Saturday “Gayle On The Go!” , Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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Happy Halloween!

There's still time to get a Halloween costumes, decorations and more! Here are some Halloween suggestions on the Halloween edition of the "Gayle On The Go! list !!!

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Halloween BOO-Tiques
Goodwill Southern California Retail Stores

http://www.goodwillsocal.org/shop/goodwill-locator

Find a costume for not a lot of money at one of the 80 Goodwill Southern California Retail Stores in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. That’s where you will find their Halloween BOO-tiques offering costumes, make-up, accessories – everything for the entire Halloween season.

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Do – It – Yourself Halloween
99 Cent Only Stores
99only.com

99 Cents Only Stores is a resource for items we can use to create our own one-of-a-kind Halloween costumes without busting our budgets. These costumes handmade by veteran movie, television, and theatrical costume designer Ann Closs-Farley give us an idea of just how creative we can be with 99 Cents Only Store items.

To find the 99 Cents Only Store location near you, visit 99only.com

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Decorate Where You Live For Halloween
Armstrong Garden Centers
http://www.ArmstrongGarden.com

Armstrong Garden Centers are having a sale on Halloween items. All kinds of pumpkins, gourds, plants, indoor and outdoor items are discount for the Halloween season.

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Free Saturday @ 9am
Armstrong Garden Centers
Kids Halloween Make & Take
RSVP is required!
gardening.formstack.com

Also, today, Saturday, Armstrong Garden Centers offer their FREE “Kids Halloween Make & Take” event, introducing basic gardening principles as kids transplant a colorful flowering plant into a mini Halloween container. This class is offered at all 32 Armstrong Garden Centers locations at 9:00 a.m. While the class is FREE, spots are limited and an RSVP is required. To make a reservation, click HERE.

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Pet Halloween Costumes
Everyday Adoption Center
PetSmart Pico Rivera #2280
8852 Washington Boulevard
Pico Rivera
(562) 566-4029
stores.petsmart.com

Don’t forget our four legged friends this Halloween! The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend 370-million this year on Halloween costumes for pets. They say that’s a whopping 40 percent more than what was spent on pets just two years ago! You might understand why when you see the popular pet costumes at the PetSmart in Pico Rivera.

You say you don’t have a pet? No problem! This PetSmart has an “Everyday Adoption Center” where we can find a new friend not just for Halloween, but a lifelong companion.

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Halloween at the Bowers Museum
The Red That Colored The World
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana
(714) 567-3600
http://www.Bowers.org

Red is an important color during the Halloween and Fall season. We can learn how an insect is the source of the power pignment that was first used in Aztec culture to the Renaissance to modern day haute couture.

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Space Fest
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles
213-744-7496
http://www.californiasciencecenter.org

You don’t need a Halloween costume for this! It’s SPACE FEST at the California Science Center featuring NASA exhibits, displays and educational demonstrations honoring aeronautics and space explorations past, present and future. Visitors will learn about current NASA research missions, future space travel and NASA involvement in enhancing aeronautics.
Guests will experience a number of unique activities including: exploring Mars to unlock the secrets of the Red Planet; checking out models of cool NASA air and spacecraft; and taking photos in a space suit with scenes of Mars and the International Space Station.

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Journey To Space: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles
(323) SCIENCE
http://www.CaliforniaScienceCenter.org

While you’re at the California Science Center don’t miss the new exhibit JOURNEY TO SPACE: THE EXHIBITION, which examines the environment of space, including the very real dangers astronauts face during their mission above Earth and the adaptations that engineers have developed to help them survive. Visitors will learn about the vacuum of space, radiation, meteoroids, and temperature extremes, while getting a look at all of the ways in which the forbidding environment of space can challenge human exploration.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the California Science Center presents JOURNEY TO SPACE 3D, a film that explores both the storied past and ambitious future of space travel. This family-friendly film is narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart and includes extensive interviews with NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson and Serena Aunon.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles
(323) SCIENCE
http://www.CaliforniaScienceCenter.org

And, don’t forget to take a look at the magnificent Space Shuttle Endeavour. Discover the science and learn about the Palmdale and Downey teams that sent this spacecraft on 25 missions before landing at the California Science Center.

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Special Halloween Programming
The Haunted Museum
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.nhm.org

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs is a new exhibit right next door to the Science Center at the Natural History Museum. We’re invited to a sleep over designed for adults with NHM staffer Tim Bovard, a gallery scavenger hunt, music, and, for your refreshment, a midnight munchies buffet with craft beer and wine. There will also be a natural history-themed movie screening, and more. Enhance your evening with a behind-the-scenes tour at night, breakfast buffet or admission into NHM's new traveling exhibit Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs in the morning. Participants must be 21+ to register.
Tickets: Members tickets $119 | General Admission tickets $135 | Parking is included. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Special Halloween Programming
Spider Pavilion
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
http://www.nhm.org

Also at the Natural History Museum, the Halloween themed Spider Pavilion. The open air tours of the Spider Pavilion will get you up close and personal with more than 300 spiders -- large and small. You will learn they are beautiful. Not creepy!

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Autumn Festival
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
818 949 4200
http://www.descansogardens.org

Round up the children and celebrate fall at the Autumn Festival at Descanso Gardens. The weekend includes a pumpkin carving demonstrations, family
crafting, costume parades and more.

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Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
818 949 4200
http://www.therise.org

At Descanso Gardens, there’s “RISE of the Jack O’ Lanterns, a nighttime Halloween spectacular where there are more than 5,000 hand carved Jack O’ Lanterns, designed to resemble dragons, jungle creatures, classic cars and more.

The family friendly display is arranged along an easy to walk one third mile path, that’s both wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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Boo at the Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles
323 644 4200
http://www.lazoo.org

This Halloween season, the Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers of all ages a chance trick or treat at the BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO.
Daily activities include spooky caves spotlighting animals' "super" natural senses, a “Graveyard Safari" adventure, the “Boneyard” education station, themed crafts, storytelling, live music, strolling characters, pumpkin carving, animal feedings and other family adventures.

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles
310 993 8289
http://www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Here’s another Halloween suggestion. It’s the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park, described as the darkest, the scariest and the most haunting experience of the Halloween season.

How scary is this? It is NOT recommended for children under the age of 8.

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Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!

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