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Live in or planning a visit to the San Diego area? Looking for some fun things to see and do there in February? Then please check out this February 2019 San Diego County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

San Diego Black Film Festival | Jan. 30- Feb. 3 | Various locations

In order to spotlight African American & African Diaspora Cinema, we screen over 100 films 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

SDSU Writers’ Conference | Jan. 31-Feb. 2 | DoubleTree Hotel San Diego/Mission Valley

Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the 2019 SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. For more information: https://ces.sdsu.edu

Youth Fishing Derby Seminar & Campout | Feb. 1 from 5-7pm | 14644 Lake Poway Road

Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before the 24th Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Pizza dinner will be served for attendees at 5pm, with the fishing seminar immediately following at 5:30pm. For more information: www.poway.org

Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby | Feb. 2 from 6am-12pm | 14644 Lake Poway Road

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled at 1pm. For more information: www.poway.org

Susan G. Komen Pink in the Rink | Feb. 2 at 7pm | Valley View Casino Center

The San Diego Gulls will be offering fun and exciting things throughout the evening, including a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind Pink in the Rink Game Jerseys! 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Komen San Diego! For more information: 858-573-2760 x105 | http://komensandiego.org

Burn Run 5K | Feb. 2 at 7:15am | De Anza Cove Park, Mission Bay

Join the Burn Institute in promoting Burn Awareness Week and raising funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs. We love pets but please leave them at home as they are not permitted at this event. For more information: www.burninstitute.org

Senior Health & Wellness Expo | Feb. 2 from 10am-2pm | Encinitas Senior Community Park

Embracing Retirement, Before and After 65. Expert Speakers, Government Agencies, Health Care Providers, Housing Providers, Senior Service Providers, Refreshments, Commemorative bag, Opportunity Drawing. For more information: 760-753-6041 | www.encinitaschamber.com

Lunar New Year at SeaWorld | Feb. 2-18 - See website for schedule | SeaWorld San Diego

Enjoy a riveting Chinese acrobat show, be awed by lion dancers, and be enveloped in wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and aromas characteristic of Asia. For more information: 619-222-4732 | www.seaworld.com/san-diego

Cardiff Kook Run | Feb. 3 from 7am-12pm | 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest. The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach. For more information: www.cardiffkookrun.com

San Diego Improv Festival | Feb. 7-10 | Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego

The festival will offer professional workshops and performances from a selection of hand-picked improv teams from cities around the country. For more information: www.sdimprovfestival.com

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival | Feb. 7-17 | Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla

The festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films. For more information: 858-362-1348 | www.sdcjc.org/sdjff

Kuumba Fest | Feb. 8-10 - See website for schedule of events | Lyceum: 79 Horton Plaza

“Black 2 Excellence” Kuumba (Swahili for “creativity”) Fest brings together community leaders, local performers and celebrities for an annual audience that averages 5,000. From gospel to hip-hop and theater to dance, SD’s Kuumba Fest present a wide showcase of arts that celebrate Black American culture in all its variety. For more information: www.kuumbafest.com

San Diego Tet Festival | Feb. 8-10 | Mira Mesa Community Park

Join us in welcoming the Year of the Pig as we spring to new horizons! Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant, lion dancing all 3 days, a new cultural village, beer garden, full carnival rides, golden voice contest and dancing contests, game booth with prizes, 2 stages with non-stop entertainment, food vendors with variety of foods from cultures all around the world! For more information: 858-215-4838 | www.sdtet.com

Escondido Chocolate Festival | Feb. 9 from 1-5pm | Historic Downtown Escondido

Stroll through Downtown Escondido's various designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down Historic Grand Avenue. Don’t miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture events! For more information: 760-877-8582 | www.downtownescondido.com

Brewbies Beer Festival | Feb. 9 from 12-5pm | Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside

Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always, we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies 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

Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego| Feb. 9 from 7-11am | South Shores Park, Mission Bay

Mermaid returns to San Diego’s Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. The course features beautiful Bay views and the majority of the course takes place on closed roads. The flat course is ideal for both runners and walkers. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal and necklace! For more information: www.mermaidseries.com

Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run & Walk | Feb. 9 from 6:30-9am | Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma

Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children. For more information: www.cnmf.org

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run | Feb. 10 from 6:30-11am | Tidelands Park

Each 10K, 5K, 1 mile participant receives a high quality t-shirt, an awesome finishers medal, continental breakfast, photos with heart sweets, and beer garden. Islander hand carved tikis will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category, men and women. For more information: www.valentinesday10k.com

Sweetheart’s Ball | Feb. 15 from 6-8pm | Encinitas Community Center

This is a family event for children on up to grand-parents. Sweethearts young and old are invited to attend an evening of dancing. Light hors d’oeuvres, treats and refreshments will be provided. Photo backdrops will be available so bring your camera to capture your memories of the evening. For more information: 760-633-2740 | www.encinitaschamber.com

5K Paw Walk in the Garden | Feb. 16 from 8am-12pm | San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

Once each year Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden join paws to raise funds that support people, plants, and animals. There will be pet products, food (for people), treats (for dogs), lots of great information for dog lovers, and (of course) dogs and puppies! For more information: 760-436-3036 | www.sdbgarden.org

Chula Vista Champions Celebration | Feb. 16 from 11am-1pm | Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center

We will award those who have been recognized in the last five years either locally, regionally, nationally or internationally for their achievements. These champions can represent Chula Vista in academics, sports, community service, cultural arts, and more. You can submit an individual or a team, class or other group. Self submissions are welcome and encouraged. For more information: www.chulavistaca.gov

Chinese New Year Fair | Feb. 16-17 from 10am-5pm | Downtown SD: Third Ave. & J St.

Traditional and cultural entertainment all day long on both days, LION DANCES, kung fu, traditional instruments, classic Chinese dances, and so much more! Special Chinese Acrobatic performance both days! For more information: www.sdcny.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive | Feb. 21 from 9am-3pm | 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos

Make sure to hydrate and eat lots of iron-rich foods to ensure a successful donation. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. For more information: 760-744-9000 | http://www.san-marcos.net

ConDor 2019 | Feb. 22-24 | Handlery Hotel: 950 Hotel Circle North

“Through the Looking Glass: Alternate Realities” ConDor is San Diego’s long-running Science Fiction & Fantasy convention. Enjoy panel discussions, classes, workshops, art show, vendor hall, karaoke, dance and much more. Meet authors, artists and cosplayers. For more information: www.condorcon.org

Silver Bay Kennel Dog Show | Feb. 22-24 | Del Mar Fairgrounds

AKC All-breed Dog Shows, Conformation, obedience, rally and agility trials. AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing (Saturday 1pm) and AKC Trick Dog Title (Saturday, following CGC Testing). Dog Show Tour at 10am. Meet 50 AKC Breeds (Seaside Pavilion) from 10am-2pm. Over 50 doggie boutiques selling pet supplies and gifts. For more information: www.silverbaykc.com

Sycamore Canyon Trail Races | Feb. 23 from 4:30-10:30pm | Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve

Registration Requirements: 100k Solo runners must have completed at least one 50k+ race. The 100k Course is approximately 102KM and the 50k Course is approximately 51KM. More for your money! For more information: http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore

San Diego Camp Fair | Feb. 23 from 12-3pm | Casa Del Prado-Room 101, Balboa Park

Want to find a summer camp but don’t know where to start? Be sure to bring your whole family and all your friends as you go booth-to-booth meeting camp directors, asking questions, gathering promotional materials and learning about their programs. We’ll have games, food and prizes, too, plus lots of activities for the kids and the opportunity for you to win a free camp session from participating camps. For more information: www.lasummercamps.com

East County Honors Annual Awards Gala | Feb. 23 from 6-9:30pm | Courtyard by Marriott San Diego El Cajon

Honoring businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizing the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made in our community. “East County Honors” also serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year. For more information: 619-440-6161 | www.eastcountychamber.org

San Diego Bird Festival | Feb. 27-Mar. 3 - See website for schedule | Marina Village Conference Center

We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which offer some of the best birding in the U.S. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. For more information: 858-273-7800 | www.sandiegoaudubon.org

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