Paper Shredding Event
Saturday, June 24
The city of La Mesa and EDCO Disposal Corporation present a free paper-shredding event for residents to get rid of household documents. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Mesa’s EDCO Station, 8184 Commercial St. Call 619-667-1167.
Summer basketball camps
Monday, June 26-Thursday, Aug. 10
Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges offer youth basketball camps for ages 7-16 years old. Classes are taught on-campus by college basketball coaches. Prices vary. Registration required. Visit bit.ly/2rnNpNw.
‘Qigong: Meditation in Motion’
Wednesday, June 28
Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library hosts a free program on the ancient breathing technique, Qigong. Light refreshments provided. 9001 Wakarusa St. Call 619-825-5010 or visit herricklibrary.org.
La Mesa Classic Car Show
Thursday, June 29; Thursday, July 6, 13, 20 and 27
La Mesa Village Association presents the La Mesa Classic Car Show every Thursday night through Aug. 31. The event features pre-1974 vehicles, live music and shopping. 5-8 p.m. on La Mesa Boulevard. Visit bit.ly/2qTTeiy.
Social Media Day
Friday, June 30
Learn the latest in social media marketing from the industry experts. The conference features various speakers who will share updates in the world of social media. A networking party and boat cruise will follow. Tickets $150 online before June 26. 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive. Visit bit.ly/2sxk7tk.
Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3
College Avenue Center hosts a holiday lunch with entertainment by Emma’s Gutbucket Band. Come dressed in red, white and blue. 12 p.m. at The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Visit bit.ly/2pPTBZx.
Lake Murray Fireworks and Music Fest 2017
Tuesday, July 4
Lake Murray Fireworks is back! Celebrate the Fourth of July with food, music and fireworks at Lake Murray Regional Park. Free and family-friendly. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at 5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa. Visit bit.ly/2rnIbBF.
Luau on the Boulevard
Tuesday, July 11
Celebrate local art, music and businesses with the La Mesa Boulevard Stroll. Entertainment includes a historical walking tour as well as performances from Marissa Grace and Jessie Howard. Free and family-friendly. 5-8 p.m. on La Mesa Boulevard. Visit bit.ly/2sxm4Gi.
Creative Writing Class
Wednesday, July 12
College Avenue hosts a new creative writing class taught by Lisa Balderston, a published writer and SDSU alumna. All skill levels and genres welcome. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Visit bit.ly/2pPTBZx.
Fifth Annual PAWmicon Convention
Saturday, July 15
Cosplay for a cause! Stop by Hazard Center for PAWmicon and play with some superhero pups. The event, which raises awareness for orphan dogs, features a Comic-Con costume contest, carnival games and more. 10 a.m.-noon at 7610 Hazard Center Drive. Visit bit.ly/2swXYeE.
Charley Brown Preschool’s 45th Anniversary Party
Saturday, July 15
Join former students, parents, friends and neighbors for Charley Brown Preschool’s anniversary celebration! The event features a bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and lots of food. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 5921 Jackson Drive. Call 619-463-5126.