Kubo and the Two Strings - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Kubo and the Two Strings - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC

Come do some origami! 

Young Kubo's (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

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Into the Woods - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Into the Woods - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC

Come dressed as your favorite fairytale character or woodland creature!

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch (Meryl Streep), a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

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Babe - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Babe - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC

Make farm animals! 

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

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HOMESCHOOL DAY NHMLA
Jun
14
9:30 AM09:30

HOMESCHOOL DAY NHMLA

  • Natural History Museum Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Download our Homeschool Day Info Page for a map and an overview of how to check in and get access to Homeschool Day programming.

Where do I park? Parking is available for $12 in the Museum's Car Park on Bill Roberston Lane off of Exposition Blvd. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $12 (cash only), as well as in lots throughoutout Exposition Park. 

Are there resources I can use during my visit? For more specifics about each day, including specifics on programs, we recommend signing up to receive our Homeschool Day e-mail list using the form below or call our Call Center at 213.763.3529 to answer any questions regarding Homeschool Day events.  You may also want to check out our free, downloadable Lesson Plans and Activities to see if there is anything that might integrate well with learning you are doing at home.

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Extreme Mammals 
Jun
13
9:30 AM09:30

Extreme Mammals 

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and explore the extraordinary and often surprising world of mammals! At this Homeschool Day, investigate mammals through time by discovering ancient fossils, unique specimens, and live animals. Be sure to talk with some of NHMLA’s mammal scientists and get better acquainted with your wonderfully diverse and extreme mammal relatives. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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Process of Paleontology
Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

Process of Paleontology

This Homeschool Day, we will explore how paleontology can help us uncover the mysteries of the past. By studying fossils, we are able to imagine ancient ecosystems and recreate extinct creatures. Learn how fossils are found, excavated, recorded, and researched right here at the La Brea Tar Pits: the largest active urban paleontological site in the world.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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The Jungle Book - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

The Jungle Book - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC

Make Jungle animals! 

In this classic Walt Disney animation based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan (George Sanders). Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera the panther, and later by the carefree bear Balloo (Phil Harris), he braves the jungle's many perils.

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Exploring Engineering
Apr
30
to May 1

Exploring Engineering

  • California Science Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do we strengthen structures to endure earthquakes? Or build bridges to last longer? Answer these questions and more while drafting new designs and perfecting problem solving skills. Students will draw on multiple sciences as they develop the skills to construct the future!  Four sessions available: either am on either date, or pm on either date.  Fee per participant: $38/members, $42/non-members

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Moana - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Moana - FREE Activities & a Movie at the PACC

Make some tropical snack mix! 

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity

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HOMESCHOOL DAY NHMLA
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

HOMESCHOOL DAY NHMLA

  • Natural History Museum Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Download our Homeschool Day Info Page for a map and an overview of how to check in and get access to Homeschool Day programming.

Where do I park? Parking is available for $12 in the Museum's Car Park on Bill Roberston Lane off of Exposition Blvd. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $12 (cash only), as well as in lots throughoutout Exposition Park. 

Are there resources I can use during my visit? For more specifics about each day, including specifics on programs, we recommend signing up to receive our Homeschool Day e-mail list using the form below or call our Call Center at 213.763.3529 to answer any questions regarding Homeschool Day events.  You may also want to check out our free, downloadable Lesson Plans and Activities to see if there is anything that might integrate well with learning you are doing at home.

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Plants and Pollinators
Apr
24
9:30 AM09:30

Plants and Pollinators

Monday, April 24 - 

Plants and pollinators share a fascinating partnership! This Homeschool Day, come and meet your diverse and often overlooked pollinator neighbors and uncover their key to survival in urban Los Angeles. Investigate pollinators of all shapes and sizes in our Nature Gardens, talk with museum scientists about recent incredible discoveries and take a closer look at our unique collections.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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National College Fair
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

National College Fair

Free and open to the public, National College Fairs are the perfect place to kick off your college search.

Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college. 

Use your visit to:

Explore your options. Each fair draws representatives from 175 to 400 colleges. The schools are located throughout the US, and from around the globe. 

Ask questions. What’s college life like? What majors are popular on campus? Chatting with representatives from a variety of colleges can help you cement your own preferences. 

Gather information. Pick up brochures and other materials about the schools that interest you. Ask admission reps to scan your barcode—an easy way to help colleges follow up with you after the fair.

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Click, Clack, Moo for grades K-3
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Click, Clack, Moo for grades K-3

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. "No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!" So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
www.theatreworksusa.org | video | study guide

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Bugs and Botany
Mar
19
to Mar 20

Bugs and Botany

  • California Science Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Eeek! Bugs! Crawl around with ladybugs, fly through a butterfly’s life cycle, deconstruct a plant, and more! Students will get up close and personal with some of our smallest neighbors as we buzz into the miniature ecosystem of bugs and plants.  Four sessions to choose from: mornings on either March 19 or 20 or the afternoon session on either date.  Fee per participant: $38/members, $42/non-members

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Bugs and Botany
Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

Bugs and Botany

What do insect fossils teach us about the Ice Age environment? How do plant remains get preserved in asphalt? Spend this Homeschool Day with two often under-appreciated groups of organisms: insects and plants! We think you’ll find these resilient Ice Age survivors surprisingly captivating and incredibly significant to the study of Pleistocene Los Angeles!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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HILAREE O'NEILL - POINT OF NO RETURN
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

HILAREE O'NEILL - POINT OF NO RETURN

Part of the National Geographic Live Series

In the fall of 2014, a National Geographic team set out on what they knew would be a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma's Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia's highest point.  What unfolded was an expedition that pushed the group to the brink mentally and physically.  Leader Hilaree O'Neill recounts the tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together. 

Tickets: $46.00, $36.00

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Gold Rush Field Trip
Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

Gold Rush Field Trip

The CASA California history class will be taking a trip back in time to the gold rush! We'd like to invite all of our casa family to join us on this adventure. Our trip back in time will take place on Wednesday March 7 at Riley's Farm in Oak Glen. We will meet out there at 9 am for a day full of adventure! Cost is $19/person. If you are interested please contact Hilary Bennett (hilarybennett@gmail.com) no later than Tuesday February 20 (tomorrow). 

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Sonia De Los Santos at Family Arts Fest 
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Sonia De Los Santos at Family Arts Fest 

  • Smothers Theatre and Gregg G. Juarez Courtyard  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

A soulful and important new voice in family music, Sonia De Los Santos has been hailed by Billboardas "one of the Latin Children's music artists you should know." Singing in English and Spanish and playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, De Los Santos infuses old and new songs with messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building. The family-friendly day will feature art activities, food trucks, face-painting, museum tours, backstage tours, and more. soniadelossantos.com

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Shakespeare Performances: The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Shakespeare Performances: The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear

Come see what all the talk is about!  This is the same company that will be teaching Improv History, Playwriting, and our own CASA Shakespeare production next year!  Admission is free and there is PLENTY of seating! 

Please come and support these fantastic students as they perform for you!

Admission is FREE!

 

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Incredible Chemicals
Feb
26
to Feb 27

Incredible Chemicals

  • California science Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the kitchen to the laboratory, reactions happen all around us! Discover the difference between physical and chemical reactions, learn about laboratory safety, and explore the elements while making crazy chemical concoctions!

Four sessions to choose from:  Morning session either on February 26 or 27 or the afternoon session on those two dates.  Ages 5-16  

Fee per participant: $38/members, $42/non-members

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MONTHLY HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

MONTHLY HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT

To Casa 9-12 grade students:

MONTHLY HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT!!

The first monthly movie night is set for Friday, February 23, 7-930 at the Godfrey residence, 

1286 Red Oak Place, Camarillo. 

Please bring a snack to share if you can. For future movie nights we can collect $2-3 for pizzas if there’s an interest.

Rides can be arranged, please call/text Amy Carter at 818-679-0243.

Movie showing will be Ironman 3 or Wonder Woman. All movies for this monthly event will always be played through Clearplay filtering. See description below and website link. 

Description:

What is filtering? 
In the past, parental controls would prevent viewing of an entire movie.  Filtering is different. With filtering you can watch a movie and automatically skip over and mute just the scenes and language you don't want in front of your family audience. 

What is the Family Movie Act? 
ClearPlay championed the Family Movie Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005. The Act received universal support as a way to uphold both the rights of families and the rights of copyright holders. 

How does ClearPlay work with streaming movies? 
ClearPlay has an app that works with streaming movies rented or purchased at Amazon.com. This app is installed to work with the Chrome browser on your computer. The ClearPlay app can be installed HERE

Is ClearPlay being sued by copyright holders? 
No.  ClearPlay only releases filtering products that are compliant with copyright law. Keeping our products legal is one of the reasons we have stayed in business for over 17 years. 

ClearPlay was started by a handful of families who wanted more entertainment options for their kids. We have been joined by other families across the country with a similar vision. We are so grateful for your support!

Please see link for explanation.

 

https://www.clearplay.com/t-about2.aspx

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The Pirates of Penzance   presented by The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program
Feb
21
to Feb 24

The Pirates of Penzance  presented by The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program

"Come Friends Who Plough the Sea!"

Join the Pirate King and his apprentice Frederic as they once again match wits with the Major General and his beautiful daughters. Hear both talented casts in Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular operetta.

  • On Sale June 26
  • $20
  • Music by Arthur Sullivan and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
  • Henry Price, Director
  • With the Pepperdine University Orchestra
  • Tony Cason, Conductor
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25th Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

25th Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration

  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come mingle with our Founding Fathers during the 25th Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Monday, February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-alikes. Hot dogs, pie, and other all-American food will be available for purchase. Presidents’ Day activities are free to the public. Regular Museum admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, the spectacular Air Force One Pavilion, and our special exhibition.

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RIDERS IN THE SKY
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

RIDERS IN THE SKY

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

 

Tickets: $44.00

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Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

How I became a Pirate

How I Became a Pirate/ Dallas Children's Theatre Company/ Feb. 13@10 am at the Fred Kavli theatre

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map!

Based off the popular book, the production includes terrific songs like “A Good One to Boot”, “Green Teeth”, “I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy”, “Talk Like a Pirate”, “Soccer by the Rules”, “Pirates Dot Arrgh”, and more… It’s a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles!

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ACHEV's annual English Country Dance formal
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

ACHEV's annual English Country Dance formal

It's time again for ACHEV's annual English Country Dance formal.

This dance is a little different from the others hosted by ACHEV. For those of you who are new, English Country Dance (ECD) is social, or group dancing in sets or lines. The height of popularity was during the Regency Era, but it is just as wonderful today as ever.

Gary Shapiro will be the Dance Master. Live music! Although helpful, no prior experience necessary, as dances will be taught and called. 

$15 per person ($30 family maximum); parent chaperones are free

Please bring a finger-food to share.

For ACHEV and CASA students 6th grade and older (including graduates), and parents. 

Parents are encouraged to participate in this dance. Many do every year. Parents, who chaperone, attend for free. If you wish to invite a guest, you need to contact Anita Schneider, at schneiderab@verizon.net or text/call 805-490-0154, in advance. Please remember it is your responsibility to carefully read dance notices to be sure your students and guests are prepared.

All dancers under 18 need a parent chaperone. If you are unable to stay, please make arrangements for another responsible parent to chaperone in your place. (Parents, if you do stay, please consider dressing up and joining the dancing!) Also, mature and motivated dancers as young as eleven years old are welcome as well. Parents, you are responsible for deciding if your younger children are ready to participate.

Formal Attire ~ Of Winters Past... is a time period formal event. Modest historical costumes are encouraged, otherwise formal wear, please, such as vests and ties for the boys, and long formal dresses for the girls. The ACHEV dress code for dances applies. Please open the dress code attachment to read the full dress code. It includes examples of Regency Era attire as well as illustrations to clarify the minimum requirements of the dress code for dances.

Students arriving at the dance without proper attire will be asked to call a parent to bring suitable clothing or return home to change. Please be gracious in accepting the decision of the person in charge.

For period dress ideas, watch a movie based on a Jane Austen novel (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Emma) and start visiting thrift stores. Some of the gowns from the movies are quite simple - have fun with it! Fabric stores often have historical sewing patterns, if you are inclined to sew.

For inquiries, please contact Anita Schneider schneiderab@verizon.net.
 

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