to hold Mardi Gras carnival Saturday, March 12th

Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School will host an annual Mardi Gras Carnival between 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12th, at the school, 7751 Paseo del Rey, Playa del Rey.

The carnival, for children and families, features arts, crafts, music, games, dances, a cake walk, and food and used books for sale.

Last year’s carnival featured a magic show and a dance contest.

Students from the school will dress in costumes, grab beads and march in the school’s Mardi Gras parade.

Parents will be able to browse for children’s books, dictionaries, how-to books, medical books, music scores, records, children’s video tapes, audio books and interactive children’s CDs.

There is no entrance fee for the carnival.

Information, (310) 823-2356.