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Thru Apr.

Pet Loss Support Group – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  Open to those ages 10 + including pet parents who are considering or preparing for euthanasia. Please call 619-299-7012, extension 2311, to make a reservation.  For dates and locations, visit

The Big Read: Shades of Poe can be experienced throughout San Diego County culminating on May 1 with a reading of The Cask of the Amontillado at the San Pasqual Winery tasting room in La Mesa.  For information on events happening in your neighborhood, visit or

Thru Apr. 18

IMAX® Film:  Coral Reef Adventure.  From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, to a coral reef-sustained village in Fiji, diving expeditions show a range of coral reefs, from a dazzling underwater world filled with unusual and exotic inhabitants, to vast stretches of bleached coral decline.  Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.  For more information, visit

Thru Apr. 20

2012 Fall Youth Media & Tech Camp – Our media camps teach campers, age 9-14, how to collaborate with each other using media and technology arts, while engaging with others in an increasingly connected world.  Media Arts Center San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., North Park.  For more information, call 619-230-1938 or visit

Apr. 1

The Combined Choirs of Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala and St. Michael’s of Poway Present:  A Lenten concert 3:00 p.m., California’s First Mission, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala’, 10818 San Diego Mission Road.  For information call 619-283-7319.

Project KEPPT Day – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, 1-3 p.m. Info on licensing, microchipping, behavior and training advice, companion animal friendly housing referrals, and veterinary financial aid referrals. Please contact or 619-299-7012 ext 2907 for program qualifications and details or visit

Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School.  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego.  Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21.  Forms, schedules and more information can be found at

The 8th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – La Jolla Cove, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  For tickets and information, visit or call 619-233-5008.

Apr. 2

Ted Nash Quartet – “The Creep” CD Release Tour.  Genre:  Contemporary Jazz Saxophone.  7:30 p.m.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

Apr. 2- 6

Animal Adventure Camp – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Games, crafts and hands-on animal activities all help children develop respect and a positive attitude toward all living beings.  Children ages 5-13 may attend.  Application is required!  For more information and to submit an application, visit  or call 619-243-3432.

Apr. 4

Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Shoot Out with Abbey Road & Jumping Jack Flash.  Genre:  Classic Rock. 7:30pm.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

Change the World, Give Clean Water Event!  Come learn how you can impact lives.  Hera Hub, 9710 Scranton Road #160, San Diego.  To RSVP, call 6888-429-6741 X5 or

Apr. 5

Kyle Eastwood – Genre:  Nu-Jazz/Funk, 7:30pm.  Kyle, the son of Clint Eastwood has contributed music to eight of his father’s films.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

Rob Paparozzi & Bernard Purdie Clinic – Harmonica and Drums and Beyon.  A class that welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists as well.  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Rock and Roll San Diego School of Music and Performing Arts, 3360 Sports Arena Blvd., Ste A,.  For more information, contact: Ric Lee at or call 619-691-1609.

Apr. 6

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Genre:  Soul.  7:30 and 9:30 pm.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

Apr. 7 – 8

Southern California Plumeria Society at Casa del Prado, Room 101 in Balboa Park.  Annual plumeria cutting sale featuring many colors and unusual varieties of plants. Related merchandise will be available, including shirts, jewelry, books, fertilizer, etc. Admission is free, 10:00am – 4:00pm.  For more information, visit

Apr. 8

The 29th Annual Easter Sunrise at Sprekel’s Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park will take place at 6:30 a.m. and is free to the public. Rev. Paul Cunningham of the La Jolla Presbyterian Church will preside over the service. The La Jolla Presbyterian Church choir will perform.

Easter Sunday Brunch Live with the Anthology House Band Trio – Genre:  Jazz/R&B. 11:30 am.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

Jamie Shadowlight – Electric Ladyland.  Genre:  Jazz/Rock Fusion.  7:00 pm.  Anthology, 1337 India Street, Little Italy.  For more information, visit

The Maritime Museum of San Diego presents: A Chocolate Festival.  A special tasting and educational showcase featuring food, wine, and a variety of sweet chocolate treats. This delicious event corresponds with the opening of a new exhibit that traces the history of chocolate and how it came to America. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. For tickets and information, visit  or call 619-234-9153 ext. 101.

Apr. 9

Fresh Sound Music series: James Moore from NYC, Solo Guitar, Member of Dither Guitar Quartet.  Music by Larry Polansky, Molly Thompson and selections from John Zorn’s Book of Heads.  8:00 p.m., Space 4 Art, 325 15th @ J St., San Diego.  For information, visit

Apr. 9 -13

Animal Adventure Camp – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Games, crafts and hands-on animal activities all help children develop respect and a positive attitude toward all living beings.  Children ages 7-9 may attend. Application is required.  For information, call 619-243-3432, or e-mail

Apr. 11

Using Flower Essences with Animals Lecture – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Animal Behavior Consultant, Meg Harrison will discuss ways to  balance, maintain, and repair emotional and mental health.  Please note classes are for people only – please leave your great pets at home. Register on-line or call 619-243-3424 for more information,

Belly Up Tavern Presents:  Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real headline performance.  8:00 p.m.  For more information, visit

Apr. 12

International Bipolar Foundation presents: Free mental health lecture series with guest speaker John McManamy.   5:30 – 7:00 p.m., SanfordChildren’s Research Center (Bldg. 12), 10905 Road to the Cure,

San Diego.  Please R.S.V.P. to  Event and parking are free.

Apr. 13

Annual Performance of Bach’s “St. John Passion” for Easter.  7:30pm, St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla.  For tickets and information, visit

Apr. 13 & 20

Home-school Lessons at the San Diego Humane Society.  Children ages 7-12 are invited to learn about animals at these programs just for home-schoolers. Reservations required.  For times and locations, please call 619-299-7012 ext. 2320 for a reservation, or visit

Apr. 14

San Diego Middle School Students Catapult Into Engineering, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Raytheon Company, 8680 Balboa Ave. (92123). Middle school students, their parents and educators will enjoy a fun-filled day ofhands-on engineering activities, including a catapult competition. Free. Contact:  Registration:

Geology for Archaeologists with Dr. Eleanora Robbins.  10am – Noon, San Diego Archaeological Center,

16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido.  For more information, contact Annemarie Cox at  call 760-291-0370 or visit

Apr. 14 & 15

Healthy Living Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Exhibit Hall.  Learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home.   Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help prevent disease and lower stress. Admission is free. 10:00 a.m.  For more information, visit or call 805-461-6700.

Apr. 14 & 15, 28 & 29

The San Diego County Art Mart Association is presenting an art show in Balboa Park, on the grass at Presidents Way & Pan American Road East, behind the International Cottages.  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact Walt Thomas at

Apr. 14, 21 & 28

Puppy Fun Class – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Learn how to raise your puppy right through presentations on common puppy issues 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 for more information.

Head Start – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 11:15 a.m. –12:30 p.m.  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.  Please call 619-299-7012 x2247.

Canine Good Citizen – San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  A seven-session intermediate-level obedience course geared towards passing the Canine Good Citizen certification test. The class may be taken with or without certification test.  Space is limited, call 619-299-7012 x2247 to register.

Apr. 15

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents:  “Pleasure of Your Company,”  the Volante Piano Quartet performing a concert of 20th century music of Russia and America.   2:30 p.m.,  Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive.  Visit  or call 858-538-8158 for more info.

Apr. 18

Free Health Care Conference for Seniors – The event includes presentations from health experts and community resources featuring health and senior service agencies. Topics include:  The ABC’s of Healthcare, Making Your Wishes Known: The Importance of Health Care Planning and Estate Planning in a Time of Uncertainty.  8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive.  Complimentary continental breakfast and hosted lunch by Grossmont Gardens will be provided. Please register at 1-800-827-4277 or visit

Apr. 19

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

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, Open to the public.

Salon Topic: What’s next for the Middle East? Panel Discussion: 2 Conflicting Perspectives, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and prospects for peaceful resolution.  Gain a deeper appreciation of complex events by sharing, engaging in dialogues, and discussing topics.  San Diego Diplomacy Council, 3604 30th Street, San Diego, 6:00 p.m.  Pre-Registration required as space is limited; visit

Apr. 20

Silver Gate Elementary School Hot Rods & Hogs Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road (92106). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend Silver Gate Elementary School¹s largest fundraiser of the year. The event includes a dinner party and live and silent auctions. Contact: Heather Harris, or 619-928-4525. Open to the public.

Taste of the Triangle 2012, 7 p.m., UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Dr., #0121 (92093). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this annual fundraising event to benefit the five San Diego Unified schools in University City. The event includes student and faculty performances, food prepared by some of San Diego¹s top chefs and a silent auction. Prices are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Contact:  Brian Barnhorst at or 858- 677-0989. Open to the public.

IMAX® Film:  To the Arctic – Follow a Polar Bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.  Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Heikoff  Dome Theater.  For more information, visit

Apr. 21

Ocean Beach Elementary Celebrates the Arts at Spring Fling, 4-7 p.m., Ocean Beach Elementary School, 4741 Santa Monica Ave. (92107). Ocean Beach goes to Hollywood in this fundraiser event. Students, family and community members can walk the red carpet, participate in a celebrity-look-alike contest, enjoy games and entertainment, and bid in a silent auction. Contact: Margaret Johnson, Principal, 619-223-1631. Open to the public.

Cradle to Grave,” a docent-led walking tour that 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will explore a core area of Mission Hills in its infancy 100 years ago.  Anchored by four long-established community fixtures– Grant Elementary School Pioneer Park, the Mission Hills Methodist Church and Mission Hills Nursery–the provocative theme promises amazing stories and a visit to hidden gems of the past. Refreshments will be served at the Methodist Church following each walking tour.  For more information: contact or call 619-497-1193.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Event – This event will highlight the range of support services, resources, programs, benefits, laws and policies available to help grandparents successfully fulfill their care giving role. Non-grandparent relatives who are raising a relative’s children are also invited. Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To register, call 855-238-5978 or visit for satellite locations.

Delving into Imagination and Inner Self Opening Reception – The concept of enlightenment brought forth by the deep exploration of one’s own imagination.  This show breaks with GoSee tradition to feature three fantastic artists: Deborah Wiley, Martin Nasim & Nicole Danna.  5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Glimpse, 3813 Ray Street, San Diego. For more information, visit

Annual NAMI 5K Walk in Balboa Park.  To register, visit or call 619-584-5564.

Mission Hills Huge Community Garage Sale!  8:00 a.m. – Noon.  Lots of  houses with great stuff!  On the day of, maps and addresses of homes participating and items for sale will be available at the Coldwell Banker office at 1621 West Lewis Street.  For more information, call 619-574-5138.

Parkinson’s Step By Step 5K Walk/Fun Run – Live entertainment, food and resources for Parkinson’s patients and their families, including a Medical Expo and a Pet Festival!  For information and registration, visit or call 858-273-6763.

The Old Town Academy’s 1st Annual OTA Wine and Dine – Delight your pallet with some of the most exclusive wines available in N. America.  Beer from two of the best breweries in the state, food from 12 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, olive oil tasting and dessert will make this evening of culinary excellence one that is not to be missed.  The Old Town Academy Campus, 2120 San Diego Ave.  6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  For tickets and information, visit

Apr. 22

Fourth Annual San Diego Breath of Hope Cancer Walk to raise the public’s awareness of lung cancer and help increase early diagnosis and research funding for this deadliest of cancers.  8 a.m. expo; 9 a.m. walk begins, Cancer Survivors Park on Spanish Landing, 4100 North Harbor Drive, San Diego.  For more information or to register, visit .

Apr. 23

The San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile will accept blood donations at Pat & Oscar’s, 8590 Rio San Diego Dr. Mission Valley.  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Anyone at least 17 years old, in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood.  A good meal is recommended prior to donation. For donor requirements or to make an appointment, call 1-800-4MY-SDBB or visit

Apr. 26

Correia Middle School Welcomes Parents for School Tour, 2:15 p.m., Correia Middle School Library, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Visitors will take a tour of the school grounds and learn about the instructional program at Correia Middle School. All families are welcome. Contact: Beverly Fitzpatrickat 619-222-0476. Open to the public.

College Orientation with Lynn O’Shaughnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission process, O’Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, Open to the public.

Marshall Crenshaw – 7:30 p.m., AMSD Concerts, 4650 Mansfield Street, Normal Heights.  For more information, call 619-303-8176 or visit

Apr. 27

Center for Community Solutions presents:  13th Annual “Tea on the Town” with Keynote Speaker, Meredith Baxter.  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Marriott San Diego Mission Valley.  For tickets and information, visit

Camarada presents:  “It’s so very TANGO…” – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Uptown. 7:30 p.m.  For more information, call 619-231-3702 or visit

Apr. 28

Reading Literacy & Learning Sponsors Children¹s Book Party, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado (92101). All children attending the 28th-annual event will receive a free book and enjoy live entertainment. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Roosevelt Brown at 619-266-4118 or Open to the public.

San Diego County Credit Union presents:  2012 Walk for Wishes San Diego.  Help us grant wishes!

Embarcadero Marina Park.  For more information, visit

Camarada presents: “It’s so very TANGO…” – Private Residence.  Cabernet evening begins with a tasting of vintage wines, followed by a gourmet bistro dinner, concert, and dessert reception with artists.  Limited seating. 6:00 p.m.  For more information please call 619-231-3702 or visit

Apr. 29

Robin Henkel Band with Horns!  Blues, jazz, funk, slide and steel guitar music.  8:00 p.m., Lestat’s, 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego.  $8, all ages.  For more information, call 619-282-0437.

Camarada presents: “TAPAS and TANGO Festival” – Tapas reception before concert.  Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla.  6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 619-231-3702 or visit

Apr. 30

Curie Elementary School Stages Spring Sing, 6 p.m., Curie Elementary School Auditorium, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Students in grades K-3 will perform music that celebrates cultural and social diversity in their Children of the World concert. Contact: Christopher Juarez at 858-453-4184. Open to the public.

Voices for Children 20th Annual Golf Tournament – The Farms Golf Club, 8500 St. Andrews Road, Rancho Santa Fe.  Registration 11:00 a.m.  For registration and information, visit

Apr. 30 – May 1

California State Science Fair, Grades 6-12, California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles (90037). Winners of  the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair will compete for

state-level prizes totaling $50,000. Contact: Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854 or Registration required.

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