Rancho Los Cerritos to Host Creation Station: “Lovely Lavender” Old-Fashioned Fun for Youngsters

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Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good old-fashioned fun for children on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Children will explore their creative side at “Lovely Lavender,” a free Creation Station craft workshop perfect for kids ages 6-10 years old. Families can drop by and participate anytime between 1-4 p.m. No reservations required. Creation Station workshops are held rain or shine.

At “Lovely Lavender,” children can choose from an array of engaging art supplies to paint a lavender landscape, make sachets with dried lavender, and dip lavender candles. In addition to participating in the “Lovely Lavender” hands-on activities, visitors can choose to take a free house 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. Upcoming Creation Station craft workshops include “Cool Blues” on April 5; “Sunny Yellow” on May 3; and “Rainbow Surprise” on June 7. All workshops are free and run 1-4 p.m.

Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach. 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 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. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc.

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