Sunday @ 1p.m. The Artistic Sports Fair Saddleback Valley Sports Center 25871 Atlantic Ocean Drive Lake Forest (714) 270 7961 Sunday's Artistic Sports Fair honors Russian figure skater IRINA RODNINA, three time Olympic Gold Champion, 10-time World Champion, and 10-time European Champion. The fair will also focus on figure skating, gymnastics, and sport dance.
Speaking of art, cellphones are welcome at the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival. The eight-day event showcases new and innovative ways to turn your iPhone snapshots into visual art. You will find visual displays that incorporate unique set builds and the best in mobile photography submitted by nearly 200 artists from around the globe as well as workshops.
Sunday @ Noon
First Annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon Summer Festival & Pro BBQ Competition
1025 Westminster Mall
More than 25 teams of barbeque experts compete for more than six-thousand dollars in prize money at the First Annual Ribs, Pigs, and Watermelon Summer Festival and Pro Barbecue Competition. This is a fundraising event for the non-profit American Family Housing Shelter for the Homeless.
Saturday @ 9a.m.
2012 North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
Cal State Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
310 243 3696
Are you looking for a new sport for your youngsters? This might be it. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It's become increasingly popular because of its' application in the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Learn about the sport and watch the professionals in action at the North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Carson.
This Weekend @ 9am
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society
John Burroughs Middle School
600 South McCadden Place
The American Cancer Society invites us to participate in the Relay For Life, where teams devoted to finding a cure for cancer camp at a local high schools, parks, or fairgrounds, taking turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
Sunday @ 2p.m.
Free Ice Cream & Fire Trucks
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Fire Station 78
4041 Whitsett Avenue
Find FREE ice cream at Fire Station 78 in Studio to support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. We're invited to enjoy the sweet summer treat and make a donation to support the foundation and find a cure for the intestinal diseases.
Sunday @ 10a.m.
Big Bear Renaissance Faire
39115 Rim of the World Drive
800 424 2327
There are new entertainers, new games, as well as the usual Elizabethan activities you would expect at the Big Bear Renaissance Faire. Visit with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Glorianna and her Court! If you behave, Queen Glorianna might even knight you! Proceeds benefit educational activities for both local students and their teachers.
Sunday @ Noon
Back-to-School Back Pack Giveaway
African American Firefighter Museum
1401 Central Avenue
The African American Firefighter Museum hosts THE 2012 BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY benefitting the Junior Firefighter Cadet Program, which helps youngsters develop character, discipline, work ethic, physical fitness, and respect for authority and themselves. By the way, take a tour of the historic museum while you're there.