Family Swap Meet, Fall Harvest Festival, Apple Picking

Family Swap Meet

Sunday, September 21

Canyon Crest Academy


5951 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego 92130
Admission is $2/person, under 12 years old free.  For further information email

San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks

October 19
Liberty Station of Point Loma
Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and it our simple most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need.  Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. For more information click here.


Fall Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 5 
11:00am - 2:00pm
Manna's Martial Arts
12285 World Trade Center * San Diego* 92128

Admission:  $8/child for Parent Connection members
$10/child for non members.  Deadline to purchase tickets is October 1.  At the door price is $10/child.
Hairdos by Pigtails and Crewcuts
Lego inspired engineering by Play Well Story
Soccer lessons by Super Soccer stars
Sandra Kay Photography
Face painting by Parent Quest
Animal Petting by Nature's Window
Story time by Daniel Marciano
Kids Ventures
Pumpkin Patch
Laser Tag
Hullabaloo Band
Goodie bags for the first 150 families.
Click here to register.

Expectant Mom Mingle

Thursday, October 16
The Melting Pot, UTC
Cost:  $30/person
Indulge your cravings for chocolate and cheese fondue while mingling 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.
Registration for Classes:  Log on here to register for Parent Connection classes or to download the registration for the Family Swap Meet.  Spaces are still available.

Apple Picking Around San Diego County

Apple Starr Orchards - We are certified organic orchard since 2002 (CCOF) growing apples and pears in Julian located at the very end of Julian Orchards Drive.  We are approximately 1 hour from San Diego and 2 hours from Orange County. Our fruit ripens on the trees and will be available for picking beginning this year in mid August and we estimate will last till early October. Our hours are from 10am to 5pm on weekends and for groups by appointment only  on Wednesdays . 
Calico Ranch - is a family-run apple and pear orchard located near the historic town of Julian.  They offer picnic talbes available under the huge shady oak trees.  Hours are on Saturdays and Sundays during the season from 10-4pm.  You get a 1/2 peck bag to fill for $10 (cash only).  Opening day still has not been determined but is typically the beginning of October. For groups please call 858-586-0392 Mon-Fri.

Joy of Parenting

Repeatable content blocks: Repeatable sections are noted with plus and minus signs so that you can add and "What's the secret to a joyful family?" It's really no secret, simple think about what it takes to cook your favorite dish.  Too much of one ingredient can overpower and ultimately ruin it.  Too little of another can leave the dish flavorless and unfullfilling.  But when you get the right balance of ingredients and you know when to use them, the result is a delicious, satisfying meal.  When it comes to creating joyful families, each family will have its own recipe and distinct flavor.  However, the one key ingredient that is absolutely essential to a joyful family is love.  Love is where joy comes from.  It's where caring, respect and even responsibility come from.  When you learn to infuse love into everything you do, including discipline, you'll be cooking up the family of your dreams.  "The Joy of Parenting" will give you tools on how to do just that.  Taught by founder/author Susie Walton.  The cost is $225/person, $350/couple, $150/RCB grad.  For more schedule information or to register, please call Indigo Village at 760-633-3754 or email to register.
Thursdays, September 4-25, 6:30-8:45pm, Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Walker Room

Your Child's Home - Little Changes, Big Results

Come hear our guest, Jeanne-Marie from Voila Montessori, speak about the four basic areas your child needs at home; how you can create fun and engaging activities for infants, babies, and toddlers; how to create a baby-focused nursery; support early toilet awareness; and much more.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Registration is required.
Thursday, September 18, 6:30-7:30pm, Baby Garten, 1947 30th St. San Diego, CA 92102

Go from Survive to Thrive - Finally feel ready to go back to Work!

Come and get your return to work game-plan that supports your mind, body and spirit during this challenging time. Learn about your maternity rights, breast pumping at work tips, checklists, "must-do" and enjoy mindful practices that will support your emotional well-being.
Tuesday, September 23, 1-2pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
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