Join the Flock at Everybody’s Bird Mart

parrot1 300x200 Join the Flock at Everybody’s Bird MartMaybe you’re thinking about a pet for Christmas. Maybe you’re thinking a bird would be an excellent pet because they are pretty much low-maintenance. After all, you don’t have to rush home from work to let the bird out, right?

If you’re thinking about making the commitment to bird ownership, we have the perfect place to start: Everybody’s Bird Mart this Sunday, Nov, 30 at Fairplex 4. This is the place to meet and talk to experts who own and breed every possible bird variety all in one place on one day. There will be other experienced bird owners there as visitors and they are often your best resources

Bird lovers agree that their feathered friends make great companions. Note the use of “companions” rather than “pets.” That’s because bird owners soon learn how really smart birds are and how much they’re going to require of you as an owner. Some breeds are lower maintenance (finches, cockatiels and canaries, for example) and others are pretty much going to be your masters, like parrots. Here are some additional resources so you can learn about being a bird parent.

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The training video in this post is from Jamieleigh’s Parrot Help, a blog with all kinds of tips for owning, caring for and training pet birds.

Parrot Central is a web site dedicated to educating humans who are thinking about bird ownership. It includes everything from buying birds to identifying household toxins that are harmful to birds.

Planned Parrothood is described as a “playground for parrots and the people they own.” Catch the drift here?

Come on down. It’s cheap entertainment at the very least.
Adults $5.00
Children 12 and under: Free. 

Park at Gate 3 on McKinley Ave.
 

NHRA Finals Roar into Fairplex

This is as good as it gets for NHRA fans. It’s about 80 degrees here at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, there’s plenty of parking, and the racing–well it’s NHRA, people. It’s mind-blowing. This is the final race of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season, the 44th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals so come on down, race fans, and experience the most exciting 3 seconds in racing. All the big names in NHRA will be here trying to close the deal. Don’t miss it.

Here are the entries for the 4-day event:

Top Alcohol Dragster
Top Alcohol Funny Car
Competition Elininator
Super Stock
Stock Eliminator
Super Comp
Super Gas

Come Thursday, Nov. 13 for for qualifying. It’s the cheapest price for the action.

Ticket prices for the entire event are as follows:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Adult Admission $25
Junior Admission (6-12 years) $10

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008
Adult Admission $30
Junior Admission (6-12 years) $10
Adult Reserved Seat $40
Junior Reserved Seat (6-12 years) $20
Child Reserved Seat (5 years & under) $10

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
Adult Admission $52
Junior Admission (6-12 years) $10
Adult Reserved Seat $62
Junior Reserved Seat (6-12 years) $24
Child Reserved Seat (5 years & under) $14

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008
Adult Admission $55
Junior Admission (6-12 years) $12
Adult Reserved Seat $65
Junior Reserved Seat (6-12 years) $24
Child Reserved Seat (5 years & under) $14

4 DAY GENERAL ADMISSION $135
4 DAY RESERVED SEAT $165
TOP ELIMINATOR CLUB $375

Children 5 years and under are free in general admission

Red Cross Offers Super First Aid Preparedness Class at Fairplex

The Great California Shakeout on Nov. 13 has generated a lot of interest in emergency preparedness in general. It’s not a bad idea after all to think about what you would do if you had to deal with a medical emergency at home or work. Would you know how to handle a seizure? Heat stroke? redcross Red Cross Offers Super First Aid Preparedness Class at Fairplex The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has stepped up to sponsor a Super First Aid Preparedness Class on Sunday, Nov. 9 in the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts here at Fairplex. For a reduced rate of only $10, you can be certified in first aid for a variety of emergencies, including the treatment of burns, diabetes emergencies, seizures, bleeding, heat and cold emergencies and broken bones. The class will be taught in English and Spanish.

First%20aid%20kit(1) Red Cross Offers Super First Aid Preparedness Class at Fairplex

 The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross also has launched an online store providing an easy way to order first aid kits and emergency supplies. There are first aid products for individuals, homes and businesses, such as student emergency packs, workplace first aid cabinets and family first aid kits. Tip: these are nice gifts those difficult-to-buy-for family members, employees or students. Orders take one to two weeks to process and benefit the Chapter’s programs and services. Register for the Super First Aid Preparedness Event at (626) 799-0841, Ext. 400 (English) and Ext. 455 (Spanish). Enter at Gate 1 on McKinley Avenue. Parking for this event is FREE!

What should be in your disaster preparedness kit? 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has comprised a list of additional items to consider adding to an emergency supply kit including:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help;
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps