Saturday @ 10a.m. 2012 Leimert Park Village Book Fair EsoWon Books 4327 Degnan Boulevard Los Angeles 323-290-1048 www.esowonbookstore.com Thousands of book lovers of all ages are headed to Leimert Park Village for the Leimert Park Village Book Fair. Get ready for more than one-hundred celebrity readings, poetry readings, book signings, writing workshops and more!
Saturday @ 9a.m., 12:30p.m., & 1p.m.
California Army National Guard Armory
17330 Victory Boulevard
323 290 1048
It's "Assembly Day" at Operation Gratitude, the non-profit organization that sends thousands of Care packages to our military. Operation Gratitude needs volunteers to assemble treats for our troops at 9a.m., 12:30p.m. and 1p.m. To keep you motivated there will be refreshments and entertainment for all volunteers.
Saturday @ 10a.m.
spcaLA Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 East Spring Street
888 772 2521
If your four-legged friends needs vaccinations, but your budget is busted, spcaLA Long Beach is offering low cost vaccinations and microchipping. Prices start as low as ten-dollars.
Sunday @ 8 a.m.
10th Annual South Coast Air Quality Management District's Lawnmower Exchange Program
Make this weekend's lawn mowing chores easier and pollution free. Today, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim the South Coast Air Quality Management District wants you to trade your working gasoline lawn mower for a new, zero-emission battery-electric model at a substantial discount. This year 4,000 electric mowers will be available for only $100 to $280, depending on which of six models Black and Decker or Greenstation model choose, on a first come, first serve basis. You must register. You must live within AQMD's four-county jurisdiction. You will need to show proof of residency.
Saturday @ 10a.m.
Dog Days of Summer
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
352 401 3900
Starting today, it's all about dogs at the Discovery Science Center. The "Dog Days of Summer" begin here in Santa Ana with an impressive dog stunt show from the Kyra Sundance and Chalcy Stunt Dog Team. Also, you can obtain vital information from pet rescue groups such as the German Sheppard Rescue Club of Orange County.
Saturday @ 10a.m.
Men's Watts Health Fair
Classic to Custom Car, Motorcycle & Bike Show
Watts Healthcare Corporation
10300 Compton Avenue
Men! Get your health checked for FREE at the Men's Watts Health Fair, Classic to Custom Car, Motorcycle AND Bike Show! Guys get everything from your blood pressure to your Prostate checked and more -- for FREE AND get a chance to win ten-thousand dollars.
Saturday @ 8a.m.
Bone Marrow Donors Needed
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
There's a special blood drive and blood test event at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The family of 19-year old Alexandria Vizcarra of El Monte is hoping to find a match for the teenager, who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. If you cannot make it to the hospital, you can register on line and get a test kit mailed to your home or office.
Free Admission & Free Parking!
Saturday @ 8am
Orange Coast College Swap Meet
2701 Fairview Road
Speaking of FREE, the Orange Coast College Swap Meet is open and ready for business. Admission and parking are free, so you will have plenty of cash for crafts and fresh flowers. By the way, proceeds from the swap meet pays for some college courses.
Saturday @ 9:30a.m.
Ocean Friendly Garden Workshop
24250 Pacific Coast Highway
310 371 7222
And, this is another FREEBIE for you! The Ocean Friendly Workshop in Malibu is a free opportunity to learn how to develop an ocean friendly garden, a beautiful garden without using gardening products that will pollute the ocean.
Saturday @ 10:30am
47th Annual Cactus & Succulent Plant Sale
The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
626 405 2100
You can admire and buy hundreds of award winning plants at the 47th Annual Cactus and Succulent Society of America Show and Sale.
The big deal is you can find RARE plants from South America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Saturday @ 1p.m.
Kite Making with Basir Beria
Fowler Museum @ UCLA
310 825 4361
You can do this for 25-dollars, including materials! Learn kit making from International kite master Basir Beria. He shares his knowledge of this Afghan art form and teaches participants how to make an Afghan fighter kite.
Diana: Legacy of a Princess
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
877 342 0738
At the Queen Mary, "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" showcases a priceless collection of evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family.
Gayle on the Go for Saturday, June 30
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