La Mesa Boulevard Stroll
First Wednesday of every month
Join neighbors and friends at this monthly stroll along La Mesa Boulevard from 4 – 8 p.m. The first stroll will be held Aug. 3. There will be deals and special guests featured at participating businesses; activities for kids; and music and entertainment. Visit lamesaboulevardstroll.com for more details.
La Mesa Classic Car and Bike Show
Thursdays through Aug. 25
The Classic Car and Bike Show has returned to La Mesa Village, after a year off, with events each Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature specials at local eateries, DJs spinning oldie tunes and lots of cool cars to look at. Visit bit.ly/28TjmBG for the La Mesa Courier’s story on the car show.
Saturdays, July 23 and Aug. 13
Finest City Improv will stage two performances of their popular “Brew School’d” series where comedy meets craft beer. The Saturday, July 23 show will be at Burning Beard Brewers (785 Vernon Way, El Cajon) and the Saturday, Aug. 13 performance will be at Mission Brewing (1441 L St., Downtown). At each location, improvisors will transform these tasting rooms with a stage, seating and sound. Four characters – including one real-life brewmaster – will evaluate four beers while the audience follows – and drinks – along. Shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $24-$29. Visit finestcityimprov.com for tickets.
‘More Than a Meal’ presentation
Wednesday, July 27
The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library (9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa) will host this special presentation about the organization Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesdays held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This interactive discussion from 10 – 11 a.m. will feature Meals-on-Wheels’ community outreach coordinator Brian Midkiff speaking about the community nonprofit and giving handouts about their programs and resources. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Visit herricklibrary.org for more information.
‘Patriotic Bridge and Bunco Party’
Friday, July 29
The La Mesa Women’s Club (5220 Wilson St., La Mesa) is hosting this event from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Bunco starts at 10 a.m. with prizes up for grabs and a catered buffet lunch served at 12:30 p.m. There will be a contest for the best-dressed attendee in red, white and blue. Event fee is $20. Make checks payable to LMWC and send to: Margie Hartman, P. O. Box 1061, El Cajon, CA 92022. Proceeds benefit La Mesa Women’s Club Scholarship Program and Community Service Projects. Deadline for reservations is Friday, July 22. Contact Margie at 619-440-2449 for questions.
Free blood pressure screenings
Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16; and Friday, Aug. 19
No appointment necessary for these free screenings on Aug. 2 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center (9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa); on Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at College Avenue Senior Center (6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro); and on Aug. 19 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd.); Call 619-740-4214 for more information. Open to the public.
‘Summer Bash Business Expo’
Thursday, Aug. 11
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is presenting this summertime event with members showcasing their businesses. The event will feature food samplings from many local restaurants plus beverages for $5. The event will be held from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive) and attendees can win prizes from local businesses. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 619-465-7700, ext. 2.
Masquerade ball gift card drive
Thursday, Aug. 18
Dress to impress for this night of entertainment, fashion and philanthropy! This event at the Horton Grand Hotel (311 Island Ave., Downtown) is presented by the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce from 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and include one drink. Attendees are required to bring a $10 gift card for a grocery store, clothing shop, food establishment etc. The gift cards will be used to feed the homeless in San Diego. Visit bit.ly/29WtDOk for details and tickets.