circulatesd.org/calendar RSVP: circulatsd.org/gala2018

October 26th Friday 7:00 p.m. Troubadour George Mann Returns to San Diego Unite Here! Local 30 Union Hall, 2436 Market St, 92102.  The San Diego IWW presents an evening with George Mann playing IWW classics and originals. DJ Greyshade will spin folk and world music. There will also be food, drink and tabling by local anti-capitalists.  A former union organizer, George Mann hails from New York and has been creating labor and protest music for more than 20 years. He has worked with and produced albums featuring such folk music legends as Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, and Tom Paxton, and produced national tours of the US and Australia in honor of the Almanac Singers (2013) and Joe Hill (2015). George brings his experience as a union organizer and educator to his concerts– stories and songs about real events and the struggle for a better life.  All ages. $5-$15 suggested donation. No workers will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information contact sdiww@iww.org or at (619) 630-5537. http://georgemann.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SDIWW/ https://iww.org/

October 28th Sunday 4:00 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.   Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury! Federal Courthouse , 333 West Broadway, 92101.   Join Our Children’s Trust and SanDiego350 to rally in support of 21 youth that will confront the federal government in open court. They are the #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. US, and they allege that the U.S. government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. They will demand a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan to end the reign of fossil fuels and require the US government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations. Be a part of the #TrialoftheCentury and support these young climate warriors. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/322765761615922/   Also visit www.youthvgov.org and www.ourchildrenstrust.org

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ZZ October 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I hope the OB Rag will consider my suggestion that they not list 9-11 conspiracy events in the future.


retired botanist October 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Way to Be, OB Green Center!! Thank you so much for your continued efforts to enlighten us and bring helpful, positive, and critically important messages and events to OB and the surrounding communities! It is citizen action at its very best!! May you never tire of working for the greater good, and delivering the stuff that really matters! :-)


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