Life: Briefs

Outdoor films at MCASD
MCASD will once again offer its Parking Lot Pictures as part of its summer film series. Three films will be offered for free outdoors this summer.

Richard Donner’s “Superman” will be screened in the MCASD parking lot on July 24 at 8 p.m.

“Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” will be shown at 8 p.m. August 14.

And the very low budget, Raiders of the Lost Ark: “The Adaptation,” will screen at the same time on July 10.

The film screenings take place at MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street.

La Jolla Toastmasters celebrating 30th anniversary
Toastmasters of La Jolla is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year on Tuesday, June 3. All past members and interested persons are welcome to attend that meeting.

Refreshments will be provided. Founded on June 1, 1978, by Helen Blanchard, known as the “First Lady of Toastmasters,” she was the first woman president of the La Jolla club. Blanchard then went on to be the first women President for Toastmasters International. After she was allowed to join, then the gates opened for women all over the world to join Toastmasters in their respective communities.

Toastmasters of La Jolla is a member club with Toastmasters International, a worldwide organization with over 10,500 clubs and over 200,000 members, in over 90 countries.
Toastmasters began in 1924 with a mission that remains the same today: To provide a mutually supportive positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

The club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the La Jolla Firehouse YMCA Engine Room, first floor. Everyone is welcome.

Contact Lee Sandvick at (619) 218-5014. For more information visit

Participants needed for UCSD diet program study
Nutrition experts at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center are seeking overweight women to participate in The FAB (Food, Attitudes and Body) Study, a research study analyzing the effectiveness of commercial diet programs.

UCSD is coordinating the multi-center study which will include a total of 440 participants from San Diego, Tucson, Minneapolis and Portland.

Participants must be 18 years or older, overweight (BMI between 25 and 40), able to participate in physical activity, willing and able to participate in individualized counseling, and attend clinic visits over a two-year period.

For more information and to determine eligibility, contact the project coordinator at (858) 822-6162.

UCSD Medical Center to provide info on women with heart disease
UCSD Medical Center is providing a support group for women with heart disease in the San Diego community. They will meet at UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla on the third Tuesday of every month from noon until 1 p.m. at 9350 Campus Point Drive in the Lycan Room (1-245).

The support group is affiliated with WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the only national advocacy organization for women heart patients.

WomenHeart’s goal is to improve the quality of life and quality of health care for all women with heart disease through support, information and advocacy.

WomenHeart wants to make sure every woman gets early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

WomenHeart was founded by women with heart disease in 1998 and is dedicated to reducing death and disability among the 8,000,000 American women with heart disease.
More information can be found at it’s website at

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