It’s time to register for The Great Park’s Spooktacular Fun Days! Get your costume’s ready and enjoy fall activities for the kids of all ages. This FREE event not only provides your family a day of fun but also helps support our Orange County Food Banks.
Donate to scare away hunger by simply bringing a bag of canned goods or non-perishable food and each child 12 and younger will gain access to the Pumpkin Patch or Trick or Treat Town (while supplies last).
Enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities including: kids crafts, petting zoo, carnival games, Harvest Walk, entertainment, gourmet food trucks and much more.
In order to take part in this spooktacular day of fun you must sign up. Registration is required for each child (12 & under); space is limited. Free admission and parking.
Activities are for children 12 & under, therefore accompanying adult ticket registration is not required. Event date options include:
- Saturday, October 15, 2016 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Sunday, October 16, 2016 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22, 2016 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23, 2016 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Registration for Spooktacular Fun Days begins September 14, 2016 at noon.
The Great Park is located at Marine Way and Sand Canyon Irvine, CA 92618
Please note: Special event entrance for the Orange County Great Park is located off I-5 or I-405 at Sand Canyon on Trabuco Road/Great Park Boulevard in Irvine.
Halloween Boutique??? Yep, it’s time! For me the sure sign that Fall is on it’s way is visiting Rodger’s Gardens Halloween Boutique. This year the theme is “Grimm Tales” and it opens today, Friday, September 2, 2016.
My family and I have made a tradition of visiting this spectacular showcase. Each year, we look forward to the new theme and new chilling features each room holds.
I love gathering inspiration for our home with the works of artists like: Joyce Stahl, Vergie Lightfoot and Nicol Sayer. These decorations go way beyond Pumpkins and gourds. These are pieces of art and are simply amazing.
The Grimm Tales theme takes you through forested rooms that display a completely new spin on classics like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel & Gretel.
While your visiting Roger’s Gardens be sure to stop by the brand new restaurant Farmhouse Cafe Who wouldn’t want to eat here? The garden is beautiful and the restaurant supports an open feeling with all the charm that exists within the garden.
Halloween Boutique Date/Time
- When: Open daily from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Where: Roger’s Gardens 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Please help keep families together and safe this weekend by designating a driver or call Uber for a ride. Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend.
Annette – ProjectRefinedLife
As the 4th of July weekend approaches, the media will be entirely too busy reporting on drunk driving fatalities. This is one of the deadliest weekends throughout the year for alcohol-related crashes. During the four-day holiday in 2014, 164 people were killed in drunk driving crashes – a 50% increase over an average day.
MADD refuses to accept this as normal. And, this week, we are proud to announce an enhanced partnership we believe will save lives – begining this weekend!
MADD introduced the phrase designated driver to the American lexicon 30 years ago in 1986. This week, I am pleased to say that Uber has evolved the definition of “designated driver.” So, that in addition to your non-drinking driver or public transportation, Uber is standing by as well as MADD’s official designated driving app.
For almost a decade, MADD has put technology at the forefront of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®. Two years ago, this July 4th, we announced a partnership with Uber to keep drunk drivers off the road. As a team, we have spent the last two years raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving by coordinating events with local and national leaders, participating in public service campaigns, and encouraging both riders and drivers to leave the keys at home and keep their communities safe.
Uber, like MADD, cares about our cause of getting drunk drivers off the road. They care about rider and driver safety, and they are dedicated to research that helps reduce drunk driving.
This holiday weekend, like all weekends, we want Americas roads to be safe and rid them of drunk drivers. Please join our mission to end drunk driving by donating today. Uber will DOUBLE your donation.
Together, we will make a difference. Have a safe July 4th weekend. Thank you and God Bless America!
Looking for a an Easter Egg hunt this weekend? Here are some of this years Easter Egg Hunts and/or Spring Celebration going on this weekend. Happy Easter!
Celebration Church Easter Egg-Stravaganza Brea – This is known as the biggest Easter egg hunt in Brea! Join in on Saturday, March 26th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Brea Jr. High Park. This is a FREE community event. (Bring a few dollars if you would like food.) Over 20,000 Easter eggs, 40 Game and Activity Booths, Relay Races, Arts & Crafts, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Golden Egg and Bigger Prizes, and More! Click on the registration link to learn more and to register!
Tom’s Farms Annual Easter Egg Hunt Corona – Enjoy live music at Tom’s Farms Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday March 27, 2106. Enjoy additional attractions such as the train ride, the carousel, tractor driving, petting zoo and more.
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day Huntington Beach – Stop by and hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, enjoy the live band and visit booths from various community services. Saturday, March 26, 2016.
Egg Scramble – Irvine – Mariners Church will have face painting, food, games and other family friendly activities! Saturday, March 26th at 2:45 and 6:45 pm
Etnies Egg Hunt and Festival of Colors Lake Forest – Etnies Skate Park in Lake Forest will celebrate on Saturday with Eggs hidden throughout the Skatepark that will have small prizes in each one. Please bring your own basket as they will have limited supplies for the event. The egg hunt starts at 11:15 am sharp. The Festival of Colors will begin at 12:00 pm. Each event has a fee of $5.00 per person, per event fee. Please be sure to arrive early.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling Los Angeles – Hop Over to the LA Zoo and Botanical Gardens to meet “Big Bunny”. On March 25th, 26th & 27th – have the kids pet some real bunnies, there will be face painting, musical entertainment, bunny-ear crafts, and costumed characters.
Living Desert Zoo’s Easter Eggstrvaganza, Palm Desert – Join the Easter Bunny and his strolling friends for two days of fun activities. Start the day in Gecko Gulch for an Easter Egg and enjoy crafts, face painting, bounce houses, a parade, games and prizes and more! March 26th & 27th.
Egg Hunt at Kidspace Pasadena – On Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th there will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout at the Kidspace Gardens just waiting to be found! Families can also create spring art, learn the bunny hop, pet real bunnies with Bunny World Foundation, and more!
Egg Bowl Pasadena – The FREE egg hunt is held inside the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday March 26th. This FREE event provides fun for the whole family with games and activities for children and teens. This is Pasadena’s largest egg hunt with over 60,000 eggs. Nominal fees apply for major attractions and food. For a fee, there is also an optional VIP Bunny Brunch. Please check the website complete details.
Spring EGGstravaganza La Jolla – Birch Aquarium celebrates the arrival of spring and the changes it brings by joining them for an Eggstravaganza on Easter Sunday, March 27th! Explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by making your own plankton, create a shark egg craft, and participate in an “underwater egg hunt” – no baskets needed, Activities are included in regular admission.
Easter Egg Hunt Tustin – The City of Tustin’s 47th annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 26th. Events begin bright & early 8:30 am at Tustin Sports Park. Enjoy an Egg Hunt, Jumpers, Magician, Wild Animal Show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Games Booths and Pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Easter at Saddleback Chruch in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Corona, Irvine North, Irvine South, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Angeles, Newport Mesa, Rancho Capistrano, San Clemente & South Bay will all have Easter events for kids of all ages. Please check individual locations for egg hunts and times.
Egg Drop at Crosspointe Church, Yorba Linda – Celebrate Easter with an amazing 30,000 egg drop from a helicopter. Enjoy an encouraging message, great music, food trucks and more. The event is being held at Yorba Linda High School on Sunday March 27th and begins at 10:30 am.
Bring the entire family to experience President’s Day aboard the “Battleship of Presidents.” There will be presidential impersonators and famous military reenactors, vintage vehicles. food trucks, and more.
At 10:30 am there will be a special ceremony honoring President’s Day and the 73rd birthday of our ship. at 11:00 am we will serve birthday cake and pastries while they last.
Don’t forget to tour the battleship, enjoy the new Interactive Tour and Vicky scavenger hunt.
- When: Monday, February 15, 2015 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Where: Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731
- Cost: The event is Free, Parking fees apply
The Richard Nixon Foundation is hosting their annual Presidents Day Celebration on Monday, February 15, 2016 with FREE admission all day!
Get there early and you’ll have the chance to meet Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln at the front entrance of the Nixon Library starting at 10:00 am (okay so of course it’s not really them but they look like them).
A fascinating talk with the three presidents will follow in the magnificent White House East Room at 11:30 AM.
If you are among one of the first 250 visitors, you can enjoy a free slice of cherry pie compliments of Polly’s Pies. Click here for FREE event registration.
- When: Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Where: The Richard Nixon Library & Museum – 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA 92886
- Cost: FREE
During this time the museum galleries are currently undergoing a major renovation and are not open to the public. However, visitors will be able to tour Richard Nixon’s original birthplace, the final resting places of President and Mrs. Nixon, the presidential helicopter, the First Lady’s gardens, and the full-scale replica of the White House East Room.
Come mingle with our Founding Fathers during the 23rd Annual Presidents Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15, 2016
This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady lookalikes. Hot dogs, pie, and other all-American food will be available for purchase.
- When: Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Where: Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
- Cost: Presidents Day activities are FREE and open to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion.
Feliz Dia de los Reyes Magos or Happy Three Kings Day or Epiphany, whichever you choose to celebrate, this is a tradition my daughters look forward every year. They are always excited the day we have our “Baby Bread”. I mark it as the official end of the Christmas season.
If you haven’t picked up your Rosca, get to your local panderia (mexican bakery) such as La Poblana Bakery in Old Town Orange or one of the many hispanic markets that offer “Rosca De Reyes”.
This year I’ll be giving the Rosca from French’s Bakery of Costa Mesa a try. I called early this morning and they said they have plenty of both their Pineapple with cream cheese and Apple Rosca’s available. They have locations in Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo & Orange and are celebrating their 50th anniversary.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area you might want to try a Rosca from the very yummy Porto’s Bakery, located in Burbak, Glendale & Downey. In addition to the traditional Rosca, they also have Galette Des Rios.
Ohhhh don’t forget your Ibarra Chocolate to go along with your Rosca, Happy Day of the Kings!
I would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. Along with my wishes for you to have a wonderful new year’s eve celebration with your family and friends comes my plead and prayer for everyone to be safe. Remember how precious life is and how it can change in the blink of an eye. If you’re attending a party of an event, please designate a non- drinking driver of call tipsy tow.
The Automobile Club of Southern California is offering its free Tipsy Tow service during the New Year’s Eve holiday for the 20th year. The community service, which over two decades has taken thousands of drinking drivers off the road on New Year’s Eve, is available from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, to help remove drinking drivers from the road. Tipsy Tow is available in the 13 Southern California counties served by the Auto Club.
In Orange County, The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering free rides from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday to 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area Metro is your designated driver for New Year’s Eve. To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2015, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2016.
All Metro Rail Line Stations with latched gates will be unlatched during this time. Regular fares are in effect at 2am on New Year’s Day.
A One-way fare is $1.75 and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. A $7 Day Pass covers unlimited travel starting on date of purchase until 3am the next morning.
Note: All Metro Rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate all night every 20 minutes on New Year’s Eve. The Metro Silver Line will operate every 60 minutes during this time.
Remember, you could safe someone’s life by calling UBER or using one of the services to help you get home safely. AAA estimates a first time misdemeanor DUI conviction can cost about $15,688.
There are plenty of Family-Friendly New Year’s events for New Year’s to attend. From attending an amusement park to ice skating, there’s something for everyone. Please, have a fun and safe New Years with your family.
Museum & Daytime Events
Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC (be sure to check out the Science of Gingerbread and Winterfest while you’re there)
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bowers Museum – Kidseum
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown! at Pretend City in Irvine
Annual Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown!
Noon Years Celebration at Kidspace in Pasadena
New Year Noon Party at the Children’s Museum at La Habra
Pennypickles Workshop in Temecula
New Years Eve Balloon Drops at Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles
Rose Parade Float Viewing in Pasadena
Night Time Events
Chill at Queen Mary in Long Beach. Ice Skating, Ice Tubing, Ice Village & more.
New Year’s Eve Grape Drop in Temecula
Family & Friends New Year’s Celebration in Rancho Santa Margarita
First Night in Downtown Fullerton
N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.
Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside
New Years Skating Parties
Holiday Skate Center in Orange – New Year’s Eve All Night Skate, Thursday, December 31st 8:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 6:00 am. Family-friendly all night skate party. $25.00 admission
Fountain Valley Skating Center in Fountain Valley – New Year’s All Night Skate, Thursday, December 31st 9:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 7:00 am., family-friendly all night skate party, complete with games and dancing. $25.00 admission or $12.00 each for Family Admission from 9:00 pm-1:00 am. One parent must be present for family admission.
Calskate in Grand Terrace – New Year’s Eve Cosplay, Thursday, December 31st 7:00 pm – Friday, January 1st 7:00 am, $25.00 admission includes skate rental
Chino Skate in Chino – New Year’s Eve Party, Wednesday, December 31st from 8:30 pm – Thursday, January 1st 12:30 am, Cost: $14.00 Admission plus $3.00 skate rental. Price includes hats, horns, games and prizes. Meal deals will be available at $5.00 which Includes 2 Slices of pizza and a regular soda.
Roller City 2001 in Riverside, Thursday, December 31st begins at 6:00 pm – Friday, January1st at 1:00 am, family-friendly, casino night, live bands, bingo, raffles, balloon drop & more. $ 25.00 admission
New Year’s Ice Skating
Ice Skating at Spectrum in Irvine, Thursday, December 31st 11:00 am – 9:15 pm & Friday, January 1st 11:00 am – 12:15 am – Outdoor Ice Skating $19.00 includes skate rental, $15.00 if you bring your own skates, $15.00 for toddlers- includes double-blade ice skate rental (sizes 8T – 12T only)
Olaf’s Ice Skating at Downtown Disney, Wednesday 31st & Thursday, January 1st 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Outdoor Ice Skating Adults $17.00, Children (ages 3 to 9) $15.00, Active Military $10.00, includes skate rental & helmets
Ice at Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Thursday, December 31st 10:00 am – 10:00 pm & Friday, January 1st 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm. $15.00 admission includes skate rental
Pershing Square Ice Rink in Downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 31st & Thursday, January 1st 10:00 am – 12:00 am – Outdoor Ice Skating. $15.00 admission includes Skate Rental
Fantasy on Ice at Horton Plaza in San Diego, Thursday, December 31st 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday, January 1st, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Outdoor Ice Skating – helps support Rady Children’s Hospital, Adult $14.00, Child $12.00, Military $10, RCHSD Employee $10.00
Viejas Outlet Center Ice Skating Rink in Alpine, Thursday, December 31st & Friday, January 1st, 12:00pm – 10:00 pm, the World’s Largest Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Adults & Teens $15.00, Ages 12 and under $13.00, Military Personnel with ID get $2.00 off, Groups of 10 or More get $2.00 off, Bring your skates for $2.00 off.
Disneyland – Crazy bust but many people wouldn’t think of spending thier New Year’s any where but the Happiest place on earth. Celebrate the New Year with Mickey and his friends.
Grinchmas at Universal Studios – Enjoy the spectacular lighting of the one-of-a-kind, curved Seuss-ian tree, Experience a picturesque evening snowfall, Join Cindy Lou and Who friends as she reads the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, See musical performances and the Grinch and Who holiday performance, take part in activities such as photos with the Grinch and his dog Max, send a postcard to the Grinch and a book will be donated to a child in need, decorate a gingerbread man cookie with frosting, candy and other edible sweets (purchase required) and design your own holiday ornament.
Kids New Year’s Eve at Legoland – “Midnight” comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort celebrating the new year together without missing their bedtimes. LEGOLAND California re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air, Grammy-nominated artists and special celebrity guest who will lead the countdown for San Diego’s largest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party!
Join in the festivities with party hats and special glasses for viewing fireworks. The party concludes just in time for our countdown at 6 p.m. with a fireworks display illuminating the sky and providing a great ending to an amazing year.
Ring in the New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm – The countdown to the New Year is on at Knott’s Berry Farm! Knott’s is the place to ring in 2015 with a night full of special family-friendly experiences, including live musical acts, exclusive stage shows, and Merry Farm entertainment, culminating in a fantastic fireworks show.
Wishing everyone a very
Bring in the New Year Kidseum style at Bowers! They have fun day of crafts and New Year’s themed projects planned.
In the Art Studio, kids will create hand-made reusable confetti poppers and colorful noisemakers that they can use at home during the real countdown. The kiddos will practice countdowns every hour on the hour, beginning at noon, to be ready for the New Year’s countdown. Kids can practice making as much noise as possible with their hand-crafted noise makers and practice shooting their confetti!
In the Glow Cave, kids will make glowing wish wands that will even glow in the dark when you take them home!
There will be a final countdown at 3:00 pm with a balloon drop in the center of Kidseum filled with colorful confetti!
- When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Cost: Ages 2 and Up: $6, children under 2 and members are free, Adults receive free admission to Kidseum with current Bowers Museum ticket stub (Adults $13.00)
Looking for a way to take your kids to snow without going to the mountains? Break out your mittens, boots, and snow hat for a day of winter wonderland fun!
Play in real snow, build a snow family, perfect your snowball making skills, and make snow angels at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena.
In addition to a full days worth of playing in the the snow, the kids can look foward to the these snow and winter themed activities throughout Kidspace:
|Snow Play – All-ages and Toddler Zone||During Open hours||Free with admission|
|Cookie Decorating||11:00am – 3:00pm||$3|
|Seedlings Give-away||During open hours in the Kidspace Gardens
(while supplies last)
|Free with admission|
|Snow Flakes Craft||During open hours at Flutterby’s Art Center||Free with admission|
|The Smells of Winter||Open – 4:45pm||Free with admission|
|“Wish-teria”- Holiday Wishes on
|During open hours under the Wisteria Pergola||Free with admission|
|Arctic Animals||During open hours in the Nature Exchange||Free with admission|
|Snow in LA with Kidspace Educators||10:30am & 3:00pm||Free with admission|
|Weeble Wobble Penguins||One hour after opening – 4pm in Imagination Workshop||Free with admission|
|Weather Station||During open hours at the Gazebo||Free with admission|
|Snow/Winter Themed Activities for Ages 3 and Under||Story Time – 11:15am & 4:15pm (ECLC)
Messy Winter Art – 1:15pm – 1:45pm (Kirby’s Kid’s Corner)
Winter Wonder Box – 2:15pm – 2:45pm (ECLC)
|Free with admission|
- When: Saturday, December 26 and Sunday, Decemeber. 27, 2015 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Monday, December 28 through Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Where: Kidspace Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
- Cost: Adults & Children: $11.00, Infants (under age 1): FREE
For the next few nights my family and I are taking in as many Christmas lights displays as possible unitl Christmas Eve. Tonight, I finally get the chance to take my children to visit the very poplar Snoopy House holiday display in Costa Mesa.
The Snoopy House has been a holiday tradition for 48 years, attracting an estimated 80,000 visitors annually. In 2011, with the fate of the Snoopy House in jeopardy, the City of Costa Mesa agreed to host the display and provide other assistance. This partnership with the Jordan family saved the holiday tradition, provided an even larger venue for it and additional features including nightly live music and free train rides for children.
Snoopy House, which features holiday scenes populated by “Peanuts” characters, is available for viewing from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. nightly through Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in front of Costa Mesa City Hall located at 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
You’ll also have the chance to get those last minute photos with Santa. Santa will make special visits every night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and families will receive free photos.
If get hungry or need a hot drink, nonprofit youth groups will be on hand as a fundraising opportunity selling beverages and snacks.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts & crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections.
The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Musical performance to be showcased will include: The Darden Sisters and The Sugar Daddies, as well as the following dance groups; Corona Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico Monte Alban, CF Dance Group and the American Martial Arts Academy.
A clothing Drive will be taking place as well, so look through you closet and bring along some gently used clothing. Donations are being accepted at the St. Juliana table. .
St. Juliana Church in Fullerton is currently gathering donations of men’s and women’s clothing for staying warm and dry, such as jeans, pants, shirts, sweaters, jackets, shoes and NEW ONLY socks and underwear please. The clothing will be distributed at the emergency shelter for homeless people in Fullerton.
- When: Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Where: The Muckenthalet Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
- Cost: FREE
Once Upon A Storybook is hosting a “Polar Express Party”, this party was such a hit last year, they decided to double the fun this year! On Monday, December 21, 2015, they will host two Polar Express Parties, one at 5:30 pm and another at 7:00 pm.
The activities will include singing Christmas carols, a reading of The Polar Express, some hot, hot, hot, hot chocolate (sorry the song was ringing in my head) and speaking of ringing – how about some ringing magic bells (to hear them you must believe), AND a visit from good ole’ St. Nick!
Please RSVP quick as they expect both parties to fill up.
When: Monday, December 21, 2015 5:30 and 7:00 pm
Where: Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 E 17th St #C, Tustin, CA 92780
Cost: $10 per child. To reserve your child’s spot for this special event email susie
@onceuponastorybook.us or call (714) 669-4377 or even better – visit the bookstore to complete your Christmas shopping and make your reservation in person.