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Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles for Mother’s Day.

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.
10TH Annual AltBuild Expo
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica
www.altbuildexpo.com

 

The Tenth Annual AltBuild Expo and Conference Presented by the City of Santa Monica is the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California for both professionals and public.

The Expo features more than 150 hand-picked exhibitors featuring the world’s best in green building and design materials.

 

Sunday @ 9 a.m.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
1941 Monterey Colonial Residence Designed by Architect Roland E. Coate, Sr.
Arcadia
714 442 3872
www.PasadenaShowcase.org

 

Get some decorating ideas and support the music and art programs made possible by the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Visit this year’s home makeover, a 1941 Monterey Colonial Residence Designed by Architect Roland E. Coate, Sr. in Arcadia.

 

 

FREE!
Sunday @ 11 a.m.
Family Flicks Film Series: Winged Migration
Armand Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulvard
Westwood

 

Take a look at this! It’s “Winged Migration!” This documentary transports audiences to each of the world’s continents as it follows countless birds on their natural migratory journeys.

 

Free!
Sunday @ 1 p.m.
Kids in the Courtyard: Dress Up Mom in Your Love |
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Westwood

 

There’s a FREE special Mother’s Day program at the Fowler Museum. Whether you call her mama, mom, or mother,  show her you care by visiting “ Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers.” Marvel  at the way generations of mothers shared textile traditions with their children. Then decorate a reusable bag for your mother before an interactive performance by the Zhena Foilk Chorus at 3 p.m.

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Gem Faire
O.C. Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa
503 252 8300
www.gemfaire.com

 

Ohhh, you will surely find something nice for mom at the Gem Faire at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. More than one-hundred vendors from around the world are here. You can even get your jewelry repaired while you shop!

 

FREE!
Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches & Sermons
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Downtown Los Angeles
213 744 7432
www.caamuseum.org

 

Hundreds of digitally preserved speeches, sermons and correspondence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are on view at the California African American Museum to showcase the work of the civil rights leader. This is the last day to see this unprecedented documents.

 

JPMorgan Chase and The King Center in Atlanta, a team of more than 300, including U.S. veterans and students, have prepared more than 200,000 documents, including Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech, the Letter from Birmingham Jail and his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Those documents are now travelling around the country, in an interactive display called The King Center Imaging Project.

 

Registration is now open!
2013 Lawn Mower Exchange Program
South Coast Air Quality Management District
1 888 425 6247
www.aqmd.gov

  

If cutting the grass is on your list of chores this Sunday, you might want to trade in your air polluting gas mower for a non-polluting cordless, rechargeable, electric lawn mower.

To participate in the South Coast Air Quality Management’s exchange, residents in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County must register in advance online at www.aqmd.gov or by calling 1(888) 425-6247. Registration is now open!

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
Irwindale
626 969 4750
www.renfair.com

  

Time is running out to party likes it’s 1999, I mean 1599 with more than 15-hundred costumed performers create the exotic and adventurous English seaport town that is ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire. This is next to last weekend to check out 150 craft booths, rides, games, hearty English ales, fine wines and gourmet food are part of the Elizabethan era fun.  

 

Sunday @ 11 a.m.
George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach
949 494 8971
www.LagunaArtMuseum.org

  

Time is also running out to see the exhibition George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood, at the Laguna Art Museum. Next weekend is the last weekend to see the work of Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell. The museum’s collection contains a portfolio of ten portraits of important Hollywood stars.

 

Sunday @ 2:30pm
Something to Crow About
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 West First Street
Los Angeles
213 250 9995
www.bobbakermarionettes.com

  

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater celebrates its 53rd season with a puppet favorite “Something To Crow About.” Join Mama and Papa Goat and 100 more of the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes for a musical “Day on the Farm.” Everything from dancing scarecrows to tap dancing bullfrogs warbling “Shine On Harvest Moon”, “Something To Crow About” is guaranteed to put a smile on children of all ages!

 

Sunday
Butterfly Pavilion Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles
213 763 DINO
www.nhm.org

 

 

Also beautiful, the 53-butterfly species at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Learn about the official California butterfly, the California Dogface, and why California butterflies love California Native Plants.

 

 

Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Butterfly House Opening
Environmental Nature Center
1601 16th Street
Newport Beach
949 645 8489
www.encenter.org

  

You will find more butterflies and butterfly information at the Butterfly House Opening at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach.

After you learn about the live critter, purchase handmade gifts from local artists, buy Butterfly host and nectar plants, check out the Children’s Art Juried Exhibit, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dessert and beverages and recycled butterfly themed crafts and live music.

 

Sunday @ 9am
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad
760 431 0352
www.theflowerfields.com  

 

And, time is running out to see the Flower Fields of Carlsbad is full bloom. These spectacular colors on the rolling hills of North San Diego County will only last through Mother’s Day weekend. The nearly fifty acres of Ranunculus flowers are in bloom will be gone until next spring.

 

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