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Visiting or Living in Sand Diego County?  Here's some suggestions for things to do in February, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

Circus Vargas - Dreaming of Pirates! | Jan. 18-Feb. 19 | See website for schedule

Come see this Swashbuckling Circus Spectacular. A Voyage of Nonstop Action and Adventure Guaranteed to Thrill and Enchant Children of all Ages! Death- Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Flying Trapeze Artists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much more! For more information: 877-468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com

San Diego Black Film Festival | Jan. 31-Feb. 1 | See website for schedule

In order to spotlight African American & African Diaspora Cinema, over 100 films are screned each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos. For more information: 619-232-0401 / www.sdbff.com

FREE Youth Fishing Derby Seminar/Campout | Feb. 2 at 5pm | Lake Poway

Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before the 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Pizza dinner will be served with the fishing seminar immediately following. Participants and their families are invited to spend the night for only $15 a car. For more information: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org

Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby | Feb. 3 from 6am to 12pm | Lake Poway

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Join the City of Poway and Captain Ron Baker. Freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony. For more information: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org

Sandbag Give-a-Way Event | Feb. 3 from 8am to 2pm / Public Works/SDWD Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena

Sandbags will be available per event to Encinitas residents (no contractors) on a first come, first serve basis. Residents must provide photo ID and show proof of residency. 10 filled sandbags will be given for each address/ property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load the sandbags. For more information: 760-633-2600 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us

Save A Heart Save A Life 5K | Feb. 3 at 8am | NTC Park at Liberty Station: 2455 Cushing Road

The mission of the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation is to influence families, educators, elected officials and the medical community to recognize the incidence of youth SCA/D and the importance of preventative heart screenings, and to support equipping schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) plus CPR/AED training. For more information: 619-550-2129 / www.epsavealife.org/5k

Ramona Installation Dinner and Community Awards Gala | Feb. 3 from 5pm to 9pm | Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center, Lakeside

Tickets are $59 and includes your choice of meals. For more information: 760-789-1311 / www.ramonachamber.com

Burn Run 5K | Feb. 3 at 8am | De Anza Cove on Mission Bay

Help the Burn Institute promote Burn Awareness Week and raise funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs by running or walking in the Burn Run 5K. For more information: www.burninstitute.org

Miniatures Show & Sale | Feb. 3-4 - Sat from 10am to 5pm, Sun from 10am to 4pm | Marriott Mission Valley

More than 40 dealers from across the country will have a vast array of miniatures for the crafter, artist and collector of tiny treasures! Quarter scale, half scale and 1:12 will all be available. For more information: www.sdminiatureshow.com

Stone Super Sunday CELLARbration | Feb. 4 from 10am-2pm | Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station

Five fantastic dishes by Executive Chef Tausha Lopez will be paired with 15 tasters of Stone’s favorites. Not to mention a complimentary can growler to take home and share at your big game party! Tickets are $55. For more information: www.stonebrewing.com/events

Cardiff Kook Run | Feb. 4 from 7:30am to 12pm | 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of one of the greatest communities in the most amazing town. For more information: www.cardiffkookrun.com


San Diego Jewish Film Festival | Feb 8-18 | See website for schedule

The Festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression. Screenings will be shown at five locations. For more information: 858-362.1348 / www.sdcjc.org/sdjff

Lunar New Year Festival | Feb. 9-11 | Fri from 5pm to 10pm, Sat from 11am to 10pm, Sun from 11am to 8pm | SDCCU Stadium

Offers a fusion of Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides, non-stop live entertainment (including lion dances, concerts, and the much anticipated “Miss Asia” Beauty Pageant) as well as a highly acclaimed “Cultural Village” featuring breathtaking artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings and landscapes from across South East Asia. For more information: 619-786-7573 / www.lunarnewyearfestival.org

Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego | Feb. 10 from 6am to 11am | South Shores Park: 1775 E Mission Bay Dr.

A scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal and necklace! Mermaid Series is building a welcoming community that inspires women from all backgrounds to realize their full potential. For more information: www.mermaidseries.com

Oceanside Valentine’s Week Movie at the Pier | Feb. 10 from 6:45pm to 9pm | Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater 

Movie to be determined. For more information: 760-435-5041 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Brewbies Beer Festival | Feb. 10  from Noon to 5pm | Bagby Beer Company: 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside

Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies will be donated to The Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support! For more information, www.brewbies.org

Boys & Girls Club Texas Hold ‘Em | Feb. 10 from 5pm to 11pm | 410 W. California Avenue, Vista

Casual dress is requested and doors will open at 4:30 for registration. Dinner will be served from 5-6pm and players should bring their poker faces for the 6pm tournament. Guests will also enjoy local beer and wine. For more information: www.bgcvista.org

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras | Feb. 13 from 5pm to 11:45pm | Downtown San Diego

Experience Gaslamp Mardi Gras, Southern California’s most beloved block party, parade and celebration headlined by Warren G! Get ready for a WILD night of DJ’s, dancers, floats, drinks + more! Parade begins at 9pm. For more information: 619-233-5008 / www.sdmardigras.com

San Diego Improv Festival | Feb. 15-18 | Finest City Improv: 4250 Louisiana St.

This yearly festival brings some of the top talent from all over the nation to both perform and teach right here in our own backyard! The festival will offer professional workshops and performances from a selection of handpicked improv teams from cities around the country. For more information: 619-306-6047 / www.sdimprovfestival.com

San Diego Tet Festival | Feb. 16-18 | Mira Mesa Community Park

Lion dancing all 3 days. A new cultural village. Beer Garden. Full Carnival Rides. Golden Voice contest and Dancing contests for cash prizes. Game Booth with prizes. 2 stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as local artists in San Diego. Food vendors with variety of foods from cultures all around the world! For more information: www.sdtet.com

Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence | Feb. 17 at 8am | Crown Point Park, Mission Bay

Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Randy Jones, former San Diego Padre and National League CY Young Award Winner, will once again join forces to support over 2,500 infants, adolescents and adults living with a developmental disability. For more information: 619-938-2854 / www.randyjonesrunwalk.org

San Diego Pet Expo | Feb. 17-18 | Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Four-legged friends can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers, sample delicious treats and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations. Rounding out the list of activities is an agility demonstration, pet talent and costume shows. For more information: 800-977-3609 / www.petexposandiego.com

Hotel del Coronado 130th Anniversary Dinner | Feb. 19 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm } 1500 Ocean - Hotel del Coronado

A spectacular dinner commemorating the legendary history of the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Begin your evening with a sunset champagne toast on Windsor Lawn followed by a stunning fireworks display. Then head into 1500 OCEAN for a delectable six-course menu paired with exquisite wines.  For more information: www.hoteldel.com

San Diego Bird Festival | Feb. 21-25 | Marina Village Conference Center: 1936 Quivira Way

Celebrating the birds and habitats of San Diego county, which truly offers some of the best birding in the United States. For more information: 858-273-7800 / www.sandiegoaudubon.org

SD Kuumba Fest | Feb. 22-25 | Lyceum: 79 Horton Plaza  

From gospel to hip-hop and theater to dance, San Diego’s Kuumba Fest present a wide showcase of arts that celebrate Black American culture in all its variety. Educational workshops, hip-hop dance and speech competitions, performances of plays, Late Night Live (San Diego’s version of Late Night at the Apollo), and as always, a gospel concert finale.  For more information: www.kuumbafest.com  

Sycamore Canyon Trail Races | Feb. 24 at 6am | Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Lakeside

Registration Requirements: 100k Solo runners must have completed at least one 50k+ race. For more information: http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore

San Diego Winter Brew Fest | Feb. 24 from 6pm to 10pm | Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park

Celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond and features live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA). For more information: www.sandiegobrewfest.com

Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair | Feb. 24-25 from 10am to 5pm | San Diego’s Historic Chinatown District

This year’s fair celebrates the year of the dog, is free to the public, and promises to be the best ever, filled with spectacular dance and cultural performances, and tantalizing street food that you might find at a lively Chinese night market. For more information: 619-338-9888 / http://sdcny.org

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