Share the love at these local events that celebrate the month of hearts!
FREE Make Your Own Collage Valentine. Make this craft with artist, June Rubin. For all ages. Feb. 1, 5-8:30 pm. June Rubin Studio, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd. #214, San Diego. www.junerubin.com
Kids Workshop: Heart Candy Box. You and your child can make a heart-shaped box to give to someone you love. Personalize it with paint and stickers. Kids can receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). Feb. 2, 9 am-noon. Register at www.homedepot.com/workshops.
Family Night: Valentine Monsters. Feb. 6, 6 pm. $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. Register at www.san-marcos.net.
FREE Family Arts & Literacy Connection: Art with Heart. Visual artist Stacie Green will guide participants in learning how to make quilled paper hearts. Also receive a free book to take home. Feb. 6, 4-5:30 pm. Space is limited; registration required. Encinitas Branch Library, 540 Cornish Dr. To register, call 760-753-7376.
FREE Make a Valentine Mobile at the Lakeshore Learning Store. For ages 3 & up. Feb. 9, 11 am-3 pm. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos. www.lakeshorelearning.com
Oceanside Valentine’s Week. Shop for an array of Valentine’s Day gifts, take a photo in front of a 25-foot, heart-shaped balloon, enjoy sweet treats and entertainment, come to a free outdoor screening of the beloved classic, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, and more. Feb. 9-16. For complete schedule and locations, visit www.visitoceanside.org/oceanside-valentine-week.
FREE Cupid’s Cleanup. Show your love for San Diego by joining I Love A Clean San Diego to help clean up Hourglass Community Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Students and families can learn ways to protect our local environment. Feb. 9, 10 am-noon. Cleanup supplies, snacks and water provided. Meet at 10440 Black Mountain Rd. Register at www.ilacsd.org/event/cupids-cleanup-2019.
Valentine’s Day Teas at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. Travel back to simpler times and enjoy tea, sandwiches and sweets with loved ones. Feb. 9 & 10, 1 & 3 pm. $15. 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido. Register at www.sikesadobe.org.
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. Also featuring a costume contest. Feb. 10; Fun run, 7:30 am; 5K & 10K, 8 am; expo, 6:30-11 am. Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Dr. Register at www.valentinesday10k.com.
Valentine’s Day Events at FUNBelievable Play. Valentine’s Toddler Craft on Feb. 12, 9 am-noon (Free with admission); Valentine’s Drop-Off Disco on Feb. 15, 5-9 pm ($40 per child; includes dinner). 11655 Riverside Dr. #155-157, Lakeside. To register, visit www.funbelievableplay.com or call 619-456-2474.
Valentine’s Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Spectacular bay views, delicious food selections from special menus and music for dancing. Romance dinner cruise with DJ on Feb. 14, 7-10 pm; weekend dinner cruises on Feb. 15-17, 7-10 pm; weekend champagne brunch cruises on Feb. 16 & 17, 11 am-1 pm. For details and reservations, visit www.hornblower.com.
Sweetheart’s Ball. This family event includes light hors d’oeuvres, treats, refreshments, photo backdrops and more. Feb. 15, 6-8 pm. $6-$9. Pre-register by Feb. 7. Encinitas Community & Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. www.encinitasparksandrec.com; 760-943-2250.
Updated: February 2019