December 13, 2011
- Meaningful Christmas...
- MACARONI KID HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2011!
- SHAKLEE: Tis' the Season to Share Good Health!
- SCENTSY - Independent Consultant, Tricia Elias
- A Michael W. Smith Christmas Concert!
- CHRISTMAS AND "GRINCHMAS" AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!
- Disney Presents TOY STORY 3 ON ICE!
- Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the Southland!
- Savvy Macaroni
- SNOWMAN SOUP!
- The Day The Music Stopped Book Release!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Disney's "THE MUPPETS" at the El Capitan Theatre!
- Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train
- CHRISTMAS WITH KIRK FRANKLIN GOSPEL CONCERT
- FREE Museum Days!!
- Kids Eat Free!
- Local Story Times!
- Stroller Strides!
- Wiggles & Giggles Consignment
Each year, my family looks forward to spending time with both sides of our family. I am thankful that my family lives in the bay area and it's still close enough for us to pack up our mini-van and make the 7-hour drive up north! With cousins on both sides, my kids have the pleasure of being close to their cousins and building those special bonds. After my husband and I got married (almost 15 years ago!), we have also established some of our own traditions too! Before we ...
It's time to finish up that 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.
TIS' THE SEASON TO SHARE GOOD HEALTH!
Our mission at Shaklee is to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone. We do it by making natural products that are so exceptional, you just have to tell your friends. When you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green.
This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of good health! From baby care to green and clean home products, give a ...
GIFT OTHERS WITH THE WARMTH AND BEAUTY OF SCENTSY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Scentsy began with a simple idea—a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles! This wickless concept was born when two stay-at-home moms began selling decorative warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. Scentsy warmers are completely kid-friendly because there is no open flame, so it removes the dangers of open flames and burns. Also, because the wax does not boil there are no harmful effects ...
Pacific Symphony in Orange County - 12/16 - 12/17
Last night, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend opening night of a Christmas concert with the Pacific Symphony and Michael W. Smith at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. It was our first time ever hearing the Pacific Symphony! We were impressed with both the inspiring Christmas music combined the grandeur of the concert hall! The Christmas concert started off with the Pacific Symphony performing a number of Christmas favorites and a special treat which was the music from the all-time favorite movie, "It's a ...
The Toys are Back in Town!
DISNEY ON ICE presents Disney. PIXAR'S TOY STORY 3
Coming to the Southland!!
December 14, 2011--January 8, 2012
DISCOUNT CODE: Use code "MOM" when ordering your tickets and get a special $48 Family 4-pack on select performances or $4 off the $12, $17, $22 tickets.
Toy Story 3, the Academy Award®-winning smash hit blockbuster, is so hot it’s cool as everyone’s favorite toys take to the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3! An accomplished ...
Downtown on Ice - Los Angeles Pershing Square
November 11th, 2011 through January 16th, 2012
Rates are $6 per 1 hour skating session plus $2 skate rental.
Discounted underground paring is available under the park with validation.
Check the official website for hours and more details!
Ice at Santa Monica- Santa Monica Promenade (Corner of 5th and Arizona Ave.)
November 11th, 2011 throug January 16th, 2011
$12 for rental and skate
Check the official website for hours and more details!
Holiday on Ice- Irvine Spectrum
November 1st, 2011 through February 20th ...
Put Your Grocery Bill on a Diet
This year, our holiday feasts will cost more than ever, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food prices jumped a whopping 4 to 5 percent in 2011 and are expected to continue climbing next year. But you can have your fruitcake and eat it, too?How to Reduce Your Weekly Grocery Bill to $85 Per Week – or Less! Toni House, a mom with executive-level experience in accounting and the restaurant industry, pared the monthly grocery bill for her family of four to $250. And nobody complained.“It takes savvy ...
1 Cup Fresh Fallen Snow
1/2 Cup Fresh Spun Marshmallows
1 Candy Cane
2 Chocolate Kisses
1 Package of Mrs. Claus’ homemade hot chocolate powder.
Pour Mrs. Claus’s Homemade Hot Chocolate powder into and Elf mug.
Add 1 Cup Fresh Fallen Snow.
Warm in the fire for 1 minute until the snow ...
From Juno Baby
The Juno Company, one of the country’s most innovative children’s media companies, is proud to announce the release of their latest book, the 40-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book, The Day the Music Stopped. Continuing to build on the company’s mission to inspire a lifelong love and appreciation for music in children, this book is based on wildly popular and multiple Emmy Award-winning Juno Jr. DVD of the same name and introduces children to musical concepts through the lessons of friendship.
Through dazzlingly colorful pages, The Day The ...
Where: Mud Shack 2145 Foothill Blvd. Ste A, La VerneWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Studio fee reduced to $6!For more info: 909-392-4948 or www.mymudshack.com
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: 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: Chick-fil-A Colonies Crossroads, 1949 Campus Ave. in UplandWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Activities are freeFor more info: 909-931-9123
Where: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave, ClaremontWhen: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Also Dec.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: Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd. in ClaremontWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Event admission is free and complimentary guest parking is located across the street.Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.granitecreek.org/community/living-nativity
Where: Blue Chair Books, 177 N. Glendora Ave. in GlendoraWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: phone (626) 335-8630; www.bluechairbooks.com
Where: Michael's locations in Upland and La VerneWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Check the website for times!)Who: Ages 3 and up!How: Just show up!Cost: Free crafting event, may have to purchase a few of the main supplies
Where: Ontario Mills MallWhen: M-Sat. 10am - 9pm; Sun. 11am - 7pmWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: Photo packages available.
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: 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: 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: 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: Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave. in La VerneWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Advanced readers ages 8 and up!How: Contact Andrea by email, [email protected] SCHEDULE: MIDDLE READERS (AGES 10 - 12): Sunday, December 18 @ 1pm; YOUNGER READERS (AGES 8 - 9): Sunday, December 18 @ 2pm; OLDER READERS (AGES 13+): Sunday, December 18 @ 3pmCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.mrsnelsons.com/
Where: Barnes & Noble, 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, MontclairWhen: 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.barnesandnoble.com
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/
Where: Glendora Public Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave.When: 7:30 PMWho: The whole family!How: Just show up!Cost: Free
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: West Village in ClaremontWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show up!For more info: www.artwalkclaremont.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: 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: Home Depot locations in Upland, 1401 E 19th St. and 250 S Mountain Ave.When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: All kids ages 5-12!How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: www.homedepot.com
EXPERIENCE MUPPET DOMINATION At The El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood!
Disney’s “THE MUPPETS”
Plus, Before Every Screening, Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Kermit And Miss Piggy LIVE ON STAGE!
Now through January 8, 2012
El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood
Right now, Disney’s “The Muppets” dominates the El Capitan Theatre and offers fun for the entire family. Plus, before every screening, enjoy a special holiday sing-a-long with Kermit and Miss Piggy, LIVE on the El Capitan stage!
Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to celebrate the holidays Muppet ...
It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole.
Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be ...
Celebrate your Christmas Season with the Sounds of Gospel music during a one-night power packed time of praise and worship by the Stellar, Dove and Grammy Award winning artist, Kirk Franklin.
Yes, the Inland Empire is hosting one of the gospel industries trailblazers. Kirk Franklins’ dynamic, anointed and high energy concerts are enjoyed all across the world by music lovers of all ages. He is not only a multi –talented artist, producer and song writer; but he is also helping launch the careers of many new gospel artists, as the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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