Spreckels Music Series Inaugural Concert: The John D. Spreckels Center announces the inaugural event in the Spreckels Music Series. The Series is a new initiative to host high-caliber music performances that engage the 50-plus audience. A diverse mix of performances will be offered. On Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., 35 members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus perform selections from two of their previous concerts. The cost is $30 for Coronado residents and $37 for nonresidents and includes a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments and beverages provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. We expect this event to sell out quickly so reserve your tickets now. Sponsors are needed. For information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh St., call (619) 522-7343, or visit online at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.
C3 Gallery Artist Reception – Join the City of Coronado and its Cultural Arts Commission as they host an artist reception to celebrate the opening of the C3 Gallery’s newest exhibition, “50 Years Ago: Inspired by the Events of 1969.” The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music, light appetizers and a no-host bar. For more info: CoronadoArts.com
Fifty years ago, man set foot on the moon and Woodstock became a cultural milestone, as the war in Vietnam dragged on. Sesame Street premiered on Public TV. Coronado was changed forever with the opening of the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge as well as the Coronado Cays. This exhibition features artwork inspired the events of 1969.
The next nonprofit series of banners for the Orange Avenue Banner Program installation will mark the 25th anniversary of Lamb’s Players Theatre. Banners will be installed the week of September 15 and will remain up through the Thanksgiving holiday. The program, initiated in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. Two of the five annual banner installations are open to local nonprofit organizations. The application deadline for the January through March 2020 series is October 15. Applications are available on CoronadoARTS.com. For more information, call (619) 522-2633.
A Star is Born – Coronado Island Film Festival 2019 Classic Movie Series
Presented by Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF)
Aug. 28, 2019, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Vintage Village Theater Main Theater 820 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118
The Coronado Island Film Festival presents The Festival Classic Movie Series 2019. “An oldie but goodie every month!”
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit coronadoislandfilmfestival.com
Vote for the 2020 Coronado Community Read
From the one hundred and one titles that were nominated since the conclusion of the 2019 Coronado Community Read. The Coronado Cultural Arts Literary Arts Team has narrowed down the titles to these five titles. Now it’s time for you to help choose next the 2020 Coronado Community Read.
Cast your vote for one of the five titles by September 13. The winner of the community read will be announced in September, the Coronado Community Read will take place in February of 2020.
Stop by the library to check out a copy of the top five.
Cast your vote in person at the Library,
the Coronado Community Center or Bay Books.
Or vote on line here: Vote for the 2020 Coronado Community Read
The Community Read made possible by Friends of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission.
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Arm Chair Travel: On Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. join your neighbors at the Spreckels Center as Coronado residents Bob and Berie Grobe discuss their 4,000-mile adventure from the top of North Island New Zealand at Cape Reinga to the southern tip of South Island at Stirling Point in Bluff. This is a new location for Armchair Travel. Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the speaker’s presentation. Cost is $5. To register, call the Spreckels Center at (619) 522-7343 or come by. The Spreckels Center is at 1019 Seventh St.