SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 1/11-1/15/2016

Following a busy holiday season, many parents are relieved to have the children readjusted to their school schedules. Help continue your child's learning by practicing new skills! Get away from TVs, computers, tablets and phones, and enjoy being screen-free this week with these after-school activities.


1/11, Native American Exhibit – “Cahuilla Continuum: Tuku, Ivax, Tuleka” at Riverside Metropolitan Museum from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Admission is free, suggested donation is $3. Learning should not stop once your child leaves the classroom. Introduce your children to the past, present and future of those who are native to Southern California—the Cahuilla. Over 160 objects tell a fascinating story about those who have made Southern California their home for a very long time.


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1/12, 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. 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!



1/13, Storytime – Pawsitive Reading at Norco Library at 4p.m. Kick back for an hour while exercising your reading skills with no pressure attached. Your helpful listeners will be certified therapy dogs who love to hear new stories.


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1/14, Free Movie – Teen After School Movie at Upland Public Library at 3:30p.m. Teens get a place to hang out, have fun and watch a movie for free after school. This will make the burden of doing homework and preparing for college a little less heavy, and they may make some new friends in the process.

1/14, Educational Outing – Learn to Conserve Water at Chino Basin Water Conservation District in Montclair from 8a.m. to 5p.m. There is no time that’s more important to focus on conserving water in Southern California than now! Bring your kids to this interactive playground and garden for water conserving fun and education, and they’ll leave with an interactive experience to motivate your family to effortlessly help with California’s drought.



1/15, Train Museum – Visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Admission to the museum and parking is free. Minds young and old are intrigued by transportation and its innovative development over time. Visit this museum, and be captivated by the collection of locomotive artifacts that date back to the 1870s—from railway locomotives to freight cars, buildings and more.

1/15, Indoor Playground – Visit Hippity Hop in Norco from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Admission is $10 for the first child, $8 second child and $5 for each additional child for children ages nine months to seven years old. This indoor playground features everything your young child needs to have an engaging day with jungle gyms, new toys and so much more. Keep in mind that socks must be worn by adults and kids, and there is no time limit. You are also welcome to bring your own food.


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