COMIC-CON DIVE SHOW. Thursday, July 24, 12:30 p.m. Free - $17 (Included with admission). Celebrate Comic-Con during a special Kelp Tank Dive Show with Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry —son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Interact with Rod while he dives in the aquarium’s two-story, 70,000-gallon kelp-forest tank. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 92037
COMIC-CON 2014. Thursday, July 24, 9:30am-7pm, Fri, July 25, 9:30am-7pm, Sat, July 26, 9:30am-7pm, Sun, July 27, 2014, 9:30am-5pm. 2014 marks the 45th year for Comic-con. San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, Downtown, 92101. https://secure.comic-con.org/
SANDI-CAN WELLNESS & RESOURCE EXPO. Fri, July 25, 9:30am-2:30pm. Free. Ages 18+. This resource expo, sponsored by the San Diego Community Action Network (SanDI-CAN), offers health, wellness, and community options for seniors and their families and caregivers. War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park, 92101. RSVP: 1-800-82-SHARP.
Movie in the Park. 8pm. Fri, July 25. Free. Free Family Fun in La Mesa with this summer’s Movie in the Park “Mary Poppins.” La Mesita Park ,8855 Dallas St - La Mesa CA 91942. (619) 667-1300. www.cityoflamesa.com
PROJECT LIVEWIRE. 9am-5pm. Fri, July 25, Thu, July 24, Sat, July 26. Free. Recently Harley-Davidson revealed Project LiveWire, the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. The company is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country who will be able to ride the bike and provide feedback. Harley-Davidson, 4645 Morena Boulevard, Kearny Mesa, 92117
LUCKY STREET MARKET PLACE VINTAGE MARKET. 9am-4pm. Fri, July 25, Sat, July 26, Sun, July 27. Free. A converted warehouse filled with vendors and their flea market finds: antiques, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind creations. Lucky Street Productions & Marketplace, 1722 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054. luckystreetproductions.com
RECHARGE IN NATURE. Sat, July 26, 9:30-11am, sun July 27, 9:30-11am, Wed, July 30, 9:30-11am. Free. View the serene San Diego River surrounding mountains and learn about natural San Diego. Meet inside Visitor Center.Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
CORONADO CITY BEACH CLEANUP. Sat, July 26, 9am-11am. Coronado City Beach was voted one of the best beaches. Let’s help keep this title by keeping Coronado clean! Meet at the end of Isabella Avenue.Coronado City Beach, Ocean Boulevard and Marina Avenue, Cornado, 92118. www.surfridersd.org
WILDLIFE SURVEY VOLUNTEER TRAINING. Ages 18+. Sat, July 26, 8am-2pm. Prepares you to participate on surveys that monitor the wildlife in major open-space preserves.Dress prepared for outdoors.bring a sack lunch. Please pre-register at or call. Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe, 12122 Canyonside Park Drive, Rancho Penasquitos, 92129. (760) 715-4102. firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN NATURE’S DANCE. Sat, July 26, 8:30-10am. Learn fun nature facts along with nature’s beat. Meet at Campground Entry Station.Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee, 92119
NEW-MOON NIGHT WALK. Sat, July 26, 7:30-9:30pm. Free. We start at dusk and walk out into Penasquitos Canyon as night falls, hoping to encounter deer, owls, bats, sometimes snakes, scorpions, and various beetles. Please bring a flashlight, water, and insect repellent. Meet at 4206 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, Rancho Penasquitos. Sorrento Valley trailhead, 4206 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, San Diego, 92121. (858) 484-3219. http://www.penasquitos.org/
CAR SHOW AND RUMMAGE SALE. Sat, July 26, 8am-3pm. Free. With live music, kids’ fun zone, food vendors, and raffle prizes. Sponsored by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club, Major Market, Fallbrook Coffee Co., and Shamrock Foods. Sonrise Community Church, 8805 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee, 92071. sonrisefallbrook.com/
SOCCERLOCO SURF CUP. 8am-7pm. Sat, July 26,Sun, July 27, Mon, July 28. Free. The 34th annual San Diego Soccerloco Surf Cup at the San Diego Polo Club. Local youth soccer athletes will display their skill and talent to over 450 college coaches and scouts. Our goal is to connect student athletes with colleges and universities and help them achieve a college scholarship. 3885 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 92014. (760) 944-7176.
OBON FESTIVAL. 12pm-8pm. Sat, July 26, Sun, July 27. Free. Featuring Japanese food, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism, and Bon Odori dances. Vista Buddhist Temple and Japanese Cultural Center, 150 Cedar Road, Vista, 92083. www.vbtemple.org
FAMILY DISCOVERY WALK. Sun, July 27, 3-4:30pm. Free. Connect your little ones to nature as a family experience. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
LUV SURF ANNIVERSARY PARTY. Sun, July 27, 1pm-4pm. Free. Luv Surf Shop is celebrating its second anniversary. Join us for live music by Miles Ahead and complimentary eats and drinks. Luv Surf Shop, 3816 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach, 92109. facebook.com/events/1440223699588734/
Padres vs. Cardinals at Petco Park. $10-$60. Tue., July 29, 7:10 pm. Wed., July 30, 7:10pm. Thu., July 31, 12:40pm. Braves arrive at Petco Fri, July 31. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com.
Trek with the Trackers, Saturdays, Aug. 2, Sept. 6. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Discover and identify tracks, scat, bedlays and other evidence of critters that live in local underbrush and trees. Join a Mission Trails Regional Park tracking-team guide for two hours of dirt-time fun -- wear long pants! Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
La Jolla Playhouse presents The Orphan of Zhao at the Mendell Weiss Theatre. thru Aug. 3. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
San Marcos ArtWalk, Sundays, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct 5, 10am-2pm. Free. ArtWalk hosts 30+ local artists. Sponsored by Old California Restaurant Row. ArtWalk shares Sunday with a high-energy Car Show and a local Farmers Market. Special offers on dining and entertainment. Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
2014 Annual Summer International Organ Festival, Monday evenings, through Aug. 25, 7:30pm. Free. San Diego Summer tradition, Spreckels Organ Society features internationally celebrated organists play free concerts each Monday evening at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. The historic Spreckels Organ is the largest outdoor pipe organ in America. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 702-8138. www.sosorgan.org
Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. thru Aug. 30. www.foapom.com.
Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. thru Aug. 30. www.foapom.com.
Sunday Polo, Ongoing Sundays thru Sept. 28, 12:30-5 p.m. $12-$30. Parking $10. Sunday Polo at the San Diego Polo Club. We have matches every Sunday from June 1 to September 28 (except July 28, Aug. 3, and Aug. 10) at 1pm and 3pm. Intermission entertainment and divot stomp -- a chance to stretch your legs and walk on to the polo field with a glass of champagne and stomp the divots that have been kicked up by the polo ponies. San Diego Polo Club, 14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe
Encinitas Classic Car Nights. Aug 21, Sep 18. 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101. (760) 943-1950. www.encinitas101.com.
“Concerts at the Cove,” Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove every Thursday night thru Aug. 21. 6pm. www.cityofsolanabeach.org.
URBAN MOBILE MARKET. Fridays, 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Ongoing until Fri, Aug 29. Downtown’s newest “Pop-up Park,” with food, fashion, and entertainment. On Harbor Drive in front of The Headquarters. The Headquarters, 789 West Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego, 92101
WILDLIFE NIGHT HIKE. Sat, Aug 2, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, Sep 20, 7-9pm. Free. Meet mule deer (usually), plus bats, tarantulas, owls, and more. A moderately paced walk on flat ground. Meet at kiosk on the corner of Park Village Road and Camino del Sur Road. Peñasquitos Creek Park, 8021 Park Village Road, San Diego, 92129. (858) 484-3219. http://www.penasquitos.org/
BIRDING BASICS. Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. July 26, Aug 30, Sep 27, Oct 25. Free. Learn to identify birds at a glance. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
STAGECOACH DAYS IN OLD TOWN. Ongoing until Sat, August 30. Saturdays, 12pm-5pm. Free. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel during “Stagecoach Days.” Join in the old fashioned fun from the mid-1800s.Features a different theme each Saturday. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, Old Town. (619) 220-5422. http://www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego
Free and Easy Wednesdays. Ongoing until Wednesday, Sept. 3. Wednesdays, 12pm. Every Wednesday is a Free and Easy Wednesday. Receive free Stretch Run admission, a free program, and half-price beer (domestic drafts). Free Diamond Club membership required. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar. DMTC.com/
Mission Bay Woodcarvers meet every Monday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at Santa Clara Recreation Center, 1008 Santa Clara Pl., Pacific Beach. All skill levels from beginner to master carver encouraged to join. Free. (858) 581-9928.
Quilting Bee welcomes quilters old and new on last Monday of month at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in UTC, 9:30 a.m. in Room #6 of Roetter Hall. Fabric and batting provided for quilts for Advent Baby Shower, otherwise bring your own! Cutters, quilters especially needed. Bring your sewing machines! 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121. Info (858) 458-1501.