Back-To-School at The Children’s Place! @ChildrensPlace #PLACEfall

If you are already fans of The Children’s Place, you will love them even more with their new Fall collection! Yesterday when we were shopping for Back-to-School, I couldn’t stop grabbing stuff off the shelves. Here’s why – it’s their new Designer Michael Giannelli’s first Back-to-School collection. (Michael used to work for Gap Inc.) His new collection for girls is all about the “sparkle & shine” and boho. For boys, he doesn’t disappoint either with trendy rugby and rocker-looks. Let me post a few pieces that I love. From the School Uniform Collection Aren’t these dresses and shorts too cute? * * * * * * * * * * … READ MORE

ZOOKEEPER Movie Night at the OC Zoo! 8/10

Photo owned by OC Zoo Tonight, OC Parks Ranger Reserves is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a “Zookeeper” Movie Night at the OC Zoo! You’ll want to arrive early to enjoy the Zoo and pack blankets or small chairs to enjoy the film. This special event includes: FREE admissions to the Zoo starting at 5pm Ranger Reserve stations at various animal exhibits “Zookeeper” Movie will be under the stars and will start at dusk around 7:45pm Craft activities for the children throughout the night OC Zoo 1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869 (714) 973-6847 5-10pm FREE, but parking is $3 to get inside the park. The OC Zoo is … READ MORE

Community Autism Now (CAN)

Let’s Play OC! is featured in Community Autism Now (CAN)’s August 2012 Newsletter! Less than 30 days ago, Let’s Play OC! launched and with everyone’s support, it has been growing every day. Thanks for all your continued support and patience as I share these invaluable resources. You can check out their newsletter here: Community Autism Now’s August 2012 Newsletter. CAN is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote autism awareness, assistance and resources to families, children and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Southern California. Each month, they share local upcoming events, valuable resources and helpful tips. You can sign-up for their monthly newsletter by emailing them at [email protected]

Autism Night @ Dodger Stadium!

The Los Angeles Dodgers teamed up with Autism Speaks for Autism Night at Dodger Stadium! A portion of every ticket purchased for this event will go back to Autism Speaks. Wednesday, August 22, 12 at 7:10pm Giants vs. Dodgers PREFERRED FIELD BOX $30 (regular $40) INFIELD RESERVE $22 (regular $28) LOWER RESERVE $15 (regular $20) To purchase tickets: www.Dodgers.com/AUTISMSPEAKS enter promo code: AUTISM For GROUP tickets, please contact: Eric Boujo 323-224-4287 [email protected] Autism Night @ Dodger Stadium’s Event Flyer

FREE Bowling for Kids All Summer!

Did you know – there are more than one program for FREE bowling for kids all Summer? Photo Credits: Mary K Tran Kids 15 and under get two FREE* games every day at participating locations all through Summer via AMF Summer Unplugged and Kids Bowl Free. Sign up to get weekly coupons emailed to you. Chances are your favorite bowling center will be listed in one of the two links. Family passes are also available for an additional fee. Now get out there and have some fun! *Shoe rentals are not included and could run around $5 each. “This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the … READ MORE

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#Facepainting and Balloon Twisting Deal! Susy’s Happy Faces

If you know children parties, you know that entertaining them is not cheap. I am happy to share that Susy’s Happy Faces is offering Let’s Play OC!‘s readers a special rate: $50/hour* with a two-hour minimum. BALLOON TWISTING Susy not only does face painting, she can also twist simple balloons. CHARACTERS Susan will also dress up in certain characters. Ask her which costumes she have. Susy’s Happy Faces 1 (714) 604-7483 Email: [email protected] SPECIAL RATE $50/hour* with two hour minimum. *Don’t forget to mention Let’s Play OC! for this special rate. Check out her Gallery –> Susy’s Happy Face Gallery

NEW Meetup Socials for Asperger Teens in OC!

Check out this new social group for Teens called American Aspergers United (AAU) in OC! Their socials are geered toward teens that have Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism or PDD-NOS and most of them have had PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) training. They are looking for families that are interested in building up their child’s self-esteem and practice the skills they have learned in safe and fun environments. Photo credits: Kim Mason, AAU Already on their calendar is a Teen Game Night, an Archery Day, Therapeutic Gymnastics, a monthly Fitness with Swim, and Boomers. How cool is that? Here are a list of other outings … READ MORE

Harry Dotson Park’s Water Feature is back on! #Updated

Photo Credits: Let’s Play OC! Wow this is great news! My kids and SAHM-friends love love this park and were so disappointed when the water feature was shut down due to budget cuts. Thanks to the generous donation of Association of Orange County Deputy Sherrifs (AOCDS), they were able to turn it back on as of Friday, July 20, 2012! The “Water Feature” is open for the summer season: May 25 – September 2 Monday – Sunday (seven days a week) 12-5 p.m. Harry M. Dotson Park 10350 N. Fern Ave. Stanton, CA (714) 379-9222 ext. 270 The City of Stanton’s Website Park amenities include: Approximately 1.3 acres in size … READ MORE