Your nesting instinct has kicked into overdrive, but something is stopping you from whipping out the tools to turn the flat-packed box of parts into a three-dimensional crib. Perhaps it’s the beach ball resting where your abs used to be.
Step away from the screwdriver and schedule an appointment with The Crib Doctor. Handyman and father of two Roger Hicks understands the concerns parents have when it comes to building a safe and secure nest for their baby. That’s why he’s been making house calls throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for more than twenty years.
From assembling cribs to moving entire nurseries from one home to the next, there’s no nagging required to get the job done. (And done right.)
Sigh. If only he took out the trash.
The Crib Doctor (818-481-5839 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Services start at $50.
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L.A. Preschool Fair
What: Meet directors from 70 local preschools all under one roof.
Why: Find the right match for your family.
When: Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Turning Point School, 8780 National Blvd., Culver City. Info at 310-441-0684. Admission is $10 at the door or free with pre-registration online at parentseducationleague.org.
Peter Alsop Family Concert
What: The Ph.D.-turned-kids’ crooner plays tunes from his award-winning album, Grow It at Home.
Why: Shake your groove thang.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., at 31st St. (310-828-4497). Tickets online at mccabes.com. Adults and children, $8; under 2, free.
Cardboard Creations Workshop
What: Families learn to turn old diaper boxes into castles with artist Jonathan Reinert.
Why: You’ll never be bored stiff again.
When: Sun., 3-4 p.m.
Where: Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., b/t S. Sweetzer & S. La Jolla Aves., Mid-Wilshire (323-761-8984). Free with museum admission, adults, $8; children 2-17, $5; under 2, free.
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