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April 2020

Sunday Circle for Special Needs Children in Newport Beach

Monthly: Sunday Circle is an event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, and dance sessions.

Dates:
Sunday, April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Bonita Creek Park, 3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
Free

City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge, an international effort to document nature in cities that will be taking place, April 24-27. Focusing on nature where people live, especially in urban areas, this year's challenge allows people to safely document biodiversity in whatever way they can, even from the safety of their own homes.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 - Sunday, May 3
Cost:
Free

Jungle Book at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

April 24 - 25: Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, this rendition of the Jungle Book, recommended for ages 6+, features your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before.

Dates:
Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Cost:
$20 – $35

Anime Festival with Anifest at Torrance Cultural Arts Center

April 24-25: AniFest is a yearly anime convention and festival dedicated in celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation. Cosplayers, vendors, partners, sponsors, performers, and event producers all come together in one day to bring you the best that an anime convention has to offer. Visit website for more information. 

Dates:
Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Location:
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
Cost:
$10 – $150

Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design at the Bowers

Use your imagination and your own two hands to create an original character inspired by Inside the Walt Disney Archives. Just like a professional animator, you'll begin with a sketch and then bring the characters to life using modeling clay and new simple skills taught by Kidseum instructors. 

Dates:
Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

May 2020

Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present ‘Victory Through Air Power’. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII featuring over 50 historic aircraft, including the B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustangs flying for your enjoyment. 

Dates:
Saturday, May 2 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Planes of Fame Air Museum, 14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, 91710
Cost:
Free – $15

A Faery Hunt: Live Children’s Adventures

A Faery Hunt is a traveling troupe that brings the magic and wonder of faeries and their magical friends to you and your children. Visit their website for pricing and event information.

Dates:
Sunday, May 3 @ 10:30 am
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Mother and Daughter Tea in Lakewood

May 3: Girls (5-14) can treat their mother-figures to an afternoon featuring an authentic Victorian high tea, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, a variety of desserts and tea, plus lemonade for the little ones.

Dates:
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Monte Verde Park, 4626 North Shadeway
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
$14 – $19

Orange County Children’s Theatre Presents Frozen Jr.

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! Presented by Orange County Children’s Theatre, the enchanting modern classic from Disney is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.

Dates:
Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9
Location:
Rose Center Theater, 14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683
Cost:
$15

Intro to Robotics for Kids at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Ready for Robots? Register your child (ages 10-14) for this three-hour workshop where they will learn the basics of LEGO Robotics, and program it to complete several challenges utilizing different sensors and methods to make their robot move! Participants will work in teams to accomplish the different missions set out for their robot.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9
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Location:
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Cost:
$21

Discovery Cube’s Rocket Launch

This event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own two-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
The Boeing Company, 5301 Bolsa Ave.
Huntington Beach, 92647
Cost:
Free

Pencils, Pens & Brushes – The Colorful Women of Early Disney Animation with Mindy Johnson at The Bowers

In a family-friendly presentation for all ages, join author and historian Mindy Johnson for a vivid celebration of many of the key women who shaped Walt Disney's animation. Inspired by her young readers book Pencils, Pens & Brushes - A Great Girls' Guide to Disney Animation (Disney Press), Mindy Johnson introduces you to some of the colorful and extraordinary women from the animated beginnings of Disney Studios. Book signing to follow presentation.

Dates:
Saturday, May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States

The Sound of Music in La Mirada

The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with favorites including My Favorite Things and Do-Re-Mi. Children (3+) and adults will re-discover the inspiring story of family, faith, joy and courage in turbulent times – all to songs you know and love.

Dates:
Friday, May 15 - Sunday, June 7
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Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14 – $84

Pet Care Patch Workshop for Young Animal Lovers in Long Beach

The Pet Care Patch Workshop at spcaLA is for young animal lovers, ages 6-12, who are interested in learning about proper animal care and age–appropriate animal issues. Remaining dates include April 4, April 19, May 16 and May 30 (pre-registration required).

Dates:
Saturday, May 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Location:
spcaLA, 7700 East Spring St.
Long Beach,
Cost:
$10 – $15

Dory Fantasmagory in Costa Mesa

Move over Junie B. Jones, here comes Dory! She has a big personality and an imagination to match. It’s tough being the baby of the family. Her sister and brother won’t play with her, everyone ignores her important questions and there are monsters living all over the house!

Dates:
Friday, May 22
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Location:
South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

June 2020

Tour the Solar System at Tessmann Planetarium in Santa Ana

Enjoy a stunning visual and musical tour, from the International Space Station, to to the moon, out to the planets, beyond the boundary of our Galaxy, and out into the unknown edges of our Universe. Saturday evening shows are followed with Night Sky Live, a guided orientation of the celestial objects visible that evening (weather permitting).

Dates:
Saturday, June 6
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Location:
The Tessmann Planetarium, Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St. (corner of W. 17th St. and Bristol)
Santa Ana,
Cost:
$3 – $7

Public Safety Expo in Lakewood

June 13: Meet local law enforcement and fire officials, plus explore sheriff and fire department vehicles and displays at this free event. Enjoy entertainment and music, too.

Dates:
Saturday, June 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
Mayfair Park, 5720 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, 90712
Cost:
Free

Concert in the Park in Lakewood

Thursdays, June 18 - August 6: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Dinner and refreshments will be sold, so bring your picnic blanket and have dinner while listening to fantastic live entertainment.

Dates:
Thursday, June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location:
Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Str.
Lakewood, CA 90713
Cost:
Free

Parent and Me: Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Waddle, migrate, and feed like a penguin! Join the Aquarium for a fun and interactive class for the whole family. Parent and Me classes allow adults and children to learn together through play, movement, and exploration. Children will use their observation skills to explore shapes, colors, and textures while touching animals in a private classroom, touring Aquarium exhibits, and participating in hands on activities related to the theme.

Dates:
Saturday, June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
$20 – $49
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