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Marionette Show. Fri, July 29, 10-11am. Free. Scott Land brings marionettes to life for a show that will entertain the whole family. La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave, San Diego
Padres vs. Reds. Fri-Sun, July 29-31 (Fri 7:40pm; Sat 3:40pm; Sun 1:40pm). $10-$60. San Diego Padres host the Cincinnati Reds. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego
Live Well San Diego 5K. Sat, July 30, 7:30-11am. $20-$30. A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with fun and informative zones for all ages. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego
Paws in the Park. Sat, July 30, 8am-12pm. Free. Low cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, pet photography, adoptions, family activities, giveaways, food trucks. Civic Center Park, 3200 Main St, Lemon Grove
Taylor Trot 5k. Sat, July 30, 9-11am. $25. Funds raised will help pay for Madi’s Taylor’s medical and therapy costs. Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego
Beach Boot Camp and Yoga. Sat, July 30, 9am. Free. Ocean Beach Lifeguard Tower 4, 2100 Spray St, Ocean Beach
Boots Off - Military Appreciation Day. Sat, July 30, 12-4pm. Free. Come out for a day of fun for the whole family! Active duty, retired, or veteran, all are welcome. Please bring your Military ID. Rock Church, 2277 Rosecrans St, San Diego
Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk. Sat, July 30, 7-11:30am. Free-$30. Helps underprivileged families with special needs children by providing vital support and services. Rohr Park, 4548 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita
Dachshund Club Summer Picnic. Sat, July 30, 12-3pm. Free. Meet and greet other dachshunds and their families. Join us for BBQ hot dogs. Allied Gardens Recreation Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave, San Diego
Tailgate Party And Firefighter Chili Cook-Off. Sat, July 30, 12-4:30pm. $40-$55. 21+. All you can eat burgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, snacks, and chili plus microbrew tastings. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd, San Diego
Hessfest. Sat, July 30, 12:30-5pm. $35-$65. General session tickets include unlimited samples from breweries and free food tasters. Mike Hess Brewing North Park, 3812 Grim Ave, San Diego
Beer & Music Festival. Sat, July 30, 6-8pm. $35-$60. Event celebrating craft beer and live music. Enjoy unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers from local and regional breweries. Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station, 2640 Cushing Rd, San Diego
Super Awesome Showdown. Sat, July 30, 7:30-10pm. $5-$20. Galacticadia is the ultimate in Video-Space Super Combat spectacles. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego
Cammies to College. Sat, July 30, 11am-3pm. Free. Designed to introduce the military to all of the options available in using their educational benefits. Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Rd, Liberty Station
Sip of Julian. Sat, July 30, 11am-5pm. $25-$28. 21+. Enjoy samples paired with small bites at each venue, take in the scenery, and spend a relaxing day enjoying the sights and sounds of Julian. Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street, Julian
Tricked-Out Rides, Xzibit, Bikini Contest. Sat, July 30, 3pm. $20. Feast your eyes on hundreds of tricked-out rides, a performance from Xzibit, Bikini Contest, and live concerts. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego
Unleashed Surf Dog Competition. Sat, July 30, 9am-3pm. Free. The most fearless dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20! This event must be seen to be believed. 2 Elder Ave., Imperial Beach
Joggin’ for Frogmen. Sat, July 30, 8-11am. 5K run benefitting Navy Seal foundation. NTC Park at Liberty Station,2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego
Knowledge of the Kumeyaay. Sat-Sun, July 30-31, 9:30-11am. Free. Gain insights into how man survived in nature. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
Love American Style Wedding Party Expo. Sun, July 31, 11am-3pm. $20. Two couture bridal fashion shows on the catwalk. McMillin Companies Event Center, 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego
Art Auction & BBQ for Pit bulls. Sun, July 31, 12-3pm. $10. Tacos, beer, and refreshments. Tattoo artists available until 6pm. True Fit Tattoo, 6561 El Cajon Blvd, College Area
Padres Vs Brewers. Mon-Wed, Aug 1-3 (Mon-Tues 7:10pm; Wed 12:40pm). $10-$60. San Diego Padres host the Milwaukee Brewers. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tues-Sun, Aug 2-7 (times vary), $32-$82. Musical based on the songs of Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave, San Diego
Fashion Of Food And Spirits. Thurs-Fri, Aug 4-5, 6-10pm. $20. Culinary tastings, craft beer, wine education, designer fashion, and more. The Headquarters, 789 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego
Julian Starfest. Thurs-Sat, Aug 4-6, 9am-10:30pm. Free-$5. Enjoy the largest free public star party in Southern California. With guest speakers, exhibits, swap meet and more. Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian
Flicks At The Fountain. Thurs, Aug 4, 8pm. Free. Free, family-friendly movies under the stars. Movies start at dusk. Carlsbad Village, 2930 Roosevelt St, San Diego
Padres Vs Phillies. Fri-Sun, Aug 5-7 (Fri 7:40pm; Sat 5:40pm; Sun 1:40pm). $10-$60. San Diego Padres host the Philadelphia Phillies. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego
Latin American Festival. Fri-Sun, Aug 5-7, 10am-8pm. Free. Folk art, food, and entertainment. Bazaar del Mundo, 4133 Taylor St, San Diego
Electronic Dump Day. Sat, Aug 6, 9am-2pm. Free. Bring your old TVs, computers, and phones in for free. Urban Corps of San Diego, 3127 Jefferson St, San Diego
San Diego Gypsy Festival. Sat, Aug 6, 12pm. $25. 21+. Intimate, music showcase with foods and crafts. DeAnza Springs Resort, 1951 Carrizo Gorge Rd, Jacumba
Semper Tri & Devil Dog Duathlon. Sat, Aug 6. $10-$90. Help us support quality of life programs for our Marines, Sailors & their Families by taking part in the Duathlon. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside
Del Mar Western Regional Chili Cookoff. Sat, Aug 6, 1-6pm. Receive free chili samples from the cooks throughout the day in the concert area west of the grandstand. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
South Bayfront PowWow. Sat-Sun, Aug 6-7 (Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm). Free. Weekend of traditional Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts and Food. Marine View Park, 900 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista
Parish Fiesta. Sat-Sun, Aug 6-7, 9am. With a raffle, booths, beer garden. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1001 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas
Secret Life Of A Pack Rat. Sat-Sun, Aug 6-7, 9:30-11am. Free. Inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
Free To Breathe 5k. Sun, Aug 7, 7:45-10:30am. $15-$35. Event will feature a 5K Run/Walk, Mile Walk, and Kids’ Dash, face painting and kids’ craft. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd, San Diego
Vista Rod Run. Sun, Aug 7, 9am-3pm. Free. Classic cars, specialty vendors, awards. Mother Earth Tap House, 206 Main St, Vista
Kids’ Rhythm Club. Ongoing until Mon, Aug 1, 1-1:50pm. $10. Drum and sing along. Designed for ages 2-10. Resounding Joy, Inc., 11300 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 106, San Diego
Thursday Family Fun Night. Ongoing until Thurs, Aug 25, 4:30-8pm. $14. Each Thursday the Hamilton Children’s Garden comes alive with family-friendly entertainment designed to amuse both adults and children. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas
Stagecoach Days. Ongoing every Saturday until Aug 27. 12-4pm. Free. Enjoy afternoons in Old Town filled with activities that reflect life in early San Diego and celebrate the West on the move. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego
El Cajon Dinner and a Concert. Ongoing Fridays through Oct 7, 6-8pm. Free. El Cajon’s Dinner & a Concert offer music from every genre so that there is something for everyone each concert season. East Main St., El Cajon
Waterski And Wakeboard. Ongoing until Sun, Oct 23 (Sun 8-11am; Thurs 5-8pm). Free. The club provides two ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, with free instruction and equipment available. Meet at the south end of Crown Point Beach. Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Dr, San Diego
Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows. Ongoing Wednesdays through Oct 28, 5-8pm. Free. All the festivities are on East Main St between Magnolia & Claydelle Ave at the Prescott Promenade in El Cajon.
Softball. Ongoing until Mon, Oct 31 (Mon 5:30-8pm; Wed 5:30-8pm; Sat 12:30-3:30pm). Free. Co-ed, so both males and females are encouraged to play. We stop when it gets dark. Robb Field, 2525 Bacon St, San Diego
Trek With The Trackers. Ongoing first Saturday of the month until Dec 3, 8:30-10:30am. Free. For two hours of dirt-time fun, wear long pants for close-up observation. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trl, San Carlos
Kayaking. Ongoing Wednesdays until Dec 7, 8:30am. Free. Come alone or bring a friend; anyone is welcome. Lower Otay Reservoir, Wueste Rd, San Diego
Live Prize Trivia. Ongoing until Wed, Dec 28, 7-9pm. Free. Teams of all sizes compete in a weekly pub quiz for bar cash. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 319 Tenth Avenue, San Diego
Babies, Blooms & Bugs’ Family Fun Days. Sundays, 11:30-1:30pm. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Cardiff-by-the-Sea. 1935 Exposition Walking Tour. Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm. $10-$12. This hour-long, easy-paced walking tour, on the Progress of Man. Tour begins promptly at Alcazar Gardens at 1pm. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, SD
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. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego
Adopt-A-Plot. Ongoing Saturdays, 9-10am. Free. We are tending the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Meet at the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Balboa Park Visitors’ Center, 1549 El Prado, SD 619-223-5229
Game Time. Ongoing Fridays, 3:30-5pm. Free. Young adults invited to enjoy video games, board games, Yu-Gi-Oh! duels, more. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, San Diego. 619-527-3405.
November Project San Diego. Ongoing Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30am. Free. Show up for a fun, hard work out, and come back every week for the sweaty hugs, community vibe, and amazing people. Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Rd, San Diego
Run For Fun. Ongoing Wednesdays 6pm. Free. Locate new routes in the city, “test-drive” latest Nike footwear, run with motivated people. Starting from Nike Fashion Valley. Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Rd, San Diego (619)294-9385.

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