From Veteran’s Day parades to Dinosaur Train to holiday shopping, there’s lots going on in San Diego this weekend. Participate in a dinosaur craft and meet a PBS character at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Make a hot air balloon craft at Lakeshore Learning Center. Attend the Veteran’s Day Parade downtown and spend some time on the USS Midway. Or get a start on the holiday shopping at the Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair. Have a great weekend!

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photo: Eva Cristescu via flickr

San Diego

Veteran’s Day on the USS Midway
Celebrate Veteran’s Day on the USS Midway. The museum is free to veterans, and open to the public. There will be live music, parade viewing, KidsZone, giveaways and much more. Fri. Event details

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade
Honor San Diego veterans and pay tribute to those who serve at the annual Veteran’s Day Parade downtown. Fri. Event details.

Veteran’s Day KidVentures Camps
Kid Ventures Fall Camps help you, the parent, have some free time, while your child is busy having the time of their life! Sign your child up for a day, a week, or longer—depending on YOUR needs. Our creative camp themes engage all the senses with opportunities to develop gross motor skills, improve social interaction, and explore creative play—but don’t tell the kids—they just think it’s fun! Fri. Event details.

Sweet Petite Confections Autumn Chocolate Classes
Sweet Petite Confections celebrates the season with a trio of “Flavors of Autumn” chocolate making classes and, for a limited time, chocolate bark “flights” featuring new flavors. In today’s class, celebrate Thanksgiving with a maple ganache and tart cranberry caramel. You’ll also use oatmeal crunch, dried figs, candied walnuts, freeze dried cranberries and candied pecans. Sat. Event details

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning hosts a free craft activity each Saturday, where your kids can get creative. Every week features a new craft. In today’s workshop, you’ll make an Up, Up and Away Hot Air balloon. Sat. Event details.

North County

Shop Til’ You Drop at the Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair
Have you thought about your holiday gifts yet? Grab your little shoppers and stroll on down to the Old Meeting House in Olivenhain for their arts and crafts fair. Over 90 artists and crafters will be showcasing jewelry, scarves, gifts for teachers, baby items and more. Sat. Event details.

Create a ThanksgHanging
In the 1880’s, pioneers came to the San Dieguito area and on one special day of the year celebrated by giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest. During the month of November, we’ll all be celebrating the blessings in our own lives. Using branches, paper, colored wire, markers, paint beads, feathers, pine cones, and, of course, your imagination, you’ll be creating fun “ThanksHangings” featuring drawings and words that represent all the people, places, and things in your life you’re grateful for. Sat. and Sun. Event details.

KPBS Kids Workshop Featuring Dinosaur Train
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum and KPBS for a special kids workshop featuring Dinosaur Train. Kids will see a volcano erupt and make their own volcano art project to take home. And don’t forget a special visit by a costume character. Sat. Event details

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer