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SeaWorld San Diego

NEW AND EXCITING EVENTS AT SEAWORLD IN 2015: SeaWorld® San Diego has boatloads of reasons to visit the marine park in 2015!  SeaWorld celebrates an all-new, family-fun event marking the Lunar New Year at SeaWorld, a tradition of wishing good fortune and happiness to family and friends, Feb. 13–16, Feb. 21–22 and Feb 28–March 1.  Animal lovers can celebrate the natural world we share by learning about SeaWorld’s animal rescue and conservation programs and ways that they can make a difference with their own everyday actions during Wild Days weekends, March 7–8, 14–15, 21–22 and 28–29.  Foodie and craft beer aficionados will find tasty delights throughout the park during SeaWorld’s food festival the first four weekends in May, featuring international cuisine, craft beer and wine at venues located throughout the park.  For more information, visit or call (800) 257-4268.
THE 2015 SEAWORLD FUN CARD: With many fun SeaWorld events on the horizon, this is the perfect time to start the New Year off with a 2015 SeaWorld® San Diego Fun Card.  Guests who purchase a full-priced, single-day admission ticket for only $86 ($80 for children 3-9) will get to return to SeaWorld all through 2015 again and again!  The marine park has boatloads of reasons for every season to visit:  Bask in the beauty and wonder of incredible marine animals through up-close and hands-in interactions with shark pups, rays, horseshoe crabs and cleaner fish in four new state-of-the-art freshwater and saltwater touch pools at the all-new Explorer’s Reef™.  

PENGUIN AWARENESS EVENTS AT SEAWORLD: Guests of all ages can help make a difference and spend time with SeaWorld’s coolest animals in celebration of Penguin Awareness Day (Jan. 20).  Families can participate in the We Love Penguins Family Fun Sleepover camp on Jan. 23, where they’ll have the unique opportunity to learn more about these warm- and cold-weathered birds and spend the night at the Penguin Encounter®.  For a more exclusive experience, penguin lovers can help raise awareness at the fourth annual Penguin Awareness Cocktail Party and Silent Auction Event on Jan. 24.  Guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with these animals and engage in conversation with conservation ambassadors and penguin specialists to learn more about the lives of penguins.  All proceeds from this event support future SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund efforts.  For more information, call (800) 257-4268 and select option 4, then 2.
VALENTINE’S EVENING WITH SHAMU: It’s an elegant, unforgettable and romantic evening at SeaWorld® on Saturday, Feb. 14.  SeaWorld’s award-winning chefs will cook up delicious gourmet meals, and diners are sure to be mesmerized by majestic killer whale performances just a few feet away from their candle-lit tables during a Valentine’s Evening With Shamu. Seatings are limited. To make reservations, call (800) 257-4268 or visit

Restful Nights, Balanced Days

Learn how to manage meals, routines, sleep and more in this exciting workshop for busy working moms with young children. Gentle Sleep Coach  Jen Varela, Working Mom Support Coach Elaine McGhee and Personal Chef Michelle Koenig will share strategies for more peaceful nights and easier days for the family. They will discuss tips for effective sleep training, healthy meal planning and how to balance it all using smart time management tools. You will leave this workshop feeling recharged and ready to take on life! Registration is required. Cost $35. To register, click here.
Monday, Jan 26, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th floor conference room

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

This class is for new and expecting parents who have dogs. The class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.  The cost is $40/couple. Call 858-344-0475 to register.
Sunday, February 8, 1:30-4:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC


Learn About Essential Oils

Have you been hearing about essential oils lately?  It seems like almost everyone is talking about them!

Come join us as Carol Yeh-Garner teaches a workshop on how to incorporate essential oils into your life. She'll be sharing about how you can replace almost everything in your medicine cabinet with safe, all-natural alternatives.
Free for members $10/nonmembers
Wednesday, February 18, 6:30-7:30pm, Scripps Clinic, Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room

Yoga and Wellness - Joyful January

 Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  There is a $10 minimum donation per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to
Sunday, January 18, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

I hope all is well in your world -- good friends, happy family, health, peace, prosperity and lots and lots of love.

Coming Soon:

January 18 – Poway Library, 1:00 p.m.

January 20 – Kensington Library, 11:30 a.m.

January 23 – La Mesa Library, 11:00 a.m.


Expectant Mom Mingle

Mingle with other expectant moms going through the same stages of pregnancy. We'll "shower" you with raffles as well as helpful tips from our parenting experts.

Come meet local Scripps Clinic family medicine physician, Julia Shrivastava, MD.  She  provides comprehensive care for children, adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in preventive care, women’s health, geriatrics and treating chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia and asthma. Her practice also provides child and adolescent well exams and sports participation exams.
Dr. Shrivastava believes in providing individualized, patient-centered care. She does this by building long-term relationships with her patients. This allows her to have a better understanding of the patient’s belief system, values and goals, all of which are important considerations when developing a medical management plan. She also believes in educating patients about their health and treatment options.


Pre-registration is required.  Cost:  $10/person

Thursday, February 12, 6-8pm, Babies R' Us, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland® Resort announced special 2-Day and 3-Day promotional tickets for Local Southern California resident market (within zip codes 9000-93599).
  • These tickets are valid January 7, 2015 – May 14, 2015
  • Blockout dates:  March 20, 2015 – April 4, 2015
  • First visit on the tickets must be made on or before May 14, 2015 as the ticket expires May 21, 2015
  • One person in the group must be a Southern California resident (guest must provide proof of residency, such as driver’s license, if asked at the Main Entrance) 
KEY FOR THESE TICKETS:  the tickets do not have the standard 14-day fuse period and can be used during the listed valid period for the number of days purchased with the exception of the blockout dates.
There is no breakdown of Adult or Children with these tickets.  There is only one ticket type for both.   Attached is pricing grid providing the ticket prices.  
  • 2-Day & 3-Day (1Day/1Park) tickets can be used at either Park for the day (Each day of use constitutes as one full day of usage) 
  • 2-Day & 3-Day Park Hopper® tickets can be used at both Parks on the same day (Each day of use constitutes as one full day of usage) 
The 3-Day tickets include one (1) Magic Morning Entry which allows admission to selected attractions in Disneyland® Park on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday one hour before the park opens to the general public.  Magic Morning is not offered to Disney California Adventure Park.  Applicable days, availability and hours of operation of Magic Morning Entry are subject to change without notice.  For current park operating hours, please go to

Positive Discipline and Self Esteem

Come and learn how to use positive reinforcement to get your child's cooperation and build a strong relationship with your child through mutual respect.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and how to keep your child's self-esteem intact.  Special guest speaker, Nonie Levi, MFT.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10/ for nonmembers.  
Monday, January 19, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

10 Things To Do Besides Spanking

Do you get frustrated hearing yourself say, "NO! NO! NO!" Discover how positive discipline can make those frustrating "nos" vanish.  Our speaker, Jackie Hartman, will discuss how to use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior.  You'll learn the difference between discipline and punishment and, more importantly, how to keep your child's self-esteem intact, thereby decreasing the possibility of future behavioral problems.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Registration is required.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room.

Healthy Chats for Girls

This popular 2 1/2 hour seminar presents accurate information for mothers and daughters (9-11 years old) about the normal physical and emotional changes that preteens experience during puberty.  The cost is $60/mother & daughter pair and includes a "Growing Up" bag for the girls.  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.  For more information, go to
Sunday, January 25, 2:30-5pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
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