San Diego Family- October 16

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Short & Sweet

Lisa Gipson

This month’s cover kid and youth movie critic, 13-year-old Connor of Clairemont Mesa, excitedly anticipates the release of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Check out Connor’s movie reviews by searching for TheCleverCritics on YouTube.

The Old Globe’s October Sky

Don’t miss the family-friendly west coast premiere of October Sky at The Old Globe, inspired by the beloved movie and based on a true story. October Sky is a musical slice of smalltown Americana packed with youthful exuberance that will send your heart soaring. After the Soviets launched the Sputnik rocket, a high school student in West Virginia enters a rocketry competition instead of following in his dad’s footsteps and aspiring to work in the coal mines. With help from friends and the community, he just may light up the night. Playing now through Oct. 23. Purchase tickets at

Pumpkin Treats Are Sprouting Up Everywhere! People who like pumpkin as much as we do will love the new pumpkin products at Sprouts Farmers Market. Try the Pumpkin Iced Cookies, Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips and Pumpkin Molasses Barbeque Sauce. There are too many new products to list, so you’ll just have to visit a local Sprouts store to learn more or go to

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We’re super stoked about Bad Pickle Tees, a company located in Valley Center that is making the world a happier place with their punny foodie t-shirts and tote bags. “I love two things in life: food and crafting,” says owner Cyndi Grasman. “I have finally found a way to incorporate the two with my foodie tees. Nothing gives me more pleasure than having someone look at one of my tees and watching them break out into a huge smile.” Purchase shirts for kids and adults at

FREE Events in San Diego We’ve always been your go-to resource for fun family activities in San Diego. Now we are making it easier to identify free events in our calendar by putting FREE at the beginning of each relevant entry. Check out the new look, starting on page 44. Note that FREE means free admission. There may be a cost for activities and food. Movie Experience Fundraiser Supporting the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego From J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World




November 18, 7 PM • OPENING NIGHT Buy your tickets today at

Join us for a wizardly celebration of J.K. Rowling’s new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on Friday, Nov. 18 (opening night) at UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley. Movie starts at 7 p.m., but pre-show festivities and an opportunity to win fantastic prizes begin at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego. Buy tickets now at

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