Father's Day Activities and Freebies in the 818

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This weekend marks a celebration of dads, grandfathers and honorary dads. If you are still thinking about how to fill the day besides the traditional barbecue or game of golf, check out these activities and freebies to add to the fun.

LUNCH TRAIN: Take a road trip a little more than  one hour north to Fillmore and jump aboard a vintage train at the Fillmore and Western Railway for a ride through  the orchards of Heritage Valley. Feast on BBQ Chicken and  Tri-Tip with potato salad, BBQ beans, garlic bread and a special dessert.  This real  1930’s Hollywood train will make a stop at the Loose Caboose Garden Center & Gift Emporium after lunch. It’s the train you’ve always seen in the movies — up close! Tickets: Adults/$47, Children 4-12/$26, Children 2-3/$22  Under 2 Free. Sun, Jun 20, Departures: 11 am and 3 pm Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St., Fillmore For Reservations .Call (800) 524-2546. www.fwry.com/2010_fathers_day/fathers_day_2010.html

PLAY BALL: Trek over to Dodger Stadium for the 7th Annual Father’s Day Catch on June 20 from 10am to 1 pm. Be one of the first 3000 in attendance and receive a complimentary Dodger Dog. Sparkletts will provide water bottles and Coca Cola will supply PowerAde.  Music, merchandise, the Dodger Ticket truck and Dodger fan clubs will be on site for the event. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles. Event and Parking is FREE. When else can you take to the field?

HOTEL CALIFORNIA: Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Concerts on the Green and Father’s Day with the ultimate Eagles Tribute Band — Desperado — at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills on June 20 from 6 to 8 pm. Celebrate dad, bring a picnic dinner and relax. Warner Center Park 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills www.valleycultural.org/desperado-an-eagles-tribute-june-20/

FREE BURGER FOR DAD: It’s the official “Burger for Dad” Day at The Counter on June 20. All you have to do is bring your dad and say “I want the BFD!” and you get a 1/3-pound burger for FREE. Offer is limited to one burger per father who brings in a paying family member/child and purchases a burger of equal or greater value. The BFD deal is available at locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo, West Lake, Irvine, Studio City and Marina del Rey. www.thecounterburger.com

SAY THE MAGIC WORD FOR GELATO: Come to the Gelato Bar in Studio City or Los Feliz with your kids on Father’s Day and say “Babbo,” which is Italian for Daddy. Dads will receive a free coffee or piccolo gelato with purchase.

Karen Young is the Editor/Publisher of My Daily Find. Got an idea? Suggestion? Just want to say ‘hey’? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.