The upcoming months are full of festivities and family celebrations. This time of year usually means two months of unhealthy eating habits for you and your family. Learn how to cook healthy, fun, and delicious treats by joining us for a Holiday Healthy Cooking Series with our Holistic Health Coach & Natural Chef, Amy Pamensky!
Halloween Special treats: Wednesday, October 23rd at 6.30pm-7.30pm
Thanksgiving appetizers/sides: Monday, November 18th at 6.30pm6.30pm-7.30pm
Christmas desserts: Monday, December 16th 6.30pm-7.30pm
Parent of a newborn? Breezy Mama and Parenting is offering a 6 week course for new moms and dads at Platypus Kids in Encinitas. The cost is $250 for Parent Connection Members and $295 for non- members. The classes are on Tuesdays at 10:30am.
More than 100,000 sparkling lights illuminate the garden; plus a poinsettia garden, horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visit with Santa, live music, hot mulled wine, and refreshments. San Diego Botanic Garden.
Saturdays and Sundays December 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 / 10:00am-2:00pm
Kids and families will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and his miniature horse “reindeer”. It’s a unique event, unlike any other. Families will also enjoy meet-n-greets with other “wintery” animals and participate in holiday activities including face painting, playing in snow, go through an ice maze, building gingerbread houses, hot cocoa, and holiday crafts.
Spread the holiday cheer with your family at Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm for only $20 per child and $9 per adult!
Sunday, December 8, 2013 and Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5:30pm-9pm,Seaport Village
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community.
Join us this December for our annual Parade on San Diego Bay, with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to a new theme each year. Whether a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!
Monday, Dec. 16 / 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Scripps Mende Well Being - UTC
Obesity is a growing epidemic in this country. Our speaker, Dr. Marian Holland, is triple board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology. She recognized the importance of disease prevention through nutrition, dietary improvements, exercise and weight loss. Her practice is focused on preventive
cardiology, fitness and weight loss.
Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fuses, screams and cries when placed down? This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time and practicing basic moves and easy modifications to help ensure that tummy time is a happy time. The class is for babies 0-7 months with up to two caregivers. The cost is $25/Parent Connection members (use code PC2013), $35/nonmembers.
Friday, December 20, 10:00-10:30 a.m. & 11-11:30am
Hullabaloo is farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkies and Ding-Dongs. Don't get us wrong (and please don't sue us Hostess Foods Inc.), Twinkies and Ding-Dongs are great in small doses. But, after a while, you need something with a little more substance.
Suggested donation of $3/family for Parent Connection members and $5/family for nonmembers. Call 858-626-6944 for questions or to RSVP.
Doodle Bug Designs will be available from 10:00am - 11:00am for those who would like to make a clay impression of their little one's hands or feet. The costs range from $7.50 to $45.
"America's Largest Balloon Parade" includes giant character balloons, university and high school marching bands, drill teams, floats, Wiener Nationals final (wiener dog races), and a 5K run/walk. Downtown
Learn creative, fun and innovative ways to deal with the challenges of raising a spirited child using techniques from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s Raising Your Spirited Child and the successful parenting program, Redirecting Children’s Behavior.
To register, contact Jackie Hartman at 760-533-5256. The cost for Parent Connection members is $295/couple, nonmembers are $350.
Tuesday, January 7 /7:00-8:30pm
Scripps Clinic- Carmel Valley 5th Floor Conf. Rm
Welcome to the "Age of Independence" - a period of development that can be frustrating for everyone involved. Our speaker Jackie Hartman, will discuss the emotional, mental and physical development of two-year old children, how these developments affect their behavior, and how to identify and handle trying situations in a positive manner.
Cost: This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
Thursday, January 9 / 6:30-8:30pm
Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Walker Room
“What’s the secret to a joyful family?” It’s really no secret, simply think about what it takes to cook your favorite dish. Too much of one ingredient can overpower and ultimately ruin it. Too little of another can leave the dish flavorless and unfulfilling. But when you get the right balance of ingredients and you know when to use them, the result is a delicious, satisfying meal. When it comes to creating joyful families, each family will have its own recipe and distinct flavor. However, the one key ingredient that is absolutely essential to a joyful family is love. Love is where joy comes from. It’s where caring, respect and even responsibility come from. When you learn to infuse love into everything you do, including discipline, you’ll be cooking up the family of your dreams.
To Register: Call Indigo Village at 760-633-3754.
The cost is $200/Parent Connection member, $225/nonmember.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 / Pit Party open from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)
Event begins at 7:00 PM
For one day only, fans will witness the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate
event of intense speed, racing and destruction as Monster Jam® returns to San Diego! Sixteen massive
trucks will be part of the dirt-flying, car-crushin’ action at Qualcomm Stadium, including World Finals
champion powerhouses Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Madusa®, Captain’s Curse®; plus the San
Diego debut appearances of Mohawk Warrior® and the all-new 2014 season truck Police NEA. Other
fan-favorites include Metal Mulisha, El Diablo, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil Crusader®, The Patriot,
Tropical Thunder, Titan, Obsession, Devastator and more!
All seats are reserved; Tickets & Pit Passes are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com,
Ticketmaster retail outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets & Pit Passes will also be
available at the Qualcomm Stadium Box Office beginning 1/6/14.
Tuesday, January 21-February 4 / 6:30-9pm Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley 5th Floor Conf Room
Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Learn the four principles of why children misbehave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and self-confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles. This course is taught by supportive and experienced instructors. These popular classes fill quickly.
The cost is $200/member or $350/member couple. The cost for nonmembers is $395/family. Fee does not
include textbook and/or workbook, which is $30.
To Register, contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256
Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 at 9:30 and 11:30am
Join the Classic Philharmonic, White Dragon Martial Arts and other special guests for a journey down the Silk Road. With music and artists representing areas of Europe, Persia, Africa, and China, this is a world music event you wont' want to miss.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The event will provide information and support to young children and teens who stutter, their families and people who work with them. Kids and teens will have a chance to meet others who stutter while parents can connect with other parents and speech-language professionals in a fun and supportive environment.
Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 at 9:30am and 11:30am
Yee-haw! The Classics Philharmonic celebrates music inspired by the "country" and cowboy culture with music by Beethoven, Rossini, and Grofe. Special guest, Wylie Gustafson, the yodeling, singing cowboy from Montana, joins our orchestra for a thrilling performance of old time country and cowboy songs! We'll be singing, yodeling and line-dancing to his foot-stomping great music.