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October Newsletter 2012

OCTOBER CALENDAR 2012: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, Oct. 5th: Itty Bitty Bouncer Class 11 am @Encore Gymnastics, Drop in Playtime

Friday, Oct. 5th: MyGym WC Mighty Mites Class Trial (3.25-4.5 years) at 5 pm

Saturday, Oct. 6th: Bounce Roll & Skate 10:30-1 pm @E. Oakland Community Playdate

Saturday, Oct. 6th: CANCELLED just THIS Sat.: Itsy Bitsy Yoga on Sat. at Bloom Retreat from 11-11:45 am.

Tues. Oct. 9th: G and M Farms in Livermore: Come enjoy a HUGE Pumpkin Patch, play in a Corn Kernel POOL, Includes a REAL Hay Ride Field Trip, Corn Classroom Experience & Educational tips & Live Animals there too! (Time: 1:00 pm Tour, Don't be late, the Hay Ride will depart ON TIME!)

–RSVP ASAP as we have a LIMITED # of SPOTS! $7.00/OHM's for Kids; $9.00/Gen. Members; ADULTS are FREE!

 

Fri. Oct. 12th: Park Explorers: Clayton Pumpkin Patch Field Trip: Pumpkins, Animals, Train & Plumpkin Playground fun! Join us anytime from 4-7 pm!

Saturday, Oct. 13th: Itsy Bitsy Yoga on Sat. at Bloom Retreat from 11-11:45 am.

Monday, Oct. 15th: FREE Toddler (2.75 -4.5 years) Karate Trial Class 4:30 pm-5 pm

Thurs. Oct. 18th: Liberty Gymnastics Drop in Play class 11 am

Fri. Oct. 19th: Art in the Park: Trick or Treat Bag Decorating & Apple Bobbin' Fun! 4:30 pm-6 pm at Sports Basement in WC

Saturday, Oct. 20th: Itsy Bitsy Yoga on Sat. at Bloom Retreat from 11-11:45 am.

Sunday, Oct. 21st: Trunk N' Treat for Official HHH Members ONLY! Emails sent out to OHM Families to attend, we'd love for YOU to be an OHM family, email us to day to join us for this exclusive event & savings all month with events, local businesses & free trial classes!

Tues. Oct. 23rd: Book Club Monthly Meeting: "SOLD" by Zana Muhsen at 7 pm

Fri. Oct. 26th: Downtown WC Trick or Treating 2-6 pm (We'll be meeting at 3 pm to start our group fun at Lesher Center!)

Saturday, Oct. 27th: Itsy Bitsy Yoga on Sat. at Bloom Retreat from 11-11:45 am.

Saturday, Oct. 27th: Weekend Playdate: BOO at the ZOO, 10-3 pm; join us at Oakland Zoo for their Annual Halloween Event & Trick or Treat Fun! (We'll try to meet by 12:30 pm at the Flamingos, but feel free to go anytime, we'll find each other!)

Sunday, Oct. 28th: 4th Annual Munchkin Masquerade Parade 3-6 pm at Sports Basement in WC; join us for our FAMILY FRIENDLY & SAFE Trick or Treat Family Resource Fair, Parading & Photography Booth FUN! Don't miss this HUGE event!

Tuesday, Oct. 30th: Animal Rescue Tour for Toddlers 2.75 and UP (limited to 15 children); Hands on learning experience about Animal Safety with Free Play in Pretend Vet Area, SO cute! 4:30 pm-5:30 pm


ITSY BITSY YOGA: SATURDAY classes 3 WEEK in October at 11 am at BLOOM Retreat in Walnut Creek!

Classes offered on 10/13; 10/20 & 10/27 this month!

Sign up by 10/13 and enroll at the WORKSHOP Rate of just $10.00 a class. Itsy Bitsy Yoga is yoga for your baby (newborn to 12 months) to help with constipation, sleep, muscle development, brain growth, flexibility and is a wonderful bonding experience! Perfect for working parents and grandparents to enjoy a weekend activity!


ENROLL TODAY: http://www.bloomretreat.com/events/workshops/

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE PLAYGROUP: NEW TIME! Join us on Wed. at 4:15 pm (moved from 4:30 pm) at giggle in Walnut Creek on N. Main St. (drop in: $5.00/packages available), great for 4 months and up to communicate, lessen frustration and help with development! OHM's get another FREE class on each package purchased!


NEW CLASS OPENING, JOIN US for a FREE TRIAL CLASS (info@hhhints.com to RSVP)!)

MYGYM NEW CLASS–MIGHTY MITES (3.25 to 4.5 year olds) class BEGINNING for OUR GROUP!

 

Hello OHM's! With many of our older kids going to preschool, they have been missing out on one of their favorite activities, MYGYM!

 

We heard your request and set up a NEW class for our families to have an AFTERNOON CLASS time starting Friday, October 5th at 5 pm, every Friday!

Here are the details below, if you KNOW you want to sign your child up and are NEW to MyGym, as an OHM, you save the $50.00 registration fee. Returning Members, can't wait to have you in our class! Please note that they have amended their Practice and Play times (see below!)


NOTE: Mighty Mites is NOT a parent participation class so you can do a DROP OFF for it!

 

Do you have a younger child who would like to try MyGym, we offer FREE Trials all the time and the $50.00 savings applies to YOU too! Email me to set it up!

 

COST: $80 every four week tuition for everyone is one class per week and one Practice&Play. Practice&Play are open gym times where teachers run some tumbling drills and slow activities. We have Practice&Play four times a week and you can come to any one of them, it is all ages and parents are required to come in with the children regardless of age. The times are Monday 3pm, Tuesday 1pm, Thursday 6:20pm and Friday 9am and they are 45 minutes. The Tuesday and Friday one are in addition to the old free play times.

 

The Friday 5pm class we are adding is called Mighty Mites and it's for 3.25 to 4.5 year olds. We do have the same class on Monday 11:45, Thursday 1pm, Friday 11:15 and Saturday 10:15. If you do miss your regular class you can do a make up class in another class.


THINGS TO JOIN! ARE YOU in the KNOW?

Have YOU joined MEET UP.com yet? If so, JOIN hhhints.com Meet Up Group and RSVP easily and directly every month as ALL of our events are listed there w/ details too!

http://www.meetup.com/hhhints-com/

Have you joined or LIKED our FACEBOOK pages? Get instant reminders about upcoming events, sneak peek sales, coupons and upcoming activities with access to all of the fun photos!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000444694592

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hilaries-Helpful-Hints/164260281923

Do you know a friend who is expecting or just had a baby? We'd love for them to join us, please invite them to join our FREE newsletter, "Itty Bitty Newsletter!" We even have a special calendar created JUST for them with talks for expectant parents, socials & when the baby's here, 14 months & younger baby activities like "Itsy Bitsy Yoga," "Park Playdates," and more!

We also have our BOOK CLUB every month, this month it is 10/23 at 7pm for "SOLD" by Zana Muhsen.

OCTOBER 2012 CALENDAR: HAPPY HALLOWEEN MONTH!

Fri. October 5th: Itty Bitty Bouncer Gymnastics: Drop in Class for 1+ years

Encore Gymnastics

TIME: 11 am to 12 noon

Great exploratory class for early walkers & toddlers with large floor trampolines, foam pits, toddler gymnastics equipment and parachute play, enjoy an hour of physical play and fun! Drop in class, occurs first Fri. of every month.

WHERE: 999 Bancroft Way, Concord

PRICE: $3.00 for OHMs/ $5.00 for Gen. Members


Tues. October 9th: G & M Farms: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hay ride Field Trip, Educational Tips & Live Animals!

TIME: 1:00 pm is our TOUR TIME & HAY RIDE TIME

FEE: $7.00/All children; OHM Parents FREE; Gen. Member Parents $3.00

Give your kids a fun and educational day on the farm!

Our little ones will think it's a holiday, but they'll be learning about agriculture and biology!

We start at the edge of the farm, and then it's up on the wagons for a ride around the cornfield. After the ride, it's into our clever cornfield classrooms, where our tour guides teach the life cycle of the pumpkin plant, from seed to blossom to gourd to seed again in a fun, interactive lesson.

When the corn class is out you'll cross a field of pumpkins to our play area, where the guided tour ends. Say hello to our farm animals, explore our hay bale maze, play in the corn box, or take a class photo on our antique hay wagon – and when you're ready to go each child can select his or her very own pumpkin right out of the field!


Fri. October 12th: Monthly PARK EXPLORERS:

CLAYTON PUMPKIN PATCH OUTING!

Pumpkins, Animals, Train & Plumpkin Playground fun! Join us anytime from 4-7 pm!

Each month we'll bring our lunches and enjoy it together while we explore various parks

in our area! We'll visit CLAYTON PUMPKIN PATCH, it's all about Pumpkins, Animals, Train Rides and lots of play at the Plumpkin Playground! They have a playground area for the kids to enjoy and lots of pumpkins, hay, train rides & playtime with animals & more!

 

A trip to the Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm & Christmas Trees in October is a treat for the whole family!  Enjoy the fall splendor and be ready for fun in the giant Tunnel of Straw in the Plumpkin Playland, take a ride on the Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm Express, our trackless train*, visit our farm animals, race a plastic duck against your friends and hop on a horse in Little Carver's Barnyard, and shop for Fall and Halloween decorations in our gift shop.  On the weekends, to satisfy your taste buds, enjoy sweets and drinks at the Plumpkin Pantry, hot barbeque from Dickey's Barbeque, and the sweet and salty mix of kettle corn.

 

WHERE: Parking is FREE.

 

WHEN: 4-7 pm (Train Rides begin after 3 pm!)

 

FEES: Listed separately for all of the activities below.

PLUMPKIN PLAYLAND: The Plumpkin Playland contains a giant tunnel of straw (made with over 650 straw bales!), 3 giant pots filled with lima beans, a Farmer's Phonebooth, "Ball Return", and more! Unlimited One-Day Admission is $6.00 per child, FREE for Adults (21 and older) with the purchase of a Child Admission, and FREE for infants (12 months and under)

TRAIN FEES: Train tickets are $2.50/person.  Infants ages 12 months and under are FREE.

LITTLE CARVER'S BARNYARD: Little Carver's Barnyard is a play area with the popular Duck Races (use an old-fashioned water pump to push your duck from one side to the other), Horsey Hop-a-long, and NEW for 2012, the Barn Ball Toss.  Unlimited play in Little Carver's Barnyard is $5.00 per child, Free for adults (21 and older) with purchase of a Child Admission.


Mon. Oct. 15th: FREE KARATE TODDLER CLASS TRIAL! LITTLE NINJA PROGRAM!

Must RSVP: info@hhhints.com for your FREE class!

Little Ninja Program Just $40 a month! BOYS & GIRLS welcome!

- No Contracts, Registration or Annual Fees!

-Official HHH Members Receive a Free "Little Ninja" T-Shirt!

-Drop In For $12 per Class!

Our "Little Ninja" Program will be geared towards the more playful aspects of martial arts. Students will learn how to punch, kick, & block. They will also learn stances and improve coordination. Most importantly they will have lots of fun. Each class will start off with a warm up routine to music and then we will move on to our karate activities. These activities will vary from class to class and include games, relays, obstacle courses, and more! Students will be continually reminded about when and where it is appropriate to use their karate moves. While the classes will be conducted primarily in English there will be a little bit Japanese thrown in which will mostly be numbers and a few names of our basic stances. (My pronunciation is slightly different than the traditional pronunciation in order to remain consistent with my teacher) Each class will end with the students lining up and doing a bow.

 

AGE: For ages 2.75–4.years old. TIME: 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm

For more info visit us on the web @ www.MiresMartialArts.com

www.MiresMartialArts.com

4743 Clayton Rd. Suite #3 Concord, CA 94521 – (925) 689-0305

On the Corner of Clayton Rd. and Bailey Rd.


Wed. October 17th: FREE Trial Class/Drop in Class Baby Bootcamp Concord/Clayton:

Clayton Community Park at 9:30 am with Baby Bootcamp Concord/Clayton, join us with your little one to workout, make friends and get fit!

GET FIT MOMMIES & BABIES! JOIN US FOR A WORK OUT with BABY BOOTCAMP Concord/Clayton!

FREE TRIAL CLASS or COME WORK OUT with us if you are already a member!

 

Come try out baby boot camp Concord/Clayton at Clayton Community Park at 9:30am. Baby Boot Camp stroller based fitness classes are specifically designed to help moms get fit! All levels are welcome! Your first class is free!

Drop in Class is $15.00, join us anytime even if you've tried the class before!

Please email noelle.gould@babybootcamp.com or info@hhhints.com to register for your first class free.

If you are unable to make it to class please go to www.babybootcamp.com, find classes and click on Concord/Clayton to find a better date that suits you.

Please be sure to bring your stroller, a mat, water, and food or toys to keep your child happy in the stroller. Feel free to email me with questions!

 

Official HHH Members: Receive $10 off when you enroll the same day


Thurs. Oct. 18th: FREE Trial Class/Drop in Class Baby Bootcamp Walnut Creek:

Heather Farms at 9:30 am with Baby Bootcamp Walnut Creek, join us with your little one to workout, make friends and get fit!

GET FIT MOMMIES & BABIES! JOIN US FOR A WORK OUT with BABY BOOTCAMP WC!

Thurs. @ 9:30 am at Heather Farms Park, WC

FREE TRIAL CLASS or COME WORK OUT with us if you are already a member!

Come try out baby boot camp Walnut Creek at Heather Farms Park at 9:30am. Baby Boot Camp stroller based fitness classes are specifically designed to help moms get fit! All levels are welcome! Your first class is free!

Drop in Class is $15.00, join us anytime even if you've tried the class before!

Please email sandy.mourad@babybootcamp.com or info@hhhints.com to register for your first class free.

If you are unable to make it to class please go to www.babybootcamp.com, find classes and click on Walnut Creek to find a better date that suits you. I offer 7 classes a week in Walnut Creek at 4 different locations.

Please be sure to bring your stroller, a mat, water, and food or toys to keep your child happy in the stroller. Feel free to email me with questions!

 

Official HHH Members: Receive $10 off when you enroll the same day OR 5% off your package at later enrollment


Thurs. October 18th: LIBERTY GYMNASTICS: Toddler Playdate

Come play with us while the kids enjoy gymnastics equipment through a drop in playtime with parent participation.

FEE: $5.00/OHM & $7.00/Gen. Members at 11 am to 12 pm.

WHERE: Liberty Gymnastics @2330-A Bates Ave, Concord, CA 94520

tel. (925) 687-8009

 

FEE: Official HHH Members $5.00 per family/General Members $7.00 per family

 

This will be an exploratory time for children to interact with their caregivers with the supervision of qualified staff members. Please keep in mind that this is free play and will not be coach guided. We will, however, be there to keep all play safe and encourage caregivers to spend quality time with their little ones. Families do not have to be a member to participate but must sign a waiver before entering the gym floor. We hope this will allow families to have a fun and safe place to encourage play and physical activity.

www.libertygymtrainingcenter.com


Fri. October 19th: FREE Trial Class/Drop in Class Baby Bootcamp Lamorinda:

Lafayette Reservoir classes at 9:30 am with Baby Bootcamp Lamorinda, join us with your little one to workout, make friends and get fit!

GET FIT MOMMIES & BABIES! JOIN US FOR A WORK OUT with BABY BOOTCAMP LAMORINDA!

Thurs. @ 9:30 am at Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette

FREE TRIAL CLASS or COME WORK OUT with us if you are already a member!

 

FREE TRIAL CLASS or COME WORK OUT with us if you are already a member!

Baby Boot Camp stroller based fitness classes are specifically designed to help moms get fit! Lafayette Reservoir classes are offered on Mon/Wed/Fri at 9:30am. We meet in the main parking lot near the brown information board and flag pole. Be sure to bring $2.00 in quarters for the metered parking. Annual parking passes are available at the Reservoir Visitor Center.

Please email sarah.cole@babybootcamp.com or info@hhhintscom to register for your free trial class.

 

Baby Boot Camp classes are for all fitness levels. We have moms who attend with 6 week old babies and moms who attend with their toddlers. Just bring water for yourself and a stroller for your child. A jogging stroller isn't necessary.

 

Visit www.babybootcamp.com to view full class schedule


Fri. October 19th: Art in the Park: Trick or Treat Bag Decorating & Apple Bobbin' Fun!

Time: 4:30-6 pm at Sports Basement WC

Come join us for some FALL fun! Our little ones can get "CRAFTY" and decorate their treat bags JUST in time for Halloween or use them for part of your Fall Décor! We'll have tons of fun things to add to our bags from leaves, glitter, foam shapes & letters, felt to make them into animals or monsters, crayons & markers too!

We'll also have a little game called "Apple Bobbin" for our little ones to enjoy!

FEE: OHM: $2.00; Gen. Members: $4.00


Sun. Exclusive OHM Trunk N' Treat Holiday Party

Location disclosed ONLY to attending Members & RSVP'ed guests, this was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of the year for our members, so don't miss out!

 

TIME: 4-7 pm, we'll have a BBQ dinner and as the sun sets, POP open those trunks, have our little ones in Costume and enjoy a SAFE and Family Friendly Trick or Treat experience JUST for our members!

 

We'd love as MANY TRUNKS as possible for the kids to trick or treat from & once we have RSVP's I'll know the # of treats needed but start RSVPing now to get in the scoop!

 

DETAILS: BBQ ($5.00 per adult/Kids: $2.00); We'll have Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Veggie Burgers with all the bread, condiments & veggie fixings)

 

FAMILIES: POTLUCK APPETIZERS, SIDES & DESSERT:

LAST NAMES A-J: Appetizers

K-T: Salads/Sides

U-Z: Desserts

DECORATE those TRUNKS if you can, we'll have prizes for different categories too! TREATS: Healthy & Safe please, NO NUT PRODUCTS, thank you!


Mon. October 22nd: FREE Trial Class/Drop in Class Stroller Strides Walnut Creek:

LARKEY PARK at 9:30 am with Stroller Strides Walnut Creek, join us with your little one to workout, make friends and get fit!

WHEN: Mon. @9:30 am at Larkey Park in Walnut Creek

STROLLER STRIDES WALNUT CREEK FREE PREVIEW DAY

Have you been wanting to get out and exercise without leaving your little one at home? Do you want an opportunity to meet other moms in a fun, active environment? Then STROLLER STRIDES is for you. Stroller Strides® is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies/ kids. It includes power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. While Mom is getting her workout on, the kids are entertained by songs and activites built into the routine. Not only is it great for the Moms but it's also fun for the young ones. This unique program also provides moms with the opportunity to meet other moms, engage in playgroups with their kids, and to form lasting friendships. Stroller Strides is designed to give mothers the "Strength for Motherhood!"

 

Come join us for a free preview class! See what the class is like and meet other amazing Stroller Striding Moms! Become a member and enjoy a 25% discount on the registration fee.


Tues. October 23rd: BOOK CLUB MEETING: (7 pm)

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS! Each month we read a book and gather at someone's hosted home or at a restaurant where we'll chat about the book while enjoying some great food, discussion and drinks!

THIS MONTH: "SOLD" by Zana Muhsen

WHERE: The Cheesecake Factory (1181 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596)

Please RSVP early so we can make appropriate dinner reservations!


Fri. Oct. 26th: Downtown WC Trick or Treat Playdate

Time: We'll be meeting at 3 pm at Lesher Center WC; join us there and we can try to visit the stores as a group! (1601 Civic Drive  Walnut Creek, CA 94596);

Collect as much candy as you can at participating downtown stores. Come dressed in your costume!! 

*Starting location will be partnered with Lesher Center For the Arts*

To receive a bag and map of participating businesses, you must begin at the Lesher Center for the Arts between 2pm-5:30pm.  Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.  We hope to see you there!


Saturdays, Oct. 27th: Weekend Playdate: BOO at the ZOO!

Join us at Oakland Zoo for their Annual Halloween Event & Trick or Treat Fun!

Visit the Oakland Zoo for our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo! Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the costume parade. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at the Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket.

TIME: 12:30-3:00 pm (We'll meet at the Flamingos & start!) If you want to go earlier, you are welcome to, we'll try to find each other at the Zoo!

WHERE: Oakland Zoo (9777 Golf Links Road  Oakland, CA 94605)

Fee: Event included with Zoo Admission


DON'T MISS EVENT!

Sun. October 28th: 4th Munchkin Masquerade Parade

4th ANNUAL MUNCHKIN MASQUERADE PARADE
WHEN: SAVE the DATE! Sunday October 28th, 3-6 pm at SPORTS BASEMENT in WC (1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, WC)

What is it? Munchkin Masquerade Parade is our annual Halloween Parents' Resource Fair! We invite all of our local businesses and vendors to attend and table to share their services or product with our families while YOUR little one enjoys the event in costume as they trick or treat from Vendor to Vendor! We also have a musical/storytime demonstrations throughout the event AND cap it off with our Munchkin PARADE where the kids get to show off their costumes and march around! We will also have a Photo Booth on site to capture the little ones/families in costume. It's a FAMILY FRIENDLY and SAFE trick or treating environment, perfect for little babies and toddlers FIRST Halloween or they can enjoy it as an additional celebration of this fun holiday, hope to see you there!

Visit our Facebook Page and LIKE or FRIEND us to get the up to date POSTINGS of whose attending and the newest entertainment all throughout OCTOBER! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hilaries-Helpful-Hints/164260281923?ref=ts

Do YOU know a VENDOR that would like to participate? Have them email me at info@hhhints.com to sign up BEFORE 10/1 for their Vendor EARLY BIRD Discount!

RSVP: FREE GOODIE BAGS for RSVP'ed/Official HHH Member Families! RSVP via Email info@hhhints.com or JOIN our Meetup.com group: http://www.meetup.com/hhhints-com/


Tues. October 30th: Explore the World of Animals at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek

Explore the World of Animals at ARF!

Join us for a special tour of ARF's Adoption Center in Walnut Creek. Our docent-led program is both fun and educational. Through hands-on activities and lessons, your child will experience what it's like to be a cat or dog in a human world. They will learn how to care for and treat animals, and take a trip to our pint-sized veterinary clinic and miniature pet supply store. And after learning how to safely greet an animal, they will enjoy a special visit from a therapy dog – a tour highlight!

When: Tuesday, October 30 from 4:30 to 5:30.

Where: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation

     2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

 

Fee: $12 per child for OHM families; $15.00 for Gen. Members (parents are free). The tour is appropriate for children ages 3 years and up.

 

To register: RSVP: info@hhhints.com or Join our meetup.com group for easy RSVPing: http://www.meetup.com/hhhints-com/

 

For more information, visit www.arf.net or email learningcenter@arf.net

 

 

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