August 2010 Gardening Events & More...

Hot Time, summer in the suburbs and we all need something fun to do. Here is a list of ongoing activities, upcoming events and Festivals to attend in and around the Santa Clarita and Greater Los Angeles area. Have fun!

Don't forget to shop local by attending one of the great Farmer's Markets in our area. Not only does Hollywood and Santa Monica have them, we do too.

Sundays in the College of The Canyons Parking Lot from 8:30am – noon
Please visit my friend Sarah from Worldwide Exotics – she’ll be away for a week or two in August but be sure to see her wonderful plants and utilize her expertise!

The second weekly Farmers Market in SCV is on Thursdays in Old Town Newhall from 3-7pm.

Friday Night Jazz & Blues Concert Series – Fridays 7 – 9:30 pm
Check out Valenciajazzandblues for the schedule of performers.
Lexus of Valencia sponsors this weekly event on Town Center Drive at McBean. The concerts end August 27, 2010.

The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park continue through August 28, 2010. They are all at Central Park and begin at 7pm.
City of Santa Clarita Concerts - Check the schedule for your favorites and spend Saturdays in the Park!

8/6/10 from 1 – 2:30 pm
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Plant Information
A free class on a variety of plant-related topics, with botanist Frank McDonough
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-4623

8/7 – 8/9/10
43rd Annual Watts Summer Festival
Noon to 8pm each day
The mission of the Watts Summer Festival, is to present an annual event in the
community of Watts that celebrates the cultural contributions of African Americans,
preserves the history and legacy of the Watts community as well as to memorialize
the thirty four lives lost during the 1965 Watts Revolt.

Huntington Library & Gardens
Free Tour and Plant Sale - every second Thursday

8/14/10 – 8/15/10 9-5pm
Inter-City Cactus Show and Sale in Ayers Hall of the
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

70th Annual Nisei Week Festival
Food, Fun, and Entertainment in Little Tokyo – Los Angeles

8/18/10 – 9am -12noon
Square Foot Gardening
A class on growing food efficiently in small spaces.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-4623

8/18/10 – 7pm
Clematis Walk & Talk
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Free with Garden Admission

8/20/10 – 7pm
Night Walk
An enchanted evening walk through the gardens.
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-7980
Fee $15.00; reservations required

8/24/10 - 6 pm
Santa Clarita Valley Green Drinks Meetup
New Moon Restaurant
28281 Newhall Ranch Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-4321
Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self-organizing. We bring together the environmental community and have fun doing it! Please join

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Tami Smight said...

Hi Julie,
Thank you for reminding me to visit and support our local farmer's market... I think I will try to visit it on Sunday!

Grass is Always Greener said...

Glad to help! Today was a fun day for me the Tomcords (seedless concord grapes) are at Apkarian Farm's booth for the first week this year. Always a delicious addition to our fruit selection.

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