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have to begin by saying that as of right now, I’m feeling the holiday hustle purely via osmosis. I personally haven’t done any holiday shopping or put up any holiday decora-
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arlier this year, Carl and Johanna Wright, owners of Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar in Encinitas, decided to spend more time focusing on the most important meal of the day—breakfast. “In this busy world, it is so easy to forego eating breakfast,” shares Johanna. “Yet, I feel so grounded and strong on the mornings when I do take time to nourish this physical vehicle... I am more likely to get in good exercise because there is fuel in my body. And, emotionally I tend to feel happier and more uplifted.” With a tantalizing array of breakfast options, the pair shares that three menu items in particular have become their signature breakfast dishes—the bodacious Balboa Burrito, rocking Huevos Rancheros and the coveted Coconut French Toast. Each of these brilliant dishes has made their way into the hearts of many Lotus Café customers. Nothing says I’m ready to take on the day better than Lotus Café’s famed Balboa Burrito. “It’s my new favorite for brekky, which gives me an energy boost
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nspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when we can discover internal stirrings by invoking any of these self-inspiring tips.
Just Do It – The Nike slogan has never been more appropriate. We all have something we’ve thought about doing or trying. Whether traveling to a new location, trying a different sport, joining a new-to-us group or club, or making more friends, don’t put it off— just do it.
Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and happiness in a large group of American adults, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Journal – People often journal as a way to reflect upon their lives. This can be helpfully revealing, but rather than looking back, look forward, using a journal as a blueprint to manifest the most inspired year yet. Write out plans and dreams with the steps needed to achieve them.
Defeat allodoxaphobia – It’s the fear of others’ negative opinions. Everyone suffers from this to some extent, and it can hinder us from living our best life. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remarked, “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Gratitude – This is the big one. One way to be and stay inspired is by starting off each day in a state of gratitude. Every morning before getting out of bed, think of at least three things to be grateful for. By doing this, we recognize the blessings we have and greet the day in a positive frame of mind. It’s a perfect way to end each day, too. When someone routinely inquires, “How are you?” answer, “I am grateful.” Our time on Earth is not infinite. With only so many days promised, let’s vow to live them inspired.
Volunteer – A common excuse for not volunteering is, “I don’t have the time.” Next year, make the time. When researchers at the London School of
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How Bitcoin Can Protect Your Nonprofit from Proposed Tax Changes by Jim Farren
here’s been a lot more talk these days about how nonprofits can possibly benefit from Bitcoin and crypto-currency. It’s a great question and there’s no better time than now to consult your financial professionals regarding your personal situation. However, don’t be surprised if they aren’t knowledgeable about crypto-currency and tax codes as many in the financial world have yet to learn the ins and outs of this progressive currency. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to get as many second opinions as possible; especially with the uncertainty of the new tax code. Below are two common questions about Bitcoin currency and taxes: Are donations made in Bitcoin tax deductible? To illustrate the answer to this question, I defer to a famous line often used by John Cleese’s announcer character in Monty Python’s Flying Circus: “And now for something completely different.” The answer is that there is no answer because the question no longer makes sense in the world of cryptocurrency. We are so used to thinking in the old paradigm of conventional fiat currency, banking, economics and tax codes that we can’t wrap our minds around the “new reality” that we are entering. Carlos Castaneda would probably have trouble with this too, so don’t feel bad. Bitcoin held in a Blockchain.com digital wallet is completely anonymous; it is also completely invisible… period. Nobody, including the IRS, can
see, find or determine who owns the Bitcoin in a Blockchain.com account. However, this is not the case for other wallets like Coinbase. com. Since Bitcoin has no identifiable “ownership” there is no one to receive a tax deduction for donating it. And since Bitcoin, held as such, has no ‘ownership identification’ it is not taxed in the first place so there is no ‘need’ for a deduction. The question therefore is irrelevant. How can Bitcoin benefit a nonprofit? Let’s start simple. If you own Bitcoin, you can transfer it to a nonprofit Blockchain.com wallet anonymously. You pay no tax, the nonprofit pays no tax, and there is no need to complicate your tax return. However, if you want credit or an acknowledgement for your gift, then this route won’t work for you. Let’s look at some other benefits. Buying and holding Bitcoin is likely going to continue to be a huge wealth builder for the foreseeable future. Right now, we’re in a “gold rush” phase which could last for 18 months to three years depending on the acceleration of global adoption. By owning and donating Bitcoin to a nonprofit you are giving them, and yourself, a gift that will continue to “appreciate in value.” Also, there are vetted investments that can be made with Bitcoin that will multiply the number or amount of your Bitcoin so you both will be multiplying an appreciating asset. That’s called exponential growth. Many knowledgeable experts agree that we will not see a global,
Companies who accept Bitcoin For a list of San Diego businesses accepting Bitcoin, visit kpbs. org/news/2014/jan/14/more-sandiego-businesses-taking-bitcoin. In addition, The Power of Purpose, a company that helps nonprofits by finding and facilitating donations of real estate for them and then its sale, also accepts Bitcoin, along with the nonprofit organization Living Legacy Institute. Natural Awakenings magazine also accepts Bitcoin for advertising contracts.
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How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James
eelings of comfort and joy can seem elusive when the holiday to-do list looms or runs amok. The season can seem more like an endless burden than a parade of cheerful events and glad tidings. Amidst celebratory chaos, these simple rules will help restore inner peace and create greater happiness.
Eschew Perfection Guests are much more interested in filling their stomachs with great food than judging the scuff marks and wall dings. The perfection of the season is found in the special moments when families and friends sit down together.
Pay Attention to the Smiles The approaching holidays encourage more shared smiles, kind words and thoughtful gestures. While out and about, look for the grins and well wishes. Hold the door open for others and offer a friendly greeting to store clerks. We’ll find ourselves smiling even more, because thoughtfulness is contagious.
Do Nothing for 15 Minutes It’s amazing how refreshed we feel when we take a few minutes to sit in a comfortable chair and simply expe-
Assign Roles to Household Helpers The holiday load is lighter when everyone pitches in. Assign specific roles to household members with clear responsibilities, from taking out the garbage to setting the table and washing up.
Leave Some Tasks for Later It’s unrealistic to think the rience a moment of stillness. Inner quiet house has to be in perfect orallows the mind to relax and reinvest der after festive gatherings. After guests energy in the body, so we can return to leave, put the leftovers in the fridge and holiday activities with renewed zest. watch a movie. Cleanup will feel easier and faster after a good night’s rest. Give Each Person a Special Gift Think of something thoughtful that Express Gratitude at the Table both the giver and receiver enjoy Loving feelings can never be doing together and write a promissory expressed enough, so use the note for the shared experience, such as holiday as an opportunity to tell others a free backrub, a day spent downtown, how important they are to you. Create a a personal manicure or a movie the heartfelt moment at the table by sharing other person wants to see. at least one thing that you’re truly grateful for, and ask everyone else to do the same. Take Advantage of Extended Shopping Hours Go Outside for Fun in Nature To avoid crowds and lines, schedHiking in a nearby forest ule a late-night power-shopping trip. preserve, skating, sledding or This is the easiest way to manage a building a snow fort with the kids not department store visit with sanity, have only burns energy, but is emotionally easy access to the shelves and get exhilarating for the whole family. Pick immediate service. an outdoor activity, don appropriate togs, and share in the laughter and Take a Holiday Binge Day serenity of a sparkling winter day. Designate a day with no limits and no self-judgment. For anyone Dianne Bischoff James is a life transforthat mentally monitors their calories mation coach, actor, business consulor sweets, claim a binge day out loud tant and author of The Real Brass Ring: with permission for total holiday Change Your Life Course Now. She spemunching freedom. The next day, cializes in facilitating the midlife reboot and lives in Boston, MA. we can reinstate discipline.
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 ALL MONTH LONG Back to Nature – Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs and more. Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives. Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-409-5900. Info@TheLivingCoast.org. Balboa Park Tour – This approximately 3-hour tour is filled with larger-than-life stories, interesting legends, and fun facts. Fantastic tour guides will regale you with historic tales of San Diego’s past as you traverse the city on your way to Balboa Park. Weekdays only. $109. San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals, 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 805-650-7770. SDSegwayTours@ WheelFunRentals.com. Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures – 8:30am-1pm. Blue Whale Watching Adventures depart conveniently from downtown San Diego, Friday to Monday. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience. Perfect for families, kids and out-oftown visitors and locals alike. $55 adults. Sat/Sun,
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 Winter Holiday Mutt Mixer – 6-8pm. Have fun socializing with other dog lovers and their dogs while you practice teaching your dog how to be calm around exciting distractions like people, other dogs and food. Dogs should be friendly and on-leash. One dog per human handler please. Dogs should be at least 4 months old and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies, to attend. Complimentary desserts and dog treats provided. Behavior and training specialists on-paw to answer training questions. $10 suggested cover charge for the event. RSVP by calling 619-279-5939. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree – 3-5pm. Come see why the animals are so excited. Enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies on us. Come early and visit with the animals, they will be all decked out. Our animals will all be dressed in their finest coats and ready to celebrate the holiday season. Children’s Nature Retreat, 5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine, 91901. 619-320-4942. Reservations@ ChildrensNatureRetreat.org.
8th Annual Doggie Street Festival – 9am-3pm. This not-to-be missed dog and cat adopt-a-thon and fun celebration has fantastic pet products, yummy eats, vet tips, music, kids area and auction prizes. Bring your friendly dog. Liberty Station NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, 92106. DoggieStreetFestival.org/san-diego/. Annual Holiday Sale and Author Meet & Greet – 10am-2pm. Come by the Center to find unique items that are sure to impress and meet authors whose works include various aspects of San Diego County history. The authors will be available for questions and to sign copies of their books. San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027. It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert – 2-4pm. Experience one of the most cherished holiday movies of all time like you’ve never seen it before. You know the story: struggling Bedford Falls hero George Bailey discovers, through the timely intervention of his Guardian Angel Clarence on Christmas Eve, that he’s the richest man in town. Now this timeless classic will be accompanied by the San Diego Symphony performing Dimitri Tiomkin’s richly sentimental score live. $20-$70. San Diego Symphony, 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, 92101. 619-235-0804. Tickets@SanDiegoSymphony.org.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race – 8:30am-1pm. Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in the annual San Diego Santa Run, a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. $20-$50. Mission Bay and Beaches, Garnet Ave and Bayard St, San Diego, 92109. SanDiego.org. Poway’s Christmas in the Park – 3:30-8:30pm. A unique way to bring holiday delights to your family this holiday season with the magic of an old-fashioned tradition. Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Witness Christmas traditions come to life in a spectacular fashion. Free. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, 92064. 858-668-4576. La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village – 5-9pm. The Village is transformed into a victorian wonderland
during La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village with fire pits, caroling and craft vendors to get everyone in the mood of the season. Free. La Mesa Village, La Mesa Blvd & Spring St, La Mesa, 91941. Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights – 7-9pm. Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dinghies dressed up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Free. Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, 92054. SanDiego.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 3rd Annual Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K and 5K – 6-10:15am. San Diego’s fastest growing trail race offers picturesque views of one of San Diego’s most beautiful lakes and a course featuring dirt service roads or single track trails. $45-$75. Lake Hodges Visitors Center, 20188 Lake Dr, Escondido, 92029. 858-259-1501. Events@ SeasickMarketing.com. Mike’s BBQ Adoption and Fundraising Fun – 11am-2pm. Mike’s BBQ has been supporting animals in need for years and now is your chance to do the same. Stop by to meet our canine companions that are looking for a loving home and purchase special beef bones for just $1 and all the proceeds are donated back to San Diego Humane Society. Mike’s BBQ, 1356 W. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, 92029. MikesBBQ.us. Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade – 1-5pm. San Diego’s furriest festive family-friendly parade returns to downtown as The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo takes over the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. Free to View. Participation: $15 in advance; $20 day-of. Gaslamp Hilton Park, 401 K St, San Diego, 92101. 619-233-5227. Info@Gaslamp.org.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 San Diego Holiday Half Marathon – 5am-Noon. The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach. The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon starts on Penasquitos Drive in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly the Doubletree Golf Resort) then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only ‘real’ hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach. The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the rolling downhill bike path, which also makes it a personal best candidate. $99-$109. Hotel Karlan, 14455 Penasquitos Dr, San Diego, 92129. 12 Bars of Charity – 2-6pm. Join Helen Woodward Animal Center and 12 Bars of Charity on a pub crawl adventure through downtown San Diego. You’ll be in good spirits when you choose team blue knowing that 50% of your ticket goes to saving lives. Your $30 ticket includes a team blue long sleeve shirt - $15 donation to be made to Helen Woodward Animal Center. For details or to purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com/e/12-bars-of-charity-san-diegotickets-38018367962?ref=ebtn#tickets.
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Six String Society: A Christmas in Paris – 7pm. Six String Society Christmas Show Feat. Gregory Page, Sherri Anne, Taylor John Williams, Casey Hensley, Daring Greatly, Whitney Shay, Leonard Patton, Alice Wallace, Patric Petrie & Jillian Calkins, Jim Soldi. $22 advanced / $24 day of show / $39 reserved loft. Belly Up, 143 S Cedros, Ste T, Solana Beach, 92075.
9th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea – Two shows, 10:45am & 1:45pm. Bring your little sugarplums for an unforgettable abridged performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Pair every plié with a bite of scrumptious tea sandwiches and delicate French pastries. $65 per adult, $38 per child (ages 4-12), includes $10 donation to Isabella’s Giraffe Club. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, 92130. RSVP at 858-314-1988.
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Red Nose Run – 1-4pm. This is the 26th Annual Red Nose Run Holiday Fun Run. The event includes your choice of a 3k or 5k run along the
beautiful Del Mar beach. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Holiday apparel and a prize will be awarded for best costume. After the race participants will enjoy a jolly after party at the Poseidon Restaurant with hosted snacks and a cash bar. $35-$45. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, 92014. SanDiego.org.
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Meditation – 10am-Noon. Join us for a simple yet profound ecstatic dance. $10-$20 sliding scale. Malashock Studio, 2650 Truxton Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, 92106. More info: 619-787-2389 or BodyWorldArts.com. Family Discovery Walk – 3-4:30pm. 4th Sun. Walk and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of nature. Walks highlight the many changes that occur in the park throughout the year. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring water. Canceled if raining. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. MTRP.org.
monday Volunteer Bird Count – 7:30am-Noon. 2nd Mon. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to receive an automatic reply with meeting location, contact Robert Patton: Birds@SanElijo.org.
Bird Watching Monday – 8am. 1st Mon. Discover the fascinating birds and the unique art of bird-watching. San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917. SDBGarden.org.
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San Diego Horticultural Society Meeting – 6-9pm. 2nd Mon. All welcome. Free/member, $15/nonmember. Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, 92122. More info: 760-295-7089 or SDHort.org.
San Diego River Garden Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Weeding, watering, pruning, trail maintenance and other light gardening projects. Family friendly. Tools provided. 3334 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, 92108. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-6683281. MTRP.org. Grow Getters: Learn How to Propagate – 10am. 1st Sun. Learn more about propagation and potting plants. Help us grow our growing area. Free. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Info & sign up: AltaVistaGardens.org. Free Special Access Tour at The Garden – 10am11am. 3rd Sun. Have trouble navigating the terrain of The Garden? Let us take you for a ride. Explore The Garden from the comfortable Verbeck Shuttle with a Garden Docent. This tour seats only four to five people. Advanced reservations required. Free. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. Register: 619-6600614 x16. TheGarden.org. Qigong in The Garden – 10-11:30am. 4th Sun. Instructor Reyna Lerma will guide students through the ancient Chinese health series that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Free, $10 suggested donation. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. RSVP: TheGarden.org. Spirit Dance: Ecstatic Dance and Moving
tuesday Free Admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden – 3rd Tues. Enjoy a refreshing stroll through the garden and stop by the activity booths in the upper garden. Free. 2215 Pan American Rd, San Diego, 92101. 619-232-2721. niwa.org.
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wednesday River Rescue – 9am-Noon. 1st and 3rd Wed. Team attacks and removes smaller and harder-to-reach trash sites along the river. All tools and supplies provided. More info: 619-297-7380 or Doug@ SanDiegoRiver.org. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. MTRP.org. Wednesday Trail Walk – 10am. 1st Wed. Explore trails of Balboa Park with a ranger. Leisurely pace. Difficulty level varies; check trail map. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-2351122. BalboaPark.org.
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behind by resident wildlife. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. MTRP.org. Vista Farmers’ Market Wellness Event – 8am1pm. 3rd Sat, July-Dec. With the farmers’ market. A great opportunity for you to meet practitioners from a vast range of modalities and learn about their specialties, products, services and how they can benefit your health. Free. Vista county courthouse parking grounds, 325 S Melrose Dr, Vista, 92081. 619-301-8906. VistaWellnessEvents.com. San Elijo Lagoon Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 3rd Sat. Locations vary, and activities typically include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, planting of new native plants, trash pickup and removal, and trail maintenance. More info: SanElijo.org. Ruffin Canyon Care Restoration – 9am-Noon. 1st Sat. Bring gloves and hand tools if have, but loaners available. Wear hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Ruffin Canyon, 9298 Shawn Ave, San Diego. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Dog Beach Cleanup – 9am-Noon. 2nd Sat. You and your friendly dog are invited to join Friends of Dog Beach at our regular beach cleanups. All cleanup supplies provided, along with treats for you and your dog. Dog Beach, North Ocean Beach. More info: 619-523-1700. DogWash.com/html/ BeachCleanup.htm. Yoga in the Garden – 9:30-10:30am. Get in touch with nature, relax your body and renew your spirit. Basic yoga flow format. No prior yoga experience required. $10/drop-in. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. More info: AltaVistaGardens.org. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. MTRP.org. Free Garden Tour – 10am. Tour the lush, colorful and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable garden docent. Bring your questions and hear the secrets and stories that make our garden special. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. TheGarden.org. Free Family Arts Activities – 10am. 2nd Sat. Explore various artistic mediums. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Free. California Center for the Arts, Art & Education Studios, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925. ArtCenter.org. Docent-Led Guided Tours – 10:30am. Last Sat. Tour focuses on water-wise plants. Free with admission or membership. San Diego Botanical Garden, Visitor Center, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917. SDBGarden.org. Kids in the Garden – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. New topic each month. $5/child (accompanied adults free); free/members. Alta Vista Gardens, Children’s Garden, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Reserve: 760-822-6824 or FarmerJones@ AltaVistaGardens.org. AltaVistaGardens.org. Famosa Slough Work Party – 1-2:30pm. 3rd Sat. Meet along W Pt Loma Blvd about 200 ft east of the corner of Famosa Blvd & W Pt Loma Blvd. RSVP: 619-224-4591. FamosaSlough.org.
Birding Basics Class – 1-2:30pm. Last Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and knowledgeable birder Winona Sollock for a class to learn five simple techniques for identifying birds at a glance and how to use a field guide. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. MTRP.org. Old Town State Native Plant Landscape – 1-3pm. 2nd Sat. Do some work at the Old Town Native Plant Landscape, a recreation of the landscape that provided for the needs of Native Americans in our region before the arrival of Europeans in 1769. Old Town State Historic Park, corner of Taylor St and Congress St, San Diego, 92110. More info: FieldTrips@cnpssd.org. Friends of Famosa Slough Bird Walk – 1-3pm. 3rd Sat. An easy walk with good views of a variety of birds and salt marsh habitat. Free. Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd & W Pt Loma Blvd, San Diego, 92138. 619-224-4591. FamosaSlough.org. University Heights Point Restoration – 1:303:30pm. 1st Sat. Projects range from trash pickup, non-native plant removal, planting native plants and trail maintenance. 6800 Easton Ct, San Diego, 92120. Contact Ranger Jason: 619-235-5262 or JWallen@SanDiego.gov. CSA San Diego Support Group Meeting – 2pm. 4th Sat. The Celiac Sprue Association is a national support organization that provides information and referral services for persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Rady Children’s Medical Office Bldg, 3030 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123. GlutenFreeInSD.com. Home Grown Community Gardening Classes – 2-3pm. 4th Sat. With Diane Hollister, master gardener and composter. Garden and grow food in one’s own back yard. Pre-registration required. Free. El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr, Oceanside, 92056. 800-262-4167. AgriServiceInc.com.
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CANNABIS ALLEGIANCE WELLNESS CENTER San Diego Medical Marijuana Center Bert Telles 858-414-4271 AllegianceWellnessCenter.org
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The Healing Center Dr. Marilyn Chernoff, PhD, MH, M.Ed Encinitas 877-222-9146 DrMarilynChernoff.com Dr. Marilyn is a world-renowned healer; a medical intuitive who uses her knowledge and abilities to diagnose and treat children, adults, animals locally and globally (through long-distance healing). Specializing in allergies, pain, injuries, headaches, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, PTSD and others. By utilizing advanced biofeedback, the body’s pharmacy will heal itself. “BE THE HEALER YOU ARE”
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I believe in treating the person as a whole; utilizing my mental health background and integrating it with energy work to provide positive results.
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Float Tank Spa in Solana Beach 858-925-6069 info@FloatNorthCounty.com FloatNorthCounty.com A float center dedicated to providing a clean, welcoming environment for relaxation, recovery and rejuvenation.
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Envision Personalized Health is a private center for customized health, fitness and spa services. Specializing in Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Massage and Spa Services. Private by appointment.
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Helmut Igel, ABO 760-473-8339 HelmutEyes@gmail.com
Licensed optician offering eyeglasses and lenses at affordable pricing throughout San Diego county and can visit you at your home or office or my showroom in Oceanside.
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Dr. Kristine Reese, ND, founder 5210 Balboa Ave., Ste. F, San Diego, 92117 619-239-5433 LotusRainClinic.com Healthy skin at any age. FREE skin screenings. Remove unsightly moles, blemishes, skin tags, pre-cancerous growths, birthmarks and lesions for good. Natural, fast, effective and safe.
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