SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 8/17-8/21/2015


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Trendy outfits for the first day, brand-new school supplies, and a whole lot of excitement means the Inland Empire is going back to school! Let’s demonstrate that knowledge is power both inside and outside of the classroom. From Monday through Friday, we’ve got ways for your and the younger people in your life to expand their minds through fun classes, free tutoring and good times. Also, don't forget to check out our back-to-school craft to show your teacher some appreciation.



8/17, Art Class – Drop-In Art Class at Corona Art Association at the Corona Mall between 1p.m. and 4p.m. Cost is $5. Suitable for children ages 6 to 15. Have your child improve their artistic skill at this drop-in class. Whether you’re preparing for back to school, or you’re stopping by after your child’s first day, this class will surely allow creativity and relaxation in the mind of your little one. 



8/18, Kids Cooking Class – Junior Chefs Ages 6 to 10 Cooking Class at Claremont Chefs Cooking Academy at 4p.m. Please call (909) 625-7505 in advance to reserve your spot. One-time class is $30, but check online for classpacks and membership deals. Kids at all cooking skill levels get 90 minutes of hands-on cooking time to learn up to three recipes, while also learning skills on using knives, measuring and more. Young participants will enjoy eating their creations at the end of class, so consider yourself lucky if they share tasty creations with you!



8/19, Jewelry Class – Macrame Bracelet Class at Garden of Beaden in Upland from 5p.m. to 6:30p.m. Cost is $25. From knotting a macrame bracelet to adding beautiful bead adornments you can find at this shop dedicated to just that craft, this class by Irene provides inside knowledge into how to make a beautiful piece of jewelry. Participants can make the bracelet as a gift for a friend, or keep it for themself.



8/20, Free Tutoring – Tutoring at Casa Blanca Library in Riverside from 2p.m. to 7p.m. Check online for the participating Riverside libraries and various times available. These free 30-minute tutoring sessions are first come, first served. Children in K-6 can take advantage of math tutoring, and tutoring for reading is available for children in K-9. The library encourages children to bring written homework assignments from their teachers to receive the best help possible. Tutoring in English and Spanish is available .  

8/20, Science Museum – “The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci” exhibit at Western Science Center in Hemet from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Admission is $8 for adults ages 13 and older, $6.50 for students and seniors, $6 for youth ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Audio tour is available for $2 per person. In addition to the museum’s awesome permanent collection, you can see models of da Vinci’s greatest inventions, and enjoy 16 reproductions of his breathtaking drawings. This mind expanding museum is an exciting after school activity.



8/21, Healthy Cooking Class – Eat Right for Life: Healthy Barbecue Food Demonstration at Dignity Health Community Hospital of San Bernardino from 12p.m. to 1:30p.m. Class is free, but pre-registration is required. This healthy cooking class will help you learn how to make informed food choices for you and your family while still keeping taste buds happy. By developing healthy eating habits, you can avoid negative health conditions. Call (909) 806-1816 or email to register.             

8/21, Practice Reading – Sit, Stay, Read at James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library at 3:30p.m. Children can practice their reading skills on someone who will sit, stay and listen—a therapy dog! Kids will not only get to exercise their reading muscle, this is also a chance for them to make a therapy dog really happy by reading them a fun story. After all, dogs and kids are best friends.


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