Today is Museums of the Arroyo Day and it only happens once a year. What does that mean? It means that today only five museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5. The 5 museums are The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden and the Pasadena Museum of History. For more information, click here.
Sorry this is a little late but on Saturday, May 11, 2013** (today) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the City of Los Angeles will be expecting your visit. Get a personal tour of YOUR Neighborhood Fire Station by one of your neighborhood fireman. We just returned from the one in Cerritos on Pioneer and it was so fascinating and informative. Hope you get a chance to visit.
Splash! will be opening the Spray Pad and Recreational Pool from 1-4 p.m. today and tomorrow because of the heat wave. Spray Pad is for children ages 8 and under with their parents and the Recreational Pool is open to all ages. Entrance fee is $2 for children and $3 for adults 18 and over. Admission is required for everyone entering the Spray Pad area.
On Saturday, May 4 Splash! La Mirada Aquatic Center will be open from 4-6 pm for a sneak preview. Admission is only $5 and free for Season Pass Holders. Splash is also offering a special on season passes for $54 thru May 31. If you don’t have a pool and you’ll be with your kids all summer this might be a worthwhile investment. Admission is regularly $18.95 for adults, and $13.95 for kids so you just have to go 3 or 4 times to break even on this little venture. My friends have told me that this place is great and not so big where you will lose your kids. They be will open May 25 through September 29.
It’s Railroad Days at the Fullerton Train Station this weekend! I am so excited about this event because we had so much fun last year. My son kept thanking me for taking him because he had such a great time. There are large gazebos filled with model railroad displays as well as tours of actual locomotives. There will also be food booths, and even trackless train rides for the kids. Best of all this event is FREE! Please don’t miss it!Fullerton Train Station 120 East Santa Fe Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832
And if you’re hungry afterwards, there’s a fun-ky restaurant down the street called Angelo’s and Vinci’s that’s very family friendly.
Registration begins tomorrow (May 1) for the City of Cerritos youth soccer league at the Cerritos Sports Complex from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. if you are a resident. For non-residents, registration will open on May 8. If this is your first time signing up, bring something to read and be prepared to wait! Based on my own experience, the wait time is about an hour or more. The process has improved slightly because the staff will now hand you a number and you wait for your number to be called instead of standing in a “Disneyland” line. The fee is $45 and you get a jersey and a trophy at the end of the season. The kids are divided by birth year so kids born in 2008 will be entering Rookie I and so forth. The Cerritos Sports Complex is located at 19900 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos.
If that’s not enough soccer for you, check out the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) program. Cerritos falls under Region 54. Upcoming sign-ups are May 16 at Cerritos Park East. Please check their website for more information.
The City of Cerritos is holding its annual Spring Festival this weekend. The event starts tonight and runs thru Sunday, April 28. There will be rides for all ages, game booths, food, and community service booths as well. The main stage will also host performances by our local talents and little dancers from our community dance studios. Our favorite part of the festival is the fireworks show to be held at 8:30 on Saturday. If you just want to watch the fireworks, park in the back parking lot at Target next door to access a perfect view. There is no admission for the festival itself but you will need to purchase tickets for the rides and food. They sell $25 wristbands for unlimited rides or you can buy individual tickets for the rides. They vary from 2 tickets for a funhouse to 4 tickets for a thrill ride. On Sunday, the Kogi truck and the Grilled Cheese truck along with some other yummy food trucks will be on site offering their yummy deliciousness. See you there!Cerritos Regional Park 19800 Bloomfield Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703
Hey Party People! I was informed by an awesome mom that Sam’s Club will be opening its doors to everyone this weekend. From Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, members and non-members can shop without any additional fees. Just stop by the Member services desk to receive a temporary membership pass. During this 3 day event, Sam’s Club will offering lots of summer foods and beverages for sampling. Yum! (Don’t tell Costco I’m cheating on them.)
In other retail news, Daiso is opening a store in Artesia! Yay!!! (Is 3 exclamation points too much?) What is Daiso you say? It’s a Japanese 99 cent store except everything is $1.50 so it’s a Japanese $1.50 store.
StoryToys 3D Interactive Pop-up Books
- The Little Mermaid
- Puss in Boots
- Snow White
- Sleeping Beauty
- Hansel and Gretel
- Little Red Riding Hood
These apps are compatible with the iPhone and iPad. They are also available for Google, Android and Samsung if you use the main StoryToys link above.
Make this now and thank me later! I tried this insanely addictive dip for the first time at a baby shower and then proceeded to create new addicts along the way. What are you waiting for? Go. Make. Dip!
Toffee Apple Dip
- 1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package (10 ounce size) English toffee or Heath bits
Serve with apples. I usually use Fuji. In order to prevent the apples from browning, you can soak them in some acidulated water, which is lemon juice and water.