Rancho Los Cerritos to Host “Winter Wonders” An Afternoon of Old Fashioned Fun for Youngsters

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rancho los cerritosRancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of free and good old-fashioned fun for children on Saturday, January 5, 2013 called Creation Station: “Winter Wonders.” The program is intended for children ages 6-11 years old. This is a great opportunity for children to create unique crafts and participate in a historically themed program. Families can choose to drop by and participate anytime from 1-4 p.m. No reservations required.

“Winter Wonders” celebrates a New Year of winter wonder! Children can choose from an array of art supplies to make delightful snowmen out of recycled materials, darling penguins out of cotton balls, and dazzling snowflakes using scissors and decorative papers. Garden tours are offered at 2:30 p.m., and house tours are available from 1-5 p.m.

“Winter Wonders,” kicks-off a series of Creation Station workshops offered until June with “Heart Crazy” on Feb. 2; “Lovely Lavender” on March 2; “Cool Blues” on April 6; “Sunny Yellow” on May 4 and “Rainbow Surprise” on June 1. The free workshops are generally offered the first Saturday of each 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.

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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