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What’s up for kids Vol. 17—January/ February 2013

Organize Cooking Corner Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Kale

Family Medical Records

PLUS …. Birthday Party Central AND Find Our Daily Calendar of Things to Do Around Town!

Courteous & Cool Family Resolutions!

Cover Photo Courtesy of Fleur De Lis Photography

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Letter From The Publisher: Publisher Here we are … the beginning of another great year! It’s a time for resolutions—whether losing weight, getting healthy, spending more time with the family… whatever it is, we have you covered! We have some great articles in this issue—a tasty Quinoa recipe from Chef Phoebe, exercise tips from JJ, getting your medical records in order from Ann, planning a family trip from guest writer Kerri, and even creating family resolutions from Kari! Lots of great stuff! PLUS our Birthday Party Central is included! And we’ll be spotlighting birthday party ideas all month on our website! Check it out at www.WhatsUpForKids.com Do you know a parent in another city or state who would benefit from What’s Up For Kids? We will be interviewing new Editors to start their own online What’s Up For Kids in their community! You can get more details on our website—but this is a great opportunity for a mom or dad looking to make a little extra money doing something centered around their kids! Check it out or give me a call! I’d love to discuss it with them! Lastly, it can’t go without acknowledgment. I am completing this magazine the day after the horrific incident in Connecticut. As a mother of 3, I can’t begin to imagine the loss of a child, especially in such a horrible way. We have such dreams for our children, we tell them they are safe and secure and yet, people do horrible things. Life is short and in the grand scheme of things and we have very little control—it serves as a reminder to appreciate every day, tell our loved ones how much they mean to us, hug our children a little tighter and be grateful everyday we see the sun rise and set in our wonderful South Bay community! Sending love to all of you!


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QUICK TIPS FOR ORGANIZING QUICK TIPS FOR ORGANIZING Are Your Family Medical Records Current? By Ann Gambrell The new year is a great time for updating information records and health insurance paperwork in shape. Here are the main areas of record keeping.



Personal Medical Records and Medical Insurance Information. Articles on health & medical problems or treatments, clipped from magazines, picked up at your local pharmacy or downloaded from a health web site can be filed under Health Information. Try not to “save” too much here as information is constantly updated.  The Medical section should contain medical, dental and vision insurance information. Active claims should be filed in a separate folder until settled. When updated information comes from your insurance company be sure to discard the outdated booklets.  Keep a separate file folder for each insurance company. Personalize Medical Records with individual folders by labeling with the first name of family members. Include immunizations, physical exams, labs, pap smears, mammograms, dental records, allergies, etc.  For those family members taking a number of medications, list meds to bring to medical visits as well as to your dentist, gynecologist, etc. Keep a small print version in your wallet for emergency use. Include this medical information in your cell phone as ICE: “In Case of Emergency”, to be accessed by paramedics or emergency hospital personnel.  Birth, death and adoption certificates should be kept in a separate folder labeled Special Records.  Oh, and don't forget a file for your household pets, including immunizations, licensing and boarding information. Having these files handy will save time, energy and stress.

Ann Gambrell is an organizational consultant and speaker available to inform and entertain audiences. She facilitates weekday and Saturday Clutter Support Groups and teaches organizing classes through the Torrance Adult School. To learn more, phone Ann at 310-212-0917 or request her for FREE monthly email tips email gambrellann@aol.com. You will be glad you did.

Geoffrey A. Groat, D.D.S. Dentistry for Children and Adolescents

1350 West Seventh Street

San Pedro

(310) 832-5133

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Courteous & Cool Courteous & Cool A Family Resolution for the New Year! By Kari Doody Do you make New Year's resolutions with your kids? Each New Year’s eve my family and I have a tradition, we sit down and share what each of our resolutions are going to be. This also gives us an opportunity to revisit our list of resolutions that we saved from the previous year, to see what we accomplished and what we didn’t. No matter what your resolutions are, making family new years resolutions is an important part of family bonding. It’s a time to listen to your kids about what they want to achieve and see how you can support them in their endeavors. Explain to your children that a resolution is a promise that you make to yourself! Let them know that there are different kinds of resolutions. One sort of resolution has to do with oneself. They might decide to stop eating chips, to try new foods, or to spend less time texting. Other resolutions might involve family or friends. They could resolve to be more patient with their siblings, to be more helpful to mom, or to try to make new friends. Some resolutions are about school and the outside world, such as getting to class on time, trying for better grades, or not complaining when they lose a game. Whatever their resolution is, if they manage to keep these promises, it will make them feel better about themselves and in turn more confident. That being said, it's important that they know not to make wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow. A promise to yourself should not be too hard to keep. This New Year challenge your family to agree on one family new years resolution-Good luck and happy New Year! For more etiquette tips and classes in your area, visit www.courteousandcool.com Kari Doody is Founder of the Courteous and Cool Etiquette School. After having three children and sharing stories with other mom’s, she realized that many role models that our children look up to were in the news – and not in a good way. We aren’t born with good manners, they need to be cultivated at a young age and reinforced throughout young adulthood. Whatever level your child is at, she can help them improve their skills and confidence – and they can have fun doing it with my age appropriate games and activities. For more tips and classes in your area, visit www.courteousandcool.com.


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Destination: Hawaii By Kerri Zane Every New Year starts with the promise of great new possibilities for you and your family, and 2013 is no exception. I found that there is no better way to ring out the old and bring in the new than a family vacation. And for those of us on the West Coast Hawaii is a very doable five-hour plane ride. This year, for those of us on the West Coast, Hawaii is the destination of choice. There are a host of unique festivities that both parents and children can enjoy. The Sheraton Kona Resort on Big Island has 22 events and activities for you and your family to choose from. Early risers can join the resort’s Cultural Director on a Holoholo Keauhou hike to learn the rich history of Keauhou. Then you can all take a sail aboard a Hawaiian sailing canoe for a cruise along the Kona coastline. Later in the day there are lei-making classes and then you can complete your New Year’s family celebration with a luau dinner and show complete with music, food, dance and a fire knife dance. If you and your kids just can’t stay away from the cold in your bathing suit! The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui has installed a fully loaded iceskating rink on its south lawn. The outdoor rink is enhanced by holiday music, festive decor, Christmas lighting...and of course, Santa Claus. Skate rentals are available and include a skate change area complete with rubber mats and seating. Guests and non-guests alike are welcome. My daughters and I are obsessed with dessert and the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki on Oahu is feeding our fancy. Chef Ralf Bauer and his staff worked over 800 hours to craft a 24-foot-wide, 14-foot-tall edible Gingerbread Village. It incorporates 50 pounds of white chocolate and 140 pounds of dark chocolate, 250 gallons of icing, along with a healthy dusting of powdered sugar. Here’s to a Sweet New Year! Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One,” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs. Kerri has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a B.A. from UCLA. She is a member of NATAS, the Directors Guild of America, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Management Consultant. You can reach Kerri at http://kerrizane.com!


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On Dad’s Watch On Dad’s Watch This Little Piggy Went to Vegas By Michael Malgeri Ever since our kids were born, my wife has engineered the annual, memorable Malgeri summer vacation adventure, reported in this case, well into the fall. While the early days are remembered for Mikey's FAA violations (disorderly conduct at 35,000 feet while in diapers), subsequent years found us racing through the desert, snorkeling with dolphins, riding an amphibious vehicle through Boston, and insulting French Canadians for not having English restaurant menus (can you say, "Dominique Malgeri?"). This summer was no exception. After months of careful planning we made it to Bryce and Zion Canyons with a final stop at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Along the way we saw our talented niece deliver a Tony worthy performance in the "Putnam County Spelling Bee," caught an enchanting outdoor performance of Aladdin under the desert stars of Ivins, Utah and marveled at the Hoover Dam...that is one dang dam! Unfortunately, what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Case in point is LisaBelle's broken foot (OUCHI!), which, given the choice, she'd have happily left in the wave pool at Mandalay Bay. I contemplated suing the hotel for having water in a pool and fracturing her piggies, but figured bogus lawsuits aren’t good for the soul. When we made it back home the doctor said it would be 6 to 8 weeks before she could resume her 400meter hurdle workouts. She missed the Olympics but made a 100% recovery. If you haven't been to Bryce and Zion, we highly recommend it. You'll walk away singing "Oh beautiful for spacious skies..." and with a wonderful appreciation for our magnificent country. If you haven't been to Vegas, it's definitely worth a trip...just be sure to watch your piggies. Editor’s Note: Along with “On Dad’s Watch” Michael writes a series of books he calls “Bedtime Stories about Capitalism,” which teaches kids about honest profit making. Visit http://www.kids4biz.com. You can write to him at mmalgeri@kids4biz.com

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5 Steps to Making Effective Weight Loss Resolutions! By JJ Flizanes Do you always make similar resolutions EVERY year? Do you wonder why you have to keep doing it year after year? Lasting change comes from 5 things: 1. Beliefs; 2. Plan of action; 3. Tools; 4. Support; 5. Accountability Most of us get gung-ho about New Years and say things like “I am going to lose 25 pounds in January” or something crazy like that. Is that possible? It might be but not for most people. But the bigger question is why do you keep making the same resolution every year? Here are 5 Steps to Making, Getting and Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution 1. Set 1 goal in January- not 3. Be realistic and be honest. If you haven’t been working out at all, don’t commit yourself to 5 days at the gym. You set yourself up to fail when you commit to something drastically different than your current habits. Don’t try to tackle it all at one time (there is a reason you aren’t doing it now), just choose ONE! Let’s use taking your vitamins regularly as an example for this. 2. Plan of action- what would make it easier for you to take your supplements every day? Create a strategy that makes sense for you and your schedule. Take them to work? Take them with breakfast? Take them at night before bed? Whatever the plan is write it down. Also, make sure to position this goal (the vitamins) in the place where you know you will remember. If you want to take them at work, take them to work and stick them on your desk. If you want to take them at night, stick them in the place you are right before bed. For me, that would be my night stand OR my computer. 3. Tools- With our example goals of taking vitamins every day, I would classify tools for this as a pill box, baggies, chart or daily log to write down every day what I am taking, etc. I did a heavy metal detox a few years ago and needed to take supplements to prepare my tissues for 5-7 days before the cleanse. I made separate baggies for each day with the vitamins I needed to take. There are tools available to help you with any goal. Figure out what yours are and use them. 4. Support- If you want to commit to those vitamins but you have a hard time with discipline, ask a friend or partner to ask you every day. Find someone else who has the same goal and decide to email once a day to check in. I have been playing an “affirmation game” with a friend on the phone for over three years! This ensures that I will do it because we both want the benefits and it makes it more fun! 5. Accountability- In the case of the vitamins, I would announce to someone that this is my goal and this is how I am going to commit to it. I would create a calendar and stick it somewhere other people who live with you can see it. Being accountable to someone else is how we can see our habits and patterns if we are looking. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Is this you? I can help! Bottom line- change one habit at a time- use the 5 steps to create a NEW habit and then move on to the next one. And most importantly- ask for help if you are serious about change. Editor’s Note: JJ Flizanes, Director of Invisible Fitness, was named best personal trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine and was also one of the six featured trainers in Shape Magazine in 2003. She is the Author of the Amazon.com Best Seller Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She has appeared on NBC, KTLA, CBS and Fox 11 as well as numerous local and national magazines. JJ’s mission is to help men and women feel gorgeous and confident in a bathing suit without starving or killing themselves in the gym.


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Cookin’ Corner Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Kale By Phoebe Schilla January is here and resolutions are starting to kick in! Time to start eating more healthfully, perhaps? My new favorite quinoa pilaf packs a wallop of nutrition and antioxidants in every bite. It’s rich and savory with walnuts and roasted kale, a touch sweet from the dried cranberries and the feta delivers a salty creamy tang. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and it is easy too. If you have meat eaters in your family, this can be garnished with roast chicken or sautéed shrimp for a light and healthy meal. Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Kale 1 cup of quinoa, cooked according to the instructions on the back of the package and set aside. ¼ cup chopped walnuts 1 bunch of kale, roasted and crumbled **If you don’t have time to roast the kale, just use 1 cup of purchased plain kale chips, crumbled. 2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped ¼ cup crumbled feta Juice and zest from 1 lemon ¼ cup of olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400F To roast kale—aka homemade kale chips—Strip the leaves from the stems and discard the stems. Toss the leaves with 2 Tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast until lightly browned and crispy, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. When cool, crumble. Leftover crumbled kale is great sprinkled on popcorn. Combine the quinoa with the cranberries, feta, walnuts, olive oil, lemon zest, juice and crumbled kale. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy! Editor’s Note: Chef Phoebe loved cooking from an early age growing up outside of Portland, Maine. Her mother and aunt were accomplished self-taught cooks who welcomed curious Phoebe into their kitchens. From tapping her own maple syrup from trees in the yard to baking homemade bread, Phoebe learned at an early age about the delicious benefits of whole, natural, seasonal foods. Phoebe lives in San Francisco with her husband and their daughter. In her spare time she enjoys reading cookbooks, traveling, studying yoga practices and, of course, learning about all the latest culinary happenings from around the globe. To learn more about Chef Phoebe, visit www.studioofgoodliving.com.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Ongoing Weekly Activities As Events Details May Change, Please Call Ahead. MONDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., R.H.E., hosts Babies in the Library, a storytime designed just for 6-23 month olds. No registration necessary. 10:15 & 11am. 310-377-9584, ext. 601. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, PVE., hosts a storytime for ages 2-5 year olds. 10:30am. 310-377-9584, ext. 551. TUESDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime Ages 2-5. No registration necessary. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, R.P.V., hosts storytime for ages 6-24months. Free. 11:30am. 377-9584. Kids Music N Motion hosts classes for various age levels at 4 South Bay locations. Call for the details. 373-0280. WEDNESDAY Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, R.P.V., hosts storytime for ages 2-5. Free. 11:30am 377-9584. Lomita Library, 24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, hosts preschool storytime at 10am. 539-4515. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime for ages 205. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. THURSDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime for ages 205. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. Redondo Beach Library North branch, 2000 Artesia Blvd., hosts storytime for 1-5 year olds. 1pm. 318-0675

Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 NO. Pacific Coast Hwy., hosts Pajama story time. All ages. 6:45pm. 318-0675 FRIDAY Little Fawn, a parent participating nature program for children ages 2-5, takes place every Friday at Deane Dana Friendship Park, 1805 W. 9th St., San Pedro. 10-12noon. $5. (310) 519-6115. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, PVE., hosts Babies in the Library, a storytime designed just for 6-23 month olds. No registration necessary. 10:30am. 310-377-9584, ext. 551. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts Friday fun (all Fridays in September/October)! Learn about nature through crafts, stories and hands-on fun! 10-12noon. $5 donation. (310) 782-3989. SATURDAY Barnes & Noble, 1800 W. Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, hosts Children’s Storytime. 11am. 310-725-7025. SUNDAY Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier offers storytime every Sunday at 11:30am. 379-8117. Southern California Live Steamers offers free train rides the first Sunday of every month from 11am—3pm at the East end of Wilson Park in Torrance.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS January/February 2013

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a tyke hike. 10-11am. $5 donation. 310-782-3989. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 The Norris Theatre, 27570 Norris Center Drive, RHE, presents Dora the Explorer Live. This fun for the family show will help Dora reach the treasure! All ages. 7:30pm, Plus shows Saturday, 7:30 and Sunday, 2pm. (310) 544-0403 SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Lemons and Sugar, 2325 Palos Verdes Dr. West, #220, PVE, hosts Fine Art Classes for Kids from 3:30-5pm. $38 per class, all supplies included. Reservation required. For more information www.BobbieRich.com or www.lemonsandsugar.com. Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR/Heartsaver. 9am-3pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659 TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 MOMS Club of Hermosa Beach hosts a meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For information, email hbmoms@yahoo.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 MOMS Club of San Pedro meets the second Wednesday of every month at Peck Park Recreational Center, meeting room ABC, San Pedro. 10:30am. Call Marcia at 310514-9825or saNpedromomsclub@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for Family & Friends (infant/child CPR). 6PM—9PM. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts a Supersitter Class for kids ages 11-15. This 2 session class is $30. To register, go to www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts Friday fun EVERY Friday ! Learn about nature through crafts, stories and hands-on fun! 10-12noon. $5 donation. (310) 782-3989. La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 2nd Friday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 10am. krislaleche@yahoo.com SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts 2nd Sunday Science: The Wonders of Winter, 2-4pm. $5 per person. (310) 782-3989. The James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr. Torrance, hosts Stunt Dogs. Come see the most incredible stunts ever performed by dogs. Come early and enjoy an art project provided by Art to Grow On Children’s Art Center. 2pm & 6pm. (310) 3788100.


www.WhatsUpForKids.com (Continued from page 20) TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 The South Bay evening group of LaLeche meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Beach Cities Health District. 7:00pm. Free. krislaleche@yahoo.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 Mom’s Club of Palos Verdes in a nonprofit support group for moms. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, visit www.pvmomsclub.com. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a Star Party, 6:30-8:30pm. Free (310) 782-3989. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989. SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989 MONDAY, JANUARY 28 Moms Club of Torrance meets at La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Ave., Torrance, 90503. 10am. www.momsclubtorrancenw.weebly.com. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 10:30Am. 310-371-7546.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 6:30pm. 310-371-7546.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a tyke hike. 10am. $5 donation. 782-3989. Manhattan Village, 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, hosts a special kids event with Wonder Tree. 11am. Get the details at www.shopmanhattanvillage.com FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 2nd Friday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 10am. krislaleche@yahoo.com SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts a Supersitter Class for kids ages 11-15. This 2 session class is $30. To register, go to www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for Family & Friends (infant/child CPR). 6-9pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts turtle and tortoise day. Learn about and even adopt a turtle/tortoise as your pet. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts 2nd Sunday Science, 24pm. $5 per person. (310) 782-3989. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts watercolors for kids. Ages 8+, $10. 1-3pm. 782-3989


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January/February 2013 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 7pm. (424) 634-2660. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Mom’s Club of Palos Verdes in a non-profit support group for moms. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at St. Luke’s Church in Rolling Hills Estates at 10am. For more information, email Susan at susan@pvmomsclub.com. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH Happy Valentine’s Day!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts Friday fun (all Fridays in September/October)! Learn about nature through crafts, stories and hands-on fun! 10-12noon. $5 donation. (310) 782-3989. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Madrona Mash, 3201 Plaza Del Amo hosts a Star Party. 6:30—8:30pm. (310) 782-3989 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for Family & Friends (infant/child CPR). 6-9pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Moms Club of Torrance meets at La Romeria Park, 19501 Inglewood Ave., Torrance, 90503. 10am. www.momsclubtorrancenw.weebly.com. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 10:30Am. 310-371-7546.

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CLASSES Classes— Classes—Dance The Dance Factory School of Performing Arts (310) 519-3600 28901 S. Western Ave., #113, Rancho Palos Verdes www.Dance-Factory.com Where kids grow up and make memories to last a lifetime. Ages 2 and up. University trained teachers—limited class size. Peninsula School of Performing Arts (310) 375-1398 2325 PV Drive West, PVE 700 Silver Spur Rd, RHE Please check our website: pspadance.com, for class information, teacher bios, calendar and fees. Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz and More! Tita Boulger, director.

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