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Art Steps - Best Art Classes for Kids in Orange County

A childhood interest in art can develop into a PASSION when kids learn to draw and paint realistically.  With step-by-step guidance from highly skilled, trained, and caring teachers children learn in a variety of media from crayons through oil paint, kids, teens and adults. All levels will LOVE learning classical,…


Added by Beth G on February 11, 2019 at 7:09pm — No Comments



A new-mom experience like nothing else!! Our 10-week class series is organized by your baby’s birth month so that all moms in the class are experiencing the same phase in motherhood. Your babies will be born between approximately 2 and 4 weeks of each…


Added by Beth G on February 9, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

The New Mom School - 13-18 Month Mommy & Me Class Begins Tuesday, February 12th

Looking for something to do with your little one before naptime? Join us for our first 13-18 Month Mommy & Me class beginning Tuesday, February 12th, from 11:30-12:30pm! This 8 weeks series will be packed with information for mama and plenty of playtime and experiential learning for your babe.

Head over to…


Added by Beth G on February 4, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Infant Mommy and Me Series Starts This Week at The New Mom School - Mommy and Me

Calling all mommies with 3-5 month olds! Start 2019 off right and join this week's Infant Mommy and Me Series at The New Mom School. The group meets each week on Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm beginning January 10th.

To read more about what they cover, visit…


Added by Beth G on January 7, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pretend City Toy Drive 2018 for CHOC

‘Tis the season of giving! Join Pretend City as they give back this holiday season and brighten it up for the children at CHOC. They are partnering with Orange Coast Harley Owners Group to benefit the children by collecting and delivering new, unwrapped toys! Durable, cleanable toys are best for a hospital setting.  

Bring a child’s toy valued at $5 or greater to receive 25% off general…


Added by Beth G on November 29, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments

Holiday Tree Lighting Fashion Island 2018

Fashion Island's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 6pm in the Neiman Marcus - Bloomingdale's Courtyard. This event is hosted by Mario Lopez and KOST 103.5 FM’s Ellen K,…


Added by Beth G on November 8, 2018 at 6:08am — No Comments

Pretend City Way to Play Day

Every month, Pretend City offers FREE developmental screenings for your little one to ensure they are developmentally on track. Nurses from Irvine and Laguna Beach unified school districts are here to assess your child’s speech, motor, cognitive and social areas using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires. These ASQs are always available to check on your child’s health, and early diagnosis of developmental delays can help give your child…


Added by Beth G on November 5, 2018 at 11:18am — No Comments

Pumpkin Patch Last Chance This Weekend!

Irvine Park Railroad’s 13th Annual Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch activities include: Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more.

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit…


Added by Beth G on October 25, 2018 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Our Favorite Parenting Books on Amazon!

The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to…


Added by Beth G on September 21, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

3rd Annual LA Baby Live Show 2018

Welcome New And Expectant Families! To Your Bumps, Babies, And Young Toddlers!

The 2018 LA Baby Show, on November 3 & 4 at the Magic Box…


Added by Beth G on September 19, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

Irvine Park Railroad’s 13th Annual Pumpkin Patch - 2018 Pumpkin Patch Orange County

Irvine Park Railroad’s 13th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family. Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily from September 15th through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of…


Added by Beth G on September 14, 2018 at 9:18am — No Comments

New child passenger safety seat guidance advises kids to ride rear-facing as long as possible; drops age criterion

New child passenger safety seat guidance

The most dangerous thing that U.S. children do as part of daily life is ride in a car. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children 4 years…


Added by Beth G on August 30, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

MOMS Orange County + OC Mommies - Collecting Items for Families in Need

Our partner for family donations!

Please consider donating your gently used baby and maternity items to families in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.  It doesn’t take much to make a big…


Added by Beth G on August 28, 2018 at 11:58am — No Comments

Infant Mommy & Me Classes at The New Mom School - Orange County


(3-6 MONTHS)

A 10-week class for moms and babies 3-6 months old covering an array of topics developmentally appropriate for this age range. Moms are encouraged to register for…


Added by Beth G on August 26, 2018 at 7:21am — No Comments

Kids Italian Language Classes for All Ages in Orange County

FONDAZIONE ITALIA is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1998 for the purpose of promoting the teaching of the Italian language and culture across Southern California. The organization receives grants from the government of Italy in support of its mission, and it works in close collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and…


Added by Beth G on August 23, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Enjoy Free Movies with OC Parks September 7 & September 14

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the final movies for the annual OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series on September 7 & 14 at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Enjoy free movie screenings in a family-friendly atmosphere and enjoy beautiful ocean scenery and breezes. September films include…


Added by Beth G on August 15, 2018 at 11:31am — No Comments

Burke Williams Day Spa - July Summer Spa Specials

The ultimate in relaxation and renewal, Burke Williams Day Spa, invites guests to take a vacation from their vacation with summer spa specials on the Nourishing Facial, the Burke Williams Signature Massage, Wetroom treatments, and more during the month of…

Added by Beth G on July 11, 2018 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Southern California’s Top Fireworks Display and All-American 4th of July Celebration at The Queen Ma

4th of July Celebration at The Queen Mary

Revel in one of Southern California’s Most Iconic Fireworks Displays Along with Multiple Stages of Live Entertainment, Family-Friendly Activities, Food, Strolling Performers and More…


Added by Beth G on July 3, 2018 at 12:08pm — No Comments


MainPlace Mall, Santa Ana’s premiere shopping destination, is excited to kick off their free Summer Play Dates series  on Wednesday, June 20 from 11am-1pm. Parents and guardians are…


Added by Beth G on June 19, 2018 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Segerstrom Center’s FREE Movie Mondays - Orange County Family Events

Local movie-goers can catch up with friends old and new on these casual evenings of fun activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks and watching five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays.


Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but…

Added by Beth G on June 12, 2018 at 8:07am — No Comments

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