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Center for Community Solutions to Host 10th Annual Chef Showdown on September 18th

Thursday, September 18, 6 - 9 p.m.

San Diego’s Annual Chef Showdown, hosted by the Center for Community Solutions, returns for its 10th anniversary on Thursday, September 18, 2014 showcasing San Diego’s top talents in a highly anticipated culinary competition. The September 18th fundraising event will be held at a new venue this year, the San Diego Harley-Davidson showroom, which is the largest Harley-Davidson franchise in the country. Event highlights will include food and beverage tasting stations, a raffle, silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit Center for Community Solutions (CCS). For further information, or to purchase tickets, please call Jennifer Lynaugh at (858) 272-5777 ext. 151 or visit www.ccssd.org

Location: 4645 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA
Sponsored By: Center for Community Solutions

America’s Drug Epidemic: Our Families and Our City

Saturday, September 20, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

You’re invited to an important public forum on the growing drug epidemic in greater San Diego on September 20th at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. A distinguished panel of civic leaders, including Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, Sheriff Bill Gore and more, will discuss the local and national implications of drug use as well as therapeutic possibilities for those seeking healing.

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego

San Diego 2014 PurpleStride

Sunday, September 21, 7:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Help support the fight against pancreatic cancer! Join us on Sept. 21, 2014 for PurpleStride 5K Walk/Run at De Anza Cove at Mission Bay Park.

Location: De Anza Cove - 3000 North Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA
Sponsored By: pancan.org

Friends and Family Day

Sunday, September 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Canyon View Church of Christ, 4292 Balboa Ave, San Diego, will host “Friends and Family Day” on Sunday morning, Sept. 21. A free continental breakfast, featuring donuts, bagels, rolls, fruit and quiche, will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Juices and coffee with flavored syrups and cream will be provided. A worship service will begin at 10 a.m.

Location: The Canyon View Church of Christ, 4292 Balboa Ave, San Diego

Science and Faith – Are They Really in Conflict?

Sunday, September 21, 6 - 8 p.m.

A Free, Live Simulcast, will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 6 pm, at the Carlsbad Community Church, in the Worship Center, over 1,000 seats available. The simulcast will feature two of today’s leading speakers and writers on the intersection between science and faith. Dr. John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University holds doctorates from Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the University of Wales. Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, Dr. Stephen Meyer is author of, “Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design and Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design”, a New York Times bestseller. The MC is Eric Metaxas who is author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” which has been translated into 15 languages. Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million people. (760) 729-2331 3c.org, contact@3c.org

Location: 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad, California
Sponsored By: Carlsbad Community Church

Hearts To You Craft Show

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, September 27, 2 p.m.

Hearts To You Craft Show is a crafts boutique benefitting our Preschool & Children's Ministry. Fall, Halloween & Christmas hand crafted decorations for your home, baked goods, jewelry & gifts for all. Admission & Parking are free. Craft Show Hours are: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Location: 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128
Sponsored By: Hope United Methodist Church

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 5

Oktoberfest in El Cajon September 26-28 & October 3-5! Entrance is free for those under 21 and active military. $5 for 21 and up! Featuring A Huge Biergarten, Kid's Zone, Live German music, authentic food and BBQ and game & fun for the whole family.

Location: 1017 S Mollison Ave, El Cajon
Sponsored By: German American Societies of San Diego

Ladies' Literary Tea

Saturday, September 27

While enjoying our traditional afternoon tea, Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, will present a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. For reservations and book purchase option please visit westgatehotel.tix.com

Location: 1055 Second Ave, San Diego
Sponsored By: Westgate Hotel

Museum Day

Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Join the Creation & Earth History Museum on Saturday, September 27th for Museum Day: Noah's Ark and the Door of Salvation! Special guests include, Tom Cantor, Dr. Jason Lisle, Eric Hovind, Ray Comfort and Bill Morgan. Other activities include Noah's Adventure Land, Shem Japheth & HAMS BBQ, and two petty zoos. The event is free (some activities may require a nominal fee).

Location: Creation & Earth History Museum , 10946 Woodside Ave N, Santee

Enter to WIN 2 VIP Passes to Crossroads of the West Gun Shows and a $25 Restaurant Gift Certificate

Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. - Sunday, September 28, 4 p.m.

Enter to WIN 2 VIP Passes to Crossroads of the West Gun Shows and a $25 Restaurant Gift Certificate. Crossroads of the West Gun Shows are America's Best Gun Shows. All of our shows offer hundreds of tables to meet the needs of everyone, from the once a year hunter to the avid collector. WIN HARD TO FIND .22LR AMMO. DRAWINGS EVERY 2 HOURS AT THE SHOW! Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets to the show are on sale now.

Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
Sponsored By: Crossroads of the West Gun Shows

Crossroads of The West Gun Shows - We've Got Ammo!

Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. - Sunday, September 28, 4 p.m.

Crossroads of the West Gun Shows are America's Best Gun Shows. All of our shows offer hundreds of tables to meet the needs of everyone, from the once a year hunter to the avid collector. WIN HARD TO FIND .22LR AMMO. DRAWINGS EVERY 2 HOURS AT THE SHOW! Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets to the show are on sale now.

Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
Sponsored By: Crossroads of the West Gun Shows

MCAS Miramar AirShow

Friday, October 3, 8 a.m. - Sunday, October 5

The 2014 MCAS Miramar Air Show will take place October 3, 4 and 5 -along with The Blue Angels & the Patriots Jet Team. Admission, parking and blanket seating are FREE. Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission.

Location: Miramar Corps Air Station , Miramar

Dare 2 Share’s Free Youth Leader Training Event

Thursday, October 9 - 1 p.m.

Free Youth Leader Training Event – Built for Boldness Join with Greg and hundreds of youth leaders in this insightful and empowering gathering to discover how God designed you (and desires for you) to lead a bold ministry movement. You’ll discover practical ways to: • Overcome your fears • Embrace your weaknesses • Experience God’s overpowering love • Unleash the full potential of your youth ministry! Go to http://www.dare2share.org/builtforboldness to RSVP today! Event URL: http://www.dare2share.org/builtforboldness Event Phone: 1-866-448-0272

Location: 2931 Camino Del Rio N , San Diego, CA
Sponsored By: Dare2Share Ministries

Does your car “fit” you? Find out in 15 minutes.

Thursday, October 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 9, Norman Park Center in Chula Vista is hosting a CarFit event. CarFit offers senior drivers a FREE opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. CarFit’s trained technicians and health professionals take drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommending minor adjustments to help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and participants receive information on community-specific resources geared to enhance their safety as drivers.Reserve your space and get the location by calling the AARP Info Center, (619) 641-7020. It’s FREE!

Location: 270 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Sponsored By: AARP

Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis Conference

Friday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, October 11, 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis Conference,” a national creation apologetics conference at Grace Community Church featuring Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Henry M. Morris III, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Kirk Cameron, Todd Starnes (of Fox News), Col. Jeffrey Williams and noted creation scientists/speakers. Friday, October 10 - 6:30 to 9:30 PM Saturday, October 11 - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Grace Community Church • 13248 Roscoe Blvd. • Sun Valley, CA 91352 Register online at: http://www.masters.edu/icrconference/index.html Registration: $20.00 per person; $10.00 per student

Location: Grace Community Church • 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352
Sponsored By: Institute for Creation Research