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Little Women, The Musical

when: Apr 18, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

where: Stage 52, 5299 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, Ca

cost: $25

ages: 6+

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The recipient of four 2005 TONY® nominations, this charming version of the classic story follows the March sisters and their beloved Marmee in Civil War Massachusetts as their father is away serving in the Union army. With a heartfelt lyrical score, Little Women‘s themes of childhood dreams and family togetherness are timeless and relevant to this day.

The show is put on my Sustaining Sound; a professional theatre company that seeks to support local and global causes through the creation and presentation of meaningful theatrical experiences.  All proceeds support Forever Found, a foundation which exists to support the prevention, rescue, and restoration of victims of child trafficking and prostitution.

Show runs Thursday-Sunday through April 21. Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm.

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Earth Day Festival for the Birds

when: Apr 19 at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: South Bay, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, Ca

cost: $5 adult, $1 kids suggested donation

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

A little birdie told us about this hands-on Earth Day celebration at the Cabrillo Marine… read more
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Caterpillar Adoption Days

when: Apr 19 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
Come see the show CBS called “an amazing stage show!” Creating Arts Company is proud to bring back The Wizard of Oz! This magical production will take you into a far away world, where you will experience a production for children and families like never before! This fun Mini Musical performance is a Cinematic-Theatrical-Interactive-Musical experience that blends film and screen technology with live action for a unique show that parents and kids will all enjoy! The timeless story has all the classic characters, Dorothy, The Tinman, The Scarecrow, The Lion, The Wizard, The Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good. The show is one hour and five minutes and includes all your favorite songs from the movie plus a hidden gem Come boo for the witch, cheer for Dorothy and her friends, sing, dance and interact while introducing your children to a classic.

We’re Off To See the Wizard…

when: Apr 19 at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

where: Westside, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12-$20

ages: 3 and Up

the scoop:

This magical production of “The Wizard of OZ” will take you into a far away… read more
Come on out for the Annual Great Westside Easter Egg Hunt, held April 19th, the Saturday before Easter. Grab the kids and head out to the only event of its kind on the Westside, held at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. This event will feature lots of candy and tons of great prizes for kids, plus a fire truck, police cars, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, Red Cross Blood Drive, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine we'll be there! Please note this event is outside only. And Moms, we also have a hunt for you too! Find jewelry, trips, day spa packages, and more! For information about sponsoring this event or showcasing your business, contact 503-640-1360 or email alisa@kuik.com.

An Egg-ceptional Celebration

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Ca

cost: $3-$8 (and $3 donation for some activities)

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

In honor of Easter, it’s an EGG-ceptional Celebration for kids of all ages at the… read more
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Betty Bunny Stories for Easter

when: Apr 19 at 10:30 a.m.

where: West LA, Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Betty Bunny is taking the soccer field in the new Betty Bunny Wants a Goal.… read more
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Step Back in Time with the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

when: Apr 19 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
Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company proudly presents the classic tale of a beautiful young Princess who is banished into the woods by her evil step-mother the Queen so she would be the fairest in the land. After taking refuge in the seven dwarf’s cottage, the magic mirror informs the Queen that Snow White is still the fairest in the land. Outraged the Queen decides to take matters into her own hands with a poisoned apple. Will the Prince be able to save Snow White with loves first kiss? Snow White is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play and is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical-experience like no other! This audience interactive show combines film and projection with live action, and music for a play that pulls you right in! This show uses blackouts, strobe-lights and fog for special effects and is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s To The Theater We Go

when: Apr 19 at 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

where: Westside, Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: $12-$20

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! (We’re the… 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 - 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
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Celebrate Earth Day with Grunion and Friends

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m.

where: South Bay, Crafted Port of LA, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get down like a grunion!  Earth Day celebration with a presentation of  the biology of… read more
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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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Science Day 2014 – Science Fun for Everyone!

when: Apr 19 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Downtown, Central Library, 630 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-11

the scoop:

It’s science day at the library!  Welcome to the ‘Silly Science Show’, presented by Professor… read more
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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
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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
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 www.tinyteks.com 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 - 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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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