Take a drive, stay local, eat, exercise, learn, be entertained. It’s that kind of weekend. Just get out and do it.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER: Have a berry nice weekend at the 27th Annual California Strawberry Festival at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. It’s two days of fun for the entire family with concert performances (including Beatles, Journey and Springsteen tribute bands), a jam packed Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations (strawberry nachos, strawberry pizza, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry kabobs anyone?), more than 250 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, fun contests, special appearances, and more. And from the 818, one of our fave My Daily Find subjects, The Scentual Mixtress, Jennifer Hardaway of Klean Body Bath, who will be demonstrating beauty treatments with, you guessed it, strawberries! General admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. May 15 and 16. Information Line is 1 888 288-9242 or visit the official website at www.strawberry-fest.org.
PEACE OUT: Come down to Worldfest at Woodley Park in Van Nuys this Sunday from 10:30 am to 7 pm. It is a solar-powered celebration of music, the environment, animals and humanity. Learn what you can do for the Earth and everyone living around you. There will be a combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kids’ activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience. Tickets: $7 adults, Seniors $5, 12 and under free, pets welcome. Woodley Park, 6340 Woodley Ave (northern end of the park), Van Nuys. www.worldfestevents.com
EXERCISE-MANIA (FREE THIS WEEKEND!): GET READY FOR SUMMER
IN YOGA: The East Valley’s newest and most groovy yoga studio, InYoga , the brainchild of Studio City resident, Julie Buckner, is offering free two hour workshops on four consecutive Saturdays to introduce you to the fundamentals of yoga. All levels and ages welcome at this modern studio and boutique. No experience? No problem. Choose one or go to all four! Learn about the philosophy of yoga, the basic poses, how to breathe and relaxation techniques. InYoga features Hatha Vinyasa flow classes, but the teachers bring a diverse background of experience and training in many yoga traditions, influences and disciplines, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kundalini and Shadow yoga. May 15, 22, 29 and June 5 from 2-4 pm. Bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothes. And an added plus, In Yoga is offering all participants a grand opening special — 15 consecutive days of yoga for $30. When you’re there, be sure and check out the boutique featuring cool yoga wear, jewelry and more. Coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks, plus free wi-fi too. Located in the old Dutton’s space. 5142 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Valley Village, CA 91607 www.inyogacenter.com
PILATES PLUS/CIRCUIT SFV: Circuit SFV, the sister studio to Pilates Plus, is having their grand opening party on Saturday, May 15 from 4 to 6 pm. Check out this great new space and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with their fitness gurus. Learn about classes offered: Cardiodance, Treadmill/Barre, Treadmill Boxing, Treadmill/Circuit, Treadmill/CRX. There will be class giveaways, door prizes and gift certificates from some their neighboring businesses, including these My Daily Find faves: Optx Fine Eyewear, Blush, Soak Nails and more. Bring a friend and you both get 20% off a Circuit package. 16101 Ventura Boulevard. Encino, CA 91436 www.circuitsfv.com
ROBERT REAMES LIVE: Dr. Phil’s exercise guy, Robert Reames (another MDF) is celebrating his one year anniversary of RR Live! with a free Nutrition/Fitness/Lifestyle seminar on Saturday, May 15th from 11am to noon at the Studio Loft in the NoHo district. He’ll be doing an overview of the RR Big Four: Time Efficient Results Oriented Exercise, Nutrition, Proper Rest and Stress Management. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot along with your guests. Studio Loft is located at: 11108 Huston St. North Hollywood, CA 91601 (NoHo district on the corner of Lankershim and Huston…..between Riverside and Magnolia) Park both on Huston St. and Lankershim Blvd.
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