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‘Gayle On the Go’ for Sunday, April 21

KTLA5 reporter Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.

Sunday @ 11 a.m.
Earth Day @ LACMA
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
323 857 6000
www.lacma.org

There’s a full day of earth friendly activities at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art including tours of the collection, a nature inspired poetry workshop, sketching from nature, a music jam with instruments made of recycled materials, and a guided walkthrough of the natural art on campus.  

Admission is free if you travel to the museum using an alternate means of transportation…bike, walk, or Metro.

 

Sunday @ 9 a.m.
Car Free L.A.
Ciclavia
Venice Beach Boardwalk @ Windward Avenue
Venice
213 355 8500
www.ciclavia.org

It’s Car Free Day in L.A. this Earth Day weekend. Enjoy sun, surf and 15 miles of open road for the first CicLAvia of 2013. The ride a bike event transforms Venice Boulevard into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing and exploring the city from a new perspective.

Sunday  
14th Annual Topanga Earth Day
Topanga Community Club Fairgrounds 1440 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard Topanga

Learn about the earth, and celebrate the earth, at the 14th Annual Topanga Earth Day party.  Musical performances environmental demonstrations, and healthy treats are part of the fun and Earth Day education.

 

Sunday @ 11 a.m.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Earth Weekend
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica
310 393 6149
www.healthebay.org

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning the beach and collect a reward for your efforts. FREE admission to Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Participate in the Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Santa Monica Beach/Ocean Park or get your supplies at a beach cleanup station in front of the aquarium to clean the beach near the Pier between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 20th or 21st. Either way, the reward is FREE admission to the aquarium.

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.
13th Annual Children’s Earth Day
Star Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City
310 842 8060
www.childrensearthday.org

Celebrate Planet Earth at STAR Eco Station’s 13th Annual CHILDREN’S EARTH DAY.  Featuring live entertainment, eco-themed games, food, crafts, prizes, vendors, environmental organizations, face painting, and more promoting green consciousness.

STAR Eco Station is dedicated to creating a new generation of environmentalists committed to protecting the Earth’s resources.

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.

Target Earth Day Sustainable Bag Giveaway

www.corporate.target.com

Do you like these? Pretty, huh? Well, Target is giving them away for Earth Day weekend. They’re reusable bags and Target is giving them away, today, Sunday as long as supplies last.

 

Free!
Sunday
Artventure Sundays @ MOLAA
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach
562 437 1689
www.molaa.org

Admission is free no matter how you get to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. That’s because it’s “ARTVENTURE SUNDAY” AT MOLAA. In addition to the art exhibitions, there are art workshops and children’s story time.

 

Sunday
La Habra Spring Citrus Fair 2013
321 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra
562 697 1704
www.citrusfair.com

The 4th Annual La Habra Spring Citrus Fair is filled with rides, shows on two stages, delicious food and fabulous merchandise. Mascots Limon the Lemon,  Val the Orange and Hass the Avocado are ready to meet and greet you and the family.

  

Sunday
3rd Annual California Native Plant Weekend
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley
818 768 1802
www.theodorepayne.org

This Earth Day weekend might be a good time to learn about California Native Plants. Learn from the experts at 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!

 

Sunday @ 8a.m.
America in Bloom Plant Sale Fundraiser
287 South Briggs Road
Santa Paula
Better bring a big truck for the America in Bloom Plant Sale. This is a colorful fundraiser benefitting the Santa Clarita Valley Hospice Group.

 

 Sunday @ 10 a.m.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
Irwindale
626 969 4750
www.renfair.com

More than 15-hundred costumed performers create the exotic and adventurous English seaport town that is ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire. 150 craft booths, rides, games, hearty English ales, fine wines and gourmet food are part of the Elizabethan era fun.  

 

Admission is Free!
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
18th Annual Festival of Books
University of Southern California Exposition Boulevard & Figueroa Street
Los Angeles
events.latimes.com

Readers can meet their favorite authors, kids can watch children’s books come to life, and families can enjoy the fun of reading together at the 18th Annual Festival of Books. There are hundreds of booksellers, publishers, and literary organizations, plus entertainment on multiple stages.

 

Sunday @ 9am
Bubblefest 2013
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana
714 542 CUBE
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.

 

Sunday @ 9am
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana
714 542 CUBE
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. It closes this weekend.  

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! 

 

Saturday @ 9:50am
Day Out with Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Fillmore & Western Railway 
Fillmore Central Park
250 Central Avenue
Fillmore
866 468 7630
www.ticketweb.com

Spend the weekend with Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends at the world famous Fillmore and Western Railway Company, known as “Home of the Movie Trains.” Take a ride with classic storybook engine.

 

Saturday
Butterfly Pavilion Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
213 763 DINO
www.nhm.org

See 53 butterfly species at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Learn about the official California butterfly,

the California Dogface, and why California butterflies love California Native Plants.

 

Saturday @ 9 a.m.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
1941 Monterey Colonial Residence Designed by Architect Roland E. Coate, Sr.
Arcadia
714 442 3872
www.PasadenaShowcase.org

Get some decorating ideas and support the music and art programs made possible by the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Visit this year’s home makeover, a 1941 Monterey Colonial Residence Designed by Architect Roland E. Coate, Sr. in Arcadia.

 

Sunday 11 a.m.
KJLH Sunday Gospel Brunch
Chart House Restaurant
231 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach
310 372 3464
www.chart-house.com

Have a little church with some great chow at the KJLH Sunday Gospel Brunch in Redondo Beach. The soulful sessions with a breeze start at 11 a.m.

 

Sunday @ 7:30 a.m.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Los Beach
562 981 2600
www.gplb.com

And, don’t forget there’s speeding and screeching on the streets of downtown Long Beach…and it’s legal. It’s the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Professional drivers Helio Castroneves, Simona de Silvestro, and Tony Kanaan are among the superstars on the shoreline track.

 

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