April 28, 2000

Calendar of Events...

by Berenice Cisneros

A Delight of Dolls

Mission Branch Library in Oceanside presents a look at doll collecting and some fine examples of antique dolls. Participants are encouraged to bring items to share as the series is intended to encourage an appreciation of the study of personal history. To be held in the Mission Branch Library Community Room located at the south-east corner of El Camino Real and Mission Avenue, May 10 at 2 p.m. For additional information, please call (760) 435-5645.


Paraguayan Harpist

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, specializing in Paraguayan harp, will perform at the Oceanside Public Library Sunday, May 6 at 7 and 9 PM in the Civic Center Community Rooms adjacent to the main library. Admission is $6 to benefit the Friends of the Library and may be purchased in advance at either Friends Book Store and in the Library Administration. For more information, call (760) 435-5570.


Native American Dances

Mission Branch Library in Oceanside will host a demonstration of Native American Dancing with Eric Running-Path. The program is free and will be held outside the library located at the south-east corner of El Camino Real and Mission Avenue. The performance is Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (760) 435-5645.


Diaspora 2000

The Malcolm X Library is proud to announce the presentation of "Diaspora 2000: The African Diaspora on Film", an international program of films and videos featuring cinematic works exploring the diverse histories, cultures, values and traditions of peoples that make up the African diaspora. Films will engage and challenge the diverse identities of peoples of African descent in San Diego including African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Cuban, Black British, Martinican, gay and lesbian and transgendered, male and female.

Screenings will be held starting on Monday, May 8 and every consecutive Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the months of May, June and July. The Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street. The program is free and open to the public.


Friendship Festival

USIU 11th annual International Friendship Festival will take place on April 29. This is a daylong, outdoor event that features food, crafts, and entertainment from around the world. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students from more than 90 countries attend USIU and many international student clubs sponsor booths highlighting food and crafts from their home countries such as Thailand, Kenya, Mexico, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, and others. An outdoor stage will feature live entertainment throughout the day, including international music and dance performances and a multicul-tural student style show. The festival will take place on the library law at USIU's Scripps Ranch campus. The university is located at 10455 Pomerado Road, one mile east of Interstate 15. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (858) 635-4607.


Indian Powwow

The Indian Education Program, in conjunction with the San Diego Unified School District, invites the public to attend our powwow, Saturday, May 5, 1:00 pm, at Hoover High School (Main Gymnasium) 4477 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. They will share their dance and culture. The powwow will feature the Kumeyaay Youth, Bird Singers who are youths from various reservations throughout San Diego County. They will also offer artisan booths featuring high-quality American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork, books, Kachina dolls, sand paintings, sculpture and many other arts and crafts from American Indian nations from throughout the southwest. There will also be a food booth featuring the American Indian food. There is no admission charge. Please bring your own chair.


Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade

The Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, April 29. The Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This one day festival and parade is held on Linda Vista Road between Comstock and Ultich Streets. Admission and parking are free. Highlights include international folk art, an Ethnic Food Court, and two stages with an array of music and performances that showcase cultures and traditions from around the world. The parade begins at 11 AM, and features over 60 marking bands, equestrian groups and international pageantry.


National Poetry

On Saturday, April 29, the San Diego Public Library-Central Library will present a poetry reading program. The program features the following renowned poets: Rae Armant-rout, Fanny Howe, Kathleen Iddings and Leroy . Quintana. This poetry reading will be held in the third floor auditorium of the Central Library, 820 E Street. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call 236-5847.


Languages of the World

Hundreds of high school students will gather at Grossmont College for the 6th annual "Languages of the World Festival" on Monday, May 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in front of the library on the Main Quad. The seven languages offered at Grossmont College are Arabic, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. Each language will be represented offering a glimpse at the country's culture, food, music, clothing and more. Instructors will be on hand to answer any questions.


Family Heritage

Celebrate the diversity of North County and spend an afternoon examining the family connections, art, history, and heritage at this special afternoon of sharing and exploring. The event Of Bagels and Bodegas - A Family Heritage Day will take place Sunday. April 30 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum, California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Children and their parents will trace their family tree with local genealogy experts. Map the journey, create a family crest, add their family lineage on an interactive world map by listing their ancestor's journey to California.



The 16th annual Sony ArtWalk, a two-day event that will showcase the talents of San Diego's arts community on April 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. In addition to several hundred painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists whose vibrant displays will flood the streets of India and Kettner at Sony ArtWalk 2000. For more information, call 615-1090.


Flute Guild Festival

On April 29th and 30th the San Diego Flute Guild sill be holding its annual Flute Festival and Competitions at the music building on the campus of SDSU. Competitions will be Saturday and Sunday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. with divisions from elementary level through the adult seminar. On Saturday afternoon, guest artist Keith Underwood will be presenting a masterclass at 1:00 p.m. and a recital at 3:30 p.m. in room M113. The second masterclass will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in room M113. There will also be an exhibit room with flutes and music for purchase. Admission is: students $15 day/ $20 weekend; and adults $20 day/ $30 weekend. For more information, please call (858) 748-4721.

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