San Diego Family Events

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

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.

Nurturing Your Child's Spirit... Strategically

Date: April 14, 2015

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 per couple, nonmembers are $350 per couple.  For a class schedule, contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

FroYo 5k

Date: May 2, 2015

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From beginner to pro…runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, adults, and kids…If you can cover a 5K, then it’s time to pick up tickets!

San Diego Convention Center.

To register click here.

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

Bike To Work Day

Date: May 15, 2015

Pledge to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 15! Join thousands of bike riders throughout the San Diego region on the morning of Bike to Work Day as we attempt to log 25,000 miles – the equivalent of one trip around the world and one million calories burned!

Log your bike trips in the iCommute TripTracker tool to make sure you’re included in our Bike to Work Day count. Every time you bike to work and log your trips in May you will be entered to win prizes, including a new bike from Bicycle Warehouse.

When you pledge to GO by BIKE, you can stop by one of an estimated 100 pit stop locations on Friday, May 15 to pick up your FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. Pit stops will be available from 6 to 9 a.m. and locations will be listed on theBike Month web page in early May.

For more information on Bike Month 2015 activities, visit the Bike Month web page, call 511 and say “iCommute,” or emailbiking@sandag.org.

Wild West Fest

Date: May 16, 2015

Leo Carrillo Ranch is the perfect back drop for this festive step back in time.  This Wild West event brings cowboys to Carlsbad with western music, cowboy crafts, pony rides and more.  There is also a salsa contest where you can either compete or taste.  A $6 activity card is available for purchase at the event.

May 16, 11am-2pm

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

760-434-2843

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: May 17, 2015

For new and expecting parents who have dogs.  This class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.

Cost:  $40/couple

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

1:30-4:30pm

Registration is required for all courses.  To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: May 17, 2015

For new and expecting parents who have dogs.  This class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.

Cost:  $40/couple

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

1:30-4:30pm

Registration is required for all courses.  To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Will Writing Workshop

Date: May 18, 2015

This workshop explains the differences between Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.  You will learn about the essential legal documents every person should have and whether you can “Do it Yourself” or whether you need a professional. If you already have an Estate Plan, this workshop will help you evaluate whether you made any of the mistakes that cause your family to hate each other when you are gone. This nuts and bolts workshop will equip you with the tools necessary to demonstrate that you cared for the people you left behind, by planning in advance.  Every attendee will have prepared their own Holographic Will.  Free for Parent Connection members, $10/nonmember.

Available Spaces: 20

Baby Sleep Program– Follow Your Child’s Natural Rhythms for a Better Night

Date: May 19, 2015

Baby Sleep class offers information on baby’s sleep requirements and other valuable information about a baby’s sleep rhythm during the first year of life. Dr. Polly Moore will discuss ways to help your baby sleep better, cry less, improve her/his learning, and more fully enjoy the world. Free. Stay after class for the Breastfeeding Support Group from 2-3 p.m

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tummy to Play Every Day for Infants

Date: May 19, 2015

Baby on tummyTuesday, May 19, 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 PC2015), $45 for nonmembers.  Register at moveplaygrow.com

 

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Date: May 19, 2015

Boy with blocksTuesdays, May 12 to June 2
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.

Grandparenting Today

Date: May 31, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Touch A Truck

Date: May 31, 2015

Touch a Truck San Diego is a Kid-Centric Car Show where everyone is welcome to sit in the driver's seat of ALL the vehicles on display.  100% of the money raised goes to fund kids cancer research.

Dump-Truck-Melis-EditClimb into your trucks and start your engines, Touch a Truck is happening on May 31 from 10am-2pm!

Purchase your tickets here.

Canyon Crest Academy
5951 E Village Center Loop Rd
San Diego, CA 92130

 

Learn About Essential Oils

Date: June 1, 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

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: June 9, 2015

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 yScrippsou improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Call 800-7272-4777 to register.  This class is free.

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Expectant Mom Mingle

Date: June 13, 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

Saturday, June 13, 10-Noon, Babies R' Us, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hello Kitty: Supercute Friendship Festival

Date: June 19, 2015

Hello Kitty, The beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is hitting the road in 2015 with her first-ever live North American tour.

June 19-21

Valley View Casino Center

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego 92110

Friday, June 19 at 12:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday, JunHello Kittye 20 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, June 21 at 12:00pm

Children 2 and under are free with paid adult ticket.  Parent Connection members go to Attraction Discount site to retrieve code for group sales offer.

Prices for General Admission range from $22.25 - $32.25.

Tummy to Play Every Day for Infants

Date: June 19, 2015

Baby on tummyTuesday, June 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room

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 PC2015), $45 for nonmembers.  Register at moveplaygrow.com

 

Basic Training for Dads: The First Year

Date: June 20, 2015

Saturday, June 20 / 9:30am-12noon
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 onto www.newdadsclass.com.  Space is limited.

The cost is $40.

 

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: June 24, 2015

Learn the basics of babysitting safety, recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.  $60.  Registration required.  Call 858-344-0475.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Grandparenting Today

Date: June 28, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and care seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

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

Grandparenting Today

Date: July 25, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  Sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

To register, call 1-800-727-4777

Child and Babysitting Safetly

Date: August 5, 2015

Learn the basics of babysitting safety, recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.  $60.  Registration required.  Call 858-344-0475.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: August 11, 2015

Join a Scripps women's health physical therapist to learn how you can strengthen your
Scrippspelvic 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.

Breast Cancer Surgery: Lowering the Impact

Date: August 21, 2015

Join Scripps surgeon, Steven Chen, MD, as he discusses new techniques in breast cancer surgery that can help to preserve the look of the breast and reduce side effects of surgery while maintaining excellent outcomes.  $2.50 cash or check at the door.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

To register, call  1-800-727-4777

Grandparenting Today

Date: August 30, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777

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