Rascals Basketball


Rascals is a basketball program that teaches young children the fundamentals of basketball. Kids are divided into groups by gender and age. If you are interested, registration for the Summer session has just opened and the application deadline is May 17th.    You can download the application from their website. This program is very popular and space is limited so turn in your applications as soon as possible!  The summer session will be held at the Southeast Japanese Community Center and begins on May 31st.

Southeast Japanese School and Community Center
14615 S. Gridley Road
Norwalk, CA 90650

Hudson Warehouse Sale

Now that Spring Break is over and your taxes are (almost) filed, you’ll be happy to know that this week gets even better!  Hudson’s warehouse sale is here again for 2 days.  The sale is very well organized and the best selection is on the first day.  At the last sale, the seconds were $40 and regular production was $60.  By seconds, they mean there are slight imperfections and/or irregularities.  I picked up 3 pairs of seconds for the price of one at full price and I love them.  I never noticed the difference.  You do have to know your size and fit though because you cannot try anything on so stop by Nordstrom and try on a couple of pairs before you go.

Easter Egg Hunts

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

  • April 4th: 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, puppet show, delicious food, and an Easter Egg Hunt to begin at 2:30.
  • April 4th: 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!
  • April 4th: 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!
  • April 4th:  “Eggstravagant” will take place on Saturday, April 4 from 12:30-3:30.  The event will be held on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. The actual egg hunts will begin at 12:30 depending on the age of your child.

ABC Unified School District Open Enrollment

Dear Parents:

Just a reminder that this is the last week for the Magnet School/School of Choice Open Enrollment process. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015.

Use the online Smart Choice Technologies Student Application and Lottery Management System to apply for your school of choice. All timelines and policies for the Magnet School/School of Choice Open Enrollment Process remain the same.

Results of the lottery will be posted on May 1, 2015.

Good luck!

Easter Bunny Party

Kids 3-12 can join the Easter Bunny for a rainforest party this Saturday at Cerritos mall.  There will be a craft, bunny snacks, and a chance to meet the Big White Rabbit!  The event will be from 11am-1pm in front of Nordstrom and everything is FREE. Remember to sign in for your School Cents bonus points.

The Lakewood mall will also be celebrating the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Join Peter Cottontail for some refreshments and enjoy a free kids craft in Center Court near Macy*s between 10am-1pm.

Have a nice weekend!

FREE App: Toca Train


Toca Train is free right now.  If you follow my blog, then you know my family and I are big fans of all the great apps by Toca Boca.  This is another fun app where your child is the train conductor.  Get it while it’s FREE!  This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.


Preschool Fair

MOMS Club of Lakewood, CA (MOMS) is hosting its annual Preschool Fair tomorrow Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Youth Center at Del Valle park (4658 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713).

Find information on area preschools and community arts, education and sports programs. Meet with school and program representatives and sign up for classes or tours. Enjoy great raffles, kids’ crafts and entertainment. Shop child/family-centered vendors – funds raised will benefit Children Today, a local charity that supports children and families experiencing homelessness.

For more information about this event, visit MOMS Club of Lakewood.