Second annual Party in the Stars fundraiser
Saturday, Jan. 28
The La Mesa Arts Foundation will hold its second annual Party in the Stars fundraiser to benefit the La Mesa Arts Academy, formerly La Mesa Middle School. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive.
It will feature live music from Joey Harris and the Mentals, and The Tighten Ups; silent auction items; and food and beverages from Hooleys and Continental Catering. For more information visit LaMesaArts.org and follow @LMArtsFoundation on social media.
Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 31
In an on-going commitment to communicate with residents, the La Mesa City Council will host a Town Hall meeting from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Lemon Avenue Elementary, 8787 Lemon Ave.
This is the first of two open-forum sessions for citizens to share their concerns, ideas and opinions on issues in their neighborhood and throughout the city. For more information call the City Manager’s office, 619-667-1105.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Local artists and musicians entertain as businesses stay open late so folks can shop after dinner the first Wednesday of each month from 5-8 p.m. for Boulevard Stroll in La Mesa. This monthly event is intended to enhance the business district and bond the community. Visit bit.ly/2kgPZ0H
Second Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 2
The La Mesa City Council will host the second of two Town Hall meetings from 6:30–8:30 pm. at Rolando Elementary, 6925 Tower St.
This open-forum session is for citizens to share their concerns, ideas and opinions on issues in their neighborhood and throughout the city. For more information call the City Manager’s office, 619-667-1105.
‘Why Restoring Our Native Habitat is Critical’
Saturday, Feb. 4
Join California native plant expert Ed Piffard for this free lecture as he explains the process and purpose of habitat restoration as it applies to Mt. Helix Park and the region.
Includes a walk along the Yawkey Trail and a hands-on demonstration of weed abatement as well as planting techniques.
Parking at the top is limited so come prepared to take the short 10 to 15 minute walk up from the lower parking areas at the corner of Vivera and Mt. Helix Drive. Coffee and pastries will be served. Set for 9–11 a.m. in the park’s amphitheater, 4905 Mt. Helix Drive. Visit bit.ly/2j35ah0.
Ribbon cutting for Studio M.I.F
Wednesday, Feb. 8
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will welcome Studio M.I.F. to the business community at 7323 El Cajon Blvd., Suite D. The ribbon cutting is set for 6 p.m.
Enjoy food and beverages between 5:30–7 p.m. Free to all Chamber members, $10 per person for all guests and $15 per person for all “at door” attendees. RSVP by Feb. 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-465-7700, ext. 2.
Grand opening of Tomea Real Estate
Thursday, Feb. 9
Tomea Real Estate has a new location and is celebrating with a grand opening party from 4–8 p.m. at 5575 Baltimore Drive, #105. RSVP at tomeare.com.
‘Book Publishing 1-2-3’
Saturday, Feb. 11
La Mesa resident Laurie Gibson will present “Book Publishing 1-2-3,” 2-3:30 p.m. at Nainsook Framing & Art, 8130 La Mesa Blvd. Packed with stories and practical tips, this writers’ workshop is designed to empower and inspire authors of fiction and nonfiction alike.
Includes ideas to help writers refine their craft, tips for connecting with literary agents and editors, and some thoughts on how to promote books successfully. Cost: $20 (cash or check). RSVP not needed. Contact Gibson at email@example.com.
‘Birds and Butterflies and Bats and Bees’
Sunday, Feb. 19
Guest speaker at La Mesa Beautiful’s annual meeting will be Connie Beck — local landscape designer, horticultural teacher and organic gardening instructor — who will share her insights on “Gardening with Nature — Birds and Butterflies and Bats and Bees,” 4-6 p.m. at Nan Couts Cottage, 5045 Memorial Drive, La Mesa.
There is no cost to attend and the public is invited. RSVP to . Visit lamesabeautiful.org.