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FREE App: Toca Hair Salon 2

Toca Hair Salon 2 For a limited time, Toca Hair Salon 2 is FREE–normally, it costs $1.99. This is the sequel to Toca Hair Salon, a simple app where your child can cut, color, comb, shave and blow-dry lifelike hair on six different characters.  We have this app and I can vouch that it appeals to kids of all ages!  Get it while it’s FREE!  This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5 or later.  It is also available for Google play but not for free.

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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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Ice Blended yummmmmmmmmm

All this week celebrate Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s birthday with BOGO Free ice blended drinks! woohoo!

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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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Splash preview day

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.

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Railroad Days 2013

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

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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.

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