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Weekend Fun for August 28 & 29, 2010

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Hey locals, lots to do on this unofficial last weekend of summer. Get out there and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. 

Try heading to the infamous Leucadia Art Walk. It is Sunday, Aug. 29, from 10-5 pm on Highway 101.  The Event Features: Art Demonstrations ~ (more…)

Weekend Fun for July 10, 2010 and future July weekends.

Posted on 09. Jul, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

As always, so much to do on the weekend.  Here is just a few to add to your own ideas.

ANNUAL INSECT & GARDEN FESTIVAL – Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, CA. There will be gardening info, pest info., bug experts, honey bees, crafts, bug eating contest, good food and more.  Tickets are $12 for adults and kids under 12 are FREE.

REPTILE DAY- Jack’s Pond in San Marcos.  FREE to anyone who can find the barn.  Lots about reptiles, snakes, lizard, gecko, scorpion  and all that go with those creatures.

SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERTS- Hennessey’s Tavern, Vista, CA.   Not only is it FREE concerts on Sundays in the early evening, but Buy 1 Get 1 fully dressed Turkey Dinner.  The weekly specials are great for families.  Tuesday is buy a meal, get a meal FREE!  Thursday is KIDS EAT FREE night. 

OUTDOOR FLICKS- National City’s “Movies in the Park” series continues this month with “Planet 51” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Municipal Pool, 1880 E. 22nd St. Open swim begins at the same time, but viewers don’t have to enter the water to enjoy the movie. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: sdmoviesinthepark.com.

BUSINESS EXPO The Bayfront Business Expo is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Marina Gateway Plaza, 740 Bay Marina Drive, National City. The expo features exhibitor booths, regional career services, live music, cash bar and panel presentations. Admission is free. Information: nationalcitychamber.org.

EL SANTO-For more than two decades, Mexican wrestling star El Santo played in a variety of science fiction, horror and action movies, and the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park is honoring the legend with screenings of several of the films this week. “Santo vs. Las Lobas” will be screened tonight and “Santo y Blue Demon vs. Los Monstruos” on Friday. Both films will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free to museum members, $8 general admission and $6 for students. Information: (619) 238-7559 or mopa.org.

STAR GAZING -The San Diego Astronomy Association is inviting people to take a look at the stars from sunset to 10 p.m. Friday in the day-use parking lot at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail, at Mission Trails Regional Park, on the border with Santee. Telescopes will be available. Free. Information: (619) 668-2748.

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS at Second Annual Overnight Adventure on July 31, 2010 at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos, CA.  There is a cost per family which includes your spot, s’mores and pancake breakfasts.  Reservation are a must and last day to register is July 23, 2010.

FREE YOUR KNEES, seminar by Dr. Brad Cohen, well-known orthopedic surgeon.  Pomerado Hospital Room C/D on July 29, 2010 at 6pm.  FREE, but registration is required. THE HEALTHSOURCE, 858-628-2880.

FREE Movies for Friday and Saturday nights this summer.

Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 in For Kids

In San Marcos, there are some great “old school” family movies played at San Marcos Civic Center Mall on Twin Oaks Valley Road and Mission Road. The fun part is they play the movies on the big screen by the fountain/fire pit.  You can eat at Pizza Nova outside and watch the movie or grab dinner from one of the other restaurants (sushi, burgers, Subway, coffee, frozen yogurt, etc) bring it over and watch the movie.  What a great family night or date night while enjoying a movie and cocktails.  All movies start at 8:30 pm. 

Here is a list of the movies for this summer:


7/2/2010 Friday Superman cartoons

7/3/2010 Saturday Jaws

7/4/2010 Sunday Patriotic Videos

7/9/2010 Friday Pippi Longstockings

7/10/2010 Saturday Hairspray

7/16/2010 Friday Robot Monster

7/17/2010 Saturday Astro Boy

7/23/2010 Friday Attack of the Crab Monsters

7/24/2010 Saturday Planet 51

7/30/2010 Friday the Last Mimzy

7/31/2010 Saturday Shorts

Free Summer Movies

Posted on 18. Jun, 2010 in For Kids

Regal Theaters have been offerring free movies during the summer since 1991.  The movies are at 10 am on Tues & Wed. throughout the summer. Yes, they are FREE!!  A great way to beat the heat and to get some downtime before heading off to the beach, river, pool or amusement park.  To find a theater near you, go to Free Family Film Festival by Regal .

AMC Theaters have Kids Summer Camp where the admission is only $1.  Check out the theaters and movies close to you.  The movies at AMC are little more recent.  You can’t miss out on this. (more…)

Fun Family Events for Father’s Day weekend!

Posted on 18. Jun, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Here is one for fairies and Dads’ of lil fairies: 

Fairy Festival at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, Ca on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Fairies! Come celebrate summer and wear your fairy costume if you have one, or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen. Free with admission or membership. Many free activities, small fee for some crafts.

Dinosaur Train! Saturdays & Sundays in June 10:30am at UltraStar locations. G-rated family entertainment, admission only $2.50!  www.ultrastarmovies.com/kidtoons.asp (more…)

Weekly Tips for June 7, 2010

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-Great Greenery tips for backyard fun. 

A. Say Bye-Bye to Mosquitoes. “We love to eat outside in the summertime, but nothing makes guests run for cover faster than a swarm of (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.

Child Safety Event on May 25, 2010 in San Marcos, CA

Posted on 24. May, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

TAKE 25 EVENT in SAN MARCOS on MAY 25, 2010 @ 5pm.

On Tuesday, May 25th, you can join the City of San Marcos, San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in the TAKE 25 campaign, a nation-wide event to raise awareness on child safety.

In honor of the May 25th National Missing Children’s Day, the City of San Marcos is hosting a presentation on child safety and child abduction prevention and there will be free fingerprinting for children. Phyllis Adkisson Shess, Deputy District Attorney, Director of Sex Offender Management from the DA’s office and a member of the SAFE Task Force will be providing information on current laws and restrictions for sex offenders.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm for free child fingerprinting and the presentation will begin at 5:30 pm at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. For more information, please contact San Marcos Crime Prevention at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111.

Information on Take 25 and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children can be found at http://www.take25.org/.

Family Fun for Weekend of May 22, 2010

Posted on 21. May, 2010 in Uncategorized

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

Sat., May 22, 2010 7:30 am – 11:30 am.  Lake Murray’s Kid’s Fishing Derby.  Bring out the kids ages 15 and younger to compete in a fishing derby. (more…)

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…)