Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum of LA County

April 30, 2009

The 23rd Annual Bug Fair will be held at the Natural History Museum of LA County on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 9:30 am to 5 pm with insect displays, interactive educatioal booths, music, demonstrations and more! The Bug Fair is included with Museum admission.

Bring a spider!!! The Los Angeles Urban Spider Survey enters its seventh year and we once again urge patrons to bring in any spider that they collect. HOWEVER – The Museum appreciates your assistance with the Spider Survey. If you have any concerns about participating, we suggest you DO NOT participate. The Museum cannot be responsible for the treatment of any bites or any illness resulting from the project.

Grandpa Ron and I visited the museum and really enjoyed the rocks and gems and the butterflies!

Another part of the museum…..
Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits in the midst of downtown LA buildings is one of the world’s most famous fossil spots!

Children’s Day Celebration at JACCC in LA

April 30, 2009

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is holding their 26th Annual Children’s Day Celebration on May 16 from 10 am – 4 pm at 244 S. San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets) in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, just blocks away from
the Los Angeles Music Center and the new Disney Hall.

Asian-Pacific arts and crafts, Taiko drumming, manju and sushi making and 3-on-3 basketball are among the planned activities. Here is a Youtube video of Taiko drumming.

Dia del Nino Festival at Long Beach Aquarium

April 30, 2009

The Long Beach, CA, Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating Children’s Day (Dia del Nino) by showcasing the talents of children from many cultures. There will be arts and crafts, singing, dancing, storytelling and much more. Click the link! When: Saturday, May 2, 2009 and Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

Bishop Mule Days

April 30, 2009

When we plan our Memorial Day weekend trips between Reno and LA we always take into consideration the traffic for Bishop’s Mule Days Celebration. This year will be the 40th annual celebration on May 19-24 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA. This year four-time Grammy nominee and former CMA Horizon Award winner Joe Nichols will be featured at the 2009 Bishop Mule Days Thursday night concert.

From the Mule Days website: “Highlights of the Celebration include the Thursday night concert, featuring Country Music stars, the longest running non-motorized parade on Saturday morning, Steer roping and penning, an event normally reserved for quarter horses, and the Packer’s Scramble – the wildest, nosiest and funniest event of the weekend.

There are also barbecues, country dances and an arts & crafts show. All taking place at the foot of the beautiful Eastern Sierra. “

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