The San Diego Botanical Garden really shines in the summertime, and they want all of San Diego to see it. They offer two programs for families in the summer that you can take advantage of through the rest of the summer. First, Thursday Family Fun Night is held from 4:30 to 8pm every Thursday through the end of August. The program features kid-friendly musical entertainment from 6pm – 7pm, and later, the chance to explore the Botanic Garden during its extended summer evening hours. Fun Night starts at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, right across the street in Encinitas from the Botanic Garden’s Hamilton Children’s Garden entrance. The Botanic Garden also offers free admission to all active duty U.S. military, National Guard and Reserve, and their families through their Blue Star Museum Program. Our servicemen and women and their families can enjoy the 37-acre Botanic Garden, with its 29 distinctively themed gardens and 4,000 different plant species, through Labor Day.
We often feature stories about the seniors who compete in the San Diego Senior Games, and this year will probably be no exception. But if you don’t want to wait for us to tell you the results, you can go see the Games yourself this September. Starting September 9 and 10, seniors from all around the country will come to San Diego to compete in 25 different sports, including archery, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, soccer, track and field, and many more. Catch the swimming at the Coggan Family Aquatics Complex in La Jolla on September 24th, or the road race around Lake Miramar on September 9th and 10th. Do you know a senior who is an elite competitor? Send them to the registration link, and let them pit their skills against the best.
If you’ve ever watched Dancing With The Stars, and thought, ‘I can do that, how hard can it be’, then your chance is coming soon to the Pacific Highlands Plaza. On August 12th, Salsa Under The Stars went to Carmel Valley, bringing professional salsa dancing, free instruction, and performances from world-class dancers. The kids and teenagers from World Champion Alma Latina Kids started the evening off at 7pm, followed by a dance team headed for the New York International Salsa Congress, and ended in the wee hours with a Latin hip hop music party. This caliente North County evening raised funds for San Diego dance non-profits Soldiers Who Salsa and Young Lions. Sorry you missed all the fun? Put September 16th on your calendar, because Salsa Under The Stars is coming back for an encore.