Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pancake Breakfast & Car Show: Grant Rea Park, Montebello

Eco Fair: Alhambra Park

Alhambra Eco Fair
Saturday, May 2
Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Avenue, Alhambra, 91801

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair: Schabarum Regional Park

Community Emergency Preparedness Fair
Saturday, May 2
9am - 1pm
Schabarum Regional Park
17250 E. Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
I attended this event in 2014. It was a hot day so the crowds were thin and my kids were able to have the full attention of the Sherriff's deputies, fire fighters, & other rescue workers. Lots of little freebies were handed out from the different community organizations, great presenters spoke on different aspects of disasters, and there were lots of booths with information about how to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.
Schabarum Park itself is a very nice place to visit, there are children's play areas, large grassy fields, and trails throughout. A trip to the park along with educating yourself about disasters would make for a fun day for the family.

Fiesta of Books: El Monte Community Center

Saturday, May 7, 10:00am - 12:30pm
El Monte Community Center
3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lego Star Wars Build Event: Toys R Us


Lego Star Wars mini-Wookie Gunship
Sunday, Mary 3
Toys R Us

The Toys R Us website reads, "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."

Events occur at regular Toys R Us locations; they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores. The Lego mini-build events are always popular at Toys R Us. If your heart is set on having your child build a mini-Star Wars Wookie Gunship, arrive early.


BOGO Dozen Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is honoring heroes on Tuesday, April 28! Buy a dozen original glazed and get a dozen free to share with the hero in your life. No coupon necessary. The closest Krispy Kreme is at the Puente Hills mall.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer T-ball & Softball Sign-Ups: YMCA, ages 3-11

Registration is now open for
Summer YMCA T-ball & Softball 

Facility Member: Someone who has a YMCA membership.
Program Member: Someone who participates in YMCA programs, but does not have a membership.

To register visit the
Montebello-Commerce YMCA
2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello

Diaper Derby: Shops at Montebello, Saturday, 4/25

"Crawlers, start your engines! Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Diaper Derby.
Registrations are taking place at Guest Services. Parents that register their babies for the event will receive a diaper bag the day of the event. Babies must be under 12 months and not yet walking. Space is limited.
Melissa Martinez from Mundo Fox will be the official emcee for the event.
The 1st place winner will receive a $100 Baby Gap gift card, 2nd place winner will receive a $75 Children's Place gift card and 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Gymboree gift card.
There will be retailer stations with displays, coupons, giveaways and raffles from the following retailers:
  • Children's Place
  • Gap
  • GNC
  • Hot Dog on a Stick
  • JCPenney Portraits
  • Wetzel's Pretzels
Montebello Mom, Children's Dental Fun Zone located in Montebello and My Gym located in Rowland Heights will also be on site.
There will also be a face painter and a balloon artist.
Plus, enter for a chance to win four (4) one (1) day park hopper tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Promotion starts on Friday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Must be 18 or older. Limit one entry per person. Rules and regulations apply."

This event was so much fun last year!
The babies were so adorable crawling to their parents. It made for an exciting 4 minutes!


Earth Day Celebration: Arceo Park, El Monte

Saturday, April 25

Truck Adventures for Kids: Santa Anita Racetrack, Arcadia

Touch-a-Truck event! This event is specially created for the kids that love big trucks and large vehicles. Kids will be allowed to climb aboard most vehicles, pose for pictures, and learn how the vehicles operate.

Admission is $15, or $12 online. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

OLMM Spring Carnival

Parking is available in designated areas of the Smart & Final parking lot, the parking lot adjacent to the church, and along the street.
If buying ride tickets pre-sale, purchase more than you think you will need for your family. You can always sell any leftover tickets to another family at the carnival.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bike N' Roll: Downey High School

Bike N' Roll Safety Festival
Saturday, April 11
Downey High School, South Parking Lot
11040 Brookshire Avenue, Downey

The event is intended for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. Children are asked to bring their bicycles & bike helmets. Some bicycles & helmets will be available to lend.

The event includes: "Bike skills courses, helmet fitting, bike safety checks, obstacle course, on-street group rides, bike repairs, bike crafts, safety booths, free bike helmets, and free goodies & prizes."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Join YMCA, save up to $75 in joining fees!

Save up to $75 in joining fees this weekend at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA!

Individual memberships are $37 a month, and family membership (2 adults & children) is $60. Youth memberships for 17 and under are $20 a month.

Best thing about YMCA membership, there is no long term contract and you can cancel anytime.

Membership includes use of the pool, gym, fitness classes, children's play area, discounted rate for lessons/camps/sports teams, locker room, fitness assessments, wellness seminars, access to all 24 YMCA locations in L.A. & over 2,000 across the country, and the chance to get in shape & make new friends!

Montebello-Commerce YMCA
2000 West Beverly Blvd.,  Montebello, CA 90640

Dia del Niños: Los Angeles/Montebello, 4/11

Bringing art and culture to children at Saybrook Park, celebrate Dia del Niños with your family on Saturday, April 11, from noon-5pm.

Saybrook Park is a stone's throw from Montebello, located between Whittier and Olympic Blvds, just a few blocks west of Garfield Avenue at 6250 Northside Drive, Los Angeles, 90022.

Walk & Roll: Acuna Park, Montebello

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Free Comic Book Day!!!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 is Free Comic Book Day!!!

Anyone can visit a participating comic book store and receive a free comic book just for stopping by!

Comic City on Beverly Boulevard near Gerhart is participating again this year, as are stores in Whittier, San Gabriel, Alhambra, and Norwalk, click here for other participating locations.
(626) 962-0385

A sample of the 50 free comic books to be given away at the
2015 Free Comic Book Day event.
The above comics are appropriate for all ages.

Visit for more information.

Earth Day Celebration: Carbillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro

 My family really enjoys visiting the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Parking is only $1 an hour and the parking lot is nestled between the aquarium and a calm beach. A breakwater with walking path & a tidepool are all steps from the aquarium. Makes for a fun day and worth the drive to San Pedro.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Free Kid Admission: Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley

Air Force One, Oval Office replica, articles used in the White House, presidential gifts, Nancy's wardrobe, Berlin wall, steel beam from World Trade Center, Reagan's gravesite, beautiful garden,  & automobile exhibit, it's all on display at the Reagan Library & Museum, and now through Sunday, April 19, kids get free admission to the museum.

The Reagan Foundation website reads,
"All Kids Are Free During Spring Break
  March 14 – April 19, 2015
Looking for a fun and educational way to spend a day during Spring Break?  At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, all kids aged 17 and under will be free during this school holiday. Regularly priced $6 - $9 per person, this special promotion was created to encourage families to explore the Reagan Library and all it has to offer. To purchase tickets in advance, just enter promo code KIDS during the online ticketing process."
 Families may also print out the flyer above and redeem it at the museum's ticket window. Regular adult admission $16. Free parking.
For more information please visit
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA. 93065*
*The Reagan Library is an hour's drive from our area. Make the most of the trip and pair the visit with a stop over at the $5 or less Bookstore, also located in Simi Valley. The bookstore features new & used books, dvds, cds, and other media all sold for $5 or less! Or continue travel down Highway 23 to Malibu on the way home.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Earth Day Festival & Bike Ride: Monterey Park

Free registration.
First 100 to register get free t-shirt!

Details from EventBrite registration website:
"Check-in/Ride Start at Bruggemeyer Library
318 S Ramona Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

8:00AM Ride Check-in / Bike inspections by Bike SGV
8:30AM Briefing and Announcements
9:00AM Family Friendly Bike Ride Rolls

11:00AM Earth Day Expo/Cherry Blossom Festival opens
Family: This mostly flat -6- mile bicycle ride loops around the City of Monterey Park passing by some of the City's historic landmarks. Bring your family friends and favorite bike. Kids trailers, and fixed gear bicycles allowed. * The ride will be escorted by safety marshals and mobile Pit Stop provided by Bike SGV.
** Minimum age rider is 10 years old.
Hill - Challenging 13-mile ride is for intermediate to advanced riders.
** Minimum age rider is 10 years old.
Both will be supported with truck and ride monitors.
Family ride will be escorted by Monterey Park Police Department.
Please register by Monday, April 1, 2015.
Call (626) 307-1320 for more information."