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4th of July at the Hollywood Bowl

when: Jul 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

where: Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $12-$240

ages: All Ages

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The annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Bowl is always one of the best fireworks displays in town.  This year the concert is headlined by Josh Groban, who will celebrate the holiday with plenty of patriotic music and fireworks.

Picnic before the show or snack in your seats, you can stare up at the stars and the fireworks from this historic venue and enjoy the perfect Independence Day celebration!

The bowl is offering 50% off tickets for kids 12 and under, call to find out details.

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Sunday, April 20

How Do You Teach a Child to be Gentle?   In our Tiny Treks classes we explore nature with young children.  In one of our classes we found some Roly Poly’s or Pill Bugs.  The children made a circle around the bugs and watched them as the uncurled and moved slowly on the earth.  They learned that when the Roly Poly felt threatened it would curl up in a ball.  One of the children held a bug in his hand.  He was mesmerized. He stood there simply holding this little black bug as it crawled on him.  He knew if he tried to touch it, the bug would curl up in a ball.  He held in carefully, so the bug would keep crawling. We spent more time than we could have imagined simply holding these precious bugs as each child had a chance to experience first hand what it meant to be gentle.   We knew we could carry this lesson that unfolded naturally in the forest to other parts of their lives.  We could use this moment of holding a little creature to help them understand how to treat a younger or older sibling.  We did not spend time lecturing them on what is gentle, they were able to embrace and experience it first hand in a magnificent way. Recipe to Teach A Child to Be Gentle Ingredients:  An ant hill  A rock or dirt where a Roly Poly/Pill Bug may live A loving adult  A young child Directions:  Take the time to look and observe an ant hill or under a rock for a Roly Poly. Guide a child to observe the bug or ant. Gently place the bug in a child’s outstretched hand.  Cooking time: This is the key to the entire experience, there is no set time.  Some children can observe an ant hill for 30 minutes and others for two minutes.  Take the time to give the child time. Watch and Truly Enjoy!  Pamela Worth is the owner of Tiny Treks.  Tiny Treks classes have encouraged families to get outside and explore for over 16 years.  Visit our website at or our facebook page Facebook Tiny Treks.   “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson,  The Sense of Wonder

Topanga Earth Day

when: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Westside, Old Canyon Ranch, 301 Old Topanga Rd., Topanga, Ca

cost: $12

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

With music, speakers, ecological artists, innovative environmental demonstrations, non-profit organizations, biodegradable & sustainable solutions, organic… read more

“Cats” the Musical

when: Apr 20 at Various times

where: La Mirada Center for Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, Ca

cost: $20-$70

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, it isn’t just one of your holiday… read more

Dodgers: Kids Run the Bases

when: Apr 20 at 1:10 p.m.

where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $18-$225

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Finally a reason for kids to stick around past the 7th inning stretch!  Our Los… read more
bob baker

Bob Baker’s “Fun with Strings”

when: Apr 20 at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

where: Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $15

ages: 2 and up

the scoop:

Bob Baker’s marionettes take kids to “the place where imagination dwells.” Jack Frost, The Snow… read more

Hear Cowboy Musicians & Poets

when: Apr 20 at 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $4-$10

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old… read more

Animal Grossology

when: every Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5:00 pm

where: Orange County, Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Ca

cost: $12.95-$15.95

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s just what it sounds like!  Ever wonder why dogs sniff each other’s rear ends,… read more

Circus Vargas: Magikaria Extreme

when: Apr 17, 2014 - Apr 20 at Various times

where: Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $22-$57

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and spend the evening at the… read more

“Bears” Roars into the El Capitan

when: Apr 18, 2014 - May 14 at Various times

where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca

cost: $10-$22

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear… read more

Easter at Pierce Farm

when: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 20 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Pierce College, 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, Ca

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Gather the family and spend Easter Weekend at the Pierce College Farm taking part in… read more
butterfly girl

Caterpillar Adoption Days

when: Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, Ca

cost: $4 (for caterpillar only)

ages: 2-12

the scoop:

On your mark, get set, pupate! It is time again to witness the magic of… read more
Spring is in the air and the Easter Bunny is headed to Kooky! On Saturday March 16 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, kids of all ages are invited to visit and have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Kids can also enjoy getting mini manicures or face painting from our Spring Fairies. Proceeds from these activities and 15% off sales will benefit the Ogden International School PTA.

Bunny Bungalow at the Grove

when: Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 20 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Mid-City, The Grove, 189 Grove Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Cost varies

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Hop over and take photos with the Easter Bunny in the park.  Don’t forget, the… read more
egg hunt

Downtown Easter Fest

when: Apr 20 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Downtown, Grand Hope Park, W. 9th and Hope St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Everyone is invited to the 6th Annual Downtown Easter Fest for a huge Easter egg… read more

Waterfront Easter Brunch on a Battleship

when: Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: South Bay, Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Ca

cost: $35-$50 (kids 5 and under, free)

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Time to play battleship – the Easter edition!  Have a hearty sailor’s breakfast and then… read more

Step Back in Time with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

when: Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca

cost: $13-$26

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s time for the days of old, when knights (and their ladies) were bold –… read more
Easter Egg Dyeing Party for Kids $35 / $50 Camaje bistro's annual Easter Egg dyeing party offers quality timeand memories to last a lietime. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us in decorating Easter eggs. We’ll provide all the tools you need to decorate. We do the messy part and clean up afterwards, leaving the fun for you. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Each ticket includes one dozen eggs.

Hunt and Seek at the Kidspace Egg Hunt

when: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: Pasadena Area, Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, Ca

cost: $4 plus Museum Admission

ages: 1-10

the scoop:

Your little peeps can race through the Kidspace Gardens in search of hundreds of candy-filled… read more
aquarium kids

Easter Breakfast With the Fishes

when: Apr 20 at 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Long Beach, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, Ca

cost: $29.50-$39.50

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and fun-filled day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The… read more
lego lamps

Lego Lovers, See Legos Put To Use

when: every Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Forest Lawn, 1712 S Glendale Ave., Glendale, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Turns out, LEGOS® are good for more than leaving a giant dent in your foot (and… read more

Easter Brunch By the Beach

when: Apr 20 at 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Montage Hotel , 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, Ca

cost: $45 kids, $105 adults

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

An elegant, swellegant, unforgettable Easter celebration. Bring the family for brunch by the beach at… read more

Easter Edition: Enchanted Fairy Tale Theatre

when: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 20 at 12:30 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Children $15, One Adult per child is free

ages: 4-10

the scoop:

A special Easter weekend edition of Fairy Tale Theatre returns, as costumed actors invite little… read more

See a Comet Formed Before Your Eyes

when: Apr 20 at Various times

where: Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Every year the Griffith Observatory breaks out this special program for school holidays, and now… read more

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

when: Apr 16, 2014 - Apr 20 at Various times

where: Citizens Business Bank Arena , 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, Ca

cost: $15-$65

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Mickey and the rest of the gang take to their skates and take the audience… read more

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