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25th Annual Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at the Heritage of the Americas Museum – April 28, 2018

Join us for the 25th Annual Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at the Heritage of the Americas Museum! There will be tons of fun events and entertaining, educational presentations.


Heritage of the Americas Museum
12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon, CA 92019
Saturday, April 28th ~ 9 AM – 3 PM


11 AM: The Vitamin “N” (Nature) Factor in Our Lives, & Our National Parks’ Future!
1 PM: Moving to Mars
2 PM: Kumeyaay Artifacts & Fire-Making Demo


11 AM: The Vitamin “N” (Nature) Factor in Our Lives, & Our National Parks’ Future!

Please join Bill Evans and explore the many significant benefits and rewards of the Nature (Vitamin “N”) Factor, and why this is such an important ingredient for our overall health in today’s world. The Vitamin “N” experience might well reach its most potent potential in our State and National Parks, Monuments, and wilderness areas.  Their future for us, our children, and our grandchildren is now seriously threatened.  Bill will share a visual odyssey of his most influential Nature Vitamin, Glacier National Park, MT., a U.N. World Heritage Site. Bill, now a Museum volunteer, has been a Sierra Club National Outings Leader for 20 years. He’s visited, led outings, and photographed most of the Western U.S. National Parks. He said, “My ‘love affair’ with our National Parks began when I was a seasonal employee in Glacier National Park, Montana.” He will also share with you how you can become involved in protecting our National Parks!


1 PM: Moving to Mars

A Maya scribe looks up to the heavens and tracks the movement a tiny speck of red light. Thousands of years later we ponder the red planet and wonder if humanity will ever make the leap to become a space-based culture. In our time together, we will explore the possibility and technology that will take us to another home… Mars. Dr. Dave Roberts, anthropologist, photographer, and historian, has worked in the field of anthropology for over thirty-five years from a conference speaker and published author, to a field researcher…from the Caribbean, to Central and South America. And now he’s a Museum volunteer!


2 PM: Kumeyaay Artifacts & Fire-Making Demo

Fred Thompson has been our Kumeyaay presenter for many years. Fred and Roy Hastings took Kumeyaay artifacts out to school classrooms, teaching students about, “A Day in the Life of a Kumeyaay.” They would end the presentation with a demonstration of one of the ways that fire was made before 1492. Now the presentations are given at the Museum as part of our Focus Field Trip Program. As always, the fire making is the hit. All ages are amazed and excited watching fire come alive from friction using a fire-making bow. Don’t miss this presentation and demonstration out on the Daniel R. Ciccati Tropical Garden Patio.

Meet Author Ken Davis at the Rancho San Diego Library! – April 7, 2018

Join us for an Author Visit at the Rancho San Diego Library, featuring Ken Davis! Meet the veteran newscaster and broadcast producer, who will talk and sign copies of his new memoir In Bed with Broadcasting.

Saturday, April 7 @ 2:00 PM
Rancho San Diego Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego

More about In Bed with Broadcasting:

Ken Davis began his career as a small-town radio DJ during his college years. Little did he know he would later find himself face-to-face with a notorious serial killer in the middle of the night; be nearly shot by a world-famous music producer; or unexpectedly come across the lifeless body of a legendary Hollywood bombshell. Along the way, he hung out with everyone from Barack Obama to Walter Cronkite to Sting.

These are but a few of the many adventures in Davis’s memoir about his colorful Emmy-award-winning career in television. But this is much more than a “tell-all” book filled with juicy anecdotes about famous people. It’s a down-to-earth and often humorous story of a man who must juggle his family and his “mistress” while trying to overcome adversity, ethical dilemmas, and an industry going through relentless change.

Along the way, readers get a backstage pass to many classic TV programs, including “The CBS Evening News,” “EXTRA,” “PBS NewsHour,” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” as well as venture inside the most historic TV station in the country.

Prepare to go behind the closed doors of one of the most enjoyable, harrowing, and seductive industries in the world. Once you hop “In Bed with Broadcasting,” you may love her or you may want to run for cover—but you will never forget her.

Free “First Tuesday” Bluegrass Concert: Full Deck

Join us for April’s First Tuesday concert at the Rancho San Diego Library on April 3rd at 6:30 pm!

This month’s “First Tuesday” is presented by Full Deck. The Full Deck bring a bluegrass sound that’s a mixture of traditional and modern, with a twist that’s all their own.

The Rancho San Diego Library is located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

Special Event at the Rancho San Diego Library: Senorita Smarty-Plants

Join the Rancho San Diego Library for an El día de los niños/El día de los libros Special Event Featuring Ms. Smarty-Plants.

Senorita Smarty-Plants™ will be here to present on water conservation and butterflies! Every child gets a free book!

Monday, April 9 @ 3:00 PM
Rancho San Diego Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego


Fit4Mom is Coming to Rancho San Diego! Join the Free Class and Grand Opening!

FIT4MOM Alpine & Rancho San Diego invites you to celebrate with us at our new location in Rancho San Diego! Come join us for the FREE CLASS FOR OUR GRAND OPENING! The Free Class will take place at Hilton Head County Park on April 30, 2018 @ 9:30AM

Our special Grand Opening Stroller Strides class will begin at 9:30 AM and will be followed by a party with refreshments, raffles, and fun! We will be drawing many prizes during our Grand Opening, including a New BOB Revolution Stroller!


You can collect tickets many different ways:

1) Enroll for Stroller Strides membership = 10 tickets
2) Pre-Register into the event = 2 tickets
3) Bring a friend= 2 tickets (each friend)
4) Tag a momma friend on FB = 1 ticket
5) Share our Grand Opening FB invitation on your Facebook wall = 1 ticket

Tickets will be distributed when you check in on the day of the Grand Opening. Winner must be present to win!



DATE: Monday April 30, 2018

TIME: 9:00 AM Registration

Special Stroller Strides Class starts at 9:30-10:30 AM

LOCATION: Hilton Head County Park

16005 Hilton Head Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019

Dads and family are always welcome too!


Sign up at or before the event and take 50% Off One-time Registration

Please register at www.alpine.fit4mom.com and find out more information about event. For more questions you can call us at (619) 722-0190 or email us at sandyherbert@fit4mom.com· This event has limited entry. Please register ASAP !

Facebook Event: Click here!


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FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

Our Mission: FIT4MOM helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.®

Our Values:

  • We will help moms achieve their ultimate potential, both physically and emotionally.
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  • We will inspire moms to reach optimal health and well being.
  • We will inspire children to emulate their moms and make fitness a part of their lives.

FIT4MOM gives moms the strength for motherhood! We are a Sisterhood in Motherhood.

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