It’s the last weekend of the longest running recreational vehicle show in the United States, and its taking place in Pomona. Gayle Anderson has all the details on the 62nd Annual California RV Show and other fun events happening this weekend.
Today @ 10a.m.
California RV Show
Los Angeles Fairplex
2200 North White Avenue
The largest RV show in Southern California and the longest running RV show in the United States is up and running in Pomona. This is the 62nd Annual CALIFORNIA RV SHOW. There are more than 1,200 class A, B and C RV models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toyhaulers, campers and tents as well as the latest in RV products and accessories by 65 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 21 Southern California dealers. Learn everything you need to know about recreational vehicles (RVs), including maintenance and travel tips at the RV seminars! For a complete schedule, visit www.thebestrvshow.com/#./Seminars.
This year’s RV show is pet-friendly. Ameri-GO RV Club has provided a complimentary shaded turf area with fresh water for your pet! They are also offering a drawinig for a FREE iPad. Everyone who enters will receive a FREE year’s membership to Ameri-GO RV Club.
Saturday, October 18th, CALIFORNIA RV SHOW will donate the day’s ticket sales to the Life Rocks Foundation, which helps support charitable causes ranging from childhood cancer and diabetes to military support and pet charities. Make sure to stop by the Bret Michaels Silent Auction in the Exhibitor Tent Booth H-16 where autographed guitars, hats and other items will be on sale. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Life Rocks Foundation. In addition, Bret Michaels will be onsite for a meet & greet on from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Enter to win a Lance Travel Trailer plus a $1,000 gift certificate to spend on parts and services at Richardson’s RV Center by clickling HERE and completing the entry.
Town Cars: Arriving in Style
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
This is the last weekend we can see this! The TOWN CARS: ARRIVING IN STYLE exhibit features the finest examples of ultra-formal vehicles including Fred Astaire’s classically styled 1927 Rolls-Royce and the one-of-a-kind 1959 Scimitar by Brooks Stevens. More than mere ostentatious relics of a bygone era, town cars provide us with a counterpoint to today’s best luxury cars and perfectly define an era when arriving in style was the ultimate personal statement.
The name town car is closely associated with Lincoln Motor Company, but this was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. They were originally intended for city use on formal occasions and were almost always the most expensive body style offered by a manufacturer. The most well-known of these cars, the Lincoln Town Car, was a full-size luxury sedan sold by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company from 1981 until 2011.
50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 930 2277
This is also the last weekend we can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
MUSTANGS FOREVER – 50 YEARS OF A LEGEND features everything from the first Mustang to customized Mustangs.
Again, the exhibit closes as the Petersen undergoes a one year renovation and remodel project.
Registration for 2015 ASICS LA Marathon Opens
Speaking of racing, registration opens today for the 2015 ASICS LA MARATHON. Beginning today and for a limited time, the ASICS LA Marathon registration fee is $160 – a savings of $10 available through October 31st.
The event is capped and incorporates a tiered pricing structure that benefits runners who register early. Registration is available online at www.lamarathon.com.
The ASICS LA Marathon’s expanding charity effort is expected to draw thousands of participants from all across the country running for a cause bigger than themselves. Over 100 organizations have joined the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charity program this year, with the goal of surpassing last year’s total of $3.7 million. Also returning is the charity relay, which debuted in 2012, enabling a team of two to participate in the marathon on behalf of one of the Official Charities, with each participant running half of the course.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 North Main Street
It’s the world’s most beloved blue engine! Thomas the Tank Engine.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails has rolled into the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
The Science Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM, focused exhibit engages children and families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences.
The exhibit incorporates foundational STEM practices that encourage thinking mathematically, making comparisons, experimenting to solve problems using a variety of methods and tools, thinking creatively and reflecting on actions and results.
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Regatta
Science and mathematics play a key role in being able to do this. It’s the Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Regatta in Long Beach.
Linda Elias, one of Southern California’s most successful female sailboat racers, passed away on January 3, 2003 after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52.
As winner of the Peggy Slater Yachtswoman of the Year Award she raced the Transpac in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1999. Her women’s sailing team is three time champion of the Women’s One Design Challenge sponsored by LB/LA Women’s Sailing Association and Long Beach Yacht Club.
In memory of Linda Elias, the Long Beach Sailing Foundation, a 501c(3) established the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund.
We only have until next Tuesday to see the space shuttle Endeavour the way it would have looked when it was constructed or when it was on a mission in space. It’s payload doors are open!
After the payload is installed, the doors will be closed until the “Go for Launch” stage, when Endeavour is moved to her new home and is lifted into vertical assembly in 2018.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
323 724 3623
While you’re at the California Science Center, don’t forget to take a look at Pompeii: The Exhibition. What nature destroyed, it also preserved.
See more than 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.
From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the Mount Vesuvius volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.
Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.
9th Annual Taste of Soul
Crenshaw Boulevard, Between Stocker & Rodeo
The largest street festival in Southern California makes a soulful noise! The 9th Annual Taste of Soul showcases celebrities — live entertainment — food — health screenings — and local vendors.
The family — food — fun — and respect takes place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker and Rodeo beginning at 10am. An estimated 350-thousand people are expected to attend.
The event benefits ‘Mothers In Action’ and ‘The Brotherhood Crusade’, two Los Angeles
non-profit organizations aimed at supporting the less fortunate.
Talk show host and recording artist Queen Latifa is the events first celebrity Honorary Chair — due to her long time support and personification of black culture.
For more information be sure to check the website: tasteofsoul.org
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So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: http://ktla.com/community
Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.