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Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style

Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style
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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. […]

Breakfast with Sleeping Beauty & Her Winter Knight

Breakfast with Sleeping Beauty & Her Winter Knight

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Night and what’s the holidays without a dose of fantasy and romance— rational, realistic, or otherwise? Children (perhaps primarily of the female persuasion) will be thrilled to know that breakfast may be enjoyed with the fair maiden of the tale, as well as other fairy tale […]

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and […]

Artful Weaving

Artful Weaving

Learn the basic techniques of weaving with artist/weaver Cameron Taylor-Brown at the Norton Simon Museum. Discuss several paintings with unique color compositions in the galleries and select the one that most excites you. Then make a simple loom and create a woven work of art inspired by the painting. Teens are invited to work with […]

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Does a little one in the family like to bake? Bake pies? The Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market welcomes bakers of the future to enter the Fall Harvest Festival pie baking contest Sunday, November 9th. Zagat’s Leslie Balla, the Pie Hole’s Matty and Lindsay Heffner, and Artisanal L.A.’s Shawna Dawson are the judges and the kid-baker […]

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Not interested in traipsing the neighborhood with the brood in tow? Instead of door-to-door, go store-to-store in Old Pasadena at One Colorado. Afterwards, a family photo may be taken, even with your favorite canine (if appropriately dressed). After trick or treating, rest your feet and indulge in a Mars bar while watching Mad Monster Party […]

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