Happy Sunday! This is FLAG DAY! In addition to the special FLAG DAY events happening southern California, there's an opportunity to see this unusual FLAD DAY exhibition for FREE at The Geffen and the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles, plus an usual exhibit about 1968; a Volkswagen car show and more on the Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" report!
William Pope L. : Trinket
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Downtown Los Angeles
Today, June 14th is Flag Day! We can see this unusual exhibition about the American Flag at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It’s titled TRINKET by Chicago based artist William Pope L. The artist says he custom made this 54 by 16 feet flag featuring an extra star and dramatic lighting, kept waving by four special effects fans, to illustrate the complexities of democratic engagement and participation.
The exhibition for TRINKET is FREE today, Flag Day at The Geffen.
400 North Harbour Boulevard
Join the 20th Celebration of Flag Day at Pearson Park in Anaheim from 1 p.m until 4 p.m. Planned events include a parade, followed by a stage presentation from local performers, a special recognition of WWII military veterans, as well as this year's essay contest winners.
2015 Special Olympics Summer Games
California State University Long Beach
6000 East Atherton Street
This is SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES weekend in Long Beach. More than one-thousand athletes are competing in aquatics, track and field, basketball, bocce, golf and gymnastics on the campus of CalState Long Beach. This event is FREE for everyone to attend.
In addition to the competitions, there will be a Special Olympics Festival that features games, live entertainment, community and law enforcement exhibits, and more. Visitors can pick up Special Olympics souvenirs and merchandise at Rafer’s Boutique. Children with intellectual disabilities, ages 2.5 to 7, can participate in the Young Athletes Program demonstration, which focuses on activities important to mental/physical growth. The Young Athletes Program is an early introduction to sports and to the world of the Special Olympics. The Healthy Athlete Village offers FREE health screenings for athletes. For more information, visit www.sosc.org/summergames
2002 North Main Street
714 567 3600
A 1968 living room with a Huey helicopter actually used in Vietnam in the middle of it. This will certainly get your attention at this new exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. It’s the 1968 Exhibit.
The state of the art, multimedia exhibit examines the social forces of the turbulent 1960’s that crested in 1968.
Shoes into Sculptures
A CraftLab Workshop
Shoe Designer Chris Francis
Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Boulevard
323 937 4230
Bring in a pair of old shoes to the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles for its SHOES INTO SCULPTURES CRAFTLAB WORKSHOP.
Join shoe designer Chris Francis to take those shoes apart, learn how they are made, and turn them into a funky sculpture inspired by Chris' exhibition. The workshop costs $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Workshop hours are from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Drought Watch: Energy Upgrade California
Learn how to transform your water guzzling landscaping into a California friendly water sipping garden as well as how to reduce your energy consumption with the help of Energy Upgrade California®, a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources, help reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work.
Details and guidance are available at the website: energyupgradeca.org
The Recycled Man: Derek Fitzgerald
Tour For A Cure
Keep an eye on the founder and president of The Recycledman Foundation, Derek Fitzgerald. He is biking from California to New Jersey to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Derek is a lymphoma survivor, a heart transplant recipient, and the finisher of multiple Ironman triathlons, marathons, and cycling events - as well as a passionate and visible advocate for cancer research and organ donation and transplantation.
Adding to the heat and mountainous climbs of the 3,400 mile challenge, Derek will also be training for another pair of Ironman triathlons to follow the Tour For a Cure - Ironman Mont-Tremblant in August and the Ironman World Championship in October. This means that at each of Derek’s 43 scheduled overnight stops his mission will include several more committed hours for swim and marathon training.
To support and follow Derek Fitzgerald’s incredible journey and effort, keep a track of him on Facebook at RECYCLEDMAN and his website recycleman.com
Learn Something Summer
Free Swimming Lessons in Low Income Areas
LEARN SOMETHING THIS SUMMER! Learn how to swim for free courtesy OPERATION SPLASH 2015 and Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The FREE program that teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim is part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) program which focuses on physical activity, reducing obesity and access to healthy foods.
This is a first come, first serve opportunity. Visit the website: laparks.org to learn if you qualify.
The Classic All VW Car Show
The World’s Largest VW Car Show
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
714 708 1500
This is described as “the world’s largest Volkswagen car show!” The Classic All VW Car Show is so large it occupies most of the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.
In addition, Volkswagens, there’s an all new aftermarket park vendor area in addition to a swap meet, food vendors and a D.J.
Celebrate Sunday! Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
Gayle, "Gayle on the Go", Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.