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May 2016

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Cottonwood Award Luncheon 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$100 per person

Cottonwood Award for Leadership
Honoring Hon. Bob Foster and Nancy Foster
The Cottonwood Award recognizes individuals who have shown significant leadership in enhancing, promoting and supporting the cultural communities of the Southern California Region.

The Special Recognition Awardwill be presented to James C. Hankla

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September 2016

Conversations in Place 2016

Conversations in Place 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
$25 per person
Bridging Communities: A Measure of Today

The Conversation: Speakers Wayne Ratkovich and Deborah Weintraub with moderator Alan Pullman, Char Miller and the Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia Details>

October 2016

Conversations in Place 2016

Conversations in Place 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
$25 per person
Science and the Humanities: A Meeting of Minds

The Conversation:
Speakers Lori Bettison-Varga and Michael Dickinson with Ursula Heise, Hannah Landecker, D.J. Waldie and moderator William Deverell Details>


Children's Fall Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 30, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Back by Popular Demand! The Children's Fall Harvest Festival is a fun-filled event with something for kids and grown-ups alike, from the costume parade at 2:00 p.m. to the ever-popular games in the barnyard. Children will be able to build crafts and create decorations to celebrate the season. Free parking is at CSULB on Palo Verde Avenue with continuous, handicap accessible shuttle service to the Rancho. Refreshments will be available at reasonable cost. Free Admission.

November 2016

Conversations in Place 2016

Conversations in Place 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
$25 per person
The Sonic Landscape: Moving Messages

The Conversation: Speaker Josh Kun and performance by the Grammy-winning band, Quetzal with Greg Bryant, Craig Torres and moderator Oliver Wang Details>

December 2016


Holiday Hoedown & Ranch Style Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Family and friends will gather once again at Rancho Los Alamitos to create another year of holiday memories. Please join us and be part of the fun at the rancho’s Holiday Hoedown and Ranch-Style Breakfast with Santa! This program is designed for families with children under 12 years of age. Your ticket price includes breakfast, entertainment and participation in activities, including a petting corral, and crafts. Ticket price to be announced.


Rancho Holiday Open House
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday December 14, 15 and 16, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Rancho Los Alamitos welcomes you to its Holiday Open Houseon three evenings in December. Celebrate the holiday and enjoy an evening visit to Rancho Los Alamitos. Come and relish the beautifully decorated ranch house and complimentary holiday refreshments. Evening tours feature seasonal music enjoyed under the eaves of the Horse Barn. The Rancho Gift shop will be open for your shopping pleasure.


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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