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Orange Picking at La Verne Heritage Foundation

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, you will find a little slice of the past.  A historical place host to the Weber House and the last acre and a half of working orange groves.  Every January since our boys were small, we have been been picking oranges fresh from the tree.  The oranges are the best kept secret in Southern California and we are sharing our love for the La Verne Heritage Foundation's events with our readers. Each year, the La Verne Heritage Foundation offers tours and events for the entire family.  From orange picking in January, to Spring Squeeze field trips in March, Hands on History in April and May, Summer Concerts in Heritage Park and don't forget the pumpkin patch field trips in October. The oranges are always sun kissed sweet and making this outing a family and friends event creates memories that will be remembered a lifetime.  As you walk through the iron gates at the entrance, the kind volunteers great you with 5 lb. mesh net bags for sal

Thomas Dambo "Trail of a 1000 Trolls" at the South Coast Botanic Garden through Jan 14th

Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist and storyteller who creates beautiful and fun sculptures and installations out of recycled materials. His vision is to create art that inspires people to explore nature, have adventures, and demonstrate that trash can be turned into something beautiful.  Thomas's  project is called “Trail of a 1000 Trolls”.  Thomas began by creating a series of six massive wooden sculptures called “Northwest Trolls: Way of the Bird King” in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The sculptures are made from recycled materials and are all different types of trolls. The project was years in the making and the trolls were installed at various points. The project became like a scavenger hunt to find them, experience them, and share photos of the giant installations on social media. The trolls have delighted adults and children alike and have become popular attractions. The project is part of his ongoing, whimsical folklore project that’s sprouted more than 10