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Books and Cookies
2230 Main St.,Santa Monica,Ca

Books and Cookies Bye Bye Bash

when: Mar 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Westside, Books and Cookies, 2230 Main St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Suggested donation of $5

ages: All Ages

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Send Books and Cookies off in style with a Saturday Morning Concert featuring Music with Jennifer, Story Time & Sing Along with Books and Cookies staff members, crafts, free play with UrbanSitters and more!
All books and merchandise will be included for the big big big everything-must-go moving sale and drastically reduced. Please inquire about café, furniture and shelving, toys, and decorative items also for sale.

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Saturday, April 19


Easter Edition: Enchanted Fairy Tale Theatre

when: Apr 19 - 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
Join us for Wake Up With the Waves, the interactive concert series for children each Saturday morning 10AM - NOON at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s fresh-air fun with a rotating cast of musicians and entertainers who get kids engaged with singing, dancing, playing and more! It’s a perfect way to start the day. Then stick around for family fun at the Pier afterwards. Saturday = planned!

Wake Up With The Waves

when: every Saturday at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Westside, Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 1- 8

the scoop:

Wake up and hit the beach!  Every Saturday morning there’s a new concert at the… read more
Winner of 5 Oscars including Best Picture, this 1965 classic musical based on the Broadway play by Rodgers and Hammerstein centers around a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a naval officer widower. Sing along with your favorite classic songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", "The Lonely Goatherd", and the title song, "The Sound of Music". Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Richard Haydn. Gates open at 6pm.

Do-Re-Me Your Way to the Sound of Music Sing-Along

when: Apr 19 at 2 p.m.

where: Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, Ca

cost: $15-$20

ages: 6 and up

the scoop:

What’s better than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? A screening of “The Sound… read more

This Goldilocks is Just Right

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m.

where: Universal City, Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10-$12

ages: 3-9

the scoop:

Theatre West specializes in non-threatening, interactive musicals with a message for children 3 – 9… read more

Easter Brunch in the Garden

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at Multiple seatings

where: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, Ca

cost: $19-$59

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

No fuss, no muss, no cooking, no clean up! Enjoy a spring tradition: A delicious… read more
HAPPY EASTER! VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY Friday, April 4th to Saturday, April 19th Level 1, The Canyon Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM Westfield Topanga Mall 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills, California 91303 (818) 594-8732

Hey Valley Peeps, Meet the Bunny

when: Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 19 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Westfield Topanga Mall, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

If you haven’t gotten your Easter Bunny picture yet this year, here’s where to go! … read more

Arrrr You Ready for Adventure? A Pyrate Adventure

when: Apr 19 at 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca

cost: $23-$40

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Ahoy mateys!  Experience the thrill of sailing a tallship as you discover the real pirates… read more
Kids Weekend Events 7

Good Clean Fun That Doesn’t Blow: Bubble Fest

when: Mar 29, 2014 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $12.95-$15.95

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Don’t miss the return of So Cal’s most astounding spring break bubble spectacular. Bubblefest features… read more

A Garden Party Martha Would Be Proud Of

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Downtown, Home Depot, 12975 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Home Depot is hosting a Garden Party. Chef Nikki Martin will demonstrate grilling techniques… read more
Streets in Downtown Burbank will be packed with digital artists, street painters, sculptors, photographers and more than 12,000 art lovers at the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival. In a twist that pays homage to Burbank's reputation as Animation Capital of the World, Downtown Burbank Partnership is uniting with Creative Talent Network to present an entire block devoted to animation and visual EFX artists from feature films, video games and television series. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with more than 40 exhibiting artists whose contributions are found among the highest grossing animation films of all time.

Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival

when: Apr 19 - Apr 20 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: San Fernando Blvd., Between Magnolia and Olive, Burbank, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

the scoop:

Calling art lovers of all sorts – come out and join the throng of artists,… read more

A Solar Discovery Faire

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Rd., Glendale, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4-12

the scoop:

The Solar Discovery Faire will feature solar fun for all ages: watch solar cooking demonstrations,… read more

Bunny Brunch at American Girl

when: Apr 19 at 9 a.m.

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

cost: $22

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Enjoy Bunny Brunch at American Girl – an egg-stravagant morning with The Grove’s Easter Bunny.… read more
Kids Weekend Events 5

It’s a Tangled Mess When “Rapunzel” Hits the Stage

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m.

where: Glendale Center Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale, Ca

cost: $12.50

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Enjoy the excitement and  wonder of live theater with the little ones with the fairy… read more
bob baker

Bob Baker’s “Fun with Strings”

when: Apr 19 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

World City Music Presents Mongolian Music

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

where: Downtown, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Khukh Tenger is a dance group that performs the unique dance traditions, customs and rituals… read more

Easter at Pierce Farm

when: Apr 19 - 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
broad stage

A Spring Midsummer Night’s Dream

when: Apr 19 at Various times

where: Westside, Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $53-$110

ages: 7 and up

the scoop:

See the world of wonder, magic and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of… 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.

The Great Eggspedition

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Gardner Elementary School, 7450 Hawthorn Ave., Hollywood, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-15

the scoop:

Come find some of 10,000 Easter eggs, take part in face painting, chow on hot… read more

Blessing of the Animals

when: Apr 19 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Downtown, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the many benefits they provide mankind, is… read more
This year the Vaughan Center is hosting its first egg hunt. Children should bring their own baskets to collect plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to take pictures with the kids, so adults will want to have their camera handy. Adults must accompany children; only children need to be registered. Egg hunt will start at 10:15 a.m. Program will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. Ages: 1 to 8 with parent

Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day

when: Apr 19 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Huntington Central Park, Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Thousands of pounds of candy (literally- like enough to give your dentist nightmares) are hidden… read more

Easter at Underwood Farms

when: Apr 19 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, Ca

cost: $6

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Celebrate Easter at Underwood Family Farms! Festivities include entrance to the Animal Center,  a Scavenger… 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

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