Tips For Attending ArtWalk San Diego With Kids!


KidsWalk and Other Fun At ArtWalk San Diego With Kids!


KidsWalk at ArtWalk

Photo by Paul Nestor, courtesy of ArtWalk San Diego.


Attending ArtWalk San Diego with kids can be really fun, but it helps to have some tips prior to doing so. We love this FREE yearly event, and have been going with our kids for many years. It’s a great opportunity to visit Little Italy, and introduce the littles to some culture.
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Free Family Fun At The Project Wildlife Baby Shower!

Project Wildlife Baby Shower


5th Annual Project Wildlife Baby Shower!

We found an injured baby Mockingbird on our property a while back, so I called Project Wildlife to find out what we should we do with it. They said to bring it to them, and they would give it the care it so needed. We delivered the baby bird to their facility, and were very happy they were able to help. I joined their mailing list, and recently received notice of the Project Wildlife Baby Shower.

The 5th Annual Project Wildlife Baby Shower is happening from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at the center’s triage facility. It sounds like a fun, family-friendly event. Project Wildlife will offer visitors to view their Triage Center (where they care for sick, injured, and orphaned animals), learning opportunities with Animal Ambassadors, and a festival-like atmosphere with a Kids Zone, vendors, food, and games.

The Project Wildlife Baby Shower is absolutely FREE to attend. We plan to join the fun, and contribute a tax-deductible baby shower supply donation to them when we arrive. We think they’re a great non-profit organization, and know they’re in need of help to assist the thousands of baby wildlife that they rescue each Spring and Summer throughout San Diego County. If you too are interested in bringing them a Wildlife Baby Shower gift, or general donation, you can find ideas on their Wildlife Baby Shower Wish List.

For more information about the Project Wildlife Baby Shower, or general information about Project Wildlife, please visit their Website. The event sounds like great fun, especially for animal lovers like us! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Event Details

WHAT: Project Wildlife Baby Shower
WHERE: 887 1/2 Sherman Street, San Diego, CA 92110
WHEN: Saturday, April 5th, 2014
COST: Absolutely FREE!

Enjoy Museum Month San Diego With Kids


Enjoy Museum Month WITH Kids!


Museum Month 2014

2014 marks the 25th year of Museum Month in San Diego! Forty-four museums are taking part in the event this year, offering 1/2 off admission to both kids and adults in February, with a FREE Museum Month Pass. Passes are available at Macy’s stores around San Diego.
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FREE Family Fun at National Fitness Awareness Expo In San Diego!

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FREE Family Fun at National Fitness Awareness Expo!


Kid Zone at NFA Expo 2013

The National Fitness Awareness Expo is coming to the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego Saturday, November 9th, and Sunday November 10th, 2013. This FREE event includes LOTS of fun activities for kids! Activities for the littles include the following:

• Yoga For Tweens, Teens, & Family
• Kids Breakin’ Bootcamp
• Kids Cooking Clinics
• Skateboarding Demos
• Interactive Workshops
• Martial Arts Demos
• Crossfit For Kids
• Flamenco Dancing


Numerous Free, Fun, & Interactive Learning Experiences In One Spot!


“We’re creating a collaborative learning environment for individuals, children and families to
incorporate different activities and ideologies into their daily lives,” said co-producer Rosa
Knight, mother of 2. “Historically it has been extremely difficult to find all this information in
one place and even more challenging to try and explore them simultaneously. Finding children’s
passion is key to being active and therefore we’ve created interactive demos to help them find
it through fun activities. This is something my family has experienced first-hand by attending
numerous camps and classes spread all around the county. I’ve seen the positive impact these
experiences have had on my family and now I want to share the best-of-the-best in one
convenient location for all to enjoy.”

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Workshop Topics Include Kids Healthy Food Choices, Prenatal & Postnatal Health, Healthy Living Tips & More!


The Expo will also include classes helpful to parents. A variety of exhibitors will be present including the Mission Valley YMCA, Farm Fresh To You, Fitness 4 Kids, and many more. Some of the topics of classes that would interest parents are:

• Lean ‘n Green Kids
• Internet Safety
• Everyday Healthy Living Tips
• Finding Your Daughter’s Spark
• Mental & Emotional Requirements For Healthy & Happiness


Presentations By Family Practice & Sports Medicine Doctor


Dr. Allen Richburg, Board Certified Family Practice and Sports Medicine doctor, will be giving presentations. Dr. Richburg is the head team physician for athletes at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, and just happens to be our family doctor as well! Aside from being a doctor, he’s an athlete, and father to young children as well. Other presenters include psychologists, yogis, and other health professionals.


Kids Zone Activities & Pre-Event Activities From 10am-11am Both Days!


Although the Expo officially runs from 11am-4pm, the Kids Zone activities are from 10:00-11:00am, so be sure to arrive early! Full details, including designated time for classes and workshops can be found HERE, at the official National Fitness Awareness Expo website. We love that this is a FREE event, and that it promotes healthy kids and families! Perhaps we’ll see you there!
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World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup With A Reward From SEA LIFE Aquarium!

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean!

Join in a Beach Cleanup with SEA LIFE Aquarium on World Oceans Day, Saturday, June 8th, 2013, and be rewarded for your efforts! SEA LIFE has adopted a beach in Carlsbad, CA, and is looking for volunteers to help clean it up from 8:30am-11:30am.

Give & You Will Receive!

Every Beach Cleanup volunteer will be rewarded with a FREE ticket to SEA LIFE Aquarium, located at LEGOLAND California. This is a great opportunity to educate your kids about the importance of keeping our oceans clean, and a neat way to teach them about volunteer work.
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Mingei Family Sunday Offers Animalistic Fun!

Mingei Family Sunday

Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, hosts a fun Family Sunday the 3rd Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission of only $5 per family, or just $3 for individual attendees. Visitors can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt, as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects!

Animalistic Fun!

This month the Family Sunday focus will be Animals! The San Diego Zoo will be bringing two different animals to present to attendees for a special animal encounter at 1pm! (So cool!) Aside from the animal presentations, Aunt Li-Anne, a storyteller whose created original stories inspired by the new Mingei Museum animal exhibit, Menagerie – Artful Animals from the Permanent Collection, will be telling stories aloud at both 2:30pm and 3:15pm. The Mingei never leaves out a fun hands-on project on Family Sunday, so you can expect to be creative by making an original animal-inspired art project with artist Lisa Alvarez throughout the afternoon!

Save The Date!

Family Sunday will take place from Noon-4pm on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. We’ve truly enjoyed the ones we’ve attended, and you can’t beat the price! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun activities for the little ones. This month sounds exceptionally fun, and just what our kids are into: Animals, Storytime, & Hands-On Art Projects! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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This is not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum, and believe many of our readers would enjoy this event as well. We’re happy to share this information with our followers. Our opinions are our own.

Make Your Own Kind of Music at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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Front of Mingei Museum in Balboa Park.

Mingei International Museum, located within San Diego’s Balboa Park, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm once a month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

This month participants are invited to construct and decorate their own bazooka and participate in a Bombshell Boom Boom musical event with guest artist and musician Sean Conway. Please Note: This month’s Family Sunday is taking place on April 14th, 2013, one week prior to the normal Sunday, as not to coincide with the Earth Fair taking place the following week.

Not familiar with the Boom Boom Bombshell? Here’s a link to a video from one that Sean did at the New Children’s Museum: Boom Boom Bomshell

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat the price! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and we believe many of our readers would enjoy this event. Our opinions are our own. This site utilizes affiliate links.

Celebrate the Holidays at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

girlscoutCelebrate the holidays with the music of the season. Join the Mingei on Sunday, December 16th, for a special holiday performance by the Girls Scouts Glee Chorus (1:30pm), while designing and decorating your own handmade bell inspired by the Museum’s new exhibition MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC.

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun art activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and we’re happy to share the info regarding the event with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

Create A Blue Landscape at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

Juliana Flores, of Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids, will lead the upcoming Family Sunday on November 18th with art activity using materials such as fabric, yarn, sequins and bead. Come create your very own blue landscape!

You may recall our very own visit Juliana’s studio, a few months ago. In case you missed it, here’s a LINK to our post. We enjoyed doing art with her, and think she’ll conduct a fabulous Family Sunday!

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun art activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and we also enjoyed our visit to Pachis. We’re happy to share the info regarding the event with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

Calling All Kids Age 6-17 To “Focus” On Balboa Park!

bp_photocontestCalling all kids age 6-17! Balboa Park, located in San Diego, is currently holding a photo contest with GREAT prizes, including the following:

• An annual membership or summer camp at the Museum of Photographic Arts
• Family 4-Packs of Balboa Park Passports
• Tickets to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park
• Tickets to other Balboa Park attractions

Sponsored by Balboa Park Central, the Focus On Balboa Park Photo Contest encourages park visitors to take their best shot of Balboa Park’s picturesque attractions, historic buildings, lush gardens, and scenic vistas. Anything located in Balboa Park’s sprawling 1,200 acres is fair game for subject matter, including the animals in the San Diego Zoo! However, photos that include any identifiable person will not be eligible.

The photo contest is happening NOW, and ends on Wednesday, October 24th, so hop to it! Click HERE for further contest info, as well as a link to submit your winning photo. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Not a sponsored post. We love Balboa Park, and are happy to share the info regarding this fun contest with our readers. Our opinions are our own.