Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kids Free w/ Adult Admission to Sea World in October!!!

Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld® San Diego
During the entire month of October Sea World, San Diego, is offering children ages 3-9 free admission with each full-paid adult admission.

Parents also have the option of adding a Dolphin & Beluga Interaction where kids ages 10-12 are free with each paid adult, and/or the Dine with Shamu experience where kids ages 3-9 eat free with each paying adult. Make reservations in advance as both of these programs have limited availability.

A special thanks to Facebook friend, Leli C. for sharing this event!


Free Legoland Kid Ticket: Dress like a Vampire!

Help break the World Record
for most vampires!!!
LEGOLAND, Carlsbad, CA
 Friday, October 4, 2013

All kids dressed as vampires for the event will recieve a free Legoland admission ticket valid 10/5-10/31/2013. All participants will be entered in a raffle to win 4 passes to Legoland and a $100 gift card. Registration begins at 4pm, world record count is at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Aquatics Open House: Montebello-Commerce YMCA

YMCA Aquatics Open House
Friday, 9/27
5:00 - 7:00PM
Saturday, 9/28
1:00 - 3:00PM
Montebello-Commerce YMCA
2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640

Fall Soccer & Cheerleading: YMCA Montebello

Register for Soccer or Cheerleading by Saturday, September 28 to avoid a $50 late fee!
Montebello-Commerce YMCA
2000 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640

Smart Gardening Workshop: Montebello, Saturday, 10/5

Pumpkin Festival, Kidspace Museum, Saturday, 10/5 & Sunday, 10/6

Pumpkin Festival
Saturday 10/5 & Sunday 10/6
9:30am - 5:00pm
Brookside Park / Kidspace Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
The event website reads, "Festival admission is free - as well as the live music/performances, selected crafts, promotions at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo opportunity at the pumpkin patch. There is also plenty of free parking in Lot I of the Rose Bowl adjacent to Brookside Park. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the bouncers, pony rides, games, food, and many other festival attractions."

Museum Day! Free Admission to participating Museums on Saturday 9/28

Saturday, 9/28/2013
Free Admission to
Participating Museums

Museum Day allows free admission to participating museums on 9/28/2013. Tickets must be obtained online prior to the museum visit.

In Southern California, there are dozens of participating museums, including the following museums in the Greater Los Angeles area:
Pasadena Museum of California Art
The Autry
Japanese American National Museum
Chinese American Museum
Grammy Museum at L.A. Live*
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum*
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Museum of Latin American Art
Heritage Museum of Orange County
Dr. Howe-Waffle House
Santa Ana Fire Museum
ExplOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
*regular adult admission price $10+


L.A. County Library 2013 Bookmark Contest

The 34th annual L.A. County Library Children's Bookmark competition is now open!
Families can pick up an entry form at any L.A. County Library or download a form to print at home here. Contest is open to children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 19, 2013. Each library will have it's own winner. Regional winning designs will be published online and printed for distribution at all county libraries in April 2014. Click here to view the Bookmark Contest winners from 2012.
A special thanks to Lorena V. a Librarian from City Terrace Library for sharing this contest!

Golf Clinic for Autistic Children: Pico Rivera Golf Course, Saturday, 10/19

For more information please visit

Donate Hair, Get Rebate on Haircut!

Now through October 31, 2013, purchase Pantene from Wal-Mart, cut and save a minimum of 8 inches of your hair, fill in the donation form, and receive a rebate of up to $30 to cover the cost of the haircut from Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program.

Beautiful Lengths creates wigs for cancer patients from the donated hair and gives them to the American Cancer Society to distribute.  Hair donation requirements can be viewed here. Request a donation kit with rebate form here.

Halloween Spooktacular: Pico Rivera, Saturday, 10/26

Halloween Spooktacular
 Saturday, October 26
5:00 - 8:00pm
Pico Park 
9528 Beverly Blvd, Pico Rivera


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot! Glendora 10/17 & West Covina 10/24

Science Night: ELAC,Friday, 9/27

ELAC: Engineering Club
Friday, September 27, 2013
From the ELAC SHEP Club Page: "The Engineering Club of East Los Angeles College is hosting the Noche de Ciencias event with the purpose of motivating K-12 students to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  We will have a hands on design project were the students will create the rules and build a game box. In addition, we will provide parents with free college awareness workshops regarding attending college, STEM disciplines, financial aid, and more. The club's goal is to host 150 students plus their parents/guardians."


Monday, September 23, 2013

Free Emergency Dental Treatment: 9/25 & 9/29

An article in the Whittier Daily News on 9/21 read, " one will be turned away. Persons who cannot be seen due to time constraints will receive passes for treatment on another day." The article was referring to services at the Whittier location.

Children's Book Festival: Costa Mesa, Sunday, 9/29

John Archambault, author of the popular Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!, and Rosemary Wells, author the Max & Ruby series will be presenting at the Festival. There will also be an animal, learn-to-draw, and a middle-school/teen stage with performances from 10am-4pm. Click here for a full list of authors making appearances click here.

2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Curious George Curiosity Day, Barnes & Noble, 9/21, 11am

Visit any Barnes & Noble store on Saturday, September 21 at 11am for a special storytime event featuring Curious George!

Barnes & Noble has locations in Puente Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, & Long Beach.


Route 66 Parade: Duarte, Saturday, 9/28

Saturday, September 28

The parade starts at the corner of Huntington Drive and Cotter Street and proceeds one mile east along historic Route 66.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

LAUSD 5K "Move It!" Challenge

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Dodger Stadium

This is the culminating event for LAUSD's Move It! Challenge, a campaign to promote the benefits of active living and healthy eating while raising important dollars to fund student activities like field trips and school athletic programs. LAUSD students participate for FREE! $5 for student t- shirt. All other participants $25. Click here for more information.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wizard of Oz Celebration: Shops at Montebello, 9/21

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, the Shops at Montebello will recreate the Emerald City on Saturday, September 21st from 12pm to 1:30pm in Center Court.

At the celebration, families can participate in a variety of imaginative The Wizard of Oz inspired activities to revel in the charming tradition of the YELLOW BRICK ROADTM. Children who attend will receive a map, which leads to various stations that feature viewings of The Wizard of Oz film clips, craft-making and coloring activities, cut-out character photo opportunities and exclusive movie-focused giveaways. Children who wear a Wizard of Oz themed costume will receive a free Rubie’s Red Trick-or-Treat pail, while supplies last.

Lego Store Two Extra Freebie Events for October!!

In addition to the monthly mini-model build on the first Tuesday of the month, the Lego Store will host two extra events in October that include fun freebies!

Thursday, October 10 at 5pm kids can build a Lego Fire Plane Model.

Thursday, October 31 kids in costume can pick up a Monster key chain.

All events are while supplies last. If you've never been to a Lego mini-build event, read my previous post here to get an idea of what to expect.

Lego Stores are located at the Glendale Galleria, Ontario Mills Mall, & Downtown Disney.

Lego Friends Event: Toys R Us, Saturday, 9/28

Visit any Toys R Us store on Saturday, September 28 from Noon-2pm for a Lego Friend Build a Frame event. This event is intended for ages 5 and older. Supplies are limited. Events only occur at regular Toys R Us locations, they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tupperware BINGO Party!!! You're Invited!!!!

Montebello Mom is hosting a Friday the 13th
Tupperware BINGO Party 
& you are invited!!!

It's Mom's Night Out!
Join Montebello Mom and other Moms from the community for a fun night of
 Tupperware Bingo!
Friday, September 13, 2013
AMF- Beverly Lanes
1201 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
Bingo Cards $10. Additional Bingo cards $5.
Food &drink available for purchase at Beverly Lanes Bar &Restaurant.

Doors open at 7:30. Bingo starts at 8:00pm.

Paying guests can participate in the Tupperware Trade-In!

Bring in any 1 non-Tupperware plastic container with a matching lid and trade in for a free Tupperware product! An old margarine container? A stained ziplock container with cracked lid? It's all good!

Last minute Party Guests are welcome!
Simply pay cash at the door.


Halloween Costume Shopping at the Shops at Montebello

Halloween is 49 days away. You may think it's too early to think about costumes, but if you ask your kids, they've probably been thinking about their costume since November 1, 2012.

This month stores at the Shops at Montebello are receiving their stock of Halloween costumes. Kid Halloween-themed events occur throughout the month of October, including a special Wizard of Oz themed event on 9/21 at the Shops at Montebello. For the best selection of costumes you'll want to head out this month to find the perfect costume for your little munchkin!

Claire's is a treasure trove of items to turn your daughter into a Hollywood Starlet, Nerd, Vampress, Cat, Ladybug, or Beauty Queen. From crowns, to false glitter eyelashes, to pearls, Claire's has a lot of costume goods for Halloween and was my first stop.
For a little girl I found this Kid's Circus Tutu from Claire's for $12 that would serve perfectly for the costume base of a clown, fairy, or princess! Top it with bright leggings, t-shirt, add a wand, crown, or red clown nose and she's set for Halloween!

My girls have gone through a few sets of wings, but these Glitter Rainbow Wings from Claire's feel very sturdy, and I expect them to last a while. Make of sturdy wire piping, and with thick elastic straps, these butterfly or fairy wings will make any little girl feel like she could fly! $10.
Pin Up Bootique is a relatively new store at the Shops at Montebello and is located on the lower level near Marie Calendars. The Bootique carries vintage inspired clothing from sizes 2T for children through 4X for women, and 6X for men. Looking at the styles was like a walk back in time. The store will set up it's Halloween Bootique this week and features matching outfits for families!
This 50s inspired Bowler Shirt is perfect for a little boy that wants to don the 50s style this Halloween. Cuff the hem on a pair of dark jeans, throw on some Converse sneakers, grease his hair back, add a wallet chain, and your kid is bound to win costume contests with this retro outfit! $34.99, Pin Up Bootique. 

Since costumes are a seasonal item stores often do not get new stock to replenish items. Shop early for the best selection and sizes before all the good costumes are gone! Costumes can also be found at Crazy 8, Gymboree, the HQ, the Disney Store, and Macy's.

A special thanks to the Shops at Montebello for sponsoring this shopping trip! Find more information about the Shops at Montebello on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Girl's Night Out: Shops at Montebello Mall, 9/12

Girl's Night Out at The Shops at Montebello is an event meant for women to let their hair down and toast one another during an evening of fashion, food, fun, and friendship. The festivities are being held in The Shops at Montebello's Center Court from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, September 12.
Simon Malls® Girl’s Night Out attendees will have the chance to take advantage of a variety of trendy advice and pampering offerings dedicated to women only, aiming to help them feel and look their best:
  • Sips & Snacks – Women can toast each other and the multi-faceted lifestyle roles they represent with sips and treats at the event’s food pavilion, including hors d'oeuvres from Marie Callender’s, Mrs. Fields Cookies, and more.
  • Style, Beauty & Expert Advice – With fall fashion on shelves, retailers will provide women an opportunity to save on several of the latest looks. Hair, make-up and massage teams will be on hand to help attendees refresh and relax with pampering services and beauty tips. Pampering stations include mini-massages, hair styling from Goddess by Salon Gardez, Henna Mehndi from Ziba Beauty, and more. Don’t forget to check out the nail bar and freeze modeling showcasing the hottest fashion trends for fall.
  • Girls-Only Giveaways – The first 250 women to attend The Shops at Montebello’s event will receive an exclusive gift bag packed with free beauty products, retailer discounts and other surprises. Ladies can also enter to win one of two $25 Shops at Montebello Visa gift cards.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Aquarium of the Pacific: Family Membership only $59 with code!

LivingSocial is hosting a deal on annual membership to
2 people/same household $59
2 adult/all kids/same household $79

Try using the discount code SUPER20 during the checkout process. The code gives a $20 discount on any LivingSocial purchase, and expires 9/12. The discount code box may not appear until the last part of check out during the "confirm purchase" page.

Note: Parking at the Aquarium is usually $8 per visit. Annual parking passes at these membership levels are not available.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

El Monte Police Department Open House, 9/21

Girl Scout Troop 8841 will be at the event with a face painting booth and is selling pre-sale hot dog, chips, and drink combo tickets for $3, or 2 for $5. To purchase the pre-sale food tickets email A special thanks to Wendy M. for sharing this event!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sabores de Mexico (Flavors of Mexico) Event: Rudy's Baja Grill, Sunday, 9/8 & FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!

Rudy's Baja Grill is hosting a Sabores de Mexico, Flavors of Mexico, event on Sunday, 9/8 from 2-7pm. Tickets are $25 per person. The event includes food, an art show, vendors, and tequila tasting.
Rudy Lopez, of Rudy's Baja Grill, has generously donated a pair of tickets to this event exclusively for a lucky Montebello Mom reader! Deadline to enter is Saturday, 9/7/13 at 5:00pm. Winner will be contacted via email and can claim the prize at Rudy's Baja Grill anytime during the Sabores de Mexico event hours.
Click here to enter the giveaway.
Congratulations to the winner with the email ire********! Check your inbox!

Bicycle Safety Class: Norwalk, Saturday, 9/7

I received the following email from Andrew Yip, Program Coordinator for Bike San Gabriel Valley. His organization is offering Bicycle Safety Courses. The first 12 participants will receive a helmet and bicycle light at the completion of the 3-hour course. Participants must be at least 18 years old and need to bring a bicycle to class.

There is a class scheduled for Saturday, 9/7 in Norwalk. Other classes are available throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) received a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to spearhead a series of  "Need to Know" Bicycle Safety Courses throughout Los Angeles County.

The course teaches participants how to ride a bicycle safely and legally in the streets. There will be classroom instruction, parking lot drills and a ride in the streets to put our skills to the test. Participants that finish will receive a set of bicycle lights, helmet and many more freebies.

Space is limited to 12 participants per course and is on a first come, first serve basis. Must be at least 18 years of age and bring a bike to participate.

We currently have a course scheduled:
THIS SATURDAY, September 7th in NORWALK from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex
13000 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650

Please email Andrew, with the following information to be enrolled:
Phone number
City/course of choice (Norwalk)

Additionally, you can check out our website at for more classes.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Free Doughnuts: Talk Like A Pirate Day! Krispy Kreme

Talk Like A Pirate Day
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The Puente Hills location is participating!
Talk like a pirate and get a free glazed doughnut.

Any buccaneer who dares to dress like a pirate  will be rewarded with a bounty of one dozen original glazed doughnuts! Leave your swords and pistols on the ship, no weapons allowed.


Grease Sing-a-Long: El Dorado Park, Long Beach, 9/6


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FREE USC Football Tickets!

Mercury Insurance is offering two free USC Football tickets with an insurance quote!

I went through the quote process for free Dodger tickets last May. I spent a few minutes filling out the forms online and the whole process took less than 10 minutes. The last page with the insurance quote had a box on the side that said I will get an email within 10 days with instructions on how to claim my tickets. It was really easy.

The fine print reads:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. Eligible quote must be completed by 10/9/13 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Promotion code – USC – must be entered at time of quote in field marked “promotion code.” Offer valid for licensed CA drivers age 21 and older residing in California who are not current Mercury auto customers at time of quote. Eligible participants receive a voucher redeemable for two (2) complimentary tickets to selected 2013 home games. Maximum of one (1) Mercury promotion redemption per household, IP address and/or e-mail address per each 120-day period, regardless of the promotion and/or offer.  Limited time offer. Tickets subject to availability. Additional rules and restrictions apply. See Official Rules, which govern, for complete details.