December 9, 2016

HOLIDAY SHARING: Long Beach Helps Others During Season

Long Beach offers opportunities to help others during the holiday season. Here’s the most up-to-date information.

A toy drive benefiting the C.A.R.E. program at ST. Mary’s Medical Center runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at a private home. The mission of C.A.R.E. is to provide programs and services to those dealing with HIV/AIDS. For more information, call (562) 810-4295.

This Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 10 and 11), visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific can support the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Bring at unwrapped toy worth $10 to $15 and receive a coupon good for $10 off adult admission and


Holiday 2016 Gift Guide: 14 Purr-fect Presents For Pets

This is part of a gift guide series. Read 20 Places to Shop for Gifts That Give Back11 Smart Gifts for College Students, Gift of the Year and Gifts for Geeks.

It’s okay to be an animal lover and still think it’s the tiniest bit crazy to pretend Buckles understands the nuances of holiday giving. But when you give a give a gift to someone’s pet, you’re really saying, “I love you” to the person associated with said pet. Even if it’s you, yourself: According to the PwC Holiday Outlook, the average


$2 admission to Zoolights for Scouts, Family, Friends Dec. 6

TACOMA – Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo Aquarium can be a very special field trip for Daisies, Brownies and other members of various Girl Scouts of Western Washington troops, as well as for their male counterparts in the Boy Scouts organization.

And there’s no better night than Dec. 6 for leaders to schedule this into their troops’ plans.

Scout Night at Zoolights provides a discount of $2 off per general admission for every registered Girl Scout or Boy Scout in uniform (or wearing his or her pins), plus up to 10 non-registered scouts per group.


Georgia Aquarium offers year-end discount for first-timers

The Georgia Aquarium invites residents in nearby areas who have never visited the attraction to stop by during its Atlanta Neighbor Discount promotion by the end of the year.

Residents in Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties can visit the aquarium for $20.16 plus tax.

The limited time offer is for guests of all ages every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Dec. 28.

The discount tickets must be purchased on site at 225 Baker St. with a valid ID to show proof of residency. They are not available online or through the


Zoolights Discounts for Military, Veterans and Scouts

Submitted by Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

To honor their service, United States military veterans will receive a special discount to Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo Aquarium on a total of six Mondays and Wednesdays this holiday season.

The discount of $2 off Zoolights General Admission is available to all who are serving or have served honorably in the United States military, as well as to their dependents. It’s a great price break that guarantees admittance on each of those nights for just $8 per person.

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Blue Planet Aquarium offers £1 entry for silver surfers

A Cheshire Oaks attraction is running a series of ‘Silver Surfer’ offers for over 60s in the run up to Christmas.

For the next three Tuesdays (November 29, December 6 and 13) Blue Planet Aquarium is offering anyone aged 60 or over admission for just £1.

As part of the deal, older people can also buy tickets which include fish, chips and mushy peas plus a drink and bread and butter for a total purchase price of just £7.25 at the till.

There will also be a discount in the aquarium’s gift shop of 5% if they spend over £5 and 10%


Gift card sale will benefit library programs

CLINTON – The Friends of the Bigelow Library are selling gift cards to Texas Roadhouse as a fundraiser. Ten percent of sales from the gift cards (which can be ordered in any amount) will go directly to the Friends of the Bigelow Library, supporting library programs.

The Friends will be selling gift cards through Dec. 1. They will also be available at the book and bake sale on Nov. 26.

The gift cards will be delivered before Christmas, so do your shopping early (Teachers, mailmen, your in-laws, and other obligatory gifts). In conjunction with the gift card


National Aquarium, other downtown attractions to offer admission for $1 or less Dec. 3-4

Downtown attractions including the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center will offer $1 or free admission when Downtown Dollar or Less Days returns to Baltimore next month.

On Dec. 3 and 4, 15 museums and other attractions in downtown Baltimore will offer the admission discount. The promotion is part of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s “Downtown for the Holidays” campaign.

Some of the attractions, like Lexington Market and the Walters Art Museum, already offer free admission regularly, but for others, discounted admission is a steal. (For example, National Aquarium tickets typically cost $24.95-$39.95.)

For the aquarium and Port Discovery Children’s Museum, limited discounted


Veterans get free admission to Atlanta attractions on Friday –

On Friday, Nov. 11, the zoo will offer free admission to veterans, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces, plus discounts of $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.


BioPark offering selective discount to celebrate 20th Anniversary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– To celebrate a big anniversary the Albuquerque BioPark is offering a very selective discount this weekend.

Since it’s the 20th Anniversary of the aquarium and Botanic Garden, anyone born on the 20th of any given month gets free admission to those facilities.

Also anyone born 20 years ago, that is anytime in the year 19-96, also qualifies for the discount.

That offer continues through Sunday and runs again the weekend of December 17th.

Valid ID showing birth-date is required.