What do football, Valentine’s Day, soccer and science have in common? They’re all happening this weekend in San Diego. Your kids can try their feet at soccer at a Free Demo Day with Super Soccer Stars in La Mesa or Carlsbad. Head to Irvine’s Pretend City for a Super Bowl party like no other you’ve attended. Get artsy and craftsy with Valentine’s Day craft-making. Or go crazy for science at the Yellow Book Road’s new Science Sunday program. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Meet the Doulas
Meet the Doulas night with Embracing Labor Doula group. A speed dating evening for expecting couples to come and meet a few Doulas at once. You will get the opportunity to ask questions and learn about what a Doula is as well as have the opportunity to set up future appointments. Fri., 7:30 p.m., Nature’s Whisper Yoga, Free. All ages. Event details.

Von’s Handmade Holidays: Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
Design a card for someone you love! Use recycled materials and colored pencils to show off your creativity and appreciation. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The New Children’s Museum, Free with admission ($10/person). All ages. Event details.

Michael’s Kids Club: Wooden Valentine’s Frame
You wood love it! Stop by for the Wooden Valentine’s Frame Event and take home a completed project. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Michael’s Stores throughout the county, $2/person. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

Parent’s Night Out – Pajama Art Party
You deserve a night off! Drop your kids off at Pachis for art, crafts and activities, while you enjoy some art time of your own at Pinot’s Palette or a quiet romantic dinner at Solare Ristorante. Conveniently located just down the hall from Pachis. All projects are adapted to the needs and comfort levels of all children. Pajama’s welcome! Sat., 6 – 8 p.m., Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids, $25/kid; $15 for siblings. Ages 5 – 12. Event details.

Science Sunday
Head to the Yellow Book Road and kids can not only read books, but do a simple science experiment. Register by calling 619-955-5188. Sun., 1 – 2 p.m., Yellow Book Road, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Free Demo Day with Super Soccer Stars
Try a class and see if your kiddos are ready to sign up for soccer! Free demo days are taking place in La Mesa and Carlsbad. Sat., 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Laguna Riviera Park/Grossmont High School, Free. Ages 2 – 7. Event details.

Orange County

Super Bowl Sunday at Pretend City
Fans with face paint, a practice field, and jerseys of your favorite team colors will fill Pretend City today as we celebrate the Super Bowl! Today children will feel like they’ve just scored a touchdown as they get excited about the sport of football through fun activities like making jerseys, taking part in football drills and hearing football stories. Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pretend City,  $12.50/person. Ages 0-8 years. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer

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