News and Events

Keep up-to-date with what's happening at Chamberlain Property Management, as well as our local community.

Apr 1, 2017
Ironman Oceanside
Oceanside, California offers triathletes a chance to race in the region that birthed the sport in the early 1970s in Mission Bay. The season opener attracts a who's who of triathlon in North America. For more information including where to watch the events, click here.

Mar 13, 2017
Diaper Drive
Diaper Drive benefiting the North County Food Bank, now through March 20th. Families living in poverty in North County struggle to afford diapers for their children. A month's supply for one child can cost between $70 and $80. Please donate unopened boxes of diapers for the North County Food Bank's Diaper Bank Program. For drop off locations and more information, click
Dress your canine in Mardi Gras themed costumes and connect with Center adoptables, alumni, and revelers of all ages, breeds, and creeds as we celebrate with a festive parade! Make a day of it and peruse the plethora of delightful treats, homemade goods, and fresh produce at the market before or after the parade.

Parade begins at 11am, followed by the Best Float and Best Dressed Pet contests.

Feb 18, 2017
5K Paw Walk in the Garden
Take a beautiful, scenic stroll through a 37-acre garden with your best canine companion in tow in the “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” which benefits the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and San Diego Botanic Garden. Enjoy food (for people and dogs), pet products and the unbeatable company of pooches and puppies. After the event, participants can enjoy full access to San Diego Botanic Garden until 2 p.m. For more information, click

Feb 11, 2017
Celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival
Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year! We are celebrating the end of the Lunar New Year with the Chinese Lantern Festival! Join us for an explosive story time and a cultural connection; learning numbers in Chinese!

• Smart Art (Art Studio-Full Day): Chinese Lanterns :Light the way to good fortune, happiness, wealth, and longevity with these Chinese Lanterns! Your children will sharpen their fine motor skills as they create and decorate lovely lanterns for your windows or doors.
• Sensational Story Time (11:00am): Lanterns and Firecrackers will take your child on a Lunar New Year’s adventure from start to finish!
• Cultural Connection (3:00pm): Chinese Numbers :We will learn our numbers in Chinese and then practice tracing the numbers together. Saturday, 2/11, 11:00am-3:30pm

Jan 23, 2017
Encinitas Wellness Week
The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association kicks off its 7th Annual Wellness Week with a Wellness Festival at the Encinitas Library on Saturday, January 21. Peruse dozens of exhibitors offering product demos and samples, and take advantage of free health screenings, mini-treatments, and educational workshops. There will be something of interest for all ages. Then, through January 27, enjoy free classes, treatments, consultations, and presentations, as well as other community events, including a Wellness Week Happy Hour and the Tibetan Bowl and Gong concert

Jan 15, 2017
Carlsbad Marathon & Half
The Carlsbad Marathon & Half is back! January 15. The out-and-back marathon course is gently rolling, with much of it is along the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The highest point of elevation is 308 feet above sea level reached gradually between miles 5 and 9 (click here for course map). The race starts at the Shoppes at Carlsbad. It begins by passing the Buena Vista Lagoon in the early miles, setting the event's naturalistic tone. The course and surroundings soon pick up the beat as participants make their way through spectator-packed Carlsbad Village, a quaint but popular mix of restaurants, shops and hotels. Mile three exposes stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, providing an inspiring sight and gorgeous backdrop as rolling hills carry runners and walkers past sandy beaches and rolling surf. Participants head east on Palomar Airport Road for a 3-mile trip inland, then out to the coast and south on Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101) to a U-turn at La Costa Avenue, then back up the coast to the finish line. Need to know what roads are closed? Click here!

Jan 13, 2017
MLK Day Parade
Join all the celebrations on Harbor Drive for the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This celebration honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through numerous universities, community organizations and individuals and families who want to recognize his legacy. The parade is filled with floats, soulful high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities and sororities, churches, youth groups and much more. The parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in America, founded in 1906.

Dec 30, 2016
Carlsbad: Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Now that Christmas 2016 has come and gone, help divert green waste from the landfill by recycling your Christmas tree.

The city of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup through Friday, Jan. 13 and drop-off bin locations for Christmas trees through Saturday, Jan. 14. Trees will be recycled and converted into mulch that will be used throughout San Diego County.

Curbside tree pickup will take place on normally scheduled collection days. Drop off locations in Carlsbad include:
Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive
Stagecoach Community Park,3420 Camino de los Coches
Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road
Fire Station 1, 1275 Carlsbad Village Drive

Residential curbside trash and recycling, as well as commercial pickup will remain on normal service schedule the weeks following Christmas and New Year’s Day. Customers are asked to place carts out for pickup on their normal service day. When placing trees for curbside collection, customers are asked to follow these guidelines:
Remove all decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands.
Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half and placed next to your green waste cart.
When possible, residents are asked to cut down the tree so that it fits inside the green waste cart, with the lid closed for collection.
Please note that flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of through regular trash service. Flocked trees must fit into the trash cart, with the lid closed for collection.

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Dec 27, 2016
Where to Ring in 2017 Around San Diego
Sometimes New Year’s Eve is all about dressing to the nines, carrying an itty-bitty purse, and dancing the night away with other grown-ups. Other times, it’s all about quality family fun and early bedtimes. Both are great–but since we’re kinda partial to ringing in 2017 with our kiddos, here are a few creative ideas for a sweet celebration with your family. Happy new year! Click here for some creative New Year's Eve ideas.

Dec 17, 2016
Celebrate the Holiday SEAson!
From December 1 to 31, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is transformed into a holiday wonderland full of SEAsonal activities for the whole family.

Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and check the schedule for special appearances by Scuba Santa as well as live holiday music on weekends. Most holiday activities are included with admission.

Check out the full schedule of Seas 'n' Greetings events below including Holiday Night Lights Celebration and Scuba Santa Dive Shows!

Dec 9, 2016
Garden of Lights
Garden of Lights is the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the San Diego Community! Featuring events and activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Nightly festivities will include local blues and jazz bands, as well as delicious food, hot coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart. Family-friendly activities include horse-drawn wagon rides (on selected evenings), holiday crafts, spin art, visits with Santa, hot mulled wine (on selected evenings), a nutcracker display, and even snow for sledding (on selected nights).
Admission Sunday – Thursday: Members $10; seniors, active military, and students $10; non-members $15. Children ages 3–12, $6. There will be additional fees for some activities.

Dec 3, 2016
Carlsbad Village Night of Lights
Please join us this Saturday, December 3rd for the inaugural Village Night of Lights. Merchants will be staying open late for holiday shopping and welcoming you with refreshments and snacks. The Carlsbad High School Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra will treat us to their spectacular holiday musical program on the lawn at Choice Juicery (corner of Carlsbad Village Drive & State Street). Contemporary and classic Christmas songs will be sung at the corner of State and Grand. The first 50 participants to check in at the Welcome Table on State Street will receive a Village Swag Bag. Saturday, December 3rd, 6pm-9pm.

Dec 2, 2016
Balboa Park - December Nights
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season.

Nov 26, 2016
Surfin' Santa at Seaport Village
Take the kiddos to see Santa in his board shorts and flip-flops, take photos with him on his giant surfboard and 6-foot wave, make crafts, shop for unique gifts and enjoy live sidewalk entertainment. Saturday, 11/26. For more event information, click here!

Nov 23, 2016
Shop Small Saturday
With hundreds of businesses in Carlsbad Village including everything from fine dining to taco shops, day spas, hair salons, men, women and children's boutiques, antique malls, specialty stores, art galleries, theatres and professional services, why go anywhere else? The merchants of Carlsbad Village thank you for shopping small today, tomorrow and always!

Nov 7, 2016
Tee Time for Pets
FACE’s 5th Invitational Golf Tournament kicks off at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Golfers are invited to bring their furry friends to the course to enjoy a day of fun. Participants will be joined by special VIP guest and baseball legend Fred Lynn, a longtime supporter of the organization. This year’s tournament will honor the late Dennis Green, the former NFL coach and running back who passed away this summer, and the Green family’s dearly loved rescue dog, Isabel. FACE Executive Director Brooke Haggerty says, “We feel privileged to honor Denny and his beloved Isabel at this year’s event in gratitude for his service to animals, families, and the San Diego community.” 858.450.3223,

Oct 29, 2016
Halloween in the Village
Join your fellow ghosts and goblins Saturday, October 29th for some scary fun in the Village. Sponsored by C3 Community Causes and its generous supporters, they will have a bounce house, costume contest and more. Merchant Trick or Treating takes place from 3pm to 6pm. Come have a scary good time! Princesses always welcome!

Oct 29, 2016
Family Fall Festival
Come and celebrate the season with fall themed activities, like pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, a petting zoo, and pony rides in the Eucalyptus Grove. Little Catbird will perform a feel-good, toe tapping, interactive music show that's fun for the whole family inside the Ecke Building. The O-Truck will offer a variety of farm-to-table entrees. Children are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume and participate in a costume contest. Sorry- no adults in costumes please.
Don't forget to stop in and have a photo taken with the Big Pumpkin!

Free with admission or membership.
Two kids 12 and under free with Museum Month Coupon and one paid adult. October 29th, 10am-2pm

Small fee for craft activities, petting zoo and pony rides, if desired.

Oct 22, 2016
Hilarious Halloween Hunt
The colorful, interactive, and child friendly marionette puppets, with animated moving eyes, mouths and eyebrows, stand about 18-20 inches tall and perform right out in front of the audience. The Franklin Haynes Marionette Puppet show ‘Hilarious Halloween Haunt’ is free and open to children of all ages. Kids who wear their Halloween costumes will receive a special treat! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. October 22, 3-4pm, FREE!

Oct 14, 2016
Fallbrook Harvest Faire
Join us on Main Avenue in Downtown Fallbrook on Sunday, October 16 from 10am-4pm for the Fallbrook Harvest Faire! Handmade crafts, local foods and treats, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin contest, pie baking contest, scarecrows on display, beer and wine garden with music and much, much more! For more information, contact the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, 760-728-5854.

Oct 1, 2016
Kids FREE in October!
Kids are free in San Diego again this year! During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation. Click here to browse through the 100+ local offers.

Sep 24, 2016
Oceanside Harbor Days
All are invited to Oceanside Harbor on September 24-25, 2016 for the annual Oceanside Harbor Days celebration. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. This two day event will be an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new sandcastle competition, entertainment stage, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more. Harbor Days is free to the public. For more information, click here!

Sep 20, 2016
Best Pumpkin Patches
Fall is just around the corner! While it may be tempting to spend a few bucks at your local grocery store to bring home a few jack-o-lanterns, why not give your kiddos a pumpkin-picking adventure they’ll remember for years to come? If you’re looking to pick a few pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, or navigate a corn maze, there’s something for everyone at one of San Diego’s many pumpkin patches and u-pick farms throughout the county. Click here to see the list!

Sep 17, 2016
Coastal Cleanup Day
The City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers for the 32nd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Tamarack State Beach. Volunteers can reduce waste at this year's cleanup by bringing a bucket, work gloves and reusable water bottle.

Cleanup volunteers not only pick up trash, but also collect data on types of trash and debris found. This data is used to educate the public, businesses, industries and government on pollution prevention.

Volunteers can sign up online by clicking on the map for the cleanup at Tamarack State Beach or any of the other registered sites. All volunteers are required to sign a waiver to participate, and participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver form is available on the website or at the event.

Aug 28, 2016
LeucadiART Walk
Local artists will be displaying original art along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. Free open air trolley rides, 6 stages for live music, dance and art demonstrations. The Craft Beer Garden will feature beers from The Lost Abbey and popular musical acts. Children's Art Pavilion and much more! Sunday, August 28th, 10am-5pm.

Aug 11, 2016
Donut Day at Del Mar RAcetrack
Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing. Track announcer Trevor Denman will host the festivities, which include question and answer sessions with famous jockeys and trainers while watching the horses during their morning workouts.

Donuts Day is held July 16 and August 13 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Seaside Cabana area at the West end of the Grandstand. Park in the main parking lot off Jimmy Durante. Trams will transport to West end of Grandstand. Free!

Other activities include a meet and greet with the Del Mar Mascot Pony Boy along with face painting, entertainers, and free prizes for the kids. Also, enter to win a Family Fun Pack.

Aug 10, 2016
Flicks at the Fountain
Don't let the summer slip away without seeing Inside Out under the stars at this week's Flicks at the Fountain. Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature in 2015, Inside Out appeals to audiences of all ages.

Adults and kids alike can bring their low-backed chairs and blankets, snag a cozy spot and enjoy some free family entertainment under the stars. For those looking to have their dinner al fresco, choose from a variety of options, including bringing a picnic spread or purchasing to-go meals from one of the many eateries nearby. Consider having a delicious pizza delivered to your seat! So cozy-up, unwind and enjoy the best of Carlsbad Village this summer.

Where: The Fountain at Grand Avenue and State Street
When: Thursday nights from July 7 to Aug. 25, 2016
Start Time: Films begin at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Seating begins at 6 p.m.

Jul 16, 2016
Rubio’s presents its 5th annual CoastFest in celebration of the ocean with complimentary food and drinks, a beer garden, live music by The Mowgli’s and children’s band Hullabaloo, and dozens of activities for guests of all ages. The festivities will kick off at the Oceanside Pier at 10am with a beach cleanup hosted by I Love a Clean San Diego. 10-11am Beach Cleanup, 11am-2pm the after party!

Jul 15, 2016
Del Mar Race Track - Opening Day!
More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west - Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests may participate in Del Mar's annual tradition, the Opening Day Hats Contest where entrants compete for cash prizes and judged on creativity and style. The summer season runs July 15th thru September 5th. No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays (except Labor Day).

Jul 7, 2016
Jazz in the Park
For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2016 season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. (all fields open at 4 p.m.) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.

This Friday, July 8th, "The Mighty Untouchables" in Alga Norte Community Park. For more information, click here.

Jul 2, 2016
Free Fishing Day!
If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. California Dept of Fish and Wildlife offers two Free Fishing Days each year.

Jun 28, 2016
Firework Shows in San Diego
Get out your flags and the red, white and blue wardrobe! It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July. Start your Independence Day celebration before dark with plenty of parades, carnivals, and activities throughout the County. There are plenty of places to watch the fireworks crash over the night sky, even if you want to avoid the crowds. Click here to see where you can celebrate the July 4th holiday in San Diego. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Jun 24, 2016
Summer Movies in the Park
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13) at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, Friday June 24, 8:00-10:00pm. The movie is free with a pre-movie bounce house. Hot dogs, popcorn, coffee, hot chocolate and candy will be for sale.

Jun 24, 2016
Free Bowling!
From June 1 through August 31, kids 14 and under receive one free game of bowling every day at Tavern+Bowl!

Your JR. KINGPIN CLUB PASS gets you one free game per day, Monday – Friday, Open – 4p.m. Shoes are not included. To be eligible, children must be 14 years of age or younger. Reservations are not accepted; good for walk-ins only. Fill out the information on their website, then, start bowling at any of their four locations: Costa Mesa, North County, East Village, and Eastlake, Tavern + Bowl.

Jun 18, 2016
Blackberry Festival
It is blackberry time! Head to the Blackberry Festival where you’ll be treated to a farm tractor tour guided by owners, Noel and Jerome Stehly. Enjoy our petting zoo, corn maze, little train ride and playground. With each paid admission you will receive a container to pick your own berries. There will also have food for purchase – tacos, salad, flatbread pizza’s, gelato and smoothies. For pricing and more information, click here!

Jun 17, 2016
Summer Reading
The City of Carlsbad’s Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children begins on June 22 and runs through Aug. 7 at all Carlsbad library locations. The program is free for all ages. The city also offers a program for babies and toddlers, from birth to age three. Parents and childcare providers perform reading activities with little ones to earn a prize. For more information: Keith Gemmell, 760-602-2024, [email protected]

Jun 10, 2016
Carlsbad Music Festival
Here are the details of this year’s Village Music Walk!
Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 2:30pm – 10:00pm for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. Over 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus here will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more.

Jun 7, 2016
Curious George
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the KPBS Kids Workshops featuring Curious George. Celebrate Dad and family in this hands-on workshop by making a special Father’s Day project. Special visit by a costume character.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to announce the return of KPBS Kids Workshops for 2016! Join Wild Kratts, Lorax, Clifford, and other special guests as we explore the world around us through science, math, and literacy. For more information and to see the calendar of workshops, click here.

Jun 3, 2016
Family Fun Day!
San Elijo Lagoon - Here in the Great Outdoors, children can uncover cool mysteries and amazing facts about nesting birds, animal tracks, and the Kumeyaay people. Each adventure-filled Family Fun Day features hands-on crafts, TRACK Trails activity guides, and the opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Sunday, June 5 - Nesting Birds. Get an up-close look at the various ways birds build their nests and create your own to take home. Click herefor more information and to see the calendar of events at the lagoon.

Jun 3, 2016
Del Mar Fair is Back!
Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.) For more information and to see the "What's New" page, click here!

May 21, 2016
Wild West Fest
Leo Carrillo Ranch is the stage for a re-creation of the days of the "wild west," when cowboys ruled. Shop at the trading post, ride the bucking bronco in the Fun Zone, and create a cowboy hat to take home. Real cowboys will demonstrate shoot outs, rope tricks and much more. Plus - pony rides! Activity cards are required for some activities and can be purchased for $6 each. Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for an additional cost. Saturday, May 21st, 11:00am - 2:00pm.

May 21, 2016
Armed Forces Day - Oceanside
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military.
Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.

May 20, 2016
Bike to Work Day - Carlsbad
The official bike to work day in Carlsbad is Friday, May 20, from 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Then, come to the Pit stop party! Join thousands of cyclists this Friday for the annual Bike to Work Day, organized by SANDAG iCommute program as part of National Bike Month. Stop by one of the seven pit stop locations in Carlsbad for snacks, beverages and other giveaways! Enjoy live music at the Island in Carlsbad food court from 11-1 p.m. For more information and pit stop locations click here!

May 17, 2016
Get Ready for Summer!
Check-out your city's parks & rec department to see what summer camps and lessons are available for your kiddos this summer.

The City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department operates 40 parks and maintain nearly 50 miles of trails throughout the city to provide accessible outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve open space for residents and visitors. In addition, the department offers a variety of programs and services to promote health and wellness. Class & Camp Schedule.

The City of Oceanside is committed to providing the highest quality of service to its residents. Operating and maintaining close to 40 community attractions, the City of Oceanside works hard every day to maintain the high level of service. Class & Camp Schedule.

The City of San Marcos Community Services Department is committed to serving and enriching our community by creating and providing exceptional programs, facilities, parks and trails that support and enhance quality of life. The department provides recreational activities for all ages. Programs include preschoolers programs and youth day camps, sports, senior services, enrichment classes, special events, cultural and performing arts programming, aquatics, hikes and nature center activities. Class & Camp Schedule.

May 14, 2016
Ramona Rodeo & Parade
The annual Ramona Rodeo and Parade in Ramona, May 14-17, 2015. The rodeo will be held in the Fred Grand Arena at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center. Cowboys will compete for cash prices in barrel racing, tie-down roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and bareback riding. Rodeo queens, entertainers, vendors, food, music, and livestock. At Kids Day, children will get a free bandanna, hat or rope, as supplies last. The first 300 youngsters are admitted free with a paid adult.

Take photos with cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo clowns and queens, as well as an autograph session. Visit the encampment area that celebrates the Old West, complete with Mountain Men, Civil War era soldiers, cowboys and others, temporarily living in their camps at Ramona. It will be a great way to learn about history. The Ramona Main Street Parade will take place at 10am on May 16, 2015.

May 11, 2016
U-Pick Blueberry Season is Open!
Temecula Berry Company is run by the father and son team, Ray and Mike Graesser, who planted 10 acres of southern highbush blueberries. Kids love wandering through the rows of bushes picking big, ripe, tasty blueberries to fill their buckets. Parents love blueberries because the fruit is high in anti-oxidants, a good source of fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, and are a great snack for kids.

The u-pick blueberries are open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The cost for picking berries is $5 per pint, with one bucket of blueberries equaling approximately two pints. Be sure to bring cash or a check; the farm does not accept credit cards.

May 4, 2016
Mother's Day Inspirations
It's not too late! Dine out this Mother's Day Sunday, May 8th, 2016. Let us help you make this Mother's Day special with delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love.

From complimentary mimosas to prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch or dinner, read on to find the perfect place to celebrate the mom in your life. 134 Restaurants with Mother's Day offers! Click here to make your reservation!

May 1, 2016
Family Fun Days San Elijo Lagoon
Kids will get closer to nature! Join our monthly program, part of TRACK Trails: Kids in Parks. Kids in Parks provides a national network of family-friendly trails that encourages visitation of public lands to reconnect our nation's youth with nature, for their health, and the health of our parks.

Sunday, May 1, "Hey, Pollinator"
Learn why plants and pollinators need one another through an interactive song, dance and activity. 11:30-1:30, $1 suggested donation.

Check-out all of the Lagoon's Family Fun Days, the first Sunday of every month, here!

Apr 22, 2016
Encinitas Street Fair
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus three entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Adventure Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.

Adventure Zone has free family activities. Savor craft beers and soak up the sun while listening to the best bands in San Diego rock out at the Beer Garden Stage, open til 7pm Saturday! There is even fun to be had for your four-legged companion in the Dog Zone, featuring free canine activities in the dog park. April 23-24, 2016 – 9am to 5pm

Apr 21, 2016
U-Pick Strawberry Season
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is the largest and oldest u-pick farm in San Diego County and the berries are undoubtedly some of the best around. Located just east of the 5 freeway off of the Cannon Rd. exit, you’ve probably driven by this field many times. It will cost you $10 for a small basket and $20 for the larger size. They even give you some water to rinse off the berries before popping them in your mouth. There’s truly nothing tastier than a berry right off the vine. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1000 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad.

Apr 17, 2016
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
The Festival’s celebration of Fallbrook’s heritage! Exhibits include the new Avocado Central area, the Guacamole Contest, Holy Guaca-Moly booths, the Art of the Avocado Contest on display, the Avo 500 children’s car race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. A variety of avocado products are also found all along the Festival streets in the product and food vendors alike. It is a fun-filled way to celebrate our heritage and be entertained at the same time! Sunday, April 17th, 9am-5pm, free admission!

Apr 10, 2016
San Marcos Spring Festival
On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s 24th annual street fair, the San Marcos Spring Festival. Expect up to 15,000 to 20,000 attendees throughout the day. Come out and meet and support your San Marcos neighbors and local businesses.

Via Vera Cruz will be lined with booths of food, arts, crafts, local businesses, kids games and family fun.
Sunday, April 10th 9am-5pm.

Apr 2, 2016
Free Shredding Event
At this free Shredding Event, Shred-it Document Management will have a commercial shredding truck on hand to shred all those boxes of personal papers that you've been storing in your attic, garage or office. Your papers will be shredded on site - as you watch!

As a community service, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is sponsoring a
FREE shredding event. Shred-it will have a commercial shredding truck on hand to shred all those
boxes of personal papers that you’ve been saving and storing in your attic, garage or office. (No CD’s, plastic or metal, please) Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 10:00am to noon. 7030 Avenida Encinas #100, Carlsbad. 760-822-8690.