Even Monsters are made with Code

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Made with Code has a great coding opportunity just in time for Halloween! Have your little monsters create an animated monster using code.

WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE? An animated yeti who will then perform the show of a lifetime.

HOW YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE IT? Using the Blockly programming language, you’ll customize your yeti and add actions.

Get Started making your own Monster Here!

Be sure to check out all the other fun projects available on the page.

 

Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

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Your local Williams-Sonoma offers free technique classes just for adults. Learn some great techniques just in time to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner and a discount on purchases made the same day of class. Class sizes are limited. For specific times and more details, find your local store>

• Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
• Participants enjoy 10% savings* on select same-day store purchases.
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

 

*Offer excludes La Cornue, Le Crueset, Mauviel, Shun, Wusthof, Miele, Vitamix, Breville, Kitchenaid Pro Line, WS Home

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Want to host the ultimate Thanksgiving feast? This is the class for you! We’ll offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing an impressive meal. You’ll also discover some smart shortcuts—our Thanksgiving foods will streamline prep on the big day without sacrificing flavor. Our ultimate Thanksgiving menu features a host of classic and modern dishes, including gluten-free sides. These delicious recipes are sure to satisfy everyone at the table.

Whether it’s your first turkey or your twentieth, this class will teach you what you need to know to prepare a delicious, moist turkey on Thanksgiving day. From brining to using flavorful rubs, from knowing when your turkey is done to carving the turkey for a beautiful presentation, this class will be your guide. We’ll also cover how to deep fry your turkey–a classic Southern technique.

While the turkey is the star, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a bountiful table of side dishes, everything from the classics to inventive new vegetable dishes. We’ll cover make-ahead ideas and vegetarian dishes hearty enough to be enjoyed as a main dish. Join us and learn our favorites for this holiday.

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No matter how much we feast, there’s always room for dessert on Thanksgiving. Sweet slices of pumpkin and pecan pie are classics, but we’ll also cover some delicious alternatives such as pumpkin cheesecake. This class will ensure your Thanksgiving ends on a sweet note.

 

Free Junior Chef Classes for November

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Let Williams-Sonoma can show your kids how fun and easy cooking can be: Learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

For specific times and more details, find your local store>
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

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Be in charge of Thanksgiving dinner’s first course – delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Herb Croutons. They’ll teach you how to make it  step by step, as well as tell you all about winter squashes. Suitable for ages 9–13.

Did you know that different types of potatoes can make mashed potatoes either creamy or gummy? Learn the secrets to making delicious creamy mashed potatoes. Suitable for ages 9–13.

Learn how to make a lattice top or decorate the top of mom’s Thanksgiving pie with beautiful cutouts, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. Suitable for ages 5–13.

Target Free – First Sunday: Day of the Dead Family Festival

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 Bowers Museum FREE First Sunday will celebrate Dia De Los Muertos “Day of The Dead” Festival  from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of events

Missions and Ranchos Exhibit Hall 

10:00am – 4:00pm – View the beautiful Ofrenda (memorial altar) and leave a note for a departed loved one

JOHN M. LEE COURT

1:00 am – 3:30 pm • Joel Aceves, classical guitarist, plays the romantic music of Latin America

MARGARET AND CLEO KEY COURTYARD

11:00am – 4:00 pm Face painting, Sugar Skull decorating, Calavera magnets and Muertos art
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12:00 – Ek Balam Dance Company, under the direction of Martin Espino and Rosa Garcia

1:00 pm Ballet Folklorico, Las Estrellas of Orange County School of the Arts
1:30pm OC Mariachi with the Mariachi Kids, under the direction of maestro Gabriel Zavala

2:45 pm Xipe Totec, Danza Azteca

Free admission to limited engagement exhibitions is limited to the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis. Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing.

Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China.

 BOWERS MUSEUM

2002 N.MAIN STREET
SANTA ANA, CA 92706
714.567.3600

For more information, contact 714.567.3600.

Tricks, Flix & a Family Pix

One_courtyardFor some Tricks, a flix and a FREE family pix on Halloween night go to “One Colorado Courtyard” in Pasadena, located at 24 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103. The fun starts at 5:00 pm on October 31, 2014

Dress up the little ones and trot them over to One Colorado for some store-to-store Halloween Trick-or-Treating. And once the candy bag runneth over, pose for a family portrait. Plus on the big screen – MAD MONSTER PARTY (1967)! starts at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 

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Mad Monsters is a classic 1967 Rankin/Bass romp is a fantastic flashback to stop animation before Burton was all the rage. Mad Monster Party takes place on Dr. Frankenstein’s Island of Evil, where he’s corralled his monster buddies for his retirement and naming of his successor. All the groovy ghoulies are there – Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein’s Monster and Mate (Phyllis Diller) among others. In addition to his monster-making sayonara, Dr. F (Boris Karloff) will share his “secret of total destruction!” Be there or be square. And did you know – Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman penned the script (with writer Len Korobkin) and Mad artist Jack Davis designed many of the characters.

Meditating in Nature at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

After a busy week of Halloween events, the adults can relax in nature at Laguna Coast Wilderness Center on November 2, 2014 from 3:30 -5:00 p.m., enjoy walking meditation, breathing and energization exercises and sitting meditation. Bring a blanket and a pillow.

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  • No experience necessary.
  • Ages 16 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon -Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.