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     As an "extra" for site visitors, this page lists a few other things you can do, get or see for free this summer. The lists include everything from free movies, Shakespeare performances and museum days to car shows, nature-related events and birthday treats. The page also incorporates the same type of information as found in the site's Twitter postings during the rest of the year. (Twitter and Facebook postings also can be viewed on the News page.)

     Some events/activities may be open only to residents of certain cities; others are open to the general public. Check with the sponsoring venue if you are unsure. The list of events and activities below is a dynamic list; it is updated over the course of the summer as information is received. Input from visitors is welcome, too! (Latest Update: June 17)





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CAR SHOWS
FARMERS MARKETS
FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
LECTURES/LECTURE SERIES
LIBRARIES
MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND WEB OFFERS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS
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SPECIAL EVENTS/OTHER
SPORTS/RECREATION/DANCE


4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Fourth of July fireworks shows which are open to the public will be listed here. Shows which are part of events with concerts will be included in the listings.

  • DANA POINT - Fireworks Extravaganza. The fireworks on July 4 will take place at 9 p.m. in the skies over Doheny State Beach. Fireworks are synchronized to a musical score which will be broadcast on KSBR 88.5 FM. Shuttle to harbor available from Dana Hills High School from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org

  • MARINA DEL REY - Fourth of July Fireworks. The 20-minute fireworks display returns this year and will take place at 9 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks are shot from a barge across the Marina'a main channel. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, are prime viewing locations. There will be synchronized music at both locations. Parking in the area is $7 - $15, and due to crowds parking is very limited in the hours before the fireworks. Information: (310) 305-9545, http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov or www.visitmarinadelrey.com

  • RIVERSIDE - Fourth of July Fireworks. The annual 4th of July Fireworks shows will take place at both La Sierra Park and from Mt. Rubidoux. Fireworks are in sync with broadcast on KOLA 99.9 FM and begin at 9 p.m. Public access is not permitted at La Sierra Park, and there is no access to Mr. Rubidoux after 7 a.m. Information: www.riversideca.gov or www.riversideca.gov/park_rec

  • SAN CLEMENTE - Fourth of July Fireworks. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. on July 4 from the San Clemente Pier. The fireworks display may be viewed from beaches and hilltop areas, but the pier itself will be closed. Information: (949) 361-8264 or www.san-clemente.org

  • SOUTH GATE - Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. The Fourth of July fireworks will be part of the larger carnival taking place at South Gate Park, corner of Tweey Blvd. and Walnut Avenue. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. on July 4 at baseball diamond #1. Information: (323) 563-5479 or www.cityofsouthgate.org

  • TORRANCE - Fourth of July Fireworks. Fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. on July at the Torrance Civic Center. There are two designated viewing areas: the Los Angeles County Courthouse parking lot (Maple Ave north of Torrance Blvd.) and the Toyota Sports Complex. Grandstand seating will be available at the courthouse on a first come basis. Gates at the Toyota Sports Complex will open at 7 p.m., but free tickets are required for admission. See Torrance website closer to day of event for ticket distribution policy. Information: (310) 618-2930 or www.torranceca.gov

  • VARIOUS ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS - More information coming soon!

ART WALKS/ART OPEN HOUSES

This Month or Summer Only

  • LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT): JUNE 23 - Korean Inspiration: A Night of Art and Exploration. The celebration and exploration of LACMA's permanent collection of Korean art will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in the LA Times Central Court at LACMA. There will be art-making workshops, Korean food and beverages (complimentary and for purchase), and a fashion show of traditional and contemporary Korean hanbok with an opening dance performance by Natalie Mik. Information: www.lacma.org/event/korea-inspiration.

  • MONROVIA: JUNE 30, JULY 28, AUGUST 14 - Monrovia Summer Art Walks 2018. The Monrovia Summer Art Walks will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. in the 400 and 500 blocks of South Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia. The events will include art, music and mingling. Information: www.monroviafinearts.org.

Ongoing

The following is a partial listing of art walks. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events prior to attending since days and times may change periodically.

  • ANAHEIM - Downtown Anaheim ArtCrawl Experience. This event takes place quarterly on the second Saturday of the month from 5 - 8 p.m. The progressive art walk will begin at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 Center Street. The next event will take place in August. Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com, go to "Events" or "ArtCrawl Experience."

  • CLAREMONT - Art After Hours at Pomona College Museum of Art. The event takes place most Thursdays at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue, from 5 - 11 p.m. May include entertainment, special exhibits, student presentations or other programs, and the event is usually during the school year. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.collegescalendar.org

  • COVINA - First Saturday Citrus Art Walk. The new First Saturday Citrus ArtWalk will take place on the first Saturday of each month from 3 - 7 p.m. on Citrus Avenue in downtown Covina. There will be art displays and a variety of dance/music performances. Information: www.covinaca.gov

  • FULLERTON - First Friday Art Walk. Every first Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in Downtown Fullerton. Art events and exhibition openings; map available on website. Information: (714) 879-1993 or http://www.fullertonartwalk.com

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH - Third Wednesdays Art Walk. ArtWalk will take place every third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street, Fifth Street and a number of individual locations. Maps will be available at each art stop. Information: (714) 536-8300 or http://www.hbdowntown.com

  • LAGUNA BEACH - First Thursdays Art Walk. Every first Thursday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Laguna. Information: (949) 683-6871 or http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com

  • LONG BEACH - Second Saturday Art Walk in the East Village Arts District. Every second Saturday of the month from 4 - 10 p.m. Art, street performances, and music in the East Village Arts District area, Linden Ave., 1st Street, Broadway, Elm. Information: (562) 682-9735 or http://www.artwalklb.com

  • LONG BEACH (BIXBY KNOLLS) - First Fridays on Atlantic Avenue. Art, a variety of entertainment and other exhibits along Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls on the first Friday of each month. Information: (562) 595-0081 or www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

  • LONG BEACH - 3rd Thursday Artwalk at Shoreline Village. Shoreline Village, 423 Shoreline Village Drive, holds an artwalk every third Thursday of the month from 5 - 9 p.m. The event includes art, music, and food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Information: (562) 437-3734 or www.shorelinevillage.com

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - Downtown L.A. Artwalk. Every second Thursday of the month from noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 624-6212 or www.downtownartwalk.com

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Leimert Park Village Art Walk. The Leimert Park Village Art Walk takes place every last Sunday of the month along the streets of 43rd Place and Degnan Boulevard from 2 - 8 p.m. Local cultural spaces, art studios and storefronts will host art exhibits, spoken word and music programs, children's activities and more. Information: www.leimertparkbeat.com/events.

  • LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - Miracle Mile Art Walk. More than 40 galleries and museums hold the ArtWalk four times a year. See website for quarterly details. Information: (323) 651-3512, www.miraclemileartwalk.com or www.midcitywest.org

  • LOS ANGELES (NORTHEAST) - Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Artwalk. Every second Saturday of the month in the Highland Park area of Northeast Los Angeles from 7 - 10 p.m. Information: www.nelaart.org

  • LOS ANGELES (WEST) - Annenberg Space For Photography. Not an artwalk, but regular exhibits, lectures and slide shows in a space "dedicated to exhibiting digital and print photography in an intimate environment." Located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. Current exhibit through the summer is on country music. Information: (213) 403-3000 or www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org

  • ONTARIO - Ontario Emporia Arts District ArtWalk and Studio Tour. The ArtWalk and Studio Tour takes place the third Saturday of every other month from 6 - 10 p.m. at 211 - 223 Emporia Street and 119 W. Transit Street in Ontario. No information yet on upcoming dates. Information: (909) 437-6962

  • POMONA - Metro Pomona Art Walk. Music, food and art every second Saturday of the month in the Pomona Arts Colony off Garey Avenue between Holt and Mission Boulevard. Hours are from 6 - 9 p.m. Information: (909) 261-5004 or www.metropomona.com

  • RIVERSIDE - First Thursdays Arts Walk. Arts Walk is from 6 - 9 p.m. in the downtown Riverside area; includes Riverside Museum. Information: (951) 682-6737, (951) 826-5273, www.riversideculturalconsortium.org or www.riversideca.gov/museum

  • SAN CLEMENTE - Village Art Fair. First Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar. Information: (949) 218-5378 or www.villagesanclemente.com.

  • SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Second Saturday Art Fair. Over 50 juried fine artists, craftsmen and musicians along the sidewalks of downtown SJC from the Mission to Los Rios Street, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (949) 493-4700 or www.sjcartfair.org

  • SANTA ANA - Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village Open House. Every first Saturday of the month from 7 - 10 p.m., Second and Broadway area. Exhibits and occasional performances vary from month to month. Information: (714) 564-5625, www.aplaceforart.org www.santaanaartsdistrict.com, www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

  • SANTA ANA - Santiago Art District ArtWalk. Artwalks are on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Santiago Art District at Santiago Street Lofts, Santa Ana Boulevard between Santiago Street and Poinsettia Street. Parking at Santa Ana Train Depot. Information: www.santiagoartdistrict.com

  • SAN PEDRO - First Thursday ArtWalk. On the first Thursday of each month, open galleries and studios, street vendors and entertainment in the downtown San Pedro arts district. Event is from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown San Pedro between 4th and 8th Streets. There also are periodic Third Saturday artwalks from 2 - 6 p.m., with more than 30 galleries and studios plus guided tours. Information: www.1stthursday.net

  • TEMECULA - First Friday Art Showcases. First Friday programs in 2018 will take place on June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Artist meet and greet from 6 - 7 p.m., plus display of featured artist works at The Merc, 42051 Main Street, and Art Off the Walls from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 694-6480 or www.temeculaca.gov

  • UPLAND - Artists on "A" Street. Over 20 different types of art for show and sale every last Saturday of the month at the corner of "A" Street and 3rd Avenue. No time listed. Information: (909) 931-4100, (909) 204-4465 or www.ci.upland.ca.us

  • VENICE - Venice Art Crawl. The Venice Art Crawl takes place quarterly on the third Thursday of month from 6 - 10 p.m. at locations north and south of Windward Avenue. Visit site for current locations and upcoming dates. Information: www.veniceartcrawl.com.

  • WHITTIER - Whittier Art Stroll Uptown. The Whittier Art Stroll Uptown takes place from 5 - 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. The event includes art from more than 40 artists, plus live music, treats, a variety of vendors and more. A variety of events are hosted primarily at local businesses. The event takes place in Historic Uptown Whittier, Greenleaf Avenue and vicinity (a map is available on the Facebook page). Information: www.artstrolluptown.com or www.facebook.com/artstrolluptown.

If your city has a monthly or regularly-scheduled arts open house/art walk you'd like listed, please send an e-mail message to the site using the link at the bottom of the page. Information will be posted as it is received!

CAR SHOWS

  • FONTANA - Fontana Car Show. The Fontana Car Show takes place the first Friday of the month through September from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Fontana Civic Center, 8353 Sierra Avenue (staging is from 5 - 6 p.m.). Due to special events/holidays this year, there will not be a show in June. This is a non-cruise event which will include food vendors, live music and cars on display. Information: (909) 349-6900 or www.fontana.org.

  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Firefighters Car Show. The Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Car Show will take place June 24 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard. There will be custom/classic cars, vendors, firefighter displays and more. Information: (909) 477-2770 or www.rcfire.org.

  • REDLANDS - Surfin' State Street. The Surfin' State Street Car Cruise returns to downtown Redlands on June 22 from 5 - 9 p.m. The event will feature muscle cars, street rods, classics, antiques and special interest cars, plus surf music by Double A the DJ. There also will be a beer and wine garden, and the event will take place on State Street from Orange to Redlands Boulevard. Information: (909) 748-0637 or www.cityofredlands.org.

  • SAN DIMAS - San Dimas Car Show. The 25th Annual San Dimas Car Show will take place on July 29 starting at 9 a.m. along Bonita Avenue in the heart of San Dimas. There will be show cars from Hot Rods to Classics, live entertainment, vendors and more. Information: (909) 480-5849, www.sandimascarshow.com or www.sandimassheriffsboosters.org.

  • SAN PEDRO - 10th Anniversary Cars and Stripes Forever Car Show. The Cars and Stripes Forever Car Show event will take place from 5 - 10 p.m. on June 29 at the waterfront near the cruise ship terminal in San Pedro, Harbor Boulevard at the Vincent Thomas Bridge. There will be more than 100 classic cars, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Music information will be included in the concert listings. Information: (562) 732-3508, www.portoflosangeles.org or www.lawaterfront.org.

FARMERS MARKETS

Several area Farmers Markets have weekly entertainment, though not always music. Markets with occasional entertainment or for which no published band schedule has been located will be listed here. If a schedule is forwarded, the concerts will be listed in the regular concert listings portion of the site.

  • BUENA PARK - Local Harvest Farmers Market. The farmer's market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown, La Palma/Stanton. The market includes farm fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade and unique items and live entertainment. Information: (562) 449-9299 or www.localharvestfarmersmarkets.com.

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Event is from 5 - 9 p.m. on Tuesdays on Main Street (between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue). There will be street entertainers/live performances, an organic farmers market, food booths, activities for children, sidewalk sales by area merchants and more. Free parking for two hours in the Main Promenade parking structure between 4 and 8:30 p.m. Information: (714) 841-3034 or www.hbdowntown.com.

  • RIALTO - Rialto Certified Farmers Market. The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 290 W. Rialto Avenue. There is music, easy access and plenty of parking. Information: (909) 820-2519 or www.facebook.com/rialtofarmersmarket.

  • SAN DIMAS - San Dimas Farmers Market. The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays from 4 - 8:30 p.m. along Bonita Avenue (142 E. Bonita) in downtown San Dimas. Entertainment and additional entertainment with weekly city concert series. Information: (909) 581-4744 or www.sandimasfarmersmarket.com.

  • SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.

FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES

  • BEVERLY HILLS - Terrific Tuesdays!. The Beverly Hills Public Library programs for children and families take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in July in the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule will be: July 10 - Puppet Show, July 17 - Magical Storytelling, July 24 - Kira Rappaport and Friends, and July 31 - Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Information: (310) 288-2220 or http://www.bhpl.org" TARGET="_blank">www.bhpl.org.

  • CERRITOS - Tuesday Family Nights and Wednesday "Little Kids' Big Show." Tuesday Family Nights are at one of four Cerritos parks at 6:30 p.m. from July 10 through August 14. The 45-minute programs begin with a pre-show craft or activity. See city website for additional details. Wednesday night Little Kids' Big Show gates open at 6 p.m. with the 45-minute show beginning at 6:30 p.m. The programs take place at Liberty Park, 19211 Studebaker Road, July 11 - August 15. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.cerritos.us.

  • CLAREMONT - Kids Corner Programs take place from July 18 - August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Shelton Park, 300 N. Harvard Avenue. Programs will be: July 18 - Paul Cash, Environmental Magician, July 25 - Happy Crowd Children's Concert, and August 1 - Wildlife Learning Center Wildlife Show. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

  • COVINA - Tuesday Night Kids' Night Out and Millenial Night Tuesday Night Kids' Night Out programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and include family games, giveaways, and a movie. Movies will be: June 26 - Ferdinand, July 10 - Paddington 2, July 17 - Cars 3, and July 24 - Coco. Programs take place at Covina Park, 301 N. Fourth Avenue. Millienial Nights are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Plaza, 400 N. Citrus. Bring chairs/blankets, and movies will be: June 27 - Wonder Woman, July 11 - Jumanji, and July 18 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov.

  • MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Mall/Shopping Center Kids' Clubs. Many local malls shopping centers have weekly or monthly programs for children. The programs are usually during the week, last a half hour to an hour, and offer either a variety of entertainment or craft activities. Check your local mall events page for further information.

  • RIVERSIDE - Discovery Days at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Discovery Days programs are designed for children ages 10 and under and take place every third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Programs include hands-on activities, live plants and animals and animal experts. The museum is located at 3580 Mission Inn Avenue at Orange. Information: (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum.

  • SAN DIMAS - Luau, Tree Adventure and Fit & Fun Day. Programs for children ages 6 - 15 take place at a different park for each event. On June 19 - Sizzling Summer Luau from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Lone Hill Park. On July 10 from 9 - 11 a.m. at Pioneer Park, The Great Tree Adventure. Learn about trees with activity stations, giveaways, music and more. On July 24 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Via Verde Park, San Dimas Fit & Fun Day, including physical activities, information about healthy eating and more. Information: (909) 394-6230 or www.cityofsandimas.com.

  • SANTA FE SPRINGS - Children's Day at Heritage Park and Free Youth Tournaments. Children's Day will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on June 3 at Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive. There will be activities to learn about the area's history including panning for gold, weaving, yarn spinning and other demonstrations, family games and more. Youth tournaments are for boys and girls ages 5 - 13 and will be: 3-on-3 basketball on June 22, dodgeball on July 13 and wiffle ball on July 27. Pre-registration is not required, but all participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Tournaments are held at the Activity Center. Information: (562) 946-6476 or www.santafesprings.org.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Having a birthday soon? Why not celebrate? Many organizations offer free food or other goods on your birthday if you give them an e-mail address/join their e-clubs. Examples of some available offers are listed below. Be sure to read all the details/conditions on the company/organization's website before agreeing to any offers. Offers may change periodically without notice.

  • ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the Acapulco e-mail club. Information: www.acapulcorestaurants.com.

  • BASKIN ROBBINS - Free ice cream on your birthday at Baskin Robbins when you sign up on their website. Information: www.baskinrobbins.com.

  • BENIHANA RESTAURANTS - Birthday Dinner Offer. Sign up for Benihana's "Chef's Table" newsletter with an e-mail address, get a certificate for $30 free toward your birthday dinner. Policies for the offer have changed recently in that your offer is only good if other paying customers are dining with you; check website for most current information. Information: www.benihana.com.

  • BJS RESTAURANTS - Get a free Pizookie dessert on your birthday at BJs Restaurants when you join their e-club. Information: www.bjsrestaurants.com.

  • BOOMERS PARKS - Get a free unlimited 4-hour play pass good on all attractions when you join the Boomers discount club. The pass is good on any day during your birthday month. Go to the website, pick a location, and enroll online. Information: www.boomersparks.com.

  • CINNABON - Sign up for Cinnabon's e-mail list and get a free Minibon now plus an iced coffee on your birthday. Information: www.cinnabon.com.

  • DEL TACO - Get two free chicken soft tacos now plus a birthday shake for joining the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub. Information: www.deltaco.com/connect.html.

  • EL TORITO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the El Torito e-mail club. Free birthday meal no longer advertised, so you'll have to wait until your birthday to see if a free entree coupon arrives. Information: www.eltorito.com.

  • FAMOUS DAVES - Get a free burger or sandwich on your birthday when you sign up for the P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) e-mail club. Information: www.famousdaves.com or www.facebook.com/famousdaves.

  • FARRELL'S ICE CREAM PARLOR - Sign up for Farrells Fan Club e-mail and receive a free small sundae on your birthday. Information: www.farrellsusa.com.

  • GOLDEN SPOON YOGURT - Get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for Golden Spoon Yogurt's G Club. Information: www.goldenspoon.com.

  • HOOTERS - Join Hooters Hoot Club, get special e-mail offers and a free entree (up to $7.99 value) on your birthday. Information: www.hooters.com.

  • JERSEY MIKE'S - Join Jersey Mike's e-mail club, get special e-mail offers and a free sub and a 22 oz. drink on your birthday. Information: www.jerseymikes.com.

  • PANERA - A "My Panera Rewards" card can be picked up at any location, or sign up online for the program. Free pastry on your birthday. Information: www.panerabread.com.

  • RA SUSHI - Sign up for RA Sushi's "The Hook Up" e-mails and get a certificate worth $20 during your birthday month. Information: www.rasushi.com.

  • RED ROBIN RESTAURANTS - Free burger on your birthday. Stop in any Red Robin and pick up a Red Royalty card, then register the card online. Information: www.redrobin.com/redroyalty.

  • RUBIOS - Rubios offers a free taco upon sign-up to their Beach Club e-mail, plus a free birthday meal. Also news on free products testings, other events. Information: www.rubios.com.

  • SAN MANUEL CASINO - Go to San Manuel on your birthday and get a $10 food credit and a chance to spin the wheel for up to $100 in free slot play (but also can be $5). Club Serrano membership required, but membership is free. Information: www.sanmanuel.com.

  • SCHLOTZSKY'S DELI - Free small sandwich or 8" pizza on your birthday when you sign up for their e-club. Information: www.schlotzskys.com.

  • SONIC DRIVE IN - Sonic will give you a choice of one of three items for your birthday. Sign up on website for Sonic Cruisers e-club. Information: www.sonicdrivein.com.

  • SPRINKLES CUPCAKES BIRTHDAY CLUB - Sign up online for Sprinkles Birthday Club and get a free cupcake on your birthday. Information: www.ilovesprinkles.com.

  • TGI FRIDAYS - Free dessert or appetizer now plus free line pass; free birthday treat when you join TGI Friday's "Give Me More Stripes." Information: www.tgifridays.com.

LECTURES/LECTURE SERIES

  • "ALOUD" AT THE LOS ANGELES CENTRAL LIBRARY - Lecture series. Most programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. Wide variety of topics. Reservations required. Fall listings are now available. Information: (213) 228-7025, www.lfla.org or www.aloudla.org.

  • "DISTINCTIVE VOICES AT THE BECKMAN CENTER" AT UC IRVINE - Insights on Science, Technology and Medicine lectures. Events usually run September through June. Lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Beckman Center on the UCI campus and open to the public. Programs are by reservation only and fill up quickly. Visit the website listed and join the e-mail list to receive notices for each session and invitations to register online. Seating is limited. Information: (949) 721-2266 or www.voicesatbeckman.org.

  • "IRIS NIGHTS" LECTURE SERIES AND OTHER EVENTS AT THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. - Photography-related lectures and events. Thursday night IRIS Lectures, Slide Shows and other events are at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Reservations recommended. Information: (213) 403-3000 or www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org.

  • TORRANCE - ARTFUL DAYS LECTURES. The lectures on a variety of art-related topics take place from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at either the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, or the George Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive at the Torrance Civic Center. Lectures are presented by art historian Mary Drobny. Upcoming topics will be: June 12 - Great Civilizations of Mexico, Central and South America (in the George Nakano Theatre). Information: (310) 618-2376 or www.torranceca.gov, search "Artful Days."

  • WILLIAMS-SONOMA - Williams-Sonoma offers a variety of classes in cooking techniques and junior chef sessions. No set time; check website listed for most current information. Many classes have a fee, but some events are free. Information: http://www.williams-sonoma.com, scroll down to bottom of home page for classes link.

  • ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE LECTURE SERIES - Series of public lectures in a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles area and on a variety of topics. Reservations are required for most events. Information: www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

LIBRARIES

  • CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES AND PROGRAMS - Most libraries throughout Southern California offer patrons a wide variety of free performances, workshops and other events/activities. Some are geared toward adults, and others are special programs for teens or children. This summer many libraries are focusing summer programming around the theme "Read to the Rhythm," so there are many more programs with music-related themes. It is recommended that you check your local library website often for the best and most current information. In addition to individual city libraries, some Southern California library system links include:

    Los Angeles County Library System - www.colapublib.org
    Los Angeles Public Library - www.lapl.org
    Orange County Public Libraries - www.ocpl.org
    Riverside County Libraries - www.riverside.lib.ca.us
    San Bernardino County Libraries - www.sbcounty.gov/library/home
    City Libraries: For individual city libraries which are not part of a library system, check directly with your local library.

  • LA OPERA "OPERA TALKS" - The LA Opera talks offers one-hour talks at various Los Angeles public libraries during the year, though not usually during the summer. To find a list of current Opera Talks, go to www.laopera.org, "community," and "general."

MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND WEB OFFERS

Many local and national companies and organizations provide special free offers during the year. Some are open to all; some are open only to specific audiences. Check for availability. Most, but not all, require some type of online registration or submitting an e-mail address to qualify. Read all details/conditions of offers before accepting, as offers may change periodically without notice. Some of the recently-available offers/products/services include:

  • BEN AND JERRYS - Free scoop of ice cream when you join Ben and Jerry's "Chunk Mail" online. See site for store locations. Also, follow Ben and Jerrys on Twitter to find our where their Scoop Truck will be dishing up free ice cream treats. Information: www.benjerry.com.

  • BRUEGGERS BAGELS - Get a free bagel with cream cheese, plus a birthday treat, when you sign up for the e-mail newsletter at Brueggers Bagels. Information: www.brueggers.com.

  • BUCCA DI BEPPO - The Italian restaurants offer a free pasta on your next visit plus other special offers for joining their e-mail club. Information: www.bucadibeppo.com/eclub.

  • CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Enroll in CPK's Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free small plate now, plus a birthday treat. Information: www.cpk.com/pizzadough.

  • DENTAL CARE - Dentistry from the Heart provides free dental care for those in need at specific locations on specific days. Some events take place locally. See website for location and other information. Information: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.

  • DER WIENERSCHNITZEL - Get a free original chili dog from Der Wienerschnitzel when you sign up for their Wiener Lover's Club. Information: www.wienerschnitzel.com.

  • FREECYCLE.ORG - The Freecycle Network is a grassroots/nonprofit movement of people in local communities giving/getting stuff for free. Information: www.freecycle.org.

  • GODIVA CHOCOLATES - Get a free piece of Godiva Chocolate every month when you sign up for their Rewards Club. Information: www.godiva.com.

  • IHOP - Get a free meal now, plus one on your birthday, plus another on your first anniversary of joining IHOP's Pancake Revolution. Sign up online. Information: www.ihop.com/pancake-revolution.

  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) - Take MIT courses from home. Over 1900 courses are offered through the web in their open university program. No registration is required. Information: www.ocw.mit.edu.

  • OPERATION SAUCE DROP - Free gift box of specialty sauces to U.S. military with an APO or FPO address. See details at "Operation Sauce Drop" on website. Information: www.carolinasauce.com.

  • POLLY'S PIES - Get a free slice of pie plus cup of coffee for joining Polly's e-mail club. Information: www.pollyspies.com.

  • SEA WORLD - Admission to Sea World is free for active military and up to three dependents. Registration is required; see details on website. Information: www.herosalute.com or www.seaworld.com.

MOVIES

Some of the most popular free summer programs are the free outdoor summer movies offered by many cities or organizations. Most of the city-sponsored movies are "G" or "PG" rated family films. Some of this summer's movies include (with many more to come):

  • ALHAMBRA - Movies in the Park. Movies are screened at dusk at Alhambra Park, 500 North Palm Avenue. Activities begin at 7 p.m. Films will be: July 7 - Beauty and the Beast, July 14 - Jumanji, July 21 - Coco, July 28 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), and August 4 - Lego Ninjago. Information: (626) 570-3242, (626) 570-5044 or www.cityofalhambra.org.

  • AZUSA - Movies Under the Stars. Movies are screened at dusk on Tuesdays at Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Place. Films will be: June 12 - Despicable Me 3, June 19 - Little Mermaid, June 26 - Toy Story 2, July 3 - No movie this evening, July 10 - The Emoji Movie, July 17 - Cars 3, July 24 - Smurfs: The Lost Village, and July 31 - Coco. Information: (626) 812-5280 or www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

  • BALDWIN PARK - Movies on the Green. Films are screened at dusk (about 8 p.m.) on the main lawn of Barnes Park, 3251 Patritti Avenue. Movies will be: June 8 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, June 15 - Thor: Ragnarok, June 22 - Wonder Woman, and June 29 - Despicable Me 3. Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.

  • BELLFLOWER - Food and Flicks. Films are screened at dusk in the Town Center Plaza, 16521 Adenmoor Avenue. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Movies will be: July 6 - Despicable Me 3, July 20 - Justice League, August 3 - Coco, and August 17 - The Boss Baby. Information: (562) 804-1424 x 2261 or www.bellflower.org.

  • BREA - Family Films at the Arovista Park Amphitheater (located at Elm and Sievers Streets in the park below the Senior Center). Movies are screened at 8 p.m. Blankets or low-back chairs only. Films will be: June 22 - Paddington 2, June 29 - The Secret Life of Pets, July 6 - The Sandlot, July 13 - The Boss Baby, July 20 - Coco, and July 27 - Wonder. Information: (714) 990-7771 or www.breaspecialevents.com.

  • BUENA PARK - Friday Night Films at The Source, 6940 Beach Boulevard (at Orangethorpe). Movies are screened at 7 p.m. June films will be: June 1 - The Proposal, June 8 - The Great Gatsby, June 15 - Wonder Woman, June 22 - Thor Ragnarok, and June 29 - Spider Man Homecoming. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

  • CERRITOS - Monday Night at the Movies. Popular family and animated classics are screened in Liberty Park, 19211 Studebaker Road, at 8:15 p.m. Movies are from July 9 - Aug. 13. Blankets only are allowed in the amphitheater. Snacks will be available for purchase. Movies will be: July 9 - Moana, July 16 - Lego Batman Movie, July 23 - Monster Trucks, July 30 - The Incredibles, August 6 - Cars 3, and August 13 - Coco. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.cerritos.us

  • CHINO - Summer Movie Nights at the Chino City Hall lawn, 13220 Central. Films screen at dusk with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs, and food will be available for purchase. Movies will be: June 15 - The Karate Kid (1984), June 22 - Hook, June 29 - Beauty and the Beast, July 6 - Justice League, July 13 - Cars 3 and July 20 - Coco. Information: (909) 334-3258 or www.cityofchino.org/events.

  • CHINO HILLS - Movies at the Chino Hills Community Center. Films will be screened at about 8:15 p.m., and the Center is located at 14250 Peyton Drive. Snacks will be available for purchase. Movies will be: June 14 - Sing, June 21 - Emoji Movie, June 28 - Santa Clause, July 12 - Despicable Me 3, July 19 - Coco, July 26 - Throwback Thursday with Willy Wonka, August 2 - Finding Dory, and August 9 - Leap. Information: (909) 364-2700 or www.chinohills.org.

  • CLAREMONT - Movies in the Park. Movies screen at different parks in Claremont; see website or call for park address. Films are at dusk and will be: June 26 - Smurf: The Lost Village at Wheeler Park, June 28 - Bunyan and Babe at Lewis Park, July 10 - Spark: A Space Tail at Blaisdell Park, July 17 - The Emoji Movie at Vail Park, and August 7 - Despicable Me 3 + National Night Out at Memorial Park. Information: (909) 399-5411 or www.claremontrec.com.

  • COLTON - Movies in the Park. Movies screen at different parks in Colton - Fleming Park is at 525 N. La Cadena; see website or call for other park addresses. Films are at dusk (around 8:15 p.m.) and will be: June 9 - Moana at Fleming Park, June 16 - Lego Batman Movie at Veterans Park, June 23 - Sing at Dauer Park, June 30 - The Lion King at Fleming Park, July 7 - Beauty and the Beast at Elizabeth Davis Park, July 14 - Coco at Fleming Park, July 21 - Cars 3 at Cesar Chavez Park, and July 28 - The Incredibles at Fleming Park. Information: (909) 370-6153 or www.coltonca.gov.

  • COSTA MESA - Summer Time Movies in the Park. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. Films/parks will be: June 27 - Coco at TeWinkle Park, 885 Junipero, July 25 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Balearic Park, 1975 Balearic Drive, and August 22 - Despicable Me 3 at TeWinkle Park. Information: (714) 754-5300 or www.costamesaca.gov/recreation.

  • COSTA MESA - Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts plaza. Set-up begins at 5:30, and movies begin about dusk. Chairs and blankets are allowed, but not tables, BBQs or large food set-ups. Food trucks will be available for food purchases and lists of trucks available should be on website closer to the date of the events. Movies will be: July 9 - Back to the Future, July 16 - The Princess Bride, July 23 - Moonrise Kingdom, July 30 - The Mask of Zorro, and August 6 - Star Trek (2009). Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org/moviemondays.

  • DANA POINT - Movies in the Park. Films screen every Friday in June at dusk, or about 8 p.m., at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Road. Films will be: June 1 - The Lego Batman Movie, June 8 - Beauty and the Beast, June 15 - Guardians of the Galaxy, and June 22 - The Little Mermaid. Information: (949) 248-3530 or www.danapoint.org

  • EASTVALE - Moonlight Cinema. Films screen at dusk at Orchard Park, 5900 Festival Way. Movies will be: June 9 - The Lion King, July 7 - Grease, August 11 - The Incredibles, and September 8 - Only the Brave. Information: (951) 727-3524 or www.jcsd.us/home

  • FONTANA - Movies the Mary Vagel Nature Center. Films screen at 8 p.m. and will be: June 30 - Secret Life of Pets, July 14 - Coco, July 28 - Peter Rabbit, and August 11 - Lego Batman Movie. The Nature Center is located at 11501 Cypress Avenue. Also, free family movie nights on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in June and July and Thursdays in August at the Steelworkers' Auditorium. Call (909) 574-4500 for program information. Information: (909) 349-6994 or www.fontana.org

  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY - "Super Summer" Movies in the Park. Films screen at dusk at a different park each week. Films will be: August 7 - "The Incredibles" + National Night Out at the Fountain Valley Rec Center and Sports Park, August 17 - "Zootopia" at Los Alamos Park, August 24 - "Mulan" at Harper Park, and August 31 - "Trolls" at Vista View Park. Activities start at 6 p.m. Information: (714) 839-8611 or www.fountainvalley.org

  • FULLERTON - Outdoor Classic Movie Series. Films screen Saturdays in June at 8 p.m. in the Downtown Plaza next to the museum, 301 N. Pomona Avenue. Films will be: June 9 - Sunset Boulevard (1950), June 16 - Father of the Bride (1950), June 23 - Public Enemy (1931), and June 30 - Singin' in the Rain (1952) . Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com

  • GARDEN GROVE - Outdoor movie series. On June 20 - Justice League at the Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Avenue. Activities begin at 6 p.m., and the film screens at 8:30 p.m. On August 23 - Despicable Me 3 at the Atlantis Play Center. Activities start at 5:30 p.m., and the film screens at 8 p.m. Information: (714) 741-5200 or www.ggparksandrec.com

  • GLENDORA - Movies in the Park. Films screen at sundown at the Larry R. Glenn Bandshell at Finkbiner Park in the West Oak Grove area. Bring a picnic dinner and chairs/blankets. Films will be: June 27 - Despicable Me 3, July 11 - Lego Ninjago, July 18 - Wonder, July 25 - Coco, and August 1 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No movie July 4. Information: (626) 914-2357 or www.ci.glendora.ca.us

  • INGLEWOOD - Movies in the Park. All films begin at dusk; call movie hot line closer to date for film information. Movies will be: July 14 in Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae, August 4 at Inglewood City Hall, One Manchester Boulevard, and August 18 at Edward Vincent Jr. Park, 700 Warren Lane. Information: (310) 412-8880 or www.cityofinglewood.org

  • IRVINE - Movies at the Orange County Great Park. Fridays are Flashback/Classic Film Fridays and Saturdays are Blockbuster Saturdays. Films are screened outdoors at dusk and will be: June 22 - Stagecoach, June 23 - Ferdinand, June 29 - Brigadoon, June 30 - The Lego Ninjago Movie, July 6 - Clambake, July 7 - Peter Rabbit, and July 14 - The Greatest Showman. Bring a chair. There will be food trucks/a snack bar available for food purchases. The OC Great Park is located off the 5 Freeway at Sand Canyon. Information: (866) 829-3829 or www.ocgp.org.

  • LA HABRA - Summer Movies in the Park. Movies are at a different school or park for each screening; call or visit website for movie locations. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and films screen at dusk and will be: June 8 - Avengers: The Age of Ultron at Washington Middle School, June 22 - Peter Rabbit at Brio Park, July 13 - Coco at Brio Park, August 7 - The Incredibles at Portola Park, August 17 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Crossroads Church, and September 21 - The Star at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Information: (562) 383-4205 or www.lahabraca.gov.

  • LA VERNE - Movie Nights at the Park at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. Movies begin at about 8:15 p.m. Movies will be: July 22 - Coco, and August 5 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Information: (909) 596-8700 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

  • LAKE FOREST - Movies in the Park. Movies are at dusk (with events beginning at 7:30 p.m.) at the Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Parkway, and will be: June 15 - The Lorax, July 6 - Lego Ninjago Movie, July 20 - Cars 3, August 10 - Despicable Me 3, and August 24 - The Lion King. Information: (949) 461-3450 or www.lakeforestca.gov.

  • LONG BEACH - Movies in the Park. Movies are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in a different park each day with free popcorn. Upcoming films through the end of July will be: Wonder - June 18 at Signal Hill Park, June 20 at Bixby Park, and June 22 at Whaley Park; Despicable Me 3 - June 25 at Houghton Park, June 27 at Grace Park and June 29 at Drake Park; Emoji Movie - July 2 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, July 3 at Cherry Park and July 6 at Wardlow Park; Paddington 2 - July 9 at DeForest Park, July 11 at Orizaba Park and July 13 at Reservoir Park in Signal Hill; Lego Ninjago Movie - July 16 at Pan American Park, July 18 at Seaside Park and July 20 at Silverado Park; Cars 3 - July 23 at Ramona Park, July 25 at Davenport Park and July 27 at College Estates Park; July 28 - special screening of Peter Rabbit at Animal Care Services; and Coco3 - July 30 at Admiral Kidd Park, August 1 at MacArthur Park and August 3 at Chavez Park. Visit Long Beach Parks website for park addresses. Information: (562) 570-3100, www.100daysofsummer.org or www.lbparks.org.

  • LONG BEACH - Be S.A.F.E. Movies in the Park sponsored by the Port of Long Beach. Movies are at dusk in a different park each week and upcoming films will be: June 21 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Seaside Park, June 28 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Pan American Park, July 5 - Justice League at Admiral Kidd Park, July 12 - Wonder Woman at Bixby Park, July 19 - Pirates of the Carribean: Deadmen Tell No Tales at Scherer Park, July 26 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Drake Park, August 2 - Spiderman: Homebound at Houghton Park, August 9 - Thor: Rangnarock at Orizaba Park, August 16 - Transformers: Last Knight at Ramona Park, and Black Panther screens August 21 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and August 23 at Silverado Park. See Long Beach Parks website for park addresses. Information: (562) 570-3100, www.100daysofsummer.org or www.lbparks.org.

  • LONG BEACH - Alfredo's Beach Club "Moonlight Movies on the Beach." Movies are screened at Granada Beach, Cherry Beach or Alamitos Beach, June 19 - August 21. Films will be: June 19 - The Sand Lot at Granada Beach, June 26 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies at Granada Beach, June 28 - Black Panther at Cherry Beach, July 3 - The Goonies at Granada Beach, July 5 - Top Gun at Alamitos Beach, July 10 - The Little Mermaid at Granada Beach, July 12 - Overboard at Cherry Beach, July 17 - The Incredibles at Granada Beach, July 19 - TBA at Alamitos Beach, July 24 - Coco at Granada Beach, July 31 - Jaws at Granada Beach, August 7 - Mary Poppins at Granada Beach, August 9 - The Lion King at Alamitos Beach, August 14 - Weird Science at Granada Beach, and August 21 - The Karate Kid (Original Version) at Granada Beach. Information: www.alfredosbeachclub.com.

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Friday Night Flicks at Pershing Square. Movies are Fridays at 8 in Pershing Square, Olive/5th Streets. Summer schedule will be: July 13 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off, July 20 - Pretty in Pink, July 27 - Footloose, August 3 - Top Gun, August 10 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and August 17 - Clueless. Lawn seating; dogs on leashes OK. Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare.

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Film screenings at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street. Upcoming films TBA. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film will be screened at 8 p.m. Information: (888) 488-8083 or www.lapca.org.

  • LOS ANGELES (SILVER LAKE) - Silver Lake Picture Show. Movies screen on Thursdays at dusk at Sunset Triangle Plaza, 1523 Griffith Park Boulevard, and event is from 7:30 - 11 p.m. Upcoming films will be: June 21 - Dirty Dancing, July 5 - Jaws, July 19 - Mrs. Doubtfire, August 2 - Remember the Titans, August 16 - Sister Act, August 30 - Get Out, and September 13 - Rush Hour. Information: www.silverlakepictureshow.com.

  • LOS ANGELES (SOUTH) - Summer Movie Nights at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with movies screening at dusk in the Sears Bowl near Sears Automotive. Films will be: July 12 - Love Jones, August 9 - Space Jam, and August 30 - Love & Basketball. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is located at 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.

  • MONTCLAIR - Montclair Summer Movies. Films screen at 8 p.m. in Alma Hofman Park (Shark Park), 5201 Benito Street. Films will be: July 3 - Ferdinand, July 10 - Beauty and the Beast, July 24 - Cars 3, July 31 - Coco, and August 7 - National Night Out program with screening of Zootopia at 7:45 p.m. Information: (909) 625-9479 or www.cityofmontclair.org.

  • NORWALK - Family Movie Nights at Norwalk Park, 13000 Clarkdale Aveue. Films screen at dusk and will be: July 13 - Coco, July 20 - Wonder, July 27 - Black Panther, and August 3 - Wonder Woman. Also, Friday Night Flicks with food trucks. Movies screen at dusk and will be: June 29 - Jumanji at Vista Verde Park, and August 17 - Transformers: The Last Knight on the City Hall Lawn. Information: (562) 929-5763, www.norwalkca.gov or www.ci.norwalk.ca.us.

  • ONTARIO - Movies in the Park at Ontario Town Square, corner of "B" Street at Euclid. Events and activities begin at 7 p.m., and movies will be screened at 8 p.m. Films will be: June 1 - Despicable Me 3, June 8 - Lego Ninjago Movie, June 15 - La Bamba, June 22 - The Nut Job 2, June 29 - The Emoji Movie, July 13 - Descendants 2, July 20 - Cars 3, July 27 - Coco, August 3 - Leap, and August 10 - Beauty and the Beast. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.ontariotownsquare.org, or www.ci.ontario.ca.us

  • ORANGE COUNTY PARKS - OC Parks Sunset Cinema (various OC locations). Activities begin at 6 p.m. and movies begin at sunset (about 8 p.m.) and will be: At Carbon Canyon Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea: June 16 - The Jungle Book (2016), and June 23 - The Lion King; at Craig Park, 3300 State College Blvd, Fullerton: June 30 - Guardians of the Galaxy and July 7 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids; at Mason Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine: July 13 - Trolls and July 20 - Ghostbusters (1984); at Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange: July 27 - Zootopia and August 3 - The Karate Kid (1984); at Yorba Park, 7600 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim: August 10 - The Secret Life of Pets and August 17 - A League of Their Own (1992); at Laguna Niguel Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel: August 24 - Coco and August 31- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); and at Salt Creek Beach, 33333 S. PCH, Dana Point: September 7 - Moana and September 14 - Jaws (1975). See OC Parks website for directions and additional information. Information: www.ocparks.com or www.facebook.com/orangecountyparks

  • PLACENTIA - Movies in the Park. Films are screened Fridays at dusk at the Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson. Movies will be: July 20 - Incredibles, July 27 - Big Hero 6, August 3 - Despicable Me 3, August 10 - Coco, August 17 - Cars 3, and August 24 - People's Choice (TBA). Information: (714) 993-8232 or www.placentia.org/movies.

  • PLAYA VISTA - Movies in the Park. Movies are screened at 8 p.m. at either Concert Park or the Central Park Bandshell; see website for directions. Upcoming films include June 22 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Bandshell and July 13 - Coco at Concert Park. Information: (310) 448-4630 or www.playavista.com.

  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Summer Movies. Films are screened at dusk on Mondays at Los Amigos Park, 8625 Madrone Avenue, on Tuesdays at Victoria Gardens (Chaffey Town Square) and on Fridays at Red Hill Community Park, 7484 Vineyard Avenue. Films will be: July 9 , 10 and 13 - Lego Batman, July 16, 17 and 20 - Despicable Me 3, July 23, 24, and 27 - Coco, and July 30, 31 and August 3 - Sherlock Gnomes. Information: (909) 919-2628 or www.rcpark.com.

  • REDONDO BEACH - Family Movie Night at the Redondo Pier. Movies are screened Fridays in June from 8 - 10 p.m. at the pier below Kincaid's. Films will be: June 1 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, June 8 - Moana, June 15 - Paddington 2, June 22 - Peter Rabbit, and June 29 - Wonder Woman. Information: www.redondopier.com.

  • RIALTO - Movies in the Park. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and films are screened at 8 p.m. in a variety of Rialto parks. Films will be: June 1 - The Secret Life of Pets at Andreson Park, June 8 - Beauty and the Beast at Ferguson Park, June 15 - Lego Ninjago at the Frisbie Park, June 22 - Thor: Ragnarok at the Tom Sawyer Pool, June 29 - Wonder Woman at Rialto City Park, July 13 - Coco at Margaret Tood Park, July 20 - Shark Tale at the Tom Sawyer Pool, and July 27 - The Sandlot at Bud Bender Park. See website for park addresses. Information: (909) 421-4949 or www.yourrialto.org

  • RIVERSIDE - Movies in the Park. Movies are screened at dusk in a variety of Riverside park/downtown locations from June 15 - August 4. See website for park addresses. Films through the end of June will be: Despicable Me 3 at Arlington Park on June 15, Wonder at Arlington Park on June 22 and Myre Linn Park on June 23, and Leap at Taft Park on June 30. Also, Movies on Main - Main Street pedestrian mall in July at dusk. Films will be: July 5 - Nut Job 2, July 12 - Lego Ninjago, July 19 - Emoji Movie, and July 26 - Coco. Information: (951) 826-2000, www.rivreg.org or www.riversideca.gov

  • SAN CLEMENTE - Movies in the Music and Movies Series. Movies are screened at dusk (about 8 p.m.) at San Gorgonio Park, 2916 Via San Gorgonio. Films will be: July 6 - Mary Poppins, and July 20 - Coco. Information: (949) 361-8264 or www.san-clemente.org

  • SAN DIMAS - Movies in the Park. Two summer films will be: "Sing" on June 13 and "Coco" on August 15. Pre-movie activities start at 7 p.m. and films screen as dusk at the San Dimas Civic Center Park. Information: (909) 394-6230 or www.cityofsandimas.com.

  • SAN PEDRO - Movies Under the Guns on the Battleship Iowa. Films screen at 8 p.m. on the deck of the Battleship Iowa and will be: Seating is on a first-come basis and limited to 450 people. Bring chairs; no outside food allowed. Summer movies will be: June 15 - The Lion King, July 13 - Justice League, August 17 - Guardians of the Galaxy, and September 21 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Pacific Battleship Center is located at 250 S. Harbor Boulevard. Information: (877) 446-9261 or www.pacificbattleship.com.

  • SANTA FE SPRINGS - Summer Movie Nights at Heritage Park. Movies screen at 8:15 p.m. and will be: June 8 - Grease with sing-along, June 22 - A League of Their Own, July 6 - Wonder, July 20 - Coco, and August 3 - Cars 3. Heritage Park is located at 12100 Mora Drive. Information: (562) 946-6476 or www.santafesprings.org.

  • SIERRA MADRE - Family Movie Fridays. Movies will screen at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 W. Sierra Madre at the Civic Center. Films wil be: June 15 - The Justice League, June 29 - Leap!, July 13 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, July 27 - Sherlock Gnomes, August 10 - A Wrinkle in Time, and August 17 - Coco. Information: (626) 355-5278 or www.cityofsierramadre.com.

  • SOUTH GATE - Movies in the Park. Movies will be shown at 8 p.m. at the South Gate Golf Course. Films will be: August 3 - Nut Job 2, August 10 - Coco, August 17 - The Power Rangers, August 24 - Jumanji, and August 31 - Wonder Woman. Information: (323) 563-5447 or www.cityofsouthgate.org.

  • SOUTH PASADENA - Movies in the Park. Movies will be shown at 8:15 p.m. at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. Activities begin at 7 p.m., and bring blankets or low-back chairs for seating. Films will be: June 22 - Despicable Me 3 and August 10 - Coco. Information: (626) 403-7380 or www.southpasadenaca.gov/events.

  • STANTON - Moonlight Movies in the Park. Movies will be screened at dusk (about 8 p.m.) at Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Avenue. Films will be: June 22 - Lego Ninjago Movie, June 29 - Despicable Me 3, July 6 - Space Jam, July 13 - Coco, July 20 - The Incredibles, and August 7 - Cars 3 + National Night Out program. Information: (714) 890-4270 or www.ci.stanton.ca.us.

  • TEMECULA - Movie Nights Under the Stars. Movies will be screened at dusk and activities start at 6 p.m. Films will be: June 15 - Jumanji at Temeku Hills Park, June 22 - Moana at Temeku Hills Park, July 13 - Despicable Me 3 at Harveston Community Park, July 20 - The Lion King at Harveston Community Park, and July 27 - Coco at Harveston Community Park. Information: (951) 694-6480 or www.cityoftemecula.org.

  • TORRANCE - Movies in the Park. Movies will be screened at dusk. See city website for park addresses. Films will be: June 30 - Paddington 2 at Victor Park, July 28 - Despicable Me 3 at El Retiro Park, and August 25 - Moana at Wilson Park. Information: (310) 618-2720 or www.torranceca.gov.

  • TUSTIN - Movies in the Park. Movies will be screened at dusk and activities start at 5:30 p.m. See city website for park addresses. Films will be: July 12 - The Wiz at Centennial Park, July 19 - Life of Pi at Peppertree Park, July 26 - Ferdinand at Cedar Grove Park, August 2 - Beauty and the Beast at Camino Real Park, and August 9 - Coco at Frontier Park. Information: (714) 573-3326 or www.tustinca.org.

  • WEST HOLLYWOOD - Dive-In Movie and Movies in the Park. June 30 will be a screening of "Moana" at the West Hollywood Aquatic Center, 647 N. San Vincente. Capacity for event is 175 inside Aquatic Center with additional seating for 35 outside of the center. Event is first-come and is likely to reach capacity. Social hour with snacks from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., screening of "Moana" at 7:45 p.m. Movie in the Park will be July 21 - "Coco" at Plummer Park, on the lawn at 1200 N. Vista Street. Film will be screened at dusk. Information: (323) 848-6530 or www.weho.org.

  • WEST COVINA - Movies Under the Stars. Movies are Tuesdays from 7:30 - 10 p.m. (with the film beginning at dusk). Movies will be: June 19 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and June 26 - Wonder, both at the Shadow Oak Community Center, 2121 Shadow Oak Drive. The remaining films wil be at Plaza West Covina, 3rd Floor Parking Lot near JC Penney's, 112 Plaza Drive: July 10 - Secret Life of Pets, July 17 - The Good Dino, July 24 - Cars 3 and July 31 - Coco. Information: (626) 939-8430 or www.westcovina.org

  • WESTMINSTER - 2018 Movie Series. Movies will be screened at dusk on Thursdays in July at the Westminster Civic Center, 8200 Westminster Boulevard. Pre-movie activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Films will be: July 12 - Trolls, July 19 - Coco, and July 26 - The Secret Life of Pets. Information: (714) 895-2860 or www.westminsterca.gov.

  • WHITTIER - Movie Nights at Parnell Park. Movies will be screened outdoors beginning at dusk at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. There will be a craft for kids prior to the movie, and films will be: June 2 - Wonder, July 7 - Beauty and the Beasts, August 4 - A Dog's Purpose, and September 1 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Information: (562) 567-9450 or www.whittierrec.com.

  • WOODLAND HILLS - Movies on the Green at the Valley Cultural Center. Movies are Saturdays at dusk July 21 - August 18; pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 p.m. Movies will be: July 21 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, July 28 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi, August 4 - Grease, August 11 - Coco, and August 18 - Black Panther. Information: (818) 704-1358, (877) 704-FILM or www.valleycultural.org

  • YORBA LINDA - Movies in the Park. Movies screen at dusk in the park listed. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for seating. Films will be: June 16 - Ferinand at Eastside Park, July 21 - Coco at Hurless Barton Park, August 18 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Mustang Fields, and September 15 - Despicable Me 3 at Hurless Barton Park. Information: (714) 961-7192 or www.yorbalindaca.gov

  • YUCAIPA - Movies in the Park. Movies are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Road. Movies will be: June 6 - Despicable Me 3, June 13 - Beauty and the Beast, June 20 - Jumanji (1995), June 27 - Wonder Woman, July 11 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi, July 18 - Cars 3, July 25 - The Incredibles (2004) and August 1 - Coco. Information: (909) 790-7460 or www.yucaipa.org

MUSEUMS

The following is a partial listing of free museum days. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events/open days prior to visiting the museum since free entry days and times may change periodically.

This Month or Summer Only

  • BLUE STAR MUSEUMS - Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Many museums nationwide offer free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families through the Labor Day weekend. Visit the website listed to find participating museums. Information: www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

Ongoing

  • BOWERS MUSEUM - First Sunday of the month - family programs are generally from about 12:30 - 3 p.m. (see concert pages). Museum address is 2002 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Please note: museum admission is no longer free during the first Sunday programs. Information: (714) 567-3100 or www.bowers.org

  • BROAD MUSEUM - The Broad is LA's new contemporary art museum. It is located in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The museum is closed on Monday; hours vary on other days of the week. Advanced tickets may be reserved online, or there is an onsite standby line each day for admission on a first-come basis. See website for additional details. Information: (213) 232-6250 or www.thebroad.org

  • CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - Target Sundays are every second Sunday of the month. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live programs generally begin about 1 p.m. General admission to the museum is also free. Museum address is 600 State Drive in Exposition Park (Los Angeles Coliseum area). Information: (213) 744-2132, (213) 744-7432 or www.caamuseum.org

  • CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - There is free admission to all permanent exhibition galleries at the California Science Center (excludes IMAX and special exhibits). The museum address is 700 Exposition Park Drive (Los Angeles Colisum area). Information: (323) 724-3623 or www.californiasciencecenter.org

  • CHINO YOUTH MUSEUM - The Chino Youth Museum offers Free First Friday programs from 3 - 5 p.m. Programs include art projects, snacks, time to explore the museum, exhibits and entertainment. Also for July, first 1000 people at Museum get in free. The museum is located at 13191 6th Street in Chino, one block north of the Chino Transit Center. Information: (909) 464-0499.

  • FIRE STATION/MUSEUM OPEN HOUSES - Two area historical fire stations offer free tours on Saturdays. In San Pedro, Old Fire Station 36 (located at 638 Beacon Street) is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In Hollywood, Old Fire Station 27 is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both offer a variety of artifacts and exhibits. Information: (323) 464-2727 or www.lafdmuseum.org.

  • THE GETTY CENTER - Free admission; parking is $15, but $10 after 5 p.m. The museum does not require parking reservations. Off the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive. There are a variety of art-related and storytelling activities for children and families, free programs, lectures and movies, and more. See the museum's calendar for listing of events and programs. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu

  • GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - There is no admission charge to enter the observatory, but a fee for planetarium shows. Monthly public star parties offer the public a chance to try out telescopes and talk with amateur astronomers from 2 - 9:45 p.m. Check for upcoming star party dates. Information: (213) 473-0800 or www.griffithobservatory.org

  • HOMESTEAD MUSEUM - Free admissions and programs like behind-the-Scenes tours and children's storytelling hours. Some programs require reservations. The museum is at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry. Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.

  • HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - Free admission the first Thursday of every month. Tickets are required and reservations become available on the first date of the month prior to the visit (i.e. reservations for the first Thursday in August become available starting July 1). Reservations for free days fill up quickly. Also, check monthly schedules for free lectures and other presentations. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org

  • THE IRVINE MUSEUM OF ART - The Irvine Museum of Art is a small OC museum dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890 - 1930). 18881 Von Karman Street, Irvine, Ground Level. Admission policy had changed; admission is free now only for seniors, students and children. Information: (714) 476-2565 or http://www.irvinemuseum.org/

  • LA HABRA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - The Children's Museum at La Habra offers free admission on the first Saturday of each month for the Target Free Saturdays program. Check website for upcoming dates. Information: (562) 905-9793 or www.lahabracity.com/section.cfm?id=41.

  • LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART - Admission to the Long Beach Museum of Art is free every Friday. Museum address is 2300 East Ocean Boulevard. Information: (562) 439-2119 or www.lbma.org

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) - Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is free every second Tuesday of the month and to LA County residents with ID after 5 p.m., 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. A schedule of Target Free Holiday Mondays can also be found on the museum website, as well as information on other free lectures and performances. Information: (323) 857-6000 or www.lacma.org

  • MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - BANK OF AMERICA "MUSEUMS ON US" PROGRAM - Over 70 museums nationwide are now offering free admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone showing a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card. Visit website for list of museums. Information: www.bankofamerica.com/museums.

  • MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA). Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursdays from 5 - 8 p.m., 250 S. Grand Avenue. Information: www.moca.org.

  • THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART - LONG BEACH Free Target Sundays programs include special activities each month with a variety of family-oriented art workshops and/or music. Address is 628 Alamitos Avenue. Information: (562) 437-1689 or www.molaa.org/

  • NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard at Exposition Park in the downtown Los Angeles/USC campus vicinity, offers free museum admission every first Tuesday of the month. Information: (213) 763-3466 or www.nhm.org

  • NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, offers free admission from 6 - 9 p.m. on every first Friday of the month. Information: (626) 449-6840 or www.nortonsimon.org

  • ONTARIO MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART - The Museum is located in the Historic Old City Hall Building, 225 South Euclid. Hours are noon - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free. Also a variety of art and public programs. Information: (909) 983-3198 or www.ci.ontario.ca.us

  • ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - The Orange County Museum of Art offers free admission on Fridays. There also are Target Free Second Saturday programs with free admission and family-friendly activities. The Museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive near the Fashion Island shopping center. Information: (949) 759-1122 or www.ocma.net

  • PAGE MUSEUM AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS - The Page Museum allows visitors to watch fossil excavation and assembly and has interactive displays of the Tar Pits and Southern California during the Ice Age. Free admission day is the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August). The museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 934-7243 or www.tarpits.org

  • SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER - The Skirball Cultural Center is open with free admission every Thursday, and also a variety of both free and fee performances and activities. Includes Passport Screenings of films one Saturday per month. The Center is located off the 405 Freeway at the Skirball Drive exit. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org

  • SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN - The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, part of the Autry Museum system, is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m on Saturdays. The Museum is located in the Mt. Washington area at 234 Museum Drive. Information: (323) 667-2000 or www.theautry.org

  • UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM - The museum regularly offers free admission and a variety of free music, film and art-related programs. The Fowler Museum is located on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or http://www.fowler.ucla.edu

  • UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM The museum offers a wide selection of lectures, poetry readings, music and other programs and performances. See the event calendar on museum website for a full schedule of events. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard at Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or http://www.hammer.ucla.edu

NATURE CENTERS/PROGRAMS/EVENTS

  • CHINO BASIN WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT LANDSCAPE WORKSHOPS - Want to create a beautiful landscape AND save water? Attend one of the free landscape workshops offered by the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. Register at the website listed. Upcoming workshops will be: June 2 - Pollination Festival, June 23 - Mulch and Compost Workshop, July 14 - Turf Removal 101, July 28 - Tree and Shrub Pruning and Maintenance, August 4 - DIY Landscape Design, and August 25 - Irrigation Basics. Information: (909) 626-2711 or www.cbwcd.org

  • ANAHEIM - OAK CANYON NATURE CENTER PROGRAMS. Breakfast with the Birds. Series of lectures (Birds 101, Sweet Talk, Blue Bird or Blue Jay?) take place Saturday mornings from 8 - 9 a.m. July 14, 28 and August 4. Lectures are by Valerie Sinex, and coffee/pastries will be served on the back deck of the Interpretive Center. Also Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Discover Nature Family Program, a hour-long naturalist-led hike through Oak Canyon. The Oak Canyon Nature Center is located at 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road. Information: (714) 998-8380 or www.anaheim.net/ocnc

  • GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY STAR PARTIES (LOS ANGELES) - Look through a large variety of telescopes to view stars, moon and planets, and talk to amateur astronomers. Monthly free star party events take place from 2 - 9:45 p.m. This summer's star parties will be on June 23, July 21, August 18 and September 15. Admission to the Observatory grounds and building is also always free (with a fee for shows in the Planetarium). Information: (213) 473-0800 or www.griffithobservatory.org

  • IRVINE RANCH CONSERVANCY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS - The Irvine Ranch Conservatory and the City of Irvine offer a variety of free hiking, mountain biking, and interpretive programs as well as wilderness access days in Bommer Canyon, Hicks Canyon, Quail Hill Trail Head and other areas. Though many are free, advance registration is required. Register at website listed. Information: (949) 724-6610 or www.letsgooutside.org.

  • LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM - The Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, offers free admission every third Tuesday of the month. Trams are not available on this day. See website for details. Information: (626) 821-3222 or www.arboretum.org

  • RIALTO - Community Garden Open House. The event will take place on June 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Garden, 539 N. Acacia Avenue. There will be prize drawings, free kids' crafts, a gardening class at 11 a.m., free mulch (bring your own bags/shovel), plant and vegetable sales, garden tours and more. Information: (909) 421-7222.

  • ROGERS GARDENS, COSTA MESA - Free weekend gardening lectures most months. Ongoing; variety of topics. Information: (949) 640-5800 or www.rogersgardens.com.

  • TORRANCE/MADRONA MARSH PROGRAMS - Nature Walks are every fourth weekend of the month on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon. Explore the preserve with a trained docent. Also Audobon Bird Walks every 4th Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m., plus special lectures, classes, habitat restoration opportunities and more. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo. Information: (310) 782-3989, www.torraceca.gov or www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com

  • VARIOUS LOCATIONS - NATIONAL PARKS - A free annual pass is available from the National Parks System to all active duty military personnel with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits owners and accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to three additional adults at sites that charge per person. Also, all National Parks will have free admission to the public for National Public Lands Day on September 22. Information: www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm, or go to "Stores" at www.store.usgs.gov.

SENIORS

  • DIAMOND BAR - Free Financial Seminar Series - Seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Pine Room at the Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue. Seminars will be: July 10 - Wills and Trusts, July 17 - Medical and Long Term Care, and July 24 - The Facts About Annuities. Other free clinics requiring advanced reservations to the phone number listed include: Navigating the Medicare System at 10:30 on July 9, Meditation Workshop at 10:30 on July 16, Reverse Mortgage Seminar at 10:30 a.m. on July 23 and Senior Scam Protection at 10:30 a.m. on August 6. Information: (909) 839-7070 or http://www.diamondbarca.gov.

  • FONTANA - Annual Senior Health Fair - The Annual Health Fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on June 22 at the Community Senior Center, 16710 Ceres Avenue. There will be wellness screenings, information about healthy lifestyles, more than 40 vendors, community information booths and more. Information: (909) 854-5151 or http://seniors.fontana.org.

  • LA MIRADA - At The Movies - A program for older adults with movie screenings at 12:30 on Thursdays in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. Call phone number listed for movie schedule; free popcorn served. Also, free weekly open play card games, at La Mirada Activity Center. Information: (562) 902-3160 or http://www.cityoflamirada.org.

  • LA VERNE - Senior Seminar Series - Every 4th Wednesday of the month at the La Verne Community Center. Classes are open to all and generally last 30 - 60 minutes. RSVP requested to phone number listed. Upcoming seminars will be: July 25 - Medicare Education by HealthNet at 9:30 a.m., August 22 - Long Term Care Insurance by Bankers Life at 9:30 a.m., and September 26 - Medicare 101 at 2 p.m. Information: (909) 596-8776 or http://www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

  • LAKE FOREST - Clubhouse for Seniors - The Clubhouse is a place for card games, board games, exercise classes, craft classes and more. There is BINGO and a free hot lunch provided every Thursday. Programs take place Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lake Forest Community Center, 25550 Commercentre Drive. On Thursdays BINGO is at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Information: (949) 461-3450 or http://www.lakeforestca.gov.

SHAKESPEARE/THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS/MUSIC

  • ANAHEIM: PEARSON PARK AMPHITHEATRE. Anaheim residents who are veterans or active duty military are eligible to receive a complimentary pass for themselves and up to three guests for the Summer Family Shows at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre. To receive the pass, Anaheim residents must show an Active Duty Service Card or veterans ID at the box office. See website for summer show calendar and facility information. Information: (714) 765-5191 or www.anaheim.net/pearsontheatre.

  • INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AT GRIFFITH PARK. Performances of Midsummer Night's Dream (June 30 - July 22; also Aug. 5, 8, 12, 18, 22, 26, 31 and Sept. 1) and Titus Andronicus (July 28 - September 2) will take place in Griffith Park Thursday through Sunday (and some Wednesdays) from June 30 - September 2 at 7 p.m. No reservations necessary. See website for full schedule and directions to performance area. Information: (818) 710-6306 or www.iscla.org.

  • LONG BEACH - KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (TURN)TABLE. Knights of the Round (Turn)Table is a new monthly event modeled after a book club. Each month a different historically significant album is chosen, and participants listen to both sides and discuss it. Back in the day, people used to listen to the records while staring at the album artwork and liner notes. The programs seek to recreate this experience in the company of other music lovers. The June album selection is Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. The event will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Linden Lounge at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue. Leading the discussion will be Chris Schlarb of Big Ego records. Information: (562) 595-0081 or www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.

  • LONG BEACH - SHAKESPEARE ALOUD. "Shakespeare Aloud." Each month Shakespeare Aloud hosts readings of Shakespeare's plays. Community members are invited to participate as readers or audience members. Readings take place at 10:45 a.m. in the CSULB Theatre Arts Department Arts Building, corner of 7th Street and East Campus Drive. Capacity is limited, and reservations are required. Upcoming reading will be: June 9 - Comedy of Errors, July 7 - Coriolanus Acts I, II, and III, July 21 - Coriolanus, Acts IV and V, August 4 - Cymbeline, Acts I, II, and III, and August 18 - Cymbeline, Acts IV and V. Information: (562) 985-7000 or www.carpenterarts.org/artsforlife.

  • SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA - PERFORMANCES OF THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AND THE WINTER'S TALE. Performances will take place this year in the following cities: San Pedro, Aliso Viejo, Beverly Hills, Carson, Encino, Hermosa Beach, La Mirada, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rossmoor, Rowland Heights, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, South Pasadena, Torrance, and Whittier. Performances will be from June 14 to August 18; June performances are in San Pedro only. For a list of other dates and locations, visit the website. Information: (310) 217-7596 or www.shakespearebythesea.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS/OTHER

  • IRVINE - Activities at the Orange County Great Park. - The Orange County Great Park offers movies, garden workshops, lectures, concerts and a variety of activities on an ongoing basis. Movies will be listed above; see website calendar for other information. The OCGP is located off the 5 Freeway at the Sand Canyon exit. Information: (949) 724-7404 or www.ocgp.org.

  • LONG BEACH - Long Beach Sea Festival. Variety of events through the end of August include sports competitions, concerts (will be included in listings), festivals and more. Some events free, others fee. Visit website(s) for a full list of activities. Information: (562) 426-7670, www.100daysofsummer.org or www.longbeachseafestival.com, and (562) 434-1542 or www.alfredosbeachclub.com.

  • SANTA MONICA - Beach=Culture Events/Performances at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway at Beach Coast Way. The Beach=Culture programs take place on varying nights and reservations are required. Events with music will be included in the listings; there are also poetry readings, docent tours, photography exhibits and more. Most events required ticket or reservation. Check for current schedules and parking fees. Information: (310) 458-4904 or http://beachhouse.smgov.net.

SPORTS/RECREATION/DANCE

  • ANAHEIM - Yoga at the Farmers Market. The Sunday farmers market at the Packing District offers a free yoga class from 10 - 11 a.m. The market is located at Farmers Park, 400 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: (714) 956-3586, www.downtownanaheim.com or www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

  • BEVERLY HILLS - Dance Sundays at The Wallis. Outdoors @ The Wallis presents Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends. Programs take place from noon - 2 p.m. on the Promenade Terrace at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard. Summer programs will be: June 11 - West African dance with drummers, July 9 - Salsa Sunday taught by Debbie Allen with Lyrik Cruz from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and August 13 - Break the Floor Hip Hop. Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.

  • COLTON - Healthy Colton Programs. Tuesday Morning Walking Club at 8 a.m. Tuesday mornings. 30-minute walk along Colton bike path. Meet at the Hutton Community Center, 600 Colton Avenue. Also Fitness in the Park, Saturdays at 9 a.m. on June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, August 4 and 18, and September 15 and 29. Outdoor exercises in the park at Rich Dauer Park, 955 Torrey Pines Drive. Information: (909) 370-6153 or www.facebook.com/coltoncsd.

  • GLENDALE - Yoga on the Green. Lululemon Athletica presents free yoga classes every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on the Green at Americana at Brand (Brand/Harvard). There is also a yoga class for kids (3 - 6 years old) on Wednesdays from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Information: (818) 637-8982 or www.americanatbrand.com.

  • LAKE FOREST - Go Skateboarding Day. Go Skateboarding Day will take place on June 21 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Etnies Skatepark, 2008 Lake Forest Drive. There will be various skateboard-related events and free taco bar for participants. Information: (949) 916-5870, www.etniesskatepark.com or www.lakeforestca.gov.

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICNITY) - Boot Camp Classes at Grand Park. Grand Park will be hosting a free boot camp class on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. through September. The class is open to everyone and all fitness levels, and it will be held on the event lawn between Spring Street and Broadway. Information: www.grandparkla.org.

  • LOS ANGELES (SOUTH) - Zumba and Cardio Kick Classes. Free Zumba and Cardio Kick classes are offered at Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Classes have size limits; check website for current schedules. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.

  • NEWPORT BEACH - International Yoga Day Class. Celebrate International Yoga Day with a free yoga class from 6 - 7 p.m. on June 21 in the grassy area in front of Bloomingdale's at Fashion Island. Bring a mat and arrive at 5:30 p.m. to check in. Make a reservation at the website listed. Information: http://internationalyogadayfi.splashthat.com.

  • REDONDO BEACH - Yoga at the Pier. The Redondo Beach Pier offers a free yoga class every second Saturday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Octagon. Information: www.redondopier.com.

     

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