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January Events From the Ocean Beach Green Center
Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center
January 5th Sunday 12 pm - 2 pm Bicycle Workshop Kurtis from Tried-and-True bicycles in South Park, which has been open for over 50 years, will give a workshop at the Ocean Beach Green Center. Come in for a great experience on bike mechanics so you can start riding your bike more often! We will have a raffle and free giveaways. There will be some merchandise as well to sell for people who want to fix up their bicycle.
January 9th Thursday 7 pm. Film Night. "The Game Changers" Scientist agree plant-based diets are better for both you and the planet. To start our new year film series we will feature "The Game Changers". This 2018 documentary is about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. It covers multiple success stories of plant-based athletes, references scientific studies, and touches on other arguments for plant-based diets that extend to non-athletes. Produced by Academy Award winner James Cameron ("Titanic", "Avatar"), and directed by Academy Award winner Louis Psihoyos ("Racing Extinction", "The Cove").
January 17th Friday 7 pm - 9 pm Rob Greenfield Presents Food Freedom: A Year without Grocery Stores or Restaurants. In 2011, while living in San Diego, Rob Greenfield woke up to the destruction of our current globalized, industrialized food system. He realized that the food he was consuming, was consuming the planet. This realization disrupted his dinner and since then the food on his plate has never been the same. Rob has been exploring food for nearly a decade now and since the beginning he's had the burning question, would it be possible to step away from the globalized food system? Could he exist without grocery stores and restaurants? Nothing packaged or processed? Nothing shipping long distances? Could he grow and forage everything he ate for an entire year? That’s exactly the mission he set out on. For the next year, nature was his garden, his pantry and his pharmacy. Every. Single. Bite. No grocery stores, no restaurants, not even a drink at a bar. Now he’s here to share his journey with you. More info:
January 22nd Wednesday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm Kundalini Yoga with Shanti Karam Kaur at the Ocean Beach Green Center. Shanti Karam Kaur is a KRI Level 1 certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. This class is open to all levels and will focus on gentleness, cultivating peace, and self acceptance through a traditional Kundalini Yoga class structure involving a Kriya set utilizing breath work, movement, and stretching. There will also be space for deep relaxation (shavasana) and a meditation. Shanti Karam’a teaching style is deeply nurturing, tranquil, and is focused on oneness and going within. $11
Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. Ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info https://www.facebook.com/SDClimateMobilization/
Climate Mobilization Coalition's own Nancy Casady is running for Congress against Scott Peter who refuses to support the Green New Deal. Here is the Union Tribune link: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2019-08-26/democrat-nancy-casady-to-challenge-rep-scott-peters-in-2020-primary
Fundraising event on Jan 10th Friday 5:30 pm. For location and more info please call 858-775-0365
Every Sunday 7 pm Open Mic Night at the Ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St. For more info please call Eliana and Tyler at 858-276-1515.
The Ocean Beach Green Center is looking for volunteers to work on Fundraising and Social Media Presence. We are a nonprofit 501 c3 and welcome High School and College students that need to meet their Community Service needs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events not at the Ocean Beach Green Center
January 1st Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm Climate outreach at Auto Show Hosted by SanDiego350 Gaslamp Quarter Trolley Station 105 6th Ave. San Diego 92101 Join us at the annual Auto Show at the San Diego Convention Center to outreach to community members and educate them about the recent effort by several car companies to side with the Trump Administration's efforts to overturn California's ability to set its own (higher) auto mileage requirements, which have been a key way to reduce GHG emissions on a large scale. We'll talk to the public and ask them to join us in calling on the car companies in question to side with a sustainable planet and California. We'll let people know that they can help the planet with their purchasing power when it comes time to buy their next car. We'll have flyers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1298269470343840/
January 3rd Friday 6 pm - 8 pm Trilogy Speaks w/ Rob Greenfield: Food Freedom Trilogy 7650 Girard Ave. la Jolla 92037
In 2011, while living in San Diego, Rob Greenfield woke up to the destruction of our current globalized, industrialized food system. He realized that the food he was consuming, was consuming the planet. This realization disrupted his dinner and since then the food on his plate has never been the same. Rob has been exploring food for nearly a decade now and and since the beginning he's had the burning question, would it be possible to step away from the globalized food system? Could he exist without grocery stores and restaurants? Nothing packaged or processed? Nothing shipping long distances? Could he grow and forage everything he ate for an entire year? That’s exactly the mission he set out on. For the next year, nature was his his garden, his pantry and his pharmacy. Every. Single. Bite. No grocery stores, no restaurants, not even a drink at a bar. Now he’s here to share his journey with you. https://www.facebook.com/events/1023974014639287/
January 4th Saturday 9 am - 11 am Press Conference & Rally for Plastic Pollution Reduction Hosted by Oceana Southern California and Surfrider Foundation San Diego Ocean Beach Municipal Pier 1950 Abbott St. San Diego 92107. 2020 is the year for the California State Legislature to vote on and pass landmark legislation that will reduce single-use plastic pollution at the source. Join Oceana and Surfrider as the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation unveils data and results of their 2019 beach cleanups, we will hear from state leaders about their plans to address the plastics crisis. https://www.facebook.com/events/483561642292052/
January 4th Saturday 10 am to 11 am Green Living Tour - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 Visit us at our home base in Encinitas as we walk you through some easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more with practical solutions you can incorporate into your life and home starting now! More info:
Jan 9th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Our Changing Climate Series: GRID Alternatives Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance
Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista 92084 From San Ysidro to Escondido, Barrio Logan to Julian, GRID Alternatives is bringing the power of solar electricity to low-income families roof top by roof top at the rate of about two homes a week. And they do it all with the help of community volunteers and job trainees who can use the experience to help them get jobs in the rapidly growing solar industry. GRID Alternatives' vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Their mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/716577455507175/
January 9th Thursday 7 pm - 8:30 pm Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, monthly meeting Presentation: A Tesla Adventure with Climate Impact. Center for Sustainable Energy 3980 Sherman St, San Diego. Scott Murray, Climate Reality Leader and SanDiego350 Public Policy Co-Chair, journeyed across the Continent with his wife Nicole and their four kids in the family’s Tesla Model X. Working around the hazards of extreme heat, floods, a hurricane and the moods of the kids, the family showed that electric vehicles are ready for prime-time as a true climate change solution. Come enjoy the story chronicling the good, the bad and the ugly about long distance EV travel in a changing climate. … And Electric Vehicle Questions Answered. More info: https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Electric-Vehicle-Association-Meetup/events/267114623/
January 10th Friday 6:30 pm Sierra Club Film night "United States of ALEC," 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego CA 92111, Moyer & Company presents a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a "nonpartisan public-private partnership". But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. Using interviews, documents, and field reporting, the episode explores ALEC's self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests." More info: http://sandiegosierraclub.org/news/activities-calendar/
January 11th Saturday 1 pm - 3 pm San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer North Park 4045 30th St. Ste A San Diego 92104 We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn't work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/434685107422249/
January 11th Saturday 10th Annual MLK Community Celebration & Inaugural Parade Join us for the 10th Annual San Diego MLK Community Celebration and Parade!! Parade Begins at 9am: Valencia Elementary School (5880 Skyline Dr, San Diego) Celebration Begins at 11am: MLK Park and Recreation Center (6401 Skyline Dr, San Diego)
Concert featuring live music, dance, merch and food vendors and a Kidszone with face painting, games, and more! A Health and Wellness Pavilion! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2395624687364351/
January 12th Sunday 10 am - 2 pm Cyclovia Encinitas Hosted by Encinitas 101 Main Street Association and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Explore Downtown Encinitas on South Coast Highway 101 via bike, on foot or other means of self powered transportation, FREE of cars! What is Cyclovia Encinitas? It is a Spanish term that means "Cycleway". It is the closing of certain streets to automobiles for a temporary time, in order to allow cyclists, skaters and pedestrians access to local businesses on open streets. It is an event that is held globally as well as locally, such as San Diego, Pacific Beach and Chula Vista. https://www.facebook.com/events/2690180354377818/
January 12th and 26th. Sundays 5 pm Amnesty International OB Chapter Meeting. Coastal Sage Gardening 3685 Voltaire St. OB 92107 Visitors and New members are always welcome.
January 13th Monday 6 pm - 8 pm Join the Community Conversation on Climate Change Hosted by Climate Science Alliance The Great Hall UCSD 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla 92093 What does climate resilience mean to you? Participate in a facilitated discussion led by the National Conflict Resolution Center - NCRC. Tell us your thoughts on climate resilience. Hear an in-person interview with Amber Pairis, director of the Climate Science Alliance, and Mark Sauer, host of the "KPBS Roundtable." Free but RSVP required. https://www.facebook.com/events/548653419032823/
January 13th Monday 6 pm - 7 pm The Journalist of Castro Street : Randy Shilts & the HIV/AIDS Epidemic San Diego History Center 11649 El Prado Ste 3 San Diego 92101 How we understand HIV/AIDS today is partially due to the groundbreaking coverage of journalist Randy Shilts. In the 1980s, Randy Shilts, ahead of the curve in many ways, became a sought-after national expert on AIDS for the San Francisco Chronicle, appearing on ABC’s Nightline and CNN’s Larry King Live. Shilts also penned the three most seminal books on the life and experience of LGBT Americans in the last years of the twentieth century: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (1982); And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1987); and Conduct Unbecoming Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf (1993). His success emerged from a relentless work ethic and strong belief in the power of journalism to help mainstream society understand not just the rising tide of HIV/AIDS but gay culture and liberation. In-depth and dramatic, Andrew E. Stoner's biography on Randy Shilts,The Journalist of Castro Street, follows the remarkable life of the brash, pioneering journalist and offers fascinating details and reveals the historic work of the legendary investigative reporter and author. In conjunction with SDHC’s exhibition, LGBTQ+ SD: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, Professor Andrew E. Stoner will discuss his new book and a Q&A and book signing will follow. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/913000262428694/
January 14th Tuesday 7 pm Nat Talk: Our Wild Calling: A Conversation with Richard Louv San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 Over a decade ago, Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods identified the growing generational gap between children and the natural world. Now, after four years of research, Louv defines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores the powerful and mysterious bond between humans and other animals, how that bond can transform our lives, and how it is essential to the preservation of life on Earth. Museum doors open at 5:30 PM – show up early to explore our brand new Living Lab. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at our Flying Squirrel Café. After the talk, stick around for a book signing with Richard. Our Wild Calling will be available for purchase in the Museum store. https://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/
January 15th Wednesday 6 pm January Club Meeting with SANDAG's Hasan Ikhrata Hosted by San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Elijah's Restaurant, Delicatesen & Catering 7061 Clairemount Mesa Blvd. San Diego 92122. Led by Hasan Ikhrata, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is proposing its Five Big Moves initiative to guide San Diego regional transportation planning into the future, marking the agency's most aggressive proposal in years to plan for a fully comprehensive, regional, multi-modal transportation system. Will it work? Is it realistic? Can it be developed in tandem with our region's open space and conservation needs?
January 15th Wednesday 7 pm - 8:30 pm Voices of Peace Concert· Hosted by Voices of Our City Choir and The Jerusalem Youth Chorus
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103 This concert will bring together the Jerusalem Youth Chorus and Voices of Our City Choir for an evening of unforgettable music and human connection. The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is an internationally-recognized choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian youth, featured from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to the Forbes 30 Under 30. https://www.facebook.com/events/1748524275284834/
January 16th Thursday 6:30 pm Evolution 2020 (CoCreation Team Planning) · Hosted by Local Earth 10622 West Lilac Road, Valley Center 92082 It is with great joy we invite YOU to join our Planning & CoCreation Team for Evolution 2020! Evolution is an annual gathering of global rEvolutionaries, visionaries and changemakers ready to create ReGenerative Solutions for the Planet! Evolution is the integration of a ReGenerative Solutions Summit, Transformational Festival and Epic Concert… all in ONE! Evolution is a Party for the Planet! This gathering will take place over the Fall Equinox of next year. Evolution 2020 is our launchpad for the Earth 2.0 Research Project and fundraising initiative to begin building the first official Local Earth Village! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/773460259782328/
January 17th Friday 6 am - 9 am 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Breakfast Town and Country San Diego 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego 92108 Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words and selfless actions continue to be an inspiration and never-ending call-to-action for tolerance and peace with each new generation. The Human Dignity Award annually honors an individual or group who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment in promoting the value and importance defined by the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. https://www.facebook.com/events/2400850350174925/
January 18th Saturday 10 am - 1 pm Women's March San Diego County administration Center 1600 Pacific Hwy. San Diego 92101 More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/446560562852486/
January 21st Tuesday 6 pm - 7:30 pm How to Advocate for Safe Streets Workshop Chula Vista Public Library 365 F St. Chula Vista 91910
Join us to learn how to advocate for safe streets and make your voice heard! We'll give you all the tools you need to advocate through the budget process and any City Council meeting. This meeting is tailored to support community members and organizations that want more funding for street safety and will feature presentations on the budget process, how to speak at a budget hearing, examples of local efforts, and more! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2645672985526139/
January 21st Tuesday :6:30 pm - 9 pm America's Forever Wars and the Secrecy That Sustains Them, Hosted by Peace Resource Center of San Diego War-mongering is in high gear at the White House.The PRC hosts an open discussion with Open The Government and Veterans For Peace about public attitudes and government secrecy surrounding endless wars.
Emily Manna from Open The Government will discuss the main points from their recent report, America's Endless Wars and The Secrecy That Sustains Them.Edward Fox, President of the San Diego Chapter of Veterans For Peace will examine the explosive revelations of the recently revealed "Afghanistan Papers".
Q&A follows and a discussion on next steps: What we can do to end America’s forever wars and the systemic secrecy shielding them from public view.
Join us for this especially important event as the US edges Iran towards war in a no-win scenario.
January 22nd Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch with the League Hosted by League of Women Voters of San Diego Tom Ham's Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Dr. San Diego 92101 The Safeguard our San Diego Countryside (SOS) ballot initiative is a grassroots effort to have our county board of supervisors adhere to the General Plan accepted in 2011. It also enables only voters, not supervisors, to override the General Plan in land use decisions. Come hear experts discuss the details and learn why it's right for San Diego. Co-hosted by C3 https://www.facebook.com/events/375025049959843/
January 22nd Wednesday 6 pm - 8 pm Community Budget Forum: 2020 Hosted by Supervisor Fletcher IBEW Local 569 4545 Viewridge Ave. 92123 Join Supervisor Fletcher and County officials for an opportunity to learn more about the County budgeting process, advocate for budget changes, and have your questions answered face-to-face. Kids are welcome and food will be provided! https://www.facebook.com/events/3002848019738821/
January 23rd Thursday Point in Time Count The purpose of #WeAllCount is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate count is an essential component to informing our regional response and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time in San Diego County. https://www.rtfhsd.org/get-involved/weallcount/
January 25th Saturday 10 am- 1:30 pm Housing is a Health Issue 2.0 Hosted by NAACP San Diego Branch - Logan Heights Library 567 S 28th St, San Diego 92113 We will again explore the connection between Housing and Health, with a view toward what we can do to change outcomes. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497359537796604/
January 25th Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am Kickstart Your Veggie Garden Water Conservation Garden 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. W. El Cajon 92019 Brijette Pena gets you growing! Receive expert advice, plus a seed pack from San Diego Seed Company! Garden Members $10, Non-Members $15 More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/731631704001346/?event_time_id=731631710668012
January 25th Saturday 10 am - 1 pm PAWS San Diego Community Outreach Event: San Ysidro LARSEN FIELD, CESAR CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER 455 Sycamore Road, San Diego 92173. free and low cost care for pets. https://www.sdhumane.org/programs/paws-san-diego/flyers/flier_ysidro.pdf
January 25th Saturday 1 pm – 2:30 pm Close the Camps! A Discussion with Immigration Activists Hosted by Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps - San Diego and People Over Profits Come engage in a discussion about our ongoing struggle for immigration justice and the movement to close the concentration camps in the United States. Hear from activists on the ground, people advocating for legislative change, and impacted individuals. Learn what you can do to help CLOSE THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS! https://www.facebook.com/events/488886251975326/
January 25th Saturday 9 am - 3 pm Workshop: Sustainable Practices in Your California Native Garden Hosted by California Native Plant Society Museum of Photographic Arts 1649 El Prado, San Diego 92101 CNPS-San Diego is excited to present a day-long workshop that includes five presentations on understanding symbiotic relationships in your native garden and incorporating sustainable and regenerative practices. Topics include bringing wilderness into your backyard, harvesting rainwater, understanding and regenerating your soil, permaculture and agroecology, and tips and tricks from design to install from a recent landscape installation. The workshop will be held in the beautiful, contemporary auditorium of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. An extended 80-minute lunch hour will allow you to picnic or dine in the park as you discuss and absorb the morning presentations. Nearby exhibit native gardens will be available for viewing. Fee $25 -$50 More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/476271403000384/
January 26th Sunday 3 pm - 4:30 pm "Build a Bee Bungalow Workshop" 7936 Lester Ave. Suite B, Lemon Grove 91945 Hands-on workshop - monthly in the SoloBee shop OR Gather your friends and we will bring the workshop to you! Perfect for birthday parties, crafting event or just because you love the bees. Monthly workshop - Register Here: https://www.solobee.com/
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Special note: In these trying times here is a beautiful and inspiring song from the children: