EVENTS from September 5, 2012 Issue
54th Annual Pasdena GreekFest
Fri-Sun. Sept 14-16
Weekend festivities will include live Greek entertainment from the Olympians and other live performers. Planned are many exciting exhibits, including cooking demonstrations, live wine chat with wine makers from Greece, lectures about Greek history and culture, as well as the very popular Olympic Taverna Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, Greek folk dancing by several award winning youth groups and an expanded Kid’s Fun Zone with rock climbing, carnival games, rides and prizes.
5pm to 10pm on Friday, Sept 14, 2012; noon to 10pm on Saturday, Sept 15, 2012; and on Sunday, Sept 16, 2012 from noon to 10pm. $5 for adults and children under 12 years old are free. Parking $4/car at main entrance of Holly and Huntington Drive at Santa Anita Park. http://pasadenagreekfest.org . Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive . Arcadia, CA, 91007
626-600-1OPA . http://www.santaanita.com/
Sat.-Sun Sept. 15-16
Cold-blooded creatures return to Anaheim the weekend of September 14th with the 9th Annual North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. From the common gecko to extraordinarily rare breeds of snakes with unusual morphing of colors will be represented. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up-close and personal with snakes, frogs, turtles, geckos, iguanas, tortoises and purchase all of the supplies needed to start or support a herp hobby! For the first time ever, the Reptile Conference will open its doors early on Friday, September 14 at 7:00 PM for the premier of Gecko Night. This event is FREE and open to all! Come meet the industry’s finest and hear presentations from the world’s leading gecko experts, including Steven Sharp of Australian Addictions, Aaron Bauer of Villanova University and Derek Dunlop of DD Reptiles at the Reptile Conference’s first ever Gecko Night! Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92802. Adults: $15 for a weekend pass. Children under 13: $8 for a weekend pass/Children under 5: FREE Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts: $5
Tarfest Music & Art Festival
Saturday, September 15
TARFEST returns to the historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 22nd, with an impressive lineup of musical performances, live art exhibits, Biergarten, a wine bar sponsored by Whole Foods and gourmet food trucks as well as fun social awareness and activities provided by Keep A Breast Foundation, Keep A Breast Non Toxic Revolution, The Pablove Foundation and Hoop It Up Worldwide.for the whole family to enjoy. TARFEST will take place from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM For Children,550 N. Peck Rd. in El Monte, CA 91732. You may also visit us at www.colapublib.org today!