The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, March 1-May 11. Adult $12; Seniors 60+ $11; Children 3-10 $6. 50+ acres of breathtaking Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom and transform the landscape into a solid expanse of dazzling color. I-5 off at Palomar Airport Rd. www.theflowerfields.com
November Project San Diego, Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. Free. Ongoing indefinitely. Free fitness movement,taking over the world, one city at a time! Hundreds of people meet in their respective cities at 6:30 a.m. every Wednesday, rain or shine. Show up for a free, fun, hard workout, and come back every week for the sweaty hugs, community vibe, and amazing people. november-project.com. Kate Sessions Park 5115 Soledad Road, San Diego.
Introduction to Wildlife Tracking, Sat., March 8, 8-10 a.m. Free. Join knowledgeable SDTT instructor for informal “dirt-time” lessons in the art of wildlife tracking. All experience levels welcome. Learn to identify the tracks and scat of coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, deer, and other wildlife in our area! No reservation necessary. Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe, 12122 Canyonside Park Drive, Penasquitos.
Carnevale 2014! Sat., March 8. 7-midnight. $10-$15. Masquerade ball celebrates carnevale: appetizers, no-host bar, music and dancing with DJ Bakspin. Convivio, 2157 India St., San Diego.
Cherry Blossom Festival, Sat., March 8. 10 a.m.-4p.m. $5-$6. Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego presents 9th annual cherry blossom festival. 150 cherry trees in bloom. Cultural entertainment and demos. Authentic Japanese street foods and drinks including beer/sake garden. Crafts, kids activities. Shop unique gifts and plants.
Powerhouse Park Cleanup, Sat., March 8. 9-11 a.m. San Diego Coastkeeper hosts beach/street cleanup in Del Mar at Powerhouse Park. Meet on the grass next to Powerhouse Park Community Center. Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar.
Civil War Re-Enactment, Sat.-Sun., March 8-9. 1 0a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15. 14th annual spring Civil War Re-Enactment, includes full-scale camp of historians, entertainers, food vendors, merchants and hundreds of Civil War re-enactors. Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 North Santa Fe Ave., Vista.
Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Sat.-Sun., March 8-9, 9-4. Adults $12, under 12 free. See website for $1 off coupon. Hundreds of dealers, new/used guns, wholesale ammo, surplus items, gun safes, scopes, hunting and reloading equipment, knives, swords, and more! Del Mar Fairgrounds - O’Brien Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. (801) 544-9125 www.crossroadsgunshows.com
87th Annual Thursday Club Rummage Sale, Sat.-Sun., March 8-9. Sat 9-4, Sun 10-2. Grandaddy of all rummage sales! Thousands of items: furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, etc. benefit Balboa Park & local charities. Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. Info (619) 224-5264. www.thethursdayclub.org
19th Annual Del Mar Kiwanis’ Ugly Dog Contest, Sun., March 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lots of dogs…and not a pretty one in the bunch! Well, 10 categories of winners: Ugliest Dog, Best St. Patty’s Day Costume, Adult’s Cutest Dog, Child’s Cutest Dog, Dog Who Looks Most Like its Owner, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy, Most Unusual Markings, Most Beautiful Female dog, and Most Handsome Male dog. Check in 10-11 a.m. See website for Admission and Entrance Fees. Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd. Valley Center. SD Coastal Chamber of Commerce - Ugly Dog Committee, (858) 755-4844. www.uglydogcontest.org
San Diego Half Marathon Gaslamp Block Party, Sun., March 9, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (subject to change). Free open to the public. Block party that celebrates our fine city. Festivities are at the finish line for the San Diego Half Marathon. Mix and mingle, browse the vendor booths, listen to music, or hang out at the belly bars. Includes a family fun zone with jumps, rock wall, and slides.Gaslamp Quarter, 5th Ave from Island Ave to L St. Info (858) 248-0721. www.sdhalfmarathon.com
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour when you go to bed Saturday night.