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Fun & Free Events This Weekend for LA Kids: Woofstock, Kites & Give-away! Mar 10 - 11

This edition of our weekly best is chock full of savvy scoops. We pride ourselves on being in the know with the best and coolest activities out there, but even our seasoned editor was surprised by the awesomeness that is the Toyota Symphony for Youth - and you can still catch it this weekend!

No doubt you've been waiting with bated breath as we've been adding installments in our summer camp/ break camp series. Now, for the first time, you can view all the articles in one place, our Los Angeles Camps Guide. It's like having the boxed set - and we add episodes every week!

Having launched our expedition into the world of camps, we next turn our eye toward education. This week begins our series on Co-op Preschools with a look at the best that the Westside has to offer.

And, having established ourselves as your number one resource for fun activities with kids on land, we're now declaring the seas to be our domain as well, as we reel in the best local whale watching.

Finally, in case you've forgotten, we've still got a giveaway running - and Friday is the last day to enter! Keep reading for our favorite picks for the weekend, and to be reminded about our sparkling giveaway!

ALL WEEKEND

Dana Point Festival of Whales - Dana Point
It’s a whale of a weekend in Dana Point! Families can celebrate these great cetaceans with whale watching, a street fair, fishing and sailing lessons, and lots of opportunities to learn about whales.

Los Angeles County Irish Fair - Pomona
Erin Go Bragh! Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with music, storytelling, dancers, and more.

SATURDAY MARCH 10

Target Free Family Saturday: Folding Paper - Downtown
It’s origami time at the Japanese American National Museum; it's amazing what a few strategic folds can create.

Book Event: Neurotic Parents' Guide to College Admissions
- Pasadena
Worried about the competitive arena for getting your kids into college? Check out this book event at Vroman's Bookstore.

TSFY: Holst’s The Planets - Downtown
Take one look at our editor’s review then rocket on over to Walt Disney Concert Hall for the latest edition in the Toyota Symphonies for Youth series.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  - Santa Monica
We think your kids will agree, this movie is Truly Scrumptious.

Field Trip: Spring Birding in the Valley - Sepulveda Basin
Families can venture into the wilds of the Sepulveda Basin to discover the birds living in our own backyard.

Lowe's Build and Grow - Multiple Locations
Kids learn to use tools and make fun projects at this free biweekly workshop; this week kids construct their own Carnival Hoops.

SUNDAY MARCH 11

Gustafer Yellowgold - Santa Monica
Morgan Taylor and his band bring the story of the golden alien to life at McCabe's biweekly concert series.

38th Annual Festival of the Kite - Redondo Pier
Go fly a kite!  In Redondo Beach! At this long-running kite festival! And maybe do a little yo-yoing while you’re at it.

Unity Resource Festival - Santa Monica
Virginia Avenue Park's annual festival features entertainment, games, crafts, and information about community resources.

Woofstock 90210 - Beverly Hills
Man’s best friend is the guest of honor at this family-friendly event at Roxbury Park’s "Wiggly Field.” Show off your pooch and admire others'.

Pasadena Symphony Musical Circus - Glendale
Music meets playtime at this fun event at the Americana at Brand.

That giveaway we've got running? It's the one for TWO CleanBeeBaby cleaning services (for car seats and/or strollers). To enter the contest you must email us  with the subject line "CleanBeeBaby" by 9pm on Friday night, March 9, 2012. By participating in this give-away, you will be automatically signed up to receive the free weekly Mommy Poppins family events e-mail newsletter. A winner will be drawn at random and notified before midnight on March 9, 2012. Please include your full name and email address in the email. If the winner does not respond to our email notification within 24 hours, another winner will be drawn. Email addresses of entrants will not be collected, sold, or otherwise abused.

As always, there are many more activities listed on our daily events calendar. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have marvelous time!

Goodr Pop Up Grocery Store
Porsche Experience Center - various times Pick
Underwood Family Farms' Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark - 9:00 AM
Virtual Fairytale Story-Book Art Class for Kids
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides