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Ooey Gooey Weekend

Ooey Gooey Weekend

You say to a child, “It will be ooey and gooey” and eyes widen and mischievous grins form as images of a wet and gooey mess—all the way up to one’s elbows—dazzles the imagination. During President’s Day Weekend, Kidspace is welcomes kids to delve into an ooey gooey extreme… Create play dough poop sculptures and learn how […]

Biking in the San Gabriel Mountains

Biking in the San Gabriel Mountains

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes our family adventures can be a little bit extreme for the average family looking to get outside for the day. Ocean kayaking, searching for sea caves, driving three hours into the blazing hot desert or camping in the mountains with no bathrooms or running water – it’s […]

Chroma Critters

Chroma Critters

Elif Savas, Mary Kelly, Simone Vitucci and Erika Walczak are the foursome behind CHROMA, which strives to create “musical adventures” for kids. On June 7  at the Altadena Library, members will perform their latest show Critters. Critters includes excerpts from Johann Strauss, Phillip Strauss, Henry Mancini, Pink Floyd, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie performed by an […]

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

Hundreds of kids. All with ducks. It’s time for the wackiest and quackiest of races, Kidspace Museum‘s Rubber Ducky Races, running from Saturday, May 28th straight through Memorial Day. To ensure ducky-fairness, all rubber duckies must be purchased from the Busy Bee store within Kidspace. Ducks may be decorated before heading to the starting line at Interpretive […]

PCDA Open House, Variety Show & Russian Nights

PCDA Open House, Variety Show & Russian Nights

Play room, a gym, kitchens, music, and a play yard. Professional Child Development Associates invites families, friends, professionals, and the public at large to its open house on May 24. PCDA is committed to improving the lives of children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. Its programs include music, a creative arts […]

Tots, Tweens & Teens

Tots, Tweens & Teens

Over 30 authors and illustrators will be on site at the Tots, Tweens & Teens Book Festival on May 14. Pasadena High School hosts this free event, noon to 6 p.m. Three stages—Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult—feature books, authors, and illustrators for hours and hours! Authors include Pseudonymous Bosch of the Secret Series and […]

Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace

Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace

In early March 2016, “a crane with the capacity to lift 250 tons, delivered the steel platform  pieces of the Hawk’s Nest, one of the featured Arroyo Adventure exhibits.” The platform sits on custom laser-cut steel beams, engineered to make the support structure appear to be branches of a tree. The next phase of construction on […]

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

As a female who is over 50, we have experienced awe, surprise, and disbelief when we are in the presence of the opposite sex and they see that we know how to handle ourselves when measuring and sawing a plank of wood, know the difference between a flathead and Phillips head, and know how to use […]

Happy 150th, Beatrix Potter!

Happy 150th, Beatrix Potter!

She was a natural scientist and a conservationist. Incredibly, she was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwich sheep. Of course, we know this English author, Helen Beatrix Potter, primarily for children’s books and more particularly for the mischievous and endearing character of Peter Rabbit. On April 16, celebrate the 150th birthday of Miss Helen by listening […]

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

On April 11, Altadena Public Library offers a free college workshop led by Ashley Sim and focusing on getting the most out of college visits. We’ll admit that when we took our high school senior on college visits, we winged it. Everything turned out well and this path fit for our personalities, but having a […]

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