San Diego Scottish Highland Games – Vista

It’s a bit of a drive to Vista from our lovely desert but close enough for a day trip to our family, especially to see some Scottish Games! Pipes and drums, dancing, sheep herding dogs, story time, and much, much more. Festivals like these are a great way to introduce world history and culture to kids (and adults) of all ages.

Go visit the San Diego Scottish Highland Games in Vista on June 25 and 26, 2016!

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

I love our little museum in town! There’s a little something for everyone in there. Recently I opened our Recreation Newsletter to find that they have a display of World War II posters called “Convincing a Nation” right now. We’ll be checking that out for sure. It will be another great bit to hang on the WWII hook in their minds. We’ll have hours of conversation about it. Hopefully Dad will have time to come with us.

They also have small critters, books, rocks, and local information all year around. They have classes, events, and tours for groups, too. Go check them out and often! If you’re coming from outside Yucca Valley, it’s a great place to stop and check out on your way to Joshua Tree National Park.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Scottish Festival This Weekend!

I found this today on Homeschooling in Southern California! It’s this Sunday! As in the day after tomorrow! Small festivals like this are great for introducing the kids (and ourselves) to new cultures, foods, and music. Before the festival look at a map of Scotland, find out what kind of government they have, what foods they traditionally eat, pictures of Scotland today, hear their language. If you can do it before the festival, you’ll have “hooks” to hang the experience on. It makes what you see and experience more meaningful and you remember more about it. Or just wing it and live in the moment. You might love it so much you’ll come home and have to know more about the Scots. Remember to take a few pictures of the kids eating some haggis or listening to bagpipes for the “education record”. It doesn’t have to be Monday through Friday to be a school day for us!

The Scottish Society of the Inland Empire will present its third annual Apple and Thistle Music Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Snowline Orchard, 29400 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen.

The event will feature Scottish music, and food will be available from vendors. Visitors may also bring their own lunches.

There will also be apples and apple cider for sale at Snowline Orchard, and apple doughnuts.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

For information, call Bob Leeton at 909-425-8427 or Dave Leffler, 909-881-3982.

Source: Scottish Society of the Inland Empire