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This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

This Summer, Learn the Ukulele, Mandarin, Hip Hop, Sewing, Painting, Poetry…

Kindergarteners through eighth graders have the opportunity for learning drawing and painting, poetry and short story writing, hip hop dancing, sewing, various sports and games, Mandarin, and the ukulele on the lovely campus of The Gooden School during the summer 2015. Seventh and eighth graders may also participate in an ISEE and HSPT test preparation […]

A Shakespearean Summer

A Shakespearean Summer

A Noise Within is committed to ensure that the Bard is not left behind… When it comes to the current generation—the Millenniums—ANW is going “all in” by expanding its Summer with Shakespeare program to 5 weeks and 2 tracks. Track 1: The Play’s the Thing Ages 14-18 In this 5-week intensive, students will experience all […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Working off a lunisolar calendar, where dates indicate the moon phase and the time of the solar year, the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Thursday, February 19th (it’s the year of the goat). The day is traditionally marked with fireworks, […]

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Valentine’s pronounce one’s heartfelt emotional love. They are purposefully sentimental and are often cute, sappy, silly, and adorable. But, as we know, we don’t love with the “hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation” and our hearts are not heart-shaped. Kidspace presents Have a Heart Weekend, “celebrating […]

Rococo Valentines

Rococo Valentines

He was known for his “delicately” colored scenes of romance, his “obsessive” style due to master François Boucher, and themes that were sensual love. Though his work was considered “frivolous” by some, “his canvases are widely admired for their brilliant, almost abstract compositions and quickly-brushed colors.”¹ Jean-Honoré Fragonard was the greatest French painter of the gallant and […]

Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style

Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style

The “Fry Up.” Pan roasted thick slices of tomatoes on a plate with fried eggs with bacon—as well as sausage—and toast, maybe mushrooms. That’s the breakfast we remember eating at many a British B&B. Some morning’s we were served “chips” though never hash brown or home fries (so American!) and on one or more occasions […]

Animals in Their Winter Homes & Beautiful Dwellings

Animals in Their Winter Homes & Beautiful Dwellings

Winter is here. Maybe as Southern Californians we don’t have the right to call this winter—it’s 74ºF as we write—but December through February are the coldest months of the year in the northern hemispere, which by definition means it’s officially winter. For bears, hedgehogs, and even turtles and some fish, winter means the time to […]

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

For anyone who has a tween or teen in the household, The Fault in Our Stars—a book and now a movie—is well known. The sixth novel by author John Green was turned into a romantic comedy-drama in 2014, was directed by Josh Boone, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as the young protagonists Hazel […]

Royal Tea Party

Royal Tea Party

Is your little girl into being a princess? Maybe she’d like to meet some real ones… Future kings, queens, princes, and princesses, come dressed in your finery for a very special visit from the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, who will share their favorite princess stories and recent Tournament experiences. Bring a camera, your […]

The Curiosity Tales

The Curiosity Tales

Shakespeare is said to have been a member of the troupe that first performed Ben Johnson’s 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour, in which these lines were first heard: Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill the cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman. “Care” at that time indicated worry and sorrow. […]

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