Tag: kids

Malibu Hosting Annual Breakfast With Santa Event

November 30, 2023 ·

MALIBU—The city of Malibu announced in a press release on Thursday, November 30 that children in the community can attend the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road).

Attending kids will receive a breakfast box that includes Belgian waffle sticks, fresh fruit cups, and assorted pastries. Adults can enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice and eggnog (non-alcoholic), while the kids enjoy story time with the Malibu Library, holiday games, art activities, and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Reservations are available online for $10 per person at www.MalibuCity.org/Register (click the “Special Events” tab). The event is expected to sell out ahead of time, so interested parties are asked to register in advance. Walk-up registrations will only be available if spaces are available.

For more event details visit www.MalibuCity.org/Santa or call 310-317-1364.

By Trevor

Tiny Tot Olympic Games At Malibu Bluffs Park September 17

August 23, 2023 ·

MALIBU—Malibu’s Tiny Tot Olympic Games is returning to Malibu Bluffs Park on Sunday, September 17, offering 12 different sporting activities for kids ages 2 to 6 years old.

The city of Malibu indicated in a news release that registration starts at 9:45 a.m. and an Opening Ceremony will start at 10 a.m. for 12 varied sports activities. Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting www.MalibuCity.org/Register. Registration is $5 per child and there will be a limited number of walk-up registrations available the day of the event.

The Community Services Department collaborated with a variety of instructors that will lead the sports activities. Stations include basketball with Momentum Academies, baseball with Train Goat Gainz, skateboarding with Champ Camp, soccer with Super Soccer Stars, surfing with Aspects Academy, tennis with tennis pro John Rom, martial arts with Joey Escobar, ribbon dancing with Gaylene’s Dance Studio, track with Malibu Run and an art activity with Create Studio.

There will be bounce houses and face painting for a nominal fee. Each child will receive a ribbon for their efforts, and photo opportunities will be available for parents.

For more details call the Community Services Department 310-317-1364 or visit www.MalibuCity.org/SpecialEvents.

By Trevor

SANTA MONICA READS All Summer 2023 Program

June 13, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica announced in a press release on June 6 that the Santa Monica Public Library is inviting the community to participate in the 2023 Summer Reading program for all ages in SANTA MONICA READS All Summer starts June 10 and runs thru August 12.

Sign up in person starting June 10 at the Main Library, Montana Avenue Branch, or Pico Branch, or visit smpl.org/srp to register online now and learn about our free summer events for everyone, from babies to adults.  This summer the community is being challenged to read 600,000 minutes.

Summer Reading helps prevent “summer slide” by ensuring youth retain reading and learning skills over the school break.  Parents can sign up their kids to receive a free board book. Kids and teens can sign up for a 10-, 20-, or 30-hour challenge, and receive a tote bag, free book, and reading log, to track reading and activities during summer through August 12.  At the halfway mark, kids and teens receive a coupon from the Friends of the Library Bookstore.  Upon completing their challenge, kids and teens can choose from a variety of fun prizes, as supplies last.

Adults can participate as the city will feature two SANTA MONICA READS All Summer selections: “Clark and Division” by Naomi Hirahara and “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women” by Lisa See.  Those interested in joining the book discussions will receive one of our featured books upon signing up for Summer Reading, and all adults will receive a reading log, resource guide, and free SMPL tote, while supplies last.  Read 10 hours and receive a coupon from the Friends of the Library Bookstore and be entered in a drawing for a local business gift certificate.

SANTA MONICA READS All Summer is provided with funding from the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library, Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica, and the California State Library. For more details and other free, public programs, call Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600 or visit smpl.org.  Library services are currently available 24/7 at SMPL Online.  Contact a friendly library staffer, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., via telephone or email us at library@santamonica.gov.

By Donald