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Thru Jan.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Film Schedule – Come see films like: Santa vs. the Snowman, Born to be Wild, Under the Sea and many more!  For film schedules, visit www.rhfleet.org.

Harrah’s Rincon brings fresh entertainment to the New Year!  Highlights include Sylvia Browne, Livin’ La Vida Harrah’s live bands in the Oasis Lounge and Jazz Brunch Sundays.  Please visit www.harrahsrincon.com for schedule.

Maritime Museum announces a “No Seasickness Guarantee” for the whale watching season on the schooner, America.  For tickets and information, call 619-234-9153 or visit www.sdmaritime.org.

Head Start – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.  This five-part introductory-level training class (for dogs and pups over four months old) will teach you the basics of positive reinforcement training techniques while your dogs learn good doggie behaviors.  Pre-registration required.  For dates and times call 619-299-7012 x2247 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic School Bus© Wahoo! Join us for live performances every Sunday at the San Diego natural History Museum. Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science!

Thru April 8

All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals – San Diego Natural History Museum.   Discover how the Earth processes the landscapes to produce dazzling gemstones and precious metals. The exhibition features a stunning selection of spectacular natural mineral crystals, exquisite jewelry, and works of art. For tickets and information, visit www.sdnhm.org.

Thru May 31

3D Film – Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World – San Diego Natural History Museum. Visitors will experience a wondrous adventure as they join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she takes a unique voyage through time and space. The film explores an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which ruled the seas millennia before dinosaurs conquered the Earth and even includes a face-to-face encounter with the “T. rex of the sea!”.  For tickets and information, visit www.sdnhm.org.

3D Film: Sharks 3D Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau – San Diego Natural History Museum.  See an astonishing up-close encounter with the lions and tigers of the ocean. The film depicts sharks as they really are; not malicious man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals.  For tickets and information, visit www.sdnhm.org.

Jan. 3 & 10

Moving on Up – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego. This five-part intermediate-level training class builds on the good skills learned in Head Start or Puppy Fun Class; hones behaviors to an appropriate level for the Advanced Education class. This class is for dogs 18 weeks old and up. Space is limited. Please call 619-299-7012 x2247 for registration.

Jan. 4, 21 & 26

Pet Loss Support Group – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. Open to those ages 10 and up, including pet parents who are considering or preparing for euthanasia. For times, locations and reservations, call 619-299-7012, extension 2311 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

Jan. 5 & 12

Mosaic in the Garden – In this two-part workshop, students will learn the basics of mosaic while creating a work of art to be displayed in their garden. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park.  Call 619-232-5762 or visit www.sdfloral.org to register and for a list of items needed.

Jan. 6

IMAX film: Rescue – Reaching Out to the Hero in Everyone.  Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Heikoff Dome Theater.  For more information, visit www.rhfleet.org.

Jan. 7

The Passion Test – Live Your Calling Workshop.  Discover the secret to permanently transform setbacks, self-doubt, and shattered dreams into confidence, purpose, and a renewed sense of success.  1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Vision Pulse & Creative Center, 5945 Pacific Center Blvd., Suite 510, San Diego.  For registration and information, visit www.thepassiontestnow.com.

Mira Mesa High Class of 2013 Rummage Sale, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Help raise money for the Class of 2013 activities by buying some fine items. Contact: Mary Jensen at 858-566-2262. Open to the public.

Jan. 7 & 14

Advanced Training Class – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.  This five-part advanced-level class is designed to build and refine upon the good behaviors learned in the intermediate-level Moving on Up training class. This class is designed to hone skills to the level of perfection. Dogs must be 18 weeks or older to attend this class.  Space is limited. Call 619-299-7012 x2247 for registration.

Jan. 8

Open House at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.  Membership discounts, tours and refreshments.  For more information, call Gillian at 858-362-1115.

Jan. 9

Madison Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 4833 Doliva Dr. (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: Richard Nash at  rnash@sandi.net. Open to the public.

Lincoln High School Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Porter Elementary South Auditorium – 4800 T St. (92113). 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: Michelle Bryant at mbryant@sandi.net. Open to the public.

Mission Bay High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). Open to the public.

El Fandango Restaurant, located at 2734 Calhoun Street in Old Town, offers a Mexican Food Cooking Class at 11:30 a.m. Participants will create chicken tamales with mole sauce, and a Christmas salad. You can enjoy the meal with wine after the class or take it home. For reservations and information, call (619) 298-2860.

Jan. 9 – Mar. 17

Photography exhibition: Best of Nature – San Diego Natural History Museum. View inventive and daring nature-based imagery by amateur and professional photographers.  For more information, visit www.sdnhm.org.

Jan. 10

The Great White That Almost Got Away: SD Opera’s Moby Dick & IMAX WHALES  Mark your calendars for a unique presentation by Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera’s Geisel Director of Education and Outreach, joined by Dr. Ann Bowles, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist with the Hubbs–Sea World Research Institute.  7:00 p.m.  For tickets, visit www.sdopera.com/Tickets/Whales.

Jan. 10 -15

San Diego Civic Theatre presents: CATS!  For tickets and times, visit www.civictheatre.sdboxoffice.com.

Jan. 11 – Feb. 15

Young Scientists – Preschoolers age 3-5 and their parent explore the scientific wonders of the world through experimentation, investigation and scientific questioning. For session dates & times, visit www.rhfleet.org.

Jan. 12

SDSU’s College of Extended Studies will host a Meet Up opportunity for its Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning program.  6:00 – 7:30 pm in the SDSU Extended Studies/Gateway Centers, 5250 Campanile Drive.  Attendees will hear program instructors describe their courses, visit with industry associations, and network with professionals in the meeting and event planning field.  For more information, call 619-594-1138 or visit www.neverstoplearning.net/meeting.

Live Music: Anna Levitt at Toma Sol Café. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., 301 W. Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, visit www.tomasolcafe.com.

La Jolla Cluster Association Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus St. (92037). 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: John May at info@lajollacluster.com. Open to the public.

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

Jan. 12 – Feb. 20

Visions of Coronado – An exhibit of 24 works of art depicting some aspect of Coronado on display at the Coronado Museum of History & Art, 1100 Orange Ave. Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.  For more information, visit www.coronadohistory.org or call 619-435-7242.

Jan. 13

Home-school Lessons at the San Diego Humane Society – 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.

Jan. 14

Visiting Scholar Series: Dating Rock Features: A New Technology – 11am – 1pm, San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido.  Joan S. Schneider, PhD will be the first Visiting Scholar for the 2012 Saturday series. Dr. Schneider will present Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL).  For more information, call Annemarie Cox at 760-291-0370 or via email at acox@sandiegoarchaeology.org.

Celebrate Trees – An Evening with Naturalist, John MuirOne of our nation’s earliest and foremost advocates for preserving wilderness and the environment, will come alive during a performance by actor and scholar Doug Hulmes.  6:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park.  Admission is free.   For more information and registration, visit www.energycenter.org/forestry.

Saturday Science Club for Girls: “Amusement Park Physics” Girls in grades 5 – 8 can join the Fleet on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Grab your ticket and hold onto your seat! Discover how the laws of physics affect your favorite high speed attractions. Build, design and come on board for an exhilarating experience!  12noon – 2PM  Must pre-register, call 619-238-1233 x806.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Ghost Mountain.  In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, hike up to the ruins of an adobe cabin built by a couple who lived there with three children during the 1930s and ‘40s. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Jan. 14 & 15

The Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale – 10:00 a.m.,  Al Bahr Shriner’s Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego.  The show brings contests, demonstrations and an international group of high profile artists sharing what they do.  This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, & more. For more information, visit www.dolls4all.com or call 775-348-7713.

E-Waste Drop-off, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University City High School, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Drop off those old TVs, computers and other electronic gear. Proceeds benefit the University City High School

Cheer Squad. Contact: 619-822-2680. Open to the public.

Jan. 15

IMAX En Español ~ MUMMIES  (2007) – Rediscover the tombs of the great pharaohs of Egypt, examine the process of mummification and its role in ancient society, and tour the great civilization of Egypt. Includes access to over 100 hands-on science exhibits for all ages.  6PM.  For more information, visit www.rhfleet.org.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Bayside Trail, Cabrillo National Monument.  On Point Loma, encounter windswept vegetation and chaparral scrub forests on the cliffs overlooking San Diego harbor. Remnants of WWII defense installations are visible along the trail. The return walk at your own pace is all uphill, 10 a.m.–noon.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Jan.16

Free Fossil Family Day – San Diego Natural History Museum.  Want to meet a real paleontologist and learn how to look for fossils in your own backyard? The day will be filled with activities and crafts.  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdnat.org or call 619-255-0210.

Jan. 19

Patrick Henry High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120).  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: David Downey at ddowney@sandi.net; or Pat Crowder at pcrowder@sandi.net. Open to the public.

Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 6 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego (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 at julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

Learn the Latest About Natural Supplements Seminar Presented by Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine – Gain practical insights into natural dietary supplements and their role in improving aspects of personal health.  12:30 – 5:30 p.m., Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego.  For more

information and registration, call 858-652-5400.

28th Annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable – 8:00 a.m. – Noon, University of San Diego,

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego.  Now more than ever, you need to stay informed about changing economic conditions and new economic realities. Join us in a lively discussion with a panel of experts covering the future of the economy, the realestate market and employment outlook.  To register, visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov/economicroundtable.   For questions, contact Michele Mauleon at michele.mauleon@sdcounty.ca.gov or 619-531-4918.

Jan. 20

Lunch Time Lecture: Finding the Pre-classic Maya in the Rainforest of Guatemala – Noon – 1pm, San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido.  Join the presenter, Carole Melum, on a mule trip to the remote rainforest of northern Guatemala, and examine exciting new discoveries that have been attracting worldwide attention, and research that sheds light on the preclassic period (800 BCEto 200 BCE) of this ancient civilization.  Bring a lunch and notebook. Drinks will be provided by the Center.  For more information, call Annemarie Cox at 760-291-0370 or via email at acox@sandiegoarchaeology.org.

Live Music: Joe Rathburn at Toma Sol Café.  7:00 – 9:00 p.m., 301 W. Washington St., San Diego.  For more information, visit www.tomasolcafe.com.

Jan. 20 -22

VAYA announces 7th annual T?t Festival: Children of Dragons, Descendants of Gods – Fun for the whole family with carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers.  For more information, visit www.SDTet.com

Jan. 21

SDSU’s College of Extended Studies will host a spring semester kick-off for its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program for individuals 50 years of age and better.  10 am, SDSU Extended Studies Center.  Students in the Osher program join curious fellow learners to take classes from outstanding instructors, and award-winning authors and artists. Refreshments will be served.   For more information and to RSVP, call 619-594-2863 or visit www.neverstoplearning.net/osher.

The Elements of Love Exhibition at Glimpse gallery with an opening reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.glimpseliving.com.

Free Guided Nature Hike – Lake Hodges.  In Escondido, walkers can choose a short hike to explore Felicita Creek or a 6-mile-hike  to climb Bernardo Mountain. The longer hike affords a panoramic view of the north end of Lake Hodges. Bring binoculars to view birds while crossing the lake footbridge. 9:00 –10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Jan. 22

Free Guided Nature Hike – Mine Canyon.  In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, hike into the North Pinyon Mountains, an area of many desert mines, and visit the former site of a large Kumeyaay village with hundreds of agave-roasting pits.  10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Jan. 23

Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 6 p.m., 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). 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: Bob Turner at rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

Jan. 25

Designing the Bungalow Garden: How to Create Your Own Personal Sanctuary – Mission Hills Garden Club, 4070 Jackdaw St, San Diego.  6-8 pm, light refreshments.  For more info, call 619-201-8285.

Jan. 25 – 29

Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 – Valley View Casino Center (formerly called the San Diego Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego.  For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

Jan. 27 – 29

28th annual SDSU Writers’ Conference – Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.  For complete information, visit www.neverstoplearning.net/writers.

Jan. 28

Free Guided Nature Hike – Mountain Palm Springs.  In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, explore the vegetation, bird, and animal life of five palm groves, including two with spring-fed surface water. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  For more information or directions, visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers or call 619-232-3821; option 4.

Jan. 29

Robin Henkel Band with Horns – Blues, jazz, funk, slide and steel guitar music.  Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights.   8pm; $8, all ages.  For more information, call 619-282-0437.

Classics 4 Kids presents: Mozart Masterworks, a fun family friendly concert at the historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, downtown San Diego.  For tickets and information, call 619-231-2311 or visit

www.classics4kids.com.

 

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