Thursday, July 31, 2014

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win Angels Tickets!

As a thank you to all readers, I have a pair of tickets to an Angels' game to giveaway to one lucky reader!

Angels vs. Mariners
Wednesday, September 17
Upper View, Section 504
Giveaway Night: "1/2 Way to St. Paddy's Day" Angel's Hat
**Click here to enter the giveaway.**

Congratulations to winner, Mia Flores!
Enjoy the game Mia!
Giveaway rules: Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 3, at 11:59pm. To enter click the link above & fill out the form. One winner will receive 2 tickets to the Angels game on 9/17, value $22.50. All entries will be numbered and the winning entry will be chosen by a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email and tickets will be mailed via the United States Postal Service or delivered in person by a representative of One entry per person. Incomplete entries & duplicate entries will be disqualified.  The winner's name will be published on on 8/3/14. 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!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Children's Dental Fair: Bright Now Dental, Pico Rivera

The ABC's of Style, Fashion Show & Back to School Event: Shops at Montebello

The ABC's of Style event in association with Teen Vogue's Back-to-School Saturday initiative will feature a fashion show at 3pm, giveaways, mall-wide discounts, samples, & more.

Saturday, August 2
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Center Court, Shops at Montebello


Friday, July 25, 2014

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!

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"


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.
The Shops at Montebello has generously donated a 4-pack of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey "Legends" ticket vouchers for one lucky 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 One entry per person. Incomplete entries & duplicate entries will be disqualified. The winner's name will be published on 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

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 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 Facebook friend, Tiffany Espinoza, for sharing this event!

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

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

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.

The Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club has generously donated a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky 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 & on the MontebelloMom Facebook page. 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.

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 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