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Enter to Win an Outdoor Adventures Prize Pack

Get ready to explore the great outdoors with our week 5 Mommy Poppins Great Big Summer Giveaway Outdoor Adventures Prize Pack. We have everything you need to take your first step on a hiking trail or discover the wonders in your backyard. Two lucky winners will receive one PlayZoom smartwatch and a bundle of outdoor activity books. A third runner up will win a PlayZoom smartwatch. So, fill up your water bottles ‘cuz we’re going on an adventure.

Enter to Win Baby's First Summer Bundle

For our Week 4 prize for the Mommy Poppins Great Big Summer Giveaway we didn't want to forget about the littlest ones and their moms. Our Baby's First Summer Prize bundle includes loads of great items to make this summer easier from awesome skin care to fashionable cover-ups, toys, and, something to help with that most important of things, sleep! One winner will receive all of the below. One runner up will receive one Lulla Doll and one set of Edushape Water Toys. 

June GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

School lets out early these days, which means pretty much all the weekends of June count as summer. Summer movie series are already lighting up the Southland night; the beaches are hopping, and the water parks and splash pads are open. If you're ready to kick off summer with the biggest, most once-a-year-ish events happening in June, then read on. We'll continue to send our weekly picks, of course, and we'll keep adding to our Event Calendar daily; but consider yourself on notice for these June favorites—many of which are free!

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Lummis Day, Nick Gabaldon, and The Great Big Day of Play

If we had had confidence that there was nothing to do this weekend, we would have said so. But we did not. Because there isn't not. By which we mean to say there is. Lots to do this weekend. As full a calendar you're likely to see, to be surpassed only by next week's, and the one after that.

You may have heard tell that there was no illusion, no construction of golf greens, but the facts will show that there was and there are. We've laid it all out for you. We are not afraid to make waves. Or to surf them. If you want to know the facts of this coming weekend, check out the preponderance of events that can be found on our daily events calendar (conveniently sorted chronologically). The truth is out there if you're just willing to read

Of course, it's not our job to tell you what to do with your kids. You are the parents. You make those choices. And if your (correct) choice is to take them to a free outdoor concert at Pasadena City Hall that celebrates music that made the leap from Broadway to Hollywood, well all we can say then is bravo, encore, well done. Are you teaching your kids to put the steam in punk? You've turned this parenting thing into an art! Can we expect to see you at The Great Big Day of Play (of which Mommy Poppins is a humble media partner)? Well, then, cross out whatever picture is in the dictionary next to awesome parent, because your fresh-faced visage is what belongs there.

 Keep reading for our unredacted account of this weekend's worthiest picks...

Los Angeles Summer Day Camps with Availability Now

As the last day of school breathes down our collective necks, there are those among us who—dare I say it—have not yet figured out summer camp. No shame here; you are among friends. In fact, we'd like to help by sharing a few great summer camps that we happen to know still have space available. Open the map at the bottom of the page to search by location. And remember, we have more camps to peruse in our camp guide and directory!

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Free (or Cheap) Family Nights Out

And... action! As summer kicks off, a familiar annual scene is playing out at locations throughout the Southland: the season of free, nearly free, and gloriously cheap outdoor summer movie series has started rolling. At museumsparks, beaches, and malls,  by land or by sea, in the early morning and by the light of the moon, families can catch both recent blockbusters and timeless classics for free or close to it. (While free is awesome, we think a dollar is still pretty good!)

Below you can find our comprehensive guide to free (and darn close to it) summer movie screenings and festivals. Click on the event names for more details, including movie titles. And keep checking back, because we'll continue to post more listings as they are announced, throughout the 2019 summer movie season.

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