Picturing Urban Wildlife
In this panel Steve Winter, who photographed P-22 in front of the Hollywood sign, Johanna Turner, a “citizen scientist” whose remote cameras have captured images of lions, cougars, raccoons, and other animals, and Justin Brown of the National Park Service, discuss the challenges and rewards of urban wildlife photography. Moderated by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation and author of When Mountain Lions are Neighbors.
When: June 17, 3pm
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive

Celebrate RootDown LA’s 10th Anniversary with a Farmraiser!
Join us to celebrate RootDown’s 10th YEAR and the launch of our FIRST URBAN FARM! Since 2007, we have been training teens in South Los Angeles to grow, cook, promote the health benefits of, and now SELL their own produce through our Youth-driven Neighborhood Food Systems – and our supply just got a big boost: Nuevo South, our headquarter site, has been transformed from a veggie-filled back yard to a Micro-Farm, complete with our FarmPOD Prototype – so bring the family and don’t dress too fancy, it’s time to RAISE THE FARM!
When: June 17, 5-9 pm
Where: 180 East 35th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Norton Simon Museum Garden Party
Celebrate the start of summer with the Museum’s annual garden party. Spend an evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden, inspired by Monet’s Giverny. Enjoy live music in the Garden Café, pick up drawing supplies and sketch en plein air or create your own potpourri satchel with flowers and herbs found in the Sculpture Garden. Discover the art of potpourri and create your own blend using a variety of botanicals, including some from the same plant families found in the Garden
When: June 17, 5:30-7pm
Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91105

Rio Vistas Micro Grant Activation: LA Walks
Los Angeles Walks will include this Rio Vistas Micro Grant Activation as part of its current walk series. They will design and build a temporary ramp or will improve the surface connecting the sidewalk to the river path at Newell or another street end. At the event, they will hold a short discussion in Elysian Valley, followed by a walk north along the river, to Rattlesnake park and back, noting issues of accessibility along the way. They will work with Wheels to Water, the Department of Disability, Metro Accessibility Advisory Committee, and CALIF to recruit participants with physical disabilities to join in the event.
When: June 17, 9am – 12pm
Where: RSVP or contact Jennifer Samson · jennifer@riverla.org · 323-221-7800 for location

Desert Visionaries: Llano del Rio, Antelope Valley Indian Museum & Aldous Huxley’s Pearblossom Ranch
In this special event Esotouric bus adventure, part of Esotouric’s tenth anniversary celebrations, we’ll explore the Southern California dream as it has manifested through creative residents of the Antelope Valley, and mark the centennial of the shuttering of the Llano del Rio socialist colony.
When: June 17, 9:30am
Where: The Daily Dose Cafe, 1820 Industrial Street, Los Angeles 90021, (213) 281-9300

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