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.
Thursdays, September 4 to 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Scripps Mende Well Being - UTC
The cost for Parent Connection members is $295/couple, nonmembers are $350.
To register, contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256.
Thursday evenings, Sept 4- Sept 25 / 6:30-8:45pm
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. “The Joy of Parenting” will give you tools on how to do just that. Taught by founder/author Susie Walton.
The cost is $225/person, $350/couple, $150/RCB grad.
To Register: please call Indigo Village at 760-633-3754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
Tuesdays, September 9th-30th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm. 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 instructor, Jackie Hartmann.
The cost is $200/member family, $395/nonmember family. Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
For more information contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256.
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.
Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down? Tuesday, September 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm.
Scripps Mende Well Being Ctr - UTC.
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.
Discover a soothing and beneficial way to enhance the bond between you and your infant. Tuesday, September 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Scripps Mende Well Being Ctr - UTC.
Infant massage aids in the development of trust and intimacy while strengthening and regulating the respiratory, circulatory and gastrointestinal functions of the infant. Come learn techniques to relieve gas discomfort, colic, congestion, teething and emotional stress.
This is not a workshop but a free lecture. Babies are welcome to attend.
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 Diego 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
Did you know a child's home setting is crucial for healthy development? Come hear our guest, Jeanne-Marie from Voila Montessori, speak about the four basic areas your child needs at home; how you can create fun and engaging activities for infants, babies, and toddlers; how to create a baby-focused nursery; support early toilet awareness; and much more.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Baby Garten, 1947 30th St., San Diego 92102
This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required!
Hullabaloo band 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.
Friday, September 19, 10:00am - 11:30am. Scripps Mende Well Being Ctr- UTC.
No registration required. Suggested donation of $3/family for Parent Connection members and $5/family for nonmembers.
Doodle Bug Designs will be available for those who would like to make a clay impression of their little one's hands or feet. No registration required. The cost for the clay items depends on the item selected and ranges from $7.50 to $45.
This free, family-oriented festival is a community celebration for arts education featuring magnificient chalk art street paintings, dozens of talented artists creating, showcasing and selling art, live music, meandering performers, Taste@ArtSplash, a car show, cheese-carving and more; all overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in local schools.
Armada Drive between Cannon and Palomar Airport Road
Trade your child's costume from last Halloween for a different one they can wear this year.
Sunday, September 28, 9 to 10 am - for people who turned in a costume. 10:30-11:00am - for all others - purchase only. Scripps Mende Well Being Ctr - UTC.
Traders: If you are planning on trading a costume, here are a few facts you will need to know.
Bring costumes (size 2 year to 12 years old) to the Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC from September 1 to September 26 from 8am-Noon or email email@example.com for a North County dropoff.
Costumes must be clean and on a hanger. Please put any accessories in a bag and attach the bag to the hanger. If a costume is not in good condition, you are invited to donate it but will not receive a voucher. In order to receive a new costume, you will need to pay $10.
At that time, you will receive a voucher for each costume that you bring in to trade (a maximum of four vouchers per person). Once you have donated your costume and received your voucher(s), there will be NO REFUNDS. The vouchers can be redeemed for a new costume on September 28, 9-10am.
If you cannot find a replacement for your costume, your original costume will be considered a wonderful donation.
Dress up like your favorite super hero, and come out to the park for this family obstacle run. Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawling through toxic tunnels and navigating 20 obstacles throughout the park. Participants receive a cape and finishing medal.
Join us for the Annual Parent Connection Fall Harvest Festival!
We are having a party with lots of tricks & treats!
When: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 11am to 2pm Where: Manna's Martial Arts
12285 World Trade Dr. San Diego, CA 92128
Admission: $8/child for Parent Connection Members, $10/child for non-members.
Children under 1 year old and adults are FREE!
Lunch: Will be available for purchase.
Food Truck - My Urban Eats
Organic Cotton Candy
Activities included with admission:
Hair-dos by Pigtails and Crewcuts
Lego inspired engineering by Play Well Story
Soccer lessons by Super Soccer stars
Sandra Kay Photography
Face painting by Parent Quest
Animal Petting by Nature's Window
Story time with Daniel Marciano
Martial Arts Demonstrations
AWESOME Opportunity Drawing - just $1/ticket!
Goody bags for the first 150 families
Did you know a child's home setting is crucial for healthy development? Come hear our guest, Jeanne-Marie from V
oila Montessori, speak about the four basic areas your child needs at home; how you can create fun and engaging activities for infants, babies and toddlers; how to create a baby-focused nursery; support early toilet awareness; and much more. This even is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required!
Yoga Classes Designed for New and Expectant Mothers
Date: October 10, 2014
Prepare for labor and delivery, relieve lower back pain, improve digestion, learn breathing and meditation techniques for relaxation during birth, improve your circulatory system and reduce swelling in your limbs. (NOTE: A Medical Clearance Form must be signed and completed by your physician before attending prenatal yoga.)
Mommy and Me Yoga
This class will teach breathing techniques and yoga postures. It includes a brief meditation time to help relieve lower back pain and stress, which will help to cultivate better sleep as well as a balanced life with your baby. Moms may join the class when baby is two months of age until the baby begins to crawl. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket.
Registration is required for either class. Each class costs $12 per person to attend.
For more information on times, dates and locations and/or to register please call Lauren Donovan at 858-997-4261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Between Friends San Diego Fall Children's Consignment Sale
Date: October 11, 2014
October 11-13, 2014 Spring Valley Gymnasium, 838 Kempton Street, Spring Valley Amy Fernandez, 619-247-2096 Free with this ad
Please join us for our 7th Just Between Friends semi-annual consignment sale of gently used children's and maternity items. We will 10,000 sf of bargains on everything you need for your children at 50-90% off retail. With over 20,000 items, you are sure to find something you need. www.sandiego.jbfsale.com.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Scripps Mende Well Being - UTC
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
"What's the secret to a joyful family?" It's really no secret, simply thing 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 and 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. "The Joy of Parenting" will give you tools on how to do just that. Taught by founder/author Susie Walton. The cost is $225 per person, $350 per couple, $150 for RCB grads.
For more schedule information or to register, please call Indigo Village at 760-633-3754 or email Susie@indigovillage.com to register.
Indulge your cravings for chocolate and cheese fondue while mingling 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. Guest Speaker is Elaine McGhee from Thrive Momma.
Families come enjoy the Children’s Carnival at our 28th Annual Craft Fair on Friday October 17th, 5-7pm. Games, crafts for kids, and small prizes for all. Costumes are encouraged! While there, plan on dinner at the food trucks, dessert at the bake sale, and some Pinterest and Etsy style shopping inside at the Craft Fair. Shopping begins at9am and continues Saturday, 9-1. Even enter yourself in opportunity drawings! Proceeds benefit the children of the multi-denominational early education program through the purchase of classroom materials and playground equipment. The RBCPC preschool may be contacted at (858) 487-0824. 17010 Pomerado Rd, San Diego, CA 92128. Visit www.rbcpcpreschool.org/craft-fair and www.facebook.com/RBCPCPreschoolCraftFair
Enjoy two hours of fun, Halloween themed pool activities including a floating pumpkin patch where every child will leave with a pumpkin. Finish the night off with a special presentation of the movie Hotel Transylvania.
Alga Norte Aquatic Center, Carlsbad
Cost: $8/person, kids under 3 free with a paid adult
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.
Saturday, October 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm. Scripps Mende Well Being Ctr - UTC.
For more information or to register, call 858-380-4636 or log on to www.newdadsclass.com. Space is limited. The cost is $40.
11th Anniversary San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Date: October 19, 2014
Autism Speaks 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.
Once a month this unique 34-acre farm opens its doors for a tour and an informative, intimate, funny Camel Dairy Life Show with hosts Gil and Nancy Riegler.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling the grounds meeting magnificent camels, comical birds and beloved dairy dogs. Browse the Camel Milk Product shop for lotions, soaps, lip balms and even camel milk chocolate.
There will be plenty of petty and photo ops, and Camel Rides will be offered for an additional charge.
Welcome to the "Age of Independence" -- a period of development that can be frustrating for everyone involved. Our speaker, Nonie Levi, MFT, will discuss the emotional, mental and physical development of 2-year-old children, how these developments affect their behavior, and how to identify and handle trying situations in a positive manner. This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
Do you currently have photos sitting on your cell phone, camera, iPad and Instagram? Lack an organized system for managing and storing your images? Help is here! This hands-on workshop conducted by Cori Nichols, a San Diego custom photographer who specializes in fresh modern portraiture and special event photography, will show you how to organize your images so that you can quickly and easily share them using an organizational program. Bring your laptop, your camera and other photo-capturing devices with cords to connect your laptop and a back up drive (optional). This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required!
Considering starting a playgroup? Being a playgroup captain is one of the most important and rewarding Parent Connection positions. Join us for this workshop full of helpful tips and new ideas that make it fun and easy to be a playgroup captain. Learn how to build a roster, organize playgroup communication, plan events and troubleshoot problems. This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required!
Tummy to Play Everyday for Infants Introductory Class for First Timers
Date: October 21, 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 is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers. The cost is $25 with code PC2014, $35 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.moveplaygrow.com/shop/parent-connection-tummy-to-play-everyday!
Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical three-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Learn the four principles of why children mishebave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and 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 classes fill quickly. The cost is $200 for member families and $395 for nonmember families. The fee does not include textbook and.or workbook, which are $30.
Thursdays, October 23 to November 13, 6:30 to 9PM.
Contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256 for classes in Carlsbad and Carmel Valley.
Often referred to as the Hamlet of the dance world due to the great demands made of the ballerina's acting skills, Giselle is the quintessential ballet of the Romantic era. This ballet is a heart-breaking story of secrets and deception, insanity, early death, retaliation and ultimately forgiveness taking place amid the ghostly Wilis, A cult - like group of other worldly spirits.
Jack-O-Smash 5000 - a 5K Run and Fall Family Festival Benefiting Next Stage U and PoVa Therapeutic R
Date: November 2, 2014
5K race begins at 8:00; 1K run/walk begins at 9:00; Family Fest is from 9:30 - 1:00 and Celebrity Softball begins at 11:30. Where: Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway Why: To support two great organizations and have fun smashing pumpkins! Activities: Timed Fast 5K Run, 1K Fun Walk/Jog, Food, Beer, Bands & Celebrity Softball Game. Ultimate Kids Festival with Jumpers, Animals and Crazy Games and of course... Pumpkin Smashing!!!!!