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A lot of people will be drinking alcohol and having a good ol' Irish time since Saturday is St. Patrick's Day. What to you do if you have children or you don't drink alcohol? Have no fear! A great event that I have been to before is the Paper Airplane Festival. The Paper Airplane Festival takes place at the San Diego Air & Space Museum at 2001 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $17.50 to $24.00 for adults, and each adult is allowed to bring up to four children to the (7 comments)
February is Museum Month in San Diego. There are forty museums participating this year, including many of those in Balboa Park. Sponsored by Macy's, this is your opportunity to take the family to some great museums for just half price. Museum Month was founded in 1989 and has become an extremely popular event. Over 23,000 passes were distributed last year by Macy's, which is where you have to go to get a Museum Month pass. The pass lets up to four people get into participating museums for half price, once per museum. Here are the forty great museums participating in (5 comments)
22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival The 22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival begins on Thursday, February 9, 2012, and runs through Sunday, February 19, at the Center for Jewish Culture,4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla CA. This film festival is one of the largest and most prestigious Jewish film festivals in North America. It features American and international films, short subjects, and documentaries exploring the Jewish culture and experience. Programs are meant to showcase and educate through fiction and documentary films portraying the Jewish culture and experience from local and global perspectives. Although you can buy tickets online, (5 comments)
15th Annual Sage & SongbirdsFestival and Garden Tour If you feel a need to get out of the city for a while, a great place to go is Alpine, just 20 miles east of your Mission Valley condominium.
Alpine is a small community of just over 14,000 residents. It is located in the East San Diego County mountains at an elevation of 1,841 feet above sea level, about 1,841 feet higher than your Mission Valley condominium if you're on the ground floor. It's typically hotter during the day and colder at night than what you experience in Mission (9 comments)
Things to do in San Diego County,October 21-31, 2011 October 21 - 23 — Del Mar Harvest Festival, Del Mar. The place to find handmade arts and crafts, home decor, clothind, food (especially speciality foods), and entertainment. There will also be a kids' zone. Call 415-447-3205 or go to harvestfestival.com. October 22 — The Boulevard BOO! Parade & Carnival, San Diego. This is the only Halloween parade and carnival that I know of, and it's always a good one. It takes place in the College District and Rolando neighborhood near San Diego State University, El Cajon Boulevard between 59th Street and Rolando Boulevard. Enjoy (7 comments)
College basketball on the USS Carl Vinson The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the Nimitz class aircraft supercarrier based in San Diego, will play host to what arguably might be the 2011-2012 college basketball season's most publicized game. It was just announced that President Barack Obama, our country's Commander in Chief, as well as the most publicized basketball fan, will attend the game. Tickets will not be available to the general public. The President already has his ticket: "He can sit wherever he wants," said Mike Whalen of Morale Entertainment Foundation, the organizer of the game. The USS Carl Vinson garnered (9 comments)
2012 San Diego County Fairto run for 24 days! The San Diego County Fair will run from June 8 to July 4 next year. Since the Fair is closed on three Mondays (June 11, 18, and 25), the 24 days that it is open will make it the longest-running Fair ever. Since 2004, the Fair has been 22 days except for 2008 when there was an extra closed Monday in there, making that Fair just 21 days. Each Fair has a theme, and the 2012 theme will be "Out of This World: Universe Invited." Officials believe that having a longer-running (7 comments)
Second Annual Farm Tour Day, October 15, 2011 San Diego County agriculture is a $1.6 billion industry, with the County being tops in the production of avocados and poinsettias. We're also well known for mushrooms, succulents and cactus, and wine grapes. On Saturday, October 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you can visit six of San Diego's largest farms. You can choose from six tour stops in any order you'd like to visit: North Broadway in Escondido Mountain Meadow Mushroom — Go behind the scenes to see where gourmet mushrooms get their start. Oasis Water Efficient Gardens — You (10 comments)
Things to do in San Diego County,October 10-16, 2011 October 13 - 16 — California Surf Festival, downtown Oceanside. Celebrate the California surf lifestyle with film premieres, concerts, an opportunity to meet filmmakers, and more. Call 760-721-6876 or go to californiasurffestival.com. October 15 — Del Mar Mud Run, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar. Annual 5K run through the fairgrounds and race track. There will be plenty of mud and military-style obstacles, not to mention an after-party with live music and entertainment, food, and a vendor village. Call 858-273-3485 or go to delmarmudrun.com. October 15 & 16 — Armenian Food Festival, San Diego. Annual Armenian festival featuring Armenian food, music, (11 comments)
Taste of North Park, October 8, 2011 The annual Taste of North Park is this weekend. North Park is just up the hill from your Mission Valley condominium: View Larger Map Taste of North Park occurs along the 30th Street corridor from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are over forty restaurants, bars, and sweet shops participating. Along with traditional fares, vegetarian options are also available, and the many boutiques and art galleries will also be open. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 on Saturday. Call 619-294-2501 or go toTaste of North Park. I can highly recommend Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria. It's NOT (8 comments)
Native plant sale, October 15, 2011 The California Native Plant Society will be having its fall native plant sale on Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the courtyard of the Casa del Prado Theatre, 1700 Village Place, in Balboa Park.
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This is a great opportunity to get native plants at much lower prices than you would normally find at Home Depot or the plant nurseries. Since they've been grown by the expert members of the California Native Plant Society, you can be assured that they are ready to go home (9 comments)
The Gourmet Experience, October 8 & 9, 2011 The Gourmet Experience Cooking and Home Entertaining Showcase is setting up at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on October 8 & 9. For two days it will be the place to go to see specialty foods, kitchen design trends, new ideas for home entertainment, and the latest in culinary solutions for your gourmet kitchen and the home entertaining lifestyle. View Larger Map Featured local Chefs include Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room (you have to eat there at least once in your life), Denise roa of Rancho La Puerta, Jeff Rossman of (5 comments)
Beckoning catsat Mingei International Museum I've seen beckoning cats before but always called them waving cats. I had always thought that they were waving goodbye but in actuality they are beckoning. They're called Maneki Mako, and are Japanese folk art from the Edo Period in Japan, 1603 to 1867. Their beckoning brings good fortune and wealth to individuals and businesses. Legend has it that a wealthy Japanese feudal lord was seeking shelter from a thunderstorm near a temple. He left the area when he saw the temple priest's cat beckoning to him. Moments later the tree was struck by lightning. The lord showed (6 comments)
"Bold Expressions" quilt collection at Mingei International Museum I finally got to see the "Bold Expressions" quilt collection at the Mingei International museum. I had seen pictures of it, but as with just about anything in life, pictures rarely do justice. There are more than fifty quilts on display through November 6, 2011, featuring African-American quilts from the American South. The quilts were crafted from common materials available at the time, such as flour sacks, blue jeans, work clothes, you name it. They span the period from 1910 to the 1970s, and are from the collection of Corrine Riley (10 comments)
Pala Casino's Hot Rods & Classics car showSeptember 17, 2011 The Pala Casino's Hot Rods & Classics car show takes place September 17, 2011, at the Pala Casino in Pala, California. Although the Casino is about 45 miles north of your Mission Valley condominium, it's a great day trip if you're looking for something a little different. The show begins at 8:00 a.m. on the fourth deck of the parking structure. While you're checking out the cars, check out the gorgeous views, too! There will be vendors offering everything you need for yoru hot rod and classic cars, as (6 comments)
San Diego Festival of Sail,September 2-5, 2011 The largest tall ship festival on the West Coast is just around the corner. Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the annual Festival of Sail that takes place over the Labor Day weekend annually transforms the San Diego bay into a nautical museum and theme park. More than twenty tall ships, as well as other interesting vessels, from around the world are coming into town. There is always a tall ship parade, accompanied by cannon fire, the day before the Festival of Sail, and this year is no different. The ships will (8 comments)
30th Annual San Diego Quilt Show,September 7-10, 2011 The 30th Annual San Diego Quilt Show is coming to the San Diego Convention Center,111 W. Harbor Dr., September 7-10, 2011. That's Wednesday through Saturday. Wednesday is actually a guest performance from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. by Eleanor Burns. Tickets for her performance are $15 in advance, $25 at the door, if available. This year's quilt show will benefit the Rick Roberts' Warrior Foundation, which helps wounded and disabled military heroes. Admission is $8 each day, or you can get a multi-day pass for $12. Children age 4-10 are $5, and children (8 comments)
31st U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition,Imperial Beach, July 23-24, 2011 The 31st U.S. Open Sandcastle Championship is this weekend, July 23 & 24, in Imperial Beach at Pier Plaza (intersection of Seacoast Drive and Evergreen Avenue: View Larger Map There will be more than forty teams competing for the title of Master's Champion, but look for either I.B. Posse from Imperial Beach or Archisand from Orange County to take the top two positions as they have done since 2000. Of course, I.B. Posse obviously has home sand advantage! More than 350,000 people are expected to attend, and there will be 122 (10 comments)
San Diego Brew Fest, July 17 The summer beer season is upon us, and it starts this weekend with the San Diego Brew Fest, July 17, at Liberty Station: View Larger Map There will be over one hundred beers on tap, including your local brewery favorites such as Airdale, Coronado, Green Flash, Iron Fist, Karl Strauss, Lost Abbey, and Stone. Not to be outdone, regional favorites Bruery, Cosmic, Drake's, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada will be there helping you get a little tipsy, as well as some international breweries such as Afflingem, Lhasa, and Weihenstephan. Of course, the well-known national (7 comments)
California beaches are free! Contrary to some efforts by the extraordinarily rich and famous, the California Coastal Act of 1976 ensures that California's beaches remain accessible to the public. FREE! Many of the rich and famous — especially in areas such as Malibu just north of Los Angeles, as well as La Jolla, Encinitas, Del Mar, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and other exclusive enclaves here in San Diego County — don't like the the half-naked public traipsing — and even playing in! — the water and sand in front of their ocean view windows. Even where there are many mansions along the shore, you (11 comments)
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