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Calendar of Events 2014

 
 
 
April    
Garden Show Logo

Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
South Coast Plaza Spring Garden Show
Monday-Friday 10am–9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm and
Sunday 11am–6:30pm

Please stop by the Rancho's booth at the 25th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show which will be held at South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing. Free Admission and Parking. For more information, click here.


May    
Docent Leading School Tour

May 6 – May 29,  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.


Prickley Pear

Saturday, May 17, 2014 and Sunday May 18, 2014

Cactus Club Regional Plant Show and Sale

The Rancho will be closed to the public for this private function but open to members of local and regional Cactus Clubs.

To assist us with our very limited parking, please make a reservation by calling (562) 431-3541. Thank you for your cooperation.


Cottonwood Awards

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 11am-3pm
3rd Annual Cottonwood Awards Luncheon

Honoring former Governor and Mrs. George Deukmejian with Special Recognition of Mayor and Mrs. Bob Foster Details->

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


July    

Melisssa's Prduce

Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 10am -12:30pm
Pepper Workshop & Book Signing

Demonstration, Food Tasting and Book Signing
The Great Pepper Cookbook, the Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Cooking with Peppers
. Join us for a tasty time. Your admission price includes a cooking demonstration, recipe tasting and a copy of the brand new 2014 publication by Melissa’s Produce.


August    

Conversations in Place 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 1:30-3:30 pm
Conversations in Place 2014

YESTERDAY The Past in the 21st Century

Richard West, President & CEO, Autry National Center of the American West and Founding Director Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
M. Wayne Donaldson FAIA, Presidential Appointed Chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and former California State Historic Preservation Officer
Pamela Seager Executive Director, Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation and recognized preservationist. Details->

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


September    
Sponsorship Opportunities - Please click here for details

Saturday, September 6 | 4:30-9:30pm

Ranch Roundup Details->

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


Jars of Pickles and Sauerkraut

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 10am-12:30pm
Pickling and Fermentation Workshop

Chef Debbi Dubbs returns to guide us in making pickled baby vegetables and sauerkraut. Details coming soon.


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 Details->

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


October    

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


Pumpkins

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.


November    

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.


December    

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.


SITE USES: PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMING, PAINTING

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->
 

BOOK A LUNCHEON TOUR

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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