This is Mother’s Day! Gayle Anderson reports if you still have not gotten mother a present – your procrastination is an opportunity to give mom something unusual– such as some time with Mustangs – a landmark train station – an environmentally friendly lawnmower and more on the ‘Gayle On The Go’ special Mother’s Day gift list!
Mustang Madness Weekend
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 930 2277
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
The new exhibit: MUSTANGS FOREVER – 50 YEARS OF A LEGEND features the first Mustang from 1962 to the brand new 2015 redesigned Mustang.
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 has 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
Union Station’s 75th Anniversary
No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station
Richard J. Riordan Central Library
630 West 5th Street
213 228 7000
Celebrate the world’s greatest train station. It’s the 75th anniversary of Union Station. Learn about the sweeping, chandelier-clad, walnut wood-trimmed interiors of the Mission Revival style train station at the new exhibition at the Central Library.
The iconic institution opened in 1939 serving as the primary gateway to Southern California for decades. The Los Angeles Conservancy says the facility has been effectively unaltered.
The exhibition also investigates the controversy that trailed the nearly 30 years it took to plan and construct the station, featuring architectural drawings, sketches and never-before-seen archival photographs. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
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 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!
Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
213 625 0414
Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game at the Japanese American National Museum explores the team’s past through four players; Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, each of whom made history in his own right.
This baseball exhibit is a collaboration among the Los Angeles Dodgers, Peter O’Malley and Family, and the Japanese American National Museum.
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program
Residents living within the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s jurisdiction are eligible to register for the 2014 Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program.
SCAQMD residents have an opportunity to help clean the air by exchanging an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchasing, at a discounted rate, a new electric lawnmower. This year, you have five models to choose from, with your cost being from $100 to $250 depending on the model you choose. Pre-registration is required There will be four exchange locations scheduled. Visit the website www.aqmd.gov registration and location information.
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 Milkweed has been planted. It’s a Monarch Butterfly favorite, which will help the butterfly survival predators and urban habitat destruction.
2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
This is the last weekend to celebrate Spring and get some home improvement ideas at the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Proceeds and donations fund three annual music programs, plus grants to nonprofit organizations that provide music programs.
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad
760 431 0352
And, this is the last weekend to see this colorful display at the Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Visitors will be overwhelmed by more than 50 acres of colorful flowers from ranunculus, roses, orchids, and more. Mother Nature’s handiwork only lasts through this Mother’s Day weekend.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.