December 17. 11 AM to 12 PM. Borders Northridge is hosting a children's (ages 12 and under) holiday craft time. We will be making greeting cards and/or decorations and listening to holiday stories.
December 17. 6:30-8 p.m. Free Music Center Holiday Sing-Along. Bundle up and sing along around the stars. Sing along with live musical accompaniment. Lyric sheets provided. Tickets are distributed at 6 p.m., while supplies last. One ticket per person to those waiting in line. Seating capacity is limited. 135 N. Grand Avenue, Downtown L.A. Parking available in the Music Center garage for $9. (213) 972-3660. www.musiccenter.org
December 18. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a project. The kids get goggles and an apron and a kit to build an item. They use hammers their size and get a patch afterward for completing the project.
December 18-22. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "Back to Bethlehem" is a FREE community event held at The Church at Rocky Peak in Chatsworth, CA. Travel back in time and interact with villagers in our outdoor re-creation of the town of Bethlehem. Participate with town merchants and craftsmen. Avoid the Roman centurions and tax collectors! See for yourself an overworked innkeeper, excited shepherds, three mysterious travelers, angelic visitors and a young couple with a newborn baby. Back to Bethlehem is a Christmas event for the whole family! Closed in the event of heavy rain or heavy winds at the time of the event.
December 19. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: NEC pianist Lu Shen performs Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13, Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Opus 75, and Peixun Chen: Autumn Moon on Calm Lake.
December 21. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall. Theme this week is winter.
December 21. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Family Songs and Sing-along for the Holidays. Songs, stories and sweet at this family-friendly night around the campfire. Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. 310-454-1395.
December 17- December 24. Old Navy Deal (in-store only). They have Men’s and Women’s Techno Hoodies on sale for $15 (normally $29.50). Techno Hoodies include built-in earbuds and is machine washable. It works with most MP3 players and mobile phones. Sounds like a fun gift!
Glen Ivy Spa 25% Off!
For those of you who like the elegance of the Glen Ivy Spa, you can now get gift cards for any of their locations at 25% off. Purchase a gift card worth $100 for only $75. Hurry, this offer ends December 20th.
December 13-January 9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Science in Toyland at the California Science Center. In this exhibit, kids can play games while learning science concepts, like how to make bridges stronger or why tops spin. FREE! 700 Exposition Park Dr., L.A.
December 24. 3-6 p.m. L.A. County Holiday Celebration. A free holiday show with singing, dancing and music groups (wristbands are required for entry). You can also enjoy it from home on KCET-TV, KCET.org or KPFK 90.7 FM. Parking is also free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Although no tickets or reservations are necessary, wristbands are required for entry. Wristbands will be handed out, one per person, starting at 11:30 a.m. Seating is first come, first served. Once a wristband is obtained, attendees will not have to wait in line. When all wristbands have been distributed, standbys will be tracked in order of arrival and admitted if seats are vacated.
Snapfish has a great deal going on. Right now you can get 100 FREE 4" x 6" mail-order prints with any $5 purchase! Just use coupon MERRY1213 at checkout by 11:59PM PST December 19. Taxes and shipping are not included. www.snapfish.com
Discount Movie Theatres
Regency Valley Plaza 6
6355 Bellingham Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91606
Simi Valley 10 Cinemas
Matinee: $3.00 Evening: $3.75
Box Office: (805)526-4329
1457 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley CA, 93065
Academy Cinemas - Pasadena
1003 E. Colorado Blvd
At Colorado & Catalina
Pasadena, CA. 91106
Matinee Admission $2.00 Films starting at and before 6pm
Evening Admission $3.00 Films starting after 6pm
Wednesday Night Special! Movies starting at 6 PM and later are a great deal for you and a buddy! You and a companion get 2 admissions, 2 popcorns and 2 sodas for only $10!