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Birch Aquarium 2018 Green Flash Lineup

The quintessential Southern California summer concert series includes Wild Child, The FIXX, Steve Poltz, Pine Mountain Logs with Venice and more.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego transforms its Tide Pool Plaza into an outdoor music venue unlike any other for The Green Flash Concert Series. These lively summer concerts, presented in partnership with 101. 5 KGB and Belly Up Entertainment, provide the ultimate Southern California music experience while supporting a good cause.

Named for the rare optical phenomenon caused by the refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon — which is often visible during the concerts — the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views, stunning sunsets and admission to Birch Aquarium.

The lineup for the 13th annual Green Flash Summer Concert Series was announced today:

Wednesday, May 16
Wild Child

Wednesday, June 20
Steve Poltz

Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Venice and Pine Mountain Logs

All concerts are held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and are general admission and standing room only. Savory bites, craft beers and wine are available for purchase. Single tickets are on sale now for $33 for members, $38 for the general public. Walk up tickets are $44.

Season passes are also available for $145 for members, $160 for the general public. For the best view in the house, upstairs VIP Deck tickets are also available for $150 per person per show and include catered food and beverage. Admission includes the concert as well as entrance to all aquarium exhibits and free parking.

Green Flash Concerts are made possible by Rock Bottom, French Gourmet and Jackson Design and Remodeling. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.

Price: $0.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

BAM! POW! SPLASH? Birch Aquarium to Launch Comic Book-Inspired Exhibit

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? On June 29, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is launching Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections, a comic book-inspired exhibit that highlights the astonishing adaptations (aka super powers) of ocean species.

Oddities is created in partnership with the team from the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, where millions of specimens allow scientists to understand some of the amazing adaptations marine creatures have developed to survive.  From super vision and invisibility to protective armor and the ability to create electricity to zap prey, real marine creatures do amazing things every day that stretch even the wildest imagination.

“I don’t think an exhibit like this would be possible anywhere else,” said Harry Helling, executive director of Birch Aquarium.  “It’s truly a unique collaboration between the researchers of the Scripps Collections and the talented Exhibits and Education teams here at Birch Aquarium. Our guests are in for a real treat!”

The interactive exhibit will include examples of some of the most unique creatures from all depths and highlight how they have inspired everything from cinema and pop culture to medicine and engineering. Guests will learn what it takes to collect scientific samples and have the opportunity to test out some of these unique adaptations through creature cosplay.

"We're excited to showcase some of the wonderful specimens from the Collections and to tell their stories in this playful, engaging way. By coming face-to-face with unusual specimens, visitors will get to see how our Collections empower real discoveries in science and education every day,” said Charlotte Seid, manager of Scripps’ Benthic Invertebrate Collection.

Oddities opens June 29 and will be on display through Spring 2019. The exhibit replaces the Mexican Seas and Feeling the Heat exhibits. Oddities is included in aquarium admission, which is $18.50 for adults and $14 for children. Annual memberships are also available. Visit the Birch Aquarium website for more details.



Price: $0.00

Date: June 29, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge San Diego

Break away from the everyday and embark on a family adventure like no other! Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge is the ultimate family obstacle course, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles, plus lots of running, jumping, climbing, and mud! And the best part is - it's a FAMILY adventure! Parents Run for FREE! (You get 3 for the price of 1!)
Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge’s mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. We are committed to helping foster a more active, adventurous, and perseverant younger generation. Prepare to Brave Your Adventure at Kit Carson Park on September 29th!
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido 92025
Cost: $32-$66 per child, parents participate for FREE!
Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: July 27, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Baby Sign Language Basics™

Age 6-24 mos/ max 10 families per class

Includes book with over 300 signs for new students

8-week sessions--start any time!

$156 per sesson

Session 1- 8/28-10/20

Baby Sign Language Basics™ Parent-Child Class jump-starts communication through a fun combination of American Sign Language, music, and playtime. The 16 week course, split into two 8-week sessions, includes a weekly lesson for parents and fun activities for the little ones. We learn basic signs and more advanced concepts every week, with a mix of signs for daily routines and playtime. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and make new friends! (45-50 minutes)

Classes held at our own private studio in South Park!

Baby Garten Studio, 1947 30th St. San Diego, CA 92102

Close to Balboa Park and right at the intersection of all major freeways-- 5, 8, 805, 15, 94, & 163 all intersect just blocks away.

Price: $0.00

Date: August 28, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

This is a not-too-spooky celebration for all ages, but especially kids 12 and under, who can trick or treat in a sea-inspired atmosphere, mingle with fun Halloween characters, and check out the park's Halloween show, Clyde & Seamore's Big Halloween Bash. New this year is a Sesame Street Halloween Parade, with your favorite Sesame Street friends, plus dancers and fun music.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 22-October 28

Tickets: Admission for ages 10 and older is $89.99; for ages 3-9, $84.99; children under 3, free.

Parent Connection members receive a discount under Member Discount page.


Price: $0.00

Date: September 22, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Joy of Raising Teens Workshop

This evening workshop will equip you to make the most of your relationship with the teen or tween in your life. Come let Susie teach you the tools that parents and teachers need to survive (and so that your teens can thrive!) at this fun & educational session.

Wednesday, September 26

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Enroll now!

(Exact location will be provided to registrants before the course)

Price: $0.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Redirecting Children's Behavior Parenting Class

Learn parenting skills and become a more calm, confident parent! In the course you will learn how to:

  • Eliminate power struggles over bedtime, eating, cleaning their room, etc.
  • Eliminate homework hassles
  • Teach your children how to love doing chores
  • Create family teamwork
  • How to be an approachable parent
  • Empower your child
  • Minimize sibling bickering and/or fighting
  • Become less reactive and being more proactive - minimizing nagging, yelling, bribing and threats
  • Set clear limits and stick to them
  • Teach children how to listen
  • Minimize household stress
  • Teach children self control
  • How to maintain closeness rather than distance through discipline
  • Create lines of open, hones and trusting communication
  • Get you and your partner on the same parenting page

Thursdays, September 27 - October 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley

For more information contact Jackie at: jackie@ga.leaderb.com

Price: $0.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Skyline Swap

Clothing (men, women & children), household items, accessories, sporting goods, baby gear, toys, games, tools and decor.

How it works:

  • clean out your home & find items to swap or donate (must be in good, clean condition)
  • drop off your items during drop off days or bring them on the swap day
  • items will be counted, you will be given a claim ticket, and you can freely take the same number of items on swap day
  • drop off items in advance to earn 5 extra items during the swap
  • if you come without items to swap or you want more items than you bring, it's only $1 per item
  • left over items will be donated to local charities; 100% profits go to Sklyine Women's Ministry

Swap Day

Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drop Off Days

Thursday, September 27, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, September 28, 9am-Noon

Skyline Church

11330 Campo Road, La Mesa, CA 91941


$2 to enter (under 12 free)

Free Parking

Price: $0.00

Date: September 29, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge Encourages Families to Brave Their Adventure

The event will be held on September 29, 2018 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido. The day will begin with the Competitive Wave at 8:30 a.m. followed by Family Waves, every half hour, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets range in price from $52-66 and can be purchased at kidsobstaclechallenge.com/sandiego.

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles through water and mud! Kids Obstacle Challenge is designed for kids to push their limits and reach new heights. Participants can rope swing into a giant mud pit, army crawl through touch terrain, scale up rugged cargo nets, and slide into a muddy paradise! Prepare to Brave Your Adventure and have some muddy family fun! Parents are invited, and encouraged to participate with their kids on course for no additional cost!


Price: $0.00

Date: September 29, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas' Coolest Beach Party of the Year

Moonlight Beach Bash brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture, all the ingredients to have an awesome time at Encinitas’ most popular tourist destination, Moonlight Beach.  It’s a pop-up arts festival on the sand on Saturday, September 29, 2:00-5:00 P.M. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. The event is free of charge, with free parking, and all are welcome to attend.

Annually, the founding of the city of Encinitas in 1986 is acknowledged each fall.  Come celebrate Encinitas, spend time together with friends and family and enjoy what's typically the best beach weather.  Round up your friends and head to the Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas’ coolest beach party of the year.

At 2:00pm, the Park Dale Players children’s theatre will get the party started with a rousing performance from the hip-hop musical, It Happened in the Hood. At 2:20pm, the Super Sonic Samba drummers and dancers will bring in the spirit of Mardi Gras with authentic Brazilian samba on the sand. At 3:00pm, the “yacht-rock” band High Tide Society will recreate 70's and 80's hits from artists like Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Air Supply, Toto, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, and more.

In addition to entertainment, an Artist Expo will feature original art by local artists, kids can enjoy face painting and cool give-away beach balls, and delicious food will be available for purchase.

Presented by the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Special thanks to event sponsors AMR Ambulance Service, Dudek, EDCO, and Scripps.

For more information, visit www.EncinitasParksandRec.com, call 760-633-2740, or email encinitasparksandrec@encinitasca.gov.


Price: $0.00

Date: September 29, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pinery Pumpkin Patch Tours

From October 1-October 31 Pinery Christmas Trees will have 6 locations open for the Halloween Season.

  • Rancho Bernardo - 13421 Highland Valley Rd.
  • Bonita - 5354 Sweetwater Rd.
  • Plaza Bonita - 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd.
  • Parkway Plaza - 415 Parkway Plaza (Off Johnson Avenue)
  • Del Mar - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd Across from Del Mark Racetrack & Fairgrounds
  • Mission Valley - 1640 Camino Del Rio No. (Next to Broken Yolk)

For locations and hours visit the website at pumpkinstations.com

Price: $0.00

Date: October 1, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Super Hero Obstacle Race

Adventure seeking families can dress up like super heroes and come out to fifth annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on October 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in costumes.

At a Glance

  • Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawling through toxic tunnels and navigating through 20 obstacles throughout the park, including mazes, slides, wrecking balls, tight ropes and more
  • Everyone is a winner and each participant will receive a free super hero cape, bib and finishing medal
  • The race will take approximately one hour to complete
  • Watch a video of the race

More Information

  • This race encourages partnership and teamwork in a non-competitive environment
  • Siblings, caregivers, grandparents and friends can also participate in lieu of parents
  • Each participant must register. Cost is $25 per participant
  • Must be 4 years old or over to participate
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase

Even More Information

Price: $0.00

Date: October 7, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

San Diego International Film Festival Opening Night Film Pre

This is where it all starts! From the red carpet to the opening night film premiere, post-screening celebrity interviews with insider insights and an after party that sets downtown on fire. The San Diego International Film Festival kicks off with a bang!

Our track record of award-winning films includes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Lion, 12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game, Whiplash, Hidden Figures and many more. Opening Night is a glamorous evening, so join San Diego's movers and shakers on the red carpet and few Hollywood insiders as we kick off the San Diego International Film Festival with a bang! After the Q&A with our special guests heads over to the OMNIA Nightclub for the Afterparty. The popular and fashionable OMNIA Nightclub boasts rooftop cabanas, a pulsing dance floor & chic modern lounge areas. Roll the dice at one of the Jamul Casinos gaming tables, hit the dance floor with DJ Marc Eazy and enjoy live music from The Stilettos.

Balboa Theatre, Downtown San Diego

868 Fourth Ave, San Diego CA 92101

October 10, 2018, 5:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Cost: $75-$200

Register and purchase tickets here.

For more information contact sdffpr@gmail.com or 619-818-2221

Price: $0.00

Date: October 10, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

The 14th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. This two-day eclectic, beachside festival will include a variety of exciting activities, contents and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Festivities kick off Friday from 3-11 p.m. with the beer garden, live music and games. The Jose Sinatra's two-day cornhole tournament will begin Friday with preliminary rounds from 3-6 p.m. The fun picks back up 11 a.m. Saturday morning with the cornhole tourney finals, OB Brewfest featuring OB Microbrews and a selection of German beers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. benfitting the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, live music, and the much-loved annual competitions, including the Sausage Toss Competition, bratwurst-eating contest, stein-holding contest, and more, all with a cash prize! Saturday will also include a free beachside all-ages stage area with performances organized by Rock & Roll San Diego, along with a food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn.

Friday, October 12, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Beer Garden 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Cost: $5 for beer garden entry each day and $35 for OB Brewfest Sat 11-2

Location: Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, San Diego 92107

Price: $0.00

Date: October 12, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pumpkin Patch Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum

Take a ride to adventure to the Pumpkin Patch - select and decorate your own pumpkin to take home, visit the petting zoo, enjoy Nick & Jan kids' concert and ventriloquist performing on stage, and Mister Twister the balloon guy. Go on a hayride, 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! New this year - the SPOOKY CABOOSE. And kids, don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes for the Costume Contest!

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 S A Street

Perris, CA 92570

Tickets: $15 - $20

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: $0.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Parent Connection Meet and Greet for Babies - Gymboree Play & Music at Clairemont Mesa

Join us at a free class and meet other parents who have babies born in 2018. Each class is different so join us for as many sessions as you like. Registration is necessary to secure a spot in the class.

Class includes tummy time, flashlight play, first songs and more. There will be time to talk with each other after the class.

Limited to the first 25 registration. Class is free, registration required. Register here.

Price: $0.00

Date: October 14, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Parent Connection Family Swap Meet

A great place to buy or sell your baby or child(ren) items. Furniture, toys, clothes, books and much more. No car seats will be sold at this event. A great deal of the events are parents who are selling their gently used baby items. If you are expecting a baby you don't want to miss this event.

Admission is $2 and open to the public. Parent Connection members can enter at 8 am with their membership card.

Interested in selling? Contact us at info@sandiegoparent and request a registration form.

Canyon Crest Academy

5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego 92130

Price: $0.00

Date: October 14, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Parent Connection Meet and Greet for Babies - Gymboree Play & Music at Scripps Poway

Join us at a free class and meet other parents who have babies born in 2018. Each class is different so join us for as many sessions as you like. Registration is necessary to secure a spot in the class.

Class includes tummy time, flashlight play, first songs and more. There will be time to talk with each other after the class.

Limited to the first 25 registration. Class is free, registration required. Register here. 

Featuring Bree Herington, Sleep Expert talking about the ABC's of Baby Sleep. She will be speaking about the 0-4 month good sleep habits, 4 month sleep regression, tools to help parents maintain good sleep habits, goals for sleep and what's normal for sleep patterns and how her calm and slow approach to sleep.

DoodleBug Designs will be available for clay impressions too!


Price: $0.00

Date: October 21, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Day Out with Thomas - Orange Empire Railway Museum

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum November 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12, 2018. Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy* and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun! Advanced Ticket Purchase is highly recommended and Early Bird Discount Tickets Available NOW through August 31st so don't wait to get your tickets! * Please note Percy needs to chug on back to Sodor early, and will not be on site on November 12th.

2201 S A Street

Perris CA 92570

November 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets: $25

Price: $0.00

Date: November 3, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Train to Santa's Workshop - Orange Empire Railway Museum

Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games, and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Trains fill up fast - Advanced Purchase recommended!

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 S A Street

Perris, CA 92570

November 30 and December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets: $15-$25

Price: $0.00

Date: November 30, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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