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Circus Vargas Steam Cirque is at Plaza Bonita in National City.
Applecrate Country Open House. Thur-Sat, Feb 23-25 (Thur 4-7pm; Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9-4). Free. Handmade and high-quality gift Items created by local artisans, including wood products, jewelry, rag dolls, soaps, antiques, vintage, jams, olives, baked goods, birdhouses, water features, garden art, aprons, more. Info: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5150 Wilson Street, La Mesa, 91941
Bird Festival. Thurs-Sun, Feb 23-26, 10am-3pm. Entertainment, eco fair, demonstrations, and live birds. Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego
Family Fun Friday. Fri, Feb 24, 2-6pm. Free. There will be shopping from over 20 local vendors plus a bounce house for the kids. 1275 Broadway, El Cajon
San Diego Gulls vs. Texas Stars. Fri, Feb 24, 7pm. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego
Montgomery Waller Community Park Carnival. Fri-Sun, Feb 24-26 (Fri 5-11pm; Sat-Sun 1-11pm). Carnival rides, games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. Montgomery Waller Community Park, 3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego
Support Global Worming Fallbrook! Sat, Feb 25, 10am-noon. Free. Vermicomposting (worm composting) is an environmentally friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for plants. Learn about red wriggler worms at this interactive presentation. Myrtle Creek Nursery, 2940 Reche Road, Fallbrook, 92028
Kayak Bass Fishing Tourney: Fish and Chill. Sat, Feb 25, 6am-2pm. Free-$30. This is a Catch, Photograph and Release (CPR)-only largemouth bass fishing event with a five-fish limit. Competitor’s meeting will be shore side at the open picnic and kayak launching area. Kayak Bass Fishing rules apply and can be found at: All other kayakers that just wish to fish or enjoy a day on the water as a spectator are welcome. Lake use fees apply. Contact organizers online at: Lower Otay Reservoir,Wueste Road, Chula Vista, 91915
National City Community Celebration of the Arts, Sat, Feb 25, 11am-2pm.Free. Family-friendly afternoon of live dance and musical performances, free food, refreshments, face paintings, giveaways. National City Aquatic Center, 3300 Goesno Pl, National City, 91950
Coronado Beach Bonfire & Music Meetup, Sat, Feb 25. Free. Bonfire and jammin’ on the beach in Coronado. Sing or play an instrument? Take it along. If you don’t play an instrument or sing you can always bring firewood, drinks, or snacks. Join group and RSVP at: Coronado City Beach, Ocean Boulevard and Marina Avenue, San Diego, 92118.
Discover Daley Ranch. Sat, Feb 25, 7-10am. Free. Meet naturalist William Sherrard for a slow to moderately paced hike on the trails of Daley Ranch. The planned hike is between five and seven miles in length and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Choices are hikes of 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18 miles in length. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Drive, Escondido, 92027.
Love Your Heart Chula Vista. Sat, Feb 25, noon-3pm. Free, February is Heart Month. Free blood pressure screenings; dietitian presentations, informational materials, free heart-healthy snacks; Zumba classes at noon, 1 & 2pm. Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 91915.
Wildflowers, Mushrooms, Lichens. Sat, Feb 25, 8-10am. Free. VP of San Diego Mycological Society (think mushrooms), Les Braund leads an easy walk to see wildflowers and learn about lichens, mushrooms, and other little things of nature. Bring water and sun protection. Meet at the kiosk at Park Village Road and Camino del Sur in Rancho Peñasquitos.
San Diego Outrigger Canoe Club is looking for a few good men and women to join our club. Ongoing Saturdays thru Jan. 3, 2018. Age 18+.8:30-10:30am. If you enjoy working out, love the ocean and being outside, and are a little bit competitive, you’ll love outrigger paddling. No cost to check it out, and we’ll have a paddle for you. Campland on the Bay, 2211 Pacific Beach Drive, Mission Beach, 92109
Mission Trails Walk. Sat, Feb 25, 8:30-10am. Free. Dense mats of moss enhance shaded cliffs along the trail to Mission Dam. Fun, informative morning walk with your Mission Trails Regional Park trail guide. Meet under flags at Campground Entry Station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee, 92119
Zero Waste Workshop Encinitas. Sat, Feb 25, 10am-noon. Free. Join I Love a Clean San Diego, learn zero waste essentials for grocery shopping, eating out, gift giving, snack making, and more. Decoratereusable produce bags, kids’ craft corner. Swap ‘n Shop by bringing any gently used items to exchange for another’s goods. Opportunity drawing! Ocean Knoll Educational Farm, 701 Bonita Dr, Encinitas, 92024
Dixon Lake Cleanup Escondido. Sat, Feb 25, 9-11am. Free. What is the Lifespan of Litter? Orange peel: 5 weeks. Monofilament fishing line: 800 years. Styrofoam: 5000 years. Bags, trash pickers, vests, water provided. Info: 760-839-4345 or Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Drive, Escondido, 92027
Carlsbad Mindfulness. Sat, Feb 25, 10am-noon. Free. Mindfulness workshop will use reflective exercises to empower us to be in the present moment. Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, 92008
Run/Walk For Independence. Sat, Feb 25, 8am-12pm. $20-$40. Family fun zone, music, face painting, field day games, children’s play area, and more. De Anza Cove, 3000 North Mission Bay Dr, San Diego
Run To The Max 5k. Sat, Feb 25, 9-11am. $20-$30. Join us for a run or walk, some music, games, opportunity drawing, and community Balboa Park. Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego
Karamu. Sat, Feb 25, 1-3pm. Free. A celebration of African-American History Month. Crafts, performances and more. Spring Valley Library, 836 Kempton St, Spring Valley
Barkhappy. Sat, Feb 25, 3-6pm. $15. Awards for Best Dressed and Best Dog Trick, a schwag bag full of goodies, and red carpet photos. Feel free to dress your pup up. Fred’s Mexican Cafe Old Town, 2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego
Walk for Animals. Sat, Feb 25, 7am-12pm. You and your canine companions will have a great time as we celebrate our love for animals. Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido
City of Champions 5K Fun Run & Walk. Sat, Feb 25, 9am-12pm. Free-$25. After the run, enjoy a family fun event. U.S. Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista
Tater Tots & Beer Festival. Sat, Feb 25, 3-6pm. Come and sample dozens of domestic, imported and crafted beers and sample delicious tater tot creations. Balboa Park lawn area at Park Blvd & Presidents Way.Accordion Club meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Sat, Feb 25, March 11 & 25, 9:30am-12:30pm. Free. University Community Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, 92122
PB Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am-noon, Mission Boulevard between Reed Ave and Pacific Beach Blvd. Promenade Mall, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach, 92109
Paddle Miramar Lake. $2-$7. Ongoing Saturdays thru March 25, 11am-12:30pm. Kayak or row a boat for $6 per person for equipment. If you have your own, you will only need a city use permit. If you bring your own kayak or boat, the city requires a launch fee $2 for a kayak or $7 for your boat. Meet at the concession building. Join Meetup group and RSVP: Miramar Lake, Scripps Lake Drive at Scripps Ranch Boulevard, San Diego, 92131
Help Endangered Birds. Sat, Feb 25 & Sun, March 19, 9:30am-12:30pm. Free. Help manage invasive plants in Mission Bay to protect endangered birds at Stony Point. Help promote nesting by the endangered California Least Tern and nd to create space for native coastal dune plants. RSVP: or 858-273-7800 x106. Fiesta Island, 1500 Fiesta Island Road, San Diego, 92109.
Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show. Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26, 8am-5pm. Free. American Kennel Club sanctioned two-day all-breed dog show featuring 150 breeds and over 1800 dogs each day. Includes a dog-agility competition. Please do not bring your own dogs. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014.
Seeking the Remarkable Walk. Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26 & Wed, March 1, 9:30-11am. Free. Among the remarkable plant life of sage and chaparral, prickly and neon green Wild Cucumber boasts an impressive root known to grow in excess of 200 lbs. Join MTRP trail guide, learn about amazing world of nature’s unique survival adaptations. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
Julian Certified Farmers Market. Sundays, 11am-4pm, between The Bead Shop and the Wynola Farms Marketplace, three miles west of Julian. Wynola Farms Marketplace, 4470 Highway 78, Julian, 92036
North SD County Farmers Market, Escondido. Sundays, 10:30am-3:30pm, thru March 24. Freshly prepared foods by local food artisans. A local weekly event, managed by residents of the local area, featuring local farmers, growers, and small businesses. Sikes Adobe Farmhouse, 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, 92025
Master Composter Course in El Cajon. $25. Sundays at 10am thru March 26, 2017. Minimize carbon footprint by keeping food/yard waste out of landfill, reduce methane emissions. Create nutrient rich amendment for your garden. Lectures, demos, field trip. Master Composter certification requires attendance at 4 out of 5 classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, 92019

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