Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Parent/Child Summer Classes: Montebello, July 2011

Kids smiling girl jumpingThe Montebello Adult School program hosts Mommy & Me type class for pre-schoolers and their parents. The classes usually run in the fall and spring semesters but this summer July classes are available!

The information for this particular Summer class came from Ms. Katie, who runs the program at Bella Vista Elementary school in Room 36, 2410 Findlay Ave., Monterey Park. Summer parking is available in the staff parking lot.


Parents with Toddlers Class
 (Ages 1 – 3 yrs)
Tuesdays 9 am to 12 noon
July 5, 12, 19 & 26

Parents with Preschoolers Class
(Ages 3 – 5 yrs)
Thursdays 9 am to 12 noon
July 7, July 14, July 21

Discovery Science Center Field Trip
Wednesday, July 13th 9:30 am
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana
$8.00 ages 3 and up. Parking fee extra.

 Aquarium of the Pacific Field Trip
Thursday, July 28th 8:30 am
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
$6.00 ages 3 and up. Parking fee extra.

Class Information:
  • Registration cards will be handed out on the first day of class only.
  • Please take registration card to: Montebello Adult School offices at 149 N. 21st Street. 
  • Registration cards are due no later than July 12.
  • The registration fee is $5.50 for one child, or $7.50 for two children.
  • No students will be added after July 7th.
  • We have snack time in during class. Please bring a nutritious lunch/snack for you and your child. For example: fruits, veggies, sandwiches, pasta, water, and milk.
  • Consistent and regular attendance is mandatory for the support of this program.
  • For more information email Ms. Katie at hellokatie@earthlink.net.

Monday, June 27, 2011

No Cost Weatherization for Low Income Renters/Home Owners

I met this group at a community service fair. The volunteers are retired Veterans and they weatherize and repair homes or low income families to make them more energy efficient. To see if you qualify, contact:

Veterans in Community Service, Inc.
10260 Matern Place, Santa Fe Springs, 90670
(562) 863 - 74444

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Armenian Food Festival: Montebello, Saturday 6/25

The annual Armenian Food Festival at Holy Cross Church will be held this weekend, Saturday, June 25 from Noon - 10pm.

There will be live music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, shopping, a kid zone and lots more.

Admission is $2, kids 12 and under are free. Free parking is available at the Park and Ride lot on the corner of Montebello Blvd and Lincoln Ave. For more information visit:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Concerts in the Park: Rosemead

The city of Rosemead presents,

Free Summer Concert Series


Bring something to sit on and a a picnic or purchase food from vendors at the park.
For more information click on the dates above.

Shakespeare in the Park: Schabarum Park, Rowland Heights

Shakespeare By the Sea presents,

Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

King Lear
Wednesday, August 3

 at Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park, 17250 East Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Admission and parking are free. Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs to enjoy these two Shakespeare classics.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Concerts in the Park: El Monte, Wednesdays July 6 - Aug. 3

The city of El Monte presents,
"Rockin' Wednesdays" Concerts in the Park
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte

July 6, 2011: Klymaxx
July 13, 2011: Hector Dominguez
July 20, 2011: Barela
July 27, 2011: La Internacional Sonora Show
August 3, 2011: City Beat

Monday, June 13, 2011

Great American Backyard Campout Event, Saturday 6/25

Join the nationwide event when thousands of families spend a night under the stars camping in their own backyard. The Great American Backyard Campout is scheduled for Saturday, June 25. Buy some marshmallows, gather your family, and enjoy the fresh air right in your own backyard.

Free U2 Concert Tickets!

Nancy from San Gabriel shared an event where you can get free U2 concert tickets! You'll need to be available to donate a pair of shoes at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood on Tuesday 6/14 from 3-4pm. Only 300 pairs of tickets will be given away, you will want to make the line early. It's open to all ages, so bring your little ones to donate shoes! Thanks Nancy!

Kids make a Father's Day Cake & Card for $3 at Albertsons, 6/18

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Free Disney Character Call for Potty Training Toddlers

Huggies Pull Ups and Disney are offering a free encouragement call for potty training toddlers. Parents can register online to have Cinderella or Lightning McQueen call their child on their cell phone within 15 minutes of registering. A text message confirming the cell phone number will be sent to the cell phone prior to the call.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Montebello Disney Store: Cars 2 Events

I stopped by the Montebello Disney store today and I was given a Cars 2 promotion event booklet. There will be Cars 2 in-store events every Saturday in June. Each Saturday will feature a new challenge and kids will receive a passport that they can stamp at each event.
Saturday, June 4: CAR-a-te Lesson, Japan, kids make a  headband (10:30, Noon, 1:30pm)
Saturday, June 11: Mater's Secret Mission, Italy, help Mater create a secret identity (10:30, Noon, 1:30pm)
Saturday, June 18: High Speed Racing Adventure, France, make a French flag (10:30, Noon, 1:30pm)
Saturday, June 25: Secret Message, England, use a decoder badge to uncover the secret (anytime between 11-1:30pm)

Kids Eat Free & parents can get Free Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets at Kavikas in Long Beach

If you are planning a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach you can pick up free discount tickets by dining at Kavikas. Kavikas is a restaurant adjacent to the parking structure for the Aquarium of the Pacific. It is located on the second level by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant.

Kavikas offers two promotions for families that can be used together:
  • Kids Eat Free: One child can eat for free off of the kids menu for each adult menu entree.
  • Free Aqurarium Ticket: Order a "Sustainable Seafood" entree and get a free ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific.   July 2012: The promotion has been changed to a coupon for $5 off the price of an adult ticket or $3 the price of a child ticket.

My family dined at Kavikas and ordered two adult entrees and 3 child entrees. We paid about $40 and received a free Aquarium ticket for my husband's fish entree. Kavikas is a very nice restaurant and the food was delicious. I highly recommend it as the place to get dinner and free discount aquarium tickets.
Get more free Aquarium tickets at the Aquarium of the Pacific's One-Mile Kid's Fun Run. Register your child to participate and they will receive free admission to the Aquarium on raceday.

The Aquarium offers a 10% discount for AAA members, Regular adult admission is $25, seniors are $22, and children (3-11) are $13, children 2 and under are free. Parking in the structure adjacent to the Aquarium is $8.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Incredible Albertson's Gift Card Offer

Albertsons is having its great gift card promotion again!

Buy $100 in gift cards from the hundreds Albertsons offers and get a $20 coupon to use towards a future Albertsons grocery purchase. The $20 coupon is good on any food item except dairy, alcohol, and tobacco.

This promotion is only valid through Tuesday, June 21, 2011. If you have any questions ask the cashier or store manager before you check out. Gift cards are non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Albertsons gift cards are excluded. If you want to purchase more than $500 you need to make multiple transactions because the register will only print out five $20 off coupons at a time. You must use your Albertson's reward card.

Think of your summer expenses...buy enough gift cards to cover Disney tickets, buy Southwest airline gift cards for a getaway weekend, stock up on gift cards to Old Navy and JCPenny for back to school shopping, there are gift cards for Ticketmaster, iTunes, Applebees, Lowes, Kmart, Sears, sporting events, Pottery Barn, Starbucks, movie theatres, Legoland, Container Store, Nike, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, and dozens more!

I used this deal to purchase my family's Disney Annual Passes. We saved for quite some time and bought $1400 worth of Disney gift cards to cover the cost of the passes at Albertsons and came out with $280 in free groceries. At what other time are you going to get a deal on something you are going to buy anyway? With this promotion, you get something back and it's worth it!

All Things Kids Expo: Victoria Gardens, Saturday 6/11

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Free Graduation Lei Making Demonstrations: Heavenly Choice, Montebello

Show the graduate in your life that they are special by creating or giving a unique handmade lei from Heavenly Choice!
Heavenly Choice will have Lei Making demonstrations just in time for graduation season.

Attend the demonstration for the type of Lei you are interested in and either buy a pre-made packet starting at $5 and up, or pre-order a custom lei for your graduate.

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5
Noon - 3pm
Kindergarten & Children's Cellophane Leis

Monday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 8
4:00 - 6:00pm
High School Leis made of money, ribbons, and bows

Friday, June 10 from 4:00- 6:00 & Saturday, June 11 from Noon - 3pm
 Fresh Flower Leis

Heavenly Choice
534 N. Montebello Blvd, Montebello 90640
323 728-2728

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free Father's Day or Graduation Ad in the PennySaver

The PennySaver is delivered every Wednesday and offers readers free greetings at any time.

Congratulate your recent graduate, wish someone a happy birthday, or send a father's day message.

You can call, tweet, or mail your message.

Messages must be received by Thursday at 5pm to be published the following week.

Mail Today: Albertsons Double Coupons

In today's mail was an Albertsons Book of Saving with two coupons on the back cover that will double a manufacturer's coupon up to $1! The fine print says you need to have an Albertsons club card and it's limited to one coupon per customer per transaction. To make the most out of this double coupon, use it with a manufacturer's coupon valued at $1.00 or more.

FYI: Did you know you can combine a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupon? For example, on the front of the Albertsons Book of Savings is a coupon for Coca-Cola. The Albertsons store coupon will give you 3 12-packs of soda for $11. I have a coupon for $2 off 2 12-packs, combine that with the double coupon and I'll end up paying $8 for the 3 12-packs, or 22 cents a can which is pretty close to my stock up price.

Math & Science Expo: Pomona Fairgrounds, Saturday 6/4

4th Annual Nancy Mc Cracken Science, Mathematics,
Service Learning, and Arts Expo

A FREE and FUN family event!

Scientific Experiments, Displays, & Demonstrations

This event is taking place this Saturday, June 4, from 1 - 4pm at the Pomona Fairgrounds. There are games, workshops, take home projects, workshops, & Sky Dome/Planetarium shows.  Free admission and free parking.