‘Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season’
Thursday, Dec. 1
This free program will provide insight and identify strategies for coping with grief during the holidays. Randye Golden-Grant, LCSW, Sharp HospiceCare Bereavement Counselor will lead this event from 2–3 p.m. at the Grossmont Health Care District Conference Center (9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa). Reservations required. Call 800-827-4277 or visit sharp.com to register.
This event will feature holiday window displays around La Mesa Village, a hot chocolate bar, live music and a lighting ceremony at Legacy Park. The event will be held from 4:30–6:30 p.m. with the lighting at 5 p.m. Visit cityoflamesa.us/shimmer for more info.
2016 Teen Service Summit
Sunday, Dec. 4
Motiv San Diego is hosting this summit and inviting high school teen artists, athletes, techies, entrepreneurs and leaders. The summit will show attendees how to connect their interests with volunteering with hands-on workshops, service projects and a “nonprofit expo.”
Use code MyMotivIs for free registration. The summit will be from 11:45 a.m.–5 p.m. at SDSU’s Montezuma Hall (6075 Aztec Circle Drive). Visit bit.ly/2fiYAfO to register.
La Mesa Chamber holiday mixer and toy drive
Tuesday, Dec. 6
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a holiday mixer at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse (5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa) from 5:30–7 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy food and fun while donating new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to military children ages 2–13 years old living in La Mesa. Admission is free for chamber members, $10 for guests and $20 at the door. Bringing a new, unwrapped toy will entitle you to two drink tickets. Toys can also be dropped off at Uneeke Boutique (4674 Nebo Drive) and Westside Automotive (7227 University Ave.). Visit bit.ly/2fj9imh for more information.
The Boulevard Stroll
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Join neighbors and friends at this monthly stroll along La Mesa Boulevard from 5–8 p.m. There will be deals and special guests featured at participating businesses; activities for kids; local artists on hand; and music and entertainment. This month’s stroll will feature a visit from Santa Claus. Attendees can also vote on their favorite holiday storefront. Visit lamesaboulevardstroll.com for more details.
‘Holiday Open House’
Wednesday, Dec. 14
The La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (8450 La Mesa Blvd.) is hosting an open house from 9:30–11:30 a.m. to showcase the programs and services of the center. There will be food, fun and entertainment. Visit cityoflamesa.com for more information and call 619-667-1322 to RSVP.