Can you believe it’s already the last weekend of February? Time flies when you have to keep kids busy on the weekend! Luckily there’s lots to do in SoCal this weekend. Head to City Heights for a fun Kale Festival. Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with several carnivals at local synagogues. Discover nature at the Living Coast Discovery Center. Or go on a fundraising walk with your furry kids at the 5k Paw Walk. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Hullabalo Sing-Along Concert
Families can sing along to their favorite Hullabaloo tunes by this much-loved local band! Fri., 10:00 am, University Towne Center, $5 per family. All ages. Event details.

Kale Festival
Join the San Diego Peace Garden and learn about kale and growing food through workshop, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music and delicious food. Don’t forget your best kale dish and recipe to enter the Kale Cooking contest! Sat., 9:00 am, Peace Garden, Free. All ages. Event details.

Lowe’s Build and Grow
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics are for kids to build a project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more. Sat., 10:00 am, local Lowe’s stores, Free. Ages 5+. Event details.

North County

5K Paw Walk
Take a stroll with your dog and enjoy pet-related vendors, food and treats. A great event for dog lovers and families! Sat., 9:00 am, San Diego Botanic Garden, $12 – $24. All ages. Event details.

Beth El Purim Carnival 
Kids will enjoy unlimited carnival games, the Gym Ventures bus and a Kid Zone with face painting, balloon artists,  and more. Sun, 11:00 am, Congregation Beth El,  $15 per child. All ages. Event details.

Families Make History
Learn about San Dieguito history as a family with hands-on activities that showcase a certain era of history. Sun., 12:00 pm, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Charity World
An informal 5K racing event incorporating hills, flats, and fun-filled exercise challenges at every mile marker. 500 yard mini-challenge child course. T-shirts and goodie bags for all registered. Trophies and medals for top finishers. Benefits Charity World, a non-profit providing food, clothing, shelter, health and education to poor, distressed and disadvantaged individuals.  Sat., 8:30 am, Cuyamaca College, $35. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Nature Discovery Tour
Everyone can take a guided tour of the Discovery Center and surrounding area to learn about the animals and plants that live there. Sun., 1:45 pm, Living Coast Discovery Center, $9 – $14. All ages. Free. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Sampling kale, building at Lowe’s, heading outdoors, or crafting inside?

– Leah R. Singer

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