Spring at the Flower Fields
The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA
Beginning in March 2011’ Price: $3 - $20 Phone: (760) 431-0352

Master Gardeners will be at The Fields March26, April 9, May 8

Kids Day on March26th where kids can enjoy snow & sledding, face painting, Ronald McDonald, The Coast Kids, and crafts.

April 10th - Bulbs, Blooms & Beauty: New this year! Enjoy floral design, a cooking demo, soap making, art vendors, and a strawberry shortcake eating competition!

Bluegrass Day - April 16th & The Arts & Crafts Fair - April 16th & 17th. Family and friends will enjoy a full day of Bluegrass music and arts and crafts. Shop for wonderful treasures created by local artisans.

Canon Macro Photography workshop on Sunday April 17th, 10:30am - 3:00pm. Come and celebrate the beauty of The Flower Fields® with Canon USA at a macro photography workshop. The workshop is free with paid park admission.

Bonsai Show and Sale - May 7th & 8th. Enjoy the unique blending of art and horticulture at our bonsai exhibition and sale. For more information, please call (760) 431-0352

Mother’s Day Celebration - May 8th. Join us on the final day of our season for Mother’s day. Create your own bouquet to honor Mom on her special day! The Flower Fields

No County Wed Swing Classes -2toGroove Swing Dance Club
Wednesday, Mar 9 6:00p to 8:00p, Encinitas, CA
Price: $15 per person or less for a full month of attendance Phone: (619) 291-3775

Fun, friendly swing classes for 16 & up Tuesdays. Encinitas area. Experienced, supportive instruction. 6:00pm - 8:00pm various classes offered. $15 pp or less if full month attendance. Student Discounts. No partner needed. Beginner to Intermediate levels. Swing Dance Now

San Marcos Farmers Market
Wed, Mar 9 1:00p to 5:30p Phone: (760) 745-3023, Free admission, Cal State University San Marcos CSUSM

San Marcos' only Certified Farmers' Market. All the best San Diego grown fresh and local fruits and vegetables combined with an excellent variety of hot food from kettle corn and boba tea to hot Indian food and gyros. Local craftspeople participate selling original art and unique products.
Farmers Market

Little Miss Sunshine
Wednesday, Mar 9th - Mar 27th 7:30p at La Jolla Playhouse Mandell Weiss Theatre, San Diego, CA
Price: $44-$80, Phone: (858) 550-1010 For kids and adults.

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of the musical “Little Miss Sunshine”. The Tony Award-winning creative team of composer/lyricist William Finn and writer/director James Lapine, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning musicals Falsettos will bring their latest project to the Playhouse. “Little Miss Sunshine” is based on the 2006 motion picture by Big Beach Films and Fox Searchlight with a screenplay by Michael Arndt. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is an outrageously funny and surprisingly touching new musical. Little Miss Sunshine

Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching
Wednesday, Mar 9 9:00a, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 808-2822, Price: $85 for adults, $70 for kids 5-12 + tax

Passengers are currently enjoying amazing Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursions on board a fun, fast RIB boat. All excursions are limited to 6 passengers, making for an intimate on-the-water experience. A knowledgeable captain will serve as your on board naturalist and guide. In addition to Gray Whales, passengers can see Fin Whales and Humpback Whales and lots of dolphin throughout the winter.
Gray Whale & Dolphin Watching

Pajama Party at Vista Farmers Market
Saturday, Mar 12 8:00a to 12:00p Vista CA
Phone: (760) 945-7425

Two thousand people are invited to the first-ever Pajama Party on the last day before daylight savings time hits. Customers are all invited to enter the free contest, everyone in sleepwear wins a Farmers Market Dollar, and the top entrants vie to win the $50 top prize. Participants of all ages are expected. And the contest runs all market-long (from 8 am to 12 noon). Farmers and food vendors have a pajama contest of their own. Vista Farmers Market

The West Coast Funnies with Kurt Swann starring Alonzo Bodden
Saturday, Mar 19 8:00p
Price: $25 Ages: 18 and up Carlsbad Village Theatre,  Carlsbad, CA Phone: (951) 929-3586

The show blends sketch comedy with top-notch professional stand up comedy. The popular Carlsbad mainstay is in its 8th year of production. Headlining in March will be Alonzo Bodden. He was the winner of Season 3 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." His movie roles include parts in Scary Movie 4, Bringing Down the House and The Girl Next Door. He is currently a regular field correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and host of the Speed Channel’s “101 Cars you must drive.”
The West Coast Funnies with Kurt Swann starring Alonzo Bodden

SCHOLASTIC SURF SERIES
Date: March 12-13, 2011 Time: 7:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location: South Pier Beach Details: High School & Middle School surfing.
Info: 760-439-0863.  SSS

ST. Patrick's 19th Annual Golf Tournament - El Camino Country Club

Monday, March 14, 2011 • 10:00 AM
St. Patty's Tourney

Cherry Blossom Festival 2011
Saturday, Mar 19 10:00a to 4:00p
Price: $3 to $4 - General Admission at Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 232-2721 Age Suitability: All Ages

Celebrate the onset of spring at the Cherry Blossom Festival! Come view San Diego’s largest cherry tree grove at the Japanese Friendship Garden in beautiful Balboa Park. Join the festivities while enjoying delicious Japanese food, arts and crafts, unique gifts, entertainment, cultural demonstrations and the crowning of a new Little Miss Sakura.  One of the most beautiful seasons in the Garden is when the cherry trees blossom into delightful pink clouds. For the first time, visitors will also have the opportunity to take a guided docent tour into the Garden's expansion site. The expansion site is the home of over 150 enchanting cherry trees blossoming with brilliant pink flowers for everyone's enjoyment and endless photo opportunities.  Cherry Blossom Festival 2011

USAF Band of the Golden West
Saturday, Mar 19 5:00p at Moonlight Amphitheater , Vista, CA
Price: Free

Come on out to hear some classic sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and more! The Commanders jazz ensemble, from the USAF Band of the Golden West will be performing a free community concert on Saturday, March 19th, at 5:00pm. The concert will take place at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. No tickets are required; seats are first come first served. For more information, visit us at bandofthegoldenwest or become a fan of the Band of the Golden West on Facebook.

Free Family Art Day

Sunday, Mar 20 1:00p to 4:00p at Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Free. Age Suitability: Kids and up

Make Spring bloom at OMA at the next Free Family Art Day. Create beautiful flower sculptures out of a variety of fun materials. Inspired by two current exhibitions, Botanicals: The Photography of Imogen Cunningham, and Islands of Color: Polynesian Quilts, families will learn about the floral imagery and design unique floral sculptures that reflect their individuality. There will be three activities to engage all ages. No art experience is required for the activities. Refreshments are provided.

Encinitas Spring Fling Market
Sunday, Mar 20 11:00a to 6:00p Free at Beebo Studios, Encinitas, CA Age Suitability: All Ages

Join us for the Encinitas Spring Fling Market! What makes this Market different from any other? This collection of entrepreneurs won’t be found in any store-front, and many of them don’t even have an on-line shop – they are a group of individuals selling the wares that they are passionate about! What you will see here are vendors of locally designed and produced clothing and accessories, as well as an infusion of visual art, performance props, and imported treasures.

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT – SOLDIER RIDE
Date: March 26, 2011 Time: 7:00 AM Registration. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Start & Finish line are at the NCTD Transit Center. Registration fee: $50. Plus fundraising obligation.

This is a cycling event for the public and wounded warriors. Event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. Public Information Number: 1-877-TEAM-WWP or 904-296-7350.

FREEDOM SURF SERIES
Date: March 26-27, 2011 Time: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: South Pier Beach Details:

Anti-Drug Pro/AM surf contest. Event is sponsored by the Christian Surfing Federation.
Public Information Number: 760-722-6363. FSS

STAR WARS™ Invades LEGOLAND
Thursday, Mar 31 10:00a Carlsbad, CA
Price: $59 kids 3 to 12, Seniors 60+; $69 adults;$12 parking Ages: Kids and up
Phone: (760) 918-LEGO (5346)

Take your family to a galaxy far, far away as LEGOLAND California introduces an all-new STAR WARS™ Miniland area! Guests experience scenes from the six live-action STAR WARS movies, plus one from the animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS™ – all made of 1.5 million LEGO® bricks. Interactive features, life-size LEGO models, and 2,000 plus LEGO models will delight guests young and old. Scenes include Tatooine where Luke Skywalker grew up; Endor; the icy planet Hoth and the Millennium Falcon.


ROHTO IRONMAN 70.3 CALIFORNIA OCEANSIDE
Date: April 2, 2011 EXPO DATES: March 31,2011-April 2, 2011 Time: 6:40 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Oceanside Harbor

Triathlon sponsored by the Rohto World Triathlon Corporation. For more detail visit, ROHTO Ironman

The 22nd Annual Junior Carlsbad, kids run

Saturday, Apr 2 10:00am Pre-registration April 1st Carlsbad, CA
Phone: 858-450-6510

A running event just for kids 12 and under!!! The 22nd annual Junior Carlsbad is on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. The emphasis is on fun, not speed. At Junior Carlsbad, every child is a winner and receives a Finisher's medal, goodie bag, and official race T-shirt. Don't miss this family-filled event with post-race refreshments, great prize drawings, Health & Fitness Expo and live entertainment. 3,500 attendees expected.  Junior Carlsbad

Carlsbad 5000
Sunday, Apr 3 10:00a On-line Carlsbad, CA
Phone: 800-311-1255

The World's Fastest 5k returns for its 26th year running on April 3. Gather your friends and catch the fitness wave at Carlsbad 5000! Run or walk this 3.1-mile seaside course. Register at www.carlsbad5000.com . 9,000 attendees expected.  Carlsbad 5000


Surf Swap Meet
Saturday, Apr 30 6:00a to 12:00p at California Surf Museum, Oceanside, CA

Surf Gear & Memorabilia Swap Meet
Location: Adjacent from 312 Pier View Way in Parking lot.
Phone: (760) 721-6876
 
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