Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.
Ohhh! Look at this Daddy’s day billboard at the corner of Slauson and La Brea in Los Angeles. This was produced by 16-year old Kiana Deane as a salute from all daughters to their dads this Father’s Day weekend.
Saturday @ Noon
Operation Warm Wishes
Father’s Day Pizza Party & Food/Clothing Drive!
New York Pizza Faktory
13842 Newport Avenue
714 363 6621
Dads down on their luck can enjoy some fellowship, pizza and clothing donations courtesy Operation Warm Wishes. The non-profit organization is feeding homeless and struggling dads as well as those who do not have a dad.
Also, Operation Warm Wishes will be collecting food, clothing and personal hygiene items for homeless and struggling fathers.
Saturday @ 5p.m.
Father’s Day Celebration
500 Speedway Drive
626 358 1100
Then, take Dad to Irwindale Speedway. Dad – and everyone else – will be treated to a wild night of NASCAR Home Track racing. Ohhh! Look out, now!
Huck Finn Jubilee
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 North Archibald Avenue
951 780 8810
Raft building, frog jumping, line dancing, arm wrestling, fishing, swimming, hot air balloon rides and Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs (((NATSOT))) are all in Ontario just waiting to see Dad and the family at the 37th anniversary Huck Finn Jubilee. The weekend fun starts at 7 a.m.!
Safe & Affordable Cars for College Kids
Insurance Information Network of California
500 South Grand Avenue
If has Dad has to help his son or daughter find a safe and reliable car, check the Insurance Information Network of California and Carmax list of 12 vehicles they recommend, both domestic and foreign vehicles, because their survey finds these cars among the safest, most affordable, and environmentally friendly on the road. Visit the Insurance Information Network of California website for the complete list.
Pacific Electric Weekend
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South “A” Street
951 657 2605
Speaking of transportation, take dad to ride or just view the Pacific Electric Railway cars this weekend at the Orange Empire Railway. The restored L.A. – area trolley cars once traveled a one-thousand-mile interurban railway system, the largest in America.
Saturday @ Noon
Teen Party Expo
The Dome @ The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Dads, moms and thousands of teenagers are preparing for this one-of-a-kind, multicultural event designed as the Ultimate Teen Celebration in Los Angeles. Find music, beauty and fashion for teens and parents in preparation for their Quinceañera, Sweet 16, Cotillion, Filipino Debut, Bar or Bat Mitzvah and High School Prom…at the TEEN PARTY EXPO in Long Beach. Event organizers describe this as the one stop spot to find everything needed to prepare for coming of age celebrations.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month
866 242 1877
If Dad likes cats, June is “Adopt-a-Cat” month according to the American Humane Association. The association says each spring thousands of newborn kittens join millions of cats already in shelters across the country. To learn if you have what it takes to be a cat parent, visit the American Human Association’s website for a their top ten checklist.
Saturday @ 9 a.m.
A Dog Day Afternoon
If Dad would prefer a dog, there’s the “A Dog Day Afternoon” pet adoption fair, full of prizes, demonstrations, and exhibitions. You can even enter the pet costume contest for a chance to win prizes and, of course, take home a new family member.
Saturday @ 10 a.m.
16th Annual Basset Hound Spring Games
949 464 9065
Basset Hounds are the athletes at the 16th Annual Spring Games. Saturday, these sweet face long eared darlings compete…in marathon napping, tail wagging, howling and other competitions. This four legged fun is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California.
Saturday @ 2p.m.
Equine Emergency First Aid
Cowboy Boot Camp
4 Sunnyfield Drive
Rolling Hills Estates
310 377 8834
Brush fires, earthquakes and other emergencies challenge not only cats as well as people. Horses are frightened as well. So, horse owners and horse handlers can learn first aid and emergency procedures at Cowboy Boot Camps, one of the leading horsemanship program in Southern California. Saturday, the facility is holding an “emergency first aid clinic” in Rolling Hills Estates.
Saturday @ 6pm
Wrestling for Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Mayhem Wrestling Entertainment
Downey High School
562 869 7301
If Dad enjoys wrestling, the he might like Mayhem Wrestling Entertainment’s rough and tumble crew growling and wrestling at Downey High School. The athletic activity benefits Children’s Hospital of Orange County, ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Saturday @ 7 p.m.
First Annual Awareness Walk for PTSD & TBI
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
323 516 6382
The Hook up Resource center hosts the First Annual Walk and Bike ride-a-thon. The exercise as well as the meet and greet are designed to raise funds for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness & Education programs. Both injuries are among the medical issues needing attention among the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival
Paseo Colorado Shopping Center
280 East Colorado Boulevard
626 795 8891
Dad can see more than five-hundred artists from all over southern California create two-hundred murals in pastel chalk using the pavement as their canvas. ((( NATSOT ))) This is the 21st Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. Beautiful !
Saturday @ Noon
CalPoly Pomona Art Department
Millard Sheets Gallery
There’s more art in Pomona at the poly-kroma art event. This work is produced by the students of the CalPoly Pomona Art Department. Interesting!!!
38th Annual Great American Irish Fair & Music Festival
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Dad might dig the “BIG IRISH FAIR” in Orange County. ((( NATSOT ))) Event organizers are not kidding! They say this is the biggest Irish festival of its’ kind west of the Mississippi featuring more than one hundred Irish, Scottish, and British import shops, more than two-thousand musicians and performers!
4th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival
Leimert Park Village Vision
Theatre Back Lot
4300 Degnan Boulevard & Leimert Park Plaza
From Irish culture to African American culture! The 4th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is happening in Leimert Park. In addition to celebrating learning about the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States , this is also an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.