The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals

Fairplex TLC smmnc The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals One of our most successful event partnerships is with the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (SMMCN), which will be celebrating its 4th annual event with us this year.

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Photo from Street Machine Nationals Facebook

While the event itself is always exciting and fun, their dedication and support of our automotive students is even more important to us.

Fairplex TLC axcgroup The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals Every year a portion of the SMMCN net proceeds are donated to the Alex Xydias & Pete Chapouris Center for Automotive Arts (AXC). Their support helps our students through our rigorous two-year automotive industry certification program.

Thank you SMMCN!

For more information on the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals event, click here.
To learn more about our auto education program, click here.

Throwback Thursday: The Learning Centers at Fairplex

The LA County Fair has been around since 1922 and hardcore fans are familiar with its history. But do you know how The Learning Centers at Fairplex (TLC), an equally important part of Fairplex, began?

Like many things, TLC started as a small program dedicated to education within the community, with art education programs at the Millard Sheets Art Center in 1937.

However, TLC didn’t really get its start until the 1980s, with the birth of the Child Development Center. Since then, we have seen our programs expand, evolve and adapt to the needs of the community and grow into the thriving institute it is today.

Take a walk through the start of The Learning Centers at Fairplex in the infographic below! We’ll be going more in-depth on each of the centers throughout the summer. For now, take a quick peek:

throwback Throwback Thursday: The Learning Centers at Fairplex Learn more about The Learning Centers at Fairplex at tlcfairplex.org

 

Fairplex Snapshot: Scooper Bowl Fundraiser

The Learning Centers at Fairplex hosted their annual Scooper Bowl fundraiser tonight at the Millard Sheets Art Center.

Our guests chose from a selection of student-made ceramic bowls and filled them up with a delicious mixture of ice cream and decadent toppings.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us tonight! Our students and teachers really do appreciate it icon smile Fairplex Snapshot: Scooper Bowl Fundraiser

To learn more about the programs at The Learning Centers at Fairplex, visit tlcfairplex.org.

AXC Roadster Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Auto Show

Not everyone can say their car is displayed at one of the largest auto auctions in the world, but our students at the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) are experiencing it first hand!

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Our auto students, alongside L.A. Roadster volunteers, built a beautiful 1932 Hi-Boy Roadster. Car enthusiasts will instantly recognize the car as one of the first in hot rod history. It’s fitting that our students chose this model, as Alex Xydias (the namesake of AXC) was one of the founders of the hot-rodding industry. 

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Watch the car auction live Saturday, Jan. 30th at 8:30 p.m. MST on the Barrett-Jackson website! All proceeds from the sale of this automobile will benefit The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts is a two-year program that gives tudents the necessary confidence and hands-on experience needed to enter the automotive industry. Students explore concepts and build skills in basic mechanics, diagnosis and service, auto body, metal fabrication and restoration. To learn more about AXC, click here