Friday, April 27, 2012

Montebello Farmer's Market! Saturday Nights through September!

It's back!
Montebello Farmer's Market

Saturday Nights
5:00 - 9:00 pm

Now - September 29 August 18!

Montebello Mall: Plaza Parking Lot

I attended the Farmer's Market several times last year and my family had a great time!

The market features dozens of booths to browse through, fresh produce, and plants.
There are plenty of seats to sit and enjoy freshly cooked food while listening to live music. There's also a fun section for kids with a large jumper, $3 for ~10 minutes of play.

My kids love the Gourmet French Fries booth, a bag of  fresh cut french fries with a selection of seasonings and 11 kinds of ketchup & dipping sauces, $3-5. My husband enjoys the Apple Pie Candy Apple from Candylicious, $6.

Parking is available in the same lot as the Farmer's Market. Restrooms, fancy port-a-potties, are set up near the rear of the market for public use.
For more information about the Farmer's Market click here.

Regular performers at the Farmer's Market, Lance & Gary. Ask them to play "La Bamba", it's worth the $1 tip!

A step up from porta potties!
Honey Sticks! 5 for $1

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Carnival: Montebello, 4/27-4/29

To find current information about OLMM Carnival for 2013 click below:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Montebello AYSO, Soccer Sign Ups: Montebello, Saturday 4/21

Montebello AYSO Soccer Sign-Ups

Saturday, April 21, 2012
10am - 1pm

La Merced Intermediate

For boys and girls ages 4-18.  For more information click here

Friday, April 13, 2012

Youth Expo: Saturday & Sunday, Orange County Fairgrounds: FREE!

The OC Fair & Event Center presents

The Youth Expo Experience

Hours are Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission is free all three days and many activities are free of charge. Parking is $5.

Family-friendly activities include:
  • the Centennial Farm gardens and animal pens
  • cow milking
  • oxen team demonstrations
  • hands-on arts and crafts
  • bubble rollers
  • hay rides
  • Bug Barn
  • “Thank a Farmer Magic Show”
  • Gale Webb’s Extreme Sports & Air Show
  • Wild Science hands-on exhibits
  • blacksmith and leather-making demos
  • worm farm
  • butter-making demos
  • a play zone for young children
  •  free family entertainment all day

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chuck E. Cheese Online Skeeball Game: Free Tickets!

Click here to play a fun online version of Chuck E. Cheese's Skeeball game. Play over and over again and until you get your best high score. When you are happy with your score, print out the voucher for the number of tickets earned, up to 40, and take it with you on your next trip to Chuck E. Cheese! The fine print says, "1 Free Ticket Reward print out can be redeemed per child, per day."

Combine the online tickets with the free tokens offer,where you can print out certificates for being a great student, potty training and more! Have a great time at Chuck E. Cheese!

Pio Pico Park: Closing July 1: Visit & Donate while you can!

Pio Pico Park is scheduled to close on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Through local donations and the city of Whittier, Pio Pico park will stay open though the end of 2012!

The orgnaization, "Friend of Pio Pico" is holding a fund raising drive, asking for donations and collecting recyclables in an effort to raise $80,000 which is the cost to keep the park open for an additional year.

Donations can be made online at or by dropping off recyclables at the park on designated Saturdays.

The park is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30-4:00.

A celebration honoring Pio Pico's birthday is scheduled for Friday, May 4, Noon-3pm. Cake and refreshments will be served.

The annual Fiesta de Pio Pico will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 11-4pm.

Pio Pico Park is located at 6003 Pioneer Blvd, in Whittier. For more information visit

This could be your family enjoying the day at Pio Pico Park!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Free 12 Week Excercise & Good Eating Habits program for Kids & Teens!

Beverly Hospital in partnership with the Montebello-Commerce YMCA
KidsFit 2011
A program for Children and Teens

KidsFit is a free 12-week program designed to help overweight kids ages 7-18 develop good eating and exercise habits. Program includes individual and family nutrition education and an exercise program for different age groups.

The last time I checked classes were twice a week in the afternoons. There are three more sessions this year.
  • Session 3: April 24 - July 12, Register by 4/20
  • Session 4: September 7 - November 29, Register by 9/7
  • Session 5: October 30 - December 13, Register by 10/26

Register in person at the YMCA. The program is free to everyone and you do not need to be a YMCA member to participate!
I've been at the YMCA during previous sessions and the kids all appeared to enjoy themselves. The YMCA staff person in charge of the exercise program had the kids playing games, learning dances, and there was always music and laughter coming out of the room.

For more information call the Beverly Hospital Community Outreach Center at 323-725-5033 or visit/call the YMCA at 2000 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640, 323-887-9622.

Duct Tape Art Workshop for Teens: E.L.A. Library, Tuesday, 4/17

I can see it now, duct tape wallets, purses, bags, book covers...

Books! Books! Books! Used Book Sale: East LA Library & all County Libraries

The Friends of the East Los Angeles Library is hosting a used book fair and spring boutique from April 9 to May 2, 2012.

Thousands of books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and audio books are available. The items sold are library discards or were donated by schools and individuals. At the last sale, children's books were 25 cents each and many were in great or new condition.

All Los Angeles County Libraries will be holding a used book sale called, "Books! Books! Books!", on Saturday, April 14, 2012. For more information visit

Earth Day: Longo Toyota, Friday, April 20

Earth Day
Friday, April 20

Longo Toyota
3534 N. Peck Road, El Monte

  • Paper Shredding 1-3pm
  • Recycle Used Motor Oil
  • Free Oil Filter w/ turn in of used filter
  • E-waste Recycling
  • Fun for the Family: games, bouncer, t-shirt decorating, refreshments, giveways