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First Friday Art Walk Oceanside, Fri., April 3, 6-9pm. Free. 17 artists and venues, 5 bands (Jamaican, Rock, Irish, Pop), dance company inside OMA, Polynesian dance company in the courtyard of Endurance House. Oceanside Civic Center, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. www.facebook.com/osideartwalk
Mira Costa College’s International Film Series, Fri, April 3. Free admission. (760) 757-2121. www.miracosta.edu
Fiesta Del Mar Purebred and Half- Arabian Horse Show. Fri-Sun, April 3-5. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.aharegionone.org
Broadway San Diego presents Mamma Mia! Fri-Sun, April 3-5. Civic theatre www.sandiegotheatres.org
EGGstravaganza at Birch Aquarium. Fri-Sun, April 3-5, 11-3pm. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
Passover, Fri, April 3–Sat, April 11
Tartan Day, Sat, April 4, 11:30-4. Free. 12th Annual San Diego Tartan Day invites everyone to join celebration of Scottish Heritage. Explore displays by many Scottish organizations from across Southern California, including individual Scottish clans. Eat traditional Scottish fare and desserts at reasonable prices. Enjoy music and dance. House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Lawn, Balboa Park. tartandaysd.com
Valley Center Food Truck Festival. Sat, April 4, noon-6pm. Bates Nut Farm. www.vcfoodtruckfest.com.
Nude 5K Fun Run/Walk, Sat, April 4, 8am. Route is part flat gravel road/part rough hilly terrain north of the resort. Easy to moderate route. Several water/first aid points along the route. Clothing optional. Info 619-766-4301. DeAnza Springs Resort, 1951 Carrizo Gorge Road, Jacumba. dasractivity.com
Lake Jennings Spring Carnival, Sat, April 4, 11am-6pm. $2-$8. Lake Jennings hosts spring carnival at the lake with egg hunt, fishing, petting zoo, games for all ages, and the famous Lake Jennings Kids’ Pond. Campsites available. Lake Jennings, 9535 Harritt Road, Lakeside. http://camping.lakejennings.org/
Carlsbad EGGstravaganza Spring Festival. Sat, April 4, 10 am, Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad. www.carlsbadca.gov
Spring Party with Bunny at San Diego Botanic Garden. Sat, April 4. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036. www.sdbgarden.org
Wag & Walk, Sat, April 4, 9am. San Elijo Lagoon Trail. www.sdhumane.org
Trek with the Trackers, Saturdays, 8-10:30am. April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5. Free. Discover and identify tracks, scat, bedlays, and other evidence of critters living in local underbrush and trees. Join a Mission Trails Regional Park guide for two hours of dirt-time fun -- wear long pants! Meet in front of Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Spring Color Is Here, Sat-Sun, April 4-5 & April 18-19, Wed, April 8 & April 22, 9:30-11am. Free. Enjoy the colorful offerings of sage and chaparral on fun, informative walk with MTRP trail guide. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Easter, Sunday April 5
Animal Tracking and Behavior Walk, Sun, April 5, 8:30-10:30am. Free. Half-mile, docent-led walk with animal- and man-tracker Mike Gibbs. 2-3 hour walk discussing animal signs found along the trails and the animal behaviors associated with those signs. Info 760-632-4212. Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido. http://www.olivenhain.com/elfin-forest-recreational-reserve
GRUNION RUN WITH BIRCH AQUARIUM, Sun, April 5, 9:30-11:30pm. $14-$16. Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6–13 must attend with a paid adult. Pre-purchase required: 858-534-7336 or at aquarium.ucsd.edu . Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 8622 Kennel Way, San Diego, 92037.
Zydeco Day! Sun, April 5, 1-4pm at The Carlsbad Flower Fields. www.theflowerfields.com.
East Village Opening Day Block Party, Thur, April 9, 10am-7pm. Free. 5th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party outside of Petco Park, J Street between Sixth and Tenth Avenue. 2015 Petco Park season opener ballgame features the San Diego Padres vs. the San Francisco Giants. Tickets for the ballgame must be purchased separately. “Root, root, root for the home team!” as you rock out to live entertainment from local bands and DJs. “Swing batter, swing!” as you test your skills in the East Village Opening Day Block Party’s interactive game zone. A day at the ballgame would not be complete without craft beer, so quench your thirst at the micro-brew beer garden. East Village restaurants and food trucks will line the streets. Local FM radio station The Mighty 1090 will broadcast the ballgame live. http://eastvillagesandiego.com/
Padres Vs. Giants, Thur, April 9, 3:40pm. Padres Opening Day. www.padres.com
Masters PGA Golf, Thur-Sun, April 9-12 at Augusta GA on CBS and ESPN
Fun Friday Nights! Fri, April 10, 6pm. Kids 4-12 years, $20/child.. City of San Marcos. www.san-marcos.net.
Padres vs. Giants at Petco Park. Fri, April 10, 7:10 pm. www.padres.com.
Goodguys Meguiar 15th Del Mar Nationals at Del Mar Fairground. Fri-Sun, April 10-12. www.good-guys.com.
Coachella Concert Weekend! Fri-Sun, April 10-12. www.coachella.com.
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor and Car Show at La Jolla Cove. Fri-Sun, April 10-12. www.lajollaconcours.com.
ADVENTURE RUN. Thursdays, April 23, May 28, 5-8pm. 60-minute scavenger-like fun run, giveaways, raffle prizes, music, free beer garden. Collect raffle tickets from as many checkpoints as possible in 1 hour to win prizes. Road Runner Sports, 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100, Carlsbad, 92008
BIRDING BASICS, Saturdays, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26, Oct 31. 1-2:30pm. Free. Learn to identify birds at a glance. Mission Trails Regional Park bird guide Winona Sollock’s class explains the five simple ways and gives tips on field guide use. Bring your bird book if you’d like. Meet in Visitor Center classroom. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119.
FAMILY DISCOVERY WALK, Sundays, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 27. 3-4:30pm. Free. Interactive outing focuses on childhood enrichment and fun. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
GARDEN TOURS, Ongoing Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Free. Tour the lush, charming, and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes our garden special. Be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego. www.thegarden.org

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