December 23, 2010
- Macaroni Message
- Macaroni Resolutions
- Bob Baker Marionettes Nutcracker
- Macaroni Smiles
- Winter Camps in Pasadena
- Lyda Fong Photography Cards
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Hey Kids! Enter Vroman's Annual Bookmark Contest
- Expressing Motherhood Returns to Hollywood
- Macaroni Traditions
- Holiday Lights Viewing in Pasadena Area
- Farmer's Markets In Pasadena & Nearby Communities
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
- FREE Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- Macaroni Kid Needs a New Publisher
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas to my Macaroni Families! It's so nice to see the sun after four days of continuous rain. Did you see the double rainbow and amazing colors in the sky on Wednesday evening at sunset? Seeing that made the rain all worth it.
Now it's time to get out of the house and enjoy a Southern California Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. Many of you have asked what you can do on Christmas Day. After the last gift is unwrapped, we enjoy getting out of the ...
Goal setting at an early age
A family-friendly show worth the drive
If you missed buying your tickets to the classic Nutcracker performances in Pasadena, don't forget about a very special Nutcracker by Bob Baker's Marionettes in Los Angeles. Bob Baker's Marionettes are those classic string puppets maneuvered by a pupeteer. Celebrating 50 years, this is one of the oldest, ongoing theaters of its kind. The Nutcracker performance is not a typical ballet, but you will see the familiar characters: the Nutcracker, Clara, and all the other fun cast members that make this a family-friendly show for kids of ...
OXO's Weekly Photo Contest
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Keeping the kids busy (& happy!) during the school break
The Little Gym Winter Camp 2010
The Little Gym Winter Camp is the place to be during this year’s winter break, offering hours of fun and activity for children age 3-9 years. Each 3-hour camp will incorporate a theme from our specially developed camp curriculum which draws from our regular Gymnastics, Sports Skills, Dance or Karate programs and includes arts & crafts and a snack. It’s the perfect break for kids —and parents— during the busy holiday season.
Camps are available to both The Little Gym members and non-members ...
Special Offer for Macaroni Kid Pasadena Subscribers!
Just need a few photos on a CD for holiday cards or thank you notes?
Lyda Fong Photography is offering a holiday card special for Macaroni Kid Pasadena readers! It's not too late to order Christmas or New Year's cards, or use these photos for all the thank you notes you'll be writing after the holidays.
Outdoor photo session for a family of 4 ($200 value)
5 edited images on a CD printable to 5 x 7 ($200 value)
Rights to reproduce images on CD ...
Where: The Americana at Brand in GlendaleWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information on Kids Club events at The Americana at Brand, contact Concierge Services at 818.637.8982 or visit our website at www.americanaatbrand.com.
Where: Kidspace 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission:Tickets for children and adults are $10; children under 12 months and members are free.For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Where: Norton Simon 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Where: La Pintoresca Branch Library 1355 N. Raymond Ave. PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: For more information, call (626) 744-7268.
Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2011 Rose Parade presented by Honda. Get a backstage glimpse of the floral floats in their final stages of preparation at any of our three locations. You will see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, flowers being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers.
Where: • Rosemont Pavilion 700 Seco Street., Pasadena & Brookside Pavilion (accessible to disabled visitors):
Lot I, south side of Rose Bowl Stadium • Rose Palace 835 South Raymond Ave., PasadenaWhen: 9:00 AM (Times vary depending on location - SEE BELOW. Brookside: December 28 and 29, 9 AM – 5 PM December 30, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rose Palace: December 28 – 30, 9 AM – 5:00 PM December 31, 9:00 AM– 1:00 PM)Who: Families.How: Purchase tickets at door or advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.Cost: Admission: $10; free for children 5 and under.
Wednesday, December 22 through Saturday, December 24 - A Flurry of Winter Fun @ The Americana at Brand
Where: The Americana at Brand GlendaleWhen: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Photo with Santa varies. Check website for details.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Photo packages range from $25 - $60. Click here for Santa's photo packages.
Where: One Colorado Courtyard, 54 Hugus Alley, PasadenaWhen: 5:00 PM (Various times. See below.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Prices:
1-5 people: 5 photos on CD - $20
6-8 people: 5 photos on CD - $30
Extra disks: $5 each
For a photo with your own camera:
1-5 adults: 3 photos - $10
Where: The Americana at Brand in GlendaleWhen: 6:00 PM (Watch a winter wonderland appear as it snows nightly at 6pm and 9pm on Caruso Avenue, December 5 - 24.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.americanaatbrand.com/
Where: 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/
Get up close and personal with many of the equestrians appearing in the 2011 Rose Parade presented by Honda. Watch in awe as these magnificent horses and talented riders display their abilities in drills and trick riding. After the show, stroll through the stables to talk and take photos with the performers. It's horsemanship at its best. Visitors will enjoy continuous entertainment along with a variety of exhibits, music, food and beverages. Show begins at "High Noon" rain or shine
Where: Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank (Main and Riverside Drive)When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Families.How: Box office opens at 10:30 a.m. on day of event.Cost: Admission: $15; free for children five and under Parking: $5 per car Advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.
Where: Pasadena Public Library 285 E. Walnut Street, PasadenaWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://cityofpasadena.net/
- Pasadena City College – Robinson Stadium (the PCC football field )1570 E. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM (12/30: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (1st show); 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (2nd show))Who: Everyone!How: Advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171. Same day tickets go on sale approximately one hour prior to the start of each show.Cost: $15 per person. Free at Parking Structure Lot 4. (Enter from Del Mar Avenue, near the corner of Hill and Colorado)
Where: Kidspace 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM (Radio Disney will be performing at the Museum between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission: Tickets for children and adults are $10; children under 12 months and members are free.For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Saturday, January 1 - 122nd Annual Rose Parade Presented by Honda: Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
Where: Parade goes down Orange Grove, Colorado and Sierra Madre Boulevards in Pasadena for 5.5 miles.When: 8:00 AMWho: Everyone!How: CLICK HERE to purchase grandstand tickets from Sharp Seating.Cost: No charge for curbside viewing in designated areas. Curbside viewing is also welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows the occupancy of curbside space along the Parade route beginning at noon on the day before the parade. Grandstand seating prices start at $55.For more info: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/ Visitor hotline: Call 1-877-793-9911
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (1st Saturdays of the month. Storytime starts at 2:30 PM)Who: Families.How: No reservations.Cost: FREE with museum admission.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/i
Where: Norton Simon Museum of Art 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission. Adults $8; Patrons 18 and under: FREE; Students with valid ID: FREE.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 23 - Expressing Motherhood @ The Lilian Theater, Hollywood
Where: Lilian Theater 1076 N. Lillian Way, HollywoodWhen: Shows also from 1/28 - 1/30.Who: Parents.How: CLICK HERE for tickets or tickets by phone: 866-811-4111Cost: Ticket Price: $25.00For more info: http://www.expressingmotherhood.com/
Post Parade is a unique opportunity to get up close to the majestic beauty and splendor of the Rose Parade floats after they have made their New Year’s appearance on Colorado Boulevard. Please allow two hours for this breathtaking display and don’t forget your camera! Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Due to the popularity of this event, early arrival is suggested. No PETS or bikes allowed.
Where: Location: Approximately at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Washington Street. Parking: use of the Park-n-Ride shuttle is strongly recommended (see map on back for details) as street parking is extremely limited.When: 1:00 PM (JANUARY 1, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (general) JANUARY 2, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (senior citizens and disabled visitors) JANUARY 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (general))Who: Families.How: Advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.Cost: Admission: $10, free for children five and under Ticket sales end at 2:30 p.m.; venue closes at 5:00 p.m.
Now through January 9, 2011
Your bookmark could be selected as Vroman’s Bookstore’s official bookmark for next year! Enter either the grade K-3rd or the 4th-6th grade competition by designing a bookmark representing the theme of books and reading in the space provided. One bookmark from each category will be selected and the winning artists will each receive a $50 Vroman’s gift certificate, 50 copies of the bookmark to hand out to family and friends, and enough bookmarks for your teachers and class!
1. Use Color! Past winners have used lots of ...
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Expressing Motherhood is a live stage show performed by mothers sharing their life experiences regarding motherhood. Humorous and dramatic pieces are included so as to represent all aspects of mothering.
Madeline Holler of Babble.com says, “I wound up in a controlled sob midway through…(it had) everything to do with how the disconnect between what we expected from ...
Train Ride to Santa @ Travel Town
One tradition that I'm looking forward to this season is taking the kids to see Santa on the train ride at Travel Town in Griffith Park. You board the train for the North Pole at the Travel Town station and the train travels for a few minutes and then stops at the "North Pole" where Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves are waiting for the train to unload the passengers. You can have your photo taken with Santa, hang out and see the elves, and enjoy the lights. You ...
Thanks Caroline and Bruce!
Pasadena Villa Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 363 E Villa St, Pasadena 626.449.0179
Sierra Madre 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mariposa Ave & S Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre
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 ...
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)
Pacific Asia Museum (4th Friday)
Weekly Free Museum Days
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Grand Ave, Thursday 5-8pm)
MOCA Geffen Contemporary (Thursday 5-8 pm)
Skirball Cultural Center (Thursday)
FREE STORYTIMES IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY - Please call or check website before going.
Location: Currant Baby & Mommy 289 E. Green St., Pasadena (in Paseo Colorado)
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Description: This is an excellent opportunity to get to know other parents and children in the Pasadena area as well as enjoy a morning out.
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 ...
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