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Waddle and Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run

Hello runners and walkers! Join in the Waddle and Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run on Thursday, November 22nd. Bring your family and experience all the fun and excitement!

Get your Thanksgiving off to a fun and healthy start while helping three great local charities. This fast and flat 5K race starts and finishes within the beautiful Santee Lakes Recreational Preserve. Santee Lakes will open Thanksgiving Day for this exclusive event. The course winds around the first five lakes and provides runners with an excellent scenic run.

All proceeds benefit Santee Santas, Santee Lakes Foundation and Santee Food Bank. All participants receive a T-shirt and an online finisher certificate. Finisher medals are given to the top 3 male and female finishers within 10-year age categories.

Please visit sandiego.org for more details.

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego’s Densest Neighborhoods

Are you looking for something to do with your kids? Or just wanna have a change of scenery? Check out San Diego’s newly constructed Canyon Trails and experience the nature near the city. Perfect for outdoor learning opportunities for everyone.

San Diego County is known for its natural attractions and hiking excursions. Now for residents of one San Diego neighborhood, those environmental experiences are in their backyard.

San Diego Canyonlands Executive Director Eric Bowlby said a goal of the more than $1 million project, which launched in 2005, was to bring open spaces to a region that is lacking green areas. A 2013 report showed City Heights was among 15 community planning areas that did not provide enough parks for its population.

“We saw an opportunity to transform degraded, sometimes dangerous open spaces into havens for wildlife and a community asset where people can hike and enjoy nature,” Bowlby said.

Read more at kpbs.org

Getting Young People To Our Desert National Parks


Appreciate the beauty of nature! Get a day off and visit desert national parks. Introduce your family especially the young ones to these spectacular places because the younger they get to know the parks, the more they’ll recognize their value. Watch a variety of birds, go backpacking trip, and see beautiful paintings.

During the hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service, it’s good to reflect on those who had the foresight to preserve our air, land, water, wildlife, and historic and cultural sites for future generations.  And the first birthday of our newly created desert national monuments underscores the importance of protecting land for people and wildlife.

Which makes it especially important to get outside with those future generations and introduce them to these special places.

Read more at kcet.org

San Diego Lake Fishing in East County


Looking for something fun to do this summer? San Diego East County’s lakes are here for you. Freshwater lakes that are perfect for fishing for trout, catfish or bluegill. Take a day off and see the beauty of Lake Murray, Lake Cuyamaca, and El Capitan Reservoir. Bond with your whole family and appreciate the beauty of nature.

LAKE MURRAY

Located within Mission Trails Regional Park, scenic Lake Murray’s fishing season runs December through September. Guests can hook a Florida-strain largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, black crappie, and trout (trout is stocked in the lake from November through May).

LAKE CUYAMACA

At an elevation of 4,600 ft., Lake Cuyamaca is an active freshwater and fly fishing lake, and the only San Diego lake able to stock trout throughout the year. Located within Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, 44,000 pounds of fish stock the lake, including Florida-strain largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, sturgeon, and trout.

EL CAPITAN RESERVOIR

El Capitan Reservoir, located on the San Diego River outside of Lakeside, is known for bass and crappie, which are regularly caught at the north end of the lake. The lake also has bluegill, channel catfish, blue catfish, green sunfish, and carp. The minimum size for bass is 15 inches and 10 inches for crappie.

 

Learn more at sandiego.org

4 Best Coastal Campgrounds in the San Diego County

 

 

Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends? Check these 4 of San Diego County’s best coastal campgrounds. Make sure to bring your cameras to capture the beauty of San Diego’s beaches. Plan your schedule ahead to see these beautiful attractions.

 

 

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

redwoodAre you in for a fun and informative activity? Join the Redwood Grove Loop Walk, a guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest.  Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm.

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.

 

Visit to learn more at www.mountainparks.org and www.parks.ca.gov

Leader-Daughter Let’s Cook Out & Let’s Tent Training Weekend BALBOA

girl-scoutThe  Girl Scouts San Diego will be having a Leader-Daughter Let’s Cook Out & Let’s Tent Training Weekend on January 20-22. Discover and empower your troop with fun outdoor cooking methods and create tasty meals to share.  Explore tent camping and learn more about safety issues, environmental considerations, and proper equipment.

A troop leader and their 1st grade Daisy-Cadette daughter can learn useful tools, skills and strategies to take back to their troop. This course combines our Let’s Cook Out and Let’s Tent courses so that the daughter can learn alongside the troop leader while meeting the training requirements for Outdoor Series.

This fun two-night training comes complete with all Saturday meals and a delicious Sunday breakfast; as well as a campfire program and cool nighttime activities.

Register today at http://www.sdgirlscouts.org/

One More Productions presents “Next To Normal”

Next To Normal“Next To Normal” Presentation

One More Production is inviting all to watch “Next to Normal” presentation on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The event starts at 8:00 in the evening and will be held at the Gem Theather, 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, California.

The show is all about the father being an architect, mother rushing in packing lunches and cereals, and their daughter and son as bright, wise-cracking teens – a typical American Family.

This three time 2009 TONY Awardee including Best Musical Score and 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Add to that, it too was chosen by critics al over the country for being among the year’s ten best shows.

Ticket inquiries can be addressed by calling:
(714) 741-9550 x221.

More details about the event are listed at https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us and https://onemoreproductions.com.

Shakespeare Orange County presents … A Celebrity Gala and Old Time Radio Show

Shakespeare Orange County presents … A Celebrity Gala and Old Time Radio ShowShakespeare OC’s Celebrity Gala and Old Time Radio Show

Everyone is requested to attend the Celebrity Gala and Old Time Radio Show presented by Shakespeare Orange County happening on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event will be held at the Festiva Amphitheater, 12762 Main Street, Garden Grove, California.

Attendees will get to enjoy a fast-moving and hilarious night through a live 1930’s radio broadcast-style performance of Kaufman and Hart’s classic American comedy You Can’t Take It With You. There will also be live sound effects and music, marveous list of celebrity guest artists, as well as vintage commercials.s

Admission is at $25.

Please call (714) 590-1575 for questions or inquiries. For more details, feel free to visit

https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us and http://shakespeare.org.

VNCSC Tet Festival 2014

Vietnamese Community Tet Festival 2014The Vietnamese Community of Southern California is inviting everyone to go to the Garden Grove Park at 9301 Westminster Avenue on January 31 (Friday) until February 2, 2014(Sunday) for the 2014 Tet Festival. The events will be held from 10:00 in the morning until 10:00 in the evening.

On Saturday, February 1, individuals dressed in traditional Vietnamese clothing won’t have to pay for the $5 per person fee. Those individuals below 48” who will be attending the aforementioned event shall be allowed to enter free of charge.

The 2014 Vietnamese Community Tet Festival Entrace derives its ideas from the Temple of Literature’s Portal located in Hanoi Vietnam. It was a temple of Confucius and was built back in 1070 by King Lý Nhân Tông.

Featured activities include a manicure contest, children’s traditional Vietnamese attire and talent contest, flower arranging contest, Vietnamese traditional singing contest, Vietnamese chess contest, “Miss Vietnam” 2014 Beauty Pageant, Mrs. Beauty contest, and also a lion dance competition.

Interested parties may contact (800) 404-6616 or click here for more information.

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