‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, April 27
KTLA5 reporter Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.
Saturday @ 7 a.m.
11th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk Family Festival
Cal State Fullerton
800 North State College Boulevard
Enjoy the Saturday morning sun with a fun 5K walk-run and 1K fitness run organized by Donate Life. This is an opportunity to meet and greet the community and learn about organ and tissue donation program benefitting the One Legacy Foundation.
Saturday @ 6:30 a.m.
17th Annual Shelter’s Right Hand 5K Fitness Walk
Historic Uptown Whittier
Get a “Lose Five with Five” workout at the Shelter’s Right Hand 17th Annual 5k Fitness Walk in historic Uptown Whittier’s Central Park. The exercise benefits the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter.
Saturday @ 6 a.m.
AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll
Universal Studios Backlot
100 Universal City
The AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll is a fundraiser to support programs for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Join the fun and adventure and walking for 2-and-a-half miles on the Backlot of Universal Studios.
Saturday @ 9 a.m.
Health Kids Day
Torrance-South Bay YMCA
2900 West Sepulveda Boulevard
310 325 5885
It’s “Healthy Kids Day” at the Torrance – South YMCA. It’s a day to inspire families to help kids stay physically and intellectually active throughout the summer. Saturday at the Y will be filled with active play, educational activities, performances and prizes.
Saturday @ 10:30 a.m.
Santa Monica Mountains Science Fest Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
805 370 2301
This is for inquiring minds of all ages! Become a citizen scientist; learn how to track mountain lions, bobcats, and island foxes; get to know the local wildlife; and discover the mysteries of your neighborhood national parks, at the 4th annual Science Festival. This free event is sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Children’s Nature Institute, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, UCLA LaKretz Center for CA Conservation Science, and NatureBridge.
Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival
1328 Montana Avenue
Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Want to share a movie with them but dread walking into most feature length movies? Look no further. The Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival offers animated and live action shorts and films from around the world for everyone ages 3-18.
Saturday @ 11a.m.
45th Anniversary Bug In Celebration
Heroes Bar & Grill
125 West Santa Fe Ave
714 738 4356
It’s Volkswagen lovers weekend. Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Bug-In with a get-together in Fullerton. Volkswagen owners are preparing for some rubbing and racing Sunday on the drag strip at the Irwindale Event Center.
Saturday @ 10a.m.
Gems of the Medici
The Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
71 567 3600
Gems of the Medici highlights some of the oldest and most unique pieces of the Medici collections. The Medici Family was an Italian financial and political dynasty during the late 14th century. They made their money in textiles.
Saturday @ 4 p.m.
Black Talkies on Parade Film Screening
7th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
301 202 1647
Saturday’s 7th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair has a bonus. The Mame Clayton Museum’s “Black Talkies On Parade” Film series is screening Saturday afternoon the documentary, LEIMERT PARK: THE STORY OF A VILLAGE IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES. The film explores the neighborhood, its people as well as its art, music, and poetry scenes. After the screening, the filmmakers will have a panel discussion about the film and the dynamic history and culture of Leimert Park.
Saturday @ 11 a.m.
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
18127 South Alameda Street
310 603 0088
Saturday @ 9am
1st Annual Craft Faire
American Legion Auxiliary
14124 South Prairie Avenue
310 675 1313
Support our veterans at the first annual craft faire at the American Legion Auxiliary in Hawthorne. Proceeds from the sale of homemade jams, brownies, clothing, handmade jewelry, and more benefit veterans programs.
Saturday @ 7 a.m.
Women’s Health Forum
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
213 741 1151
Healthy is the new wealthy at the 13th Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum. The free event offers free health screenings, exercise classes, breakout sessions, a holistic health wellness village, healthy food samples, free massages, prize giveaways and a vendor area. Oh! This is not just for women! Men can visit the “Man Cave,” a 5,720 square foot environment JUST FOR MEN. The Man Cave will offer a variety of health screenings, such as prostrate screenings, STD screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, and BMI, diabetes, blood pressure, and lung function screenings.
Saturday @ 9:50am
Day Out with Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Fillmore & Western Railway
Fillmore Central Park
250 Central Avenue
866 468 7630
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 @ 7pm
Race to Heal Hunger
2920 Red Hill Avenue
Benefitting the Orange County Food Bank
714 897 6670 x 5314
In an effort to raise much needed funds and to bring awareness to the growing issue of hunger in Orange County, there the Race to Heal Hunger at the Eurocar Showroom. The special evening includes delicious delectables, live entertainment, benefitting the Orange County Food Bank.
And, time is running out to see the Flower Fields of Carlsbad is full bloom. These spectacular colors on the rolling hills of North San Diego County will only last through Mother’s Day weekend. The nearly fifty acres of Ranunculus flowers are in bloom will be gone until next spring.