The first month of the year starts with exciting events, family fun and lots of fitness activities to get back on track after the holidays. Check them out and stay tuned for part 2.
Fri Jan 12th
LONG BEACH – Long Beach Art Museum – This small museum has a lovely location on a coastal bluff. The collections and exhibits focus on ceramics, early 20th century European art, and California art. Every Friday is a free admission day.
Location: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach 90803
RESEDA – Attend a gentle yoga session for free at the West Valley Regional Branch Library with a certified yoga instructor. You will learn how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcome, you just need to bring your own mat or towel and water for hydration. See more here.
Sat Jan 13th
CENTRAL LA – Student Smart: SAT Practice Exam – a full-length practice test where students will get their score results by email two weeks after the exam. Students can use the results from the practice exam to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses and better prepare for the real exam. Sign up here.
DTLA – Join for free “Classic Tai Chi” classes by instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include “Energy Trilogy” demonstration for 108 Classic Tai Chi forms, as well as questions & answers.
HYDE PARK – Quilting Circle – Do you quilt? Don’t quilt alone–come join your fellow quilters at this monthly meeting. For adults over age 18. No sign-up required. Just drop in at 10 am and start quilting.
SHERMAN OAKS – Used Book Sale – The Friends of the Sherman Oaks Library conducts a monthly sale of books, dvds and cds. Check out the event here.
Sun Jan 14th
CENTRAL LA – Craft and Folk Art Museum – You never know what you might find at this smaller museum that hosts a wide variety of exhibitions. Admission is “pay what you want” on Sundays, from 11am to 6pm.
GRIFFITH PARK – The museum formerly known as the Cowboy Museum welcomes families each day for its exhibition of Native American and Western U.S. history.
Location: 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles 90027
WESTWOOD – Show And Tell At The Meteorite Gallery – This January event will be a show and tell in which you will be shown and can discuss about some beautiful and important new additions to the Gallery. One of these is a new lunar meteorite “a lunar-highlands breccia” that includes several large angular fragments with different colors (shades of gray) and textures. It is similar to some samples returned from the Moon by the Apollo 16 astronauts. The event is free of charge, happening here.
Fri Jan 19th
CENTRAL LA – Arthritis Exercise Workshop for Older Adults – Join in this Friday for a pain relieving exercise starting at 2 pm at the Washington Irving Branch Library. Check out the event here.
SOUTH LA – F.A.B. The Friends of Jefferson Branch Used Book Sales are held on Friday mornings in the library. Come find treasures to own and keep! Support the Friends of Jefferson Branch and support the Library. Everyone’s welcomed.
Sat Jan 20th
DTLA – Bring your children and their imagination at the Edendale Branch Library this Saturday for an entertaining afternoon of LEGO brick building activities. The event starts at 9:30 am and is free of charge.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! With Lula – Saturday mornings for a fun cardio dance party! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get ready to get your groove on at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
NORTH HILLS: ZUMBA! with Lula KIDS Session. Just added for the new year: Saturday morning Zumba for KIDS. Take your little ones for a morning fun and dancing at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Find more information here.
Sun Jan 21st
CENTRAL LA – Hammer Museum – Admission to all exhibitions and public programs at the Hammer is free and open to the public.
Location: 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024
LAKE VIEW TERRACE – Discovery Cube LA – This playful, educational museum features permanent & traveling hands-on exhibits for children. Don’t miss the Aquavator, the Discovery Market the Helicopter tour and other fun stuff it has to offer.
Location: 11800 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles 91342
SANTA ANA – Bowers Museum – On Sundays, the Bowers offers free tickets to the museum to visitors. In addition, on the first Sunday of each month, a Family Festival is held in the Key Courtyard. the festival is free to all visitors.
Location: 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana 92706
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