From new museum exhibits in the Los Angeles area to some special holiday Kwanzaa festivals, there are many ways you can spend the last weekend of 2013.
Miss Gayle Anderson has all the details in the Sunday edition of ‘Gayle On The Go’.
Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Travel to Exposition Park for the West Coast debut of “TRAVELING THE SILK ROAD: ANCIENT PATHWAY TO THE MODERN WORLD.”
The exhibition is named for the treasured fabric that was traded across the known world, the Silk Road stretched from eastern China through the cities of Central Asia to the Middle East. More than a conduit for material goods, the Silk Road also carried scientific knowledge, technological advances, folklore, art, music, and religious beliefs through contact among peoples and cultures.
Saturday @ 10am
12th Annual Kwanzaa Heritage Festival & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Leimert Park Village Vision Lot
4300 Degnan Boulevard
323 789 0580
It’s Kwanzaa Time! Celebrate at the 12th Annual Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Candle Lighting Ceremony in Leimert Park. There’s a block parade at 10am and candle lighting ceremony at Noon. Also enjoy live music, traditional dancing, a Kwanzaa marketplace, and food court.
33rd Annual Black Doll Show: Dolls Gone Wild
William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 South West View Street
“Dolls Gone Wild” comprise the 33rd annual exhibition of Black Dolls at the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles. Take a look at the handmade and collectible dolls inspired by animal prints a rain forest reflecting the wilderness, the ocean, and bird life.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Los Angeles City Department of Sanitation
This is a good time to recycle your Christmas tree and transform it into compost, mulch, or ground cover.
In the city of Los Angeles, you are invited to place the tree curbside or cut it into small pieces and place it in your green bin on trash collection day.
For detailed instructions, visit the website: www.lacitysan.org/tree-recycle
Be sure to remove all decorations and lights!
Christmas Tree Recycling
Los Angeles County Department of Sanitation
In Los Angeles County, there are several location where you can drop off your Christmas tree for recycling. For a list of locations from Agoura Hills to Whittier take a look at detailed Los Angeles County Department of Sanitation website. Again, be sure to remove all decorations and lights!
Spruce up the home and garden with California Native Plants. You don’t know what a California Native Plant is? Well, now is a good time to learn! There’s a 50-per cent off sale of selected plants at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants.
Pet Food Shortage spcaLA Shelters
7700 East Spring Street, Long Beach
12910 Yukon Avenue, Hawthorne
5026 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles
323 730 5300 X252
spcaLA’s is struggling to get through a holiday season food shortage. The non-profit needs both wet and dry puppy and dog food as well as cat and kitten food. spcaLA says it uses an average of 30,000 pounds of pet food a year.
New Chilean Flamingo chicks
Los Angeles Zoo
323 644 4200
While we’re on the subject of animals, stop by the L.A. Zoo to see the brand new six Chilean Flamingo chicks. The fluffy, gray youngsters – three male and three female – are one month to four and a half months old. These babies are the first Chilean flamingo chicks to hatch at the L.A. Zoo in more than 10 years. The gray feathers will become pink when the babies mature at the age of three to four years.
This is an unusual Christmas gift. A whale watching cruise. Marine life experts say this is a good time to take a look because they say an unprecedented number of Sperm whales, Humpback whales, Fin Whales, AND Orcas can be seen off the coast.
Bandfest presented by REMO
Pasadena City College Robinson Stadium
As preparations ramp up this weekend for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade and football game, get in the spirit of the event at Bandfest presented by REMO. The prizewinning bands of the 2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda perform the field shows that have made them famous.
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Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.