Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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It's Memorial Day Holiday Weekend! There are fun events celebrating the unofficial beginning of Summer as well as event honoring and celebrating our military. Take a look! :-)

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Twisted Colossus

Six Flags Magic Mountain

26101 Magic Mountain Parkway

Valencia

www.sixflags.com

The world’s longest hybrid roller coaster is ready for riding at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This is the new Twisted Colossus official opens today! It is a combination of wood and steel, featuring four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track.

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Sea Jellies

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach

562 590 3100

www.aquariumofpacific.org

Sea Jellies, beautiful and unique, are on display at this new exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Learn what Sea Jellies have in common with Octopus and Sea Stars. Also learn why we should include edible Sea Jellies in a healthy diet and try a Sea Jelly Salad at the aquarium’s Café Scuba.

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 Auto Club Speedway

9300 Cherry Avenue

Fontana

909 429 5000

www.autoclubspeedway.com

This is described as the world’s largest BMW gathering in North America. This is Bimmerfest. More than 2,000 BMW vehicles are on display and hundreds of vendors offering a variety of BMW accessories are available.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Fiesta Hermosa

Hermosa Chamber of Commerce

1007 Hermosa Avenue

Hermosa Beach

310 376 0951

www.fiestahermosa.net

Memorial Day weekend in Hermosa Beach means the chance to savor Fiesta Hermosa. This festival has been around since 1972, growing into what the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce says is “the largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California.”

Along with work produced by painters, photographers, ceramicists and all other mediums, this outdoor gathering is big on music. Two stages offer tribute bands covering all kinds of top tunes, from rock and roll to country to zydeco and then some.

For the little ones, a kiddie carnival providing a petting zoo with pony rides and a rock climbing wall will be all the rage.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Art and Other Tactics Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Craft and Folk Art Museum  

5814 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles

www.cafam.org

 This comprehensive exhibition features artist veterans whose studio practice has been shaped by their military experience. Their contemporary artworks reflect on the personal and political outcomes of war and military service. Artists include Jenn Hassin, Jesse Albrecht, Thomas Orr, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Thomas Dang, and Ehren Tool, among others.  This exhibition is co-presented with Craft in America and the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.  

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Memorial Day Weekend

Animals for Armed Forces Pet Adoptions

All spcaLA Pet Adoption Centers
www.spcaLA.com

 FREE pet adoptions are available for members of the military and their families courtesy spcaLA. Applicants must bring a photo ID and one of the following to receive the adoption discount: Military ID, DD-214 and Driver’s License, or NGB Form 22.


The free pet adoptions for the military are offered at ALL spcaLA Pet Adoption Centers:

*spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA

*spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center
12910 Yukon Ave.
Hawthorne CA

*Everyday Adoption Center by spcaLA
8852 Washington Blvd.
Pico Rivera CA

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Memorial Day Weekend

Honoring Our Fallen

www.honoringourfallen.org

Honoring Our Fallen is a nonprofit organization supporting the families of he military lost on the battlefield.

Honoring Our Fallen always need volunteers and sponsors for a variety of military support programs from children’s bereavement to widow’s and mother’s retreats to a flag for every hero and more.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May is Military Appreciation Month

Flair Cleaners 5th Annual Care Package Drive

www.flaircleaners.com

Facebook.com/FlairDryCleaners 

BobHopeUSO.org

Flair Cleaners is hosting its Fifth Annual Care Package Drive to benefit the military and their families. In partnership with the Bob Hope USO, Flair Cleaners is collecting care package items at each of its five southern California locations. Your contributions will be sent to military personnel around the world.  

 Visit the Flair Facebook page for a complete of needed items.

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Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson

KTLA 5 News

5800 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

323-460-5732

Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

Twitter: @ktlagayle

Facebook: Facebook.com/GayleAnderson

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So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video and/or pictures with your request. The deadline for your information is every Tuesday 5pm.

And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: https://ktla.com/community

Have a GREAT weekend! 

Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.