Busy weekend with Fernando Valenzuela, Bob Hope Garage sale and more

Is that time of the year when our weekends are so busy but the Dodgers Holiday Mall tour continues encouraging fans to give the gift of Dodger Baseball.  Fans that purchase a 2013 mini plan or season tickets at the mall Saturday will receive an autographed Fernando Valenzuela bobblehead while supplies last.  Cool ha?  but what about us that already have season tickets?

Location:  WestField West Covina 112 Plaza Drive West Covina, CA  91790

Time: Saturday, December 8 , 2012 from  10:00 a.m.  to 6:00 p.m.

Autograph times: Fernando Valenzuela from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Kenny Landreaux  from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00

Bob Hope Garage Sale

I was reading the Daily News when I ran into an article about a garage sale at Bob Hope’s Estate.   The garage sale is December 8 & 9.  The sale according to the article is for Christmas stuff.      This reminded me of Bob Hope’s Dodger bobblehead

I wish I had this bobblehead.   The information from the daily news here http://www.dailynews.com/ci_22133815/garage-sale-this-weekend-at-bob-hopes-toluca.

From the article:

Fans of Bob Hope can buy a little piece of the legendary entertainer this weekend at a garage sale held at his Toluca Lake estate that will be a prelude to its eventual sale.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, admirers of the comedian, movie star, perennial Oscars host, tireless USO tour emcee and golf nut can purchase Christmas decorations and other items he and his wife collected after they built the place in 1939. Bob Hope died at age 100 in 2003, and Dolores died at age 102 in 2011.

“The house is not currently on the market,” their daughter, Linda Hope, explained regarding much recent speculation. “The garage is being cleaned out of things to prepare it, but it’s not ready to be on the market yet. Eventually, it will be sold.”

Hope noted that furniture, artwork and other items from her parents’ home will later be auctioned via Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, probably in the fall of 2013.

She also mentioned that this is the last time to enjoy a special display at 10346 Moorpark St.

“We have the Nativity up that was sort of a Christmas tradition with my parents,” Hope said. “This will be the last year that it’s up there, but it’s for all of our neighbors and friends for whom it’s kind of a highlight to have that up there at the corner for the holidays.”

I would love to see this huge nativity set.

Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting

Saturday is also the company (where I work) Christmas party but I already had RSVP to a different event.  I am going to the “Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting”    My brother Vic said “The Allendale event is more what you like to do.”  He is right.

From the email I got from my friend Terry Cannon who works at this branch “A stellar roster of poets and authors will explore the “true meanings” of the holidays in works ranging from the irreverent and satirical to the spiritual and devotional….”

When:  Saturday, December 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA  91106/

Some of the poets and authors participating:

Dorian Cohen, Monica Lee Copeland, Chris Erskine, Michael C Ford, Naomi Hirahara, David Kipen, Abel Prudhomme, Luivette Resto, Ellen Snortland, Lynne Thompson.

The evening’s festivities will conclude with the lighting of the Allendale Park Christmas Tree at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Shauna Redmond at (626) 744-7260 or sredmond@cityofpasadena.net.

Like I said, busy weekend.


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