Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day Events 2013 Around La Canada Flintridge

I am very excited to participate in Ciclavia again this year! My fiance and I walked our puppies last year because he had a broken wrist. This year we have decided to bike before my open house. Our puppies will be riding with us in our baskets.

Arroyo Terrace Walking Tours
April 20, 10:00 AM
4 Westmoreland Pl, Pasadena

Enjoy a guided walk around the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, a National Register historic district that is home to nine Greene & Greene houses as well as the works of other noted architects such as Myron Hunt, Edwin Bergstrom, Elmer Grey, and D.M. Renton. These walking tours, led by Gamble House docents, last about 1-1/4 hours and proceed rain or shine. This is the third of the seven tours. Tickets must be purchased in advance and meeting is in front of the Gamble House Bookstore 10 minutes prior to tour time to check in. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. $15.00

Baskets of Bloom at The Huntington Library
April 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino
Kids can create colorful basket-style flower arrangements, perfect for spring décor, in this fun hands-on workshop led by Flower Duet. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $30.00. 

Butterfly Garden Making at Kidspace
April 21, 2:00 PM
480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena

Butterfly gardening is gaining popularity in community gardens, back yards and patio gardens.  Join us as we learn about the variety of plants caterpillars feed on (host plants) and adult butterflies eat (nectar plants).  Children and their grownups will learn about the types of butterflies common to Southern California as well as plan out and plant their own starter plants to take home at the end of the workshop. $7.00.

April 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles to Santa Monica, click here for the route.

CicLAvia makes the streets  safe for people to walk, skate, play and  ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia.

Earth Day at Americana at Brand
April 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
889 Americana Wy, Glendale
Enjoy a wonderful family day including terrarium making, silk screening, mermaid makeovers, mermaid photobooth, delicious food and cocktails, live music and a DJ and more! $10.00 per person.

Earth Day at The Burbank Recycle Center
April 20, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
500 S. Flower St, Burbank
Live music, food trucks, kids corner, free compost, complimentary paper shredding services. City departments will be promoting programs such as: energy and water rebates, renewable energy initiatives, free tree programs, rain barrel rebates, transportation projects, landscaping resources, free compost bins and oil buckets, Parks & Rec programs and the Sustainability Commission will be on hand to describe their current projects. There will be organizations to explain water issues in our area and even a resident giving away home-made rain barrels. The latest electric vehicles will be on display including an electric motorcycle. Bicycle organizations will be on hand to talk about bike safety and maintenance classes, bike restoration programs, safe routes to school, and there will even be short workshops on how to fix a flat. Gardeners can find out more about the Farmer’s Market, Master Gardeners’ program, as well as the school garden programs that are growing in Burbank. 

Earth Day at Descanso Gardens
April 20, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada Flintridge
Participate on family activities and learn more about our precious planet Earth and the vital role of our beautiful birds. Children can explore nature through hands-on activities. Discover the tastiness of locally grown, organic foods at Patina’s eco-friendly farm stand where mouth-watering selections will be sold. Join the celebrated author of "The 50 Mile Bouquet” for a hands-on floral design workshop, Slow Flowers. Sit back in the Under the Oaks Theater and enjoy an afternoon of hard charging country-flavored rock and roll with Mobile Homeboys in Concert. And Debra Prinzing goes through the seasons to create 52 vibrant bouquets using only locally-sourced materials in her Slow Flowers lecture. $3.00 - $12.00

Ladybug Weekend at Armstrong Garden Center
April 20 & April 21 at 9:00 AM
1515 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge
Ladybugs are the most popular and natural pest control for your garden.  They eat the bad bugs like aphids, thrips and spider mites.  One FREE packet of ladybugs per family. 

Neighborhood Trash Pickup at Diggin for Daisies
April 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

420 S. Myrtle Ave, Ste C, Monrovia
Diggin For Daisies honors the day by inviting local parents & children to take part in a neighborhood trash pick up and book exchange on and providing kid-friendly ideas about how they can make a smaller footprint on the planet.  

Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival
April 20, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
145 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena
The City of Pasadena and The Armory Center for the Arts invites the community to its annual celebration of the Earth and the Arts! Children will have fun at Earth-friendly art workshops, and the Armory Center for the Arts opens its doors to visitors to enjoy special exhibits and film screenings. Eco-friendly exhibitors will display and sell green living products, organic foods, solar power, electric and hybrid vehicles, and green building products. Learn more about water and energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling and other Green City initiatives. Hot off the truck! Local food trucks will be curbside serving tasty foods, with an Earth-friendly twist.

14th Annual Topanga Earthday at Topanga Community Center
April 20 & April 21
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga
Authentic musical performances, guest speakers, ecological artists, innovative environmental demonstrations, non-profit organizations, biodegradable & sustainable solutions, products and services, alternative energy, healing arts, Conscious feature films & documentaries expo, living by example workshops, organic food & beverages, a free bio-diesel shuttle, composting, water conservation, and native planting for all ages and all cultures.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Earth Weekend
April 20 & April 21, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica
The weekend-long festivities feature special presentations and activities for all ages and an offer of free admission to everyone who first cleans the beach. Participate in the Nothin' But Sand Cleanup at the Santa Monica Pier (north side) or get your supplies at a beach cleanup station in front of the Aquarium to clean the beach near the Pier. Either way, the reward is FREE admission to the Aquarium.  Heal the Bay will also be coordinating the BlueGreen Deck Party on the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday.

Square Foot Gardening Workshop at the Arboretum
April 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia

Nothing compares to the flavor of food that is grown in healthy soil, without pesticides, and allowed to grow until just the right time for harvesting.  Square foot gardening uses only 20% of the land space of a conventional garden and saves both water and time. There is no tilling of the soil so anybody can do it. $25.00 Arboretum members/$30.00 non-members. 

Vroman’s 12th Annual Book Bus Ride to the L.A. Times Festival of Books

April 20, 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
USC Campus
A day that begins with a bagel breakfast before our 8:45am departure, a bag full of books & goodies, a book bus raffle and drawing for prizes, cookies for the ride home, and a 20% off coupon good for April 20 – April 26, 2013. $40.00

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