San Diego Family Events

Parent Connection Board Meeting

Date:

Parent 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!

"The Princess Bride"

Date: August 1, 2014

Summer movies in the park at the Waterfront Park.  Starts at dusk.  Free.

1600 Pacific Hwy., downtown San Diego

www.summermoviesinthepark.com

Available Spaces: Unlimited

"Despicable Me2"

Date: August 1, 2014

Summer moves in the park presents "Despicable Me 2" outdoors at the Fallbrook Community Center on August 1.

Other locations:

Spring Valley Park, August 15

Tierrasanta Community Park, August 16

Tecolote Community Park, San Diego

Screenings start at dusk.  Free

www.summermoviesinthepark.com

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Camp Out in Solana Beach

Date: August 2, 2014

S'mores and live music, a spaghetti dinner, Solana Beach Historical Museum tours and pancake breakfast.

Cost:  $25/family

La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue

To register visit www.cityofsolanabeach.org or call 858-720-2453

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Banana Split at Standley Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Enjoy 300 feet of unlimited ice cream and toppings!

Free, but bring your own bananas.

3585 Governor Dr., San Diego

858-552-1652

Available Spaces: Unlimited

See the San Diego Chargers Train!

Date: August 2, 2014

Watch your Chargersfavorite players get ready for the upcoming season.

August 2, 11:00am-1:00pm (FanFest at Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley)

August 4 & 11, 2:50-5pm (Chargers Park, 4020 Murphy Canyon Rd.)

August 9 & 12, 9:20-11:30am (Chargers Park, 4020 Murphy Canyon Rd.)

Free

www.chargers.com

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lemon Festival

Date: August 3, 2014

Delight in allLemonFestival2014 things lemon at this annual event that offers lemon-themed contests, live bands, Kids' Corner and more than 200 vendors.

Free admission.

Third Ave., between E & G Sts., Chula Vista

www.thirdavenuevillage.com

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Free Family Art Day: Art & Science

Date: August 3, 2014

Explore the DNA of Creativity exhibition and view local organisms through light microscopes, learn basic drawing and painting, and create your own painting masterpiece.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way

www.oma-online.org

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Kids' Summer Series at Ultra Star Mission Valley

Date: August 4, 2014

Individual tickets can be purchased for $1 at the door.  Monday-Friday at 9:30am.  Runs through August 22.

7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego

www.ultrastarmovies.com

Available Spaces: Unlimited

National Night Out at The Kroc Center

Date: August 5, 2014

Target, San Diego County Crime Stoppers and The Salvation Army Kroc Center team up to present this free community awareness fair featuring an interactive kid's policy and fire academy, a self-defense demo, free hot dogs, games and giveaways, fingerprinting and community booths.  Get to know your neighbors, learn tips on how to stay safe and meet local law enforcement officers.

August 5, 6-8pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Recreation Field

6845 University Ave, San Diego

www.kroccenter.org

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: August 10, 2014

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.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Free Vision, Speech and Occupational Screenings

Date: August 14, 2014

The screenings arEye chart and glassese geared for children 3 to 5 years old.  Appointments are set for every 10 minutes.  Email info@sandiegoparent.com to schedule an appointment.

This event is
free for members and nonmembers but an appointment is necessary.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Chula Vista HarborFest

Date: August 16, 2014

Plunge into splashy adventures at this annual waterfront festival that offers a displace of historic seafaring vessels, unique automobiles and wooden boats, fishing and paddle boarding, the Sustainable Seafood Fest, four entertainment stages, Youth Zone and more.

Free admission; tasting tickets $20-$30

Bayside Park

999 Bayside Pkwy

www.cvharborfest.com

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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

Date: August 18, 2014

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 a 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

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: August 26, 2014

Join us when a women's health physical therapist will teach you how to 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.  Although this class is free, registration is required.  Please call 1-800-727-4777 to register.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tummy to Play Every Day for Infants

Date: September 16, 2014

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 and practicing basic moves and easy modifications to help ensure that tummy time is a happy time.  This class is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.  The cost is $25 with code PC2014, $35 for nomembers.  Register at moveplaygrow.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Chef Showdown 2014

Date: September 18, 2014

San Diego’s Annual Chef Showdown, hosted by the Center for Community Solutions, returns for its 10th anniversary on Thursday, September 18, 2014 showcasing San Diego’s top talents in a highly anticipated culinary competition.

 

The September 18th fundraising event will be held at a new venue this year, the San ChefDiego Harley-Davidson showroom, which is the largest Harley-Davidson franchise in the country.  Event highlights will include food and beverage tasting stations, a raffle, silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit Center for Community Solutions (CCS).  For further information, or to purchase tickets, please call Jennifer Lynaugh at (858) 272-5777 ext. 151 or visit www.ccssd.org

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Healthy Chats for Girls

Date: October 12, 2014

This popular 2 Healthy Chats Puberty image1/2 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.  Dr. Chrystal de Freitas, pediatrician and mother of three, will be leading this discussion.  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
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

11th Anniversary San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Date: October 19, 2014

Autism SpWalk Logo 2011 Squareeaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.  It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; and their families.  The 11th annual San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held on October 19, 2014 at Liberty Station of Point Loma Ingram Plaza at 2640 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego.  For more information click here.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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