Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Kids Free in October: free admission to over 40 local attractions and museums for children 12 and under. Through Oct 31. www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Art San Diego at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Thurs-Sun, Oct 18-21. www.art-sandiego.com
Extreme Sailing Series at Harbor Island. Thurs-Sun, Oct 18-21. www.extremesailingseries.com/view/san-diego-usa-2018
Mutt Mixer at San Diego Humane Society Oceanside campus, Fri, Oct 19, 6-8pm. www.sdhumane.org
SD Gulls vs. Milwaukee Admirals at Valley View Casino Center, Fri, Oct 19, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com
LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center, Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers
Fall Camping Series at Lake Poway. Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20. www.poway.org
53rd Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival in Borrego Springs. Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21. www.borregodays.com
San Diego Ballet presents ‘The Jungle Book’ at Lyceum Theatre. Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21. www.sandiegoballet.org
Pumpkin Plunge at Carlsbad’s Alga Norte Aquatic Center, Sat, Oct 20, 5-9pm. www.carlsbadconnect.org
Haunted Tales aboard Star of India at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Sat, Oct 20. www.sdmaritime.org
Hoot, Howl & Prowl at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Sat, Oct 20, 5:30pm. www.poway.org
Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Sat, Oct 20. www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org
Annual Halloween Costume Contest & Parade at Bates Nut Farm, Sat, Oct 20, 9am-1pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Roots Series: Ireland at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Sat, Oct 20, 2-4pm. www.sdcdm.org/roots
Teen Glow-in-the-dark Dodgeball at Meadowbrook Gymnasium, Sat, Oct 20, 5-9pm. www.poway.org
The Bulls of Sant’agata Charge Little Italy: Lamborghini Car Show on W. Fir Street, Sat, Oct 20, 6-11pm. www.littleitalysd.com
SD Gulls vs. Bakersfield Condors at Valley View Casino Center,Sat, Oct 20, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com
LA Lakers vs. Houston Rockets at Staples Center, Sat, Oct 20, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
Cephalopod Celebration at Birch Aquarium, Sat-Sun, Oct 20-21, 10am-3pm. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
Antique Engine & Tractor Show at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Sat-Sun, Oct 20-21, 9am-4pm. www.agsem.com
Return to the Reef – 24th Invitational Surf Contest at Swamis in Cardiff by the Sea. Sat-Sun, Oct 20-21. swamissurfingassoc.org
Annual Fall Plant Sale at San Diego Botanic Garden. Sat-Mon, Oct 20-22, www.sdbgarden.org
Grand Avenue Festival in downtown Escondido, Sun, Oct 21, 9am-5pm. www.escondidochamber.org
12th Annual Ride & Stride & Horse Heritage Festival at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos. Sun, Oct 21. www.keepitequestrian.org
Breakfast with Kangaroos at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sun, Oct 21, 7:30-9am. www.sdzsafaripark.org
CiclOBias open street event in Ocean Beach, Sun, Oct 21, 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ciclosdias
Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest & Parade at Bates Nut Farm, Sun, Oct 21, 11am-12pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
LA Clippers vs. Houston Rockets at Staples Center, Sun, Oct 21, 6pm. www.nba.com/clippers
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland California Resort, every Saturday through Oct 27. www.legoland.com
San Diego Musical Theatre presents Young Frankenstein at Horton Grand Theatre. Through Sun, Oct 28. www.sdmt.org
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego. Through Sun, Oct 28. www.seaworld.com/san-diego
Pumpkin Station at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Through Oct 29. www.pumpkinstation.com
Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds Through Oct 31. www.screamzone.com
Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Through Oct 31. www.hauntedhotel.com
Haunted Trail at Balboa Park. Through Oct 31. www.hauntedtrail.net
Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows, Wednesdays, 5-8pm, ongoing thru Wed, Oct 31. Free. Visit the display of classic cars, witha different theme every week like Girls’ Night Out, Return to the 50s, and Trunk or Treat on Halloween. New themes include a kids’ day and car graphics. This family-friendly event includes food, entertainment, vendors, and car show awards. Prescott Promenade, 201 E. Main St, El Cajon.
BOOmont Park at Belmont Park. Through Oct 31. www.belmontpark.com
Trek with the Trackers, Saturdays, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8:30-10:30am. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park tracking team guides present the world of tracks, scat, bedlays and other critter evidence indicating the presence of lesser-seen animals inhabiting the park. Join in for dirt-time fun. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Fly Casting Clinic. Ongoing Sundays thru Dec 29, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. Sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for participants without gear. Ages 16+. Look for Gazebo and fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Carlos.
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tues, Aug, 21, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday. www.visitoceanside.org
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.
Thru Future Date
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.