Miguel’s Jr. Launches “Photo of the Week” Social Media Contest Put your food photography skills to the test for the chance to win a $25 Miguel’s Jr. gift card

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Miguel’s Jr. invites guests to photograph burritos, nachos, tacos and taquitos in all of their delicious glory for a chance to win a $25 Miguel’s Jr. gift card. Beginning November 14,  Miguel’s Jr. will launch a social media contest where a number of lucky customer’s fabulous food photos on Instagram will be selected and shared across all of Miguel’s Jr. social media channels. A winner will be selected on the 15th and 30th of each month, just simply add the hashtag #MyMiguelsJr to your photos for eligibility. A representative from Miguel’s Jr. will reach out to the winners via Instagram’s Direct Message with details.

 

WHEN:

Beginning November 15, all Miguel’s Jr. food photos posted to Instagram with hashtag #MyMiguelsJr will be eligible for the contest.

Winners will be selected on the 15th and 30th of each month, with the first round of winner(s) being selected on November 22.

 

WHERE:

All Miguel’s Jr. Locations

Corona: 1039 W 6th St., Corona, CA 92882. (951) 270-3551

Corona (south): 2320 Compton Avenue, Corona, CA 92881. (951) 279-9393

Corona (west): 1570 West Sixth Street, Corona, CA 92882. (951) 279-7780

Costa Mesa: 141 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. (949) 646-2153

Fontana: 7490 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336. (909) 357-3822

Grand Terrace: 22219 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. (909) 783-4271

Huntington Beach: 19620 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. (714) 888-2255

Menifee: 30362 Haun Road, Menifee, CA 92584. (951) 679-5299

Moreno Valley: 12860 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. (951) 697-0390

Murrieta: 39713 Avenida Acacias, Murrieta, CA 92563. (951) 698-5154

Norco: 1432 Hammer Avenue, Norco, CA 92860. (951) 273-2611

Ontario: 2250 South Haven Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761. (909) 947-6761

Orange: 1325 Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92867. (714) 633-4000

Redlands: 27521 San Bernardino Avenue Redlands, CA, 92374. (909) 557-2220

Riverside: 1301 Galleria @Tyler, Riverside, CA, 92503. (951) 352-1895

Tustin: 2855 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782. (714) 202 4676

Woodcrest: 17815 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508. (951) 339-5747

 

CONTACT:

www.MiguelsJr.com

Credit: Miguel’s Jr. The photo was provided for posting.

LA Children’s Chorus Rings in Holidays at Disney Hall Dec. 3

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Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs, rings in the holidays with special guest, Grammy Award-winning opera singer Susan Graham, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert featuring the world premiere of Los Angeles-based composer Paul Gibson’s Ring Out, Wild Bells – based on Tennyson’s beloved poem and arranged for chorus, organ, strings and handbells – as well as a range of sublime classical works, joyful holiday carols and poignant readings on Sunday December 3, 2017, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, as part of the LA Philharmonic’s prestigious “Sounds About Town” series.  LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson leads the program of musical selections interspersed with readings drawn from such universal themes as creation, hope and change by ee cummings, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Roethke, Robert Louis Stevenson, St. Francis of Assisi and Fra Giovanni Giocondo.

 

“This evening of music and poetry was inspired by ‘A Festival of Lessons and Carols,’ a cherished annual Christmas Eve tradition introduced in 1918 by King’s College Choir in Cambridge, England, that touches on universal human experiences through thoughtful verse and moving song and has been broadcast around the globe by the BBC every holiday since 1930,” says Tomlinson.

In addition to Gibson’s work, LACC performs Kim André Arneson’s Even When He is Silent and This Christmastide by British Academy Award-winning composer Donald Fraser, and reprises Dale Trumbore’s Breathe in Hope, which was commissioned for and premiered by the Chorus in May.  Graham joins the Chorus for the holiday carols O Holy NightA Christmas Lullaby and Now Have Good Day by Derek Holman.  The eclectic program also includes Thompson’s Velvet Shoes and Choose Something Like a Star; “Bereite dich, Zion” from Bach’sChristmas Oratorio; Praetorius’s Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming; “Et exultavit” and “Esurientes” from Vivaldi’s Magnificat; “Hymn to Dawn” from Holst’s Rig Veda, a collection of hymns inspired by the composer’s interest in Sanskrit and Hindu religion and poetry; and Debussy’s Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons.

Five of LACC’s highly regarded ensembles perform separately and combined.  Tomlinson conducts the chorus’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers; Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham leads the Intermediate Choir; Diana Landis leads the Apprentice Choir; and Dr. Steven Kronauer conducts the Young Men’s Ensemble.

Tickets start at $20; children ages 6-17 are half price.  (Suitable for children ages 6 and up.)  For tickets and information, visit www.lachildrenschorus.org/sounds-about-town or call (626) 793-4231.  Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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 LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS.

Brentwood Home celebrates Veterans Day with 15% off ALL mattresses through November 13

 Brentwood Home, California-based designer of healthy, luxurious, affordable home essentials is offering 15% off all mattresses from November 2-13 using code THANKYOU15.

All Brentwood Home mattresses are handcrafted in Los Angeles and come with a zero-risk guarantee, including: 120-night trial, free shipping and returns, 0% financing and a 25-year warranty.

Click here for details on the highest quality mattresses available online including the eco-friendly Cedar,  top-selling Oceano and premium but affordable Ojai.

Brentwood Home – designs and manufacturers mattresses, yoga and meditation pillows, sheets, pet beds and more. Brentwood Home’s mattresses are 100 percent handcrafted in Los Angeles and they are the most eco-friendly mattress available for purchase online.

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Ruby’s Diner Introduces New Indulgent Swingtime Freeze Trio!

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School is back in session and Ruby’s Diner is offering a sweet pick-me-up just in time for the busy fall season. The Swingtime Freeze Trio introduces two new caffeinated freeze flavors, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mint, and one non-caffeinated flavor, Strawberry, to the menu for just $3.99 each. Made with a touch of cold brew coffee, the Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mint freezes offer an early morning or afternoon boost, and the non-caffeinated Strawberry is made with special ice crystals giving it a cool, refreshing finish.

I had the opportunity to try the Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mint and it is delicious! I also love that it is caffeinated! Don’t miss them!

 

WHEN:

Available August 28-October 29, 2017

 

WHERE:

Participating Ruby’s Locations

Costa Mesa – South Coast Plaza: 3333 Bear St. at South Coast Plaza – Suite 120, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 714.662.7829

Huntington Beach: #1 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648. 714.969.7829

Irvine: 4602 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604. 949.552.7829

Irvine Spectrum: 505 Spectrum Center Drive in Irvine Spectrum. 949.753.7829

Laguna Hills: 24155 Laguna Hills Mall #1636, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. 949.588.7829

Long Beach: 6405 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803. 562.596.1914

Cabazon – Morongo: 49000 Seminole DriveCabazon, CA 92230951.849.3850

Oceanside: 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054. 760.433.7829

Palm Springs: 155 S. Palm Canyon Dr.Palm Springs, CA 92262760.406.7829

San Diego – Mission Valley Mall: 1640 Camino Del Rio N., #360P, San Diego, CA 92108619.294.7829

Yorba Linda: 21450 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92887. 714.779.7829

Self Disclosure: I received a gift card to try out these new delicious freeze flavors. An image was provided.

AquaBall Hosts Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes

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Beloved children’s beverage brand AquaBall is hosting a Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes with awesome prizes just in time for back-to-school season. AquaBall is the only zero-calorie, sugar-free and preservative-free children’s beverage currently on the market. The naturally flavored water is available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape and Strawberry Lemonade – and features fan favorite characters from Disney’s “Frozen”, Disney Princesses, Marvel’s “Avengers,” and Disney Classic Characters.

AquaBall’s Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes will run from August to September 2017. Entering is super easy! Simply visithttp://www.aquaballdrink.com/offers/ and complete the entry form including a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall – don’t forget to tag#Sugarlessbacktoschool and @aquaballdrink.

  • Six lucky participants will win a one month’s supply of AquaBall (one 6-pack of each flavor), which will be drawn every Monday between August 14th and September 18th
  • Ten winners will receive a one year supply (twelve 24-count packs), which will be drawn Monday September 18th.

I received samples of AquaBall and the Fruit Punch and Grape are a hit in our house!

Happy Back-to-School!

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to post. Image was also provided.

Celebrate #DaddysDay with MAM and win a $500 prepaid card or tickets to a MLB game of your choice! We have also teamed up for a Giveaway!

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MAM is celebrating Father’s Day with a great contest!

 

This Father’s Day, MAM will be selecting one lucky person to win a $500 prepaid card or tickets to a Major League Baseball game of your choice! Share a story that shows what makes the dad in your family a great father with the #DaddysDay hashtag and MAM will select their favorite story to win! Enter here: http://www.facebook.com/mambabyusa

This contest ends June 18th.

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We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a $30 MAM prize package! To enter leave a comment below telling us something great about your Dad or Husband! Deadline to enter is June 18th, 2017 at noon PST.

Follow MAM:

Facebook: MAMbabyUSA

Twitter: @MAMBABY

Pinterest: MAMUSA

Instagram: @Mam_usa

 

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STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE! CRICKET MEDIA INVITES FAMILIES EVERYWHERE TO BUG CAMP 2017 A FREE SUMMER READING PROGRAM LAUNCHING JUNE 5

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Nine Weeks of Ad-Free Stories, Games and Activity Ideas, as part of Cricket Media’s Keeping Tech in Check Initiative, Available FREE to Everyone Via keepingtechincheck.com.

 

Research shows that just two or three hours a week of reading helps stop the “summer slide,” where children lose months of academic achievement through inactivity. This summer, families everywhere are invited to discover a world of adventure and learning with Cricket Media’s free BUG CAMP 2017.  Created with engaging content from Cricket Media’s award-winning and ad-free magazines for children and teens, BUG CAMP offers an interactive way to get the family reading and stop the summer slide!

 

Launching on keepingtechincheck.com on June 5, Cricket Media’s BUG CAMP 2017 will offer nine weeks of reading-focused fun, from downloadable stories and games, to recipes and easy craft ideas, and outdoor activities, all crafted by Cricket Media magazine editors for various age and grade levels.  From Day #1, kids may download the colorfully illustrated story, “A Day at the Pond” (originally published in CLICK magazine) and learn all about the animals, plants and environment in a summery pond through the week. Other weekly themes will include

“My Backyard,” “Travel,” “Sports,” “The Environment,” “Fourth of July,” “The Beach,”

“Gardening,” “Art” and “Night/Camping/Hiking”.  Kids, parents, and caregivers may grab great ideas to fill their summer days with engaging activities tied to each week’s reading, like making a water scope to view pond life, playing a “Nature Detective Bingo” game, or making dragonflies out of pretzels.

 

BUG CAMP 2017 is a feature of Cricket Media’s new Keeping Tech in Check initiative, launched this spring in conjunction with the Parents’ Choice Foundation.  A “Random Activity Generator” at keepingtechincheck.com will lead to even more ideas for family activities this summer. With the tagline, “a balance, not a ban,” Keeping Tech in Check offers a wealth of tools, tips and resources to help families find the right balance between technology and real-life experiences.

 

Also in June, Cricket Media joins with PBS Parents to help bridge the summer learning gap through PBS’ annual summer learning initiative, “Summer of Adventure.” Families may download Cricket Media’s free “My Nature Journal” at PBS Parents’ summer site: http://www.pbs.org/parents/summer/.

 

As a special deal to get summer reading rolling, Cricket Media is offering a “3 for 5” magazine exclusive subscription deal, available only from Cricket’s online store. Families may order 3 magazines for $5, for a limited time, from https://shop.cricketmedia.com/3-for-5.

 

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Cricket Media, Inc. is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families, and teachers across the world. Cricket Media’s 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug®, Ladybug®, Cricket® and Cobblestone™. The Company’s innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include CricketTogether™, an employee engagement eMentoring program that builds literacy and problem-solving skills that expand students’ world views as well as the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration. Cricket Media serves millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China’s leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.cricketmedia.com.

Photo:Bug Camp bug by artist Michael Chesworth.

 

 

American Homebrewers Association Hosts Rally in San Pedro, Calif. at Brouwerij West on June 4

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The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies nationwide to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. This upcoming AHA Rally will take place at Brouwerij West and offers the opportunity to take a VIP tour of the brewery, meetBrouwerij West brewers and staff, enjoy beer samples and win great prizes. Plus, event parking is free—and all attendees will take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA!

Full event details can be found here.

WHEN:           Sunday, June 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

WHERE:         Brouwerij West

110 E St. Warehouse No 9

San Pedro, CA 90731

COST:            Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP for the event.

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About the American Homebrewers Association:

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgymagazine and offers the Brew Guru™ mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.
Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us onFacebook and Instagram.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
About Brouwerij West:

Brouwerij West is a unique craft brewery and venue located in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles. The company was founded in 2010 by talented brewer Brian Mercer and is now led by Mercer and his business partner Dave Holop. Brouwerij West opened in February 2016 in a former Port Warehouse originally built by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Brouwerij West’s operation encompasses 26,000 sq. ft. of the Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles facility, including 8,000 sq. ft. devoted to visitor use for its Tasting Room and events, as well as a 17,000 sq. ft. outdoor courtyard / beer garden. Brouwerij West brews its beers using traditional ingredients and methods mixed with creative inspiration to produce its own take on classic Belgian-style and farmhouse ales. Brouwerij West’s new facility is covered with solar panels and generates more electricity than it uses, and its mash filter-based brewery uses 30% less water than traditional breweries. Brouwerij West’s beers can be found on draft, in bottles and in cans at fine establishments including Baran’s 2239, The Tripel, The Cannibal Beer & Butcher, Connie & Ted’s, James Republic and many more. Follow Brouwerij West on @brouwerijwest on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Brouwerij West was named one of the best breweries to open in 2016 by LA Weekly, Thrillist.com, South Bay Magazine and Beer Advocate.