Friday, October 23, 2009

Handmade Brigade OC - Sunday, November 1st

Sunday, November 1st, from 11am-5pm at the Camp, 2937 Bristol St., in Costa Mesa. Be one of the first 25 entrants and receive a great gift bag.

Check out the Handmade Brigade OC website for more info on vendors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Long Beach Museum of Art: After Dark, Thursday 10/22

Estate Sale to benefit New Life Beginnings and Children Today, Sunday 10/25

An estate and rummage sale benefitting two charities, New Life Beginnings and Children Today, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday October 25th, at Marine Stadium, 5225 E. Paoli Way.

Parking available next to Marine Stadium.

There will be a wide selection of antique furniture, vintage clothing, costumes, shoes, handbags, household items, toys, children's clothing and other items. The event will also feature live entertainment, food and refreshments. Donated items are still being accepted.

Food and drinks by Francelli's. Wine tasting by Kay Thorp.

Children Today is a non-profit organization that runs two daycare centers for children who are homeless.

New Life Beginnings provides shelter for pregnant women in crisis.

If you can't make it to the sale, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution by dropping off your items at Marine Stadium on 10/25, between 7-8am, or call for pick-up at (562) 590-1538.

Anyone who wants to help with the event may contact Theresa Bixby at or 562-243-4567.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Things to be excited about! Week of October 19-25

(me and larry mullen jr. holdin' hands)

Saturday, 10/24: California Native Plant Sale, El Dorado Park, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach, 9:30am-2pm. Fee: $7 for parking. More info here.

(Agoura Spunky Monkey Flower)

October 19-November 20th: We Love Long Beach Thanksgiving Food Drive!
10/4-1/31/10: Wayne Thiebaud

(Three Machines, Wayne Thiebaud, 1964)

Wednesdays - Sundays
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
$7 for adults

And in the "best news ever" file-

Sunday, 10/26: Since I won't be carrying my very pregnant-with-twins self to the Rose Bowl on Sunday (long lines, far-away bathrooms, parking lot nightmares, etc.), I am thrilled U2 will be live-streaming their concert on youtube , beginning at 8:30pm. We just saw "It might get Loud" on Wednesday, and I'm well looking forward to seeing them play live, now from the comfort of my bed. Ahhhhh!

Did you RSVP for the Swell Season in-store at Fingerprints tonight at 7pm? Yep, it's sold-out. Be sure to take pictures and tell me how it goes. Glen and Marketa do sing so lovely together...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whimsical Wildlife Papier Mache class for teachers and adults!

A fun idea for Monday nights - learn the basics of papier mache, and discover the best places to find inexpensive supplies. Finished projects will include piƱatas and four-footed animals. Diane Sarracino has been creating amazing papier mache sculptures for eight years and creates large-scale works over 5 ft. tall.

The classes will be held at Southland Care Center Auditorium, 11791 Studebaker Rd., in Norwalk, parking is free. The cost is $40 per person for 4 weeks, plus $5 material fee. Bring a friend and waive the material fee for both you and your friend.

Contact Diane at for more information or visit her website at