April Community Corner Video
So many fun and charitable events going on in April.
Please come out and support all of the great athletes at the Special Olympics taking place at Crescenta Valley High School.
Enjoy some great food and drink in Pasadena or in downtown Montrose Shopping Park.
The Hometown County Fair is coming to town at Crescenta Valley Park.
Enjoy some fun April Holi-Days and weeks. Enjoy your Easter.
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All the April Details
April 7 - Masters of Taste
Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 3 PM – 7 PM pm
Rose Bowl Stadium 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, California 91103
Masters of Taste is a premier food and beverage festival on the field of the iconic Rose Bowl. 100% of event proceeds benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) organization. #EatMoreGiveMore
The fourth annual event introduces an exciting new host chef concept, featuring Michael Hung (Faith and Flower) as the premier event host/ambassador. Join over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts and walk the Rose Bowl field while enjoying delicious, unlimited tastings from LA's top Master Chefs and restaurants, craft cocktail bars, wineries, and local breweries.
Wolfgang Puck Experience (VIP ticket holders and Sponsors only)
Your VIP or Sponsor ticket lets you arrive at 3 pm and enjoy a full hour before General Admission begins! With this option, you are also eligible for purchasing a future ticket upgrade to the exclusive seated Wolfgang Puck Experience. There, you'll be swept away by a unique 4-course wine and taste pairing delight. It’s the only one of its kind. Purchase your VIP ticket to find out more.
All of this plus lifestyle activations, live entertainment and much more await you at Masters of Taste 2019!
Past participants include Culinary Masters such as: Tony Esnault (Church & State), Kristin Nguyen (Garlic & Chives), Neal Fraser (Redbird), Erwin Tjahyadi (Bone Kettle, Komodo), Michael Hung (This year's Host Chef!), Ted Hopson (The Bellwether), Vanda Asapahu (Ayara Thai) and many more!
Please Note Event for Ages 21+ Only. General Admission runs from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
April 7 - Montrose Craft Beerfest
Montrose Shopping Park, 2200 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91020
Noon- 4:00 pm
Link to tickets and more info: https://www.montrosechamber.org/event/craft-beer-fest/?instance_id=43
April 13 - Special Olympics Tri-Valley at Crescenta Valley High School
Don’t miss an amazing opening ceremony starting at 8:00 am. The athletes will compete from 9:00 – 12:30 pm.
Visit the snack shack on the filed as JohnHart will be helping out and all funds raised will be donated back to the Special Olympics.
Learn more about Special Olympics: https://www.sosc.org/
April 13, 2019, Festival of Books
Link to event details: https://sites.usc.edu/festivalofbooks/
One of the most significant literary events in the United States, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books attracts more than 150,000 attendees annually to USC’s campus over the course of one special weekend in the spring.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Book Prize Ceremony
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus
The University of Southern California curates exceptional entertainment on the USC Stage (near Tommy Trojan) and lively discussions with renowned USC faculty and other experts via the USC Ideas and Actions in Wallis Annenberg Hall; and hosts family programs, book giveaways, and health screenings via the USC Communities Tent and the USC Health Pavilion.
April 19 Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
Easter Egg Hunts Link to 13 additional Easter Egg Hunts around the area.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
The LA Zoo is the perfect place for the bunny to make an appearance and their Spring Fling event couldn’t be more fitting. The theme this year is birds, bees, butterflies and blossoms where, for two weekends in a row, there will also be (wait for it) Big Bunny!
The all-ages Easter activities include an “egg-ucation station” featuring fuzzy bunnies for petting, animal feedings, bunny ear crafts, roaming puppeteers, the “Amazing Monarchs” aerialist show, and photos with the Easter Bunny himself (for a nominal fee).
When: Sat.-Sun. Apr. 13-14; Apr. 19-21
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with paid admission $16-$21
5333 Zoo Drive
April 27 - San Fernando Valley, CA | 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival 2019
1000 LIGHTS WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
Celebrate the good and bright things in life at the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival. We invite family, friends, and individuals to experience a magical night as we light the water with thousands of floating water lanterns.
Gates Open: 5:30 pm
Food Trucks, Vendors Games: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Live Entertainment: 7:00 pm
Lantern Launch: 8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 11798 Foothill Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91342
April 27 - Crescenta Valley Hometown Country Fair
Event Details: https://www.crescentavalleychamber.org/fair/
The Hometown Country Fair features a car show, live entertainment, a dog parade, pie-eating contest, traditional and ethnic food, karaoke Contest, inflatables, a silent auction and a wide variety of vendor booths, providing fun for people of all ages. It is usually held on a Saturday in April at Crescenta Valley Park.
The chamber hosts the Fair each year to foster cohesiveness in the community, to allow various groups in the community to exhibit, and to raise funds for the chamber’s many projects throughout the year. Non-profit organizations may have a booth at no charge. Admission is free.
Daily Bizarre and Unique Calendar Holidays - April 2019
- National Humor Month
- International Guitar Month
- Keep America Beautiful Month
- Lawn and Garden Month
- National Kite Month
- National Poetry Month
- National Pecan Month
- National Welding Month
- Records and Information Management Month
- Stress Awareness Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Week 1 Library Week
- Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
- Week 2 Garden Week
- Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
- Week 3 Medical Labs Week
- Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
- Week 4 National Karaoke Week
April, 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
5 .National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
6 Plan Your Epitaph Day - a little morbid if you ask me
7 Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.
10 Golfer's Day
11 Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?
12 Big Wind Day - this day blows me away!
13 Scrabble Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?
14 Palm Sunday - date varies
15 Income Taxes Due (most years, it's on the 15th)
15 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month
16 Mushroom Day
18 International Juggler's Day - also applies to multi tasking office workers
18 National High Five Day third Thursday
19 Good Friday - date varies
19 Passover begins at sundown - date varies
20 Husband Appreciation Day - third Saturday in April
21 Easter Sunday - date varies
22 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
23 Lover's Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.
25 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday
26 Arbor Day -last Friday of month
28 Kiss Your Mate Day - guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.
29 Greenery Day
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