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San Diego Jazz Festival, Wed-Sun, Nov 21-25. Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle, Mission Valley.
Have A Safe & Happy Thanksgiving Day, Thur, Nov 22
13th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot at Oceanside Civic Center. Thur, Nov 22. www.osideturkeytrot.com
Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K at Balboa Park, Thur, Nov 22, 6:30-10am. my.neighbor.org/event/thanksgiving-day-5k/
Family Fun Run at Del Mar Racetrack, Thur, Nov 22, 8am. www.dmtc.com
Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del Coronado. Thur, Nov 22-Tues, Jan 1. www.hoteldel.com/activities/skating
Lions Tigers & Bears Turkey Bash, Fri, Nov 23, 1-am-noon. $26-$143. Watch big cats & bears enjoy Thanksgiving Feast. Special twist on regular 10am guided educational visit. Proceeds directly benefit rescued sanctuary animals, rescue work. Free for members (must RSVP). Lions Tigers & Bears Big Cat Rescue, 24402 Martin Way, Alpine.
LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center, Fri, Nov 23, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers
SD Gulls vs. Stockton Heat at Valley View Casino Center, Fri, Nov 23, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com
Beaver Moon Full Moon Hike, Fri, Nov 23, 6-9pm. Free. Join Camp Bum for hike to summit of Iron Mountain in Poway. Enjoy sunset and moonrise. Moderately strenuous hike on dirt trails. This is the longest hike our group does and November is the perfect time for it. Trail to summit is approxi 5.2 miles roundtrip, elevation gain of 1,100ft.
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz at Staples Center, Fri, Nov 23, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
CIF San Diego Section Football Championships: Divisions I-IV at Southwestern College. Fri-Sat, Nov 23-24. www.cifsds.org
Santa’s Coming Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm, Fri-Sun, Nov 23-25, 9am-4pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting, Sat, Nov 24, 1-7pm. Free. Annual lighting of the town’s huge living Christmas tree. Pioneer Park (Julian), 2811 Washington St, Julian.
Sunrise Surprise Stroll at San Diego Zoo. Fri, Nov 24. www.sandiegozoo.org
Breakfast with Tigers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Fri, Nov 24, 8-9am. www.sdzsafaripark.org
Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll, Sat, Nov 24, 2pm. 21+. $20. Fourth annual Adams Aven event. This year’s sip, shop and stroll celebration features holiday tastes poured by some of our most popular bars and restaurants. Adams Ave, University Heights to Kensington
BBQ at Del Mar Racetrack. Fri, Nov 24. www.dmtc.com
Hike: Crunching Leaves, Sat, Nov 24, 8:30-10am. Free. Hear the crunch of Sycamore and Cottonwood leaves under your feet. Look up to see clusters of mistletoe in Cottonwood trees. Meet at Kumeyaay Lake Campground flagpoles at campground entry station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Boarded: A New Pirate Adventure aboard Californian at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Fri, Nov 24. www.sdmaritime.org
Hike: Blooms & Birds, Sat-Sun, Nov 24-25 & Wed, Nov 28, 9:30-11am. Free. Guided walk through the natural environs of Mission Trails Regional Park. Watch for birds! Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
CIF San Diego Section Football Championships: Division V. Sun, Nov 25. Location TBA. www.cifsds.org
LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic at Staples Center, Sun, Nov 25, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
LA Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center, Sun, Nov 25, 1:05pm. www.chargers.com
Broadway San Diego presents Waitress at San Diego Civic Theatre. Tue, Nov 27-Sun, Dec 2. www.sandiegotheatres.org
LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns at Staples Center, Wed, Nov 28, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers
SD Gulls vs. Manitoba Moose at Valley View Casino Center, Wed, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 30, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com
San Diego Ramen Festival at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Thurs, Nov 29, 6-10pm. www.sdramenfest.com
LA Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers at Staples Center, Thurs, Nov 29, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
Jingle Bell Saddlebred Horse Show at Del Mar Horse Park. Thurs-Sun, Nov 29-Dec 2. www.jinglebellhorseshow.com
International Film Series: Rome, Open City at Mira Costa College, Fri, Nov 30, 7-9:30pm. www.miracosta.edu/events
LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, Fri, Nov 30, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
A Charlie Brown Christmas at Village Church Community Theater. Fri-Sun, Nov 30-Dec 2. www.villagechurchcommunitytheater.org
Santa’s Village & Tree Lighting at San Marcos Civic Center, Sat, Dec 1, 9am-7pm. www.san-marcos.net/events
Craft Beer Fest at Del Mar Racetrack. Sat, Dec 1. www.dmtc.com
Holiday at the Rancho at Leo Carrillo Ranch. Sat, Dec 1. www.carlsbadconnect.org
Encinitas Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sat, Dec 1, 5:30-7:30pm. Parade starts down Coast Highway 101 at 5:30pm. www.encinitasca.gov
The Doo Wop Project Christmas at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Sat, Dec 1, 7:30pm. www.moonlightstage.com
Sunrise Surprise Stroll at San Diego Zoo. Sat-Sun, Dec 1-2. www.sandiegozoo.org
Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden, Sat, Dec 1-Sun, Dec 30. 5-8:30pm. www.sdbgarden.org
Hanukkah. Sun, Dec 2-Mon, Dec 10.
Closing Day & Food Bank Day at Del Mar Racetrack. Sun, Dec 2. www.dmtc.com
Holiday Fun for the Family at Old California Restaurant Row, Sun, Dec 2, 12-2pm. www.oldcalrestaurantrow.com
LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns at Staples Center, Sun, Dec 2, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
24th Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade: Super Hero Holiday on Mission Road & San Marcos Boulevard, Sun, Dec 2, 1pm. www.san-marcos.net/events
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla, Sun, Dec 2, 1:30-5pm. www.ljparade.com
Holiday Tree Lighting at Fletcher Cove Park. Sun, Dec 2. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
A Christmas Carol, Fri-Sun thru Dec 9. $20-$22. New version of the Dickens’ classic. PowPAC, 13250 Poway Road, Poway.
Looking for Christmas: The New Clint Black Musical, Tues-Sun, thru Dec 16. $45-$92. “About family, loyalty, and the magic of Christmas,” based on country music legend Clint Black’s 1995 chart-topping holiday album. When Staff Sergeant Mike Randolf returns from Afghanistan, “he must let go the ghosts of the battlefield.” Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thur-Sun, thru Sun, Dec 16. $20-$27. Musical retells the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and a coat of many colors. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado.
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, Thurs-Sun, thru Dec 23. $30-$70. Musical adaptation of popular movie as performed on the 1947 Lux Radio Hour show. Staged with live Foley effects and a score of favorite holiday tunes. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave, downtown San Diego.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ongoing Tue-Sun, thru Sat, Dec 29. The Old Globe Theatre presents its traditional holiday show. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park.
Fly Casting Clinic. Ongoing Sundays thru Dec 29, 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. Sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for participants without gear. Ages 16+. Look for Gazebo and fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Carlos.
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tues, Aug, 21, 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
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. www.visitoceanside.org
Waterski and Wakeboard, Sundays, 8-11am; Thursdays, 5-8pm. Ongoing. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, San Diego, 92109. sdwaterski.org
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.
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Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
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.