Kid Stuff


A Grill Apron for Dad

A Grill Apron for Dad

Yes, Orchard Supply Hardware is a chain, but we like the idea: make a personalized grill apron for Pops in honor of Father’s Day. Orchard in Pasadena and South Pasadena are inviting kids to come in, choose from a grab bag of markers, and create an apron that shouts, “He’s my dad and I love [...]

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Ever look at Paul Cézanne’s Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan and think, “I’d like to be right there”? Or make room for yourself amongst Paul Klee’s Two Heads? Maybe take a walk through the woods in Ansel Adams’ Aspens, New Mexico or tie on your ballet shoes and slip in amongst Edgar Degas’ Dancers [...]

Summer Cooking Camps

Summer Cooking Camps

We figure a child is never too young to learn how to navigate the kitchen. Even the first bowl of cereal that is poured without half of it landing on floor, the first milk that is tipped and doesn’t flood the counter, is a miraculous feat to which we raise our hands skyward and say, “Hallelujah.” This [...]

Summer Writing Workshops

Summer Writing Workshops

Pirates, treasure maps, the thrill of the hunt. In one of Julia Edwards’ summer writing workshops, kids draw, write and play out the story they create. For teenagers, follow in the steps of The Onion and learn the craft of absurdity and satire, and publish a newspaper. Site Specific Plays for 5-10 year olds will look [...]

REDCAT for Kids

REDCAT for Kids

The arts center is called REDCAT and stands for the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, operating within the Disney Concert Hall complex. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery, and lively civid discourse. (Redcat.org) But, what about fun? Fun comes in the manner of [...]

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the Bard’s 450th birthday on April [...]

Hunting Eggs 2014

Hunting Eggs 2014

If Easter means bunnies and hunting for colored hard-boiled eggs (okay, plastic eggs filled with chocolate or jelly beans), then here are some choices where you don’t have to rise before dawn to hide the bounty… Egg-ceptional Celebration! at The Arboretum. Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (early 9 a.m. entry for members). “Children will [...]

Egg Hunt 2014

Egg Hunt 2014

Can’t walk or coordinate the hands, arms, legs, and knees for crawling? Can’t focus her eyes or doesn’t have a strong enough neck to hold his head up? No matter. The City of Pasadena’s Annual Spring Festival has announced an egg hunt for wee ones age 0-5. Literally. Zero to five years of age, they [...]

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Julia Edwards believes a child doesn’t need to be able to write (or read) to be a great storyteller. We tend to agree as memories of our junior Hometown Pasadena associate replay through our heads—many an evening was spent watching act after act of endless (until bedtime) improvisational plays with a cast of characters channeled [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

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