November 17, 2011
- Publishers Note:
- We're Celebrating The Best Of Pasadena
- Going Beyond "What Are You Thankful For?"
- Eat, Baby, Eat!
- The 2011 Animal-Free Circus is Coming To Arcadia
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- San Gabriel Valley Area Farmer's Markets
- FREE Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley - UPDATED!
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
- MKP MarketPlace
Congratulations to Allison R and Marne C, our winners for the Nutcracker Tea Contest!!
"Mom, when is it going to be Christmas?" This is the question I have been getting daily from my 4-year-old. At his age the holidays are all centered around what toys or candy he would like to get. As he is my oldest I am trying to find ways to make him grasp and appreciate the other aspects of our holidays.
Thankfully we have a holiday coming up that is not about what we want to ...
Tell Us Your Family's Favorites for Our December Edition
Just in time for the busy holiday season we will be launching our first "Best of Pasadena 2011" edition On December 1 and having a party to celebrate. From 1 -3 pm we would love for our readers to join us at Magical Playground (1778 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena). Admision to this event is only $5 per child (a discounted rate for the indoor play space). We will have giveaways, goodie bags, snacks and more as well as special offers from our featured "Best Of" businesses. If you would like ...
by Dr. Vicki Chiang, Psy.D., Institute for Girls' Development
November, an entire month dedicated to giving thanks – one of my favorite things about Fall. In a day and age where entitlement often takes center stage, being thankful and showing gratitude are important to teach.
Gratitude is a difficult concept for young children to understand because they are inherently self- centered. Laying the foundation early for helping kids appreciate what they have can help prevent a sense of entitlement. -which can lead to unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Gratitude is not something we are born with. It is something we are taught ...
Making Mealtime Fun!
Kids, especially picky eaters, seem to eat better when they enjoy their mealtime. But with our busy schedules these days, it seems like it’s hard enough to get dinner on the table, let alone make it fun. Here are some easy ideas I’ve tried that have worked on my 3-year-old daughter:
- Take the kids shopping. I let my daughter help decide what we are going to eat. Kids love having choices and letting them make decisions makes them feel important. It works best if you offer only two ...
Enter to Win A Family 4-Pack of Tickets!
Circus Vargas, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus, is excited to bring the Big One for the first time to Santa Anita Park with big heart, big laughs, big talent and big FUN! This is only some of what you’ll experience when Circus Vargas comes to town, pitching its beautiful blue and gold Big Top, as seen in the recent 20th Century Fox motion picture “Water for Elephants”.
The new 2011 animal-free show will be in Arcadia opening Thanksgiving Day November 24 through December 5.
Striving to present the ...
Where: LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive LA 90027When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (11/19 & 11/20)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Free with regular admission.For more info: http://lazoo.org/
Where: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green St. (Exhibit Halls A & B), PasadenaWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (11/20/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: $15 per family on Sunday.
For more info: www.cal-stewart.org
Where: Santa Anita Park (Huntington Drive between Baldwin & Santa Anita in Arcadia)When: 11/24 - 12/05Who: Everyone!How: Tickets available online at www.circusvargas.com or at the Circus Box Office
Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express AcceptedCost: Various levels from $15 to $60For more info: www.circusvargas.com or by phone at 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861)
Where: Westfield Santa Anita, Lower level Center Court 400 S Baldwin Ave. Arcadia 91007When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (11/17/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 626.445.6225 or www.westfield.com/santaanita
Where: 5649 Peck Road Arcadia 91006When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (11/18-11/20)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up - EARLY! Lines form to get in. CLICK HERE to buy a Pre-sale pass.Cost: FREE!For more info: www.lakidsconsignment.com
Where: La Pintoresca 1355 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena 91103When: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Every Friday)Who: Kids ages 4-10 yrs.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Altadena Public Library 600 E. Mariposa St., AltadenaWhen: 3:30 PM (11/18/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/
Where: Lamanda Park Library 140 S. Altadena Drive Pasadena 91107When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Every Saturday)Who: Kids ages 4-10 yrs.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: San Rafael Library 1240 Nithsdale Road Pasadena 91105When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Every Saturday)Who: Kids ages 4-10 yrs.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Hill Ave Branch Library 55 S. Hill Ave. Pasadena 91106When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Every Saturday)Who: Kids ages 4-10 yrs.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: Central Library 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena 91101When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Every Saturday)Who: Kids ages 4-10 yrs.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
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: Descano Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada FlintridgeWhen: 12:00 PM (11/24/2011 - noon & 2 PM)Who: Everyone!How: Reservations required. http://patinagroup.com/cart/descanso_gardens/descanso_gardens.phpCost: Dinner is $53 for the general public, $45 for Descanso members. Children 4 to 12, $19. Free for children 3 & younger.For more info: Call 818.949.4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org
Friday, November 25 - Pasadena's Largest Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration @ One Colorado Courtyard
Where: One Colorado Courtyard, Old PasadenaWhen: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (11/25/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.onecolorado.com/fun_treelighting.php
Where: 1 Kersting Court Sierra MadreWhen: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (11/26/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.sierramadrechamber.com/dickensvillage/index.htm
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.
South Lake Avenue 3:30 - 7:30 PM Farmer's Market Shoppers Lane on Lake & Del Mar (April 27-Sept ...
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 & 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 ...
Check website for details & to confirm
Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)
Natural History Museum (1st Tuesday - Additional days for September -check website for dates)
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)
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