February 23, 2012
- Publisher's Note
- Leap Year: What To Do With An "Extra Day"
- Seeking Talented Future Filmmakers
- What if We Didn't Have Leap Year
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- It's Banana Bread Day
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
- MKP MarketPlace: For Sale/ Wanted and More
- 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
Joyce Sakonju, Co-Publisher MKP
It seems like time is something that all of us wished we had more of. Being a mom is neither simple or easy and we are responsible for so many things regardless of whether we stay at home or go to an office every day. But it's safe to say that the pace of all of our lives has picked up and everyone I know is busier now than they ever were before. For me, staying organized and having a schedule are the keys to my day and help ...
If only I had more time! Every day I wish I had an extra hour, every week an extra day. Here it is, finally what every mom's been wishing for. It comes only once every four years - Leap Year! So here are a few ideas for what to do with your bonus time:
Take a Hike: Enjoy the outdoors with your little one's. There are so many amazing outdoor locations to explore right here in the San Gabriel Mountains. A favorite of our family is Monrovia Canyon Park ...
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Now in its 46th year, the California Student Media Festival is our nation’s oldest student media festival. Over the past eighteen years, the California Student Media Festival has awarded more than $110,000 to California Schools. It has expanded to include the work of more than 6,000 student contestants from schools across the state. The festival exists to celebrate the amazing media and multimedia projects produced by California’s best and brightest students and teachers — rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work at an awards event on ...
Snow In The Summer and More...
A year is 365 days, except in a leap year when we get 366. The extra day is added to February because it's the shortest month.
So, Why Do We Have Leap Years?
It takes the Earth about 365 1/4 days to make an orbit around the sun (one rotation around the Earth's axis is a day). An extra day is added every four years so that the Earth is in the same point of obit at the same time on the calendar each year (summer days ...
Where: Zipper Hall at The Colburn School 200 S. Grand Ave. L.A. 90012When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (2/25/2012)Who: ParentsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit www.colburnschool.edu or call 213.621.2200
Where: little junebugs 27 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101When: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (2/25/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Call little junebugs at 626.440.7300 or rsvp to little junebugs on Facebook, go to the 'event' button and click 'i'm attending'.Cost: Entry is $15 per child, which includes all activities plus one paperback copy of Harry Potter to donate to the charity. If you bring your own book to donate, the cost per child is only $10!
Where: Pasadena Women’s City Club 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena 91101. Free Parking on MadisonWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (2/28/2012)Who: ParentsCost: FREE!
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 2/25 & 2/26Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Regular Admission. $1 off admission if you come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character at the door.
Where: LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive LA 90027When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (2/25/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Free with regular admission.For more info: http://lazoo.org/
Where: Altadena Public Library 600 E. Mariposa St., AltadenaWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (2/25/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.altadenalibrary.org/
Where: 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (2/25/2012 - Follow the Leader)Who: All are welcome but perfect for 3-7 year olds.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse or call 818.790.0717
Where: Buttercup Baby Store (Paseo Colorado) 289 E Green St., Pasadena 91101When: 2/26/2012 - 11a dropoff, 1pm swapWho: Everyone!How: Just show up! Bring anything related to babies (except cribs) & kids ages 0-14 years, including clothes, toys, books, movies, baby gates, bedding & maternity gear. Bring only clean, stain-free items. Hang clothing larger than size 6 months.Cost: $7 at the door / $5.50 prepaid online AND STUFF TO SWAPFor more info: Please visit Peace.Love.Swap for more information about the swaps, how they work, & to prepay.
Where: La Pintoresca Library 1355 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena 91103When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2/27/2012)Who: Elementary school-age kidsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: IHOP restaurants nationwideWhen: 2/28/2012Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes!For more info: http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/
Where: The Americana at Brand on the Main Lawn 889 Americana Way, Glendale (In the event of rain, please go to the Community Room.)When: 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 (at Colorado/Allen) PasadenaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2/29/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Fun included with price of admission to Magical Playground
Where: 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/3/2012 - Home!)Who: All are welcome but perfect for 3-7 year olds.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse or call 818.790.0717
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 1:00 PM (3/3/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Regular Admission.
Where: Ambassador Auditorium 131 S. St. John Ave Pasadena 91105When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (3/3/2012)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: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (3/6/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Free from 4-8pm
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
When: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Register Now)Who: The San Gabriel Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools is a community of parents and educators committed to teaching and inspiring families through parental involvement & mutual supportHow: You may register at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1032584 or visit www.ccppns.org and click on ConventionCost: $95 covers your registration for either one or both daysFor more info: On Friday morning at 9:00, we welcome Dr. Tina Bryson, co-author of The Whole-Brain Child. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Cohen of Playful Parenting will open Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition many presenters will conduct workshops on topics such as Speech and Language Development, Fostering Emotional Intelligence, Math and Your Child's Intuition, Raising Girls, Raising Boys, Reading and Literacy Readiness, and so much more! [email protected]
and That's My Favorite Baked Goodie
We put our bread machine to work last night and baked up some Nutella Banana bread. A yummy treat this morning. Check out a similar recipe we found on Pinterest (no bread machine required) and a few more we've pinned for you.
Gooey Nutella Banana Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 1 tsp ...
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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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For Sale: Maclaren Techno XT. Excellent Condition (grey and purple) $100 not negotiable! Contact [email protected] for additional photos and information if interested.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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