Friday, July 25, 2014

20% off Los Angeles Zoo Membership: Discount Coupon Promotion Code

 
The Los Angeles Zoo shared a code with me that takes 20% off any membership, a free plush animal, an additional $5 off membership of Family level or higher, & a tote bag for Family Deluxe level or higher


Seven levels of membership are available with this discount, from Individual Membership to Conservation Associate. Here is a sample of L.A. Zoo benefits at the Family Level: 



FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - $90,(regular price $109)
  • Free unlimited admission for two adults (one membership card with up to two names listed, or one name listed and any other adult can visit w/ adult listed)
  • Free admission for your own children and/or grandchildren (ages 2 - 17) for one year
  • Two one-day guest passes (up to a $36 value)
  • 10% discount in shops and restaurants
  • Subscriptions to Zooscape and Zoo View publications
  • Discounts to lectures, educational programs, and special events
  • Invitation to exclusive member only events
  • Tax-deductible amount: $119
Bonus #1 Parking is always free at the Zoo!
Bonus #2: Zoo/Aquarium Reciprocal List. Visit any of the  160+ partner museums and zoos across the United States, Canada, and Mexico on the reciprocal list and get free or discounted admission!
The discount code is 11405MMW. This code expires 7/31/14. Sign up for membership in person, at the zoo, or online. If buying membership online the code must be manually typed in, do not cut & paste. Thanks to the Los Angeles Zoo for the discount!

Membership prices are set to increase in August, jump on the savings now!

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive • Los Angeles, CA • 90027 • 323/644-4759
http://www.lazoo.org/membership

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Food Truck Event: Cantwell High School, Friday 7/25

Food trucks will be at Cantwell High School this Friday 7/25/14 from 5-10pm.  Cantwell is located At 329 North Garfield in Montebello.
 
Cantwell :)
Photo Credit: Shelia Delgadillo's Mother-in-Law
Thanks for sharing the photo!

Farmer's Market: Monterey Park, Fridays 4-8pm & Night Market on selected Fridays!


I enjoy taking my kids to local Farmer's Markets. To make it interesting I give each of them $5 & permission to buy any fruits and vegetables they want. They like the idea of having money to spend and since they made the purchase they usually eat what they buy. Try it with your kids!

The city of Monterey Park hosts a Farmer's Market every Friday from 4-8pm in the library parking lot. Parking is available on the street or behind the library in the parking lot.


For more information visit: http://www.montereyparkfm.com/
 or visit the

Monterey Park Farmer's Market
Every Friday
4:00PM - 8:00PM
318 S. Ramona, Monterey Park, CA 91754

One Friday a month the Farmer's Market turns into the "Night Market" featuring extra entertainment and later hours.
July 25
August 22
September 19
http://mpknightmarket.com/
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Night Out Event: Montebello, Tuesday 8/5

 


The fine print reads, "*Food & drinks available for purchase. This free family event is designed to celebrate police & community partnerships within the City of Montebello. Join us and receive free information about crime prevention, safety, general health, and the importance of building a strong community. For additional information and questions, please contact Corporal Brandon Contreras at (323)887-1200 x277 or bcontreras@cityofmontebello.com"

 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kidgits Club Carnival Event: Shops at Montebello, 7/19 & CIRCUS TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!


 
Step right up and join The Shops at Montebello for family fun at the
Saturday, July 19
Noon to 1:30 p.m
 
Families can enjoy an acrobatic stunt dog show at Noon & 1pm, and enter a raffle to win Ringling Brothers Circus Tickets! Simon Kidgits Members will receive free tickets to play 10 carnival games, where everyone comes away with a prize.
 
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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
 
 
The Shops at Montebello has generously donated a 4-pack of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey "Legends" ticket vouchers for one lucky MontebelloMom.com reader!
 
**Click here to enter the giveaway.**






 

 Congratulations to lucky winner Michele Guerrero!
Have fun at the circus Michele!
 
Giveaway rules: Deadline to enter is Saturday, July 19, at 11:59pm. To enter click the link above & fill out the form. One winner will receive 4 ticket vouchers redeemable at Citizens Bank Arena Box Office for any one 7/18-7/22 performance, or Honda Center Box Office for any one 7/25-8/3 performance, in person for 4 reserved seat tickets to Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey "Legends." Value $80. All entries will be numbered and the winning entry will be chosen by a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email. Tickets will be delivered via the United States Postal Service, or in person by a representative from MontebelloMom.com. One entry per person. Incomplete entries & duplicate entries will be disqualified. The winner's name will be published on MontebelloMom.com. Personal information collected in the entry form is not used for any purpose other than this giveaway. All personal information will be deleted after a winner is chosen.  Good luck!
 
 

 


Betty Boop Festival: Heavenly Choice, Montebello, 9am-2pm

Best Start Photo Shoot: East L.A. Library, 7/26






































 
 

Health Fair: Hanson Medical Plaza, Montebello, 7/19


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Free Ride & Admission to LACMA for Montebello Residents, Sunday, 7/20


Free Day at LACMA for Montebello residents!
 
Sunday, July 20
In conjunction with the Montebello Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA, join us on Sunday, July 20, 2014, for a free day at the museum. Simply tell one of our Ticket Offices that you’re from the Montebello area, and we’ll give you free admission. Take part in family-friendly art activities, explore the galleries through tours, and view a new video artwork by Nicole Miller that features residents from the Montebello–area community.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Catch a FREE RIDE TO LACMA on Sunday, July 20!!!

Meet the bus at the  parking lot at Montebello City Park.
 
Board the bus: 10:00a.m. Depart: 10:30am.
 
Enjoy the day at LACMA!

Re-board at LACMA: 4:00pm

The trip takes between 30 minutes - 1 hour depending on traffic.

LACMA will provide program notes for bus tours, as well as a greeter upon arrive at LACMA.


 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Day Camp & Classes: Trinity Church, Monterey Park, 2014

Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Monterey Park offers a summer day camp through the month of July and classes for children & adults starting July 18.

Trinity Church
1951 S. Garfield Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754
323-890-4541



Summer Classes
Creative Dance & Youth Jazz, ages 3-5
Ballet & Tap, ages 6-9
Ballet, Jazz Turns, & Leaps, ages 8+
Intro to Karate, ages 6-14
Intermediate Karate, ages 8-14
Bible Quizzing, ages 6-12
Intermediate Guitar, ages 11-18
Advanced Guitar, ages 11-18
Karate, ages 13+
Youth Group, ages 11-18
Intro to Guitar, ages 18+
English (ESL) Club, ages 18+
 
 
 
Thanks to MontebelloMom.com reader, Jenny T., for sharing this information!

 

Thank You Thursdays: Shops at Montebello, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24


 
 
 

Concert in the Park: Shively Middle School, South El Monte, 7/21

A special thanks to MontebelloMom.com Facebook friend, Tiffany Espinoza, for sharing this event!
 

Autism Awareness Event: Calvary Chapel, Montebello, 7/19

A special thanks to MontebelloMom.com Facebook friend, Tellie Trillo, for sharing this event!
 
Autism Awareness Event
Saturday, July 19
10am - 2pm
931 S. Maple Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640

Monday, July 7, 2014

Orange County Fair: Costa Mesa, 7/11- 8/10, & TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!

I love taking my family to the O.C. Fair! I grew up only going to the fair in Pomona, but once I heard about the Orange County Fair, I gave it a try, and it's awesome!

It's about a third of the size of the L.A. County Fair which means parking is closer & the kids don't get as tired. The O.C. Fair also offers lots of promotions for free rides and admission, making it so affordable  & fun it's well worth the trip to Costa Mesa!

  
Friday, July 11: Opening Day. Free Admission & Free Parking from Noon - 1pm.
 
Active & Retired Military w/ ID: Free fair admission.


Read & Ride Program: Kids ages 5-11 can read 2 books, fill in a form, and get 3 free carnival rides! Parents must download the form and have their children fill it out prior to visiting the fair.

 
 We Care Wednesdays:
  • Wednesday, July 16:  Food Drive.  Donate five non-perishable food items and get free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Noon-3pm.
  • Wednesday, July 23: Children's Book Drive. Donate one new children's book or three gently used children's book and receive free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Noon-3pm.
  • Wednesday, July 30: Clothing Drive. Donate five gently used clothing items and get free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Noon-3pm.
  • Wednesday, August 6: School Supply Drive. Donate new school supply items valued at $5 or more and receive free fair admission and a free carnival ride. Receipt required. Noon-3pm.
Thursdays: Kids under 12 get into the fair for FREE!

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Unlimited ride wristband + 2 games for $30.

Fridays: $2 Rides & $2 Games from Noon-4pm
 
Saturdays & Sundays: $3 admission from 10am-11am. Free off-site parking with shuttle service.

Promotions can be combined! For example:

Visit on Opening Day. Get free admission & free parking from noon-1pm. Have the kids fill out the book report & get 3 free carnival rides per kid.

Visit on a Wednesday, bring a donation to cover everyone in your group and get free fair admission & a free carnival ride per person. Have the kids fill out the book reports and get 3 more carnival rides per kid.

Visit on a Thursday, kids get free admission. Have the kids fill out the book report & they each get 3 free rides.

Visit on Saturday or Sunday. Park in the free off-site parking area at 9:30am. Take the shuttle to the fair. Pay $3 admission for everyone in your group. Have the kids fill out the book report & get they each get 3 free rides!

Visit Friday-Sunday. Take the Metrolink to the O.C. Fair, show your Metrolink ticket, hop on the O.C. Express bus for a free ride to the fair. On the bus, get a coupon for $3 fair admission. Have the kids fill out a book report & get 3 free rides per kid.
 

Fair Admission Prices: General (13-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $7, Youth (6-12) $7, Children under 5 are free. Fair parking is $10, cash only. The Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Orange County Fair
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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TIPS for Visiting the OC FAIR
  1. If the Fair Drive exit off the 55 South is congested, take the following exit at 22nd Street. Make a right at the signal then follow the signs leading to the fair gates.
  2. The fair grounds are 4 miles from the ocean. When the sun sets it gets downright chilly. My husband and I felt okay, but 71 degrees for a toddler is cold. Bring sweaters if you plan to stay the evening.
  3. Ride tickets are 50 cents each at the fair. There is no quantity discount. Rides require 6-12 tickets. For your convenience there are vendors wearing flags in the ride area selling tickets.
  4. Kiddie rides have a 36" height requirement and some ride don't allow kids to ride alone unless they are 42" tall.
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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
 
The O.C. Fair has generously donated a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky MontebelloMom.com reader!
 
 **Click here to enter the giveaway.**

Congratulations to lucky reader
Fanny Tagawa!
A special thanks to all who entered.
 
Giveaway rules: Deadline to enter is Thursday, July 10, at 11:59pm. To enter click the link above & fill out the form. One winner will receive 4 general admission tickets to the O.C. Fair, value $48. All entries will be numbered and the winning entry will be chosen by a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email by the O.C. Fair Communications Department with instructions on how to obtain the tickets at O.C. Fair Guest Services. Incomplete entries & duplicate entries will be disqualified. One entry per person. The winner's name will be published on MontebelloMom.com. Personal information collected in the survey form is not used for any purpose other than this giveaway. All personal information will be deleted after a winner is chosen.  Good luck!
 

Huge BBQ grill at the OC Fair. Estimated size 100 square feet!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Watermelon Festival: Santa Anita Park, July 19-20 & TICKET GIVEAWAY


53rd Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club
Watermelon Festival
 
Saturday, July 19
10:00am to 9:00pm
&
Sunday, July 20, 2014
10:00am to 8:00pm

Santa Anita Park
285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

 
Two exciting and family friendly fun filled days of watermelon themed attractions, contests, live music, rides and games, an international bazaar and tasty treats.  
 
Every admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel for additional prizes…and every one’s a winner!

Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 children, $8.00 for seniors and active military personnel. Children under two are free. Presale discount tickets are available online.

Parking is $4.00. Festival entrance is Gate #6 off the Colorado Lot on Colorado Place.

   
Funds raised by the Watermelon Festival are used by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club to support local youth and community activities, disaster relief, and health and vision conservation programs in California, across the nation and throughout the world.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
 
The Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club has generously donated a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky MontebelloMom.com reader!
 
 **Click here to enter the giveaway.**

Congratulations to lucky reader,
Caroline Quintero!
Thanks to all who entered!
 
Giveaway rules: Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 8, at 11:59pm. To enter click on the link above & fill out the form. One winner will receive 2 adult one-day admission tickets & 2 child  one-day admission tickets to the 2014 Watermelon Festival, value $30. All entries will be numbered and the winning entry will be chosen by a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email. Tickets will be mailed via the USPS or delivered in person by Montebello Mom. Incomplete entries & duplicate entries will be disqualified. Open to residents of Los Angeles County only. One entry per person. The winner's name will be published on MontebelloMom.com & on the MontebelloMom Facebook page. MontebelloMom.com does not use personal information collected in the survey for any purpose other than giveaways. All personal information will be deleted after a winner is chosen.  Good luck!
 
 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Free Baseball Game Admission & Parking at "Nothing Night": San Manuel Stadium, San Bernardino


The Inland Empire 66ers Baseball Team is hosting a
 
"Nothing Night!"
Monday, July 7th
Parking Lot Opens 4:05pm
Gates Open 6:05pm
Game Time 7:05pm
San Manuel Stadium
280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
 
Everyone can enjoy a night at the ballpark with free admission & free parking!
Bring your own food & save even more!

The Inland Empire 66ers is a California League Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the 2013 California League Champions! Many of the players get bumped up to play with the Angels and regular Angel players often play with the 66ers before returning to the Angels after an injury.

Read about experiencing a 66ers game at San Manuel Stadium here.

The 66ers Facebook page answered some frequently asked questions about Nothing Night:
  • All you have to do is show up and walk through the gates, it's open bowl seating.
  • Ice chests are permitted but they will be searched upon entrance.
  • Food and beer will still be available to purchase.

BONUS: It's also "Man's Best Friend Monday!" On Mondays dogs are allowed in the lawn seating areas.



Minor League Baseball Games: Incredible Value & Awesome Experience

Last night my family attended a minor league baseball game. The San Bernardino 66ers played against the Visalia Rawhide team. The 66ers are an affiliate team to the Angels. I had so much fun I wanted to share the ins-and-outs of a minor league game with my readers.

Minor League games are a bargain compared with the cost of attending a Dodgers or Angels game.
The stadium holds only 5,000 so every seat is a great seat.

Besides the baseball game, the 66ers organization offers a wide range of entertainment:
    Rolling Tires!
  • Spectators can sign up at the information booth for a chance to participate in in-between inning games. 
  • The 66ers Dance Team entertains the crowd with routines and helps with the activities.
  • Hot Dogs and T-shirts are thrown into the stadium seats, and there are foul balls a plenty to be caught by any brave spectator.
  • Bernie, the 66ers mascot, dances, visits with fans, poses for pictures, and high-fives anyone in his path throughout the game.
  • At the end of the game fans on the home side have the chance to catch a game ball as the players throw them into the stands.
  • During fireworks nights fans are invited to sit in the outfield for a better view.
  
Running the bases against "Bernie".

There is a supervised Fun Zone where kids can play in bouncers, $5 for an unlimited wristband.

For $5 visitors can have a birthday or anniversary message appear on the big screen.

Parents can sign their children up for the free Kids Club, with lots of perks such as free admission to all Sunday home games, a birthday card, a free meal, and  they can run the bases after every Sunday game.

Tickets can be purchased on game day or via Ticketmaster online. Ticket prices range from $5 for lawn seating (bring your own chairs/blankets) to $14 for the first row behind home plate. Parking is $5.

Special promotion nights run throughout the season with such things as bobble head giveaways, Lucha Libre masks, "50 cent Fridays" where hot dogs, bread sticks and quesadillas are 50 cents each, "Thirsty Thursdays" where beer and soda are $1 each, "Bark in the Ballpark" where pets are invited to enjoy the game with their owners, and "Turn Back the Clock Tuesdays" where tickets, parking, and beer are only $2 each.
 
Fans on the field ready to watch the fireworks.

For  more details please visit the

If you are more of a Dodger fan, you can catch the affiliate minor league team, the Quakes, play in Rancho Cucamonga.








Friday, July 4, 2014

Firework Shows in the Los Angeles area

Here are all the cities with large firework shows in L.A. County.

Find more information about the shows at SafeJuly4th.org or call (888)654-FIRE.


Saturday, June 28

El Sereno:  El Sereno Recreation Center

Lakewood:  25 Lakewood Center Mall
 

Lomita:  24428 Eshelman

Los Angeles:  Hollenbeck Park

Sunday, June 29

East Los Angeles:  East Los Angeles Civic Center

Eagle Rock:  Eagle Rock Recreation Center

Thursday, July 3

Altadena:  Golf Course

Cudahy:  Cudahy Park

Hawaiian Gardens:  Ferguson Elementary School

Norwalk:  North City Library

La Mirada:  La Mirada High School

La Puente:  La Puente Park

 

Friday, July 4

Alhambra:  Almansor Park

Artesia:  Artesia Park

Calabasas:  Calabasas High School

Cerritos:  Cerritos High School

Claremont:  Pomona College Campus

Commerce:  Rosewood Park

Crescenta Valley:  Crescenta Valley High School

Culver City:  West Los Angeles College

Diamond Bar:  Lorbeer Middle School

Gardena:  Rowley Park

Huntington Park:  Salt Lake Park
 

La Habra:  La Habra High School

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles:  Van Ness Park

 
Los Angeles: Grand Park

Marina Del Rey:  Barges off Beaches and Harbor


Monterey Park: Barnes Park

Pacific Palisades:  Palisades Charter High School

Pico Rivera:  El Rancho High School

Pomona: Fairplex

Porter Ranch:  Shepherd of the Hills Church

Rosemead:  Rosemead Park

San Pedro:  Cabrillo Beach Booster Barge at Los Angeles Harbor

Santa Clarita:  Valencia Town Center

South El Monte:  New Temple Park

South Gate:  South Gate Park

Stevenson Ranch: Drive Richard Rioux Memorial Park

Valencia:  Magic Mountain

Walnut:  Walnut High School

Woodland Hills:  Warner Ranch Park
 

Saturday, July 5

Avalon/Catalina:  Isthmus Cove - Barge

Lancaster:  Lancaster Municipal Stadium

 
Valencia:  Magic Mountain

Sunday, July 6

Agoura Hills:  Agoura High School
 
Valencia:  Magic Mountain
 
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

All Night Fishing Event: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

 
Friday, July 18, 4PM - Saturday, July 19, 6AM
751 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
 
Free Registration, Food, Bait, Raffle, & Popcorn!
Call 626-575-5526 for more information.
 

Planes Fire & Rescue Event: Disney Store


 
This event will occur at all regular Disney Store locations. The fine print reads, "While supplies last. Event times subject to change. Event open to kids ages 3 and up."

Summer Special: Teen Memberships at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA only $20/month!

Keep your teen active this summer! The Montebello-Commerce YMCA is offering a special summer sign-up for teens available exclusively for MontebelloMom.com readers!

Teen membership for ages 12-17 is only $20 a month and includes full use of the YMCA facility, pool, exercise classes, & fitness instructors.

Print out this article or show this page on your cell phone at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA when registering your teen & the $35 registration fee will be waived! This promotion is only valid through Tuesday, July 15.

Memberships are paid month-to-month with no long term commitment & can be cancelled by the member at any time without penalty. Teens can visit the YMCA on their own if parents sign a waiver granting permission for them to use the YMCA facilities without parental supervision.

2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
323-887-9622

 
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Montebello Concerts in the Park: 2014

Concerts are from 6:30-8:30pm in the bandshell at Montebello City Park, 1300 W. Whittier Blvd.
For more information call Montebello Parks & Recreation 323-887-1200, ext. 540.

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Summer Concerts in the Park, 2014

The following cities in our area are hosting free summer concerts. Pack a picnic, a blanket, chairs, and enjoy the free entertainment.
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El Monte

 
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Rowland Heights (Puente Hills): Schabarum Park



July 1: Manny Glass Band
July 8: Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
July 15: Hot August Night - Dean Colley
July 22: Vaud and the Villains
July 29: Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Shootout
August 5: Cold Duck
August 12: Three Mo' Tenors
 
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Rosemead
Friday Nights, 7pm.
Garvey Park, 7933 Emerson Place
Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Avenue
 
July 11: Stone Soul at Garvey Park
July 18: Fresh at Rosemead Park
July 25: Hard Day’s Night at Garvey Park
August 1: Bumptown at Rosemead Park
 
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Whittier



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The Marine Corps Band performing at Schabarum Park in Puente Hills, 2011.