Sept Events

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September 5 – 7, Annual Challenge Walk MS 

The event is a 3-day, 50-mile walk from Carlsbad to downtown San Diego. Participants can experience a personal journey of spirit and physical stamina while benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 7:30 am

 Location: Starting point: Carlsbad Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

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September 6, 50th Annual Poway Days Parade

This event includes a 5k race, pancake breakfast, old-fashioned parade (along Poway Rd.), and Motorhead Madness event. There will be food, entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Time: 7:00 am – 1:00 am, Parade: 9:00 am

Location: Poway Community Park, Poway

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September 6, Grape Day Festival, Parade and 5K 

This parade features equestrians, floats, marching bands, and walking groups. In celebration of its heritage, this festival will have grape stomping, free grapes, entertainment stage, vendor booths, fun zone, and a wine and craft beer tasting pavilion!

 Time: 5k: 7:30 am, Parade: 9:30 am, Festival: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 Location: Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido

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September 12 – 14, Powerboat Racing & Festival 

Join the crowd at Mission Bay to watch the fastest boats in the world compete to win at this extreme watersport event. You’ll see sleek powerboats and hydroplanes race so fast that they nearly become airborne. See website for tickets and campsite fees.

Time: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Mission Bay, 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego

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September 13, Santee Bluegrass Festival

This festival will feature wine and beer tasting, food sampling, a silent auction, and live Bluegrass music. Participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and designated drivers will receive an engraved water bottle. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Town Center Community Park East, 550 Park Center Dr., Santee

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September 13, Fiestas Patrias – Mexican Independence Day 

Fiestas Patrias celebrates Mexican Independence with colorful displays of dancing, storytelling, and music. Enjoy lively free activities, including children’s games. Other activities include branding, corn husk doll making, relay races, and vaquero games.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Old Town San Diego – adjacent to the Old Town Transit Center

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September 13, Bonitafest

Bonitafest will feature vendor booths with food, crafts, and exhibitors. There will also be free style motocross with X-Game riders. The parade will feature horse groups, high school bands, antique cars, youth groups, service clubs, and military. This is a free event.

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Bonita Vista High School, 751 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista

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September 13 – 14, Annual Coronado Art Walk 2014

This is an open-air arts festival. Artists have been selected by a jury for their ability to express the vast and varied world of art in their particular art form. Painting, hand crafted jewelry, photography, ceramics and other mediums will be featured.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St., Coronado

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September 19, 20th Annual Festival of Beer 

This indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of beers. Inside will be food items and munchies for sale plus a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass.

Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

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September 20, 45th Julian Music Festival 

Julian celebrates the end of summer with music and this year will be no disappointment! There will be a variety of music everyone will enjoy including bluegrass to western ballads.

Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Rd., Julian

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September 20, 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day 

This event is a major part of an international coastline cleanup that includes all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: San Diego coastline beaches and bays

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September 20, Annual Mira Mesa Street Fair 2014

This event includes entertainment on two stages, a carnival, children’s crafts and games, free rock painting for kids, craft, vendor, and info booths, and a Scout village, showcasing camping skills and equipment.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Camino Ruiz from Mira Mesa Blvd. to New Salem St.

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September 21, 19th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest 

There will be Bavarian dancers, a German-American band, a street craft faire with over 200 vendors, authentic German food and beer, and a ceremonial parade at noon. There will also be a family fun zone with children’s games, family oriented activities, and much more.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: 1690 Wandering Rd., Encinitas

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September 21 – 26, San Diego Restaurant Week

Over 180 participating restaurants will be offering three-course prix-fixe (a set meal at a fixed price) dinner and lunch menus. See website for a list of participating restaurants. No tickets or passes are necessary but reservations are recommended.

Time: Times vary

Location: Various San Diego Locations

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September 27, Tour de Fat Festival & Bicycle Parade

There will be a festival of colorful Brazilian dance performances, delicious cultural foods, New Belgium beer, arts and crafts, unusual bike contests, and a costumed bicycle parade. This event promotes the use of bicycles as a sustainable form of transportation. This is a free event.

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Golden Hill Community Park, 2600 Golf Course Dr., San Diego

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September 27, 25th Annual AIDS Walk/Run San Diego

This is the largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego where you can participate in a 5K walk or the USA Track and Field Certified 10K Run. This event also includes a health and wellness fair. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: Opening ceremonies start at 7:20 am

Location: Normal St. and University Ave., San Diego

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September 27 – 28, 33rd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair

This is a truly popular event where you can enjoy 7 stages with 90 musical performances. There will also be about 300 art, food, and craft vendors, plus carnival rides and a beer garden. This is a free event.

Time: Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Location: Adams Avenue – between 32nd St. and 35th St., Normal Heights

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September 27 – 28, Carlsbad’s Annual ArtSplash 

A free festival of arts for the entire family! This event will include chalk art street paintings, creation of art on-site, street performances, car show, food, fun, and much more. The funds raised will benefit North County schools.

Time: Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Armada Dr., above the Flower Fields, Carlsbad

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Fleet Science Center Sept, 2014 Events


Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet SEPTEMBER 2014
NEW EXHIBITION! Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code
1717.jpg Come learn about the groundbreaking research happening in one of the most important realms of science: genomics. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code unravels the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth.The West Coast premiere is Sunday, September 28. The exhibition was developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North. Locally sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. More>>
Destination Station Moves on to New Frontiers
1715.jpg To make room for Genome, we must say goodbye to Destination Station. Only a couple days left to come see what it’s like to eat, sleep, live, and work with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station! More>>Exhibition closes Tuesday, September 2.
Extended! Perception: See Beyond the Illusion
1727.jpg Due to popular demand, Perception: See Beyond the Illusion has been extended at the Fleet. Come see World Champion of Magic Jason Latimer shaping water and walking through solid objects as part of his multimedia show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater! More>>Through Aug. 31; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Starting September 6, Saturday and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
1635.jpg Make new friends and get all your tough science questions answered! We send 50 scientists to 25 bars all over San Diego for good beer and better conversation. Check out the full schedule on our website for the bar nearest you! More>>Thursday, September 25, 5-9:30 p.m.
Suds & Science
1516.jpg As if one event involving brews and science wasn’t enough! The next installment of Suds & Science features Dr. Karen Pierce, Assistant Director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San Diego. She shares new evidence confirming that autism begins during pregnancy. We’ll be at Waypoint Public in North Park. Register to reserve a spot!Monday, September 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
Enjoy More of the Fleet!
1467.jpg Upgrades are currently available to get even more out of your Fleet membership! Upgrade to Adventurer and receive unlimited IMAX admission for two and free passes to The Sky Tonight planetarium shows.Adventurers also receive ASTC reciprocal free admission benefits to more than 250 science centers around the world. To upgrade, contact us at (619) 685-5713 or, Monday through Friday.

Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy all of the Fleet.

Last Chance for Explor-o-Rama
1723.jpg Last chance to play with some of your favorite Explor-O-Rama exhibits while they’re still in San Diego. Explor-O-Rama heads back to San Francisco’s Exploratorium on September 8. More>>
Concessions: Treats in the Theater
1716.jpgIt’s true! With our new concessions stand, you can now enjoy churros, popcorn and other treats while watching an IMAX® movie! Enjoy two great films in September: Hidden Universe and Journey to the South Pacific. More>>
Tinkerers’ Club
1662.jpg It’s all ages, family fun in the Tinkerers’ Club! Every Saturday, we give kids the tools they need to make their own wonderful science creations. This month’s projects include creating solar-powered lanterns, building tangram puzzles, soldering circuit boards and designing pinhole cameras. More>>Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.
Young Scientists: Little Wizards
1719.jpg Preschoolers ages 3-5 (and a parent) are invited to create castles, explore spells and investigate magical states of matter in this four-week, hands-on fun science program.Classes meet on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. The next session starts Thursday, September 11. Register here.
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September Events
2 FREE First Tuesday
2 Last Day! Destination Station
3 The Sky Tonight
6 Tinkerers’ Club
6 Family Science Saturdays
11 Young Scientists
13 Saturday Science Club for Girls
13 Tinkerers’ Club
13 Family Science Saturdays
15 Suds and Science
20 Tinkerers’ Club
20 Family Science Saturdays
25 Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
27 Tinkerers’ Club
27 Family Science Saturdays
28 Genome: Unlocking LIfe’s Code
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Turn your body into a human conductor of electricity!
Steve Spangler’s Energy Stick sensing circuit is so sensitive it can detect the small amount of energy constantly traveling across your skin. Once you touch both ends, the stick will light up and buzz. It’s completely safe and a fun way to learn about electricity conduction.Steve Spangler’s Energy Stick is available in the North Star Science Store for $10.99.
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30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Hits Year’s Low

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates following bond yields lower. Averaging 4.10 percent for the week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below its previous 2014 low of 4.12 percent.

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.10 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending August 21, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.12 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.58 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.23 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.24 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.60 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.95 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.97 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.21 percent.
  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.38 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.36 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.67 percent.

Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following links for the Regional and National Mortgage Rate Details and Definitions.  Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

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