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By Megan Tambio

As the poet Macklemore taught us, a thrift shop can be a magical place. Assistance League of Santa Monica (ALSM) has one that will keep your closet and wallet stuffed and, of course, help support a great cause.

better thrift 2ALSM’s thrift shop has everything you could want — clothes (both current and vintage to keep you looking good for the new school year), jewelry, home supplies (for Mom and Dad) and a collection of books for your reading pleasure (or for, you know, school. Sorry to bring it up again). You can make room for all your new swag by donating items to the shop.

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Claudia’s Corner: One cool cat struts into town

By Megan Tambio

The Cat in the Hat is, of course, the classic story about two bored kids and an insanely cool cat. But have you ever wanted to see the story come to life (and were too afraid of Mike Myers’ face to watch the movie)? You’re in luck! The Morgan-Wixson Theater is putting on its own version of the Dr. Seuss tale.

cat3“We tried to treat every single page of the book as a scene,” director Joseph Moretti said. The Morgan Wixson production will be 100 percent faithful to the book, not altering a single word from Seuss’s classic.

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Claudia’s Corner: You look fetching today

By Megan Tambio

Who doesn’t love dogs? They’re cute, loving and fun. If you have a furry friend of your own or you just want to see some, check out the K9 Summer Fest today (June 27) at Clover Park!

K9Fest2014_KarenP-Puppy_Page_30There will be a ton of awesome stuff to do with your dogs. Test your dog’s coordination at the Doggie Fun Zone. Find your inner peace with a session of Paws and Flow Dog Yoga. Learn a thing or two by watching a training demo by K9 Connection alumni.

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Claudia’s Corner: What we can learn from puppets

by Megan Tambio

So, there’s only a couple more weeks before the sweet release of summertime. What if I told you that you didn’t have to wait until then to do something awesome? The Assistance League of Santa Monica (ALSM) has you covered.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 3.20.06 PMThe ALSM’s Puppeteers put on awesome puppet shows to teach kids about social issues and provide thought-provoking material. Plays like “Playground Bullying” shows the dangers of bullying, while “Caught in the Middle” teaches children of divorce how to cope with their new, complicated situation.

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Claudia’s Corner: Get Digging!

by Megan Tambio

Have you ever wanted to throw on a fedora and go find ancient artifacts like Indiana Jones?  If some good old fashion adventure sounds appealing to you, come down to the Skirball Cultural Center and check out there Dig It! exhibit! (Fedora and whip not included)

Digit!At Dig It!, families can dig and sift through sand to discover vital Jewish artifacts from the Iron Age.  Work with Skirball’s archeology team to analyze artifacts and learn about ancient culture.

Open since 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center prides itself on providing various historical and artistic exhibits about Jewish heritage.

The exhibit is open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am- 4:30 pm excluding May 24. General admission is $10, kids’ tickets (ages 2- 12) are $5.

“Our focus at the Skirball is connecting the past to the present by looking at the commonalities between people of different cultures and backgrounds,” says Kimberly Kandel, a representative of Skirball .  That’s something everyone can dig.

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