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SAMO Kids Club

when: First Wedesday of the month

where: Westside, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-6

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Santa Monica Place Kids Club takes place the first Wednesday of the month, with host Miss Claire, who entertains and educates kids with a mix of puppet time, music time, story time and crafting fun.

The event will be held on the 3rd level Dining Deck rain or shine, and parents are asked to sign kids in when you get there.

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Sunday, September 14

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It’s All Cool at the LA Zoo

when: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles

cost: $14-$19

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

“Chill out” at the Zoo where all weekend long there will be Cool Zones with… read more
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Kids Learn About Cookin’ at the Market

when: Second Sunday of the Month

where: Beverly Hills Farmers Market, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Not only can you get your fresh fruits and veggies for the week at a… read more
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Discover the Mighty Blue Whale

when: weekends through September

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

cost: $22-$35

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

This shortened version of the Blue Whale Safari that the Ocean Institute offers, is a… read more
bob baker theater

“Fiesta” Time with the Bob Baker Marionettes

when: Sep 14 at Various times

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

cost: $15

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Bob Baker’s famous marionettes continues the theater’s 53rd season with a revival of the popular… read more
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Mickey’s Music Festival

when: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14 at Various times

where: Long Beach, Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Ca

cost: $25-$70

ages: 3-10

the scoop:

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be… read more
We are a small, affordable, chip-timed race focused on creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere for runners of all ages and abilities. Both the 5k and 10k courses follow the Fanno Creek Trail, a paved path protected by parks and green space…very family friendly for both runners and walkers. Our new venue (Greenway Elementary School in Beaverton) caters to the family with small children, yet also lends itself to the serious racer looking to PR on a flat, fast course. The Kids 1/2 mile fun run will run around the tennis court path loop 2x.

Think Pink! Run For Ovarian Cancer

when: Sep 14 at 7:30 a.m.

where: CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA

cost: $5 for kids entry

ages: 4-11

the scoop:

The Ovarian Cancer Walk/Run for Awareness & Hope is a very special event, benefiting ovarian… read more
star eco

Meet Rescued Wild Animals at the STAR Eco Station Tour

when: every Sunday at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: STAR Eco Station, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, Ca

cost: $6-$8

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Meet parrots and pythons and piranhas – oh my! You can take kids from babies… read more
RogerDay

Roger Day Rocks the Woods

when: Sep 14 at 10:30 a.m.

where: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga Canyon, Ca

cost: $10

ages: 2-8

the scoop:

Making his Family Fundays debut, Nashville-based kids’ singer Roger Day encourages kids and families to… read more
“The Wizard Of Oz”, The Los Angeles Children’s Theater musical based on the 1939 original film, features singing, dancing, and all your favorite characters and songs. This classic is sure to leave you humming all the great songs from the original and shedding a few tears about the value of home for years to come. Tickets are $15 and are also available on the website or through reservations at (310) 622-4482. Runs Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm.

We’re Off… To See “The Wizard of Oz”

when: Sat. & Sun. through Sept. 28

where: West LA, The Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

cost: $15

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

“The Wizard Of Oz”, The Los Angeles Children’s Theater musical based on the 1939 original… read more
Craft and Folk Art Museum

Free Crafty Folksy Fun at the Musuem

when: Sundays

where: Miracle Mile, CAFAM, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Sunday is the perfect day to check out the CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum)… read more
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Beethoven, Bagels & Banter

when: Sep 14 at 11 a.m.

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

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

Start your Sunday with a little Beethoven and bagels.  Come to the Broad stage for… read more
One Stop Beaching: Annenberg

It’s Hot! Annenberg Pool Bonus Day

when: Sep 14 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Westside, Annenberg Beach House, 415 P.C.H., Santa Monica

cost: $4-$10

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

We’re having a heat wave… With spectacular views, splash pad, children’s play area, gallery, historic… read more
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Meet Randa the Rhino

when: every Sunday at 1 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $10 plus Zoo admission

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Visit Randa the Indian Rhino at the zoo.  Get quite up close and personal with… read more
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Local Craft Beer Fest for Families

when: Sep 14 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: South Bay, Rock & Brews, El Segundo, Ca

cost: $45 adults

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Sometimes at the end of summer, you just want to relax with a cool brew. … read more
krupkik fest

Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts

when: Sep 14 at 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

where: Wilshire Blvd. & Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This free, family-friendly event showcases Los Angeles’ diverse cultures through an array of performances and… read more
arboretum cottage

Depot Day at the Arboretum

when: Sep 14 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

cost: $3-$8

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

If you haven’t been lately for a stroll through the gardens, a snack at the… read more
fowler museum

Family Jam: Tapping Ladies

when: Sep 14 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr., Westwood, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Experience Syncopated Ladies making music with their feet and the ground beneath them! Watch a… read more
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Oktoberfest at Alpine Village

when: every Sunday at 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Alpine Village, 833 West Torrance Blvd. , Torrance

cost: $5 Adults, Kids Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Perhaps you’re recalling Oktoberfest as a rather drunken way you passed the month of October… read more
In celebration of the exhibition Route 66: The Road and the Romance, the Autry invites Lego lovers to come build creative vehicles to travel the Mother Road—or to race on a Pinewood Derby–style track. Before or after trying your hand at building with Lego, take a family-friendly tour of Route 66, enjoy a scavenger hunt for all modes of transportation hiding in the Autry galleries, or catch (on the big screen) a showing of Cars, the award-winning Pixar film that honors the iconic highway. Appropriate for ages 5–12. Presented in partnership with LUGO-LA. Although advance reservations are not necessary for the Lego activities, advance reservations for the screenings of Cars are recommended. The first screening of Cars begins at 11:00 a.m. The second screening of Cars begins at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction by Jeffrey Richardson, the Autry’s Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms and Route 66 curator. The movie starts at 2:00 p.m.

Autry Explorers Lego® Day at the Autry

when: Sep 14 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Griffith Park, Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

cost: $4-$10

ages: 3-12

the scoop:

Get your kicks!  Cars + Legos = Kid Heaven.  “Route 66: The Road and the… read more
lacma

Fabulous Fabric Family Workshop

when: Sep 14 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Miracle Mile, LACMA, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $45 per adult and child

ages: 5 and up

the scoop:

In this three-hour class for parents alongside their kids, everyone will explore printing techniques for… read more
pretzel

Kinderfest is Oktoberfest for Kids

when: every Sunday at 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: South Bay, Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA

cost: $2-$5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s the Oktoberfest time of year, and Huntington Beach carves out some time for slightly… read more
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at STAPLES Center for a limited seven-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15. The critics have called this show ‘awesome’, ‘spectacular’ and ‘breathtaking. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is coming back to the US in July - its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 sell-out tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. The 20 dinosaurs were originally “hatched” by Sonny Tilders, the head of creature design at Creature Technology Company in a Melbourne Docklands workshop big enough to park a 747.

Walking With the Dinosaurs Spectacular

when: Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 14 at Various times

where: Downtown, Staples Center , 1111 S Figuroa St., Los Angeles, Ca

cost: $22-$79

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production that’s back in the US… read more
la county fair

LA County Fair

when: Sep 14 at Hours vary

where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona

cost: $8-$19

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

What’s 90 years old, more fun than ever, serves it up fried and on a… read more

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