Creation Station: “Outrageous Orange” Old Fashioned Fun for Youngsters at Rancho Los Cerritos

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Rancho Los CerritosRancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good and old fashioned fun for children on Saturday, October 6. This is an opportunity for children to create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed program called “Creation Station.” The program caters to children between the ages of 6-11 and drop-in hours are between 1-4 p.m.

“Outrageous Orange” is themed in time for Halloween. Children will have an array of supplies like citrus and cloves to make old-fashioned pomanders. This will be one traditional holiday activity they’re sure to enjoy. There will be other Halloween surprises in store. In addition to Outrageous Orange, visitors can take a house or garden tour as well. Garden tours are offered at 2:30 p.m., and house tours are available from 1-5 p.m. Upcoming “Creation Station” dates/themes include “Brilliant Brown” for Nov. 3, “Gorgeous Green” for Dec. 1; both are first Saturdays of the month.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and events. The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free public tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Garden tours are also available every weekend at 2:30 p.m. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern urban society it is today. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website at

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