July 1, 2015 (La Mesa) – There is a lot of free summer entertainment in La Mesa this month, including concerts in the park, a movie under the stars, community theater and a walking club, not to mention a host of club activities for all ages and interests at the library.
Explore La Mesa’s urban trail system the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. July 8 the walk begins at Jackson Park (5870 Jackson Drive) at 9:00 a.m. for an intermediate route, approximately 2.4 miles, and on July 22 the walk begins at 6:00 p.m. at West Coast BBQ (6126 Lake Murray Blvd.) for a route of 2.6 miles. Both walks are listed as intermediate, with slight elevation changes.
This annual city free event for families will be on Friday, July 24, at La Mesita Park (8855 Dallas Street. Pre-show entertainment beings at 7:30 pm, and ). Despicable Me 2 (rated PG) will start at 8:00 pm. The movie will be shown on a 25’ x 14’ screen. Bring your lawn chair, spread out a blanket, sit back and enjoy!
Bring a picnic and blankets or chairs to the amphitheater Harry Griffen Park for this free public concert series. The music begins at 6 p.m. The line up this month is July 12 Breez’n (Jazz), July 19 Stoney B Blues Band, and July 26 Fanny and the Atta Boys (Folk/Swing).
CCT celebrates its 35th anniversary at the beautiful Mt. Helix Park amphitheater with this summer's production of Mary Poppins. Enjoy an evening with everyone's favorite nanny from July 9 through August 2. For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website at
Grossmont Center presents a a free family-friendly movie night series, so bring a comfy chair and find a space in the courtyard; movies begin at dusk, around 7:30-8:00 p.m. The movies this month are Madagascar on July 17, and The Sandlot on July 31.
- Monday - Lego and Scrabble Clubs.
- Tuesday - Silver Sneaker Yoga, Baby Lapsit, Ebook Tutoring and Bilingual Storytime.
- Wednesday - Chess Club, Knitting Club, Ebook Tutoring and PJ Storytime.
- Thursday - Preschool and Teen activities.
- Friday - Toddler Storytimes.
- Saturday - Introductory Computer Classes.
There are three routes to choose from, ranging from 0.5 miles to 1.42 miles, so you can join in at any level you feel comfortable with. The walks begin at 8am and 9am every Saturday morning. The program is proudly offered through Grossmont Adult School. To learn more and join the Mall Walkers program call 619-204-1079. [More info]
Classes held on Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning at 9 am taught by long-time instructor Rose Walters. The Yoga class is a drop-in donation based class for all levels so no registration is required.
Food Trucks around Town
- Best Buy Gathering every Tuesday from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at 8401 Fletcher Parkway, 91942.
- Food Truck Thursdays at Grossmont Center in front of Walmart Garden Center and Barnes & Noble, from Apr 02 - Nov 19 05:00 pm - 07:30 pm.
- Food Fest Fridays, 7871 University Ave, La Mesa from 5:30-8:00.
City of La Mesa Farmers Market, every Friday afternoon from 2pm - 6pm in the City Hall parking lot.
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