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Wanna Meet Molly Sims?

How often do we get celebrity sightings in Cerritos?  Like pretty much never.  Well, here’s your chance!  On Monday evening, the new Sleep Number store is hosting a health and wellness event with Molly Sims herself from 6-8 pm.  She will share her secrets on how to get a good night’s sleep, which is a forgotten luxury since becoming a mother.  There will also be refreshments and giveaways.  Please see the invitation below for additional details.

Sleep Number Invitation

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Aaargh you ready?

Beware, Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier

It’s a Pirate Invasion in Long Beach this weekend!  Starting at 10 a.m. the Pirate Invasion will be kicking off at the Belmont Pier.   Admission is free!  We haven’t had a chance to check out this event but it looks to be a lot of fun.  Some of the highlights include a real live pirate battle for treasure with cannons and swords as well as other live entertainment.  Go get your pirate on!  Maybe they’ll have some Aaartichoke to munch on.

Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
25 39th Place
Long Beach, CA 90803 
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Hi friends!  The nice people at Orange Empire Railway Museum offered me 4 tickets for this weekend.  We can’t make it out there because it is my daughter’s preschool graduation so leave a comment if you want them.



AMF Summer UnPlugged - Free bowling for kids all summer long!

Unplugged and I’m not referring to a cool acoustic concert.  It’s AMF’s free summer bowling program where your kids can bowl for free.  Just register them here and your kids can bowl two games a day for free.  Shoe rentals are not included.  Too bad AMF can’t throw in some free acoustic concerts while we’re watching our kids bowl.  See you at the bowling alley!

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Summer Movies


T minus 10 and counting–ready or not summer is upon us.  Every summer the nice folks at Regal Movie Theaters offer Regal Summer Movie Express.  Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only $1 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00.  Remember to take your Regal Crown club card and you can get a $2 small popcorn on Tuesdays (or upgrade to a large 15,000 cal one for only $2 more).   The schedule varies depending on where you are but in Cerritos, June 25 is the first day and it runs through August 21.  In Cerritos, the location offering this is the Edwards Theater at the Town Center.  Here is the link to find the location nearest you.

Week Title Rating
6/25-6/26 The Three Stooges Ice Age: Continental Drift PG
7/2-7/3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Parental Guidance PG
7/9-7/10 Mr. Poppers’ Penguins Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked PG
7/16-7/17 Monte Carlo Rio PG
7/23-7/24 ParaNorman Coraline PG
7/30-7/31 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Big Miracle PG
8/6-8/7 Yogi Bear Journey 2: The Mysterious Island PG
8/13-8/14 Racing Stripes Happy Feet Too PG
8/20-8/21 African Cats Chimpanzee G

If there is a Krikorian near you, they are also offering $1 movies and even better, they’re completely free at the Buena Park location.  Click the link for movie listings: Buena Park Krikorian

For a more rustic experience, the City of Cerritos also hosts a free movie night  at Liberty Park every Monday at 8:15 p.m. Liberty Park is located at 19211 Studebaker Road.  The schedule is listed below:

  • July 8 Monsters, Inc. (G)
  • July 15 Cinderella (G)
  • July 22 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)
  • July 29 Brave (PG)
  • August 5 Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
  • August 12 Nanny McPhee (PG)
  • August 19 Madagascar 3 (PG)
  • August 26 The Wizard of Oz (G)

Cerritos Library also shows free movies on Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm.

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PDA Parent’s Night Out tonight

Tonight is Parent’s night out at the PDA.  Drop your kids off from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm!   They will receive two pieces of pizza and a drink and play in the gym all night long.

Price before 2 pm:  $15 per child/ $10 sibling/family rate = $40.

Price at the door: $20 for 1st child/ $15 sibling/family rate=$50.


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Perris? Oui oui!

Orange Empire Railway Museum - HomeAre you wondering what to do for dear old dad on Father’s Day?  If he’s a fan of trains and automobiles, consider giving him an early present and taking him to the Orange Empire Railway museum this weekend.  On Saturday, the City of Perris is hosting the 14th annual Rods & Rails show at the OERM.  The free, all-day festival should be entertaining, fun and maybe even a little educational. You’ll get the chance to get up close to collector classic cars, motorcycles and bikes. There will be live music and food vendors. Also at the festival:

  • The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters western show.
  • Petting Zoo
  • Franklin Hayes Marionette Show
  • Youth Bike Show (enter your own retro bike project)
  • Carnival games
  • Potato doll making
  • Puppet making
  • Cartoon character appearances
  • Story time
  • History exhibits
  • Panning for gold and adobe brick making
  • Carnival games
  • Bouncy house

If you can’t make it out this weekend, they will be serving up a Father’s Day BBQ lunch while showcasing their Pacific Electric collection. The menu for the barbecue is BBQ chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, corn bread and peach cobbler for desert. Price for the picnic lunch from noon to 2 p.m. is $10.00 per person. Diners must have a reservation. Call (951) 657-2605.

There will be a full parade and display of the railway heritage museum’s vintage collection of Pacific Electric Railway Company cars. The public is invited all day to ride, photograph and view the restored LA-area trolley cars. Admission and parking is free at the railway heritage museum at 2201 South A Street in Perris. Riding the trolleys and trains is $12 for 12 and up, $8 for  5 to 11. Four or younger is free.

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Go Fish

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already the first weekend of June! Here are some fun free activities happening around our lovely city this weekend:

  • Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby at Cerritos Regional Park (19800 Bloomfield Ave.) on Saturday, June 1. Event for children ages 5-15; starts with a pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and derby starts at 8:00 a.m. Get there early because this is a very popular event!
  • Free Saturday at La Habra Children’s museum all day.
  • Home Depot Kids workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • BofA Museums on Us weekend:
    • Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana (Sunday ONLY)
    • Hammer Museum
    • LACMA
    • Museum of Latin American Art
    • Skirball Cultural Center
  • Free Sunday at Bowers museum & Kidseum: These are actually two separate museums at different locations. The Kidseum is quite small so you could easily visit both venues on the same trip.


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.

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Open Firehouse

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.

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