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A Weekend of STEAM

This weekend is filled with some great STEAM/STEM events. A few days ago, I shared Imaginology, a STEAM event that takes at the OC Fair Grounds. It’s a fantastic event that we’ve been a attending for a few years now. Today, I’m sharing two more great STEAM/STEM events.

All of these events take place this weekend. Get your little STEMists to one of these fun filled events.

*City of STEM – Columbia Memorial Space Center*

Image courtesy of columbiaspacescience.org

Are you ready for a day of Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology? Join Columbia Memorial Space Center for their 3rd annual City of STEM event.

This FREE event brings together hands-on activities and nearly two dozen science partners to the Space Center like: SpaceX, Natural History Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, LA Zoo, and much more!

All are welcomed and are sure to enjoy this event. There will be food trucks on site like: My Delight Cupcakery, Romolo’s Italian Cuisine and TNB Food Truck.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd 10am-5pm.

  • Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center is located at 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, California 90242

  • Cost: FREE

*IPSF 20th Birthday Bash & The STEAM Carnival – O.C. Great Park*

IPSF 20th Birthday Bash & STEAM Carnival. Come celebrate Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s 20th anniversary at the Birthday Bash featuring the 3rd annual STEAM Carnival! Join in on an afternoon of STEAM-inspired games and activities, live music and local food trucks!

HANDS ON FUN!  A creative twist on the traditional carnival, this family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).


  • Cox “IP Packet” Derby Racer
  • Planet Ring Toss
  • Microsoft Coding
  • Virtual Reality Experience
  • Human Foosball
  • LEGO Car Build and 35′ Supertrack
  • Live Animals
  • Puzzle Cubes
  • Photography Wheel
  • US Army Physical Fitness Challenge
  • LA Galaxy Soccer Demo
  • Basketball and Football Inflatables
  • Soccer Tennis Skills Challenge
  • Nail Painting by Polished Perfect
  • And Much More!

Check out the video below of last year’s event!

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 2:00pm  – 7:00pm

  • Where: Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

  • Cost: General Admission $5.00, If you wear any IPSF t-shirt, you’ll get FREE admission! Children 3 years old and under are free. VIP tickets also available. To purchase tickets click here.


Women’s Bike Racing for Beginners


I haven’t been on my road bike in over 11 years (that’s me on the right…just kidding) and I do believe it’s time to dust my beloved road bike and get it tuned up!

The “Women’s Bike Racing for Beginners” event hosted by The Unlikely Cyclist (an awesome specialty bike shop in Costa Mesa) has sparked an interest in me. This is what this blog is all about, things that inspire me, refine my life and hopefully yours too.

The Unlikely Cyclist is a women’s specific cycling boutique. This very unique bike shop that started from a blog (and yet again…I’m feeling inspired) and turned into a shop that specializes in empowering all women regardless of age, size or ability to excel in the sport of road cycling.

Image courtesy of The Unlikely Cyclist Facebook page
Image courtesy of The Unlikely Cyclist Facebook page

This fun event is an introduction to the world of women’s bike racing. This is the perfect way to get women involved and learn (or re-learn) about road racing.

The event will be taught by Priscilla Savord (an actual CAT 1 racer), Priscilla will teach you how to corner safely, distribute your weight effectively, protect your front wheel and more. This is an awesome opportunity to have some fun, learn some new skills or re-kindle some old ones.

  • When: Friday, April 7, 2016, check in at 5:15 pm. The clinic begins at 5:30 pm and is followed by a “race” at 6:00 pm.
  • Where: The Great Park, Irvine, CA
  • Cost: $10.00 – Please RSVP on The Unlikely Cyclist Events The Unlikely Cyclist Events Facebook page.

The Unlikely Cyclist is located at 1661 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa, CA