Sunday, "Gayle on the Go!", Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
The Eliot House
2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design is known as the “Eliot House.”
The 9,400 square foot residence is an eclectic English Tudor that has significant California Craftsman influences with the principal entrance overlooking the interior garden area rather than the street.
The magnificent home was built in 1910 at a cost of $32,927.00.
Proceeds from tour ticket sales and donations benefit local music programs.
Lawnmower Exchange Program
If you still have grass as part of your landscaping, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has non-polluting electric lawn mowers…cheap!
SCAQMD Residents can now learn if they qualify and pre-register for the 2015 Lawn Mower Exchange Program.
We have an opportunity to exchange an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchase, at a discounted rate, a new electric lawnmower. This year, we have six models from which to choose from, with our cost being from $100 to $250 depending on the model we choose.
Pre-registration is required! There are six exchange locations scheduled from Long Beach to Arcadia. Visit the website www.aqmd.gov for registration and location information.
Big Sunday Weekend
USA’s Biggest Community Service Festival
Dirty hands. Open minds. Big Hearts. It’s BIG SUNDAY WEEKEND! Tens of thousands of volunteers from across the country, and as far away as Australia, are involved in volunteer projects, helping to lighten someone else’s load and making the world a nice place.
To find a volunteer project near you take a look at the website: www.bigsunday.org
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Drive
Cinco de May – fifth of May – is being celebrated this weekend at the Citadel Outlets.
Guests will enjoy performances by BALLET FOLKLORICO, street tacos prepared by Mexican Grill, and live DJs spinning from 11am to 5pm.
Pasadena Model Railroad Club
Celebrating 75 Years
5458 Alhambra Avenue
323 222 1718
The Pasadena Model Railroad Club, one of the largest HO scale operating model railroads in the world, is celebrating 75th years model railroading with an open house. Donations are appreciated to keep this hobby and tradition alive.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 East Arrow Highway
626 969 4750
The ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire is 20 acres of fun featuring 13 stages entertainment all day long at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale.
In addition to entertainment, there is plenty of food and drink, including Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free foods.
Dead Sea Scrolls:The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
For the first time in Los Angeles, the California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel. The exhibition features more than 600 ancient artifacts. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.
Using multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a 3-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), Ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.
Empire & Liberty
The Civil War and the West
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
323 667 2000
This is a new exhibit at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. “Empire and Liberty”, is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion.
Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife.
This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom.
Planes of Fame Air Show
A Salute to Veterans
7000 Merrill Avenue, #17
909 597 3722
This year's PLANES OF FAME AIR SHOW is "A Salute to Veterans." More than 40 World War Two aircraft will be on display as well as incredible aviation aerobatics.