Friday, April 13, 2012

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 4-13


March 17 to April 29. Kidspace guests can adopt a live caterpillar and purchase a caterpillar care kit for $4.00 each at the Busy Bee Learning Store. Kidspace admission cost is not required to purchase a caterpillar and care kit. Children can create their own habitat for their adopted caterpillar, and while caring for it at home, they can watch the magic of metamorphosis as the caterpillar grows, forms a chrysalis, and then emerges as an adult Painted Lady butterfly. Here’s a coupon for $3 off admission.

April 14. 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.

April 14. 11:30 a.m. Bubble Mania at the Chatsworth Library! Free event! Bubble Mania and Company offers interactive educational and entertaining programs on the science of bubbles for children of all ages. The visual presentation is filled with soap bubble creations that mesmerize the audience with creations of shimmering reflections of light, color, and flowing liquid motion.

21052 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA (818) 341-4276.

April 14 -April 15. Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Old Time Scandinavian Dance: 5:00-7:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm. Scandinavian Festival 2012. Both days of the Festival are filled with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstration, vendors and activities for young and old alike. The Viking Encampment and Sami Village will once again be present. Some family activities: Head wreaths, Maypole, Kubb, Croquet, Festival Stage, Food Court, Craft and Food Demonstrations. Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation - 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Admission: $7 (free for children under 12) For more info: (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)

April 17. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. The Reptile Family at Platt Library. Free Event! Lizards, and snakes, and turtles, oh my! Come get an entertaining, educational, and thrilling hands-on look at the wonderful world of reptiles! 23600 Victory Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91367.(818) 340-9386.

Ongoing Deals

We are members of the L.A. Zoo. We received an email with a promo code for anyone who is interested becoming a member. You can save $10 on the cost of the membership by using this code: 11203FFW

Check out the following website to SAVE up to 50%on LA's best arts and culture. Now through April 30, 2012. This includes discounts to Zimmer Children’s Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, and many more!

Upcoming Events

April 21-April 22. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Zoo open until 5 p.m.) Earth Day Expo Weekend @ LA Zoo. Join the L.A. Zoo and K-EARTH101 FM for two days of music, entertainment, and education that celebrates California wildlife. Visit the Zoo’s featured animal booths, including harbor seals, California condors, California brown pelicans, California desert tortoise, Channel Island foxes, and bighorn sheep.Have your face painted, create a tie-dye t-shirt, and meet your favorite disc jockey at the K-EARTH 101 FM activity booths. Learn about healthy minds, bodies and living in an interactive family-friendly environment! Receive a FREE activity book and learn to make recycling part of your everyday life.5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. (Or become a member. See code above to save $10 off a family membership!) For more info: (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)

April 28. 6 p.m. Christian Performing Arts Center’s Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children ages 6 and under. Features the CPAC singers, guitar classes and solo vocal performances. Hope Chapel, 7930 Mason Avenue, in the city of Winnetka, between Roscoe and Saticoy. (Thanks to Randi for this kickback!)

April 28- April 29. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Days @ Pierce College. The Civil War springs to life at Pierce Farm Center. Hundreds of re-enactors will recreate the epic conflict of the American Civil War on the broad fields of Pierce College. Visitors will view exciting cavalry charges, artillery barrages, and infantry assaults that were part of America's watershed event, one that transformed a mere union of states into a nation! Pierce College - 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Admission - $8-$12. For more info or to buy tickets: (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)

L.A. County Junior Golf is a wonderful and free program and signups are happening now for the summer! They are offering summer weeklong program for children 18 and under at various golf courses. It is very well organized, with the children grouped by age and plenty of instructors. My boys (ages 6 & 8) love it! (I got to sit and read a book, so I loved it too!) Here’s a link to the website: Click on 2012 Summer Schedule available in February 2012 Northern Section.

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