If you love food, this event is for you! Indulge this weekend as the Inland Empire wraps up their restaurant week. This dining event features a variety of eateries around the Inland Empire that you simply must try. Gayle Anderson has all the details in today’s ‘Gayle On The Go’!
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
NACA American Dream Event
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
213 624 1011
Homeowners having mortgage problems might be able to get some FREE help from the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
NACA has hundreds of counselors and bank representatives available this weekend with information about home loans, loan modifications, and foreclosure prevention.
Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
2002 North Main Street
714 567 3600
Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt is the first major exhibition to focus on an unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and religion — the mummification of animals.
The exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana features millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt.
The exhibition investigates the many provocative theories proposed to explain this practice.
Health & Educational Fair @ 10 a.m.
3100 East Imperial Highway
310 603 0220 X 502
The City of Lynwood hosts a giant Health and Resource Fair at Plaza Mexico.
Lynwood officials say they expect more than two-thousand vistors to check in with more than 40-vendors providing free health information as well as free medical screenings for bone density, cholesterol, diabetes, HIV and more.
Free Admission! Free Parking!
2014 California Seniors Expo @ 10 a.m.
Brea Community Center
695 Madison Avenue
800 804 3860
The California Seniors Expo in Brea is described as a “one-stop-shopping” location for older adults, their families, and caregivers looking to connect with valuable local resources.
Take advantage of free health screenings and more.
Some of the best professional female racquetball players in the world are in town, Reseda to be exact, for the 2014 California/Nevada Regional Championships.
The competition and the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour is comprised of elite female athletes representing more than a dozen countries including the United States, Mexico, Chile, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Fire Up for Reading @ 10 a.m.
Laguna Beach Fire Station One
501 Forest Avenue
You are invited to learn about fire safety the firefighters of Laguna Beach and tour the firehouse.
The event is courtesy FIRE UP FOR READING WITH SPARKY THE FIRE DOG.
Enjoy reading from ”When I Grow Up I Want To Be … A Firefighter!”, book signing, refreshments, and a photo opportunity.
Inland Empire Restaurant Week
Indulge your inner food at Inland Empire Restaurant Week. The 10-day dining event wraps up this weekend showcasing a variety of eateries throughout the Inland Empire.
Participating restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus at set prices.
Love, Wine & Chocolate
Love In a Day @ 7 p.m.
The Historic Vision Theatre
3341 West 43rd Place
888 501 4448
Leimert Park Village
Enjoy wine, cheese, chocolate and the play “Love In A Day” at the historic Vision Theater in Leimert Park.
What’s historic about the Vision Theater? Well, when you visit you will learn it was the Leimert Theater, was a joint venture between developer Walter H. Leimert and millionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes, built in 1930. The opening area has a beautiful marble floor, and the Terrazzo sidewalk creates a grand entrance.
Community Clean Up @ 9 a.m.
Outside the Offices of the L.A. Sentinel Newspaper
3800 Crenshaw Boulevard
323 299 3800
It’s a good time to get rid of old electronics, gasoline products, tires, pesticides and more at the Community Clean Up Event from 9am to 3pm.
Also, you’re invited shred documents from 9am to 1pm.
For a complete list of what you can and CANNOT bring to the clean up event, call 323-299-3800.
Annual Spring Plant Sale
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
818 768 1802
It’s plant sale time at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley. The focus of this year’s sale is not just drought tolerant plants, but plants that attract Monarch butterflies. The foundation says threats to California’s Monarch population include habitat loss, pesticide use and drought.
The foundation says cultivating water thrifty California native plants provides critical food for caterpillars and adults of Monarchs and other native butterfly species.
The World’s Largest (and most fun) Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale!
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale blooms at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.
In addition to learning everything there is to know about tomatoes, there’s a plant sale where you can select from hundreds of healthy seedlings, including heirloom varieties, old favorites and unusual offerings as well as tomato cooking demonstrations.
The Jaguar ALIVE Driving Experience rolls into Carson offering car loving consumers an opportunity to experience the luxury, performance and capability of select models from Jaguar’s 2014 line-up, including the F-TYPE (V6 S and V8 S): Jaguar’s newest two-seater convertible sports car; the XJ & XF: with Instinctive All Wheel Drive™ offering all-weather versatility; the XFR, XKR & XJR: V8 Supercharged sports sedans and coupe.
The unique two-hour driving experience allows participants sit alongside world-class professional racecar drivers, who encourage them to test Jaguar’s high performance vehicles to their limits and teach them about safe performance driving, such as accident avoidance, handling, braking and acceleration, in several closed simulated driving courses.
Attendees will experience an autocross course with various straightaways, turns and curves, maneuvering steep hills, and a 90 degree “ice” turn. Guests will also be able to preview the recently debuted 2015 F-TYPE Coupe, which will be on display throughout the weekend.
Free Affordable Healthcare Act Workshops
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delano Recreation Center
15100 Erwin Street
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare – comes to a close the end of this month. There’s free enrollment assistance courtesy Congressman Tony Cardenas at a healthcare workshop at Vaugh High School in Pacoima. Speak with certified counselors who will be able to pre-approve health insurance applications.
Free Affordable Healthcare Act
Mama Hill Free Help
3701 Stocker Street
323 326 6363
323 293 2900
There is information and guidance to apply for the benefits of the Affordable Care Act – if you make an appointment – with the non-profit MAMA HILL’S HELP organization working in conjunction with the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce.
Again, open enrollment closes at the end of this month!
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.