Armchair Travel – New Zealand

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.

All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 & 2

All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 and 2:  Famed children’s author Dr. Seuss would have been 115 on March 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss, the Coronado Public Library and the Cultural Arts Commission announce the opening of a new exhibition in two locations. “All Things Seuss” opens in March. “Exhibit 1” is at the Library from March 1 through May 20 and “Exhibit 2” opens in the C3 Gallery in the Coronado Community Center with a reception on March 6 in the Nautilus Room from 6 to 8 p.m. The C3 Gallery exhibition will run through August 15. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibits feature the private collection of local resident Louise Gens Wicarius. Thirty-seven pieces will be displayed for the first time in Coronado. The Library exhibition will include other Seuss memorabilia. This joint-exhibit offers a rare glimpse into a beloved American artist. For more information about the exhibition contact Coronado Art Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or

Coronado Community Read 2019

Coronado Community Read 2019:  Coronado’s 2019 Community Read is “The Practice House” by local author Laura McNeal. Copies of the book are available at the Library in print, eBook, and audio CD formats. Visit the Library to pick up a copy or reserve your copy by visiting the Coronado Public Library website. Join in discussions and enjoy programs related to “The Practice House” when the Coronado Community Read begins on February 22.

Optimist Thanksgiving Movie

The Optimist Club of Coronado will present a FREE showing of The Grinch movie at 10:00am at the Village Theatre on Thanksgiving morning.  Doors open at 9:30am.

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Coronado Island Film Festival 2018

The Coronado Island Film Festival starts tonight!  This year’s festival includes more than 100 movies, panels, parties, and live performances. The official 2018 Festival Schedule is available online now at City venues include the Community Center Nautilus Room, the Winn Room and the Spreckels Center.  Look for a “Coronado Walk of Fame” along Orange Avenue with 100 “star” pavement decals commemorating film and entertainment celebrities who have a connection to Coronado. Even if you haven’t bought a pass you can buy tickets at the door, although availability will be limited on the pre-release film showings.  It will be an amazing weekend!!!  

C3 Gallery – In Defense of Art

2018 C3 Gallery Fall Exhibition The final 2018 exhibition in the C3 Gallery will be on display in the Coronado Community Center beginning Wednesday, November 7. “In Defense of Art” features the work of 22 artists who are active military, veterans or members of a military family. This exhibition is free and open to the public. A reception is scheduled November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nautilus Room. Artists will be on hand and refreshments and entertainment are included. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or

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