Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Have fun and enjoy trick or treating, but make sure you are celebrating this fun Halloween safely!

Here are some events to check out in Coronado:
October 31 (Thursday):  Free Burgers & Drinks for Kids at Burger LoungeBurger Lounge Coronado (located at 922 Orange Avenue) will be supplying a 'kids burger and soft drink' to all kids under 12 years old 
October 31 (Thursday): Downtown Goes Ghostly:From 3:30p-5:30p - all of the businesses on Orange Avenue hand out candy and other treats.  The sidewalks are absolutely packed with little kids (most under 12) and their parents as they go business-to-business to collect their goods.

October 31 (Thursday):  Trick or Treating in Coronado Neighborhoods:
From dusk until the candy runs out! For the older kids, visit Margarita Avenue (photo below) for even scarier decorations & special treats.  
Some tips for a safe Halloween:

Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Taken from: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Marvel Ultimate Mentor Adventure

Are you a girl between 14-18 and in high school? Do you love science or math? If so check out this really cool contest being put on by Marvel entertainment!

The full contest rules are located on their website, but essentially you need to fill out an application, interview a woman who has been successful in a STEM field, and submit a 5 minute video about yourself and the interview. There are lots of resources on the site giving  you a guide to successful women in your area. Winners get a chance to see the new Thor 2!

From Marvel's site: "MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE is looking nationwide for girls – just like you – ages 14 and up in grades 9-12 to apply to be a part of this incredible journey. Finalists from the applicant pool of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be selected for the opportunity to meet some of the most incredible women in science, all while conducting interviews, participating in experiments and interactive events, and getting the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having this adventure filmed."

Applications have to be received by October 20th. Check out: http://dep.disney.go.com/ultimatementoradventure/index.html for more detailed information!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kids get in Free in October at many Local Museums

I came across this cool promotion recently. In partnership with Time Warner Cable, many local museums will let kids 12 and under in for free with a paying adult. To find out more about this and to download the coupon that gets you in click here! If you're over 12, it means that if you pay to get in you can bring a younger sibling or perhaps someone you're babysitting in for free.

The San Diego Museum Council's website has even more information about the program and other museum related activities happening in San Diego.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads day is a fantastic day that celebrates both Star Wars and reading! Happening Saturday, October 5th, activities are planned throughout the county to celebrate this cool event.

Check out San Diego Public Library's Central Branch's live reading of "William Shakeseare's Star Wars."
http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

San Diego Public's City Heights Branch is also planning a celebration. Learn more at: http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

For more information about Star Wars Reads Day check out: http://starwars.com/reads/