Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 24 @ 7:00 AM
Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies
UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education – This 2½-day multidisciplinary program is designed to appeal to first time attendees and to returning participants. Expert reviews of the essentials will be augmented with selected new topics and discussions of advances and innovations >>Nationally and internationally recognized leaders will present didactic sessions and conduct interactive discussions. Fundamentals will include in-depth reviews of basic principles, procedures, prescribing, clinical management and care of special populations. >>Updates on selected disease indications will be supplemented by case studies and new clinical science. Symposia will review plasma exchange, cell apheresis modalities, technology innovations, billing practices and program management. The popular concurrent sessions on Frontiers in Apheresis Science and Expertise in Apheresis Practice will continue with updated topics. >>Breakfast with the Experts will be offered for two days. Each session will focus on a different area of interest and will provide opportunities to answer specific questions and detailed discussions. >>Participants will be offered hands-on workshops, led by experienced practitioners, with small-group demonstrations of various techniques and machines used in therapeutic apheresis. Target Audience The target audience for this initiative includes physicians and allied health professionals interested in therapeutic apheresis, including both established practitioners and those embarking on a new apheresis service. The content is aimed at nephrologists, hematologists, clinical pathologists, blood bankers and nurses.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:30 AM
InsightSD “Greeting the Heavenly Messengers: Old Age, Sickness,
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego – February 22, 2nd and 4th Thursday, 9:30 am-11:30 am, Room 323. For age 50 or older. We will focus on the Heavenly Messengers - Sickness, Old Age, and Death - listen to dharma talks, share challenges, and become a group of spiritual friends. Register at No fee.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 12:00 PM
Cooking on a Budget presented by Health Promotion
Center for Intercultural Relations – Learn how to make easy, healthy recipes by visiting Well-being and Health Promotion's Mobile Demonstration Kitchen.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM
Why Drag!?: Makeup and Drag Culture
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center – Come learn about drag culture and learn some drag makeup tips and tricks!
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM
Great Get Together
The Coca-Cola Collectors Club – 40th Anniversary of the West's largest gathering of Coca-Cola collectors. February 22-24, 2018 San Diego, CA TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, February 22, 2018 Room Hopping All Day & Night, Every Day Registration 2:00 pm-5:30 pm Welcome Reception (Snacks after Dinnertime) 7:00-8:30 pm Friday, February 23, 2018 Registration (In Event Rooms) Silent Auction Check-In 8:30 am-9:15 am Silent Auction 9:30 am-10:30 am? Silent Auction Check-Out 11:00 am-11:45 am Luncheon * Door Prizes 12:30 pm-2:00 pm Auction Check-In 2:30 pm-3:15 pm Auction Preview 3:30 pm-4:00 pm Auction 4:00 pm - ??? Auction Check-out Immediately following auction Room Hopping All Night Saturday, February 24, 2018 Swap Meet Set Up 8:00 am-9:00 am Swap Meet Members 9:00 am-10:00 am Swap Meet Public 10:00 am-1:00 pm TGGT Council Meeting 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Banquet *Door Prizes 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018 Breakfast *Door Prizes 8:00 am-9:30 am REGISTRATION TCCCC Acct #______________ ALL PEOPLE MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND ANY EVENT Names(s)______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Phone #________________E-Mail __________________________ FEES QUANTITY TOTAL Registration includes T-shirt $20 ______ _______ Med ___ Lg ___ XL ___ 2XL ___ 3XL ___ 4XL ___ Size choice not guaranteed after 1-12-17 Late Fee after 1-12-18 $5 _______ _______ Luncheon gift limited to 100 $25 _______ _______ Banquet gift limited to 110 $45 _______ _______ How many: Chicken, ____, Vegetarian____, Gluten Free____ Breakfast gift $20_______ _______ Swap Meet Table (One) $25_______ _______ Swap Meet Table (Two) $40_______ _______ Total Amount (Please no post-dated checks) $___________ * MANY OLDER DOOR PRIZES AT EVENTS AS MARKED No Refunds after January 20, 2018 Make checks payable to: “The Great Get Together” C/o Mark Lawrence 2736 Loyola, Riverside CA 92503 951-351-2422 Please enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope Hotel: Crown Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 92108 Rates per night – $117, plus $5.00 parking, plus tax (Rates apply February 19-27-2018) No Resort Fee Call for reservations and mention group code “GGT” at 1-866-257-7930 or use the web link: Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date is January 22, 2018 REGISTER FOR BOTH HOTEL AND GGT PRIOR TO 11/ 30/17 AND BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING FOR 1 FREE ROOM NIGHT OR (In 2nd DRAWING) FOR 1 FREE REGISTRATION
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 3:00 PM
Health Services Hour
Center for Intercultural Relations – Learn about your benefits and resources with our Health Specialist! *SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 4:00 PM
APIphany: (Re)claiming body and space
Center for Intercultural Relations – (API)phany is a workshop series designed to address and discuss the intersection of Asian Pacific Islander (API) identity and mental health. Join us for an intersectional workshop as we combine (social) categories of identity, culture, and experience to navigate body image and self-esteem. We will critically dialogue about what it means to be in our Asian (American) and Pacific Islander skin, and engage in conversations about how to (re)claim our body in spaces not often made for us. This workshop will be facilitated by Amara Tang, Willaine Cabal, and Wilson Deng. Refreshments and light snacks provided, courtesy of the Center for Intercultural Relations. Check out the other workshops in the series here! API leadership (2/1): Inheriting dreams that don't belong to you (2/15): (Re)claiming body and space (2/22): Mixed-race identity (3/1): LGBTQ+ API identity (3/15): Bridging research and practice to support Asian American students (3/22): Four corners: a window into intersectionality (4/5): Empowering API women (4/19):
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM
Gubernatorial Debate
Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club – The San Diego County Democratic Party is hosting our first-ever gubernatorial debate in February! Don't miss this rare opportunity to see our candidates onstage together: Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, and State Treasurer John Chiang. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE GOING FAST! Make sure to pick up your tickets via the link above!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM
Jameson Happy Hour
The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill – Jameson Happy Hour! Meet the West Coast Jameson Rep and enjoy their new Caskmates IPA! We'll have Specials on Shots, Beer & a Shot and Pickle Backs!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM
Without Shelter: Homelessness and the LGBTQ Community
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center – Learn about the issue of homelessness and the systematic barrier directly affecting the LGBTQ community. We'll also discuss resources, and ways to address the issue both on campus and at the local level. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:30 PM
Live Music: Freefall Jazz
Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé – Freefall is a north-coastal San Diego County Jazz quartet. We play a mix of Jazz styles- Soul, Smooth, Latin, Mainstream - as well Blues, Pop, and R&B. Our performances are energetic and tasty without a lot of volume which makes us a great fit for any venue hosting live music. As Simon Cowell would say; "Well, you certainly do make a great cabaret band". The band has been working locally for years.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Shrek the Musical
PHAME Patrick Henry High School Auditorium and Performing Arts Center – Come see Shrek the Musical, performed in Patrick Henry High School's beautiful new performing arts center, PHAME! Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
NHCA Community Mixer
Normal Heights Community Association – Join your neighbors at our first mixer of 2018! The Rabbit Hole will provide some appetizers for us to nosh on. We'll be either in the wayyyyy back or in the not quite so far back (covered) area, depending on weather. Free for NHCA members, $5 for non members, $12 for annual membership. Find out whats going on in the community!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Mira Mesa Team Night
Road Runner Sports – Please join the Mira Mesa High School Track Team as they gear up for their 2018 season. Special savings offered to the team, proceeds benefit the foundation, shoe raffle and pizza!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
What’s Up With the Federal Judiciary?
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego – Thursday, February 22, 6 pm, Room 323. About 20% of the federal judgeships are vacant. How will those seats be filled? Who’s going into them? Free. No registration. Parking passes available. Please contact
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Palabra - an evening of poetry
La Bodega Gallery – PALABRA an evening of poetry hosted by Ted Washington Featured reader is Ola Hadi Ola Hadi was born in Kuwait City in 1982. An immigrant of Iraqi descent, she grew up in Imperial Beach, a border-beach town of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from U.C. Berkeley. She founded the Drunk Poets Society of Ocean Beach, a poetry reading that is a continuing tradition. Ola Hadi currently lives in San Diego where she teaches World History and World Geography. After the featured reading we will have an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Thursday February 22nd Doors open at 6:30pm Starts at 7:00pm La Bodega Gallery 2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113 Follow us on Instagram @labodegagallery
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Secrets - Plus Guests
SOMA San Diego – Thursday February 22, 2018 SECRETS Amaya Lights Controlled Chemistry Lost Dakota Kill Your Name Sidestage // $13 advance // 7pm
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Warm Brew
House of Blues San Diego – Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM Lineup: Warm Brew All support acts are subject to change without notice. All ages welcome. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or by a responsible adult 25 years of age or older who has written authorization from a parent or guardian. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Wed, 17 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Joe Rathburn and his guest Gregory Page, theme: Love
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    Thursday Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM
Alsarah & the Nubatones at ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego – Tickets: $25; UCSD Student: $9 Born in Sudan, raised in Yemen, and now based in Brooklyn, Alsarah is not only a gifted musician and singer but also a self-proclaimed practitioner of East African retro-pop. Alsarah & The Nubatones was born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and percussionist Rami El-Aasser about Nubian “songs of return,” modern migration patterns, and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. Soon the project expanded to include Armenian American oud player Haig Manoukian and French-born, Togo-raised bass player Mawuena Kodjovi. Since their first show in 2011, the group has performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious festivals and venues to audiences varying in age and ethnicity, proving that soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.