San Diego Events: Spring Arts/Crafts Bernardo Winery Free plus San Diego River Days

This post was written by Valerie on May 11, 2012
Posted Under: Grandma Quotes

 

Bernardo Winery 35th Arts Crafts Fair-13330 Paseo del Verano, RB

May 12th and 13th 10-5pm Bring mom and the whole family Mother’s Day weekend for the Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, a not to miss Annual Artisan Faire, unique to the Winery! 135 of the Best artisans and crafters in Southern California on the winery grounds for the entire weekend. Live Music, wine and beer garden, food court, free admission, parking and shuttle. Where else can you sip vino, shop for arts and crafts and enjoy the beauty of a 120 year old winery? This is the Rancho Bernando’s 35th Arts and Crafts Fair located at 13330 Paseo del Verano in Rancho Bernardo or call 858-487-1866. Or go to www.bernardowindery.com to learn more.

 

San Diego River Days May 12-20th Presented by The San Diego River Park Foundation and discover the San Diego River for fun, free outdoor events for the whole family. Go to http://sandiegoriver.org/sdriverdays/ or call (619) 297-7380 for more information. Go to http://sandiegoriver.org/sdriverdays/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/River-Days-2012-Print-Map.pdf to see the list of activities and to download the map. A sample from the map of some of the activities:

 

River Days Kick-off Event, 8:30am – 9am

Meet at the Dog Beach Paw Print in OB,

western end of Voltaire St. 92107

Join us as we kick-off the 9th annual River Days Celebration

with morning snacks and coffee. Pick up your River Days

schedule and a free reusable grocery bag while supplies last.

Host: San Diego River Park Foundation

Beach Clean-up, 9am – 11am

Meet at the Dog Beach Paw Print in OB,

western end of Voltaire St. 92107

Join in for a cleanup of San Diego’s favorite leash-free

beach at the mouth of the San Diego River. All supplies

provided including dog treats and toys.

Host: The Friends of Dog Beach

2

Coast To Valley River Ride, 9am – 11am

Meet at the Dog Beach Paw Print in OB,

western end of Voltaire St. 92107

Join the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition on a moderate

ride along the San Diego River. League Cycling Instructors

will be on hand to help guide the group and answer any

questions regarding safe cycling.

Host: The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

3

Museum Open House & History Talk, 10am – 4pm

1095 Barona Rd., Lakeside 92040

Chief Curator, Cheryl Hinton, will give a brief talk on the

history of the Tribe at Capitan Grande Reservation and its

connection to the San Diego River at 10am. Museum is open

until 4pm.

Host: Barona Cultural Center & Museum

9

Coastal Wetland Preserve Restoration, 9 – noon

Corner of W. Point Loma Blvd. & Famosa Blvd.

Help restore one of San Diego’s remaining coastal wetlands.

Activities to consist of non-native plant removal, native

plant rescue and cleanup of the channel and ponds. All

tools and supplies provided.

Host: The Friends of Famosa Slough

4

Join us as we learn about wildlife in rivers and wetlands.

See live turtles & toads, in addition to some interesting

mammals and insects. Presented by the Wildlife Company.

Host: The Mission Valley Library

“River Wildlife!” Presentation, 10am – 11am

Library Community Rm., 2123 Fenton Pkwy. 92108

5

Navajo Canyon Tour & Service Project, 2pm – 4pm

5209 Adobe Falls Rd. 92120

Join Ranger Jason for a tour of the scenic Navajo Canyon,

plus a service project to improve the health of the canyon.

Host: City of San Diego

6

Nature Tour of Sheppard Canyon, 9am – 11am

Corner of Santo Rd. and Antigua Dr. in

Tierrasanta 92124 (Park at Vons)

An easy walk with an experienced guide through a restoration

site, on a tributary of the San Diego River. Examine and hear

stories about native plants, possibly spot birds and other

wildlife. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Host: The Friends of Tierrasanta Canyons

7

River Clean-up Mission Valley East, 9am – noon

Meet at the parking lot at 10981 San Diego

Mission Rd. 92108

Help us care for the San Diego River by volunteering with the

Clean & Green Team to remove trash from the river and ponds

near Mission San Diego de Alcala. All supplies provided.

Host: The San Diego River Park Foundation

8

Canyon Stewardship Project, 9am – noon

Meet at the Canyon Rim located at Johnson

Avenue, just past the intersection with

Lincoln in University Heights

Join Paul and the Friends Group as they work to care for the

beautiful Buchanan Canyon in University Heights. Activities

to include creating check dams to help control erosion and

other stewardship projects.

Host: The Friends of Buchanan Canyon

11

Museum Open House & Archaeological Tour at the

Mission San Diego de Alcala, 10am – 2pm

10818 San Diego Mission Rd. 92108

Relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two

centuries of California history and tradition. Docents will be

on site to guide you through the museum, archaeological dig

and church grounds at CA’s first mission founded in 1769.

Host: Mission San Diego de Alcala

10

Native Plant Garden Guided Walks at Old Town

San Diego State Historic Park, 9am – noon

SE Corner of Taylor St. and Congress St.

across from the MTS Trolley station

Learn that Old Town was established on the bank of the

San Diego River, but the river was moved! Where is it now?

Plus, learn about the Kumeyaay who made their home in and

around the Old Town area centuries before Spanish, Mexican

and American settlers arrived. Located just north of McCoy

House Museum.

Host: The Friends of The Old Town Native Plant Garden

12

Guided Mother’s Day Riverbed Hike, 8 – 10am

Cactus County Park,

10610 Ashwood, Lakeside 92040

Honor your Mother and Mother Nature with a guided tour of

the San Diego Riverbed. Biologist Monica Winters will lead

you on a five mile loop of the San Diego Riverbed in East

County. Monica will point out California native plants,

birds and insects.

Host: Lakeside River Park Conservancy

13

Guided River Walk in Mission Valley, 9am – 11am

Hazard Center Green Line Trolley Station Platform

Join a guided walk along the river trail between Hazard

Center and I-805. Topics include history of the river valley,

the FSDRIP plan, and the Green Line Trolley and smart

growth development adjacent to stations.

Host: Walk San Diego

14

Garden Open House and Plant Sale, 10am – noon

San Diego River Garden,

3334 Camino Del Rio South, 92108

Enjoy the morning at this wonderful community garden

displaying native varietals and low water plants. Visitors

are welcome to come by and help out with different

gardening tasks, or just say hello and go for a stroll through

the garden. All tools will be provided.

Host: Friends of the San Diego River Garden

15

Guided Nature Walk, 9am – 11am

Mast Park, 9125 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee 92071

Explore Mast Park, part of Santee’s River Park System with

local naturalists. Try out the new trail, learn the history of

the river in Santee and visit hidden fishing spots all while

enjoying the wonderful riparian habitat.

Host: The Friends of Santee’s River Park

20

Relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two

centuries of California history and tradition. Docents will be

on site to guide you through the museum, archaeological dig

and church grounds at CA’s first mission founded in 1769.

Host: Mission San Diego de Alcala

Museum Open House and Archaeological Tour

at the Mission San Diego de Alcala, 1 – 2pm

10818 San Diego Mission Rd. 92108

16

Join the Friends of the Point Loma Garden for a native

plant walk and plant sale at this hidden gem located on

the border of Ocean Beach and Point Loma.

Host: The Friends of The Point Loma Native Plant Garden

Explore a Hidden Native Plant Garden, 9 – 11am

Point Loma Native Plant Garden,

4444 Greene St. 92107

17

Join Ben and the Friends of the Preserve to explore a

riparian habitat on a 40 minute guided walk along the river

and through the Mission Valley Preserve.

Host: The Friends of the Mission Valley Preserve

Nature Preserve Guided Tour in Mission Valley,

Tours start at 11am and noon

5505 Friars Rd. at the west side of the YMCA

parking lot. Look for the sign that says Mission

Valley Preserve.

18

San Diego River Birding Field Trip, 8am – 11am

Park near the estuary by Robb Field in Ocean

Beach and meet along the bike path overlooking

the river.

Explore one of San Diego’s best birdwatching areas with a

docent guided field trip along the San Diego River. This

time of year, it is possible to see Osprey, Least Terns,

Little Blue Herons, and maybe even Clapper Rails.

Host: The San Diego Audubon Society

19

Hike to the Source of the River, 9am – 1pm

Meet at the Inaja Memorial Picnic Grounds.

RSVP to sarah@sandiegoriver.org or

(619) 297-7380 for detailed directions and info.

New this year! Have you ever wondered exactly where the

River starts? Find out by joining this ~4 mile hike along the

river to its very source in the Santa Ysabel Open Space

Preserve. Scenic views and once in a lifetime experiences

guaranteed!

Host: The San Diego River Park Foundation

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