Kid Stuff


Is It the Great Pumpkin? Yes! It’s Kidspace Fest

Is It the Great Pumpkin? Yes! It’s Kidspace Fest

It’s that time of year again, Charlie Brown. It’s the 17th annual Kidspace Pumpkin Festival, a two-day extravaganza with free performances and child-compelling activities available for a modestly priced ticket: a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, handmade crafts, and face painting. Then your munchkins can choose their favorite item from the pumpkin patch and [...]

Another Fall Fest of Fun

Another Fall Fest of Fun

Tis the season! Saturday, October 22nd, is St. Philip’s turn for family fun. Games, rides, a variety show and The Smokin’ Cobras are an easy draw as you enjoy these weeks of Fall. Delectable eats come from cultures all over the world, including good ol’ American and BBQ, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican and homemade sweet treats. [...]

GAME ON! Parish Fair

GAME ON! Parish Fair

Holy Family Church is having its Game On! Parish Fair and raffle this Saturday and Sunday. Cut and dash along the Colossus obstacle course; test your skills playing paint ball; be a template for flowers or animals at the face painting booth; go aerobic in the carousel and boxing bouncer. Try your hand in the jousting [...]

Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Move over, Mommy & Me! Well, maybe, just give a little elbow room. South Pasadena is now home to Ladybug Music, where children and their parents are introduced to music from all over the world, exposed to varying musical styles, and even taught about pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm—through things like rhythmic chanting, play-along jam [...]

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

When we get walloped with our inevitable end-of-the-season heat wave, it’s time to consider taking the kids to cool off at Eaton Canyon Falls. A moderately paced, 3.5-mile hike on the fourth Sunday of each month (9 a.m. to noon) lets overworked parents unwind while youngsters boulder-hop and splash through myriad imagination-inspiring streams. Another option [...]

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Stevenson, volunteer docent and treasured storyteller (now in her eighth decade), will be engaging listeners with tales about world heroes and distinguished patriots on Wednesday, September 14th as part of the Pasadena Museum of History’s storytelling series. The following month will find her waxing lyrically on the wonders of 20th-century transportation and travel. The [...]

Radical Parenting: 6 Things Teens Want Their Parents to Know

Radical Parenting: 6 Things Teens Want Their Parents to Know

I’m a big fan of Vanessa Van Petten and her website RadicalParenting.com . I’m Vanessa’s fan because she will take on any issue that affects kids in a genuine and fearless manner.  And I love this site because it’s written from the teen perspective to help parents understand them. ( How she corrals all those teens [...]

Dive-in to a Movie

Dive-in to a Movie

Looking for  a fun, free way to beat the heat this summer? Take a dip in the pool with your family while watching a lighthearted, (PG-rated) film on the big-screen projector at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center’s Dive-In Movie Night. Despicable Me will be the perfect complement to some nighttime swimming (in the shallow end, [...]

Rose Bowl Swim Team’s Olympic Honor

Rose Bowl Swim Team’s Olympic Honor

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Swim Team recently ventured to Colorado Springs, CO for an epic week of workouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. During the trip, the sprightly swimmers aged 13 and up enjoyed one-on-one sessions with acclaimed sports physiologist and swimming scientist Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas, simply known to his pupils as “Dr. G.” [...]

Jasper in Deadland to Premiere

Jasper in Deadland to Premiere

Students in the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program (PMTP) are set to premiere award-winning lyricist and composer Ryan Scott Oliver’s new pop/rock musical Jasper in Deadland in just one week. (Hot tip: last summer’s PMTP production won the Pasadena Weekly’s “Best Of” category for Best Theatrical Production beating out all other productions, professional or otherwise. This group [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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