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Tea La Joya Light presents this ongoing series of online activities that can be completed on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person activities.

Day of Remembrance

• The National Veterans Memorial on Mount Soledad presents Memorial Day event at 11:00 am Monday, May 30 at 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla and online. The event will be held in honor of the Major of the Marine Corps. Megan McClung and others. McClung was the first female Marine officer to be killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as the first female Naval Academy graduate to die in action since the school was founded in 1845. For free. memedaylive.com

Reading and learning

• The Americas Institute, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy present Pacific Climate Forum of America Wednesday, June 1st to Friday, June 3rd online. The event will draw attention to climate change and the loss of marine biodiversity and natural capital throughout the Pacific countries of the Western Hemisphere and will be offered in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. For free. iamericas.org/pacific climate forum

• Tea Writing course from pen to paper held on Thursdays at 1pm at La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18 and older of any experience level. For free. (858) 552-1657

Families and children

• The La Jolla/Reeford Library, the La Jolla High School Chess Club, the Consulate General of Azerbaijan and the non-profit Global Neighborhood Project present their fourth annual Youth Chess Tournament San Diego-Azerbaijan at 10:00 am Saturday, May 28 at 7555 Draper Ave. The event, dedicated to the Independence Day of Azerbaijan, will include competitions for participants aged 8 to 18 with the assistance of members of the La Jolla High Chess Club. The winners will receive a certificate of recognition from the Consulate General of Azerbaijan. Lunch will be provided. For free. Registration required. grahamk@sandiego.gov

Health & Fitness

• Women’s Club La Jolla presents “Gentle Yoga” at 11:30 am on Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and is open to the public. 15 dollars.

art and culture

• Perry Gallery presents the book “Welcome Little Hummingbirds” at 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 26 at 2218 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla. Photographer Essi Gavameddini and Academy second-graders Stella Maris, who helped him create the book, will sign the copies. For free. To order a book write essystudio@gmail.com.

Photographer Essi Gavameddini created the book

Photographer Essi Gavameddini created the book “Welcome Baby Hummingbirds” with second graders from the Stella Maris Academy in La Jolla.

(Karen Perkins Moore)

• La Jolla Community Center presents “Fourth Friday Jazz Concert Series” Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Vocalist Rose Mallet will perform a tribute to Sarah Vaughn with Rob Thorsen, Mikan Zlatkovic and Richard Sellers. $22 upfront for community center members; $25 for non-members. $30 entry. ljcommunitycenter.org

• Kamarada presents “The Earth Moves – Music by Carole King” at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 27 at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The program will include performances with vocals, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. $38 and up. ljms.org/events

• Culture Vanguard presents “The Artist at the Table” at 18:00 on Saturday, May 28, at a private residence in La Jolla. The event will feature a five-course menu from Chef Ron Oliver and private tours of the world’s largest collection of African and oceanic art. $375. bit.ly/ArtTable2022

• BFree Studio presents “Rebirth Eternal” until Sunday, May 29 at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features the work of a street artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker TrustyScribe. For free. bfreestudio.net

• Authors featured in Warwick’s bookstore Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 1st at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Blanchard and Conley will discuss and sign their new book, The Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Become a Servant Leader and Gain Trust. Free or $22.95 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/blanchard-and-conley-2022

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Michelle Black at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 2 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Black will discuss and sign a new paperback edition of his book Sacrifice: Green Berets, Fatal Ambush, and the Gold Star Widow’s Struggle for Truth. Free or $18 for a reserved seat and a copy of the book. warwicks.com/event/black-2022

L&G Projects will host a reception to celebrate the opening of their Here Comes the Sun exhibition on Friday, June 3rd at La Jolla.

On Friday, June 3rd, L&G Projects will be hosting a reception in La Jolla to celebrate the opening of their exhibition Here Comes the Sun by artist Orit Fuchs.

(Courtesy of L&G Projects)

• L&G Projects hosts a reception to celebrate the opening of its exhibition “Here Comes the Sun” at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3rd at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The solo exhibition of the Israeli artist Orit Fuchs will last until Saturday, August 8th. 27. Free. Landgprojects.com

The La Jolla Community Center will present

The La Jolla Community Center will present “A Night in Seville” on Friday, June 3rd.

(Courtesy of La Jolla Community Center)

• La Jolla Community Center presents “Night in Seville” at 8:00 pm Friday, June 3rd at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The event will feature dance company Flamenco Sur and music by Reyes Barrios and Cambyses. $35 for community center members; $40 for non-members. (858) 459-0831, ljcommunitycenter.org/special events

• The Athenaeum Music and Art Library presents “Out of Time: Black and White Portraits by Joan Aghajanian Quinn” through Saturday, June 4 at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition features a selection of portraits of journalist and art collector Quinn. For free. ljathenaeum.org/upcoming exhibitions

• UC San Diego QI Gallery presents an exhibition “#RetroCollective” through Thursday, June 23rd at Atkinson Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. The collection of works by UCSD Visual Arts Chair Ricardo Dominguez is based on initiatives and art at the intersection of technology, political activism and critical theory. For free. Emailgalleryqi@ucsd.edu.

• Tasende Gallery presents an exhibition “Mark di Suvero” through Saturday, June 25 at 820 Prospect St., La Jolla. The display includes painted steel sculptures and drawings. For free. tasendegallery.com

• The San Diego Repertory Theater presents the 28th annual The Lipinski Family San Diego Jewish Art Festival through Tuesday, July 19, online and at various locations in San Diego. Ticket prices and information sdrep.org/jfest.

Gala and events

• Bird Rock Elementary School will celebrate its 70th anniversary by graduating “Sensation at 70!” at 4:40 pm on Thursday, May 26 at 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla. Community members, alumni, parents, and current and retired employees are invited to the event, which will include performances, campus tours, food trucks, and dancing.

• La Jolla City Council and The Shores Restaurant will present beach cleaning at noon on Saturday, May 28, starting at
Map of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla in Kellogg Park on the banks of La Jolla. Volunteers will remove debris and weeds from the park and beach. For free. The Shores Prize Draw will be awarded.

• The Estancia La Jolla Spa Hotel will host the first AgaveFestat 6:00 pm on Friday, June 3 at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road. The event will feature handcrafted Mexican spirits as well as authentic Baja-inspired cuisine, live music and other entertainment. 150 dollars. bit.ly/EstanciaAgave

Saint Germaine’s Children’s Charitypresents its June luncheon and awards ceremony at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 7th at The Lot La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave. The event will include a three-course lunch and a copy of Saint Germain’s cookbook Dinner at a Restaurant: Recipes for the Best Restaurants in La Jolla. 75 dollars. Register by Sunday, June 5th at StGermainChildrensCharity.org (click “June Dinner”).

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Send your potential clients to efrausto@lajollalight.com.

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