Best Bets for Fun Things To Do In and Around La Jolla, July 5-July 12
Viva La France!
The Social Service League of La Jolla will celebrate Bastille Day, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 in the Rose Garden of
Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave. The French Gourmet will cater the party and a medley of French songs will be rendered by pianist Janie Prim and opera singer Walter Du Melle. Reservations are $40 and include drinks, dinner, entertainment and valet parking. (858) 454-7625.
Group Knits Together
All ages and skill levels of knitters are welcome to the Knitting Bee, 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Local author and knitwear designer Kristi Porter will host the free program July 10 and Aug. 14. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Diego Sculptors Guild will present a Grand Gallery Re-Opening Celebration, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at The San Diego Sculptors Guild located in Gallery 36, Spanish Village, Balboa Park. The event will include new works by all members, unveiling of the Guild Collaborative Rubik’s Cube Project, sculptural floral arrangements, catering, music and a book release and signing. (619) 238-0522. sandiegosculptorsguild.com
La Jolla Art Association Gallery will present the retrospective show and sale, “Southwest Memories” by the late La Jolla artist JT Gunn (daughter of physicians Charlotte and Joseph Thompson), through July 15 at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla Shores. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily, (858) 459-1196.
Music & Ice Cream
The La Jolla United Methodist Chancel Choir complete with soloists, duos and instrumentalists, will perform Academy Award-winning songs with an all-Disney theme, 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Admission is free though an offering will be taken. Ice cream sundaes will be served after the concert. lajollaunitedmethodist.org
Evening of Fine Art
La Jolla’s many art galleries will host a First Friday Art Walk throughout the Village, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 6. The free event will feature gallery tours, cuisine and wine selections. For more details, contact Monarch Gallery, 1205 Prospect St. (858) 454-1231.
The fourth annual San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition ends Sunday, July 8 at Geisel Library on the UC San Diego campus. View old books deconstructed, cut, twisted, folded, fanned, and distorted into new objects of beauty. Free during library hours. (858) 534-3336. sandiegobookarts.org
Walking Tours of La Jolla
La Jolla Historical Society’s Docents will host guided walking tours of La Jolla on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month beginning at 10 a.m. at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Upcoming dates are July 14 and 28. Advance reservations $10 at (858) 480-6424.
Know Your Local Shark
Andy Nosal, a Scripps Ph.D. student, will be the next Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science lecturer with his presentation, “Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores,” 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 9 at the Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Tickets are $5-$8 at (858) 534-5771 or aquarium.ucsd.edu
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