EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS
Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? It’s springtime and many people are sprucing up their yards or homes.
Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.
Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!
Create a pathway.
To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color.
Add a wall or border.
Installing a flagstone, rock, or brick wall around flower beds or trees adds a sleek, clean look to your landscaping and helps separate different sections of your yard.
Install a water feature.
Nothing says zen quite like the sound of trickling water as you relax in your backyard. You can start simple with by purchasing and installing a small feature powered by a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.
Light your way.
An easy way to transform your yard is to strategically use lighting. Place cool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants.
Expand your yard space by drawing the eye to the sky with a trellis fence or screen made of wood or metal. Once you install your trellis, select your climbing plants and vines and get to planting!
Also did you know if you do these tips, it can bring additional value to your home. Just ask… I would be happy to give you an evaluation on what your home is worth. If you are thinking of moving this spring, check out my website at www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
Nancy Bergman | DRE Lic #01893550 | Windermere Homes and Estates
House About Spreading The Love This Valentine’s Day?
The Spring season is coming up and many people start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”. Also, statistics show that more people are going to start looking buy or sell a home in the spring / summer. So can I ask you a favor? When you bump into these people, would you be willing to call me with their contact information? More people do business with people they know than total strangers. It’s a tough business out there and I realize that you probably already know another agent or two. However, I would love to opportunity if you can just keep me in mind next time you hear of someone looking to buy or sell. I know you might not know anyone right now, but if you keep your mind and heart open to helping me, I would really appreciate it. Beside, referrals are the heart of my business.
Can I count on you to spread the love this Valentine’s Day? Maybe we can do coffee or lunch soon to catch up? If you are looking around, don’t forget to check out my website with all the latest properties – www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
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Take a Look What’s Happening In Coachella Valley
Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 2-15 A culturally diverse program of 200+ stellar films from more than 60 countries represents the best in international cinema, earning the Festival an enthusiastic and loyal audience of nearly 137,000. The Festival’s glamorous centerpiece, the Awards Gala, brings the world’s biggest stars to Palm Springs as it honors the year’s best performances both in front of and behind the camera. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Camelot Theatres: 2300 E Baristo Rd. Contact: 760-322-2930 / www.psfilmfest.org
Art Walk & Wine Tasting Jan. 3 Every first Wednesday of the month through April. Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops at The Art Place. Craveyon Wines from Temecula will provide complimentary wine tasting throughout the evening. Proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.” Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com
Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows Jan. 4-7 Breed Specialty shows on Thursday and Friday. All breed shows on Saturday and Sunday. Purebred dog fanciers from all over the US gather at this magnificent site to show their dogs in Conformation, Obedience and Agility. Also featured will be “Meet The Breeds” and vendors will offer canine-related items for sale. Food vendors will be available. Time/Place: Empire Polo Club Grounds, Indio Contact: 505-660-8080 / www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org
El Paseo Art Walk Jan. 5 Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com
El Paseo Cruise Night Jan. 5 Everyone is welcome! View the cars and meet the owners. Time/Place: 3:15pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseocruisenight.com
Desert Mountains Art Faire Jan. 6 Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org
Caliente Springs Health & Resources Fair Jan. 6 A health fair promoting healthy aging and senior wellness, featuring seminars presented by representatives of Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Regional Medical center. More than 30 booths at the fair, endorsed by State Senator Jeff Stone. Plus a demo by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. Time/Place: 9:30am-2pm / Caliente Springs Resort Contact: 760-329-8400 / www.skyvalleyresorts.com
Red Carpet Run 5K & 10K Jan. 6 The Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet Run offers both a 5K and 10K run/walk beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line. Time/Place: 8-11am / American Legion: 400 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs Contact: www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org
Live Well Festival Jan. 6 An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations. Festivities include Morning Yoga, Color Run, entertainment, kids zone and more. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park Contact: 760-464-3239 / www.livewellfestival.org
Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic Jan. 7 Matthias Pintscher, Conductor and Renaud Capucon, violin. Time/Place: 5-7pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-341-1013 / www.psfp.org
Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club Jan. 7-Apr. 1 Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina. Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com
The Desert Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie Jan. 11 It is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, and it showcases many of the best artists in the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with The Desert Symphony. Each artist’s performance is choreographed to music selected by the maestro. Time/Place: 8pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-340-2787 / www.mccallumtheatre.com
2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road Jan. 13 Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Desert Art Festival Jan. 13-14 Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com
Desert Woman’s Show Jan. 13-14 11th annual Expo featuring an array of products and services, seminars on today’s hottest topics, and Taste of the Valley with food, wine and beer tasting. Attended by thousands of guests, the Expo offers daily fashion shows, stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including Stem Cells Demystified, Myths & Truths of Organic Foods plus a Hawaiian Fusion Cooking Class with ROY’s. Time/Place: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Contact: 760-285-3903 / www.desertwomansshow.com
IW Back9 5k Fun Walk Jan. 14 Come join fellow residents for a healthy 5k walk through our scenic golf course. After the walk enjoy Desert Recreation District Tai Chi for beginners. Coffee and tea will be served, so come out and meet some fellow residents. Meet at back patio at 6:55 a.m. No RSVP necessary and no dogs allowed. Followed by Stretching/Tai Chi on Players Course. Time/Place: 7-8:30am / Indian Wells Golf Resort Contact: 760-346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Shows Jan. 16-Mar. 18 Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella, and watch as riders and their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course with grace and skill. Time/Place: HITS Desert Horse Park: 85-555 Airport Blvd., Thermal Contact: 845-246-8833 / www.hitsshows.com
Park After Dark (Adult Night) Jan. 19 Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Each adult only night will feature either a beer, wine, bourbon or vodka tasting opportunity in addition to a guided tour of specially selected animal exhibits. Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert Contact: 760-346-5694 x2506 / www.livingdesert.org
Art on Main Street Jan. 20 Old Town La Quinta is committed to continuing the art events previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas” which were recently cancelled by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Under the new name, the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC a premier sponsor The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov
Palm Desert Panther 5K Jan. 21 Benefits Palm Desert Charter Middle School, and is fun for the whole family (and your dogs, too!). Come on out and walk, jog or run this flat, fast course. Time/Place: 8am / El Paseo Contact: 760-702-2466 / https://register.chronotrack.com/r/32584
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Jan. 24-26 A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Public Library Contact: 760-341-7323 / www.rmwritersfest.org
Southwest Arts Festival Indio Jan. 25-28 Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Empire Polo Club Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.discoverindio.com
Cathedral City Movies in the Park Jan. 27 The free event happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo Jan. 27 Start the New Year off right with this 5k, 10k and beginner run that begins and ends with a large health and wellness festival offering giveaways, services, fitness experts, and cooking demonstrations. Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Ruth Hardy Park: 700 E Tamarisk Road Contact: 760-323-6511 / www.palmspringshealthrun.com
Heroes in Recovery 6K Jan. 28 The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Michael’s House. Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. Time/Place: 8-10am / Michael’s House: 515 N Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 888-312-4220 / www.heroesinrecovery.com
Full Moon Hike Jan. 31 Experience a hike by moonlight! See the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over the mountains. We will be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 1-2 liters of water per person, headlamp or flashlight, a black light (if you have one) and wear closed-toe shoes. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Top of the Cove Parking Lot Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org
VillageFest Every Thursday Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events. Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org
College of the Desert Street Fair Every Sat. & Sun. With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com
And if you really want to make San Diego or Coachella Valley your home, second home, etc. Contact Nancy Bergman, Realtor at Windermere Homes and Estates. CA BRE# 01893550. She can make your dreams of living in San Diego or in Coachella Valley a reality. Nancy Bergman www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com or 858-617-9449
Things to do when visiting San Diego
San Diego, a city of “things to do”. There are many other things to do rather than just visit Legoland, SeaWorld and the zoo. In a few months, my family will be having a huge family gathering and I saw this, and thought it is a cool list of things to do around San Diego this winter, especially when people are visiting our city.
RE-POST — http://www.pacificsandiego.com/things-to-do/pac-coolest-things-someone-visits-san-diego-story.html
Whenever a visitor arrives, you, as a host, start racking your brain for every quintessential San Diego activity to introduce them to. Right? Of course you do. Their impending stay means that you’ve got to roll out all the stops, pull out your best San Diego magic and try to impress whoever it is, whether it’s your parents or friends.
This list of 25 activities is a good place to start.
1. Take a hike through Torrey Pines Show off the big blue ocean to your out-of-town guests. With unbeatable views and easy terrain for every level, it’s the perfect pit-stop to burn off some of those taco calories.
2. Sunset Cliffs While most of the nation is freezing through winter, we’re lucky enough to have decent weather and beautiful beach trails, like Sunset Cliffs, to make staying in shape a bit easier. The cliffs wind around Ocean Beach on an easy-to-follow dirt path with epic sunset views at the finish.
3. Stroll through Balboa Park Pop into one of the many museums. Bonus: On each Tuesday of the month, select museums are free for locals, so while your guests still have to pay, your wallet won’t take the hit.
4. Tour the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier As the longest-serving U.S. Navy carrier of the 20th century, the USS Midway is one of the most popular attractions to experience. Guests can hop aboard the massive ship with more than 29 aircrafts on display, walking in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country.
5. Little Italy Mercato If you and your date love starting your day off shopping for fresh organic food and crafts, then head down to the Little Italy farmers market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine this market has tons of options for coffee, flowers, fruits and vegetables for you both to enjoy. Grab a snack (and check out our next date suggestion) or find some fresh food to cook together later that night. littleitalysd.com/mercato
6. Go on a craft beer crawl Take your visitors through the craft breweries that put San Diego on the map. Brewery Tours of San Diego hosts public and private tours that include Mission Brewery, Ballast Point, Green Flash Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing Co.
7. Rock out to a concert at the Belly Up As one of San Diego’s most iconic music venues, the Belly Up spotlights some of the best artists in the entertainment industry, performing on stage in front of a full bar and snug seating.
8. Dine in Little Italy The neighborhood is one of the hottest dining areas in San Diego right now, burgeoning with restaurants sure to impress a guest. Stop through for some of Top Chef Richard Blais’ fried chicken at The Crack Shack or his more upscale eats at Juniper & Ivy, or check out Brian Malarkey at Herb & Wood. But no trip to the this neighborhood would be complete without a stop at one of the many Italian eateries offering coffee, gelato or heaping piles of pasta.
9. Have a drink on one of the many rooftop bars Our favorites include Kettner Exchange in Little Italy, Rustic Root or The Nolen downtown and Fairweather in East Village, overlooking Petco Park.
10. Dinner cruise on Hornblower Cruises Sail away with your one-and-only on a three-hour cruise with your own private, reserved table. Each attendee will receive a glass of champagne upon boarding, as well as free-flowing champagne all night. A three-course menu will be prepared fresh with choices that include seasonal incredients. The cruise will also feature a DJ, dancing and views of the beautiful San Diego Bay. Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown. hornblower.com
11. Catch a Padres game at Petco Park Explore some of the renovated dining options the ballpark now has to offer. If it’s the off season, schedule a tour that includes a stop in the Padres dugout. 100 Park Blvd., downtown, sandiego.padres.mlb.com
12. Eat a taco at Oscar’s Mexican Seafood Located in Hillcrest, Pacific Beach , North PB and downtown, Oscar’s is one of San Diego’s most popular taco spots. Try the mixed fish and shrimp ceviche, as well.
13. Catch a flick outdoors at Cinema Under the Stars The heated patio with comfortable lounge chairs is unbeatable, and the film lineup is just as good. Enjoy both new releases and old Hollywood films here.
14. Dine at an oceanfront restaurant With too many to choose from around San Diego, our picks include JRDN at Tower23, George’s at the Cove, Island Prime, The Marine Room, Wonderland Ocean Pub and Eddie V’s in La Jolla.
15. Ride bikes around Coronado Island You can cruise around the entire island in a couple hours, with some pit-stops to take photos and grab ice cream along the way.
16. Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park More than 3,500 animals live in open areas, and visitors can take a range of safari-style tours, such as the cheetah safari tour, the caravan safari or the “Roar & Snore” safari, an overnight experience.
17. See a show at The Old Globe The Old Globe is one of the most esteemed regional theaters in the country and produces 15 plays and musicals annually, including the renowned Summer Shakespeare Festival and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
18. Mission Beach boardwalk The concrete-paved course allows runners to jog right on the coast of Mission Beach as they pass by locals, tourists and of course, a gorgeous ocean view. The path stretches from North Pacific Beach to South Mission Beach a little over three miles. Starting at Belmont Park and continuing to Crystal Pier is a great first-run to try here. 3714 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach. sandiego.org
19. Have a beach bonfire on Mission Beach Fire pits are spread around the sand to accommodate large groups of friends.
20. Sip a craft cocktail at Noble Experiment The secret speakeasy hidden within The Neighborhood only seats 32, and offers some of the best craft drinks you can find from highly-knowledgeable bartenders. 777 G St., downtown. 619.446.0002. neighborhoodsd.com
21. Play some games at Coin-Op Located in the heart of North Park and in the Gaslamp, Coin-Op provides more than 20 coin operated retro video games and pinball machines. Visit on the last Sunday of the month for free play. coinopsd.com
22. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Extraordinary Desserts The dessert-focused restaurant has two locations in Hillcrest and Little Italy. The intricately-decorated treats will leave a lasting impression on your guest.
23. Visit an art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego The La Jolla location sits on the coastline and showcases a dynamic schedule of art exhibits.
24. Rediscover Old Town San Diego There are guided tours, museums, galleries and shops to explore where the Europeans first settled in 1850. Stop into a traditional Mexican restaurant while there to indulge in some tasty tacos.
25. And of course: Visit the beaches From Coronado to Ocean Beach, La Jolla Shores to Del Mar, there’s more than 70 miles of coastline to explore in sunny San Diego. See our favorite beaches here.
And if you really want to make San Diego your home, second home, etc. Contact Nancy Bergman, Realtor at Windermere Homes and Estates. CA BRE# 01893550. She can make your dreams of living in San Diego a reality. Nancy Bergman www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com or 858-617-9449
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Own a piece of paradise in Rancho Penasquitos. This is a turn key property with a TON of bells and whistles. Remodeled 4 Bedroom with sparkling pool nestled on quiet cul-de-sac. Brand new Travertine Tile, remodeled bathroom, newer paint and tons of light. Come relax by the pool and entertain at your Built BBQ and don’t miss the Man Cave in the garage.Every where you look there is another bonus. Come check it out before its GONE!
Things are warming up and that means rattlesnakes are coming out of hibernation, and these creatures will bite if provoked. But San Diegans can take precautions if bitten. Rattlesnakes love to play hide and seek in bushes. However, they can’t hear you coming, but you can hear them and that’s why you need to be careful. You’ve got to watch your step, especially when you’re hiking near bushes and rocks, because rattlesnakes are ready to strike. Most bites occur between April and October and the greatest number of bites happen in May.
Since January 2017, County Animal Services has responded to 276 rattlesnake calls. That is about 50 more than the same time period last year. Last May was the high point with 156 calls but they can come in anytime. “Snake sightings jump during warmer weather but thanks to San Diego’s moderate climate, we can receive calls any time of year,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa. “Basically every season is rattlesnake season and they can show up anywhere from the coast to the deserts.” People in the region surrounding Rancho Peñasquitos and the Black Mountain Open Space Park have logged the most calls this year — nearly two dozen, including one at Adobe Bluffs Elementary school during dismal time.
In fact, one family came in contact with a Four – foot Red Diamond Rattlesnake a few weeks ago.
What to Do or Not To Do if Bitten…1.Don’t Suck Out the Venom 2. Getting Treatment is More Important Than Standing Still 3. Do not apply a tourniquet, do not try to put heat or ice on the wound and do not give the victim any medication.
See a SNAKE? Call County Animal Services at (619) 236-2341 or you can call a local Snake / Wrangler – William Troxel at 760-893-0510 who will be happy to remove the snake off your property for FREE
Nancy Bergman, CAL BRE#01893550, Windermere Homes and Estates – Rancho Bernardo, is a local Realtor specializing in Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway and Escondido. Yet she goes all over San Diego. If you are looking for an agent who know the Rancho Penasquitos – 92129 San Diego Market, contact Nancy Bergman at 858-617-9449 / firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
Looking for a great home in Poway Unified Schools – Chaparral Elementary, Bernardo Heights Middle, Rancho Bernardo High?
This beautifully maintained & upgraded home features an updated kitchen, newer windows & doors along back of house, disappearing shades, a beautiful front entry door, a terrific backyard with two covered patios w/stamped concrete, spectacular panoramic view of mountains, hills, valley & evening lights. The floorplan literally brings the outside in.
Come check it! Open House in Rancho Bernardo this Saturday, March 4th from 1-4p. This home won’t be on the market long due to the low inventory in the area.
12627 Pacato Circle South – Rancho Bernardo 92128
4 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / 2,187 sq ft
Gatewood Hills Neighborhood – near Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club
Nancy Bergman, Cal BRE #01893550, is a Windermere Homes and Estates Realtor in the area of Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and the 56 / 15 corridor.She specializes assisting buyers and sellers reach their goals in the world of the real estate in San Diego and surrounding areas. Nancy is a dedicated and committed Realtor who consistently goes above and beyond for her customers. Nancy’s energy, easy going style and unmistakable knowledge of the area and the business make her the ideal choice for helping with all your real estate needs. Contact Nancy Bergman at 858-617-9449 or www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
Lots of things to do around San Diego County in March. Here’s the latest activities.
March 2017 Calendar of Events – San Diego County
San Diego Theater Week Feb. 26-Mar. 5
Check out some of San Diego’s amazing local theater, dance and music companies with discounted tickets and other special offers. More than 40 venues throughout the County.
Contact: (858) 381-5595 / www.SDTheaterWeek.com
Mickey Cafagna Golf Tournament Mar. 3
Established to honor Mickey Cafagna, former Mayor of Poway. In keeping with Mickey’s charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s profits will be donated to the Poway Firefighters Association, which maintains a relief fund that benefits those affected by fire.
Time/Place: 10am / Maderas Golf Club, Poway
Contact: (858) 748-0016 / www.poway.com
Del Mar Gem Faire Mar. 3-5
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop.
Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: (503) 252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com
Archery Festival Mar. 3-5
Come take a shot at archery at this state-of-the-art facility!
Easton Archery Center of Excellence, Chula Vista
Annual Trails Day Mar. 4
Three-mile hike will visit the Discovery Lake, and Discovery Creek trails. A more challenging, 7-mile hike with more than 1000 feet of elevation gain will be offered to Double Peak Park.
Time/8:30am-12pm / Discovery/Lakeview Park, San Marcos
Contact: (760) 744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net
Annual Koi Show Mar. 4-5
Over 300 Koi on display in competition, from 6 inches to 3 feet long. Described as “living jewels,” Koi can live over 100 years. Learn how to build your own Koi pond and waterfall, turning your backyard into a tropical paradise.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: (619) 542-2000 / www.koiclubofsandiego.org
San Marcos Alive Mar. 5
Fine art, craft fair, art demonstrations and exhibitions, children’s area, musical entertainment and juried art & photography show.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / San Marcos Civic Center
Contact: (760) 744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net
St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon Mar. 5
Begins with the Green Mile run/walk which includes children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. The 5K/Half Marathon is a fast out and back course that takes you on a tour of El Cajon.
Time/Place: 7am-1pm / Downtown El Cajon
Contact: (619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Annual Bridal Fair Mar. 5
Over 20 vendors, select wedding designers, florists, photographers, officiants, bakery specialist and musical professionals.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, Fallbrook
Contact: (760) 728-6466 / www.grandtradition.com
Arts Alive Banner “Unveiling” Mar. 5
The unveiling reception is the “reveal” that premiers the exhibit each year. The signature activity and sole fundraising event of the 101 Artists’ Colony is to put on the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit.
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Leichtag Commons – Barn 2: 441 Saxony Rd., Encinitas
CSF Telethon Mar. 9
Epic student performances and far out fun and games for all! Benefits the Coronado Schools Foundation.
Time/Place: 4:30-8:30pm / Coronado High School
Contact: (619) 437-8059 / www.csfkids.org/telethon
Lung Force Expo Mar. 11
A forum for healthcare professionals, patients, and survivors, and caregivers to learn about the latest treatments, support, and research for lung cancer.
Time/Place: 8:30am-3pm / SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
Contact: (619) 683-7514 / www.lungforce.org
Just In Time for Foster Youth “Walk the Talk” Annual Celebration Mar. 11
Connect and engage 400+ prominent members of the community with the JIT mission and the young men and women whom JIT serves. Gourmet cuisine, entertainment and a live auction.
Time/Place: 6pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Contact: (858) 705-1705 / www.jitfosteryouth.org
Youth Fitness Expo and Family Fun Day Mar. 11
Educational exhibits, fitness activities, carnival games, raffles, and performances by the children in our after school dance classes in almost 100 San Diego County elementary schools.
Time/Place: 12:30-4pm / Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Contact: (619) 276-7763 / www.heartlightsandiego.com
Tip Top Run 5K & 10K Mar. 11
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation will have their annual Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash. Runners will receive lunch from Tip Top Meats, two complimentary beers or wines, an event t-shirt, and a swag bag full of goodies.
Time/Place: 8:30am / 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad
Contact: (760) 804-1969 / https://lagoon.aguahedionda.org
Salute to the Military Ball Mar. 11
A black-tie affair giving Coronado citizens and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their thanks and support to local military members and their families.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Hotel del Coronado
(619) 435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com
Tomato Mania Mar. 11-12
California’s largest tomato seedling sale is back! Workshops teach what you need to know to grow great-tasting tomatoes.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon
Contact: (619) 660-0614 x10 / www.thegarden.org
North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Festival Mar. 12
Featuring a parade, vendors, kids activities and live Irish music! The parade will run along Broadway and Main. Come and enjoy the local micro-breweries and restaurants, and food booths.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Downtown Historic Vista
Contact: (760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org
National City International Mariachi Festival Mar. 12
Celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Pepper Park: 3299 Tidelands Avenue
Contact: (619) 410-2230 / www.nationalcitychamber.org
Shelter to Soldier First Annual Dog Walk Mar. 12
Walk YOUR dog in the Downtown Vista St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Continue the fun at the America Legion for lunch, basket raffles, pet adoptions and vendor information.
Time/Place: 12pm / Vista Village Creek
Spring into Healthy Living Mar. 15
Speakers on frauds and scams, fire safety, driver safety, exercise, free health screenings, senior-friendly exercise demonstrations, senior resources, healthy continental breakfast and more.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / McGrath Family YMCA, Spring Valley
Contact: (877) 926-8300 / www.eastcountychamber.org
San Diego Latino Film Festival Mar. 16-26
The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Opening and closing night parties, daily music acts, the 2nd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers.
Time/Place: AMC Fashion Valley 18
Contact: (619) 230-1938 / http://2017.sdlatinofilm.com
San Diego shamROCK Mar. 17
Over 50,000 square feet of astroturf will be rolled out to set the scene for a block party that boasts three stages, non-stop music, and of course – plenty of green Bud Light beer and Jameson Irish Whiskey libations.
Time/Place: 6pm-12am / Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego
Contact: (619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegoshamrock.com
South Oceanside Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Custom Car, Bike and Boat Show Mar. 18
This is a great neighborhood event with awesome vehicles, entertainment, food, and tons of fun for everyone!
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / South Oceanside Elementary School
Contact: (760) 207-5371 / www.facebook.com/southocarshow
San Diego Cake Show Mar. 18-19
Celebrity appearances from stars of the top TV baking competitions, classes taught by world-renowned teachers for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced and free demonstrations on the Main Stage! Large vendor area with products to buy!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(858) 333-6905 / www.sandiegocakeshow.com
Kia Classic Mar. 21-26
The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2016 Kia Classic Champion Lydia Ko and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.
Time/Place: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad
Contact: 1-888-SEE-LPGA / www.kiaclassic.com
Race for Autism Mar. 25
100% of donations support San Diego autism programs, services, and local classrooms. 5K chip-timed run or walk, 1-mile SUPERHERO Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals and t-shirts, prizes and refreshments.
Time/Place: 7am / Balboa Park
Contact: (858) 679-8800 / www.raceforautism.org
San Diego Sings! Festival Mar. 25
22 San Diego area choirs each performing individually and all 1000 singers gathering together mid-day for a massed sing under the direction of Dr. David Chase.
Time/Place: 11am / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Health Fair Saturday Mar. 25
Thousands of residents circulate through this event which features scores of information booths, insurance providers, healthcare presentations, health screenings by Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and live, interactive demonstrations.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Grossmont Center, La Mesa
Contact: (619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
Bark in the Park Fund Raiser Mar. 25
Experience the new Live Oak Dog Park. A community walk, which will give participants a tour of the park’s lovely trails and the off-leash area. Followed by dog contests, food and demonstrations/seminars.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Live Oak Dog Park: 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook
Contact: (760) 731-1041 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Home Garden Tour Mar. 25
The self-guided tour will highlight five beautiful gardens, located in East County utilizing an array of color, variety, and low water usage. Learn how you can design your backyard for low water usage plants.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon
Contact: (619) 660-0614 / www.thegarden.org
The Bunny Ball Mar. 25
Cruise 4 Kids is raising money and collecting Bunnies for sick and underprivileged children. This is a high energy black tie spring celebration. Live DJs, dancing, cocktails, raffles, silent auctions, magician, photos with bunny mascots, photo booth, balloon drop, and candy buffet along with performers.
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Hilton San Diego Resort: 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr.
Contact: (760) 716-5248 / www.TheBunnyBall.com
Encinitas Half Marathon Mar. 26
With breathtaking views along the historic Highway 101, you’ll be inspired and energized by the beauty of each mile through one of So Cal’s most popular beach towns. Post-race festival.
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Contact: (760) 846-5721 / www.encinitashalfmarathon.com
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