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The Alpine Community Center Will Be Delivering Thanksgiving Meals to Alpine Residents in Need

Hello Alpine Community, The Alpine Community Center will once again be delivering Thanksgiving meals to Alpine residents who are in need. This could be a low-income family or a homebound person in need.If you or someone you know is in need of a Thanksgiving dinner this year please contact the Alpine Community Center at 619-445-7330. The Alpine Community Center would not be able to provide such a meal without the support from Barons of Alpine and the Alpine Knights of Columbus. B

est Holiday Wishes! Shane Greer, Executive Director Alpine Community Center



1830 Alpine Blvd.

Alpine CA 91901

(619) 445-7330

Alpine Community Center is CLOSED: Food Pantry and Senior Lunch Still Available by Appointment

April 7, 2020 –

Below is a current update on the Alpine Community Center.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the implementing of regulations and limitations following Federal, State and Local State of Emergency Declarations, The Alpine Community Center has modified its hours and operating procedures. The front office will remain open to receive phone calls on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between the hours of 9am and 1pm.

All recreation facilities are closed to both the public and members including: the tennis court, softball field, park, grass area, lunch area, and back parking lot.

The food pantry will remain open with modified hours and by appointment only. Please call if you are in need. We will get back to you by the following Tuesday or Thursday. The Thursday Senior lunch distribution will continue with a modified distribution policy. Senior lunches must be pre-ordered by 1pm on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday distribution.

You can help keep these programs going by donating to the Alpine Community Center. Go to donate.

Shane Greer, Director of Operations – Alpine Community Center



Meals on Wheels Organization is in Desperate Need of Volunteers to Deliver to Elderly Clients

Call out to all teachers. Meals on Wheels organization is in desperate need of volunteers. They now have a waiting list and do not have enough volunteers to deliver to elderly clients who need the service. Teachers already have the clearances needed required for Meals On Wheels. Delivering meals requires no physical contact with our clients. 99%? just open their door and take the meal without us even entering their home. Routes typically take about an hour, picking up the coolers, put them in your car, deliver meals, & drop off coolers when finished. It is very rewarding and a critical help for individuals in our community. You decide how often you can volunteer; once a month, once a week, whatever you can spare will help greatly.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me. Heidi Cascio at If you are able to volunteer, please go to our website to fill out the volunteer form

Let’s  pull together and help everyone come out stronger on the other side.



Matt’s Sit-N-Fit Exercise Class for Seniors at the Alpine Community Center EVERY TUESDAY

*Due to the Covid-19 / Coronavirus, this event has been postponed at least until the end of March 2020 or till further notice)

Free class every Tuesday at the Alpine Community Center and taught by Matt Kraemer, owner of Alpine Physical Therapy. Seniors get a little exercise while sitting in a chair with the aide of rubber exercise bands and music!

The Alpine Community Center is located at 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. Call 619-445-7330 or email



ATTENTION SENIORS! Zumba Gold Beginners Class at Alpine Dance! Low Impact, Easy to Follow and Tons of Fun!

Attention Seniors! Join us for an exercise program that’s Low Impact, Easy to Follow and Tons of Fun! Fitness for the YOUNG AT HEART! Our Zumba Gold® Beginners class moves at a slow and steady pace to help increase: Range of Motion, Flexibility, Endurance and Smiles!Ladies and gentlemen alike, add a little kick to your step and give it a try. No experience needed. Just follow along and have fun! Your first 2 classes are free! Classes are 5 for $20 thereafter. Classes are held  Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am-8:45am at Alpine Dance Academy, located at 1730 Alpine Blvd. #105. (Please Park & Enter in Back) Classes Start Monday, September 9, 2019. Call Tiffany at (619) 445-4754 or email for Details.

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – February 2019

Library events LogoHello everyone, happy February! With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, this month is a good time to bring some color into your life with art! On 2nd and 4th Fridays at 10 am, we offer a free watercolor painting class for ages 16 and up, taught by local artist Julie Villanueva. All levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided!

With a nod to Julia Child’s quote about cooking, Julie says: “Learn how to watercolor paint.  Try new techniques. Learn from your mistakes. Be fearless, and above all…Have Fun!”

Also this month, we are partnering with San Diego Museum Council to offer half-price passes to over 40 museums! Whether you love art, music, gardens, cars, trains or even surfing, there is a museum or attraction for you. You can visit a wide variety of local museums, including the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the California Center for the Arts Escondido museum, the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista and the USS Midway Museum, to name a few. The discount pass is good for up to four people and the same pass can be used to visit each of the participating museums at least once. The passes will be available starting today and are valid the whole month of February. Some museums may have fees for special exhibits or programs. You can pick up Museum Month passes at other local libraries, as well as the County’s. Stop by the front desk to get yours today!

February 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library

Other events this month include:

Thursday, February 7 at 3:30 pm
Parents and kids: Join us for a celebration of all things PIG! Games, fun food, prizes and more!

Healthy Gardening with Good Bugs and Bad Bugs
Saturday, February 9 at 1 pm
Learn how to grow your own food, and win the battle against pests!

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Allen
Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm
Elizabeth Allen is a local author, originally from Dublin, Ireland. She has written four books about her life with animals, and her new book, Shedding Ailish, coming out this year, is her first work of fiction. Elizabeth is also a poet and a short story writer.

Acoustic in Alpine: Jim Hinton
Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm
Jim Hinton is a professional folksinger, specializing in the traditional songs of Ireland. In the classic style of the bard, Hinton offers a vast repertoire of songs from decades of songwriting and performing Irish and classic folk songs in pubs and coffee houses.

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help fund our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

Wishing you love and happiness,
The Alpine Library Staff
Come often, we like to see you!

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – January 2019

Library events LogoHappy New Year, everyone! We hope you all had a pleasant holiday season, however you spent it, and that you are all staying warm on these cold nights. The New Year is always a good time to start a new project or learn a new skill, and the library is a great resource for all your informational needs!

Some of our special events this month include:

Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Thefts and Scams – Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm
A representative from San Diego County Credit Union will present an informative session on credit reporting. You will also receive tools for correcting inaccuracies in your report and learn how to avoid identity theft.

Meet the Authors: Laura Engel and Marijke McCandless – Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm
Alpine residents and memoirists Laura Engel and Marijke McCandless read selections from Shaking the Tree: brazen. short. memoir. This anthology features the most compelling true stories from the annual San Diego Memoir Showcase contests. Hear Laura and Marijke’s stories and learn more about the San Diego Memoir Writers Association at this engaging event.

Free SAT Practice Test – Saturday, January 26 at 12 pm
Sign up for a practice test to see how you might perform on test day!  Afterward, Sylvan Learning will provide you with a personalized evaluation of your performance and suggestions of how you might improve your score. To register, email  Test results will be reviewed on an individual basis on Tuesday January 29, from 5 to 8 pm.

Bluegrass Concert with The Full Deck – Thursday, January 24 at 6 pm
The Full Deck bring a bluegrass sound that’s a mix of traditional and modern, with a twist that’s all their own.

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January 2019 Calendar – Alpine Library


As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library.
Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs. Bookstore hours are Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

Wishing you health and happiness in 2019, – The Alpine Library Staff. Come often, we like to see you!

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. Our hours are: Mon & Wed: 9:30am-6pm, Tue & Thu: 9:30am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 9:30am-5pm, Sun: Closed. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email us at Visit our website at or our Facebook page at



Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – November 2018

Greetings, everyone! It’s hard to believe it’s almost November, but we’re ready for some real fall weather and maybe some pie.

Library events LogoThis month we have a few changes to our after-school programs—Nov. 5-9 the schools will be having early release, so we’re moving our 3:30 programs to 1 pm for that week. The week of Thanksgiving, Nov 19-23, there will be no afterschool programs since the Alpine School District is on vacation.

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday Nov 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day, and on Thursday and Friday, Nov 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving.

Mail in Ballot Drop Off: We are serving as a mail ballot drop-off location during business hours only, from Monday Oct 29 through Tuesday November 6.  There will be a table in the lobby where you can drop them off. Please don’t put your ballots in the book drop—it doesn’t know what to do with them!

Here are some of our special events this month:

Death Café  – Thursday, November 1 at 11 am
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is: to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.  Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.  Join us for conversation and cake! Learn more at

A Musical Celebration of America’s Veterans – Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 pm
This one-hour salute to our veterans will include authentic historical music from our nation’s history. Musical selections will include many favorites (e.g. Battle Hymn of the Republic) and other gems that may be new to you (e.g. The Constitution and the Guerriére and many more). This musical tribute to service will also include wonderful American songs that celebrate our nation’s ideals, along with the Armed Services Medley.

Acoustic in Alpine Concert: Philly and the Cheesesteaks – Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm
A group of longtime San Diego bluegrass musicians have formed a new band consisting of Phil Levy on banjo, Dale Desmuke on guitar, Don Hickox on fiddle, Jim Blakemore on mandolin and Given Harrison on bass. The band plays mostly traditional Bluegrass, with some swing and country mixed in.

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 101 – Friday, November 16 at 10 am
Curious about the new digital economy? Shane Ripley of Mountain Crypto will explain the mysteries of Bitcoin, the blockchain, and other aspects of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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November 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library


Thanksgiving Dinners Delivered for Local Seniors & Home Bound Residents – November 2018

meals-for-senior-citizensHAPPY THANKSGIVING!! The Alpine Community Center will be providing Thanksgiving dinners for Seniors delivered to their homes on Thanksgiving morning – November 22, 2018. Please call and reserve your Thanksgiving meal – we need to have a count of how many recipents we will have by November 15. if you are Senior who is home-bound, on a limited income or without family in the area. Please call (619) 445-7330 or email HERE

The meal will be delivered between 9:30 & 11am and there is no charge. We will only be delivering to the Alpine area. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be delivered.

*WANT TO HELP? Albertsons is stepping up this year with the Turkey Bucks campaign! You can contribute directly to the Albertsons Turkey Bucks program; all proceeds will go to local residents!!!! Money collected  in their store will go locally to our Thanksgiving dinner, and they will receive an Alberstons meal..!!! woo hoo Albertsons!


Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2018

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – October 2018

Library events LogoWe hope you’re enjoying the (slightly) cooler weather and the proliferation of pumpkin spice flavorings in many unexpected aspects of life. And as the seasons change, so does the staff…we said goodbye to Loretta Deaver, our children’s librarian, as she accepted a position at the Library of Congress!  We are so proud of her! We will miss Loretta, but we are excited to welcome Heather Pisani-Kristl as our new children’s librarian—she comes to us from the La Mesa branch and brings a wide variety of experience with her.  Come say hello starting October 12! This month we have a variety of interesting events coming up—we look forward to seeing you!


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October 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library



Alpine Garden Club – Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm
Make new friends and learn more about gardening in our climate! This month’s presentation is on decorating with pumpkins and succulents. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate!

Project Wildlife – Friday, October 12 at 3:30 pm
Kids are invited to learn about local wildlife species and wildlife conservation, and meet a special animal ambassador!

Meet the Author: Roger Conlee – Saturday October 13 at 2 pm
Join us for a discussion of two 20th century milestones, the death of the flamboyant newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst and the tragic Korean War; which form the background of Conlee’s 8th historical novel, After the Wind.

Paint Night! (Ages 15+) – Tuesday October 16 at 5:30 pm
Create your own 8 x 10 “Day at the Beach” acrylic painting with instructor Roz Oserin. All materials will be provided and no experience is required! Space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot.

Mountain Lions 101 – Thursday October 18 at 5:30 pm
Join Robin Parks of the Mountain Lion Foundation to learn the true facts about mountain lion biology and behavior, as well as tips for living safely in their territory.

History through Folk Music with Ross Moore – Thursday October 25 at 5:30 pm
Enjoy a chronological survey of American folk music, with live performances of songs both familiar and little-known, from the Colonial period through the folk music explosion of the 1950s and 60s.

Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew – Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 4 pm
Join us for an afternoon of quilting to benefit children and babies in need here and abroad.

Death Café  – Thursday, November 1 at 11 am
Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. Join us as we eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death and how to make the most of life. Find more information at .

As always, many thanks to the Alpine Library Friends Association for their continuing support of our library. Visit the ALFA Bookstore and help support our collection and programs.
Bookstore hours are Tuesdays, 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more information call (619) 445-4221 or email Jenne Bergstrom. Visit our website at and our Facebook Page at