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Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!Learn More
Four Fridays from October 26–November 16. Meets in the Harvest Garden.
Garden Sprouts is a grownup and child (ages 2-4) class where the seeds of love for nature are planted and nurtured. Children and adults participate in storytime, songs, hands-on nature, science, art, and gardening activities, as well as prepare a healthy snack together. All activities are designed specifically for children’s fine and gross motor skills & social development.
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In conjunction with the Sturt Haaga Gallery exhibition La Reina de Los Ángeles, native plant expert Nicholas Hummingbird will give an in depth talk about native plants and their traditional uses. Hummingbird will discuss how Native Californians’ intrinsic relationship with the environment has for centuries included a lifestyle of conservation, botany, art and stewardship. After the talk, guests are invited to visit the California Natives garden and Oak Woodland to see the plants discussed by Hummingbird.
This event is presented with support from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.
Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 21, 27 and 28 with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume!
Open 9 am to 5 pm daily (last entry is 4:30 pm). Closed Christmas Day.
1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
General $9. Seniors and Students with ID $6. Children (5-12) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.