Save a Life San Diego
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Red Cross teaches emergency preparedness, safety tips, and life-saving skills, with classes offered on the hour. Children encouraged to participate with their parents (puppet show about emergency and disaster preparedness available). Sessions are informational in nature and not for certification. 858-309-1369.
Balboa Park municipal gymnasium
2111 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, 92101
San Diego American Red Cross Website
9th Annual River Days
May 12 – 20, 2012.
33 events are taking place from Santa Ysabel to Ocean Beach including hikes, bike rides, river cleanups, history tours and much more. There truly is something for everyone during this two weekend celebration. Events are family friendly and free of charge thanks to Think Blue San Diego, SDG&E and other sponsors.
According to Rob Hutsel, Executive Director of The San Diego River Park Foundation, “River Days is an annual tradition that offers a great way for people to join others in exploring all the river has to offer. There are also some great ways to give back to the community including the 2nd annual Youth Day of Service, where 1000 people are anticipated to perform 8 different community service projects on Saturday, May 19th. We invite San Diego to come out and join us!”
Thanks to Sea World, participating kids will also have a chance to receive a limited number of free Sea World tickets, too!”
For the latest information, visit www.sdriverdays.org.
3rd annual Asian Cultural Festival
Saturday, May 12 12:00p to 5:00p at Point Loma, NTC Park at Liberty Station, San Diego
Price: Free admission. Age Suitability: All Ages
The Asian Cultural Festival is a fun, FREE, family-friendly event that is open to everyone!
-Two stages of entertainment
-Live cooking demos with popular chefs
-Crafts area for children to make Mother’s Day gifts
-Martial Arts performance platform
-Anime exhibit presented by Anime Conji
-Cultural Row spotlighting various countries
-Asian food vendors with a variety of fares
Create A Skate Workshop! Presented by UCSD Health
Saturday, May 12 11:00a at San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
SDMoM, CreateASkate.org, and UCSD Health are teaming up for an exciting hands-on event where participants get to design their very own skateboard deck! Everyone is welcome to be a part of this creative workshop. Experts and artists will be on hand to guide the creative process, providing tips and techniques for tricking out an epic skate deck!
CreateAskate.org’s program is so much more than just building a skateboard deck; parents have been amazed to see their child’s interest and enthusiasm spread to other areas of their lives.
Note: Trucks (axels) and wheels must be purchased separately after the event.
SDMoM’s Education Center – Balboa Park
Creator: eventbrite. Website
Hornblower Cruises Pet Day on the Bay
Saturday, May 12 10:30a at Hornblower Cruises & Events Ticket Booth, San Diego
Price: Rate: $23.00 per adult. DOGS CRUISE FREE – One dog per adult allowed.
Age Suitability: All Ages
The only “pet friendly” event of its kind in California!
Pet Day is a towel & blanket drive and fundraiser. A portion of proceeds benefit the homeless animals of Helen Woodward Animal Center. Website
Creator: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Disney’s Peter Pan
Saturday, May 12 2:00p at Casa del Prado Theater, San Diego, CA
Price: $8-$14. Phone: (619) 239-8355
When the boy who never grows up whisks the three Darling children away to Never Land, they embark on an adventure they’ll never forget. It will take faith, hope, and a pinch of pixie dust, to win the day and bring the Darlings safely home. Website
“The Three Little Pigs” and other funny stories
Saturday, May 12 11:00a at Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, San Diego, CA
Price: $5; free for ages younger than two. Phone: (619) 544-9203
Hurray! The three little pigs defeat the big bad world and he goes away hungry. His luck goes from bad to worse as he searches for a free meal. Website
Saturday, May 12 2:30p at San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego, CA
Price: Free with Museum admission. Phone: (619) 234-8291
Building activities, take-home projects, and hands on learning about favorite topics for adults and kids to explore together. Each program is 45 minutes of fun for the whole family! Website
Beauty and the Beast
Arms Wide Open, a local non-profit organization presents a production featuring a cast made up entirely of special needs individuals.
Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. Also: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012, 6 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Theatre — 6611 University Avenue, San Diego, 92115
Parents Night Out at Next Generation Educational Center
Four hours. $25/child or $40/2 children. All ages are welcome. (6 weeks to 12 years old)
Next Generation Educational Center
1471 Granite Hills Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92019
Parents Night Out Includes:
Pizza, fresh fruit and vegetables, snack & juice.
Science Experiments, Art Projects, Games And more!
Call to RSVP. Website
Additional dates include: May 18th (6:30-9:30pm), and May 26 (5-9pm).
Space Day Celebration
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Free for children 17 and under with paid adult admission.
San Diego Air & Space Museum. 619-234-8291
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA, 92101
Engage in fun hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and activities with local and national space experts.
Admission is discounted for adults with a coupon available on the Museum’s website.
CHILDREN’S CLAY CLASS & SCULPTURE
Saturday 10:30- 12:30. $20 per class
No reservations required, ongoing class.
Taught at Studio 6, Balboa Park
Spanish Village (619) 239-0507
Parent’s Night Out at RMC
May 12 – Yo Mama!
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers – Jewish Proverb.
We could not be more appreciative of our Mothers so join RMC in saying thanks to these wonderful mamas. We’ll be sure to make something special for these wonderful leading ladies! And of course, the fun never ends at RMC, so be ready to jam out, as always!
This is your reminder that Saturday, May 12 is our next Parent’s Night Out event. Bring your kids and their friends (ages 4-11) down to RMC for a night of music, fun activities and games.
Kidz Klub Members are free and for everyone else it is only $25 per family.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND REGISTER
2590 Truxtun Rd San Diego, California 92106
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, May 12 10:00a at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego, CA
Price: Included in admission
Guided tours for the general public leave from the Visitor Center (The Lodge) weekends and holidays at 10:00 AM and 2:00PM. Please note: Free public hikes offered on Sat, Sun & holidays are not available for groups to join in and are limited to about 10 persons.