February 10, 2011
- Macaroni Kid Pasadena Weekly Message
- Imagination Movers Ticket Giveaway
- Mammoth Mountain Winter Carnival, 2/25 - 2/27
- Harlem Globetrotters Live in LA
- February is National Children's Dental Month
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- This Week's Picks
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- FREE Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- Farmer's Markets in San Gabriel Valley
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
Celebrating Valentine's Day
My son asked me in the car today on the way to school, "Who invented Valentine's Day?" While I wanted to say that a very smart man named Hallmark “invented” the day, I proceeded to tell him how many days are named after saints or other religious persons, and in the case of the 14th of February, the day belongs to Saint Valentine. I continued to explain that traditionally ...
2 Family 4-packs for 2/26 Show at 5:00 PM
Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will bring their "In A Big Warehouse" concert tour to the Nokia Theater for two shows on Feb. 26th. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will travel coast to coast playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life performing in a series of 100 shows across the nation. Concert goers can expect special appearances from Nina,Warehouse Mouse and other characters from the TV series, and the ...
Special Offer for Macaroni Kid Pasadena
Mammoth Mountain is one of the best ski resorts in the US and from February 25-27, during Woolly's Winter Carnival, kids ages 7-12 ski FREE, with the purchase of an adult ski ticket*. This is a grat time to visit the area with your family. CLICK HERE for more info on the Winter Carnival.
**CLICK HERE to read more about condo rental special for Macaroni Kid Pasadena subscribers.**
During this special carnival weekend, there will be, carnival games, snowman villages, snowmobile rides, Woolly's igloo (see where Woolly hangs ...
Macaroni Kid Discount
The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 85th season in 2011 with their dazzling “4 Times the Fun” World Tour. The first live event to earn the coveted seal from Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), the Globetrotters will showcase the wholesome family entertainment that has provided a lifetime of memories for generations of fans.
The Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at The Staples Center on February 27th at noon. Macaroni Kid readers can enjoy a special ticket offer by entering the promotional code MACKID online when ordering tickets. By ...
Tips to keep kids' teeth healthy
February is National Children's Dental Health Month and being parents of a 3-year-old toddler we thought we would share some dental healthcare tips for children.
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. If there are older children in the family, it is sometimes helpful to have the toddler come with the older sibling and watch them sit ...
- Red construction paper
- Paper doilies
- Red and white felt
- Tacky glue and glitter glue
- Glittery heart-shaped stickers
- Fold a long sheet of construction paper like an accordion and cut out a heart shape with a tab on the fold side. (The tab is where the hearts will connect.)
- Cut heart shapes out of the felt and glue them to the doilies.
- Glue the doilies to the heart garland and decorate using the glitter glue and stickers. Allow to dry.
TIP: Turn your garland into a valentine by writing ...
Where: Brand Park, 1601 West Mountain St., GlendaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE! There are nominal charges for some of the activities.For more info: For information, call (818) 548-2792.
Where: Vroman's 695 E. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.kukisplayshop.com
Where: The Americana at Brand in GlendaleWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Recommended for children 3-8 years, but everyone welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (FREE admission every 3rd Tuesday of the month.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE! Parking is always free.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Tuesday, February 15 - Mothers & More Presents "Schools & Beyond: Making the best choice for your family"
Where: Neighborhood Church, Room #23 (upstairs); 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard, PasadenaWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Moms of all ages (non-walking babies OK)How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.mothersandmorepasadena.org
Where: The Coffee Gallery, 2029 Lake Ave, AltadenaWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Buster's Coffee House 1006 Mission, South PasadenaWhen: 6:30 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://artichoketheband.com/
Where: Norton Simon Museum of Art 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Monthly event.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with Museum admission.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Where: UNDER THE WHITE BIG TOP in DOWNTOWN BURBANK (Interstate 5 at Burbank Blvd.) 777 N. Front St., BurbankWhen: 8:00 PM (Shows at 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM on various days.)Who: Not recommended for children under 5 years.How: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online or purchase tickets at box office.Cost: $39 - $219 + taxes, fees. Please note: box office ticket fees are less than if bought online.For more info: http://www.cavalia.net/
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up! CLICK HERE to register for soap making.Cost: FREE with museum admission: $10/person, children under 1 are FREE.For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Saturday, February 12 - Family Festival (for ages 4-8 years): I Don't Want to Say Anything About John Cage
Where: Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorardo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Children ages 4-8 years.How: Online registration is required. Each workshop is free and limited to 20 participants.Cost: FREE!For more info: For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.
Where: Vroman's 695 E. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:45 AM (Immediately following Kuki’s Playshop!)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Flintridge Bookstore (NEW LOCATION) 1010 Foothill Blvd., La CanadaWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.flintridgebooks.com/
Saturday, February 12 - Family Festival @ Norton Simon: I Don't Want to Say Anything About John Cage
Where: Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMWho: Children 8-12 years.How: Online registration is required.Cost: Each workshop is free and limited to 20 participants.For more info: For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.
Where: Vroman's Hastings Ranch 3729 Foothill Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Reservations required. This event is now sold out - please call the store for waiting list info.Cost: $9/person includes book.
Where: Griffith Park Observatory 2800 East Observatory Road, Los AngelesWhen: 2:00 PM - 9:45 PM (Monthly event.)Who: Families!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pstarparties.html
Where: The Awesome Playground, 5158 York Blvd., Los AngelesWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Kids of all ages.How: Call to reserve your child's spot (323) 256-2467.Cost: $10/hour/child & $8/hour for siblings with 2 hour minimum reservationFor more info: Call (323) 256-2467
Where: Kuki's Playshop @ 1036 North Lake St, BurbankWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Parents and children 4 months to 4 years old.How: Space is limited. Sign up online or over the phone to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are taken only if space is available. Fees will be collected at the door.Cost: $10/parent-child pair and $3 for each additional parent or child. Fees will be collected at the door. Additional children and adults in the family are $5 each.For more info: http://www.kukisplayshop.com/class/?id=37 or call 323.205.5854
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Kids and families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE w/ garden admission.For more info: http://www.lamushrooms.org/fair-2011.html
Where: 550 S. Second Avenue, ArcadiaWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: To find out more about the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Day please contact the Jewish Federation at 626.445.0810 or [email protected].
Where: Norton Simon 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Program occurs again on 2/27 at 2:00 PM.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Enjoy an eclectic set of playful music for children, featuring Farm Animal Friends, Oodily Oodily and much more!For lunch, head to a participating restaurant where kids eat free (with purchase of adult entree). Join Kids Club at the booth and get free kids t-shirt and coupons for Americana stores.
Where: Community Room at The Americana at Brand 889 Americana Way, GlendaleWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Every Tuesday)Who: Kids and families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.americanaatbrand.com/
Where: Pottery Barn Kids 511 S. Lake Ave., PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Every Tuesday.)Who: Parents with young children.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information call (626) 405-1743 or visit http://www.potterybarnkids.com/
Where: LA County Arboretum, the Oak Room 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Next month: Journey Sticks on 3/19.)Who: Families.How: Pre-registration required for all classes. Call 626.821.4623 or 626.821.5897. Classes fill-up, so sign up early.Cost: $12/family for members; $14/family for non-members. Enrollment includes admission to The Arboretum.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Where: Kuki's Playshop @ 1036 North Lake St, BurbankWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWho: Parents and Babies 0-12 months.How: Register online at http://www.kukisplayshop.com/class/?id=36 to reserve your spot - space is limited! Pay at the door. Walk-ins are taken if space is available.Cost: $20/parent-child pairFor more info: http://www.kukisplayshop.com/class/?id=36 or call 323.205.5854
Saturday, February 19 - 4th Annual Pasadena Dance Festival 2011 Student Matinee @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium 300 East Green Street, PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Tickets are available at www.lineagedance.org or at Lineage Performing Arts Center.Cost: Matinee Ticket: $10 Presale (+processing fee) or $15 at the doorFor more info: For more information and for tickets: www.lineagedance.org or (626) 844-7008. Supported in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission, City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division and the Yes, Virginia Fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation.
Sunday, February 20 - Liberty's Voice: The Story of Emma Lazurus" Book Launch Party w/ Author Erica Silverman @ Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose Shopping ParkWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Best for children 5 - 8 years old.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE, all are welcome.For more info: http://www.onceupona.com/ More information, 818-248-9668.
Where: NOKIA Theatre in downtown LAWhen: 2:00 PM (Second show at 5:00 PM.)Who: Everyone!How: TICKETMASTER CLICK HERE.Cost: Tickets start at $19.50 + fees. Parking in NOKIA garage is $15.For more info: http://www.imaginationmovers.com/splash
Where: Vroman's Hastings Ranch 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: RSVP is required; space is limited. Please call (626)351-0828 to RSVP.Cost: The cost of this event is $4.00.
Where: Staples Center in Downtown Los AngelesWhen: 12:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Use "MACKID" and receive $7 off of select tickets www.harlemglobetrotters.com.Cost: Tickets from $22.70 - $265.00.For more info: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Where: Sierra Madre Public Library 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra MadreWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Parents with children ages three and younger.How: Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, please call Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian at (626) 355-7186. www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us
"Love potion" jars - craft for preschoolers
- Small jars
- Red and pink candy
- Felt and rickrack
- Paper doilies
- Tacky glue and glitter glue
- Fill a jar with candy.
- Cut out a white piece of felt to fit the side of the jar. Then cut a heart out of the red felt. Glue the white piece onto the jar, and then glue the heart on top. Decorate with glitter glue and allow to dry.
- Cut a piece of red felt out to fit the jar lid and glue it on. Glue a piece of ...
So if you are looking for something last minute, and you have some construction paper and magazines on hand, this is the perfect choice ...
FREE STORYTIMES IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY - Please call or check website before going.
Location: Hastings Branch Library 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena (626) 744-7262
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Pajama Story Time! Kids, put on your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for bedtime stories that are sure to inspire sweet dreams.
Location: Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington Dr., San Marino (626) 300-0777
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description: Storytime for toddlers.
Location: La Canada Flintridge Library 4545 N. Oakwood Ave, La Canada ...
Pasadena Villa Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 363 E Villa St, Pasadena 626.449.0179
Glendale 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. E Wilson Ave at E Broadway, Glendale 818.548.3155
South Pasadena 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. by the Metro Gold Line and Mission St., So. Pasadena CLICK HERE for more info.
L.A. Eagle Rock 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Merton Ave at Caspar Ave, Los Angeles 323.225 ...
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Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)
Natural History Museum (1st Tuesday)
Huntington Library, (1st Thursday, tickets required)
Norton Simon Museum (1st Friday, 6-9 pm)
Pasadena Museum of California Art (1st Friday)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2nd Tuesday)
Autry Center (2nd Tuesday)
Los Angeles County Arboretum (3rd Tuesday)
Japanese American National Museum (3rd Thursday & Target FREE Saturdays - check website for dates)
Pacific Asia Museum (4th Friday)
Kidspace Children's Museum (1st Tuesday)
La Habra Children's Museum (1st Saturday)
Bowers Museum (1st Sunday ...
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