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Events on February 23rd, 2019

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Glow-in-the-Dark Whimsical Run and Los Alamitos Race on the Base

February 22-23: This two-day event includes 1K Glow-in-the-Dark Kids Run, costume contest, health expo and live bands Friday night; and 5K Walk, 5K and 10K Runs, 10K Handcycle, the popular Reverse Triathlon and Junior Reverse Triathlon, and more, on Saturday.

Irvine Park Railroad Annual Anniversary Celebration

February 23-24: To celebrate their 23rd anniversary and show their customer appreciation, they’re rolling back to their original 1996 prices, starting at $2 for train rides, face painting, panning for gold, carnival games, hot dogs, ice cream and more.

Harlem Globetrotters in Southern California

February 15-17 and 23: The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Home Depot Kids’ Clinics

Select Saturdays: Free craft workshops for kids (5-12, with adult); projects range from toolboxes to frames.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold;” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Night Hike at the Arboretum

February 2 and 23: Hike through the arboretum as night descends on the grounds, discovering the nocturnal creatures and the night sky!

Half-Off Admission to 40 Museums in San Diego

February 1-28: Museum Month is back in San Diego County. This popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at more than 40 San Diego Museums.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Urban Kids Consignment

February 21-24: The four-day event features tons of baby, children and maternity clothes, room decor, toys, furnishings, shoes, books, outdoor equipment and more.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach – Bach Library

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival

February 15-24: The 73rd annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is focused on providing amazing entertainment and affordable family fun, with exciting shows, delicious fair food, concerts, a demolition derby and monster trucks, plus the traditional camel and ostrich races.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Bonsai Builders Workshop in San Marino

February 23: Kids (7-12) join the fun with Bonsai-a-Thon in a workshop with the pros, and then take your own miniature tree with you to grow at home.

Busy Bee’s Book Event Series with Author Mathieu Cailler

February 23: Meet author Mathieu Cailler when he reads his new picture book The (Underappreciated) Life of Humphrey Hawley and learn how amazing beetles are in nature.

Abilities Expo in Los Angeles

February 22-24: Discover opportunites for the L.A. disability community with ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and more.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Cinderella in Santa Monica

Select dates, January 19 – March 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a delightfully romantic original twist on the classic story, has all the makings of a perfect fairytale for today’s generation.

Bob Baker Day at Los Angeles State Historic Park

February 23: A free, all-day carnival in celebration of Bob Baker’s 95th birthday! You’re invided to a fun day of puppet shows, musical performances, workshops, carnival games and vendors.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA

January 26 – April 28: This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. There’s something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans as visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster.

The Secret Garden in Westminster

February 15 – March 3: Watch as a young girl trys to uncover the mysterious circumstances behind a secret garden. For showtime and ticket information, visit their website.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Join the Cast of Mary Poppins in Long Beach

February 23 and March 2: Youth (ages 4+) and adults are invited to join the cast of this fun-filled production of Mary Poppins, presented by YaYa’s Performance Academy.

Aaron Nigel Smith at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica

February 23: Aaron is delighted to return to his former hometown for a performance and live recording of some of his best known children’s songs. His reggae rhythms encourage families to sing, dance and play together.

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration in Buena Park

Select dates, January 26 – March 10: Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang as the park celebrates the world that Charles M. Schulz created.

James and the Giant Peach in Anaheim

February 15 – March 3: James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags – his odious aunts – and he’s a very lonely little boy indeed. One day, something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow and grow.

Seussical the Musical in Long Beach

February 16 & 23 March 2: Registration for spring production of Seussical the Musical begins February 16 and show performances begin May 3-12. Performers of all ages are welcome. Tuition ensemble is $375. Included in the tuition are song tracks, t-shirt, ensemble costume, and 10 weeks of instruction.

Family Reggae Bash at The Broad Stage

February 23: Critically-acclaimed reggae artist and educator Aaron Nigel Smith invites the whole family to sing and dance to the songs of joy and freedom.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Stores

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

Oliver! in Long Beach

February 8-24: The streets of Victorian England come to life in Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

Saturday Sing-a-long at Southern California Children’s Museum

Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.

Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Through April 21: Pompeii: Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash after the catastrophic eruption.

Monster Jam in Anaheim

Select dates, February 2-24: Monster Jam features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco, and many more. Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions.

Kids Club at Michaels Arts and Craft Stores

Saturdays: Get ready for a crafty afternoon of 30-minute projects designed for little makers. All supplies included.

African-American Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific

February 23-24: Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

STEAM Festival at Pretend City

February 23: Live science demonstrations; mathematics carnival; computer coding training; robotics; and hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities including: psychedelic milk, dry ice, sink-and-float, static electricity, catapult, bowling and more.

Murder Mystery Lunch Train – Viva Lost Vegas

February 23rd: Set in the “Vegas days” of the infamous “Rat Pack.” Meet and greet celebrities and songwriters while determining who is responsible for the death of the Ratster you never knew about! “What happens on the Train…..Stays on the Train!”