San Diego Family Events

Parent Connection Board Meeting

Date:

PC Logo 180 x 75Parent Connection Board Meeting takes place every first Tuesday of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm.
All members are more than welcome to join us.

We hope to see you soon!

San Diego Symphony: Family Festival Series

Date: November 8, 2014

Introduce children to the spectacle, wonder and fun of classical music!

  • All concerts are just one hour long
  • The concerts are both entertaining and educational, and are most suited for kids ages 4 to 12, although all are welcome.
  • There are always fun, pre-concert activities starting at 1pm, including a "Musical Petting Zoo" where children can play a variety of musical instruments.
  • Adult subscriptions are available NOW for $44 or $88 for all four concerts.  All child subscriptions (ages 17 and under) are $24.  Call 619-235-0804 to subscribe.
  • Family Packs are available for $40-$50, but new conditions apply.
  • Children two years and younger can come for free and sit on Mom or Dad's lap.

Stories, Myths and Legends

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2pm

Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2pm

Behold the Bold Umbreallaphant

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2pm

Girl Power! Honoring Women in Music

Sunday, May 10, 2015 pm

Location:  Jacobs Music Center

Call 619-235-0804 or sandiegopsymphony.com

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hullabaloo Band

Date: January 16, 2015

Hullabaloo

Fridays, January 16, February 20, March 27
10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30am
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Hullabaloo is a farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkes 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.  No registration required.  Suggested donation of $3/Parent Connection members, $5/family for nonmembers.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Basic Training for Dads-to-Be: The Third Trimester

Date: January 17, 2015

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Saturday, January 17, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC and

Saturday, March 14, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

We're looking for a few good dads-to-be!  With a baby on the way, your life is about to change profoundly.  Our basic training class allows expectant dads the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from experienced dads who have been through it all.  Learn about what to expect in the last trimester of pregnancy, at the birth, during the first few weeks at home and more.  Our expert dads, accompanied by their infants, will provide practical tips on diapering, feeding and soothing a newborn.  This class provides an experience you can't get from reading a book or attending a childbirth class.  Call 858-380-4636, go to www.newdadsclass.com or email dsingley@newdadsclass.com for information and registration.  The cost is $40/class.

 

Super Soccer Stars - Free Demo Classes

Date: January 18, 2015

Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment.  Through our age-specific curriculum, we use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork.  Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace while having a blast!

Del Sur Elementary - Sunday, January 18

Grossmont High School - Saturday, January 31

Laguna Riviera Park (Carlsbad) - Saturday, January 31

9:00-9:40am: 2-3 year olds

9:45-10:30am:

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tummy to Play Every Day for Infants

Date: January 20, 2015

Baby on tummyTuesday, January 20, February 17 or March 17, 11:00am-12:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Introductory Class for First Timers

Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down?  This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time is a happy time.  This class is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.

The cost is $35/class for members (use code PC2014), $45 for nonmembers.  Register at moveplaygrow.com

 

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Date: January 22, 2015

Boy with blocksThursdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12,  OR
Mondays, Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30
6:30-9:00pm
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 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 if taught by a supportive and experienced instructor, Jackie Hartman.

The cost is $200/member family, $395/nonmember family. Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.

Contact Jackie Hartman at 760-533-5256.

Healthy Chats for Girls

Date: January 25, 2015

Healthy Chats Puberty imageSunday, January 25, 2:30pm-5:00pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

This popular 2 1/2-hour seminar presents accurate information for mothers and daughters (9-11 years old) about the normal physical and emotional changes that preteens experience during puberty.   The cost is $60/mother & daughter pair and includes a "Growing Up" bag for the girls.  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.  For more information go to www.HealthyChats.com

 

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: January 26, 2015

postpartumMonday, January 26, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room.

Learn how to manage  meals, routines, sleep and more in this exciting workshop for busy working moms with young children.  Gentle Sleep coach, Jen Varela, Working Mom Support, coach Elaine McGhee and personal chef, Michelle Koenig will share strategies for more peaceful nights and easier days for the family.  They will discuss tips for effective sleep training, healthy meal planning and how to balance it all using smart time management tools.  You will leave this workshop feeling recharged and ready to take on life!  Registration is required.  Register here.

 

Available Spaces: 47

Spirited Child Workshop

Date: January 27, 2015

Child on rockTuesdays, January 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

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.  The cost for Parent Connection members is $295/couples, $350/couple for nonmembers.  To register, call Jackie Hartman at 760-533-5256.

 

Rummage Sale - Northminster Preschool

Date: January 31, 2015

1/31/15 7-10am
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
Shell Harder, preschool@northminstersandiego.com, 858-270-3760
http://www.northminsterpreschoolsd.com/
Free
Rummage sale for baby and kid items. Everything from clothes, toys, shoes, games, high chairs and other gear as well as maternity. Open to the community. All proceeds benefit the preschool.

Kindergarten Parent Preview

Date: February 5, 2015

Families of children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2015 are invited to come see the classroom and take a quick tour of City Tree Christian School. Talk with City Tree staff and learn more about their exceptional academic & extracurricular programs for Kindergarten. Children are most welcome. City Tree hopes to see you there! For more information or questions please contact City Tree at 619-232-3794 oroffice@citytree.org.

City Tree Christian School, 320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-3794; office@citytree.org
www.citytree.org

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: February 8, 2015

?????????????????????????Sunday, February 8, 1:30-4:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

This class is for new and expecting parents who have dogs.  The class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.  The cost is $40/couple.  Call 858-344-0475 to register.

 

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: February 10, 2015

postpartumTuesday, February 10, 1:15-2:00pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Join a Scripps women's health physical therapist to learn how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period.  Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Call 800-727-4777 to register.  This event is free but registration is required.

 

Expectant Mom Mingle

Date: February 12, 2015

pregnancy_lMingle with other expectant moms going through the same stages of pregnancy. We'll "shower" you with raffles as well as helpful tips from our parenting experts.

Pre-registration is required.  Cost:  $10/person

Thursday, February 12, 6-8pm, Babies R' Us, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Yoga and Wellness Workshop: Focused February

Date: February 15, 2015

yogaimageSunday, February 15, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  There is a $10 minimum donation per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to water.org).

This class will incorporate movement, breath work and breakout sessions centered on empowering you to live your greatness.  You'll earn a meditation to make you prosperous in all aspects of your life and simple techniques to turn hazy ideas into focused intentions.  You'll walk away with essential tools to make your desires a reality.

 

Parent's Guide to Wills, Trusts, & Saving For College

Date: February 16, 2015

baby collegeMonday, February 16, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

What would happen to your children if something happened to you?  Achieve peace of mind by ensuring that your child(ren) would be raised by the person you choose and that your child(ren) would not inherit everything at age 18, but at the ages and stages you want them to inherit.  Stacy DenHerder, An Estate Planning Attorney, and Anthony Saffer, Financial Planner, will discuss how to avoid probate, how to be prepared to cover the issues of incapacity, and how to secure your financial future as well as your child's college education.  You'll have the opportunity to learn about 529 plans, education and Roth IRAs, UTMA accounts and alternative investments.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Learn About Essential Oils

Date: February 18, 2015

Have you been hearing about essential oils lately? It seems like almost everyone is talking about them!
Come join us as Carol Yeh-Garner teaches a workshop on how to incorporate essential oils into your life. She'll be sharing about how you can replace almost everything in your medicine cabinet with safe, all-natural alternatives.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

First Year Dads

Date: February 21, 2015

CutartdadandbabySaturday, February 21, 9:30am-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

During the first year, there is so much to learn while juggling work and personal responsibilities.  This parenting class is offered as a sequel to the Basic Training for Dads-to-Be class and addresses the issues most relevant to fathers who have newborns to 1-year olds.  For more information or to register, call 858-380-4636 or log on to newdadsclass.com.  Space is limited.  The cost is $40.

 

Classics 4 Kids Presents: Jazz Greats

Date: February 22, 2015

Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Kiran Shelat, (502) 641-2120, kshelat@classics4kids.org
http://sandiegotheatres.org/the-classics-philharmonic-orchestraa-salute-to-american-jazz-greatsfamily-concert/
$10-$20

An All-American tribute to U.S. jazz icons in honor of Black History Month, with featured artists, including vocalist Sherry Williams!

No, I Won't & You Can't Make Me

Date: February 26, 2015

Crying childThursday, February 26, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conf. Room

Ways to reduce power struggles.

Handling power struggles can be one of the most difficult aspects of parenting.  Our speaker, Jackie Hartman, will discuss how to effectively handle power struggles and what to do to lessen them in the future by recognizing them and disengaging.  You and your child will feel better and the entire family will be happier for it.  This event is free for Parent Connection member, $10 for nonmembers.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family ArtLAB

Date: February 28, 2015

Take part in a Look/Explore tour and let our Gallery Educators lead them and their family in lively conversation about the exhibition Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance. Following your gallery exploration, there will be an improv workshop and where families will learn how to create absurd animated GIFs together.

The Museum offers public tours free with admission at the La Jolla location at 2 PM on Sundays, and at the Downtown location at 2 PM on Saturdays. Tours are also held at 5:30 PM on the Third Thursday of the month at both locations.

At both MCASD locations we also offer free admission for all visitors ages 25 and under thanks to an initiative with the Qualcomm Foundation.

MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

(858) 454-3541

MCASD Downtown
1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

(858) 454-3541

Grandparenting Today

Date: February 28, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition to grandparents.  Topics include: Sleep safety, car seat safety and communication suggestions.  Taught by a Scripps Perinatal Educator.  $30 per couple.  To register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).

The Flower Fields

Date: March 1, 2015

Southern California's spring season kicks off with the return of 50 acres of colorful flower overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature's wonders - a field of dreams, a field of color.  Come and enjoy tractor driven wagons rides, and navigate through the pathways of the sweet pea maze; smell the fragrance of the blossoms designed to amuse and entertain you.

Open March 1st thru Mother's Day.

Admission:  $12; Children 3-10 $6

Hours:  9:00am-6:00pm Daily

Directions:  Take Interstate 5 and exit on Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad (look for the Windmill).  Go east approximately one block to the first intersection, which is Paseo Del Norte, and turn left.  Make the next right into the parking lot.

For more information visit flowerfields.com.

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Date: March 6, 2015

Based on the childrens book by Mo Willems, this family friendly musical follows Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny on an exciting adventure to the laundromat. All is fun until 2 year old Trixie realizes she has left her Knuffle Bunny there. She tries everything to make her father understand the problem, but he just doesnt speak "toddler". Filled with fun music and lively action this show will definitely brighten your day.

Fridays-Sundays between March 6, 2015 and March 22nd, 2015 @ 11 AM
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D Solana Beach CA 92075
North Coast Rep Box Office 858 481 1055

Price- $18

Yoga and Wellness Workshops: Mastering March

Date: March 15, 2015

yogaimageSunday, March 15, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  There is a $10 minimum donations per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to water.org).

This class will incorporate movement, breath work and breakout sessions focused on detoxification.  It's time for a little spring cleaning as we clear the clutter that no longer serves us in order to make more room for the things we really want in our lives.  You'll learn some simple techniques, easy detox foods and everyday lifestyle practices that will clear up your body, mind and spirit.  You'll walk away with an understanding of how to incorporate easy detox practices into your daily life and a little extra spring in your step as a result.

 

Potty Training Made Easy

Date: March 16, 2015

PottyTrainingMonday, March 16, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

In the midst of our frustration over diaper changes or accidents, it's easy to forget that all children will eventually learn to use the potty.  Make this transition stress-free for you and your children by learning the ins and outs of potty training from an expert, Nonie Levi, MFT.  You'll learn how to tell when a child is ready, how to encourage your child to use the potty and even when to call it quits for a while until your child is truly ready to get down and potty.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.

 

Available Spaces: 43

South Park Walkabout

Date: March 21, 2015

South Park is a neighborhood nestled between North Park and Golden Hill, just east of Balboa Park and northeast of Downtown San Diego.  Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cares and stores.

Saturday, March 21, 6-10pm

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: March 21, 2015

Learn the basics of child and babysitting safety.  Topics include: recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.

Cost:  $60  Registration is required; call 858-344-0475

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: April 1, 2015

Learn the basics of child and babysitting safety.  Topics include:  recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.

Cost:  $60.  Registration is required; call 858-344-0475.

Home Alone Safety for Kids!

Date: April 8, 2015

This workshop is designed to help families prepare their children age 9 and over, to be responsible and care for themselves safely.  It's difficult to tell when a child is ready to stay home alone for short periods.  Topics include: recognizing an emergency, fire safety and walking home safely.

Cost:  $55.  Registration is required; call 858-344-0475.

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: April 14, 2015

Join a Scripps Women's health physical therapist to learn how you can stregthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period.  Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Free. Registration is required.  Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).

Classics 4 Kids Concert Series Presents: Once Upon A Tiempo

Date: May 3, 2015

The Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Balboa Theatre Box Office, kshelat@classics4kids.org, (619) 570 1100
http://sandiegotheatres.org/the-classics-philharmonic-orchestradiego-isabella/
$10-$20

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, journey through the magical world of fairy tales with special guests from Southwestern College Mariachi Garibaldi, Directed by Jeff Nevin! (Bilingual English & Spanish Performance)

Midwives Mamas & More Family Festival

Date: May 9, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the new Waterfront Park in San Diego
Free family festival at the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego celebrating Mother's Day and International Day of the Midwife.  This event will feature live entertainment, kids’ zone, musical interaction, art, bounce houses, pampering station for Moms, informational presentations,  food and unique vendors for families of all types.  Event produced by the The Midwives Coalition of Greater San Diego www.CallAMidwifeSD.org to raise awareness of the benefits of birthing with a midwife in San Diego.

For more information visit their website at www.midwivesmamasandmore.com

South Park Walkabout

Date: July 25, 2015

South Park is a neighborhood nestled between North Park and Golden Hill, just east of Balboa Park and northeast of San Diego.  Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cafes and stores.

Saturday, July 25, 6-10pm

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