Songs About Mom and Grandmom from theJOLESgroup on 8tracks Radio.

We may not always get along with our mothers, but no matter what they will always be our ally. They will tell us when we are messing up. They will give us their opinion whether we want it or not. They will always tell us what we need to hear. There will be days when we as children are not very likable, but moms will always, always, always love us. Washington Irving said it best. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

What one thing did your mom (or the person who stood in for your mom) say or do that made the biggest difference in your life?

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San Diego County Calendar of Events for May2016

Adams Avenue Unplugged   Apr. 30-May 1
Features 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood.
Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-7pm / Adams Avenue, San Diego
(619) 282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com

Mission Federal ArtWalk   Apr. 30-May 1
More than 300 fine artists show and sell their work at this festival that brings every facet of visual and performing arts together.
11am-6pm / Little Italy
(619) 615-1099 / www.artwalksandiego.org

Carlsbad Village Faire   May 1
The streets come alive with the sights and smells of the fair as 800 vendors set up unique booths, fairgoers search for handmade gifts, try mouthwatering food and have fun.
8am-5pm / Carlsbad Village
(760) 931-8400 / www.carlsbad.org

Bridal Bazaar   May 1
You can chat with the experts, see the latest trends, compare the work of San Diego’s top wedding pros.
10am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(760) 334-5500 / www.bridalbazaar.com

Wings Of Hope Butterfly Release   May 1
Community members of all ages are invited to attend and to sponsor butterflies in memory or in honor of loved ones.
1pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
(760) 796-3797 / www.elizabethhospice.org/woh

Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili “Cook-Off” & Fair   May 1
Chili teams vying for  cash prizes and awards like “People’s Choice”. Kid’s Fun Zone, classic car show and a  beer garden.
10am-5pm / Bonita Village Shopping Center
www.bonitakiwanis.org

Lake Hodges Artist’s Show & Sale   May 1
We will have artists working in glass, silver, pottery, metal, wood, fiber and much more. Shop for Mother’s Day or even for yourself!
10am / Del Dios, Escondido
www.facebook.com/events/1697947740489941

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show   May 4-7
Educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity.
10am-4pm / Julian Town Hall
www.julianwomansclub.org

Food and Farm Family Fun   May 5
In this family program, you will garden and cook with your kids, as well as to make a craft with natural materials from the garden.
10am / Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, National City
(619) 434-4281 / www.olivewoodgardens.org

Spinoff Fundraiser for Scripps Cancer Center   May 5
The silver anniversary event will feature a 1920s theme, silent and live auctions and entertainment.
5:30pm / Hyatt Regency at Aventine: 3777 La Jolla Village Drive
(858) 678-6364 / www.scripps.org/Spinoff

Gator By The Bay
Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival   May 5-8

Join us for the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous.
10:30am-8pm / Spanish Landing Park: North Harbor Dr.
(619) 234-8612 / www.gatorbythebay.com

Fiesta Old Town Cinco De Mayo   May 6-8
Mariachis, cervezas, great food, and more!
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Old Town, San Diego
www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Uncorked Wine Walk   May 7
Savor some of Temecula Valley’s finest vintages while tasting bites from Westfield UTC’s favorite restaurants. Enjoy live acoustic performances from top local Plaza Unplugged artists.
4-7pm / 4545 La Jolla Village Drive
(858) 546-8858 / www.ticketsauce.com/e/uncorked16

Bazaar Under the Stars   May 7
Step into a colorful outdoor shopping experience and explore beautiful tents filled with treasures from global artisans.
6-10pm / Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park
(619) 239-0003 / www.mingei.org

Chocolate Festival   May 7
Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more.
10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
(760) 436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

Spring Family Festival   May 7
We’ll kick off the spring season with live music, oodles of fun for the kids and a beer tasting for ages 21+.
1-4pm / 4th of July Park in Harmony Grove Village
(949) 751-8951 / www.harmonygrovevillage.com

Asian Cultural Festival   May 7
Celebrating the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, and people from Asia and the Pacific Islands in San Diego!
10am-6pm / Mira Mesa Community Park
(619) 746-8223 / www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

Miles 4 Music 5K   May 7
Supporting the Lewis Instrumental Music Association.
8am / Mission Trails Regional Park, Santee
www.facebook.com/LewisInstrumentalMusicAssociation

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run   May 7
Professional chip timing; more than $1,500 in cash awards; an exhibit row; and a free shirt and virtual goodie bag.
7:30am / Poway Lake
www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Spring Arts & Crafts Fair   May 7-8
Vendors from across So Cal, with everything from jewelry, soaps, paintings, clothing and items for home and garden.
10am-5pm / Bernardo Winery
(858) 487-1866 / www.bernardowinery.com

San Diego Zoo Garden Festival   May 7-8
Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo, and connect with garden experts.
9am-6pm / San Diego Zoo
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/gardenfestival

Bonsai Show & Sale   May 7-8
Enjoy the unique blending of art and horticulture.
9am-6pm / Carlsbad Flower Fields: 5704 Paseo del Norte
(760) 431-0352 / www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego Mother’s Day Run   May 8
Join Mission Valley Sunset Rotary for our fourth annual Mother’s Day Run benefiting the San Diego Rescue Mission!
8:30am / De Anza Cove, Mission Bay
www.sdmothersdayrun.com

Old Escondido Historic District Home Tour   May 8
Five historic homes, each representing a different decade in Escondido history, will be open to the public.
11am / Broadway, Escondido
(760) 291-7206 / www.oldescondido.org

Top Gun Day at The Del   May 13
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie “Top Gun” with a fun tribute day in honor of our naval aviation neighbors.  
7:30am-11pm / Hotel del Coronado
(619) 522-8490 / www.hoteldel.com

Chula Vista Community Fun Run   May 14
Intended for all levels of runners, while allowing strollers and families to participate in a fun and engaging environment.
8am / Olympic Training Center
www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us

Holi Festival of Colors   May 14
There will be non stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance, veg cuisine, and the throwing of colors!
11am-3pm / Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
www.facebook.com/FestivalofColorsUSA

Avenue Amps & Ales   May 14
Get amped up for Chula Vista’s first craft beer and musical festival, Avenue Amps & Ales.
12-6pm / Third Avenue & Memorial Park
(619) 422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com

The Neon Run San Diego   May 14
This event will be filled will epic lighting, neon, costumes and music that will Simply Blow Your Mind!  
5-10pm / Qualcomm Stadium
www.theneonrun.com

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk   May 15
Participants make their way to Coronado’s Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.
8am / One Park Blvd. at Harbor Drive
(858) 848-5786 / www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun

Grand Avenue Festival   May 15
Live entertainment. Over 400 booths. Arts/Crafts. Farmers Market. International foods. Second largest in California.  
9am-5pm / Grand Avenue, Escondido
(760) 745-2125 / www.escondidochamber.org

San Diego County Vintners
Association Wine & Food Festival   May 15

SDCVA is a non-profit; festival proceeds benefit the association’s educational and marketing programs.
1pm / Bernardo Winery
www.sandiegowineries.org

Amgen Tour of California   May 15-22
The first day of racing will begin and end in first-time host city San Diego.
11:30am-4pm / Mission Bay
www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Art Auction 2016   May 18
Auctions of artwork selected by MCASD curators.
6:30-10pm / Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
(858) 454-3541 / www.mcasd.org

Veteran Resource Fair   May 18
Educational presentations regarding war eras and health related illnesses, assistance for family caregivers, VA benefits, estate planning and a veteran recognition ceremony.
9:30am / Balboa Park, War Memorial
(800) 827-4277 / www.sharp.com

San Diego Surf Film Festival    May 18-28
11 days of the finest international surf cinema and much more.
www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com

Festival of the Arts in
North Park & Craft Beer Block   May 21

Local tradition including amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, vendor booths and fabulous food.
10am-10pm / University Avenue & 30th Street
(619) 294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com

Bacon & Barrels   May 21
The hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon.
12-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South
www.baconandbarrels.com

Heart Ball   May 21
This event helps empower and educate the community on the number one killer – heart disease.
5pm / Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa: 9700 N Torrey Pines
(858) 410-3850 / www.facebook.com/AHASanDiego

Fiesta del Sol   May 21-22
Food vendors, Arts & Crafts, Sponsor area, wine and beer garden, rides, hundreds of vendors and much more!
9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove Beach Park, Solana Beach
www.fiestadelsol.net

American Freedom Festival   May 28
A Celebration of our Veterans and Military Families at the Party of The Year featuring World Classic Rockers.
7:30pm / USS Midway Museum: 910 N. Harbor Drive
(619) 398-8241 / www.americanfreedomfoundation.org

Vista Strawberry Festival   May 29
Live entertainment, bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides & 300+ vendors.
8am / Downtown Vista, Main Street
(760) 726-1122 / www.vistastrawberryfest.com

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I appreciate songwriters so much.   They can put into words, what our hearts feel, in ways most of us couldn’t even begin to do.  This playlist is one of my favorites.  Why wouldn’t it be?????  It’s all about homes!  A collection of all types of music from the 1940’s -now, we hope you enjoy our selections.

So what’s your favorite song about home?  We would love to hear about it.

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April 2016 Events Happening in San Diego

VinDiego   Apr. 1-2
California’s finest vintage award winning wines, gourmet food and music.
Fri 6-8:30pm, Sat 3-7pm / Liberty Station – NTC Park
www.vindiego.com

Goodguys 16th Meguiar Del Mar Nationals   Apr. 1-3
Over 2,500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and classics.
Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(925) 838-9876 / www.good-guys.com

The Matchmaker 5K San Diego   Apr. 2
The Icla da Silva Foundation hosts this annual event in support of helping patients in need of a marrow transplant.
8am-12pm / Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinix Drive, San Diego
(888) 638-2870 / www.icla.org

Bikes & Brews up Glorieta Canyon   Apr. 2
15-mile mountain bike ride up Glorieta Canyon. Will end at our cars for snacks and a bottle of beer, included in your entry fee.
9am-2pm / BWD pump station, Borrego Springs
(760) 767-0446 / www.theabf.org

Spring Fashion Show & Garden Party   Apr. 2
Benefits the Fallbrook Senior Center’s Homebound Meal Program.
11:30am / Hull Home: 198 Bryce Lane, Fallbrook
(760) 908-8280 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Exotics Expo   Apr. 2
Amazing Exotics to learn about, raffles, snacks, and music!
12-4pm / Turquoise Animal Hospital: 950 Turquoise Street
(858) 488-0658 / www.turquoiseanimalhospital.com

Carlsbad 5000 & Junior Carlsbad 500   Apr. 2-3
A fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set.
www.runrocknroll.com/carlsbad-5000

Chocolate Festival   Apr. 3
Vendors focusing on chocolate edibles, fun & crafts for kids.
11am-4pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego: 1492 N Harbor Dr.
(619) 234-9153 / www.sdmaritime.org

Poway Spring Family Festival   Apr. 3
Live music, community stage, vendors, food and a car show.
10am-3pm / Midland Road & Hilleary Place
(858) 748-0016 / www.poway.com

San Diego Concert Band’s Spring Concert   Apr. 5
This will be an exciting concert celebrating music from Stage and Screen.
7pm / Joan B. Kroc Theatre: 6611 University Avenue
www.sandiegoconcertband.com

Taste of Leucadia   Apr. 7
Over 20 Restaurants, over 20 Local Craft Beer, and Wine Sip Stops.
5:30-8:30pm / Leucadia
(760) 436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance   Apr. 8-10
View 300+ spectacular, exemplary vehicles and peruse our vendors.
Chuck Spielman’s Only Yesterday Museum & Ellen Browning Scripps Park
(858) 459-5335 / www.lajollaconcours.com

Arts & Garden Festival   Apr. 9
Live performance by Dawn Mitschele, silent auction, vendor boothes, food, kids corner and ribbon cutting.
12-4pm / Willow Tree School: 1636 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook
(442) 232-2900 / www.willowtreelearning.org

Poway Valley Garden Club’s Flower Show   Apr. 9
This year’s theme is “Seed to Table”.
9am / Old Poway Park: 14134 Midland Road
www.powayvalleygardenclub.org

Oral Cancer Foundation
Walk/Jog for Awareness 5K   Apr. 9

Free oral cancer screening as well as resources for awareness.
9:30am / De Anza Cove Park: 3000 N Mission Bay Drive
www.facebook.com/events/422239144631565

Neon Run 5K   Apr. 9
Food, drinks, LED lights, family, friends, dancing, vendors, and DJs!
5pm / Qualcomm Stadium
www.theneonrun.com

Healthy Living Festival   Apr. 9-10
Learn about healthy activities and keeping a healthier home.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
www.healthylivingfestival.com

Ramona Artists Open Studios Tour   Apr. 9-10
Artists will open their studios to curious visitors.
10am-4pm / Ramona
(760) 789-1311 / www.ramonaart.com

Margarita 5k   Apr. 10
We will have color T-shirts, post-race refreshments, and finisher medals for all entrants! We will be giving away great prizes!
7:30am / Mission Beach: 3115 Ocean Front
www.togetheras31.com/ra/r/margarita-5k

Grand Spring Festival & Street Faire   Apr. 10
More than 200 local and nationwide vendors; carnival rides; local talent, food vendors, craft beer garden and live music.
9am-5pm / Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos
(760) 945-3758 / www.sanmarcoschamber.com

Ugly Dog Contest   Apr. 10
Gift baskets with dog products will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
11am-2:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds: Paddock Green
www.sandiegocoastalchamber.com

The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale   Apr. 15-17
55,000 Sq. Ft of quality vintage antiques and collectables showcasing everything from “tin” to Tiffany!
Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
www.calendarshows.com

Coronado Salute to the Military Ball   Apr. 16
A salute to our United States Military service members and their families.
6pm / Hotel del Coronado
(619) 435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com

Oceanside Earth Festival   Apr. 16
Environmental attractions, a children’s eco-zone, vintage market, home improvement vendors and much more.
10am-3pm / Tremont St. and Pier View Way
(760) 435-5021 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Coronado Flower Show   Apr. 16-17
Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo.
Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Spreckels Park, Coronado Village
www.coronadoflowershow.com

EarthFair 2016   Apr. 17
More than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area and Parade.
10am-5pm / Balboa Park  www.earthdayweb.org

Fallbrook Avocado Festival   Apr. 17
A variety of avocado products are found all along the streets.
9am-5pm / Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook
(760) 728-5845 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Kickball Tournament & Mixer   Apr. 19
3rd Annual San Diego East County Chamber Kickball Tournament & Mixer!
4-7pm / SPORTSPLEX USA: 9951 Riverwalk Drive, Santee
(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Lung Force Expo   Apr. 22
Gives patients & caregivers the tools to become advocates for their health.
8:30am / The Kroc Center San Diego: 6611 University Avenue
(619) 683-7514 / www.lungforce.org/expo

Earth Day Community Mural Project   Apr. 22-25
Volunteers needed to help paint a series of six murals at the Magnolia Avenue underpass along the San Diego River.
9am-4pm / Walker Preserve: 9500 Magnolia, Santee
www.ci.santee.ca.us

Walk MS   Apr. 23
Help us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.
7am / NTC Park at Liberty Station
(855) 372-1331 / www.nationalmssociety.org

CityBeat Festival of Beers   Apr. 23
Business owners,local brewers and local bands.
1-5pm / Lafayette Hotel: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard
www.sandiegomusicfoundation.org/beerfest

La Jolla Half Marathon   Apr. 24
DM Fairgrounds to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park.
7:30am / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(760) 692-2900 / www.lajollahalfmarathon.com

MotorCars on Main Street   Apr. 24
Restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.
10am-3pm / Downtown Coronado
(619) 437-0254 / www.coronadomainstreet.com

Spring Fling – Business Expo   Apr. 28
Join fellow members and mix and mingle!
5:30-8pm / La Mesa Community Center: 4975 Memorial Dr.
(619) 465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.net

Wine, Brews & Blues Festival   Apr. 30
Wine & Handcrafted Beer Tastings. Tasty bites by local restaurants.
5:30-10pm / CA Center for the Arts – Escondido
www.bonsallrotary.com

REINS of Life Golf Tournament   Apr. 30
REINS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Therapeutic Riding Program in Fallbrook .
11am / Vista Valley Country Club: 29354 Vista Valley Drive
(760) 731-9168 / www.reinsprogram.org

Camarena Color Splash 5K   Apr. 30
The race starts and finishes at the school.
Enrique S. Camarena Elementary, Chula Vista  www.chulavistaca.gov

Onehope Act Today! For Military Families   Apr. 30
Features 5k, 10k and 1-mile courses and a festival.
7am / Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park
www.acttodayformilitaryfamilies.kintera.org

FroYo Run   Apr. 30
Frozen yogurt at a finish bumping with beats and sounds of winning. Crush the miles filled with music and cheer squads.
7:30am / Embarcadero Marina Park South
www.thefroyorun.com/san-diego

Fiesta del Mar   Apr. 30
The day-long, family-friendly celebration will showcase live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas.
Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
www.imperialbeachca.gov

Grape Gatsby Affaire   Apr. 30
We promise an eventing of premier wine tasting and great local food.
Vista City Hall: 200 Civic Center Drive
www.grapegatsby.com

Mission Federal ArtWalk   Apr. 30-May 1
Enjoy over 15 blocks filled with artwork from over 350 artists.
11am-6pm / Little Italy
(619) 615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

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It’s hard to not get happy after listening to some Irish tunes.  We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

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