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Plan for a Spring Time Fair this Weekend

Enjoy the outdoors with these events this weekend.

Liquid-Nitrogen Ice Cream. CSI Meets CSU. Dolphins and You. Intrigued? Have a child who might be too? Then a big festival kick-off this weekend might be for you.

Your choices, near Poway and in San Diego, include the San Diego Science Festival, a jam-packed week of activities celebrating every aspect of science you could imagine. The ice cream, CSI and dolphin questions all will be tackled at San Diego State Saturday.

Other events include a community fair and a chance to get up close and personal with nature.

Click the links for more details.

BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME 

  • Where/when: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway, 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Why Go: Discovery Tables will be set up at the center so kids of all ages can see and feel skins, skulls, tracks and insect specimens. 
  • Price: Free.

  • Where/when: Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Why Go: To mark Purim, the celebration of a victory over Haman, who had plotted to kill Jews (as told in the Biblical book of Esther), the congregation hosts a community carnival.
  • Price: Free.

BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT

  • Where/when: Casa del Prado Theater, Balboa Park, San Diego, Thursday through Sunday.
  • Why Go: San Diego Junior Theatre wraps up two productions this weekend: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”
  • Price: $8-14.

  • Where/when: Balboa Park, San Diego State and various sites, San Diego, 9 a.m., Saturday.
  • Why Go: To encounter all manner of science demonstrations and experiments at the sprawling San Diego Science Festival, which continues through March 26 at several area venues. To begin, San Diego State hosts a day of engineering feats, at 9 a.m. Balboa Park's Science Family Day, at museums and other areas in the park, starts at 11 a.m.
  • Price: Free at San Diego State, varies at other sites.

  • Where/when: YMCA Krause Family Center Skate & Bike Park, San Diego, 11 a.m. Saturday.
  • Why Go: Join with the top names in skateboarding and BMX riding at the Clash at Clairemont, a benefit for cancer patients and their families. Watch pros and amateurs try tough stunts and pick up some freebies to boot. 
  • Price: Minimum $10 donation.
Joe St. Lucas March 16, 2011 at 06:32 PM
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