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EVENTS

Compiled by Jason Gelt Rose Bowl Flea Market More than 2,500 vendors gather on the second Sunday of every month. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Today, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $10-$15; $20 early entrance at 5 a.m. (323) 560-7469.

Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view. Convenient to MetroRail. Weather permitting. Hollywood Area. Today, next Sun.9 a.m. $5-$10. (323) 465-6716.

Melrose Trading Post More than 200 eclectic vendors sell everything from records, to furniture, and arts and crafts and more in the Fairfax High parking lot. Also features food vendors and live entertainment. www.melrosetradingpost.org. Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Today, next Sun.9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $2, Children $1.

2010 Salute to Veterans Celebrate 75 years of the EAA B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress with tours of this special aircraft. Barbecue and souvenirs available. Zamperini Field, Torrance Airport, 3301 Airport Drive, Los Angeles. Today, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. (800) 359-6217.

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Silver Lake Craft Fair Dive into the Ghettogloss-sponsored craft fair that features vintage clothing, tarot readings, plants, pet couture and more. www.ghettogloss.com. Citibank Parking Lot, 2450 Glendale Blvd., L.A. Today, next Sun.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (323) 912-0008.

Carnaval Primavera Downtown Festival This street festival will showcase a family health fair, cultural exhibits, carnival rides, a children’s petting-zoo and an open-air concert-stage with three days of live entertainment. Downtown Huntington Park, Pacific Boulevard between Gage & Slauson avenues, Huntington Park. Today, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. (323) 585-1155.

Third Annual L.A. Heritage Day Celebrate the vibrant history of our city with tours, presentations, readings, performances, a scavenger hunt and cooking lessons. Among the participating groups are the Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California, the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Museum of the San Fernando Valley. heritagesquare.org. Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., L.A. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. (323) 225-2700.

Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrate the cultural arts of Japan with Japanese dancing, music, kimono fashion show, kids’ activities, cultural pavilion, martial arts, vendors, health expo, and food court. cherryblossomfestivalsocal.org. Little Tokyo Area, L.A. Today, 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (626) 683-8243.

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Spring Citrus Fair The La Habra Chamber of Commerce is proud to showcase its inaugural Spring Citrus Fair, 2010, in honor of La Habra Valley’s Citrus Industry which took place in the early 1900s. www.citrusfair.com. La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets. La Habra Area. Today, noon-10 p.m. Free. (562) 697-1704.

Kitten & Puppy Shower Bring a donation to benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center Foster Care Program. For a full wish list and gift registry list, visit www.irvineshelter.org. Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. Today, 1-4 p.m. Free. (949) 724-7740.

Morning Stroll A guided morning walk through the preserve is slated every second Tuesday of the month. Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance. Tue., 9-10 a.m. Free. (310) 782-3989.

Griffith Park Night Hike The Sierra Club leads fun and instructive two hour hikes through Griffith Park. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the upper merry-go-round parking lot. Griffith Park, 4800 Carousel Drive, L.A. Tue.-Thu., 6:45 p.m. (213) 387-4287.

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The Feminist Stake in Fighting Fascism How fascist ideology requires the subjugation of women and why feminists should help mobilize against the Nazis will be the featured discussion at Radical Women’s monthly meeting. Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Thu., 7 p.m. $8. (323) 732-6416.

Spring Plant Sales More than 2,500 plants will be on sale, including a plentiful selection of vegetables and flowers. Hosted by Orange Coast College Horticulture Department. Proceeds will go to student scholarships additional classroom supplies and materials. Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Ave., Costa Mesa. Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (714) 432-0202, Ext. 26533.

Twilight Hikes Hike along the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Meet at the east end of the center’s parking lot. Stoner Recreation Center, 1835 Stoner Ave., Westwood. Fri., 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 253-9840.

36th annual Green Scene Plant and Garden Show Celebrate spring at the largest annual outdoor garden event in Orange County, where specialty growers will purvey countless varieties of native, tropical and carnivorous plants, plus a broad variety of unique garden art, exclusive accessories and container displays. www.fullertonarboretum.org. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road Cal State Fullerton Campus, Fullerton. Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (657) 278-4792.

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Scandinavian Festival Celebrate the Nordic cultures of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden with children’s activities, music, Old World costumes, dancing and food. Explore Viking and Sami villages and view exhibits about the Nobel and Kavli prizes. California Lutheran University, Main Campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Sat.-next Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $5, Children free. (805) 493-3276.

Pasadena Garden Club Flower Show The Club’s triennial flower show interprets this year’s theme of “Beautiful Science: Observation and Perception.” Judged entries will include flower arrangements, horticulture, photography, botanical jewelry, and more. www.huntington.org. Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Sat.-next Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. (626) 405-2100.

13th Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival Enjoy a wide array of Japanese cultural arts and entertainment, food, crafts, and games. Highlights include taiko drum groups, sumo wrestling demonstration, Kabuki performance, traditional dance performances, and special musical guests. Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park. Sat., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; next Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (626) 307-1390.

Style and Identity, People or Place: The Case for Lakai Suzanis Jeff Spurr, Islamic and Middle East specialist and textile collector, presents a scholarly lecture about the history and cultural significance of Central Asian textiles, including the stunning dowry embroidery’s known as suzanis. www.cafam.org. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sat., 2 p.m. Advance registration required. (323) 937-4230, Ext. 50.

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14th Annual Earth Day Whale Fest Celebrate the annual migration of the California gray whale. Live entertainment, environmental conservation information booths, whale-watching stations, arts and crafts for children, activities, music and food are all a part of the day’s events. www.earthdaywhalefest.org. Leo Carrillo State Park, 35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles. Next Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12 parking fee. (805) 488-1827, Ext. 106.


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