November 24, 2011
- Publisher's Note: A Whole Lot To Be Thankful For
- We're Having a Macaroni Kid Party
- Let the Feasting Begin!
- The 2011 Animal-Free Circus is Coming To Arcadia
- You're Stuffed: Now What?
- It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
- 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
Congrats to last weeks winners: Christy L. and Dora G. who will be enjoying Circus Vargas with their families and Melinda E. whose picky eater will learn some new habits with Eat, Baby, Eat!! We are thankful to be able to offer so many wonderful opportunities and products to our subscribers.
Growing up in a vegetarian house our Thanksgiving table looked a lot different than others, but our message was the same. Each Thanksgiving we expressed thankfulness for each other and for all the blessings we had received that year ...
Tell Us Your Family's Favorites and Join Us To Celebrate
Just in time for the busy holiday season we will be launching our first "Best of Pasadena 2011" edition next week.
On December 1, from 1 -3 pm we would love for our readers to join us at Magical Playground (1778 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena) to celebrate the launch of this issue and the beginning of our 25 days of giveaways for December.
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 ...
Thanksgiving Fun Facts
You've probably heard the story of the harvest feast with the Pilgrims and Native Americans in the fall of 1621. Although it is true they had a three-day harvest celebration, it was a long and windy road from there to our modern-day Thanksgiving holiday. More than 50 years passed before another "day of thanksgiving" was proclaimed, in June 1676. Another 100+ years went by when George Washington declared a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789. But it wasn't until a magazine editor by the name of Sarah Josepha ...
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 ...
With three children under the age of 5 I've been planning more than the Thanksgiving menu, like how to keep the kids occupied all day during meal prep and during after dinner adult conversations. My oldest isn't a fan of crafts so this means I have to be a little more crafty with planned activities. Here are 5 activities I came up with to keep my little turkeys entertained:
- Gather the toy catalogs and have the little ones circle the items they want to add to their Christmas ...
and Jessica Claus Has Stuff to Giveaway
Hope you’re ready to start winning! Here’s how it works: every single day from Friday, yes, this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday! THIS FRIDAY!) thru Christmas Eve, Jessica Claus is giving away a Zappos gift certificate on hersite !
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)
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
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
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: 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: Magical Playground, 1778 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: RSVP requested to [email protected] (RSVP not required)Cost: $5 per child (Discounted Play Fee For Magical Playground)For more info: pasadena.macaronikid.com or [email protected]
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 2:00 PM (12/3/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Regular admission.For more info: www.kidspacemuseum.org
Where: Ambassador Auditorium 131 S. St. John Ave Pasadena 91105When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (12/3/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=1422
Where: Once Upon A Time 2207 Honolulu Ave Montrose 91020When: 1:00 PM (12/4/2011)Who: Lively kids 3+ yrs and their parents & grandparentsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.shoponceuponatime.com
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (12/6/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.kidspacemuseum.org
Where: Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91101When: 10:30 AM (12/7/2011)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 626/449-5320 www.vromansbookstore.com
Where: Sierra Madre Library 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024When: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (every 2nd Thursday of the month)Who: Elementary school-age kidsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.sierrramadre.lib.ca.us
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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