Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, the the 16th annual benefit regatta brings together racers, community organizations and local families for an important cause. The event takes place on Friday evening, with a dinner, followed by all day-festivities on Saturday, as guests board sponsored yachts and cruise along the race course with a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay. Proceeds benefit Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice Campaign, an initiative to build residential hospice homes in San Diego County.
The City of Coronado and the San Diego Unified Port District, through the Tidelands Activation Program, presents Movies on the Bay 2018. The community is invited to join in this free family-friendly showing of Disney Pixar’s “Coco” on Friday, July 27, at Tidelands Park. Pre-screening activities begin at 6:30 p.m. The movie begins at 8. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
John D. Spreckels Center: The Spreckels Center has a lot going on this summer. Here are a few of the offerings:
Beat the heat with an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, July 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Staff will be serving up ice cream sundaes with all your favorite toppings. After ice cream, join new and old friends for some carnival games.
The next Seasonal Floral Design class is set for Monday, August 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $45 or $35 for residents, plus a $20 materials fee due to the instructor on the day of class.In the most recent class, participants created a beachy, fresh floral arrangement that included bells of Ireland, irises, Snapdragons and seashells.
Free Presentations at the Spreckels Center continue through August featuring:
Cardiovascular Health Lecture on Thursday, July 31, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Attendees can learn what to do and what not to do to prevent heart disease.
Preventing Diabetes on Thursday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn what factors increase your risk and what small steps can have a big impact on your health and quality of life.
Caring for Adults with PTSD on Thursday, August 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to manage some of the behaviors and care for someone with PTSD.
The annual Optimist Sports Fiesta is happening on July 28. Go to the website, OptimistClubofCoronado.org for more information and to sign up.
Returning events include the 1-mile rough water ocean swim, a 5K run, and the longest, continuous running triathlon in the world. The triathlon consists of a 400 yard ocean swim, 1-mile run and 4-mile bike ride.
New events on Saturday, July 28, include a Cornhole tournament (youth and adult divisions) and Family Carnival. Both will run from noon – 4:00 pm at Sunset Park. Beach Volleyball at North Beach begins at 9 am. Pickleball and Lawn Bowling tournaments will be on Sunday, July 29th at the Coronado Marriott and Spreckels Community Center and Bowling Green, respectively.
During the open season (March, June, July, August & September), a California fishing license is required for people 16 years and older. Grunion may be taken by hand only. No holes may be dug in the beach to entrap them. There is no bag limit, but take only the fish you can use. The grunion run in April and May, but no collection is allowed, only observation.
Grunion are a species of fish that leave the water at night to spawn on beaches during the spring and summer months throughout Southern California (Santa Barbara to San Diego). For four consecutive nights, beginning on the nights of the full moons and new moons, spawning occurs after high tides and continues for several hours. The best runs normally occur on the second and third nights of the four-night period. The second hour is usually better than the first hour. Peak spawning is from late March to early June.
Grunion are unpredictable because after all….nature. Even if you only get a moonlit walk on the beach, it’s a great experience! Grunion running would just be the icing on the cake!!!
On this day in Coronado, ground was broken for the 90-bed, four-story Coronado Hospital building, with an adjacent 23-bed extended care unit. The construction is sited directly behind the old hospital on Soledad Pace. Construction was completed in two years.
Yesterday, we experienced our first outage of the season. The power went out for homes and businesses around Coronado, but didn’t affect everyone. SDGE provides resources for you when this happens including how to report an outage, and get updates.