May 24 Newsletter

Moving On Greetings, L.A. Parents. After Monday night's terror attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England - an attack on children and families - I'm sharing information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on discussing these events with your kids. The families affected were enjoying an outing together when tragedy struck. There is little we can do to prepare for something like this, and our best defense is...

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May 17 Newsletter

Time for Fun Hi Families, We had some May gray, but that ends this weekend and the weather should be fine. Scroll down for great ways to spend the time. One of my favorites is MOTA Day, when five museums in the Arroyo open their doors for free - with a free shuttle to take you from one to the next! If that fits your budget, you can find more...

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May 10 Newsletter

Just For Mom Hi Families, It's almost Mother's Day! In honor of the holiday, I visited with new moms and their babies to talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood. Despite our changing world, so much stays the same! Have a look at our conversation and add your stories to the comments section. If you're looking for fun ways to spend Mother's Day, consider spoiling yourself with Mom's Day...

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May 3 Newsletter

Merry May Happy Month of May! There's so much to do as the weather warms up. Let's start with the YMCA. Now's the time to register for free programs for ages 12-17 coming this summer. Activities include meals, swimming, sports and even part-time jobs! Coming up this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, a chance to explore local comic shops with the kids and take home free comics! Families don't...

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April 26 Newsletter

Food and Song Happy Almost-May! This is our last weekend of April, and we've got some great events listed below. And there's more to come in May. Check out our Top 7 Family Events for fun under the Big Top, on the big screen, in the strawberry fields and the Arroyo. Fuel your fun with food from our Recipes Section. New this month is a sneaky and delicious Kale Guacamole...

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April 19 Newsletter

Come Say Hi! Hello Families! First, come see us at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend. Publisher Ron Epstein will man our table Saturday and I'll be there Sunday -- with free face painting both days. We hope you will come by and say hello. Another excellent book festival, Yallwest, takes place the following weekend. It's aimed at tweens and teens. Speaking of tweens and teens, I...

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April 12 Newsletter

Here We Go Again Hello Families, Before we try to get you into the weekend spirit, I have to address news of the tragic school shooting in San Bernardino. While not a "terrorist" attack, it inspires plenty of fear. Have a look at this update of guidelines from Catherine Mogil, Psy.D., clinical director of the UCLA Family Stress, Trauma and Resilience Clinic. I hope it helps you navigate difficult territory,...

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April 5 Newsletter

Egg-citing Stuff Hi Families, Who's ready to hunt for eggs? It's that time of year, so grab your basket and check out our top picks for Rollin With the Egg Hunts! Or maybe a day in the park is more your speed. Starting this weekend in Grand Park, you can video chat live with folks from around the world in portals from the Portals Project. If the ball park (Dodger...

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March 29 Newsletter

Happy April! Welcome, Families, to Earth Month! Earth Day is April 22, but we've got a baker's dozen planet-friendly events the whole family will love - starting April 2 - in our Earth Month Roundup. From meet-and-greets with rescued wildlife to beach clean-ups to nature films, there's something for all. To help you stay on top of your calendar all month long, we've also got our Top Picks Slideshow, with...

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March 22 Newsletter

On a Mission Hi Moms and Dads, This week as the weather waffles, I've got some parenting hacks to help keep you sane. First: For newer moms, we've got a fun interview with Jill Simonian, author of "The FAB Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby." This mom of two uses gratitude and stretching, among other things, to get by in style. For...

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March 15 Newsletter

Feelin' Springy Hi Families! The first day of spring and some very warm weather are upon us. With everything blooming, I was hungry for something nice and fresh. Check out this Classic Pasta Sauce recipe from Il Fornaio restaurants. Simple, tasty and works with any type of pasta.That'll fuel you up for some family fun. For those celebrating St. Patrick's Day, there's a fun leprechaun hunt in Thousand Oaks where...

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March 8 Newsletter

We Got This! Hello Families, Are we ready to "spring forward" this weekend? Me neither! Sleep-deprived parents and off-schedule kids are never a good combo, so I've got tips from Monica Mathur, M.D., of Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach to help us through. Check them out! Lack of sleep can make kids grumpy, hyper or tantrum prone. Ever been mom judged when your darlings were less than perfect?...

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March 1 Newsletter

March Into March Hello Families, Looks like we have sunny, springy weather in store. Time to get out and have some fun! Spring celebrations kick off this weekend at Descanso Gardens and continue all month. Check out our favorite four Spring Flings! National Pancake Day is coming next Tuesday, and Jr. Chefs and Flapjack Fans can celebrate with a free stack at IHOP or the All-Star Chef Classic at L.A....

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February 22 Newsletter

Fun, Fun, Fun! Hello Families, If the rain comes back and you need to stay indoors, consider YouTube Red and its expanding service for kids - with four new shows lined up for 2017. Between the kids' content and the gaming channel, you can avoid the storms and the traffic. If you're brave enough to venture to your local movie theater, check out our February Film Feast with "Dream Big"...

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February 15 Newsletter

News to Use Hello Families, We spend lots of time thinking and writing about two important topics: health and education. So this week I'm offering up a small collection of newsy items that relate. Those of you in the pregnancy and infant phases of parenting will be interested in new peanut allergy guidelines released last month. Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA explains why some babies should eat...

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February 8 Newsletter

Love, Love, Love Hi Families! Welcome to a tiny break in the rain. Sunny skies are predicted this weekend, making it a good time for family fun. First up, I want to remind you of our free family screening of the new IMAX film "Big Dreams: Engineering Our World." Come out to the California Science Center Saturday for a free film, family activities and coffee with me. Click for details....

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February 1 Newsletter

Dream Big Hi Families! This week I have a fun invitation for you. The California Science Center has invited us to host a free screening of the new IMAX film "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" and I'm inviting you to join us. The fun starts at 9:30 Feb. 11, with family activities before the film. I'll be there for a little coffee talk with parents. Click here for details and...

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January 25 Newsletter

After the Rain Hi Families! Looks like the rain is finally over. It was quite a dose of wintry weather and if your family hasn't had flu shots, check out this reminder from the County Health Department that it's not too late. If you're looking for more chill time, read about Elena Epstein's fun family trip to Mammoth. It'll make you want to go! Chinese New Year is this weekend,...

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January 18 Newsletter

Just Start Now Hi L.A. Families, The new year is just a few weeks old. How are you doing with your resolutions? If your answer is "not so good," just start again. Improve your family's diet with my article packed with practical tips to Cut the Sugar from meals and snacks. Or learn more about where your food comes from by checking out Farms You Can Visit in the area....

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January 11 Newsletter

MLK Weekend! Hello Families in 'La La Land' (a fun film for date night!), Many of us have a three-day weekend coming - which is also a chance to talk about our values and do some community service. Click for our five favorite ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Day is also the first 2017 National Park Service Free Day, when entrance fees are waived at Joshua...

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January 4 Newsletter

Calendar Time! Hello Moms, Dads, etc., How is 2017 treating you so far? I'm happy to kick the year off by announcing our 2016 Cover Kids winners, who will appear on covers this year. Check out these cuties! Of course, we're not just on the lookout for sweet smiles and pretty faces. We want to hear stories of amazing moms, dads and kids of all sorts. This year, click our...

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December 28 Newsletter

Bye-Bye, 2016 Hello Families, I hope you've been enjoying some holiday fun. We are about to finish up 2016, which I'll just say has been quite a year. If you are still making plans, check out Seven Spots to Ring In 2017. They are our top picks, especially for families with young children and early bedtimes. We also have great family workarounds for the Rose Parade. If you don't want...

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December 21 Newsletter

Tis the Season Season's Greetings, Families! It's the first day of winter and our last newsletter before Christmas and Hanukkah. Away we go! Let's start with Hanukkah, which begins Dec. 24. Our wonderful Director of Content, Elena Epstein, talked with local Rabbis and families and offers ideas for creating unique traditions that make the holiday anything but a Christmas substitute. It's a great read. For the Christmas revelers out there,...

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December 14 Newsletter

Ho Ho, Let's Go! Hi Families, One way to celebrate the season is to pack up the family for some cozy vacation fun. And we've got three great options. I love travel writer Ann Campbell's article on San Francisco For the Holidays! The city is just a quick flight or a day's drive away, yet the vibe is totally different from our SoCal home base. Ann's festive guide will make...

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December 7 Newsletter

Ho Ho Holidays! Greetings Families! I hope you've all been enjoying the chance to put on a sweater -- or maybe even a scarf! I love our sunny version of winter, but if you'd like to find more chill, there are at least a Dozen Wintry Events where you can find snow and ice this month! Or maybe you'd like to spend time with some classic holiday characters? The Grinch...

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November 30 Newsletter

Holiday Sparkle Hello Families, My husband gets out the ladder Thanksgiving weekend and puts up the Christmas lights around our house, and that's when the holiday season starts for me. Whether you've been ready since Halloween or hold off until December, it's time to get your sparkle on. Calendar Editor Michael Berick took a historical perspective this year, and offers 12 Seasonal Celebrations that will get you in the holiday...

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November 23 Newsletter

To Do: Have Fun! Hello Families! Thanksgiving's tomorrow, so I know you're busy. I don't want to add to your to-do list, but the season offers so many wonderful opportunities for family time. First, though, figure out what your kids are going to do during their winter break from school. I've rounded up a great list of Winter Camps in the area, and the time to sign up is now....

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November 16 Newsletter

Get Out and Help Hello L.A. Families, The uncertain and divided state of our country makes this an especially important time to set a good example for our children. And that means a focus on doing good where we can and remembering the things we still have to be thankful for. Three ways you can do that are coming right up! The first is Family Volunteer Day this weekend, which...

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November 9 Newsletter

Kinda Cool Hi Families! After all that election muck, I've been happy to spend time with some of our articles about the kinder side of life. For instance, a local teen created an app called Sit With Us to help kids feeling left out find welcoming lunch tables at school. And a mom in Long Beach runs Green Jean Kids, a nonprofit that lets parents exchange kids' outgrown clothes for...

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November 2 Newsletter

November's Here! Happy November! There's so much great stuff going on this time of year, and you advance planners should check out our 7 don't-miss events for families this month - with everything from pop art to gingerbread. One bonus I'll add to the mix is the new Cirque du Soleil production of "Toruk" that's coming to town. Wow! Also coming up, of course, is Thanksgiving. And we have an...

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October 26 Newsletter

A Healthy Scare Hi Families, Our recent flirtation with rain made me think about colds and flu. Experts say everyone ages 6 months and up needs a flu shot -- but that the nasal spray vaccine isn't a good option this season because it isn't effective in kids. If you haven't taken care of this, read our flu shot coverage (and find out where you can get a flu shot...

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October 19 Newsletter

Out and About Happy Wednesday! Fall is a great time to spend time in the kitchen. The holidays are fast approaching and we have hints of cooler weather. Since last fall, we at L.A. Parent have been collecting great family recipes from local chefs and nutritionists. One of my recent favorites is the recipe for Doma Kitchen's Ricotta Pancakes from Chef Kristina Mikyste. These kid-size pancakes make a great weekend...

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October 12 Newsletter

Out and About Hello L.A. Parents, One of our missions here is to shine a spotlight on cool things happening in the community, and I've got some fun stuff for you this week. First, check out a program called Worthy of Love. They throw birthday parties for homeless kids downtown, and they're always looking for volunteers! Next, check out Playworks, a nonprofit that sends coaches into schools to help make...

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October 5 Newsletter

Not Scary At All Happy October! And let the Halloween fun begin. First, your family will need costumes. And if you're on a budget, you should definitely check out Goodwill's BOO-Tiques for great deals on costumes and masks. Next, you need a plan. We've got 23 great ideas for you in our annual Halloween Roundup this year. Want to see some underwater pumpkin carving? Take a look. A zombie parade?...

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September 28 Newsletter

Future Voters Hello Families! The presidential debate Monday night made me think about the future, the country our kids will inherit and the importance of educating our next generation of voters. Our annual Education Guide is now available, with some great information to help you plan. If your child is headed for preschool next year, will an academic or a play-based focus be a better fit? Assistant Editor Carolyn Richardson,...

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September 21 Newsletter

Got Cover Kids? Hi Families! This weekend, we're having our 2016 Cover Kids Contest and I'm hoping you'll be there. It's happening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at The Point in El Segundo. We'll be on the main lawn not far from the kids' play area, with four great photographers ready to capture your kids' smiles. These folks all shoot covers for L.A. Parent. It costs $35 to enter, but...

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September 14 Newsletter

Settling In Happy Wednesday, Families! The cooler weather is hanging in there, making it pleasant to be outdoors. Take advantage with some cool environmental events. Green Festival Expo, AltCar Expo and Coastal Cleanup Day are all coming this weekend, giving the family a chance to enjoy and care for the great outdoors. There are plenty of other fun ways to get out and about, and Calendar Editor Michael Berick shares...

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September 7 Newsletter

Let's Move! Hi Families, Is it fall yet? Falling temperatures and earlier evenings always give me a burst of energy, and this week I have two suggestions for giving kids a chance to move. Remember watching roller derby on TV as a kid? Believe it or not, I think your kids should check it out. The Angel City Derby Girls have a junior league that teaches ages 7-18 the sport...

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August 31 Newsletter

No Homework Here Greetings, Parents! I had to smile at all the news coverage recently featuring the second-grade teacher in Texas who decided to stop giving homework. She is being hailed as a pioneer, but The Country School, right here in Valley Village, has had a no-homework policy for three years! As your child's homework rolls in, read all about it and some other thoughts on the issue in our...

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August 24 Newsletter

The Relationship Hi Families, It isn't often that a parenting expert takes me truly by surprise. But Roma Khetarpal did. When I interviewed her for my article about Questions For Early Childhood, she asked what my goal as a parent is. I don't recall exactly what I said - something about having a child who is happy and independent and safe in the world - but I remember what she...

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August 17 Newsletter

Gold Medal Fun Happy Wednesday, Has everyone been enjoying the Olympic Games? There's more fun to come before closing ceremonies this weekend, and Time For Kids has some fun coverage. If the games inspire your young athlete, check out these tips for preventing sports injuries, and keep your kid healthy and ready to play. Or maybe you have more of a "mathlete"? Stanford University just published a great, FREE, set...

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August 10 Newsletter

Fall Learning Hi Families! Election madness dominated again this week, and our survey generated some interesting comments. One reader called the campaign "a circus of Barnum & Bailey proportion," and another said that, "This is not what I want my children to think it takes to hold the highest office in the land." And while one reader acknowledged the importance of a female nominee to the next generation of girls,...

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August 3 Newsletter

Set for school? Happy August! At L.A. Parent, it's time to get excited about back-to-school! We have a treasure trove of information for you, including a great piece on setting back-to-school goals that will help your kids start the new year with clear purpose. But before you sit down to talk about possibilities, get inspired by some girls at Lang Ranch Elementary who took an Odyssey of the Mind --...

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July 27 Newsletter

Got Politics? Hello Families of all Political Persuasions! We've weathered one party's national convention and are smack in the middle of another, with fiery speeches everywhere you turn. Somewhere in there, some issues might be discussed, and we'd like to hear which are important to you. Click over to our survey (just three questions!) and share. If we get some interesting results, I'll let you know next week. Meanwhile, get...

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July 20 Newsletter

Some Perspective Who else is tired of murder and horror and hate? I thought so. After the shootings in Dallas, I got in touch with parenting editor Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media to prepare a piece for our August issue. Our response would be a little late, but these things seem to keep happening. Little did I know I'd need the article just last week. Check out Knorr's great...

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July 13 Newsletter

July Delights Happy Wednesday! To me, July boasts the laziest days of summer. Everyone is adjusted to the summer schedule (or lack thereof), and there's still awhile before we have to think seriously about fall. Start these days out with a cool treat - breakfast smoothies from nutritionist Shani Mara! And don't worry about a sugar rush. These aren't too sweet. If all those berries at the market tempt you,...

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July 6 Newsletter

Get Inspired! Hello Families, Not many of us think about Christmas in July, but Today In LA anchor and L.A. Parent columnist Daniella Guzman this month recounts a memory of gift opening gone awry, and shares the inspiring story of how she shifted her daughter's focus from receiving to giving in On the Record. So many of us are passionately devoted to raising kids who are happy, healthy and just...

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June 22 Newsletter

Summer Smiles Hi Moms! So, now that school's out, how did the year go? There are many ways to gauge your child's progress, and the delightful Sandy Banks details them in "Beyond the Report Card." Check it out, and check in with the kids. Summer means extra family time, but all that togetherness can put cranky kids in close quarters. I checked in with clinical psychologist David Miklowitz, who directs...

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June 15 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Chalk Up Some Street Art In Pasadena Take A Spin At A Carousal Animal Exhibit Have A Funke Time With Cornelia At The Getty Doodle Around At The Zimmer With Dad Get Tricky Building With Bricks Go Mad For Science At Kidspace

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June 8 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Show Some Love For Our World’s Oceans Travel The Silk Road At The Getty Hang Ten At A Santa Monica Beach Fest Help Pasadena Celebrate Its Birthday See Cinderella Performed By Sock Puppets Find Imperial China In Pasadena

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June 1 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Go “Under The Sea" At The Hollywood Bowl See Seedfolks On The Wallis’ Stage Have Seaside Adventures At MarinaFest Make Sunday A “Song-day” With Sara Explore Music & Art From Around The Globe Take Your Dog To A Film Festival

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May 25 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Enjoy A Berry Good Time In Garden Grove Get Festive At The Fiesta Hermosa Get Up To SPEED At the New Cube LA Exhibit Head To Topanga For A Groovy Country Fair Enter The Race Of Rubber Ducks At Kidspace See Sea Horses And Dragons In Long Beach

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May 18 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Be A Sweetee At Oxnard’s Strawberry Fest Look At Life In California’s Adobe Era Get Buggy At The Natural History Museum Watch Robotics In Action By The Sea See Butterflies Fill Kidspace’s Sky Enjoy A Great Big Family Play Day

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May 11 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Run Away To Circus Vargas In Burbank Get Thee To The Renaissance Faire Have A Rosy Time In Descanso Gardens Create Some Photographic Memories Shake It Hula Style At The Fowler Explore Museums Of The Arroyo For Free

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May 4 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Take One Last Journey To Space At The CSC Visit Storyland Before The Exhibit Closes Watch “Rockets” Blast Off At Boeing Laugh Along With Classic Laurel and Hardy Get Creative And Make Your Own Comic Celebrate Mom At Topanga’s Botanicum

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April 27 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Meet The Dinos Visiting The L.A. Zoo Say Hey To YA Authors In Santa Monica See A Carnival Of The Animals Live On Stage Have An Arroyo Adventure At Kidspace Flip For Dogs Doing Super Stunts Hear A New Peter And The Wolf In Northridge

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April 20 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Enjoy Disney’s Magical History…On Ice Touch A Truck And Raise Money For Charity Explore Science Fun At The Central Library Saddle Up For The Santa Clarita Cowboy Fest Celebrate TheEarth And The Ocean Make Equine Art At The Autry

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April 13 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Uncover Comedy With The Box Brothers Sing Along With Emily Arrow’s Sharp Songs Get All Artsy In Grand Park Go Shakespearean At the Huntington Party At Star Eco Station For Earth Day Play With Puppets At The Skirball’s Festival

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April 6 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Score At The New Skirball Baseball Show Pop Over To See Mary Poppins In Pasadena Catch Percy Jackson Live On Stage Feast On Books At The LA Times’ Book Fest Salute Earth Day At The LACSD’s Festival Celebrate Kids From Around The World

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March 30 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Go to The Pantages For A Unique Star Trek Get Pinkalicious In Santa Monica Wake Up With The Songs of Heidi Swedberg Turn All Red At Tomatomania! Visit Torrance’s Fest For Cherry Blossoms Create Something Arty at PMCA’s Family Day

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March 23 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Hop Like A Bunny Over To The L.A. Zoo Get “Anime-ted” As WonderCon Comes To L.A. Pop Down To The Cube OC For Bubblefest Sing Fun Songs With A Crow Named Dan Find Egg-citing Times At The Arboretum Go Splat, Boom, Bang At The Zimmer On Sunday

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March 16 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Enjoy Family Fun On A Picture Perfect Day Be Egg-cited For Easter At Underwood Farms See Shakespeare In Descanso’s Gardens Hunt Around The Leonis Adobe For Eggs Dance A Jig With Irish Dancers Celebrate César Chávez’s Life And Legacy

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March 9 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Get Caught Up In Charlotte’s Web Adore Descanso’s Lovely Cherry Blossoms Watch Egg-cellent Theater On The Broad Stage See Cool Creations At STEAM Machines Enjoy Yellowgold Music At McCabe’s Go Fly A Kite At The Redondo Beach Pier

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March 2 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Don’t Be Afraid Of Of This Big Bad Wolf Spot Whale Spouts In Dana Point Harbor Be Ready To Make Readymade Art In Pasadena Let The LA Lantern Fest Brighten Your Day Catch The Groove Of The Rhythmic Circus Draw Up Some Fun Times At The Fowler

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February 24 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Set Sail At The L.A. Boat Show Hop On Pop For A Dr. Seuss Birthday Show Enjoy An African American Cultural Fest Hear The Classics Wig’d Out At Kidspace Watch An Unusual Dragonfly On Stage Chill At The Zimmer For A Polar Bear Party

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February 17 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Discover A Garden Sprouting Lego Creations Be A Superhero At The Long Beach Comic Expo Look For Whales From The Santa Monica Pier Tinker At The Cube For Engineer’s Week See Globetrotters Work Their Hoop Magic Squeal And Sing At The Peppa Pig Show

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February 10 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Take A 3D Trek To Our National Parks Hear The Best In Children’s Music Enjoy A Sweet Time At Kidspace Encounter Golden Dragons In Chinatown See A Show With A Big Friendly Giant Discover Many Good Symbols Of Kindness

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February 3 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Watch Horses Go On A Unique Odysseo Enjoy Sweet Treats At The L.A. Cookie Con See A Nose Grow In A Play Named Pinocchio Unmask Creativity At A Fowler Workshop Get All Festive For The Lunar New Year Join A Lion Dance At The Zimmer Museum

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January 27 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Sip Tea And Smell Camellias At Descanso Show Support For The Human Abilities Fest Let Amazing Dave Amuse You At Kidspace Visit L.A. Museums For Free On Saturday Attend A Cultured Concert At LMU Spend A Whale Of A Day In San Pedro

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January 20 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Hope On Pop And See The Cat In The Hat “Let It Go” Again And Sing Along With Frozen Watch Stomp-ers Make Music From Pots & Pans Hear Helen Slater Read The Ugly Duckling Dress Up And Dance At The Fowler’s Family Jam Create Some Comedy With The Story Pirates

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January 13 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Go To Kidspace To Find A World Of Culture Book A Trip To A Fascinating Storyland Listen To Stories In Honor Of Dr. King Find Treasures From Yesterday’s Toys See Big Wheels Roll At Anaheim Stadium Write An Adventure Inspired By Works Of Art

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January 6 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Sing and Celebrate With the Fairies Songbook Slither Around The Reptile Super Show Say The Secret Word And Meet Groucho Marx Create Your Own Room At The Norton Simon Bye-bye Mummies At Natural History Museum Get Artsy At LACMA’s Family Sunday Workshop

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December 30 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Sneak In a Last Visit With Curious George Ring In The New Year At The Zimmer Museum Meet The 2016 American Girl of the Year Sing and Laugh With Peter Pan And Tinkerbell Ride To The Autry For Civil War Lessons Families Welcome The Year Of The Monkey

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December 23 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Christmas Carols At South Coast Rep Take In a Free Holiday Extravaganza At The L.A. Zoo Romp With Reindeer Have A Ball At Kidspace Snow Days Visit The Zimmer And Revisit Summertime Get A Sneak Peek At Rose Parade Floats

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December 16 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: All Aboard, Santa On The North Pole Express Get Cozy With The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker A Tumbling Show With a Christmas Twist Celebrate The Season With The L.A. Zoo Animals Join The Chorus On The Music Center Plaza See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

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December 9 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Get KURIOS At Dodger Stadium Twirl At The Rink In Downtown Burbank A Holiday Party With Dickens Characters See Boats Light Up Marina del Rey Harbor Make Noise With The Kids Of Kidz Bop At The Skirball: A Hanukkah Happening

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December 2 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Laguna Beach Plans A Snow White Christmas See the Boats Parade At The Port of Los Angeles Treat the Animals At Aquarium Of The Pacific All About Santa At Santa Monica Playhouse At The Autry Party Holidays Head West At The Zimmer Spin Like A Dreidel

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November 25 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Gingerbread Time At Discovery Cube LA Rudolph And Pals Take Center Stage L.A. Zoo Lights Up For the Holidays Take to the Ice At the L.A. Live Rink L.A. Master Chorale Goes Caroling By Bus See Santa Claus Parade Through Hollywood

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November 18 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Enjoy Some Elf’n Musical Magic On Stage Rev Up Your Engine At The L.A. Auto Show Chill Out and Visit The Queen Mary Meet Shrek + Santa At South Bay Galleria Build A Family Tree With Your Family See Amazing Moves From Mummenschanz

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November 11 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: In Pershing Square Skate A Figure Eight See The Beautiful Beauty And The Beast Bark If You Enjoy Awesome Dog Tricks Hear Tunes From The Okee Dokee Brothers Get Scientific With Sid The Science Kid At The Zimmer Create Recycled Crafts

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November 4 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Go Under The Sea With The Little Mermaid South Coast Rep Greets Frog And Toad Jam At Kidspace’s Pepper Tree Music Exhibit Set a ‘Record’ At Children’s Book World Fete Asian Culture At Aquarium Fall Fest Mista Cookie Jar Plays Tasty Tunes

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October 29 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: At The Arboretum Meet Spooky Creatures Dress Up Your Dog For a Costume Parade They’re Creepy, Kooky And Coming to the South Bay Have A Lively Time As Kidspace Fetes the Dead Jam With Jambo In Concert At McCabe’s Create Ofrendas At The Hammer Museum

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October 21 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Reel In Fishy Fun At Santa Monica Pier Harvest a Good Time At Forneris Farms Fest Give a Shriek At EEK! At The Greek Dive Into Laughs At Scarium of the Pacific Enjoy Photos of LIFE At The Annenberg Hear Spooky Tales In Topanga Canyon

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October 8 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Harvest A Hoedown At Underwood Farms Thrill To Acts In Circus Vargas’ New Show Plunder a Laugh With The Story Pirates Quack Up Over The Ugly Duckling At The Autry Take Western Selfies At McCabe’s Groove To Colorful Tunes

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September 30 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Wander Among Giant Jack O’Lanterns Enjoy A RAD Day At Reyes Adobe Days Try Not To Sing With The Sound Of Music See Spooky Science At Discovery Cube LA Be Amazed By China’s Acrobats and Circus Have A Wild Time At The Getty’s Animal Fest

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September 23 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Dock At the Aquarium For a Baja Splash Festival At The L.A. Zoo Celebrate Latino Heritage Watch Spiders Spin In Exposition Park Play With Clay At Kids In The Courtyard Day Have a Wild Time With The Kratts Bros. Get Moony At Pacific Asia Harvest Fest

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September 16 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Sing Along With Three Disney Princesses Remember Gumby? Introduce Him To the Kids Moompetam Honors State’s Native Cultures Find Lots Of Appeal At Port Hueneme Banana Fest Clean Up the Beach, Then Visit the Aquarium Kidspace Hosts Worldwide Day of Play

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September 9 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Take A Crack At The Lobsters In Long Beach Get Creative In A Community Art Studio Cavort With Comic Writers & Illustrators Take A Palm Leaf And Weave A Basket Saddle Up With Sheriff Callie Honor Our Planet In Exposition Park

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September 2 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Have Great Fun At The L.A. County Fair Discovery Cube Bids Farewell To Clifford Start Your Weekend With A Free Family Film Bailar y Cantar At Children’s Book World Hunt For Clues With Sherlock Holmes Harvest Good TimesAt Kidspace Farmer Days

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August 26 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Before They Depart See The Dead Sea Scrolls One Last Gross-Out At Discovery Cube L.A Screen Robin Hood At Huntington Gardens Shakespeare Fest Departs Griffith Park A Final Flutter At The Butterfly Pavilion Sing Along SundayWith David Tobocman

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August 19 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Chill Out With A Frozen Sing-Along Go Lego Crazy At Pasadena Brickfest Dig The Music Of The Earthworm Ensemble At The Hammer Design Something Creative Join a Pasadena Family Jam Making Jam Collect Crayons forCollection at LACMA

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August 12 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: “What’s Up, Doc?” At The Hollywood Bowl Say Aloha To A Luau At Kidspace Celebrate Summer Like They Do In Japan Circuits and The Sea At Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Give A Listen To Tom’s Friendly Tunes Wallow In Mud ManiaAt Rancho Los Cerritos

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August 5 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Venture Out To The Ventura County Fair Greet Lisa Loeb In The Getty Garden It’s a Jolly Holiday Watching Mary Poppins At Kids’ Art Fest Explore Your Creative Side Kiddle Karoo Hosts A Monster Beach Party At The FowlerTry Indian Games and Treats

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July 29 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: The Actors Gang: Hamlet Meets Harry Potter Go Ape For A Musical Tarzan Vroom To Burbank To View Vintage Vehicles In Topanga Canyon Swing With Heidi Swedberg Get Building With Lincoln Logs And Legos At KidspaceDig The Hollow Trees’ Tunes

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July 22 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Cheer On Some Very Special Olympians At Salsa Fest Spice Up Your Weekend Spend A Day With The Round Table Knights Build Something Grand Out Of Sand Have A Wild Time With the Party Animals Shimmy And Shake With Patty Shukla

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July 15 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: At The Norton Simon Make An Artful Collage At The OC Fair Come Join The Big Party All Aboard For Ventura Pirate Days Fest Creep Around Kidspace Reptile Days Drink Some Bubbly At Galco’s Soda Tasting Hammer Kids Create A Picture Perfect Picture

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July 1 Newsletter

Our Picks For Weekend Family Fun: Rev Up For July 4 With Cool Cars + Hot Fireworks In The Palisades It’s Patriotism On Parade At Seaside Lagoon: Sand, Surf And Sparklers Mark July Fourth With the Founding Fathers At The Rose Bowl It’s Red, White And Boom Have a Grand DayIn the Park July Fourth

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