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Joy of Raising Teens Workshop

Only held a few times a year

This highly-requested one-session workshop is a MUST for parents of teens and tweens.  Learn the tools parents need to survive (and so that your teens can thrive!) at this fun session.

Wednesday, January 16


Enroll here!

Price: $0.00

Date: January 16, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld debuts its new, first-of-its-kind ride, Tidal Twister! Accelerating to 30 miles per hour, this horizontal ride will twist and bank along a tight, figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains, holding 16 passengers each, load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains.

Hours, location and information:

Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Drive (619) 222-4SEA; Park hours vary by season, check website: SeaWorldSanDiego.com.


Admission for ages 10 and older is $91.99; for ages 3-9, $86.99; children under 3 free. Check website for current offers on single-day tickets and Annual Pass. Parent Connection members can receive a discount on their Member Discount page.

Price: $0.00

Date: May 24, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pinery Pumpkin Patch Tours

Rancho Bernardo - 13421 Highland Valley Rd.

Bonita - 5354 Sweetwater Rd.

Plaza Bonita - 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd. - Westfield Plaza Bonita

Del Mar - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd across from Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

Mission Valley - 1640 Camino Del Rio No. (Next to Broken Yolk)

Farm Tour at Rancho Bernardo and Bonita Includes

  • Pumpkin (up to a $6 value)
  • Orientation and coloring book on How We Grow Pumpkins
  • Tractor pulled haywagon ride
  • Walk through our 8 ft tall living corn maza
  • Bottled water in our snack area
  • Enjoy farm animals and bales of straw

Group Tour at Pumpkin Station in: Plaza Bonita, Mission Valley & Del Mar Includes:

  • Pumpkin (up to a $6 value)
  • Coloring book on How We Grow Pumpkins
  • 5 tickets for inflatable slide, jumpee, train rides or petting zoo (socks required on all slides)
  • Bottle water in the snack area

To arrange a tour call Linda at 858-566-7466. $12/each child, accompanying adults are free.

For more information visit www.pumpkinstation.com.

Price: $0.00

Date: September 10, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) would like to invite you to save the date for the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday September 21st from 9am to 12pm! Registration opens on Monday August 26th at www.CleanupDay.org! All available locations will be posted on the website with directions and maps included.

We are hoping to mobilize over 8,000 volunteers at 100+ sites throughout San Diego County! The sites will range from beaches, trails, parks, and neighborhoods, along with a few on-water locations. Last year on Coastal Cleanup Day, our 6,808 volunteers at 106 sites removed 138,499 pounds of litter and debris, as well as completed special projects like painting, planting, and removing invasive plants to help restore our environment.

More information about our event, like the ILACSD 65th Anniversary Commemorative Patch, Bling Your Bucket contest, Sony Photo Contest, and the event waiver required by all participants (parent/guardian signature mandatory for volunteers under the age of eighteen) will also be available on the website shortly under “Event Info”.

For more information click here.

Price: $0.00

Date: September 21, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Coastal Habitat Restoration - at the beach!

Spend your Saturday morning soaking up the sunshine and coastal breeze while you help save and restore one of the last remaining Coastal Dune and Wetland Habitats in San Diego! Over 95% of these habitat areas no longer exist in California. Home to many endangered birds, fish and mammals this area needs your help to remain as a viable habitat area. An educational walking tour will be included!

Activities Include:
•       Invasive plant removal
•       Native plant rescue
•       Watering and care of recent plantings
•       Trail maintenance
•       Litter removal
•       An educational nature walk
•       This event is open to volunteers of all ages, but volunteers under the age of 16 must come with an adult.
•       All tools and supplies are provided.
•       No experience necessary.
•       Community service hours can be verified.
•       Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty and wear closed-toe shoes, no sandals or flip-flops allowed for safety reasons.
•       Bring plenty of water and sun protection.
Location: Volunteers will meet in the grassy area just inside the Dog Beach parking lot in Ocean Beach at the western end of Voltaire Ave.

RSVP Required. For more info or to RSVP call 619.297.7380 or email volunteer@sandiegoriver.org

5142 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego 92107

(Dog Beach in OB)

Price: $0.00

Date: September 28, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

What Dentists Do to Keep Their Children Cavity-Free

What to expect 

  • Learn how you can give your kids a lifetime of healthy teeth
  • Discover tips for avoiding your worst oral nightmare - cavities, and how to handle them if you happen to have them
  • Kids have the freedom to explore the office and get comfortable with their dental friends in a welcoming environment
  • Get all your dental questions answered by dentist turned dad with 3 kids of his own

Light lunch will be provided.

Costumes encouraged, we'll be having a fun photo session so come ready!

This event is free, however, registration is required. Use this link to save your spot!

Scripps Pediatric Dentistry

9840 Hibert Street, B4

San Diego, CA 92131


Price: $0.00

Date: October 10, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pumpkin Patch Express

Enjoy a day of Family Halloween-Themed Fun! Get behind a real locomotive and take a Train Ride to adventure to the Pumpkin Patch – select and decorate your own pumpkin to take home, enjoy Jon and Rachel Music 4 kids on stage, and Mister Twister the balloon guy. Jump on a trolley for a ride around campus, Take part in kids crafts, the hay maze, visit the coloring station, temporary tattoos and stickers, bounce house, cookies and cider, scavenger hunt, and trick or treating, Carnival Games($1 each) and 14ft Kids’ Ferris Wheel ($3 each). And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes for the Costume Contest!

October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Southern California Railway Museum

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $15 for ages 2 – 11 and $25 for ages 12 and up.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased ONLINE

2201 S A St. Perris, CA 92570

Museum Front Desk, info@oerm.org, (951)943-3020
Website/Registration url: https://www.oerm.org/pumpkin/

Price: $

Date: October 12, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

JBF Consignment Sale

San Diego’s largest children’s and maternity consignment sale is October 19-20, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Mission Valley.  We will have thousands of gently used and new children’s and maternity items from over 300 local families totally organized and showcased in 15,000 square feet of space.  It’s a safe, convenient way to find everything you need for your children at 50-90% off retail.  From clothes to books to toys to dvds to baby gear, you will find it all here!  Don’t miss out, we only do this twice a year so mark your calendar now!  www.sandiego.jbfsale.com
October 19, 10am-8pm
October 20, 8am-noon

Price: $0.00

Date: October 19, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, with 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film’s power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling storytelling. The festival showcases great stories, fresh voices and diverse points of view from around the world. Our line up includes world-premiers, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of parties and events with the filmmakers themselves. Great film sparks great dialogue, which is why we’re dedicated to giving our audiences the unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of filmmakers after screenings, and informally meet-ups at a variety of parties and events. The festival culminates with the annual Night of the Stars Tribute – a glamorous event recognizing actors and filmmakers who have made a mark on the film industry, and the world, with their professional contributions.

Theatre Box San Diego

701 5th Ave, San Diego 92101


Price: $

Date: October 20, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Joy of Parenting One Day FAST TRACK Course

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Time: 10-3:15 p.m.

Location: Cardiff

Address will be provided prior to course date

Cost: $200/person plus $10 book fee

Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: October 20, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

One Night Workshop: Joy of Raising Teen Seminar

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Location: Cardiff

Address will be provided prior to course date.

Cost: $50

Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: October 23, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Day Out with Thomas - Steam Team Tour

All aboard! Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun!

Southern California Railway Museum

2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570

Museum Front Desk: info@oerm.org

Price: $25

November 2, 3, 10, 11 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: $25.00

Date: November 2, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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