RLn COMMUNITY: Aug. 4, 2014

  • 08/04/2014
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Aug. 5
Shark Week
Participate in special shark crafts and activities, Aug. 5 through 10 at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.CarbrilloMariqueAquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro

Aug. 5
Seashore Mornings
Follow that Slime from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
First and second graders delight in discovering the wonders of slime and much more in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s week-long Science at the Seashore program “Galloping Snails and Other Fishy Tales”.

Participants will get close-up views of sea snails “galloping” and other fascinating seashore animals in the laboratory, aquarium and along the surrounding shoreline.  Children will create their own storybooks, go crab fishing, find out what lives in oozing mud and make records of their daily discoveries.  Hands-on activities will include handling live marine animals, using a variety of tools (microscopes, plankton nets, binoculars, etc.), learning about animals in the Aquarium exhibits, exploring nearby coastal habitats, and participating in ecological games.  Register now as classes are limited in size to ensure individual attention.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.CarbrilloMariqueAquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro

Aug. 7
Tour the Oil Islands
Councilman Patrick O’Donnell is hosting a tour of the Oil Islands in Long Beach at 9:30 a.m., Aug.7. There is only a few available seats left, sign up as soon as possible if you are interested in attending the tour.
Details: 562-570-6918; district4@longbeach.gov
Aug. 9
Ocean Trails to East Reserve Nature Walk
Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for a moderate nature walk at 9 a.m., Aug. 9. Learn about the Peninsula’s military history as you walk to the site of a former World War II bunker.
Details: (310) 541-7613
Location: Park on Twin Harbor Dr. or La Rotunda Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

Aug. 9
Salt Marsh Open House
Step out into nature and discover the hidden world of the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 9, with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and Coastal Park naturalist as they help uncover the world of mud and water that is our local wetland. The salt marsh will be open giving ample time to learn more about the local native plants and animals, including birds, fish, crabs, worms and more. Bring your binoculars, camera, sketch pad, journal or just your curiosity.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location:  3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Aug. 9
Summer Saturday at the Dominguez Rancho
Bring your children to the Rancho, from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9, to take part in the summer Saturday at the Dominguez Rancho program.
Your children will explore roping weaving, where kids learn how to make a reata (lasso) and learn about the art of roping and learn how to weave to make their own creation.
All the classes are free and open to all ages.
Details: (310) 603-0088www.dominguezrancho.org.
Venue: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Location: 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez

Aug. 9
Navy Days LA 2014
Navy Days LA returns to the Port of Los Angeles, providing residents and visitors the opportunity to tour real-life U.S. Naval vessels, Aug. 9 and 10, at the World Cruise Center.
Tours are free to the public with reservations.
Details:  portoflosangeles.org
Aug. 10
Celebration of Food and Wine

Terranea Resort is celebrating its fifth year with the first Celebration of Food and Wine, Aug. 10, in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The food and wine extravaganza will feature special seminars and wine tastings led by renowned winemakers and experts along with bites from Terranea chefs, a wine paired luncheon, and an evening reception and special dinner.
The event offers four seminars throughout the day, covering bubbles of the world, a history of South Africa, Italian Wines, and Bordeaux vs. Burgundy. A wine paired lunch highlighting “Old vs. New” wines and foods and an evening reception and dinner led by Terranea’s chefs will also be offered.
Festival tickets are $125 for all four seminars and lunch, $125 for the evening reception and dinner, or $225 for the full day of food and wine experiences, including seminars, lunch, reception and dinner.
Terranea’s Celebration of Food and Wine is by advance reservation only, and tickets to the food and wine event are limited.
Details: (310) 265-2766; www.terranea.com.
Venue: Terranea Resort
Location: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes

Aug. 10
Full Moon Hike
Participate in a full moon hike hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Reservations required, limited to people ages 9 and older. Cost is $10 per person.

Details: (310) 541-7613
Location: 27305 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates
Aug. 10
Celebrate Navy Days LA
Two Navy ships will be open for public tours on Aug. 10 and 11. The tours are part of Los Angeles’ Navy Days LA celebration.
Details: http://www.portoflosangeles.org/
Venue: Port of Los Angeles
Aug. 11
Discover how different kinds of animals survive in the ocean, Aug. 11 through 15, at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Fifth and sixth graders will have the opportunity to dive into marine science while having fun in the weeklong “Ichthyology and Other Slimy Words” workshop.

Students will examine the inner and outer workings of a fish, and discover unique features that relate sharks to eels and the Garibaldi. Discover how ichthyologists use special tools and techniques and careful observation to understand more about fish. Dissections, fishing, fish printing, and fish feeding are all included as part of the discovery.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location:  3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
Aug. 16
Volunteer at White Point Nature Preserve
Volunteer days will be held at White Point Nature Preserve from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 16.
Details: (310) 541-7613
Venue: White Point Nature Preserve
Location: 1600 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro
Aug. 16
Center Summer Social

Enjoy a beautiful Saturday evening social at a historic home in the Willmore City District filled with food, drinks, raffles, and more. Meet the staff and board of your LGBTQ Center.
There is a $10 cover. Center member are admitted free of charge.
Address will be provided upon ticket purchase.
Details: CLICK HERE,
Aug. 16
Raise money for Wilmington, Aug. 16, at Banning Park in Wilmington.
The event is a grassroots, bike, run or walk 4K.
Details: (310) 971-6868; www.hoodgrownevents.com
Venue: Banning Park
Location: 401 E. M St., Wilmington

Aug. 16
Robotics By the Sea
Robots take over the lower Cabrillo Marine Aquarium courtyard, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16, during the 6th annual Robotics Day.
Watch demonstrations from local high school robotics clubs and learn about land and underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles).  Drive an underwater ROV through an obstacle course and discover how scientists use ROVs to explore the ocean.  Robotics By the Sea is a free event and open to everyone.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location:  3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro
Aug. 17
C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff Party
The C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff Party will be returning, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17, to the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Enjoy ocean views, live music, refreshing cocktails, tasty appetizers, and celebrate what has been called the “gold standard” in HIV care.
Tickets are $25 at the door. Complementary admission to the Long Beach Museum of Art is included. Valet parking will be available.
The final roster of restaurants where you can become a C.A.R.E. host will be announced.
C.A.R.E. 21 Members, C.A.R.E. To Dine Participating Restaurant Owners/Managers, C.A.R.E.-Hosts (individuals and organizations that sign up to host parties on C.A.R.E. to Dine day) will receive two free admissions.
Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art
Location: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Aug. 18
Summer Seashore Adventures
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers a five-day summer Science at the Seashore workshop called “Crab Shells and Native Tales,” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 18 through 22.
The workshop is designed for third- and fourth-grade students.
Throughout the week, students will have an opportunity to observe animals in the aquarium, explore nearby coastal habitats, participate in ecological games and use a variety of scientific tools (microscopes, plankton nets, binoculars, etc.) to investigate live marine animals.
Students will have a chance to observe animal behavior as they hold hermit crabs, feed barnacles, go crab fishing, and more.  They will have fun discovering the marvelous mud at the salt marsh, and learning about cultural connections to the ocean including native peoples’ use of ocean resources.  Each participant will create take-home projects.
The cost is $85 ($77 FRIENDS member) and includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.  Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location:  3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

Aug. 20
Tall Ships Festival
From Aug. 20 through 24, the Port of Los Angeles will be just one of three west coast ports bestowed with the honor of welcoming these beautiful vessels to their shores, affording visitors the rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore.
In addition, the historic Battleship Iowa and the Victory Ship, S.S. Lane Victory will also be open for tours with your ticket.
Tall Ships® Festival Los Angeles will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide, including the official Tall Ships of the City of Los Angeles: Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, The Twin Brigantines.
Multi-Day On Board Ship Tour Pass is available for $19. The pass provides five-day access to the festival grounds, on board ship tours and countless activities.
In addition to onboard tours, Tall Ships® Festival LA will offer the opportunity for visitors to sail on the Pacific Ocean aboard the Schooner Freda B, Schooner Curlew and several others. Each vessel will sail several times daily beginning Aug. 21. The cost for each ticket is $85.
Details: TallShipsFestivalLA.com

Aug. 23
Come Aboard the Floating Lab
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff on a floating marine biology and oceanography lab from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aug. 23. Aquarium staff will help passengers learn about and study the near shore sea life. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee is $28.
Details: (310) 548-7562
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro


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