Sober SoCal Weekend: March 3-5
Happy March, Valley Recovery Center friends! A new month is upon us, which means we’re that much closer to the warmer weather of spring. Plus, longer days can make for great (sober) outdoor activities after work or on a relaxing weekend. Speaking of weekends, we are proud to bring back our Sober SoCal series, which outlines some great, timely activities THAT DO NOT INVOLVE DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. Skip the Happy Hours and all-night ragers and instead, focus your energies on some of these great new March events that promote health and sobriety!
This time out, we’re highlighting classic cars, seaside adventures, vintage art and some heavy duty cycling. Enjoy every suggestion and if you have a few of your own, share them with via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic Cars At Bob’s Big Boy
First on the weekend list is a great Friday night Burbank excursion. Beginning at dusk, the famed Bob’s Big Boy restaurant on Riverside Drive is transforming into a classic car show! This L.A. landmark has been around since the 1940’s and once a month, auto aficionados bring vintage Chevy’s, Ford’s and Dodge’s to the BBB parking lot. Classic car night is also family friendly, with no alcohol in sight. Instead, guests can enjoy authentic milkshakes, homemade burgers and classic crispy fries. It’s also completely free! Just head over on the 134 Freeway when twilight begins. More details can be found here.
Dana Point Festival Of Whales
There is no denying that whales are one of the planet’s most majestic creatures. And this Saturday the city of Dana Point is hosting a family friendly celebration honoring whales; complete with a street fair, boat rides and exciting games. There will also be live music, an art show and marine biologists on hand; to educate attendees about various whale species. And if you’re brave enough to face the waters, there will be daytime sightseeing cruises in the hopes of spotting one of these giant mammals in action! The forecast calls for a sunny Saturday, so make sure to add this to the To-Do list.
Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera Art Show
This weekend you can enjoy original works from not one, but TWO of history’s greatest artist. Paintings from both Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera will be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art (LACMA) Saturday and Sunday, with an emphasis on culture. Picasso and Rivera came from very different worlds, but their art is universal and perfectly captures the time and place where it was created. We, of course, are big fans of creative expression (offering our own Art Therapy courses at Valley Recovery Center) and encourage everyone to visit this startling (and sober) event.
626 Golden Streets
And finally, what better way to promote sobriety than with endurance and exercise? This Sunday, the San Gabriel Valley is hosting a special 626 Golden Streets bicycling event across the roads of their city. This event is completely free and lets people cycle through town at their own pace. There will also be live music, delicious food trucks, activity hubs and ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL. Sounds like our kind of outing! To find out more about 626 Golden Streets, click here.