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Vol 57 No. 8 : April 2005
Vol 57 No. 8 | Apr. 2005
Kaleidoscope Set for April 23; Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
Kaleidoscope 2005

Kaleidoscope, which continues to be one of Southern California's most popular family-oriented festivals since 1985, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CSULB. As always, admission and parking are free for the campus-wide event.

The colorful festival annually attracts 30,000 individuals throughout the day, with activities from one end of the campus to the other. More than 100 clubs and vendors will be hosting boothes, with scheduled events to include Engineering Day, where visitors can learn about various projects; the Mobile Science Museum, with fun educational activities; Earth Day, featuring representatives from the El Dorado Audubon Society, Tree People and the Sierra Club; a Wellness (Health) Fair; the Multicultural Village and World Stage, featuring international foods and entertainment; KaleidoKarnival, with game booths for children of all ages; the International Marketplace, featuring a wide variety of foods , arts and crafts, including handmade and costume jewelry; the Alumni Pavilion, featuring the CSULB historic memorabilia tent, serving Navajo Fry Bread; Children's Day, featuring a network of organizations geared toward children; and Judy Griffith's Pet Adoptions Program.

In addition, fruit smoothies served in a whole pineapple will be available at the Tropical Islands booth and the Cambodian Student Society booth will feature beef sticks, fried rice, and coconut drinks. The upper campus grassy quad will feature Greek Row, the Flush-A-Phi dunk tank, and Formula SAE Racing, along with DJs from Power 106, KROQ and KDAY.

Also available this year is the open house for freshman and transfer students, where parents can bring prospective students to campus for an orientation in The Pyramid beginning at 8 a.m.

Website Following orientation, participants can attend a variety of related workshops on topics such as housing and financial aid, and can also learn about academic colleges, departments and available support programs. Interested individuals may register by calling 562/985-5358. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information on the open house, visit the Open House Web site. Afterwards, participants are invited to take part in the many Kaleidoscope activities.

Website ScreenshotFor more information, call the Kaleidoscope office at 562-985-2288 or access its Web site.

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