Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Penguins of Madagascar + one giveaway to Aquarium of the Pacific

Penguins of Madagascar the Movie is coming today Wednesday November 26th, 2014.  My family is excited to see this holiday comedy. Keep reading to find how you can win Aquarium of the Pacific Ticket and make this a fun educational experience. Take a peek at the funny trailer:
To get you field tripping and keep you in the penguin spirit enter for a chance to win (4) tickets to the Aquarium of the pacific in Long Beach, CA.
Contributor Beth Vance reviews Penguins of Madagascar:
This is an entertaining movie for all ages.  The opening sequence parodies the penguin documentaries, watching the endless line of penguins marching across the frozen tundra.  Three penguins (Skipper, Kowalski and Rico) break the routine and step out of line to rescue a penguin egg, which then hatches  into a baby penguin they name Private.  Flash forward a few years, and the four penguins are masters of espionage, with lots of slapstick (high one instead of high five) humor to go along.  There was nonstop action and lots of humor – visual and verbal – to make this movie very entertaining for parents as well as children.  

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private are brought into the services of the North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force that is dedicated to helping animals who can't help themselves. The Penguins must work with the North Wind led Agent  Classified to prevent Dr. Octavius Brine (voiced brilliantly by John Malkovich)  from taking over the world (Wikipedia.org).
In the mad doctor’s  former life (where he was known as Dave), he was the star of the aquarium, until the cute and cuddly adorable penguins showed up and stole his limelight.   Now he intends to enact his revenge by capturing all the penguins from zoos, marine parks and aquariums throughout the world, which he does, while the North Wind interspecies agency chases after him to stop his evil plans.    So many one liners that made me laugh!  The celebrity namedropping was hilarious! 


To enter for a chance to win (4) tickets just leave a comment on the blog. Tell me your about your favorite sea animal. Winner will be chosen December 1st, 2014 through random drawing. You must be 18 years or older and must live in Southern California. 
Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. A special thank you to Beth Vance for reviewing the movie.

Penguin Facts by Penguin World:

1. Penguins are birds

Penguins are birds highly adapted to the aquatic life.
Penguins are avid swimmers and they have changed their wings by flippers as part of the adaptation process.

2. Penguis feed in the Ocean.

Penguins feed on squid, fish, krill and some other forms of sealife.

3. The Emperor Penguin is the largest penguin

The Emperor Penguins are about 1.15 meters tall and about 37 Kg weigh. The Little Blue Penguins are the smallest penguins and they are about 40 cm tall and 1.2 Kg. weigh

4. Penguin Distribution.

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, however they are not exclusively found in the cold climates. There are penguins living as north as the Galapagos islands, close to the equator.

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Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich

Directed By: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Produced By: Executive Producers: Tom McGrath, Mireille Soria, Eric Darnell;
Producers: Lara Breay, Mark Swift

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Disney on Ice - "Let's Celebrate!" Promo code included

Disney on Ice is coming this December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015. The show will bring over 50 Disney characters from 16 favorite stories to make it a grand celebration. Contemporary music and favorite songs will make you want to get up from your seat to sing and dance. This family event is a holiday must do for people of all ages. It makes the holiday's a little brighter and festive. My family attends this once a year event to remind us that there is magic on the ice. Keep reading to find the promo code that will help you save money on a family pack.  Disclosure:  Sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are all my own. By the way there is a chance to win (2) tickets to this great event. Just keep reading.
disney on ice
L O S  A N G E L E S 
 STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015
    Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14
Wednesday, December 10                 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 11                     7:30 PM
Friday, December 12                         11:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM 

TICKETS:     Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

A N A H E I M
            Honda Center 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
Tuesday, December 16 – Sunday, December 2
Tuesday, December 16                    7:30 PM 
Wednesday, December 17               7:30 PM
Thursday, December 18                  10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, December 19                       1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20                   11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 21                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
TICKETS:    Ticket prices range from $22 – $310; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or   in-person at the venue Box Office.*prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.  

O N T A R I O
         Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

                           Thursday, December 25 – Sunday, December 28

Thursday, December 25              6:00 PM
 Friday, December 26                 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
 Saturday, December 27              11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
 Sunday, December 28                1:00 PM & 5:00 PM 

TICKETS:    Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees. 

L O N G  B E A C H
Long Beach Arena 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

                                Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wednesday, December 31           4:30 PM
Thursday, January 1                     6:00 PM
Friday, January 2                         11:30 AM & 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 3                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 4                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

TICKETS:   Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.  *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
Get a family four pack of tickets for $80.00 using:
PROMO CODE: MOM14 EXPIRES 1/4/15

Enter for a chance to win (2) tickets to Disney on Ice. Just leave a comment and tell me who is your favorite Disney character. A winner will be picked at random by November 30th, 2014. This giveaway is open to Southern California Residents 18 years or older.   

Friday, November 14, 2014

UC Irvine Health - Free Flu Shot

UC Irvine Health Medical Group is hosting an open house this Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9am to noon located: 1451 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, Ca 92780.  This is a great opportunity to meet primary care physicians, tour the new Tustin facility, get free healthy screenings and get a free flu shot. They will be hosting a drawing to win an iPad mini.
 photo 111014_primary_care_invite_Page_1_zps906bd93c.png Want to learn more about this new facility:
http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/news/2014/11/expert-primary-care-in-a-neighborhood-near-you/
 
*Free Flu shots are for kids over age 5 and it is while supplies last.
*Get Free health screenings.
*Meet the care physicians and get to know them in person.

I want to encourage you to come and meet the people in your community. Hope to see you there tomorrow.

Best regards,

Alma

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Knott's Berry Farm is hosting Christmas celebrations!

Christmas is coming! Can you believe that it’s that time of the year? The famous Beagle Santa is now on the loose at Southern California’s most loved theme park. “Knott’s Berry Farm!” Season pass holders and general admission can experience holiday events, live entertainment and festive food along with the fun theme park rides.   To help the community with shopping they offer a wonderland filled with local crafts and handmade gifts.  Let me share with you a list of activities you can expect on your next visit between November 22 through January 4, 2015. Disclosure: Sponsored post. Special Contributor for this story GigaSavvy.

Courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm


  • Catch a performance by the world famous beagle, Snoopy as he performs a brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! His performance can be seen at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre.
  • Experience a live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi in an intimate setting of the historic Bird Cage Theatre.
  • When the sun sets on the Farm, Calico Stage lights up with the celebration of the season in Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting. Join us for a musical, whimsical tree lighting featuring a cast of Toy Soldiers, Snowmen, Elves and America’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
  • Over in Camp Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy invite you to dance, sing and join in on the holiday fun in the Camp Snoopy Theatre.
  • Introduced in 2013, the Ghost Town and Calico Railroad celebrate Christmas on Engine 41. Climb aboard a vintage railcar and meet an ever-changing group of Ghost Town residents eager to share their Christmas plans and songs with you.
  • Ghost Town also celebrates of the sounds of the season with its very own Dickensian vocal quartet, Calico Carolers and interactive country Christmas blue grass quartet, the Ghost Town Miners.
Courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

Remember to bring your Christmas shopping list and shop local. See you at Knott’s this holiday season. Happy Holidays.
To find out more about Knott's Berry Farm, please visit their website:
Deal alert: NEW PASSHOLDERSPurchase a 2015 Season Pass today and use it for one 2014 visit!
Hurry, this offer expires November 6.
Disclaimer: Sponsored post. A special thanks to our contributor GigaSavvy. 

Virtual field trips, WebCam and videos help to make learning fun.

It's been raining and we can't go outside. Well, we don't really like to drive in the rain because of the traffic and well, the rain.  What to do for a field trip? Hmmm...Virtual Field Trips, Live Webcam Feeds and Online Tours can help.  We usually grab candy, popcorn and a spot on our couch to watch and explore.  However, we have found an aquarium, several museums, a volcano and a zoo who share their facility online for the purpose of educational fun.  We are sharing a list of online tours, virtual field trips and webcams that can bring you fun and joy this winter season.  Stay warm and cozy while going on a field trip....from your couch. 

Animal Plant Shark Webcam 
http://www.apl.tv/sharks.htm

Aquarium of the Pacific - Penguin Habitat below water:
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/penguin_habitat/penguin_cam_below


Italy - Museo Galileo - Visit Leonardo Da Vinci paintings and writings. 
http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/exhibitions/the-colossus-of-leonardo-da-vinci

Louvre - Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the fa├žades of the Louvre without leaving your house. 
http://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
75001 Paris, France

Monterey Bay Aquarium - live webcam
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams/shark-cam


National Museum of Natural History 
Smithsonian Institution 
10th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560-0135
Phone: (202) 633-2950 
http://naturalhistory.si.edu/VT3/list-1-NMNH.html
http://naturalhistory.si.edu/VT3/NMNH/z_NMNH-016.html

Natural History Museum in London, UK
http://naturalhistory.si.edu/VT3/index.html


Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD UK
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/naturecams/antcam/index.html

9 webcams operating inside the Kennedy Space Center.https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/video.html

Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts
137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-1622
http://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/thanksgiving-virtual-field-trip

San Diego Zoo - (7) webcams to see Tigers, Apes, Koala, Panda, Polar Bear, Condor and Elephant Cam. 
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-1515
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/video-more

Volcano de Mexico - Webcam of the volcano de Colima. You will see many great images. 
http://www.webcamsdemexico.com/webcam-volcan-de-colima.html

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. All thoughts and ideas are all my. Post was updated 02/10/2017