Monday, January 16, 2017

Call for Plays: One Act Play Festival at Veterans Museum

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park (VMBP) seeks submissions for its upcoming One Act Play Festival (OAPF).  The purpose of OAPF is to present short plays that highlight various aspects of Veterans’ issues, including (but not limited to) family relationships, health issues, Veteran/civilian relationships, and Veteran reintegration.  We welcome submissions from any playwright regardless of Veteran status.  Selected plays will receive a full staging at the OAPF.  Plays not selected may be considered for future productions.

Deadline: February 17, 2017; playwrights will be notified on or around March 17, 2017

Performance Dates: April 21-23, 2017

Plays may not exceed 10 minutes in length.  Submissions exceeding the 10 minute time limit will not be considered. Plays should involve 4 or fewer characters if possible.  Plays with minor technical requirements will be given preference.  The subject matter of the plays should in some way address issues related to Veterans, their families, and the relationship of Veterans to the civilian community.

Submission Process:
- Electronic Submission:
- Email  plays in PDF or DOC format to
- Mail and In-Person Submission: Typed scripts may be dropped off or mailed to:
Tony LoBue, Arts Director
The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
2115 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA  92101

Submission Fee:
To help fund the production of the festival, a $10 donation is asked for each submission.  If this is a hardship for you please contact the festival organizers.
- Pay Fee Online:  To pay by credit or debit card, visit
- Pay Fee by Check or Money Order:
- In Person or Mail: Make checks payable to The Veterans Museum and mail or dop off to
Tony LoBue, Arts Director
The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
2115 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA  92101
- Pay Fee by Cash:  Cash payment may only be accepted if made in person at VMBP during regular museum hours.

Contact Information:
Tony Lo-Bue, Arts Director at VMBP

Katie Turner, Festival Producer and Artist-in-Residence

Don’t have a play?  Join our playwriting workshop starting Tuesday January 24th and write a play with us!  Drop-in any Tuesday 6-9pm.  Fee is $15/class or $100 for all 6.

We want your voice!
Submit a play today!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Trunk Show at Family Vision Care

Saturday, December 10, 2016  9am - 1pm

Family Vision Care, the office of Drs. Sneag, Langford, and Tan, presents this special event!

We will be showing the newest and hottest styles from Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bebe, Lacoste, Diane Von Furstenberg and many more with representatives on hand for individualized consultation!

There will be yummy snacks, and raffles held for cool gifts and prizes!

Plus check out these big savings:
*20% or $80 OFF your first complete pair of glasses, whichever is greater 
*40% OFF your second complete pair of glasses
*Some exceptions might apply; cannot combine with insurance plans.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment! (858) 560-5181

Monday, December 5, 2016

Senior Resource Center January 2017 Programs

The Sharp Senior Resource Center offers free health education and screening programs for seniors and their families each month. The Senior Resource Center, 4320 Genesee Ave. #104, San Diego CA 92111 also provides free information and assistance for health information and community resources, call 858-939-4790. For information on additional programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at Here are  the programs for January:

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process designed to assess your personal beliefs, values, and health care goals so that you can make important decisions with more comfort and ease. This free seminar will provide an overview of the ACP process, basic tools to help define your own health care choices, and communication tips you can use to help start the conversation with your loved ones. This free program is presented by Teressa Vaughn, Sharp HospiceCare on Tuesday, January 10, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at

Gait and balance disorders can contribute to falls, and life–altering injury, especially in older adults. Learn about gait and balance disorders and their associated treatment from Justine Bono Foltz, a Sharp affiliated Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from the Sharp Senior Health Center. Wednesday, January 18 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at

Learn new techniques for effectively communicating with a person experiencing memory loss, managing challenging behavior and personality changes and practices for self-care from Amy Abrams, Education Manager, Alzheimer’s San Diego on Monday, January 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at

Understand the physical, social and emotional changes in aging adults. Explore signs of normal vs. abnormal aging. Discuss successful ways of staying physically, emotionally and socially active with Martha Ranon, Director of Education and Outreach for Southern Caregiver Resource Center on Tuesday, January 24, 1 to 2 p.m. at the All Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego. Registration is required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at

Receive free information about Medicare, HMO’s supplement insurance or long-term care insurance from trained volunteer counselors of HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program). Choose the date best for you. Wednesday, January 4, Wednesday, January 11 or January 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sharp Senior Health Center, 4320 Genesee Ave. #104, San Diego. Appointment required. Call HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.

Sharp Senior Resource Center’s Registered Nurse offers free blood pressure checks. No appointments necessary. Public is welcome.
Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta, San Diego, Tuesday, January 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, Tuesday, January 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Dr., San Diego, Monday, January 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Sharp Memorial Senior Resource Center staff is trained to help seniors and their families connect with other services. Do you need a Vial of Life? Do you need an Advance Directive for Health Care form? Do you need information on caregiving, exercise or health? Call the Senior Resource Center at 858-939-4790.