Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses.

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We’re hosting activities for all ages including author appearances, guest artists, live music, visiting therapy dogs, multiple storytimes, Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter themed art and trivia contests, activity tables & game demos, give-aways, drawings for bags filled with books, and more.

Our confirmed schedule of events (thus far) is:

MEET THE AUTHOR

NOON - 2:00 PM

COLLEEN DUNN BATES, founder/editor Prospect Park Books (Pasadena), is here with two Prospect Park Book titles - Hometown Pasadena (Colleen Dunn Bates is a co-author) and Paperback L.A.: A Casual Anthology, Books 1 & 2, by Susan LaTempa

LARA JO REGAN, author/photographer, signs Dogs on the Beach, and offers an informal Q&A on pet photography & how to get your pet known through social media. She will be joined by her dog.

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CRAIG OWENS, blogger (Bizarre Los Angeles), photographer/author, signs Haunted by History: Separating the Facts and Legends of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California

2:00 - 4:00 PM

JAMES MUNN, film historian, This is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby, a 50 year retrospective

WALTER ASKIN signs a selection of his artist’s books in conjunction with the final week of his limited edition print exhibit in the coffeehouse

BARBARA JEAN CAREY, Certified Hynotherapist/TV Personality, shares her 52 card deck Quotes from the Universe: 52 and helps customers interpret their card picks

SABA MOOR-DOUCETTE, 75 year old bikini diva, signs FIT FOR LIFE: Think It, Do It, Be It!

STORYTIME

10:30 AM - Noon

MADISON GIRIFALCO, author/illustrator, The Girl Who Picked Up but Never Put Down (ages 5+)

Noon - 2:00 PM

SUSAN LENDROTH, author, Natsumi & Hey Ho, to Mars We’ll Go! (ages 4-8)

2:00 - 3:30 PM

LISZE BECHTOLD, author, Buster the Very Shy Dog series (ages 6-9)


GUESTS ARTISTS

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

AVENUE PETIT LOU Eco-friendly children’s boutique & the book Mia & Mateo

GINNY BLASGEN Cast clay jewelry & shadow boxes

JANET OLENIK Mini paintings & ornaments

ANTHE WOSCZYNA Little Muse Designs beaded jewelry

PAPER ARBORETUM Pinwheels

ALSO ON VIEW:

BONNIE MISHKIN, Handstitched felt cat & dog & other animal ornaments

WALTER ASKIN, Limited edition print exhibit in the coffeehouse

 Jazz a Cinq by Walter Askin

Jazz a Cinq by Walter Askin

KIDSART MONTROSE, Mini exhibit of artwork by students ages 4-18

LIVE MUSIC

11:30ish AM – 1:30ish PM

Flintridge Preparatory School Instrumental Music Department, student classical & jazz performances

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Members of La Canada High School Choral Music Department perform holiday songs

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2:30-4:00 PM

Yesterday & Today, Berington Van Campen & Dale LaDuke’s 60s tribute duo, specializing in the music of The Beatles, & also songs from other artists, such as Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, the Everly Brothers

VISITING THERAPY DOGS

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet golden retriever couple Blondie & Luke, volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

GAME DEMO

Noon - 2:00 PM

Top Trumps, a fast-paced, competitive, educational card game

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

CONTESTS: (in celebration of the new Fantastic Beasts movie)

*Create your own Fantastic Beast

*Fantastic Beasts/Harry Potter trivia games

 WINNERS RECEIVE A FANTASY BOOK

Win a bag of books!

Give-aways! 

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