Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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Happy Saturday!

It’s a BEAUTIFUL DAY for indoor and outdoor Spring fun! Take a look at the list! Enjoy!


The Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
626 969 4750

Irwindale is going back in time! The ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire takes us back to the Elizabethan age – 1558 to 1603 – with 20-acres of fun and fantastic costumed characters as well as the arts, crafts, rides, games and food of the period.


Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
(323) 857-6010

These are not costumes! These are outfits that have actually been worn by and designed for men from 1715 to 2015. The more than 200 artifacts and accessories are featured at the NEW exhibit REIGNING MEN: FASHION IN MENSWEAR. You can see the incredibly well preserved and detailed wardrobes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


10a.m. to Noon
Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup
Santa Monica Beach
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Near Lifeguard Tower 1550
Santa Monica, CA 90401
800 HEAL BAY ext. 148 (in CA only)

We can roll up our sleeves and help the non-profit Heal the Bay “Nothin’ But Sand” Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Santa Monica Beach.

Cant’ make it? We can still make a difference by making a $5.00 donation, which will fund two cleanup volunteers by providing them with educational training and cleanup supplies. $10.00 doubles our impact and fund four cleanup volunteers.


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Poppy Days Spring Plant Sale
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley
(818) 768-1802

Keeping our environment clean and pristine will allow California Native Plants, such as the California Poppy, the state flower of California to thrive.

You can find this drought tolerant and easy to grow plant among the six-hundred for sale at the annual Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants POPPY DAYS SPRING PLANT SALE.

Become a member of the non-profit organization and receive an even larger discount on your purchases.


10a.m. to 6p.m.
California Poppy Festival
Lancaster City Park
43011 North 10th Street West

While we’re on the subject of California Native Plants and the California Poppy, don’t forget the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster. It kicks off Spring in the Antelope Valley with fun and food, and California Poppies.


The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
5704 Paseo Del Norte
760 431 0352

We can find Spring color at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Mother Nature is responsible for the 50 acres of extraordinary Telecote Giant Ranunculus, a member of the Buttercup family, in full bloom now until May 8th.


9a.m. to 3p.m.
Healthy Pet Expo
Whittier Narrows Park
750 Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte

Healthy Pet Expo

Exercise, adoptions, and low cost medical care for dogs and cats are available at the HEALTHY PET EXPO at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte.
Please be sure your dogs are on a leash and your cat in a carrier when you stop by.


UniverSoul Circus
StubHub Center
18400 Avalon Boulevard

This is the last weekend to see the UniverSOUL Circus, featuring ten international performers from China to Africa to Latin America. The artistic acts are in Carson at the Stub Hub Center.


Canstruction LA
Farmers and Merchants Bank Building
401 South Main Street
Downtown Los Angeles

See the artistic creations made with can goods at Canstruction L.A. in downtown Los Angeles. Clever volunteers produce these structures, without using glue or anything else to keep the cans in place.

All of the cans will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. You can help by making a donation as well.


Now through Sunday, April 17th
Wattles Mansion Showcase House, Starting @ 10a.m.
1824 North Curson Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
(818) 508-5200
This is the last weekend we can visit the Wattles Mansion and Gardens. For the first time, the City of Los Angeles is permitting a designer showcase. The theme is ‘Hollywood, The First 100 Years’. Designers are using past movies or Hollywood stars as inspiration for the rooms they have designed.
Wattles Mansion is a 1908 Mission Revival built by the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (Rose Bowl, Huntington Library & Ambassador Hotel). The house has been recognized as “the only remaining intact example of the once plentiful Hollywood estates from the period preceding the film industry”. Gurdon Wattles, originally from Omaha Nebraska, was responsible for bankrolling much of early Hollywood and the movie studios.
We can tour the one-of-a-kind property now through April 17th. Check the website for tour times and ticket information.


42nd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show
Hyatt Regency Westlake
880 South Westlake Boulevard
Westlake Village
Make your home an historic landmark with some of the remodeling ideas you will find at the 42nd Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show.
We can meet local contractors, landscapers, interior designers, solar installers and other home improvement professionals at the show at the Hyatt Regency Westlake.
Toyota Pro Celebrity Race @ 11:40am
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Downtown Long Beach

And, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Event organizers say there isn’t a better street course race in the country than the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

There promises to be plenty of action on the 1.963-mile, 11-turn circuit near the water’s edge among both the celebrity and professional grand prix drivers.


Celebrate Saturday. Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.


KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Twitter: @ktlagayle
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle :-)

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