Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 2-11


February 11. 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Friday Shark Lagoon Nights. The aquarium is free from 6pm to 9pm select Friday nights. Please note that while it is almost every Friday, some Fridays are excluded. Check the dates for availability before you go. Shark Lagoon Nights can be canceled due to poor weather. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.

February 12. 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.

February 12. 10 a.m. Free Glendale Snow Day at Brand Park. Over 60 tons of man-made snow will be brought into Brand Park! Children are invited and encouraged to make snowmen, toss snowballs, make snow angels, and play in the snow. Plastic discs are provided for the four downhill snow slides. There are two snow play areas: one for children under 5 and one for youngsters older than 5. Community display booths, hands-on-activities, entertainment, and refreshments will be available. This family fun event is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. There's no admission cost; however, there is a minimal charge for some of the day's activities. 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201. For more information, call (818) 548-2792.

February 12. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free World City at W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre. New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band infuses their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world. All tickets are free and are distributed on Grand Avenue at 2nd Street. Tickets for 11:00am performance distributed beginning at 10:00am. Tickets for 12:30pm performance distributed beginning at 11:00am. All performances subject to change. Walt Disney Concert Hall - W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheatre.111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

February 12. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free weekly crafts at Lakeshore on Saturdays! On the 12th, your child can make a Valentine's Day Bouquet.

February 12. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Candy Land Day at Japanese American National Museum. This month’s Target free family Saturday is all about celebrating candy. Enjoy some sweets for your little sweets right before Valentine’s Day. The museum and exhibits are free all day, along with some special treats including a candy buffet, making a candy lei, folding an origami candy dish, mochi making (and tasting) and more! For all ages. 369 East First St., Los Angeles (Little Tokyo).

February 12. 2 p.m. Free. Wonderworld Puppets-Animal Tails at the Central Library. Enjoy a comical adaptation of “The Race of the Tortoise and the Hare,” followed by a presentation on making puppets at home with items found around the house. For kids in preschool - 6th grade. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles (Downtown).

February 13. 6 p.m. $25 per couple. Marrieds Valentine Dinner at the Church on the Way in the Living Room, East Campus. Come to a wonderful dinner with special musical guests and touching stories and child care for birth through 6th grade. Call 818-779-8095 for more information.

February 13. 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: The UCLA Virtuosi: Guillaume Sutre and Movses Pogossian, violins; Richard O'Neill and Alison Spieth, violas; Antonio Lysy and Jasmine Lau, cellos, perform Zeisll: Suite for String Quartet, and Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat major, Opus 18.

February 15. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall.

February 17 (and subsequent Thursdays). 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Mommy and Me Class at The Church on The Way for children under 5 years of age. Please bring a snack for your child. King’s Kid’s Building, West Campus, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, 91405. Call 818-779-8000 for more information.

Ongoing Deals

February 15, 21, 22. Kids Eat Free at Chili’s restaurants on February 15th, 21st and and 22nd with the purchase of any adult entree. Kids 12 and under. 2 free kid’s meals per adult entree purchased. Not valid with any other offer or discount. I would call first to make sure your Chili’s is participating.

During the month of February, all regular footlong sandwiches at Subway are $5!

Upcoming Events

February 24-27. Valley Kids Consignment Premiere Event. Friday and Saturday, 9am-7pm, Sunday February 27th 2011 (50% off) 9am-5pm. 9660 Cozycroft Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

March 1. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Free pancakes at IHOP! Receive one free short stack per person, no purchase necessary. Donations go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

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