Saturday, May 29, 2010

Daddy and Me Day

Isn't this the cutest thing ever?

Saturday, June 19th - Three fun, Father/Child activities!

Portrait @ Vangie Ogg Studio
12-12:45pm :: Stop by Vangie Ogg Photography (and Pixie Toys) for a quick and fun Daddy & Me portrait shoot. Your 4x6 Professional photo will be delivered in person at Averyboo Arts around 2pm. 3930 Atlantic Ave • (562) 715-1692

Drum Circle @ Jammin' Music
1:00-1:30pm :: Enjoy this time to connect & nurture your bond through music. 3972 Atlantic Ave • (562) 490-0222

Craft @ Averyboo Arts
1:40-2:10pm :: You & your child will decorate a frame to house your special Vangie Ogg photograph. A variety of materials will be available; light refreshments served.
3908 Atlantic Ave • (562) 912-4800

only $40 per Father/Child pair; additional child $9
Must Pre-register with Averyboo Arts, call (562) 912-4800

Centennial Aviation Day

June 12 - Aviation Day
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum - Carson
Parking at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Lots 1 & 2, $5
There is no parking at the museum

In 1910, Dr. Gregorio Del Amo, the husband of Susana Dominguez, arranged for the Rancho to become part of aviation history. In that year, the 1st International Aviation Meet in America was held on the Rancho. The Meet lasted for 10 days and provided the first opportunity for people on the West Coast to see an airplane in flight. Aviation pioneers such as William Boeing, William Randolph Hearst, and Glenn Martin (Lockheed-Martin) attended and others were inspired to develop the aviation industry in Southern California.

Aviation Day: On June 12, 2010 it will be Aviation Day at the Rancho. This event is intended to honor and celebrate the opening day of the 1910 Air Meet. There will be a static car and plane display, tethered balloon rides (fee), children activities, parachuters, food vendor row, museum row, tours of the Adobe and vintage dancing including audience participation and “Cake Walk.” There will be reenactors on hand to portray different aviators, important people from 1910 such as Dick Ferris. Plus you must come out and try our featured and authentic 1910 box lunch. It is not to be missed!

Parking for Aviation Day will be in Lots 1 and 2 at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Air conditioned luxury shuttles will transport people to and from the Museum every 15 minutes.

$1 movies at Marina Pacifica

2010 Summer MovieCamp®

Looking for a cool getaway for gobs of kids this summer? Bring them to AMC Summer MovieCamp and enjoy the magic of movies! Summer MovieCamp will be offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning this summer at participating theatres, from June 15 through August 10. At only $1 admission, it’s an affordable option for summer fun for families and groups. All admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute.

We will also offer KidsPack™ concession combos for $4 – more than 30% off the regular price.*

Advance tickets will be on sale starting June 8 at 215 participating AMC theatre locations and online. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and shows will begin at 10 a.m. Tickets for each week will be on sale approximately one week prior to the scheduled show date.

June 15 - Shrek The Third
June 22 - Imagine That
June 29 - Monsters vs. Aliens
July 6 - Madagascar
July 13 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
July 20 - Hotel for Dogs
July 27 - Kung Fu Panda
August 3 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
August 10 - "surprise mystery title"

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Avatar at the El Dorado Archery Range

Avatar screening - PG13
Friday, May 28 - 7pm
$5 admission per car includes movie and popcorn
El Dorado East Regional Park
Archery Range is on Spring St. across from the Nature Center entrance

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Free movies at Regal Theatres

June 22-August 11: Free Family Film Festival
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am
Regal Theatres: Long Beach Town Center

Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE! Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Tickets for the 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

06/22/2010 Horton Hears A Who - DP (G)
06/23/2010 Night At The Museum II - DP (PG)
06/29/2010 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - DP (PG)
06/30/2010 Where The Wilds Things Are - DP (PG)
07/06/2010 Monsters Vs. Aliens - DP (PG)
07/07/2010 Paul Blart: Mall Cop - DP (PG)
07/13/2010 Hotel For Dogs - DP (PG)
07/14/2010 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs - DP (PG)
07/20/2010 Tale Of Despereaux - DP (G)
07/21/2010 The Spy Next Door - DP (PG)
07/27/2010 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - DP (G)
07/28/2010 Shorts - DP (PG)
08/03/2010 Charlotte's Web - DP (G)
08/04/2010 Imagine That - DP (PG)
08/10/2010 Kit Kittredge: American Girl - DP (G)
08/11/2010 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel- DP (PG)
08/17/2010 Space Chimps - DP (G)
08/18/2010 Aliens In The Attic - DP (PG)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Movies in the Park this summer!

The schedule is not on the site, so I'm posting it here. Also, I'm looking forward to the new website: . Sounds fun!

Movies in the Park sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum

Bring a picnic dinner and blankets or chairs and see free movies under the stars beginning at dusk. Call (562) 570-3150 for more information.

06-28 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Will J. Reed Boy Scout Camp 4747 Daisy
06-30 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Stearns Champions Park
07-03 Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Somerset Park

07-07-10 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Coolidge Park
07-09-10 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Signal Hill Park 1986 Jessie Nelson Circle

07-12-10 Monsters Vs. Aliens - King Park
07-14-10 Monsters Vs. Aliens - Recreation Park
07-16-10 Monsters Vs. Aliens - Bixby Park

07-19-10 Astro Boy - DeForest Park
07-21-10 Astro Boy - Pan American Park
07-23-10 Astro Boy - Silverado Park

07-26-10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Admiral Kidd Park
07-28-10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Wardlow Park
07-30-10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Chavez Park

08-02-10 Aliens in the Attic - 14th Street Park
08-04-10 Aliens in the Attic - Whaley Park
08-06-10 Aliens in the Attic - Scherer Park

08-09-10 Planet 51 - Drake Park
08-11-10 Planet 51 - Cherry Park
08-13-10 Planet 51 - Heartwell Park

08-16-10 The Princess and the Frog - Ramona Park
08-18-10 The Princess and the Frog - Orizaba Park
08-20-10 The Princess and the Frog - McBride Park

08-23-10 Up - Signal Hill Park, 1986 Jessie Nelson Circle.
08-25-10 Up - College Estates Park
08-27-10 Up - Houghton Park

08-30-10 How to Train Your Dragon - Veterans Park
09-01-10 How to Train Your Dragon - El Dorado Park

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Queen Mary free for military

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Queen Mary this May! The Queen Mary is offering free General Admission to all U.S. Military personnel, both active and retired, over Memorial Day weekend. General Admission includes a self-guided tour and the Ghosts & Legends Show. The offer is valid Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31, 2010.

“As the Queen Mary has a history that includes military service, it is only fitting that we provide veterans and active military members the chance to experience the ship and all it has to offer,” said Queen Mary General Manager, Uwe Roggenthien. The Queen Mary served as a troop carrier for five years during World War II so is herself, a military veteran.

Weekend activities include two song and dance tributes, Salute to America and WWII Swing Time Review, performed on the Sun Deck Stage each day, a balloon artist, magician, face painter, juggler and more.

Military personnel must provide their military ID during normal attraction operating hours - 10am to 6pm - to receive free General Admission. Parking not included.

While on board, guests can take one of the many guided tours including the Behind-the-Scenes and Historic World War II Tours and discover even more about the Queen Mary. Additional tours are sold separately. Also available are a variety of shops, seven restaurants and lounges and several exhibits. Finish off your day in the 1930’s-style Art Deco Observation Bar, as you enjoy a spectacular ocean and skyline view of Long Beach.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Need a quick Mother's Day gift?

Get a free 8x10 collage print from Walgreens.
Enter code GOODTHOUGHTS on checkout.
Regular $3.99.
Pick up within the hour at your local Walgreens.
Good until Saturday, May 8.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Check out the new airport

It looks like the plans to modernize Long Beach Airport have been finalized. I like how they basically left the whole thing alone (the current terminal is cool), but added a large terminal facing the tarmac. I love the trees in the lobby, but what happens when it rains? It looks like there will be three times as many gates in the new plan. I hope JetBlue gets a route to Hawaii. :-) Check out the video here.