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LOS ANGELES RECREATION Calendar
Current Recreation Events in L.A. and surrounding areas
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06/18/2019
"LOCAL BUTTERFLIES AND THE BUTTERFLY COUNT" PRESENTED BY TRACY DRAKE

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you wondered what kind of butterflies are in your yard? Tracy Drake, Naturalist, will discuss butterfly migration, identification and their life history. ....

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07/20/2019
RAPTORS OF MADRONA WITH MELISSA

3201 Plaza Del Amo, 310-782-3989 - Free, Donations accepted - Learn about the Raptor's of the Madrona Marsh with Melissa Loebl, Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve Manager. Melissa will focus on their behavior, identification and conservation. ....

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07/27/2019
NIGHT HIKE ON THE PRESERVE

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - $ 5.00 per person / $ 10.00 per family - Have you ever wondered what happens in nature as dusk turns into night? A trained docent will help you explore the wonders of nature as animals begin their nightly activities. ....

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07/27/2019
WILDLIFE PHOTO WORKSHOP

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of wildlife? Come experience this exciting opportunity of nature at its finest. ....

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08/05/2019 to 08/16/2019
PEDIATRIC THERAPY NETWORK’S CAMP ESCAPADES

26444 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 3103280276 - $475 before June 1st, $575 June 1st and on - Camp Escapades is an innovative summer day camp for children with developmental concerns and their siblings. Our highly trained multidisciplinary camp team includes occupational therapists with numer ....

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09/14/2019
WILDLIFE PHOTO WORKSHOP

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of wildlife? Come experience this exciting opportunity of nature at its finest. ....

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12/07/2019
2019 JINGLE BELL RUN ORANGE COUNTY/INLAND EMPIRE

598 Santana Way 9493772173 - 25 - Jingle Bell Run is the original festive 5K with a purpose: to raise money for a cure! Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure ....

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04/03/2019 to 12/31/2019
AUDUBON BIRD WALK

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wondered about the secrets that nature holds? Join us in discovering these mysteries. This program occurs the 4th Saturday of every month. Wear enclosed shoes. ....

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04/03/2019 to 12/31/2019
PROPAGATION SOCIETY

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wondered how to give back to the environment? Join in restoring the surrounding habitats to their native condition. This program occurs every Thursday unless cancelled by extreme weathe ....

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02/13/2019 to 12/31/2019
NATURE WALK

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Come and enjoy a docent led walk every 4th Saturday of the month followed be the ensuing Sunday. A docent will guide you as you explore resident and visiting birds. ....

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02/13/2019 to 12/31/2019
BIRDS OF MADRONA

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Bob Shanman leads this exciting tour of the South Bay as you discover new hot birding spots. All levels of bird knowledge welcome. ....

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02/07/2019 to 12/31/2019
TYKE HIKE, AGES 3 MONTHS - 6 YEARS

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wondered about the amazing things nature offers you? Come for a docent led walk the 1st Thursday of every month. You will have the opportunity to explore our Native Garden while on this ....

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02/06/2019 to 12/31/2019
EXPLORING THE HENRIETTA BASIN

Henrietta Basin North Gate on Henrietta Street, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Explore the Henrietta Basin the 3rd Saturday of every month for a docent led tour.Meet at the Henrietta Basin, north gate, located across from West High School. ....

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01/02/2019 to 12/31/2019
FRIDAY FUN, AGES 3-6

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - This program emphasizes respect and preservation of nature and animals. Kids (and parents) will learn a lot about nature with story time, arts and crafts. You will have a hands-on experience with ins ....

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03/27/2019 to 01/04/2020
HABITAT RESTORATION

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wanted to give back to the environment? Here is your opportunity to enhance the Preserve back to its natural habitat. Please arrive at 8:45 A.M. This program goes from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 ....

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03/27/2019 to 01/04/2020
HABITAT RESTORATION

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Have you ever wanted to give back to the environment? Here is your opportunity to enhance the Preserve back to its natural habitat. Please arrive at 8:45 A.M. This program goes from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 ....

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UNIQUE ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC PARKS

2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 310-858-7272 ext 115 - Experience your “big backyard.” The Santa Monica Mountains are home to a rich variety of animals, plants, and experiences waiting for you to discover. A professional naturalist will guide you throu More ....

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WANT YOUR OWN NATURALIST FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY IN THE PARK?

2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 310-858-7272 ext 115 - Enjoy the private side of nature with your own MRCA naturalist program at one of our parks! We offer private nature and campfire programs for birthdays, special groups, or to help scouts earn their b ....

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HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL RIDES IN SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

2623 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, 90230 8185912032 - We offer guided trail rides for all skill levels. Our ranch is beautifully situated at the top ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains which joins Topanga to Malibu. You will be able to see 80 miles out ....

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VENTURA VISITORS CENTER

101 S. California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 805-648-2075 - Large beautiul visitor center featuring information on hotels, events and attractions in Ventura and the surrounding area. Don't miss the high definition footage of the Channel Islands National Park ....

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SANTA MONICA PIER

Santa Monica Pier, CA 90401 (310) 458-8900 - On the pier: the famous Carousel, Pacific Park amusement rides, arcades, street entertainers and fishing. On the beach: swim, get a tan and bike or skate on the bike path. There is fee based parking ....

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SHERMAN OAKS CASTLE PARK

4989 SEPULVEDA BLVD. SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403 (818) 756-9459 - Miniature golf, batting cages and acade games. Part of the L.A. Parks system. Open everyday. ....

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KENNETH HAHN STATE RECREATION AREA

4100 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90056 Baldwin Hills (323) 298-3660 - - A great park, nestled in the hills with the drills off of La Cienega in the Baldwin Hills area. Spectacular views of Downtown L.A. and most of the rest of the city as well. It has a fishing lake (5 c ....

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DEEP SEA SPORTFISHING

309 Palm St Suite A, Newport Beach, CA, 92661 55 south will turn into Newport Blvd. Newport Blvd becomes Balboa Blvd. Turn left on Palm St. Left (949) 675-0551 - Newport Landing offers deep sea sportfishing excursions. Monday-Friday there is a 9am-3pm half day trip which cost $36 for adults and $29 for seniors or children (under 12). Saturday and Sunday we of ....

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CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

1901 Spinnaker Dr Ventura, CA Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center (805) 658-5700 - Channel Islands National Park is comprised of five islands in a chain of eight islands off the coast of Ventura. Over 2,000 species of plants and animals can be found within the park. One hundred and ....

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WILL ROGERS STATE HISTORIC PARK

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Pacific Plsds, CA 90272 310-454-8212, ext. 103 - - Will Rogers, the famous actor/movie star, philospher and radio personality built this ranch in the Pacifc Palisades during the 1920's. The ranch and surrounding property was given to the state of Cal ....

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SEPULVEDA BASIN RECREATION AREA

Balboa and Victory blvd. Van Nuys CA Northwest of 405 & 101 junction. Bordered by Woodley Ave., Victory Blvd., Whiteoak Ave. and Burbank - - The Sepulveda basin is home to bike paths, walking trails, Lake Balboa, a wildlife area, an off-leash dog park, as well as tennis, golf and other sporting facilities. ....

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A GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES BIKE PATHS

All over the LA Area - go to the website for maps - - If you are interested in bicycling in the greater LA area BicyleLA is a great source for the latest information about bike paths, transit on Metro and LADOT, and bicycling events. ....

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LA EQUESTRIAN CENTER

4800 Riverside Drive, Burbank CA (323) 840-9063 - Horseback riding, horse shows and other equestrian events. At the north end of Griffith Park.
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