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January 17, 2010

Compiled by Jason Gelt Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour, weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view. 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. Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. Today, next Sun.9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $2, Children $1.

Train Days The museum presents a fun-filled day of large and small railroad displays and activities. Operate a locomotive, design a railroad logo and more. San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $8, Children $4. (909) 307-2669 Ext 256.

L.A. Downtown on Ice Take your mittens and scarves out of the closet, strap on your skates and prepare to glide into winter. Downtown transforms into a winter wonderland as L.A.'s biggest outdoor skating rink ices over for the holiday season. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon., noon-10 p.m. Skating session $6, Skate rental $2. (213) 847-4970.

Little Tokyo Gastronomy Tour Visit historical locations in Little Tokyo, meet owners of some of the area's longest running stores, try amazing food at seven different locations and learn about Japanese culture and culinary customs. Little Tokyo Area, L.A. Today, next Sun. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:15 - 5:45 p.m. $55. (888) 313-0936.

Seaside Ice Dust off your winter sports gear and head to Redondo Beach for ice skating action. Season passes, classes and lessons are available. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon., 2:30-9:30 p.m. Adult $14, Children $12. Includes skate rental. (310) 318-6300.

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

Malibu Pier Whale Watching Excursions Set your sights on the deep blue sea for this exciting boat excursion into the Malibu waters. California State Park Rangers lead the search for gray whales, which are in the midst of their annual trip between Mexico and the northern Arctic seas. Malibu Pier, Cross Creek Road and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Sat.-next Sun., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30 - 4 p.m. Adult $45, Children $30. (310) 456-8031.

Crystal Ice Skating Bring the whole family to Long Beach for a taste of chilly winter fun. Crystal Ice Skating, 155 S. Pine St., Los Angeles. Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; next Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. One hour skating session, including skate rental $12. (714) 758-1767.

Pinot Days Southern California Wine lovers have a chance to sample over 400 pinot noirs from every important pinot producing region, from the Russian River Valley to the Santa Lucia Highlands, Oregon to Carneros, the Anderson Valley to the Sonoma Coast to the Santa Rita Hills. Talk with the vintners and enjoy special gourmet treats that pair perfectly with this dusky, rich wine varietal. Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. Today, 1-5 p.m. $50. (415) 246-2967.

The art of tea ceremony The public is invited to a calming Pu'erh tea testing and Taoism seminar. Taiji & Martia Arts Center, 16952 Millikan Ave., Los Angeles. Today, 2 p.m. Free. (714) 943-7585.

Kingdom Day Parade Los Angeles celebrates the life, work and legacy of Martin Luther King. 2010's Grand Marshalls, ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor Marc Brown and Style network's "Clean House" host Neicy Nash, oversee colorful floats, drill teams, dance groups and marching bands. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Western Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. Mon., 10:15 a.m. Free.

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.

Free Travel Night at Los Angeles Zoo The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association presents a free preview of two unique GLAZA-sponsored vacations to Botswana and Peru. Hosted by professional guides, the event focuses on the exploration of each area's exceptional wildlife, plant life and ecosystems. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive Griffith Park, L.A. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. (323) 644-4792.

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