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.

Joie, Equipment, & Current/Elliott warehouse sale



The Joie, Equipment, Current/Elliott sample sale is in progress now!  The prices are 50% off the listed prices (below) so if you love these brands, it’s a great opportunity to pick up some stuff.  The selection wasn’t too huge but there was enough to choose from.  There are no try-ons so know your size before you go.  A few of the pieces I picked up are a $208 Equipment shirt for $28, $248 Current/Elliott jeans for $20, $198 soft Joie shirt for $15.


Whale Fiesta

On Sunday, January 25, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be holding its annual Whale Fiesta from 10 am-3 pm! The fiesta is a celebration of the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of whalewatching season! It’s a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all – games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers and music. Festivities include the building of a life-sized sand sculpture of a Pacific gray whale. You can even enter the Duct Tape Whale Sculpture Contest or the Great Cetacean Creation Sand Sculpture Contest yourself. Best of all, the event is FREE!

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Cerritos Little League

Cerritos International Little League is holding sign-ups for Spring Baseball at Gonsalves Park this weekend.
  • Saturday, January 17th from 1-3pm
  • Sunday, January 18th from 1-3pm
Where:  Gonsalves Park, 13611 E. 166th St in Cerritos
OR:  Online 
You will need to bring along the following:
  1. Original birth certificate
  2. At least three (3) current proof of residence documents
  3. Medical/insurance information

Fee includes uniform jersey and cap, pictures and trophy. Tryouts will be January 24/31st time TBATeams will be selected by the end of January and practice will begin in February.  Games start on or about March 1st, 2014.

Check out their website for more information.  Please note that this league is not the same as the City of Cerritos sponsored youth baseball league.

What a combo!

Recently I had the chance to try a new apple on the market courtesy of BzzAgent.  I thought this week would be the perfect time to blog about them because they’re on sale at Stater Bros. for $0.99/lb.  You all know how I’m always keen on a good deal.  These apples are regularly $2.69/lb.  One of the highlights of these apples is that they do not brown. Woohoo for the small things in life.  Opal apples have a similar texture to Honeycrisp apples and Asian pears.  They are a little tart but not as much as a Granny Smith. Best of all, they are the perfect complement to my Apple dip!

Toffee Apple Dip

  • 1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (10 ounce size) English toffee or Heath bits


With an electric mixer, mix cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in toffee bits. Serve with sliced apples.

First Weekend of 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  Welcome to the first weekend of 2015.  I hope you all had a great holiday break.  Here are some fun activities to cap off the end of winter break:

  • Sunday is FREE day at the La Habra Children’s museum and the theme is Lunar New Year.  Children can make painted Chinese lanterns, and experience traditional musical performances to usher in the year of the Goat.
  • Also on Sunday, the Japanese American National museum will be ringing in the New Year with it’s Oshogatsu Family Festival.  Admission is FREE all day (11 am-5 pm).  There will be arts ‘n crafts and other fun cultural performances.
  • If Downtown is not your thing, it’s also FREE day at the Bowers museum.  This Sunday is the Kwanzaa Family Festival. Admission is FREE all day.

Have a great weekend and a great year ahead!


Santa’s Island

Ho Ho Ho!  Santa will be visiting Heritage Park Island tomorrow from noon until 3:30.  Families are invited to enjoy some holiday fun with crafts and music and of course, an appearance of the big guy himself.  Everything is FREE!


Family Night at Cerritos Library

Tomorrow is Family Night at the Cerritos Library.  Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals will help Rudolph find his holiday spirit.   Free show starts at 7 pm.

Cerritos Library
Skyline Room
18025 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703