November 22, 2011
- Perspectives for Thanksgiving...
- MACARONI KID HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2011!
- Pomona Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
- StationaryMarket.com Holiday Card Giveaway!
- UNEARTH MALEE BLACK FRIDAY EVENT!
- CHRISTMAS WITH KIRK FRANKLIN GOSPEL CONCERT
- Sweet & Sasse November Calendar!
- TEN WAYS TO KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY ON THANKSGIVING!
- Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Kids Eat Free!
- FREE Museum Days!!
- Local Story Times!
- Stroller Strides!
- Wiggles & Giggles Consignment
MACKID THANKSGIVING EDITION!
This week was a difficult one...with all three of my kids sick at home at different stages of a horrible virus! My mom-in-law joked with me, "How does it feel to be running a hospital?" But amidst the sleepless nights, the constant loads of laundry, and keeping a log of who took their Motrin and when, I couldn't help but just be thankful. I am thankful for so much! Sure, it's hard at times and it's a 24/7 job being a parent. But would we ...
It's not too early to start your Holiday shopping! It's so important to stimulate our local economy so I hope that you will take a look at the companies in our Gift Guide and try to buy locally if you can. Many of these businesses are run by local Moms! Parents have enough on their plates, and we want to make it simple, and give you some great ideas for your loved ones, co-workers, and friends.
GIVEAWAY for 4 FREE TICKETS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO TERESA FOR WINNING THE 4-PACK OF TICKETS! THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES!
If you’re making a holiday list and checking it twice, forget about who’s naughty or nice, just bring the family to the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Pomona, Friday through Sunday, December 2-4, 2011 at the LA County Fairplex. You’ll find more than 24,000 unique handmade originals that offer the perfect something for someone special, and it’s a joyous shopping experience unlike any other. Kids 12 and under are FREE ...
In partnership with Stationerymarket.com, MacKid is doing a giveaway for 20 FREE HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS! Simply leave a comment about what you love about Stationerymarket.com and their designs. We will select a winner next week (11/29/11) and you must be a MacKid subscriber to enter/win. Thanks!
It’s that time of the year! As we head into the holidays, life becomes even more hectic and intense than usual. The holidays can be joyous and stressful all at the same time and the “to do” list ...
Macaroni Kid - 2 Tickets Giveaway!
MacKid Giveaway! B Ready Productions wants to spread the love of Christmas by awarding one pair of FREE tickets to the upcoming “Christmas with Kirk Franklin Gospel Concert.” To enter to win, please post a comment and share what Christmas means to you. You must be a MacKid subscriber to enter/win. The winner will be selected and announced on December 6th! The winner must redeem the tickets within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.
Celebrate your Christmas Season with the Sounds of Gospel music during a ...
Sweet & Sasse Princess Tea Parties and Boutique in Claremont has an exciting line up of events and discounts all month long! Bring your little princess in for glitter tattoos, craft time, and Princess Play Time! On certain days this month, you can also receive FREE goodies with purchases such as a tea cup, hair bow, or dress-up purse! Stop by today and make your princess' dreams come true!
Sweet & Sasse Princess Tea Parties & Boutique: 975 Foothill Blvd. in ...
I keep reading about a two-ingredient pumpkin cake online, and Saturday morning, curiosity got the best of me. I bought the ingredients to have on hand a few weeks ago just for this very event. I knew it would be spur of the moment when I decided to try it.
According to what I'd read, all I would need is yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree. Upon throwing those two things into my mix-master, it became apparent that unless I was making cookies, I was on ...
Where: Bass Pro Shops, Victoria Gardens in Rancho CucamongaWhen: Check website for details and programs!Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: Check HERE for all the details and schedule of events!
Where: Ontario Mills MallWhen: M-Sat. 10am - 9pm; Sun. 11am - 7pmWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Photo packages available.For more info: Check HERE for more info!
Where: 2145 Foothill Blvd. Ste A, La VerneWhen: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: All kids!How: You must register ahead of time! 909 392 4948Cost: $25 per painter for each 3-hour sessionFor more info: 909-392-4948 OR www.mymudshack.com
Where: Old Town La Verne (D and 3rd Street)When: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Start/Finish at San Antonio Park Historical Waiting StationWhen: 8:00 AMWho: The whole family!How: 5K Run/Walk: Late Registration/Morning of Event - $30.00. Check-In: 6:30 a.m. Start Time: 8:00 am Kiddy Trot (1K): 10 yrs & younger Late Registration/Morning of Event - $20.00 Check-In: 6:30 a.m. Start Time: 7:30 a.m.Cost: Late registration on race day available for $30 (adults) and $20 (kids 10 and younger)
Where: Starts near the Claremont DepotWhen: 8:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Register online by November 22nd! http://www.claremontsunriserotary.org/Cost: Pre-registered adult: $30; Pre-registered child: $15For more info: http://www.claremontsunriserotary.org/
Where: Bass Pro Shops at Victoria Gardens in Rancho CucamongaWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Call ahead to check age requirements (909-922-5500)How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: Check the WEBSITE for more details! 909-922-5500
Where: 300 E. A Street, UplandWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/
Where: Lakeshore Learning 125 N. Mountain Ave in UplandWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: All kids!How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.lakeshorelearning.com
Where: Babies-R-Us, 4430 ONTARIO MILLS PARK in OntarioWhen: 6:30 PMWho: All expecting and new parents!How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: Check HERE for more info and future classes!
Where: Second Street between Indian Hill Blvd and Yale AvenueWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.thevillageclaremont.com
Where: Barnes & Noble, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, MontclairWhen: 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.barnesandnoble.com
Where: Blue Chair Books, 177 N. Glendora Ave. in GlendoraWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Every Tues. and Fri.)Who: Toddlers!How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.bluechairbooks.com
Where: La Verne Public Library, 3640 D Street, La VerneWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: Tom Cornicelli; Email: [email protected]
Where: Upland Public Library, 460 N. Euclid Ave.When: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: TeensHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: For more information, please call the Youth Services Desk at (909) 931-4213
Where: Mud Shack 2145 Foothill Blvd. Ste A, La VerneWhen: 1st Friday of the monthWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: No studio fee! Just the price of your cermamic piece $18 and up!For more info: 909-392-4948 or www.mymudshack.com
Where: Claremont VillageWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.thevillageclaremont.com/vilcal.html
Where: West Village in ClaremontWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!For more info: www.artwalkclaremont.com
Where: Bridges Auditorium at the Claremont Colleges and Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria GardensWhen: Various Sat. and Sun. performances (1pm and 7pm)Who: The whole family!How: Purchase tickets at: http://www.ipballet.org/nutcrackerInfoPage.phpCost: Adult tickets start at $36; child tickets start at $18; some child tickets are 50% for various performances!For more info: http://www.ipballet.org/nutcrackerInfoPage.php
Where: Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion, North of 210 Fwy off of Wheeler and Via De MansionWhen: Weekdays: 12noon - 8:30pm; Weekends: 9am - 8:30pmWho: EveryoneHow: For current information visit www.laverneheritage.org or call (909) 593-2862.Cost: Free admissionFor more info: www.laverneheritage.org or call (909) 593-2862
Where: Home Depot locations in Upland, 1401 E 19th St. and 250 S Mountain Ave.When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All kids!How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.homedepot.com
Where: Historic Downtown UplandWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: If your group would like to participate in the parade, please return a completed copy of the attached pdf application by November 17. For more information on becoming a sponsor or a vendor, please contact the Recreation Division at (909) 931-4280.Cost: Free
Where: Blue Chair Books, 177 N. Glendora Ave. in GlendoraWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also Dec. 11th)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Upland Public Library, 460 N. Euclid Ave.When: 9:30am or 10:15amWho: All toddlers (2 year olds)How: Pre-registration will begin at the Youth Services Department on November 15thin person or by phone at (909) 931-4213.Cost: FreeFor more info: (909) 931-4213
Where: Upland Public Library, 460 N. Euclid Ave.When: 11:15am or 1:30pmWho: All preschoolers!How: Pre-registration begins November 15th in person or by phone at (909) 931-4213.Cost: FreeFor more info: (909) 931-4213
Where: LEGO Store at Ontario MillsWhen: 5:00 PMWho: Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only.How: Just show up!Cost: Free while supplies lastFor more info: Check the website for more info!
Where: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave, ClaremontWhen: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Also Dec. 10, 16, 17, and 23rd!)Who: The whole family!How: Just show up or purchase your tickets in advance.Cost: Ticketed event, $5 per person (children under 3 are free), no Garden admission. Tickets will be available online and at the gate.For more info: Click HERE for more details and to purchase your advance tickets!
Where: Glendora Public Library -- Friends Room, 140 S Glendora AveWhen: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/
Stretching your Dollar...
Please email me with any other meal deals that you know of in our area (that is, reasonable driving distance from Upland, Claremont, and La Verne). Thanks to those of you who have informed me when discounts ended or restaurants have closed. Email me at: [email protected]
Enjoy and take advantage of these great deals!!
Dickey's BBQ Pit: Sunday and Monday evening with each adult entree. Location: 9670 Haven Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga
Village Grille - Kids eat free (dinner) with any adult entree Location ...
As always, make sure your cross-check the museum website before you go just in case they make any changes to their "free" day policies. And do let me know what the changes are([email protected])!
Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)
Natural History Museum (1st Tuesday)
Huntington Library, (1st Thursday, tickets required)
Norton Simon Museum (1st Friday, 6-9 pm)
Pasadena Museum of California Art (1st Friday)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2nd Tuesday)
Autry Center (2nd Tuesday)
Los Angeles County Arboretum (3rd ...
Helping Our Kids to LOVE Books
There is nothing that develops a love for reading more than being read to as a child. Here is a listing of all of the local story times in our area. Enjoy!
La Verne Public Library:
Family Story Time, Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm followed by a craft.
Baby/Toddler/Preschool Story Time, Every Wednesday @ 12noon followed by a craft.
Upland Public Library: Fall Session just ended on 11/15/11 - stay tuned for winter dates!
Tuesdays at 9:30a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-3 accompanied ...
Are you a new mom? Do you want to get back in shape? Do you want to meet other moms and have fun? Then Stroller Strides is for you!
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms and their babies. The classes are comprised of a warm-up and a 50-minute power walk, with stops for body toning using the stroller, the outdoors and exercise tubing. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and occupy baby while mom gets her workout. It also ...
Wiggles and Giggles Consignment offers a venue for families by providing a source to purchase much needed clothing and other items for their children at bargain prices and an outlet for parents to sell items and clothing no longer needed. Our desire is to provide families with affordable, gently worn children's clothing and a great selection of maternity wear, baby items, furniture & toys.
Kids grow so fast and items like clothes, strollers, car seats, cribs and toys many times seem barely used - Why pay top dollar? When you can ...
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