This weekend you can say “thank you” to our wonderful men and women who served our country in San Pedro.
KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has all the details on the “Veterans Appreciation Weekend” plus other fun events happening across Southern California.
American Indian Arts Marketplace
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
323 667 2000
November is Native American Heritage Month. We can observe the occasion at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, the site of the American Indian Arts Marketplace, the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California.
Find the work of more than 200 artists representing more than 40 tribes.
The weekend also includes performances, children’s activities, informative talks and demonstrations, and the annual short play festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company.
Veterans Appreciation Weekend
250 South Harbor Boulevard
877 446 9261
Veterans Day is Tuesday, but we can salute our veterans this weekend at the Battleship Iowa in San Pedro where it’s veterans appreciation weekend.
It’s a weekend of ceremonies, food and fun at the historic battleship.
For ticket information visit the website www.pacificbattleship.com
Free tours of the ship are available to all active duty and veterans.
FREE Pet Adoptions for Members of the Military
Animals for Armed Forces & spcaLA
All spcaLA Locations www.spcala.com
All members of the military, veterans and their families are invited to adopt a pet for free at all spcaLA locations. The animal adoptions are made possible a partnership between the spcaLA and the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation.
Make sure you have a form of military identification when you stop by the spcaLA to find a new friend or family member.
Surf City Veterans Day Car Show
400 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington City Beach
Veterans are invited to spend the day here at the beach for the Surf City Veterans Car Show. See more than 500-woodies, hot rods, muscle cars, exotics and more.
Donations benefiting wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan will be accepted at locations throughout the car show.
Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
While the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles undergoes a major one year renovation, we can still see amazing automobiles at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum at the new exhibition Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit.
Example, actor and performance car aficionado Steve McQueen purchased this rare Jaguar from its second owner. He enjoyed driving it fast and is reported to have received so many tickets that his driver’s license was almost suspended twice during his first year of ownership. McQueen sold it in the early 1970s to famed collector Bill Harrah. He later reacquired the XKSS, keeping it until his untimely death from cancer in 1980.
2014 UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters
Marguerite Tennis Pavilion
The world’s top wheelchair tennis players compete in the 2014 UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters. This is the second straight year the event will is being held at the city’s Marguerite Tennis Pavilion, the only U.S. venue for this international competition.
The top eight men’s doubles pairings, top six women’s doubles pairings and the top four quad doubles pairings make up the field for the year-end championship for the world’s leading wheelchair doubles players, the International Tennis Federation announced today.
Roland Garros champions Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Stephane Houdet of France head the entries for the men’s doubles. Reigning champions Yui Kamiji of Japan and Jordanne Whiley of Great Britain, the winners of all four Grand Slam titles this year, head the entries for the women’s doubles and US Open champions and seven-time Doubles Masters champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner of USA lead the entries for the quad doubles.
See the players’ rankings and points total at http://www.itftennis.com/news/187626.aspx
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 Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.