Tag Archives: Weekend Activities

Looking for Some Cultural Fun?

Asian Cultural Bazaar @ West L.A. United Methodist Church

September 17th

11am – 5pm

FREE!

Discover Nikkei: Wellness as a Global Solution @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 18th

2pm

Featuring some of Keiro’s very own!

Benefit Concert for Japan @ Occidental College

September 18th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

“The Neighbor” (369 no Metoshiera) Screening @ Laemmle Sunset 5

September 16th – 22nd

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

FREE healthy aging resouces, Genki Living Expo, Keiro Senior HealthCare 50th Anniversary, healthy living

Join us for Keiro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and the FREE Genki Living Expo on October 15!

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What To Do This Weekend …

3rd Annual OC Japan Fair @ The Orange County Fairgrounds

September 10th

10am – 9pm

General Admission – $5

Hiroshima in the Morning Discussion @ The Japanese American National Museum

September 10th

2pm

Please see the website for more details.

Chinatown Summer Nights @ L.A. Chinatown

September 11th

5pm – midnight

FREE!

“The Best of Grateful Crane” @ The Torrance Cultural Arts Center

September 11th

Two shows: 11am & 4pm

Please see the website for more details.

 

Staying in Town For the Long Weekend?

Check out some of the many awesome events going on!

 

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms

September 3rd-4th

Extended for one last weekend! Please see the website for details.

L.A. County Fair @ Fairplex Pomona

September 3rd – October 2nd

Please see the website for more details.

E Hula Mau: Hula & Chant Competition @ The Long Beach Performing Arts Center

September 2nd – 4th

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

Fiesta Hermosa @ Hermosa Beach

September 3rd – 5th

10am – 6pm

FREE!

Orange International Street Fair @ Orange Plaza

September 2nd – 4th

5pm – 10pm (Friday), 10am – 10pm (Saturday-Sunday)

FREE!

Thinking About What To Do This Weekend?

Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness Documentary Screening @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

August 26th

7-9pm

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors (All proceeds shall go to the U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund).

Please email ltccjb@aol.com for reservations.

Origins International Martial Arts Festival @ The Anaheim Covention Center

August 27th – 28th

Times vary.

Please see the website for more details.

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest @ The Hollywood Recreation Center

August 27th

5:30pm

Please see the website for more details.

Annual Bazaar @ The Okinawan Association of America Center

August 28th

11am – 4pm

It’s the last weekend for Cookout Tours and Watermelon Tours!

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

More Japanese Cultural Fun!

The 71st Annual Nisei Week Festival ends this weekend! Check out all the awesome exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.

 

Various Cultural Exhibits @ The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) and Higashi Hongwanji Temple

August 20th – 21st

10am – 5pm

Cultural Entertainment @ The Japanese Village Plaza

August 20th -21st

Varying times.

Nisei Week LA Sake Tasting @ The Kyoto Grand Hotel

August 20th

4-8pm

Please see website for more details.

Closing Ceremony & Ondo @ 1st Street in Little Tokyo

August 21st

4pm

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness Documentary Screening @ The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

August 26th

7-9pm

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors (All proceeds shall go to the U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund).

Please email ltccjb@aol.com for reservations.

Cookout Tours @Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)

Scrapbooking is more than cutting and pasting!

Mei Kameda, Keiro Intern

Click clack and smile! Photography is one of the greatest technologies that has been invented to store memories and warm one’s heart. But do you ever wonder how to store all these pictures that have been taken for many years? Well, I have a fun solution for you: scrapbooking. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a scrapbook is a “blank book in which various items (as newspaper clippings or pictures) are collected and preserved.” The idea of scrapbooking began in the 15th century and became popular in England due to its booklet form. In the United States it became popular in the early ‘80s. The industry doubled in size between 2001 and 2004 and it became one of America’s favorite ways of enjoying arts and crafts.

Scrapbooking is Good for the Soul

I’ve been scrapbooking for years and it’s a lot of fun! Not only does it entertain me, but it is also therapeutic. You may wonder why it’s good for the soul. Did you know that art has been proven to provide a healthy environment and put many people at ease? I chose scrapbooking in particular because it allows me to draw, cut, paste, and create my own, one-of-a-kind booklet.  It also includes photographs of familiar faces, events, and nostalgic memories that make me feel happy.

I love scrapbooking. Since I enjoy taking photos, I have hundreds of them on my hard drive that in the past, I did not know what to do with. Then I began scrapbooking. Not only does it give me the satisfaction of completing a project, but it also is enjoyable and relaxing for me as I make it, as well as when I look back at the wonderful memories from the past.

Getting Creative

The only downside about scrapbooking is that it is expensive! If you go to arts and crafts stores like Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s, booklets cost over $10. It’s a lot of money in the long run if you are an avid scrapbooker. Then you add stickers, markers, glitter, and printing. Luckily, there are ways to save money and enjoy your own scrapbooks! For instance, if you take colored construction paper, three-hole punches, and some ribbons, you can make a colorful and creative booklet. As for other supplies, Target has many festive and generic stickers for 99 cents and can print pictures for 10 cents a photo – what a deal!

Scrapbook supply checklist:

  • Construction paper + three whole punches + ribbons (or get a pre-made booklet)
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape (this works better than glue to maintain a clean look!)
  • Markers, pens
  • Stickers, magazine cut-outs, newspaper cut outs, glitter
  • Photos (you can print them at home or ask stores to print for you)
  • Quotes that are relevant to the event

sample scrapbook for IHA

This is a great project for people of any age. It is also a wonderful way to bring people together and share fabulous memories!

Scrapbooks are great for gifts too!

Mei Kameda is an intern for Keiro Senior HealthCare. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach in Health Science and Communication Studies. She loves to exercise, cook, and do arts and crafts!

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Let's Go to Little Tokyo!

The 71st Annual Nisei Week Festival has plenty of good fun in Little Tokyo this weekend!

 

3rd Annual Tanabata Festival @ The JANM Plaza

August 12th – 14th

12pm – 9pm

Various Cultural Exhibits @ The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)

August 13th – 14th

10am – 5pm

Cultural Entertainment @ The JACCC Plaza & Japanese Village Plaza

August 13th – 14th

10am – 5pm

Ceremony on the Passage of the Nisei WWII Vets Congressional Gold Medal Legislation @ JACCC Plaza Festival Stage

August 14th

2:15pm

Grand Parade through Little Tokyo

August 14th

5:30pm

Nikkei Games @ CSU Long Beach & Other Venues (Through August 21st)

Cookout Tours @ Tanaka Farms (March 19th – August 28th)

Watermelon Tours @ Tanaka Farms (July 2nd – August 28th)