Summer camps and tours are back at Rancho Los Cerritos – and other nonprofit news • Long Beach Post News
Rancho Los Cerritos is welcoming campers back this summer for a variety of history-based programs.
Open summer camp programs currently include “Camp Vaquero” and “Camp Nature”. Consult the summer camp programs here. A “Time Travelers Camp in a Box” option is also available for in-home use and includes a selection of crafts and activities.
Guided tours of the garden and house are back and are on a first come, first served basis during public hours. Tours in Spanish are by appointment only.
Please email [email protected] to arrange a tour in Spanish. Walk-in people are welcome, or RSVP in advance here.
Visitors can take a tour, explore the house and gardens, have a picnic, go on a scavenger hunt, shop at the open-air market, and enjoy the history.
The Rancho is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach.
District 1 hosts the first cleaning
On Saturday July 10, 9 a.m. to noon, join other community members for a cleanup hosted by City Councilor Mary Zendejas.
Participants will meet at City Place on the corner of Fourth Street and Pine Avenue, and the clean-up area will consist of Broadway North to Sixth Street and Pacific Avenue to Long Beach Boulevard.
Gloves, bags and other supplies will be provided.
Register now here.
Long Beach and West Orange County Jewish Family and Children Services Seeks Board Members
JFCS is launching a “Volunteer To Serve” campaign to engage community members on its board of directors.
The organization has served the community since 1958 through counseling, case management for the elderly, emergency financial assistance, food and necessities, education and prevention of domestic violence. , as well as references to other resources.
Board members are responsible for political and fiduciary oversight, community engagement, program development, and participation in planning fundraising events.
The ideal candidate brings a diversity of thought that reflects the community served by JFCS, works well collectively with other board members and staff, and has a passion for the agency’s mission and goals, according to JFCS.
The open call for applications begins July 15 and the submission deadline is August 31.
Applications can be found here.
Interviews will be conducted by the nominating committee in September, and the first term of the new board member will run from January to December 2022.
Call JFCS at 562-427-7916 for more information.
Join Friends of the LA River for a cleanup
On Saturday, July 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., join FoLAR for a river clean-up at the Willow Street estuary.
The site is the start of the last part of the natural bottom of the LA River, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, where fresh water mixes with salt water, supporting a unique ecological habitat and a wide variety of shore birds.
Cleaning kits will be mailed to registered volunteers on a first come, first served basis. Once they are out of stock, participants can expect to use additional supplies available locally.
See more information and register here.
The Willow Street Estuary is located at 2526 De Forest Ave., Long Beach.
Adult-only night dive returns to Aquarium of the Pacific
On July 23, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, community members are invited to one of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s most popular events, a monthly night dive for ages 18 and up, a full evening with local bands, a DJ, cocktails and food trucks.
All exhibitions and galleries will be open with the exception of Lorikeet Forest. Tickets cost $ 24.95 for general admission and $ 19.95 for aquarium members, with food and beverages sold separately.
Advance ticket purchase is required here.
The event takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.
The Aquarium is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach.
Blood donation to MOLAA
The Museum of Latin American Art is supporting Red Cross efforts to resupply with a blood drive on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For those who participate, MOLAA is offering a 20% discount on all levels, and for those who are already members of the museum, they will receive a free one-month extension.
Please make an appointment here with the sponsor code “MOLAA”.
Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes answering your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment here. All donated blood is also tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave.
Grab your roller skates to support the Long Beach Black Dance Festival
On July 25, join Project CRay to raise funds for their 2nd annual black dance festival.
the CRay project, founded in 2015, is a black empowerment movement focused on various art forms such as dance, music and film, providing a platform for artists as well as education and awareness on controversial topics.
The Black Dance Festival is a week-long celebration of black dancers, scheduled for August 8-15.
The festival includes dance classes and workshops, panel discussions, community dance concerts, auditions from dance agencies and companies, and an evening of conducting.
“The Long Beach Black Dance Festival is a week-long dance experience exploring the values of dance, linked to those of the black diaspora,” according to the organization’s website. The festival aims to include dance education, history, dialogue and performance, establishing a platform for advocacy and appreciation for black dance, while amplifying dancers of color and black culture.
In support of this year’s festival, skaters of all skill levels are invited to skate from “Horny Corner” to Alamitos Beach.
More details such as the schedule will be announced soon, but levels will be available for participants:
$ 0 – Skating participant
$ 5 donation for the cause
$ 5 entry to the skate party
$ 10 WE LOVE YOU CRAYPROJECT (DONATION & SKATE PARTY ENTRY)