Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

February 8-9, 2014
Price:  FREE
404 3rd AveSan Diego, CA 92101

 Come out and celebrate the auspicious year ahead at the Free Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair, February 8-9 at 3rd and J St. downtown. It is the Year of the Horse.

This is a free two-day event fun-packed with various cultural performance including lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations and acrobatics, children's crafts, lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food booths.

Visit the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to learn about San Diego Chinatown history, see our traditional garden with koi pond, and see what's new at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, housing the museum's rotating exhibits. Free activities will be offered to museum guests including paper lanter making, wood block printing, and calligraphy.

Parent's Guide to Wills, Trusts & Saving for College
What will happen to your children if something happened to you?  Achieve peace of mind by ensuring that your child(ren) would be raised by the person you choose and that your child(ren) would not inherit everything at age 18, but at the ages and stages you want them to inherit.  Stacy DenHerder, an Estate Planning Attorney and Anthony Saffer, a Financial Planner will discuss how to avoid probate, how to be prepared to cover the issues of incapacity, and how to secure your financial future as well as your child's college education.  You'll have the opportunity to learn about 529 plans, education and Roth IRAs, UTMA accounts and alternative investments.

This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Register here.
Monday, February 17, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC


Scholastic Book Club Order Online

Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child.  Order online from Scholastic Book Clubs and choose from over 500 titles (a wider selection of books than in the printed flyer).  Online orders are sent directly to you.  The Parent Connection earns a FREE book every time you place an order online.  It's so simple!  Here how it works:
  • SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Click "Don't Have a User Name and Password?" on the parent page to register for your own username and password.  Enter the one-time Class Activation Code (GJRFJ) when prompted.
  • SELECT the books you'd like to order and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.
  • SEND  your oder online by the due date.  Books are mailed to you directly.
  • USE your last name under the order (not your child's name) for identification.

Specialty Produce - Farmer's Market Bag

Order your weekly selection of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables direct from California farmers that you are sure to enjoy.
Order by Sunday night for delivery on Thursday from 10-1pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC.
Use group code SCRIPPSUTC to order your bag.  
Visit www.specialtyproduce.com, click on the Farmers' Market Bag logo and view the YouTube video of current and past selections.

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Museum Month

 Presented by Macy’s, this nationally recognized program brings half-off admissions to San Diego County area museums in February
This popular program applauds Southern California’s rich arts and culture destinations with a multifaceted campaign that puts the museum community in the spotlight. In its 25th year, Museum Month gives people a chance to discover what’s new at more than 40 area museums across San Diego County
with incredible savings. Participants can pick up a Museum Month Pass at any area Macy’s store to enjoy half-off admission to any or all of the participating museums through the entire month of February. The roster of museums spans the likes of Birch Aquarium at Scripps, USS Midway Museum, The New Children’s Museum, Museum of Making Music, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Natural History Museum and more.

Visit www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org for the full directory. Museum Month passes may be picked up at any of Macy’s fifteen locations in the San Diego area; including Temecula and Imperial Valley.
During the month of February, individuals can pick up a free Museum Month pass at local Macy’s stores to receive half off admission at more than 40 San Diego County museums. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people to participating museums to receive half-off admission for the entire party. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions at participating museums.

Upcoming Events

  • Family Swap Meet- Sunday, March 30, 8:30-1pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC - Canyon Crest Academy (Carmel Valley)
  • Spring Annual Luncheon - Sunday, May 4, 10:30-1:00pm, Hilton Del Mar
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