Visit Disneyland for $79

Maruska —  August 25, 2016

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Do you want to take the kids to Disneyland for $79? Then take them to the Halloween Party on selected nights starting September 23rd, 2016. 

They will have trick-or-treat stations, photo ops, dance parties, crafts, and more excitement. The catch…this event is in the evening from 6pm until 11pm (or 7pm until midnight) but you can enter Disneyland up to 3 hours before the event time. So you get 8 hours of Disneyland and lots of Halloween celebrations. And 2 and under are free.

Something to think about…but think fast because this event sells out every year.

Click here for more details. To purchase tickets, click on the website under “Event Contact Info”. 

Civil War Reenactment – Free

Maruska —  August 24, 2016

Civil War Reenactment

Civil war days living history and reenactment on September 3rd and 4th 2016 in Huntington Beach. Learn about daily life in the 19th century, visit each army’s camp to see soldiers preparing for battle, listen to president Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address, and, the best part, watch heated battles fought by nearly one thousand re-enactors! Parking and admission are free! I went to several civil war reenactments and I thought this is the best one!

If you have never been to a civil war reenactment, I am telling you, it is incredible. We went for the first time four years ago and it was an out-of-this-world experience. Hundreds of actors dressed up for the part. I swear some of them truly believe they are still fighting in the civil war. Walking through the camps is such a learning experience. My son was 5 ½ when we visited the first time and he still remembers all kinds of facts about the civil war period. How they dressed, what they ate, what gun they used (he is a boy after all!). The battle is so real with guns and cannon shots. We were all mesmerized and my kids loved it. Soldiers do “die” during the battle (no blood!) but they all get up at the end.

I do have to say though that I wouldn’t have taken my boy to this when he was 3 because he is very sensitive. The noise of the cannons would have freaked him out for sure. My girl…no problem. So you know your child best. If you think he/she will be scarred for life from such an experience, don’t go. Otherwise, don’t miss it.


Saturday, September 3rd, 2016:

  • Camp opens to the public at 10AM
  • First battle at 1:30 PM
  • Living History Weapons Demonstration to follow 1st Battle
  • President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – 3PM
  • Second Battle at 4PM
  • Twilight Concert featuring The Armory Band at 5:30PM
  • Evening Dance at 7:30PM

Sunday, September 4th, 2016:

  • Church Services at 9AM
  • Camps open to public at 10AM
  • First battle at 11AM
  • President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – 12 Noon
  • Living History Weapons Demonstration to follow 1st Battle
  • Second Battle at 2PM
  • President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – 3PM


Huntington Beach Central Park, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648


OC Turtle and Tortoise Show

Maruska —  August 22, 2016


Turtle and tortoise show, Sunday August 28th, at the La Habra Community Center. This is an interactive educational event where you can see, touch and feel turtles and tortoises from around the world.

More info: Click here