It’s the perfect time to get outside and get healthy in San Diego! This month, you can walk for MS, plant a tree for Arbor Day, learn about healthy aging from experts, and enjoy the thrills and spills of the rodeo! Caregivers, home care aides and loved ones will enjoy these chances to volunteer, give back and sit on the edge of their seats this month in San Diego.

  • Walk MS San Diego: Join more than 3,000 people this weekend in a three-mile walk along San Diego Bay. SDCCU hopes that last weekend’s walk and this weekend’s walk will raise a total of more than $1.5 million in donations. There’s no fee to walk, to walk ‘virtually’, or to volunteer. You can join a team, form a new team, or register as an individual. And now through May 12, all SDCCU branches in San Diego, Orange and Riverside will accept donations. Best of all, dogs are welcome, so take a nice walk and make everyone happy!

  • Encinitas Tree City USA Arbor Day 2018 Celebration: The city of Encinitas, named Tree City USA again this year, will celebrate the title with a free tree-planting event on Arbor Day. Volunteers should gather in the residential block of Melba Road (between Nardo Road and Bonita Drive) this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone who can use a garden tool can help plant a mix of 15-gallon trees alongside professional arborists and will receive a fabric Arbor Day bag as thanks! Learn about identifying trees, tree-watering requirements, choosing the right tree for the right spot, and root systems from the arborists. (Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and hats.)

  • The Fourth Annual Healthy Aging Conference: wellness-minded people of all ages are invited to the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe on April 27. Sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, the day will feature powerful and interesting speakers, a select group of local vendors, and lunch – all for just $30! Topics will include spirituality and aging, celebrating life, aging well, and healthy brain aging. No word on the menu.

  • The Lakeside Rodeo: Giddy-up to Lakeside April 27th -29th for the 54th Annual Lakeside Rodeo. Over three days in the Lakeside Rodeo grounds, you can watch the top-ranked U.S. rodeo contestants wrassle with the bulls. The seven competitive events include Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, and Barrel Racing. You don’t want to miss PRCA announcer Don Jesser, America’s favorite rodeo clown Kevin Higley, and both Miss Rodeo Lakeside and Junior Miss Rodeo Lakeside! Proceeds from all the fun will benefit arts and sports programs and education for Youth of Lakeside. And kids 4 to 6 can compete in the Kids’ Stick Horse Race [], where everyone’s a winner!

    • When: April 27-29, 2018
    • Where: Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Street, Lakeside, 92040
    • Tickets: Choice Reserved are $20 all ages, General Reserved are adults (12+) $15 and children (2 – 11) $10. Purchase tickets with credit card (no Amex) by calling direct (619) 443-5125, between 10 AM and 6 PM. Or, purchase tickets using cash only at Boot Barn of El Cajon and Boot Barn of Kearny Mesa.
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