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September/October 2015 Calendar of Events


Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:

Sept. 11–27 Freud’s Last Session

Back for a limited engagement after a popular spring run, Freud’s Last Session is about two of the 20th century’s great thinkers, C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud, who meet for a profound and often funny conversation as the world slides into WWII.

Oct. 9–Nov. 15 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

When dramatic winds overturn orphan Dorothy Gale’s small farm existence, she is forced to form new friendships and fight for all that is dear to her in a strange world on the brink of war. This new adaptation is based on L. Frank Baum’s American folktale.

Coronado Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org

Coronado Playhouse presents:

Sept. 11–Oct. 18 Thoroughly Modern Millie

In search of a new life, young Millie Dillmount from Kansas ventures to New York City in 1922. But her grand plan to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him goes awry — all in a world of flappers and explosive tap numbers.

Coronado Community Center theater. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com


Saturday, Sept. 5 Optimist Club of Coronado Sports Fiesta

The three events comprising the 44th annual fiesta start and finish at Sunset Park, one mile northwest of the Hotel Del Coronado on Ocean Boulevard next to Gate 5, Naval Air Station North Island. The triathlon begins at 7 a.m., the 5K Run at 9 a.m. and the one-mile rough water swim at 10 a.m. (619) 920-8653 or optimistclubofcoronado.org/optimist-sports-fiesta


Saturday, Sept. 12 MainStreet Garden Party

The 24th annual garden party will feature local chefs’ specialty dishes, libations, entertainment and a silent auction in the backyard of the historic Hansen estate at 711 A Ave. from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds support the Orange Avenue median gardens. (619) 437-0254 or CoronadoMainStreet.com

Sept. 12 & 13 Coronado Art Walk

A free, public event put on by the Coronado Historical Association. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tented booths at the Coronado Ferry Landing house artists’ paintings, handcrafted jewelry, photography, ceramics and other artistic mediums. Activities for both kids and adults include hat making, weaving, face painting, and making cards to send to deployed soldiers. Both days feature musical entertainment. coronadoartwalk.org 

Sunday, Sept. 13 CC125 Concert on the Green

Ron’s Garage will perform a free concert on the Coronado Golf Course from 5 to 7 p.m. Festival seating; food and beverage available from Bayside Grill. Coronadoarts.com 

Thursday, Sept. 17 Coronado Hospital Foundation golf tournament

The tournament will be held this year at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course and will be followed by a dinner, awards reception and silent auction. Individual playing spots, $300; foursomes, $1,000; cost includes golf, lunch, snacks and dinner. Proceeds benefit the Coronado Hospital Foundation. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Sandy Gross, (619) 522-3766 or sandy.gross@sharp.com.

Thursday, Sept. 17 7th annual Speed Festival Car Procession

Forty race cars — all of which will race over the course of the Coronado Speed Festival in the days following, will travel from Naval Air Station North Island down Orange Avenue, then park at Rotary Plaza at Isabella Avenue for closer inspection at 3:30 p.m. Viewing is free to the public. Fleetweeksandiego.org

Saturday, Sept. 19 Coronado celebrates 80 years of lawn bowling

The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC) will host a 2-Bowl Mixed Triples Community Charity Tournament in which 16 local community teams will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The entry fee pool will be donated to the winning team’s charity of choice. Event is free of charge, but CLBC is seeking additional donations to increase the amount awarded to charity. 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Coronado Lawn Bowling Green at 7th Street and D Avenue. (619) 319-5509

Sept. 19 & 20 18th annual Coronado Speed Festival

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association presents three days of vintage car racing, car shows, a pit crew challenge and military displays staged on the runways of North Island Naval Air Station. The festival is the premier event of the San Diego Fleet Week activities, and serves both as an open house for the base (offering ship tours and static displays of helicopters, airplanes and small boats that guests can climb aboard and explore) and a tribute to the branches of the military with operations in San Diego. All active duty, active reserve and their direct dependent military ID holders receive free admission. Fleetweeksandiego.org 

Sunday, Sept. 27 CREA’s 4th annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off 

CREA stands for Coronado Real Estate Association most of the year, but on this day it stands for CREAtures. CREA urges all Coronadans to leash up their pets and bring their appetite to Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way, for its popular annual event benefitting PAWS of Coronado and organized in conjunction with the city of Coronado.  $10 enters a pet in the competitions for most beautiful female, male, rescue and senior (12 years and older) pet, as well as best costume.  Admission is free; donations requested for chili tastes. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., (619) 522-7371

Sept. 27–Oct. 4 Hotel del Coronado Oktoberfest

The Sun Deck at the Del becomes a Bavarian-style beer garden with bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers. Daily ceremonial keg tappings and live music round out the experience. Admission is free; food and drink purchased a la carte. (619) 435-6611 or hoteldel.com

Sunday, Sept. 27 Superfrog XXVII Triathlon

This half-ironman event is comprised of a 1.2-mile open-ocean swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Proceeds benefit Islander Sports Foundation, Optimist Club of Coronado charities and the Navy SEAL Foundation. www.superfrogtriathlon.com

Saturday, Oct. 3 Coronado Writers’ Workshop

A variety of workshops for all levels of writers and aspiring writers. At Coronado High School, 650 D Ave.; pre-registration required. Coronadoarts.com.

Sunday, Oct. 4 23rd annual Coronado Fire Department Open House

Coronado firefighters and police officers invite the community to meet local public safety officials, tour the police and fire departments, see fire trucks and participate in fire safety activities. Hot dogs, beverages and musical entertainment will be provided. Officials will close off the streets around Coronado’s main fire house on Sixth Street near D Avenue as well as streets near the Coronado Police Department for the fun and informative event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (619) 522-7374

Oct. 5–9 EDCO Coronado Fall Cleanup

Bulky items will be picked up without charge from Coronado residences on the regular day of residential collection service. (619) 234-7774

Saturday, Oct. 10 Coronado Treasures Roadshow —125 Years of Coronado Antiques

Bring your treasures and objects of interest to the Coronado Historical Association between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a fee of $15 per object for CHA members or $18 for non-members, appraisers will let you know what your items are worth.

1100 Orange Ave., (619) 435-7242

Wednesday, Oct. 14 6th annual Taste of Coronado

Meander along and about Orange Avenue, where participating restaurants will offer food and beverage samples from 5 to 9 p.m. Trolley cars will be available to transport attendees. Tickets are $40 ($45 day of, though last year’s event sold out). Check in at Rotary Park (1000 block of Orange) or across from the Ferry Landing (101 B St.). Produced by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club. Atasteofcoronado.com

Saturday, Oct. 17 Celebrate Oz festival

Spreckels Park will be taken over by all things Oz in celebration of L. Frank Baum’s treasured tale. Enjoy art exhibits, music and dance performances, children’s activities and more — all free to the public. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Coronadoarts.com 

Saturday, Oct. 24 31st annual Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction

Themed “Masquerade on Bourbon Street,” this evening of dinner, dancing, online, live and silent auctions, and musical entertainment at the Hotel del Coronado raises money for Coronado schools. Guests are encouraged to wear masquerade masks with attire of choice. 5-11:30 p.m. Tickets, $150 before Oct. 2, $175 after. Reserved 10 tops and VIP lounges available. Online auction opens Oct. 9., csfkids.org./auction.  (619) 522-8059 or csfkids.org

At the Coronado Library

Sept. 11 & 12 Tribute to Sue Tushingham McNary 

Coronado artist Sue Tushingham McNary, known for her paintings of the Hotel Del, will exhibit and sell originals and prints in the Winn Room. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 5–City History exhibit

Never-before-seen memorabilia from the City of Coronado archives will be on display throughout the library.

Thursday, Oct. 8 The Diaries of John D. & Lillie Spreckels

Debbie Watts has adapted her book, The Diaries of John D. & Lillie Spreckels, into a play, which she and performer Tom Dolan will read aloud in character as the Spreckels. Event is free to the public. 7 p.m. in the Winn Room. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library



Sept. 4–7 U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

The B Street cruise ship terminal will be transformed into a beach when 300 tons of sand are moved to the site for the fourth annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge. In addition to public viewing of the sculptures as they take shape, the event will feature live musical entertainment, gourmet food trucks, and kids’ activities. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily (9 p.m. on Saturday). Ticket prices vary per day. ussandsculpting.com 

Oct. 2–4 Miramar Air Show

For three days, the skies of San Diego are alive with the impressive aircrafts of the U.S. armed forces – all performing amazing aerial feats. Aircraft flight line is at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. General admission for “bring your own seating” is free and open to the public; preferred paid seating options available. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. with twilight shows until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Miramarairshow.com

Armchair Travel Series

The Coronado Senior Center’s Armchair Travel Series meets the second Tuesday of the month in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center. Refreshments reflecting the regional cuisine of the country to be discussed are served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., after which the speaker begins presenting. A $5 donation is requested. 1845 Strand Way

Tuesday, Sept. 8: Sue and Lee Cargill on hiking and biking in Switzerland

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Karen Beatty on the Amazon rainforest, Peru and the Galapagos

Karen Beatty (CHS, ’63) taught math for several years at Coronado High School. Since retiring, Beatty has traveled the world, with adventures in Russia, Cambodia, Latvia, Serbia and Jordan in her wake. For armchair travelers, Beatty will share such recent experiences as balancing in a wooden canoe above a pool of piranhas in the Amazon and the joys of getting up close and personal with blue footed boobies in the Galapogos.

Frightfully Fun!

Friday, Oct. 23 Halloween Happening

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center, the Coronado Recreation Department hosts carnival games, jump houses, gruesome grub, games, monster-rific crafts, a “tot lot,” and a haunted house with different levels of “scare factor.” 1845 Strand Way, (619) 522-7342

Friday, Oct. 30 Children’s Halloween party at the Coronado Library

The library’s annual Halloween party features carnival games, puppet shows and a costume contest; 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Ave.

Friday, Oct. 30 Hallo-wine & Spirits

“Witches and Warlocks” is the theme of the sixth annual Hotel del Coronado trick-or-treating party for grown-ups (21 and up), featuring specialty foods by the Del’s culinary team, dancing and a costume contest. 7 p.m.-midnight. $125 per person, Hotel del Coronado, (619) 435-6611.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Downtown Goes Ghostly

Coronado’s little trick-or-treaters can go searching for Halloween goodies from the merchants on and around Orange Avenue from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Board members from MainStreet, which puts on the event, will hand out goodies at Rotary Plaza. (619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com

Lamb’s Players Announces Season 2016

Mar. 4–Apr. 10 The Miracle Worker

The true story of Helen Keller and her remarkable teacher Anne Sullivan comes alive in this fresh and powerful production of the American classic.

Apr. 22–May 29 Dinner with Marlene

The world premiere explores an actual dinner party in Paris with singer and movie star Marlene Dietrich. As socialites, artists and writers convene, Europe is starting to come apart at the seams.

June 10–Aug. 7 American Rhythm

Lamb’s ensemble of actors, singers and dancers plus an amazing band take the audience on a memorable journey through 100 years of American music.

Aug. 19–Oct. 2 Beau Jest

Sarah’s parents believe she is engaged to a charming doctor. She’s not, but when they arrive in town for a dinner party, she hires an actor to keep the fiction alive. Hilarity and romance ensue.

Oct. 14–Nov. 20 Equivocation

This regional premier explores what it means to tell the truth in difficult times. The King’s government pressures Shakespeare to write a politically biased history of the Gunpowder Plot into one of his plays.

New season ticket subscriber orders will be taken beginning October 9; (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org

CLM Starfish

Art Walk at the Coronado Ferry Landing, Sept. 12 & 13
Art Walk at the Coronado Ferry Landing, Sept. 12 & 13
While climbing Macchu Picchu, Karen Beatty had to share the wild and winding trail with fellow backpackers … and a llama or two
While climbing Macchu Picchu, Karen Beatty had to share the wild and winding trail with fellow backpackers … and a llama or two
Hallo-wine and Spirits party at the Hotel del Coronado
Hallo-wine and Spirits party at the Hotel del Coronado 
Coronado Speed Fest
Coronado Speed Fest

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