Annual Pow Wow Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park




Heritage Park will once again be the site for the annual Pow Wow.

Saturday, November 7th &
Sunday, November 8th 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Heritage Park
12100 Mora Drive
Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670

The event will celebrate Native America life through dancing, singing,
drumming, and food. Exhibitors will be on hand to offer Native
American-made products such as jewelry, clothing, blankets, and
This event is hosted but not funded by the City of Santa Fe Springs.
Please call Heritage Park for more information at 562-946-6476.

We went 3 Years ago and had so much fun. The kids loved it and got a chance to see a little glimpse of our family background from my Grandmothers side of the family–



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We ate lots of great food and snacks Gotta Love Fry Bread!!! Yum!!!!!!!

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The Kids had a chance to run around and check out the exhibits 🙂

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Another great Opportunity to expose your kids to culture. 🙂




Heritage Park
12100 Mora Drive
Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670

Saturday, November 7th &
Sunday, November 8th 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Japanese Garden Festival at Descanso Gardens

descanso gardens


The Japanese Garden Festival will feature Taiko Drummers,Ikebana and more. Descanso Gardens celebrates the art and culture of Japan at the Annual Japanese Garden Festival on Saturday Nov 8th and Sunday Nov 9th. The weekend will include taiko and drum performances,ikebana display, a garden tour and more. All these events are free with admission to the Gardens 🙂

Ikebana Display, both days 9am-5pm the art of flower arranging, is one of the most actively practiced of Japan’s traditional arts.The Sogetsu school of Ikebana promotes a contemporary and international understanding of this art form.

Japanese Garden Tour, Sat only @10am Dr Kendall Brown, Professor os Asian art and history and author of “Quiet Beauty :The Japanese gardens of North America”, leads an in depth tour of the Descanso Japenese Garden.

Camellia Lounge, both days 11am-3pm: Patina will sell distinctive Japanese cuisine,sake and beverages.

Taiko drummers, Both days 11:30am and 1:30pm: Always a crowd pleaser,the Taiko drummers from Kishin daiko perform their feats of percussive magic 🙂

Admission to descanso Gardens is $9 general,$6 seniors/students with ID,$4 children 5-12, and children 4 and younger FREE 🙂 

Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 info:818-949-4200 or



BOO at the LA Zoo

boo at the zoo

Heres another fun Halloween Outing for your families Boo at the LA Zoo over at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.The event will be running the next 2 weeks Saturday Oct 18, Sun Oct19, Sat Oct 25 and Sun Oct 26 from 10 am -4pm. 

Some of the Activities will be: Trick or Treating,Jack o Lantern carving demo’s, strolling Pirates,Princess and vampires characters.Up close encounters with Crawly insects and reptiles, there will also be awesome feeding Opportunitys for Gorillas,elephants,orangutans and giant Otters as they enjoy Pumpkins filled with treats to eat and play with. Last year we saw the Tigers get Pumpkins filled with treats and it was amazing to watch! seeing them crack them open was quite a sight 🙂

Boo at the LA Zoo activites are Free with paid Zoo Admission — $19.00 is general Addmission for ages 13-61 $16.00for seniors ages 62+ and $14.00 for children 2-12 no ticket is required for children under 2.

This weekend will be a great weekend to go visit Cooler weather at the Zoo is always a PLUS!! and  doing something Halloweenie and visiting the Zoo at the same time is another Big Plus!!! lets keep supporting Our LA ZOO 🙂 and if you go on a Saturday after all the walking around  remember kids eat Free at Participating Dennys from 4-10pm 🙂



Something Fun to do this Weekend. Azusa Canyon

Something Fun to do this Weekend. Azusa Canyon


Heres a short family hike good for all ages.


A short drive north of the 210 freeway in the City of Azusa..on Azusa, takes you up into Azusa Canyon. If you intend on making this trip and stopping to enjoy the beautiful canyon you must pick up a “Forest Adventure Pass” and display it on your vehicle. You can find this pass at the ranger station at the base of the canyon or any SportChalet or Big5 Sporting Goods. Please visit the sight and read all the good a few dollars does for our forests.

Exit the 210 freeway on Azusa St and head north. 13 Miles from the freeway exit will bring you to Cogswell Gate.


Park in of the two parking lots and display your Forest Adventure Pass from your mirror.

The hike is an easy going, paved road along a nice stream.20140928_162146

20140928_161001   There are many great views of surrounding canyons and water below. As you venture further into the canyon, the trail descends to water level and there are many places to go off the path and get close to the stream

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Unfortunately, this has been a bad year for rain and the water levels are pretty low everywhere. Fortunately this has exposed many smooth rocks and has made it possible for the kids to try there hand….. or feet at …. A little rock hopping with minimal consequence. 20140928_170033


The very first bridge you come to marks the one mile mark. 20140928_165340This is a good place to take a break and have a snack. 20140928_165734The stream runs under the bridge and provides plenty of shade for playing by the water and taking a break. We also found ourselves chasing bugs and watching insects be insects.20140928_162751

The hike back seams shorter than the hike in.20140928_172534 The sun sets behind you and casts shadows all through the canyon.


This trail is over 16 miles long. It’s 8 miles in and 8 miles out. The trail has mile makers throughout makeing it easy to make your trip as easy or as long as you wish. The further you travel up the canyon, the prettier it gets. The evidence of careless hikers and visitors disappears as you make your way deeper into the canyon. The path is an easy paved path and does lend itself to families on bikes or kids on scooters.

The best time to visit is later in the day or early in the morning. For those hiking deeper into the canyon, you can bring your fishing pole and fish from one of the platforms. Please remember to pack out all you trash or place it in one of the many provided trash bins. Some bug spray might be a good idea too since you will be walk along a stream. Don’t forget your Forest Adventure Pass.


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