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HALLOWEEN Weekend with so much to do!

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

Here it is Halloween weekend. There are so many free events and options for the kids from Harvest carnivals, trick-0r-treating, haunted houses and movies. (more…)

Weekend Fun for All, September 25 & 26, 2010

Posted on 24. Sep, 2010 in For Kids

You can tell it is fall/autumn.  There are so many great events going on from apple picking, early Oktoberfest, pumpkin patches to street fairs and movies. (more…)

Family Movies In the Park in North San Diego County

Posted on 11. Jul, 2010 in For Kids

Planet 51 at 7pm on July 17 at Grape Day Park in Escondido.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakel at dusk on July 17 at 4S Ranch Community Park, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway, San Diego.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakel at dusk on July 23 at Fallbrook Recreational Center, 431 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, CA

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at dusk on Aug. 7 at Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino De Los Coches, Carlsbad, CA. Games, food and activites from 6-8pm.

Monsters vs. Aliens at dusk on Aug. 7 at Woodland Park, 671 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos, CA

How to Train Your Dragon at dusk on Aug. 21, at 4S Ranch Community Park, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway, San Diego. 

Planet 51 at dusk on Aug. 21 at Community Park, 13094 Civic Center, Poway, CA

Swiss Family Robinson at dusk on Sept. 4 at Pier Amphitheater, 22 N. Strand, Oceanside, CA

The Blindside at dusk on Sept. 18 at 4S Ranch Community Park, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway, San Diego

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

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 April 26, 2010

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN – What to do with old comfy t-shirts that are not fit to wear anymore? Turn them into pillows!  This is easy and a way to keep those vintage tees around.  Another great idea, take you child’s baby bumper and baby sheets, turn them into pillows for their bed.  This was done for a little boy’s surfer nursery and surfer bedroom. What a way to use that expensive bedding more than once! (more…)

FREEBIE for Locals in North San Diego – Fantastic Mr. Fox, the movie!

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 in For Kids

What to do with the kids now that Spring Break is rolling around? Better yet, what to do with the kids for cheap or FREE?  Here is one way to kick off Spring Break, a free movie. 

The Carlsbad Dove Library is playing the “FANTASTIC MR. FOX” on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm for FREE.  This movie is rated PG 13 (for smoking and slang humor), but the reviews about George Clooney as Mr. Fox and Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox are astounding. 

Grab the kids, the neighbor’s kids and some treats then head down to the Dove Library, off El Camino Real and Alga Rd. in Carlsbad.


Posted on 07. Feb, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

If you are in San Diego today and want to enterain the kids with something OTHER than football, check out this FREEBIE!  Head over to Balboa Park, Museum of Photographic Arts for a free screening “Curious George 2″ at 2pm.

The San Diego International Children’s Film Festival shows a free kids movie on the first Saturday of every month at the Museum of Photographic Arts. For more information, call (760) 805-9510.   http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/06/freebie-of-the-week-get-curious/


Inexpensive Valentine’s Day or Date Night Ideas

Posted on 05. Feb, 2010 in Fun

valentines day cupid

valentine's day cupid

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we are all wondering, “What can I do with my Valentine?”. And how do I do this reasonably priced?  In today’s economy, here are some inexpensive, but fun ideas. Try them out and just enjoy each other!!

1. Watch a Whole Season of your favorite show, series or the first movie you saw together. Cuddle up, with some popcorn or homemade s’mores and enjoy.

2. Go Retro!  Head to a coffee shop, order shakes and fries. Be sure to bring your high school yearbooks and reminisce about the good old days. You may even laugh a little at the hair, clothes and things others wrote so long ago.

3. People are intriguing.  Grab your latte and find a busy park or mall. Find a place to park and people watch. Then make up great fictional stories about why they are out, what they are shopping for or who they are looking for. This is great at the beach! (more…)