March 24, 2011
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- AYSO Region 13 Registration Now Open!
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- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
New pirate ship playground in Pasadena
A new ship has landed in Pasadena! Reese's Retreat is a pirate ship-shaped, nautical themed playground and is now open for play daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. Located in the southeast corner of Brookside Park and just east of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, Reese's Retreat is Pasadena’s first universally accessible playground designed for children of all ages and abilities. With a pirate ship at its ...
Autism Awareness Month
April 2nd marks the 4th annual celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and officially kicks off Autism Awareness Month.
The Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. Many all over the world will also show respect and promote awareness to Autism by wearing blue.
We here at Macaroni Kid would like to share a letter that was written by one of our publisher moms, to help ...
Win a family 4-Pack of tickets!
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: LEADER OF THE TRACK TOUR 2011 MOVES FULL STEAM AHEAD INTO FILLMORE & WESTERN RAILWAY CO.
Thomas the Tank Engine™ To Visit April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
**CLICK on "Read more" to find out how to win a Family 4-pack to A Day Out with Thomas. If you made a comment last week, you are already entered to win.**
It’s “Steamies” versus “Diesels” and our favorite No.1 engine is right on track! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is pulling into FILLMORE & WESTERN RAILWAY CO ...
What is a Digi-Piggy you say?
It's a digital coin counting bank!
A digital snout reads the amount saved and there is no "Breaking The Bank" with the durable plastic designed for longevity.
Watch your little ones eyes light up with every deposit. Saving has never been so fun.
Every deposit is a lesson in saving money. The best part of saving with Digi-Piggy is that your child can see their progress with every deposit they make!
Communicating with your children on the value of money, how to save ...
Memorial Park (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA)When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (At 5:30 p.m. the evening’s activities will kick off with a Sumo wrestling demonstration by the Centurian Sumo Club.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Please call Sierra Madre Public Library for more information (626) 355-7186.
Where: Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Farnsworth Park 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., AltadenaWhen: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, call the park at 626-798-6335.
Where: Kidspace 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Free parking.When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kidspace is open T-Fri 9:30 - 5:00 PM until May. Weekends 10-5 PM. Grand butterfly release takes place on 4/16-4/17)Who: Everyone!How: The caterpillars can be purchased, while supplies last, for $5 each at the museum’s Busy Bee Learning Store. Come back to Kidspace on either April 16 or 17 and release your butterflies into their natural habitat where they can begin pollinating plants and flowers.Cost: Tickets for children and adults are $10; children under 12 months of age and Kidspace members are FREE.For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
- Spend time with your child, play, and create a craft together
- Meet new people in an educational and creative environment
- Talk with community resource professionals
- Topics covered include early literacy; nutrition; dental health; child development; and speech, language & hearing
Where: Altadena Public Library Community Room 600 East Mariposa St. Altadena (626) 798-0833When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Classaes on 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 & 5/3 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM.)Who: A baby and me program for children from birth to age 3 and their parents or caregiver.How: In person registration is required and begins March 25th. Space is limited.Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/
Where: Farnsworth Park 568 E Mount Curve Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 (Davies Building)When: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 626-798-6335
Where: Longfellow Elementary School Auditorium 1065 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104When: 5:30 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE but donations always accepted.For more info: For further information contact: Louise Ghandi, Board President Verdugo Young Musicians Association 323 258 3552.
BodyWise is an inspiring wellness conference for middle school girls that the League hosts each the spring. The one-day event offers sessions on nutrition, fitness and life skills under its Girl’s Rock! umbrella of programs, designed to help girls realize their full potential. Keynote speaker is Katherine Schwarzenegger, the former California governor’s daughter. CLICK HERE to see complete schedule and speakers.
Where: Westridge School 324 Madeline Drive, PasadenaWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Middle school girls and their caregivers.How: CLICK HERE to register.Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch).For more info: http://www.jrleaguepasadena.org/
Where: North section of Garfield Park (Mission St. and Park Ave.) by the tennis courtsWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Everyone - especially dog and cat lovers.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, please call the Recreation Division at (626) 403-7380.
When: 2:00 PMWho: Recommended for children 8+ and parents/caregivers.How: Purchase tickets at door.Cost: $5/person unreserved seatingFor more info: http://events.caltech.edu/
Where: Vroman's Hastings Ranch 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: The Autry National Center at Griffith Park 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles (next to LA Zoo)When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Gold Rush 11:30 a.m. StoryTime 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Docent-Led Tours Noon–3:00 p.m. Third Sunday Jam With the Western Music Association 1:00 p.m. Family tour of)Who: Everyone!How: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or at door.Cost: FREE with museum admission: Adults: $10.00; Students with current ID and Seniors (60+): $6.00; Children (3-12): $4.00; Children under 3: freeFor more info: http://theautry.org/
Where: Alex Theater 216 North Brand Boulevard, GlendaleWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Families.How: Order by phone:
Call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.Cost: Single tickets: $16, $10; Groups of 12 or more get a 15% discount off single ticket prices. Celebrate a birthday or bring the Scout troop, dance class or soccer team! Call for details.For more info: http://www.laco.org/family/162/
Where: Norton Simon 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Monthly program.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
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: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena in the Vroman's Meeting Room, located next door to the main store in the Atrium.When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Wednesday nights, 6:30-8:30pm; March 16, 23, & 30, and April 6, 2011)Who: Parents and their middle school girls.How: CLICK HERE to register. You can still sign-up if you missed the first class.Cost: Program Tuition: $160 per family - Family includes daughter + 1-2 parent(s)/caregiver(s)
Scholarships Available. Easy application online.For more info: http://instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com/bereal.html
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
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. PasadenaWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Thursday, 3/31 from 9 - noon.)Who: Parents and high school students.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: (703) 836-2222 ext. 123, nacacnet.org
Where: Crowell Public Library Barth Room, 1890 Huntington Drive, San MarinoWhen: 3:15 PMWho: Teens grades 6-12.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers 210 Americana Way, Glendale CA, 91210When: 6:30 PMWho: Parents and children.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Contact: Kristen Zemke- Community Relations Manager, at 818. 545-9286 for additional information on this and other Barnes & Noble events.
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Meet in front of the rotunda at 8am and wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and weather-appropriate clothing. Bring bottled water and binoculars.When: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Occurs first Saturday of the month.)Who: Everyone!How: No reservations.Cost: Free with admission.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Where: Home Depot stores: Glendale store is located at 5040 San Fernando Rd., GlendaleWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (First Saturday of the month.)Who: Kids ages 5-12 years, but younger kids can do it with parents' help.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (First Saturday of the month.)Who: Everyone! Children of all ages are welcome.How: Just show up! Meet by the fountain in front of the Oak Room.Cost: FREE with admission.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Where: Pacific Asia Museum 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: $10 for the entire family.For more info: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
Where: Vroman’s Hastings Ranch (3729 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107)When: 11:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Santa Anita Racetrack 285 W. Huntington Dr., ArcadiaWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: General admission to Santa Anita Park is $5. With general admission, entrance to the Food Truck Festival is free. Children 17 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult.
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (FREE Family Nights are first Tuesday of each month.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Where: Altadena Public Library Children's Room 600 East Mariposa St., AltadenaWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Children 5-12 years and their parents/caregivers.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/
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
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Registration is now OPEN for Fall 2011
As of March 15, 2011, Registration for the Fall 2011 season in AYSO Region 13 is now open!
Players and volunteers must renew registration every year.
After March 15, 2011, pre-register at http://www.eAYSO.org. If you have registered in the past, please use the same account (email address and password).
After pre-registering, you will get a discounted registration fee by bringing your signed registration form, ID and proof of player age (for players new to Region 13) to pay your fee ...
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules
As a dad of two kids, I see a lot of family films (all?), but this was the first time I saw one without my kids. And seeing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, at a press event gave me an opportunity to take a good look at the film. This follow up to the original film, based on the best-selling books by Jeff Kinney, follows wise-cracking Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) as he starts his second year at middle school. The film spotlights Greg’s growing pains as he ...
A light snack kids will love
This is my own version of something I have tried at a Pampered Chef party. The key here is to use fruit of any kind. Use what you have around the house. I do not suggest using bananas, however. If you try to save the salsa for leftovers, bananas don't look pretty the next day.
Choose four or five different colored fruits like strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, mandarin oranges, grapes, apples, etc.
Dice fruits very small, use a food chopper or place fruits in food processor and process briefly (do ...
Pasadena Villa Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 363 E Villa St, Pasadena 626.449.0179 http://www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org/
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 ...
FREE STORYTIMES IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY - Please call or check website before going.
Location: The Right Start 370 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Right Start’s resident narrator will wow all of the little ones with an interactive story.
For more information, please call (626) 585-8900.
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 ...
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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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