PALMDALE – Registration has begun for the city of Palmdale’s spring bus excursions to various fun-filled locations and events throughout Southern California.
“Our popular bus excursions offer something for everyone,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Paula Leszkiewicz. “They are fun and affordable outings which cover a wide range of interests that touch upon a diverse range of interests and activities. Plus, we’ll do the driving, so you can relax and enjoy yourself!”
Registration is available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playpalmdale.
All excursion buses will meet at Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza. The name of each person attending, address, phone number, emergency contact, and each minor child’s birth date are required. An adult must accompany anyone under age 18. For more information, call 661-267-5611.
The spring excursions include:
LA Art Show – Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. $20R/$25 NR (R- Palmdale resident; NR – non Palmdale resident).
The LA Art Show presents more than 120 galleries gathered from across the nation and around the world. The 200,000 square foot art fair that welcomed more than 50,000 art enthusiasts to the Los Angeles Convention Center last year will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the upcoming 2015 event. Read more at http://www.laartshow.com/. Your ticket includes admission to the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique and Design Show.
Date Festival – Feb. 21, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. $13R/$18 NR.
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is one of the oldest and most unique fairs in the west. Discover the spectacular Arabian Nights Pageant outdoor musical. Enjoy exhibits, food, fun and musical entertainers of all kinds. View over 1,000 exhibits, including animal, agricultural, arts, and gems and minerals. Read more at http://www.datefest.org.
Route 66: The Road and the Romance – March 7, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. $15R/$20 NR
Discover the facts and fiction surrounding the ‘mother road’ through more than 250 extraordinary artifacts that trace the history of the route and its impact on American popular culture at the Autry National Center of the American West. Read more at http://route66.theautry.org/.
Norton Simon Museum – March 21, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. $15R/$20 NR
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon amassed an astonishing collection of European art, from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Read more at http://nortonsimon.org/.
March Field Air Museum – April 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. $16R/$21 NR
With over 70 aircraft and artifacts, the museum strives to promote an understanding of humanity’s reach for the skies and of March Field’s pivotal role in the development of flight. The Riverside museum is a treasure trove of precious artifacts, including aircraft, flight gear, simulators, uniforms, photos and personal letters. Read more at http://www.marchfield.org/.
Festival of Books – April 18, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. $13R/$18 NR
The Festival of Books at the USC campus brings together the people who create books with people who love to read them. The festival also includes live bands, poetry readings, chef demonstrations, cultural entertainment, a photography exhibit and artists creating their work on-site. Read more at http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.