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This class involves a story time, a craft and some science followed by a tour of the Preserve. Pre-registration is required as the class is limited to 20 children with no waiting list. Pre-registration begins at 10:30 a.m. the Tuesday before the Friday class. Ages 3-6.

Friday February 1st, 2019 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve
3201 Plaza Del Amo
Torrance, California, 90503

Free

Discover the elaborately carved doors featured in the exhibition “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” before illustrating your own door using paper and a variety of mark-making materials. You will also find inspiration as a Fowler Educator reads David Weale’s story “Doors in the Air,” in which a young boy marvels at how stepping through a doorway transports him from one world to another. Where will your door lead you?

Readings will take place in the Lucas Gallery at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Parking available in UCLA Lot 4 (398 Westwood Plaza), directly off Sunset Blvd at $12 a day.

Bring the kids to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium as they salute the start of Pacific gray whales’ yearly migration – and the beginning of whale-watching season – with this annual family-friendly festival that holds a whale-sized amount of entertainment. Activities will include:

  • Games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Puppet shows
  • Marine awareness organizations
  • Expert guest lecturers,
  • Festive music.

One highlight is the always popular, and typically competitive, “Great Duct Tape Whale Contest!”

The zany team of Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy puts a fresh spin on folktales, fables and rhymes from around the world. Many of your favorite stories will spring to life using a variety of engaging props, costumes and masks. The Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre’s unique interactive storytelling experience will be sure to captivate any audience, so bring the family! Join the fun and enjoy literature in a new way.

LA-based “kindie rocker” Mista Cookie Jar returns with his unique urban-island-folky-rock-&-roll sounds. Regularly featured on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!, his music oozes positivity and love. Mista Cookie Jar will serenade the crowd on his “stars and moon” steel guitar, mixing a rock star excitement with the warmth of family music. Bubbles, of course, will end the show.

Go “hog wild” at this popular Lunar New Year festival, which will honor the coming of “The Year of the Pig.” Covering five city blocks, this weekend-long celebration includes entertainment, food, family activities, a carnival fun zone, and vendors. The traditional New Year’s parade, featuring lion and dragon dancers, along with firecrackers, kicks off the festivities on Saturday morning.

This class involves a story time, a craft and some science followed by a tour of the Preserve. Pre-registration is required as the class is limited to 20 children with no waiting list. Pre-registration begins at 10:30 a.m. the Tuesday before the Friday class. Ages 3-6

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, LACMA is waiving their general admission. Besides having the chance to wander around the museum, visitors can go on bilingual gallery tours and enjoy live music from the eclectic local ensemble Dream Phases at 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. As a reminder, children must be accompanied by an adult at the museum.

This annual parade, now in its 34th year, celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Democracy” is the theme for this year’s event, which will feature marching bands, floats, and members of the local community. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King Blvd. and Western Ave, and heads west on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd.

The California African American Museum honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day filled with art, culture and community. Families can participate in an array of interesting programs and activities for all ages. The free festival will include a march, a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, and art-making projects for kids. There will be food truck fare; a DJ proving music and the chance to check out the Museum’s current exhibitions.

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