Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mushrooms class and kids' fun at Descanso Gardens in February

Discovering Mushrooms, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Mycologist Florence Nishida leads a program that includes a one-hour lecture giving basic information about mushrooms, then a walk to find and identify the many fungal species that live in Descanso Gardens. Meet in Birch. Free with Gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 children 5-12. Information: (818) 949-7980.

Winter Acorn Bear, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. This four-week version of Descanso’s popular “Toddler Treks With Acorn Bear” includes story time, crafts and a snack. Class fee include child’s T-shirt. $45, $35 members; $25 sibling, $15 member sibling. Registration is required: (818) 949-7980.

About Descanso Gardens: Established as a public garden in 1954, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. The Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with I.D.; $3 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 4 and younger. Fees for classes and programs include Gardens admission. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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