March 17-20. Give and Get is here! Get 30% off your purchase at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gets 5% of what you spend! (Not valid online). Here’s the link to the coupon: http://gap.p.delivery.net/m/p/gap/gcan/gpjump.asp?p=bp/lls.html
If you don’t make it shopping this weekend, this coupon is good for Old Navy for 30% off your entire purchase through March 24th. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=62414
March 19. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Huge used book sale at Mid Valley Regional Library. Children’s books are generally 25 cents each! 16244 Nordoff Street, North Hills. 818-895-3650.
March 19. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Festival at the Getty Center.1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. Free admission, parking is $15. The whole family can discover the richness and beauty of the ancient empires of India, Japan, and China as well as the recent explosions in artistic creativity. Experience traditional Chinese opera, listen to Chinese folktales told by a master storyteller, and be dazzled by the amazing music and dance of these vibrant cultures. Includes hands-on activities for the kids. Here’s a link to check the schedule: http://www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/center_family_festival.html
March 19-April 17 (while supplies last). Visit the Busy Bee Learning Store at Kidspace to purchase live caterpillars for $5. Then raise your caterpillars from pupa to chrysalis, and finally into beautiful butterflies by following the directions included with your butterfly adoption kit. We did this last year and it was a lot of fun! Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103.
March 20. 6 p.m. Marrieds Meeting at The Church on the Way. Come enjoy fellowship with other married couples. Childcare is available!
March 20. 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: Pianist Andrew Brownell performs Clementi: Toccata, Opus 11 and Sonata in B-flat, Opus 24, No.2; Mozart: Variations on a Theme of Paisiello, K.398; Beethoven: Sonata in B-flat, Opus 22. If you don’t make it there, you can also listen online for free at: http://www.lacma.org/programs/SundaysLive.aspx#audio
March 22. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall.
March 24 (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.
April 22 - April 24. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo. This event features bunny related crafts and activities including the Be-A-Bunny Ear Craft and Funny Bunny Face Painting. Children can also pet bunnies and plant their own carrot seeds to take home. In addition (for a nominal fee), Big Bunny will be available for souvenir photos. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. (323) 644-4200.