FREE Water Barrels At The Wellington Square Farmers Market – Sunday, 3/22

Get a FREE (after rebate) water barrel for your house at the Wellington Square Farmers Market and help conserve water in the City of Los Angeles.

See flyer for details. Reserve yours ahead of time and pick it up at the market on 3/22.

Barrels cost $85 – but households are eligible for up to four rebates of $100 each.

Los Angeles Arts Sustainability Tour – Saturday, 11/8

Come to Mid City and join us in a celebration of Art and Sustainability!

The Los Angeles Arts Sustainability Tour is coming to Mid-City Los Angeles 11.08.14. LAAST is designed to be a fun, informative, neighborhood-based event featuring art, information and sustainable education.

This is the first in a series of neighborhood events designed to educate and inspire both residents and businesses alike to make practical, but powerful changes immediately in their lives making our communities better places to live.

It’s also an opportunity to put a spotlight on the powerful role the arts & cultural sector can play in creating healthy, safe, sustainable cities.

Attendees will learn how to save money by making smart choices that reduce consumption and open access to rebates and services offered by L.A. DWP and the City of Los Angeles.

In addition to the expert presentations, the event will feature breakfast, live entertainment, kids activities, compost pick-up, e-waste and battery recycling, bike valet and free sustainable giveaways (aerators and showerheads, LED lights).

Best of all, it’s FREE!

Here are the links to find out more about the event and register as well as the Facebook page link to stay current with what is happening.


Event Page:


Also, please see the attached digital postcard.



OPNC “Celebrate Our Community” Health Fair – Saturday, 11/8 @ 11AM-3PM

Our neighborhood council to the north, OPNC, is putting on a community health & awareness fair – and it happens to actually be within the MINC area. The Fair is gearing up to be an amazing event! Just today, they had two major business commit to being a part of the festivities –, a yummy healthy food truck, and an amazing organization that will be bringing a comprehensive mobile clinic!

Check out to see the rest of the amazing business that are participating in this joint event with HEAL ONE WORLD (

MINC will have a booth at the event – so come out and join us!

Celebrate Our Community
Saturday, November 8th
11AM – 3PM
Mid-Town Shopping Center, 4725 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

See attached flyer for more details.


Woodchips for Gardeners in Mid City Neighborhood

We received this note the other day – sounds like a great service to deliver wood chips for gardening – FREE.

Check out the message below.

Begin forwarded message:

From: “chipdrop support” <info>

Subject: Woodchips for Gardeners in Mid City Neighborhood

Date: September 2, 2014 at 11:55:22 AM PDT

I’m reaching out to some of the neighborhood associations in the area and letting them know about a service I started to help homeowners and gardeners to get free woodchips from arborists. It’s called Chip Drop, and it’s at I’m working with arborists in the community to organize a list of homeowners who are interested in signing up to receive free wood chips.

If you have some time, please check out our website and any help getting the word out to people in the Mid City neighborhood is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

Bryan Kappa
Chip Drop


Request FREE Dog Waste Bags – City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program

Request FREE Dog Waste Bags

The LA Stormwater Program is once again offering FREE dog waste bags to city residents.

To request a free canister of dog waste bags, please fill out the form at the link below. You may also request a free canister of dog waste bags by e-mailing lastormwater or calling (800) 974-9794. In your request, please include your name and mailing address.
*Must be a City of Los Angeles resident. While supplies last.

Free Container of Dog Waste Bags: Please fill out this order form and we will mail you a FREE container of Dog Waste Bags. You must be a City of Los Angeles resident in order to receive our dog waste bags.
Each compact, refillable container comes with 15 bio-degradable doggie waste bags and can easily be attached to your dog’s leash. You can buy a refill roll of bags from any local pet shop.

More details and to order online – click here.

National Night Out – MINC Area Event – Tuesday, 8/5 @ 6-8PM

National Night Out 2014 is coming up next week! Come out and join us for a MINC area event. Bring your friends and family – and meet up with your neighbors, community leaders, and local LAPD Senior Lead Officers.

The event is POTLUCK – so bring a snack or appetizer and something to drink to share.

Feel free to spread the word.  See attached flyer for details.  We hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, August 5th
6:00 – 8:00 PM



Smyrna Seventh Day Adventist Church
4394 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(at the corner of Washington Blvd. & Wellington Rd.)


A Great Night To Get To Know Your Neighbors!

MINC Area NNO 2014 Flyer.pdf

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles | Discover Los Angeles

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

October 1, 2012

Updated on May 19, 2014


Caltrans District 7 Headquarters | Photo courtesy of John Kim, Flickr

Here it is, folks! Our list of 100 absolutely free things to do in Los Angeles, the city where arts and culture, attractions, activities, health and beauty, concerts and recreation come free of charge. So get in on the cheap, ‘cuz why spend anything at all when you can see LA for a whopping $0.

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Photo courtesy of Karen Maze for LA Tourism

Free activities here and free activities there! Wherever you look, LA’s got your budget covered. The first installment of 100 free things to do in Los Angeles is to get out there and do stuff. So what are you waiting for? Discover LA today.

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Free Arts and Culture in Los Angeles (17-30)


Walt Disney Concert Hall | Photo courtesy of Derick Snow for LA Tourism

Love arts and culture? Lucky for you that Los Angeles is the city for cutting-edge art and diverse cultures. Luckier for you that much of it is free.

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Free Attractions in Los Angeles (31-43)

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You might think that sightseeing in Los Angeles will cost a pretty penny, but think again. Free attractions in Los Angeles offer a chance to see the city without breaking the bank.

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Free Health and Beauty in Los Angeles (44-52)

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When it comes to Los Angeles museums, the words “free admission” have a certain ring. Imagine standing before a priceless van Gogh without having paid a dime, or strolling through the galleries and gardens filled with Roman statuary at the renowned Getty Villa without having to “make the most out of your money.” Artistic “free”-dom, indeed.

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Free Museums with Special Admission Days (67-79)

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In Los Angeles, free days at museums aren’t difficult to come by. In fact, so many LA museums offer free days that it’s easy to enjoy some of LA’s greatest treasures without spending any money. Find out which days are free and discover some of LA’s best museums at no cost.

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Free Recreation in Los Angeles (80-91)

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Free Summer Concerts in Los Angeles (92-100)

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