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MAN DIEGO AT TRUE NORTH Mama’s Kitchen is celebrating


its 20th anniversary this year and to celebrate it will be holding a bar Olympics event called “Man Diego” March 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at True North Tavern at 3815 30th St. Mama’s Kitchen, a provider of


nutritious meals for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer since 1990, will be using this fundraiser to help continue ser- vices. “Man Diego” will consist of bar Olympic-style games in a tournament for men and women. There will be three rounds of quick, non-alcoholic bar games followed by a taco-eating contest. Hor d’oeurves will be provid- ed by Urban Solace as well as music, prizes and food and drink specials. Team spots are limited and


teams of two can pre-register for $60, which includes two T-shirts, two complimentary drink tickets and two faux mustaches. Specta- tor tickets are $10. To register your team, call (619) 233-6262 ext. 112 or e-mail kim@mamaskitchen. org. For more information visit ma- maskitchen.org or mandiego.org.


SD SCIENCE FAIR KICKS OFF WITH FAMILY DAY IN BALBOA PARK The annual San Diego Science


Fair will be held from March 19 through 26, and will open with Sci- ence Family Day in Balboa Park. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can visit the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the San Diego History Cen- ter, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Japanese Friendship Garden and many other participat- ing museums and cultural centers. There will be hands-on activities of-


fered at all of the participating muse- ums and all are free with admission. Events will continue all week


and will include the 57th annual Greater San Diego Science Fair in Balboa Park, as well as a Science Sample with more than 20 demon- strations at SDSU, such as liquid-ni- trogen ice cream and a wind tunnel. For a full listing visit sdscience- festival.com.


“…THEN I WROTE A SING ABOUT IT” PREMIERING AT DIVERSIONARY THEATRE Diversionary Theatre is premier-


ing the first West Coast production of “…Then I Wrote a Song About It” from March 25 to April 10. The one-man musical will be performed by Nick Cearley, who acted the role originally when it had its world premiere in New York City at Luna Stage in November of 2010. The pro- duction was directed by Igor Goldin, who will also be taking over the di- rection at Diversionary. Previews of the musical will be


held on March 25 at 8 p.m. and March 26 at 3 p.m., with an official opening on the 26th at 8 p.m. at 4545 Park Blvd. Tickets are $33 Sunday, Monday and Thursday and $35 Friday and Satur- day with $4 off for students, seniors and military. For more information call 220-0097 or visit diversionary.org.


NEW SAN DIEGO PRIDE IN- TERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED A new interim executive director


has been appointed to San Diego LGBT Pride while SD Pride search- es for someone to permanently fill the position. Frank G. Scarpaci, a business and management consul- tant of The Vianova Group, LLC, will be holding this position, work- ing to organize and streamline the operation, leading up to the Pride


celebration July 15-17. “Frank will help us put the or-


ganization back onto a typical foot- ing, allowing us to return to being a policy board while streamlining the operations,” San Diego Pride Co- chair Larry Ramey said in a press release. “He will also help in creat- ing a smooth transition for a new, permanent executive director once that selection is made.” In opening the Hillcrest Youth


Center 10 years ago, Scarpaci raised money and produced events at high schools based on a photo- graphic exhibit celebrating LGBT youths. He has also served as a board member for the San Diego LGBT Community Center and as a consultant for organizations such as GLAAD and the San Diego Per- forming Arts League.


SAN DIEGO’S FIRST PERMA- NENT HOMELESS SHELTER UNDERWAY City council has approved the development of a permanent home- less shelter in San Diego, with a 7-0 vote, as well as the Disposition and Development Agreement with Con- nections Housing for rehabilitating the shelter’s new location and its future operations. Councilmember Todd Gloria announced that selling the World Trade Center building at 1250 Sixth Ave. to the Redevelop- ment Agency has been permitted and will serve as a location for the shelter, which will provide services as well as serving as a housing fa- cility. The sale of the building is scheduled to close escrow at the end of summer, if the project re- ceives tax credits. “The permanent service center


will help move our homeless neigh- bors off the streets and on to more productive paths,” Gloria said in a press release. “I’m glad we contin-


The Mary McT Real Estate Group JUST LISTED $579,000


3BR 2BA 3611 Utah St


3BR 2BA $634,000 1136 Edgemont St PENDING $459,000


2BR 1BA 3527 29th St


3BR 2BA $460,000 3406 Redwood St


San Diego Uptown News | Mar. 18–31, 2011


ue to make progress on this critical project.”


MAYOR SANDERS THROWS FIRST PITCH On March 5, Mayor Jerry Sand-


ers threw the first pitch at the Mid City Little League’s opening game. Along with Kearny Mesa Little League, this league is San Diego’s oldest little league, and it only uses


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one baseball field at the Adams Av- enue Recreation Center at 3491 Ad- ams Ave. for all of its games. The league started in 1949 and encompasses Kensington, North Park, Normal Heights and sections of City Heights. The league cur- rently has 275 kids from ages four to 14 and the Juniors Team is con-


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