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
Basic Training for Dads-to-Be: The Third Trimester
Date: March 15, 2014
Saturday, March 15 / 9:30am-12noon
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.
Thursday evenings, March 20- April 10 / 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 $175/Parent Connection member, $200/nonmember.
Springtime – it’s a tradition at Keane Studios for the bunnies and ducklings to arrive with spring! Dress your kids in their cutest outfits, and keep it simple! Solid tones and subtle patterns are best.
Sessions are $29 per child on weekdays, $39 on weekends
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 - 11:30am 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.
This is a can't miss regarding great deals on children's gear...at amazing prices!
Families with infants, young children & parents with a baby on the way will find something special at The Family Swap Meet.
No pre-registration is required for attendees. Admission is $2 per person (under 12 years old free).
Cinderella Presented by San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Date: April 4, 2014
A royal ball, an enchanted pumpkin, and one lost slipper set the stage for this beloved story ballet. A magical Fairy Godmother and other charming characters make this rags-to-riches tale a delight for all ages.
Set to the whimsical music of Prokofiev, this fairytale favorite makes its way to the heart of Balboa Park this April 2-6.
Show Dates & Times
April 4 @ 7pm
April 5 @ 2pm & 7pm
April 6 @ 2pm
Friday, April 4 / 9:00am-11:30am Sunday, April 6 / 9:00am-2:00pm
Sandra Kay Photography exclusive Easter Savings! Create a beautiful Easter portrait of your child with live bunnies at the parent connection office. This offer includes: No session fee! View and order images that day. Portraits delivered before Easter. Special pricing of $23 per sheet (reg $60). No limit to the number of sheets you can order.
Call today to make an appointment: 760-942-3778 firstname.lastname@example.org
(If you'd like a separate day, just have 6 or more moms interested in having the kids photographed with the bunnies and Sandra can set up your own personal day and time.)
Saturday, April 5 / 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.
Vista Optimist Club's Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast
Date: April 12, 2014
Saturday April 12th / 7-11am Breakfast, 9am Bonnet Contest, 10am Egg Hunt Vista Optimist Club, 600 Optimist Way, Vista- 92085
Over 10,000 eggs. Bring your basket and camera!
Tickets are $5 and include breakfast and hunt for kids 10 and younger.
All participants must have a wristband to participate.
Also included in the price is pictures with the Easter bunny, games, cotton candy, and jump houses.
Celebrate the spring with Carlsbad's version of an egg hunt, the "Egg Scramble." Participants will also enjoy interactive summer camps demonstrations, crafts, a fun zone, cookie decorating, a family scavenger hunt, face painting and a chance to soak the bunny. A $5 activity card is available for purchase at our community centers or at the event.
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.
Saturday and Sunday April 26 & 27 / 11:00am-6:00pm
Mission Federal ArtWalk, the largest fine art festival in Southern California, will commemorate its 30th year with a 17-block celebration in the lively neighborhood of Little Italy in San Diego. Founded by local artists, Mission Federal ArtWalk has become a showcase for established and emerging artists and the ultimate event for aficionados and casual collectors.
This event offers Art, Fun for Families, Live Performances and Food & Drink.
San Diego, California; the outdoor fine art festival is held in the Little Italy community, a part of downtown adjacent to San Diego’s “Big Bay.”
Free event. ILACSD's signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, represents one of the largest environmental events of the year. Since the inception of this event in 2003, 44,528 volunteers have participated in this effort - resulting in the removal of 1.65 million pounds of debris from San Diego County locations. The mission of the event is to engage the community in removing debris from San Diego's beaches, canyons, waterways, and parks. This cleanup strives to reach a diversified cross-section of San Diego County, with half coastal and half inland locations, emphasizing the fact that almost 80% of coastal debris originates inland!
Embark on your personal passport to paradise! Come enjoy an afternoon spent relaxing and being pampered in an island paradise. Nourish, Indulge, and Relax while Reconnecting and Creating memories with friends.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 / 9:00AM to 4:00PM Liberty Station/NTC Preble Field 2455 Cushing Rd, 92106
The ultimate dog lovers family fun event that increases dog and cat adoption countywide. Enjoy yummy eats, music, and special guests. Canines and their peeps can shop for unique pet products and much more.