South County Happenings, Nov. 20: Otay Ranch TC tree lighting, Ballet Folklorico signups in National City

South County Happenings, Nov. 20: Otay Ranch TC tree lighting, Ballet Folklorico signups in National City

City councils: Chula Vista, Tuesday

Register soon for Ballet Folklorico

National City’s Ballet Folklorico classes start soon and are still taking registrations. Classes are offered at several levels for varying ages. Auditions are required for some classes. Cost is $60 for residents, $84 for nonresidents. Register at

Tree lighting at Otay Ranch Center

Santa arrives and a Christmas tree with more than 17,000 lights will be the centerpiece of from 5-7 pm Tuesday 11/22 at the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Farmers Market at Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. Enjoy an evening filled with holiday activities including music, entertainment, roaming carolers, merchants and a “magical snowfall.” Santa arrives on Main Street at 7 pm Free holiday crafts for kids; free cookies and hot chocolate (while supplies last, 5 to 6:30 pm) Snowfall at Santa’s House after tree lighting. Visit

Chula Vista mayor offers State of the City

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas will deliver her final State of the City address at 6 pm Nov. 29 in City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Ave. A reception will follow in the courtyard from 7 to 9 pm

Free flu shots from Chula Vista FD

The Chula Vista Fire Department is giving free flu shots to those age 6 months and older from 8:30 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm Monday through Friday at 276 Fourth Ave. (near Building C) Appointments are preferred but not required. To make an appointment, visit

Register soon for Reindeer Dash

Register soon for National City’s Reindeer Dash 1-Mile Walk/Run from 9 to 10 on Dec. 10 at Kimball Park, 148 E. 12th St. Free to participate. Check-in starts at 8:30 am Space is limited so register soon at After the race, join everyone at the MLK Community Center for the quarterly Community Breakfast, free to the first 100 people. National City is also hosting its annual “A Kimball Holiday,” taking place from 2-9 pm Dec. 10 at the park. The event features a live DJ and LED dance floor, a tree lighting, Santa’s Village and Who-Ville, a Ferris wheel, arts and crafts, a vendor and food court, a car show, resource booths and snow! Contact (619) 336-4290 or email

Police foundation seeks donations for children

The Chula Vista Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit, in partnership with the Chula Vista Police Foundation, Chula Vista Elementary School District, and South Bay Community Services, are holding their 11th annual Shoe and Sock Drive, providing these items to needy youth in the community . On Dec 10, select students registered at Chula Vista Elementary School District will be invited to Solo Shoes to hand-pick their new shoes and socks. Money donations are welcomed and will be used to buy shoes and socks for the students. Visit and designate “Shoe and Sock Drive” in the comments section.

Please send items to at least two weeks before events take place.

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2022-11-20 08:00:46