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Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Our Two Local Toy Stores


Today, Saturday, November 12, is national Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  And since it’s also getting close to holiday shopping time, this would be a great day to check out our two local independent toy stores.

Right here on Larchmont, Landis Labyrinth will be accepting entries today, for the last day, in the Larchmont Children’s Drawing Contest, which is co-sponsored by the Buzz and Art Works Studio.  Details to enter:

childrensdrawingcontestDrawing Theme:

Age Groups:
Ages 2 years to 5 years
Ages 6 years to 12 years

Anything involving or depicting “Play” – open to your imagination!

Media specifications:
Please use only chalk, crayon, ink, marker, pastels, or pencil/colored pencils…on paper.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
(Note: November 12th is also Neighborhood Toy Store Day, so be sure to stop in Landis’ Labyrinth, drop off your drawing, and buy something new and fun to take home!)

How to Submit:
Drop off drawings – on or before TODAY, November 12 – at Landis’ Labyrinth Toy Store, 140 North Larchmont Boulevard.

Other Information:
* Submissions are limited to one drawing per person, for each age group.
* Submissions must include: Drawing Title, Child’s Name, Age, plus Parent’s Name and Contact Information (Phone and/or Email), along with original drawing.
* Judging will take place – by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations – during the week following the November 12th deadline.
* Winning drawings will be announced and published in the Larchmont Buzz.
* Prizes will include Landis’ Labyrinth gift certificates, as well as one free art class from Art Works Studio.
* Employees of the three sponsoring companies, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter or win.

miraclemiletoys2aMeanwhile, a bit west on Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile Toys and Games is also celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day…with a special magic show and other events.  The store opens at 9 a.m., and will be previewing its new holiday selections, including Bruder trucks, Eeboo and Blue Orange Games, Learning Resources, Elenco electronics, and more.

The 45-minute magic show, with Alan Rich, starts at 11 a.m., and will be suitable for even the youngest customers.  Show attendees will receive a coupon for items in the store’s new magic collections, and everyone who stops by at any time during the day will receive a 20% off store coupon, a free balloon and free goodie bag.

Also, for those concerned about construction in the area, note that the store also now has valet parking available across the street.  Pull up directly across from 5363 Wilshire to RVM Salons. Miracle Mile Toys and Games will reimburse you for your valet ticket (just $3) with a discount on your purchase.



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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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