September - October 2014
Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.
NOTE: The Rancho will be closed on Sunday, October 5th.
Phone: (562) 206-2040
Fax: (562) 206-2049
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Saturday, October 4
CREATION STATION: Outrageous Orange!
The popular and free walk-in arts and crafts program for kids,
Creation Station, returns to Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site on
Saturday, October 4 with “Outrageous Orange”. This is an opportunity
for children to create unique seasonal crafts, including creepy
spiders, glowing lanterns, and pom-pom pumpkins! In addition to
these seasonal hands-on activities, visitors can take a guided house
tour (1pm to 5pm) and a garden tour (2:30pm).
Creation Station is specifically tailored to children between
the ages of 6-11, and drop-in hours are between 1-4 p.m. Creation
Station workshops are held the first Saturday of most months, rain
or shine. No reservations required and, best of all, they are free!
The next one – “Brilliant Brown” – is scheduled for Saturday,
Sunday, October 5
Join us as we explore
Victorian Halloween traditions. Attend a séance and check out “the
other world,” as portrayed through a humorous skit written by
script-writing volunteers Gene and Gail Dermody. The dynamic duo
has also produced a tongue-in-cheek piece on spiritualism that will
have you chuckling. And then there is the unexplainable… Let Victor
Elan bedazzle you with his wizardry as he stages a Victorian magic
In keeping with the spirit
of Halloween, guests will be encouraged to decorate masks, crack
chestnuts to learn about their one true love, or play games such as
pumpkin croquet or corn bowling. There will be surprises around
every corner... and who knows, you may even see a ghost or two!
Retiring to the backyard
after two hours of unusual entertainment and drinks, guests will
enjoy a fitting supper, catered by TGIS, that includes such tasty
morsels as Don’t Be a Chicken pasilla chile chicken and The Boneyard—rib
eye steak in a tasty sauce.
During and after dinner,
you will enjoy the haunting melodies of Jazz standards as performed
by the Anthony Shadduck Trio, featuring the other-worldly vocal
stylings of Nancy Sanchez.
Lucky winners of the silent
and live auctions will walk away with vacations at a ranch,
chef-prepared dinners, Halloween-themed events and more. This is an
evening you won’t want to miss, there are certain to be some “scary”
The Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos
will be honored at our gala as an Outstanding Partner.
We hope you will come celebrate with us that evening!
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Ticket prices start at $175.
To order tickets, print, complete, and return
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For more information, call Charlene at (562) 206-2046, or
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