Calendar – Aug. 26 – Sept. 22

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments

Vote for La Mesa Chamber Board of Directors
Through Thursday, Sept. 22

Ballots are being distributed to vote for the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Return these ballots by mail or in person to the Chamber office (8080 La Mesa Blvd.) by Friday, Sept. 16 or in person at Hooley’s Irish Pub (5500 Grossmont Center Drive, #277) on Thursday, Sept. 22 between 5:30 ­– 6:15 p.m. Contact Mary England with questions at or 619-251-7730.

Wine works wineworks2La Mesa Wine Works grand opening
Saturday, Aug. 27

This new co-op between San Pasqual Winery and Wyatt Oaks Winery will open for business at 4 p.m. Local band Barnyard Casanovas will perform from 7 – 10 p.m. The co-op plans to have live music on Saturday nights and trivia nights with food trucks featured on Thursday nights starting Sept. 15. La Mesa Wine Works is located at 8167 Center St. in La Mesa. Visit for more information.

Free blood pressure screenings
Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 20; and Friday, Sept 16

No appointment necessary for these free screenings on Sept. 6 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center (9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa); on Sept. 16 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd.); and on Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at College Avenue Senior Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro). Call 619-740-4214 for more information. Open to the public.

Meet the candidates forum
Thursday, Sept. 15

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is hosting this event for chamber members and the public to meet candidates participating in the General Municipal Election in November. This free forum will be held at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The moderator with be Chamber board member and local business owner Bill Hammett. Seating is first come, first served – no RSVP needed. Visit or call 619-465-7730 for more information.

California Note Catchers holiday concert rehearsals    
Monday, Sept. 19 ­– Monday, Dec. 12

Local women’s a cappella chorus group California Note Catchers along with community singers will be part of a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 18. Singers will meet for weekly rehearsals on Mondays in the Social Hall of the La Mesa First United Methodist Church (4690 Palm Ave.) The full rehearsal time is 7 – 9 p.m. however community singers are only required to stay for the first hour. No singing or music experience is needed to join. A deposit of $20 is requested to cover the cost of sheet music and will be refunded when the sheet music is returned at the end of the program. Visit for more information.

Resources and tools for family caregivers
Thursday, Sept. 22

Andrea Holmberg, Program Coordinator of Grossmont Hospital’s Senior Resource Center will discuss health and community resources, placement options, support groups and more for family caregivers. This free class also includes discussion about emotional issues people face when caring for a loved one. The discussion will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Brier Patch Campus in (9000 Wakarusa St., room 15, La Mesa). Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at

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