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Museum Month (Feb) 50% off at participating museums. Discount passes at Macy’s. Whale Watching Season through April

2/1 First Friday Films at The San Diego Museum of Art,

7pm pre-film lecture, 8pm film. “The People Speak.” $5-$10. 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 232-7931 2/1 San Diego Sockers vs. Dallas Sidekicks at the Valley View Casino Center. Game begins 7:35pm. (866) 799-4625 2/1-3 Laguna Playhouse presents Chapter Two. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787 2/1-3 AVO Playhouse in Vista presents Leading Ladies at Moonlight Amphitheatre. (760) 724-2110 2/1-4/1 Sculpture in the Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encintas. (706) 436-3036 2/2 Groundhog Day 2/2 – 5/5 Paintings by Ellen Salk and Sound by Christopher Adler at Oceanside Museum of Art 2/2 Hike in San Marcos, Cerro De Las Posas Park to Aboreturn. 8:30-12pm. (760)744-9000 2/2 Electric Run San Diego at Del Mar Fairgrounds 7pm around the Holiday of Lights track 2/3 Superbowl XLVII at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA. AFC Champions vs. NFC Champions—game and half-time shows by National Football League. 2/3 The Cardiff Kook Run – 5K and 10K at Moonlight Beach Parking lot, 7:3011:30am 2/4 Bird Watching, First Monday of the month at San Diego Botanic Garden 8am, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encintas. (706) 436-3036 2/5 The Who at the Valley View Casino Center. 7:30pm. (619) 224-4171 2/6 Free Wednesday at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Presenting Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters. 4&7pm. Free (760) 839-4138 2/7-3/14 Kid’s Cake Design Class at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio in San Marcos 2/7-17 San Diego Jewish Film Festival 23rd Annual (858) 274-9994 www.sdcjc/.org 2/8 Teen Art Café @ The Museum: Modern Mexico at The San Diego Museum of Art, 6-8pm. (619) 232-7931 2/8 SD Derby Dolls at Del Mar Fairgrounds 2/8-9 Youth Fishing Derby Camp Out at Lake Poway 7am-12pm, (858)668-4770 2/8 Doggie Café with San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 6-8pm. 572 Airport Rd., Oceanside. On-leash dog socializing opportunity. (619)299-7012 2/9 Kid’s Valentine’s Chocolates Class at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio in San Marcos. Ages 13 and up. 9:30-11:30am 2/9 Mermaid Series Half Marathon in San Diego 2/9 Second Saturday Art Walk, downtown Escondido. 2/9 The San Diego Museum of Art presents, Second Saturday Workshop; Land Scape Painting 1pm-4pm. (619) 232-7931 2/9 “For the Love of Chocolate” in Downtown Escondido, 1-5pm. Music and tasting event for exotic chocolates with wine, champagne, and beer. Grand Ave and N. Kalmia 2/9 San Diego Padres Fanfest at Petco Park 2/9-10 World’s Greatest Hobby Train Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds 2/9-10 Sweetheart Sail on the Bay, 12-3pm. Celebrate Valetines Day aboard a ship on the San Diego Bay. 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. (619) 234-9153

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2/9 10th Annual Little Italy Carnevale, 5pm-9pm.

India Street between Hawthorn and Cedar Streets, San Diego. (619) 233-3898 2/9 21th Annual San Diego Brazil Mardi Gras Carnival, 9pm-2am.4th & B, San Diego. Adults-only event. (619) 224-4684 2/9-10 World’s Greatest Hobby in Town. Model trains, Free Thomas the Train ride at Del Mar Fairgounds (630)279-5094 2/10 Chinese New Year 2/10 San Diego Sockers vs. Arizona at the Valley View Casino Center. Game begins 5:05pm. (866) 799-4625 2/10 San Marcos Senior Center Intergenerational Senior Prom at Senior Center $5 City of San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue (760)744.5535 2/10 San Dieguito Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk in picturesque Rancho Santa Fe. 2/10 Valentine’s “Puppy Love” 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, 8am-noon along Hwy 101 in Solana Beach. $35. Bring along your dog with you. (858) 756-4117 2/10 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents San Diego North County Antique and Collectibles Show, 9am-3pm. (760) 839-4140 2/11 Antique Fair at San Marcos Community Center (760) 744-9000 2/12 19th Annual Gaslamp Mardi Gras in San Diego, 6pm-midnight. Live music, special guest appearances, street performers, and parade. (619) 233-5227 2/12 12th Annual Hillcrest Mardi Gras Street Party 2/12 Mardi Gras 2/13 Ash Wednesday 2/14 Valentine’s Day 2/14 Love is in the Air at San Diego Botanic Garden, 5-8pm. Take a stoll, champagne, gourmet appetizers, chocolate, music and more. (710) 436-3036 2/14 Coronado Island Valentine’s Day Run 2/14 San Marcos Senior Center Valentine’s Day Luncheon. Entertainment and Hot lunch with dessert $4-$5. City of San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue (760)744.5535 2/14 Valentine’s Day at Pacifica Del Mar 2/14 Valentine’s Day at SBICCA 2/14 Valentine’s Day at Tip Top Meats 2/14 The Hives at Belly Up 2/14 Romeo and Juliet Ballet 2/14-3/10 AVO Playhouse in Vista presents Life Could Be a Dream. (760) 724-2110 2/14-17 The Little Mermaid by Theatre West at San Marcos Community Center (760) 744-9000 2/14, 16-17 Don Juan at Lyceum Theatre Horton Plaza (619)544-1000 2/15 Harlem Globetrotters at the Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. Basketball event. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. (619) 224-4171 2/15 Music by the Sea Concert Series, Victor De Almeida, violist at Encinitas Library (760) 753-7376 2/15 Into the Wild Adventure Day Camp City of San Marcos 2/15-17 Laguna Playhouse presents I never Saw Another Butterfly. Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 5pm. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787 2/16 The Capital Steps “We Put the Mock in Democracy” at the Poway Performing Arts Center, 8pm. (858) 748-0505 2/16 Spiritual Meditation Class $60 Grace Spiritual Center in Encinitas 2/16-24 San Diego Opera’s Samson and Delilah

2/16-17 Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

10am-5pm. Downtown, (619)232-3821 2/16 International Cheer Competition at SD Convention Center 2/16-17 Red Wine & Chocolate at Chateau Julien, 11am-4pm 2/17 Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. Tour of farmhouse built in 1870 with tea, sweets and sandwiches $5. email: 2/17 Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K 2/17 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Hidden Valley Community Concerts, Side Street Strutters 2pm. (760) 839-4140 2/17 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Orchestra Nova InNOVAtion 3pm. (760) 839-4140 2/18-21 Discovery Days: Koalapalooza at the San Diego Zoo, 9am-5pm. (619) 231-1515 2/18 President’s Day 2/16 Sea Day at Birch Aquarium, 11am-3pm. Theme: Plankton Party. (858) 534-7336 2/21 Ballroom Dance at San Marcos Senior Center 2-4pm Billy Harper Band $5 City of San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue (760)744.5535 2/23 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Terry Hill & Associates, Ricky Nelson Remembered & John Denver Tribute, 7:30pm. (760) 839-4138 2/22-24 Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. 2/23-24 Koi Club of San Diego Annual Open Koi Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2/22 Doggie Café with San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 6-8pm. 5500 Gains Street, San Diego. On-leash dog socializing opportunity. (619) 299-7012 2/22-24 Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. (760) 751-2302 2/23 5k PawWalk at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas 2/23 Bryll Hair Lounge in La Costa Grand Opening Party 6-9pm. Fashion show, cocktails and appetizers. 2/23 Bonnie Raitt in concert Copley Symphony Hall 7:30 2/23 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Terry Hill & Associates, Ricky Nelson Remembered & John Denver Tribute, 7:30pm. (760) 839-4138 2/23 La Costa Canyon High School 1-mile Walk/ Run Race. Check-in at 7am. First runners 9am. 2/24 85th Annual Academy Awards at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Televised live by ABC TV. 2/24 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Intimate Classics, Gustavo Romero, Spanish guitarist, 8pm. $35-$50. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. (760) 839-4138 2/23-3/17 Time Stands Still at the North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach (858) 481-1055 2/14 Purim 2/24 Coeur de Cuisine – Escondido Rotary’s formal yet fun Mardi Gras theme set in the 1920s. 2/28 Two Wheel Thursday at Downtown Encinitas, Bike Party 7-9pm 2/28 Mardi Gras with Cajun food and entertainment with masquerade parade $4-$5 City of San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue (760)744.5535 2/28-3/3 Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

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3/1-4/1 Desert wildflowers great for viewing at the

Anza-Borrego State Park. 3/1-3 Gem Faire at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall. Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. 3/1-3 28thAnnual Spring Home/Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. (858) 350-3738 3/1-5/12 The Carlsbad Flower Fields are open to the public. $6-$11. (760) 431-0352 3/1 Fun Friday Nights for Kids 4-12 yrs $20/child City of San Marcos 3/2-19 World Baseball Classic – International baseball championship’s third series. 3/2 Disney Fan Club “Fanniversary Celebration” at Museum of Photographic Arts. 3/2 Hike in San Marcos,Discovery Lake/Double Peak. 8:30-12pm. (760) 744-9000 3/2 Finish Chelsea’s Run in Balboa Park (619) 692-2900 3/3 Family Art Day at Oceanside Museum of Art (free) Mixed Media Sculpture. Call (760) 435-3720 or visit 3/4 Bird Watching, First Monday of the month at San Diego Botanic Garden 8am, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encintas. (706) 436-3036 3/5 Art of Elan: Dreams and Travels at Hibben Gallery 7pm (619) 232-7931 3/6 SQUAWK! Theater at California Center for the Arts Escondido. 2/28-3/10 MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents Guys and Dolls 3/8-4/14 Old Globe Theatre presents Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (6190 234-5623 3/9-10 Work at Home Business Expo, Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. (888) 955-4287 3/4 Bird Watching, First Monday of the month at San Diego Botanic Garden 8am, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encintas. (706) 436-3036 3/5 Mike Tyson “Undisputed Truth” at San Diego Civic Center (619)579-1100 3/6 First Wednesday, California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Stoney B Blues Band. 4 and 7pm Free (760) 839-4138 3/8-9 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents BYU International Folk Festival N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. (760) 839-4138 3/9-10 San Diego Winemakers Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds 3/9 Yo Gabba Gabba Live at San Diego Civic Center 3/9 Second Saturday Workshop, Mixed Media Art, Inspired by Art & Thoughts of East Asia 1-4pm 3/9 Spiritual Meditation Class $60 Grace Spiritual Center in Encinitas 3/10 Daylight Saving Time Begins—Spring Ahead 3/10 Pajanimals Live at San Diego Civic Center 3/10 Old Master of Music and Art at Hibben Gallery 2pm 3/16 Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents Missoula Children’s Theatre: The SNOW white, 3 & 7pm. 15498 Espola Rd., Poway. (858) 748-0505 3/10-11 San Diego Sockers, Ron Newman Cup Chammpionship Del Mar Arena. Time TBA. (866) 799-4625 3/10 Del Mar Ugly Dog Contest at Del Mar Fairgrounds 3/10 San Diego Half Marathon 3/10 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents San Diego North County Antique and Collectibles Show, 9am-3pm. (760) 839-4140 3/9 Second Saturday Art Walk, Downtown Escondido. 3/9 18th Annual San Marcos Talent Show, 6pm. Instrumental, vocal, dance categories. $5-$7. 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. (760) 744-9000

3/10 California Center for the Arts,

Escondido presents San Diego North County Antique and Collectibles Show, 9am-3pm. (760) 839-4140 3/10 18h Annual Ugly Dog Contest at Del Mar Fairgrounds. (858) 755-5913 3/10 – 7/7 Herb Turner – Idealist/Realist art exhibit at Oceanside Museum of Art 3/13 Menopause the Musical—Theater at California Center for the Arts Escondido. 3/14-17 Carnival Time in Escondido. Adult and Kiddie Rides. 3/15-16 Epic Beer Festival San Diego at SD Convention Center 3/15 An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole 7:30pm at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Tickets 800-988-4253 3/15 St Patrick’s Day Celebration $4 City of San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue (760)744.5535 3/16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival at 5th & 6th ave, b/w Juniper & Upas 9-5:30pm 3/16-17 San Diego Pet Expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds 3/16-4/7 San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents Butterfly Jungle. Thousands of butterflies in a huge aviary. (760) 747-8702 3/16 Mission Bay 10k Run &2-4 Mile Walk/Run 7:45am 3/16 San Diego Opera’s first ever Mariachi Opera 2 and 7pm 3/16 2nd North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 10am (760)414-9391 3/16-17 San Diego Pet Expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds 3/16-24 Fishing Tackle and Boat Show at at Del Mar Fairgrounds 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day 3/17 18th Annual Shamrock at the Gaslamp in San Diego, 2pm-midnight. Huge celebration on the streets. (619) 233-5008 3/17 St.Patty’s Day Swim at La Jolla Cove 9:45am 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad. 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Party at Lumberyard Tavern in Encinitas 3/17 32nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 10;30 am Balboa Park 3/17 Hensley’s Irish Pub and Grill in Carlsbad 3/17 O’Sullivan’s in Carlsbad Village 3/17 The Field in the Gaslamp 3/17 St Patrick’s Day Parties- See our Irish pub list in this edition on page 21. 3/16 Super STEM Saturday at Cal Sate University San Marcos, 10am-2pm. Free interactive science event. 3/16 Pride of Vista Scholarship Pageant. Miss Pride of Visa, Miss Teen Pride of Vista, Junior Miss and Little Miss. Girls/women aged 7-24. 3/16 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival, 10am. Parade begins at Fifth Ave. and Juniper St. in Balboa Park. (858) 268-9111 3/16-4/7 San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents Butterfly Jungle. Thousands of butterflies in a huge aviary. (760) 747-8702 3/16-17 Herb Festival, Plant Sale, and Tomatomania at San Diego Botanic Garden, 9am-5pm. Speakers, guided tours, vendors, lectures and more. 230 Quail Gardens, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036 3/19-20 NCAA March Madness Begins 3/20 Spring—first day 3/20-23 Second City Comedy Laughing Matters Tour at La Jolla Playhouse. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (858) 550-1010 3/21-24 Fred Hall’s Fishing, Tackle, boat, & Travel Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds

3/21-4/7 AVO Playhouse in Vista presents Born

Yesterday. (760) 724-2110 3/23-4/21 Old Globe Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. (619) 234-5623 3/23 Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation’s 7th Annual World Water Day Festival, 12-3pm. Free. Bringing awareness of freshwater sources. (760) 804-1969 3/23-24 7th Annual Busker Festival at Seaport Village – Street performer extravaganza! Food, drinks and entertainment at 849 West Harbor Drive San Diego (619) 235-4014 3/23-24 Daffodil Show at Julian Town Hall in Julian (760) 765-1857 3/25 – 4/2 Passover 3/29-31 WonderCon at Anaheim Convention Center. Comic books, characters, movies and more at 800 West Katella Ave, Anaheim. www. 3/30 California Ironman 70.3 Triathlon on the US Marine Corps Base of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside. Athletes compete with categories of biking, running, and swimming. 3/30 San Marcos Holiday Breakfast and Egg Hunt, 8am. Walnut Grove Park on 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. Tickets $5 adults, $4 youth. (760) 744-9000 3/30 Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival, 10am-1pm. Egg hunts divided into age groups. Ecke Sports Park at 278 Saxony Rd, Encinitas. (760) 633-2740 3/30 Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt at Seagrove Park 3/30 Carlsbad EGGStravaganza Spring Festival, 10am-1pm. Activity card $5, Unlimited Fun Zone wristbands are $5. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road. Food and beverages separate. (760) 434-2843 3/30 City of Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt, 10am-11am. Buddy Todd Park (3000 Mesa Drive). (760) 435-5041 3/30 San Elijo Hills Easter Egg Hunt at Upper Soccer Field in San Elijo Hills 3/30 Easter Egg Hunt in Carmel Valley at Carmel Valley Community Park (858) 552-1616 3/30 Easter Egg Hunts – see our North County Easter Egg Hunt list in this edition. 3/31 Easter Sunday 3/31 Easter Sunrise Service at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Presented by The Fields Church. (760) 431-0352. 3/31 Opening Day Major League Baseball 4/1 April Fool’s Day 4/1 Padres vs Mets – Padres first game of the season. 4/1 The Carlsbad Flower Fields open 4/5 4/7 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor and Car Show at La Jolla Cove on 4/7 and Cocktail Party on 4/5 4/4-7 A Bad Day in Shootersville by Theatre West in San Marcos (760) 744-9000 4/6 Junior Carlsbad Marathon for kids 12 and under. 7:50am-11am. 4/7 Carlsbad 5000 – World’s fastest 5K! Competitor Group (800) 311-1255 4/14 Spring Festival at Via Vera Cruz street in San Marcos. Music, entertainment, food, booths. 4/7 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, 9am-3pm. La Jolla classic car show. $35-$40. (619) 233-5008 4/6 NCAA Final Four National Championship 4/8 NCAA Final Four National Championship 4/13- 5/5 The Odd Couple at the North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach (858) 481-1055 4/13-14 Healthy Living Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds 4/19 Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad presents 61st Annual Golf Tournament, 12:306:30pm. 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 729-0207 4/20 San Marcos Talent Show at Community Center 5pm  •  February–March ’13  •  7 Find more entertainment at


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Hyatt House Offering 2013 San Diego Museum Month – Get Smart, Discounted Rates and Explore, Have Fun! free year-round or on With the popularity of video games, apps, a million TV Special Extended Stay Rates channels, certain days, and may and the internet, children, teens and adults It’s a dream come true for our North County readership! The newly renovated Hyatt House in Carlsbad, located near the beach, and about a mile from Legoland California, is letting the North County Sun promote their absolutely beautiful and spacious suites, complete with comfortable sofas and full kitchens with special discounted rates and special extended stay rates this February and March. Are you thinking about a Valentine’s suite? How sweet is that! Or maybe you’ll be entertaining out of town guests for Easter or Spring Break? The Hyatt House, near Carlsbad Beach, Carlsbad Flower Fields, You-Pick Strawberry Fields, Legoland California, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores, is offering our friends and neighbors and all their visiting guests, not just hotel rooms...but spacious hotel suites at a very discounted rate through the months of February and March. It gets even better....all Hyatt House guests receive complimentary full breakfast buffets, complimentary appetizers and drinks Monday through Thursday, complimentary highspeed fiber optic WiFi, free parking, and free shuttle service to Legoland, the Flower Fields, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets (with over 90 stores), nearby restaurants and shopping! Hyatt Gold Passes are also accepted. This is the best springtime offer in town! To redeem this amazing offer, Call the Hyatt House directly at (760) 9298200 and tell them you want this special offer. You need to include code “NCSE.” You may also email john.saunders@ but you must include the code “NCSE.” Hyatt House is located at 5011 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad CA 92008 (at the Legoland exit at Cannon Road and I-5 Freeway)

have been missing out on real-life interaction, stimulation, history and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else except museums, exhibits and art galleries. Did you know that San Diego County has more than 100 museums to choose from? And this number doesn’t include history rooms, libraries, and innumerable private and public art galleries and exhibits. The San Diego Museum Council promotes Museum Month during the month of February by offering half-off admission to 42 San Diego museums. Passes are available at Macy’s Department Stores. Visit for a store near you. Many museums and galleries are

offer different specials and options during San Diego Museum Month, so we highly recommend calling or visiting individual museum websites, especially for their hours of operation. For a list of San Diego Museum Council Membership Museums visit We also list San Diego Museums on www. The following are a few museums that we highly recommend.

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New Transit Riders Learn to Ride the Coaster, the Sprinter Trains and Breeze Bus and Enter to Win Prizes Nctd’s Sweetheart of a Deal During the month of February, North County Transit District’s Mobility Management and Transit Buddy Programs are offering a Sweetheart of a Deal! February’s Friend2Friend travel training offer is perfect for new or limited-experience transit riders. Enroll with a friend and let one of our experienced volunteer travel trainers teach you how to get around town with ease using the COASTER and SPRINTER trains, and BREEZE bus. Whether you take it for work or for play, learn how to take transit to your favorite destinations, pay your fare, how to be safe, and so much more. Just sign up by the end of February and complete your training by April 15th. It’s that simple. It’s FREE! It’s Fun! It’s Easy! All Friend2Friend enrollments are automatically entered

to win a “Friendship Fun Basket” full of items to keep you both on the road to fun: movie tickets, free transit travel, SPRINTER vests, t-shirts, candy, and more. Drawing will be held April 30, 2013. Prefer to learn solo? No, problem! While supplies last, all February enrollees will receive a free Rider’s Kit upon completion of training. Still driving? That’s OK. Learning to ride transit is a great way to increase your transportation options, and save on gas, too. Don’t miss this Sweetheart of a Deal! Request your application today. Call (760) 967-2863 or email at Program eligibility criteria apply. Visit our website at for more information. Funded by County of San Diego Adult/Older Adult Behavioral Health Services and Senior Mini-Grant funds.

The Official Disney Fan Club (D23) in San Diego for Fanniversary Celebration March 2, Saturday, 2pm The Official Disney Fan Club (D23) is hitting the road with their “Fanniversary Celebration” commemorating animated Disney classics, live-action features, TV shows, characters, theme parks and attractions at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park on Saturday, March 2. Each show will be hosted by a Disney archivist and D23 Team member and will highlight the rich behind-thescenes stories of these magical moments through rarely or never-before-seen film footage, concept art, photography, and exclusive interviews with many of your favorite Disney Legends and luminaries.

D23 will lead guests on a journey through dozens of unforgettable Disney moments that have delighted generations of Disney fans, including beloved movies, classic characters, favorite attractions and entertainment spectaculars at Disney parks, The Disney Channel, Disney Cruise Line and the momentous founding of The Walt Disney Company in1923. Museum of Photographic Arts is located in Balboa Park at 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. D23 Ticket Prices: $21 for D23 Members and $35 General Admission. For the most up to date information visit:

La Costa Couple’s Working Relationship is a Gem Ask someone if they could work with their spouse and you’ll often see a pained expression. Most would agree that 24/7 togetherness is not for the faint of heart. While it sounds appealing to some, they still might question their ability to survive it. There are clearly pros and cons, but working with your spouse is a key to the time honored tradition of mom and pop businesses. Owners of Gems of La Costa, Dale & Linda Condy, have learned what it takes to manage their jewelry store as a mom and pop team. Communication, understanding, and a lot of patience is required. It’s also easier to work together if you can laugh together, so it helps to have a sense of

humor. Dale & Linda joke that their secret to maintaining a close relationship after 35 years is to spend a lot of time in small spaces. “We live together in a small house, we operate our small business together and we travel together in a small RV. It’s just not often that we’re very far apart!” February is the time of year when they take their RV to the Tucson Gem Show for a buying trip. Hotel rooms are hard to find during the show and Dale & Linda love to camp. Tucson is their chance to combine business and pleasure and… spend even more time together. Initial preparation at the store, the actual buying trip, and coming straight back to work takes the better part of two weeks. “We’re connected at the hip the whole time and it really helps that we’re best friends.”

The Tucson show is made up of dozens of small shows that bring vendors from all over the world with a limitless selection of treasures. One day you’ll be dressed in business attire looking at fine gemstones in a carpeted convention center. The next day you can be dressed in jeans looking at fossils or geodes in a tent set up on a gravel parking lot. You never know what you’ll find, but it’s the perfect chance to search for new jewelry and gemstones for the New Year. Dale & Linda return to the store with their exciting discoveries just in time for Valentine’s Day. Visit Gems of La Costa to meet Dale & Linda and mention this article. They might surprise you with a souvenir from this year’s trip to Tucson. Learn more and visit

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Craftsmanship Museum – Carlsbad, CA The Craftsmanship Museum, located in Carlsbad, in the Carlsbad Raceway Industrial Park, has the world’s largest permanent display of model engineering and miniatures. Its 16,000 square foot showroom displays scientific instruments, technical projects, miniature aircraft, cars, ships, engines, and construction equipment models, as well as one of tthe world’s smallest running Chevy V-8 engines. They also have displays of 350 miniature engines, jewelry, matchstick models, steam engines, tools, engraving, and clocks. What makes this museum extremely unique is that they also have a working machine shop with real engines under construction! Learn about different engine parts, how engines work, mechanic’s tools, and experience actual engine running demonstrations. The museum is mostly for older children and adults that will appreciate craftsmanship and engineering. It features some of the finest metal and woodworking craftsmen in the world.

The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and was founded in 1997. Every year the Foundation presents one or more awards and scholarships. The major award each year is the presentation to the Metalworking Craftsman of the Year. This award consists of a $2,000 check and a presentation plaque or engraved gold medallion. It is publicly awarded each April at the North American Model Engineering Society (NAMES) Exposition in Detroit, Michigan. Admission is free. Hours are Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat from 9am to 4pm and closed holidays. The museum is funded by the Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship. Craftsmanship Museum is located at 3190 Lionshead Ave., Carlsbad 92010. Call (760) 727-9492 or (760) 727-5857 or visit

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum – Escondido, CA Originally founded as the Escondido Children’s Museum in 2001, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum today is a thriving, growing, dynamic and successful cultural institution that serves the diverse communities and visitors of North County. Serving children ages 1-10, the museum focuses on the critical years of child development and encourages hands-on interaction. Its professionally designed exhibit spaces and programs engage children in a wide range of concepts about science and world cultures. Exhibits at the Museum include: the Explorer Discovery Sailboat; Children’s Discovery Garden; Imagination Playground; Keva Planks; Light Table; Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that Sensation Station; and an Imagination Stage and Puppet Theater. Programs include: Spring Break and Summer Discovery Camps; Garden Senses; Owl Pellet Dissection; Spectroscopy

Hands-On Workshops; Hands-On Earth Science Workshop; Masks Around the world; and A la C’Arts’ and Culture. The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s mission is to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. Located in the civic and cultural center of Escondido, it has served tens of thousands of children, families and school groups since opening its doors at their new 12,000 square foot space in December 2011. This museum is an important educational resource for North County residents and visitors. In Escondido, SDCDM is the only hands-on children’s museum for the approximately 18,000 students in the 23 K-8 schools. Thanks to generous donations and community support they are able to offer fieldtrip scholarships to students of Title One San Diego schools. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92109. Call (760) 2337755 or visit

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center – Carlsbad, CA Inspiring—Educating— Interacting! Admission is free. The Agua Hedionda Discovery Center has recently reopened to the public. Enjoy the Lagoon’s newly remodeled and expanded Discovery Center that showcases their Native American Luiseno artifacts exhibit, Native American plants, lagoon creatures and animals. Meet Luke the Lobster, Sherman the Shark, Crissy the Crab and help the Discovery Center name their new baby bearded dragon. Visitors will also see some of their old favorites, such as Queen Beatrice and Lincoln who has a new friend, Spike! The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation has been busy creating new programs for you to enjoy such as their new

Kid’s Club. Also, the Lagoon’s native garden is in bloom and looks remarkable thanks to some wonderful volunteers. There’s literally something for everyone. If it’s been a while, stop by, and re-discover the Lagoon Discovery Center again. World Water Day will be a fun and educational event on March 23. This special day’s events focus attention on the importance of freshwater issues, and illustrate ways we can all get the most from our limited water resources. Join their Essay Contest: details and contest rules are posted on their website. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center is located at 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad 92008. Center hours are: Tues thru Fri 2-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Call (760) 804-1969 or visit

Oceanside Museum of Art – Oceanside, CA The Oceanside Museum of Arts (OMA) 15,000 sq. ft. three-story building features more than fifteen highly praised modern and contemporary art exhibitions per year. In addition to their exhibitions, the OMA’s programming includes concerts, films, culinary events, fundraising parties, evening events, tours and chartered travel to other local, national and international cultural art venues and destinations. The museums audience is made up of people of all ages, different walks of life and diverse cultural backgrounds. The OMA is dedicated to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, as well as national and global artists and art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. Upcoming events and exhibits include: February 2 – May 5 Synesthesia: Manifestations Of Energy, Paintings By Ellen Salk and Sound By Christopher Adler: Pulsating with energy and tension, Ellen Salk’s abstract paintings reference her interest in science, elemental forms, entropy, Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. In collaboration with experimental sound artist Christopher Adler, Salk has designed an immersive installation that explores the vibrational quality of her images. Designed in response to Salk’s work, Adler’s music heightens the

viewer’s senses eliciting a meditative and spiritual experience. Working in a ritualistic process that involves layers of calligraphic marks and geometric grids, Ellen Salk’s large scale paintings are full of dynamic juxtapositions. The contrasts of light and dark, organic and geometric, thin versus thick lines, and warm against cool colors create a powerful sense of depth and mystery. March 10 – July 7 Herb Turner – Realist/Idealist: Herbert B. (Herb) Turner, well- known architect, accomplished painter and sculptor, upheld the ideals of classical art and the old masters while incorporating modern concerns and the world around him. Though his works often appear to be direct observations of daily life, they are carefully constructed scenes imbued with social commentary, poignant messages or personal reflections. Turner realized his artistic tendencies while convalescing after a sports injury during his time at West Point. He studied in New York under Robert Brackman and Naum Los before moving to Del Mar, California, where he served as an apprentice to John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. OMA is pleased to recognize Turner’s artistic contributions in a significant exhibition of more than 50 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and architectural models. The Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 92054. Call (760) 435-3720 or visit

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2013 Lagoon events include: Discovery Center Dedication 2/9 World Water Day 3/23 Discovery Gala 5/18 Lagoon Day Run/Walk 7/20 Kayak Regatta 10/19

Events Synesthesia: Manifestations of Energy, Paintings By Ellen Salk and Sound By Christopher Adler February 2 – May 5, 2013 Free Family Art Day: Mixed Media Sculpture March 3 Herb Turner: Realist / Idealist March 10 – July 7  •  February–March ’13  •  9 Find more entertainment at

Museum of Photographic Arts – San Diego, CA The Museum of Photographic Arts inspires, educates and engages a broad audience through presentations, collections and preservations of photography, film and video. Located in Balboa Park in the Casa de Balboa building, a Macy’s Museum Month pass will entitle up to four people to half-off general admission prices during the month of February. Regular general admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and free for children under 12 and active military. San Diego County residents get in free on the second Tuesday of each month. The Museum’s permanent collection offers a rich photographic heritage, both as an expressive medium and a documentary record. The collection’s 7,000 images include works by more than 850 photographers, and a wealth of different photographic styles, genres and techniques, from early 19th century daguerreotypes and albumen prints to pictorialism, documentary and photojournalism, and digitally constructed imagery. MOPA’s collection is particularly strong in mid-twentieth century Soviet Russian photography, and social documentary photography and photojournalism.

Feb 9 – May 19 Jessica Lange: unseen Jessica Lange has maintained a career as a fine art photographer for nearly two decades, alongside her work as an acclaimed actress. As a photographer, Lange documents diverse cultures from regional and international travels. Alternately comforting and disquieting, the artist’s striking and unexpected photographs possess a kind of moody mystery that is appropriately cinematic. Feb 2 – Oct 13 30x: Three Decades In 2013, MOPA celebrates thirty years as a museum in Balboa Park dedicated to exhibiting photography, film, and video. 30x: Three Decades highlights one acquisition from each of MOPA’s 30 years, showcasing a selection of influential figures in the history of photography, including works by Alexander Rodchenko, Loretta Lux, Thomas Struth, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Marian Drew and other influential artists. Museum of Photographic Arts is located at 1649 El Prado. San Diego 92101. Museum hours are Tues to Sun 10am to 5pm. (closed Feb 7, 8, 22) Call (619) 238-7559 or visit

San Diego Air & Space Museum – San Diego, CA Science, space and aviation history all unfold at the San Diego Air & Space Museum– California’s Official Air and Space Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft from all over the world, including a working flying replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft and the only real GPS satellite on display in the world. The Museum also offers interactive exhibits including MaxFlight(r) and Space Shuttle simulators plus dynamic, hands-on and ever-changing traveling exhibitions.

SAN DIEGO MUSEUMS ADOBE CHAPEL MUSEUM AT WHALEY HOUSE 3963 Conde Street San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 297-7511 AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON DISCOVERY CENTER 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 804-1969 ANTIQUE GAS AND STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA (760) 941-1791 BARONA CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040 (619) 443-7003 BATIQUITOS LAGOON NATURE CENTER 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 534-FISH BONITA MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902. 619267-5141 CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr., San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 222-8211; CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ESCONDIDO 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido CA (760) 839-4120 CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 721-6876; CARLSBAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Magee Park, 258 Beech St., Carlsbad, CA, 92009 (760) 434-9189 CORONADO HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART 1100 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-7242; CRAFTSMANSHIP MUSEUM 3190 Lionshead Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92010 (760) 727-9492 ENCINITAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 390 West F Street, Encinitas, CA, 92024 (760) 942-9066

New exhibits now on display include: the Lockheed Vega from the movie Amelia; the Horten Flying Wing featured in National Geographic’s Hitler’s Stealth Fighter; and a Blue Angel Hornet. Also, opening February 1, for a limited engagement is Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which is a special exhibition that explores the weird and wacky world of Robert Ripley. The Air and Space Museum is open everyday Mon – Sun except certain holidays. General admission prices are: Adults $17.50; Seniors/Students/Retired Military $14.50; 3-11 yrs $7; Active Military Free; Children under 2 free. There is an $8 upcharge for Max Flight Simulator and $5 upcharge for Ripley’s. Museum Month rates are 50% off general admission with pass. The Air and Space Museum (in Balboa Park) is located at 2001 Pan American Plz, San Diego 92101. For more information visit

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ESCONDIDO HISTORY CENTER Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA (760) 743-8207 FALLBROOK GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 123 W. Alvarado St., Suite B, Fallbrook, CA (760) 728-1130 FALLBROOK HISTORICAL MUSEUM South Hill Street at Rocky Crest Road, Fallbrook, CA (760) 723-4125 FLYING LEATHERNECK AVIATION MUSEUM MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA 92145 Call first for entry info (858) 693-1723 GASLAMP MUSEUM AT THE WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS HOUSE 410 Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-4692; GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA MUSEUM 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92011 (800) 421-7250 HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM 12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. W., El Cajon, CA 92019 (619) 670-5194; JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-2721; JULIAN PIONEER MUSEUM 2811 Washington Street, Julian 92036 (760) 765-0227 LA JOLLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7846 Eads Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 459-5335 LEO CARRILLO RANCH HISTORIC PARK 6200 Flying LC Lane, Carlsbad, CA, 92011 760) 476-1042 LIVING COAST DISCOVERY CENTER (FORMERLY CHULA VISTA NATURE CENTER) 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 409-5900;

LUX ART INSTITUTE 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 436-6611; MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO 1492 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-9153; MARSTON HOUSE & GARDENS 3525 Seventh Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 298-3142; MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 239-0003 MISSION SAN LUIS REY MUSEUM 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA (760) 757-3651 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO: DOWNTOWN 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (858) 454-3541; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO: LA JOLLA MCASD: La Jolla 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-3541; MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 438-5996; MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 238-7559; OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 435-3720; OCEANSIDE HERITAGE VILLAGE PARK AND MUSEUM 220 Peyri Drive, Oceanside, CA (760) 433-8297 RANCHO SANTA FE ART GUILD MUSEUM 6004 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (760) 759-3545 REUBEN H. FLEET SCIENCE CENTER 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 238-1233; SAN DIEGO AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park (619) 234-8291; SAN DIEGO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027 (760) 291-0370;

SAN DIEGO AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 2080 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park (619) 231-AUTO (2886); SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 436-3036; SAN DIEGO CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM 320 N. Escondido Blvd., Studio Escondido, CA 92025 SAN DIEGO CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92109 (760) 233-7755 SAN DIEGO CHINESE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 404 Third Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 338-9888; SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: SERRA MUSEUM 2727 Presidio Drive San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 232-6203; SAN DIEGO HISTORY CENTER 1649 El Prado, Suite #3 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-6203; SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 696-0199; SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 232-7931; SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 239-2001; SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 232-3821; SAN DIEGO ZOO 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park (619) 234-3153; SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027-7017 (760) 747-8702;

SAN DIEGUITO ART GUILD AND OFF TRACK GALLERY 937 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 942-3636 SAN DIEGUITO HERITAGE MUSEUM 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024 (760) 632-9711 SAN ELIJO LAGOON NATURE CENTER 2710 Manchester Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007 (760) 634-3026 SANTA YSABEL GENERAL STORE AND BACKCOUNTRY VISITOR CENTER 30275 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 760-765-1270; SAVE OUR HERITAGE ORGANISATION (SOHO) 2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 (619) 297-9327; THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 200 West Island Avenue San Diego, CA (619) 233-8792; THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. W., El Cajon, CA 92019 (619) 660-0614; TIJUANA RIVER NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 (619) 575-3613; TIMKEN MUSEUM OF ART 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park (619) 239-5548; TORREY PINES STATE NATURAL RESERVE MUSEUM 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037 (858) 755-2063 USS MIDWAY MUSEUM 910 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 544-9600; VALLEY CENTER HISTORY MUSEUM 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA (760) 749-2993 VETERANS MUSEUM & MEMORIAL CENTER 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 239-2300; VISIONS ART MUSEUM 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106, (619) 546-4872

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Colorful World of Butterflies at Butterfly Jungle We’re Giving Away Tickets!  March 24-April 15 Ready for a spring fling? Then flit, flutter, and fly to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for the annual Butterfly Jungle event from March 24 to April 15. The Park’s Hidden Jungle greenhouse habitat is transformed into a beautiful whirl of exotic butterflies. Enjoy the winged wonders as you discover the roles that color plays in the life of a butterfly. Butterflies feed on nectar provided by flowers, and are important pollinators for a wide variety of plants. In order to attract them to feed on a particular blossom, plants have to advertise where to find the nectar. These nectar guides present a visual contrast from the rest of the flower, either in form or color. Sometimes we can see these patterns, but often they are in the ultraviolet

range. Butterflies are most often attracted to red, yellow, orange, pink, or purple blossoms for feeding, and plants with flowers of these colors tend to produce more nectar. During the Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle, make like a nectar plant and wear those bright colors to attract the butterflies’ attention. Pick up one of the large butterfly identification cards at the entrance to aid your discovery of the more than 30 different species winging their way through Hidden Jungle. Try out some fun, interactive experiences with your kids and ask questions of the educators. And to help keep things fluttering along, you can even pick up a ticket that gives you a specific entrance time and avoid waiting in long lines! Discover all that happens at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during Butterfly Jungle at

The San Diego Zoo’s Discovery Days goes “Absolutely Apes” February 17 to 20. Get to know the great apes of the world through a special celebration at the San Diego Zoo and bring the whole family for a weekend of excitement during Discovery Days where you can get to know orangutans, gorillas, and bonobos. Participate in question and answer sessions with animal keepers and meet Dr. Zoolittle. Win Tickets! It’s easy to win tickets to the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park this spring. Just visit and fill in the easy entry form . Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. Best of luck! See you soon at the world famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

2013 San Diego County Giant Panda Cub Makes Public Debut at San Diego Zoo Giant panda cub then climbed into a moat at the edge of the enclosure and Fair “Best Pass Ever” Xiao Liwu was given fell asleep on his face. The “Best Pass Ever,” the San Diego County Fair’s favorite season pass, is now on sale. The “Best Pass Ever” gets patrons into the 2013 San Diego County Fair for $1 a day! The $24 season pass allows fairgoers to come to the Fair whenever they want and stay as long as they want. The “Best Pass Ever” is valid June 8 – July 4, 2013 and can be purchased online at Get Ready to Play! “GAME ON” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair! The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The “Game On” theme invites everyone young and old to have the time of their lives. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and Pinball, to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams. The 2013 San Diego County Fair will open on Saturday, June 8 and run through Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays, June 10, 17 & 24. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top five Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. For more information visit

SeaWorld’s Shamu and Other Exotic Animals Taking Over Knott’s Soak City Water Park There’s going to be some big changes soon at San Diego’s largest water park in Chula Vista. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, parent of SeaWorld San Diego, has recently acquired Knott’s Soak City San Diego, located in Chula Vista, from Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. David Koontz, SeaWorld San Diego spokesman, didn’t wish to release financial details yet but said the company would divulge details after the completion of transaction elements that are still under contract negotiation. A SeaWorld statement said the Chula Vista Water Park, at 2042 Otay Valley Road, will undergo extensive renovation throughout winter, and reopen this coming spring as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s third Aquatica Water Park. Both SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Antonio now operate Aquatica Water Parks. Jim Atchison, president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, says “Aquatica San Diego, like its sister parks, will feature guest experiences with a variety of exotic animals.” He added, “Having animals in our Aquatica Parks adds an educational component to a water park visit that is both unexpected and enriching.” The first Aquatica opened next to SeaWorld Orlando in 2008. It is currently one of the nation’s most visited water parks, with annual attendance of approximately 1.5 million. With birds and tropical fish, Aquatica Orlando features Dolphin Plunge, the park’s centerpiece water attraction, with an enclosed acrylic slide that allows riders to see animals underwater.

a ball to explore and play with during his weekly morning exam, and he didn’t want to let it go. The keepers welcomed the calm, focused demeanor of the cub, as it simplified the exam process and made it much easier to take measurements of the cub. Xiao Liwu wrapped his paws around the ball, mouthed it and tried to crawl over the ball. When he fell on his side and the ball popped out of his paws, the zoo keepers returned it to him. At 20 weeks old, the giant baby panda weighed 14.5 pounds and measured 29 inches long from nose to tail tip. The cub was in the process of developing his motor skills and was getting better at crawling. He was often seen investigating a small climbing structure in the rooms he shares with his mother, Bai Yun. Xiao Liwu, perhaps the cutest and the newest surviving giant panda born in captivity in the United States, at the San Diego Zoo, made his first public appearance on Thursday, January, 10, 2013. During that hour long public introduction, the 6-month-old, 16-pound male cub, delightedly rolled in mud and hay, ignoring onlookers,

The San Diego Zoo’s giant pandas are on a research loan from the People’s Republic of China. As part of this long-term program, the Zoo is also collaborating with the Chinese Academy of Science in studies of behavior, ecology, genetics and conservation of wild pandas living in the Foping Nature Reserve. Only 1,600 giant pandas are believed to exist in the wild, and the species is primarily threatened by habitat loss. San Diego Zoo Global, in conjunction with Chinese panda experts, continues to work on science-based panda conservation programs. The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction. The work of the Conservancy includes onsite wildlife conservation efforts at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and international field programs in more than 35 countries. In addition, San Diego Zoo Global manages the Anne and Kenneth Griffin Reptile Conservation Center, the Frozen ZooTM and Native Seed Gene Bank, the Keauhou and Maui Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Centers, San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Breeding Facility, Cocha Cashu Biological Research Station, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, and a 800-acre biodiversity reserve adjacent to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The Old Globe Theatre PYGMALION Now–February 17 By George Bernard Shaw, Directed by Nicholas Martin The Old Globe celebrates the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion with a lavish new production of George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork. When speech professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with a fellow scholar that he can pass off a common cockney flower girl as the pinnacle of English society, he proves to be an expert in phonetics but a novice with people. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Broadway’s Butley with Nathan Lane and Present Laughter with Victor Garber), Pygmalion is a charming classic full of wit and humor. Tickets start at $29. THE BROTHERS SIZE Now–February 24 By Tarell Alvin McCraney, Directed by Tea Alagic´ Infused with music and the rhythms of the South, The Brothers Size blends West African mythology with a modern-day story of the Louisiana bayou. After his release from prison, Oshoosi Size seeks out his brother, Ogun, who is an upright and law-abiding

car mechanic. When their family is threatened by the reappearance of a figure from Oshoosi’s past, they must learn what it truly means to be brothers. “The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more” (The Chicago Tribune), Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size is an emotional and theatrical tour-de-force. Tickets start at $29. A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER March 8–April 14 Based on the Novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman, Directed by Darko Tresnjak When Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other seven heirs standing in his way—all played by one agile actor! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a witty music hall comedy that explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top. Former Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct this World Premiere musical of merriment and murder. World premier! Previews March 8-12, opens March 13, closes April 14. Tickets start at $39. The Old Globe is located in Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101. (619) 234-5623 www.

STAR Theatre on Hwy 101 in Oceanside Godspell February 15–24 Prepare ye for Godspell, the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Awardwinning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to the STAR Theatre in a brand new, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony-nominated score filled

with the popular hits “Day By Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.” This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world—and now you can join the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of North County’s best perform one of the greatest stories ever told. So, come sing about love—at Godspell. The STAR Theatre is located 402 North Coast Highway in Oceanside. For more information call (760) 721-9983 or visit  •  February–March ’13  •  11 Find more entertainment at

North Coast Repertory Theatre Win Free Tickets! Time Stands Still By Donald Margulies, Directed by David Ellenstein February 23 – March 17 Previews: Feb. 20-22 “Mr. Margulies is a skilled practitioner of fluid dialogue that is naturally funny and sensibly smart.”
ˆThe New York Times Widely hailed as one of the best new plays on Broadway, Time Stands Still is the story of James and Sarah, a journalist and a photographer, who have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. A blazing-

La Jolla Playhouse The Second City’s Laughing Matters Tour March 20 - 23 Legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City, returns with their Laughing Matters Tour, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the company’s 53-year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure, having launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Now comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest, delivering an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit. Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen March 29 - 31 Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen has been dazzling audiences around the world. The show highlights Mr. Vereen’s unique artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring hit songs such as “Defying Gravity,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen is a contemporary yet timeless journey. The New York Times dubbed him, “an old-school song and dance man who never lets up. He wins you over with his sheer energy, good will and showbiz know-how.” La Jolla Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. Call (858) 550-1025 or visit

San Diego Convention Events and Fairs Sharp International Cheer Competition February 16, Saturday Sharp International, a high energy Cheer & Dance Competition and Camps circuit in California & Nevada with a loyal customer base. This event includes teams in Cheer, Dance, Drill, Hip Hop, Military, Pep Flags, Color Guard, and Tall Flags. Sharp offers Competitions, Camps, Trophies, Private Camps, and Competition Choreography. They donate thousands of dollars in scholarships, and are devoted to putting on an amazing performance competition. Sign up your team or group now. Epic Beer Festival San Diego, March 15–16, 6 – 10pm The inaugural Epic Beer Festival San Diego is March 15 and 16 at the San Diego Convention Center. Take your taste buds on vacation and sample over 230 beers from 80 craft brewers. There will be three different sessions to choose from: 6-10pm on Friday, 12-4pm and 6-10pm on Saturday. Bring your friends and be apart of San Diego’s newest tradition! Stay Epic San Diego! Call (303) 900-2235 or visit for details. National College Fair–National Association For College Admission and Counseling, April 30 If you are looking at selecting a college, this is the event to attend. It’s free and open to the public. There will be approximately 6,000 people attending this event. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than  13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing post-secondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process. Visit San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Call (619) 525-5000 or visit

ly important new work about responsibility—to ourselves, to our loved ones, to our community, and to our world. The Odd Couple By Neil Simon, Directed by Andrew Barnicle April 13 – May 5 Previews: April 10-12 “Richly hilarious and remarkably original. Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny.”
—New York Daily News In this Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece, Neil Simon created two of the most memorable characters in the history of Broadway and broadcast television: Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. Discover (or rediscover) the

genius of the original play that has become a high water mark that is strived for by comedy writers to this day. North Coast Rep’s first production of a Neil Simon play since 1999. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Box Office: (858) 481-1055 or visit Win Free Tickets to the North Coast Repertory Theatre It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to a show of your choice at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Just visit our website at and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Promoters are not responsible for show date or time changes due to special circumstances. Best of luck and see you this spring at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach!

Moonlight Stage Productions Avo Theatre Leading Ladies Now through February 3 Christopher Williams, who directed last season’s smash hit Beau Jest, returns to stage Leading Ladies. Ken Ludwig centers his play on two young English actors who are so broke that they are performing their Shakespearean shows at Moose Lodges in Amish country. When they hear about an elderly lady about to die leaving her fortune to her long-lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. The catch? The lost nephews are actually nieces. Romantic entanglements ensue, disguises are devised and hilarious comic moments abound LIFE Could Be A Dream Feb 14 – March 10 LIFE Could Be a Dream (The Doo-Wop Musical) by Roger Bean, is a San Diego Regional Musical Theatre Premiere! Return to Springfield High (where “The Marvelous Wonderettes” matriculated) and meet the “Crooning Crabcakes,” the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include “Runaround Sue,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Earth Angel,” and “The Glory of Love.” The show won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards as Best Production of the year in 2011.

Born Yesterday March 21 – April 7 Garson Kanin’s magnificent play BornYesterday may be old, but you’d never know it. The original Broadway production of the play, opening in 1946, ran for more than 1600 performances, which was unprecedented for its time. Set in Washington D.C. of the ‘40s, this entertaining tale of a wealthy junk dealer (Harry Brock) and his supposedly “dumb blonde girlfriend” (Billie Dawn, to be played by San Diego favorite Jessica John) has a plot line that could be culled from today’s headlines. Harry does business by making deals with insiders, and his girlfriend doesn’t fit in with Washington society. So Billie Dawn gets assigned to a “tutor,” a smart reporter whose passion is museums, literature and uncovering the Capitol’s dirty little secrets. See what a little tutoring does for the showgirl, the reporter, and the high stakes of Harry’s financial deals! Jason Heil returns to the AVO to direct. The Avo Theatre is located at 303 Main Street, Vista CA 92084. For tickets, call (760) 724-2110 or visit the VisTix Box Office at 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084 or www.

Mike Tyson Punches His Way to San Diego Civic Theatre Live Show March 5, 7:30pm The great Mike Tyson has been fighting controversy almost as long as he’s been swinging his fists. Now the former boxing champ’s own live performance show is coming to San Diego’s Civic Theatre on March 5. Broadway San Diego has announced that the one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” will be going the distance and hit the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of a ten week U.S. tour. The show, directed by Hollywood heavyweight Spike Lee and presented by James L. Nederlander (president of the Nederlander Organization, Broadway San Diego’s parent), is billed as “a rare and personal look into the life and mind of one of the most feared men to ever wear the heavyweight crown.” Mike Tyson, now at the young age of 46, once dominated heavyweight boxing like few other fighters. After winning his first crown in the mid-80s, he was known as a brutal puncher who won 44 of his 58 career fights by knockout. In 1990, he lost the heavyweight championship in a major

upset. Not long after, Tyson’s life seemed to hit the ropes. In 1992, he was convicted of rape, eventually spending three years in prison. Even after that, controversy continued to dog the fighter - most infamously with his disqualification from a 1997 match against Evander Holyfield for biting his opponent’s ear. The Brooklyn born boxer declared bankruptcy in 2003, and retired from fighting in 2006. In recent years he has stayed mostly out of the spotlight, turning vegan and starting the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation, to help children from broken homes. Tyson also came from a broken family. The Broadway solo show, written by Tyson’s current wife, Kiki, covers all of that history and more—including the fighter’s stormy marriage to Robin Givens and the tragic accidental death of his young daughter in 2009. Mike Tyson’s solo performance in San Diego takes place at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. downtown. Tickets start at $25 and are now on sale. Call (619) 5701100 or visit

Oceanside Theatre Company Presents: The Boys Next Door February 23 - March 3 Oceanside Theatre Company operating The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219 presents a live stage production of The Boys Next Door written by Tom Griffin and directed by Kathy Brombacher. Show dates are February 23 to March 3, with preview dates on February 20 and 22 at the Brooks Theatre. Set in the Boston area, The Boys Next Door deals with four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home. It takes place over roughly a two-month period and consists of brief vignettes about their lives. The play is quite humorous in its non-mocking way of dealing with handicapped men in real situations. An Off-Broadway success, this play is also marked by the compassion and

understanding with which it peers into the half lit world of its handicapped protagonists. “The Boys Next Door is one of the most unusual…and one of the most rewarding plays in town.” —BackStage. “Griffin’s play hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears.” —NY Daily News. “The Boys Next Door moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted…” —NY Times. Tickets: $21 general, $17 seniors, $14 students and military, tickets available online. Oceanside Theatre Company operating The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219 is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 North Coast Hwy in Oceanside. Visit or call 760-433-8900 for more information.

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Family Winemakers Of California Annual Wine Tasting Event At Del Mar Fairgrounds Win Free Tickets!  March 9 – 10, Saturday and Sunday Family Winemakers of California, an association of family-owned wineries in California, is proud to announce the return of their Family Winemakers of California two-day consumer and trade wine tasting show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 9 and 10. “The tasting spotlights 175 producers from California’s small, family-owned wineries pouring upwards of 750 wines, all within the course of the weekend event,” said Paul Kronenberg, president of the Family Winemakers of California. “We look forward to returning to San Diego for our fifth consecutive year.” As the region’s largest tasting of California wines, this event allows members of the wine industry and wine

enthusiasts alike the opportunity to taste hundreds of wines from California’s small production, family-owned wineries. It’s a perfect opportunity to taste and discover exceptional and hard-to-find wines, while getting to meet the passion-driven winery owners and winemakers, who are committed to the craft of producing exceptional wines. The two-day event begins on Saturday, March 9 with a consumer tasting from 3:00–6:00 pm and trade tasting from 1:00–6:00 pm, and continues through Sunday, March 10 with a trade tasting from 1:00–5:00 pm, only open to qualified members of the wine-buying trade and media. A limited number of tickets will be available for consumer admission during the trade-only tasting on Sunday, March 10 from 1:00–5:00 pm.

18th Annual shamROCK in the Gaslamp Quarter

19th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Festival and Fat Tuesday in the Gaslamp

March 17, 2pm-Midnight It’s been 18 years since the birth of shamROCK and this year, shamROCK is destined to be the biggest Irish Celebration on the West Coast. This time around, over 20,000 Irish revelers are expected to hit the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. The 18th Annual shamROCK, presented by Jameson and The Field, takes place on the most sacred party day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, from 2pm until Midnight. The Gaslamp is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Celebration as a 150-foot Irish Pub on the streets of the Gaslamp is recreated; the streets turn green with over 80,000 square feet of green artificial turf; and with a lighting extravaganza, the Gaslamp Quarter transforms into an urban, super chic version of the rolling hills of Ireland! shamROCK is the one of the major street parties of the year in San Diego, and this year it lives up to the “rock” in shamROCK with three stages of live entertainment. The Field Irish Stage features Irish Rock, Irish Punk Rock and other Irish favorites. Fifth Avenue and F Street features

February 12, Tuesday, 6pm-midnight the new Electronica stage will have the most sexy, crazy sounds to hypnotize you into an Irish haze. The third stage is located next to the 150-foot Irish pub and presents over 25 Irish River Dancers and your favorite San Diego and Los Angeles DJs. And, Dublin has nothing on “The Pub,” which has lots of beer and plenty of Jameson Irish Whisky to concoct your favorite St. Paddy’s Day libations. shamROCK once again takes place on 6th Avenue between E and G Streets, “F” Street between 5th and 7th Avenues, and G Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Tickets to shamROCK are now on sale, and a wristband gets you special privileges. This event goes on, rain or shine. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact (619) 233-5008 or visit

21st Annual Brazil Mardi Gras Carnival February 9, Saturday, 9:30pm to 1:30am Brazilian Promotions presents the 21st Annual Mardi Gras Party at San Diego Museum of Art Sculpture Court. This grand party, produced by Brazilian Promotions includes awesome bands, capoeira, parades, Mardi Gras beads, and a special samba show with dancers in glittering costumes accompanied by percussionists playing authentic batucada rhythms.

Tickets are available at General admission are $55 until Feb 22 or $60 at the door and $70 on Saturday. Special Reserve Area tickets are $85. Win Free Tickets! It’s easy to enter to win a free pair of tickets. Just visit our website at and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Promoters are not responsible for show date or time changes due to special circumstances. Best of luck! We’ll see you March 9 and 10 at the Family Winemakers of California Consumer and Wine Trade Tasting Show!

Dance to your hearts desire to samba, batucada, axé, frevo, reggae, marcha, and Carnaval Electrico. This is one event definitely not to miss! Tickets are now on sale and are $25–$75. Attendees must be 21+ years old. The San Diego Museum of Art Sculpture Court is located at 1450 El Prado, San Diego 92101. For more information or tickets, call (619) 865-8972 or visit

San Diego’s most decadent day of debauchery is turning nineteen, so the Gaslamp is throwing the most outrageous party yet! It’s Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp on Fat Tuesday, February 12, from 6pm to Midnight. The streets of the Gaslamp will “laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll)! One of the most anticipated festivals on the West Coast, Gaslamp Mardi Gras returns and is anticipated to have over 40,000 in attendance. This year’s Mardi Gras builds on the success of past years revamped events with five stages featuring live music performances, special guest appearances, and the world’s top electronica, dubstep, and house DJs. Mardi Gras features a grand parade traveling down Fifth Avenue at 9pm, as well as multi-dimensional street performers entertaining on over 16 blocks throughout the Gaslamp Quarter. Cutting-edge lighting, sound, and visuals enhance the venue as they draw Mardi Gras revelers through the pulsating streets of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Proceeds benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Association, the 501(c)6 non-profit trade organization that protects and promotes the Gaslamp Quarter as a National Historic District and San Diego’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Please keep in mind that the festival goes on as planned, rain or shine! “Throw me something mister!” Tickets to this fabulous downtown traditional Mardi Gras festival are now on sale. Attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid photo ID to enter. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (619) 233-5227.


Classes And Spring Camps (Children And Adult) Alliance Defensive Driving School: New Driver, Adults, Seniors Alliance offers young and new drivers a useful set of defensive driving tools that will allow them to not only pass the DMV behind the wheel driving test, but also educate young and new drivers on how to evaluate themselves to becoming a safe and efficient driver. They understand that each student is unique. Their individualized lessons are interactive, intelligent, and intuitive and each lesson is tailored to the needs of each student. Behind the wheel lessons are one-on-one and parents are welcome to join. Call Michael Caffin at (760) 638-3010 or visit www.The Mention “North County Sun” and receive $30 off your lesson! Leading Note Studios Daily Music Camp April 1-5 and/or April 8-10. 10am-2pm Kids bring a lunch but we bring the instruments! Come everyday or just one day and learn Piano, Guitar, Recorder, Drums and more–each day is a different theme including music games, performances & private instruction time. No musical experience needed or you can be an expert! $30/day or $25/ day if you sign up for more than two days. Located at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 753-7002 or visit Leading Note Studios Seussical Jr. the Musical! Tues/Thurs 4-6:30pm starting June 25-August 2. Two performances, August 1 and August 2. No audition needed. Everyone may join. We will work around summer vacations. $275. plus 20 tickets to sell. Leading Note Studios is located at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 753-7002 or visit

Zumba in San Marcos, Tues and Thrs, 10-10:50am. New Zumba® Fitness class is opened in San Marcos. It is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness class. Instructor, Yuri, says that this class is not a hard workout, but, rather a fun dance exercise. It is designed for anyone, and there is no experience needed. With lively music and moves, it reduces stress and clears the mind. The venue has a spacious dance floor with studio mirrors. For class details, call Yuri, Owner/Instructor at (858) 337-6011, email at YuriZumba@, or visit New West Ballet School, 1215 Linda Vista Dr. #B, San Marcos, CA 92078. Valentine Chocolates – Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio Create the ultimate sweet treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make truffles, chocolates with surprises inside and more! This demo class will provide you with recipes and ideas for your gift making. $45 Saturday, February 9th from 9:30am-11:30am. More info visit To register, please click the following link:https:// Professional Cake Decorating Certification 12-Weeks – Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio In this workforce training program, students will learn how to create a wedding cake and over the top special occasion 6-tier cake! This course is great training for bakery owners/employees, cake decorators with businesses, and those wanting to start a cake business! Pre-requisite: working knowledge of how to build a 2-layer cake, crumb coat, frost, fondant, and how to pipe simple decorations or have taken the Cake Design: Basics to Fondant Course. Adults only. Class size is limited, so sign up soon. Registration Fee is $625 plus a $30 (cash supply fee) and your tools are supplied. Monday nights (12 weeks) from 6pm8:30pm, Feb 4–April 29. Sign up at Please

note: a check may be sent for $625 or payment via paypal for $637.50. Cake Baking 101: Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio Learn how easy it is to create moist scratch cakes to cakes for carving and specialty cake design! We will explore recipes that incorporate a variety of techniques and incorporate amazing flavors, work with chocolate, and gluten-free cake recipe. Learn how to create easy fillings, icings and simple decorations to compliment any cake! (Ages 14–Adult) This class is educational via demonstration. Students will be required to bake weekly at home, and bring in their product each week. February 5–March 12 Tuesday nights for 6 weeks from 6:308:30pm Instructor: Ro Zinniger $125 plus $30 cash materials fee due at first class. Cake Design: Basics To Fondant: Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio This cake decorating course will take you through the basics of icing with piping to fondant application and accenting, flowers and bows, to stacking cakes. Your final cake will be a two tiered cake incorporating icing and fondant techniques learned in the course. (Ages 14-17 w/parent consent) The supply list will be given and discussed at first class. (6) Thursday nights 6:30-8:30, Feb 7 – March 14. $175 plus $30 cash materials fee plus supplies. Gourmet Cupcakes Series Class–Chocolate Cherry: Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio In this demonstration class you will learn how to make Gourmet Chocolate Cherry cupcakes simple and easy! You will go away with a great recipe to share with your friends and family, along with great tips and techniques! Sign up today! (As Featured in Rosanne Zinniger’s, “Gourmet Cupcakes: From Scratch” recipe book). $45 plus a $10 cash materials fee. Saturday Feb 23 from 9:30-11:30am.  •  February–March ’13 •  13

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North County Dining Ahi Sushi and Grill

Get a Free 8-piece Crunchy Roll with any purchase of $5 or more. This is one of the most amazing offers at one of

Nosh Delicatessen

It’s been many years since Encinitas has had an authentic delicatessen. Nosh has recently opened it’s doors on El Camino Real (next to Papa John’s Pizza) and already the word is spreading quickly, like cream cheese on a hot bagel. According to David Boylan of “Lick the Plate” and

Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café

This spring, enjoy great food, fine wine, cocktails and breathtaking Del Mar panoramic ocean views from one of the finest restaurants in Coastal North County. This is one of the best places around to hold your business meeting,


There isn’t a nicer place to celebrate Valentine’s Day or any other day of spring for that matter. Enjoy a wonderful entrée, a glass of wine or a cocktail and just hang out on

Tony’s Jacal

“One of the most authentic north of the border...” Zagat Survey 1999

the most outstanding sushi restaurants in North County. Celebrate Ahi Sushi’s 3rd Anniversary by enjoying a delicious (free) 8 piece Crunchy Roll. You must clip their coupon and present it when ordering. Only one coupon per table. Seriously, this is one of the foremost sushi restaurants in North County. Not only is their sushi absolutely delicious, their prices are even better! It’s the best taste and best value around. Everyday they offer 50% OFF Cut Rolls and Sushi. 50% OFF items are highlighted on their sushi menu. They also have lunch specials for $5.95 and Dinner specials for $7.50 and Sake Bombs for $6.95! We highly recommend these selections: 2-piece Seared Tuna sushi for $3.25; 8-piece Crunchy Roll for $5.50; 8-piece Caterpillar Roll for $7; and their famous 8-piece Albacore Special Roll for $8. By the way, their menu is extensive and includes dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken,

Orange Chicken, Katsu chicken, Yakisoba (stir fried noodles), Tempura Udon, Seafood Udon, Egg Rolls, Gyoza, a wide assortment of specialty rolls, appetizers, party platters, beer, wine, sake and desserts. Ahi Sushi and Grill is a family-owned business operated by two brothers and has been expanding with three locations now in Fletcher Hills, Alpine Creek and San Marcos. The nearest North County location is in San Marcos on Twin Oaks Valley Road between Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos (near the San Marcos Civic Center). This location is thriving and attracts nearby business people, local residents, college students and anyone that loves great sushi at great prices. Ahi Sushi and Grill is located at 157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, #136, San Marcos, CA 92069 (next to L.A. Fitness). Please call (760) 761-0238 or visit

the Coast News, “The benchmarks of any good deli are the corned beef, the rye bread, the cole slaw and the pickle, since they are the foundations for all that is good in the deli world. The corned beef has to be moist, the bread soft with a firm crust, and a coleslaw that has a perfect consistency that combines crunch and oozy liquid to balance out the sandwich, and a crisp, refreshing pickle on the side. Put big happy check marks next to all of them for Nosh.” We agree whole heartedly and highly recommend this Chicago-style deli. The #1 called “The Boss” is a massive stack of very lean and perfectly seasoned corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, on warm rye bread. Hope you’re hungry, ‘cause it’s big enough for two! Owner and restaurateur, Bas Emani, hails from the windy city and brings the family business from Chicago to Encinitas. And, Bas isn’t stopping here. He has plans and has already begun opening multiple restaurants in the San Diego area. You are going to hear a lot about this place. But talk is talk and the only way to believe how good it really is, is to try it yourself.

Nosh’s menu is extraordinary. They have Specialty Sandwiches, Paninis and Club Sandwiches, and Nosh Signature Sandwiches such as Corned Beef, Pastrami, Roast Beef, Turkey, Chopped Liver, and Egg Salad just to name a few. Fresh breads include Rye, Kaiser Rolls, Challah, Bagels, and more. All sandwiches come with a Chipico kosher pickle and coleslaw. Homemade soups include an amazing Matza Ball Soup, Split Pea, Chicken Noodle or Rice and Mushroom Barley. Other items worth mentioning are their many salads, desserts and breakfast specialties. Their Morning Take-Out Special is a bagel with cream cheese, coffee and a side of fruit for only $4.95! Clip their coupon from page 30 and get a FREE bag of gourmet chips and a FREE 21-oz. fountain drink. Must present coupon. Open daily from 8am to 8pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Party trays and catering are also available. Nosh Delicatessen is located at 337 N El Camino Real, Suite A, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 943-6674 (NOSH) or visit

family celebration, or private affair. Pacifica Del Mar offers five distinct event venues: Private Reserve – is a state-ofthe-art private dining and presentation space great for corporate parties from 54 to 75 guests; Breeze Café—is an outdoor covered patio with stunning ocean sunset views and accommodates 72 to 85 guests; Wine Room—is an intimate room displaying hundreds of fine vintage wines and will comfortably accommodate 12 guests; Pacifica’s Patio, now that the warm weather and sunny spring days are here, is perfect for casual fine dining parties up to 120 guests. The patio overlooks Old Del Mar with spectacular Pacific Ocean views; The Gallery is an interior portion at the end of the Ocean Bar. It has lively special effects lighting with a Pacific Ocean backdrop. It’s perfect for up to 60 guests. Open every day, including Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday, Pacifica Del Mar’s half-million dollar Ocean Bar and restaurant renovation is absolute perfection. Pacifica is a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come

together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. Enjoy some of San Diego’s finest seafood dishes such as Sugar Spiced Salmon, Roasted Seabass, Seared Ahi and Grilled Mahi Mahi.. Other entrees include Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon, and Sous Vide Maine Lobster. They are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly from 4-6:30 and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays. They offer over 150 Vodkas. Make your reservations now for Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday! The Breeze Café, attached to Pacifica Del Mar, was once hailed by critics as one of San Diego’s best kept secrets, also overlooks the shimmering Pacific, and is a celebrated coastal gathering spot for casual, outdoor dining. Also available for Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday! Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit

their outdoor patio, people watching and taking in the scenic Del Mar ocean view. Everyone knows that a restaurant is only as good as it’s chef. Quality, excellent service, and atmosphere are very important, but the chef is truly the one that brings it all together and makes you want to come back again and again. And no one does it better than Chef Adam Stuart at SBICCA in Del Mar. Chef Adam Stuart is a native San Diegan with an impressive array of experience and accolades. Adam graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas with honors. He then went on to work with some of the best chefs in the world including Charlie Palmer, Vincent Poussell and Mike Minor. After soaking up knowledge from the greats, he made his way back to San Diego to further his very impressive culinary career. He spent time at Whiskenladel and the Sky Room at La Valencia before moving on to the Vivace at the Four Seasons Aviara (now the Park Hyatt) where he honed his skills in

handmade pasta and pizza made from their wood burning pizza oven. His culinary journey then led him to Bernardo’s in Rancho Bernardo where he was the Sous Chef for 2 years before joining SBICCA to head up the kitchen. Adam’s passions for great food and local ingredients are a perfect fit for SBICCA and have brought new flavors and creativity to their already flavorful, multi-award winning kitchen. With superb service, an amazing ocean view, tasty fare and a casual but elegant atmosphere, bring your loved ones or your out of town guests to this quaint Americana bistro nestled in the heart of ol’ Del Mar. Tuesday nights half-off bottles of wine is a popular weekly event. Happy Hour is 7-days a week from 4-6:30 and all night on Wednesday; get 1/2 off all bar menu items and $2 off all specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and beer. SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-1001 or visit

Tony’s Jacal (pronounced hakal) is one of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured Mexican restaurants. Tony’s Jacal, located in Solana Beach, offers some of the most authentic Mexican food and drinks this side of the border. Bring your best friend, spouse, family member or out of town guest to experience the most delicious Mexican cuisine unlike anywhere else in San Diego. Taste the flavors of Mexico and enjoy the history at one of the first Mexican restaurants in San Diego! This historic landmark opened its doors in 1946 as a small neighborhood house where neighbors would stop by for a delicious meal. It’s reputation built over the years because the cuisine is so good and the atmosphere and service are outstanding. For three generations, Tony’s Jacal has been serving family specialties like their famous

chile relleno, turkey tacos, turkey enchiladas, shrimp burritos, tamales and amazing flautas. Their classic cantina lounge offers a wide selection of tequila and margaritas. Tony’s Jacal has a beautiful outdoor garden patio and live Mariachi music in the evenings. This classic Mexican restaurant accommodates some of the happiest and most satisfied customers anywhere. Lunch: is served Mon–Sat 11am to 2pm. Dinner: is served Weekdays 5-9:30pm, Fri and Sat 5-10pm, Sun 3-9:30pm and Closed Tuesday. Tony’s Jacal is located just west of the I-5 Fry and just south of Lomas Santa Fe on 621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Call (858) 755-2274 or visit  •  February–March ’13 •  15

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North County Dining Casa de Bandini

The flavor of Old Mexico greets you the minute you walk through the door at Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini, located at The Forum in Carlsbad. Casa de Bandini is the premier North County destination for delicious and authentic regionally inspired Mexican fare.

Pelly’s Fish Market

Over the years many families have been turning to a healthier lifestyle and eating more fresh fish. Pelly’s fresh

The Broken Yolk Café

The Broken Yolk Café is open 365 days a year including all holidays from 6am to 3pm. It’s one of the most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants in San Diego and there’s a pretty good reason for this. They provide great food, great service, and great prices. Consistency in their food and service is what makes this place a true winner. It’s what

Carlsbad Ranch Market

On a recent trip to Julian, the famous apple and pie capitol of the San Diego region, we made our way into

Bruegger’s Bagels

Bruegger’s will be open Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and Easter Sunday. Try a Bruegger’s Breakfast Sandwich

Casa de Bandini is an esthetic delight, decorated down to the tiniest detail with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art and colorfully hand-painted murals. Intricately-designed lanterns and stars of tin, brass and glass illuminate the Cantina, where guests enjoy their famous bird bath-size Margaritas in tasty flavors like mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and lemon lime. Guests are also invited to dine under color-drenched umbrellas in the outdoor patio, reminiscent of the vibrant haciendas found throughout the Mexican countryside, complete with lush landscaping of succulents, cacti, palms and flowering vines. Diners are charmed nightly by strolling mariachis playing popular Mexican ballads. Bandini chefs use only the freshest ingredients for their ambitious menu, which includes more than fourteen salsas and sauces made daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings,  and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day between the cantina

and dining room. Popular dishes include their flavorful Carnitas a la Michoacan, offering golden brown succulent morsels of pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. Seafood lovers will delight in Enchiladas Del Mar, chock full of crab, shrimp and pescado blanco and smothered in a creamy, spicy  jalapeño  sauce. Carne Asada Tampiqueña  pleases steak-lovers with deliciously seasoned carne asada, grilled and topped with mild green California chile and onion, served with a cheese enchilada, beans and guacamole. Making its grand debut is the new Grilled Chicken and Spinach Chimichanga. Already a favorite, this crispy burrito is stuffed with seasoned chicken and sautéed spinach, topped with fresh avocado slices, jalapeño cheese sauce, salsa verde and served with flavorful achiote vegetables. Casa de Bandini is open seven days a week and located at 1901 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, CA 92009. Call  (760) 634-3443 or

fish market and seafood restaurant offers locals and visitors the freshest fish in town. It’s fresh, fast, and delicious! Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. On any given day, depending on the season Pelly’s offers large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including local oysters, clams, and mussels and lobster when in season. The Poinsettia Village Shopping Center, home of Pelly’s Fish Market, just completed renovating Pelly’s outdoor patio. It’s now more spacious and more beautiful than ever before. Enjoy a warm spring day or evening and a great seafood meal while sitting under an umbrella while watching people walk by. Pelly’s offers Seafood Platters that will suit any Superbowl, NCAA Final Four game or Easter Sunday family get-together. Big sellers are their ceviche, stone crab,

or bay shrimp salads, as well as their popular fresh local lobster when in season. Pelly’s has a reputation as the best place for delicious fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their char-grilled mahi-mahi, char-grilled halibut, and of course their unbelievable crab cakes and grilled fish tacos. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh ono salad, or Pelly’s special salad, or their stone crab salad. We highly recommend their famous Manhattan red or Boston white clam chowder. Pelly’s is not a fancy, sit down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. Their prices are very reasonable. Check their board for their Catch of the Day. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 4318454 or visit

everyone has come to expect time after time. Looking for a nice Valentine’s Day lunch or Easter Sunday breakfast or brunch, the Broken Yolk can accommodate a booth for two or just about any large group. Eat inside or enjoy their covered outdoor patio (La Costa location) on a warm spring day. They have a great early bird breakfast menu for only $4.99 served everyday of the week from 6am to 8am. It’s the best deal around! Really hungry? Try their Iron Man and Iron Woman Special. It’s a 12-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions and American cheese, smothered with their own house-made chili and more cheese. It’s served on a 15-inch pizza pan with a generous pile of home fries and two biscuits. This is for one person only and you get a one-hour time limit to gobble it down. If you can eat it within one hour, the omelet is free. You also get a t-shirt and you will go down in Broken Yolk history with your name engraved on their Hall of Fame plaque. Cost is $24.99. All of their omelets are super large size meals. Between

$9.49 and $9.99 you can build your own 4-egg omelet with a selection of cheese and as many ingredients as you like. They are famous for their omelets. For something truly healthy, try their fresh fruit bowls. We’ve never seen such gigantic fruit bowls anywhere else! Lunchtime at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. And again, all of their menu items are large portions. For something really special, try their Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Panini. It’s grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese, served on crispy focaccia bread with pesto mayo for $8.99. You can’t beat it! We also highly recommend their Club Sandwich. There are nine Broken Yolk Café locations throughout San Diego with four in North County: La Costa location is 7670 El Camino Real 92009, and San Marcos location is 101 S. Las Posas Rd. San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 943-8182

the Julian Pie Company Store and enjoyed some really great apple, and strawberry rhubarb pie. What surprised us more than anything is that we found that Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their pies for a dollar less than the pies right from the Julian Pie Company Store! As a matter of fact, Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their pies for less than anywhere we have found in North County! Julian Pie Company pies are fresh-baked and without preservatives, so you know when you buy one, it will be fresh. If you want to impress everyone at your family Easter gathering Carlsbad Ranch Market is the place to stock up on early spring corn, fresh picked strawberries, locally grown tomatoes, green beans, and their famous and extremely sweet ugly oranges. A very popular store item is their San Marzano canned tomatoes for only $3.79. And, they have a really great selection of hard to find Lithuanian

food products. Carlsbad Ranch Market is an indoor fruit and vegetable stand and much more. There isn’t a salad bar around that compares to the price and selection of their hot and cold salad bar. Daily made delicious soups, tortilla pie, lasagna, pastas, rice dishes, hot vegetable dishes and cold salad bar items are sold by weight. Buy a little or pile it on; either way, it’s so hard to hold back when you see their amazing selection. We highly recommend their daily homemade Mexican Tortilla Dip, Guacamole Dip, and Salsas along with their huge assortment of locally made Tortilla Chips. Carlsbad Ranch Market is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. (next door to Tip Top Meats) Call (760) 438-3202. You can also find them on Facebook.

for the perfect way to start your day. Their classic breakfast sandwiches combine egg and your choice of peppered bacon, ham, sausage or turkey sausage on a hot fresh bagel. We recommend trying their Better Cheddar Sandwich. This delicious sandwich comes with an egg patty with cheddar cheese, peppered bacon, and light garlic herb cream cheese on a fresh baked bagel, toasted if you wish. Of course, their all-time favorite is their classic Smoked Salmon and cream cheese on a fresh bagel with tomato, red onions and capers. Yum! In addition to their famous bagels, breakfast sandwiches and bagel sandwiches, Bruegger’s also offers a healthier “Under 500 Calorie” menu. If you are a calorie counter, try one of their Skinny Bagels. Guests can now order any of Bruegger’s 15-plus varieties “skinny,” due to Bruegger’s

unique slicing process. Instead of changing the recipe of its time-tested, New York-style bagel, Bruegger’s slices the bagels thinner using a process that removes approximately one-third of the bagel’s center but preserves its unique eggshell crust and delicious toppings. The result is a lower calorie bagel without sacrificing variety or taste. Another healthy choice is their Skinny Zesty Egg White Sandwich. This comes with an egg white patty on a skinny sesame bagel, with turkey sausage, Swiss cheese and sundried tomato spread. Bruegger’s operates 300 bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award winning bagels, Bruegger’s offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Visit

Crust Pizzeria

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Lumberyard Tavern and Grill

With 20 beers on tap, tasty food, and different specials every day, exciting things are happening at the Lumberyard Tavern. The months of February and March are full of exciting events especially during Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Brunch, Superbowl XLVII

Fish 101

14” pizzas with two toppings each for only $24.99. This is a $35 value! (Eat-in or Take-out) Charlie Meola, Italian American and serious Pizza Pie Chef, has put together what many now say is some of the tastiest pie around. Drive by any night of the week and you’ll see plenty of cars parked in front of this wonderful neighborhood pizzeria. Once you venture in to see what the fuss is all about, you’ll soon understand why. Chef Meola’s passion for making the best pizza is evident as he brings his unique touch, Italian heritage, and flavor to all his finely crafted masterpieces. At Crust Pizzeria you’ll experience handcrafted, artisan, New York-style pizza with a modern flair. Crust is a classy but unpretentious neighborhood pie shop with a lot of character. It’s truly become a neighborhood meeting, eating, and drinking place. Enjoy

their outdoor patio on a warm spring day or evening. Crust isn’t just about great pizza. They also serve nightly dinner specials and pasta dishes such as Spaghetti and Meatballs, Penne Pasta, Mediterranean, and Capellini Alla Checca. Their many salads and desserts are all really great. For a tasty treat, try their Chocolate Lava Cake- great for a Valentine’s Day date. They have TV sports, fine crafted beers and select bottles of wine. Happy Hour is nightly from 3-6pm and on Monday all day long! Half-off bottles of wine are very popular on Wine Wednesdays. Find their ad in this publication. Crust Pizzeria is open seven days a week and is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Carlsbad 92009 (in the Sprout’s Shopping Center). Call (760) 944-1111 or visit

and March Madness! Tap takeovers, beer dinners, and their famous Drink of the Week are just the beginning! On February 14 they host their annual Valentine’s Day dinner with 5 courses of sparkling wines and food pairings all for only $40. Mardi Gras might get looked over a lot in California, but not at the Lumberyard Tavern! Celebrate from Thursday, February 7 through Fat Tuesday, February 12, with a tap takeover from Louisiana’s own Abita Brewery and Mardi Gras food favorites like jambalaya, po-boys, and shrimp etouffee! St. Patrick’s Day is the Tavern’s biggest celebration of the year, with multiple Irish brews on tap, prizes, Irish music, and their famous Patty’s Day menu with perennial sellouts Shepherd’s pie, lamb stew and corned beef and cabbage. Major League Baseball’s opening day is on March 31, and this year’s NCAA March Madness is ongoing craziness with Final Four games on April 6 and 8. There’s no better place to celebrate the insanity of college hoops.

Breakfast on the weekend begins at 9am. Try their breakfast burritos, mouthwatering eggs benedict variations, or their juicy steak and eggs. Easter brunch will be a day to remember with $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas! Tasting Tuesdays continue from 7-9pm, where everyone is invited to taste selected cocktails, craft beers and wines. Tuesday is also their famous Tri-Tip night with Cardiff Seaside Market’s Burgundy Tri-Tip, which includes a sandwich, fries and 16 oz beer for only $11.95. Wine Wednesday is the best deal of the week, with all bottles $30 and above for half-off. Late night Happy Hour continues on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 10:30pm- close. Sundays are Service Industry Nights (SIN), where those in the biz get half-off their bar tab! The Lumberyard Tavern is located in the Lumberyard Shopping Center at 967 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 479-1657 or visit

This place is amazing! How about $1 Oysters for Happy Hour! This cozy neighborhood fish restaurant located on Highway 101 in Leucadia absolutely knows what fish is all about and applies a modern twist to traditional west coast fish houses. Local and seasonal fish and shelfish are served in a way that’s simple, accented, and not overdone, so the flavors remain intact. All their seafood is sourced in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. The husband and wife team of John and Jessica Park along with business partner Ray Lowe are the visionaries and creators of Fish 101. John and Jessica are graduates of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. John is an executive chef, and Jessica is a highly skilled pastry chef. The threesome opened Fish 101 about a year ago and well, the rest is history.

On any given night Fish 101 jumps and is the place to be to enjoy a fun and lively atmosphere and really good cooking at very reasonable prices. Beer and wine are available as well as Jessica’s amazing desserts. They offer an extensive selection of locally brewed craft beers! We highly recommend the halibut and their swordfish as well as their fish and chips and their daily oyster selection. They also have grilled fish entrees, calamari, shrimp cocktail, Albacore tuna poke, steamed mussels, salads and wonderful fish tacos. Their steamed mussels are absolutely fabulous and very reasonably priced. Happy Hour Tues – Fri from 4-6pm includes $1 Oysters. Fish 101 is located at 1468 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, 92024. Call (760) 943-6211 or visit www.fish101restaurant. com.

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Finish Chelsea’s Run at Balboa Park March 2, Saturday, 7:30am The 3rd annual Finish Chelsea’s Run, in honor of Chelsea King, will take place in Balboa Park, on March 2 at 7:30am, where Chelsea loved to visit and where she practiced with the San Diego Youth Symphony. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment and refreshments. 

 In 2010, in the weeks following the passing of stand-out high school student and athlete Chelsea King, a handful of members of the San Diego running community were so affected by her loss that they asked some of their friends to meet one Saturday to finish the run Chelsea started on February 25 in Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Chelsea’s life was cut short by a heinous act in the midst of her training run on that day in that park. Word quickly spread and on the morning of March 20, 2010 more than 3,500 community members joined together to run and

walk in solidarity with, and in honor of Chelsea, who they adopted as one of their own. 

The original grass-roots “Finish Chelsea’s Run” was such a moving and healing experience for the community that Kelly and Brent King decided to make it an official, annual tradition in San Diego hosted by the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, the organization they founded to make positive change for children. On March 5, 2011, more than 5,400 people participated in the inaugural Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/ Walk in Balboa Park. 
 The annual run/walk is helping Chelsea’s Light Foundation be able to better protect California’s 9.3 million children through Chelsea’s Law, and to raise funds that to date have provided college scholarships to 21 amazing kids, each powerful changemakers in their own ways. Contact the Race Headquarters, In Motion, Inc. at (760) 692-2900 or visit

Annual World Water Day Festival in Carlsbad March 23, Saturday, 12-3pm The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation hosts its 7th Annual World Water Day Festival on Saturday, March 23, from 12 - 3pm. This event is designed to bring awareness to local and global water issues facing the world today. The festival is held to coincide with International World Water Day, which is March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water, and advocating for the sustainable management of fresh water resources. The World Water Day Festival features educational booths and displays where people of all ages can learn sustainable practices for the use our limited water resources.

There are speakers every hour on water-related topics, a demonstration and tour of sustainable native gardening practices, and a visit from the ever-popular Splashmobile! The day begins with a lagoon clean up by kayak from 10am–noon. Participants with a kayak meet at the foot of Bayshore (off Park) at 10am. Lagoon clean up volunteers receive a free lunch at the World Water Day Festival. The World Water Day Festival is held each year at the Lagoon Foundation’s Discovery Center at 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. This event is free. Please check their website for correct date and time and for more information call (760) 804-1969. Their web address is

11th Annual Antique Sale

year. The Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. For more information or to schedule an appraisal appointment, visit or call (760) 744-9000.

February 23, Saturday, 10am-3pm The City of San Marcos Community Services presents its 11th Annual Antique Sale, “Family Heirlooms and Attic Treasures”, on February 23, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm at the San Marcos Community Center. The event features vendors selling a variety of antiques and collectibles including pottery, linens, books, household items, furniture, vintage décor, jewelry, and gift items. Attendance to the event is free. In the past this event provided antique appraisals but will not be doing so this

Daffodil Flower Show in Julian March 23-24, 11am – 5pm Daffodil lovers, celebrate spring with the flower of hope! The 9th Annual Daffodil Flower Show, with over 1,000 blooms on display, takes place at the Julian Town Hall located at 2129 Main Street in the historic town of Julian on March 23 and 24. Entrants need to bring all daffodils for display and judging on Friday, March 22, from noon to 4pm. This show gets bigger every year. Daffodil names and questions about daffodils will be answered by National Daffodil Society experts. Narcissus, commonly called Daffodil, is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, herbaceous perennials in the Amaryllis family. There are several possible derivations of the name. One of the most common relates to the story of the young man of Greek mythology named Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection that as he knelt and gazed into a pool of water, he fell into the water and drowned. He must have really loved his reflection! For more information or driving directions, please call the Julian Chamber of Commerce at (760) 765-1857 or visit

Seaport Village 7th Annual Busker Festival March 23-24 12-5pm; Buskers After Dark on March 24, 6-10pm Seaport Village welcomes the unthinkable from across the country at its seventh annual Spring Busker Festival, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, from 12–5 pm. The celebration brings colorful street performers like sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen to the cobblestone streets of downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents at this year’s festival provide outdoor amusement unlike any other festival in the region. For a night of unforgettable performances, Seaport Village lets the street performers loose for “Buskers After Dark” on Saturday, March 24, from 6pm to 10 pm. The untamed show features a crazy DJ, great food and drink specials and multiple Busker Festival acts best suited for those over 18. Seaport Village is located at 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 visit www. or call (619) 235-4014.

For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Festival February 9, Saturday, 1pm-5pm Chocolate pairings kick off the “For the Love of Chocolate” festivities at 1pm on Grand Avenue on Saturday, February 9. Guests will experience an assortment of exotic chocolates paired with wine and champagne at boutiques, spas, salons and other retail stores along Grand Avenue, between Centre City Parkway and Juniper Street. “Sweet Street” also opens at 1pm on Grand Avenue at Kalmia Street. Attendees stroll among vendor booths to taste and purchase gourmet, international, and unusual treats, all produced and presented by local and international chocolatiers. Participating vendors include Sweet Petite Confections, The Cookie Chew, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, and City Cupcakes, to name a few. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage and ride through historic Grand Avenue. Live musical entertainment is provided. Additional variations on this chocolate theme can be found all around downtown Escondido to satisfy one’s chocolate cravings. Visitors can indulge by stopping into many of the downtown galleries, restaurants, and spas. Many will be offering Valentine’s Day activities and treats and specials on chocolate, drinks, entrees, and desserts. Following the festival, from 5pm to 9pm, the “SweetArt” Walk brings fine art into the mix with gallery openings and receptions. The event takes place in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, between Centre City Parkway and Juniper Street. “For the Love of Chocolate” tickets are $25 for beer and wine pairing. “Sweet Street” is open to all ages and is free to attend. For further information, please visit or call (858) 243-3211.  •  February–March ’13 •  19




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La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – The Jewel & The Concours The Who
at Valley View Cocktail Party April 5 and Motor Classic April 7 Casino Center It is fitting that when translated into Spanish, La Jolla means “the jewel,” because La Jolla truly is the jewel of San Diego. La Jolla lifestyle embodies luxury and class and the chic allure of La Jolla’s avenues has drawn the finest automobiles to this coastal town for the ninth annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and The La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours on April 7 at Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, American sports cars (with a salute to GM on their 100th anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics. This year, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be tipping its hat to some of the world’s finest Classics: Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Cadillac, and of course Duesenberg. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the event. Children under 14 are free. VIP tickets are $100. The Concours Cocktail Party is Friday evening, April 5, from 7 to 10 pm. In celebration of the classics, La Jolla

Concours d’Elegance invites you to a contemporary classic cocktail party at La Valencia Hotel. Experience a lifestyle that only few encounter in a lifetime, and elevate your palate with this exclusive, intimate soirée set at the chic La Valencia Hotel with breathtaking La Jolla oceanfront views complete with exceptional culinary creations, a one-of-a kind display of automobiles, sophisticated cocktails, wines and champagnes – all in one spectacular evening! Tickets are $125 and you must RSVP by March 25. For tickets or information, call (619) 233-5008 or visit

Classical Music in Balboa Park by San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Weekends in February Every weekend the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s ensemble takes over Casa del Prado at Balboa Park and fills the air with beautiful classical music. Visitors are invited to observe their rehearsal performances to experience the beautiful sounds created by young musicians ages 8-25 years old. Rehearsals are free to the public to enjoy. It’s a beautiful treat that will enhance any visit to Balboa Park. Classical rehearsals take place in Rooms 207 and 205 in Casa del Prado on Saturdays from 8.30am to 7pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Casa del Prado
is located at1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA in Balboa Park. For a detailed rehearsal schedule, visit

February 5
 The Who, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, will be performing their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics in San Diego on Tuesday, February 5, at the Valley View Casino Center. The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia, the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. billboard album chart. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are joined on tour by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards/backing vocals), Loren Gold (keyboards) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals). The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Quadrophenia marked the band’s sixth album. The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members who created the album. IGN placed Quadrophenia at No. 1 on its list of the Greatest Classic Rock Albums Of All Time and Q Magazine placed Quadrophenia on its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. It features such classic who songs as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign O’er Me.” For tickets visit

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Kerry Records Presents: An Irish Hooley! with Slugger O’ Toole March 15, Friday, 7:30pm Win Free Tickets! It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. Prepare yourself for a raucous, rave-up of an Irish night with rip-roaring music, song, and dance as Kerry Records presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 15, at California Center for the Arts Escondido. The six member band of musicians of Slugger O’Toole share their passion for the music of Ireland and the Celtic Nations with traditional instrumentation including fiddle, button accordion, mandolin, banjo, bodhran,

pennywhistle, flute and guitars. The band thrills audiences with its brilliant close harmony acapella renditions of the Irish classics that are true to the Celtic core. It’s the epitome of family entertainment, togetherness and Irish life. So, bring the whole family out and enjoy a heady brew of foot-stomping pub songs, heart rendering ballads and instrumentals and experience an Irish night that will leave you feeling as if you’ve visited a pub in Dublin with your closest friends on St. Patrick’s Day! There will be Special Guest appearances. And your heart will leap and dance with the famous and supurb Kerry Dance Troupe with members Tehya Baxter, Kimberly Gerard and Keara Osborne. This show is sure to be a sell-out and is not to be missed! -Slugger never fails to deliver the goods! (Center Theater Group)

-Seeing these guys live makes me feel like I’m at a pub in the west of Ireland.....I’ll take a Guinness please! (Conejo News Press) An Irish Hooley! Takes place at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. For tickets call (800) 988-4253 or visit or Win Free Tickets to An Irish Hooley! With Slugger O’ Toole. It’s easy to enter to win a free pair of tickets. Just visit our website at and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Promoters are not responsible for show date or time changes due to special circumstances. Best of luck and see you March 15 at An Irish Hooley!

Win Free Tickets to Nine Great Shows at the House of Blues The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com have once again partnered with the House of Blues San Diego and Live Nation, the biggest concert promoter in the United States, to give away tickets to see nine amazing shows at the world famous House of Blues. Win a pair of tickets to see: ALO with California Honeydrops on Feb 2; In Flames on Feb 13; 6ONE9 on Feb 16; Take Action Tour Featuring The Used on Feb 27; G. Love and Special Sauce on Feb 28; Cradle of Filth on March 9; Beatles vs. Stones on March 10; Tainted Love with DJ L/V March 16; and Metal Alliance Tour with Anthrax on March 25.

Feb 2

ALO with California Honeydrops

Feb 13

Feb 16

In Flames


If you’re searching for the best entertainment in San Diego this spring, The House of Blues is one of the finest venues in the country to see live shows and concerts. The House of Blues is located on 5th Avenue in Downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp District. The House of Blues features the most sought after performers and performances in the world. For complete concert information, visit and

entry form. Select your top three choices. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and email. We cannot guarantee your selections. Only one entry per person is allowed. Some restrictions apply. Must be 18 years or older to win tickets. Promoters are not liable for change in dates, times or cancellations. Best of luck, and see you this spring at the hottest shows in San Diego at the House of Blues!

Win Free Tickets! It’s easy to win tickets to see one of these nine great shows at the House of Blues San Diego. Just visit and fill in the simple

Feb 27

Feb 28

Take Action G. Love and Tour Featuring Special Sauce The Used

March 9

March 10

Cradle of Filth

Beatles vs. Stones

March 16

Tainted Love with DJ L/V

March 25

Metal Alliance Tour with Anthrax

San Diego Opera’s 48th Season Samson and Delilah February 16-24 San Diego Opera’s 48th International Season presents Camille Saint-Saëns’ biblical drama Samson and Delilah on Saturday, February 16. Performed in French with English translations above the stage, Samson and Delilah is based on the biblical tale of the Hebrew warrior Samson as he rallies the Israelites to revolt against the Philistines who have enslaved them. At the urging of the High Priest of Dagon, Delilah seduces Samson and cuts off his hair, the source of Samson’s superhuman strength. Captured by the Philistines, Samson calls down the might of God in a climatic and tragic ending. This performance marks the important Company debut of Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva as Delilah. Returning to reprise his signature role from the 2007 pro-

duction is American tenor Clifton Forbis as Samson. Also making Company debuts are Icelandic baritone Tómas Tómasson as the High Priest of Dagon and American bass Gregory Reinhart as the Old Hebrew. San Diego Opera Presents First Ever Mariachi Opera “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” March 16, 2pm and 7pm San Diego Opera presents the West Coast Premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), a Mariachi Opera, on Saturday, March 16, for two performances, at 2pm and 7pm. The renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, known as the World’s Best Mariachi and heard on more than 800 recordings, takes the stage for this bi-lingual work following three generations of a single family, spanning countries, cultures and customs. Performed to ecstatic reviews in Houston and Paris, this

St. Patrick’s Party Celebrations St. Patrick’s Day is a special day and a great excuse to go out and celebrate big time, and the biggest celebration of the year, at least in North County, will be at the Lumberyard Tavern and Grill on Highway 101 in Encinitas. Always the top spot that day, the Tavern features the best Irish beers on tap, green beers for all the dye-hard fans, giveaways, Irish music, and the best authentic dishes from the land of the leprechaun. Delicious specials like Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Lamb Stew are always sellouts. Opening at 9 am, it’s sure to be an all-day Irish extravaganza. Below is a list of pubs, taverns, and places to party on St. Patrick’s Day. Lumberyard Tavern and Grill Gallagher’s Pub Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub Hwy 101, Encinitas 760-479-1657 Ocean Beach–619-222-5300 Temecula– Patrick’s Irish Pub Blarney Stone Irish Pub The Harp Poway– Clairemont 4935 Newport Avenue O’Connor’s Irish Pub Ocean Beach La Mesa Blarney Stone Irish Pub Hennessey’s Tavern Gaslamp, San Diego–619-233-8519 Gaslamp, San Diego The Ould Sod Normal Heights Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill Hensley’s Irish Pub & Grill Gaslamp, San Diego Carlsbad O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Carlsbad Field Authentic Irish Pub & Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill Restaurant La Mesa– Stout Public House Gaslamp, San Diego Hooley’s Irish Pub & Grill Downtown, San Diego Rancho San Diego

semi-staged production receives its West Coast premiere here in San Diego. Murder in the Cathedral March 30–April 7 San Diego Opera’s season continues on March 30, with the West Coast Premiere of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera Murder in the Cathedral. Based on the T.S. Eliot play, this opera follows the final month of Thomas Becket’s life as he defends Canterbury Cathedral from King Henry II. Returning to sing one of his signature roles is San Diego Opera favorite, the Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as Thomas Becket. American soprano Susan Neves makes her Company debut as the First Chorister. San Diego Opera 1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1800, San Diego, CA 92101. (619) 232-7636

San Diego Symphony Calendar 2/7 Classical Special – Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi in Recital 2/8-10 Jacobs Masterworks – Scheherazade 2/13 International Passport Series–Russian National Ballet Theatre to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet 2/14 International Passport Series–Russian National Ballet Theatre to Prokofiev’s Cinderella 2/16 Fox Theatre Film Series: The Son of the Sheik (1926) 2/24 International Passport Series–Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3/1-3 Jacobs Masterworks–Dvorák’s Sixth 3/10 International Passport Series–Dance Brazil 3/12 Chamber Music Series–Beethoven’s Archduke Piano Trio 3/15-17 Jacobs Masterworks–Jahja & Jessie: Concerto for Two Pianos 3/22 City Lights–Kenny G – Heart and Soul 3/29 International Passport Series – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with Irvin Mayfield Copley Symphony Hall is on 7th Ave and B Street in Dan Diego. Call (619) 235-0804 or visit

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Upcoming Shows for full concert lineup • 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach, Ca 92075 (858) 481 8140 main box office. open every day. Date

Headliner/Supporting Act

Fri Feb 1, 5:30pm

Atomic Groove Happy hour

Fri Feb 1, 9pm

Tristan Prettyman w/ guest

Sat Feb 2, 9pm

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Tristan Prettyman w/ guest

91x & Casbah present Pinback w/ Judgment Day

Fri, 2/1, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Mon Feb 4, 8pm

ZZ Ward - Casbah Presents w/ Delta Rae

ALO w/ California Honey Drops

Sat, 2/2, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Wed Feb 6, 9pm

North Mississippi Allstars w/ guest

Eventvibe presents Bro Safari, Titsworth & Torro Torro

Fri, 2/8, 9:00pm

House of Blues

Thurs Feb 7, 8pm

Old Man Markley w/ guest

Gospel Brunch

Sun 2/10, 11am

House of Blues

Fri Feb 8, 17:30

The Fabulous Pelicans Happy Hour

Ed Sheeran w/ Rizzle Kicks and Foy Vance SOLD OUT

Tue 2/12, 8:00pm

Spreckels Theatre

Fri Feb 8, 9pm

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers w/ Paul Thorn (co- bill)

Sat Feb 9, 9pm

The Wailers w/ guest

In Flames w/ Demon Hunter, All Shall Parish Battlecross

Wed, 2/13, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Sun Feb 10, 7pm

Tony Suraci as The Highwayman w/ A Trib to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson with Lee Koch as opener

6ONE9 w/ Dirty Birdz & The Horn Starz

Sat, 2/16, 8:30pm

House of Blues

9-11 Patch Project: Fully Involved Comedy Tour featuring Adam Ferrara

Wed, 2/20, 8:00pm & 10:00pm

House of Blues

Mon Feb 11, 8pm

Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ guest

Ramon Ayala

Fri, 2/22, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Thurs Feb 14, 9pm

The Hives - Casbah presents w/ guest

House of Blues

Atomic Groove Happy hour

91X, Casbah & HOB present Coheed & Cambria w/ Between the Buried & Me, Russian Circles

Mon, 2/25, 7:00pm

Fri Feb 15, 5:30pm Fri Feb 15, 9pm

Ra Ra Riot - casbah presents w/ Pacific Air and Cayucas

Wed, 2/27, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Sat Feb 16, 9pm

Steve Poltz’s Annual 50th B-Day Party w/ The Rugburns, and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Take Action Tour feat. The Used w/ We Came As Romans, MindFlow, Crown the Empire G. Love & Special Sauce

Thu, 2/28, 9:00pm

House of Blues

Sun Feb 17, 9pm

Blackalicious w/ guest

91X presents Iration w/ Pacific Dub, Through the Roots

Fri, 3/1, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Wed Feb 20, 9pm

B.B. King w/ guest

91X presents Iration w/ Pacific Dub, Natural Vibrations

Sat, 3/2, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Fri Feb 22, 5:30pm

Atomic Groove Happy hour

House of Blues

An Evening With Leftover Salmon

HOB 20th Anniversary presents The 9th Annual Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour w/ Donots

Thu, 3/7, 8:00pm

Fri Feb 22, 9 Sat Feb 23, 9pm

Cash’d Out - Johnny Cash B-Day Bash w/ Jonny Two Bags and Salvation Town

Cradle of Filth w/ The Faceless, Decapitated, The Agonist

Sat, 3/9, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Sun Feb 24, 9pm

Reckless Kelly w/ Micky and the Motorcars

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shoot Out w/ Jumping Jack Flash, Abbey Road

Sun, 3/10, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Tues Feb 26, 9pm

An Evening With The Residents- Casbah pres

Tainted Love w/ DJ LV

Sat, 3/16, 9:30pm

House of Blues

Wed Feb 27, 9pm

Galactic w/ guest

Gospel Brunch

Sun, 3/17, 11am

House of Blues

Fri March 1, 5:30

Liquid Blue Happy Hour

Sat March 2, 9pm

Super Diamond w/ Trial by Fire (Journey Tribute)

Sun March 3, 8pm

David Lindley - seated show! w/ Carrie Rodriguez: The “Give Me All You Got” Tour

Wed March 6, 8pm

Mickey Hart Band w/ African Showboyz

Thurs March 7, 8pm

Toad the Wet Sprocket w/ guest

Tues March 12, 9pm

Frightened Rabbit - Casbah pres w/ guest

Sun March 17, 9pm

Emancipator - Do Lab Presents w/ guest

Mon March 18

Josh Ritter w/ guest

Thurs March 21, 8pm

An Evening With Kenny Rogers

Fri March 22, 9pm

Bob Schneider w/ guest

Sat March 23, 9pm

The Atomic Punks - Tribute to Early Van Halen w/ 619

Sun March 24, 8pm

An Evening Gordon Lightfoot 50 Years on Carefree Highway Tour

Sat March 30, 9pm

Who’s Bad Michael Jackson Tribute

Fri April 5, 9pm

An Evening with Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Sun April 14

Lucero - Casbah presents w/ guest

Fri April 19, 9pm

An Evening with Queensryche starring Geoff Tate Performing 25th Anniversary of Operation: MindCrime

Poway Center for the Performing Arts The Capitol Steps February 16, Saturday, 8pm After an 11-year hiatus, The Capitol Steps return to Poway Center for the Performing Arts bringing their unique comedic sensibilities to the stage for a post-election year special! The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. Missoula Children’s Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs March 16, Saturday, 3pm and 7pm See tomorrow’s stars on stage today! Part theater camp, part community gathering—all fun! The Missoula Children’s Theatre transforms more than 60 local children into stagesavvy thespians in just six days. Participating children will spend the week learning the trade of the stage—from auditions to rehearsals to a performance of an all-new musical version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance March 30, Saturday, 8pm Stash the gold, guard the women and hide the rum—the “Pirates” have arrived! Set sail on this swashbuckling Gilbert and Sullivan adventure loaded with enough laughs to fill Davey Jones’ locker. It follows the fortunes of Frederic, a young lad who is mistakenly apprenticed to the Pirate King. When Frederic falls for the lovely Mabel, whose father is the very model of a modern Major General, a tempest brews on the sea of love. Poway Center for the Performing Arts is located at 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064. Visit

Imagine Dragons w/ Atlas Genius, Nico Vega SOLD OUT Mon, 3/18, 7:30pm

House of Blues

91X presents Pennywise, Re-Union, Original Members: Randy, Byron, Jim & Fletcher w/ ANTI-FLAG

Fri, 3/22, 8:00pm

House of Blues

FM 94/9 presents Pennywise, Re-Union, Original Members: Randy, Byron, Jim & Fletcher w/ ANTI-FLAG

Sat, 3/23, 8:00pm

House of Blues

High River Entertainment presents the Metal Alliance Mon, 3/25, 6:00pm Tour with Anthrax performing their “Among The Living” album w/ Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail

House of Blues

Tiger Army w/ Old Man Markley, Stellar Corpses

Thu, 3/28, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Tech N9ne w/ Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Kutt Calhoun, Rittz

Fri, 3/29, 7:30pm

House of Blues

The Airborne Toxic Event

Sat, 3/30, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Gospel Brunch

Sun, 3/31, 11am

House of Blues

Last Anthem presents Lindsey Stirling

Mon, 4/1, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Kip Moore

Wed, 4/10, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour w/ A$AP Rocky

Thu, 4/11, 7:30pm

Valley View Casino Center

The Expendables w/ Tomorows Bad Seeds

Fri, 4/12, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Alex Clare

Wed, 4/17, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Tyrone Wells w/ Wakey! Wakey!, Brett Young

Fri, 4/19, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Gospel Brunch

Sun, 4/21, 11am

House of Blues

Casbah & HOB present Black Rebel Motorcycle Club w/ Bass Drum of Death

Tue, 4/23, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Mindless Self Indulgence w/ Chantal Claret

Sun 5/5, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Gospel Brunch

Sun 5/12, 11am

House of Blues

YES at Pechanga Casino March 8, Friday
 In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will be performing three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s the YES album, 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going for The One. This historic performance will be at Pechanga Casino Theater on March 8. This tour marks the first time since 1973 that YES—bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davidson have performed an album onstage in its entirety. The YES album is widely considered to be the multi-platinum progressive rock band’s breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.” The band’s album Close to The Edge was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review, which features the epic suites “Close To The Edge” and “You And I,” noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” For tickets visit  •  February–March ’13  •  23 Find more entertainment at

Win Free Tickets to These Four Awesome Shows at the Belly Up Tavern The North County Sun and www. are very pleased to announce an amazing ticket giveaway to North County’s premier concert venue, the Belly Up Tavern! Enter our ticket giveaway and win tickets to see one of these four shows: ZZ Ward on Feb 4; Leftover Salmon on Feb 22; Ryan Bingham on March 1; Anuhea – Olukai Spring Tour – presented by Polynesian Underground on March 8. Ryan Bingham, singer-songwriter, garnered critical acclaim for his first two studio releases on Lost Highway Records, 2007’s Mescalito and 2009’s Roadhouse Sun. Bingham went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including notably co-

penning & performing the film’s award-winning theme song “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. As a result of his monumental year, the Americana Music Association honored Bingham with “Artist of the Year” in 2010. Those who know the BUT keep going back again and again. Those who don’t, seriously need to explore the BUT. The Belly Up Tavern is one of the most intimate, provocative, and electrifying venues you’ll ever experience! We suggest you come early, because seats are not

reserved. Stop in and grab a bite at the Wild Note Café, and they may let you in to claim a seat a little earlier! It’s easy to win free pair of tickets to one of these four great nights at the Belly Up Tavern. Just visit and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Select your first, second, and third choice of shows. We cannot guarantee your selections. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 or older to win tickets. Good luck, and see you at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach!

Feb 4

Feb 22

March 1

ZZ Ward

Leftover Salmon

Ryan Bingham

NORTH COUNTY MOVIE THEATERS LA Paloma Theatre 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 436-7469 www. Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 Cinemas 1180 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069, (760) 471-3734 Cinepolis La Costa 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009. Cinepolis Carmel Valley/Del Mar 12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130, (858) 794-4045 Moviemax at Westfield Plaza Camino Real 2601 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 720-7000

March 8

Anuhea – Olukai Spring Tour

New Village Arts Theatre Presents–The Trip to Bountiful February 9 – March 3 By: Horton Foote Directed By: Kristianne Kurner In honor of Sandra Ellis-Troy, 1942–2010,
 founding New Village Arts Ensemble Member. The Trip to Bountiful is a beautiful play about finding your way home. All Carrie Watts wants to do before she dies is to see her hometown

of Bountiful, Texas. Her son and daughter-in-law don’t think it’s a good idea for an elderly lady to travel, so Mrs. Watts takes off on her own for a journey to reclaim her memories, her youth and her life. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (across from the Coaster Station). Call (760) 433-3245 or visit

18th Annual San Marcos Talent Show April 20, Saturday, 6pm

Regal Cinemas Oceanside 16 401 Mission Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 439-1733

The City of San Marcos presents its 18th Annual Talent Show on April 20, Saturday, at 6pm at the San Marcos Community Center. The public is invited to attend this entertaining production featuring local talents performing in the following categories: Instrumental, Vocal, and Dance. Dancers, singers and musicians from the age of 5 years old to 17 years old will perform.

UltraStar Oceanside 431 College Blvd, Oceanside CA (760) 806-1790

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Cinema Star Mission Marketplace 13 431 College Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 806-1790

Mar 17, Sat. 10:30am

Krikorian Metroplex 15 at Vista Villa 25 Main Street, Vista, CA 92083, (760) 945-7469

Regal Cinemas Escondido Stadium 16 350 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, (760) 291-0251 Carmel Mountain 12 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd, at I-15, San Diego, CA 92128, (800) 326-3264 Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 635-7716

The National Comedy Theatre  hursdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm, T Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 9:45pm Since opening night in 1999, the National Comedy Theatre has performed over 3000 times and is the longest running show in San Diego. The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego’s nationally acclaimed improvisational comedy show. Based completely on audience suggestions, the cast of NCT creates an entire show on the spot. Shows are fast moving, funny and appropriate for all audiences. Thursday and Sunday shows are at 7:30 pm with tickets for $10. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm and 9:45pm with tickets ranging from $12-$15. College Team performances are on Sunday nights at 9pm with tickets for $8 each. The National Comedy Theatre is located at 3717 India Street in San Diego. For more information call (619) 2954999 or visit

Celebrate the Spirit of Ancient Ireland on Saturday, March 17. This will mark the 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival thanks to the dedication and commitment of the many volunteers that make up the ICSC, the support of the Irish community and all the sponsors. The 2013 Parade Theme is “Celebrating the Gaelic Athletic Association.” There will be over 120 entries, includes Marching Bands, Floats, Police and Fire Department units, the Emerald Societies, Clowns, equestrian entries, Border Patrol units, Scout Troops, bagpipe contingents, dancing groups, drill teams, roller skaters, antique cars, the Friendly Sons of

Tickets are $5-7 and can be purchased in advance at the Community Center or at the door starting at 5pm. The Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. For a performance application or more information, please call (760) 7449000 or visit

St. Patrick, representatives from Ireland, and the reigning Miss Colleen and Smiling Irishman. Following the parade head over to Balboa Park for the Irish Festival. Live entertainment on the Festival’s 2 stages will run from 11:00am to 5:30pm and will include well known folk singers and bands.
The Festival area will open at 9:00 a.m. with food and craft booths as well as two beer gardens serving ice cold Guinness (the presenting Sponsor) and other beers, wine and Spirits. There will be an authentic Celtic Village and Kids Zone with Rides.  The Festival and its entertainment are free to the public. For more information visit

California Center For the Arts Escondido 1st Division Marine Band Thursday & Friday, February 7–8, 7pm Concert Hall Celebrate Sousa and so much more when 50 of Camp Pendleton’s finest musicians return for their annual patriotic and entertaining concert. This event is FREE. Keith Sweat Sunday, February 10, 7pm
Concert Hall 98.1 Smooth FM is excited to bring the iconic R&B artist and American Music Award Winner, Keith Sweat, to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. This makes a perfect Valentine’s gift! 

 Ricky Nelson Remembered and John Denver Tribute Saturday, February 23, 7:30pm Concert Hall A nostalgic evening of great music in a tribute to two of the most popular performers of all time. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson perform their father’s hits and offer unique insights into his life along with sharing family photos and video. Intimate Classics: Gustavo Romero, piano Sunday, February 24, 3pm Center Theater Concert pianist Romero, a San Diego native with Guadalajara heritage, has a stellar reputation for both

the technical brilliance and interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual composers. His first performance with the New York Philharmonic was at age 13. Tribute to Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra Saturday, March 2, 7pm Concert Hall You won’t want to miss a fabulous evening celebrating the music of the two most popular band leaders of all time. The concert features legendary vocal group the Four Lads, Broadway and television star and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. WOW First Wednesdays: Stoney B Blues Band Wednesday, March 6, 4pm & 7pm Center Theater Stoney B Blues will share with you his extraordinary musical gift, witty tales and life of personal hardships as a Blues Man. This event is FREE. Teresa Walters Sunday, March 10, 2pm
Center Theater International Classical Pianist. 

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Alliance Defensive Driving School: New Drivers, Adults and Seniors Welcome Get $30 off by mentioning the North County Sun! Alliance Defensive Driving School Instructor, Michael Caffin, has been working in the Driving Education industry for over 20 years. He is originally from The Netherlands where he received his training as a military driving instructor at the Royal Academy of Traffic & Transportation of the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. Shortly thereafter, he worked for a privately owned driving school in the Netherlands, during evenings and on weekends. In 2004, Caffin relo-

cated to San Diego North County and was offered a position as a driving instructor for Alliance Defensive Driving School, and now considers it his second home. Alliance Defensive Driving School is a great educational provider for the San Diego North County community. They offer young and new drivers with a great set of defensive driving tools that will allow them to not only pass the DMV behind the wheel driving test, but also educate young and new drivers on how to evaluate themselves to become a safe and efficient driver with the needed etiquette. Alliance offers the best value in driver training and driver education for your dollar. Their teaching philosophy starts with the idea that each student is unique. Their individualized lessons are

interactive, intelligent, and intuitive and each lesson is tailored to the needs of each student. Behind the wheel lessons are one-on-one and parents are welcome to join. If you hire Michael Caffin as your driving instructor, he will provide you with an instant savings of $30.00 off their six-hour driving program of $270. Caffin teaches classes on Saturdays and Sundays every first and last weekend of each month from mornings to late afternoon. Home and school pick-up are available! Contact Michael Caffin directly at (760) 638-3010 or at each day between 9AM-6PM to receive your instant savings. For more information visit www.TheDriverGuy. com or

Living in Light at Grace Spiritual Center

Develop enlightenment, gain empowerment and achieve personal growth on your life’s journey at Grace Spiritual Center. Sunday Service offers harmony in mind, body and spirit with meditation, inspirational talk, live music, singing and spiritual healing in the form of powerful radiating loving energy. Also, join Grace Spiritual Center in a variety of classes and workshops as well as spiritual movie nights. Mark your calendar for their Arts, Crafts and Psychic Fair on May 4. 2/16 and 3/9 Spiritual Meditation Class $60. 10am to 12pm. Grace Spiritual Center in Encinitas Join Grace Spiritual Center at their new location at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 or visit

The New Year is here and that means new beginnings for all at Grace Spiritual Center. Join Rev. Grace Wynands at the Grace Spiritual Center in Encinitas and together live in light, love, peace, harmony and prosperity. People from all beliefs and world views are welcome. Rev. Grace strongly believes that there is indeed a higher power that is greater than all of us and believes each of us should accept whatever religious concepts resonate within us and make our choices accordingly. Our great teachers, Jesus, Mohammed, and Buddha spoke about a way of life, not just religious dogma. Rev. Grace incorporates the principles that resonate within her, and uses them for spiritual guidance in a

loving, compassionate environment. Rev. Grace teaches a variety of spiritual awareness classes including classes for certified spiritual and energetic healing, certified evidential mediumship, and ministerial studies in preparation for ordination. Over the years Rev. Grace has attended numerous international spiritual conferences with renowned spiritual teachers to increase her knowledge of spiritual counseling. She has also participated in a variety of workshops and trainings in past life regressions with Dr. Brian Weiss. Always seeking to improve her teaching skills, Rev. Grace recently completed her Tutor Training course in evidential mediumship at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College in London (UK). She is a certified spiritualist medium and healer as well as a certified hypnotherapist.

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Easter Egg Hunts and Festivities Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday Families and children join the festivities at the Annual Egg Hunt at Seagrove Park. Cardiff Easter Egg Hunt Festival March 30, Saturday, 10am-1pm Located at the Ecke YMCA Sports Park in Encinitas. This free event features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting and of course 24,000 eggs! Call (760) 633-2740 for more info. City of Oceanside Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday, 10am The annual City of Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt is being held at Buddy Todd Park. Hunt is open to children ages 3-11 only. Call (760) 435-5041 or visit City of San Marcos Holiday Breakfast March 30, Saturday, 8-10am Located inside Williams Barn in Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. Pancakes and eggs served by Life and Eagle Scouts Troop 649. Tickets $4-$5. Please call (760) 744-9000 or visit City of San Marcos Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday, 10:15am Located at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos. This egg hunt is for toddlers through 5th graders and will include visit from Peter Cottontail. Please bring a bag or basket. For more info call (760) 744-9000 or visit San Elijo Hills Easter Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday

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Various times for different ages. Community Egg Hunt on the Upper Soccer Field in San Elijo Hills. Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival March 30, Saturday, 10am-1pm Located at the Ecke Sports Park (next to the YMCA). This free event features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting and of course 24,000 eggs! Call (760) 633-2740 for more info. Carlsbad EGGStravaganza Spring Festival March 30, Saturday, 10am-1pm Located at Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road. Fun zone, jumpies, music and more. (760) 434-2843 San Diego Botanic Garden Spring Party with Bunny March 30, Saturday, 10-11:30am or 11:30am-1pm SD Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Limited to 50 children per party. $12-$15 per child. Please pre-register online at or in person at their office. Carmel Valley Community Park Easter Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday, 9-11am Carmel Valley Community Park, 3777 Townsgate Drive. Free. (858) 552-1616 Poway Community Park March 30, Saturday, 8am-1pm Easter egg Hunt, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting and crafts hosted

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by Living Way Church 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive. Free. Pancake breakfast $4. or (858) 486-1441. Vista Brengle Terrace Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday, 9am–noon The Pride of Vista Lions Club and the Vista Youth Sports Fields Foundation host an egg hunt for children ages 3 to 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. 23rd Annual Solana Beach Children’s Spring Egg Hunt March 30, Saturday, 10am This event is being held at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. For more information, please call the Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Department at (858) 720-2453 or visit Easter Sunrise Service at the Flower Fields March 31, Sunday, 6:30am Carlsbad Flower Fields hosts an Easter Sunday Service. Free breakfast for the first 500 and dressing warmly is advised. Go to for more information.

The Carlsbad Flower Fields Amazing Ranunculus March 1–May 12

With over 50 acres of extraordinary beauty, The Flower Fields offers a unique opportunity for adults and kids to enjoy a day together among fields of color. The Flower Fields are open daily from 9am to 6pm March 1–May 12. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission $6-$11. The Flower Fields are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. For more information visit April 7, Sunday – Kid’s Day: Kids can enjoy face painting, Ronald McDonald, The Coast Kids, and crafts. April 13, Saturday—Bluegrass Day: Enjoy a free concert filled with the sounds of bluegrass, old-time jams and

other favorite music! It’s “Summergrass San Diego,” sponsored by San Diego Summergrass, featuring “Pickin’ in the Posies” and “Fiddlin’ in the Flowers.” April 20, Saturday – Jazz and Blues Day: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see some of San Diego’s great jazz and blues musicians come together for a memorable day of music and fun in the beautiful Flower Fields of Carlsbad. May 11, Saturday—Bonsai Show and Sale: Enjoy the unique blending of art and horticulture at this bonsai exhibition and sale. May 12, Sunday—Mother’s Day, is the final day of the season at The Flower Fields.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Feb 6 – 11

The 2013 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships is a senior international figure skating competition that will take place in Osaka, Japan. Skaters compete in the disciplines of men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating,

and ice dancing for the title of Four Continents Champion. The event’s name refers to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, which are four of the continents represented in the Olympic rings, omitting Europe.

World Junior Figure Skating Championships Feb 25 – March 3

The 2013 World Junior Figure Skating Championships is international figure skating competition that takes place in Milan Italy. Commonly called “World Juniors” and “Junior

Worlds”, the event will determine the World Junior champions in the disciplines of men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

World Figure Skating Championships March 10 – 17

The 2013 World Figure Skating Championships will take place in London Ontario Canada at Budweiser Gardens from March 10–17. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pairs, and ice dancing. The

event determines the number of entries a country may send to the 2014 World Championships and 2014 Winter Olympics.

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The Carlsbad 5000, voted “Best 5K of 2007” by Competitor Magazine, returns to the seaside village of Carlsbad. The race weekend kicks off with Junior Carlsbad on Saturday, April 6. Nearly 4,500 kids ages 2-12 will take part in a variety of age appropriate races. All racers receive a T-shirt, goodie bag and finisher’s medal for their efforts. Awards will be presented to the top three junior athletes ages 5-12. Registration is only $22 for those who sign-up early. Families can register online. On Sunday, April 7, the Carlsbad 5000 takes place. Since 1986, thousands of competitors have converged to enjoy the scenic course or set world records at the Carlsbad 5000. The 3.1-mile race that has consistently maintained the title of World’s Fastest 5K, will celebrate its twenty-fourth anniversary with over 10,000 participants. Runners and walkers are encouraged to sign up online now to take advantage of the early registration fees. The Carlsbad 5000 is known for attracting competitive runners from around the world. There’s also a strong group of walkers that participate. Race day begins at 7:05 a.m. with the first of nine races for walkers, invited wheelchair athletes and runners of all abilities. The main event, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 12:15 p.m. Race fans can expect a strong attack at the world’s best times from the emerging field. A free Health & Fitness Expo takes place on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Expo serves as the Carlsbad 5000 race registration headquarters on Saturday starting at 10 a.m., allowing participants to pick up their race number, timing chip, t-shirt and goodie bag. The interactive Expo, located on Roosevelt Street between Grand and Carlsbad Village Drive, will display running apparel and shoes, fitness gear, and health and nutrition items. For more information or to register for the Carlsbad 5000 and the Junior Carlsbad, visit www.carlsbadcompetitor. com or call (800) 311-1255.

Valentine’s “Puppy Love” 5k Run/1 Mile Walk February 10, Sunday, 8am-noon A little bit of “Puppy Love” can go a long way to help make this year your healthiest and happiest year ever. Grab a leash and your running shoes for the third annual Puppy Love 5k Run and 1 Mile walk, benefiting Helen Woodward Animal Center, on February 10. There are two separate courses for runners and walkers (and their four-legged friends) along scenic Highway 101 in Solana Beach. The event, sponsored by Iams and Roadrunner Sports, also features the Wagging Wellness Village, with vendors, food, prizes and various fun activities. The race begins at 8am on the corner of Via de la Valle and Highway 101 in Solana Beach, and the festivities last until noon. After the race, runners, walkers and spectators can take part in the Furry Valentine Canine Costume Contest as well as Doga Yoga, and canine agility with San Diego Pet Training. Dog lovers looking for the “right person” for them and their dog to love this Valentine’s Day can also participate in “meet your furry match” event. The race entry is $35 for both runners and walkers and all proceeds from the event support the pets and programs of Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information or to register, visit, or call (858) 756-4117.  •  February–March ’13  27 Find more entertainment at

Scholastic Surf Series Middle and High School Surfing Competitions February–May For more information call (760) 518-2727 or visit

Competition Schedule: San Diego/Orange County/LA-Santa Barbara Sections February 2 & 3 San Clemente Pier Orco & Div 1 & 2 9 & 10 Army Navy Div 3 & 4 & Div 5 23 & 24 Oceanside Pier Sdms & Div 3 & 4 March 2 Oceanside Harbor 3 Golden West St. Orco 9 & 10 Oceanside Pier Sdms & Div 5 9 & 10 Ventura Fairgrounds La-Sb Ms & Hs 16 & 17 Open Date April 1, 3 & 14 Open Date 20, 21,22 High School State Championships Oeanside Harbor May 4 & 5 Middle School State Championships Oceanside Harbor * All Dates And Venues Are Subject To Change

Los Angeles Clippers Schedule 2/1 @ Toronto, 4:00pm 2/3 @ Boston, 10:00am 2/4 @ Washington, 4:00pm 2/6 @ Orlando, 4:00pm 2/8 @ Miami, 5:00pm 2/10 @ New York, 10:00am 2/11 @ Philadelphia, 4:00pm 2/13 vs. Houston, 7:30pm 2/14 @ LA Lakers, 7:30pm 2/21 vs. San Antonio, 7:30pm 2/23 vs. Utah, 7:30pm 2/26 vs. Charlotte, 7:30pm 2/28 @ Indiana, 4:00pm 3/1 @ Cleveland, 4:30pm 3/3 vs. Oklahoma City, 12:30pm

3/6 vs. Milwaukee, 7:30pm 3/7 @ Denver, 7:30pm 3/10 vs. Detroit, 6:30pm 3/13 vs. Memphis, 7:30pm 3/17 vs. New York, 12:30pm 3/19 @ Sacramento, 7:00pm 3/20 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30pm 3/23 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30pm 3/26 @ Dallas, 6:30pm 3/27 @ New Orleans, 5:00pm 3/29 @ San Antonio, 5:30pm 3/30 @ Houston, 5:00pm1/26 @ Portland, 7:00pm 1/27 vs. Portland, 6:30pm 1/30 @ Minnesota, 5:00pm

Los Angeles Lakers Schedule 2/1 @ Minnesota, 6:30pm 2/3 @ Detroit, 10:00am 2/5 @ Brooklyn, 4:30pm 2/7 @ Boston, 5:00pm 2/8 @ Charlotte, 4:00pm 2/10 @ Miami, 12:30pm 2/12 vs. Phoenix, 7:30pm 2/14 vs.LA Clippers, 7:30pm 2/20 vs. Boston, 7:30pm 2/22 vs. Portland, 7:30pm 2/24 @ Dallas, 10:00am 2/25 @ Denver, 6:00pm 2/28 vs. Minnesota, 7:30pm 3/3 vs. Atlanta, 6:30pm

3/5 @ Oklahoma City, 6:30pm 3/6 @ New Orleans, 5:00pm 3/10 vs. Chicago, 12:30pm 3/12 @ Orlando, 4:00pm 3/13 @ Atlanta, 4:30pm 3/15 @ Indiana, 4:00pm 3/17 vs. Sacramento, 6:30pm 3/18 @ Phoenix, 7:00pm 3/22 vs. Washington, 7:30pm 3/25 @ Golden State, 7:30pm 3/27 @ Minnesota, 5:00pm 3/28 @ Milwaukee, 5:00pm 3/30 @ Sacramento, 7:00pm

2013 World Baseball Classic  The 2013 World Baseball Classic is an international baseball competition. This season, the main tournament will be held from March 2 to 19. For the first time, a qualification round was played in fall 2012 that expands tournament participation from 16 to 28 teams. Japan enters this year as the two-time defending champion, having won the first two World Baseball Classics in 2006 and 2009. After a 3-year gap between the first two World Baseball Classic games, plans now call for the World Baseball Classic to be repeated every four years following the 2009 event, with the third installment of the Classic to occur in March of this year. The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament sanctioned by the International Baseball

Federation (IBAF) and created by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and other professional baseball leagues and their players associations around the world. The tournament is the first of its kind to have national baseball teams feature professional players from the major leagues around the world including Major League Baseball. The Summer Olympics had regularly featured college and minor-league players because the Games conflicted with the major league seasons in both North America and Asia, and the Baseball World Cup historically did not have major leaguers participate. The World Baseball Classic was created to specifically promote the game of baseball around the globe.

LPGA Kia Classic at La Costa Resort  The LPGA’s Kia Classic will be at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad from March 22 to March 24. The inaugural event was held at La Costa in 2010, but had to move for one year due to the resort’s $50 million golf course renovation in 2011. After a year in the Los Angeles area, the Kia Classic returned to La Costa in 2012 and featured the world’s best female golfers. La Costa Resort and Spa, home to one of golf’s iconic venues renamed its two 18-hole layouts—the Champions Course and Legends Course. The Champions Course, underwent a complete restoration. It is now paired with

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the Legends Course, on which four holes were completely renovated. LPGA Tour rookie Hee Kyung Seo won the inaugural Kia Classic at La Costa as a sponsor exemption in 2010. In 2011, the Kia Classic was the stage for another breakout win as Germany’s Sandra Gal became a Rolex First Time Winner with her thrilling one-shot victory over eight-time LPGA Tour winner Jiyai Shin at Industry Hills Golf Club. It was Yani Tseng that won it all in 2012 at La Costa. Tournament week will feature a qualifier, practice rounds Monday and Tuesday, a Wednesday Pro-Am and four competitive rounds from Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are now available at

Zumba® Fitness–Latin-Inspired, Easy-To-Follow, Calorie-Burning Dance in San Marcos Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-10:50am. First class is free! Licensed Zumba® Instructor and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Instructor, Yuriko Imaizum (nickname Yuri) has opened a Zumba® Fitness class in San Marcos. The popularity of Zumba® Fitness has skyrocketed the past few years all over the world. Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Zumba is based on easy-to-follow steps, and a typical Zumba session burns between 500 and 1000 calories. Yuri is passionate about Zumba. Her Zumba® Fitness is not characterized by a hard workout environment, but, rather, a fun dance atmosphere. She has a flexible pro-

gram, adapted to participants’ skill level. It is designed for anyone, and there is no experience needed. With lively dance music, participants are able to learn new moves– merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and more. It reduces stress and clears the mind. The venue has a spacious dance floor with studio mirrors. The first class is free of charge for new clients so that participants are able to try out a class with no obligation. The fee is affordable. There are a few options; $28 for a monthly flat fee, or $40 for 10 classes, valid for 3 months, or $5 per class drop-in fee. No enrollment fees. Yuri’s Zumba Fitness class is located at New West Ballet School, 1215 Linda Vista Dr. #B, San Marcos, CA 92078. Contact Yuri at (858) 337-6011 or for details, visit www. Zumba® and the Zumba Fitness logos are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC.

Looking for the Best in Eye Care? So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. Sometimes we don’t pay enough attention if we have dry eyes, blurred vision, or easily get eye infections. Don’t take your eyes for granted and take the time to make an appointment with someone that has an extensive background in ocular diseases and conditions. If you are looking for a caring and professional optometrist, then we recommend Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado of Solana Beach Family Optometry. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high honors then went on and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1997. For 13 years she has been practicing medically-based optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic exams, and Lasik or cataract surgery pre-operative exams.

Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach in 2010 with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses, including bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes. Dr. Peterson- Salgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach with her husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their 2 kids. Call for an appointment to see Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 259-8239 or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.

Leading Note Studios Hits the Perfect High Note: The Gift of Music Notable: In the age of diminishing elective programs in our schools, there is a genuine need for quality programs in our communities. That’s where Leading Note Studios comes in. Owned by two Berklee School of Music graduates, Christian and Camille Hastings, and employing 12 teachers, all with BA’s in music, Leading Note is a full service music studio offering lessons on ALL types of instruments. Owner Camille Hastings explained, “We began in 2009 with a desire to share our love of music and a need to reach out to the community and offer quality teaching, at a great place. Kids come here and focus on learning music.”

Noteworthy: Although there are other music studios in North County, Leading Note offers private one on one classes but it is one of the only ones that offers the unique practice and economy of semi-private piano lessons. During this class, a maximum of three kids rotate stations: 1) private instruction, 2) computer ear training, and 3) theory and practice. Currently, Leading Note has over 200 students attending it’s myriad of class possibilities. Keynote: Programs offered at Leading Note Studios include all styles of music, be it Classical, Traditional Learning, Pop, Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, Suzuki and Kindermusik. Musicians will find the opportunity to perform and share their talents in a community-centered atmosphere. Footnote: With 11 different rooms, the latest technology, and above all, having fun, Leading Note Studios is proud of the fact that they have no age restrictions on who can take lessons- from Kindermusik starting at age 6 months, to adults taking guitar, bass and piano the possibilities are endless.

Endnote: “We offer two recitals a year at no extra cost and we also take musicians to perform at local retirement homes,” said Camille. “Just recently we traveled to Belmont Village in Encinitas, and our bands play at local venues. We also help perpare kids for auditions and currently have 7 kids in local shows.” Give your child the gift of music and experience a caring teaching staff with a teacher for every learning style at Leading Note Studios. Carlsbad parent Al Gelbart shared, “My daughter has been taking lessons from Camille since she was 3. She’s 13 now. I’ve taken lessons from Christian on guitar. This is a fabulous studio with a great learning environment and wonderful recital setups. I’d highly recommend Leading Note Studios to kids and adults.” Leading Note Studios is located at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105, Encinitas, CA 92024 Call (760) 753-7002 or visit www.leadingnotestudios. com

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The Importance Of Hair Care By Haim Knister, Owner of Haim Salon It is important to take care of our hair. While beauty may only be skin deep, looking young and healthy does wonders for selfesteem and confidence. Shiny, bouncy, healthy hair is a must for any type or length of hair. Hair is comprised of an inner layer or cortex that determines the color and texture of the hair. The cuticle, an outer layer protects the cortex. And they are both formed out of many layers and coils of proteins, mostly Keratin. Healthy hair is made up of 85% protein and 12% water. If there isn’t a proper balance between moisture and protein hair is difficult to manage. If hair doesn’t have moisture and the cuticle is dried out, hair will be dull and look dead or brittle. Protein keeps the hair strong but moisture is needed for elasticity. Excess oils are caused by scalp irritants that many hair products or the environment has, therefore the hair many not be getting the needed moisture. Understanding the ingredients in hair products is essential. Haim Salon has chosen Eufora products because their

advanced technology utilizes important botanical extracts that have been scientifically proven to benefit the hair, scalp and skin. Designed to protect, preserve and promote health of color treated and chemically serviced hair, Eufora is a blend of botanical extracts and Aloe Vera. Most products use water as a base, Eufora has raised the performance standard by using certified organic Aloe Vera gel as the product base. Known as the miracle plant, Aloe is rich in over 300 biologically active substances including nutrients, minerals and vitamins. The elements in Aloe are essential to cellular healing, renewal and growth, and it is a natural moisturizer. Haim Salon exclusively sells the Eufora product line including shampoos, conditioners, styling and finishing products . Using the right products along with taking the right vitamins, daily scalp massage, and hair trims will help you achieve your hair goals to look its best. Your hair is a byproduct of your body’s functions. Hair likes B complex, biotin, folic acid, iron, zinc, flax seed oil, black currant seed oil, kelp and silica. If you massage your scalp for 5 minutes a day, it can make your hair stronger, thicker and grow in faster. Massage stimulates blood supply and it brings nutrients to

the follicles. Just remember to use your fingertips, not your nails. The ends of your hair are the oldest, driest and most damaged hair on your head. Getting trims will keep the shape of your hair as well as keep it healthier. If you have long hair and wear it down all the time, you are exposing it to environmental damage. Air dries it out and wind causes tangles, so wearing it up will result in less dryness and breakage. Haim Knister is the owner of Haim Salon with three locations in the Del Mar Plaza, Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and the Grand Del Mar Resort. His professional staff is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest styles to help their client’s look and feel stunning and they are huge proponents of proper hair care. Relax for the Day at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort! Enjoy the Resort’s spa facilities including the use of the Relaxation Lounge, Jacuzzi, Steam Sauna, Fitness Center, and pool at the Park Hyatt Resort with any Salon visit. And, receive a FREE Conditioning Color Glosser with any Hair Salon service. ($50 value) Free Valet parking available. Call for appointment at (858) 259-0559 or visit

The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store Named Retailer of the Month by Raquel Welch Wigs Mention this article and get 10% OFF their 2013 wig collection and get a free cut and style! They have over 100 wigs on display or you can order from their catalogs. Haircuts are only $30 and manicures are $20. This is one of the best places in all of San Diego to get a wig or hairpiece. Owner, hairstylist, and wig specialist, Cathy Ketchum, is a little chagrinned about admitting how long she’s been working with wigs and styling hair. But experience really does matter in this business. Ketchum began working with wigs in East Lansing Michigan in 1975. She opened her first Headquarters Salon in San Marcos on

Rancho Santa Fe Drive in 1985, and just recently opened a new, beautiful 2,700 square-foot salon and wig store in San Marcos on North Twin Oaks Road near Hwy 78, across the street from the US Post Office. The Wig Store has a private consultation room where you will find and be fitted with the perfect wig. And because they are a full-service salon they will custom cut your wig to perfectly fit you. And to make it look even more natural, they will also color it to match your hair color or give it a perm. If you purchase a wig from them, they will cut it and customize it at no additional cost. Headquarters specializes in working with chemo patients. Cathy says, “My whole heart is in the chemo side of the business. I just love my work so much. It’s not about the money.”

The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is a full service salon. Salon Services include: men’s and women’s hair cuts/ styling, razor cuts, colors, perms, weaves. They also offer complete nail services and wax services. The wig store carries synthetic and human wigs and hairpieces by Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and Eva Gabor. They offer free consulting and products by Murad such as their shampoo, conditioner and hair serum to promote hair growth. For chemo clients, they use and sell pure, safe, vegan makeup that contains all botanical ingredients (with no paraben). Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead for an appointment. The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #114, San Marcos 92069. Call (760) 744-2911

New Bryll Hair Lounge Grand Opening Party Feb 23 Reveal your style. Define your image. Bryan and Molly Boyd, proprietors of a new hair lounge situated in the Sprouts shopping center, are excited to introduce themselves and their new salon, Bryll Hair Lounge, to La Costa and the surrounding area. Their main focus at Bryll Hair Lounge is education. They value the importance of their stylists’ education in product knowledge, technique, and application. In conjunction with their stylist’s education, they recognize their roles about the importance of educating their clients as well. Bryan states, ”We want to ensure that the techniques and

products used are explained to, and understood by, our clientele in order to help them maintain the look achieved for them after leaving the salon.” Bryll Hair Lounge is dedicated to creating the style that fits your life and your needs. During your visit they will discuss your lifestyle and the time you are willing to spend on your hair each day. This allows their stylists to use their expertise and experience to create a look that not only reveals your style, but defines your image. Please see their display ad and money saving coupon on the coupon pages of this edition for some really

special new client offers including: Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate and get $25 on Bryll. Also, First time customers get 20% OFF. And, please join their Grand Opening Party on February 23 from 6-9pm. Cocktails and appetizers will be served from 6-7pm with a Fashion Show at 7pm. Raffle proceeds go to “Room to Read” charity. Bryll is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Carlsbad 92009, on the corner of Camino de Los Coches and Rancho Santa Fe Road in the Sprouts shopping center near Stagecoach Park. Call for an appointment at (760) 5806204 or visit

East Holistic Reflexology Opens Second Carlsbad Location: La Costa Massage If you are looking for complete relaxation this spring, East Holistic Reflexology and La Costa Massage will take you on a mini vacation for your soles, body and sole. Call or visit either their East Holistic Reflexology location or their La Costa Massage location and ask about their latest special offers. La Costa Massage now offers a free table shower with each visit. They are celebrating their 4-year anniversary in La Costa and because their business continues to grow they recently

opened their second location. They have a very hygienic, relaxing, far east-style atmosphere. The service is professional and you will be a very satisfied customer. They offer foot reflexology, Sweedish massage, headache massage and 4-hand massage. They use 100% all-natural Chinese herbs. Gift Cards are available and they accept Visa and Mastercard. Both locations are open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 9pm.

East Holistic Reflexology is located at 7750 N. El Camino Real, B-C, Carlsbad 92009 (in the La Costa Town Center). Call (760) 633-1188. La Costa Massage is located at 6986 El Camino Real, C-1, Carlsbad 92009 (at Alga and El Camino Real). Call (760) 431-1188 For more information and to watch a short video clip visit

Experience the Transformation at Chrysalis Spa Tucked away in a not so visible location, the butterfly emerges in spring from it’s chrysalis and tests and stretches it’s new wings enjoying a new and wonderful transformation and soon flies away to explore it’s newfound world. Chrysalis Spa invites you to experience their famous fat reducing Chrysalis Body Wrap treatment and is offering $35 off for first-time clients’ transformation. After years of being located in Carlsbad Village, Chrysalis Spa’s new larger location in San Marcos offers a beautiful and tranquil day spa experience like no other. They’ve added new enticing treatments to their menu that will surely have your loved ones and friends noticing the new you. Chrysalis Spa specialists and therapists offer treatments such as corrective facials, peels, non-surgical face lifts,

massage therapies, therapeutic bodywork, Lipossage™, Body Toning Inch Loss Treatments and Ultrasound Fat Reduction. Many don’t understand the difference between massage and therapeutic bodywork. Therapeutic bodywork is a type of massage and therapy. Bodywork Therapist, Steve Cross, explains, “ I correct skeletal facial systems and muscles that connect to your skeletal system. If you are physically hurting, take the time to get a therapeutic bodywork.” Chrysalis Spa is offering an exciting new treatment that reduces the number of fat cells in various parts of the body. This amazing new addition is reffered to as Ultrasound Cavitation which is a pain free alternative to Liposuction. The new technology enables concentrated sonic energy to

be directed only at localized treatment areas, and selectively disrupts subcutaneous fat cells through thousands of microscopic implosions impacting only the fat cell membranes. After breakdown of fat cell membrane, the fat is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolised to glycerol and free fatty acids. To find out more or learn about their wonderful springtime special offers visit their website at www.chrysalisspa. net or call (760) 591-7600 for appointment. Chrysalis Spa is located at 407 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 108, San Marcos, 92078. Located just north of San Marcos Blvd on N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, across the street from the San Marcos Post Office.

Botox Bazaars and Weight Loss Programs at Before-N-After Before-N-After’s licensed providers provide personal care at affordable rates, with no contracts or hidden fees. Here are some examples: Botox $7.99 per unit, Dysport $3.00 per unit, and Juvederm XC for $395. per syringe. They also offer weight loss programs starting at $20 per week. Join Before-N-After for their fun Monthly Botox Bazaars. With any treatments enjoy a free lunch! You’ll also get 10% off 25 units or more or a $25 discount on any syringe or fillers. Please call for February and March Botox Bazaar

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TIP TOP MEATS: Quality – Value – Variety Tip Top Meats was planned and built to be a traditional meat market with high standards. We differ from other stores where a makeshift meat department is added to a grocery or convenience store that sells meat related products. We at Tip Top Meats process thousands of pounds of meat every week. On a weekly basis, our full time staff of seven butchers and four sausage makers produces three to five thousand pounds of our fine sausages and lunch meats for our retail store and eatery only. That is the difference between a planed professional state licensed butcher shop and a makeshift meat department elsewhere. Our reliable meat suppliers provide us with consistent fine quality. We still sell whole sides of beef, sides of hogs and whole hogs, sides of lamb and veal and whole veal, and also the primal cuts are each sold at wholesale prices. We absolutely will cut the meat the way you like it and according to professional standards. Our prices will reflect the quality and the manner in which it is cut, trimmed, and handled with almost no waste. For the quality, price, and variety—we are the competition!

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