Loking for something fun to do this weekend in and around the San Fernando Valley?  Here’s a few ideas to help spur your creativity!

Sat March 21st

DTLA: Head downtown to Grand Park to celebrate the Persian New Year of Norooz, universal celebration of renewal and rebirth. The festival and parade will be taking over downtown and be one of the largest celebrations in LA of its kind.
Griffith Park: Every kid loves going to the zoo. But the zoo PLUS ELMO?! It’s every kid’s dream. So bring the kiddos and come see Sesame Street Live’s Elmo and check out the animals too!
La Canada Flintridge: Spring is in the air! And the best way to prove it? The Cherry Blossom festival is in full swing this weekend at Descanso Gardens. Take walking tours, learn origami, and even purchase your own cherry trees to take home.
Mission Hills: The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is hosting a play on the baby shower with their “Kitten Shower” this weekend. Come help prepare for the 2100 kittens anticipated this spring, as well play shower games and snacks. Or, if you still want to help out, try fulfilling needs off their baby registry if you can’t make it.
Moorpark: Now through April 5th, head to America’s Teaching Zoo for their 25th Annual Spring Spectacular. The school will be highlighting a wild animal show, face painting, games, prizes, and more!
Northridge: ECLIPSE (Exercise Community Living in Prosthetics and Supporting Everyone) aims at connecting health care providers living in prosthetics with the general community. Topics will include things like, learning to improve balance, learning to run, and a distinguished panel that will allow even “ask a pharmacist.” What a great free source.
North Hollywood: If an appreciation for the spoken word is more your thing, head to Spoken Funk. Touting themselves as more than a show, there’s music and comedy, poetry and games.
Pacific Palisades: Always wondered what it was like for our Native American predecessors? Come walk into the Chumash World at Temescal Gateway Park.
Panorama City: Explore engineering with your tykes at the Panorama City Library during their Building Bricks Club. Legos and Duplos for Toddlers will be available to play with every month to encourage the youngers to create, dream, and build.
Pasadena: Come learn what seven great speakers can say about quality digital content during The So Cal Digital Symposium. Topics include “Defend your company” and “Using Story to Establish Brand.”
Porter Ranch: For that future archaeologist in the family, come to Porter Ranch and learn about the Last Days of the Dinosaurs. Learn about the lives and deaths of dinosaurs, see real fossils and how they were made.
Santa Clarita: If a walk amongst the birds is more your thing, head to Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon for their Friendly Flyers hike. A group discussion about birds and their behaviors will help you understand ways to be “friendlier” to our feathered friends.
Sherman Oaks: For parents, car seat safety is one of the biggest threats to our children. Many people just don’t have any idea that they have their seat installed improperly until it is too late. Luckily this is easily remedied by getting a free car seat inspection done by a specialist.
Studio City: Are you the go-to person for all things vino with your friends? Impress them further with tickets to the Simply Wine Festival being held at CBS Studios. With over 80 wineries and 15 restaurants represented, you’ll really know your stuff – and be helping the nonprofit Safe Passage program in the process.
Studio City: Come check out a free screening of The Girls in the Band at the Studio City Library and discuss during an FAQ with filmmaker Judy Chaikin afterwards. A documentary, the movie discusses untold stories of female jazz and Big Band instrumentalists during the late 30s to present day.
Woodland Hills: Join Christina Rice at Platt Library as she gives a talk about women through the lens of the Valley Times image archive. Topic Explored will be the Changing Roles of Women.

Sun March 22nd

Atwater Village: Yes, LA really does have a river. Come walk along the marsh and learn about some of the animals and plants that still call it home during the Marsh Park River Life walk.
Burbank: Take control of your health. St. Finbar’s Health ministry will be holding a Health Fair where members of the community can come get screenings. Also available: massages, nutritional information, and consultations. They sold me at ‘free massage’.
DTLA: Never been to the Disney Concert hall? Here’s your chance to go – for FREE. A special Sunday Presentation of World City – Musicantica & Studio Zanni will combine dance, music, puppetry, and the spoken word.
North Hollywood: Ditch those cars! CicLAvia is taking over the valley! With a route spanning through North Hollywood and Studio City, come walk, bike, skate and stride alongside your neighbors and friends. So come move in a non-motorized fashion and check out some historic sites along the way!
Pasadena: Celebrate the Persian New Year with a day of fun at the 9th Annual Celebration of Norooz – Pasadena 2015. Come meet some new friends and enjoy the food, activities, and maybe even find a business opportunity.

Fri March 27th

Burbank: If you are more the artsy type, perhaps the Valley Porcelain Artists will be a good fit for you. On the 27th artist Nancy Benedetti will give a talk about her work and give tips to help with yours.
Burbank: C’mon ladies, this is all for you (although apparently now gents are invited too!) Magnolia Park hosts Ladies Night Out every month on the last Friday. Not only do you get discounts on your shopping, but there’s also food trucks, special vendors, and live music as well.
Granada Hills: All week long the Granada Hills Library will be featuring films highlighting women’s lives and experiences as part of Women’s Heritage Month. Friday will culminate the final night with “Memoirs of a Geisha”.
Northridge: California has long been the ‘golden child’ as a symbol of endless opportunity in America, luring many here for the Great American Dream. Come explore that past with the Oviatt Library Special Collections & Archives Exhibition: California’s Call.
Pasadena: Come join top notch photographers during a four day showcase of industry speakers, competitions, and displays at the PPC Photo Expo and Conference. Topics will range from dealing with certain clientele’s to tips on posing and lighting, and post-production.

Sat March 28th

La Canada Flintridge: Celebrate and learn how to grow the best summer fruit there is: tomatoes! Tomatomania will be going on all weekend at Descanso Gardens. Bring home your own variety to try or take a “How to Grow Perfect Tomatoes” class. Bring a screenshot of the website and get $5 off!
North Hollywood: Bring the kiddos to Valley Plaza Library and come see Bubbles! Learn the science behind them and be mesmerized by the colors.
Sherman Oaks: Guess who’s hopping in for a special event at the Galleria? Two hints: He (She?) has two long ears and is a long time vegan. The Easter Bunny will be showing up with free keepsake photos and arts and crafts to take home. So exciting!
Sherman Oaks: Ready to say I do? I did. The Fashion Square mall has got all of you future brides and bridegrooms covered with their bridal showcase. Get great tips for the time of your life.

Sun March 29th

It’s a quiet day on the 29th.  Know of anything fun going on? If so, let me know at ChelseaRobinson@RodeoRE.com!

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