Community Corner February 2019

This month I have mentions from La Canada, La Crescenta, Glendale Los Angeles and lots of great tips and some a funny list all about the month of February.

Events include kids, Seniors and everyone in between, Descanso Gardens and Lanterman House in La Canada. Check out your local YMCA for all types of senior programs. If you like Instagram or crazy fun museums then you'll want to learn more about the Masters of Illusion Museum. Foothill Relay for Life is looking for teams. Sponsored by the Amerian Cancer Society. Get all the dates, links and complete details below.

For fun read to the end and look at all the whacky holidays in February.

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February Community Corner Details


Night Garden: Campfire Stories

Join us Night Garden: Campfire Stories, a special evening of science, music, libations and surprises on February 9. Be you a plant nerd or just up for something new, we can't wait to welcome you into the garden.

At Night Garden: Campfire Stories, grab your flashlight and explore the dark. Learn about nocturnal animals, view the constellations, get a warm drink and listen to stories by the light of the “campfire.”

Advance tickets required. Tickets are $5 each for Descanso Gardens members, $15 each for non-members. Get your tickets here:

FEB 10

Unusual Views Artists' Reception

Admission is free to all after 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 10 as we celebrate the artists of Unusual Views at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. DJ Matthew Rubino will be spinning vinyl, and drinks will be available for purchase at a no-host bar.

Unusual Views opens to the public on Monday, February 11 and runs through June 9. Learn more about Unusual Views here:

Please note: Admission is free to Descanso Gardens after 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 10.

Starting Feb 12, Feb 26, March 12

Lanterman House Docent Training in LaCanada

Select a date and time


2:00 PM


2:00 PM


2:00 PM

Look at this group of happy Lanterman House docents! Why don't you consider training to become one too! Docents volunteer approximately 3 hours per month and lead tours through the historic house.

To become a docent, all you need to do is attend the six training sessions and shadow two to three other docent tours. The training will cover all you need to know to effectively give a tour of the house.

The training is free, but participants are asked to join as members of the museum.

To reserve your spot, call Laura Verlaque at 818-790-1421 or email

Feb 14

Valentine Day Things to Do

Chevy Chase Country Club : Paint & Sip
2/14  7:30 PM

A fun-filled evening of painting & sipping wine. Feb. 14th, 2019. 7:30-9:30 pm.

Create your own masterpiece, all paint materials & instructions included.

Price includes two glasses of house wine

FEB 20
National Love Your Pet Day

FEB 28

Museum of Illusions

Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home

Ticket Info: Get Your Tickets Here -

Foothills Relay For Life : Start Preparing Now

Register Early- Create a Team

The goal this year is to rasie $64,000.

The sooner you get started, the more money you can raise. The more money you raise, the more incentive prizes you earn. So register early and get ready for a great fundraising season.

Event Details
APRIL 6-7, 2019
9 a.m. - 9 a.m.

4747 New York Ave
La Crescenta, CA


Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event.

Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.

Event Schedule

Opening Ceremony

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk

Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Luminaria Ceremony

During this ceremony, we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or support for a person still fighting the disease. It's a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

Closing Ceremony

Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It's a time to celebrate what we've accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

EVENT CONTACT Allie Routier, 626-243-5613 or view Online Help
Mailing Address:

American Cancer Society
ATTN: Relay For Life of Foothills
99 S Lake Ave Ste 400
Pasadena, CA 91101


DID You Know????

1: LA County  - Discover & Go

Discover & Go is a partnership between libraries and cultural institutions. With an LA County Library card, you can reserve FREE family passes to local museums and cultural attractions through the Discover & Go online portal.

Read This First:

  • Only adults ages 18 and over with a library card in good standing can reserve Discover & Go passes.
  • Library cards in good standing are not barred or blocked. Contact your local libraryto check on your account.
  • You can have up to 2 active reservations at a time.
  • You can make reservations up to 3 months in advance.
  • All free tickets are first come, first served, until all tickets are exhausted for the month. New passes are released at the beginning of the month.
  • Reservations can be canceled only if the pass has not been printed. Log into Discover & Go to cancel your reservation online.
  • Some venues have placed a 1-pass-per-year restriction and you will only be able to reserve those passes once per calendar year.
  • Read all the details on each venue before making a reservation.
  • The pass is only valid for the name and date on the pass. Valid photo ID is required.

How to Reserve a Museum Pass:

  1. Visit Discover & Go and log in using your library card number and PIN.
  2. Browse by museum or date.
  3. Make a reservation by selecting a date and venue.
  4. Shortly before your visit, print out your pass.
    Note:Y ou cannot cancel your passes once they have been printed.
  5. Visit the FAQ if you have any other questions.

Have questions about Discover and Go? Contact your local library for help.

2 : The Crescenta Canada YMCA Senior Programs

Join us for a lively book discussion and meet fellow reading enthusiasts.
Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Verdugo Hills Family YMCA
Cost: Free
Contact: Suzanne at

Lunch Bunch
Visit unique restaurants in our local cities, try new food and make new friends.
Date: Second Thursday of each month
Time: 12-1:30pm
Contact the Y for details on the locations. Participant is responsible for purchasing own lunch.

All levels welcome. Beginners first Friday of the month.
Date: Every Friday
Location: Verdugo Hills Family YMCA

From novice to expert, you are sure to find a group to challenge you.
Date: Tuesdays
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Verdugo Hills Family YMCA

Social Events
Connect, learn something new and make great memories.
Date: Fourth Monday of each month
Location: Verdugo Hills Family YMCA

  • Doc Talk Series
    13, 2019noon–1pm: Preventing Heart Disease
    Crescenta Cañada YMCA – 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011
  • March 13, 201910-11am: Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Verdugo Hills YMCA – 6840 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042
  • April 10, 2019noon–1pm: Caring for Your Spine
    Crescenta Cañada YMCA – 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011
  • May 15, 201910-11am: What You Need to Know About Stroke
    Verdugo Hills YMCA – 6840 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042
  • June 12, 2019 noon–1pm: Taking Care of Your Feet
    Crescenta Cañada YMCA – 1930 Foothill Blvd.,La Cañada, CA 91011
  • 14, 2019 10-11am:Bladder Issues
    Verdugo Hills YMCA – 6840 Foothill Blvd.,Tujunga, CA 91042
  • 11, 2019 noon–1pm: A Balanced Approach to Aging
    Crescenta Cañada YMCA – 1930 Foothill Blvd.,La Cañada, CA 91011
  • 16, 201910-11am: Digital Mammography Screening
    Verdugo Hills YMCA – 6840 Foothill Blvd.,Tujunga, CA 91042
  • 13, 2019noon–1pm: Diabetes Awareness & Prevention
    Crescenta Cañada YMCA – 1930 Foothill Blvd.,La Cañada, CA 91011

Month of February: Just for Fun
Daily Bizarre and Unique Calendar Holidays - February 2019


  • American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month

Weekly Celebrations:

3rd Week International Flirting Week

February 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Bubble Gum Day - first Friday of the month

National Freedom Day 

  1. No Politics Day

Spunky Old Broads Day


Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - first Saturday of month

Ground Hog Day

Feed the Birds Day

Superbowl Sunday - Superbowl 53, date varies

The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

Create a Vacuum Day

Stuffed Mushroom Day

Thank a Mailman Day

Chinese New Years - date varies

National Weatherman's Day

Lame Duck Day

National Chopsticks Day

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company

Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting

Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!

National Pizza Day

Toothache Day

10 Umbrella Day

11 Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month

11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

11 National Inventors Day

11 White T-Shirt Day

12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

12 National Lost Penny Day

12 Plum Pudding Day

13 Get a Different Name Day

14 Ferris Wheel Day

14 National Organ Donor Day

14 Valentine's Day

15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar

15 National Gum Drop Day

15 Singles Awareness Day

15 Susan B Anthony Day

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day

18 National Drink Wine Day

18 President's Day - third Monday of month

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Hoodie Hoo Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 Card Reading Day

22 George Washington's Birthday

22 Be Humble Day

22 International World Thinking Day

22 National Margarita Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 Open That Bottle Night - last Saturday of month

23 Tennis Day

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

24 Oscar Night - date varies

25 Pistol Patent Day

25 Winter Olympics end, Closing Ceremony

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day - this day is for me!

28 Floral Design Day

28 Public Sleeping Day

28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22

Leap Day - not this year, not until 2020, once every four years

Winter Olympics begin, Opening Ceremony - not until 2022