Best Activities for San Diego Seniors, Caregivers Weekend of March 14-16


San Diego Senior and caregiver activities
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fesitival and so much more for Seniors and families in San Diego this weekend!

Lecture: Relaxation for the Family Caregiver

Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library

9001 Wakarusa Street

La Mesa, CA 91942

Friday, March 14 | 10:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE

RSVP:  Required.  Call: 800-827-4277.

This two-hour workshop gives caregivers essential tools for the often ignored but essential habit of self-care. Simple techniques empower you to handle burnout and increase relaxation and enjoyment.


Poway Food SHARE Program

Register and Reserve Online

Pick up at Poway Senior Center

13094 Civic Center Drive

Poway, CA  92064

Deadline: Thursday March 20

Email:  [email protected]


Order pre-bundled, low cost food and pick up your boxes at the Poway Senior Center. Poway SHARE (which stands for Self Help and Resource Exchange) helps families get basic, consistent and affordable supplemental food packages. The Basic Pack ($33.00) contains chicken breasts, beef stir fry, vegetables, fruit and more. The pantry pack costs $18.00 and the Mega Meat Pack is $39.00, but there are several more options.

Order by March 20 to pick up food on the 29th.


 Ms. Senior San Diego Pageant

Liberty Theatre

2700 East 4th Street

National City 91950
Friday, March 14  1:00 p.m.

COST: $12.00

Sit back and enjoy the personal interview, philosophy of life, formal attire and talent contributions, senior style. Top two 60 years and older contestants proceed to the Ms. Senior California State Pageant in August 2014.

Pacific Beach Library Sing Along

Pacific Beach /Taylor Library

4275 Cass St
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 14  11:00 a.m.

RSVP: none


Join other singers around the library’s grand piano to sing some favorite Golden Oldies, show tunes and more. Second Friday of each month.




Lecture:  Achieving Sustainable Seafood in San Diego – Challenges and Native Solutions

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center

301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA

Saturday, March 15  | 10:00 a.m.

RSVP: none


Celebrate Sustainable Seafood Week at the Tijuana Estuary with UCSD professor Theresa Sinicrope Talley. Dr. Talley discusses diversity, challenges and opportunities of the local fish populations. She’ll also share what you can do to help!



Sunrise Surprise Stroll at the San Diego Zoo

(You don’t have to be a member)

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr.
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 15 |  7:30 a.m.

RSVP: 619-557-3963

COST:  $16

Get behind the scenes at one of the national treasures of the United States. Check out what goes on before the zoo opens for the day and even see a “surprise” show or animal encounter.



Herb Festival, Spring Plant Sale, Tomatomania!®, and Bromeliad Bonanza 2014

San Diego Botanic Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Drive
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RSVP: none

COST:  Adults: $14  Seniors, students, active military $10  Children 3 – 12 $8


So much nature-inspired fun, it’s hard to contain here!  In addition to the Botanic Gardens spring exhibits Tomatomania, Herb Festival, Spring Plant  Show and Bromelia Bonanza, they’re brining in Sharon Lovejoy, an award winning nature, gardening and children’s book author and water color illustrator. She will present two lectures:  “Secrets of a Good Natured Gardener and Garden” and “Contain Your Creativity (in pots that is).”  Kids zones, crafts and pony rides on Saturdays.

 Downtown San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

5th & 6th Avenues, between Juniper and Upas
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, March 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Parade starts at 10:30 a.m.

More than 120 parade entries and thousands in attendance, this has become one of the largest single-day events in San Diego.

. . . in conjunction with

Irish Festival in Balboa Park

Live entertainment on the Festival’s two stages will run from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM and will include well-known folk singers and groups. The Festival area will open at 9:00 AM with food and craft booths as well as two beer gardens serving beer, wine and Spirits. There is also an authentic Celtic Village and Kids Zone with rides. The Festival and its entertainment are free to the public.

Lumen, Shadows & Chroma

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery
1 Fr. Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 15 | 9:00 a.m.

RSVP: none


Fine art photography by renowned photographers.  Light, shadow and color portray the subject matter of the exhibition – plants, animals and the sea. Whether in black and white or intense color, high impact or quiet contemplation, all the images in the show communicate a lasting impression on the viewer.



East County Arts and Crafts Fair

Heartland Masonic Lodge

El Cajon, CA

Saturday, March 15 | 10:00 a.m.

RSVP:  none


Come browse the booths of hand crafted unique treasures.



Stitchers’ Club at the Poway Library

Poway Community Library

13137 Poway Road

Poway, CA 92064

Saturday, March 15 | 10:00 a.m.

RSVP: none


Fire up those knitting needles. Join other knitters to learn new stitches and socialize.



Saturday Afternoon Tea at the Hilton Carlsbad

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

1 Ponto Road

Carolsbad, CA

Saturday, March 15 | 1:00 p.m.

RSVP:  760-683-5500

COST:  $27 per adult  $36 when including sparkling wine.

Chose from a selection of delicious Finger Sandwiches, House-Made Scones and Sweet Delights from the Pastry Team. Served with handcrafted Rose Petal Jam and Lemon Curd, and accompanied by a selection of connoisseur Teas. For a truly indulgent afternoon, add an optional glass of sparkling wine.


Bluegrass Festival Evening Concert

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

42051 Main Street
Temecula, CA

Saturday, March 15  |  7:00 p.m.

RSVP/TICKETS: or call 1-866-653-8696

COST:  $20.00

Come and hear the James King Band, Bluegrass, ETc. and Silverado play in this intimate theatre.



Purim Carnival at Temple Solel

Sunday, March 16 |  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Temple Solel

3575 Manchester Avenue

Encinitas, CA

RSVP: none

COST:  FREE but rides cost $1 to $25 each


The carnival is open to the public and raises money to help fund educational programs at Temple Solel.  The festivities include something for everyone, from games and rides for the kids, to great ethnic food and even spa services for adults. Temple Solel is located at 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff by the Sea.  Parking is available just south of the Temple at Mira Costa College with free shuttles to the Temple.

 Del Mar Gem Faire

Bing Crosby Hall

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar, CA

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 14 – 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RSVP: none
COST: $7 Weekend Pass

Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demonstrations.


Muscle Cars:  50 Years of American Power

San Diego Automotive Museum

2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA

Every Day | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RSVP: none

COST:  Adults $8.00  Seniors over 64 $6.00


In the post-war period, citizens were hungry for change – change in economic status, change in where and how they lived, and change in what they drove. They wanted big and powerful. After years of sacrifice and doing without luxury during the war, a shiny new car with lots of power and chrome was the ticket to happiness.





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