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If you have a little engineer in your life, then check out Engineer Day at the Mall on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Grossmont Center in La Mesa. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children of all ages can participate in fun activities such as making edible bridges, foil sailboats, and, my favorite, slime and ice cream making. This free event, in celebration of National Engineer’s Week, will take place in the Macy’s courtyard.The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is kicking off its first of six free cultural performance events during Escondido Roots Series on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. Celebrate the Vietnamese community with hands-on activities, lion dancing, a cultural performance by GDPT Hoa Nghiem Youth Group, and Vietnamese food by Pho Saigon. The event is free to attend with discounted food costs to make it accessible for as many people as possible. Thanks to a donation of 200 shoes from Shoebacca, Kids for Peace is hosting a Kids Help Kids in Kenya service event on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 24 Hour Fitness Overflow lot in Carlsbad. Come help decorate notes for all the shoes, create needed school supplies, and more. As a thanks for your time and service, Kids for Peace will keep things lively! The Marines will lead an obstacle course, the UCSD Men’s basketball team will host a basketball shooting station, local singer Cody Lavaas will perform, and Splash! Animals will provide a live art experience. The shoes will benefit the Kids for Peace School of Kenya.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
The Smiles Project: Featuring presentations, free goodies, and children’s complimentary dental examinations. 4S Ranch Library. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Price: Non-perishable canned food item.
Finger Painting Friday: Paint a pair of love bugs! Explore patterns, shapes and tiny things with big meanings. Recommended for ages 4 and under. The New Children’s Museum. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price: Included with admission ($10).
Mac’s Kids Corner: For children interested in listening to train stories, playing games, and creating various railroad crafts. San Diego Model Railroad Museum. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Price: $4-$8; children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Circus Vargas: Unleash your imagination and discover an amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, acrobats, daredevils, and more! Arrive thirty minutes early for the interactive pre-show where your kids can create magic of their own! Mission Bay Park. 7:30 p.m. Price: $20-$65.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Charity World Challenge 2013: An informal 5K racing event incorporating hills, flats, and fun-filled exercise challenges at every mile marker. 500 yard mini-challenge child course. Cuyamaca College. 8:30 a.m. Price: $35.
K9 Cancer Walk: A 1.5 mile walk with your dog. Plus an expo area and celebration after the walk. Walnut Grove Park. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Price: $20-$35.
Engineering Day at the Mall: Featuring free hands-on engineering activities like edible bridges, slime and ice cream making, and foil sailboats. Grossmont Center. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Price: Free.
Guided Nature Walk: Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Mission Trails Regional Park. 9:30-11 a.m. Price: Free.
Lowe’s Build & Grow: Kids ages 5 and older build a project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more. At your local Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. 10-11 a.m. Price: Free.
Quest for Planet Pork Chop: An “out of this world” take on the tale of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Price: $4/$5.
Escondido Roots Series: Celebrate the Vietnamese community with a lion dance, a cultural performance by GDPT Hoa Nghiem Youth Group, hands-on activities, and Vietnamese food. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. 2-5 p.m. Price: Free.
KinderNights: Enjoy animal-themed fun with your youngster (ages 3 to 6)! All sessions include a snack and an animal interaction. San Diego Zoo. 6-7:30 p.m. Price: $12/$15.
Voices, Violins, & More: This concert celebrates the launch of the advanced chamber orchestra, featuring San Diego Youth Symphony’s top musicians, in a partnership performance with San Diego Master Chorale. San Dieguito United Methodist Church. 7:30 p.m. Price: $10/$15.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Kids Help Kids in Kenya: An afternoon of service, fun, and entertainment benefiting the Kids for Peace School of Kenya. 24 Hour Fitness Overflow Lot. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Price: Free.
Families Make History: Hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. San Dieguito Heritage Museum. 12-4 p.m. Price: Free.
Explore Local Tide Pools: Discover the wonderful world of tide pools with Birch Aquarium naturalists. False Point. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Price: $15/person.
Organ Concert: Enjoy a free concert on one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. 2-3 p.m. Price: Free.
Nature Discovery Tours: Get in touch with nature during guided tours. Living Coast Discovery Center. 2:15-3:15 p.m. Price: Included with admission ($9/$14).
*It’s always a good idea to check with the venue before heading out as cancellations, postponements, and date/time changes do occur on occasion.
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