Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Are you looking for something fun that the entire family will enjoy this weekend? Look no further and make plans to attend the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. It is a really special treat and it is FREE to the public.

 The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them.The festival is a free public event, and includes exciting author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings. Outdoor readings, storytelling and presentations are held on the Target Children’s Stage.

The outdoor Target Children’s Stage will feature storytelling and readings for children. The YA Stage features panels and talks for teens and tweens. There are dozens of booths featuring children’s books, toys and art. In addition, there will be several activities coordinated by educational and cultural groups and costumed characters on the festival grounds

Dates & Location

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 24-25, 2010 at:

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Parking is $10

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

I’m heading up with my family and a couple of friends. I hope to see you there!
For additional info head here.

Bella Cristalli Mother’s Bracelet Giveaway – just in time for Mother’s Day

Bella Cristalli is providing one lucky reader of Daytrippingmom a free Mother’s Bracelet in honor of Mother’s Day.

The Bella Cristalli design studio specializes in creating unique mother’s bracelets with the finest materials — including sleek sterling silver beads, Swarovski crystals, and romantic Indonesian Bali beads.  For those who are looking for the perfect gift, designs are available in a wide range of exquisite colors and styles that compliment any lifestyle. The pictures above are examples of single-strand and double-strand bracelets.  Their Mother’s bracelets are designed for you to showcase your children’s names. Accent your children’s birthdates by choosing birthstones to match their names. 

To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment below here on the blogsite.  The winner will be selected Saturday, May 1st.

Discovery Science Center’s Free Rocket Launch Event

*photo courtesy of DSC

There are so many fun events that are coming up and this is one that you don’t want to miss. The Discovery Science Center is hosting a Free Rocket Launch event at The Boeing Company in Huntington Beach.

You can join the challenge to design, build, and launch a rocket made from a 2-liter plastic soda bottle that uses a combination of pressurized air and water for propulsion.

The competition will consist of creating and launching a rocket that will deploy a parachute. The person with the longest “hang time” in the air will be invited to attend a real rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base!
To learn more about this event and to register to participate head here.
When: May 1, 2010 • 9am – 2pm
The Boeing Company
 5301 Bolsa Ave,
 Huntington Beach, CA 92647