South County Happenings, January 2nd


City councils: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday

COVID tests, vaccines in the CV town hall

COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chula Vista City Hall, 276 Fourth Avenue, with staff from the City Fire Department. Appointments are required; visit Also, a county-run test site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Ave. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins can be accepted until the maximum daily testing capacity is reached. Testing is free. Test as often as necessary to make sure you and others around you are safe. The city also has COVID-19 vaccines and booster vaccines in the same location, Building C: first and second vaccinations and booster of Moderna vaccine Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and first and second booster and Pfizer pediatric vaccines from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Bring your ID card and vaccination card (if you have one) with you to make an appointment in this or other districts.

Start of the free afternoon program

Casa de Salud Youth Center announces National City Esports, a new youth program for 2022. The Esports program is a free afternoon program for National City residents ages 13-17 that is open Monday through Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm is. The program features competitive video games and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities. Gaming participants learn strategies and techniques to take their gaming to the next level. The STEAM activities include learning how to build a desktop computer, use a 3D printer, make stickers with a Cricut device, broadcast streams, and how blockchain technology will affect the future. National City Esports begins January 10th. Register in person at Casa De Salud, Harding Ave 1408, Thursday 3pm to 6pm. Contact Community Services at (619) 336-4290 or email: [email protected].

Olivewood Gardens offers cooking classes

Start the New Year off with new recipes from Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. The center is offering Build-a-Bowl Soup & Salad from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on January 15th, a cooking class for adults. Prices start at $ 25 for National City residents. Olivewood Gardens is located at 2525 N Ave., National City. Call (619) 434-4281; Email [email protected].

Foundation awards more than $ 200,000 in grants

Southwestern College and the Southwestern College Foundation awarded $ 202,956 scholarships to enrolled students this fall. Funds awarded this year have almost doubled from the $ 114,769 awarded in the fall of 2020. “This is the largest number of awards and the highest total amount of scholarship money that we distributed in the fall thanks to our very generous donors,” said Sofia Salgado Robitaille, managing director of the foundation, in a statement. “This semester we also started using new technologies for the electronic distribution of funds. We are trying to meet the needs caused by the pandemic and to assist students in their recovery and continued education. ”This year’s awards include honors for academic achievement, degrees, degrees from local high schools, financial need, community service and memorial scholarships . Many do not require students to be eligible for financial assistance. The college is also offering many scholarships for the first time, including those for LGBTQIA and ESL students, as well as students studying community health. visit

Chula Vista honors its seniors

Honor an older adult in your life by joining We Are Chula Vista: A Celebration for Our Older Adults! Chula Vista launches a program that celebrates older adults (55+) in the community by showing them off on the city’s website and on banners. Residents can nominate older adults who have influenced their lives at All submissions will be posted on the city’s age-friendly website, and dozens of older adults will be featured on light pole banners in 2022.

Food distribution for Saturday

Feeding San Diego is hosting a drive-through grocery delivery from 10am to 12pm on Saturday at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista. Each registered participant will receive approximately 50 pounds of dry goods, fresh produce and a frozen meat protein. Register at People are also given information on how to access other food distributions Fü / find-foodand information about CalFresh (SNAP) benefits, including how to apply. visit Fü / together-tour.

Please send notices to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the start of the event.


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