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

Cos-Losseum Cosplay Con (C3) | Jan. 5 | Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego

We focus solely on the art and passion for Cosplay. While also keeping our show smaller, more personable, and affordable we also manage to provide you with activities, guests, and all the aspects one would look for in a Convention of this style. For more information: www.cos-losseumcon.com

Springboard West Music Festival | Jan. 10-12 at 10am | Ocean Beach Playhouse

For three days, emerging artists from all over the world, industry professionals and locals will gather in Ocean Beach to celebrate the future of music. a two-day “Band Bootcamp” where 40 bands and 10 solo artists cherry picked from the over 3,000 submissions will attend workshops, panels and pitch sessions with veterans and professionals in the music industry. Culminates on Saturday with the wildly popular Band & Brew Crawl. For more information: www.springboardwest.com

soundON Festival of Modern Music | Jan. 10-13 | Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

Brings together an international roster of composers and performers to present a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music. The four day long series of concerts, performances, workshops, lectures, and art is curated by Franklin Cox and Christopher Adler. For more information: 858-454-5872 | www.ljathenaeum.org/sound-on

Poway Winter Festival | Jan. 11-12 - Fri 5-9pm, Sat 3:30-8:30pm | Poway Community Park

Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, come experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! A variety of old favorites and exciting new specialty and food vendors will be on-site. For more information: www.poway.org

Gem Faire | Jan. 11-13 - Fri 12-6pm Sat 101m-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Gem Faire, established in 1989, has become a world-renowned marketplace for the finest in gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, metaphysical items and much more at the lowest prices today. For more information: 503-252-8300 | www.gemfaire.com

SD Resolution Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon | Jan. 13 from 7:15-10:30am | Tecolote Shores South Park, Mission Bay

Get ready to shed a few of those holiday pounds and lighten the impact you leave on the earth at this inspirational waterfront event that benefits Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, an eco-friendly organization supporting a healthier SoCal food system. Post-race Wellness Village. For more information: www.sandiegoresolutionrun.com

Fallbrook Chamber Member Expo | Jan. 16 from 3-7pm | Pala Mesa Resort

Free to attend! A great opportunity to discover and learn about all that our community has to offer. Light appetizers, cash bar, networking, prizes, Aquaterra same-day dining discount. For more information: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Borrego Springs Film Festival | Jan. 17-21 | Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

A young and popular Southern California juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, latino, and short films. BSFF filmmakers are honored guest in our town. We’ll treat you to a wonderful opening gala, parties, a private lounge area, and discount lodging in Borrego Springs. For more information: 760-440-5338 | www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org

Kids Marathon Mile | Jan. 19 from 6:30-10am | LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad

1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Participants can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they wind through the park, making their way to an exciting, spectator-filled finish line. Each finisher is presented with a shiny finisher’s medal and treated to a fun post-event party with a DJ, activities, light refreshments and booths. For more information: 760-692-2900 | www.carlsbadmarathon.com

City Heights Health Fair | Jan. 19 from 8:30am-12:30pm | Copley-Price Family YMCA

M.E.M.O. at UCSD is holding our annual Health Fair, a free event that is open to the public, and include representation from a wide variety local health providers and mobile clinics for all to enjoy. Our goal is to engage and educate lower-income families in San Diego communities so that they can seek out various local providers of health-related services to help them build happier and healthier lives. For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Travel & Adventure Show | Jan. 19-20 - Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm | San Diego Convention Center

Discover the Leading Destinations, Local Travel Experts, Top Celebrity Personalities, Comprehensive Content, and Exclusive Travel Deals ThatYou Just Can’t Find Anywhere Else. Get a taste of faraway cultures at the Taste of Travel Theater and feel the rhythm and vibes of distant lands on the Global Beats Stage. For more information: 203-878-2577 | www.travelshows.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade | Jan. 20 from 2-5pm | Harbor Drive - Embarcadero

The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations. This parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906. For more information: 619-264-0542 | www.alpha-zsl.org

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon | Jan. 20  from 7am-1pm | The Shoppes at Carlsbad

Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features. We also offer each participant a gender specific long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, virtual goody bag, spectacular finisher’s medal, post-race mylar blanket, refreshments (including chocolate milk!) and more. For more information: 760-692-2900 | www.carlsbadmarathon.com

San Diego Restaurant Week | Jan. 20-27 | Various participating restaurants

A FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego. For one week only, over 180 participating restaurants will offer three course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person. For more information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Jan. 21 from 12-8pm | WorldBeat Center, San Diego

Outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and Oneworld Cafe-vegetarian food served! Featuring: Native American Ceremony, Danza Azteca, West African Dance, Afro-Cuban Percussion and Dance, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Hip Hop Performance by Junkyard Dance Crew and More! For more information: 619-230-1190 | www.worldbeatcenter.org

San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show | Jan. 24-27 | Sunroad Resort Marina: 955 Harbor Island Drive

We’ll have the brands and companies you’ve come to know and love, as well as new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. New & Pre-Cruised Sailboats and Motor Yachts at our In-Water Display. Dozens of Marine Vendors with the Latest Nautical Products & Services. Delicious Food and Drink Sponsored by our Local Restaurants. Special Boating Events and Boat Rides for Kids and Adults. Lots of Fun for Real Boaters! For more information: 619-497-5254 | www.bigbayboatshow.com

Farmers Insurance Open | Jan. 24-27 | Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla

Come to enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more! For more information: 858-886-4653 | www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

Winter Home Decorating/Remodeling Show | Jan. 25-27 from 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Hundreds of exhibitors for all of your home improvement needs from landscaping, remodeling, home additions and more. For 44 years Home Show USA has been bringing buyers and sellers together in a neutral setting, by producing a one-step shopping center for home and commercial improvements. Discounts offered by exhibitors. For more information: 800-999-5400 | http://homeshowsusa.net

Save Your Scraps | Jan. 26 from 10am-12pm | Montevalle Community Center, Chula Vista

Join I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the City of Chula Vista for a organics workshop. Learn how to keep organics out of the landfill by shopping smart, storing food properly, and composting your scraps. Join us for a fun informational session with a free make and take project, an ‘eco kids’ craft corner, and raffle prizes too! For more information: www.chulavistaca.gov

Santee Active Lifestyle Expo & USATF National 50 km Racewalk Championships | Jan. 26 from 7:30am-2:30pm | Santee Trolley Square

Watch professional athletes compete, Health & wellness activities, Extreme obstacle courses, Firefighter challenge, BMX trick shows, Vendor fair, Free breakfast (while supplies last). For more information: 619-258-4100 x219 | www.santeeactiveexpo.com

San Diego Cat Show | Jan. 26-27 - Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

The nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “Food & Water Bowl XXIV,” the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. There will be more than 450 cats from more than 42 recognized cat breeds in competition. For more information: 760-746-7800 | www.sandiegocat.org

Lung Force Walk | Jan. 27 at 7:30am | NTC Park, Liberty Station

Join us as we walk together to raise awareness and funds to defeat lung cancer and raise our voices for lung health. LUNG FORCE Walks are a time to laugh, learn and imagine a world free of lung disease. Our walks promote fitness and help forge lasting connections between participants. For more information: http://action.lung.org/SD

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

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

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