Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Annual Earth Day Whale Fest Leo Carrillo State Park

Sunday April 17, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Earth Day Whale Fest!”

Celebrating Cetaceans and Community!

The 15th Annual Earth Day Whale Fest will be held at Leo Carrillo
State Park (Located at 35000 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu,
California 90265).

This event celebrates the annual migration of the California gray
whale and its successful return from the brink of extinction. Whale
appreciation and environmental awareness are the themes of the day.
Live entertainment, environmental conservation information booths,
whale-watching stations, arts and crafts for children, activities,
music and food are all a part of the day’s events. Experienced
naturalists will be on hand to help participants spot and identify
gray whales and bottlenose dolphins right from the beach!

Festival Admission is Free. Parking for the public is $12.

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Natural History Association
and California State Parks.

For more information contact: info@earthdaywhalefest.org or visit the
website www.earthdaywhalefest.org

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Walt Disney Museum San Francisco April Events

April events Walt Disney Family Museum the Presidio of San Francisco

April 9 – Exploring the Gardens of Wonderland: An Illustrated Talk by Horticulturist Robert Hornback with Disney historian Paula Sigman Lowery
Follow horticulturist Bob Hornback through the Gardens of Wonderland and learn about the Queen of Hearts, her roses and The Garden of Live Flowers. Disney historian Paula Sigman Lowery will provide little known information about the Disney classic adapted from Lewis Carroll’s book. A screening of the movie will follow the program. Don’t be late! For more information on the program, visit www.gardenconservancy.com.


DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Saturday, April 9 + Sunday, April 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio

“One side will make you grow taller and the other side will make you grow shorter.” Use colorful paper, recycled materials, glitter and glue to make a tiny or oversized hanging wonderland garden of your own creation.

Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! Join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.


April 29 + 30 – Look Closer: The Mary Blair Paint Stand

3:00 pm, Lower Lobby

Mary Blair (1911-1978) was one of Walt Disney’s most brilliant conceptual designers, helping define the look of such classics as Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). She also brought her distinctive, colorful style to children’s books, advertisements, theatrical set designs, and theme park attractions, including “It’s A Small World,” and the deceptively naive style of her commercial artwork belied great visual sophistication in everything from color choices to composition. Mary’s colorful Paint Stand is located in the Lower Lobby of our Museum.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wally Parks’ NHRA Museum Pomona California

Created by Parks --Founder, President, and the Chairman of the Board of the National Hot Rod Association, the 28,500-square-foot museum is well curated and is pretty much the king of drag racing history with an incredible collection of cars over 50 cars. From nostalgic drag racers, street rods, vintage gassers, funny cars, and even a dozen or so motorcycles.
There are is also a myriad of photographs, trophies, helmets, driving uniforms, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia chronicling more than 50 years of American motorsports.
Read the full Wally Parks’ NHRA Museum

Monday, March 07, 2011

Monterey Wine Country’s Annual Summer Festival

Taste Monterey Wine Country at 19th Annual Winemakers’ Celebration on August 13, 2011, at The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel. The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) will bring together over 40 wineries to pour roughly 200 wines at the outdoor summer festival.

The Winemakers’ Celebration festivities will include: culinary samples from international restaurants located in the Barnyard Shopping Village; jazz music in the shopping square; winemaking displays, and the bidding excitement of the Silent Auction—including numerous lifestyle packages, special wine items, photo sessions, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and more. Featured wineries and restaurants will also be offering guests special offers and pricing to be enjoyed the day of the celebration and beyond.

Nine American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) make up the world-class designation of Monterey County. Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, San Lucas, Hames Valley, Chalone, Carmel Valley, San Antonio Valley, and San Bernabe comprise 200 vineyards. Vineyards are located from the cooler north, heavily influenced from the Monterey Bay, to the warmer southern end, still influenced by the late afternoon winds and resulting cooling temperatures later in the day. Winemakers will be on hand to discuss their craft and showcase how 42 varietals can be made from a single winegrowing region.

The Barnyard Shopping Village is Carmel's one-of-a-kind shopping haven. Situated on more than six acres, the open-air shopping village delivers a unique, upscale boutique environment nestled into cascading levels of breathtaking gardens lined with red brick pathways. Located only one mile south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, off of Highway 1 and Carmel Rancho Boulevard, the Barnyard Shopping Village boasts more than 45 locally owned and operated shops, eight International restaurants and caf├ęs, as well as a variety of professional services.

The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) partners with community members to promote and support leadership in the art, the science, and the business of wine. Founded in 1974, MCVGA is a non-profit organization representing over 80 vintners and growers in Monterey, California. For additional information, please visit www.montereywines.org or call (831) 375-9400.