by Laura Nickerson
School is going at full speed, and even though you may still not fully understand the Common Core (What are “arrays?” Why are they now a thing?), you can at least hang with your family someplace fun while you figure it out.
Here are my top 5 picks for some family fun this weekend:
1) BART AT THE BOWL
“The SIIMPPP-SOONSSS.” The iconic music of the hit show is going to be featured at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend, and it’s a great chance to take your whole family to the this well-known venue while the summer is still rolling. On Friday-Sunday night, September 12-14th, you can experience Springfield in Hollywood by listening to some great music with scenes from the show playing along on the big screen. Special bonus? Surprise guests and a fireworks finale. Find info on tickets here. Go, or you’ll say “Doh!” (NO I DIDN’T! Yep, I did.)
2) COUNTRY FAIRE AT THE ADAMSON HOUSE
Because the Valley is basically as sweltering as having a hot flash in the desert right now, it might be a good idea to head towards the cooler Malibu area for some outdoor fun. The gorgeous Adamson House is hosting a free Country Faire on Sunday, September 14th, from noon to 5 p.m., and it’s got entertainment for young and old alike. Art Exhibits, live music, food trucks, plus kids activities are all set to go in honor of the Adamson House’s 85th anniversary. So go and enjoy some beauty and fun in the cooler air. Click here for info.
3) LA PARENT MAGAZINE PARTY AT THE AMERICANA
The Americana at Brand in Glendale always has fantastic Kid’s Club activities, but this week the activities go above and beyond because LA Parent Magazine is throwing a party! The festivities are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16th on The Green and will have live music, face painting, gift bags, prizes, and…wait for it…Sprinkles Cupcakes, Cookies & Ice Cream. Yep, you had us at Sprinkles. All free, all fun, just head on over! Details are at www.americanaatbrand.com. Sprinkles. Cupcakes. Shall I go on?
4) OVARIAN CANCER RUN AT CBS RADFORD
Whether or not you are a serious runner (not me) or more of a gentle stroller (me), odds are good that your kids love to run-even if it’s just running away from you when it’s time for a bath. So why not let them run like crazy and do a Kiddie K in the name of a good cause? The Ovarian Cancer Run is being held on Sunday, September 14th, at CBS Radford and they are raising money for ovarian cancer research and education. There are full runs for the adults if you are so inspired, but the Kiddie K is at 9:15 a.m. and only costs $5 per child under 11. Visit their website to register in advance an remember to hydrate those little ones. Go and have some fun running! Or watching your children run while you sip an iced latte!
5) THE CARNIVAL FOR LAS VIRGINES SCHOOLS
We all know that as fantastic as our schools are, they always benefit from…how to say this gently…cold hard cash. Luckily there is a really fun way to get involved if you are in the LVUDS Schools: THE Carnival! Brought to you by THE Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools, it’s being held Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th at the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills. You can get tickets at thefoundationlvs.org/the-carnival.
But just a warning: try to avoid eating cotton candy before going on some of the THE spinny rides. You don’t want to be THE one doing THE hurling at THE Carnival.
Share your ideas for fun family activities by following me on Twitter @nickerberger, catching the SCV Buzz on KHTS AM 1220, or watching CTV’s The Buzz.
Now get out of the house and have a little fun with your kids, would’ja?