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Apple Picking in Julian

This is as Fall as San Diego gets with our local apple picking in Julian.  Make is a fun family weekend day and head up to Julian where you can taste the delicious Julian apple pies and stroll along the small quaint town.   Many of the orchards are open for apple visits but call or email first to verify that they still have apples.

Look for fresh-picked apples and pears at Julian orchards and fruit stands from September through October.  (For U-PICK opportunities, check individual orchards.)

Apple Starr Orchards - U-Pick August 24, Start of the 2013 Season!!
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends - By appointment weekdays.
Certified Organic Orchard (CCOF) since 2000 growing Apples (delicious, fuji, gala, granny & jonagold) and Pears (bartlett, bosc, anjou).  We are open for u-pick on weekends through October. Groups should email to schedule appointments.
(760) 305-2169
1287 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA  92036

Calico Ranch  - U-Pick - Open Weekends beginning September 28, 2013
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Large groups please call for an appointment.

Our farm was first planted in the 1930’s with many varieties of antique apples and pears. We will be open every Saturday & Sunday until the apples are gone.  Visit us on Facebook, click on the link below.
(858) 586- 0392
4200 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036
Visit Calico Ranch on Facebook

Gastil Orchards - U-Pick - Open Labor Day Weekend!  
Open Saturday, August 31 and Sunday September 1, 2013 -  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For individual u-pick.
(760) 310-6368
1055 Julian Orchards Drive
Email: applesandart@sbcglobal.net

Julian Cider Mill - Apples and Fresh Cider (no u-pick)
The Cider Mill has been in operation since 1975.  We also have many varieties of apples, pears, preserves, raw honey, French prunes, Italian plums, dried fruits, nuts, candy, caramel apples and gifts!
P.O. Box 130, Julian CA 92036


MJ Ranch - U-Pick -  Open September 7 & 8 - 14 & 15, 2013
Pesticide Free
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance at 1111 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
(760) 604-3070 call for large groups
Email: nicioaguilera@gmail.com

Oasis Camel Dairy
PRODUCTS: Hand-crafted camel milk soap, lotions and camel milk chocolate.
VISIT: Tours, camel rides and events.  Located between Ramona and Julian on Highway 78.
(760) 787-0983
26757 Old Julian Highway, Ramona, CA 92065
Email: contactus@cameldairy.com

O'Dell's Organic Orchard - U-Pick - August 24, Start of the 2013 Season!!
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends - by appointment only on weekdays

We have been CCOF (Certified Organic) since 2004 – there are approximately 400 Pear trees Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc.  We are a family oriented farm always keeping children in mind. In addition to Pears, there are Chickens, Goats & Horses.   

1095 Julian Orchard Dr, Julian, CA  92036
Email: odell.camille@yahoo.com

Peacefield Orchard - U-Pick - September 11, Start of the 2013 Season!!
Open Saturday & Sunday, Appointment only Monday through Friday.

U-PICK apple orchard.  Plus Healthy Chocolate & Healthy Coffee. 
(760) 443-3930
3803 Wynola Road, Julian, CA  92036

Volcan Valley Apple Farm - U-Pick - Open NOW for the 2013 Season!!
Open Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointment only Monday through Friday
Family Fun 7000 trellis grown apple trees, 7 varieties easy hand picking by all ages. Contact for "Group" and "Special" needs’ arrangements. $10.00 / purchased bag…
1284 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, CA 92036 (not a mailing address)
Email: volcanvalleyapplefarm@gmail.com 

Wynola Flats Produce (no U-Pick)
Fresh fruit and produce directly from farms year-around.  Both conventional and organic farming.  Local honey as well as honey from small apiaries.  Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oils, Dates & Nuts in season.  Dry Goods Room with small amounts of supplies.
(760) 765-1868
3962 Highway 78, P.O. Box 704, Julian, CA 92036

Apple Tips:
*  Go early in the season and call ahead to make sure apples are still available for picking.
*  Find out more information about the weather and events in Julian visit the Julian Chamber of Commerce. julianca.com/

Halloween Celebration

Carve out some good times and join us at the …..
Annual Parent Connection Halloween Celebration
We are having a party with lots of tricks & treats
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:30 to 4:30pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, San Diego/Del Mar
Admission: $6/child for Parent Connection Members, $10/child for non-members. Children under 1  year old and adults are FREE! VIP Members are FREE!
Art Soup providing Fall Art Fun for kids
Pumpkin Decoration
Spooktacular Crafts
Court Jones Caracture Artist
Sandra Kay Photography
Costume Parade

Costumes Encouraged!! Tickets available at www.sandiegoparent.com

Sunday, September 29

Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Admission:  $2/adult; children 12 and under free

Parent Connection Needs Volunteers

A training meeting will be held on September 24 at 6:30pm in Carmel Valley.  If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions, contact Renee at reneezau@gmail.com.
  • Volunteer Director (need two people)
  • Marketing Director
  • Social Committee (assists with the Halloween Carnival and Breakfast with Santa)
  • Playgroup Team (assists with placement of families in playgroups around San Diego area, coordinates playgroup captain socials, hosts playgroups in the parks)
  • Spring Fantasy Luncheon Chairs (need two people)
If you are unable to attend the training, contact Renee to find out how you can get involved.

Also we need Day of Event volunteers for the following events:
  • Family Swap Meet at Canyon Crest Academy (Carmel Valley).  Shifts begin at 6:30 in two hour increments up to 11:00am.  Duties include managing the entrance, bake sale booth, Parent Connection booth. Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Halloween Carnival on October 6 at Hilton Garden Inn in San Diego/Del Mar.  We need volunteers for the entrance table, man the carnival games, assist with set up and tear down.
Contact info@sandiegoparent.com if you are able to assist.
Scrapbook Marathon
Saturday, October 12, 2012
Hera Hub
9810 Scranton Rd. #160, San Diego, CA 92121

Cost:  $30/member, $45/nonmember
$25/VIP or Board Member

Mail your check payable to Parent Connection to:  Parent Connection, 9888 Genesee Avenue LJ36, La Jolla, CA 92037.  Questions?  email info@sandiegoparent.com.
Clyde & Seamore’s Spooky Adventure is a specially-themed show where California sea lions Clyde and Seamore go on a madcap adventure to Uncle Schmedley’s Castle.  SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, which is included with park admission, runs Sept. 28 and 29 and Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Photo credit:  Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego
Turn the Terrible Twos into the Terrific Twos
Monday, September 16, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Monday, October 7, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Clinic, Carmel Valley

Welcome to the "Age of Independence" - a period of development that can be frustrating for everyone involved.  Our speaker, Nonie Levi MFT, will discuss the emotional, mental, and physical development of two-year-old children, how these developments affect their behavior, and how to identify and handle trying situations in a positive manner. 
Free for Parent Connection members, $10/non members.  Register here under Parenting Classes.

Tummy To Play Every Day for Infants
Introductory Class for First Timers

Tuesday, September 17, 10 - 11:15am, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down?  This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time and practicing basic moves and easy modifications to help ensure that tummy time is a happy time.  This class is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.  The cost is $25 with code PC2013, $35 for nonmembers.  Register at MovePlayGrow.

Gentle Sleep Solutions - Sleep Basics
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8pm, BabyGarten, South Park
Saturday, September 21, 11am-Noon, Scripps Coastal Med. Bldg. Carlsbad

This workshop provides a comfortable environment where parents learn how to gently solve their child's sleep problems.  Our speaker, Jen Varela, is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach.  She will discuss sleep, including the science and behavioral "must knows." Topics will include common problems, how to solve them and the secret to sleep-coaching success.
Free for Parent Connection members, $10/non members.  Register here under Parenting Classes.

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