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SD Seals vs. Colorado Mammoth at Pechanga Arena San Diego, Fri, April 19, 7pm.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio. Weekend 2! Fri-Sun, April 19-21.
Maritime Musuem of San Diego: Latin America’s largest sailing vessel open for first tour on the west coast The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including sail to steam to submarine, hosts the first visit of BAP Union to San Diego. The Union was conceived not only as a training vessel for Peruvian cadets, but also as a sailing ambassador for its home country. The 379 ft. BAP Union is a four-masted, steel-hulled, class A barque sailing vessel with 44 ft. beam, 21 ft. draft and 3200-ton displacement. Her sail plan includes 34 sails and a combined 257 cadets and crew manage the exquisitely maintained vessel. BAP Union will be on display on the Embarcadero just north of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Tours of BAP Union are free with purchase of general admission at the Maritime Museum of San Diego Friday through Sunday, April 19-21 from 9am-noon and 2-6pm. Purchase tickets for general admission at or at Maritime Museum of San Diego ticket booths and Gift Shop located at 1492 N. Harbor Dr, or call 619.234.9153 ext. 101.
Passover April 19-27
San Diego Guitar Festival Masterclasses at SDSU School of Music & Dance & Southwestern College Music Department. Fri, April 19-Sat, April 27.
Night of the Horse at Del Mar Arena, Sat, April 20, 7pm.
ONEHOPE Autism Care Today for Military Families 5k/10k & Family Festival. Sat, April 20, 6;30-11am. $20-$45. This race has truly become a favorite event among runners, military families, the autism community and families with school-aged children; and we hope you will join the approximately 1,000 + participants for another fun-filled event. Since the 2011 inaugural event, this event has raised nearly $800,000 to benefit military families impacted by autism. Autism Care Today for Military Families is a dedicated fund working to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, providing financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments and other quality of life programs. Tecolote Shores Park, 1725 E. Mission Bay Dr, Pacific Beach.
Spring Party with Bunny at San Diego Botanic Garden, Sat, April 20, 10am-1pm.
Bunny Breakfast at Walnut Grove Park, Sat, April 20, 8-10am.
Guided Bird Walk. Sat, April 20, 8-10am. Free. Join expert MTRP birders for an adventure in Bird Watching. Discover some of the many resident and migratory birds. Bring binoculars and/or a field guide if you have them. Meet at the Old Mission Dam parking lot. Old Mission Dam, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail, Santee.
Earth Day Celebration, Sat, April 20, 9am-1pm. Free. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve announces its Earth Day Celebration near the parking lot for the Upper Trails. Activities for all ages: exhibits, nature scavenger hunt, guided walks, arts and crafts, live animals (reptiles, insects, birds) and more. This event is free with Reserve entrance fee. Torrey Pines State Beach and Reserve, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla.
Earth Day Celebration. Sat, April 20, 9-11am. Free. Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Hosts A Family-Friendly Earth Day Event. Mary Fleener, author of Billy the Bee, will speak. There will be edible crafts for children to make, and exhibits for all ages. Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad.
Bayked by the Bay, Sat, April 20, 2-9pm. Music, munchies and more. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd, downtown San Diego.
Spring Egg Scramble at Walnut Grove Park, Sat, April 20, 10-11am.
Sake & Beer Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Sat, April 20, 1pm.
6th Annual Chinese Youth Arts Festival at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Sat, April 20, 7pm.
San Diego Guitar Festival Concert: Jiji at Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, Sat, April 20, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
San Diego Legion Rugby, Sat, April 20 & Sun June 2, 2-4pm. $18-$33. The San Diego Legion play as a member of Major League Rugby. The second year team play their matches at the University of San Diego. The professional league features top players from throughout the United States and who’ve played for various countries to form a major force in the MLR. Great family entertainment with a enthusiastic fan base that gives the team a home field advantage. USD: University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalà Park, San Diego.
Lizards, Bunnies, & Flowering Plants. Sat-Sun, April 20-21, Wed, April 24, 9:30-11am. Free. Join a MTRP Trail Guide for a morning walk along a trail. With the rains of winter there will be lots of natural activity to see and learn about at this natural preserve so close to our urban area. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Lilac Festival, Sat-Sun, April 20-21, 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. Saturdays 10am-7pm; Sundays noon-5pm. $20-$35. 5 acre lilac farm open for lilac sales and a lot of fun. Hayrides, hoedowns, petting zoo, reptile show, candle dipping, vase painting, archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot range, fairy & dino garden making, more. Reservations highly recommended to ensure availability. Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel.
Oasis Camel Dairy Open Farm Days. Sat-Sun, April 20-21, 1-4pm. $8-$12. Come Celebrate Spring Joy at the Oasis Camel Dairy. Meet our newest Camel Dairy member, Knuckles’s new baby camel. Her thirteen month gestation brings us a beautiful new baby ready to meet the world. Be sure to come early so you don’t miss our 1:30 animal show. Plus Mini Sheep Town and Kids Camel Rides and fun activities. Join in the fun of our first ever Camel Themed Easter Hat Contest. 1st 2nd & 3rd prize both Saturday and Sunday. Easter Hat Contest both days. Oasis Camel Dairy, 26757 Old Julian Highway, Ramona
Easter, Sunday, April 21
Carmel Mountain Plant Hike, Sun, April 21, 5-7pm. Free. Join Anthropologist Dr. Will Bowen to hike out into Carmel Mountain Nature Preserve to identify its habitats, the flowers, plants, and shrubs. Find out how they were used by Native American peoples, Spanish, and early Anglo settlers. End up with a grasp of the native flora and its many curiosities. Carmel Mountain trailhead, 4730 Fairport Way, San Diego, 92130.
Easter Bash at Belmont Park. Sun, April 21, 8am. Free-$5. The all-day event will be jam-packed from park to boardwalk with egg hunts, free activities for children, an Easter Bunny photo op, live music and entertainment; PLUS, brunch on the boardwalk will be offered at the beachfront restaurants. This year, egg hunt loving kids will be able to enjoy multiple egg hunts on the beach (tickets required) and in the park (free for kids). Fun-filled eggs will include prizes ranging from candy, free rides and food to “Golden Eggs” filled with big prize packs for dining, ride passes and more. For the egg hunt on the beach, tickets are available for all ages up to 12 years old and are on sale at Participants must be registered online according to age group prior to beach hunt. Limited timeslots available. Tickets sell out fast for each age group. For the free in-park egg hunt, no tickets are required and will continue until supplies last. BYOB – bring your own basket, limited number of bags available for those who do not bring basket. Other Easter Sunday activities offered from park to boardwalk including brunch specials, live entertainment and a photo op with the Easter Bunny. Brunch on the boardwalk features classic dishes and mimosas. Live music and entertainment will be offered throughout the day. Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, Mission Beach.
‘Life After’ at The Old Globe Theatre. thru Thur, April 28.
Del Mar National Horse Show. Thru Sun, May 5. 8am-10pm. Free-$21. 74th annual Del Mar National Horse Show-world class competition, excitement, pageantry. Three separate weeks of equestrian competition. Western Week 4/16-4/20. Dressage Week 4/25-4/28 and Hunter/Jumper week 4/30-5/5. Del Mar Arena, Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar.
‘Life After’ at The Old Globe Theatre. thru Thur, April 28.

The Flower Fields. Thru May 12. $9-$18. Nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bloom for 6-8 weeks each year. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, 5704 Paseo del Norte, Cbad.
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! Group photos will be taken at the summit and water will provided. Meet at Cowles Mountain Staging Area (corner of Golfcrest Dr & Navajo Rd) at the trail head south of the comfort station. Cowles Mountain, San Carlos.
Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games, Sundays, 4-6pm. Ongoing thru Dec 2019. $10. Play Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games. Everyone 18+ welcome, or high school Varsity players. Fun, fast box lacrosse-get a great workout. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway. Registration requested.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday.
Daley Ranch Open House, Open to public 2nd Sunday of every month. 11am-2pm. Free. Approximately 1 mile from the La Honda entry is the Historic Daley Ranch House. Ranger staff/docents provide infoand insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet, Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet and farmer’s market. Info: 619-283-3100. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 92108.
Fly Casting Clinic, Ongoing Sundays thru Sun, Dec 29, 2019, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. The sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for the participants without gear. Ages 16 and up. Look for the Gazebo and the fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by the Lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Diego, 91942
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. The Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay. The club provides two ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, with instruction and equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at the south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Guests of any skill level are welcome. Info: Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, Mission Beach, 92109.
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tuesdays, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Children’s West African Drumming. Ongoing Tuesdays, 2pm. $8-$10. With Master of Drums Nana Yaw Asiedu. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet. Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet, farmer’s market. 619-283-3100.SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission Valley.
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday.
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday.
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.
LEGO League, Ongoing Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Weekly LEGO® freestyle build session whith creating, learning, and collaborating. All LEGO® pieces provided. Ages 3/up. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, Mission Valley.

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