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Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

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RLn COMMUNITY calendar: May 23, 2014

May 24
Garden Tour
Join an hour-long guided tour of the gardens of Rancho San Pedro, at 11 a.m. May 24.
The Rancho San Pedro is inhabited by various flowers, cactus, succulents, and trees. Gregorio Del Amo, a horticulturist himself, enjoyed bringing plants from all over the world to the Rancho in the early 20th century.
Come learn about the gardens’ historical relevance to the Rancho. Enjoy the opportunity to walk inside and explore the hidden grottos, explore the Rose Garden (it has more than 50 different rose species), see the exotic plants and orchards, and so much more!
Details: (310) 603-0088
Venue: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Location: 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez

May 24
Succulent Exchange
Bring clippings of your favorite succulents to trade and share with Long Beach plant lovers, May 24, at Lincoln Park.
Bring the whole family for a demonstration of how easy it is to snip and plant these unique and beautiful drought tolerant varieties that thrive in the arid coastal climate of Southern California.
The remaining clippings can be planted at Lincoln Park and the Civic Center to beautify our common central plaza.
Details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECTl3rO7aVI
Venue: Lincoln Park
Location: Pacific Avenue at Broadway, Long Beach
 
May 26
Memorial Day at Battleship IOWA
The 16-inch main guns of Battleship IOWA will be the backdrop of a stirring Memorial Day tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who lost their lives in the uniform of America’s armed services.
During the ceremony, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. May 26, American flags aboard the historic naval ship museum will be flown at half mast, and a color guard will post the flags of the military branches.
Rep.Janice Hahn, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino will offer remarks in remembrance of military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to their nation.
Details:www.pacificbattleship.com
Venue: Battleship IOWA
Location: 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

May 30
POLAHS Green Festival
Students and community members are welcome to attend Port of Los Angeles High School’s 3rd annual Green Festival, from 12 to 3 p.m. May 30.
Details: (310) 832-9201; rbruhnke@polahs.net
Venue: POLAHS
Location: 250 W. 5th St., San Pedro

 
May 30
Grunion Fish-tival at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Come in style to the “Grunion Fish-tival,” starting at 7 p.m. May 30 from 7 p.m., at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
Wear an aluminum hat to greet the grunion and shield yourself from the cosmic rays of the moon.
Grunions are small sardine-size fish of the silversides family, which are among the few species of fish that risk the protection of the ocean to spawn. The females burrow into the sand to lay eggs as the males wrap around them in order to fertilize the eggs. Then both males and females ride a wave back to the ocean. The fertilized eggs incubate for about nine days in the sand until the next series of big waves during highest tide signals the eggs to hatch and carries baby grunions out to sea.
The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students, and children.
 
June 1
Fashion Show
The Silver Fox is hosting a fashion show to benefit the AIDS Food Store Long Beach at 5 p.m. June 1.
The event will feature Designer Jomo Patterson of JP Designs.
See the hottest summer fashions by JP Designs as swimwear, T-shirts and underwear by the local designer will be modeled by some of the area’s top models.
For the past 5 years, the AIDS Food Store’s and the Silver Fox have joined together with local designers to present the season’s best fashions.
Details: www.aidfoodstore.org
Venue: Silver Fox
Location: 411 Redondo Ave., Long Beach
 
June 1
First Sunday Speaker Series
The San Pedro Historical Society presents Craig McDonald as part of their First Sunday Speaker Series, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 1, at the Muller House.
The topic of the talk titled: “Yosemite’s Unknown Heroine”.
Tours of the house will be given at 3 o’clock.
Details: sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org
Venue: The Muller House
Location: 1542 S. Beacon St., San Pedro
 
June 6
Sip Of Long Beach
Sip of Long Beach will meet, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 6, at the House of Hayden in Long Beach.
Mix, mingle, meet and greet.
Details: BradPShore@earthlink.net
Venue: House of Hayden
Location:  421 E. 1st St., Long Beach
 
June 7
Ballet Recital
The San Pedro Ballet School’s annual spring recital and San Pedro City Ballet’s showcase is at 2 p.m. June 7, at the historic Warner Grand Theatre.
The performance is choreographed around the classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and will also feature new works by directors Patrick and Cindy Bradley, and exciting choreography by the San Pedro Ballet staff.
Tickets are now available through Brown Paper Tickets through June 1. Tickets are $15 for general seating and $20 for premier seating. Tickets are also available the day of the show one hour prior to show time.
Details: www.grandvision.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
June 7 
70th Anniversary of D-Day
Commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 7, aboard the S.S. Lane Victory in San Pedro.
Details:lanevictory.org
Venue: S.S. Lane Victory
Location: Berth 46, San Pedro
 
June 7
Native Garden Workday
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in its monthly beach clean-up and Native Garden Workday, from 8 to 10 a.m. June 7, in San Pedro.
Volunteers learn about shoreline habitats and the coastal sage scrub native plant community, while discovering the benefits of protecting these environments. The collective effort of volunteers who spend two hours removing beach debris and helping to maintain the native garden can make a real difference along our heavily impacted shoreline.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

June 7
Yard and Boutique Sale
The San Pedro Historical Society is hosting its semi-annual Yard and Boutique Sale, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7, at the Muller House Museum.
Early Bird admission is $5, with the doors opening at 7:30 am.
Details: sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org
Venue: The Muller House
Location: 1542 S. Beacon St., San Pedro

June 8
Explore The Shore
Spend June 8 (World Ocean Day) exploring the shore at Cabrillo Beach, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join the “Walk Cabrillo” guided tour of the Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park.
This free activity will include guided interpretation of inner Cabrillo Beach, saltmarsh, outer wave-swept sandy beach, and the Cabrillo Beach tidepools.  Participants will learn about the cultural history as well as the natural history of the area.  All will experience an informative and invigorating afternoon.
Details: (310) 548-7562; www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org
Venue: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Location: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.
 
June 11
Seafood Feast Raises Funds for Scholarships

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles will host the 27th Annual Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fundraising event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 11, at the San Pedro Fish Market.
The Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 to honor the memory of longshore workers who have lost their lives working on the waterfront and to assist local high school seniors entering college.

Tickets are $40 per person.
Details: (818) 951-2842; propellerclub.lalb@verizon.net
Venue:  San Pedro Fish Marke
Location:  1190 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
 
June 12
Business Awards, Installation Luncheon
Join the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the
2014 Annual Business Awards and Installation Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 12, at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel in San Pedro.
Tickets start at $55.
Details: (310) 832-7272
Venue: Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
Location: 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro


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