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s I write this, I’m still reveling in the memories of this past weekend’s Baja Birthday Bash surf trip to Mexico with my gal pals. While it’s not quite yet my birthday, we all decided there’s no better time to celebrate our friendship than the present. This group of women and I have been through thick and thin together and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. We all feel fortunate for the opportunity to help one another navigate the twists and turns that make up the stories of our lives. As we enter this season of gratitude and thanksgiving, my thoughts are also with two fellow publishers in the Natural Awakenings family. Their demonstration of gratitude as they recover from great loss inspired me to share their story with you, through our Gulf Coast publisher Meredith Montgomery. Her letter follows: As I worked on this month’s issue, I listened to an interview with Tom Petty where he recalled the time an arsonist set his home on fire while he was in it. The only material possessions remaining after the fire were the clothes on his back, yet the horrific experience had a positive influence on his life. “I’m sure it had a great effect on the music I did, because I came back with this very positive, happy kind of music, that I didn’t want to go into any dark corner or anything like that,” he said. “I was just so glad to be alive and to have escaped something like that.” I still had the late singer’s optimism on my mind when I was alerted a day later that the publisher of Natural Awakenings Long Island, Kelly Martinsen, woke up in the middle of the night to an electrical fire burning her house to the ground. She posted on Facebook, “We had a fire and I know that there is word out there that we ‘lost everything’. I want to assure everyone that this is not the case. While our house may be totaled, ‘everything’ I need was found the morning after the fire as I held my kids (all three!) and my husband in my driveway…for now we have no needs.” She then went on to thank Waleska Sallaberry who was staying with her and who woke Kelly in time to get everyone out of the house. Waleska publishes Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico and relocated to New York with her children after Hurricane Maria so she could enroll them in school. Her husband is still in Puerto Rico and together they are doing everything they can to help rebuild their beautiful surfing village. After having her life turned upside down and then witnessing fire demolish Kelly’s home, Waleska posted a picture of her new 2018 planner which reads “Best Year Ever” in beautiful script on the cover. As headlines are flooded with reports of hurricanes, fires, shootings and the untimely passing of familiar faces, these positive stories shine a bright light on the power of perspective. What if we all lived with such unattachment to material things, and maintained a peaceful sense of trust in what lies ahead? Thanksgiving arrives this month as a reminder to feel gratitude for all that we have—especially those things that can’t be bought or burned down. Whether it’s a beautiful sunset, a compliment from a stranger or the embrace of a loved one, those are the things that can make us feel the richest. With gratitude,
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ore health practitioners today are recognizing both the mind-body connection, as well as energetic and metaphysical insights into preventing and reversing illnesses. As a result, those facing diabetes and other health challenges are accessing contemporary resources such as Louise L. Hay’s explanation of the emotional roots of disease in You Can Heal Your Life, and the medical science and natural methods explained by health researcher and author Gary Null, Ph.D., in No More Diabetes: A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Diabetes. Applying a “both” rather than an “either” approach illuminates the importance of recognizing the ways our thoughts, emotions and lifestyle choices can impact chronic illness and long-term health.
Hay suggests that this metabolic disorder may be rooted in a feeling of being deprived of life’s sweetness and longing for what might have been, accompanied by a great need to control deep sorrow. Such chronic unease can show up as Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes; Type 2, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes; latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), a slowly progressing variation of Type 1; or gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy. Eavesdropping on our repetitive inner mind chatter and observing its impact on outer experiences can reveal faulty thinking that disrupts the mind-body connection. Hay, a firm believer in the power of affirmations to send a message to the subconscious mind, recommends them to aid healing. For diabetes, she suggests, “This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.” Null cites medical evidence that explains how the physical causes of diabetes are related to the pancreatic production of the hormone insulin and the body’s use of it,
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Glucose, the human body’s key source of cellular energy, is the end product of the digestive system breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats for absorption in the intestines. From there, it passes into the bloodstream. Glucose also supplies energy for the brain. Normal blood glucose levels vary throughout the day. For healthy individuals, a fasting blood sugar level upon awakening is less than 100 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dl) of blood. Before meals, normal levels are 70 to 99 mg/dl; otherwise, 100 to 125. Consistent readings above 126 indicate that lifestyle changes are needed to avoid eventual progression into full Type 2 diabetes. When there’s an inability to efficiently transport glucose from the blood into cells, cells don’t receive the energy they need to function properly. “Elevated glucose levels contribute to blood vessel damage, high blood pressure and inflammation among other issues. High glucose causes insulin levels to spike in an effort to draw the glucose into cells. This stresses the pancreas and causes a sugar crash, called hypoglycemia, which can lead individuals to make impulsive, poor food choices,” advises Marcy Kirshenbaum, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Enhance Nutrition, in Northbrook, Illinois. She notes, “Elevated sugar and insulin levels raise triglycerides, a fat that circulates in the blood, and cholesterol, specifically the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels. Triglycerides and cholesterol are important measures of heart health. Triglyceride levels of 150 mg/dl in fasting blood is a risk factor for a stroke or heart attack.” natural awakenings
According to the American Diabetes Association, 8.1 million of the 29.1 million individuals diagnosed with diabetes were previously unaware of any early symptoms such as dry mouth, excessive thirst, frequent urination, constant hunger (even after meals), unusual weight gain or loss and lack of energy. “Many individuals only learn of their condition from a doctorordered routine blood test such as the A1C glycated hemoglobin procedure, which reads blood sugar levels over a three-month period,” advises Dr. Nancy Iankowitz, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and founding director of Holistic and Integrative Healing, in Holmes, New York. Individuals that consume large amounts of simple carbohydrates and sugars, are overweight or are exceedingly sedentary and eat unhealthy processed foods, have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Iankowitz’s effective, patientcentered practice follows a practical, four-month healing plan that includes tracking foods, moods, blood pressure, sleeping habits and exercise, all necessary to manage or reverse Type 2 diabetes.
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Making the highest-impact food choices is critical in the earliest stages of diabetes. That’s why nutritionist and holistic integrative health practitioner Saskia Kleinert, an independent practitioner who also serves as director of the Emeryville Health & Wellness Center, in California, helps patients integrate dietary changes into everyday life. “Patient education includes the necessity of eating low-glycemic index foods and reducing blood glucose levels, while increasing healthy fats with nuts, avocado and olive oil,” advises Kleinert. She notes that antioxidant-rich plant foods are another key component of an effective dietary plan for all age groups. The role of exercise is also vital for those needing to reverse pre-diabetes or managing diabetes aided by 12
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insulin injections. “Exercise increases the muscle cell’s demand for glucose, moving it out of the blood into muscle cells that use it as fuel, and so lowering insulin levels,” explains Jamie Coughlan, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill, California. Dr. Angelo Baccellieri, owner of Westchester Wellness Medicine, in Harrison, New York, introduces patients to intermittent fasting, an eating pattern that helps treat insulin resistance and control blood sugar. “The concept is predicated on going 14 to 16 hours without food, replicating how our primitive ancestors ate. They feasted when food was available and fasted during famines, sometimes going several days without eating,” advises Baccellieri, who notes that intermittent fasting can be done one day a week. “Our biochemistry actually does very well with this approach, which isn’t hard to do when your last meal is at 7 p.m. and you skip breakfast and delay lunch the next day until 1 p.m. You can drink water with lemon, teas and black coffee throughout. By 1 p.m., the body has been 18 hours without protein and carbohydrates, allowing insulin levels to remain at a low level. Excess insulin from too much sugar shifts the body into a storage mode. Having no sugar stores available, the body can then switch into a ketogenic state that allows the body to burn fat for fuel,” explains Baccellieri. Herbs such as turmeric reduce inflammation. Berberine can help cells use glucose efficiently. Supplements such as vitamin C, B-complex, resveratrol and pycnogenol (pine bark extract) can raise antioxidant levels, in which most pre-diabetic and diabetic individuals are deficient, according to a study published in PubMed. Cautious health professionals tailor supplement recommendations to each patient.
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Restoration of health begins with the most important lifestyle changes. n Replace processed and sugary foods in meals and snacks with nutrient dense, whole foods. n Determine possible food sensitivities with an elimination diet. n Eat some protein with every meal. n Eliminate environmental toxins. n Perform some form of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training at least three to five times a week. n Add stress-relieving practices such as yoga, tai chi or qigong. According to Hamdy, “On average, diabetes has the potential to rob you of more than 12 years of life, while dramatically reducing the quality of life for more than 20 years through chronic pain, loss of mobility, blindness, chronic dialysis and heart disease.” Such serious consequences also include stroke, hearing impairment and Alzheimer’s, he adds. All provide good reasons to live responsibly every day, cherishing longterm goals of laying claim to the best possible health. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Coaching for Diabetes by Vickie Nickerson
ccording to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Once a doctor diagnoses someone with diabetes, prescription medications are often recommended and a treatment plan is prescribed. However, there remains a gap between prescription medication and implementation of the treatment program. That’s where therapeutic lifestyle coaching comes into play. Lifestyle coaching fills an important gap in our healthcare system for patients diagnosed with diabetes by helping them to improve their overall health. A study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that a “diabetes health coaching program can improve glycemic control and reduce diabetes distress in patients with high levels of these at baseline.” A personalized health coach helps those with diabetes navigate their way to glycemic control for better health and happiness. A health coach guides clients through sustainable health and lifestyle changes while providing support, encouragement and motivation to adopt these changes for a lifetime. By enrolling in a therapeutic lifestyle program, patients will engage in self-management decisions to improve their overall health outcome. This learned self-management can serve to improve quality of life, maintain a healthier body weight, and lessen diabetes stress in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Navigating a diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but with the help of a health coach, diabetes patients don’t have to do it alone. Vickie Nickerson is the owner of Envision Personalized Health located at 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Ste. 14, in San Diego. Envision Personalized Health’s TLC4U program is tailored toward self-management of obesity, metabolic syndrome, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. For more information, call 619-229-9695 or visit EnvisionPersonalizedHealth.com.
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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, $65 adults. Hornblower Cruises & Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715. SD@ HornBlower.com. SanDiegoWhaleWatching.com.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival – Nov 2-4. The festival will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors and actors. The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University San Marcos is proud to present the 2017 San Diego American Indian Film Festival. CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, 92096. SanDiego.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Awaken the Poet Within – 11am-1pm. Weekly writing practice group using prompts and timed writing sessions led by Dr. Marit Anderson at the Encinitas Library. Poetry is practical magic, and we’re all magicians. Free. Encinitas Branch Library, 540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, 92024. DrMartyAnderson@sbcglobal.net.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Celebration Run San Diego Half Marathon & 10K – 7am-noon. Maybe it’s a new job, good
health or family and friends. Celebration Run is a premier Half Marathon & 10K that empowers each participant on his or her journey. $20-$120. Bonita Cove in Mission Bay, 1100 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, 92109. SanDiego.org. Race for the Cure: Pups for the Cure – 8-11am. You and your pup are invited to support the efforts of the Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure. The Pups for the Cure event will feature many doggie activities. Make sure to stop by our booth. Balboa Park, 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101. KomenSanDiego.org/race. 2017 Carlsbad Fall Village Faire – 8am-4pm. Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment. More than 100,000 people will participate when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns. Free. Carlsbad Village, Grand Ave between Carlsbad Blvd and Jefferson St, Carlsbad, 92008. Fallback Festival Presented by G.Q.H.F. – 11am4pm. Your kiddos will go plum crazy as you take a step back in time at the 16th annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historical Street Faire. Perfect event for children and families. Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones. Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, pig races. Live entertainment, crafts and more. Free to attend. Attractions and food cost a nominal fee. Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Ave, San Diego, 92101. 619-233-4692. Info@GaslampQuarter.org.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Remote Viewing Workshop with Kathleen Albear – 7-9pm. Kathleen has trained with David Moorehouse, CIA operative & author of his book, Psychic Warrior, along with Deepak Chopra in his remote viewing techniques. For over 20 years Kathleen has been doing readings and healings. Please wear comfortable clothes. We will be on the carpet for some exercises. $40 or $35 if paid 2 days prior. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Moreno Blvd, #108, San Diego, 92117. Call Vessa at 858-509-7582. MyIntuition.net.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Soul Shift in Sedona – Nov 7-9. With Heather Faun Basl and Johanna David. Get ready to fly. Remove what blocks you and holds you back. Become magnificent and great. Realize your true potential, a lighter bright you. Includes 3 vortex sites, a group sound healing session, meditation and yoga. Register: 630-210-8688 or HeatherFaun.com/Sedona.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Lunch Meet Up: Diners & Dogs 2 – 11:30am1:30pm. The Island at Carlsbad welcomes VIP guests (Very Important Pets) for a lunchtime meet and greet. En joy hanging out with some dogs looking for a loving home and stop by one of these retailers to donate. The Island at Carlsbad, 58065814 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, 92008. Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Join us for another gracefilled evening, and receive the sacred gift of healing. The evening space will include gentle healing sounds and practices shared by energy workers of all modalities and traditions. We consciously
invite those that need compassionate, non-physical, energy healing; please join us. After a brief introduction and setting a community intention, the healing energy work will take place in a quiet, safe community setting. For our friends active in energy work, do consider bringing your own table. Requested donation $10-20. CIHS (California Institute for Human Science), 701 Garden View Ct, Encinitas, 92024. JiHyang Padma. CIHS.edu/ index.php/community-events.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Coronado Island Film Festival – Nov. 9-12. The festival (CIFF) cordially invites makers and lovers of film everywhere to join us in this unique historic seaside village. Come celebrate an enduring love affair with Hollywood that began when the historic Hotel del Coronado had barely opened its doors. That romance continues uninterrupted to this day. $10-$595. 820 Orange Ave, Coronado, 92118. SanDiego.org. Sip n Sail: Angel House Fundraiser – 6-8pm. A 2-hour sail onboard the Aolani Catamaran to raise money to build a new orphanage in India from scratch, with the help of Angel House. Includes food and cocktails. $95 per person. All proceeds benefit Angel House. Aolani Catamaran Sailing, 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, 92101. SanDiego.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Home for the Holidays Searsucker Brunch – 10am-2pm. A Sunday Brunch like you have never seen before. Enjoy tasty brunch eats and lovable adoptable puppies. Searsucker Del Mar, 12995 El Camino Real, #21, San Diego, 92130. Facebook. com/Seardelmar.
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Awareness of Human Trafficking in Hospitality – 11:30am-1:30pm. Join the San Diego Chapter of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International in partnership with the San Diego Hotel Motel Association to address this very serious problem in our community. We encourage
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Pet-Assisted Therapy at Museum of Man – 1-2pm. Guests will learn about the unique characteristics of small pets and how to properly and safely pet and care for them. The Pet-Assisted Therapy program typically brings the joy of animal companionship to primarily people in care facilities throughout San Diego. Museum of Man - Balboa Park, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Encinitas Fall Festival – 9am-4pm. With 450+ booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, here’s a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Free. Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets, Encinitas, 92024. 760-943-1950. Info@Encinitas101.com. 71st Annual Mother Goose Parade – 1-3pm. San Diego East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians. The largest parade in San Diego County is also the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Each year, the Mother Goose Parade attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of El Cajon. Free. El Cajon Blvd & W Main St, El Cajon, 92020. 619-333-0771. Info@MotherGooseParade.org.
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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.
California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter – 7pm. 3rd Tues (except Aug & Dec). Free lectures on a variety of California native plant topics. Have an unknown plant? Bring it to be identified. Open to the public. Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, Rm 101 or 104, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. cnpssd.org.
Yoga Classes – Days & times vary. Iyengar for beginners and advanced practitioners. Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Ste U, Encinitas, 92024. 760-632-0040. IyengarYogaNorthCounty.com. Donations Accepted – 10am-7pm, Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. All profits support individuals with Autism and other developmental or learning disabilities. TERI Inspired Resale, 1024 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054. 760-722-1880. Shop.TeriInc.org.
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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. 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.
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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. First Wednesdays Free Community Concert Series – 4pm & 7pm. Tickets are handed out on a first come, first seated basis. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Free, $12/reserved seats, $10/member reserved seats. California Center for the Arts, Center Theater, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925. ArtCenter.org. USI-Tech / Bitcoin Overview – 6pm. An opportunity to introduce yourself and your friends to the extraordinary Bitcoin opportunity with USI-Tech. Attend to learn about Bitcoin and how to acquire and accumulate Bitcoin faster than you may imagine possible. Seating is limited. Email us at ProTrade-UST@ProtechEnterprises.net to RSVP. 201 E Grand Ave, Escondido.
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Fur Fix Thursday – 3-5pm. Touch, pet and play with some incredibly cute and cuddly animals, adoptable and volunteer. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. 619279-5939 or SDHumane.org.
friday San Diego River Coalition – 3-4:30pm. 3rd Fri. Meet other people interested in the river, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to learn the latest news about the San Diego River Park. Open to the public. Mission Valley Library, Community Rm 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, 92108. SanDiegoRiver.org. Friday Night Liberty – 5-9pm. 1st Fri. Evening of free open artist studios, galleries and performances throughout NTC Arts & Cultural District at Liberty Station. NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106. More info, Whitney Roux: 619-573-9300. WRoux@ NTCFoundation.org.
saturday Guided Bird Walk – 8-10am. 3rd Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and resident birder Jeanne Raimond for an adventure in bird watching. If you have binoculars and/or a field guide, please bring them. For location: MTRP.org. Wildlife Tracking Walks – 8:30-10:30am. 1st Sat. Learn to recognize and identify various signs left 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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