Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Things to Do Around La Cañada Flintridge During Carmageddon

July 16, 2011

Glendale Cruise Night (818) 548-4844
July 16, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM, the 18th annual Glendale Cruise Night will be held on Brand Blvd Between Doran and Broadway. We expect over 50,000 classic car afficianados to attend this year's event. Live entertainment will be offered on the main stage located at Milford & Brand.
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Everyday
Experience the international diversity of Los Angeles at the Grand Central Market. Offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry and fresh fish from California and around the world,

10:00 AM – 4:30PM
Ponies and horses give youngsters safe rides around an oval track. Miniature covered wagon rides are also a feature of the pony concession. $3.00 per rider

Griffith Observatory (213) 473-0800
Open 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The miniature train ride has served the public in Griffith Park since 1948. Youngsters of all ages enjoy the experience of riding the FREEDOM TRAIN or the COLONEL GRIFFITH on the Griffith Park Southern Railroad. The track stretches over a mile and takes the rider past pony rides, through a lush green meadow, through an old Western town, and past a Native American village. $2.50 per rider

July 16 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$30.00 Arboretum members/$35.00 non-members (includes all materials)
Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock that is lighter than regular concrete. You will be making a hypertufa planting pot! Wear comfortable clothes, a hat and bring water. Be prepared to have fun and get dirty!
July 16, 2011, reservations are required in advance. Wine tasting classes on Saturday afternoons with Director of Wine Eric Espuny. Classes will be available for groups of 4 – 8 people. Classes are 1 ½ hours on Saturday afternoons, guests will learn about and taste the best seasonal wines or focus on particular regions/varietals, Mr. Espuny can provide tips for ordering and buying wine, great for friends, wedding parties, couples or corporate groups, prices start at $65 per person (depending upon wine selection) and include a takeaway gift

Horseback riding lessons

Choose which session you want to attend, bring a picnic blanket and get ready for a finger lickin’ good-time! Pay just once! Your ticket includes absolutely everything: all the food and drinks (beer, cocktails, tequilas, juices, water, +), entertainment, photo booth portraits, cool giveaways – and even your parking!
10:00 AM– 1:00 PM: Picnic in the Park (All Ages, Family Friendly | Just 1500 Attendees)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Family Fun Day (All Ages, Family Friendly | Just 1500 Attendees)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Date Night (21+ | Just 1500 Attendees)
Sample signature bites from a curated selection of more than 65 street food vendors from hot gourmet food trucks, old school carts and stands to celebrity chefs and street inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants – all serving from beautiful tents on the grassy fields of the world famous Rose Bowl! See the mouth-watering lineup here.

July 16 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Descanso Curator Wen Wang offers an intensive training session on all aspects of plant cultivation. Learn the science behind plants, including their light, water and nutritional needs. Get advice on choosing the perfect plant, including unusual specimens that will make your garden the talk of the neighborhood. And discover ways to stop pests in their tracks. $50.00; $30.00 members. Advance registration required.

Music in the Zoo (323) 644-6042
July 15 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Family-friendly open-air festival. Sounds of steel drums, violins, guitars, and other instruments float through the night air as patrons stroll from venue to venue throughout the Zoo, enjoying a variety of musical acts. Bring your own picnic basket or purchase a variety of food and beverages on site, and dine under the stars. While you're tapping your toes to the beat, be sure to check out the animals, many of whom are allowed to stay up past their bedtimes for the occasion.
Local Scene - Features indie bands from around Los Angeles playing original material.
Tickets for this popular annual event go fast. Ticket prices for members are $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 6-15; nonmember ticket prices are $17.00 for adults and $11.00 for children ages 6-15. There is no admission charge for children age 5 and under.

Orange County Fair (714) 708-1500
July 15 – July 17, 10:00 AM – midnight,
General (13-59) $11.00, Youth (6-12) $6.00, Children under 6 FREE every day

Tim Burton is a Specially Ticketed Exhibition, general Admission: $20; LACMA members: Free, Children 17 years old and under : Free, you must purchase tickets for a specific date AND time. 20% off coupon click here

July 16 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, $40.00 per person includes small bites
A selection of 6 pours
- Discover how to build your own cellar
- Learn how to select the right glass
- Create exciting food and wine pairings

July 17, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM featuring The Jack Lantz Big Band
Join family, friends, and neighbors for a free evening of music at Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. If you would like bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs.

Weedageddon (818) 548-2000
July 16 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM at located at 3429 Markridge Rd in La Crescenta
Good old fashioned weeding and watering at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Snacks and drinks will be provided

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