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and other fun happenings at Rancho Los Cerritos.

Upcoming Calendar:     September - October 2014

 Museum Public Hours:

 Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.
NOTE: The Rancho will be closed on Sunday, October 5th.

Phone: (562) 206-2040
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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, November 1.



Sunday, October 5


The Ghostly Gala-Vent




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 show. 

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” surprises! 

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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