Monday, June 15
Graduates of the Art Institute of California – San Diego will showcase their portfolios at this unique event. Graduates in the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary fields of study may be on hand. The event starts at 4 p.m. first opening for employers and industry professionals to meet and view the work of the graduates; it will then be open to the general public starting at 6 p.m. The school invites prospective students to attend the event as well to see where a program could take them. The portfolio show will be held on the school’s campus (7650 Mission Valley Road, Mission Valley) in the North Building on the first and second floors. For more information visit AIPortfolioShow.com/SanDiego.
“Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies” gardening class
Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21
For this gardening class, Armstrong Garden Centers presents tips and techniques for planting flowering plants to attract these creatures to your garden. The Mission Valley store is located at 10320 Friars Road; there are several other San Diego Armstrong locations. These sessions will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Visit ArmstrongGarden.com for more information.
Animal Adventure Camp
Monday, June 22 through Friday, Aug. 7
These weeklong educational summer camps will be held throughout the summer at the San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus (5500 Gaines St., Linda Vista/Morena). Children will enjoy an interactive camp teaching compassion and respect for all living creatures. There will be games, crafts and hands-on animal activities with dogs, cats, guinea pigs and more. Camp is held weekdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for children ages 5 – 13. Children 14 years of age and over can apply as volunteers for a week of camp. For more information and to register your child, visit SDHumane.org/Camp.
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28
The Gem Fair returns to the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley) for this weekend-long event. There will be over 100 exhibitors showcasing gems, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, beads, crystals, minerals, gold, silver and other related products. There will also be classes and demonstrations offered including bead classes on Saturday and Sunday for additional fees (reserve in advance). The Gem Faire will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $7 for a weekend pass, children under 12 are free. Free parking and hourly door prizes. Visit GemFaire.com for more information and a full list of dealers.
“Growing plumerias” gardening class
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
Armstrong Garden Centers presents this class showing gardeners how easy it is to grow the Hawaiian lei flower here in San Diego. They will also give tips on basic care and techniques to keep plumerias healthy and blooming throughout the summer. The Mission Valley store is located at 10320 Friars Road; there are several other San Diego Armstrong locations. These sessions will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Visit ArmstrongGarden.com for more information.