Things to Do in April

With so many things to do in April, how can you pick just one?

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SUNDAY, April 1is Kid's Day ! Come enjoy the seasonal bloom of giant tecolote ranunculus at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Cost to attend $5 to 11. Activities for kids include face painting, art projects and science activities.
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SUNDAY, April 1 Now through April 15, San Diego’s Craft Revolution is showcasing post-war artifacts. On display at the Mingei International Museum will be crafts such as jewelry, ceramics and furniture that survived the 1940s all the way through the 1970s. This exciting exhibit is open to the public for only $5.
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MONDAY, April 2 Through April 6, if you’re searching for a way to keep your kids busy during spring break, now you can. Spring Day Camps at the Chula Vista Nature Center for kids ages 4-17 teaches arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission starts at $9 for members and $42 for non-members. With so many outdoor activities, they will never be bored.
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TUESDAY, April 3 If you are looking for a relaxing way to welcome the month of April, then stop by the San Diego Botanic Garden for a day of art work by Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design. View their unique sculpture exhibit throughout the lush and natural 37-acre setting. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $6 children 3-12. This event is free with admission or membership. Now through April 16.
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WEDNESDAY, April 4 The Birch Aquarium is having “eggsta” special hands-on activities that highlight the wonder of reproduction in the ocean. There will be a mixture of egg-laying marine animals and their eggs including squids, fishes and sharks. Available through April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost $14 for adults and $9.50 for ages 3-17.
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THURSDAY, April 5 Like whale watching? Then why not sit back and enjoy a three-and-a-half hour tour full of whale watching with environmentalists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps aboard Flagship Cruises & Events. Enjoy learning about gray whale artifacts and specimens all week long! Kids watch for $20 or $17.50 Saturday-Sunday, adults $35. Now through April 15.
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THURSDAY, April 5 April 5 is opening day for San Diego Padres. They will be playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park. The smell of roasted peanuts, the taste of a mouthwatering hot dog and the sound of ball hitting sounds like fun.
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FRIDAY, April 6 Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is introducing an out of this world exhibition to teach the world’s greatest space mysteries, the “black holes.” Admission is free for members, $11.75 for adults and $9.75 for juniors and seniors. This exhibit is available until April 29.
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SATURDAY April 7 Is the ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) 5k/10k run/walk and free family festival. the festivities will be held at Tecolote Shores from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Expect An array of activities including an egg hunt. Tickets begin at $35. For a list of fees visit the website.
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SUNDAY, April 8 The Maritime Museum of San Diego is having a Chocolate Festival to kick off its new exhibit on the history of chocolate. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt, costume contest and craft activities. Doors open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission $8, $41 for family packages.
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Feathers will fly on April 7 during Worldwide Pillow Fight day. People will meet in front of Sam Goody's at 6 p.m. for a "friendly" battle of the pillows.
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MONDAY, April 9 The First Annual San Diego Museum of Man Golf Tournament will be kicking off a charitable golf tournament at Morgan Run. The cost for participation is $150. Game will be played from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy four person scramble, raffle prizes and a silent auction.
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THURSDAY, April 12 Watch art come to life with Artist at Work as artist Alex Long creates his art live. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch him throw a 100 pound ceramic urn on a potter’s wheel that will be approximately 4’ tall and 16” wide. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this is a 21 and up event. Tickets start at $15.
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TUESDAY, April 17 Who doesn’t love old artifacts? On April 17 the San Diego Natural History Museum will have articles from the world’s famous “Titanic” for all to see from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prepare to go back in time as you learn what happen to the ship and what items were recovered. Adults $27, $18 for kids 3-12.
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WEDNESDAY, April 18 Relaxation is a good way to start your weekend and yoga is just what the doctor ordered. Sit down and enjoy an hour-long yoga class in the San Diego Museum of Art on April 18 at 6 p.m. with Amy Hyde. Practice the ancient art of yoga and get to relaxing. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
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SATURDAY, April 21 Looking for something to do on Saturday? Then why not check out the Taste of Hillcrest from noon until 4 p.m. So many foods to choose from including Thai, American and Asian delights. Advanced tickets $30 dollars, $35 day of the event.
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SATURDAY April 21 Father Joe's Villages Fiesta de Flores is hosting it's 29th annual Children's Charity Dinner at 7p.m. At Kona Kai Resort. Conclude the evening with music, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.
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THURSDAY, April 26nSan Diego Community College’s Seville Theatre is hosting a student film festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Seville Theatre. Submission deadline for participants is April 15.
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SATURDAY, April 28 Mission Federal’s “ArtWalk” will spotlight San Diego’s art scene on April 28 in Little Italy. The walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Over 350 artists from California and Mexico will have their art on display and some is for sale.
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