Enjoy one or all of these great activities that get you and your friends moving, making, and learning.
HOST A CRAFT NIGHT
A craft night is a great excuse to get together, and have some low-key fun without spending any money or resources. Have everyone bring their latest handmade project, or teach a friend a new skill. Or you can all learn a new craft together, using the hundreds of free tutorials on YouTube!
(photo credit: http://www.campodecahuenga.com)
LEARN ABOUT LOCAL HISTORY
Did you know that the Birthplace of Los Angeles is just down the road in Universal City? A quick Metro down from the Arts District, Campo de Cahuenga is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month from 12pm to 4pm, and features Los Angeles history from 2000 B.C. to present day.
MAKE SOME FURRY FRIENDS
An awesome way to lend a helping hand can be as simple as spending some time with local shelter animals. Organizations like The Amanda Foundation are always looking for volunteers to walk, play and cuddle with their adoptable dogs and cats. Check out VolunteerMatch for more opportunities to give time.
And, if you already have a dog, you can enjoy a beautiful day with your pooch at one of LA’s many dog parks, beaches and dog-friendly hiking paths (list here).