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Deadlines this week!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

FOR  NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO FAMILIES:

LA COSTA MEADOWS ELEMENTARY: WOW! What an amazing carnival! Can you believe it? So much going on for the rest of the month, just wanted to share: (1) Tues 10/26 RUBY’S Diner Dine Out (all day). You can get the flyer in your child’s folder or on the website. Come out and enjoy a night off. (2) BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS are due THIS FRIDAY. Don…’t delay. (3) Get your gift cards ASAP (4) Spirit Wear is in and ready for you. Check out the anniversary hoodies! All of this information is on the PTO webpage or click above on La Costa Meadows.  

HARVEST FESTIVAL at North Coast Calvary Church.  

This is a HUGE family event.  Candy, games, inflatables, food, candy, games for all ages, (did I mention CANDY?).  Be sure to get there early or carpool — parking is CRAZY!

FOR FAMILIES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN:

BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS are due THIS FRIDAY. Don’t delay.

10 Things to do before SUMMER is over!

Posted on 16. Jul, 2010 in Fun

By Meg Grant, Associated Content from Yahoo!

It may seem that summer just arrived, but it will be gone as quickly as it came. Before the end of summer there are some things you should savor and do. After all, before you know it you will be looking at gray skies, dreaming of sunshine and all the things you wished you had done while summer was here.

Visit a Beach

A beach doesn’t have to be at the ocean. You can visit a lake, river, pond — anywhere there’s a body of water. Make sure there’s plenty of sand there so you can take off your shoes or sandals and let the sand seep between your toes. Build a sandcastle. Swim in the water.

Eat a Popsicle

Channel your inner child and eat a Popsicle. While you’re at it, eat three or four — or the whole box. Popsicles are usually pretty low in calories and aren’t much more than frozen fruit juice. Sit outside in the sun, savor your icy treat and don’t worry if sticky juice runs down your arm.

Get a (Natural) Tan

Why spend all that money on fake tans and tanning memberships. It costs too much and you will get a much better looking glow from the real sun. Although you can get too much of a good thing, don’t worry about the sun’s damaging effects — wear sunscreen and just go for that sun-kissed glow.

Catch Fireflies

Fireflies come out in the summer, and they provided you with plenty of great memories as a child. Grab yourself an old mason jar, punch some holes in the lid and catch some fireflies; only set them free after you’ve watched them dance around in your jar.

Have a Water Balloon Fight

Remember those water balloon fights you had as a kid? Life as an adult can be too serious. Loosen up and get your friends (or your kids) together and have a water balloon fight. It will get your heart pumping and give you lots of laughs.

Ride a Tandem Bike

Some of my best memories from my younger years was riding a tandem bike around Mackinaw Island in Northern Michigan. Rent a tandem bike with your best friend, older child, or significant other and ride around. You’ll have plenty of laughs and get great exercise.

Go to Camp

Summer camp isn’t just for kids! Head for the mountains or hills. Rent a cabin and be one with nature for a little while. Don’t forget to wear plenty of bug spray and enjoy all nature has to offer.

Host a Bonfire

Bonfires bring lots of great memories. Tell your best ghost stories. Roast hot dogs for dinner and make sure that everyone has a S’More or two (or five.) This can be at the campground or you can have your very own bonfire in your back yard — but be sure to check with your local ordinances and get the proper permits so you don’t end up having to pay a fine!

Make Arts and Crafts

Whether you have children or you just want to unleash your own inner creativity, take a note from your summer camp days and make some arts and crafts. Keep your masterpieces and give them as Christmas gifts or just out-of-the-blue gifts — or use them to decorate your home.

And last, but certainly not least…

Fall in Love

Summer love was always something to remember. Whether you rekindle the spark with your significant other, vow to have a summer fling, or just fall in love with yourself, summer is the perfect time to fall in love. If you can’t figure out how to make this resolve, read a good classic love story or watch a sappy old movie such as “Splendor in the Grass” or “Love Story.”

Don’t let summer pass you by without doing these ten things. Life’s too short and as adults sometimes we forget about the simple things that made life so magical as a child. Don’t let that happen to you.

Where to watch fireworks in North County this weekend.

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 in Fun

North County Fourth of July Events

CARLSBAD

Legoland California: The park will offer special activities and extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 4. Jr. Crew will perform rhythmic (more…)

Family Fun for the Weekend, June 26, 2010

Posted on 23. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Hello all my rocketeers!

I am jetting off to a weekend with my high school friends, so I won’t have a compliations of Free Family Fun for this weekend. But here is something to check out:

An Evening of Art – Thursday’s on the Coast. Located at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr in the Village Faire Shops. Check out the Visual Arts, live Music & Food from 5:30-8:30pm. More details: www.shopcarlsbadvillage.org (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend of June 5, 2010 & Upcoming Summer Events

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Lots to do this weekend!  Fun for the whole family and enjoy the outdoors.

Sat., June 5, 2010 2 pm – 8 pm. San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ at Walnut Grove Park. Admission for adults/children.

Sat., June 5, 2010 9am – 12 pm. National Trails Day at Carlsbad Oaks N. Business Park.  celebrate the value of trails in the Carlsbad community through this national event organized by the American Hiking Association.

Sat., June 5, 2010, 8:30 am to 12 pm. Free Family Hike Sunset Park in San Marcos, CA.  Meet at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. This easy, 4-mile hike will visit the new 19-acre Sunset Park and explore the trails in the west portion of the city. Walking shoes recommended; bring water and trail snacks.

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, World Ocean’s Day with Hornblower Cruises. Free facepainting and storytime of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Seuss. 

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free Screening of  TOY STORY 2 at Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park.

Sun. June 6, 2010, 2nd Annual Encinitas Enviroment Day in conjunction with Encinitas Enviroment Day Fair.  Free to all!  Bike Parade starts at 9am, fair begins at 10 am at Cottonwood Creek Park on Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. on the west side of 5 frwy.

As always, check your local paper section or in San Diego, www.insidesandiego.com.  Have a great weekend.  The Summer Checklist of Activities to do with your kids is being worked on!  Should have it by the end of next week.

FREEBIES for May 20, 2010 & info. on Disneyland

Posted on 20. May, 2010 in For Kids, Fun, Uncategorized

There has been a lapse in Freebies lately, honestly there hasn’t been any great ones to pass on to you.  Here are some new Freebies and recommendation for a locals trip to Disneyland.

1. Free Energy Cliff bar, if you are a little slow these days, let this energy bar help you re-enter the race. (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend fo May 15, 2010

Posted on 14. May, 2010 in Fun, Uncategorized

1st Annual Moonlight Jazz Festival on Sat., May 15, 2010 from 4-9pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend of April 24

Posted on 22. Apr, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

Annual Encinitas Street Fair~April 24-25  from 9am – 5 pm on Coast Highway from D St to J St. (more…)

Happy 40th Anniversary to Earth Day!!

Posted on 22. Apr, 2010 in Fun

Can you believe this is the 40th anniversary of celebrating EARTH DAY? That means alot of mammas weren’t even born on the 1st EARTH DAY or were mere tots.  What do you think they did to celebrate EARTH DAY? (more…)

FREE Ice Cream from Dairy Queen

Posted on 20. Apr, 2010 in Fun

The DQ Party Tour is making it’s way across America and giving out FREE BLIZZARDS. Come on you know you want to indulge, just a little!  Great news if you live in Eastern part of the country, because it is in Lexington, KY today!  The only Southern Cal stop is LA in July!

But, if you can find a local Dairy Queen, the week of April 19-25, buy a Blizzard at a regular price and get a second one for only a quarter — 25 cents!!