Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Library Events

Our local libraries have a number of family events for free which we love attending.

Animal Scales and Musical Tales
Celebrate Read Across America with us as Ken Frawley presents a song and story-filled program for all ages.

Tue, March 1, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 259-8942
(661) 259-8942

Volcanoes in Stories and Science
Richard Wade shows how volcanoes erupt and grow, tells myths and legends about them, and demonstrates the secret of eruptions! For children in Grades K-8.

Tue, March 22, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Valencia Library
23743 W. Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 259-8942
(661) 259-8942

FebruaryCurrent Events at Newhall Library
The Magic of Tony DanielsCapers, conjuring & comedy: Tony Daniels is coming back to Newhall! For kids of all ages.
Tue, February 22, 2011
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Current Events at Valencia Library
Fire and Ice with Mad ScienceJoin Mad Science as they present a fun show for all ages! See fascinating science demonstrations with air pressure, fire, bubbling potions, and more.

Wed, February 23, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

They have a summer reading program where if you or your child reads books, they can earn small prizes. It's a great way to encourage reading over the summer.

The last event we saw there was a bubble show. My 5 year old had a bubble show birthday party and she enjoyed this show all over again. My 2 year old had fun watching it for the most part; but she did get upset when the bubbles didn't get close enough for her to pop.

We also go to the story times. They read stories, do sing alongs and make a craft. My 5 year old loves it; but my 2 year old can only sit through a couple stories and likes craft time.

The next events we are hoping to catch is a balloon show and a couple magic shows.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stranded, Sun Burnt and Starving in Lake Arrowhead

To celebrate my birthday, we went to Lake Arrowhead. My parents have a place up there, so we saved some money by not having to pay to stay somewhere else. We also tried to save some money by packing our own lunch for a picnic at Lake Gregory. All I wanted was some chicken salad to make a chicken salad sandwich. They usually have it at the store I go to; but of course, not today. I ended up going to 3 different stores before I finally got it. We got to the lake and ate our lunch.

Then, we rented a peddle boat for an hour. Half of our time had past and decided to head back. The wind had picked up and the their were some white caps on the water. We were peddling and peddling but we were not moving anywhere. This went on for about 30 min. The kids were getting antsy and wanted to get off. We were just stuck in the lake until who knows how long. Finally, a rescue boat came and asked if we needed help. We gladly took it and they towed us to the calmer parts of the water. I was so tired, I barely made it back the little way to the dock.

Afterwards we went to the house in Arrowhead and took a nap. I discovered I was quite sun burnt and it hurt to move my legs. I had picked a place to eat dinner; but forgot it closed at 7:00pm. We had left at 6:30 hoping to make it within 5 min. But no, our GPS sent us to some house and we never did find the place. So, we decided to see what there is to eat in the village. Everything was closed by 5:30. The only option we had for my birthday dinner was McDonalds or a Mexican restaurant. We chose the restaurant. The food was not the greatest but at least we found food! The day was an adventure as usual; but I had a fun time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Brentwood Summer Festival

I had noticed that Brentwood was doing a FREE family summer festival; so we decided to check it out. Shops had tables displayed with merchandise, vendor booths were scattered around; but the best part was the free food!
There was an Indian restaraunt (sorry didn't get the name) giving out free food to try. What could be better than a free lunch? Well, let me tell you... there was free cotton candy, which my girls loved! My youngest didn't get the concept of how to eat it though. She treated it like an icecream and licked it to death. After a while of licking, the wet cotton candy looked like it was ready to be tossed. After the cotton candy, my oldest wanted more delicious food. We stumbled onto a popcorn cart which was giving out free bags of popcorn. That kettle corn was the best! It tasted salty, sweet, sugary and buttery as my daughter described it.
They had a petting zoo where my youngest really enjoyed feeding the animals hay. My oldest was way too concerned about getting dirty and worried the animals would poop on her. We walked by to see a magic show, watch a dog on wheels (something was wrong with his back legs, and listen to a band play. They even had free pony rides! My oldest rode on one; but the youngest was too scared to get on. It was a fun day for all. Thanks Brentwood!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Regal Family Film Festival

I am planning to take the kids or atleast the older one to Regal Cinemas for their Free Film Festival. They show a choice of 2 movies every Tues. and Wed. starting June 15th. They show older movies; but it's great to sit in a cool theatre when the sun is blazing outside. They often get crowded, so get there a little early to get a seat. It's something to do in the summer for free with your kids, so why not take advantage.