National Preparedness Month, Camel Rides, Talk To a Lawyer, Remember 911 13th Anniversary

Protect Your Family by Creating a Family Communications Plan


Since 2004 the month of September has been recognized as National Preparedness Month in the U.S.

To help you be prepared for any disaster, the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services encourages you to take time this month to complete a family disaster plan and personal survival guide, build an emergency supplies kit, and register your cell phone and email address with the county’s mass notification system, AlertSanDiego.

Resources to ensure you and your family are ready when disaster strikes:

1. Have a family communication plan.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, essential services may not be available during the first few hours or days following a disaster. People must be ready to act on their own.

Here are two resources – one for parents and one for kids – to help you create your own family communication plan.
FEMA Plan - Parent (PDF, 1.12 MB)
FEMA Plan - Kid (PDF, 1.16 MB)

2. Build a kit.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last at least 72 hours. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even weeks. Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

Find a list of what you need for your supply kit by clicking here.

3. Help your kids prepare.
Your kids should also be ready for any type of emergency. They could be the one that saves the day in an emergency, so educate them on what they need to do.

ReadySanDiego has many excellent resources to help you and your family prepare. Visit their website at

4. Plan for your pets.
Don’t forget about your pets when making a plan and creating a disaster kit. Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food, water and any medications.

ReadySanDiego also has great information about preparing your pets for a disaster. Visit

Halloween Time at the Disneyland ® Resort

The Happiest Place on Earth gets spookier for a Halloween
Time celebration at the Disneyland® Resort. From Sept. 12 -Oct. 31, 2014, Guests can enjoy frightful fun for all ages.Experience the Disneyland® Resort and favorite attractions with haunted tricks and treats around every corner.  Jack Skellington returns to take over the Haunted Mansion® and bring Haunted Mansion Holiday back to New Orleans Square in Disneyland® Park. Transformed with a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas tradition, Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by the classic animated film Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Escape ghoulish creatures as you launch through Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a haunted section of the galaxy. Other festivities include the transformation of Main Street, U.S.A.® into the Pumpkin Festival. Gaze at hundreds of pumpkins on display – no two of them the same. Catch Disney villains in a sideshow tent at the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland®. 
Over at Disney California Adventure® Park, drop in at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™* for spine-tingling fun. This popular year-round attraction begins with the story of a “supernatural” event that happened on Halloween night, circa 1939 - forever haunting the building.


Potty Training Made Easy
In the midst of our frustration over diaper changes or accidents, it's easy to forget that all children will eventually learn to use the potty.  Make this transition stress-free for you and your child by learning the ins and outs of potty training from an expert, Nonie Levi, MFT.  You'll learn how to tell when ac hild is ready, hot to encourage your child to use the potty and even when to call it quits for a while until your child is truly ready to get down and potty.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.

Monday, September 15, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

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

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 PC2014, $35 for nonmembers.  Register at!
Tuesday, September 16, 11-12:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Sunday, September 21
Canyon Crest Academy
Admission $2/person

Sunday, October 5
Manna's Martial Arts
12285 World Trade Dr.
Admission:  $8/child for Parent Connection members until October 1.  After October 1 or at the door $10/child
$10/nonmember child
Children under 1 year old and adults are FREE


Talk To A Lawyer

Saturday, September 13

New Downtown San Diego Public Library (9th floor)

330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5831

 The Law Offices of Mark L. Miller, San Diego’s Public Library system, YP and KCBQam1170 celebrate their 9th annual community outreach event.  Each year, hundreds of San Diegans receive free legal advice from seasoned Attorneys during their one on one consultation.  Attorneys offer FREE counsel on family law, bankruptcy law, criminal law, civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, consumer protection, immigration, tax law and more.

This volunteer based community outreach event is free and open to the public. Attorneys participating in the “Talk to the Lawyer” event are in good standing with the State Bar of California and licensed in state and federal courts of California. The attorneys are experienced, qualified professionals with a strong commitment to volunteerism in the San Diego community.

Open House at the Oasis Camel Dairy

October 19
1:00pm to 4:00pm
26757 Old Julian Hwy
Ramona, CA 92065
760-787-0983 or

Public Tour Admission & Rides
General Admission:  $10
Seniors (60+): $8
Children (4 to 14 years) $7
Children Up to 3: FREE
Camel RidesKids (up to 14 years) - $5
General - $10


The City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department presents THE LEGO MOVIE on Saturday, September 13 at Cottonwood Creek, located 95 N. Vulcan Avenue.  Grab your family and friends and enjoy a fun movie as it was meant to be seen- on our giant screen!  The movie is free, just bring your blankets and low-back chairs.  Come out early to play at the park or have a picnic.  We’ll also have popcorn, snacks and refreshments available for sale.  The movie will start at 7pm, just after dark.  Limited parking is available at Cottonwood Creek park, but plenty of public lots are open nearby, including Encinitas Civic Center just a block away at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue.
For more information about the Fall “Stars in the Park” movie nights and other Encinitas Parks and Recreation programs and events, visit or 760-633-2740.

Free Super Soccer Stars Demo Day

Saturday, Sept 20th
Ages 2-7
Carmel Valley
RSVP to or 619.577.4009

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