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ctober is Cancer Awareness Month. I’m declaring it Alternative Health Awareness Day every day. The longer I publish Natural Awakenings, the more I learn how much more there is to learn. The first Natural Awakenings magazine I ever picked up was at the Whole Foods in Boca Raton. That is when I first learned about thermography. Since then I have opted to never do another mammogram. Like most alternative health modalities, insurance doesn’t cover thermal breast imaging so we remain paying out of pocket for these services for now. Thankfully acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine and several other preventive health measures are slowly being endorsed by insurance. Hopefully the insurance companies are beginning to see that the more proactive we are with ourselves, the better our overall health.

I believe this to be true in the financial arena as well. Like the plant medicine section I started within these pages, I am adding an alternative currency section, too. I am obviously a firm believer in barter, as you can tell by the local ITEX advertisers in my publication. ITEX is not like Bitcoin and they should not be confused as such. Many people hear the word barter and they run because they don’t understand it. I know I did. ITEX finally caught up with me and I am fortunate that it did. It not only opened up another stream of financial revenue, but it also opened up an entire network of business owners I would never have known about. Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas, Vinz Wine Bar in Escondido, Rossi’s pizza in San Marcos, French Gourmet and many other fabulous eating establishments and services were unknown to me until ITEX came into my world. I’ve been watching Bitcoin for years and never quite understood it. I finally took the time to wrap my arms around it. It’s another alternative currency that shows a lot of promise. I find it interesting how the people successfully using ITEX network gravitate much easier towards Bitcoin, even though they are very different. What they both have in common is they offer alternative ways to pay for things. I believe we will see many more companies accepting Bitcoin. Like yoga, cannabis, energy medicine and the like, alternative ways of living are here for us to use. I’ll do my best to help educate you, our reader, on all of these ways that can help us step into a brighter, healthier future for all.

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rthur Kaliel’s first experience with “barter is smarter” may have been 25 years ago but he still remembers it. “I worked for a small printing company in 1986 and I was curious to know how my boss could afford to treat my wife and I to such great dinners and top-notch vacations,” says Kaliel, a marketing agent for ITEX Corporation’s San Diego franchise office. “When I asked, he told me that his generous employee perks were possible because he accepted barter dollars from restaurants and resorts for his printing services,” advises Kaliel. Kaliel liked the idea of cashless business transactions so much that in 1992 he went to work for Business Exchange International (BXI), which was bought out in 2004 by ITEX, the leading marketplace for cashless


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business transactions across North America. ITEX provides a stable and secure infrastructure for businesses to barter and has over 90 franchisees and licensees serving over 24,000 member businesses nationwide. According to Kaliel, bartering is especially well suited to service-based businesses, such as printing, accounting, consulting or graphic design. In a service-based business, income often depends on the ability to charge an hourly wage. Time that isn’t accounted for doesn’t produce income, so a services business can benefit from using barter to turn excess hours into hard goods. Just about anything can be purchased on barter. With ITEX/s national membership of over 24,000 businesses there are literally thousands of categories for goods and services from which

to choose from. “There are 1700 ITEX members in the San Diego area and I keep adding more,” notes Kaliel. “Members tell me about other businesses they want to add to our directory and I go out and recruit them,” advises Kaliel. Elaine Russo, Natural Awakenings publisher now Multi-Marketing Agent for ITEX San Diego, nationally and internationally, wasn’t interested in learning about ITEX when she first heard about it. “I was in my second year as a publisher, and I was just too busy.” But her then marketing director, Gloria Taylor Brown, had other plans for her. “She set up a meeting with Arthur Kaliel and practically had to drag me to it,” she recalls. By the end of the meeting, Russo signed on for the program. “There was little to no commitment to try it out,” she says. And before she knew it, business began flowing her way without her even having to try. “It’s all because I entered the world of ITEX, and once you’re in it, you can’t see how you survived that long without it.” ITEX has transformed the way Russo does business. “Almost anything you want to buy on barter is available to you,” assures Russo. And, says Russo, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you create it. “Plus, the timing couldn’t be better. With the economic problems our country has been facing, barter systems are becoming more popular.” Using barter dollars can not only help entrepreneurs reduce expenses, but it creates new relationships with little effort and no cost, and enables members to take advantage of barter exchanges all over the world. “Cash is always going to be king, but barter is queen. And there’s never been a more perfect marriage!” adds Russo. “You don’t lose your cash clients, you gain new clients you would not have had and cash client referrals. It’s a natural phenomenon.” To find out more, call Elaine Russo at 760-436-2343, or email at Visit


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outhern California-native Jim Farren, president of Protech Consulting Solutions, a division of Protech Enterprises, Inc., realizes that people are confused when it comes to crypto-currency. That is why he is dedicated to educating others on how to understand Bitcoin without needing to read the endless blogs, articles and online posts. “It’s important to understand the risks and benefits of crypto-currency, and Bitcoin in particular,” he says. Farren shares that the first Bitcoin transaction took place in 2009. “A lot has happened in the interim but the most significant developments and visibility have occurred in 2017. Since crypto-currencies, by definition, are global, the rapid rise in the adoption of Bitcoin is impacting every country on the planet,” he explains. “Bitcoin has finally caught the world’s attention and those who take the time to understand what’s happening, why it’s happening and the potential consequences will be the ones to benefit from this evolution in currency exchange. The benefits could be enormous in scope and impact, both on the protection and growth of personal wealth.” Farren says that his company has a unique way of investing in Bitcoin while at the same time hedging that investment against Bitcoin volatility. “It won’t make you a millionaire overnight…but it could over time. Most importantly, we can help you to ‘get in the game’ and learn about this fascinating development in global exchange,” he says. “Our focus is on getting involved with crypto-currency for ‘fun and profit’… with an equal emphasis on both.” For more information, contact Jim Farren at 760-670-3244 or


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sensation. What is happening now can be viewed as Bitcoin having reached “critical mass” on a global scale. “From 2011 to 2013, criminal traders made bitcoins famous by buying them in batches of millions of dollars so they could move money outside of the eyes of law enforcement. Subsequently, the value of bitcoins skyrocketed,” explains Gil in the aforementioned article. Yet the claim that Bitcoin or crypto-currency poses a threat to global welfare due to use by criminals and terrorists is grossly misleading. The Wall Street Journal reports that 97 percent of such activity involves conventional fiat currency—mainly the U.S. dollar. So you might as well lobby to eliminate the dollar. Ultimately, though, according to Gil’s article, “bitcoins are highly controversial because they take the power of making money away from central federal banks, and give it to the public.” Bitcoin accounts cannot be frozen or examined by tax men, and middleman banks are completely unnecessary for bitcoins to move, be traded or held; no wonder Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase Bank, doesn’t like it. Jim Farren is the president of Protech Consulting Solutions, a division of Protech Enterprises, Inc. He can be reached at 760-670-3244 or Jim@


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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.

Fortuna Trail Restoration Crew – 9am. Need a mid-week activity? Volunteer with the Fortuna Trail Restoration Crew. Be sure to bring work gloves and water and wear long pants and sturdy, closedtoe shoes. Meet at the West Fortuna Staging Area, located at the very east end of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. For more information, please contact Ranger Andrew Miller at or Ranger Levi Dean at

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@

Full Moon Pier Walks – 6-7:30pm. Discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour. Tickets are $35 for the Public and $30 for Birch Aquarium Members. For Ages 9 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. Call or email to purchase tickets. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 92093. 858-534-7336.

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 outof-town visitors and locals alike. $55 adults. Sat/Sun, $65 adults. Hornblower Cruises & Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715. SD@ Pitties in the Park Celebration – Noon-5pm. San Diego Pittie Parents presents its 3rd Annual Pitties in The Park Celebration in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Stop by our tents to meet some amazing pups looking for a loving home and to get your current dog microchipped for $20. This is a free family event and all breeds welcome. NTC Liberty Station - Ingram Plaza, 2640 Cushing Rd, San Diego, 92106. Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt – 5-10pm. Celebrate Halloween all month long at Belmont Park’s Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt with a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating and a spooky roller coaster. Boomont Park is back with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event. Belmont Park, 3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, 92109. 858228-9283.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 Adams Avenue Street Fair – 10am-6pm. SoCal’s largest free music festival held each year in the community of Normal Heights. The 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair–featuring 90 musical acts on six stages. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and more than 300 arts and crafts booths. 34th and Adams Ave, San Diego, 92116.


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 Ocean Beach Oktoberfest – Oct 6-7. The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. The grassy space at Abbott and Newport will be filled with fun yoga classes, games and competitions, a chill area for meditation and breathwork, live music and drum circles, and conscientious vendors. At 1pm, we’ll kick off the live music in the 21+ beer garden. $5 will get you into the beer garden. Foot of Ocean Beach Pier, 5099 Newport Ave, San Diego, 92107. Rigs to Reefs: Exploring the Future of Offshore Oil and Gas Development – 6:30pm. In California, there are 27 oil and gas platforms found off the coast, each home to a thriving, unique ecosystem. A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that “...the oil and gas platforms off California are among the most productive habitats globally.” It’s time to think creatively about the resources we have and proceed forward boldly with radical new tactics for ocean management. Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego, 92103. Ernest Lotecka, 760-533-2725. SDWalks@

savethedate Soul Shift in Sedona TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 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: 630210-8688 or

Eat Better Art – 10am-3pm. Eat Better Art is a series of artful cooking classes designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes. Ages 4-6 are welcome from 10am to Noon and ages 7-12 are welcome from 1-3pm. $40-$50. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, 92101.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 New Member & Activist Orientation – 6:30-8pm. Attend our New Member and Activist’s Orientation and learn how to get the most out of your membership while supporting the legacy of John Muir and the organization he founded to save and protect natural places everywhere. Find your spot in nature, politics or outdoor activities. Learn what you can do and how to get more involved in our efforts to protect the environment. You will meet other activists to hear what we are facing and how we are responding. Sierra Club San Diego, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste #101, San Diego, 92111. For more information call 858-569-6005.



Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show – 10am-5pm. Oct 13-15. Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more. $4-$9. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014.

Free All About Worms Workshop – 10am-Noon. Interested in worm composting? Whether you are an apartment dweller or have an extensive garden, we have a system that will work for you. Check out this in-depth vermicomposting presentation, which includes free admission to the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden. Learn all about how easy it is to compost your food waste with red wriggler worms at this interactive presentation. San Diego Botanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, 92024.

Halloween 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 during our Spook-tacular Halloween event. 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. There will be a costume contest with prizes for categories including

scariest, cutest and most original dog costumes. Complimentary desserts and dog treats provided. $10 suggested cover charge for the event. RSVP on-line or by calling 619-279-5939. San Diego Humane Society (Oceanside Campus), 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside, 92058. Free Movie Night - Seed, The Untold Story – 6:30pm. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As bio-tech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. These heroes rekindle a lost connection to this critical resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #101, San Diego, 92111. Jean F Costa, 619-463-0721.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 MCRD San Diego BootCamp Challenge – 6:30am-Noon. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego will host the 16th BootCamp Challenge, a three-mile obstacle run. This unique race features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits, plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors staff the course providing direction and encouragement for participants. $40-$45. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, 3800 Chosin Ave, San Diego, 92140. Art Glass Guild Annual Fall Patio Show and Sale – 10am-5pm. Oct 14-15. You will see more than 30 juried Artists exhibiting their creations as you stroll the patio in Spanish Village. There will be entertainment for all including: live music, demonstrations featuring torch-work and glass cutting, as well as an area for children and adults alike to create their own unique mosaic art piece to take home. Free. Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego. 619-702-8006. Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade Spectator Cruise – Noon-2pm. Destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships, hovercraft, helicopters, jets and more comprise the 2017 Sea & Air Parade. Over 100,000 people will come to San Diego Bay to watch this spectacular event. $35-$65.95 per person (add’l fees may apply). Hornblower Landing at Grape St Pier, 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715. Old Town’s Fall Festival – Noon-4pm. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season with its annual fall festival. The museums and merchants in the state park will be richly decorated and will host family friendly games, activities and entertainment reminiscent of an old-fashioned harvest celebration. Free. Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, 92110.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 Pet-Assisted Therapy at Museum of Man – 1-2pm. Guests will learn about the unique characterizes 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. You’ll find we’re not human without them. Museum of Man - Balboa Park, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. Learn more about this unique exhibit at

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 Fine Wine and Gourmet Food Walking Tour – Enjoy a 3-3.5 hr leisurely walking tour with a local resident guide and experience the tasty delights of La Jolla by-the-sea. Gourmet food, local and international wines, guided historic walk, wine tasting appreciation presentation. $89. Empress Hotel, 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, 92037. 858-5515115.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 San Diego Kids Expo & Fair – 10am-5pm. Oct 2122. The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair presented by Toyota every April and October is part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids. $8-$35. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014. Aruna Run for Their Freedom – 11am. The 1st San Diego Aruna Run for Their Freedom is an exciting 5K run/walk to free women from sexual slavery in India. $30. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 928-533-1277. Carnival 4 Canines – Noon-4pm. Jackie Blue’s Rescue Angels is inviting you to their 3rd Annual Carnival 4 Canines. There will be pet rescue groups, animal welfare and conservation organizations, pet and human assistance organizations, vendors specializing in handmade and one-of-a-kind wares, doggie agility course, pet costume contest, jumpy house, face painting, games for kids and craft foods. Stop by our booth to meet some adoptable pups and $20 microchips. Harry Griffen Park. For more information Shaping Sound After the Curtain – 7:30-9:30pm. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his

creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever. $35-$70. California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92025. 760-839-4125.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove – 9am-1:30pm. Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweatdrenching 4.5-hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. Participate as an individual or share a bike as part of a three person relay team. Fundraising Minimum: $500/individual, $900/team. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1160 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, 92037.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 Free Backyard Composting Workshop & Intro to Bokashi – 10am-Noon. Through composting and Bokashi fermentation, you can improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, money and water. Learn the basics in this presentation. Tecolote Nature Center, 5180 Tecolote Rd, San Diego, 92110.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – 8-11:30am. The fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Costumes encouraged. The course takes you through Morley Field and Florida Canyon on the edge of Balboa Park, the cultural heart of San Diego. Prizes will be awarded for best time (by distance, by age group and costume categories) as well as best costume. $10-$30. Morley Field, 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, 92104.

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$15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110.

ongoingevents daily Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation for Health and Success – Discover how you can achieve ultimate happiness and health with InteriorWerx. Clear emotional and energetic abnormalities that cause dis-ease, such as anxiety, pain, sadness, discomfort, allergies, recurring physical injury and more. There is immediate relief from symptoms, bringing health back to true form. Free. 312-479-7893. Schedule: 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. 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.

sunday Reiki Levels 1, 2, Master & Teacher – Nationally certified courses. 1-day classes. Ongoing throughout the year. Earn CE credits. More info: 760-593-4595. 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. 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:

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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. 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: Spirit Dance: Ecstatic Dance and Moving 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 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.

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: 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. 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

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.

A Gathering of Priestesses Live Online Video Show – 6pm. With special guests each week. For more info: 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.

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@ 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. 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. 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. 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 to RSVP. 201 E Grand Ave, Escondido.

thursday Shelter Island Walk and Talk Bunch – 10-11:15am. Take a walk from the parking lot at Bali Hai to the end of Shelter Island and back (2.2-mile roundtrip). Some go to lunch after. Free. Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, 92106. Balboa Park History Stroll – 11am-Noon. Specially trained History Center guides lead this easypaced stroll through the park, revealing many of the intriguing aspects of its past, present and future. Reservations requested, but walk-ups welcome. $10-$12. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. $15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110.

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

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. BeachCleanup.htm.

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. 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@

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: 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. 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. 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:

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: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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@

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. 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. 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: 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. 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 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. 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.

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Dr. Qin Fu 285 N El Camino Real, Suite 205, Encinitas 760-230-2490 Dr. Qin Fu is a third generation healer, trained in China, that uses a combination of acupuncture, qi gong and herbs to help his patients achieve pain relief and better overall health.


The Healing Center Dr. Marilyn Chernoff, PhD, MH, M.Ed Encinitas 877-222-9146 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”

CANNABIS ALLEGIANCE WELLNESS CENTER San Diego Medical Marijuana Center Bert Telles 858-414-4271

We believe in natural benefits of medicinal cannabis and provide products that are safe, and effective, to address a person’s unique symptoms or condition.


760-846-0122 Our specialty is helping educate and evaluating patients on the natural medicinal benefits that CBD and Cannabis products can provide. Each person and each pet is unique and we safely identify your symptoms and conditions.


BEAUTY PRODUCTS BARE WAXING & SKINCARE STUDIO 285 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 100 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-809-6598

Waxing. Lashes. Skin. Hair Removal With over a decade in experience, Bare Waxing Studio offers the best in hair removal, skin treatments, and lash and eyebrow services in North County.


Quality cannabis delievered to your door!


Esculent Oils a.k.a. Weedease Organics, same great oils, new name. Esculent Oils make organic cannabis-infused cooking oil for medical marijuana patients. OCCO-Organic Cannabis Canola Oil, CANNA COCO BIS-Organic Cannabis Coconut. The safe and perfect way to get your medication without inhalation.


Zac Smith 800-257-3351 Highly skilled team of traveling massage therapists that utilize cannabis infused oil for incredible pain relief and relaxation. We travel to you!


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COUNSELING We specialize in helping patients understand and navigate the latest methods for realizing the maximum medicinal benefits cannabis has to offer.

DEL VECCHIO COUNSELING, LPCC, CADC II 858-226-1873 Se Habla Espanol

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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Serving SD's small businesses with quality bookkeeping since 2001. I set up and maintain your books so that you can focus on growing your business.

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Cary O’Rielly, DDS 4403 Manchester Ave., Ste. 206-B Encinitas, CA 92024 760-632-1304 Integrative Dentist Carey O’Rielly, DDS provides holistic family dentistry for patients from 3 to 93, including cosmetic smile makeovers using bio-friendly materials, bonding and lasers.

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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Lesa D. Artzberger 858-401-9026

Available to assist you in accomplishing your personal and retirement goals. My role is to educate you on the options available for meeting your financial objectives and have life insurance that you do not have to die, to utilize!


Ken Kostedt 619-212-2957 Let Kostedt Design & Marketing help you with your print or online graphics needs. Custom design services including business cards, billboards, wine labels, logos and more.


Dawn Ellinwood 109 S. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-792-5959 Built on a foundation of community, passion, contribution and strength, Ubuntu Hair Studio will shift the way consumers purchase beauty products and services.




Judi Bryan 760-822-9234 • Creating a vibrant and Sustainable lifestyle with wild-crafted, organic nutrition and skin care while sustaining a living rain forest. Rain Drop therapist, expert at ear coning and Access Consciousness Facilitator.

Dr. Ginger Marable, PhD, CHt Offices in North San Diego County 760-420-2279

Want to quit smoking in about an hour? Our advanced, personalized hypnotherapy system has a 95% success rate and lifetime guarantee. Call now for a free consultation.

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MOBILE-EYES SD OPTICAL Helmut Igel, ABO 760-473-8339

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.


Dr. Kristine Reese, ND, founder 5210 Balboa Ave., Ste. F, San Diego, 92117 619-239-5433 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.


NATURAL GROCERY STORE Jimbo’s...Naturally! 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad 760-334-7755

630-210-8688, 312-502-1539 Specializing in intuitive counsel and psychic work including Akashic records, card readings, connection with loved ones, home and business readings/clearings, energy healing, personal mentoring and angel work with children. Working with individuals that have health concerns, mental stress and/or want to find clarity with their life situations.

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In today’s hectic world, clutter may build up in our living and work spaces. Get the support you need to clear the clutter. Sorting: What to keep or toss. Removing: Unwanted items. Organizing: What you keep. Strategizing: How to maintain order.


My passion is to work with anyone that has lost a child and would like to learn how to deal with their loss through hypnotherapy.


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Del Mar: 2600 Via De La Valle, Ste. 100 858-436-9800 LaJolla: 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. 858-642-6700 Hillcrest: 711 University Ave., San Diego 619-294-2800


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Charlene Handel 5650 El Camino Real, Ste. 230 Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-438-4600 Want incredible looking skin without using toxic injections or surgical procedures? Skin Fitness uses natural remedies based on kinesiological testing. Call today for your appointment.




Dr. Danielle Chavalarias, CEO, InnerOptimal 760-633-3328 - Encinitas Train your brain to improve your memory, the quality of your sleep, reduce your anxiety, alleviate procrastination, be more efficient and have more success.


The Friends In Business Network 760-613-6412 Free Monthly Mixers. Free Admission Food and Drink. Join and RSVP at TFIBN. com. Vendor Spaces $99 cash or ITEX. Call Art Kaliel at 760-613-6412.

Carmenza David, founder 760-452-0957 Join us every us every 1st & 3rd Wednesday morning for a delicious breakfast in Cardiff. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. $25 includes breakfast. Meet other leaders in your community; start your day surrounded by energetic, positive, ready to move and shake business owners. Come prepared to be ignited, to get inspired, to have fun and to make lasting connections!


Judy Ann Foster 760-703-9941 • Women empowering women in friendship and business. Monthly luncheon, networking, table displays, vendors, introductions, announcements, shoutouts, speakers, door prize drawings & gifts.

(in the Lumberyard) 765 South Coast Highway 101, Suite H-101 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-479-1977 Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, natural, healthy food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural.


Renato Cautela, owner 1514 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 760-452-8136

E STREET EYES 128 West E Street Encinitas, CA 760-931-1390

Medical eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, optical quality sunglasses, non-surgical LASIK program. We offer traditional eye health evaluations as well as nutritional counseling that supports healthy vision.



Make life a treat. 26 flavors baked fresh daily, including vegan, gluten-less and sugar-free. Seasonal treats and catering, special events and custom orders.


Women’s Health for Life 760-635-5600

Feeling tired? Having Hot Flashes? Battling Brain Fog? Most women silently suffer because they don’t understand what’s going on with their body. Call today.


Marc Malin / LMT 619-713-6519

Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, body aches or chronic pain? Combining sound therapy modalities like tuning forks and singing bowls with massage, myofacial release and trigger point can heal your body, mind and spirit.



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Shop our farmers’ market from home! Choose from a wide variety of produce and foods from our online farmers market. Daily Harvest’s longstanding relationships with many of the best organic farms in our community allows us to bring fresh, clean produce rich in vitamins and minerals straight to your door.

La Jolla Shores Beach 858-454-8273 • Learn to surf and paddleboard at the #1 school, with 20 years of sharing the stoke. We are honored to teach all ages from 5 to 95.

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760-814-1293 Wholistic retail shop offering natural products and services to maintain a self-healing lifestyle, i.e. supplements, meditation tools, hemp CBD, beauty products and more.

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Hem Rai, owner 760-230-6145 559 South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad Retail store featuring fine jewelry, an art gallery, crystals, statues, rustic furniture and exceptional gifts from both local artists and artisans across the globe. We specialize in unique fair-trade and eco-friendly products.

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