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April 2019

Collage of volunteers   Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteers bring the Rancho to life and contribute to the special feeling and authenticity that is found here. Through their creative efforts our many volunteers support every facet of Ranch activity. Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation will recognize, honor, share stories and enjoy the company of its more than 200 volunteers.

RLA volunteers only.

May 2019

Da Camera Society Logo   Fire & Grace & Ash | The Da Camera Society Concert: Chamber Music in Historic Sites
Edwin Huizinga, violin; Ashley Broder, mandolin; William Coulter, guitar 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Performances at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm | $80 per person
Advance Reservations Required

Step into the California Rancho period at this magnificently restored "Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods", including four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1933) and barnyard — all of which served as home to three generations of the Bixby family. In this setting, a trio of virtuoso musicians will take you on a one of a kind musical adventure blending Bach, Bluegrass and Celtic guitar — a musical journey featuring unique and compelling arrangements of Baroque music with detours along the path to gentle and foot-stomping American fiddle tunes. 

Rancho Los Alamitos Festival: Arrive early and explore the rancho's extensive grounds, gardens and historic buildings (docents available throughout the afternoon). Then, enjoy a picnic lunch (separate purchase, details available in early-April) beneath a canopy of historic Moreton Bay fig trees on the lawn of the ranch house.
Make your reservations at DaCamera.org.
Rancho Los Alamitos Ranch House and Moreton Bay Fig

Home-made soaps   Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Workshop
Soap-Making and Culinary Demonstration with Tasting

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:30 AM—12:30 PM
$60 per RLA Member | $80 per Future Member
Advance Reservations Required

Spend a morning at beautiful Rancho Los Alamitos. Culinary demos featuring brunch recipes, cocktails and tastings plus soap-making with essential oils, herbs and flowers. Participants will enjoy lively conversation and camaraderie, while making memories in the heart of the Rancho. Take home inspiration, recipes, three hand-made soaps. Price includes all materials. Details & Reservations >


PLEASE NOTE! The Rancho will be closed on Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 12, 2019
The Rancho will be closed on Mother's Day as most of our volunteers want to be with their families.
Mother's Day Happy  

Pink flower   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $10 per person registration fee

Advance reservations required. The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited.  Reservations are not refundable but may be transferred to another person (but not to another date) when notice is given to the Rancho at (562) 431-3541. Details and reservations>

Green Cottonwood Leaf   Cottonwood Award Luncheon
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$75 per RLA Member | $100 per Future Member | $1,000 per table

Honoring Steve Goodling and recognizing Jean Bixby Smith and Barbara Bixby Blackwell of Rancho Los Cerritos. The Cottonwood Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have shown significant leadership in enhancing, promoting and supporting the cultural communities of the Southern California Region. Tickets and Sponsorships >.

June 2019

Pampas Grass at RLA   A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho
Saturday, June 8, 2019 | Noon – 2:30 pm • $10 per person registration fee

Advance reservations required. The guide for your 2½ hour tour will be Rancho Los Alamitos’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Suitable for adults and interested teens. Space is limited. Reservations are not refundable but may be transferred to another person (but not to another date) when notice is given to the Rancho at (562) 431-3541. Details and reservations>

Photo of a jar being filled with pickled vegetables   A Deb's Kitchen Culinary Adventure with Chef Debbi Dubbs
Pickling and Fermentation

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$75 per Future member | $65 per RLA member

Join us at Rancho Los Alamitos for a hands-on class on the basics of pickling and fermenting vegetables. Details and reservations >

July 2019

Rancho Cowbow   Museum Pop-Up Shop of Local Artists
Entire Month of July, 2019 | Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free admission

During the entire month of July (excluding holidays), the Rancho's Museum Shop will be hosting a pop-up shop featuring the work of local artists. Stop in to view and purchase the unique designs of our community's creators including jewelry, glass, specialty foods, home and garden décor and more.

August 2019

Farm Dinner at the Ranch   Farm Dinner at the Ranch
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$125 per RLA Member / $150 per Future Member

At the Farm Dinner at Ranch, you will enjoy a gracious garden party reception with a down-home “ranch” flair, then dine amid the corrals, barns and farm animals for a delightful evening of remarkable food, lively entertainment and good friends. Your farm-to-table feast will be prepared by Chef Paul Buchanan, voted the Best Chef year-after-year by the Long Beach Press Telegram Reader’s Choice Awards. Proceeds will support the educational mission of Rancho Los Alamitos. For information, sponsorships and reservations, call (562) 431.3541. Preview

 
... and more to come. Stay tuned (and check back soon)!
 
 
 
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Photography, Film, Painting   Book an Exclusive Tour and Luncheon
Moreton Bay Fig   Luncheon table

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