Saturday Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Collect & Bag Non-Perishable Food Items Place by Mailbox for Delivery to Local Food Bank www.helpstampouthunger.com Stamp Out Hunger with the letter carriers and US Postal Service Saturday. Postal workers will pick up your food donations left at home mailboxes, nationwide. Your donation will benefit our local food banks.

Free! Saturday @ 9:30a.m. LitFest Pasadena Central Park 275 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena www.litfestpasadena.org You know it’s Mother’s Day Weekend and Mom might want to attend the Pasadena Area's First Community-Wide Book Festival beginning Saturday morning. Among the confirmed authors are Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold. Admission is free.

Saturday @ 11am 5th Annual National Train Day Union Station Downtown Los Angeles 800 USA RAIL www.Amtrak.com Take Mom for a train ride at Union Station! Amtrak presents the 5th Annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains and the way trains touch our lives nationwide. National Train Day marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

This Weekend! Reel Appeal 2243 Hollywood Way Burbank www.estatesales.net 818-565-3569 Let Mom buy her own Mother’s Day present at Reel Appeal. She will find furniture, clothing, jewelry, art and more from her favorite canceled television shows such as ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN, and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES…Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

FREE! Saturday @ 10am Operation Fitness Westfield Culver City Mall 600 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City (310) 390 5073 www.westfield.com/culvercity Take Mom to get some exercise and nutrition information at this year’s Operation Fitness event in Culver City. Mom and the kids will find LOTS of choices and no excuses. Yeah! Let’s move or lose it.

Saturday @ 10am Fire Service Day Firehouses throughout Southern California Take Mom to meet a fireman. It’s FIRE SERVICE DAY. Mom and the family are invited to meet the men and women who serve our communities at firehouses throughout southern California.

Saturday @ 9:30am Butterfly Pavilion Natural History Museum of Los Angeles 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles (213) 763-3466 www.nhm.org Take Mom to see more than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants at the seasonal Butterfly Pavilion exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Wander through this unique ecosystem of free flying creatures interacting with plant life, and get a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

This Weekend @10am The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area 15501 East Arrow Highway Irwindale 626.969.4750 www.renfair.com And, take Mom to the ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire, celebrating its’ 50th anniversary Elizabethan England food and fun at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale. There are only two more weekends left!

Saturday @10 a.m. Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross Glen Helen Raceway 18585 Verdemont Ranch Road San Bernardino (866) 55-TICKETS www.RedBullXfighters.com And, Mom MIGHT enjoy Red Bull X-Fighters show in town following these high flying motorcycle antics in Egypt and Russia. 2012 stop in Glen Helen brings the world's most progressive freestyle motocross series to the ancestral home of motocross for the first time ever. Uh, by the way, May is motorcycle Safety Month.