The following events are taking place in San Diego County during the month of February and are listed by date.
Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque
Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!
See website at www.circusvargas.com for schedule (Mission Bay Park).
Love Your Wetlands Day
The Kendall-Frost/Northern Wildlife Reserve in the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park is the only remaining saltwater wetland in Mission Bay and is normally closed to the public due to its fragile nature. This annual event is one of the few opportunities for the public to actually visit the wetland.
9am – 4pm at 2055 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego.
San Diego Fermentation Festival
Celebrating Food, Culture, Knowledge, and Community. Features a Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal food makers and brewers, an Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha and wine, workshops and presentations, Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, live music and entertainment.
10am-5pm at Waterfront Park San Diego (1600 Pacific Highway). www.sandiegofermentationfestival.com
Come From Away Gala
This event will feature a cocktail reception with COME FROM AWAY creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff, as a celebration of Artistic Director Christopher Ashley’s 10th Anniversary at La Jolla Playhouse and the 70th Anniversary of the Playhouse’s founding, as well as a special concert performance of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical with Broadway-bound cast!
5pm at La Jolla Playhouse (2910 La Jolla Village Dr.) (858) 228-3089 – www.lajollaplayhouse.org
Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Walk/Run
Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Warrior Team Trophy to the largest team, great prizes for top individual and team fund raiser, Best Warrior or Super Hero get up and more. Kids timed obstacle course.
8:30am – 2pm at Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad. www.mitchellthorp.org
St. Rose of Lima 5k
In the spirit of building community, nurturing family time, promoting good health and celebrating community.
8am – 12pm at Rohr Park: 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita. www.strosecvschool.com/5K
Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, casting contest, a free barbecue lunch and more! Freshly stocked with 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to ages 15 and younger.
6am – 12pm at Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772 www.takekidsfishing.net
San Diego Miniatures Show & Sale
Exhibits, sales and classes designed for crafters, artists and collectors of dollhouse size miniatures. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced miniaturist, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy with our two floors of quarter, half-inch and one-inch scale miniatures.
Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 11am – 4pm at Al Bahr Shrine Center (5440 Kearny Mesa, San Diego). www.sdminiatureshow.com
Cardiff Kook 5K/10K Run
The scenic loop starts and finishes under the famous “Encinitas” sign, passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast HWY 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach.
7:30am at 505 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. (760) 803-1797 www.cardiffkookrun.com
El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon
Please join us in this celebration of community service by making your nomination and honoring all those who serve our City.
12 – 2:30pm at Elks Lodge 1812 (1400 East Washington, El Cajon). (619) 440-6161 www.eastcountychamber.org
San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society Winter Show and Sale
Over 40 vendors from all over Southern Cal and Arizona and show plants to wow you highlighting winter growers. Members may show early from 9 to 10 (memberships sold at the door for $15). Thousands attend so come early and bring some boxes for your purchases – we provide a limited amount.
10am – 4pm at Casa del Prado, Balboa Park (Park Avenue). (619) 249-3032 www.sdcss.net
Sandbag Give-A-Way Event
Residents must provide photo identification and show proof of residency. A water bill or electric bill is acceptable, which shows the customers address. 10 sandbags will be given for each address/property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.
8:30am – 2pm at Public Works Facility (160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas). (760) 633-2600 www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons, and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. While all products at the Expo are gluten free, many are also free from the top 8 allergens. There is also a dedicated nut-free section.
Sat 10am – 4pm and Sun 10am – 3pm at Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.gfafexpo.com
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
In its 7th year, the event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party at Tidelands Park & McP’s.
Tidelands Park (2000 Mullinex Drive). www.valentinesday10k.com
East County Honors Awards Gala
Honors businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizes the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made on our community. Serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year.
6pm – 9:30pm at MCAS Miramar Commissioned Officer’s Club (4472 Anderson Ave., San Diego). (619) 440-6161 www.eastcountychamber.org
5K Paw Walk in the Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37-acre garden with their dog(s) in tow.
9am – 1pm at San Diego Botanic Garden (230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas). (760) 436-3036 www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm
East County Career Expo
Sponsored for Cuyamaca College and East County Career Center. OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS!
9:30am – 1:30pm at Cuyamaca College Student Center (900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon). (619) 660-4695 www.cuyamaca.edu
Salute to Local Heroes and Installation Dinner
Join us as we entertain you through this popular evening to celebrate our local heroes from the La Mesa Police Department, Fire Department, paramedics, and our Retired Volunteers of the La Mesa Police Department.
5pm – 8:30pm at Town & Country Resort Hotel (500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego). (619) 465-7700 www.lamesachamber.net
Escondido State of the City Address
Escondido’s Annual State of the City Address by Mayor Sam Abed.
7:30am at Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. (760) 839-4631 www.escondido.org
Enlisted Recognition Reception
The Oceanside Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee created the Enlisted Recognition Program in 2001 as a way for the business community to recognize the excellence of the local enlisted personnel. This event is open to the public and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an evening of celebration as we recognize Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as top performers and contributors.
6pm – 8pm at Veterans Association of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside. (760) 722-1534 www.EnlistedRecognition.com
Go Red For Women Luncheon
The Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrates all the wonderful work the American Heart Association does to fight against heart disease and stroke.
10am at Fairmont Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego. sdgoredluncheon.heart.org
City of Champions Celebration
The City of Chula Vista is joining together with Elite Athlete Services to celebrate the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) to celebrate the athletic, academic, arts and other accomplishments of people who live, work, play, study and excel in Chula Vista.
9am – 2pm at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center: 2800 Olympic Parkway. www.chulavistaca.gov
VVBA Casino Night
The Vista Village Business Association presents Casino Night at the Movies: A red carpet event. Black Jack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, Silent Auction, Craft Beer & Wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vista Art Foundation. $75.
6pm – 9pm at Cinepolis: 25 Main Street, Vista. (760) 414-9391 www.vvba.org
San Marcos State of the City Address
Mayor Jim Desmond’s annual State of the City Address is a focal point of the annual luncheon during which Mayor Desmond will detail City of San Marcos 2016 accomplishments and future goals for the City.
11am – 1:30pm at California State University San Marcos, University Student Union Ballroom. (760) 744-1270 x14 www.sanmarcoschamber.com