Get Out: Surf Dogs, Senior Fair & More

Don't miss the Loews Surf Dog Competition on Saturday at 10 a.m. in IB.

Are you thrilled to be cruising to the end of a short week, or are you in three-day weekend letdown mode? Glass half empty or half full?

Either way, the goings on from June 2 to June 8 should lighten your mood or keep your already-raised spirits nicely elevated. There’s three chances to hear music in the great outdoors and an opportunity to make your dog the surfing champ you always knew he could be.

To complete our guide to what to do in Coronado and beyond, a prominent author visits La Jolla and a local service club hosts a senior fair.

CLOSE TO HOME

CROSSING BORDERS

  • Why go: Flamenco With Roots Youth Dance Company presents “Dance to Care,” with world music, dance and a silent auction, to benefit Doctors Without Borders, the international aid agency. 
  • Price: $25.

GUIDANCE FOR SENIORS

  • Why go: The Rotary Club’s Senior Fair offers advice on available goods and services; in the school’s Granzer Hall.
  • Price: Free.

RUFF SURF

  • Where/when: Dunes Park, 700 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • Why go: Doggies on surfboards. Only in Cali. The Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition looks to crown the top dog of the waves. The Coronado Surfing Academy provides some support. 
  • Price: $50-$55 to enter; free for spectators.

OUTDOOR MUSIC

  • Why go: Whether it’s the ferry landing or the park, Coronadans will have plenty of opportunities to set up chairs and hear good music this weekend. Performers from the Lamb’s Players theater will sing at Spreckels Park Sunday. At the landing, the Paragons perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, while the Stilettos follow at 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Price: Free.

    BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT

      MILES AND MILES

      • Where/when: Balboa Park, Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street, San Diego, 6 a.m. Sunday.
      • Why go: Come out and cheer on the thousands of runners (probably more than a couple of them from your neck of the woods) who have trained and agonized over taking part in the Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon. The race starts in Balboa Park and ends at Mission Bay.
      • Price: Free for spectators; registration is closed.

      A WAR WITHOUT AND WITHIN

      • Where/when: Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 7:30 p.m. Monday.
      • Why go: Sebastian Junger, author of the best-selling The Perfect Storm, returns with War, about the time he spent with a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan. He revisits the subject after helping direct the 2010 documentary Restrepo. He made the film with journalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya in April.
      • Price: Free.