January 26, 2012
- Publisher's Comments
- DS Energy Solutions Helps Pasadena Families
- When Silence is More Than Shy
- 'Treasure Buddies' - A Hit with the Kids
- Let's Go To The Museum
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
- MKP MarketPlace
- San Gabriel Valley Area Farmer's Markets
- FREE M, W, F Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- T/TH Storytimes
- FREE Weekend Storytimes in the San Gabriel Valley
by Joyce Sakonju, Co-Publisher MKP
Chinese New Year was this past Monday and I tried to prepare my 2 year old twins for the occasion. When I say 'prepare,' it means as much as one person can prepare a couple of rambunctious 2 year olds. So, I tried. I think that all they know is that they receive red envelopes with money and sweet delights from our family and friends for no apparent reason.
In addition to the 4th quarter holidays, we've also had three family birthdays. So, to my little kids, it must ...
Pasadena Offers Rebates Among Highest in the Nation
DS Energy Solutions has launched a new program that can reduce your family electric bill and protect the environment.
The company is helping Pasadenans to take advantage of the solar rebates available through the Pasadena Solar Initiative sponsored by Pasadena Water & Power (PWP). Currently these rebates are among the highest in the nation.
“Unlike other solar companies who simply install solar systems,” said DS Energy Solutions CEO Scott Mazzola, “We make the home or building more efficient first, and then right-size the solar system to create the lowest cost and ...
by Robin Starkey Harpster, MA MFT, Institute for Girls' Development
When I was a kid I was super shy. I was one of those kids that would react in silly, awkward ways when asked a question in front of a group of people. I remember the agony of oral reports, the heat of embarrassment evidenced in my scarlet red cheeks. It wasn’t until college and graduate school that I began to gain my confidence. And now as an adult, I have my red-faced moments, but for the most part I’ve “grown out of” the extreme shyness I felt ...
Movie Review and Giveaway
We were compensated for this review, however the views and comments expressed here are my own.
Last week we invited 12 of our friends over to join us in previewing the latest Buddies release, Treasure Buddies. Even though there are five Buddies movies that precede this feature, this was the first Buddies movie for my kids.
The movie begins with a talking monkey, Babi, telling the tale of Cleocatra and unfolds into a mysterious trip to Egypt for the five talking pups. Rosebud (the chick), B-Dawg (the ghetto fabulous one ...
Free For All This Weekend
This weekend have your kids put down the DS or the PlayStation and take advantage of a unique opportunity to experience arts and culture with the Museums Free For All. Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 2012 several area museums are inviting visitors, free of charge, to experience the art, cultural heritage, natural history and science that their organizations exhibit.
Participating Museums Include:
Where: Various museums in Southern CaliforniaWhen: 1/28 & 1/29Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://ww1.experiencela.com/pdf/MMR-2012.pdf
Where: Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91101When: 7:00 PM (2/2/2012)Who: ParentsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 626.449.5320 or www.vromansbookstore.com
Where: Sierra Madre Public Library 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.When: 1/23-1/28Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: $1 per booklFor more info: www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us
Where: Altadena Public Library 600 E. Mariposa St., AltadenaWhen: 3:30 PM (1/27/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/
Where: Santa Anita Park 285 W. Huntington Dr. Arcadia 91007When: 10:30 AM (1/28/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: $5 per person
Where: Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington Dr. San Marino 91108When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1/28/2012)Who: Children & parentsHow: Limit 1 adult per child. Walk-in Registration at Crowell Public Library. San Marino resident registration begins 1/3 at 10am through 1/5. Open registration begins 1/7.Cost: FREE!For more info: http://crowellpubliclibrary.org
Where: 1841 Alhambra Road in San Marino, CA 91108When: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (1/29/2012)Who: Parents and children are welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Open Enrollment is Free. We do not charge a non-resident fee. Class costs vary.
Sunday, January 29 - Mother-Daughter Book Party @ Flintridge Bookstore & Coffehouse's Saturday Story Time
Where: 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1/29/2012)Who: Girls in 3rd to 6th grade and their Moms!How: Just show up!Cost: $5 ticket covers both mom & daughter. Ticket can be used to save $2 off a book purchased at the event.For more info: Visit Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse or call 818.790.0717
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)When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Past, present and future Macaroni Kid Pasadena SubscribersHow: RSVP to Faith, [email protected] by February 1Cost: $5 per child - Discount admission offered with RSVPFor more info: Email [email protected] or view next weeks newsletter (we'll be publishing in the am) for all the last minute details!!
Where: Pasadena Salvation Army Tabernacle, 960 E. Walnut St. PasadenaWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2/4/2012)Who: Pasadena Water & Power electric customersHow: Participants must register online in advance at www.pwpweb.com/solarCost: FREE!For more info: Participants must register online in advance at www.pwpweb.com/solar
Where: Magnolia Lawn at Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada FlintridgeWhen: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (2/4/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up! First come, first served.Cost: Free with general admissionFor more info: Visit www.descansogardens.org
Where: Westridge School 324 Madeline Dr. Pasadena 91105When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (2/4/2012)Who: Parents!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: Ambassador Auditorium 131 S. St. John Ave Pasadena 91105When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (2/4/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Free tickets are no longer available. Please contact the Colburn Box Office for availaiblity of $25 and $50 tickets. 213-621-1050Cost: Free tickets are no longer available. Please contact the Colburn Box office for availaiblity of $25 and $50 tickets. 213-621-1050For more info: http://www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=1422
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
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)
Classified Listings for Items of Interest to Pasadena Area Families
For Sale: Maclaren Techno XT. Excellent Condition (grey and purple) $100 not negotiable! Contact [email protected] for photos and additional information if interested.
Do you have a gently used Bumbleride stroller for sale? Is your neighborhood having a yard sale this weekend? Are you a nanny seeking employment? Advertise in Macaroni Kid Pasadena's new MKP Marketplace! This is your opportunity to reach over 1,400 local families who are interested in the items and services you have to offer!
Listings cost $5 for every 30 words and will ...
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 ...
Please call or check website before going
Location: Pottery Barn Kids 511 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 405-1743
Start Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Description: Kids of all ages.
Location: Pasadena Public Library 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 744-4066 option 4. Registration required.
Start Times: 9:30, 10:00, 11:00 AM
Description: Story time for infants, 0-17 months.
Start Time: 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Description: Story time for toddlers.
Location: Hill Ave. Branch Library 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena (626) 744-7264
Start Time: 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Description: Join us ...
Please call or check website before visiting
Location: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers with Mr. Steve.
Location: Pasadena Public Library 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 744-4066
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description: A story time for preschoolers with stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a short video. For ages 3-5 & their families. No registration required.
Location: Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St. Glendale (818) 548-2030
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description: Stories, songs and finger ...
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