Celtic folk music
Get in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day during a Celtic mode concert by folksinger Jim Hinton 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Road. Free. For more details, call 858-513-2900.
Mr. Titan competition
Poway High School selects Mr. Titan at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Tickets are $10. For more details, call 858-748-0245 ext. 5182.
St. Pat’s Dinner fundraiser
Kaminski’s BBQ and Sports Lounge and the St. Gabriel Knights of Columbus hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner fundraiser 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the restaurant, 12735 Poway Road, Poway. Tickets at the door are $13.99. Advance tickets, $11.99, are available at the church’s Friday Night Fish Fry and between Masses.
Donate pet food
A pet food drive for the Helen Woodward Animal Center and Second Chance Dog Rescue is being held by Girl Scout Troop 8702 through March 22. Bins are set up at Petco, 13375 Poway Road, Poway, and PetPeople, 10537 4S Commons Drive, 4S Ranch.
Get low-cost groceries once a month by reserving your food packages ranging from $8 to $40 through the Poway Share Food Program. Orders can be placed 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays until March 14 at the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive, or online at www.powayshare.com. Distribution will be 8 to 9 am. March 23 at the Poway Senior Center
There are no requirements for participation in the Share Program.
For more information, call Don at 858-229-6874, or Vicki at 858-229-6875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poway Library and Housing Opportunities Collaborative are holding a Home Clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the library, 13137 Poway Road. Attend educational sessions and speak privately with lawyers and housing or mortgage counselors about bankruptcy and foreclosure at no charge. Register at by emailing name, address and phone number to HOMEclinic@housingcollaborative.org. Walk-ins welcome. Call 619-283-2200 or 800-HOC-0503 for more details.
State of Community Breakfast
The annual Poway State of the Community Breakfast is slated 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 15 at Maderas Golf Club, 17750 Old Coach Road. Hosted by the City of Poway and the Poway Chamber of Commerce, the event will have Poway Mayor Don Higginson and 77th District Assemblyman Brian Maienschein as guest speakers.
Tickets are $25 for chamber members, $35 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets by March 13 at www.poway.com. For table sponsorship information, call the chamber at 858-748-0016.
Leftover paint from household and commercial use can be recycled at two Poway locations: Dunn-Edwards, 12344 Poway Road and Sherwin-Williams, 13355 Midland Road. This recycling program was established by state law requiring paint manufacturers to develop a recycling program for leftover paint.
For more details and locations, visit www.paintcare.org.
AARP Tax-Aide, a volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance program, will be available through April 15 at the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive. The program is for low- and moderate-income taxpayers with simple returns. Sign up at the reception desk or call 858-748-6094.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is offering a free Start Smart teen driver safety classes at Poway High School. Classes are also being offered 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 20, April 17 and May 15.
Classes are open to all area teens who have their learner’s permit or recently received their license. A parent or guardian must accompany them. Space is limited. Register at sdsheriff.net/co/startsmart.html. For more information, call 858-513-2818.
Spring Family Festival
Time to sign up for Poway Chamber’s redesigned spring street fair, now called the Poway Spring Family Festival, coming April 7. Back this year will be the Madame Mechanic Car Show. Sponsorships also available. For details, contact Buu Huynh at 858-748-0016 or email email@example.com.
Poway residents with limited resources can get low-cost counseling at Palomar Family Counseling Service during Forward on Friday. Services include screening and assessment for individuals, couples and families, plus play therapy, family sessions and urgent review session. Also available in Spanish. For more information, call Ellen Drysdale at 858-748-3610.
Donate baby clothes
Gently Hugged, a nonprofit organization, is collecting gently used and new baby clothing, from newborn to 1 year, to distribute to military, low-income and immigrant families. Collection bins are located at Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool, 14280 Poway Road, Poway and Roots Hair Salon, 11671 Duenda Road, Rancho Bernardo. For more details and other bin locations, visit www.gentlyhugged.org.
Get help coping with the stress of daily living at a meeting of Emotions Anonymous, a nonprofit 12-step program, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first four Tuesdays of the month at the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive. Free. For more, visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.
Help at school
Local elementary schools are seeking senior volunteers to come to school an hour a week to help a child with reading. No special background is needed. Pick your day, time, and school. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449 for details.
Acupuncture for vets
A free acupuncture clinic for veterans is 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Heart of Healing Acupuncture, 13514 Pomerado Road, Suite F, Poway. For details, call 858-699-3015 or visit www.heartofhealingacupuncture.com.
Pomerado Hospital needs your used magazines for its waiting rooms and patient magazine cart. News magazine should be up to a month old and monthly magazines up to 3 months old. Bring the magazines to the hospital’s front desk. For more details, call 858-613-4659.
Palomar Health is looking for volunteers for its medical facilities. Positions include those with and without patient contact, various locations and duties, and flexible hours.
Call 858-613-4659 or go to www.pph.org/volunteer for details.
Apply for Head Start
Head Start is accepting applications for its federally funded free preschool program. The program offers nutritious meals, educational activities and kindergarten readiness skills. It serves over 198 families living in the Poway Unified School District. Foster children and children with special needs are also served by the program.
For more information, call 858-672-0738 or 858-391-0216.
Help with harvesting
The Backyard Produce Project is seeking volunteers to harvest residential fruit trees. It is an enjoyable outdoor group activity. Participate at your convenience. All fruit is donated to local families in need. Contact Jane Radatz at email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Explore ancient village
Explore an ancient village in the middle of Poway at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center, 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail, off Poway Road across from Silver Lake Drive. The center is open 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. For more details, call 858-668-1292 or visit poway.org/kiic.
Shop ‘n’ Adopt
Escondido Humane Society is discounting the fees of animals adopted on Wednesdays only if the adopter brings in items from the group’s wish list. The fee reduction will be double the gift price, so bring a receipt. Items can also be purchased online via EHS’ Amazon wish list.
To see the list, go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org/ehs_028.htm. For questions, call 760-888-2242.