February went by in a flash! But before you leap into March, have some fun this weekend with all the events going on around San Diego. Get you literacy on at the 7th Annual Read & Romp in Liberty Station. Celebrate World Thinking Day with KPBS at the Children’s Discovery Museum. Get artsy at the Family ArtLAB at Museum of Contemporary Art. Or celebrate Black History Month at the Spring Valley Library. You can even head to Pretend City in Irvine to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day. Have a great weekend!
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Guided Nature Walk
Enjoy a free guided nature walk and learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of our open space and the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Sat., 9:30 – 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. Event details.
Annual Read & Romp
Clifford and friends will greet guests at the door. Activities include book-themed crafts, story time, music and more. Admission cost includes admission, activity tables, character meet and greet, storytelling, music, dancing and continental breakfast. Sat., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., McMillin Event Center, $8-$12/person. All ages. Event details.
Free Weekend Craft — Weaving fro Kids
Head to the San Dieguito Heritage Museum every weekend in February, where kids can learn the basics of weaving on a rustic loom made of wood and nails, or cardboard, or for the younger set, on a paper plate loom. Sat. and Sun., 12 – 4 p.m., San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Free. Ages 4 and up. Event details.
The Art of Cartooning
Learn how to draw your favorite cartoon characters, from Japanese style manga to the Western comic strip. The program meets on the fourth Friday of the month. This week’s theme is Po, Kung Fu Panda. Fri., 4 p.m., Carmel Mountain Ranch Library, Free. All ages (parents should help kiddos younger than 8). Event details.
World Thinking Day for Kids
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to announce the return of KPBS Kids Workshops for 2016! This month we are joining up with the Girl Scouts of San Diego for an exciting event exploring world cultures. This will consist of hands-on workshops, interactive presentations, and special events that connect to KPBS Kids program educational theme. Sat., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free w/ museum admission. Ages 3 and up. Event details.
Take part in a Look/Explore tour and let MCASD’s Gallery Educators lead you and your family in lively conversation about the exhibition Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s. Following a gallery exploration, enjoy an art-making workshop and create a text-based watercolor painting. Sat., 2-4 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, Free/MCASD members and Military families; $15/non-members. All ages. Event details.
Karma – Black History Month Celebration
Enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, and activities at the 3rd annual Spring Valley Library KARAMU, a celebration of African-American History Month. The Karamu offers events and activities for people of all ages, including crafts and performances by the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, the San Diego Buffalo Soldiers a youth drum line band and Capoeira. Community information booths will offer a variety of informational handouts and other resources. Sat., 12 – 3 p.m., Spring Valley Library, Free. All ages. Event details.
National Tooth Fairy Day
Pretend City will welcome a very special guest to the museum, the Tooth Fairy! Sun., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Pretend City Children’s Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.
Future engineers will enjoy a week of exploring, creating, and building with hands-on activities in various fields of engineering. Activities and special events include: Design and build a block tower and Cantenary Arch; Build and test a parachute with daily prizes for the longest “hang time;” and build a snap circuit! Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Discovery Cube Orange County, $12.95-$17.95/person. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
— Leah R. Singer