Love where you live!
Six gifted San Diego area high school musicians, appearing in concert, will vie for scholarship honors in a new program to be featured annually as part of La Mesa’s popular Valerie Victor* Concert Series. The featured finalists are Derek Savage, West Hills High – Guitar; Lydia Schmidt, Carlsbad High – Soprano; Mikel Ibaibarriaga, St. Augustine High – Baritone; Jacob Francisco, Montgomery High – Baritone Saxophone; Andrew Hendrix, Steel Canyon High – Alto Saxophone and Kartik Sundaram,…Continue
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Carnegie Hall…Lincoln Center…the Sydney Opera House
“Waternight”…“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”… “N’Sync Medley”…
From Borrego’s Clark Dry Lake, where they filmed their first video – the haunting “You Ruined Me” – to singing the mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the young singers of Chamber Bravura have brought a cappella magic to audiences around the world.
And now these middle and senior high students from throughout the San…
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Concert Features Songs Of Civil War
LA MESA -- From the rousing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to African-American spirituals, the folk songs of Stephen Foster and the heartfelt hope of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,” the music of the Civil War era reflected the lives, faith, dreams…Continue
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From Beauty and the Beast’s hauntingly melancholic “If I Can’t Love Her” to the impassioned spirituality of Vaughn-Williams “Five Mystical Songs,” noted baritone Bill Marshall “sings it all!” Think the exuberant “They Call the Wind Maria” from Paint Your Wagon and Theodore Roethke’s disturbing tale, “My Papa’s Waltz.”
All these – and more, much more, will be showcased when Marshall, accompanied by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine, appears as featured artist in program eight…Continue
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Our Advent theme this year is the first thing God speaks of, in the first lines of the book of Genesis.
God’s first utterance—“Let there be light”
God’s first utterance, and then God sees that it is good.
Over and over, God sings to a new creation: good, good, very good.
We were formed in a primordial goodness.
But our world does not always feel that way, does it?
Our world can feel broken, twisted, and bleak sometimes.
And Advent doesn’t deny that…Continue
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Awaiting the Messiah: Advent Worship Services
10:00am, Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23
Evensong Blue Christmas
6:00pm, Wednesday, December 12
Christmas tough this year? Clouded by loss and pain? Are you wondering how you’ll make it through?
Christmas merriment often amplifies the sorrow and isolation many people feel this time of year. Sometimes the pressure to…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on November 26, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
It's A Hayride!
LA MESA -- Picture it – a horse-pulled wagon filled with carolers young and old making its way through suburban streets as the neighbors call out Christmas greetings. It’s the annual Hayride and Chili Dog Dinner at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa 91942.
You’re invited to join us, to hop on and start the holiday season in style! Feast…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on November 26, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
DATE CHANGE - Presenting 'Martha At The Table'
LA MESA -- From the wacky world of Gilbert and Sullivan and Nickelodeon’s “Aaah!!! Real Monsters” to Verdi’s Rigoletto and Handel’s Messiah, mezzo soprano Martha Jane Weaver has “sung it all.” A long-time guest-artist with Lyric Opera San Diego, she has performed with such other noted companies as Sacramento Opera, Philharmonia…Continue
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The Valerie Victor Concert Series
Is Proud to Present
The Odeum Guitar Duo
Live at The Table
“The classical guitar is a miniature orchestra within itself.” – Ludwig van Beethoven
Experience the promise inherent in Beethoven’s words, the exciting range and entrancing magic…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on September 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
From Moon River to Skyfall,
Buttons and Bows to A House is Not a Home:
Celebrating the Music of the Movies
“Somewhere my love” brings instant images of Mother Russia; “Raindrops keep falling on my head,” of the free-wheeling…Continue
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Welcome To The Table, Kelly Ryan
“All ages sharing their gifts to make something beautiful...
“Music that speaks to the truth of our human experience or our life together with God...
“Service as worship…”
These are the words, the visions, the hopes of the Rev. Kelly Ryan, who will assume the pulpit of The Table: United Church of Christ of La…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on August 1, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Music, Music, Music!
An Afternoon with Rodney Girvin
LA MESA -- Renowned San Diego pianist Rodney Girvin will appear in concert at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) at 1:00 p.m. on July 29, 2018. Girvin is the first artist to be featured in the church’s new Valerie Victor Concert Series, named in honor of its late…Continue
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10th Annual Taste of La Mesa
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will present its 10th Annual Taste of La Mesa from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 11, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The event, which is open to the public,…Continue
Added by rick griffin on June 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Free Senior Health Fair in La Mesa, May 11th
LA MESA -- The 19th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the…Continue
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Chamber To Host Spring Expo
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its “2018 Spring Fling Business Expo” from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The fourth annual event, open to the public,…Continue
Added by rick griffin on April 17, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
La Mesa Chamber of Commerce
saluted ‘Local Heroes’
(from left to right) Alex England, American Medical Response; Mike Boatright, RSVP; Ben Schafer,…Continue
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Chamber to host ‘Salute to Local Heroes’
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its 10th annual “Salute to Local Heroes” dinner starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at the Town and Country…Continue
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The hall was alive with color, guests, laughter and the tantalizing scents of good home cooking. Bright red cloths covered tables brimming with foods from eleven countries (prepared by parents) and art projects created by the young students of La Mesa's Charley Brown Children's Center. Display boards, also the work of the children, featured what they have learned about those countries.
It was the second annual Multi-Cultural Night, an…Continue
Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on February 3, 2018 at 10:25am — No Comments
La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host breakfast with
State Senator Joel Anderson on Sept. 27
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host State Senator Joel Anderson at its final breakfast meeting of…Continue
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New Boys & Girls Club Rising
LA MESA -- The Boys and Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) has begun construction of its new Brady Family Clubhouse in La Mesa that will house the Gagon Academy and Bill Walton Gymnasium. The new clubhouse is located past a ball field on the…Continue
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