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Calendar: July 28–Aug. 24, 2017

La Mesa/East County Bancroft Exchange
Saturday, July 29

Bring your homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, succulents and more for this local exchange! Lunch and a California Rare Fruit Growers meeting will follow. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 3845 Spring Drive. Visit bit.ly/2vXyqrp.

La Mesa Classic Car Show
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

La Mesa Village Association presents the La Mesa Classic Car Show every Thursday night through Aug. 31. The event features pre-1974 vehicles, live music and shopping. 5-8 p.m. on La Mesa Boulevard. Visit bit.ly/2qTTeiy.

La Mesa Police Department’s Safety Fair
Saturday, Aug. 5

Join the La Mesa Police Department for their 2017 Safety Fair, featuring Police Station tours, resource booths, music, food and giveaways. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Mesa Police Department, 8085 University Ave. Visit bit.ly/2vXZFSG. 

Summer basketball camps
Through Thursday, Aug. 10

Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges offer youth basketball camps for ages 7-16 years old. Classes are taught on-campus by college basketball coaches. Prices vary. Registration required. Visit bit.ly/2rnNpNw.

Golden Acorn Casino Trip
Wednesday, Aug. 16

Hop on the bus and head to the casino with city of La Mesa’s Adult Enrichment Center for their monthly trip. $7 for members and $9 for nonmembers. Receive $20 in free play upon arrival. The bus leaves at 8:30 p.m. sharp from the Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd. RSVP at 619-667-1322.

The Great American Eclipse at Fleet Science Center
Monday, Aug. 21

Enjoy the Great American Eclipse with the Fleet! The Fleet Science Center will be hosting various activities — including a viewing and “Ask and Astronomer” — throughout the morning. Free. 9-11:45 a.m. at 1875 El Prado. Visit bit.ly/2vXxrre.

“Maximizing Brain Health”
Wednesday, Aug. 23

Attend a free program on brain health from Alzheimer’s San Diego. Free. Light refreshments served. 10-11 a.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. Visit herricklibrary.org or call 619-825-5010.

THRiVE Real Estate Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, Aug. 24

La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to welcome THRiVE Real Estate to the La Mesa community with an open house, ribbon cutting and celebration. Light refreshments provided. 5-7:30 p.m. at 8693 La Mesa Blvd., Suite B. RSVP at rsvp@lamesachamber.com or call 619-465-7700, ext. 2.

Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta
Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26

Support the Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program with this two-day benefit. Visit give.sharp.com/regatta.

  • Pre-Race Event, Friday, Aug. 25

Enjoy a full-course dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets $195. 6 p.m. at Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave.

  • Race and Spectator Yacht Seating, Saturday, Aug. 26

Celebrate the race with a yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, wine and post-race dinner party. Tickets $150. 11 a.m. at Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way. Race begins at 1 p.m.

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