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Ray at Night Art Walk: 6 to 9:30 p.m., Ray St. between University Ave. and North Park Way, rayat- nightartwalk.com, free. “Der Rosenkavalier:” 6 p.m., San Diego Opera, 1200 Third Ave., sdopera.com, 533-7000, $35. Hillcrest Wind Ensemble “Spring Classics-Music for Winds:” 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathe- dral, 2728 Sixth Ave., 692-2077 ext. 814, hillcrestwindensemble.com, $15.


“Seussical:” 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., 298- 9978, lookingglasssd.org, adults $15, youth and military $10 and children $5. Tish Hinojosa: 7:30 p.m., AMSD Concerts, 4650 Mansfield St., 303- 8176, amsdconcerts.com, $20.


APRIL 10 Hillcrest Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hillcrest DMV, 3960 Normal St., free.


San Diego Democratic Wom- en’s Club Annual Scholarship Tea: 1 p.m., Logan Heights Branch Library, 567 28th St., free. “Floating World:” 2 and 5 p.m., a dance performance by Malashock Dance in collaboration with the San Diego Museum of Art at their James S. Copley Auditorium, 1450 El Prado, malashockdance.org, members $20, non-members $25 and students $12.50. Ambrosia: 7:30 p.m., AMSD Con- certs, 4650 Mansfield St., 303-8176, amsdconcerts.com, $25.


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Maintenance Assessment Dis- trict meeting: 6 to 8 p.m., North Park Recreation Center/Adult Center, 2719 Howard Ave., shon7@ cox.net, northparkmeetings.info, free.


Visit to the City Heights Project Area Committee meeting: 6 p.m., Metro Center, 3910 Univer- sity Ave., free.


Celebrate Monday at True North Tavern: all night long with ’80s and ’90s themed DJ sets, video and board games and endless happy hour, True North Tavern, 3815 30th St., truenorthtavern. com, free. Pajama storytime: 6:30 to 7 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl. com/missionhills, free. “A Night of Divas:” 7:30 p.m., the Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., tickets.lyricoper- asandiego.org, $25.


APRIL 12 “Smart with Money:” 2 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl. com/missionhills, free. Tues Nite Out: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, several community restaurants and retailers offer dis- counts on special items, center of Hillcrest, mostly along University Ave., visit fabuloushillcrest.com for full listings.


PAC Redevelopment Project Area Committee meeting: 6 to 8 p.m., Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., 236-6269, mlengyel@sandiego.gov, free. “Der Rosenkavalier:” 7 p.m., San Diego Opera, 1200 Third Ave., sdopera.com, 533-7000, $35.


APRIL 13 Adams Ave. Farmer’s Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at John Adams Elementary School, 4674 35th St., free.


NPPC Public Facilities Sub- committee meeting: 6 to 7:30 p.m., North Park Recreation Center/Adult Center, 2719 Howard Ave., 584-2496, dionneleighcarl- son@cox.net , free. North Park Main Street Board of Directors meeting: 7:30 to


9:30 a.m., North Park Main Street Office, 3076 University Ave., 294- 2501, npbid@northparkmainstreet. com, free.


Rafta, Rafta…: show times vary Tuesday through Sunday through April 24, The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, theoldglobe. org, 23-GLOBE, $29-$66.


APRIL 14 North Park Farmer’s Market: 3 to 7 p.m., parking lot behind CVS at 32nd St. and University Ave., free. San Diego’s Got Talent: 6 to 8:30 p.m., a performance put on by the Asian American Journal- ists Association, with all proceeds benefiting their scholarship funds, 10th Ave. Theater, 930 Tenth Ave., aajasandiego.org, $10. Mission Hills Town Council town hall meeting: 6 to 8 p.m., Francis Parker School, 4201 Ran- dolph St., ourmissionhills.com, free. “The San Diego Poetry Annual” readings: 7 p.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free.


APRIL 15 Class 1 streetcar viewing: on display until April 17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Du- rante Blvd., (858) 755-1161, free. “In Their Own Words: Classic and contemporary Native Ameri- can art:” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 5, Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, 239-0003, mingei. org, adults $7, seniors $5, youths, students and military $4, members and children under six free. Preschool storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free. North Park Promotion Com- mittee meeting: 1 to 2 p.m., Heaven Sent Desserts, 3001 University Ave., 294-2501, npbid@ northparkmainstreet.com, free.


How to Choose a Financial Advisor FINANCIAL FOCUS


If you’re like most people, you have a variety of financial goals: college for your children, a comfortable retirement, a vacation home and so on. You might be able to achieve all these goals on your own—but you will likely find it a lot easier if you get a little help from a financial advisor.


But how do you choose the right one? For starters, ask your friends, relatives and co- workers for references. Then interview some of the people they recommend. What questions should you ask at such an interview? Consider these:


• What are your qualifications? Make sure you are talking to someone who, at a minimum, has all the required licenses for selling securities.


• What type of experience do you have? Find out how long someone has been a financial advisor, but don’t rule out a person with only a limited amount of experience—a new financial advisor frequently brings a great deal of enthusiasm to his or her work. A financial advisor’s longevity is less important than whether he or she has had experience working with someone like you—someone in your financial situation, with your goals and your investment preferences.


• What is your investment philosophy? Try to learn if someone favors a specific style of investing or a particular class of investments. These styles or classes may be well-suited for some investors but inappropriate for others. If you believe the person you’re talking to has a “one size fits all” mentality, you might want to look elsewhere.


• How will you communicate with me? Financial advisors run their businesses in different ways, so there’s no one “right” way of communicating with clients. However, you need to feel comfortable that someone will always be available to answer your questions, review your accounts, evaluate your situation and make appropriate recommendations. If you are interviewing someone who has a partner or an assistant, find out whom you are likely to be communicating with, should you decide to become a client.


• What services do you provide? Find out just how a prospective financial advisor can help you. For example, some people sell investments only, while others offer investments and insurance. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t need to be a “one- stop” shopper when it comes to obtaining a wide range of services. In fact, you might want to ask a prospective financial advisor if he or she has developed working relationships with legal and tax advisors. This “team” approach can be quite beneficial to you, especially when you get into the area of estate planning.


• How are you paid? Financial advisors get paid in several different ways: fees, commissions, salary or some combination of these methods. One way isn’t necessarily any “better” than another, from your point of view, but you should have a clear understanding of what type of compensation is being used.


Your association with a financial advisor is one of the most important business relationships you’ll ever have, so make sure it’s a good one— right from the start.


San Diego Uptown News | Apr. 1–14, 2011


“Seussical:” 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., 298- 9978, lookingglasssd.org, adults $15, youth and military $10 and children $5. Groundswell: show times vary Tuesday through Sunday through April 17, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, the- oldglobe.org, 23-GLOBE, $29-$66.


APRIL 16 Get ready to experience this year’s most tantalizing taste event as you explore the “Taste of Hillcrest” taking place on Sat., April 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy a self-guided stroll that will take you to some of the top chefs in San Diego, who are preparing their best dishes es- pecially for you! From scrumptious appetizers to delectable desserts, come prepared to please your appetite. With samples created from more than 40 of the area’s prominent restaurants, you’re sure to find a new takeout favorite or dining hotspot. Once you’ve had


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your fill of savory dishes, take a break from the action to stop into over a dozen of the neighborhood’s surrounding shops participating in the 2nd Annual Sidewalk Sale, of- fering participants a variety of ex- clusive discounts and promotions. Tickets to the “Taste of Hillcrest” are $30 in advance and $35 day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Hillcrest Business Association. For more information, please call the Hillcrest Business Association at (619) 299-3330, or call McFarlane Promotions, Inc. at (619) 233-5008, or visit: fabuloushillcrest.com.u


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Date & Time: April 14th, 6 PM Location: Francis Parker School – 4201 Randolph St.


Status Updates: Vons Construction, Pioneer Park Improvements, Goldfinch Outlook Mini Park, Cell Phone Service Update, Mission Hills 5K, Sunday 4/15/12, Planning: 4th of July, Celebration in Pioneer Park, Historic Site Survey Planning ( Uptown Planning )


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