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FAMILY FUN

Art Works Studio & Classroom
660 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323) 463-2562. Offers fine art classes for all ages. www.artworksstudio.org

Autry Museum of the American West

4000 Western Heritage Way. (323) 667-2000. Every 2nd Tue of month Free. Pan for gold every Sat-Sun 11am. Friday Odd Nights. Closed Mon. www.theautry.org

Barnsdall Art Park (Junior Arts Center and Barnsdall Arts Center)
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 644‐6295. Operated by City of L.A. Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Music, visual and performing arts classes for young people and adult classes in painting, drawing, sculpting, mosaic, stained glass and more. www.barnsdallonline.com

Barnsdall Art Sundays

4800 Hollywood Blvd. JAC Studio 1. Free Family Arts Workshops with a different theme weekly held at Junior Art Center most Sundays 10am-noon. www.barnsdallarts.org

Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

850 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (323) 467-2007 x101. Fun with a purpose is their most important rule. Field trips, sports, music and art activities daily. Extended hours during school holidays. www.bgchollywood.com

Chevalier's Books

126 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323) 465-1334. Open daily. Story Time Sat and Sun mornings. www.chevaliersbooks.com

El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 467-7674. Classic movie palace built in 1925 is a visual treat showing first-run Disney family features with live shows. www.elcapitan.com (See SPECIAL EVENTS, FILM & PLACES)

Original Farmers' Market

At Third & Fairfax. (323) 933‐9211. Summer Music Series every Fri at 7pm until Sept 1. www.farmersmarketla.com (See PLACES, MUSIC and SPECIAL EVENTS)

Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd. (213) 473-0800. See new exhibitions, peek through its telescope and tour the universe. Daily planetarium shows. Closed Mon. Free. www.griffithobservatory.org

Griffith Park
Ideal place for picnics, hiking and family fun (see PLACES)

Hollywood Bowl Museum
2301 N. Highland Ave. (323) 850-2058. Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. Features photos, film footage, programs and artifacts about the history of the Bowl. Open year round. Free. www.hollywoodbowl.com (See PLACES)

Hollywood Farmers' Market
Ivar & Selma Ave. between Hollywood & Sunset. (323) 463-3171. Sundays rain or shine 8am-1pm. Farmers, artisans, food vendors and entertainment. www.seela.org (See PLACES)

Hollywood Recreation Center
1122 Cole Ave. (323) 467-6847. Sports, arts, ballet, piano, cooking and aerobics. Open daily. www.laparks.org/reccenter/hollywood

Las Palmas Senior Center
1820 N. Las Palmas Ave. (323) 465-7787. Activities for adults. Free Seniors Computer Labs. Games, exercise, movies and Bingo. Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. www.laparks.org/scc/las-palmas

Los Angeles Branch Libraries

Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tue/Thu 12 pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 9:30am-5:30pm.

Cahuenga Branch Library

4591 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 664-6418. Story time, crafts, Student Zone Homework Center and Teen Council. Children's Summer Reading Challenge every Wed. www.lapl.org/branches/cahuenga

Will & Ariel Durant Public Library

7140 W. Sunset Blvd. (323) 876-2741. Story time Tues at 4pm. www.lapl.org/branches/durant

John C. Fremont Library
6121 Melrose Ave. (323) 962-3521. Adult and seniors Book Club Tues at 6:30pm. www.lapl.org/branches/john-c-fremont

Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library
1623 N. Ivar Ave. (323) 856-8260. Story Telling and Reading Weds at 4pm. www.lapl.org/branches/hollywood

Los Feliz Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave. (323) 913-4710. Toddler Play and Stories! every Monday morning through August 14. www.lapl.org/branches/los-feliz

Los Angeles City College (Community Services)
855 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 953-4000 x2651. Foreign Language, art, music, computer programs and more. See schedule for adults and children at lacitycollege.augusoft.net

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr. (323) 644-4200. Open daily 10am-5pm. www.lazoo.org (See PLACES, SPECIAL EVENTS)


Movies for You and the Little One! (See FILM)


El Capitan Tiny Tot Tuesday
Los Feliz 3 Theatres Me & My Parents Matinee on Weds New Beverly Cinema Kiddie Matinee during the weekends at 2pm Pacific Theatres at The Grove Monday with Morning Mommy Movies at 11am TCL Chinese Theatres features BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby! Weds at 11am

Nine O'Clock Players

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl. (323) 545-6153. Performs two stage plays each year chosen from classic children's literature and featuring dancing, singing, and special effects. www.nineoclockplayers.com

Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 845-0172. Daily programs and activities for youth and teens with monthly excursions. Youth Leadership Program in conjunction with Teen Center. Farmers Market Mon 9am-2pm. www.weho.org/recreation (See PLACES)

Sacred Fools Theatre

1076 Lilian Way (310) 281-8337. Summer Theater Camp Jul 19-30 for ages 8-18 with classes from 9am-1pm and the performance Jul 30 at 2pm. www.sacredfools.org

The Second City

6560 Hollywood Blvd., Second floor. (323) 464-8542. Improv and sketch comedy youth and teen programs open to students ages 6-18. The Really Awesome Improv Show for ages 2-200 every Sat at noon. www.secondcity.com/hollywood (See COMEDY)

Storybook Theatre at Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West. (818) 761-2203. Classic tales with audience participation and original songs. Suitable for ages 3 to 9. The Princess and the Frog thru July 8. www.theatrewest.org

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

7936 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 650-7777. Programs for children and teens ages 7-17. www.youngactorstrasberg.com (See THEATRE)

Travel Town Museum
5200 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park (323) 662-5874. Over 35 locomotives, cabooses, freight, passenger cars, trolley and streetcar and a miniature train ride. Gift shop and docents are available. Open daily. Free. www.traveltown.org

Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza. (818) 622-9841. High-energy hub of shops, eateries, cinema and a bowling alley. Open Daily.www.citywalkhollywood.com (See PLACES)

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza. (800) UNIVERSAL. Hollywood's #1 family attraction. Face heart-pounding rides and shows that put you inside some of the world's biggest movies. Go behind the scenes of a working movie studio. Season Passes available online. Hours vary. www.universalstudioshollywood.com (See PLACES and TOURS)

West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd. (310) 652-5340. An architectural delight. Story time Wednesdays at 11:15am. Scrabble Club every other Wed 1- 2:30pm. www.colapublib.org/libs/whollywood

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd. (323) 848-6534. Activities for children and parents. Office hours 10am-10pm. www.weho.org

Yucca Community Center

6671 Yucca St. (323) 957-6339. Activities for children and teens. After School Club. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. Sat 10am-5pm. www.laparks.org

Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100. (323) 761-8984. Features hands-on exhibits for children up to 8 years old to explore BIG IDEAS in creative and inspiring settings. Closed Sat. www.zimmermuseum.org