Monday, August 20, 2012

2011 was San Diego's first Pirate Faire, but due to venue issues it was announced early this year there would not be a 2012 event. There was a similar issue for the Long Beach Pirate Faire, the two events have since been brought together and a new location in Vista has been found. Once again called the San Diego Pirate Faire this event will include both communities of Pirates and plans to be the largest invasion of Pirates to San Diego. The Gold Coast Pirate Faire was established in 1993 and was the original West Coast gathering for Pirates and Pirate enthusiast. Mark your calender for September 15th and 16th for the Antique Gas and Steam Museum in Vista. Pirate activities, vendors, good food and classic pirate partying will commence both days from 10 to 5. Come out and see hundreds of costumes, live music and battle reenactments with grog to follow. Keep a weather eye out and you may even see a Craft Mafia Member or two amongst the vendors. So don you best tricorn and head up to Vista to experience a one of a kind pirate invasion.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Something's Fishy

Glittery fish . . . a seahorse ballet . . . dancing jellyfish . . . a snapping clam  . . . an underwater adventure all rolled into one. Take a dive under the ocean with Garibaldi, as this curious little fish makes his way into a hungry whale’s mouth! Will he ever get out? Come to his rescue by helping Mama Mia free her little one from “Lazy Old Mr. Whale’s” jaws.
‘Something’s Fishy,’ produced by Millie Patterson’s Weaver’s Tales, will capture the imagination of the young and young at heart, taking them for a swim under the ocean, with its charming fish and large array of ocean life. Performed at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park in this full stage puppet show a team of five puppeteers work together to breathe life into these puppets and make a story come alive. So come see a story come to life with puppets, take a dive under the ocean and help Mama Mia save Garibaldi from being “Lazy Old Mr. Whale’s” lunch when you come to see ‘Something’s Fishy.”

"Something's Fishy"
By Millie Patterson's Weaver's Tales
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Balboa Park
August 15 - 19
Wed. - Sun.
11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
General Admission: $5.00
Seniors / Military: $4.00
Under 2 are free

Marie Hitchcock
Puppet Theater
Box Office:
(619)544-9203 open on show days
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Art Soup- A Drop In Art Studio for Kids

     Well, it's officially August and that means some of you are pulling your hair out as try to figure out how to occupy and delight your children during these dog days of summer.  If you can get to Encinitas, a delightful new option has sprung up in the plaza by the police station off of El Camino Real.  It's called Art Soup, where you can "explore your natural curiosity and create your own masterpiece."

What is Art Soup?

Art Soup is a creative, art-based social club experience where kids are encouraged to ignite their creative spark, explore for their natural curiosity, imagination, and ideas free from the rules and confines of mom's kitchen.

 Art Soup offers an imaginative world and hands-on activity gallery for 2-12 year olds. Drop in any time between 9:30-5:00 (they close at 5:30pm) M-F where your kids can explore our Open Studio Activities or opt for our seated Art Studio experience for only $10. They are open Saturdays 9:30-5:30 pm.  Check the calendar for Sunday schedules - they close for private parties and special events.

     Ongoing projects include painting a VW bug that is stationed in the corner of the room, easel painting, drawing, chalk art...just plain creating!  During Spring Break and summer they offer themed camps, and here's a bonus: weekdays they have a $5 morning special from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Check out their website for more information:

Their brick-and-mortar address is 191 N. El Camino Blvd., Suite 203,  Encinitas 92024 and their number is (760) 230-2060.  Hope you can visit!