Community Calender

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Tuesday’s in Feb.

Pajama Storytime – Children are invited to an evening story time with books and possibly singing and puppets. Feel free to come dressed in your pajamas! 6:30 – 7:00 pm, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For information, call 619-692-4910.

Wednesday’s in Feb.

LEGO Playtime – Kids can have fun and get creative while building with LEGOs.  5:00-6:00 pm, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, call 619-692-4910.

Friday’s in Feb.

Preschool Storytime – Children are invited to a fun story time with books and possibly singing and puppets.  10:30-11:00 am, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, call 619-692-4910.

Saturday’s in Feb.

Puppy Fun Class – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  11:00 a.m., 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.

New puppy parents can prevent problems by learning “how to raise their puppy right” through presentations on common puppy issues and engaging with their pups in dog-friendly training sessions to learn basic commands, greeting without jumping, leash walking and more. Registration required; call 619-299-7012 x2247 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Sunday’s in Feb.

Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic School Bus© Wahoo! Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science! 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www.sdnat.org or call 619-255-0210.

Free Sunday Concert Series at Seaport Village East Gazebo: 1 – 4 p.m.  For information, visit www.seaportvillage.com or call 619-235-4014.

Thru Feb.

The San Diego Archaeological Center will participate in the Macy’s – San Diego Museum Council’s 23rd annual Museum Month! For more information, visit www.sandiegoarchaeology.org.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX® Films – Please visit www.rhfleet.org for a listing of all film schedules.

February is the month of love  and entertainment at Harrah’s Rincon ! For a complete line-up of shows, visit www.harrahsrincon.com

Thru Jul. 31

Works by Paul Gauguin exhibit extended – Due to the sensitive nature of some of the Gauguin pieces, exhibit hours will only be from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. daily. For information and tickets, visit www.sdmaritime.org  or call 619-234-9153 ext 101.

Feb. 1        

Exploring Ethics: The Conduct of Science in the Information Age.  Address technical, social and ethical implications of conducting science in the information age.  5:30 – 7 p.m., the Fleet.  Free, registration required. Call 858-822-2647 or visit, www.rhfleet.org.

Feb. 1 – 14

Second Annual Animal Adoption Event: “My Furry Valentine”. The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Have Reduced Animal Adoption Fees to just $14 for this special event!  This special includes micro-chipping, spay/neuter, vaccinations and a veterinary exam.  Please visit one of our locations:

5500 Gaines Street in San Diego or 572 Airport Road in Oceanside (cats/small animals); 2905 San Luis Rey Rd. in Oceanside (dogs).  For information, visit www.sdhumane.org.

Feb. 2

Mission Hills Book Group will discuss The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. New members are welcome to attend and participate! Please read the book beforehand. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.  10:00-11:00 am, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, call 619-692-4910.

Salon Topic: “The Decline and Fall of Europe? The failing European Union and Euro System.”  Gain a deeper appreciation of complex events by sharing, engaging in dialogues, and discussing topics.  6:30 p.m., San Diego Diplomacy Council, 3604 30th Street, San Diego.  Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.  RSVP required by January 31st  as space is limited.  Please reserve your spot by visiting www.cdcsd.org/event-registration.

Transforming Education — Education Re-Energized, 5:30 p.m., USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive (92101).  Best-selling author and leadership consultant Steve Farber will share the perspectives of his book, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, and will lead a discussion of educators who’ve successfully implemented his “Leap” tenets of Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof and Extreme Leadership. In addition, you’ll have the rare opportunity to meet representatives from many of the region’s most generous corporate and community-sponsored education initiatives. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks at 858-292-3719. Open to the public.

Toma Sol Café presents:  Live music performed by Erin Bower, 7-9 pm. No cover. 301 W. Washington St., San Diego.  For information, call 619-291-1159.

Feb. 3

SANDAN Membership Meeting – CA State Assembly Member Toni Atkins will provide on update on State Budget issues affecting Nonprofits and take Q & A on these and other issues.  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.,

Neighborhood House Association, 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego.  For more information, visit www.sandan.org.

Feb. 3 & 4

“J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue” features contemporary dance set to Baroque music, with five dancers bringing to life the human passions of joy, temptation, grief, and hope.  7:30 p.m. in the Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, UCSD’s Theatre and Dance Department. For tickets and information, visit www.bachcollegiumsd.org.

Feb. 4

Camarada Presents:  Russian Romance – Featuring music from Eastern Europe.  Let the wistful sounds of Macedonian, Slavic, Bulgarian and Russian music transport you to the starkly beautiful snow-capped Balkan Mountains.  6:30 p.m., wine and cheese tasting, 7:00 p.m. performance at Meyer Fine Art Gallery, 2400 Kettner Blvd., # 104,  Little Italy/San Diego.  For information, call 619-231-3702 or visit www.camarada.org.

Barnard Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The Mandarin Chinese magnet school invites the community to this traditional Chinese ceremony to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Contact: Edward Park 619-224-3306. Open to the public.

Hungarian pianist Endre Heged?s returns to the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center, 7:00 p.m., 10301 Scripps Lake Drive in Scripps Ranch. He will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg and Tchaikowsky plus Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”  For information, call 858-538-8158 or visit www.srfol.org.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Ramona Grasslands. Take a 5-mile walk to view wildflowers and a pond while moving through grassland, sage scrub and chaparral habitats.  9 a.m.–1 p.m. For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821.

Feb. 4 & 25

Scripps Health Know Your Health Score Program – Free screenings for body mass index, sleep apnea risk, diabetes risk and blood pressure at informational booths located just inside the Viejas arena gate at the San Diego State University men’s basketball games.  For more information, visit www.scripps.org.

Feb. 5

Free Guided Nature Hike – Pinyon Wash. In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, follow a trail that begins at the end of Pinyon Wash, hiking 2 miles to Harper Flat, once the site of a large Indian camp. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  For more info or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Talmadge Art Show – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information, visit www.talmadgeartshow.com.

Feb. 6

TRASH: Science + Art Intersect – Presented by Birch Aquarium at Scripps and The New Children’s Museum, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla.  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres, networking, and an opportunity to explore the aquarium as well as a panel discussion.  Free.  Please RSVP  at www.aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 619-795-1721.

Feb. 7

Second Annual Members Art show of the Pastel Society, Opening Reception – Allied Gardens Library. This members-only exhibit features work by all levels of artist, from beginning to professional.

Refreshments will be served.  The public is welcome.  For more information, visit www.zhibit.org/pssd.

Feb. 8

Union Bank and KPBS Present the Local Heroes Awards 2011 honoring 17 San Diegans who are making a difference in the lives of others. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego.

Feb. 8 – Mar. 3

Young Scientists, New Careers – “Forensic Detectives,” “Marine Biologist,” “Chemist” and “Engineer.”  Preschoolers age 3-5 and their parent, explore the scientific wonders of the world through experimentation, investigation and scientific questioning.  9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  For more information, visit www.rhfleet.org.

Feb. 9

International Bipolar Foundation Free Mental Health Lecture Series.  Guest speakers, Dr. Sarah Frampton and Marta Leyva on How to Navigate Educational Services in a School Environment. Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12), 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego.  5:30 – 7:00 p.m., please R.S.V.P. To areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org.

Nature and Me Storytime at the NAT.  Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions. Open to all ages with a parent (recommended for ages 1–5). 10:30 a.m., FREE with Museum admission. For more information, visit www.sdnat.org or call 619-255-0210.

Feb. 9 – 19

22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival – The Joyce Forum presents outstanding Jewish-themed short-subject, documentary and feature films from around the world.  For tickets or information call 858-362-1348 or visit www.lfjcc.org/sdjff.

Feb. 10

Home-school Lessons at the San Diego Humane Society – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  10-11:30 a.m. at 572 Airport Road, Oceanside and 1:30-3:00 p.m. at 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.  Children ages 7-12 are invited to learn about animals at these programs just for home-schoolers. $Reservations required; call 619-299-7012 ext. 2320 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Feb. 10 – Sept. 9

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – the NAT,  1788 El Prado in Balboa Park.  Visitors will receive a replica boarding pass granting them permission to “board” the White Star Line’s R.M.S. Titanic, and from there the journey begins. For more information, call 619-232-3821 or visit www.sdnhm.org.

Feb. 11

Saturday Science Club for Girls: “Rocket Research”.  Girls in grades 5 – 8 can join the Fleet to investigate exciting science topics. Predict angles, use pressure to propel projectiles and design a rocket for a successful flight.  Pre-Registration required; please call 619-238-1233 x. 806. 12noon – 2PM.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Indian Hill.  In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, hike through hillsides of teddy bear cholla and barrel cactus to visit the remains of a primitive 1912 railroad camp. Four-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicles are recommended to reach the trailhead.  9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Feb. 11 & 25

San Diego Woman’s Club Card Parties! Play Bridge, Canasta, Spite and Malice.  10 am – 2 pm., 2557 Third Avenue, San Diego. For reservations and information, call Julia Roth at 760-744-0314 or visit www.sandiegowomansclub.org.

Feb. 12

Free Guided Nature Hike – Daley Ranch.  In Escondido, Daley Ranch has several habitats that support a variety of plant and animal species.  On the Boulder Loop trail, enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area.  10 a.m.–1 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Rene van Rems Presents: “Personalize Your Own Valentine’s Day Floral Gift”.  Impress your loved-one even more by giving your own design and learn trade secrets to making your flowers last longer than ever.  This 3-hour workshop with focus on novelty roses in a high-style European rose arrangement and a small hand-tied bouquet.  9 a.m. – 12 /noon, or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m..  For reservations and information, visit www.renevanrems.com.

The International Dance Association of San Diego County presents its Annual Dance Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Road West in Balboa Park. The event is free to all dance classes and exhibitions.  For information, visit www.idasdc.org, or call (619) 479-8015.

Feb. 14

Tots and Tales – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  10:30 a.m., 5500 Gaines Street, SD.  Bring your preschooler for an interactive story-time complete with animal stories, crafts, and of course, ANIMALS.   Reservations required; call 619-243-3432 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Feb. 16

Project KEPPT Pet Food Bank – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  1-3 p.m., 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.  Please contact ahoang@sdhumane.org or 619-299-7012 ext 2907 for program qualifications and details.  Visit www.sdhumane.org.

Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

Feb. 17

Book Signing – Paula Marinos, author of “Note To Self: How Not to Date After Divorce”. Barnes and Noble, Mira Mesa, 4:00PM.

Feb. 18

Book Sale – The Friends of the Mission Hills Branch Library will hold a book sale. Come by and stock up on books while supporting your Library!  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For information, call 619-692-4910.

Children’s Craft Time – 10 a.m. – noon, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For information, call 619-692-4910.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Fortuna Mountain.  In San Diego’s Mission Trails Regional Park, Fortuna Mountain looks out over an area that once contained ancient beaches. Look for early wildflowers along the trail.  8–11 a.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Chuck Yeager, first to break the sound barrier and Jerry Coleman, the “Voice of the San Diego Padres” will attend The Spirit of ’45 Awards and Celebration Dinner at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  For more information, call 619-234-8291 or visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org.

Feb. 19

Free Guided Nature Hike – Rose Canyon Open Space Park.  In San Diego’s University City neighborhood, watch for hawks soaring above Rose Creek while hiking in this 275-acre oasis along the old Santa Fe Railroad roadbed.  9–10:30 a.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

IMAX En Español ~ HUBBLE – Experience the gripping story of one of the most important scientific instruments since Galileo’s original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing – the Hubble Space Telescope.  6:00 p.m. at the Fleet.   For more information, visit www.rhfleet.org.

MLK Choir, will perform 2 at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Under the direction of Pastor Ken Anderson, this accomplished ensemble will perform a varied program from their repertoire of gospel music, negro spirituals, anthems, and classical works.  2:30 p.m., 10301 Scripps Lake Drive.  For information, call 858-538-8158 visit www.srfol.org.

Rene van Rems Presents: “Table-scape, Tabletop, Special Events and Party Décor Workshop”.  Learn how to create table scapes start to finish and create a “wow” with little investment. Learn labor saving techniques for production design and how to recycle inventory and props”.  For reservations and information, visit www.renevanrems.com.

Feb. 21

Seminar: Your Heart, Your Life, Your Dreams.  7:00 – 8:15 p.m. at Scripps Memorial Hospital, 9890 Genesee Ave., La Jolla.  The event will offer practical strategies to help each attendee chart an

Individualized path to optimal heart health. Topics to be addressed will include proper nutrition, sleep, fitness and resiliency to stress. For information and registration, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

The San Diego Floral Association is proud to welcome botany professor/author, Matt Ritter. Members and the public are invited to attend.   6:00 p.m. catered dinner ($15 per person), 7:00 program. Dinner can be reserved by calling 619-232-5762.  Location: Room 101 of Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. Admission is free.

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event will feature live music, special guest appearances, and a grand parade that will travel 5th Avenue at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Attendees must be 21 years of age. For information, visit www.gaslamp.org or call (619) 233-5227.

Feb. 22

Mission Hills Mystery Book Group – New members are welcome to attend and participate! Please read the book beforehand. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.  6:30-7:30 pm, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, call 619-692-4910.

Feb. 23

Toma Sol Café presents:  Local finger-style guitarist/instrumentalist, Jim Earp.  7:00 – 9:00 pm, 301 W. Washington Street, San Diego. No cover. For more information, visit www.TomaSolCafe.com or call 619-291-1159.

Feb. 25

High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans at 858-539-5349. Open to the public.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Lake Hodges.  In Rancho Bernardo, hike through varied terrain, pass a waterfall, and learn about Native American uses of plants in this area rich in Kumeyaay history.  8–11 a.m.  For more info or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Feb. 25 – 29

The 56th Annual Biophysical Society Annual Meeting brings together over 6,000 research scientists in the multidisciplinary fields representing biophysics. San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego.  For more information, visit www.biophysics.org.

Feb. 29

Patios, Pathways, & Plants for Fixing Your Landscape – Landscape designer Doug Kalal will present a free lecture on how to create a dazzling outdoor environment at your home. Topics include the types of materials to use for patios, plants for hummingbirds, what to do if you have shade areas or slopes, and what drought-tolerant plants are best for you.  6:30-7:30 pm, Mission Hills Branch Library, 925 West Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, call 619-692-4910.

Mar. 1

5th Annual Scripps Translational Science Institute Educational Conference – A dynamic, interactive forum where human geneticists, genomic scientists, physicians and health-care professionals of all disciplines can gain valuable insights from many of the nation’s leading genomics experts. For more information,  visit www.scripps.org/conferenceservices or call 858-652-5400.

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