Beautiful dolls, young dancers and a certain Wizard (we don't mean Harry Potter).
These are some of the choice options if you're looking for fun things to do and see with your family near Rancho Bernardo and in San Diego from March 9-15. You also can enjoy a Sunday hike, see a church film fest or experience a dance performance by a young company.
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BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME
- Where/when: The Church at Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Bernardo, 6:30 p.m. Friday.
- Why Go: To see the church's Film Fest, which includes a feature, “Cutback,” about an aspiring pro surfer who faces the unexpected, and two shorts. A Q&A with the filmmakers will take place following the screening.
- Price: $10.
- Where/when: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
- Why Go: See Dorothy, the Tin Man, and eeeek, the Wicked Witch, all over again at this production of The Wizard of Oz, performed by the Missoula Children's Theatre and young local actors.
- Price: $5-17.
- Where/when: Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Poway, 9 a.m. Sunday.
- Why Go: Take advantage of the first serious hints of spring by enjoying an intermediate level hike hosted by the San Diego Natural History Museum's Canyoneers.
- Price: Free.
BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT
- Where/when: Qualcomm Hall, Sorrento Valley, 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
- Why Go: Little girls love their American Girl dolls and here a lucky few will be able to dress in period costume just like their favorites. Others can at least watch the action as the models walk the runway during the American Girl Fashion Show, to benefit UC San Diego's neonatal unit.
- Price: $35-$100.
- Where/when: California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday.
- Why Go: To satisfy the dance fiend in your family. Hubbard Street 2, a dance company composed of performers between the ages of 18 and 25, will take the stage in the evening, and offer instruction during a morning master class.
- Price: $28-$65 for performance; $15 for the class.