July 1, 2008
Kindergartners scampered around inside a temporary pen Wednesday on the front lawn of Mark Keppel Elementary School. They inhabited the fenced-off area for close to an hour with animals of many shapes, sizes and textures. The visiting creatures were from Giddy Up Ranch in Acton, Calif., a petting zoo that brings animals on visits to schools, state fairs and birthday parties. Keppel kindergarten teachers invited the petting zoo to visit the school to give students an up-close look at animals, teacher Suzanne Buckhoff said.
February 24, 2012
Who says classical music has to be a formal affair? Not PROJECT Trio, a classical chamber ensemble fueled by the sounds of rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and jazz, from Guns 'N Roses to Duke Ellington. With some 66 million hits on YouTube, appearances on Nickelodeon and MTV and gigs in major concert halls, coffeehouses, clubs and classrooms around the world, this Brooklyn-based ensemble - Greg Pattillo on flute, cellist Eric Stephenson and Peter Seymour on bass - has electrified audiences of all ages with its virtuosity and wild enthusiasm for making music.
May 7, 2004
Fremont Elementary will host a family fiesta Friday, May 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature food, games, a petting zoo, bounce houses and a dunk tank. There will also be a cake walk and a bake sale. A silent auction will feature items from amusement parks such as Six Flags and Sea World, local businesses such as Joselito's, Once Upon a Time, and Tom's Toys. There are also items donated by the Magic Castle, Karl Strauss Brewery and Science Adventures, available for bidding.
April 25, 2008
Pony rides, a petting zoo and a plethora of activities made Saturday?s Dragon Faire the place to be Saturday as St. George?s Preschool parents put on the school?s annual fund-raising event. Hundreds of folks showed up to enjoy the Dragon Faire, which has been a part of La Cañada for the past about 35 years and helps pay for extras at the preschool. ?This is our only fund-raiser and it?s completely organized and run by the parents. It?s a wonderful event,? said Cherie McSweeney, who has been involved in the activity for the past 29 years, the last 10 years as the preschool director.
August 27, 2007
They closed their eyes and held out their arms on Sunday as Gomez, an albino Burmese python, was placed in the hands of four children who didn’t expect the snake surprise. The youngsters reacted with shock as they opened their eyes to find the python’s body in their hands. The Wild Wonders exotic petting zoo was one of the highlights during Montrose Shopping Park Assn.’s sixth annual Kids ’n Kritters Day in Montrose. Other animals, including a South American kinkajou named Kima and Cajun the alligator, also made appearances before a crowd of onlookers.
August 23, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian When local children, a porcupine, a crocodile and a python get together, it is time to celebrate the last days of summer with one last bash. The Fourth Annual Kids 'n' Kritters Day festivities kick-off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Montrose Shopping Park with a variety of activities ranging from an exotic petting zoo to a collector's market. "This is our nod to young families and children," said John Drayman, vice-president of the Montrose Shopping Park Assn.
June 22, 2001
Alecia Foster LOS ANGELES -- L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan was met by a loud "Thank You" from the children at Zoo Camp as he opened the doors of a new interactive center named after him. "I love Kids' Korner!" 8-year-old Anthony Montes said as he approached mayor. The Riordan Kids' Korner was one of the many new attractions unveiled Thursday at the new Winnick Family Children's Zoo. The new area of the zoo, which will also feature an animal care center, theater and petting zoo, was designed to give children the chance to get closer to some of the animals.
August 17, 2001
Amber Willard GRIFFITH PARK -- Visitors were allowed to get a little closer to some of the animals Thursday at the Los Angeles Zoo, with the opening of a petting area and other sections especially for children. After a 14-year absence of a petting zoo, the Winnick Family Children's Zoo opened Thursday morning on a two-acre site near the zoo's entrance. Five-year-old Rachel Trail was one of the first children into Muriel's Ranch, the petting area with goats and alpacas, as well as a miniature horse and donkey.