Calendar – Oct. 28 – Nov. 24

Grossmont College’s fall preview
Saturday, Oct. 29

This event on the school’s campus (8800 Grossmont College Drive) will be held from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and will showcase information on the college’s more than 150 certificate and degree programs.

There will also be workshops for prospective students to complete their application and apply for federal and state financial aid. Campus tours will be given every 30 minutes starting at 10:45 a.m. This is a family-friendly event with a fall theme and kids are encouraged to come in costume. There will be live music provided by music department students as well. Visit for more info.

Masquerade party
Sunday, Oct. 30

East County Magazine will hold this Halloween eve party with food, a costume contest, ghost stories, prizes and more at the editor’s home (4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa). The 21-and-up event will feature music by the Bad Randies string band and Paul Nichols. Tickets are $12 and attendees are asked to bring a dish for sharing. RSVP by calling 619-698-7617 or emailing

Cornhole Tournament and Family Festival
Saturday, Nov. 5

This tournament and festival will be held from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at La Mesita Park (8855 Dallas St., La Mesa). The event will include a beer garden and food vendors. For the tournament, there will be two divisions of play with team entry fees ranging from $50-$100 and prizes ranging from $500-$1,250. Entry fees include food and drink tickets. Visit to register.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Light The Night Walk’
Saturday, Nov. 5

Friends, family, children of all ages, and co-workers form fundraising teams and enjoy an evening of fun and inspiration as they walk along a two-mile route at Petco Park (100 Park Blvd., East Village) for this event. Walkers can carry colored lanterns to signify their connection to the cause — red for friends and supporters, white for cancer patients and survivors, and gold for a lost loved one. The walk funds research to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. The walk starts at 4:30 p.m. For more information or to register for this event, visit

11th annual Historic Home Tour
Saturday, Nov. 5

The La Mesa Historical Society has partnered with Modern San Diego and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles to put on this event. The tour will feature seven homes nestled in the hillsides of Mt. Helix. Architect John Mock will be present at ones of the homes of his design. Check in and parking for the event will be at Foothills Methodist Church (4031 Avocado Blvd.) starting at 8:45 a.m. The first shuttle will leave at 9 a.m. It is recommended that attendees arrive by 1 p.m. in order to view all the homes on the tour. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of. La Mesa Historical Society members receive a $15 discount. Visit for more information.

‘Angels among us’ fundraiser
Saturday, Nov. 5

The Women’s Club at Saint Martin of Tours Church (7710 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa) will be hosting a lunch and card party to raise funds for their nonprofit. The event will be held from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost is $15. RSVP to 619-464-2950 or 619-469-3976. Visit for more information.

‘Sex in Our City’
Monday, Nov. 14

Join Alvarado Hospital for the popular “Sex in Our City” event with renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein. The evening includes dinner, discussion and decadent desserts. Dr. Goldstein and a panel of experts will discuss sexual health in adult women of all ages, pre- and post-menopause solutions, low libido, HRT, and how to spice things up in the bedroom. The dinner is free, but seating is very limited. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 10. Call 800-258-2723 or visit for more information and to pre-register.

‘If your heart stops, what happens next?’
Sunday, Nov. 20

This event sponsored by The Hemlock Society of San Diego will feature Dr. Jim Dunford, the city of San Diego’s Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services and professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSD Medical Center. Dr. Dunford will discuss Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) orders along with when to call 911 and what DNR jewelry is. This free lecture will be held from 1:30–3 p.m. followed by “Hemlock Chat” from 3–3:45 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley). Visit

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