In addition to conversing with you and the many inspirational guests who visit with us, such as the members of the Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration, I get to meet many wonderful people and families at book fairs, garden shows and festivals. This year promises to be a busy year on the road.
The first three tour dates are coming up quickly. All are community events, one benefits a local school district and two benefit Planet Earth.
The 5th Annual Family Book Festival is sponsored by the Citizens for Kids Foundation and is the only event in southern California’s Inland Empire to bring together authors, illustrators, families and various educational resources for a day of fun and learning. Proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Unified School District. This festival will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 9 AM – 3 PM at Brinderson Hall at the Chino Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Parking $5. View map
The 4th Annual WaterMiser Workshop is hosted by the City of Newport Beach, CA. This annual event brings together residents, water conservation experts, and exhibitors specializing in water conservation, landscape design and various aspects of environmental education. This workshop will be held at the Newport Beach Central Library on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6-8 PM. Admission is free. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. www.watersmartnewport.org
The Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair will once again be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia, CA. This year’s theme is Going Green Together. This event is always well-attended as it connects teachers, parents and students with various educational resources. Hands-on activities, ready-to-use lesson plans, workshops, entertainment, crafts, and storytelling are only some of the events planned for the day. Join the fun on Saturday, March 10, 2012; 9 AM – 4 PM. Free with Arboretum admission. www.Arboretum.org
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