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International Street Fair

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The City of Artesia is hosting its second annual International Street Fair and Diversity Festival on October 3rd.  The event will take place on Pioneer Blvd. between 183rd and 188th Street from 11 am to 11 pm.  The festival has a little something for everyone; a kid zone, live music and bands, dancing, tons of cultural entertainment, food, arts & crafts, and even a beer garden.  Shuttle service will also be available.

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Free: Art Activity

Children and parents are invited to make a surprise art activity tonight at 6:30! All supplies included and the event is free!

Artesia Library

18722 Clarkdale Ave.

Artesia, CA 90701

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Girls Try Hockey

On Sunday, October 11, 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
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DEAL Alert: Epic Mickey 2

Available for $4.99. Pick up in store to save on shipping. Great deal on Nintendo 3DS version too.  Click on image to take you directly to product page.

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Cub Scouts

LogoIf your child is interested in joining the Cub Scouts, Pack 529 is holding their new member registration at 7pm tomorrow night.  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.

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Home Depot Kids workshops

Home Depot will be offering a free kids workshops this Saturday, September 5 from 9 am-12 pm.

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Build a Football Toss Game

  • Kids will learn to build their very own Football Toss Game.
  • 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.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • 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.
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Deal Alert: Day Out with Thomas


All aboard!  Day Out with Thomas will be back in Southern California for 5 days in November. Get your tickets before they sell out and at a discount! Thomas will be pulling into the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris so that he can take you and your Thomas fan out for a ride.  The event includes Thomas and Friends storytelling, a viewing station for Thomas and Friends videos, a petting zoo, entertainment, an Imagination Station and of course, a ride on Thomas himself.  Discounted ($2 off) tickets are on sale through September 1 for select boarding times on the 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th and 15th of November. Save on service charges by calling the museum directly. (951) 943-3020.

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Scholastic “Back-to-School” Warehouse Sale

If you’re in the market for books, the Scholastic warehouse sale will be on August 19-22.  Everything is 50%-80% off! Register online to find the location nearest you and get a coupon for $10 off $50 purchase.

Happy shopping!

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Sand Sculptures

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The 83rd Great Sand Sculpture contest is this weekend, August 15-16 at Granada Beach in Long Beach from 10 am til the evening.  There will be sculptures built by professionals and sculptures built by amateur groups.   The event will also include a kid’s zone, arts and crafts, vendors, live music, and food on both days!  There is free street parking on Ocean Blvd and a couple of paid parking lots that cost $1/hour. Parking at the Granada Beach launch is $12. Viewing all the sculptures will probably take about an hour or less.  It’s going to be hot this weekend so pack your beach gear because the kids will inevitably want to splash around in the waves.  When we went last year, being the prepared mother that I am, my kids were soaked from head to toe when it was time to head home.  I didn’t even have a towel.

Granada Beach
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


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Rocker Fever 2015

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On Saturday, the Columbia Memorial Space Center welcomes you for a fun filled day of rocketing. Admission is FREE!  Enjoy interactive exhibits, rocket flying fun, and much more! Rocket launches will be held all day long on the “launch fields” at the Discovery Sports Complex. For more information, click here.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

12400 Columbia Way
Downey, California 90242

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