Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Teen Proactive Driving School
Pomona Fairgrounds

Teenagers, 15-19 years old, with a valid driver's license or learner's permit, and a minimum of 30 hours of driving experience will drive through five accident prevention courses that include: 
  • accident avoidance course
  • distraction course
  • drop wheel course
  • panic stop course
  • wet skid pad course
The driving school will be held on the following dates and times at the Pomona Fairgrounds:

Saturday, 4/25, 8am-Noon FULL
Saturday, 4/25, 1-5pm  FULL
Sunday, 4/26, 8am-Noon FULL
Sunday, 4/26,1-5pm FULL

Saturday, 7/11, 8am-Noon
Saturday, 7/11, 1-5pm
Sunday, 7/12, 8am-Noon
Sunday, 7/12,1-5pm

Saturday, 12/19, 8am-Noon
Saturday, 12/19, 1-5pm
Sunday, 12/20, 8am-Noon
Sunday, 12/20,1-5pm
Registration is now open. Spaces are limited. The class is free but a $99 deposit is required. Deposit will be refunded in full when parent attends the course with their teen.
For more information and to register visit:

All About Cowboys, Pre-School Event: Homestead Museum


STEM Week & Festival: Columbia Memorial Space Center

Tuesday, April 7 - Saturday, April 11
Family Friendly Events
Cosmic Car Classic: Wednesday, April 8, Bob's Big Boy
Girls in Stem: Thursday, April 9, Downey Library
Sci-Fi Movie: Friday, April 10, Columbia Memorial Space Center
Big Science Fest: Saturday, April 11

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Day Camp for ages 4-12: City of Montebello

Blessing of the Animals: Olvera Street

Olvera Street Blessing of the Animals
 Saturday, April 4

Lineup for blessing begins at 1:00pm

Blessings by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez. People of all cultures and religions are welcome to attend. Animals of all kinds: dogs, snakes, llamas, cows, chickens, fish, cats, gerbils, hamsters, goats, ducks, lizards, turtles, birds, horses, monkeys, they and many more are all welcome to be blessed. Please bring animals in carriers or on a leash.

Bunny Breakfast & Spring Extravaganza: Golden Park, Downey

Easter Egg Hunt: Veteran's Memorial Park, Commerce

Easter Egg Hunt*
Saturday, April 4
Veteran's Memorial Park
6364 Zindell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040
All children 12 and younger and invited to participate.

*This event may be limited to Commerce residents.

Easter "Eggs"travaganza: Garvey Park, Rosemead

Easter Egg-stravaganza
Saturday, April 4
10am - Noon
Garvey Park, 7933 Emerson Place, Rosemead
Egg Hunts begin at 10 a.m. sharp for up to age 13.
Join the Easter Bunny for a fun morning of activities and attractions. 
Tickets are required for games and can be purchased at the event. 
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
 Click here for more information, or call the Rosemead Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 569-2160.


Eggxtravaganza: Parnell Park,Whittier

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 28
 11:00am - 2pm
Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604

Easter Family Fun Day: Mt. View Park, El Monte

Easter Eggstravaganza: Pico Park, Pico Rivera

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 28
Pico Park, 9238 Beverly Blvd, Pico Rivera
From the Pico Rivera Parks & Recreation website: "Hop on over to the Easter Eggstravaganza! Fun activities include the traditional egg hunts, a magician, amusements, face painting, games, kid’s crafts, hula hoop contests and food. The Easter Bunny and friends are also scheduled to make a special appearance and will be available for photos. Free bag to all participants."


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Baby's First Easter Event: Babies R Us

Baby's First Easter Event
Saturday, March 28
Toys R Us
The event will include giveaways, prizes, and an Easter backdrop for photo opportunities. This event occurs at all retail Babies R Us locations. If the closest Babies R Us is within a Toys R Us, contact the store to see if they are hosting the event. The Toys R Us location in Montebello is participating.
Fine print: "All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to event participants only."
Click here for more information.

Stop by again at Noon where kids can create a Lego Ninjago mask! Click here for details.

Lego Ninjago Event: Toys R Us

These Toys R Us events are always fun, especially when it includes Legos! Kids can chose to create a red or green Lego Ninjago mask and participate in a scavenger hunt at this event.

This event occurs at all retail Toys R Us locations and does not occur at Toys R Us outlet or Toys R Us express locations.

Click here for more information.

Look what I found in this Sunday's Toys R Us ad!

Fine print: "Event intended for children ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks."
Have a new baby? Stop by at 10am to celebrate Baby's First Easter. Click here for details.

Easter Breakfast, Food & Clothing Giveaway: Hearts of Compassion, Montebello

The Girl Scout troop I work with has volunteered at similar Hearts of Compassion events. The giveaways include food, clothing, hygiene items, blankets, and more. The Easter event includes breakfast and bicycle raffles. Recipients start lining up very early for this event. Free parking is available at ATC high school, across the street from the event.

Volunteers are needed that morning to organize the items to giveaway. Call 323-727-7997 for more information.

Downtown Bookfest: Grand Park

 I took my family to the bookfest a few years ago and we had a great time. Grand Park is a very nice clean park in the heart of downtown L.A. If it's warm have the kids wear swimsuits under their clothes, there is a really great fountain at the top of the park for anyone to play in, great fun!
Live performances, readings, crafts for kids, award winning authors, food trucks,
pop-up bookshop, local publishers, and marketplace.

Downtown Bookfest
Saturday, March 28
At Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, 200 N. Grand Drive, Los Angeles, 90012

Movie Night (FREE!): Montebello High School

 Movie on a big screen!
Montebello High School Courtyard
Friday, March 27

The movie will be a recent DVD release that kids and families are guaranteed to love!

Free admission. Bring blankets & chairs as seating will be outside. No outside food is allowed. Tacos and other food will be sold to raise funds for the Montebello High School Booster Club.

For more information email mob.boosters@gmail.com.

Disney Store 28th Anniversary

The Shops at Montebello Disney Store location will be open from 10am-9pm on Saturday, March 28.
Fine print: "Some restrictions apply. See a Cast member for details. Limit 1 (one) gift with any purchase per Guest. Not valid on purchases of Theme Park passes, Gift Cards, or Gift Certificates. Valid on 3/28/15 only."

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Make it & Take-it, "Oh" Puppet: Joann Fabric & Craft Stores

DreamWorks is coming out with a new movie, Home, and the little puppet shown below is one of the main characters. Stop by any Joann store on Saturday, March 28, between 2-3pm with your little one for a free Make It-Take It event.

There are Joann stores in Whittier and Alhambra. Find more locations here.

Summer Youth Employment Program: City of Montebello

Los Angeles Community Job Fair: Dodger Stadium

For more information visit: www.lacommunityjobfair.com

WRD Groundwater Festival

Groundwater Festival
Saturday, March 14, 2015
4040 Paramount Blvd, Lakewood, 90712
This is a fun family festival. In past years the Water Replenishment team asked every visitor to take a stamp card and visit every booth. Most booth are education oriented and include mini-science experiments, live animals, Q & A trivia, and demonstrations. Once the card was filled visitors received a chance to open a treasure chest filled with great prizes including large appliances! Every visitor received a free lunch and lots of educational freebies. Free parking is available in the adjacent shopping centers.