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Saturday, September 14, 2002


Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Presents

2002 L.A. Chinatown Moon Festival

Saturday, Sept., 21, 2002
12p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Castelar Elementary School 840 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Lion Dance, Food - Games - Rides, Entertainments Chinese Cultural Dance, Chinese Opera, Acrobats, Magic / Stunt Show, Hula Dance, Dough Dolls Moon Cake Demonstrations & much more...

Art & Craft Booths, Moon Viewing, Sampling of Moon Cakes & Hot Tea, Meet 2002 Miss L.A. Chinatown Queen Tiffany Liu & Court, Free Drawing - Cathay Pacific Airways' Round Trip Ticket to Hong Kong

Bring family and friends!!!!

Friday, September 13, 2002

What I'm Reading...

Gardening With a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

The Big Book of Business Games:...

The Natchez Trace Historic Trail in American History

The Turk: The Life and Times of the famous 18th Century Chess-playing Machine

Home Idea Notebook: A Design Guide for Every Room

Making More Plants: The Science, Art,and Joy of Propagaton

Throwing Fire : Projectile Technology Through History


From the Skirball Center Web site ...

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures

September 20 — January 5

Free for children under 12

Often described as the "Picasso" of children's books, Maurice Sendak (b. 1928) has written and illustrated more than 100 books and has won every major award in children's literature. He is credited with introducing a new style to the genre, one that explores dark themes while empowering child characters to overcome adversity and fears. Much of his work is autobiographical, based on the experiences and memories of his Jewish immigrant family—the sights, sounds, and smells of Brooklyn in the early 20th century.

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures explores the creative process behind Sendak's legendary work. The exhibition features many of the artist's original drawings, sketches, notebooks, family photographs, music, videos, and letters, along with interactive components, designed to foster an appreciation of books and reading. Young visitors can sail in Max's boat (Where the Wild Things Are, 1963); slide into a giant-size soup bowl (Chicken Soup with Rice, 1962); relax with a book on Rosie's Brooklyn stoop (The Sign on Rosie's Door, 1960); or create Wild Things.

Sendak Stories at 3:00 p.m. daily

Organized by the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, Georgia. Many of the images in this exhibition are facsimiles taken from original art in The Maurice Sendak Archive housed at The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia.

Thursday, September 12, 2002


Saturday, 9/21 5:30pm

Franklin Canyon Ranch

Autumn Equinox

Hike Celebrate the Autumn Equinox in Franklin Canyon. Hike up a moderate trail, discuss seasonal changes and identify planets and constellations. Meet at the lower ranch parking lot. Binoculars optional. 2.5hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7pm

Franklin Canyon Ranch

Nearly Full Moon Hike

Explore the canyon by moonlight on a moderately strenuous hike. Look and listen for nocturnal wildlife and enjoy a spectacular view of the city from atop the canyon. 2hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7pm

Charmlee Wilderness Park

Full Moon Hike

An evening hike through the park under a full moon. All ages welcome. Reservations required 3 1 0 - 3 1 7 - 1 3 6 4. 2hrs CWP

Saturday, 9/21 7:30pm

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Night Crawlers

Bring your kids and disappear into the evening shadows. Listen to how Franklin Canyon comes alive on this adventure-stalking night hike. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Adults required to participate. 2hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7:30pm

Coldwater Canyon Park

TreePeople’s Full Moon Hike

Explore Coldwater Canyon Park at night during this popular docent-led hike. After hiking the trails and viewing the valley lights below, enjoy a taste of entertainment in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre. Reservations required 818-623-4866. 1hr TP


8th Annual Kern River Valley TURKEY VULTURE FESTIVAL

September 27-30, 2002

Festival Headquarters: 
Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve and South Fork School
Weldon, Kern County, California

The Kern River Valley Turkey Vulture Festival celebrates the height of fall Turkey Vulture migration through California's "Valley Wild", the Kern River Valley . One of the two largest known migration sites in North America (north of Mexico) - Thousands of  Turkey Vultures were counted during 2001's 4-day festival. The entire 2001 count period from from September 1st through October 20th, tallied a total of over 20,000 Turkey Vultures. The magnitude of the migration over this southern Sierra Nevada count site is awe inspiring.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Sunday, 9/15 10a-5p

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

Satwiwa Sundays

Visit the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. A Native American guest host or a ranger will answer questions. FOS/NPS



9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From the web site...

IN MEDIEVAL times the great Benedictine abbeys of Europe often encouraged agricultural and crafts Feyres, where artists, craftspersons, patrons, and paupers all gathered just outside the cloister walls to wonder at that comingling of human ingenuity with the splendor of God's creation which we call "Art". Continuing this venerable tradition, the monks of Valyermo offer an Arts and Crafts Festival on the monastery grounds during the last weekend in September, where artisans and craftspersons from all over the Southland display their products in a setting where both good food and entertainment, as well as the consolation of the Sacraments are provided.

ADMISSION to the Festival is free; however a $4.00 donation is requested for parking. Ceramic plaques produced at the monastery are prominently displayed; as is their designer, Fr. Maur Van Dooerslaer, O.S.B., who is available to autograph his work. The Art Gallery and open-air shows include exhibitions of painting, sculpture, and photography; other displays include pottery, jewelry, and wood and glass crafts.

FOOD BOOTHS, cafeterias and restaurants provide a wide variety of cuisines, from Mexican and Chinese food to hamburgers, chicken, and ribs. Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 is provided free of charge; and children can also visit the petting zoo. Tour groups are welcome; and the parking fee is waived for tour buses.

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Monday, September 09, 2002


Make an animated movie

My friend, Jo Ann, forwarded the info on this neat Discovery Channel site. You get to choose the characters, location, script and soundtrack for a short animated film and the site generates the action. You can even email it to a friend.

Sunday, September 08, 2002


Sunday Concerts at Peter Strauss Ranch

We spent this afternoon enjoying the sites and sounds of this ranch, in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Previously owned by actor Peter Strauss, the property has been part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area for many years.

The Sunday Concert series hosts a wide variety of musical styles. Today's artists was an autoharpist named Bryan Bowers. He was an excellent musician as well as a gifted storyteller.

The concerts are held in a rustic amphitheater, so it is best to bring your own chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

If you want to make a day of it, there are several hiking trails in the park that lead you to wonderful ridge-top views.

Information on activities in the Santa Monica Mountains is available from the link above.