Pumpkin Launch

Discovery Cube of Santa Ana is holding its annual Pumpkin Launch at Cal State Fullerton this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Visit this free event to witness teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Be sure to bring something to sit on.  Also, kids will be able to participate in hands-on activities throughout the day. You can also enter your carved pumpkin into the pumpkin carving contest.  For more information, click here.

 

Basketball Registration

Registration begins on Saturday, November 1 for the City of Cerritos youth basketball league at the Cerritos Sports Complex from 10 am to 4 pm if you are a resident and again on November 5 from 4 pm to 8 pm.  For non-residents, registration begins on November 8.  If this is your first time signing up, be prepared to stand in a long a** line!  Based on my own experience, the wait time is about an hour and a half.  The fee is $47 and you get a jersey and a trophy at the end of the season.  The kids are divided by birth year so kids born in 2009 will be entering Rookie I and so forth.

The Cerritos Sports Complex is located at 19900 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos.  See you in line!

 

Girls Try Hockey

Due to the popularity of the October event, the Anaheim Ducks are sponsoring the Girls Try Hockey for FREE event again on December 6 from 3:20-4:20 pm.  This special Try Hockey For Free Day offers girls ages 4-12 the chance to learn to play the game of hockey for free. Participants will receive instruction from Anaheim Lady Ducks coaches and players on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. Girls will be provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey for the one-hour session.

Register HERE

The Rinks-Lakewood ICE
3975 Pixie Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712

In-n-Out Cover to Cover

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Some of you may already know about this but Cerritos Library is currently running the Cover to Cover reading program sponsored by In-n-Out.  Read five books and get a coupon for a free hamburger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese. All kids ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. Program runs October 4, 2014 to November 15, 2014. Earn up to three coupons per child. See a librarian in the Children’s library to sign up.  Check your local library if you do not have a library card for Cerritos library.

Haunted Jails

Have you always wanted to see what it’s like in jail without actually getting arrested? How about a haunted one at that?  This year you have two opportunities!  The Cerritos Sheriff Station will be hosting a Haunted Jail on Saturday, October 18th from 3 to 10 pm. It will be a kid-friendly Halloween-themed fair with jumpers, face painting, crafts, and candy. A scary tour of the haunted jail with special effects will be available for the older crowd. A $3 donation is suggested.  Cerritos Station is located at 18135 Bloomfield Avenue right next to the library.

The Lakewood Sheriff’s Station becomes ‘The Haunted Jail’ on Friday, October 24, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Along with a scary jail for visitors 12 and older, there is also a less scary version for younger children. There will be public displays from various Sheriff’s Department units as well as kids games. Lakewood Station is located at 5130 Clark Avenue. The best place to park is on the south end of Civic Center Drive on or near the vacant lot and Angelo M. Iacoboni Library. More parking becomes available after library and city hall business hours.

 

 

App Alert: Solve2Play

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Today I’d like to introduce a new app designed for Android phones and tablets.  Necessity is the mother of invention and the inventor of this app happens to be a mother who saw a necessity!  Solve2Play is an app that replaces the lock screen on your child’s device and makes them do some math problems correctly before letting them gain access to the rest of their device. Once installed, the parents can

  • set the number of problems to solve
  • choose addition, subtraction, multiplication or division
  • set multiple choice or manual input
  • set difficulty by selecting max. top number and bottom number

To celebrate the launch of this new app, the full version is only $0.99!  Download it HERE.

Girls Try Hockey

On Sunday, October 12, girls can try hockey for FREE at Lakewood ICE!  As part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, the Anaheim Ducks are sponsoring this event where local participants are encouraged to bring a friend for the one-hour session beginning at 10:50 a.m.

This special Try Hockey For Free Day offers girls ages 4-12 the chance to learn to play the game of hockey for free. Participants will receive instruction from Anaheim Lady Ducks coaches and players on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. Girls will be provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey for the one-hour session.

Register HERE

The Rinks-Lakewood ICE
3975 Pixie Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712

Cub Scouts

LogoIf your child is interested in joining the Cub Scouts, Pack 529 is holding their recruitment meeting at 7pm on Friday, September 19.  Pack 529 is based in Cerritos.  The meeting will be held at Leal Elementary on the corner of Shoemaker and Droxford. Eligibility begins in the 1st grade.