Railroad Days 2016


It’s Railroad Days at the Fullerton Train Station this weekend!  This event is so much fun.  There are large gazebos filled with model railroad displays as well as tours of actual locomotives.  There will also be food booths, and even free trackless train rides for the kids. Best of all this event is FREE!   Please don’t miss it!

Fullerton Train Station
120 East Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

And if you’re hungry afterwards, there’s a fun-ky restaurant down the street called Angelo’s and Vinci’s that’s very family friendly.

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Mommy-n-Me Preschool Summer 2014 registration


Online registration for the summer session of the ABC Adult School parent education program begins on Friday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m.    The classes are broken up by age with different themes and held at different campuses throughout  the district.   For more information, here is a link to the website: ABC Adult School.


Lowe’s Build and Grow

BirdfeederThe next Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop is on April 9. Register now to build your own birdfeeder.

  • Lowe’s Build and Grow clinics:  Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.


Easter Egg Hunts


Here’s a roundup of all the Easter Egg Hunts in our nearby cities:

  • Artesia: The annual Easter Program for the City of Artesia will be held from 12-3pm at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Ave. Activities include arts & crafts, games, and even a magic show.
  • Cerritos: Easter Egg Hunts at Cerritos Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Avenue. Be sure to bring a holiday basket to carry goodies. The hunts are open to children 18 months to 10 years and kids will be divided by age group for the hunts by ages. Adult supervision is encouraged for children two yearsand under in the hunt areas during designated hunt times. The day will begin at 10 am and will include jumpers, family games and a craft area.  Based on my past experience, if you get there at 10:01, all the eggs will be gone so get there early!
  • Cypress: The City of Cypress will be holding its annual Spring Egg Hunt at 10:30 am at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave.  There will be crafts, face painting & activities, visits with the Easter Bunny, and even free hot dogs & drinks!
  • Norwalk:  “Eggstravagant Egg Hunt” will be held from 12:30-3:30 on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. The actual egg hunts will begin at 12:30 depending on t he age of your child.

FREE App: Cozmo’s Day Off

Cozmo’s Day Off – Children’s Interactive Storybook is a story of a galactic traveler’s exciting journey. Animated elements, games, voices, and sound effects will immerse children into Cozmo’s wondrous universe, while hidden surprises abound for the diligent seeker. This is the first time ever that this app has been offered for free so get it while you can.


Pi Day

It’s π Day! Blaze Pizza is offering pizzas for $3.14 all day today. Woohoo for Pi!

Although there aren’t any nearby locations, if you happen to be out & about, Pitfire Pizza is also serving $3.14 pizzas until 3:14 pm.  The only caveat is that you have to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to redeem.

BJ’s is also offering a free Pizookie with a $10 purchase (most likely dine-in).

Pizza Hut is also sponsoring a contest where the winner will have a chance to win free pizza for 3.14 years but you have to do math. Good luck!

Lantern Festival


The Chinese American Museum is hosting its annual Lantern Festival tomorrow (3/5) from noon to 7 pm.   The Lantern Festival marks the end of Chinese New Year festivities where Chinese families hang colorful lanterns to wish for peace and prosperity in the New Year.  The festival will feature live performances, arts and crafts booths, and even food trucks.  Everything is FREE to the public. The museum is located across the street from Union Station so consider taking public transportation to avoid the hassle of parking.

Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Home Depot Kids workshops

Workshop imageHome Depot will be offering a free kids workshops this Saturday, March 5 from 9 am-12 pm.

Build a Toy Wagon

  • Kids will learn to build a rolling toy wagon for your their tiny toys. Once the wagon is built, your child can decorate it with The Home Depot stickers.
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Register HERE.  Even if you don’t get a chance to register, they will usually let your child participate as long as they have enough kits available.

ABC Unified School District Open Enrollment

Dear Parents:

It is that time of year when the ABC Unified School District begins preparing for the
Magnet School/School of Choice Open Enrollment Process. Applications will be accepted
beginning March 1, 2016 and ending March 31, 2016.

Once again this year, parents will use the online Smart Choice Technologies Student
Application and Lottery Management System to apply for their school of choice. All
timelines and policies for the Magnet School/School of Choice Open Enrollment Process
will remain the same.

The Smart Choice Technologies website will be activated on March 1, 2016 at 12:01 a.m.
Results of the lottery will be posted on May 1, 2016.

Good luck!