Underwater Parks Day: COMMUNITY Calendar Jan. 14, 2016

  • 01/14/2016
  • Reporters Desk

Jan. 16
Underwater Parks Day
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for Underwater Parks Day. By attending this free event, you can learn about Marine Protected Areas in Southern California that went into effect on January 1, 2012.
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 16
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
 
Jan. 17
Uptown Word Reading, Art Series
January’s Uptown Word Reading & Arts Series will focus on San Bernardino. The event will feature Ruth Nolan, Isabel Quintero and Uptown Word organizer, Liz Gonzalez, three writers who have all at one time in their lives lived in San Bernardino. There will be an open mic following the readings, as well as free light refreshments.
Time: 1 p.m. Jan. 17
Cost: Free
Details: Uptown Word website
Venue: North Branch Library, 5571 Orange Ave., Long Beach
 
Jan. 17
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park Naturalists as they help uncover the world of mud and water that is our local wetland.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
 
Jan. 22
Farmer’s Market
Experience the downtown San Pedro Farmer’s Market’s fresh produce and craft vendors.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22
Cost: Free
Details: (562) 449-9299
Venue: 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street, San Pedro
 
Jan. 22
Creation Station
Participate in hands-on craft activities that are appropriate for all ages.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 22 through 24
Cost: Free
Details: (310) 732-1270; www.CraftedPortLA.com
Venue: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro
 
Jan. 23
Pet Parade
Break out the top hats and tiaras for the Port of Long Beach’s 2016 pet parade.
Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 23
Cost: Free
Details: www.portoflosangeles.org
Venue: Downtown Harbor, 6th Street at Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro

Jan. 23
The Great San Pedro Crab Feed
The Harbor Area Chapter of the Rotary Club is hosting The Great San Pedro Crab Feed, a family-style dinner.
Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23
Cost: $60
Details: (310) 210-8577; arlenedickey@gmail.com
Venue: Cabrillo Youth Center, 3000 Shoshonean Road, San Pedro

 
Jan. 23
San Pedro Relay for Life’s Purple Ball
Support the American Cancer Society at the San Pedro Relay for Life’s Purple Ball
Time: 6 p.m. Jan. 23
Cost: $80
Details: (310) 753-3334; Purple4Relay@aol.com
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Port of Los Angeles Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro

Jan. 23
Full Moon Yoga
Be part of January’s Full Moon Yoga at Terranea Resort. Reservations are required. Donations will go to charity.
Time: 6 p.m. Jan. 23
Cost: $20
Details: (310) 265-2740; www.Terranea.com
Venue:. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, Peninsula
 
Jan. 24
Sandy Banks
The Friends of San Pedro Library are presenting Sandy Banks, a CNN, PBS and NPR commentator and celebrated speaker and former columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She will discuss topics the future of print journalism and the Los Angeles Times.
Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 24
Cost: $15
Details: www.friendsspl.org
Venue: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro

Jan. 27
Join SEA Club
Third to sixth grade students enrolled in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s SEA Club (Science Education Afternoons) will learn while having fun exploring the local marine environment. The club will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays, Feb. 3 through 24. Preregistration is required; deadline to register is Jan. 27.
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 3 through 24
Cost: $30
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
 
Jan. 28
Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmer’s Market
Enjoy the Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmer’s Market in Wilmington
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28
Cost: Free
Details: www.LocalHarvestFarmersMarkets.com
Venue: L Street between Avalon Boulevard and Marine Avenue, Wilmington

Jan. 31
45th Annual Whale Fiesta
This fun-filled family event, co-sponsored by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, celebrates marine mammals, and the beginning of the migration of the Pacific gray whales along Southern California.
More than, 20 marine life organizations will exhibit and provide information about their efforts to bring awareness and protection to these animals. Throughout the day our expert Cabrillo Whalewatch naturalists will give talks on various marine mammals.
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31
Cost: Free
Details: www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue:  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White, San Pedro

Feb. 4
Farmer’s Market
Enjoy Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center’s Farmer’s Market.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4
Cost: Free
Venue: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro

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