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Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods

Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods
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  Etymologists trace the origin of the word “chocolate” to the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.” —”A Brief History of Chocolate” (1 March 2008) by Amanda Fiegl, SmithsonianMag.com       Almost nothing […]

Kidspace Greenhouse

Kidspace Greenhouse

The Galvin Physics Forest, Little Sprouts Garden Club, Caterpillar Adoption Days and the Grand Butterfly Release. These are just of the few arenas, workshops, and events that Kidspace Children’s Museum offers on a yearly basis. Starting March 11th, add one more to the list: the Kidspace Greenhouse. We’re told it will be “a mix of […]

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 […]

Stomp Rockets, Monster Mug Shots & Bubble Artists

Stomp Rockets, Monster Mug Shots & Bubble Artists

Partnering with the citywide AxS Festival that runs through October 5th, Kidspace is working the “curiosity” theme by inviting kids “to investigate Newton’s third law with stomp rockets, experiment with paper airplanes, and explore the principles of flight with kite creation. Tuesday, October 7th, is Family Night: Explore legends and myths of different cultures with constellation […]

Getting Out There

Getting Out There

Thanks to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We’re going to let him speak for himself with text from his blog Day Trips LA: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 […]

Zines, Comics & DIY

Zines, Comics & DIY

“It’s really very fun,” the man on the phone from Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch said in regard to the upcoming Zine Workshop on August 16th. After he explained further, we imagined a drawing, cutting, gluing, folding creative (without the brawling) free-for-all. At Vroman’s Hastings Branch, zines, comic books, or just about anything your mind imagines […]

Make & Believe Lemonade Stand

Make & Believe Lemonade Stand

Buy a glass of lemonade and help a child. This is the idea behind Courtney Collins’ Camp Make & Believe lemonade stand fundraising event. On March 2nd, kids will sell 4 different kinds of lemonade from 4 different stands—the colors of which represent the four different teams to which they belong:  teams purple, red, yellow, […]

23rd Summer Opportunities Fair

23rd Summer Opportunities Fair

Looking for a sports clinic, art and theater programs, cultural immersion, or outdoor adventure? Westridge School is holding its 23rd Annual Summer Opportunities Fair on Saturday, February 8th. Besides the possibilities listed above, other options abound:  college courses, international travel, community service opportunities, academic enrichment, music and dance camps, language learning, and programs for special […]

Huntington Royals & High Tea

Huntington Royals & High Tea

Every Tuesday in the month of February at 10 a.m., your preschooler can be a king, a queen, a prince, or a princess. Instructor Laura Moede conducts a series where children enter the realm of royalty, finding treasures in the Huntington, inside and out. Creative art and stories are included—culminating in a royal tea party. […]

Celebrating a Physics Forest

Celebrating a Physics Forest

The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace opened a year ago, occupying 30,000 square feet with 13 interactive exhibits demonstrating the fundamental principle of physics—and Kidspace Museum is looking to celebrate. “The Galvin Physics Forest was intended to engage children six years and older, but has proven to also appeal to younger visitors […]

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