Friday, January 20, 2012

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 1-20


January 21 (and every Saturday). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a free craft at Lakeshore Learning Store. This week is a boat. There is a store on Devonshire near Balboa and another in Pasadena. Check out their website for more information.

January 21. 9 a.m-11 a.m. - Toddler and Preschool Palooza FREE festival.

A morning of fun in West Hills with FREE activities including a bouncer house, face painting, crafts and painting, riding toys and tricycles, snacks and so much more! Free and open to the public. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School - 23838 Kittridge Street, West Hills, CA - one block west of Platt of Haynes Street between Victory and Vanowen. For more info: (Thanks to Macaroni Kid San Fernando Valley South for this kickback!)

January 21 (and every Saturday). 9:30 a.m.-10:05 a.m. and also from 11-11:45 a.m. – Free Kids Rhythm Club @ Remo. Come & enjoy group drumming with your family and friends every Saturday morning and the first Sunday of each month. A kid's drum circle appears to build self-confidence, self-esteem, expands the musical imagination and nurtures creative thinking. Parents and/or guardian must remain with children.The Remo Recreational Music Center - 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, CA 91605.

January 22. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free event at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Family Jam: Shake, Rattle, and Roll with African Rhythm.

Discover the melodic music of Zimbabwe, Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania. Then build your own drums and shakers and join in on a rhythmic jam session!

For more info: (Thanks to Macaroni Kid San Fernando Valley South for this kickback!)

January 24. 6-7:30 p.m. Free reading event including puppet shows, storytelling and pizza! Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343.

January 26. Twice a year, Target does a huge toy clearance, up to 75% off! I went to the last sale and got lots of cool things for my birthday box and for Christmas for the boys. I believe this will probably be the day they go to 75% off.

Weekend Deals

There’s a good deal on bowling available today (January 21). Pay $7 for $16 of Bowling & Shoe Rentals at Pickwick Bowl in Burbank. Buy deal today and it’s good until April 15. Here’s the link:

There is also a deal for ice skating! Pickwick Ice in Burbank is offering a deal: for $16 you get skate rentals + admission for 4 worth $40. Buy today (January 21) and use before May 26.

$ Money Saving Tip $

I recently found out how to make your own foaming soap! I love foaming soap but it’s usually expensive. Here’s how to make your own! (You’ll need to buy foaming soap once, and then use the container once it’s empty).

  • Fill an empty foaming soap bottle with approx. 1/2 inch of liquid hand soap (clear soaps work the best).
  • Slowly fill the rest of the bottle with warm tap water.
  • Put lid back on, and gently tip upside down & side to side to mix. Don’t shake, as it will get too sudsy.
  • You can also do this with your dish soap! I used Dawn to refill my Dawn Direct Foam bottle and it worked great!

Ongoing Events

January 2-31. Knott’s Berry Farm and the Orange County Food Bank are partnering once again to help local families facing hunger with our tenth annual Canned Food Drive. From January 2-31, 2012, guests that donate two or more cans of food will receive regular admission for only $27.99! This is a great deal for guests, and the donated food is fulfilling a significant need in our area.

Upcoming Events

January 28. 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. I would recommend getting there early.

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