April 28, 2011
- Macaroni Kid Pasadena Weekly Message
- Day Well Spent & MKP's Mother's Day Blitz
- Marston's Restaurant & MKP's Mother's Day Blitz
- Ishkara Skin Studio & MKP's Mother's Day Blitz
- MKP Discount to Gershwin @ The Pasadena Playhouse
- When is it More than Just the Blues?
- The Green Spot Event Giveaway: 2 pre-sale tickets!
- Dinosaur Train Winner!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas
- Macaroni Kid Asks Grandma
- Farmer's Markets in the San Gabriel Valley
- FREE Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
Mother's Day Giveaway Blitz 2011!
MKP’s Mother’s Day Blitz 2011 is well underway (Mother’s Day is May 8th). We have three exciting giveaways from local businesses this week. You may enter as many giveaways as you would like, but we ask that only one family member enter each time.
Need to de-clutter an area of your home or office and don’t know how? Christine Peterson of Day Well Spent is ...
Win a 2-hour consultation with personal organizer!
* *CLICK on "Read more" to find out how to win a 2-hour Consultation from Day Well Spent.**
Christine Park Peterson was an investment banker for 12 years, and she mastered the art of creating order out of chaos. Working under extreme conditions, she developed organizing principles, which allowed her to work efficiently. Little did she know that all of those ...
Four lucky winners will each receive one $25 gift certificate!
Marston's Restaurant has been known in Los Angeles as a great breakfast and lunch restaurant since 1987. Their goal is to make you feel at home and comfortable while serving you fresh, delicious, high quality food.
Marston's was recognized in 2003 by Zagat as #1 for breakfast in Los Angeles and more recently, in 2010, was named the "Best Breakfast in California" by The Food Network Magazine. In addition to serving ...
Win a mango Enzyme Peel Facial!
* *CLICK on "Read more" to find out how to win a Facial from Ishkara Skin Studio.**
Tamra Auzenne has been a licensed esthetician for 24 years and her passion is bringing the highest quality skin care service to the community of Pasadena. With a French influenced educational training in San Malo France, Tamra approaches each client’s face with care, addressing the skin's individual needs.
Ishkara Skin Studio is a private, tranquil space for clients to come and relax while improving the health of their skin and the body ...
20% off George Gershwin Alone & Great American Songbook Sing-Along
Hershey Felder as GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE, is a play with music about the legendary American composer, George Gershwin, incorporating Gershwin's best-known songs, from “The Man I Love” to “Someone to Watch Over Me” as well as a full performance of "Rhapsody in Blue." Hershey Felder brings to life the spirit and talent of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin’s beloved songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life. BroadwayWorld says "go, go, go!," Chicago Sun-Times calls it "a truly ...
By: Vicki Chiang, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Institute for Girls’ Development
Childhood – a carefree and happy time in life, right? Because what do children have to be sad about? Lots actually. Depression is an illness that affects about 5% of the general population of children and adolescents according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). They define depression as “an illness when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function.” Recent research tells us that childhood depression occurs at younger ages than you might think and that in a day ...
May 18-21st in Arcadia
With the passing of Earth day we were all reminded of our families impact on the environment, and then inspired to do something to reduce our waste. Consignment shopping offers parents a way to save money on the items we need, and get rid of those we don't (without adding to the waste bin).
The Green Spot Event offers a consignment shopping experience unlike any before. We have a boutique area with new environmentally friendly products, well-organized racks and displays and discounts you can't find anywhere else. Our ...
Plus, Another Fun Train-Lover's Event: National Train Day!
Congratulations to Sandy I! You are off to the exclusive, invitation only Dinosaur Train event on May 7th. Hope you have a blast!
If you didn't win this Family 4-pack but have train lovers in your family, be sure to check out National Train Day at L.A.'s Union Station on May 7th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. What's National Train Day you ask?
National Train Day commemorates the 142nd anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s inception by bringing to life the rich history of ...
Where: Reese's Retreat is in the southeast corner of Brookside Park just east of the Rose Bowl Aquatics CenterWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Pasadena Avenue and Arlington Drive; street parking only.When: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Pasadena Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall
585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Families.How: To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sue Li at [email protected] or call 626.793.4231.Cost: FREE!For more info: www.lachildrenschorus.org
Come play, shop, eat and have fun - all while supporting a local elementary school!
Where: Norma Coombs Alternative School 2600 Paloma Street, PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE admission.For more info: http://ncas.pasadenausd.org/
Where: Lacy Park 1485 Virginia Road, San MarinoWhen: 8:30 AM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM, rolling start at 9:00 AM.)Who: Everyone!How: CLICK HERE to register online.Cost: FREE! There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising amount and people of all ages are welcome to participate.
Where: The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue, PasadenaWhen: 8:00 PM (7:00 PM and matinee performances also.)Who: Parents and older children.How: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online or visit the Box Office. Email [email protected] for special discount for Macaroni Kid Pasadena subscribers.Cost: $39 - $59 per person. See discount above for MKP subscribers.For more info: http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/
Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30 - PARENTS OUTING: Expressing Motherhood's Mother's Day Show
Where: Elephant Space Theater 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los AngelesWhen: 7:30 PM (Shows on 5/4-5/7 at 7:30 PM.)Who: Parents, grandparents, friends of parents.How: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Opening night is SOLD OUT!Cost: $20/person.For more info: http://www.expressingmotherhood.com/
Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 - Shen Yun Performing Arts @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium 300 East Green Street, PasadenaWhen: 7:30 PM (Thu. April 28, 2011 7:30PM Fri. April 29, 2011 7:30PM Sat. April 30, 2011 2:00PM & 7:30PM)Who: Parents and children 10+.Cost: $60 - $180For more info: http://laspectacular.com/
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission: $8.00 General Admission; $6.00 Seniors, Full-time students; $3.00 Children 5 - 12For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/ The Arboretum's historic Coach Barn, Santa Anita Train Depot and elegant Queen Anne Cottage will be open both days.
Where: USC University Park Campus, USC Exposition and S. Figueroa Los Angeles, CAWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
Where: Descanso Gardens is located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Spring Tailgate at Descanso will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 26 through May 8.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up! In addition, the Full Moon Teahouse in the Japanese Garden will sell snacks and beverages including beer and wine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, March 26-May 8. The Descanso Café will be open its usual hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.Cost: There is no admission charge: Spring Tailgate at Descanso is located outside the Gardens. Rooke hopes locals drop by for a quick bite, as well as Gardens visitors. “If you have a craving for a pulled pork sandwich we will be your go to place.”For more info: To view the Spring Tailgate at Descanso menu, visit www.descansogardens.org Information: www.descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4200.
Where: Colorado Blvd. (between Sierra Madre and San Gabriel Blvds.) Pasadena (Start Location: 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. 91107)When: 11:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For public information and to sign up for the Parade call (626) 590-1134 or visit http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info/
Where: Hastings Ranch Nursery School 3740 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: No admission fee. Small ticket price for games, bounce house, food, etc.For more info: http://twinkleandfriends.blogspot.com/
Where: Montrose Shopping Park 2200 Honolulu Avenue, MontroseWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE! Some activities charge a nominal fee.For more info: http://www.shopmontrose.com/wags-n-whiskers.html
Where: The Aurty in Griffith Park 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles Weekend Traffic Advisory: Avoid construction on Crystal Springs Drive by taking the Zoo Exit off Route 5 Northbound or the Victory Blvd. exit from Route 5 Southbound.When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: CLICK HERE to get tickets.Cost: $11/adult, $5/child (3-12 years).For more info: http://theautry.org/
Where: The Americana at Brand in Glendale.When: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Monthly event.)Who: Recommended for children 3-8 years, but everyone welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PMWho: 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: Kidpsace 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Where: Descanso GardensWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit http://www.descansogardens.org.
Where: Region 13 Clubhouse (711 W Woodbury Rd, Unit E, Altadena, 91001)When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Walk-In Registration dates: April 9th 9:00am-1:00pm; May 7 9:00am-1:00pm May 21 9:00am-1:00pm.)Who: Children interested in playing soccer who live in Pasadena, Altadena, or La CanadaHow: 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 and complete registration at the Region 13 Clubhouse.Cost: The fees for 2011 are:
-Registration April 9, May 7, and May 21: discounted fee of $110 for the first player and $90 for every other player from the same family.
-Registration after May 21: $135 per player.For more info: You can find this and all other announcements on the AYSO Region 13 website at www.ayso13.org.
techniques as well. Activities for children will be hosted by the Creative Arts Group, who will treat children to a fun and imaginative craft activity called “Insects in the Garden.” Live music will be featured throughout the weekend. The Food Court will offer a variety of foods and drinks from non-profit and local vendors, including BF Factory, Taquito Lover, Ruby’s Diner, and Kealey’s Poppin’ Kettlecorn. The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will be selling their popular lemonade and the Friends of the Library will once again sell a selection of homemade sweet and quick breads.
Where: Memorial Park 222 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra MadreWhen: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Sunday from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more details please call Sharon Murphy, 626-355-3977, or visit the Friends’ website.
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Families.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: Union Station 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles.
When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up! $6 Parking available at E. Cesar Chavez and N. Vignes Streets in the MTA LotCost: FREE Fun For All!For more info: http://www.nationaltrainday.com/events/la/
Where: Pasadena Conservatory of Music 100 N. Hill Ave., PasadenaWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Parents with children. The demonstration is for adults only. Children should not attend.How: Reservations are required at [email protected] or 626-683-3355.Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.pasadenaconservatory.org/
Where: The Huntington Gardens and Library 1151 Oxford Road, San MarinoWhen: 10:45 AM (10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. seatings available)Who: Everyone!How: Reservations are now being accepted for Sunday, May 8. Please call 626-405-2249.Cost: Various packages available. CLICK HERE for more info.For more info: http://huntington.org/
Bike Tour - 5:45 a.m.
Marathon - 6:30 a.m.
Half Marathon - 6:30 a.m.
10K - 7:30 a.m.
5K - 7:30 a.m.
1K Wheelchair Stroll - 8:00 a.m.
1K / 0.5K Kids Run - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Start and Finish: Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106When: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: CLICK HERE to register online or at event. *5K is Sold Out! If you still wish to participate in this event, you must be present at the close of the Expo at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Pasadena Convention Center.Cost: CLICK HERE for prices of various races. 1K / 0.5K Kids Run $25For more info: http://www.pasadenamarathon.org
Where: 130 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CAWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Regular sale dates are Thursday, May 19 (10 a.m - 9 p.m.) and Friday, May 20 ( 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.))Who: Everyone!How: Just show up or purchase ticketsCost: First time moms, those with a child under 6 months, expecting moms and consignors are invited to attend this exclusive sale for FREE. Other guests may purchase tickets for $5 at door.For more info: http://www.thegreenspotevent.com/
National Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Did you know that I was a teacher before becoming a mom? I have about 10 years of classroom experience, and you're about to benefit from my expertise in the area of Teacher Appreciation. That's right, I'm giving you the inside scoop on unique and thoughtful ways to say thanks to your child's teacher.
Thoughtful and Generous, a Combination that Passes the Test
Never underestimate the value of a handwritten note or simple illustration from your child. This is true on Mother's Day, too, right ...
Should I take my grandchild on a trip?
Taking a a trip with he/she sounds like a great idea – unless it isn’t.I’m a believer in starting small with grand kids, just the way they start small and get bigger. For example: Have you spent a whole day with your grandchild? Has he done an overnight before? With you? If yes, how did it go? If no, that’s the first step before a trip.
Once you’ve decided to go for it, you might want to improve the likelihood of a successful excursion by ...
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 ...
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 that are sure to inspire sweet dreams.
Location: Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington ...
Check website for details & to confirm
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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