Rancho Los Cerritos’ Creation Station: “Heart Crazy” Fun-Filled Workshop For Kids

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rancholoscerritos-creationstationRancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of free and good old-fashioned fun in a workshop for children held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 called Creation Station: “Heart Crazy.” The workshop is perfect for children ages 6-10 years old. It is also a great opportunity for children to create unique crafts and participate in a historically themed program. Families can drop by and participate anytime between 1-4 p.m. No reservations required. Creation Station workshops are held rain or shine.

“Heart Crazy” celebrates the loveliness of Valentine’s Day. Children can choose from an array of art supplies to make Valentine sculptures, cards, and trivets. In addition to participating in the “Heart Crazy” hands-on activities, visitors can choose to take a free house tour or garden tour.

Garden tours are offered at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday, and house tours are available Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The upcoming Creation Station workshops include “Lovely Lavender” on March 2.; “Cool Blues” on April 6; “Sunny Yellow” on May 4; and “Rainbow Surprise” on June 1.

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 and urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. 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 www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.con/rancholosc.

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