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Free events in North County San Diego in May! And a Rubio’s Giveaway!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Kate Hamernik 1 Comment

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It’s starting to warm up so get out there and enjoy the many great things to do in North County San Diego.  Enjoy the beautiful weather with your friends and family at these great FREE events.

 

5/5 – SAN MARCOS: FREE Paddle Board Rentals at The Marina at Lake San Marcos (FREE)

Love the Water? Love the Sun? Get a FREE Paddle Board rental at the Marina and enjoy what Lake San Marcos has to offer at this all-day event.

Learn more: http://www.lsmlodge.com/event/get-stand-friday/?instance_id=1078

Lake San Marcos Marina

1025 La Bonita Drive

San Marcos, CA 92078

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5/17 – CARLSBAD:  Carlsbad Film Series: Sully; Rated: PG-13 (FREE)

The story of Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Movie special features begin at 5:30 p.m.  The movie starts at 6:00pm

Learn More: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2017/may/17/carlsbad-film-series-sully/?et=206903

Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library

1775 Dove Lane

Carlsbad, 92009
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5/28 –  Vista Strawberry Festival (FREE)

Looking for something fun to do outdoors for Memorial Day that the whole family will enjoy?  Enjoy the 7th Annual Vista Strawberry Festival.  There will be all kinds of fun, food, entertainment stages, bands, carnival rides and lots of strawberries! Come visit the over 400 local vendors that will be showcasing their local products to the community.  Other activities include: Miss Strawberry Pageant, cooking contests, pie eating contests, costume contests, Strawberry Idol, local artists and a lot more. From 6:45 am to 6pm.

 Learn More: http://www.vistastrawberryfest.com/

Vista Chamber of Commerce

127 Main Street

Vista, CA 92084

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Yay for May!! Thank you to Kara with Windermere Homes & Estates for being so kind to bring us this list each month! I do hope you will follow her on Facebook for up to date listings and information. To sweeten the deal – Kara Courtney has added a fun giveaway on her Facebook page for a delicious treat from Rubio’s (one of my favorites!) – Check out the details and enter for your chance to win on Kara Courtney’s Facebook Page – my readers are lucky!

 Bio:

Kara Courtney is a San Diego local and REALTOR® with Windermere Homes & Estates.

Kara loves understanding the needs of home sellers and home buyers and putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. As a result, Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket.

Call or text: 760-583-2226 | Kara@FineHomesSD.com

Things to do in North County San Diego

Posted on: February 25th, 2017 by Kate Hamernik

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There are some great, affordable and tasty things to do in North County this month! Here’s a list of fun events and activities in March for the entire family in North County San Diego.

 

3/3 – OCEANSIDE: Visit the Art Walk at the Oceanside Museum of Art (FREE)

Stop by the Oceanside Museum of Art between 1pm and 8pm on Friday, March 3rd to enjoy and appreciate local art. Artists Michael Rosenblatt and Ruth Jameson will be painting.

 

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

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3/10, 3/17, 3/24 – CARLSBAD: Tour the Chuao Chocolatier Factory (Cost: $10 per person | Buy Tickets)

Grab a Friday treat in March and enjoy a guided tour of Chuao Chocolatier’s newest chocolate factory. Some dates are selling out, so get your tickets while they last. Learn all about Chuao Chocolatier, how the delicious chocolates are made and taste the different assortments. For chocolate lovers 10+ years old.

 

Chuao Chocolatier Boutique & Joy Factory

2350 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA 92011

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3/18 – OCEANSIDE: Enjoy the South Oceanside Car, Bike, & Boat Show (FREE)

Enjoy over 200 cars, motorcycles, boats, music performances by students and vendors showcasing all kinds of fun and delicious things. Join in the fun with an anticipated attendance of over 5,000! Stop by between 9am to 3pm.

South Oceanside Elementary School

1806 South Horne Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

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3/29 – CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Film Series:  Rules Don’t Apply; PG-13 (FREE)

An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire they work for. Movie special features begin at 5:30pm. Learn more: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/cals/default.asp?ViewBy=7&CalDate=3/29/2017&EventDateID=314433

 

Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library

1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Get Directions

 

Bio:

Kara Courtney is a San Diego local and REALTOR® with Windermere Homes & Estates.

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Kara loves understanding the needs of home sellers and home buyers and putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. As a result, Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

 

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket.

 

Call or text: 760-583-2226 | Kara@FineHomesSD.com

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Things to do in North County San Diego in February!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Kate Hamernik

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You’ll LOVE the events in North County this month! Here’s a list of fun events and activities in February for the entire family in North County San Diego.

 

2/7 – OCEANSIDE: Visit the California Surf Museum (FREE 2/7; otherwise $5 per adult)

Open daily 10am-4pm and Thursdays until 8pm, enjoy learning about the heritage and art of surfing. From the history of how surfboards evolved over the years to how San Diego has uniquely influenced the sport, this museum will offer an amazing experience. You’ll even see the surf board of Soul Surfer’s Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm to a shark bite in Kauai with a big bite taken out of it!

 

California Surf Museum

312 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054

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 2/12 – ESCONDIDO: Interpretive Walk at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve (FREE)

If you missed the first walk of the year, join Donna Walker, a native San Diegan on Sunday, February 12, 10am to 11:30am, and explore the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve to increase your appreciation and knowledge of the native plants, animals, and history of the Reserve. Most walks last for an hour-and-a-half and cover less than one mile of easy terrain. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Learn More at https://elfinforest.olivenhain.com/featured-post/interpretive-walks-with-donna-walker/

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029

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2/15 – CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Film Series: Lost in Translation R (FREE)

Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a past his prime actor who forms an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo with a neglected young wife (Scarlett Johansson). Both are bewildered by cultural, social, and relationship disconnect they face but friendship needs no translation. Movie special features begin at 5:30pm. Learn more: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/cals/default.asp?ViewBy=7&CalDate=2/15/2017&EventDateID=313628
Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library

1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92009
Get directions

 

2/15 – ENCINITAS: NASA Solar System Explorer’s Club: Landing on Mars (FREE)

Welcoming the young and young-at-heart, on Wednesday, February 15 from 3:30pm-5pm, join Dr. Susy Kurtik and the NASA Solar System Explorers Club to learn about space exploration. Experience it first hand with a real telescope pointing towards Mars! Plus you’ll learn how to land a rover on Mars and how to design and build parachutes.
Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024
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2/25 – ENCINITAS: Zero Waste Workshop (FREE)

On Saturday, February 25 from 10am-12pm, join I Love a Clean San Diego for an opportunity drawing for great prizes and to learn how to reduce your waste when making snacks, eating out, giving gifts and more! This event will be educational and fun – decorate a reusable produce bag and enjoy a kids’ craft corner.

Ocean Knoll Educational Farm

701 Bonita Drive, Encinitas, 92024
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Bio:

Kara Courtney is a San Diego local and REALTOR® with Windermere Homes & Estates.

Kara loves understanding the needs of home sellers and home buyers and putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. As a result, Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket.

Call or text: 760-583-2226 | Kara@FineHomesSD.com

Love where you live by enjoying affordable fun after the holidays and enjoy some of what North County has to offer! Here’s a list of fun events and activities in January for the entire family in North County San Diego.

 

Things to do in North County San Diego in January!

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 by Kate Hamernik

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Happy 2017 everyone! A HUGE thank you to Kara from Windermere Homes & Estates for taking the time to share some fun and inexpensive North County activities this January.  Carve out some time for budget-friendly fun after the holidays and enjoy some of what North County has to offer! Here’s a list of fun events and activities in January for the entire family in North County San Diego.

ESCONDIDO: Interpretive Walk at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve (FREE)

On Sunday, January 8, 10am to 11:30am, join Donna Walker, a native San Diegan, and explore the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve to increase your appreciation and knowledge of the native plants, animals, and history of the Reserve. Most walks last for an hour-and-a-half and cover less than one mile of easy terrain. Meet at the Interpretive Center. Learn More at https://elfinforest.olivenhain.com/featured-post/interpretive-walks-with-donna-walker/

 

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029

Get directions

 

 

CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Film Series: Hail, Caesar! PG-13 (FREE)

On Wednesday, January 11, 6pm to 8pm, kick back, relax and enjoy the film “Hail, Caesar!” A Hollywood fixer, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), in the 1950s works for a film studio to keep big name stars from scandal and public scrutiny. When Baird (George Clooney), the studio’s biggest star, goes missing Mannix’s work becomes more difficult trying to hold off the gossip columnists. Learn more: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/cals/default.asp?ViewBy=7&CalDate=1/11/2017&EventDateID=312677

 

Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library

1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Get directions

 

 

ENCINITAS: Moonlight State Beach Cleanup (FREE)

On Saturday, January 21 at 9am, join fellow ocean-lovers as they help keep the beach free of trash – especially the small pieces of trash and cigarette butts that often look like food to sea creatures. In lieu of plastic bags, please bring a bucket or reusable bag and gloves. Under 18? That’s ok! Just plan to have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

 

Please RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/BeachClean-Up/events/236177086/

 

Moonlight Beach

200 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

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DEL MAR: Vinyasa Yoga on Del Mar Beach ($10-$15 suggested donation)

Spend your Sundays from 10am-11am enjoying a one-hour yoga sesh with the relaxing backdrop of Del Mar Beach, all while becoming a healthier you! All experience levels are welcome. Meet up on the sand between 18th and 19th Street.

 

Please RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/DelMarBeachYoga/events/235874918/ .

 

Del Mar Beach

18th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014

(between 18th and 19th street)

 

I hope you enjoy these activities. Here’s to having an amazing January!

~Kara

 

Bio:

Kara Courtney is a San Diego local and REALTOR® with Windermere Homes & Estates.

Kara loves understanding the needs of home sellers and home buyers and putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. As a result, Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket.

Call or text: 760-583-2226 | Kara@FineHomesSD.com

 

 

Three things to do in North County San Diego in July!

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by Kate Hamernik

 

Hello beautiful North County San Diego summers. The month of July is when we start spending more time outdoors with friends and loved one. We’ve got three fun ideas for you to enjoy this month.

 

Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea 

Looking for a new way to spend a summer evening that won’t cost you a dime? Head on over to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas for Sunday Summer Concerts by the Sea from 3-5pm. Check out the summer lineup as there will be a variety of bands ranging from rock/funk, 60’s, and reggae.

Lake Poway Family Campout 

Is a campfire, some delicious s’mores, and sleeping under the stars calling your name? Well, you are in luck. Lake Poway is hosting a family campout! Join in the fun the weekend of July 11-12 for some outdoor fun for the whole gang. Partake in a guided night hike and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. This is what summer is all about!

San Dieguito County Park 

July is the perfect month to fire up those grills and picnic in the park. Looking for the perfect spot to do so? Check out San Dieguito County Park in Del Mar – a 125-acre park featuring a variety of recreational activities including playgrounds, exercise stations, a basketball court, large open lawn and picnic areas as well as BBQ’s and restrooms.  The park is open daily from 9:30am-sunset.

Looking for more things to do? Check out several suggestions on my blog. Thanks for reading 🙂

Things to do in North County San Diego in February!

Posted on: February 1st, 2015 by Kate Hamernik
Thank you again to Carol from 365 Things to do in San Diego for this monthly list!
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San Diego Museum Month 
Enjoy 1/2 price admission throughout the month of February at all participating museums. Stop by & visit North County museums like the California Surf Museum, Museum of Making Music, Oceanside Museum of Art, or Lux Art Institute just to name a few. Pick up your free San Diego Museum Month Pass at any participating Macy’s locations. Bring the pass to any of the museum’s listed, and receive half-price admission for up to four guests per visit. For a complete list of museums check out our earlier post about San Diego Museum Month
Iron Mountain Trail 
Looking for that perfect hike to start your weekend with? Head on over to the Iron Mountain Trail in Poway for some breathtaking scenery and a moderately advanced 5.8 mile loop.  And don’t forget to bring your camera for some beautiful photo opps! http://www.sandiegohikers.com/hiking-trails/iron-mountain-trail.html
Humane Society – Wag + Walk 
Looking for a new ways to socialize your pup and get your fix as well?  Join the Wag + Walk meet-up group hosted by the San Diego Humane Society. The next fun fitness adventure will take place on Penasquitos Canyon on Saturday, February 21st. Be sure to check out their website to reserve your spot! http://www.sdhumane.org/site/Calendar/1046832291?view=Detail&id=128383
Looking for a few more things to do? Click here for 7 more things to do in February in North County San Diego: http://1850realty.com/blog/things-north-county-february-2015/