Kid Stuff


Westridge Summer Fair

Westridge Summer Fair

Have a teenager? Are the upcoming summer months already haunting you, taunting you with “What to do?” One idea: wake said teenager before noon (what a concept!) and attend Westridge School’s free Summer Opportunity Fair. Representatives from over 100 camps are on-hand to answer questions. Local, national, and international programs range from day camps to [...]

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming apaleontologists by brushing though recycled SAFDEK to uncover plant and animal fossils. Children of all ages can try to identify fossils from an Albertosaurus, Archaeopteryx, or the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Daily “Fossil Hunt” explorations teach kids how to identify different fossil types like Trace, Cast, and True Form [...]

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Ted comes to Caltech. TEDx The Brain is an event happening on Friday at Caltech. On Saturday, they are hosting a TEDx event just for young folks, grades 6-12, called “Feed Your Brain.” The event will have 15 speakers, including Dr. Drew Pinsky, as well as have a poetry slam with the Poly Slam Team [...]

Cat Can’t Jump

Cat Can’t Jump

Silliness. Pure silliness. But it got a laugh out of us on this rather gloomy, chilly, rainy day. Supposedly, the original copy came from Japan and was without any music. A posting at The Chive has it paired with the perfect score (“Sail” by AWOLnation), which in tandem with the cat’s antics is what actually made [...]

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

This Saturday, the Huntington Library offers a reading of the holiday classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” In addition, Little Junebugs will be on hand so kids can get in the mix and make some festive crafts. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was first published in the Troy Sentinel in upstate New York on December [...]

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

Actor, producer, director, and teacher Duffy Hudson will put on a one-man performance of Charles Dickens‘ “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 6th at the South Pasadena Public Library. The blurb from the city says that “without the aid of props or costumes, Hudson will bring all 46 characters of this timeless classic to life.” [...]

The Season’s Myths & Folktales

The Season’s Myths & Folktales

Myths, folktales, and literature for the holiday season at the South Pasadena Public Library, Tuesday, December 4th. “With an iconic, antique steamer trunk on center stage, three We Tell Stories actors will weave a world of extraordinary stories using everyday items as costumes and props. Audience members will participate from their seats, then join the [...]

Snow & Gingerbread

Snow & Gingerbread

Snow Day is back! On Saturday, Vroman’s will bring in 5 tons of snow and even Frosty the Snowman will make an appearance. If you arrive at 2 p.m., you can sign up for the snowman-making contest that will start at 3 p.m., but remember to bring your own carrot, scarf, coal—whatever you’d like with [...]

Dear Santa & Tree Lighting

Dear Santa & Tree Lighting

Just as the Pasadena Jaycees are looking for volunteers to read and sort the letters to Santa, remember that kids have to write to Santa! The stipulations are as follows: the letter must be legible (good luck) and in the child’s own words (no coaching). Letters should be mailed to Santa Claus who currently resides [...]

Mrs. Nelson’s Toys & Books for the Holidays

Mrs. Nelson’s Toys & Books for the Holidays

  Mrs. Nelson’s is providing hundreds of books for readers of all levels and ages at St. Philip the Apostle School’s book fair. Tueday, Nov. 13th: Family Fun Night with Bingo and food for purchase; 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14th: Start the day at 7:45 a.m. with Muffins with Mom; closes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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