March in Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead Snow 3

Photo by Rolf Garthoffner

There are lots of compelling reasons to visit Lake Arrowhead in March:

  • New-fallen snow
  • Daffodils, dogwoods and fragrant trees are in bloom.
  • Baby animals are exploring their environments. So you could might see anything from a bear cub to a baby raccoon.Potrait of a common raccoon
  • The weather is cool but not too cold — perfect for picturesque walks and nature hikes.

So, whether you are making plans to spend a week on the hill during spring break, or only have time for a day trip or weekend getaway, there will be plenty of things to pique your interest:

Mountain-wide Photo Contest – March 15, 2016 to May 30

If you will be hanging out in the Lake Arrowhead area anytime between March 15 and May 30, you are eligible to participate in the second annual Mountain-wide Photographic Competition, co-sponsored by The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS) and The Mountain Arts Network (MAN). The theme for this year’s competition is “Mountain Spirit.” Entrants are invited to submit images of subjects that form the spirit or life of the San Gabriel Mountains. Entrants will be required to submit an entry form and check or money order for the entry fee. Entrants will be able to submit up to five (5) digital images on the theme for the “per person” fee, of $10, ($5.00 for MAPS or MAN members). If you have questions or want to request a set of forms, email MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.com. For more information, see the Mountain Arts’ Network website.

Photo by Rolf Garthoffner

Photo by Rolf Garthoffner

St. Patrick’s Day

What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has emerged as an international festival featuring parades, dancing, special food and drinks and a whole lot of green.

Mini History of St. Paddy’s

Happy St Patrick`s Day

  • Patrick was born in Britain during the 4th century.
  • As a teen, he was kidnapped and enslaved by Irish raiders.
  • He escaped after six years and became a priest in Britain.
  • Later, he chose to return to Ireland as a missionary, in order to help spread the teachings of Christianity to pagans.
  • According to Irish folklore, he also used a shamrock to explain the Christian concept of the Trinity to the Irish.
  • In spite of continuous opposition from pagan leaders, he continued to evangelize for 30 years while baptizing newly converted Christians and establishing monasteries, churches, and schools.
  • He died on March 17th and was canonized by the local church.
  • The first time St. Patrick’s Day was publicly celebrated was in Boston in 1737, where a large population of Irish immigrants resided.

In Lake Arrowhead in March, everyone is Irish. Here are just a few of the fun things in the area to mark the occasion:

Belgian Waffle Works

Homemade Corned Beef and CabbageBWW often offers Irish fare and beer tastings to mark the auspicious occasion of St. Patrick’s Day. Call to ask for this year’s offerings (909) 335-5999.

Bill’s Villager

Corned beef and cabbage also make an appearance on this diner menu. So head over for a budget-friendly, festive meal throughout March.

Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille

Enjoy a limited time special dessert option — Irish Cream Cheesecake. Also, with an Irish proprietor, the Grille makes it a point to offer plenty of specialty beers and cuisine like corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie, to mark the occasion throughout the month of March.

Sumi-e & Chinese Brush Painting ClassOriental style painting. Monkey on plum blossom tree. Translation of Stamp: Monkey. Translation of Calligraphy: Golden monkey send blessing.

Offered through the Mountain Arts Network on Saturday, March 19, 2016, is another
affordable, entertaining option for the artistically inclined. These classes are open to children as well as adults, and feature instruction by Alma Boruk, an artist whose work infuses Asian painting techniques.

10 – 11:30 a.m. – Kids – $15 materials included
1 – 3 p.m. – Adults – $20 materials included

Easter

art Easter background with fresh spring flowersSince Easter is early this year…on Sunday, march 27 instead of in April, where it often falls, start making plans now to bring your kids to Lake Arrowhead Village to enjoy the free Easter Egg Hunt and Free Selfies with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 26.

All Egg Hunts will be held on the Center Stage grass

12:30 p.m. 0-2 years

12:45 p.m. 3-5 years

1 p.m. 6-7 years

1:15 p.m. 8-10 years

Noon – 4 p.m. Selfies with the Easter Bunny! Magic by the Great Bosch! Balloons with Mr. Twister, the Balloon Man!

Whether you’re looking to spend a single night of luxury with your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

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