Saturday Mar 17 - Jun 16 @ 8:00 AM
Forest Bathing
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden – Slow Down. Awaken your senses. Bear witness to yourself and all beings. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us. On your walk, a certified guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at the Los Angeles Arboretum. The end of each walk features a tea ceremony where you will enjoy tea made from plants foraged on site and some healthy snacks! There’s no right or wrong way to do it and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest. Saturdays: 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16 8:00AM-10:00AM / Meets @ Main Entrance $25 per session Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission) Pre-Registration required; To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 Ben ‘Crow’ Page is a certified forest bathing guide and trainer, council carrier and alternative educator based in Los Angeles. Ben was trained and certified in forest bathing in 2015, after which he founded Shinrin Yoku LA. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Sierra Magazine, Washington Post, and WebMD. Ben is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, as well as a part time administrator specializing in trainer development and recruitment. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Carleton College and an M.A. in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College. Jackie Kuang is a certified forest bathing guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She has been trained and mentored by Ben Page, founder of Shinrin Yoku LA. She holds an M.A. in American Literature from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. Being fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, she is also a highly valued language teacher, translator and business coach. She is on the board of the Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD) and actively advocates for her autistic son. She enjoys volunteering for organizations close to her heart, including the LA Arboretum.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 8:00 AM
LGBT Homeless Youth Coffee Hour and Brunch
All Saints' Beverly Hills – Cooks, a coffee-hour team and a serving team are needed for this month's All Saints' / LA LGBT Youth Center Coffee Hour and Brunch. Help empower youth and serve a hot meal to 60 homeless and vulnerable LGBT youth in Hollywood. For more information, contact Kyle Kim-Hays ( The volunteer times are: The cooking shift meets at 8:00 am at All Saints' Church kitchen The coffee team will meet at 10:15 am at the Hollywood LGBT Youth Center The serving shift meets at 11:30 am at the Hollywood LGBT Youth Center and will be done around 1:30 pm.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 8:00 AM
CBS Cycling Saturday morning ride - Tunnel/Bear
CBS Cycling – What time is it? It's time for this week's CBS Cycling Saturday morning ride.Wheels leave the shop at 8am. Head down Lyons to Railroad then right on Soledad all the way to the tunnel. Regroup at the tunnel. Return back to Sand with another regroup before left and up to Bear Divide. Those that want more elevation - up to Camp 9. Otherwise regroup at Bear then back on Sand to the bike path and onward to refreshments - either 85 degree or Bodhi Leaf. Hope to see you there.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 9:30 AM
Little Armenia Beautification Project
Armenian Youth Federation – Registration 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony 10:00 AM For the 11th year, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) is mobilizing the youth throughout Southern California for a massive one-day effort to beautify the streets of Little Armenia in Hollywood. The event, organized by the AYF’s Hollywood “Musa Ler” Chapter, is open to people of all ages! Bring your friends, family, and community to help clean our home away from home. Following the official designation of the Little Armenia district of Los Angeles in 2000, the AYF has taken upon itself to consistently show its gratitude and ensure that the area remain clean and presentable. Hundreds of volunteers have come together year after year to revitalize the streets of this densely populated district. Working hand in hand with residents and local community organizations, the AYF gathers in the streets of Little Armenia to remove pounds of trash from major streets and remove graffiti. Several members of the community and local government will be with us to kick off this year’s Little Armenia Beautification Project. Join us for a few hours spent in a family-friendly environment, taking care of our unique Little Armenia together. FREE LUNCH & TSHIRTS WILL BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS.
    Saturday Mar 17 - Mar 18 @ 9:30 AM
L.A. Nature Fest
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Come and explore the wild side of Los Angeles at NHMLA. Meet an opossum, do lunch with a rattlesnake, and go for a walk with a desert tortoise. Museum scientists will be on hand to answer your questions about snails, bugs, birds, and all things city nature. You’ll be blown away by L.A.'s wild side: the plants, the animals, and the people devoted to protecting and studying them. L.A. Nature Fest unfolds in our very own Nature Gardens, the outdoor space where Museum scientists do real research and educators share nature’s coolest stories. Festival Highlights Include: - Over 30 exhibitor booths in partnership with local organizations - Access to scientists and nature experts to answer all your questions - Live animal presentations, stage performances and nature walks - Expert tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden - Nature crafts? - Early morning bird walks L.A. Nature Fest is included free with Museum admission. Share your L.A. nature story #LANatureFest
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 9:30 AM
College And Career Fair For The Arts
Center Theatre Group – A totally free event to help you go to college and learn about careers in the arts! • Free headshots for the first 100 students who register and attend • 30 colleges, universities, and organizations participating • Learn how to apply for and pay for college, and get one-on-one counseling • Workshops on audition monologues and finding your dream career • Meet with professional actors, playwrights, designers, and directors • Food truck with free lunch • Parents: attend a special workshop on college financing Schedule of Events College & Resource Fair—9:30am – 2pm Meet with representatives from 30 local colleges and universities, as well as arts organizations and other services for teens and young adults. Free Headshots—10am – 4pm Professional photographers are donating free headshots to the first 100 students who register and attend. Photos will be taken on-site and available digitally afterward. Make sure you RSVP in advance and arrive early. Free Food Truck—12–2pm Vegetarian & vegan options will be available. Meditation & Relaxation Room—11am – 2pm Feeling stressed? Stop into this quiet space to relax, recharge, write down positive affirmations for your life, and pick up some strategies to help you deal when you’re feeling overwhelmed. College Counseling—11am – 2pm College counselors will be standing by to meet individually with students and/or their families. Talk to an Artist Booths—12–2pm Curious about how to become a playwright, actor, designer, or director? We’ll have professionals available to answer questions and talk about everything from their college major to their first big break. Free Workshops Applying for College—10–11am Learn when and how to submit applications and what college admissions staff are looking for. Paying for College: Student Workshop—11am – 12pm Learn about the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid), loans, scholarships, and financial aid. College Financing for Parents of Artists—11am – 12pm Parents and educators are invited to this comprehensive overview of how to finance your child’s higher education and what careers may be available to them post-graduation. Choosing an Audition Monologue—1:30–2:30pm Everything you need to know about how to find the ideal audition monologue for colleges, summer programs, or professional theatre. Mapping Your Goals, Visions, and Dreams—3–4pm A creative, interactive workshop to help you dream big. All participants will walk away with their own "passion planner!" RSVP by Thu, Mar 15 at 5pm RSVPs required to guarantee admission and be eligible for free headshots upon check-in. The Fair is open to current high school students, parents, and teachers; workshops are students-only, except for College Financing for Parents of Artists.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 9:30 AM
Giant Booksale to Help the Library! Saturday Mar. 17, 9:30-2 pm.
Sylmar Branch - Los Angeles Public Library – Get special deals on books, movies and music at our huge Book Sales benefitting the Friends of Sylmar Library. Come a day early on the Friday before the Sales (3-5 pm.) for special sneak-peek members'-only deals (join at the door for $5). Book Sales are on the third Saturdays of March, July and November, from 9:30 am. until 2 pm. Note: the Friends of Sylmar Library need volunteer help after the sale to lift and pack boxes of books. If you can help, please contact Sylmar Library at 818-367-6102. Our normal pricing scale is: Hard cover books - $1.00 Soft cover books - $.50 Pocket Paperback books - $.50 (half price for this sale - $.25) Magazines - $.25 Our Book Sale is held at the Sylmar Branch Library, 14561 Polk Street, Sylmar (located at the corner of Polk and Glenoaks). We also offer a members only "Preview Sale" on the Fridays before the Book Sale (3-5 pm.) as a perk for our members, to give them first chance at all the books. You can join at the door for $5.00 and be able to attend the Preview Sale all year long.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Aroma Touch Technique Certification - Ojai, CA
Corazón Healing Arts – "In all that we do, in all that we learn lets not forget our responsibility to help other people" Dr. Hill Join us for a sweet Saturday of learning and the direct experience of the AromaTouch Technique. This beautiful day of learning, giving, and receiving is supporting a mission to awaken the healer within every home. The Aromatouch Technique was created by Dr. Hill, a physician and world renowned expert in the medicinal use of essential oils. Dr. Hill wanted to develope a technique that could easy enough for anyone to learn and administer, yet powerful enough to produce consistent results. The doTERRA AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back, spine and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. The AromaTouch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience. All are welcome, no previous license or experience needed. This is a great way to begin a journey and to deepen one's entire life with essential oils. This will be an all day training, and you will be certified after completing the full day. (There are no half day tickets available.) Included in the cost of the day will be an Aromatouch kit of oils, certification, and an Aromatouch manual. Registration and payment must occur by March 9th no exceptions, as this is for the materials and oils to arrive on time. We look forward to sharing this special day together. "The Aromatouch technique was developed to maximize the health benefits of essential oils. It has powerful benefits that can be effectively delivered equally well by both novice essential oil enthusiast and the professional health care professional" Dr. Hill COURSE IS 149.00, must PRE-register
    Saturday Mar 17 - Dec 15 @ 10:00 AM
Adoption Event
Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Crescent Farm Workshop: Weaving
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden – Learn to use your bio-mass (plant waste) to weave garden structures using leaves to make cordage or branches for trellises, tomato cages and shade shelters.
    Saturday Mar 17 - May 6 @ 10:00 AM
22nd Annual Butterfly Season
Kidspace Children's Museum – March 17 through May 6, 2018 Caterpillar Adoptions (March 17-May 6): Experience the magic of metamorphosis by adopting a caterpillar from the Busy Bee Learning Store from March 17 through May 6, while supplies last. Newly hatched caterpillars arrive weekly, sales are while supplies last per week. Butterfly Explorations (March 31-May 4): Daily Butterfly Explorations at 11:45am when families are encouraged to return with their adult butterflies and release them together. Build a Chrysalis Carrier (April Weekends): Your butterfly will need a temporary habitat before you release it into nature. Bring a shoebox to build your very own chrysalis carrier on April 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29. Grand Celebration (May 5 & 6): Butterfly Season will end with a Grand Celebration! Mold a butterfly puddler out of clay, paint butterfly scenes, and design a butterfly kite to wave at the 2pm show.* *There will not be a live butterfly release at the 2pm show on May 5 & 6.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup
Heal the Bay – PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE This is a great opportunity for you and your family, friends or associates to get involved. All you need to do is show up...and bring a bucket if possible! General Admission: Each volunteer will need to register individually unless you are bringing a youth group or family. Youth Group Leaders: You can register groups of 2-100 people under the Youth Group ticket type. Overflow Admission: When our general admission sells out, you can still register, however you will be responsible for bringing your own cleanup supplies: a bucket or trash bag, and a garden glove or latex gloves. Please bring your own water to this event to prevent dehydration. All cleanup volunteers must sign out online waiver or bring a signed waiver form to the cleanup. Parking: Bring cash if you plan to park in the lot (there is no discounted parking) or come early to find street metered parking. Volunteers 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent or guardian. Service hour forms will be signed by the beach captain at the end of the cleanup. Please do this the day of the cleanup as we cannot verify service hours after the event. Help us make Nothin’ But Sand a zero-waste event! Buckets, garden gloves, water, and healthy KIND Snacks (while supplies last) will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own cleanup supplies and a reusable water bottle so we can reduce our environmental footprint. Please be prepared to be outside for 2-3 hours. Beach weather can be unpredictably hot or cold, so we recommend dressing in layers. We also encourage you to bring a filled reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, and to bring a snack in case you get hungry. Water is available at all cleanups. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 800 HEAL BAY x148 or send us an email. Note: Nothin' But Sand is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
SAT Practice Test by The Princeton Review at the Library, free!
Baldwin Hills Branch - Los Angeles Public Library – Baldwin Hills Branch, SAT Practice Test · March 17, 2018 · 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:30 AM
Book to Art Club | The Interestings
Brand Library & Art Center – The Book to Art Club combines reading, discussion, and art-making! Enjoy light refreshments, book discussion, and an art project based on themes from the book The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. Art supplies will be provided. Sign-up at Brand Library in-person, by email to or by phone at 818-548-2051.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center – Family friendly event with live Irish music, food, jumpers, rock climbing, silent auction, and plenty of live entertainment! No ticket necessary. Free event.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Ikebana International Show & Sale
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden – Different schools of Japanese flower arrangement will be exhibit their designs which will range from classical to naturalistic to avant-garde. The show continues Sunday, March 18, 9am-4pm
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Mastering Iphoneography Workshop
Poketo – The iPhone has become our primary camera and Instagram our main channel for social media. In this class, Bonnie Tsang, renowned photographer and social media consultant, will demonstrate how to dramatically improve your iPhone photos for Instagram. ?? This class will take place at the beautiful Line Hotel, featuring exceptional views of Los Angeles, making it the perfect subject and backdrop for learning iPhoneography. We will first go over lighting, composition, and best practices for Instagram by taking photos of different parts of the hotel, including its pool, the beautiful garden-like Commissary restaurant, and the hotel interior. Bonnie will then teach you her favorite apps to edit your photos, allowing you to transform simple iPhone photos into stunning Instagram posts. She will also teach you how to streamline your Instagram in order to exemplify your personal style and aesthetic. You’ll set yourself apart as you clearly form a visual voice heard above all others. This class is perfect for small business owners, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs that want to build and strengthen their brands. What to bring: Your smartphone. Before you come to class, please make sure that your phone is fully charged and has the following five apps installed: VSCO, Snapseed, Touch Retouch, and Instagram. Testimonials? "Fun day being creative with Bonnie Tsang at the Line" ? "Learned so much. Thanks, Bonnie!"? "Just stepped up my filter game. I just raised the bar." ?"Learning from the best, Bonnie Tsang." ?"Had a blast taking the Instagram workshop with Bonnie through Poketo." You’ll receive a 15% off discount at the Poketo shop in the lobby as well as all future workshops.
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM
Beginning Chess
Westwood Branch - Los Angeles Public Library – Chess expert Lalo will introduce the classic game of strategy. All ages are welcome!
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 12:00 PM
Varsity Gay League Spring Soccer 2018
Varsity Gay League – SPRING SOCCER 2018 PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!! REGISTRATION OPENS FEB 26th Register @ Games start: Saturday, March 17th 30 Minute Clinc week 1, for new players! 8 Week Season $75 Early Bird 12pm-2pm T-Shirt Provided Weekly After Party w/ Free Beer for Losing Teams! Free Water provided by Icelandic Glacial Water! Games played at Poinsettia Rec! Up to 12 teams compete for champion of the park. Games are easy to play but hard to master, and a whole lot of fun! Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Join with friends, as a team or come solo and meet new people. Socialize, Exercise, and party with friends afterwards! How to Join? Each season runs eight weeks, with 6 weeks of play and two weeks of playoffs. Regular Season Dates: 3/17 3/24 4/7 4/14 4/21 - games will start at 2pm 4/28 - games will start at 2pm Playoffs: 5/5 - games will start at 9am Semi-Finals and Championships: 5/12 games will start at 2pm There are 13 players maximum a team. 7 play on a field at one time. Games run about 50 minutes with two about 25 minute halves. Join as a single or with friends. Just put the information in the form when you pay!
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 1:00 PM
Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils
Staples Center