Kids Obstacle Challenge San Diego

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Anyone have kids that like to run, jump and play in the mud? Well there is an event coming soon to San Diego that will be perfect for them. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to San Diego July 22. This is an adventure and obstacle course made just for kids and will be nothing but fun for the whole family as parents run for FREE. The course is designed for children between the ages of 5 to 16. There is 10-15 challenging but fun obstacles and lots of mud on the 1.5 to 2 mile course. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is the largest touring obstacle course for kids in the nation.

The San Diego stop includes a rope swing into a giant mud pit, an army crawl section, a scale up cargo nets and a slide into more mud! Register now and take part in this muddy fun day. Registration includes a custom 2017 race medal, a snack at the finish line, a goodie bag and free event photos. And remember parents are free!

When
July 22, 2017
8:30am – 2:30pm

Where
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, Ca 92025

Register
Register before July 21 online at kidsobstaclechallenge.com/sandiego and save $10 on your tickets

Can’t make the San Diego stop, then be sure to check out Kids Obstacle Challenge’s website for more event locations. Have a muddy good time!

Cruzin Mama

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Earth Day Events April 22nd-26th

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrate one of the greatest gifts, our planet! We must all do our part to keep out planet in good shape. The little things can make a big impact and they can be as simple as picking up after yourself at parks, beaches, or just anywhere. Recycling items in designated recepticales and reuse scrapes and materials when crafting. Turning off electronics when not in use and lights when you leave a room. One of the easiest ways to save water is to turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth! All of these examples can make a positive impact on our environment.

My family is a very outdoors family so we always try to do our part and not leave waste/trash behind. My kids are able to enjoy so much here in Southern California whether it’s the beach, a nature center, a park or the mountains. In helping to keep these areas clean we are helping to preseve them for others to enjoy. Along with the tips above there are some great events going on in celebration of Earth Day!

San Diego

  • UCSD Earth Week
    Daily events at UC San Diego to celebrate Earth Day.
    April 20th-24th
    Cost: Free
    sustainability.ucsd.edu
  • San Diego Museum of Art in Full Bloom
    Art Alive is the museum’s annual floral exhibition. The exhibition features more than 100 floral interpretations of famous art works. The event features some fun family-friendly Garden Activites such as a Museum-wide flower hunt, children’s reading area and a variety of art crafts.
    April 24-26th
    Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members
    sdmart.org
  • San Diego Natural History Museum Forest Fun Family Day
    An in depth look at forests and animals and plants that inhabit them. Family-friendly crafts and activities that celebrate the forest. Also be sure to stop by the exhibit Water: A California Story and learn about water conservation and ways to help during this drought.
    April 25th 11am to 3pm
    Cost: Included with Museum admission
    sdnhm.org
  • Spring Garden Festival in El Cajon
    The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College is a family-friendly spring festival that features fun progress, exhibitors, demonstrations and resources for gardening.
    April 25th 9am-3pm
    Cost: Free
    cuyamaca.edu
  • Maritime Museum Earth Day on the Bay
    The first annual Earth Day on the Bay will be this Sunday in the Port of San Diego near the Maritime Museum. This event includes FREE admission to the Maritime Museum as well. The event features interactive displays, photo ops, food vendors, interaction with Marine Wildlife, and $5 bay cruises.
    April 26th 10am-4pm
    Cost: Free
    sdmaritime.org

Orange County

  • Pretend City Childrens Museum Celebrate Arbor Day!
    A fun day celebrating trees! Complete with storytimes,arts and crafts and fun little science experiments.
    April 24th 10am-4pm
    Cost: Included with Museum admission
    pretendcity.org
  • Tustin Earth Day Celebration
    Celebrate Earth Day at the District at Tustin Legacy. Earth Day inspired food sampling, music, giveaways, contests, and more!
    April 25th 12pm-3pm
    Cost: Free
    thedistricttl.com
  • Newport Bay Conservancy Earth Day at the Bay
    25th Annual Earth Day at the Bay. Live music, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, presentations, environmental movies and more.
    April 25th 10am-3pm
    Cost: Free
    newportbay.org
  • Aquarium of the Pacific Earth Day Festival
    Going on both Saturday and Sunday is the Earth Day Festival. Learn how to help protect our oceans and the rest of the planet. Hands-on learning demonstrations perfect for all ages.
    April 25th & 26th
    Cost: Included with General Admission
    aquariumofpacific.org
  • Land of Nod Spring Garden Show
    The Land of Nod located at South Coast Plaza will be hosting a fun spring event on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be arts and crafts, storytimes, Jurrasic Parties(Saturday only), balloon sculptures, and the Santa Ana Zoo Mobile(Sunday only).
    April 25th & 26th
    Cost: Free
    springgardenshow.com

Let’s all do our part and keep our home beautiful!

Cruzin Mama

Beach Fun

Christmas Parades!

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It’s officially holiday time, which means plenty of fun events will be happening. Whether taking place in a towns historic area or out in the harbor a Christmas Parade is a great family holiday event. There are so many awesome parades coming up soon, so I made a list of ones that look really fun!

Riverside County

  • Temecula
    Santa’s Electric Light Parade– Friday December 5th at 7pm. The parade travels through the center of Temecula’s Old Town district. Old Town will be a glow during this light parade, which is also commemorating Temecula’s 25th Anniversary.
  • Murrieta
    Festival of Trees and Push Cart Parade– Saturday December 6th from 3 to 8:30pm. This is more than just a parade it’s also a Festival. So there will be crafts, vendors, and a chance to take a photo with Santa. All the fun will be taking place at Town Square Park. If you wish to see the Push Cart Parade only that will begin at 5pm, starting at Kalmia St./Washington Ave and ending at Town Square Park.
  • Norco
    Horsetown Parade of Lights and Winter Festival– Saturday December 13th starting at 9am and ends at 9pm. Another parade and festival combination. Norco’s 10th annual Horsetown parade will feature carnival games and rides or enjoy a special breakfast with Santa all for a minimal cost. The parade itself is FREE and begins at 5pm.
  • Perris
    26th Annual Christmas Parade– Saturday December 13th at 10am. The parade will begin on “D” St/4th St and will finish at City Hall. There will also be visits and photos with Santa in the Bob Glass Community Room from 1pm-2pm.

San Diego North County

  • Fallbrook
    Fallbrook Chritmas Parade– Saturday December 6th at 5pm. One of the largest parades in the area which features ten marching bands from San Diego and Riverside counties as well as 100 entries that travel a mile-long route on Main Street through Downtown Fallbrook.
  • Encinitas
    Droppin’ In For The Holidays– Saturday December 6th beginning at 5pm. This not your average holiday parade since Encinitas is well known for it’s surf and skate. The floats will be representations of the action sports lifestyle, so expect to see plenty of big name athletes from these action sports. The parade will go down South Coast Highway 101, beginning at “D” Street and ending at “J” Street.
  • San Marcos
    Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade– Sunday December 7th at 1pm. The parade’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas”. So all floats will be influenced by holiday favorites. Parade begins at Palomar College and will end at the Civic Center. The Civic Center’s Holiday Village will also be going on. The Holiday Village features FREE children crafts, arts/crafts and food vendors, entertainment and visits and photos with Santa.
  • Oceanside
    Parade of Lights– Saturday December 13th at 7pm This is a parade on the water happening in Oceanside Harbor. Come see sail boats, yachts, fishing boats, kayaks and dingys all covered in holiday lights as they cruise the harbor. It’s suggested to watch the parade from the fishing dock near the police station as the best location to see the parade go through twice. There is also seating areas throughout the harbor as well as restaurants that have good views.

San Diego

  • La Jolla
    La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival– Sunday December 7th at 1:30pm. Following the parade will be a fun holiday festival. The parade go down Girard Street and turn onto Prospect Street which will end at the Holiday Festival at the La Jolla Recreation Center. The festival will feature arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment and photos with Santa. The festival is from 3:30 to 5pm and concludes with a Tree Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the La Jolla Recreation Center.
  • San Diego Bay
    43rd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights– Sunday December 14th and 21st at 5:30pm. This years theme is “Children’s Stories” which is sure to delight spectators. More than 80 boats will be decorated and cruising the harbor. The parade travels from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Ferry Landing in Coronado. So there are plenty of different locations to pic a spot to view the parade.

Orange County

  • Dana Point
    40th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights– Fridays and Saturdays December 5th, 6th , 12th and 13th at 7:30pm Another parade that takes place on the water. View boats that have been decorated for the holidays as they cruise Dana Point Harbor. Enjoy the views from a local restaurant or seating near the harbor shops. Or why not enjoy the parade by joining it! Tickets are available through Dana Wharf Sportfishing for boat rides. The parade is just one of the wonderful holiday events going on for Dana Points FantaSEA Holiday.
  • Laguna Nigel
    Laguna Nigel Holiday Parade– Saturday December 13th at 10am. Laguna Nigel will be celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year, so the parades theme is “Silver Bells ~ Golden Dreams”. The parade takes place on Crown Valley Parkway.
  • Newport Beach
    The 106th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade– December 17th through 21st from 6:30pm to 9pm. Yachts, canoes, kayaks and boats will light up the harbor during the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The Christmas boats will cruise about 14 miles around the harbor. This is a top holiday event with people traveling far and wide to check it out.

Hope this helps in planning out which holiday events to attend this month!

Cruzin Mama

Summer Movie Deals

Posted in Summer Fun!

Image from regmovies.com

Image from regmovies.com

School is almost out which means it’s time to plan summer activities. An activity my kids love to do is to go see a movie. There’s just something about seeing a movie on the big screen, versus renting, as a reward for doing great in school this year. Plus with the heat it’s nice to relax in the air conditioned theater. What makes this all even better is the deals theaters are offering. So here are some deals for the movies this summer.

Enjoy the show!

Cruzin Mama

Regal Theaters

Regal Theaters are offering for 9 weeks $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. A portion of the sales from these movies will go to the Will Rodgers Institute.

Summer Movie Express Schedule (image from regmovies.com)

Summer Movie Express Schedule (image from regmovies.com)

*Schedule may vary by theater be sure to check your local theater to verify.*

 

Digiplex Destinations

Digiplex Theaters has a great offer on all Tuesday and Thursdays to see movies for $5.50 (applies to the first few showings and does not apply to 3D features). And don’t miss out on Mommy and Me Movies(Daddy too) on Wednesday at 11am. This is great for anyone who has little ones and wants to go out to the movies. The theater is set up with dim lighting, a changing table, and an area for strollers. Plus you don’t have to worry about your little one interrupting others viewing since everyone there is basically accompanied by their own young children :)

Image from digiplexdes.com

Image from digiplexdes.com

Image from digiplexdes.com

Image from digiplexdes.com

*Times and dates may vary between theaters be sure to verify with your local theater of their schedule*

 

Krikorian Premiere Theaters

Image from kptmovies.com

Image from kptmovies.com

Krikorian Theaters is also offering $1 movies this summer for 10 weeks. They are every Tuesday starting June 17th and ending on August 18th. With two showings per day, 10am and 12:30pm. The showings are first come first serve so be sure to arrive early for good seating.

Krikorian Kids Summer Schedule (image from kptmovies.com)

Krikorian Kids Summer Schedule (image from kptmovies.com)