This is the first week of spring. Time to get out and enjoy some sunshine—if you can find any amid these rain-soaked days. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for families and kids, including a couple of great classes offered through the city of Seal Beach.The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Seal Beach Blvd, the entrance to the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach; 8:30 a.m. Saturday, visitors must RSVP today for Saturday’s tour.
Why go: Great no-cost way to see wildflowers in bloom along with wildlife from falcons, sea turtles, coyotes and the region’s largest burrowing owl population.
Where/When: , 151 Marina Dr, Seal Beach; first meeting is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, meets for three more Thursdays after that
Why go: Children ages 6 to 12 can learn sketching, painting and artistic composition
Where/When: , 151 Marina Dr, Seal Beach; first session is 3:30 p.m. Friday, meets for a total of 10 sessions through June 17
Why go: Children ages 9 through 13 can learn about all aspects of video game design from character creation to programming the code. Students will complete a game during the course of the class
Pricing: $165 for class, $10 materials fee payable to instructor
Where/When: , 10862 Bloomfield St, Los Alamitos; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Carnival rides, games and live entertainment
Pricing: Admission is free, but tickets are $1 each
Where/When: , 707 Electric Ave, Seal Beach; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Great low-cost way to stock up on books of many different genres
Pricing: Prices vary