Apr 25, 2014

K95K Color Run - Temecula, CA

(originally posted on our sister-blog, SoCal Dog Blog)

Man, oh man, I'm so excited for this!

I'm constantly on the look out for activities that I can do with Gigi, so when I heard a 5K was being held for dogs I was uber excited.

We'll probably register next Friday (payday) and I'll definitely be ordering G some doggles from Amazon that same day so the colored cornstarch doesn't get into her eyeballs.

There are lots of options in regards to what package to register under...I think we'll opt for the VIP, since it includes a visit to one of the onsite spa's after the race. A clean dog, yes please!

Hope you guys will join the color fun. Let me know if you'll be there and maybe we can run/walk together. Dog lovers unite!

For more info visit k95kcolorrun.com

Apr 14, 2014

Oak Canyon Nature Center "Spring Fling"

The weather's fabulous so why not head out for some outdoor Easter themed fun. The Oak Canyon Nature Center is hosting a fun filled Spring Fling on Saturday, April 19.

Children 3-10 year old are invited to an exciting day filled with spring activities. Check in time is 10-11 am and activities will be resume until 2 pm. 

Kids will be enjoy fun activities such as an Egg'celent Egg Hunt, spring crafts, animal nursery, games, face paintings and a visit from Mr. Bunny, who'll be taking photos all day!

Oak Canyon Nature Center - 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Rd., Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 998-8380

10-11 am  sign in time
11 am - 2 pm  Spring Fling event and activities

Adult "helpers" required, at no charge.

*see flier for more details.

Apr 11, 2014

Easter Celebration at Pretend City

Easter is right around the corner and one of the best places for kids to play and learn, Pretend C!ty, is hosting a fun event for the kiddos on Saturday, April 19.

Join the fun and color the city in the hues of the holiday at this joyous celebration for Easter. From the white Easter Bunny to the rainbow Easter eggs, your child will have a blast with the vibrant activities they will be able to participate in. 
Activities for the day will include:
  • Good to Go Game: Egg Scramble – This egg-xiting  tag game is the perfect addition to any Easter celebration. It will get your bodies moving!
  • Smart Art: Egg-xtravagant Eggs – Easter eggs are a symbol of the season. Visit us to decorate your very own egg utilizing a variety of colorful mediums and materials.
  • Science for the Senses: Carrot Crunch – How do you like to eat your carrots? Steamed, raw, mashed? Join us for a taste testing of the Easter Bunny’s favorite treat to see which you like the best.
Be the first through the doors of Pretend City to participate in an engaging Easter Egg Hunt! 

Pretend City - 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

General Admission hours begin at 10:00 a.m.; Easter Celebration begins at noon. Easter egg hunt is on a first come first serve basis.

Infant to 12 months - FREE
Children - $12.50
Adult - $12.50
Military and Family Members - $9.50
* Easter celebration fee is included in general admission.

Pretend City Children's Museum is a non-profit organization and relies on generous support from the community to provide educational exhibits and programs.

Apr 4, 2014

America's Family Pet Expo at OC Fair Grounds [Giveaway]

Calling all animal lovers; we have the perfect event for you!

A few days ago I posted about America's Family Pet Expo making it's way to the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa on April 25 - 27 and now you have a chance to attend for FREE.

A whole day of fun with reptiles, dogs, cats, birds, etc. It's definitely a good way to tire out the kids while allowing them to learn a few things about different animals.

Here are some of the events you can look forward to:
  • Extreme Canines Dog Stunt Show - a high energy, fur-flying show with stunt dogs soaring for Frisbees, high jump flying through the air, jump roping, and running through obstacle courses.
  •  Dog Training with Renee -  Renee Jones comes from Alabama to teach show guests how to train their four-legged friends basic and complex commands.
  • Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition as participating pups compete for the longest jump into the pool!
  • Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations - watch and learn how these K9 Officers and their pup-partners work and play while gaining a deeper appreciation for these canine protectors in our community.
  • TICA Cat Show & Presentations - allows you to learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities.
  • The Birdman of Las Vegas
  • The Great American Petting Zoo - offers several different animals for kids to touch, brush and feed.
  • Tucker’s Pony Rides, Human Hamster Wheel, Scooter the Mini Horse and Pet Adoptions!
For more information on event visit PetExpoOC.org


One lucky person will win a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Pet Expo.

Giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 16 @ 11:59 pm (pst). One winner will be chosen at random, using the above rafflecopter widget that has been posted on both this blog and SoCalDog Blog. Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: SoCal Blog was provided with tickets to the Pet Expo in exchange for posting event information & ticket giveaway. Giveaway tickets will be mailed to winner via USPS. SoCal Blog is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

Apr 3, 2014

2nd Annual IE Cupcake Fair

Sunday, May 4  @Riverside Convention Center

Did someone say "cupcake"? Count me in...whatever it is!

The Second Annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is set for Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Riverside Convention Center.  The fair has cupcake tastings, judging, giveaways, cake decoration demonstrations by California Cake Decorations & Supply Co., live entertainment, free massages, Kids Zone provided by Seeking Sitters Inland Empire, Craft Corner and lots of shopping!

The Inland Empire Cupcake Fair is back for more delicious fun! We’ve learned a few things since last year’s Premiere event and we’re excited to say this year is going to be bigger and better,” said Su Pak event creator and founder of IEShineOn.com.

Last year’s bakers included not only the best bakers in the Inland Empire but also the best cupcake baker in the United States! Desiree Massei from [desi]gn Cakes & Cupcakes, a three time Cupcake Wars winner and Casey’s Cupcakes also a Cupcake Wars winner.

This year, Su has partnered with some great community organizations like Riverside Downtown Partnership, the Riverside Center and Dameron Communications and best of all, this year's proceeds will benefit Community Connect and California Riverside Ballet. Nothing like giving back to your community.

The IE Cupcake Fair is a family event with cupcake tastings, professional and amateur baking competition, live entertainment, a spa zone with free massages, a kid’s zone with professional babysitters from Seeking Sitters Inland Empire and a free photo booth hosted by Shutter Cubby.

Event info:
Location - Riverside Convention Center: 3637 5th St. Riverside, CA 92501
Time: 12 - 4 pm (VIP enters at 11 am)

Ticket info:
Tickets are now on sale and if you act fast you can catch the "early bird" sale (ends 4/9/14).
"Early Bird" General Admission: $15
"Early Bird" VIP General Admission: $30
General admission: $28
VIP: $35

VIP vs General Admission:

VIP Receives:
  • Early Entrance at 11 a.m. (General admission starts at 12 p.m.)
  • Goodie bag with local discounts, T-shirt and more goodies!
  • 6 tasting tickets PLUS 1 additional tasting ticket
General Admission Receives:
  • 6 tasting tickets
  • Admission starts at 12 p.m.
** Kids 3 and under are free (tasting tickets will need to be purchased separately)**