The San Diego Unified Port District will celebrate a new public art piece in Tidelands Park at 11 a.m. on September 12 and invites the community to see “Penelope” by Fallbrook artist Michael Stutz. The 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s “Odyssey” will be installed in its new waterfront location overlooking San Diego Bay and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in the northeast corner of Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive. The artwork was first commissioned by the Port’s Public Art Program in 2009 and was previously located on the San Diego Waterfront between Seaport Village and Tuna Harbor. Due to the construction of an area park, “Penelope” was temporarily moved off the waterfront and placed into storage.
The City’s contractor has started its annual tree trimming service for publicly owned trees in the area bounded by Alameda Boulevard, Orange Avenue, First Street and Fourth Street. The area is called Sector 1 and is outlined in the map below. The City asks residents to please be aware of no-parking signs throughout that sector and plan ahead. There are approximately 1,100 trees to be trimmed in Sector 1. The work may take up to 90 days. The tree trimming contractor will have a crew of about five members with several large trucks moving throughout the area. The work should be completed by mid-October.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 8-30-19
September at the Spreckels Center:
- On Tuesdays, September 10 and 17, from noon to 4 p.m., the AARP Smart Driver course, the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older, will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center.The California Department of Motor Vehicles recognizes this course as an approved Mature Driver Improvement Course for an automobile insurance premium reduction. Please check prior to taking this course for any additional requirements for eligibility. Attendance at both sessions is required. The fee is $15 for AARPmembers and $20 for nonmembers. Call now to reserve your seat.
- The Spreckels Center continues its quarterly Osher Lifelong Learning Institute partnership “Saturday Arts Lecture” on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The streaming lecture will be “It’s Only Rock and Roll: The Folk Revival: Guthrie to Dylan.” Robert Cancel, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, is the featured speaker. Register now to reserve a seat.
- Balboa Park Tour on Thursday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with docent-led tours of the Spanish Village Art Center and the Timken Museum of Art, as well as an optional lunch at the Prado. Cost is $35 for Coronado residents/$44 for nonresidents. This Balboa Park day trip includes transportation from the Spreckels Center, along with the expertly guided tours. Lunch is not included in the price.
- Armchair Travel Returns Tuesday, September 17, at 6 p.m. with adventures to the Taj Mahal. Coronado’s own Helen Anderson, who founded the Armchair Travel program in 2013, is the evening’s featured speaker. Light refreshments begin at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents.
Today marks a milestone of 50 years for the San Diego – Coronado Bridge. Opening at midnight on August 3, 1969 at the same time the Coronado Ferry ceased operations after 83 years. It was a day full of emotion for Coronado residents who grieved at the loss of their beloved ferries and a simpler way of life, but at the same time marveled with amazement and concern at the bridge, knowing that their island was undergoing big changes.
Tonight the city celebrates with a concert, hosting the golden anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 3, with a community concert on the Golf Course greens on the actual anniversary of the bridge’s opening. The concert is free and open to the public. Local band “Ron’s Garage” will perform music from the 1960s from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The July issue of Crown City Magazine looks back to 1969 and tells stories of the history of the bridge as well as highlighting history in Coronado circa 1969. www.CrownCityMagazine.com
The Coronado Fire Department’s 2019 annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit the San Diego Burn Institute is set for Sunday, July 28. Spaghetti will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. If you would like any other information, call (619) 522-7374.
- ADULT PROGRAMS:
- There will be a free screening of the film “On the Basis of Sex” starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22. The movie explores the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
- A special welcoming orientation will be held at the Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, by the Library and the Coronado Floral Association to those interested in knowing more about the annual Coronado Flower Show. Attendees will learn about the Show’s design division, an overview of various National Garden Club styles and approaches to creating floral designs to help inspire others. The two-hour event will include how to become more involved in the longest-running tented flower show in the United States.
- A free “Introduction to Excel” workshop will be held at the Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.Please call the Library to sign up.
- Wine expert Eric Awes will lecture on the major wines and wine regions of France at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Participants will receive a coupon for Coronado’s Wine a Bit to further their wine exploration.
- YOUTH EVENTS:
Enjoy one last “Great Coronado Bake Off” this summer at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Kids will be given ingredients and tasked with creating book characters.
- Toddler Story Hour: Tuesday and Friday at 10:10am in the Ruby Room
- Preschool Story Hour: Tuesday and Friday at 10:45am in the Ruby Room
- Beach Storytime will be held next to the Main Lifeguard Tower at Coronado Central Beach on Ocean Boulevard at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Look for the purple tent next to the new walkway.
- Kids of all ages are invited to twist themselves into pretzels at Giant Twister on the Children’s Patio at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Stretch out before taking on the life-sized version of the game.
- Teens can try out test questions, and practice ways to improve their scores on the ACT and the SAT to prep for the college tests at 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 24. This free event is being held in partnership with High Performance Tutoring. No registration necessary. At 2 p.m., the same day, teens can create their own Walk of Fame star to take home. Design something that reflects the true star of your own show: you. All supplies provided.
For More Info go to: Coronado Public Library July Calendar