Friday, September 28, 2012

Kristins Kickbacks List Week of 9-28


September 28. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $1 16 oz. smoothies at Jamba Juice!

September 28. 6 p.m. Free weekly jazz concerts at LACMA. BP Grand Entrance. No reservations needed.

September 29. 2 p.m. An afternoon of Musical Theatre and Opera.  Free event at the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library. 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills.

September 29. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Day at the Ranch at William S. Hart Part and Museum, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Enjoy this Wild West day where kids can create a cowboy vest, cattle brand or outlaw wanted poster, take part in a “cattle round-up” scavenger hunt as well as a “cattle drive.” Come dressed up in Western attire. Free event.

September 29-30. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Free fishing class at Dockweiler Beach!

Come enjoy a beautiful morning of fishing from the shores of Dockweiler Beach!

The Dept. of Beaches & Harbors is offering a FREE introductory shore fishing class. Fishing poles and bait will be provided at no cost.

TYPES OF FISH CAUGHT: Anglers typically catch surfperch, croaker, corbina, halibut, and leopard shark.

AGES: All ages are welcome, but anyone under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION: Limited to 10 participants per session, so call (310) 726-4128 to pre-register.

FISHING LICENSE: Anyone over 16 must present a valid CA fishing license to participate. Call (310) 823-5357, or (310) 372-3712, or go to

PARKING: $2 for 1 hour ($0.25 per 10 min), payable at the pay-and-display machines.

Sep. 29, Sep. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 7, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Oct. 20, Oct. 21.

Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Los Angeles, CA 90245.

September 30. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. (Los Angles County Museum of Art). These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. If you don’t make it there, you can also listen online for free at:

October 1. 9 a.m. Get tickets for November free day for Huntington Gardens. Call 800-838-3006 or get tickets online at
October 2. 5 p.m. FREE LEGO® mini model build at the Glendale Galleria LEGO store, the first Tuesday of each month. One free per child. This month make a lego flower. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, 91210. (818) 549-0733.

October 2. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free evening at Kidspace Museum. This museum in Pasadena is a lot of fun for children and normally $10 a person, so this is a great deal!  I would bring a change of clothes for your child, since there are water features and a creek. (It offers free admission the first Tuesday of the month from 4-8 p.m.) 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103. (626) 449-9144.

Upcoming Deals

FREE kids haircut at JCPenney Salon every Sunday starting November 4th! This is for grades K – 6 only, and appointments are required.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 9-7


September 7. 6 p.m. Free weekly jazz concerts at LACMA. BP Grand Entrance. No reservations needed.

September 8. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowes 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. Lowes has changed their policy.  If you do not sign up ahead, you’ll need to wait until 10:15 and then if there are projects left you can make one.  Also, you need to make the project there. 

September 8 - Kids Rhythm Club @ Remo

Have you been to a Remo drum circle yet? It's Kids Jam Time. Where everyone gets permission to make noise which turns into rhythm and song!! 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. Instead of "sit down", "be quiet", and "don't touch"; now it’s time to jam with parents and meet new friends! Parents and/or guardian must remain with children.
Where: The Remo Recreational Music Center - 7308 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, CA 91605
When: 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM (Also at 11:00AM-11:45AM)
Who: Everyone
How: Just show up
Cost: FREE (Thanks to Macaroni Kid for this kickback!)

September 8 (and every Saturday). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a free craft at Lakeshore Learning Store. There is a store on Devonshire near Balboa and another in Pasadena. Check out their website for more information.

September 9. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. (Los Angles County Museum of Art). These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. If you don’t make it there, you can also listen online for free at:

September 11. Free day for Natural History Museum.

September 11. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Homeschool Explorers science class. Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank. Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month.$5 per child ($4 per sibling) Attend and pay for 3 classes, the fourth one is free! Designed for 6 to 12 year olds and a parent. Topic for this meeting: Mountain lions and their prey, especially deer. Learn about and study a real deer skeleton. Subject to weather conditions, some hiking may be involved so bring water and wear appropriate shoes! (818) 238-5440. 2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank. (Mapquest: Use 1500 Walnut Ave., 91501).

September 12. 4-5:30 p.m. JUNIOR GOLF CLASSES AT EL CARISO Golf Course. FALL SESSION STARTS SEPT. 12, 2012. Classes are open to juniors of ALL skill levels. Taught by professional instructors, classes will last for 1.5 hours. Fees include golf clubs, golf balls, and all learning materials. Please contact Ivan Bullard for information and registration at (213) 680-8015 or (213) 680-8000. Cost: $75/10 weeks. (Thanks Janice, for this kickback!)

September 13. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Free showing of Curious George 2 at the Northridge Library. 9051 Darby Avenue, Northridge, CA. 818-886-3640.

Ongoing Deals

You can get free movie tickets to upcoming screenings by registering with Nielsen at  With screenings you need to arrive early and get in line, but a free movie is great! 

Upcoming Deals

September 19-20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $6. Homeschool Day at Aquarium of the Pacific. While the Aquarium will be open to the general public, no classroom-based school trips will be booked during these days. This will allow the educators to bring ocean related activities and biofacts throughout the morning. These engaging learning stations will allow students of all ages to experiment, investigate, and explore marine habitats and concepts.

September 11, September 18, September 25.  All Free days for Natural History Museum.