Community Corner May 2019

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May Highlights

An exciting month full of events going on in May.

Don't forget to celebrate Mom and remember our Veterans this month.

May is La Canada's biggest month of the year Fiesta Days is coming.

Stop dumping oil, paint, and e-waste. Take it to Sunland Rec. center e-waste event.

Kids Space has Family Night and JPL has their yearly open House.

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All the May Details

Community Corner May 2019:

May 5 Montrose Kids and Kritters Day
Looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with the whole family? Join the Montrose Shopping Park for “Kids & Kritters Day”. This fun-filled event features something for everyone and celebrates the diversity of the Crescenta-Canada Valley. From animals both exotic and domestic to a First Responders area showcasing our local law enforcement and firefighters to a Kids Fun Zone with bungee jump and inflatable slides for the kids.

Our ode to kids and their kritters offers a farm animal petting zoo allowing children to enjoy gentle creatures up close, while Wild Wonders returns by popular demand with their “Exotic Petting Zoo,” featuring a hands-on visit with many unusual creatures and three educational shows at 10:30, 12:00 & 1:15. The festivities continue in the 2300 block, with the popular Montrose Harvest Market, where more than 150,000 attendees visited in the last year to pick up fresh California Certified and organic produce, flowers, baked goods, and specialty foods. Also featured is The Marketplace, where visitors can peruse a variety of collectibles, hand-crafted artisanal items, and other unique treasures.
Additional Details:

May 7 FREE Family Night at Kids Space Museum
The first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 8:00 pm is Kidspace's Free Family Night. Admission to the museum is FREE for everyone during these hours only. On these special nights, Kidspace will promote family learning about the arts, while emphasizing the diverse cultures and communities present in Greater Los Angeles. Expect crowds and long admission lines during the spring and summer months. Themed activities will be facilitated between 4:30 and 7:30pm
Additional Event and Ticket Details:

May 11 Celebrate Mother’s Day! La Crescenta Woman’s Club Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 am – 2 pm The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Clubhouse
4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Fashions by Chico’s, La Canada Flintridge
A Portion of the proceeds will benefit our High School Scholarship Program
Event and Reservation Details:

May 11 LAFD Fire Service Day 2019 Citywide Open Firehouse Celebration
On Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM all Neighborhood Fire Stations in the *City of Los Angeles* will be expecting your visit during our annual open firehouse celebration.
This year’s theme is "Be Disaster Ready" and you will be able to obtain our latest Emergency Preparedness Guide to help you and your family Be Disaster Ready.
Find your Neighborhood Fire Station:

May 12 Mothers Day

May 18-19 Explore JPL 2019
During this free event, pre-ticketed members of the public can visit JPL for a firsthand look at such highlights as mission control; current and future Mars missions; and JPL's machine shop, where precision parts are built for spacecraft.
Event and Ticket Details:

May 24-27 La Canada Flintridge Fiesta Days Celebrations
Casino Night Friday May 24 at the La Canada Community Center
Breakfast, Car Show, Farmers Market & Movie in the Park May 25
Lanterman Open House Picnis and Evening Fireworks May 26
Fiesta Fay Run, Parade and Music in the Park May 27
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May 25 Memorial Day Weekend

May 25 Used Oil, Paint and E-waste Mobile Collections at

pin Sunland Rec. Center

8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles 91040

Public · Hosted by Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment
Bring clean/used motor oil, paint, or e-waste to our Mobile Collections Event. Events are free and are usually held on Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm in various locations throughout the City. We will be accepting the following items:
- Paints and solvents
- Oil - limit of 15 gallons of used motor oil per participant per day.
- E-waste - computers, monitors, printers, network, equipment, cables, telephones, TVs, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, and VCRs. See link for details:

May 27 La Canada YMCA Fiesta Days Run
The YMCA Fiesta Days Run has grown into a major Memorial Day weekend tradition, as part of La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Fiesta Days Celebration bringing over 1,000 local runners, families and volunteers together for a fun and inspiring morning to benefit our life-saving Balance and Thrive Initiative.

This event will feature a beautiful 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Family Run/Walk as well as the newest event "Foothill's Fastest Mile."

Registration fees include:
Race entry and goody bag including the YMCA Fiesta Days Run T-shirt
Refreshments, awards and raffle prizes from local businesses

For further information, click here.

May 31 Final Fridays' Food Truck Festival: Rose Bowl Greens, Pasadena
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California 91103

Hosted by Rose Bowl Stadium:

"For the first time ever, Final Fridays will be making its way to the shaded oaks and immaculate grounds surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium.

"Bring a blanket, ball, and the family to Pasadena’s premiere 5-star park – The Greens at the Rose Bowl.

"Additional activities to include foot golf, outdoor games, moon bounces, photo opportunities, and tours of the Rose Bowl Stadium.

"Admission and parking is free for all attendees. Entry to the event is through north Lot K. "

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Daily Calendar Bizarre, Special and Unique Holidays - May, 2019


  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Nurse's Week - first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week - week two
  • National Bike Week - third week
  • National Police Week - third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month

May, 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

May Day

Loyalty Day

Mother Goose Day

Save the Rhino Day

Baby Day

Brothers and Sisters Day

Garden Meditation Day

International Tuba Day - first Friday in May

Lumpy Rug Day

Space Day - first Friday in May

World Press Freedom Day

Bird Day

Free Comic Book Day - first Saturday in May

Kentucky Derby Day - first Saturday in May

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Renewal Day

Star Wars Day

Cinco de Mayo

National Hoagie Day

Oyster Day

Ramadan - begins at sundown, date varies

Beverage Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

National Nurses Day

No Diet Day

National Tourism Day

National Teacher's Day - Tuesday of first full week of May

Iris  Day

National Outdoor Intercourse Day

National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

No Socks Day

School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week

V-E Day

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

Lost Sock Memorial Day

10 Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day - Friday before Mother's Day

10 Clean up Your Room Day

10 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day

11 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day

11 Eat What You Want Day

11 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

11  National Train Day- Saturday closest to May 10th

11 National Windmill Day - the second Saturday in May

11 Twilight Zone Day

12 Fatigue Syndrome Day

12 International Nurses Day

12 Lilac Sunday second Sunday in May

12 Limerick Day

12 Mother's Day second Sunday in May

13 Frog Jumping Day

13 Leprechaun Day

14 Dance Like a Chicken Day

15 National Chocolate Chip Day

15 Police Officer's Memorial Day

16 Love a Tree Day

16 National Sea Monkey Day

16 Wear Purple for Peace Day

17 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month

17 Pack Rat Day

18 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month

18 International Museum Day

18 No Dirty Dishes Day

18 Visit Your Relatives Day

19 Boy's Club Day

19 World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that

20 Pick Strawberries Day

21 National Memo Day

21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day

21 Victoria Day(Canada) - Monday preceding the 25th

22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day

22 World Goth Day

23 Lucky Penny Day

24 Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day

24 National Escargot Day

25 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

25 National Missing Children's Day

25 National Brown Bag It Day

25 National Towel Day - in the UK

25 National Wine Day

25 Tap Dance Day

26 Sally Ride Day

27 Memorial Day last Monday of month.

27 Sun Screen Day

28 Amnesty International Day

28 National Hamburger Day

29 Learn About Composting Day

30 Mint Julep Day

30 Water a Flower Day

31 National Macaroon Day

31 Save Your Hearing Day

31 World No Tobacco Day