34th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Saturday, April 30th • 11am
Colorado Blvd. (between Sierra Madre and San Gabriel Blvds.) in East Pasadena
Daring to go where, well, we went last year, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will venture eastward for the second time in its colorful history. “Old Pasadena has been a terrific backdrop and host for the Doo Dah Parade,” says organizer Tom Coston. “But East Pasadena is an exciting new frontier with its own local character and possibilities. It’ll be a great party for all!” BRING A LAWN CHAIR
The Jack Smith Trail Walk
Sunday, May 1st • 9am
Tunnel entrance of the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr.
The Jack Smith Trail Walk honors one time Mt. Washington resident Jack Smith, the Los Angeles Times columnist who wrote with wry humor about life, the English language and his observances of Mount Washington. The Jack and Denise Smith Multi-purpose Room at the Mount Washington Elementary School is in part due to the generosity of Denise Smith.
Pets on leashes are welcome. There will be a rest stop with water and refreshments at Mount Washington Elementary School. Feel free to jump in or peel off at any point as you pass the route to your house if you’re a Mount Washington resident. The Seaview Avenue loop at the top of the hill is a fun easy walk with wonderful views.
Audubon Center & Arroyo Arts Collective Habitat Restoration & Artist Talk
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Saturday, April 30th • 10am
The Arroyo Arts Collective invites you to participate in Conservation and Conversation. This event is in conjunction with the “For The Birds” installations currently on exhibit throughout the Audubon grounds.
From 10:00-12:00: roll your sleeves up and join Audubon Center Staff for a habitat restoration event at Debs Park. Remove weeds, dig holes and plant native species to improve the quality of the habitat along the Arroyo Seco.
From 12-2: Meet the installation artists from the ‘For the Birds’ exhibit. Stroll the trails and experience works by Katrina Alexy, Kay Brown, Inka Bujalska, Mary Clark-Camargo, Jacqueline Dreager, Elkpen, Beth Elliott, Nicholas Fedak II, Peter Hess, Heather Hoggan, Sandy Huse, Arzu Arda Kosar, Nguyen Ly, Poli Marichal, LT Mustardseed, Toti Oâ€™Brien, Victor Rosas, Rachel Siegel, Amy Sims, and Shelly Wattenbarger aka Trixy Sweetvittles. Learn what inspired them and how they made their works.
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, TreePeople and The Eagle Rock Association invite you to help them plant 16 drought-tolerant street trees on York Blvd.
Saturday, April 30th • 9am
Meeting place will be emailed to those who register online
Come work together with our neighbors to make our streets cooler and greener. The trees we plant today will provide a beautiful canopy of shade for our children in future years. No experience necessary.
Volunteers are asked to register online at Treepeople.org This ensures that we will have enough tools and snacks for everyone. Registration fills up quickly with volunteers from all over LA, so locals please sign up as soon as you can