Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Directory for the Central Valley.

Pumpkins Patches and more is a directory of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and has links to pick your own/ U-pick farms and Christmas tree farms along with recipes etc. So if you haven't made it out to the patch yet check this site for one near you! Click HERE 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Free Nursing Cover from Udder Covers, just pay shipping.

Udder Covers is giving away FREE nursing covers (a $32 value) just pay $9.95 shipping. Use the promo code "family2010." Planning Family sent me this promotion by email as well. Enjoy!

IHOP FREE Scary Face Pancake Today!

Bring kids 12 and under for a FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP. It has mini oreos and whipped cream for eyes, strawberry nose, and candy corn teeth you can place on your whipped cream mouth! No purchase necessary. Dine in only. Today Friday October 29, 2010.

Halloween Continued...FREE

FREE Halloween Activity at the Cedar Clinton Branch Library 
Saturday October 30, 2010

10am-11am Creepy fun crafts
11am-12pm Creepy creatures with Shannon from the Discovery Center
12pm-1pm Creepy fun crafts

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Clinton Branch Library

4150 E Clinton Ave
Call 559 442 1770 for more information

To check what your local library (within Fresno county)click HERE click on Library Locations and Hours, choose your library and click on Events at ...(Your Library Here) .

Follow the White Rabbit to
Cornerstone Children's Festival

October 31, 2010
FREE candy, face painting, carnival games and music!
Including a drawing for bicycles!

Broadway and Calaveras
Call 559 442 0122 for more information

Pumpkin Patch at The Bridge

Sunday October 31, 2010

Fun family carnival setting for preschool and school aged children.
FREE games, bounce houses, pony rides, and activites!
Don't forget the CANDY!
Affordable food for purchase, please no scary costumes.

3438 E Ashlan, Fresno
Call 559 226 4100 for more information

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Seven Slings FREE baby carrier just pay shipping

I have a Planning Family membership (a parenting, freebies, and coupons site) and they sent me this offer. To join Planning Family click HERE.

Seven Slings is offering free trendy slings (a $48 value) with the promo code "halloween." Just pay $11.95 shipping and you have an option of purchasing insurance for $3.50 for returns in case you pick the wrong size.
Click HERE to visit the Seven Slings website.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fresno Halloween Events 2010

The Fresno Bee has a great list of Halloween events happening in Fresno this year. Everything from a canine costume parade in Tower, to a Old Town Ghost Walk.Click HERE to check 'em out and get involved in the community!

California Arts Academy

The California Arts Academy is know for their dance program and performing arts, but did you know they offer art classes as well? If you mention Sammy as a referral, your child can receive a FREE drawing class at the Blackstone location or a tuition discount of 8% (new students only). These are small group classes, ages 6-18 are welcome. If you begin in the middle of the semester your tuition will be prorated. You can visit their website at, email them at or call at (559)222-6539

Monday, October 18, 2010

Trunk of Treats!

For a safer alternative to regular trick or treating in the neighborhood, many local churches offer "trunk or treat" activites with carnival style games, face painting, and chili cook-off contests, etc. Volunteers will decorate their cars' trunks and the children can trick or treat in the parking lot. This way it's a one stop event and parents feel peace of mind and kids go home happy. So ask around your group of church-going friends if you don't already have somewhere in mind.
Every congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have a Trunk or Treat on Oct 30th starting at 6pm.

Punzak Park in Fowler will be offering a Trunk or Treat event on Oct 31st from 6-8pm. 500 East Merced Street. Call for more information 834-5486

Peoples Church Courtyard and Gym will be celebrating Halloween Oct 31st from 6-8:30pm with games, bounce houses, obstacle courses, live drama, food for purchase, and live music. 7172 N Cedar Ave, Fresno 298-8001 ext 392

Halloween Events: Free or on the Cheap!

Happy Halloween!
You can view these and local events in nearby towns and cities at Central California Parent online.

Bippity-Boppity Boo at Storyland (Fresno)
Oct 30th from 3-6pm Rotary Storyland will offer a Halloween event including games, crafts, and live entertainment by the magician, Tony Blanco. So those costumes on the kiddos; admission is $6 per person.

Halloween on Pollasky Avenue (Clovis)
Sunday, Oct 31st, Celebrate Halloween on Pollasky Ave and 4th Ave from 4-6pm.
Enjoy candy, bounce houses, games, face painting, music, and more. 222-2467

Pick Your Own Pumpkins!(Fresno)
Single Palm Pumpkins located at 10635 W. Barstow. Each pumpkin is $5 and enjoy a tractor pulled hay ride, spooky hay maze, Aztec corn maze, farm animals and family fun! Open every day until October 31st. M-F from 3pm to dusk, Saturday and Sundays from noon-dark. 246-3937

Stomp "N" Chomp (Fresno)
The Fresno Chafee Zoo's animals will be celebrating Halloween too!
Oct 30th, some animals will be experiencing pumpkins as part of their foraging and play program. They will have their chance to stomp "n" chomp their way to yummy treats. Pick up a schedule of feedings when you enter. Normal admission applies. $7 adults, $3.50 for children 2-11 and seniors 62+. 894 Belmont Ave. 498-5920.

Don't forget at Zoo Boo (Fresno)
The weekend of Oct. 22,23,and 24th, from 5-8pm at Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
Trick or treating, costumed characters, live entertainment, costume parade, and carnival games (with extra charges). Adults in attendance with children can dress up as well.
Zoo Members $10 Adult, $8 Child
Non-members $12 Adult, $10 Child
Day of Event $14 Adult, $12 Child

Friday, October 15, 2010

Shade Clothing $3 $2 $1

Shade Clothing is closing its website this Sunday. The liquidation has reached an all time low. Many of the sizes are limited however the best deal includes black and white camisoles and they still have every size. So if you are looking for an undershirt for $1.54 now's your chance! Shipping ranges between $5-$7, so if you can order with a local friend you can save on shipping too. My mother and I made our purchase last night- 8 items including cami's, shirts and pants for $37 including shipping. Each item averaged $4.60 after shipping. The original price for these products would have been $161 so we saved $124! Click HERE, but be patient with the site it is running slowly right now. free samples and giveaways! has launched a "goodie bag" giveaway! These goodie bags will be full of free samples and you will have  a chance to win iPod Shuffles, iPod Touches, etc. and one winner will receive a Mac Book! Click HERE to see the Alice blog about how you can enter! The free sample launch and giveaway ends October 31, 2010. Good Luck!