Discover Marina del Rey Day Set For October 7th

Discover Marina del Rey Day 2007, an annual day of family fun and activities, will take place Sunday, October 7, 11 am to 4 pm in Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The popular event is presented by Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water and sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and the Department of Beaches and Harbors.

Events this year include some of the most popular offerings of past years, such as the air-sea rescue demonstration in the Marina’s main channel by the United States Coast Guard and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the inflatable games for children. Though the event is presented free to the public, those who want to use the inflatable games pay $5 for a wristband, which also includes access to snack carts and a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Food and beverages are also available for sale in Burton Chace Park.

Among other exciting events this year are a screening at 12 noon, presented by the Los Angeles County Public Library and Sony Pictures, of the animated film Surf’s Up. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the recording industries’ Music Performance Fund, through the assistance of Professional Musicians Union Local 47, will present a concert in the park with the Susie Hansen Latin Band, preceded from 12:30 to 1 pm by the Venice High School choral group, the Allegros.

The Bob Baker Marionettes will present performances throughout the day, preceded by Children’s Storytime given by the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library Children’s Librarian Kyla Kothman.

The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will offer unique arts and crafts workshops and Beaches and Harbors’ W.A.T.E.R. Youth Program will offer leisure kayaking from noon to 3 pm in the main channel for visitors ages 6 and up.

Throughout the day, a variety of exhibitor booths will offer vital information on health, safety and the environment. A tour of the Marina del Rey Anglers/Ocean Resources Enhancement Program White Bass Grow Out Pen will allow visitors to watch the counting and releasing of the sea bass.

The group will also sponsor youth fishing off the Marina pier for visitors ages 7 to 15.

Parking for the day is available at $5 in Los Angeles County Lot 4, near the park, at 13500 Mindanao Way. For event information,