Friday, June 24, 2011

July events!

In case your family enjoys Wild Rivers in Irvine, it will be closing for good at the end of this summer. :-(

A great website to check out everything going on in Long Beach is

Finally, be aware that the 405 freeway will be completely CLOSED between the 10 and 101 freeways during the July 16-17 weekend.  This is really unprecedented and probably a good weekend to stay close to home.

Places to cool off besides the beach…Sigler Park in Westminster has a splash pad for kids which is free and open every day from noon-5pm...Another splash pad in Stanton at Harry Dotson Park, 10350 Fern Ave...Lakewood (scroll to bottom for info) has wading pools for little ones 3-7 at 6 sites…and there is Buccaneer Bay in La Mirada - go here for $2 off.

And now for all the goings on in our fair city!
Now: Adventure Playground is open; Aquarium of the Pacific discounted summer nights
June 25: Port of Long Beach 100 Birthday Celebration
June 25: Party with Julius and Paul Frank, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
June 25: Great American Backyard Campout
June 27-September 1: Movies in the Park
June 28-July 27: Long Beach Municipal Band Concerts in the Park
June 28: $1 summer ice-blendeds at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
June 28, July 12, & July 26: Family Nightlife Walk ($4)– El Dorado Nature Center – 7pm – RSVPs required

June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28: Food trucks at St. Isidore, Los Al - 5pm-9pm 

July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29: LB Museum of Art - free every Friday
July 1, 15, & 29: Family Campfire ($3) - El Dorado Nature Center - 7pm - RSVPs required
July 2: Independence Day with Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, & John Adams at the International Printing Museum in Carson
July 2: Pirate Invasion, Belmont Pier
July 2: Fireworks preview and family festival, Rainbow Harbor
July 4: July 4th Bike Parade for kids, Granada Ave.
July 4: Independence Day fireworks shows: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base ($5 parking) & along the shoreline - Long Beach

July 4: Fireworks show at Veteran's Stadium - $5/person
July 6: Deadline for LA County Fair entries – just need to send in the form; actual entries are delivered on July 23.
July 6, 8, 13, 15: Storytimes in the Garden Rancho Los Alamitos – 6-9 years
July 6: LBSO Instrument Petting Zoo - El Dorado Library - 2pm
July 7 & 21: Summer Concerts at the Nature Center – 6:30pm

July 9: Long Beach Street Food Fest - Rainbow Lagoon
July 9: Bixby Knolls Dragster & Car Show

July 9: Health Fair - free bone density, stroke, & cholesterol screenings - 4401 Atlantic Ave. - free refreshments, prize drawings - 9am-1pm
July 10: DanceFest 2011 - Center Theatre - Free
July 11-15: Video game design camp – gee!

July 11-15: Harry Potter marathon at the Block in Orange

July 15-August 14: OC Fair

July 15: Get into the OC Fair for free - Noon to 1pm only on the first day
July 16-17: 405 Closure from the 10 to the 101

July 16: New Dinosaur Hall opens at the Natural History Museum
July 17: Origami Festival – CSULB

July 17: 50th anniversary at Der Weinerschnitzel - 61 cent hot dogs
July 19: Free day at South Coast Botanical Garden - Palos Verdes Peninsula

July 21: LBSO Instrument Petting Zoo - Dana Library - 3:30pm

July 22: Capture the Wind Festival and Youth Beach Day – Granada Beach
July 23: Take entries to LA County Fair - Pomona
July 25: Multiple Intelligences Parent Info Meeting – gee!

July 25: GlowMoms - Dance party for the mom set - $15 before 7/21

July 30-31: Civil War Re-enactment – El Dorado Park
July 30: Shakespeare by the SeaKing Lear – Rossmoor/Los Alamitos – Rush Park
July 31: Shakespeare by the SeaMuch Ado About Nothing – Rossmoor/Los Alamitos – Rush Park