Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific Free Kids Fun Run: Long Beach, 10/8, Register now!

Kids 6-12 years old can register for the Aquarium of the Pacific's Kid One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

Registration is open to the first 2,000 children. Register now to reserve a spot!

All children who participate will receive free entry into the Aquarium of the Pacific on race day, a medal, and  a Finishers Certificate.

Kids run with their age group. Start times begin at 9am with the 12 year olds and finish with the 6 year olds at 11:40am.

Click here for more information.

*Special thanks to Ceclia C. for sharing the event!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sams's Club Trial Membership: 10 Weeks for $10

For a limited time Sam's Club is offering a special trial membership for new members.

Sam's Club has locations in El Monte, City of Industry, South Gate, La Habra, and Long Beach.

Regular Sam's Club membership is $40 for Advantage Membership and $35 for Business Membership.

The fine print reads, "Offer good for new Advantage or Business Membership sign-ups only. Membership includes one primary cards and one spouse (or other household member over the age of 18) card. Business Membership includes one primary card, one company card and one spouse (or other household member over the age of 18) card. Offer good through June 5, 2011."

For more information, visit the Sam's Club membership desk.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shop & Eat Free at IKEA this Memorial Day Weekend!

IKEA Covina is having a Memorial Day special! Eat at the IKEA restaurant save your receipt, make a purchase of $100 or more in IKEA furnishings and the receipt is deducted from your total. You'd essentially eat for FREE!

IKEA is one of my favorite stores, the restaurant serves delicious food, it has a private family restroom, and a play area where kids can stay and play (for free!) for up to an hour while parents shop!

This Memorial Day Weekend IKEA is the Spring Clearance Event. Outdoor patio furniture and planting pots are on sale up to 60% off of the original purchase price.

To read more about the Eat Free at IKEA offer click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Diabetes EXPO: Saturday, 5/21, 10am - 4pm

The American Diabetes Association is hosting a Diabetes Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, May 21.  The ADA website says,
The Los Angeles EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention for Seniors, Youth and all ethnic populations.
The Expo runs from 10:00am  to 4:00pm. Convention Center parking is $12 or take the Metro and save. Pre-register online and avoid waiting in line. For more information click here.

Water Reclamation & Landfill Tour: Saturday 6/4, 9-12:30pm

Find out what happens behind the scenes when you flush the toilet or the garbage truck hauls the trash away.

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County is offering a free tour of the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant (NW corner of the 60 & 605 Freeways) and the Puente Hills Landfill.

The tours are scheduled for Saturday, June 4. The tour of the Water Reclamation Plant begins at 9:00 and the Puente Hills Landfill tour starts at 10:30. Interested parties can join one or both tours. Tours start at the Sanitation District Office on Workman Mill Road in Whittier. All tour participants must be 7 years or older.

For more information call (562) 908 - 4288, ext. 2300 or click here to see the official flyer.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Job Fair: Walnut, Saturday 5/21, 11-2pm

The city of Walnut will host a Job Fair at the Walnut Senior Center Saturday, May 21 from 11am - 2pm.

For more information visit:

Thanks to Maria for sharing this event!

Avocado Festival: La Habra Heights, Saturday 5/21, 10-4pm

The city of La Habra Heights
presents the
10th Annual Avocado Festival

Saturday, May 21
10:00am - 4:00pm

1885 Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA

For more information

Los Nietos Community Celebration: Saturday 5/21, 11-4pm

Los Nietos School District celebrates it's 150th year with a

Community Celebration
at Los Nietos Middle School
Saturday, May 21
11:00am - 4:00pm

Live entertainment, food, games, raffles, silent auctions,
and a student artwork gallery.

For more information click here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cambodian Dance Presentation: Montbello Library, Saturday, 5/14, 2pm

khmerThe Montebello Library is celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a presentation of traditional Cambodian dancing by the Khrner Arts Cultural Center.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640, (323) 722-6551

Spring Carnival: OLMM Catholic Church, Montebello, Friday 5/13 - Sunday 5/15

Click below to find the current post about the OLMM Carnival for 2013:


Friday, May 13, 2011

Drum Downtown: Downtown LA, Saturdays 7/9, 8/13, 9/3, 10am

The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a Drum Downtown event. The Music Center's website says:
"Did you know that drumming can help relieve stress? Join us on a Saturday morning and find out for yourself. Bang on a drum and make music in the moment at this unique outdoor group experience. Drums and other percussion instruments are provided. No experience necessary."
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, August 13
Saturday, September 3
10:00 - 11:30am

Parking at the Music Center is $9. For more information visit the Music Center's website here.

Holiday Music Sing-Along: Downtown LA, Friday 12/16

The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a a Holiday Music Sing-Along. The Music Center's website says,
 "An annual holiday tradition not to be missed! Sing along, have fun and celebrate this festive time of the year under the cool wintry skies."
Friday, December 16, 2011
6:30 - 8:00pm

Parking at the music center is $9. For more information visit the Music Center's website here.

Used Book Sale: Whittier, Saturday 5/14, 9am - 4pm

The Whittier Friends of the Library is hosting their semi-annual used book sale.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
9am - 4pm

Proceeds from the sale will be used to support special library programs for children.

6703 Comstock Avenue, Whittier

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paseo Spring Fest: Pasadena, Saturday 5/14 & Sunday 5/15

A celebration of art and music, Paseo Colorado will be filled with "fine artists, craftspeople, musicians, confectioners, select sponsors, entetertainers, and unique offerings not typically found at Paseo Colorado Retailers." -www.paseospringfest.com

Saturday, May 14, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 15, 11am - 6pm

Paseo Spring Fest
Paseo Colorado Shopping Center
280 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA

Big Parade: Community Walk through Los Angeles, Sat & Sun 5/21-522, 8am

A free two-day walk promoting community starts at Angel's Flight in Downtown, and ends at the Hollywood sign. The website says, "No sponsors. No prizes. Just a walk with (a lot) of your neighbors."

The whole thing has a quirky feel to it.

Veteran's Event: Honoring Veterans & their families, Arcadia, Saturday 5/28, 10-3pm

Job Fair: City of Industry, Tuesday, May 17, 10-2:30pm

Toys R Us, City of Industry: Re-locating! Save up to 50%!

The Toys R Us on Gale Avenue off the 60 Freeway is re-locating to the Puente Hills Mall.

The entire store is up to 50% off.

I don't know how long this location will remain open. I called the store and no one picked up the phone.  I called 1-800-TOYS-R-US and the representative said the location is in the system as still  being open. You may want to call to make sure before you visit.

Toys R Us
17961 Gale Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91744

If you find the store closed, you can visit the Mattel Toy Store Outlet which is located on the corner of Valley and Stimson, in Industry.

Monrovia Day: Parade & Celebration: Thursday 5/12 - Saturday 5/14

The City of Monrovia is celebrating it's 125th anniversary with a weekend full of events.

Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. is the Monrovia Day Parade

Friday, May 13 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. is a Family Festival and Business Showcase

Saturday, May 14, Monrovia Day Celebration. Various stores in the the Old Town area will sponsor events. A cupcake contest, face painting, craft tables and more.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Activity: Albertsons, Montebello, Saturday 5/7, 10-4pm

Albertsons had a cupcake decorating station at the Easter Egg Hunt, it was a lot of fun, they let the kids use as many sprinkles as they wanted! I'm sure this event will be just as fun.

Win a $25 Macy's Gift Card tonight at the Montebello Mall!

The Shops at Montebello Mall has asked Montebello Mom to set up a booth at tonight's Mom's Night Out event! 

Stop by my table and sign up for a chance to 
win a $25 Macy's gift card!

Center Court 5:30-7:30

Congratulations to #16 Jasmine Moreno, out of 47 entries she was the $25 Macy's gift card winner!
A special thanks to the Shops at Montebello Mall for donating the card!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Krikorian Theatre, Pico Rivera: Summer Movies for $1, Tuesdays 6/21-8/23

The Krikorian Theatre in Pico Rivera is hosting a summer series of movies for kids and their families!
Tuesdays, starting June 21 through August 23.

Tickets are only $1 per person.

Many movies are from the previous summer and include, How to Train your Dragon, Megamind, Shrek Forever After, Diary of  Wimpy Kid, Gulliver's Travels, Marmaduke, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Lightning Thief, Ramona & Beezus, and Despicable Me.

The Krikorian Theatre is located on the corner of Whittier and Paramount Blvds in Pico Rivera.