Orange Avenue Banners

Orange Avenue Banners

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 For more information, call (619) 522-2633.

‘Penelope’ Public Art to be Celebrated

‘Penelope’ Public Art to be Celebrated

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.

Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute

Contact:  Janine Zúñiga
Coronado, CA (September 9, 2019) 

Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute

Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel will gather at Fire Station 36 at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony.

Coronado’s first responders will mark the attacks on September 11, 2001, with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. This will be followed by comments from the Fire and Police chiefs, and Navy Base Coronado Executive Officer Capt. John DePree.

The ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of that day 18 years ago and to remember the loss of life that occurred. The City’s public safety officials especially remember all of the emergency responders and military personnel that lost their lives during their service to others.

The invocation by Chaplain Mickey Stonier will be followed by a moment of silence that begins at 6:56 a.m. and lasts three minutes to mark the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower. At 6:59 a.m., the bell at the station will ring three sets of five chimes each. Three fives is a common signal in fire service for a Line of Duty Death.

The community is invited to attend the short ceremony, which will conclude at approximately 7:15 a.m. with a performance on the bagpipes, at the Fire Station, 1001 Sixth St.

On Saturday, September 7, more than two dozen Coronado firefighters, police officers, spouses, friends and supporters participated as a team in the annual San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen emergency responder whose life was lost on that day.

This Week at the Coronado Public Library

This Week at the Coronado Public Library

This week at the Coronado Public Library
(619) 522-7390

NEW! – Baby Story Time
Monday September 9, 10:10 a.m. in the Ruby Room.

Story Time
Tuesdays in the Ruby Room
Toddler Story Time 10:10 a.m.
Preschool Story Time 10:45 a.m.
Tinker Tuesday
To celebrate Arts Education week, experiment with baking soda and vinegar to make works of art.

Tuesday, September 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

POV Film & Discussion: Bisbee ’17
Free screening of the POV Documentary Bisbee ‘17, in partnership with KPBS and POV Documentaries.
Tuesday, September 10, 6 p.m. in the Winn Room

Teens Create: Hands on Henna
Create your own Henna tattoo!
Wednesday, September 11, 2:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Free Tutoring for Teens
Encourage your Middle School, High School, or College student to attend our FREE Tutoring & SAT Prep Workshop at the Coronado Library on the second Tuesday of every month during the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Tuesday, September 10, 4 p.m. in the Conference Room

Rethinking Penelope- A Lunchtime Lecture
In anticipation of the unveiling of the public art sculpture “Penelope” at Tidelands Park on September 12th, the Library invites the public to a lecture on the mythical character by Dr. Laurel Corona. Light lunch refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, September 11, 12:30 p.m. in the Winn Room

Youth Event: Pokemon Meetup
Calling Pokemon trainers! New to the game or have you caught them all? Children and teens are welcome to come share and learn how to play Pokemon.
Thursday, September 12, 3:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Author Event – George Galdorisi
Join us with author George Galdorisi for the story behind the famous kiss.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room

Library App Workshop
Need help getting eBooks or eMagazines? Come to our Library App Workshop to find out about how to access various library material. Don’t forget to bring your device. No sign up required.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

Story Time
Fridays in the Winn Room
Toddler Story Time 10:10 a.m.
Preschool Story Time 10:45 p.m.

Autumn Piano Concert Series
Join us each Friday in September at 1 pm for a free piano concert. This week’s featured pianist is Rolf Olsen.

Friday, September 13, 1 p.m. in the Winn Room

Vegetable Gardening 101
Join us with Karan Greenwald who will show us the basics for a successful and bountiful harvest,  in the ground or in pots. Whether you are just starting or already have a garden, there is always something new to learn. Handouts will be provided.
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. in the Winn Room

Anime Club
The Anime Club will be meeting to screen Attack on Titan.
Saturday, September 14, 2 pm in the Ruby Room

Explore the Microcosmos with Foldscopes
Come build your own foldscope, a portable paper microscope. Sign up at the Children’s desk.
Saturday, September 14, 2-4 p.m. in the Ruby Room

Community Read – Voting Ends Friday, September 13
Voting ends this Friday for the 2020 Coronado Community Read.
Vote here:
Winner will be announced at the Music Festival.

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SAVE THE DATE -Taste of Coronado 2019


Taste of Coronado 2019
Thursday, October 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10th Annual Taste of Coronado – presented by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club

Spend the evening on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!

Tickets are open to all ages but you must be 21 or older to participate in the alcohol tastings.
On the day of the event, please bring your e-ticket print out to on our our ticket locations on Orange Ave

 + Location #1 Rotary Plaza at the 1000 block of Orange Ave
+ Location #2 Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St (intersection of 1st St & B Ave)

We will exchange your ticket for a tasting card. You can start your tastings from either end of Orange Avenue.

Annual Tree Trimming

Annual Tree Trimming

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

September at the Spreckels Center

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.
Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day Holiday

From the City of Coronado Weekly Update:

Labor Day Holiday: The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. Some City facilities will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule:

Labor Day Sked 2019

Summer Concert Series – Mighty Untouchables

The Mighty Untouchables
Sept 1 – 5:00pm
Spreckels Park

This supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertain throughout the world, and are guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their extensive and diverse collection of material.

Their repertoire includes songs from Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Celia Cruz just to name a few!

Website: The Mighty Untouchables

50th Bridge Commemorative Medallions

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge this year, the City of Coronado updated commemorative medallions that were first produced in 1969. The medallions were updated to reflect the 50th anniversary and a limited number were produced. There are about 70 left. The medallions can be purchased while supplies last for $35 plus tax each. For more information, contact Kelly Purvis at or (619) 522-2633.

From the City of Coronado Weekly Update 8-31-19