RLn Upcoming COMMUNITY Events

  • 04/01/2014
  • Reporters Desk

April 6
Henrietta E. Mosely
The San Pedro Historical Society presents Henrietta E. Mosely as part of their First Sunday Speaker Series. The topic of the talk titled: “History Through a Lighthouse Lens.” Henrietta E. Mosely is the author of the book Point Fermin Lighthouse Families, 1874-1927. The event will take place, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 6, at the San Pedro Library’s Community Room.
Details: sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org 
Venue: San Pedro Library
Location: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

April 8
David Gerrold Delivers Pat Eliet Memorial Lecture
The Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the annual Patricia Eliet Memorial Lecture featuring science fiction author David Gerrold as the guest speaker, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gerrold’s prolific output includes stage shows, teleplays, film scripts, educational films, computer software, comic books, more than 50 novels and anthologies, and hundreds of articles, columns, and short stories. His novels and stories have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
He has worked on a dozen different TV series, including Star Trek, Land of the Lost, Twilight Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5 and Sliders. He is the author of Star Trek’s most popular episode “The Trouble with Tribbles.”
In 1995, Gerrold penned The Martian Child, a semi-autobiographical tale of a science fiction writer who adopts a little boy, only to discover he might be a Martian. The novelette won the science fiction triple crown:  the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Locus Poll. It was the basis for the 2007 film Martian Child starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet.
A 10-time Hugo and Nebula award nominee, Gerrold is also a recipient of the Skylark Award for Excellence in Imaginative Fiction and the Forrest J. Ackerman lifetime achievement award. He will be a Guest of Honor at the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.
The lecture series honors former CSU Dominguez Hills professor of English Patricia Eliet, who taught at the university from 1969 to 1990.  It is sponsored by the Department of English, English Graduate Association, College of Arts and Humanities, and Associated Students Incorporated.
Details: http://www.csudh.edu
Venue: CSU Dominguez Hills
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson


April 9
Join Little Squirts
Little Squirts is now part of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Wednesday afternoon classes and is offered for 2 to 4-year-olds participation with parent(s) or guardian(s).
On four consecutive Wednesdays, April 9 through 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Little Squirts will have fun while learning about the ocean.
The Aquarium will serve as a base station for ocean exploration. Each four-class series includes arts and crafts, movement and music to introduce marine life to toddlers. Activities may include exploring our exhibit hall, a trip to the beach, or visiting the touch tank. Little Squirts is designed to make science learning fun for you and your little one.
The cost for four weekly sessions is $30 ($27 members) and includes a child’s Little Squirts T-shirt.  Financial assistance is available. Pre-registration is required, please no walk-ins.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

April 9
Join SEA Club
Kindergarten through second grade students enrolled in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s SEA Club (Science Education Afternoons) will learn while having fun exploring the local marine environment. The club will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays, April 9 through the 30th.
The Aquarium’s marine laboratory classroom will serve as a base station for hands-on ocean exploration. Under the guidance of CMA’s education staff, students will have an opportunity to use microscopes, binoculars, and other scientific tools during their expeditions around the Aquarium and different destinations within the Cabrillo Coastal Park. Activities may include treks to the adjacent Point Fermin tidepools, investigations of the sandy beach, and visits to the Salinas de San Pedro Saltmarsh where the children will observe animals in nature and learn about the marine habitats of Southern California. Students help plan the activities according to their interests. Our goal is for students to leave their SEA Club experience with a better understanding of and appreciation for their connection to the ocean.
The cost for four weekly sessions is $30 ($27 FRIENDS members) and includes a SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance is available. Pre-registration is required.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
April 12
Fishing with Uncle Larry
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Programs Director Larry Fukuhara for a morning of fun fishing April 12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Larry has been fishing in Southern California for over 50 years and will teach participants how to rig tackle and identify fish. Larry will also cover various fishing techniques and fishing etiquette.
This is a free program open to all, however, pre-registration is required.
A fishing license is not necessary when fishing from public piers, so bring your fishing gear and come on down. If you don’t have a rod, hand-lines will be provided.  Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Details: (310) 548-7562 ext. 223.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

April 12
Tidepool Wonders
Join the last scheduled tidepool walk of the season with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium April 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Bring family and friends to the aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium for an informative slide show, followed by a walk led by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Education Staff to the nearby Point Fermin tidepools.
The tidepools offer protection to a variety of local tidepool animals and seaweeds. Among the organisms are tidepool sculpin, sea urchins, sea hares, hermit crabs, feather-boa kelp, and an occasional octopus.  An accessible pathway leads to the edge of the tidepools.
This is a free event; however, reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Non-slip shoes and outdoor clothing are recommended for navigating the slippery, rocky shore.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Share this article:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *