Saturday Fun in the Valley

Two fun, green events for the whole family on Saturday: WorldFest in Encino and the Bureau of Sanitation Open House at the West Valley yard.

Let's talk about that second one first. My friend Jen's son is super excited about getting to see the garbage (and recycling) trucks up close and personal. So that's the big draw for a 5-year-old boy. For the grown-ups, get there early and pick up a free citrus tree and/or some free mulch and green your yard. The City will also be providing free food and beverages and there will be games (with prizes) for all. The Valley Yard is at 8840 Vanalden Street in Northridge and the event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WorldFest is being billed as "LA's Largest Earth Day Event." So it's just about a month after Earth Day ... we'll forgive the organizers since it's A) in the Valley and B) going to be chock full of great stuff from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Try Speed Dating -- appropriately held at the Oasis Wine & Beer Garden. Music, seminars, exhibitors, vegan food offerings and lots of tips on how to be more eco-friendly every minute of every day. There's an Orange Line stop (Woodley Station) just across the street from the venue and it's right on one of the best bike paths in the city. Read all about it at the WorldFest website.

1 Comment!:

LCinLA said...

Who'd have thought I'd enjoy the Sanitation Dept. event more than WorldFest? Free food and drinks, lots of big trucks, free citrus trees and mulch (we brought home four bags), and really, really nice people. WorldFest was expensive ($5 for parking, $14 for two adults and $4 for a freakin' 8-ounce lemonade) and a lot of the same-old, same-old solar installers, aura readers and recycled bag sellers. Good music, though, and Tippie Hedren was amazing for the FIVE minutes they gave her to speak.