Saturday, January 31, 2015

10 Things to do other than Watching Football this Sunday

I get it. Football is a big thing. However, I do not really care for the game. Please don't hate me, but I can even go as far as to say that I don't even know who is playing.

If I'm in the same room as the television I will pay attention at the commercial breaks, glimpse at the halftime performer, and I may watch the last few minutes at the end of the last quarter if the score is close, but it's usually only to be able to hold my own during lunch conversation on Monday.

 If you are like me and not really into the game here are some alternatives to big game.

  • 1. You won't have to tell your kids "Don't touch!" at the La Habra Children's Museum. This fun kid-centered museum is perfect for kids from pre-school to about 4th grade. The museum offers free admission this Sunday. Be in line at 1pm to get a wristband.

  • 2. Cross of something from the Montebello Bucket List. I've created a list of 25+ things you must do if you live in Montebello. It includes everything from riding the Rio Hondo bike trail to seeing the broccoli tree off of Olympic Blvd. Pick a number and do it!

  • 4. Go to the Library. The East L.A. Library is open from 1-5pm. While there take the kids on a walk around Belvedere lake, it's probably less than 1/4 mile around, even the littlest of kids can make it around.

  • 5. Take advantage of the Museums Free-For-All Day and visit the Museum of Tolerance or the Zimmer Children's Museum. Both museums are offering free admission this Sunday.

  • 6. Get out and enjoy nature. The hiking trails along Turnbull Canyon are open every day sunrise to sunset. Find a spot along the street where parking is allowed and you are set.

  • 7. Show your creative side at LACMA's Andell Family Art Sunday. This month features stations where families can create abstract art using real artist tools! The art projects and museum admission is free for all kids and kids can bring an adult to visit the museum with them for free!

  • 8. Brush up on your California history. Visit Pio Pico State Historic Park. The grounds are beautiful, the adobe is a sight to see, and there is a children's garden with a pretty stone path. The adobe is open 10am-3:30pm. Free admission, free parking.

  • 9. Save some money and go grocery shopping! I know it sounds strange, but items like beef, hot dogs, hamburger buns, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, chips, & cases of water, are priced at their lowest! Pair the savings with a few coupons and you can save a lot of money.

  • 10. Have a piece of pie! Print out a coloring page with a coupon from the Marie Calendar's webpage and get a free kid's meal with every adult meal purchased. Marie's is my kid's favorite place to eat because the kid meal includes dessert! Visit the Marie Callender's at the Shops at Montebello mall and let the kids play in the play area, visit the Disney Store where they can chose videos to play in the gazebo, and spin the Kidgits wheel at Guest Services.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Museums Free-For-All Day: Free Admission to 20+ Museums

Twenty-three museums are participating in the tenth annual Museums Free-For-All Day. Visitors of all ages are welcome to visit a participating museum during regular operating hours free of charge on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

 Highlights of the Museum Free-For-All Day include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, and the Skirball Cultural Center. The Museum of Tolerance and the Zimmer Children's Museum are closed Saturday, and will offer a free admission day on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The Museums Free-For-All day is for general museum admission only and parking fees apply. Admission does not include tickets to special exhibitions.

Participating Museums
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa
 (Timed tickets are required)
L.A. Fire Dept. Museum & Memorial (Hollywood & San Pedro)
Museum of Tolerance (Free admission Sunday, 2/1/15)
Zimmer Children’s Museum (Free admission Sunday, 2/1/15)

For more information visit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Boxing Super Stars: Pico Park, Pico Rivera


Whale Fiesta: Cabrillo & Marine Aquarium

Celebrate the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale and the start of whale watching season at the

Whale Fiesta at
Cabrillo Beach & Marine Aquarium!
Help build a life-size sand sculpture of a gray whale. Enjoy activities & exhibits for the whole family. Parking is $1 per hour, $9 max.
Whale Fiesta
Sunday, January 25
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cabrillo Beach

Monday, January 12, 2015

Free LACMA Admission on Sunday, 1/18

Use the code LACMA9 for free admission at the Ticket Booth
on Sunday, January 18, from 10am-7pm.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pet Adoption Center Grand Opening Adoption Event: Pico Rivera

SPCALA Everyday Adoption Center
Saturday, January 10th
  Pico Rivera Towne Center

8852 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera CA

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, SPCALA, is opening it's first new model adoption center in California.  Join the non-profit in celebrating on Saturday, January 10th. Qualified adopters can adopt a pet for the discounted price of $18.77 from 11am-9pm.

Click here for information about what to bring and what to expect when adopting a pet at this event.

Blood Drive: Montebello-Commerce YMCA

Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Montebello-Commerce YMCA
2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640