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Santee Active Lifestyle Expo Free Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Are you looking for a way to get active and healthy in 2018 that won’t cost you any money? Join the City of Santee for the free Santee Active Lifestyle Expo. Held in conjunction with the USATF National 50K Race Walk Championships (7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). Giant inflatable obstacle courses, firefighter challenges, kid’s fit fun zone, active game area, fitness class demos, BMX trick show, and a variety of vendors showcasing the best of health and wellness. Try your hand at race walking, and meet & greet with professional race walkers. Made possible through the support of event sponsors like the City of Santee, Waste Management, and Grossmont Healthcare District. Santee Trolley Square Town Center, 9884 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, 92071.

Hands-On Learning LEGO Experience Free Age limit: 18+
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday, February 17 10:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Build with LEGO bricks as you learn about the world. Topics and subjects change with each class and may include science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), as well as robotics and animation.
Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, 92108.

Gaslamp Walking Tour Cost: $20 Ongoing until Saturday, April 7, Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm Tour architecturally significant structures of the period from Old City Hall to the Romanesque style Keating Building and hear the stories of the people and characters that shaped the destiny of San Diego. Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The tour includes architecturally significant structures of the period from Old City Hall (1874) to the Romanesque style Keating Building (1890) to the Baroque Revival Louis Bank of Commerce (1888), along with fascinating stories of the people and characters that shaped the destiny of San Diego, from William Heath Davis, who first attempted the building of “New Town,” to Alonzo Horton who came here in 1867 and finished the job, the cultural heritage of San Diego speaks through the buildings of a by-gone era that stand as testimony to its richness. The tour takes under two hours and includes the Davis-Horton House Museum. Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, 92101.

Make ‘N’ Play Family Music Day Cost: $10 Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Tailored to children ages 4-12 and their families, Make ‘N’ Play days give kids the opportunity to create an instrument of their own. The museum will host a series of four Make ‘N’ Play days, where children will have the opportunity to create an instrument of their own. In this, the first of these interactive workshops, the focus will be on making a box guitar. Younger children will be able to make simpler instruments such as shakers and rattles. With their new instruments, children will be invited to “join a band” and play with others on the stage. Free snacks, giveaways and additional hands-on activities round out this fun filled afternoon. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided. Adults must accompany children. Museum of Making Music,5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, 92008.

Salsa on the Beach Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free A gathering combining a beach day and salsa social. There are usually classes on salsa shines, rueda, zouk, and more. Family-friendly. Salsa, cha cha, and bachata music. Bonfire and healthy potluck at the end. At Ventura Cove, 1030-1298 W. Mission Bay Drive.Bonita Cove,1100 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, 92109.

Healing Meditation Class Free Ongoing until Saturday, April 7, Saturdays, 1:15pm Join meditation instructor Aurelia Valentin for this free biweekly Healing Meditation Class. Aurelia will teach the class breathing exercises and meditation to quiet the mind, body, and spirit. Info: mervin.jensen@nationalcitylibrary.org. National City Library, 1401 National City Boulevard, National City, 91950.

Hats Off Celebrating 30 Years Free Saturday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Bring friends and family to a “Hats Off” celebration and follow the wagon train through the museum’s history. Stop along the way for gourmet bites, craft beer, and boutique wine. Enjoy special exhibits and live bluegrass music from Rosa’s Cantina. The event is free for all ages, with tickets for food, drinks, and fun sold at the gate. All proceeds from those sales go to the Museum. San Dieguito Heritage Museum,450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024.

Harbor Seal Talk and Walk Free Ongoing until Saturday, March 24, Saturdays, 2pm-3:30pm It’s Pupping Season for La Jolla Harbor Seals. The Seal Society of Sierra Club San Diego Chapter docents presents an educational talk followed by a short walk to Casa Beach (aka Children’s Pool) to view the newborn pups and nursing mothers in their nearshore habitat every other Saturday during pupping season. Free but donations accepted. Info: 858-551-9553. Where: Images of Nature Gallery,7916 Girard Avenue, San Diego, 92037.

San Diego Surf Ladies Art Show Free Saturday, Jan. 20,5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Our first ever art show featuring surf and other nature related art. We will have lots of art to see and buy, food and drinks for sale, and live music. A portion of proceeds go to charity partner, Girl’s Rising of San Diego. San Diego Surf Ladies is a registered non-profit whose mission is to bring together female surfers of all abilities to bond, have fun, share skills, and promote female surfing. We have over 200 members all over San Diego County. Torque Moto Café, 3604 30th Street, San Diego, 92104.

San Diego Gulls Hockey
Sat., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 10, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sat., March 17, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Valley View Casino Center 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego, 92110

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