August - October 2014
Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (562) 206-2040
Find us on:
Sunday, August 17
Mud Mania: A
Celebration of Adobe!
Squish a little history
between your toes at this delightfully muddy festival where
you're not supposed to stay clean! "Mud-tastic" activities
include adobe brick-making, mud relay races, clay sculpting,
archaeology adventures and more! De-mudding station available;
bring old shoes (required), a change of clothes and a towel.
Tickets: $7 adults/$5 children;
children 3 and under are free. 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 24
A mix of bluegrass,
jug band, swing and gospel
Dustbowl Revival won the coveted 'Best
Live Band' award from L.A. Weekly in 2013 for their "upbeat,
old-school, All-American sonic safaris" that "exemplify everything
shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a
pleasure to hear." The Boston
Globe said they evoke "a
Depression-era sensibility redolent of John Steinbeck, and the
spirit-raising gospel of the American South." The 9 piece band has
honed their musical rapport through relentless touring, and a
sincere love for the musical genre that's become known as Americana.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for
Free (donations welcome!)
Pets & smoking not allowed.
Saturday, September 6
Become a part of the Rancho Team! You are
invited to our volunteer open house where you will find out about
the Rancho's many volunteer opportunities, the Rancho's award
winning educational programs, and take a behind-the-scenes look at
museum operations. If you're a fan of history, or just love to be of
service, Rancho Los Cerritos is a beautiful place to volunteer.
Please RSVP to
Wednesday, September 10
Bring History To Life!
Our award winning Adobe Days Revisited program
reaches thousands of local school kids every year. Become a part of
the Rancho team, and become a volunteer tour guide. You will take
fourth grade students on a journey back to the 19th century, where
they'll learn about the Rancho through hands-on educational
activities, chores, and games.
Our Living History School Docent training
begins on Wednesday, September 10, from 9:30 AM - 12 PM, and
continues for seven consecutive Wednesdays.
For more information, or to register for
training, please send an email to
JanS@RanchoLosCerritos.org, or call 562-206-2040.
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.
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Learn more about Sponsorship & Table hosting opportunities.
For more information, call Charlene at (562) 206-2046, or
contact her via email at