What better way to celebrate President’s Day and the 72nd Birthday of Battleship IOWA than at the Battleship of President’s!
This day long festival is FREE for the whole family to enjoy! Come and explore the history that the Battleship tour has to offer (at an additional price), and then stay for a drink, some music, dancing and fun. Celebrate in the Sailor’s Bar and have a drink, order a snack at one of the food trucks, dance along to the music of a 40’s jazz band, try your aim at the WWII shooting gallery or simply walk around and visit with the local vendors. There will be something for everyone to enjoy so come on down.
The Festival is FREE to the public. Parking is available for $1/hour directly in front of the Battleship. Regular admission rates will apply to all daily tours. Food and beverages will be available at an additional fee.
Come and mingle with our founding fathers at the Ronald Reagan Library President’s Day Celebration. The 23rd Annual President’s Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum starts today, February 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This celebration includes fun for the entire family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-a likes. Hot dogs, pie and other all-American food will be available for purchase.
President’s Day activities are free to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit, and the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion.
Ronald Reagan Library is located at: 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA. 93065
It’s almost time the resident snakes at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park to stretch out in the sun after their long winter brumation. They will have some live (if not yet lively) local snakes for you to drop in and visit.
You can also enjoy the brand new video about snakes in the park. Find out what to do if you encounter a snake in the trail…and how snakes are useful to people. Make a snake to take.
When: Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651- Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
Join in the fun at the Tustin library for FREE Afterschool Art! On the second Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm the Tustin Library will have a fun craft project. All supplies are provided free of charge.
Projects are geared toward school age kids, but younger children are welcome to participate with their parent’s help.
2/10/15 Valentine’s Day craft
3/10/15 Rainbow craft
4/14/15 Earth Day craft
5/12/15 Spring craft
6/9/15 Music craft
When: the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm / February through June
Where: Tustin Library is located at 345 East Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Supplies are limited so please be sure to arrive early.
I’m always looking for FREE things to do with my family that also offers some sort of educational value. Since we have a few days off school coming up within the next month or so, I’m trying to pre-plan some activities.
Here’s an option for an upcoming day off – The Autry National Center of the American West. The Autry offers FREE days on the second Tuesday of every month as well as on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents’ Day.
The Autry inhabits a unique niche of Western history and culture. Although there are exemplary art museums and many historic sites in our region, there is only one museum devoted to Western history and culture. The Autry is the only museum of its kind located in a major metropolitan center and the only museum that combines multiple Native American perspectives with Western histories and cultures in such a profoundly interconnected and multifaceted way. No place welcomes so many traditions, ideas, cultures, and people as the Autry. As a museum-plus-education-plus-research institution, the Autry brings together the diverse experiences, collections, and creativity that symbolize the West.
The Autry is located in Griffith Park (another family friendly spot with affordable fun) at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Museum Hours are Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Over 20 museums— presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. Consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information.
“Museums Free-For-All” partners with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore the participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro Bus or Rail. Go Metro to more museum destinations at metro.net/discounts.
*Closed on Saturdays, offering free admission on Sunday, February 1, 2015 as part of Museums Free-for-All
This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply. Consult individual museum websites for hours and other visitor information.
OC Parks has a some great hikes planned for this weekend including a night hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. This hike is very popular with families. My girls were very excited about hiking at night and the live animal presentation prior to the hike was a hit with all the kids.
Saturday,December 27, 2014
Nature Walk @ O’Neill regional Park – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.
Ages: All Ages Welcome
Parking: $5 per vehicle
(Event is conditional on the weather.) Contact: (949) 923-2260
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Guided Hike @ Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.
All ages welcome
Parking: $5 per vehicle
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ho Ho Happy New Year Night Hike @ Carbon Canyon – Come see Carbon Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting – in the dark! Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night.The Ho Ho Happy New Year Night Hike will feature many fun activities, including:• A visit to the Nature Center
• A live animal presentation
• Hot cocoa and cookies
• A hike through the wilderness area (approx. 2 miles round trip. Hike is optional)
• Parking is FREE AFTER 5:30 p.m. • Event is FREE!This is an outdoor event. Please dress warmly, wear good walking shoes and bring a flashlight. (No pets please)**Rain will cancel event**
Space is limited, please call to register:
(714) 973-3160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Ranger Led Nature Hike @ 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.
Parking: $5 per vehicle
Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.