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Published on May 23rd, 2012 | by RLn Staff


Harbor Currents for Family & Community, May 23, 2012

May 27
Memorial Weekend Picnic and Open Mic
Celebrate the with Occupy Long Beach this long Memorial Day weekend, starting at 4 p.m. May 27, at Bixby Park. Bring a blanket or a chair, something yummy to share. Bring your instrument; share a song or a poem.
Details: (562) 570-1601;
Venue: Bixby Park
Location: Long Beach

June 2
National Trails Day
Help repair the trails that thousands of people enjoy each year between 9 a.m. and 12p.m.
Details: (310) 541-7613;
Venue: Portuguese Bend Reserve
Location: Park Place Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes (Entrance at Del Cerro Park)

June 3
Muller House Museum’s First Sunday Series
“Love & Lumber: the Diary of a Ship Captain’s Wife” is the topic of Muller House Museum’s First Sunday Series.Local business owner Steve Cole will share his grandparents’ life aboard the Espada, a classic lumber schooner that sailed from San Pedro to Washington in the early 1900s. Museum and gift shop open at 1p.m., the program begins at 1:30p.m., and a tour of the museum is available at 3p.m.. Light refreshments served. A display on the same topic will be featured through the month of June. Free, but donations welcome
Venue: Muller House
Location: 1542 S. Beacon St., San Pedro

June 5

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Meet the Grunion
The Aquarium will open at 8 p.m. and a film on grunion begins at 9 p.m. in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Prior to the predicted run, everyone will gather on the beach to await the grunion. The program cost is $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students, and children. Warm clothing is recommended.

Grunion may be caught by hand in the months of March, June, and July which is the open season and grunion catchers 16 years and older must have a valid California fishing license. During April and May grunion may be observed, but not captured. Open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Details:  (310) 548-7562,
Venue: The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro

June 8
World of Penguins

Photos by Diana Lejins

Penguin expert Dee Boersma will discuss her research on seabirds like the Magellanic Penguins in a special presentation themed to coincide with the new June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The event begins at 7 p.m. June 8. Tickets are $5 for the public and free for aquarium members, teachers and students with valid I.D. and advanced reservations.
Details: (562) 590-3100;
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach



June 10
Summer Sunday Late Nights
The public is invited to the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the new June Keyes Penguin Habitat as they journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals, including more than 150 sharks they can touch. Tickets are $14.95 for adults, $13.95 for children (3-11) and free
for children 3 and younger.
Details: (562) 590-3100;
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Nature Walks
Enjoy a challenging three-hour hike to view the 21-acre habitat restoration work and the birds now living in the habitat. The hike begins at 9 a.m. and is strenuous. Participants are advised to bring sun protection, water and walking shoes. No reservations are required. Event may be cancelled due to rain.
Details: (310) 541-7613;
Venue: Three Sisters Reserve
Location: The end of Ocean Terrace Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes

June 9
Green Long Beach! Festival–Change is in the Air
Take part of the 4th annual Green Long Beach! Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 9, on the Marina Green on east Shoreline Drive. The Green Long Beach! Festival is an annual event to bring together local businesses, green groups, artists, musicians and educators to celebrate the environment and encourage ecological awareness in the public through commerce, government, community organizations and the arts.

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