It’s time to spread the word and get ready for the 4th Annual 4-Mile Hill Challenge & Kid’s Fun Run at the Audubon Center at Debs Park in the heart of Los Angeles. This is a fundraising run/walk event to bring awareness to the unique programs and services offered at the Audubon Center. Proceeds from your registration go towards helping the people at Debs Park continue to support the community by providing conservation activities and habitat protection programs.
The race course runs through a 280 acre nature center called Debs Park on rolling dirt fire roads and single track trails (see local images). When participants cross the finish line, they will be treated to a post-race party with music, free snacks (bananas and power bars), a diverse vendor fair, children’
s activities and an award ceremony. In addition, every walker/runner will receive a goody bag filled with fun items and a 4-Mile Hill Challenge commemorative t-shirt! This event has something for everyone—from the serious athlete trying to beat their personal best to moms and dads looking for something fun the whole family can enjoy. We will have FREE childcare for kids over the age of 4. The registration fee includes a snack, a goody bag and a commemorative t-shirt. The first race begins at 8:45am and the post-race celebration runs from 9:00am-12:00 pm. All are welcome to participate in our hopes of staying fit and enjoying the great outdoors.
Aztlan Athletics supports the good work at Debs Park and their goal of connecting people of all ages with the wonders of nature.
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840 N. Avenue 66, Los Angeles, CA 90042, Hathaway-Sycamores
HPHT board member and local historian, Charles Fisher, will be showcasing his collection of books by and about Charles Fletcher Lummis.
Lummis was the author of a number of books on the Southwest, including the adventures of Native Americans, American and Spanish settlers and his own adventures. His books have helped to preserve much of the traditional lore of the area, as well as to document the perseverance of the people themselves.
Lummis’ story is integral to this history and these books demonstrate not only his ability as a chronicler of history, but his passion for his subjects as well.
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October 13 through December 1, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday, October 13 from 6-8pm
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
According to environmentalists, biodiversity is one of the most desirable yet sensitive characteristics of a healthy environment. Deborah Thomas’s mixed media eco-art installation “Endangered/
Extinct” is a compelling reminder of the ongoing threat to biodiversity in the avian world. Featuring illustrations from John James Audubon’s The Birds of America first
published in 1827, the installation’
s repurposed windows frame fanciful
views of American birds that are currently extinct or endangered.
The Arroyo Arts Collective was established in 1989, as a community
organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in
Northeast Los Angeles. The mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to
develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an
awareness of the creative vitality of Northeast Los Angeles.
Audubon Center at Debs Park: The Center’s mission is to inspire people to
experience, understand and care for the local natural world. Located in a
wildlife corridor for migratory birds, Debs Park is a haven for 138 species
of birds. Its nature-based education and community programs are designed to
engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a
personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to
their lives. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino
neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for
outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation.
Heritage Square Museum’s 3rd Annual Old Time American Square Dance will be held on Saturday, September 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The Big Buck Breakdowners, an all start band, will play the fashionable fiddle and banjo tunes and call dances with vigor and zest. Before each new dance the steps will be taught to the audience. Beginners are encouraged; this is a family friendly dance, therefore kids of all ages are welcome too! Join us for a beautiful afternoon of community, festivity and music – honor your partner!
Don’t be shy-enter your fruit pie! This year’s event includes a fruit pie baking contest. Contestants can enter their freshly made fruit pie for 20 judges to taste. Each attendee desiring to be a judge will donate $1.00 and will be given a ballot and samples of each pie entered. Winner will be announced at the end of the event and receive a prize for their yummy creation. For the rules on how to enter the fruit pie baking contest, contact the museum offices at 323-225-2700 ext 224.
Heritage Square Museum’s Square Dance is Free for museum members and $5.00 for the general audience. Guests are encouraged to bring a small picnic, blankets, and smiles. Service dogs only, please.
And those that love them. This Friday night the Audobon Center at Debs Parks is showing Rio, preceded by a performance from Birdie’s Playhouse.
Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Performance begins at 7pm