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San Diego Latino Film Festival at AMC Fashion Valley. Thur, Mar 14-Sat, Mar 24. www.sdlatinofilm.com
LA Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls at Staples Center, Fri, Mar 15, 7:30pm. Watch on Fox Sports Prime Ticket & NBA TV. www.nba.com/clippers
Foreign Film Friday: Shoplifters at Carlsbad City Library, Fri, Mar 15, 4 & 7pm. Free admission. www.carlsbadca.gov
SD Sockers vs. Turlock Express at Pechanga Arena San Diego, Fri, Mar 15, 7:35pm. www.sdsockers.com
Camino Ruiz Rim to the Creek Hike, Sat, Mar 16, 8-10am. Free. Join naturalist for hike mostly in shade of tall Chaparral vegetation, nice switch–back trail from the rim of canyon down to valley floor and stream side. Camino Ruiz trailhead, 11489 Camino Ruiz, Mira Mesa.
Guided Bird Walk, Sat, Mar 16, 8-10am. Free. Join expert MTRP birders for adventure in bird watching.ring binoculars and/or a field guide if you have them. Meet at ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Dr, San Diego.
SD Super Run 5K at Embarcadero Marina Park North, Sat, Mar 16, 8am. www.thesuperrun.com
Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash at Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, Sat, Mar 16, 7am-1pm. www.aguahedionda.org Got Green at SD Botanic Garden, Sat, Mar 16, 10am-4pm. www.sdbgarden.org
St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Ave. & Laurel St. in San Diego, 1Sat, Mar 16, 0:30am. www.stpatsparade.org
Irish Festival in Balboa Park, Sat, Mar 16, 1-6pm. stpatsparade.org
ShamROCK Block Party in the Gaslamp Quarter, Sat, Mar 16, 2pm-12am. www.sandiegoshamrock.com
Dogs That Serve. Sat, Mar 16, 1 & 2pm.(Two 30-min demos) More than great companions, dogs provide life-changing assistance. See incredible skills of talented service dogs in live demo in the rotunda. San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park. Free for museum members or w/general admission.
Storybook Princesses Sing-a-long at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Sat, Mar 16, 10:30am. www.artcenter.org
CRY San Diego Color Festival, Sat, Mar 16, 11am-3pm. $5-$15. Indian Holi Festival signifies victory of good over evil, arrival of spring, and is festive day to meet others, play, laugh. People apply (safe and hypoallergenic) colors on each other and have fun. Color packets for sale! DJ: live Bollywood, hip-hop, dance tunes! Games. Indian food for sale. Free parking at park/school. Hourglass Field Community Park, 10440 Black Mountain Road, Mira Mesa.
Inspirational talk for the community. Sat, Mar 16, 2pm. Free. Enrique Smeke, C.S.B., shares “Are your ready to take the first step?” When we find ourselves in difficult situations and can’t see how to go forward, God is there to support and guide us. We all can experience inspiration, healing and progress in our lives. Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center, 365 ‘F’ St. @4th Ave. (619) 422-6400.
Paint Your Pet’s Portrait at San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus, Sat, Mar 16, 10am. www.sdhumane.org
Help Restore Coastal Sage Scrub, Sat, Mar 16, 1-4pm. Free. Join SD Audubon to coastal sage scrub habitat. Replacing non-native plant species with natives to create better habitat for birds. RSVP or find out more at flaherty@sandiegoaudubon.org. Grand Caribe Shoreline Park, 598 Grand Caribe Causeway, Coronado
San Diego Cake Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sat-Sun, Mar 16-17, 10am-5pm. www.sandiegocakeshow.com
Shades of Green, Sat-Sun, Mar 16-17, Mar 30-31, Wed, Mar 20 & Apr 3. 9:30-11am. Free. Observe shades of green and more on guided hike. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
National Scholastic Surfing Association Southwest Conference Open Season surfing competition at Oceanside Pier. Sat-Sun, Mar 16-17. www.nssa.org
SUPERSEAL Olympic & Sprint Triathlon in Coronado. Sun, March 17. www.ironman.com search SUPERSEAL
SD Fleet vs. Birmingham Iron. Sun, Mar 17, 5pm game time. New pro football team in The Alliance of American Football plays at SDCCU Stadium. SD Fleet takes on Eastern Conference Birmingham Iron. SD Fleet, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission Vly. 619-881-0606. sandiegofleet.com/
LA Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center, Sun, Mar 17, 6pm. Watch on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. www.nba.com/clippers
Carmel Mountain Tadpole & Fairy Shrimp Hike, Sun, Mar 17, 4-6pm. Free. Join anthropologist on hike to look for, learn about fairy shrimp, tree frog tadpoles, spadefoot toad tadpoles — short term inhabitants of rain pools and road puddles that form during “wetting” phase of vernal pool cycle. Carmel Mtn trailhead, 4730 Fairport Way.
Teen Night at Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Sun, Mar 17, 5-9pm. www.poway.org
Walk With Nature, Sun, Mar 17, 12:30-2:30pm. Free. Join outdoor educator on easy, slow-paced interpretive nature walk along Dixon Lake’s Chaparral Nature Trail. 1.5-2 hours, on 2mi-easy, mostly flat terrain. Meet: Daley Ranch La Honda parking lot by water fountain. Rain cancels. Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Drive, Escondido.
TASTE California: Wine Tasting by Family Winemakers of California at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sun, Mar 17, noon. www.familywinemakers.org/taste
Mexico vs Chile. Fri, Mar 22. Tix start $39. Come see the Mexican National Team play Chile. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission Valley. www.mextour.org/events/mextour-sandiego
Rain Made Them Happier! Sat, March 23, 8:30-10am. Free. Trees are happier this year because of the rain. Pleasant walk led by a MTRP trained Trail Guide. Browse differences between Mission Trails Regional Parks trees. Meet at Kumeyaay Lake Campground flagpoles at the campground entry station. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Green Plants & Birds Soaring. Sat-Sun, March 23-24, Wed, March 27, 9:30-11am. Free. Trail Guide led walk at Mission Trails Regional Park. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld San Diego. Thru April 28. www.seaworldsandiego.com
Wildlife Tracking Walk, Saturdays, April 6, May 4, June 1, 8:30-10:30am. Free. Join MTRP Tracking Team members for an adventure in wildlife tracking. Easy walks are suitable for whole family. Meet in front of Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
San Diego Legion Rugby, Sunday, April 7, 7:30-9:30pm. $18-$33. Member of Major League Rugby. Professional league features top players from throughout the U.S. and who’ve played for various countries to form a major force in the MLR. Great family entertainment with enthusiastic fan base that gives the team a home field advantage. USD: University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalà Park, San Diego.
The Flower Fields. Thru May 12. $9-$18. Nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bloom for 6-8 weeks each year. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, 5704 Paseo del Norte, Cbad. theflowerfields.com/

Theatre
The Pirates of Penzance at MiraCosta College. March 8-17 www.miracosta.edu/buytix
Madagascar Jr. presented by JCompany Youth Theatre at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre. March 9-24. www.sdcjc.org
Dancing Lessons presented by Oceanside Theatre Company & Scripps Ranch Theatre at Sunshine Brooks Theatre. Thru March 17. www.oceansidetheatre.org

Ongoing
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tuesdays, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Children’s West African Drumming. Ongoing Tuesdays, 2pm. $8-$10. With Master of Drums Nana Yaw Asiedu. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet. Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet, farmer’s market. 619-283-3100.SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission Valley. qualcommstadiumswapmeet.com
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday. www.visitoceanside.org
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Sundays, 8-11am; Thursdays, 5-8pm. Ongoing. The Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay. The club provides two ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, with instruction and equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at the south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Guests of any skill level are welcome. Info: convairwaterskiclub@gmail.com. Crown Point, 3700 Crown Point Drive, San Diego, 92109. sdwaterski.org
Fly Casting Clinic. Ongoing Sundays thru Dec 29, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. Sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for participants without gear. Ages 16+. Look for Gazebo and fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Carlos.
LEGO League, Ongoing Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm. Free. Weekly LEGO® freestyle build session whith creating, learning, and collaborating. All LEGO® pieces provided. Ages 3/up. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, Mission Valley.

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