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Mardi Gras, Museum Month, and Mud Run Highlight Weekend Events

You made it to the weekend, now what? Patch has you covered for weekend events happening all over East County.

Do your weekend plans involve sitting on the couch? Well, we found five reasons for you to get outside and check out what’s going on!

East County will have a variety of events that will have you groovin' and movin'.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in La Mesa or check out a new museum throughout the county.

Click on the links for more information.

MUSEUM MONTH LAUNCHES HALF OFF ADMISSION

  • What's Up: Receive half off admission with a museum pass. Pick up a pass at a local Macy's store and bring it to a participating museum. From the Oceanside Museum of Art to the Tijuana Estuary in Imperial Beach, there are a variety of options for everyone.
  • When: Entire month of February. 
  • Where: 42 museums throughout San Diego County. 
  • Price: Varies per museum. 

MARDI GRAS AT THE OAKS

  • What's Up: Celebrate Mardi Gras and support a good cause. The annual West Hills High School Foundation Gala Dinner Dance will feature a Mardi Gras theme with live music, silent auction, costumes, and more!
  • When: 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.
  • Where: Carlton Oaks Golf Course, 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee. 
  • Price:  $55 per person, $400 per table of 8.

DIRTY GIRL 5K MUD RUN

  • What's Up: Run, slide, and hurdle through 11 muddy obstacle course. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • When: 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. 
  • Where: Cottonwood Golf Club, 3121 Willow Glen Dr, El Cajon. 
  • Price: $100, Patch readers get 20% off. Use the code SDPATCH during checkout. 

DISCOVERY TABLE - OWL PELLETS

  • What's Up: Learn all about owl pellets at Mission Trails Regional Park. A trail guide will share all the fascinating details about owl pellets found in the park. 
  • When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
  • Where: Mission Trails Regional Park, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego.
  • Price: Free. 

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

  • What's Up: Learn how to turn garbage into garden gold! The workshop will discuss backyard composting and composting with worms. 
  • When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. 
  • Where: Crestridge Ecological Reserve, 1171 Horsemill Rd, El Cajon.
  • Price: Free.

 

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