Kid Stuff


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 [...]

Little Kids, Big Accomplishment!

Little Kids, Big Accomplishment!

Last month, Pasadena’s very own Cottage Co-op Nursery School celebrated its partnership with Whole Foods Market in proper youngster fashion. The creative Co-op tots (and their lovely teachers) gathered at the Arroyo Parkway market’s community room to unveil a colorful door mosaic, which will permanently reside in the store as a token of friendship and [...]

Dive-In Movie Night

Dive-In Movie Night

The June gloom has finally burned off, the July heat is here, and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center has the perfect way to cool off: Back to the Future at the free Dive-In Movie Night this Fourth of July weekend. This classic family film will be projected onto a big screen with speakers placed around the recreational [...]

Kidspace Concert Weekend

Kidspace Concert Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, Kidspace Museum in Pasadena is hosting a weekend full of music and summer activities. Saturday afternoon the music begins in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater when Kidspace presents Lemonsquare! On Sunday stop by for the singing talents of Aaron Nigel Smith and his concert entitled, “Everyone Loves to Dance.” Aaron is a musician and educator who [...]

No Boundaries PUSD Art Show

No Boundaries PUSD Art Show

Art Night may have come and gone, but you can still dip your toe in the fresh stream of the PUSD “No Boundaries” student art show.  In consideration of those of us with busy schedules and good intentions, this excellent PUSD show will run through Sunday, May 29 in the space just below Trader Joes’s [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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