Community Corner August 2019

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August Highlights

August has some fun activities to offer for everyone.

The kids will be back in school soon but before they return here a re a few activities that may keep them busy for the last few days of summer break. The LEGO convention Brickfest a 2 day event.

Take a day trip to the Carolwood barn, Walt Disney's "happy place" with Displays include items from the backyard railroads of Walt Disney, Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston, as well as an operating model of Disneyland's classic Mine Train.

Take a guided tour of the Urban Homstead in Pasadena. Learn about raised beds, solar, and suautaiabilty in a quaint garden farm in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood.  A chance donate blood to the Red Cross at the La Crescenta Library.

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August 2019 Community Corner Details

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Free Public Day  Hosted by Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn
Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn

5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027

Join us for our third and final "first Sunday" in 2019. During your visit you are invited to tour Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn, Walt’s original home workshop and “happy place.” Displays include items from the backyard railroads of Walt Disney, Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston, as well as an operating model of Disneyland's classic Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland attraction. Also on the property are the restored Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad combine car and Ollie Johnston's backyard La Canada Valley Railroad depot.

Please note that all displays and operating hours are subject to change without notice. Follow us on Twitter for updates: @waltsbarn.
Link to event:

About the barn:

Walt spent many hours in the Barn not only working on his trains, but thinking about new projects and ideas. One could say that this Barn is the birthplace of Imagineering.

Today, the Barn is in a beautifully landscaped part of the park, with several nice picnic tables and many benches. Bring your family and a picnic basket to enjoy your lunch and some Walt Disney, railroad, and Disneyland history. The Barn is small, but full of many interesting items to learn about, and lots of wonderful stories.

The Barn is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm. Parking is free, and admission is free. Donations to the Los Angeles Live Steamers Museum are accepted.

Walt Disney Barn Contact Information
818-934-0173 or


Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM
The Urban Homestead Tour
631 Cypress Ave, Pasadena, California 91103


Lead by the Dervaes family, learn about the 10 elements of urban homesteading and how this family transformed their ordinary home into an extraordinary model of urban farming & sustainability.

Time will be allotted for questions.

Tour Time: 4:00PM This a guided tour, so please arrive early-on time. Dress accordingly to weather conditions.


Edible Landscaping, Greywater,Composting, Raised Bed & Square Inch Gardening,

Drip & Clay Pot Irrigation, Backyard Hens - Chickens & Ducks, Biodiesel Processor,

Metal Roofing, Solar Panels, Outdoor Solar Shower, Cob (Earth) Pizza Oven,

and much more!
Event Details:


More about The Urban Homestead:

The Urban Homestead project is a one-of-a-kind city farm and resource center.

Since 1985, we have pioneered the way of urban sustainability and are now considered the model of sustainable city development.

Back to School Time:
La Canada Unified School starts August 15
More Information about La Canada Unified School Start


Glendale Unified Schools starts August 21
More information about Glendale Unified


LA Unified School Starts August 20
More Information about LA Unified


August 13
Walk on the wild side with LA animal services.

LA Animal Services

An educational session on wild animals you may encounter in your neighborhood. LA Animal services will share information on deterrents to keep your pets safe.

All the information plus additional dates:


August 15 American Red Cross Blood Drive
La Crescenta Library 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood. Join the American Red Cross in a good deed. The blood drive will be held in the Community room.

No appointment is required. The entire donation process takes up to one hour.

For adults and teens.

Link to all the details:


August 24-25, 2019

Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience at the Pasadena Convention Center
Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play

LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Hands-on LEGO® Attractions and Activities Include:

Brick Fest Speedway: Build, Race, and Win! Watch your custom-built LEGO® derby car zoom on 35-foot long timed-tracks!

Guinness World-Record Setting LEGO Mosaic: Build your part of Brick Fest Live’s Mystery Mosaic.

Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized LEGO® builds and make them your own with more LEGO® than you've ever seen.

Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO® video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO® title head-to-head.

Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 LEGO® bricks, create your own mosaic tile and be part of the show!

Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from the many merchants in attendance.

Ticket Info:



Coming Soon:

November 19 Enchanted Forest of Lights
Did you know if you become a member of Descanso Gardens you get early access to tickets?
Learn more about the Enchanted Forest of Lights:

Benefits of becoming a Descanso Gardens member:

Check out all the details:
Descanso Gardens is a member-supported botanic garden. Your membership donation provides opportunities for education, exploration and enjoying the wonder of the natural world. Join the thousands of people who support Descanso Gardens through an annual membership. Members enjoy many benefits, including discounts at the Descanso Café and the Gift Shop, class discounts and members-only events. Please note that memberships are non-refundable.

Descanso members also receive free admission to more than 250 botanical gardens across North America through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. Always check with the garden you plan to visit to see if there are any admission restrictions.

Daily Bizarre and Unique Calendar Holidays -      August 2019


  • Admit You're Happy Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • International Clown Week- always August 1-7
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month
  • National Picnic Month

Weekly Events:

  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
  • Week 2 National Smile Week
  • Week 3 Friendship Week
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week

August, 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

National Girlfriends Day

National Mountain Climbing Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

International Beer Day - First Friday in August

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Campfire Day - First Saturday in August

Grab Some Nuts Day

International Hangover Day - First Saturday in August

National Clown Day - Satuday during International Clown Week

National Mustard Day first Saturday

National Watermelon Day

Friendship Day - First Sunday in August

International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Sisters Day - First Sunday in August

U.S. Coast Guard Day

National Underwear Day

Work Like a Dog Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month

National Lighthouse Day

Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day - now that's nasty!

Book Lover's Day

10 Lazy Day

10 National S'mores Day

11 Presidential Joke Day

11 Son and Daughter Day

12 Eid-Ul-Adha - date varies

12 Middle Child's Day

13 Left Hander's Day

14 National Creamsicle Day

14/15 V-J Day - which date do you celebrate as the end of WWII?

15 Feast of the Assumption

15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me!

16 National Tell a Joke Day

17 National Honey Bee Awareness Day - Third Saturday

17 National Thriftshop Day

18 Bad Poetry Day

18 World Daffodil Day

19 Aviation Day

19 National Potato Day

20 National Radio Day

20 World Mosquito Day

21 National Spumoni Day

21 Senior Citizen's Day

22 Be an Angel Day

22 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28

23 Ride the Wind Day

24 Vesuvius Day

25 Kiss and Make Up Day

26 National Dog Day

26 Women's Equality Day

27 Global Forgiveness Day

27 Just Because Day

28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"

29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day

30 Frankenstein Day

30 Toasted Marshmallow Day

31 Internaional Bacon Day - Saturday before Labor Day

31 National Eat Outside Day

31 National Trail Mix Day