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Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Price

April 1

Kids Club: Music with Randy

11 am

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

Free

April 2 and April 4

Children’s Discovery Garden Day

10 am-12 pm

South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes

Adults: $7, Students and Seniors: $5, Children ages 5-12: $2.50

April 2

Tyke Hike

10 am

Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance

$5 donation

April 3

Twilight Night: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto

5-8 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$5

April 4-5

Spring Pet Days

7 am-4 pm

Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa

Adults: $2, Children under 12: Free

April 4

Museum Open House: Take a tour of the newly painted Caracol Tower

1-4 pm

Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Dr., Los Angeles

Free

April 4

Family Adventures: Take a stroll back in time to the Dinosaur Forest

10 am-12 pm

LA County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Adults: $7, Students and Seniors: $5, Children ages 5-12: $2.50

April 5

Funspirations: Celebrate Passover and make a seder plate

1-2:30 pm

Westfield Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks

Free

April 5

Craft Class with Ruthie Kitagawa: Children’s Day and Easter Cards

1 pm

Japanese American National Museum,

369 East First St.,

Los Angeles

Adults: $9, Seniors and Students: $5, Children 5 and under: free

April 4-5

Cherry Blossom Festival: live entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables

Sat.: 10:30 am-6:30 pm, Sun.: 10:30 am-5:00 pm

Little Tokyo, 1st Street between Alameda and San Pedro St., Los Angeles

Free admission

April 4-5

KipKids Cooking Class: Fever For the Flavor

11 am-1 pm

Hipcooks West, 2833 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

$35

April 7

Cultural Bridges: dance performance from the Ragmala Indian Dance Company and the Wadaiko Ensemble Tokara

10 am

Thousand Oaks Civic Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaoks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

$12-14

April 7

Free Family Night: Pasadena's Lineage Dance Company will showcase classical and modern ballet at 6pm

4-8 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Free

April 7

Kids Club: Hollow Trees

11 am-1 pm

The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale

Free

April 11

Target Family Fun Day: What’s Cooking?

Family fun cooking demonstrations, activities, and workshops.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum,

369 East First St.,

Los Angeles

Free

April 11

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Americana at Brand: Easter Bunny, egg hunt, prizes and games

1-4 pm

The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale

Free

April 12

Kidspace Egg Hunt: decorate eggs, make bunny ears and go on a hunt

Egg Hunt for kids ages 0-4 is at 11 am, Egg Hunt for kids ages 5-10 is at 12:30 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Free with admission: $9 for kids and adults ages 1 and older

April 18

Sideshow at the Pier: Jugglers, fire-eaters, clowns and puppeteers

2-8 pm

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Free

April 18-19

Monetrey Park Cherry Blossom Festival:

Tea ceremeny, crafts and performances

Sat.: 11 am-6:30 pm, Sun.: 11 am-6 pm

Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park

Free

April 18

Sprouting Scientists: Kids get a chance to try their hand at archeology.

10 am-2 pm

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada

Free with admission

April 19

Kids in the Courtyard: Moving Pictures: Turning Marvels

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, Sunset Blvd. And Westwood Plaza

Free

April 19

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

8 am-3 pm

Second Street, Long Beach

Fees vary

April 22

Cool Globes: larger-than-life sized globes which are designed to get people thinking about solutions to global warming

11 am

Exposition Park

Free

April 24

Friday Fun Flick: The Tale of Desperaux

3:30 pm

Altadena Library Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena

Free

April 25

Saturday Scene: Special Storyoplis Event

Tea-party themed event with author Robin Press Glasser and a performance by Melissa Green

11 am

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles

Free; RSVP required (310) 208-5454

April 25

Pillow Theatre: ZunZun

A musical performance with instruments, comedy and storytelling

10 am and 11 am

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free

April 25-26

LA Times Festival of Books

Sat.: 10 am-6 pm, Sun.: 10 am-6 pm

UCLA Campus, Westwood

Free, fee for parking

April 25

AdventurePlex Rock Climbing Wall

at Richstone's Pier-to-Pier Walk

7 to 10 am

Manhattan Beach Pier

Free climb for kids ages 5 and up

April 25

Free Earth Day Movie Night: Earth Day movie night with a showing of Arctic Tale, a family-friendly National Geographic film about life in the Arctic.

7-9 pm

Paraiso Town Center, 350 Via Las Brisas. Newbury Park


Free

April 25

Cirque Extravaganza: World-class acrobats and aerialists from Troupe Vertigo perform at a benefit for Rose Scharlin school. Event includes clowns, great activities, games, and food.

12:30-4:30 pm

Rose Scharlin, 2414 Lake View Ave., Los Angeles

Adults: $12, Kids: $8 (under 2 free)

April 25

Listen, Learn & Make Family Workshops: Indian Painting

1:30-3:30 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

$6/child, RSVP required (323) 937-4230

April 26

AT&T Fiesta Broadway

11 am-6 pm

Broadway from First St. To 11th St., Los Angeles

Free

April 26

Kids 4 Kids 5K Run/Walk and All Star Carnival

8 am-1:30 pm

Ave. Of the Stars and Constellation, Century City

Fee is advance: Adults: $25, Children under 17: $10

April 29

Very Special Arts Festival: Performances and art exhibits will display the work of students with disabilities

9:30 am-1:30 pm

Music Center Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free

April 29

Baskin Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night

5-10 pm

Baskin-Robbins locations

.31/scoop, limit three scoops per person

April 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles