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THIS WEEKEND: Eat, Drink, Street Clean, Exercise and Get Spooked

Posted By Karen Young On October 20, 2011 @ 9:33 pm In Activities,Arts & Culture,Family,Featured,My Daily Find | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

TONIGHT! Magical Mystery Show in North Hollywood: Be entertained while raising funds for Friends of Reed at Walter Reed Middle School with proceeds going to its Music Boosters, Culinary Arts Academy and Arts Programs. As seen on Fox TV’s Masters of Illusion, Gary, Mihaela snd Shany Carson will present a performance for all ages — a combination of music, magic, comedy, along with exotic animals and larger than life grand illusions. Doors open at 8 p.m. (Friday), Show starts at 7 p.m., Walter Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave. North Hollywood. Tickets : simplename123@gmail.com $10 kids $15 adults.

Van Nuys Health Fair and Family Festival: Children’s Community School presents their commitment to serving its surrounding Van Nuys community with their 15th Annual Health Fair. Health care professionals will provide the following FREE services to any adult or child who attends the health fair: “Seasonal Flu” Shots (180 available), Children’s immunizations (bring records), Blood pressure tests, Dental exams,Health education and information,Blood drive, HIV testing, Diabetes screening,Bone marrow registry, plus food, rides and children’s activities.  Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children’s Community School (CCS) – 14702 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys. Free

Haunted Adventure at Stough Canyon Nature Center : The Burbank Docents present a very scary tour of the Nature Center turned into an eerie and haunted house. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No one under the age of 6 years will be allowed on the tour.  Games, live animals, face painting and more while waiting for the tour. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet at Stough Park, 1335 Lockheed View Dr, Burbank Admission $5

Clean Up Sherman Oaks: The Sherman Oaks Beautification Committee is partnering with the Buckley School on this yearly event to clean up part of Ventura Blvd. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. registration and refreshments; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. clean-up. Drop off/pick up location for the cleanup event is in the parking lot that separates the two vacant buildings between 14925 and 14945 Ventura Blvd. The cleanup area is from Kester To Noble Sherman Oaks. For further information, contact Leslie Elkan: sobc1@yahoo.com.

Emelita Street School Family Fright Festival: There will be games, prizes, music, contests, food trucks, slides, a Haunted House will equals to community fun. Free admission. Tickets and food extra. For more information visit Facebook. Saturday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Emelita Street School, 17931 Hatteras Street, Encino

Free Workout Weekend with Team In Training (TNT): The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Team In Training of Greater Los Angeles will be hosting a Free Workout Weekend for those interested in completing a half or full marathon. Hosted by TNT certified coaches and staff, will feature an introduction to TNT, mini clinics, boot camp workouts and a 20 to 30 minute run, as well as team building exercises. Honored Teammates, individuals who are currently or have been treated for a blood cancer, will also be present to share their story.  Saturday and Sunday, locations in Pasadena, Encino and Newbury Park. Pasadena Rose Bowl – Saturday 8:30 a.m., 360 North Arroyo Blvd. (meet outside of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center next to the flag poles); Encino Balboa Park— Saturday, 8 a.m., 6300 Balboa Blvd. (meet at the parking lot past the playground along Lake Balboa); Newbury Park Road Runner Sports – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 1714 Newbury Park, (meet inside the store).

Yoga Day LA 2011: This is the first annual outdoor Yoga event to be held in the Santa Monica mountains at the Topanga Community Club. The event brings the largest, most diverse Yoga community together for a single day. There will be six sessions conducted by top Yogis. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Enjoy the marketplace with free Zico Coconut Water andPom Wonderful, plus retail vendors, healthy food and a farmers market. Festival is free; classes priced at $25 for a first class and $15 for the second class. Children under 12 are free.   Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.,Topanga Community Club Fairgrounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

The Pumpkin Fair at Dixie Canyon School: Celebrate the season with a fun-filled day/eve of rides, gigantic bouncies, haunted house, carnival games, raffles, arts and crafts, silent auction, bumper cars, costume contest, kids hay maze, face painting, magicians, animal shows, special surprise guests, exciting music and entertainment! Over 75 local vendors plus tasty food from local restaurants and more!  Saturday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., 220 Dixie Canyon Ave. (just off Ventura Blvd.), Sherman Oaks. Free admission; food and drink for purchase.

ALSO, DON’T FORGET THESE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES—CLICK HERE!

WORTH THE DRIVE

3rd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival: Featuring over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, pouring a wide array of their beers, including some rare beers, and a special few available only for LA Beer Week. Popular food trucks will be on hand to pair the beer. It’s all happening at  Historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday from noon — 4 p.m. Pre Sale Tickets are $45, and includes unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer. Event is restricted to 21 and over, so bring  ID!  Designated Driver Tickets for $5 at the gate .

Taste of Abbott Kinney: Celebrate the eclectic cuisine and culture of Venice’s Abbot Kinney Blvd on Sunday in support of Inside Out Community Arts – a local nonprofit transforming the lives of young people through arts and media education. It’s an afternoon of eclectic tastes featuring chef demonstrations, select food, wine and cocktail tastes and an walking-eating tour of some of Abbot Kinney’s favorite restaurants.   Tickets $60-$100.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind.com. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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