Friday, January 13, 2017

Montebello Baseball Association Spring Sign-Ups


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

E-Waste Recycling Event

Boy Scout Troop 546 is raising money for summer camp and need your electronic waste!

Drop off your old TV, VCR, computer, anything with electronics inside, this Saturday in Uptown Whittier, or call and arrange a free pick-up!

Montebello Unified School District: Open Enrollment

The following letter, announcing Open Enrollment, was delivered to MUSD families this past week.

What it means is that from now through 2/3/2017, parents can request that their child(ren) attend a different school within Montebello Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents can request a change of schools anytime throughout the school year, but making the request during Open Enrollment requires the least amount of paper & legwork from parents.

If you are interested in making the change for your children stop by MUSD offices, at 123 S. Montebello Blvd., and complete the form.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Volunteer with the Family at Beach Clean-Ups

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
First Saturday of Every Month
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
The CMA website reads, "On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris. Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

 [Large] groups are required to make reservations by the Thursday before the event: Call Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, 310-548-7562."

 Click here fore more information.
30 Minute Beach Cleanup
3rd Saturday of Every Month
1 Granada Avenue
Long Beach, 90803
Sign in by 10am and get a raffle ticket for giveaways!

The website says, "We provide   • Free giveaways • Trash bags • Gloves • Refreshments • Volunteer Service Verification Forms • Free street parking and beachfront parking passes are available at the sign-in tent."

Montebello Historical Society Event at Sanchez Adobe

Visit for more information.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kidspace Children's Museum: Free Admission, 1st Tuesday/Month

The KidSpace Children's Museum
Free Family Nights
 4 - 8 P.M.
First Tuesday of every month

From the website:
"Families can engage with special programming and performers that highlight cultures and traditions from around the world. Expect crowds and long admission lines during the spring and summer months."
The KidSpace Museum offers free parking in the adjacent lots.
480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 449-9144

There are two large indoor climbing structures, this is the smaller of the two, the other is about three stories high!

Father & son enjoying a physics lesson.

The hawk's nest, accessible by stairs or ramp.

Large climbing wall, that challenged even my 13 year old!

Small stream & pond, kids are welcome to play in the water!

National Parks Free Admission Days

Free Entrance Days at National Parks!
All entrance fees are waived, save up to $30 per vehicle!

Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park.
Monday, January 16

Monday, February 20

Saturday, April 15- Sunday, April 16

Saturday, April 22 - Sunday, April 23

Friday, August 25

Saturday, September 30

 Saturday, Nov. 11 - Sunday, Nov. 12
  • Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
  • Death Valley National Park, Death Valley
  • John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez (Northern California)
  • Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral (Northern California)
  • Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake (extreme Northeast California)
  • Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley (near San Fransisco)
  • Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines (off the 101 by King City)
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco
  • Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers (off the 99 by Visalia)
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown (Northwest California by Eureka)
  • Yosemite National Park, (Central California)
A meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Waterfall at Yosemite

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific: Shark Lagoon Free Admission Most Friday Nights!
Aquarium of the Pacific
Most Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00pm


Double check the dates before heading out by clicking the more information link below. 

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm most Friday nights the Shark Lagoon is open to the public for free! The Shark Lagoon is the outside area in the rear of the aquarium. There are large touch tanks and a children's play area. The event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Parking can be up to $8, click here for parking details.

Shark Lagoon Play Area

Free Museum Admission for B of A Customers

Bank of America account holders get free admission to over 150 museums nationwide the first full weekend of every month! Simply present your B of A card and a photo ID at the ticket booth.

Here are California's participating museums:

There are participating museums in 33 states. If you are planning a vacation check the list of participating museums here.

Remember, each cardholder gets free admission so expect to pay admission for any children. Could be great for discounted day out with the kids or a day away from the kids, whichever you prefer.

Chinese New Year Festival: Monterey Park, 1/21-1/22

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Monterey Park's

2017 Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, January 21
Sunday, January 22

Held in downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Avenue between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues.
Free shuttles run from three locations in Monterey Park to the festival.

From the city of Monterey Park's website: Monterey Park's Lunar New Year festival features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional  New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.

Star Party: Griffith Park Observatory

Cast your gaze skyward at one of Griffith Park's Star Parties held monthly at the Observatory.

Volunteers from various organizations set up viewing stations across the observatory lawn and allow the public to view planets, the moon, the sun, and other celestial objects.

Star Parties are held from 2:00pm - 9:45pm on the following Saturdays:

Parking at Griffith Park Observatory is free, but limited. You will likely need to park on the road leading up to the observatory.

The Griffith Park Observatory is free and open to the public during the Star Party events until 10pm.