Poker Ride


Here’s a mountain bike event your family can get involved with! OC Parks invites anyone 12 and older to ride Whiting Ranch Poker Ride at Whiting Ranch – Glenn Ranch.

Come ride the trails and test your luck at the Whiting Ranch Poker Ride! Participants will ride their mountain bike through an adventurous course of trails, navigating their way through checkpoints along the way. After hitting all the checkpoints, riders will be dealt a poker hand to compete for awesome Oakley and Cygolite prizes and a complete MTB awarded for the best hand!

Following the ride, various mountain bike exhibits will be set up at the Glenn Ranch staging area. Food will also be available for purchase.

There is still space available but pre-registration is required. Visit to register online. Note: Adult riders must register individually. If you would like to register a minor rider, please contact Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park at (949) 923-2245 or

The ride distance is approximately 6.5 miles, expect elevation Changes of 700 ft.

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where:  Whiting Ranch, 27901 Glenn Ranch Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
  • Cost: Parking $3.00

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is located in Southeast Orange County within the foothills of the Cleveland National Forest. The park lies west of Santiago Canyon Road between Modjeska Canyon Road and Live Oak Road, and east of Portola Parkway. Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills are the bordering communities.

To reach the park from Interstate 5, take the Bake Parkway exit east (towards Saddleback Mountain) and proceed to Portola Parkway (approx 5 miles). Turn left on Portola Parkway and continue 1/2 mile to Market, then make a right – the parking lot entrance is to your immediate left.

To reach the Glenn Ranch Road entrance, turn right onto Portola Pkwy from Bake, then left on Glenn Ranch Road, then another left into the parking lot (located across the street from Oakley).


Prehistoric OC


It’s time to celebrate the history and roots of Orange County at Prehistoric OC! This FREE annual family fun event that is a joint celebration of: International Archaeology Day (October 18th) and National Fossil day (October 15th).

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My family and I loved attending this event last year! You’ll see an explosive Volcano demonstrations, listen to the captivating storyteller Jacque Tahuka Nunez of Journeys to the Past.

Jacque Tahuka-Nunez

Jacque Tahuka-Nunez

See Native American and natural history exhibitors, take part in a Junior Scientist Camp, demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, food and tons of FUN!


Kids learn what it’s like to be a paleontologist or archaeologist. Kids will be able to wear hats and decorate their own field vests. They’ll be able to “dig out” artifacts/fossils in two plastic pools filled with “sand” with Docents on hand to help identify their finds. The area will be set up like a field camp, with tents and photographs of real field localities.

Shell Necklace

Some of the Junior Scientist Camp & other activities include:

  • Make Your Own Fossil: Kids make impressions of shells in clay that will harden so they can take home a souvenir.
  • Make Your Own Shell Necklace (or bracelet): Kids will make a real shell bead necklace or bracelet.
  • Rock Art project: Kids will create their own rock art on sheets of brown paper bags with charcoal. They can be painted will watercolors. Area will be decorated with photos of real Native American rock art for inspiration.
  • Treking the Fossil Beds of Clark Park: Talk A guided walk among the geologic formations that have yielded fossils in Clark Park. Each tour will last about 40 minutes. See schedule of events.


Make sure to visit Los Coyotes Paleontology Museum as well. The Museum will host guided tours to showcase its extensive fossil collection from Orange County. This dinosaur museum features dinosaurs found in Orange County, it’s absolutely awesome!

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3: 00 pm
  • Where: Clark Regional Park, 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park, CA 90621
  • Cost: The event is FREE, there may be activities which require a minimal fee. Parking is FREE.

Weekend Hikes

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Get your hiking shoes on, grab your water and get to one of these FREE OC Parks guided Hikes this weekend. They are both bright and earlier in morning to be the heat. Remember these guided hikes are FREE, just cover the parking.

Happy Hiking!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this enjoyable, moderate paced 3.5-mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain). Terrain can be steep and rocky.

  • For ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date:  10/10/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Subject to cancelation without notice

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 10/11/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Book Drive

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Thanks for the Image

My favorite children’s book store, Once Upon A Storybook (I know I always say that but it’s true, I love this place), is partnering with The Assistance League of Tustin to once again – give back to our community!

IMG_20150116_123337Through the month of October, Once Upon a Storybook is collecting new and gently used books for children in the community.

If you have books for kids birth to age 10 that are just sitting on your shelf unloved, bring them in and put them in the Assistance League bin at Once Upon a Storybook, so they can be loved by new kids!

Once Upon a Storybook is located in the Enderle Shopping Center at 17300 E. 17th St. #C, Tustin, CA 92780


The Mysterious World of O’Neill Park

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When you visit a nature park have you ever wondered “Where are all the wild animals in the park?”

Find out when you Explore the Mysterious World of O’Neill Regional Park on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

Visit a Show and Share Exhibit located next to the O’Neill Park Nature Center and discover mysterious clues animals leave behind.

  • Make a Wild Animal Track Mold!

  • Enjoy Nature Crafts and Games!

O’Neill Regional Park is located at 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678.

Contact (949) 923-2260, with any questions.

Halloween Celebration in the Garden


Families are invited to a morning Halloween celebration at the Coastkeeper Garden!

The morning will include pumpkin decorating, kids can explore a “spooky” maze, they can go bobbing for apples and much more!

Professional Fall themed photos will be available for FREE compliments of Elusion Photography. Families can download and print the photos at home.

Costumes are welcomed, but not required.  This entire event is FREE of charge thanks to our neighbor and sponsor: HomesbyKathyWren

  • When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Where: The Coastkeeper Garden, 1560 E Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA 92869  – map & directions
  • Cost: FREE – RSVP’s are suggested

Time to Kaleabrate!

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Today is National Kale Day, definitely something to Kaleabrate! Kale is a nutritional powerhouse that is packed with health benefits.

KaleKale is known has gained major popularity lately. Known for its cancer risk-reducing properties, it is also helps to lower cholesterol. Kale supports the body in the detoxification process. Kale is known for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and aids in chronic inflammation.

It is high in Iron, filled with vitamins, nutrients, magnesium and folate. On top of all of that it is high in fiber and very low in calories. In fact, one cup of Kale has 5 grams of fiber and only 36 calories. Per calorie, kale has contains calcium than milk.

GreenJuiceThere are so many wonderful ways to enjoy Kale. We use kale in almost every juice we make. You can saute it, use it in salads, soups, make a Kale pesto or kale chips. It’s versatile, delicious and so healthy for you.

Here’s a link to 21 delicious looking recipes from, some of their recipes include:

  • Creamy Pumpkin Seed Alfredo With Kale and Sweet Peas

  •  Asparagus Potato Pizza With Kale Pesto

  • Beanball Sub Sandwich With Marinara and Greens and a Kale Salad with Chili-Lime

  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette. (if your going on the Sriracha tour, be sure to save some of your free Sriracha for this recipe)


Garden Share

Trading Plants

Plant lovers and gardeners are invited to participate in a monthly garden share program at  the Coastkeeper Garden.

All attendees bring garden related items such as plants, cuttings, pots, tools, produce etc. to trade with other gardeners.  The Garden Share is a great way to obtain new plants and meet like minded plant people.

To find out more about the Plant Trade, go to:

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: The Coastkeeper Garden, 1560 E Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA 92869 – Google map and directions
  • Cost: FREE
If you have questions, contact Marianne Hugo ·

JPL Open House


Back in July I told you to “Save the Date” for the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory annual Open House. It’s time – this FREE annual event takes place this weekend!!!

On Saturday & Sunday, October 10-11, 2015, visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights will include a life-size model of the Curiosity Mars rover; demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.


Be prepared, this event does get packed. It’s not unusual for up to 20,000 people per day to visit JPL during the Open House. Even with the crowds, visitors have great experiences, but be patient. Here are JPL suggestions to get the most out of your day:

  • Be sure to arrive early and be patient as there is only one entrance into JPL including a possible security check of your vehicle. Also, please note where you park.
  • Use your smartphone or tablet to try out JPL’s Open House web app to navigate the Lab. It provides real-time information on wait times at various sites, as well as directions to restrooms, food concessions, and other amenities.
  • The longest lines are usually at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility — the cleanrooms where we build spacecraft — and the Space Flight Operations Facility, where we communicate with all our missions. Keep this in mind if you want to include these sites in your visit.
  • Five movies will be shown throughout the day. The lines at these screenings can be shorter than other lines, and the movies offer a way to get off your feet in a cool place for a half hour while learning more about JPL missions.
  • Activities for young children are marked in the site listings. Do keep in mind that most experiences at JPL’s Open House are not intended for the very young.
  • Need help? Look for JPLers in bright red JPL-Caltech shirts with name tags. Information booths are also located around the Lab, as shown on the map.
  • Remember as you plan your visit that Open House ends at 4 p.m.

Vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection. Visitors cannot bring these items into NASA/JPL: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags. Drones are not allowed to fly over NASA/JPL under any circumstances.

JPL recommends arriving before 8:30 am to assure you get good parking. Also, be prepared for the heat. They will have water for sale but you may want to bring some from home.

  • When: Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: JPL, click here for directions
  • Cost: FREE – No tickets or reservations required.

Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #JPLOpen. You can post photos and videos on the Facebook Open House event page at: JPL Open House Facebook page

Click here to Download the 2015 Open House Map Guide

Halloween at Heritage Hill

Heritage_HillCome to Heritage Hill Historical Park as it gets transformed into two separate Fall events.

First, there is fall fun to be had for all ages at the family-friendly Autumn Harvest Festival on Oct. 10, this is a great family friendly event.

Second, Heritage Hill presents an event just for those who want some serious scares: The 8th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill (Recommended for 12 years and up) on Oct. 16th  & 17th.

Heritage hill is located at  25151 Serrano Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Autumn Harvest at Heritage Hill

The Autumn Harvest Festival, is the ultimate Halloween adventure at Heritage Hill Historical Park. The park will once again be decorated for the fall season as an adventure-filled festival.

Enjoy exciting attractions throughout the park, including: Legends of Oz, Department of Jurassic Parks & Recreation, Adventures of Indiana Jones, Tikis, Tides, and Tales, Gotham City Laser Tag, and the Lake Forest All-Star Glow Party. The adventure continues with trick or treat stations, game booths, face painting, balloon artist, princesses, and the costume parade on stage.

Come ready in costume with trick or treat bag in hand as the adventure takes you to places beyond your imagination!

Autumn Harvest Festival  takes place on Saturday,October 10, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 9:00pm. Event Cost is $5 per person ages 3 and up; Fees for attractions and games range from $.25 to $1. Parking is FREE

For more information check the Autumn Harvest Festival at Heritage Hill Facebook page

Haunt at Heritage Hill

Now for all you who love to get scared, dare to be a part of the 8th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill as the park is once again transformed into a haunted adventure.

This Halloween teen/adult event will include: the Haunt at Heritage Hill Maze, The Joker’s Sideshow Maze, two scare zones, fortune telling, photo booth, DJ with light show, screenings of classic horror movies, and many other scary surprises!

Feel free to join in the fun and come dressed as your favorite character or in your best costume, but please no masks. Be the first in the know and get the inside scoop by going to.  Be ready to have fun, be ready to be scared, be ready to laugh, and be ready to scream!

Haunt at Heritage Hill takes place on Friday & SaturdayOctober 16 & 17, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 10 pm. Cost is $8 per person, parking is free. Remember this event is recommended for 12 years and up.

For more information check the Haunt at Heritage Hill facebook page

Star Wars Reads Day

 Are you ready for the 4th annual Star Wars Reads Day? On October 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries, and retailers will participate in the fourth annual installment of the global event, featuring signings, parties, and more.

Here’s a list of events in and around Orange County. You can find more national and international events on the Star Wars Reads Day website.

Once Upon a Storybook

Join Once Upon a Storybook as they celebrate this national day of Star Wars celebration! Star Wars Storytime will take place at 4:00 and they will have specials on all of their Star Wars inventory! Be prepared as there will be a visit from a REAL, LIVE Star Wars character!!!! Parents, prepare your cameras! Cost is $10 per child. This event is likely to sell out, so reserve your spot. Email or call 714-669-4377 asap to secure your spot!

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Where: Once Upon A Storybook, 17300 E. 17th St. #C Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: $10.00 per child

Barnes & Noble

Star Wars Reads Day (may include a Make and Take LEGO Activity). Calling all Jedi and padawans, Star Wars Reads Day is back, celebrating a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading for the fourth year in a row. Prepare for the Kessel Run in our special LEGO Make & Take activity, take a Stormtrooper selfie, and let the force guide you to your next favorite book.

Barnes & Noble events taking place locally will be in Orange, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Aliso Viejo, South Corona, Long Beach, Chino Hills, Riverside, Montclair, Glendora, Rancho Cucamonga, Torrance, Glendale, Los Angeles, Temecula, Marina Del Rey, Redlands, Santa Monica & Oceanside  

Space for the LEGO Make & Take activity is limited and advanced sign up is required. Please check with your local store for details.

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015, times vary depending on store
  • Where: Barnes & Noble – check here for a event details at a store near you
  • Cost: FREE

Garden Grove Regional Library

Master Yoda scavenger hunt (started September 19, ends 10/10.15), a Light-Up Lightsaber craft, a Jedi/Sith Costume craft, Star Wars Storytime, a Mind Trick Trivia Contest, and a visit by some special guests. Family event, all ages welcome. Call or visit the library to register.

Friendly suggestion: if you think Jedi are cool, we suggest wearing light-coloured shirt and pants. If you think Sith are scary awesome (no judgment here), we suggest wearing dark-coloured clothing. Otherwise, come as you are!

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Garden Grove Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Cost: FREE

Mesa Verde Library, Costa Mesa

Join the Mesa Verde Library to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, an international event that promotes reading and all things Star Wars!

There will be Jedi trivia games (with prizes), a special Padawan storytime, crafts, and an exciting choreographed lightsaber action sequence (totally non-lethal) performed by the Saber Guild dressed in full Jedi gear. Free family event, all ages welcome.

  • When: Saturday, 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Mesa Verde Library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626 
  • Cost: FREE

If you hear of any other events, please post them in the comments section.

OC Children’s Book Festival

OCbookfestivalI love rainy days. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a good book. Wait…don’t snuggle – grab your umbrella and get over to the The Orange County Children’s Book Festival!

This fabulous and FREE festival is happening today! It is in its 12th year, in 2014, there were over 130 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers.

The Festival featured over 135 booksellers, educational exhibitors and related vendors. More than 30,000 people attended the Festival last year.

There is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.  From a trackless train ride around the OCC campus to children’s craft corner where kids make their own book markers. There’s also an abundance of and family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, and animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and so much more.

The festival is taking place TODAY, Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at Orange Coast College.



It’s October and in San Diego that means there’s a whole a lot to do with the new 2015 Kids Free Offers!

Kids are free in San Diego again this year!Kids Free in October BadgeDuring the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego.

You can visit the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Safari Park, Sea World or Legoland. Explore one the 40+ museums, biking, kayaking, ride the amtrak…this is the time to discover San Diego!

Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation. Click Here to Browse through the 100+ Kids Free Offers.

Happy Exploring!

Solar Decatholon 2015

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I’m so excited this is back! Don’t miss the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition at the Great Park. The 2015 competition takes place over two weekends, October 8-11 and October 15-18.

The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams from across the country and around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Visitors to this free public event will have the opportunity to tour the solar-powered houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money. For the first time this year, a local team will be competing. Team Orange County consists of students from UC Irvine, Chapman University, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College.

The Children’s activity area is adjacent to the Solar Decathlon Village and is open on weekends during the event. Families can enjoy face painting, balloon artists, inflatables and more. The children’s area is open October 10-11 and October 17-18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 8-11 & October 15-18 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. The Children’s activity area is open Saturday & Sunday October 10 & 11 & October 17 & 18 from 11:00 am – 5:00pm
  • Where: The Great Park, click here for Map & Directions
  • Cost: The event is Free, parking is $10

For more information, visit

Pantry Tasting

wpid-2015-05-01_13.40.38.jpgThe Ecology Center is hosting a Fall Community Supported Pantry Tasting. Today, October 3, 2105 at 10:00 am, enjoy free samples of pantry goods featured in their fall Community Supported Pantry basket.

The Community Supported Pantry Program (CSP) is a seasonal subscription of locally made, artisanal goods created in collaboration with the Ecology Center’s community partners.

The Community Supported Pantry Program (CSP) box may include pantry items such as rustic bread, olive oil, artisanal sea salt, herbal medicine, simple syrups, custom tea blends, local honey, DIY handbooks, housemade jams, craft beer, flour & grains, seasonal recipes, and fresh garden herb bundles, all seasonally curated by The Ecology Center.

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If you’ve ever had questions about CSP boxes, this is a great chance to see what’s available. Also, you can stock up your pantry for an entire season or sign up for a year subscription and receive 15% off! Prices are $65/SEASON or $220/YEAR

The CSP boxes are available quarterly at The Ecology Center. Orders for the Fall Pantry will close today, October 3, 2015 at 6pm. you can order online.

The Ecology Center is located at 32701 Alipaz St, San Juan Capistrano, 92675

The Ecology Center’s talented community partners include:

The Ecology Center Pantry, San Juan Capistrano – Our Residence Chef, Kerri Cacciata uses The Ecology Center’s seasonal harvest from our orchard, veggie beds, and herb garden to make delicious preserves, jams, and pickles for all to enjoy.BREAD Artisan Bakery, Santa Ana – A family owned and operated bakery specializing in rustic & traditional French breads using age-old leavening methods.Angel’s Honey Farm, Brea – Angel’s farm rescues unwanted bee hives and gives them a new purpose – making the best tasting and most beneficial honey. The honey is said to help with seasonal allergies, a result of the bees pollinating local plants such as avocados, eucalyptus and local wildflowers.

King’s Road Apothecary, Los Angeles – Rebecca Altman, the extraordinary herbalist behind King’s Road, creates herbal tinctures, salves, and ointments from local, wildcrafted plants. She also teaches herbal remedy workshops at The Ecology Center.

Chocolatl, Poway – A chocolatier devoted to raw, wildcrafted ingredients and small batch process to develop chocolates that are high in minerals and nutrients.

Grist and Toll, Pasadena – As purists, Grist and Toll uses ancient stone milling techniques and local-only growers to provide the finest flour products and support our local grain economy.

Terrace Hill Olive Oil, San Miguel – A family olive orchard using sustainable practices to grow, pick, and process their olives.

Soapy Layne Vegan Soap, Rancho Santa Margarita – Cassie uses plant based materials to make vegan soap and natural skin care products

Laguna Salt Company, Laguna Beach – A specialty salt company handcrafting raw, infused, and smoked sea salt that are versatile enough to be used on any dish.

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Vista – Makers of the best organic, biodegradable, all-purpose soap. We especially recommend Dr. Bronner’s for greywater systems.

Kean Coffee, Newport Beach/Tustin – A coffeehouse created by Martin Diedrich, Kean purveys fresh-roasted artisan coffee from around the world with a focus on organic and sustainable farms.

Eden’s Savory Sap – Handmade, plant-based simple syrups for concocting sodas, cocktails, dressing, cakes, cookies, pickling, soups, and more!

Kung Fu Tonic – Certified organic herbal remedies using a high-concentrated blend of roots to boost your immune system. We love Kung Fu Tonic during flu and cold season!

Caen Deming Candles, Laguna Hills – A candle maker dedicated to hand-poured, botanical-based candles. The candles are packaged in Weck canning jars, perfect for re-use in the kitchen.

Red Pig Tools, Oregon – The only blacksmith in the U.S. specializing in hand forged garden tools for home gardeners and farmers.

Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chef Classes

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Gather the kids and take them to Williams-Sonoma for a FREE and fun class that will show them how fun and easy cooking can be. They’ll 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.


Saturday, October 3, 2015 – We’re celebrating Chuck Williams’s 100th birthday! Join us as we cook some of his favorite recipes, including a butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and a juicy roast chicken, plus chocolate mousse for dessert. You’ll love making these for your family at home. Suitable for ages 8–13.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Pumpkins aren’t just for carving jack-o’-lanterns. There are also varieties (with fun names like Sugar Pie and Baby Bear) that are wonderful for eating! In this class we’ll have fun making waffles, cupcakes and other tasty pumpkin treats. Suitable for ages 8–13.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 – Join us and learn how to make some delicious breakfast dishes with American Girl™. From pancakes and eggs to muffins and fruit salad, these recipes are perfect for autumn mornings. Suitable for ages 8–13. Class cost: $30.


Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Calling all ghosts and goblins! Let’s throw a party and serve some bewitching treats. We’ll make cheesy crackers, popcorn balls and Halloween cookies that you can decorate as you please. Suitable for ages 5–13.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 – Want to join in the fun of preparing the Thanksgiving feast? Learn to prepare a delicious fall soup and then we’ll make some fun miniature pumpkin tarts! Suitable for ages 8-13.

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