Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LB Municipal Band - Celebrating 100 years!

June 30th through August 14
All concerts start at 6:30pm

Take a musical tour through history with our own Municipal Band!

WEEK 1 - (June 30 - July 3)
1909-1924: In 1909 the City of Long Beach announces the formation of the Long Beach Municipal Band! Through these early years the music of George M. Cohan, George Gershwin and other composers from Tin Pan Alley had America singing. The Studio Band and Barbara Morrison kick off the summer in style.

Tuesday, June 30 Whaley Park
Wednesday, July 1 Los Cerritos
Thursday, July 2 Marine Stadium
Friday, July 3 El Dorado Park

See the rest of the schedule here.


Free Ice Blended at Coffee Bean!

Wednesday, July 1

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
6344 Spring St.
Long Beach

Offer applies to the winning 12oz Ice Blended® drink only (Instant Karma).


Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday night concerts in the park

Thursday nights at 6pm except for the August 16 show at Whaley park

June 18 – Drake Park – Chyle
June 25 – Sliverado Park – Mambo Soul
July 2 – Admiral Kidd Park – Upstream
July 9 – Whaley Park – Fantastic Diamond
July 16 – Chavez Park – Charangoa
July 23 – Houghton Park – Cale’
July 30 – Stearns Champions Park – The Emperors
August 6 – DeForest Park – Alan Lightner Steel Drum Band
August 13 – Ramona – LA Bluescasters
August 16 – Whaley Park (4pm, Sunday) – Elm Street Band
August 20 – Somerset – The Emperors
August 27 – Silverado – The Durell Coleman Band


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Movies in the park!

Starts Friday, June 26th through September 2nd
Various parks around Long Beach
Movies start at dusk

The first week's feature is Kung Fu Panda
6/29 - Signal Hill
6/29 - Stearns Champion
7/1 - Somerset

The rest of the line up is here.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Splashing!

Where to cool off this summer besides the beach?

Del Valle Park
5939 Henrilee St.
(corner of Arbor & Woodruff)
Wading pool for children 3-7 years old.
Open M, W, F, Sa, Su through Sept. 7

Sigler Park
7200 Plaza St.
Splash Pad
Open daily through Sept. 7
Children not yet potty trained must wear swim diapers

Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach
Open daily 10am-5:45pm through Sept. 6
Closed July 3 & 4
$5 adults $4 children 2-17 under 2 free

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free coffee at Borders!

Valid through Thursday, June 18 - need coupon for offer.

2110 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach

Free 12-oz beverage from Seattle's Best Coffee
In-store only

Print coupon from here.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer reading events at local libraries!

Various events will be going on all summer at our local libraries.

For instance:
Wed. 6/17 The Lizard Wizard at El Dorado 12:15pm
Thurs 6/18 Magician at North 4pm
Sat 6/27 Elementary Art at Dana 10:15am

For the whole list of events, click here.


A Gift for Dad - Averyboo Arts

Saturday, June 20
$10/child or $17 to stay as long as you like

Averyboo Arts
3908 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach

Rocket, Robot or Racecar?

A Father’s Day creative reuse project for Dad & his little one(s). We’ll have all the makings to create a Rocket, Robot or Racecar.

Please RSVP.


Come anytime during the week and make Dad (or Grandpa) a heartfelt gift and card during Open Studio hours. Stay as long as you like.


Open Studio Hours
Tues 2-5pm
Wed 10:30am-1pm, 2-5pm
Thurs 2-5pm
Fri 10:30am-1pm, 2-5pm


Monday, June 15, 2009

Celebrate the Summer Solstice!

Saturday, June 20

The 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Stroll
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach

Friends of the Rancho will be providing delicious summer treats for everyone after the stroll on the lawn. Enjoy ice cream, watermelon, cookies, and tasty drinks to kick off the summer right. Free tours of the rancho property also available. Sorry, no dogs allowed for this event.



June 19-21
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Live H2O United by Love
Belmont Shore Beach

This FREE, three-day edu-taining festival will present Dr. Masaru Emoto, Dr. Len Horowitz, and many other world renowned speakers, celebrities, performers, artists, fire dancers, drummers, and native tribes. Musicians will tune their instruments to the old Solfeggio scale frequency of 528Hz, the healing frequency of Love, proven by genetic biochemists to positively affect us. Children and parents alike will enjoy interactive, empowering, inspirational and fun-filled children's programs, presenters and vendors. You will have the opportunity to experience an eco-village, as well as many vendors supporting green technology, and mind/body/health awareness. Participants will have an opportunity to listen to panel discussions regarding issues of water pollution and solutions for the cleaning of the world's bodies of water as well as drinking water. You will also see some of the best drinking water filters available!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free Hot Dog On A Stick!

Monday, June 15

Hot Dog On A Stick
Lakewood Mall

You know you want one. :-)


New Mom Expo - Anaheim

Saturday & Sunday
June 13-14

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave.

adults: $10 at the door, $7.50 online
children: under 14 free

Find the latest on baby gear. Also, featuring speakers on everything from breastfeeding to prenatal fitness to homeschooling.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Eat.Play.Grow - Free preview!

June 8-12 M-F 10am-4pm
June 16-18 T-Th 4pm-8pm

4228 Atlantic Ave.

Parking in rear.

A new playspace is opening in Bixby Knolls. Eat.Play.Grow is an indoor play area, cafe, and retail space.

Check out a video here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Art at the Pike!

Sundays, June 7, 14, & 21

The Pike
95 South Pine Ave.

Children's Painting Party inspired by Romero Britoo's work:

June 7: Kids can create whimsical garden sticks
June 14: Kids can paint a pet dish
June 21: Kids can create a special gift for dad

All painting parties will be located next to the Britto Sculpture Garden (on the corner of Shoreline Dirve and Pine Ave.)

The traveling art exhibition will showcase twelve of Romero Britto's vivid and whimsical monumental sculptures May 28 - June 21, 2009.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Wrigley River Run & Tadpole Trot!

Saturday, June 6

10K - $30 8:15am
5K - $30 7:30am
Kids Tadpole Trot 1K - $5 9:30am
5K Walk and Stroller Run - $30 7:30am

Register before Saturday
Run a flat, fast course through Wrigley Village and on the L.A. River bike path.
Ribbons are given to all children participating in the Tadpole Trot.