If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this Easter weekend Gayle’s your girl. She has all the details for you in the Saturday edition of ‘Gayle On The Go’.
Record Store Day
Today is Record Store Day conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.
There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. Amoeba Music, Record Surplus, and Atomic Records are a just of few of many participating independent southern California record stores. To find one near you visit the website recordstoreday.com
Free Entrance Days
U.S. National Park Service
California’s National Parks are among one-hundred national parks participating in this weekend’s U.S. National Park Service Free Entrance Days.
Joshua Tree National Park, Lava Beds National Park, and Yosemite National are among the tenCalifornia National Parks offering free entrance this weekend. For the complete list, take a look at the website: www.nps.gov/findapark
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
This is the last weekend to enjoy BUBBLEFEST XVIII, the spring break spectacular at theDiscovery Science Center in Santa Ana. See Bubble Scientist Deni Yang’s Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, interactive exhibits, an under 5 learning zone, food trucks, and outdoor entertainment. This family friendly event demonstrates the concepts behind bubble making using hands on learning and experiments.
Baseball! The Exhibition
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
805 522 2977
Celebrate Spring and the baseball season at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Museum with a look at the new exhibit BASEBALL! THE EXHIBITION. This 12-thousand square foot exhibition features more than seven-hundred artifacts including rare, historic, and iconic baseball memorabilia from Gary Cypres, the largest known private collector in the United States.
Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball tells the colorful history between our presidents and the game of baseball using rare memorabilia and one-of-a-kind artifacts.
On display is correspondence between Richard Nixon and Jackie Robinson on baseball and civil rights; a ball signed by Honus Wagner to one of his lifelong fans, Dwight Eisenhower; a baseball phone given to President Ronald Reagan by baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and more!
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South A Street
951 943 3020
The smoke is billowing at the Orange Empire Railway in Perris where it’s STEAM WEEKEND.
Ride a train powered by the railway’s Ventura County #2 steam powered locomotive and learn how it operates. Also, ride vintage trolleys for the entire day.
Earth Day & Easter Celebrations
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
Earth Day and Easter are being celebrated at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.
Create a take home science project, try composting lessons; or register for one of the docent guided tours of the gardens; and/or relax at an Easter Brunch.
16th Annual Butterfly Pavilion
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
1 213 763 DINO
See more than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants that butterflies love at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The museum is looking for volunteers to help with their work to stop the decline of the Monarch Butterfly by monitoring the Monarch Waystation at the Pavilion. This is where the California Native Milkwood is planted. It’s a Monarch Butterfly favorite, which will help the butterfly survive predators and urban habitat destruction.
The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 930 2277
Sports coupes and celebrities share the limelight in the exhibit THE WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS COUPES. In a rare change of pace, the Petersen Museum asked celebrity automobile enthusiasts to choose what sports coupes they would most like to own. The museum then scoured the collector community to secure the finest example of each to place on display. See what else they chose and pick your favorite in this exhibition of style and personal taste.
The vehicles featured are the favorites of:
Adam Carolla, Comedian
Patrick Dempsey, Actor
Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, Top Gear USA Hosts
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd
Angus MacKenzie, Motor Trend
Bruce Meyer, Car Collector
John Lasseter, Pixar
Bobby Rahal, Indianapolis 500 Winner & Team Owner
Brian Johnson, AC/DC
James Hetfield, Metallica
Francis Ford Coppola, Director, Producer, & Screen Writer
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director
Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture 1954-1964
Architecture and Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard
323 932 9393
Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture 1954-1964 is a new exhibit at the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles. This is a first of its kind exhibition that explores the architecture and technology that created a new kind of space-age recreation center and reinvented the sport of bowling in the 1950s.
Rarely seen photographs, drawings, and original artifacts take us back to a time when one in four Americans considered themselves bowlers, when glitzy 50-lane pleasure palaces were open 24 hours a day.
Easter Egg Hunt @ 1pm
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
What would Easter weekend be without an Easter Egg Hunt! There’s one beginning at 1pm at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. In addition to the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs, there’s face painting and arts and crafts.
4432 West Slauson Avenue
3856 Crenshaw Boulevard
And, if you need an Easter hat, ONE OF A KIND HATS has two Los Angeles locations we you can surely find something appropriate for church and the after church Easter parade and brunch.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
This video aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday, April 19 2014