Happy Fourth of July Weekend! It's a GREAT holiday weekend for swimming lessons; an historic art and craft festival; a special animal extinction exhibit and more. Enjoy!
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323 906 7953
This is just in time for the Summer! OPERATION SPLASH! Free swimming classes for low income children and adults, courtesy Kaiser Permanente and the LA 84 Foundation.
Free swim lessons for approximately 6,000 children, teenagers and adults at 35 pools across Los Angeles as well as junior lifeguard scholarships for 780 youngsters are available at 47 sites.
For more information and to find a pool near you, check the website: http://www.laparks.org, or call 323-906-7953.
Free bowling for the kids, a nationwide program where registered youngsters receive two FREE games of bowling every day all summer. This is a deal valued at over $500 per child.
Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City is one of hundreds of participating bowling centers in the United States and Canada. For more information and to find a participating bowling center near you, check the website: http://www.KidsBowlFree.com
The Ultimate Summer Reading Road Trip Celebration @ 10am
Children’s Books World
10580 West Pico Boulevard
310 559 2665
In an effort to get children reading this summer, the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV visits Children’s Books World bookstore today at 10am. Youngsters and their families will have the opportunity to participate in their very own “pop-up” reading festival, meet some of their favorite authors, and engage in fun reading activities.
The RVs will visit 20 U.S. cities nationwide throughout the summer, traveling more than 10,000 miles to spread the message about the importance of summer reading to kids.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
This is new at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. It’s the exhibit “VANISHING ANIMALS.” Visitors learn about animal extinctions and our relationship with our planet. Examples include freshwater streams, coral reefs, and the Atlantic Cod.
Also, we’re taught about conservation efforts that have stopped extinction.
By the way, for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, we see this and more for the discounted admission price of $14.95 after 5pm, instead of the usual $29.99, now through Thursday, July 7th.
Discovery Channel Shark Week Virtual Reality Experience
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Free at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, the Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK event is supplemented with Discovery VR, an immersive virtual reality, that transports fans to places and situations they might not otherwise be able to experience. Yikes!
The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz
Lyon Air Museum
19300 Ike Jones Road
This is new for the Summer at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana. “The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz,” features EIGHT Mercedes-Benz automobiles representing four decades of the classic automobile, including the 1937 540K Special Roadster.
Another superstar of this exhibit, the gull wing 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. This classic coupe, with a top speed of more than 160 miles per hour, was the fastest production car at the time and featured the first-ever production fuel injection system.
Summer Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
The 50th SAWDUST ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL is now open for the summer through Sunday, August 28th, 2016. This year’s festival features fine arts and crafts produced by more than 200 Laguna Beach artists, working in hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography and more.
The “Original” Classic International Gem & Jewelry Show @ 10am
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
626 795 9311
Fourth of the July fireworks are nice, but I think these kind of sparklers are even better! We can find them at the International Gem & Jewelry Show happening at the Pasadena Convention Center, where designers, wholesalers and manufacturers promise the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices!
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Celebrate Saturday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.