Presented by A Wish Your Heart Makes & Chef Brown
Believing in Neverland Celebration Giveaway is an annual event presented by A Wish Your Heart Makes & Chef Brown. In partnership with passionate professionals who care about children, this extravagant and magical celebration will be a once in a lifetime experience for a child with special health care needs, their invited family and friends. They will step into a Neverland dancing performance at McDermont Fieldhouse in Lindsay, CA on August 17, 2013.
I love Neverland!!! –Susan Pallas
Sierra Performing Arts Centers Dance Troop will team up with A Wish Your Heart Makes/Chef Brown character performers to bring joy and excitement to all of the little hearts attending the celebration. The Peter Pan production will be directed by Susan Pallas, owner of Sierra Performing Arts Center. Elaborate decorations by Scenic Heights, a massive Sequoia Tree House and two burly ships by Pirates for Hope with dancing pirates bringing in a sea of sparkly jewels will define each and every view of the day.
We are accepting nominations June 7, 2013- July 31, 2013. The winner will be announced August 1, 2013. Nomination forms are available here.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathee Brown at 559-784-4064 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello FresnoFamily.com’rs! Webmama Tina here! I am pleased to share with you guys that I recently got a plugin for this site that checks for broken links! (OK, might not be exciting to you, but this geek mom is excited to clean things up around here!) And there’s a lot of them here on this site since I’ve not really done a ton here for some years (especially since there’s over 150 pages on this site now! AND even more noteworthy: I’m knee deep in homeschooling my 2 children, which takes most of my time!)
BUT, I’m getting back in the groove and am motivated to really spruce things up, as I’m getting more emails than ever from people wanting to update their info here and from people asking questions about info on this site. So I KNOW you guys are still getting a lot out of this site! Which is WONDERFUL! That’s exactly why I created it!
I’m determined to clean things up and revamp things a bit here and there. Starting with broken links. Currently there are about 160 broken links (down from 180 yesterday! Making progress already!) and I’m whittling away at them daily now. Shouldn’t actually take too long. It’s a pretty fast process. Just wanted to let y’all know that I’m ON IT!
IN OTHER NEWS…
I’m seeking to partner with some local organizations and businesses to post local family events as they are happening…fliers and graphics and info and the like…as guest posts.
So if you know a local family-friendly business or organization that regularly hosts public events (free or low cost preferable) for families with children…send them my way! I’m going to create accounts for select (hand picked by me) local family businesses/organizations to enable them to guest post on my site as a special privilege for them and to provide additional great content for all of you! (And ME, since I’m also a local parent and I want to know what opportunities are out there as well!)
As you can see, I have big plans for FresnoFamily.com! I am as dedicated as ever to continuing to maintain and update this site to remain the Valley’s BEST online parenting resource site! Please help pass the word along about this site and keep the local info coming! I LOVE when I hear from locals, helping to correct and update info on my site! It helps me out TREMENDOUSLY!
So from my crazy family to yours: Have a great day and enjoy this FABULOUS WEATHER!! It’s going to be gone all too soon!!
Looks like a fun event! Are you going?
This Saturday, April 27, from 11am-4pm. FREE entrance to Fresno Art Museum!
Click on image to the left for more information.
Family Day Art Projects
Family Day Chalk Art
Family Day Entertainment
Family Day Galleries
Family Day–In Bonner
Come join us at The Discovery Center this coming Saturday from 10am-2pm
for the 3rd Annual “Spring EggFest”!!!
Fun, music, food, games, and of course a wild egg hunt!
The hunt will be broken into shifts:
10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20…and we’ll add more every 20 min as we have eggs and children! We will also be dividing the groups into ages: 0-6 and 7 & up.
And of course, since we are a science center…you and your kiddos will learn all about animals that lay eggs! Come find out about birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and insects!
We’ll have make-and-take activities as well as entertainment throughout the event! In the current line-up we have: Todd the Snake Man and a bunch of his snake friends, Tim Wisseman doing 2 science magic shows, Randel McGee & his dragon friend Groark, We Got the Beat Youth Percussion Band, and the Aztec Dancers of Fresno State! Check out the complete entertainment schedule here.
The cost is $5/person or $20/family. The new museum will also be open during the event, with a separate entrance fee: Museum cost is $6/adult, $4/children age 4-up. (3 and under are free for the museum), BUT….check this out:
TDC members get in FREE, to the museum AND the event! We are doing free entrance to the event in celebration of our newly opened museum! Get a TDC membership and get into specified events for free in 2013! (Free entrance to the museum is always part of the membership benefits!) For membership info, check out this webpage.
Bring your baskets and prepare to have a lot of fun!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event, please visit this page: https://www.facebook.com/thediscoverycenterfresno/app_208195102528120
Or contact tina(at)thediscoverycenter.net if you have any questions. Yes, that’s me, webmama of FresnoFamily.com! I’m the Events Committee Chairwoman and we have lots more things planned for The Discovery Center this year! So stay tuned! And follow The Discovery Center on Facebook for all the latest updates and news!
Have you been to a Fresno County public library lately? If not, you need to get yourself out there! And pronto!
As a local homeschooler, we use our library system CONSTANTLY, let me tell you! I’m forever impressed by how much they have and how little of what I’m looking for they don’t have! Seriously, it’s not often that a book I’m looking for isn’t available somewhere in the system! And with their awesome online system, it’s super easy to just order online the books we are looking for, and have them sent to the library closest to us. Then when they come in, I get an email that they are ready for pick up! How can you not love that?
Here’s my youngest with his latest library read:
But the one thing that was missing was an iPhone app…NO MORE! Look for “FCPL mobile” in iTunes today! It’s free! And it’s awesome! You can order books, check on holds, renew checked out items, and even scan barcodes to look up things! I cannot say enough about this app!
Not only that, but the Fresno County Public Library also has an online system to pay your library fees online with a debit or credit card! They just make everything SO easy for you, and provide SOOOO many great resources, how can you not be using them?? Everyone in your family should have a library card and be using it regularly! It’s FREE!
I will leave you today with just a small sampling of my family’s latest check outs from the Fresno library that we’ve loved, or are currently enjoying:
Just wanted to give a heads up that I have received several emails recently from people trying to register with FresnoFamily.com that have run into problems doing so. I’ve looked into this and so far cannot figure out why they are having problems, as I was able to register a test account without problem, as was a friend of mine that tried as well. I will continue to poke around, but since I’ve not been able to recreate the problem, I’m not sure how to fix it.
If you are attempting to register an account on FresnoFamily.com and run into any problems, please do let me know as I can still set you up manually for an account and we can go from there.
I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused! And I hope to get to the bottom of this soon!
Check it out!! Looks like some fun Halloween events!
Calling all kids ages 0-5 yrs! (and their parents too) Gymnastics Beat is hosting our Pumpkin Bash on Oct. 25. Its going to be much different from our other playgroups which are typically free play forums. We will have: *Trick or Treating *Crafts *Structured play *Free play
Its not just for little ones and their parents, We love Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Nannies too!
Call 559-271-9400 for more info.
And also at Gymnastics Beat:
Don’t miss out on the Best Halloween Gym Party in Town!
Halloween Extended Open Gym! Friday October 26th
From 7:30pm to Midnight!! $10.00 CVC and Acro Team $7
7:30pm to 10:00pm still: $7.00 CVC and Acro Team $5
All Ages!! 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You are welcome to wear your favorite costume! Raffle and prizes for best costumes! We will be selling pizzas and hot dogs! Music, dancing and tumbling! Special demonstration by the Gym Beat Urban/Parkour and tumbling demo teams!
- The Discovery Center is having Saturday Science classes from 12 noon until 2 pm. These are fun hands-on science oriented classes encompassing all sorts of topics and activities! This week’s topic: Bubbles! And they will be having fun with their water balloon launcher as well, so dress to get wet!
Classes are open-house style (no worries about being late, or leaving early). No pre-registration is required. All ages are welcome. Cost is $5.00 per child. 1944 N. Winery, between Clinton and McKinley. 251-5533.
- Barnes & Noble is having “Goin’ to the Zoo Storytime” at 11am. Please don’t feed the animals! But be sure to feed the kids for today’s Storytime all about the zoo. It’s a safari in Barnes & Noble, so come prepared to learn and love our favorite ZOO creatures. Villagio Retail Center, 7849 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720, 559-437-0484.
- Cedar-Clinton Library is having Storytime for preK-6th at 11:30am. 4150 East Clinton Avenue. Contact Robyn 559-442-1770
- The Riverdale Branch Library is having E&M’s Reptile Family at 11am. Come see, touch and learn all about amphibians and reptiles! 20975 Malsbary. Call 867-3391 for tickets.
*Webmama note: I’ve seen this performance several times…once just recently…and it’s ALWAYS a GREAT SHOW! Eric is absolutely HILARIOUS! And the kids just LOVE the show and learn a lot to boot!
- The River City Theatre has Sat and Sun showings of the award winning musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”. 8pm on Sat for $25, 2pm on Sunday for $19. 1720 10th St, Reedley, 638-6500
If you know of an event I’ve not listed here, please post it in the comments below, or email me and we can get it on the calendar!
My kids were heartbroken. We went shopping this weekend and found the Professor Toy location in Clovis (the one that was near Toys R Us) GONE! My husband and I were sad. We LOVED that store! The variety of quality, educational toys was unsurpassed by any other local toy store (which would only be Toys R Us, or local department stores like Target & Walmart’s toy sections, since there are no other toy stores locally that *I* know of!) During Christmas time when Toys R Us was an absolute madhouse, Professor Toy was still a wonderfully relaxing and friendly place to shop! I even posted about it on FresnoFamily’s Facebook page the day before Christmas last year..they had toys that Toys R Us had run out of! And for good prices! AND THEY DID FREE WRAPPING!!!
Was it really gone??? Sooooo sad!
But….JOY OF JOYS! I just this moment opened up the July issue of Central CA Parent Mag and what did I see??? An ad telling me that Professor Toy has a NEW STORE!!! Its now located in the Villagio shopping center near Nordstrom Rack! (That’s River Park!) That’s even a little closer to us! They’re NOT GONE!!! My kids and I are doing the happy dance of joy!
So here’s what I want y’all to do: GET THEE OVER TO PROFESSOR TOY and support them by buying something! Because, seriously, our family cannot go through the stress of thinking they closed again!!