March 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm
After the tragic passing of high school athlete and scholar Chelsea King while she was out on a training run in 2010, the San Diego running community decided to honor her memory and finish her run for her. Turnout was so high that her parents decided to repeat the event each year to help spread the word about “Chelsea’s Law” and commemorate their daughter’s legacy.
Now her memory is celebrated each year as the Finish Chelsea’s Run 5k Run/Walk, a charity event that benefits the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund. The fund helps provide scholarships for college-bound teens throughout San Diego that embody Chelsea’s dual focuses of academic and athletic devotions. To date, this fundraising drive has provided over $85,000 in scholarships to deserving students around the county.
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
February 27th, 2015 at 9:30 am
If traffic slows on Interstate 5 near Carlsbad between March 1 and May 10, it’s often because drivers are sneaking a peek at The Flower Fields. The 50-acre site on a hillside overlooking the Pacific is in full bloom then, and who can blame motorists for wanting to catch a glimpse of the spectacular display?
Row upon row of multicolored gladioli, ranunculi, petunias and other flowers carpet the site, which attracts more than 125,000 visitors annually. There’s plenty to do besides walking through the fields, soaking in the beauty and snapping selfies.
February 25th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
If you’ve ever wanted to see what it would be like to shave your head, now is the time. And you can help a great cause while you’re at it. Come to The Commons Bar in downtown San Diego to celebrate the Seventh Annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon to support childhood cancer research with an afternoon of fun and exciting activities. A $10 donation gets you in the door, and $20 includes a T-shirt and raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. And, if you’re brave enough, make your dome aerodynamic to show support and solidarity for the brave children who face cancer every day. Last year the event collected $35,000, and $50,000 is this year’s goal. Can you help them reach it?
The Commons Bar
901 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
February 24th, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Celebrate the beauty and majesty of our feathered friends at the Audubon Society’s 19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival. Few non-birders realize the diversity of birds the San Diego region hosts. Discover for yourself in one or more of the 36 field trips, 15 workshops or other special events held over the three day festival.
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
February 20th, 2015 at 9:00 am
What do you do with a shipping container that’s no longer shipshape after years at sea?
The answer is obvious at Quartyard, an urban park built out of repurposed containers in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego: You turn them into a coffee shop, restaurant, dog park, beer garden, music venue, and home for a rotating assortment of food trucks.