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Calendar of Events 2014

Conversations in Place 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 1:30-3:30pm
Conversations in Place 2014

MESSAGES - Southern Californians Shaping the Message

Lisa See, Acclaimed author of nine national bestsellers which speak to historical events in China and the US, and her family’s Chinese-American heritage
Andrew Bowers, Executive Producer of SLATE’s award-winning podcasts including the popular Political/Culture Gabfest podcasts. Former London Bureau Chief and Moscow Bureau Chief, White House correspondent and California-based national correspondent for NPR
David Kipen, founder of Libros Schmibros free lending library & used book store in Boyle Heights, journalist, former director of NEA’s literature initiatives and San Francisco Chronicle book critic and editor  Details

The Rancho will be closed to the public for this special event

Tux under the Christmas Tree

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 4-7 pm
Gift Shop Preview Sale

You are invited to a Special Holiday Shopping Reception at the
Rancho Los Alamitos Gift Shop

Browse the unique items while you enjoy Champagne and light refreshments.
A perfect way to prepare for the Holidays!

<- Tux relaxes during the 2013 Holiday Shopping Reception

Image of Book Cover

Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 10 - Noon
Cooking Demonstration, Food Tasting and Book Signing

The Chefs from Melissa's Produce will be back at the Rancho to demonstrate
recipes and sign their new book - DYPs The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook. (DYP stands for Dutch Yellow Potatoes). Details and Reservations ->


Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 1 - 3 pm
Wreath-Making Workshop

Plan to join us for this Rancho tradition. Create a holiday wreath to adorn your own home or to give as a gift. Ticket price includes instruction, demonstration, and all supplies. Details and Reservations ->

For folks who want to attend both November 22nd sessions, lunch will be available for pre-order.

Boys with Santa

Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 9-Noon
Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and a morning of western music and dancing, holiday activities, games and crafts. Visit the animals in the corral and share your holiday wishes with Santa. Designed for families with children 12 years of age and younger. Call the Rancho for availability. The Rancho will be closed to the public for this special event

Santa Sleigh

Thursday-Friday, December 18-19, 2014 | 4-7 pm
Holiday Open House

Enjoy the Yuletide sparkle of the ranch house, the magnificently trimmed tree, mantles and hearths festooned with greens, holiday treats and strolling carolers.



Moreton Bay Fig

Rancho Los Alamitos encourages certain site uses such as painting and photography classes, horticulture tours and observations. On a very limited basis the ranch is available for commercial photography, video and filming. Details->


Spring Luncheon Table

“From the minute we turned into your driveway we were treated as special guests. We enjoyed the quality tours of the garden and house, and the delicious lunch. What a wonderful way to spend a day!”
- Jasmine Creek Garden Club Details->
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