Long Beach Kids
More than 500 kids are expected to participate in the 12th Annual Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade this weekend.
The parade is all about “Red, White and Youth” says organizer Justin Rudd. Each year kids and their parents take a Fourth of July ride decked-out patriotic-themed bikes, wearing red, white & blue outfits and waving flags, in hopes of taking home top-10 prize money of $10.
El Dorado Nature Center offers Parent & Me participation programs for children 18 months to 5 years old. Registration for spring sessions open Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8 a.m. Register online at www.lbparks.org for the following classes:
Los Cerritos Center is pleased to announce that Kids Club events will continue the second Saturday of each month through 2015. Kids Club in partnership with National Geographic Kids offers shoppers and their children a unique interactive learning environment complete with demonstrations, games, crafts and musical entertainment.
After filling food needs for 102 families for Thanksgiving with a total of 498 children and adults, For The Child now focuses on Toys for the holidays.
“We have over 300 children who will otherwise not experience a visit from Santa this season,” explained Denise Dahlhausen, For The Child’s development director.
Abandoning his sleigh for a trip to Parkers’ Lighthouse via a Spirit Cruises Yacht, Old St. Nicholas is due to arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th for an annual benefit that has become a favorite tradition at Parkers’ Lighthouse over the more than 20 years that the restaurant has been hosting Santa’s Breakfast.
Hot off the heels of a record breaking year for Dark Harbor, The Queen Mary’s full holiday event season continues as the coolest winter wonderland in Southern California, CHILL, prepares to open on November 21. New in 2014, all CHILL guests can enjoy unlimited access to The Ice Kingdom, ice tubing, ice skating with skate rentals and a visit on the Queen Mary ship with the purchase of general admission tickets.
Suzie Reinsvold, COO, Miller Children’s (center) joins Rita Goshert, manager, Child Life Program, (3rd from right), and Danny Luna, Miller Children’s Injury Prevention Coordinator (4th from right) to receive a check to help fund pediatric injury prevention initiatives in Long Beach from Kohl’s Department store managers.
Patients and members of the Long Beach Fire Department parade through the halls ofMiller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach picking up treats at different hospital departments.
Spirits were high Friday at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach where more than 50 patients and their families, each accompanied by a member of the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD), trick-or-treated through the halls.
On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.
The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office has been selected to receive a $203,000 federal grant for its efforts to combat gang crime in Long Beach. The grant was awarded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.