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‘Gayle on the Go’ for the Weekend of April 13-14, 2013

Here’s what’s happening this week across Southern California!:

All this week! — 3rd Annual California Native Plant Week
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley
818 768 1802
http://www.theodorepayne.org
Today is the beginning of California Native Plant Week! Celebrate by visiting the Theodore Payne Foundation’s beautiful spring grounds, check out the hues and scents of the wild flower and native plant property, and save some money on the best native plants in the region!
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Saturday @ 10 a.m.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
Irwindale
626 969 4750
http://www.renfair.com
Spring time means it’s time for the ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The Queen and her Royal Court return for the 51st season of jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and the court are ready to meet and greet hipster, history buffs, fantasy lovers and families.
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Sunday @ 11am
Spring Break at Pacific Park
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica
310 260 8744
http://www.pacpark.com
It’s Spring Break weekend at Pacific Park on the Pier in Santa Monica. Check out the recently refurbished 1938 Inkie’s Scrambler, the 12 car fast paced swirling ride that takes guests on a series of more than eleven revolutions per minute. The restored ride sports a shiny new chrome finish, period decals, and detailed lighting.
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Sunday @ 11 a.m.
World’s Coolest Ferris Wheel
Travel + Leisure Magazine
Pacific Park’s Ferris Wheel
Santa Monica Pier
310 260 8744
http://www.pacpark.com
It’s a local landmark! The Pacific Park Ferris Wheel, the world’s only solar powered ferris wheel.
Travel + Leisure magazine has selected the Santa Monica icon as one of the “World’s Coolest Ferris Wheels.”
The energy efficient ferris wheel joins famous ferris wheels in New York, Tokyo, Vienna, London, Paris, and Las Vegas for it coolness.
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Sunday @ 10a.m.
Otis’ Second Annual Kite Festival
Santa Monica Beach @ the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica

http://www.otis.edu
While you’re in Santa Monica look up and enjoy the kite performance of Melanie Walker and George Peters at the Otis Second Annual Kite Festival. Otis College of Design is responsible for the colorful, high flying display of world renown kite maker Tom Van Sant. The festival is free. Parking costs eight-dollars.

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Free!
Saturday @ 2p.m.
My Choice of Weapons Through the Lens: History and Moments Captured
Los Angeles Photojournalist Haywood Galbreath
Museum of African American Art
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
4005 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.maaala.org
Take a look at the photographic work of Los Angeles photojournalist Haywood Galbreath. His free exhibit “My Choice of Weapons Through the Lens: History and Moments Captured” is on display at the Museum of African American Art at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
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Free!
Saturday @ 11 a.m.
War/Photography : Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
213 403 3000
http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org
Also free, this exhibit, “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” at the Annenberg Space for Photography. You will find more than one-hundred images dating back to 1887 presenting both the military and civilian points of view.
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Sunday @ 9am
Bubblefest 2013
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana
714 542 CUBE
http://www.discoverycube.org
There’s good clean fun at Bubblefest 2013 at the Discovery Science Center. Learn the science of bubbles at the mega Bubblefest Laser Show and outdoor play zone.
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Sunday @ 9am
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana
714 542 CUBE
http://www.discoverycube.org
And, while you’re visiting the Discovery Science Center, don’t forget to check out Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology. The blockbuster exhibit closes the weekend of April 21, 2013.
The exhibition uses the Indiana Jones film series as both a starting point and a backdrop for an exciting and entertaining introduction to the real science of field archaeology. You can even learn how to make your own Indiana Jones style whip!
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Saturday @ 9am
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad
760 431 0352
http://www.theflowerfields.com
Spring is here! Here’s the proof! The Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Mother Nature is transforming the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Ranunculus flowers are in bloom for the next six to eight weeks.
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Free!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA
http://www.usac.ucla.edu/vita
ftb.ca.gov/individuals/vita
Becerra.house.gov
This is it! Tax Time! Tomorrow is Monday, April 15th. There’s FREE help is available to you courtesy the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, better known as VITA. Tax preparation is FREE to folks who don’t make much money and the elderly. To find a VITA service center near you, take a look at the VITA websites.
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Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
1-323-460-5732
Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
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