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Calendar of Events 2014

Ranch Roundup

Saturday, September 6 | 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ranch Roundup | Whoop It Up for Kids
Enjoy entertainment by South Bay Country and learn to Line Dance. Feast on genuine ranch-style open-pit barbecue. Come in your best Western Chic Attire. Best dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl win prizes. Casino under the stars, Texas Hold'em, Live Auction, Vintage & Estate Jewelry Silent Auction and much more. Details

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

Conversations in Place 2014

Sunday, September 14 | 1:30-3:30pm
Conversations in Place 2014

TOMORROW  Should Our Future Cling to the Past?

Joel Kotkin, international expert on economic, political & social trends, author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 and columnist, Orange County Register
Julia Huang, Founder & CEO of interTRENDS, a fast growing, innovative Long Beach firm working with Fortune 500 companies to focus on the growing Asian American market
Gustavo Arellano, Editor of OC Weekly and author of the bestseller/nationally syndicated column, ¡Ask a Mexican! and TACO USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America Detailsfs

The Rancho will be closed to the public for this private function

Docent Leading School Tour

September 16 - October 9,  2014 | 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Docent Training

Rancho Los Alamitos docents share with visitors the story of the ranch, the people and the landscape over time, from the earliest Native American period through to the present, looking at what has changed and what has stayed the same and why. Call Teresa Barbee at (562) 431-3541 to learn more or to register for docent training.

Conversations in Place 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 1:30-3:30pm
Conversations in Place 2014

CONNECTING Urban Nature Isn’t What You Think

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize winner and restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times
Jared Farmer, Historian, “geohumanist,” author of Trees in Paradise: A California History and winner of the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize in American History
Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of History; environmental journalist and editor, "Boom: A Journal of California" Details

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


Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 12-4:30pm
Children's Fall Harvest Festival

Mark your calendar for this annual Rancho event for kids and their families. This free public program celebrates the season with games, story-tellers, demonstrations, pony-rides and a costume parade.

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

Gift Shop Preview Sale

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

Join us for a special evening of shopping for unique gifts for everyone on your list. Enjoy light refreshments while you browse! Free admission. Member discounts.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 10-12:30 pm
Bulb & Wreath 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. Price and details will be posted here in the fall.

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

Holiday Open House

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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