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35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest, Wed-Sun, Nov 26-30. (W-Th 7-11pm; F 10a-11p; Sat 9a-11p; Sun 8a-5p). Annual celebration of Dixieland Jazz featuring bands from all over the U.S. The Festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, Dixieland and swing styles. See website for admission prices. Mission Valley, Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North. (619) 297-5277 www.dixielandjazzfestival.org
Oceanside’s 9th Annual Annual O’side Turkey Trot, Thur., Nov. 27, 7am. 5Mile/5K run/walk and kids’ runs. www.osideturkeytrot.com
13th Annual Father Joes Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Walk. Thur., Nov. 27, 7:45am start at Balboa Park.
Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot, Thur, Nov 27, 8:30-10:30am, $34-$44. 5K/10K race along scenic Highway 101 in Encinitas. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited, which will also include a costume contest. Race participates encouraged to bring bag of non-perishable food items to donate. 505 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.
Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del in Coronado. Thur., Nov 27-Jan 4. Session price available online plus skate rental. Portion of benefits donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. www.hoteldel.com Check for dates and times.
Turkey Paddle & Potluck, Free. Nov 28, 8:30am. $20-$25. Beginners & experienced paddlers welcome to stand-up paddling event on Mission Bay. Participants can bring their own SUP or try a demo. First 100 registrants get a T-shirt. 1/4 mile SUP fun paddle for 10 and under, 1/2-mile SUP fun paddle for 11-12 and 13-14, and a three-mile SUP fun paddle race (solo or as a relay) for the rest of the entrants. Youths can participate in both youth paddle and three-mile event. San Diego Canoe Kayak Team Headquarters. email@example.com or or (858) 273-0063. BSA Youth Aquatic Center, 1750 Fiesta Island Rd, Pacific Beach. www.sdckt.net/turkey-paddle-and-potluck.html
Annual Art of the Holiday 2014, Fri, Nov. 28 thru Tue, Dec. 23. Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: noon-3pm. Free. Fill your holiday gift list from a wide selection of wares created by regional artists and artisans: jewelry, perfumes, vases, cookware, wood bowls, leather goods, mosaic boxes, painted silk scarves and clothing, more. Fallbrook Art Center, The Janice Griffiths Gallery, 103 S Main, Fallbrook. (760) 728.1414 www.fallbrookart.org
Home Decor Gift & Craft Boutique, Fri-Sun, Nov 28-30, Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 10-3. Free. Handcrafted gifts for giving or keeping: holiday items, wood and acrylic pens, jewelry, jams and jellies, florals, baked goods, home decor, soaps, pillows, and yard decorations. La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa’s Coming Arts and Crafts Fair, Fri-Sun, Nov 28-30, 9am-4pm. Free. Bates Nut Farm hosts their largest Arts and Crafts Fair of the year with 80+ artisans. Live bands daily noon-3pm. Fri. jazz, Sat. Ash Street Ramblers, Sun. Honky Tonk King. Santa arrives by hayride at 1 pm both Friday and Saturday-will spend time with young visitors until 3pm. Free hayride with Santa, be sure to bring your camera. Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Surfin’ Santa Arrival 2014, Sat, Nov 29, 1-5pm. Free. Surfin’ Santa =lands at Seaport Village via watercraft, then he, along with the parade, head down boardwalk to pose for photos and will be available for photos throughout the day. Kids craft tables, strolling entertainers, eco friendly ornament making area. Ornaments can be taken home. Seaport Village, 849 W Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com
Julian’s Country Christmas & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sat, Nov 29, 1-5pm. Festivities begin 1pm. Tree lighting 5pm. Traditional lighting of Julian Community Christmas Tree ceremony features Julian Carolers just before 5pm when the tree is lit. Pioneer Park, adjacent to the Julian Pioneer Museum. This marks the beginning of the annual Julian Country Christmas celebration, three weeks of old-fashioned holiday festivities. Pioneer Park, Julian, 2129 Main St. (760) 765-1857
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. www.thegarden.org
Walk Historic Trails, Sat-Sun, Nov 29-30, Wed, Dec 3, 9:30-11am. Free. Follow the footsteps of the Kumeyaay, Spanish explorers, padres, and pioneers with your MTRP trail guide and discover the magic of nature. You’ll explore habitats of native sage and chaparral and learn fun facts about our historic lands. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos,.
Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon, Sun., Nov 30, 6:30-10am. Admission: Age 13/older $30 / Age 12/younger $10. Skateboarding marathon: six laps around Fiesta Island Roadway. About 200 longboard skaters expected to take the challenge, so if you have a longboard and think you can do it, then be a participant. East Mission Bay, Fiesta Island Roadway, (858) 456-2061. www.theadrenalinaskateboardmarathon.com
19th Annual Kiwanis Holiday Parade, Sun, Dec 7, 1pm. Fun for the whole community. This year’s theme, A Storybook Christmas, highlights Christmas stories we grew up with (or read to our children). San Marcos: Palomar College to Civic Center. www.kiwanisclubofsanmarcos.org
Morning Workout Paddle. Wednesdays, 7-9am. Ongoing until Wed, Dec. 31. Free. Every Wednesday Aqua Adventures hosts the San Diego Kayak Club for their morning-workout paddle. This is a good way to keep healthy while getting to know other paddlers. Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, 92109
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. The hall is large glass and beige stucco structure at end of parking lot. Info (858) 458-1501.
Meditation techniques! Tuesdays ongoing, 7:30 p.m. Free. Weekly meditation classes led by Sujantra McKeever, taught to him by his teacher Sri Chinmoy. “Techniques are simple and effective.” (619) 640-4438. Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 3301 Adams Ave., Normal Heights.
Turbo Toasters Toastmasters Club. Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm. Do you want to watch intriguing and often hilarious speeches? Welcome to the Turbo Toasters Toastmasters Club. Solar Turbines, 2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Downtown. Conference Room: Manufacturing A.