Sliver Fox Car buffs visit private museum
The Silver Fox Classic Car Club visited a private car museum in Carson last week. The owner of the museum is the president of a transportation company with a great interest in restoring and preserving ’50s and ’60s classic cars. His father bought the transportation company in the ’50s, and now the son has built it into a multi-state transportation system.
On arrival at the company and walking through the office area, one would never think that through the door at the end of the corridor is a museum of 83 classic automobiles complete with a complete working ’50s diner and other gas station paraphernalia. The museum is three room and will soon be doubled in size.
To complete the “system” there is also a mechanical restoration room, an upholstery restoration area and a spray booth.
The club thanks Sharon Rutigliano, the wife of one of the club members, for the introduction and planning the visit. Sharon worked at the company for a number of years.
Attending the museum were Derek and Tanya Hogarth, Scott Davis and Sharon Hamilton, Joanna Matos, Bob Brown, Dominic and Sharon Rutigliano, and Jim Goolsby.
Registration begins Wednesday for fall tours
Long Beach City College is offering senior day tours for the fall 2014 term, Aug. 21-Oct. 30, as part of the Senior Studies, Lifetime Learning Program.
Current members may register Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-noon. Tour tickets will be sold to class members only.
A maximum of two tickets may be purchased per tour on that day.
Walk-in registration for all seniors is from 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 13. There is a maximum of two tickets per tour per person.
Telephone registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Tickets will be held for a maximum of five business days for checks to arrive. Mail-in orders will be processed after phone registrations.
People may register at the LBCC Senior Center, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Room FF-108, Long Beach. All LBCC tours will depart from the LAC Campus Bldg. 0-2 near the southwest corner of Conant Street and Clark Avenue.
Tour descriptions were published in the July 31 edition for trips to:
L.A.’s Union Station 75th Anniversary—Thursday, Aug. 21, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., $39
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library featuring “Baseball! Celebrating our Great American Pastime”—Thursday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $47
Tour of U.S. Federal Reserve Bank plus a Special Speaker—Thursday, Sept. 4, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., $32
The Griffith Park Observatory—Thursday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $37
Shake, Rattle and Roll! New “Pompeii Exhibit” and IMAX “Forces of Nature”—Thursday, Sept. 18, noon-6 p.m., $49
Huell Howser Exhibition and Documentary screening at Chapman University—Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m., $40
Additional tours include: Judson Glass Studio Tour plus several Judson installations—Tour 1 is Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Tour 2 is Tuesday, Oct. 7, same time, $52
The Judson Studios is the world’s foremost provider of handcrafted stained, leaded and other unique forms of architectural glass. The studio creates windows, signs, fine art pieces, domes and skylights. The guided tour will focus on the design and manufacturing of stained-glass windows displayed in churches public buildings and private residences all over the world. There are stairs on the tour with no elevator and no handicap access to the building. The tour includes a box lunch.
Sweet and Savory Bakery Tour of Los Angeles—Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $83
Sample specialties from several of the best bakeries in Los Angeles, including stops at Mexican, Japanese, Cuban and Middle Eastern shops. The tour will include background and cultural history on each of the bakeries, with lunch at the Tam O’Shanter. This is a repeat of a sold-out tour.
Victorian Splendor in Pasadena and High Tea at The Four Seasons Tea Room—Thursday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $75
Visit the Pasadena Museum of History for a tour of the landmark 1906 Fenyes Mansion and the Finnish Folk Art Museum. The Fenyes Mansion on Pasadena’s famed “Millionaire’s Row,” is listed on the National and California registers of historic places. The docent-led tour of the 1906 Beaux Arts-style architectural jewel will feature its original period furnishings, family heirlooms, and a unique California plein air art collection.
The Finnish Folk Art Museum houses authentic Finnish artifacts representative of a 19th-century “tupa,” or farmhouse. Designed by Frederick Roehrig, it is the only museum of its kind in the United States. A special high tea lunch at the Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre is included.
Tour of Warner Brothers Studios—Thursday, Oct. 16, 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m., $81
The historic Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank is the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio. This two-hour VIP “behind the scenes” tour offers a glimpse into real Hollywood at work. The tour includes a visit to back lot exterior sets, sound stages and production support departments. The visit includes the transportation museum and the main Warner Bros. Museum, where over 90 years of original costumes and props are on display. Guests must present a valid government issued ID (driver’s license or passport) for entrance to the lot. Full names are required at sign-ups to give to the studio ahead of time. Wheelchairs and walkers are allowed. Lunch is on site at the Studio Plaza Café after the tour.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and Meeting with a Holocaust Survivor—Thursday, Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $37
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States, displaying artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust era (1933-1945). The museum’s new building in Pan Pacific Park preserves the history of the Holocaust and houses the West Coast’s largest archive of documents, relics and other primary source materials. The museum’s architecture and layout play significant roles in how people experience the exhibition. The rooms descend and decrease in light as people progress toward the darkest part of history, and then ascend and return to a world of normalcy and illumination. Interactive exhibits help build understanding of Jewish life throughout Europe prior to World War II.
Lunch is on-your-own at Canter’s Deli.
If a tour is “sold out,” people can sign up on the waiting list. If that list grows to more than 20 people, a second tour will be booked for the next tour session and people on the waiting list be given first chance to sign up.
Make checks payable to: LBCC Seniors. Bring them in or mail them to: LBCC Senior Center, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA, 90806
Departure times vary for tours. Check tickets carefully.
LBCC parking permits are required on both campuses. One-day ($1) permits are available at the Senior Center when tour tickets are purchased. Annual parking passes are available for $20. There are parking permit machines in most of the LBCC parking lots. For more information, contact the Senior Studies, Lifetime Learning Program, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA, 90806, at 938-3048.
The Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is bringing the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Mayfair Park, Aug. 14-17.
The exhibit is an 80 percent replica of The Wall in Washington, D.C. It is the largest traveling replica and includes all of the names that are on the original wall. The exhibit is 360 feet long and reaches a height of eight feet. The exhibit includes a name locator system. Wall rubbing paper and pencils will be available.
The “Summer Stampede” car show will be held in conjunction with the wall exhibit, Sunday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The free event attracts thousands of people and features hundreds of classic cars, food booths, contests, games, live music and drawings for cash and prizes.
Mayfair Park is located at 5720 Clark Ave., Clark Avenue and South Street in Lakewood.
The Elm Street Band, often referred to as “The World’s Greatest Garage/Surf Band” will close out area summer music concerts series beginning this week. The band has been performing for audiences all over Southern California since 1988.
They will be performing from 6-8 p.m. at Long Beach Marine Stadium, Marina and Nieto, tonight, Aug. 7; El Dorado Park, Studebaker and Willow, Long Beach, Friday, Aug. 8; Rush Park, Rossmoor, Friday, Aug. 22; the Seal Beach Pier, Wednesday, Aug. 27; and at Whaley Park, Atherton and Bellflower, Long Beach, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 4-6 p.m.
Trip set to Lake Havasu balloon festival
The New York Club in conjunction with the Los Alamitos Senior Club will sponsor a trip to the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival Jan. 16-20, five days, four nights, $287, per person, double; $336, single.
The package includes four nights at the Edgewater Hotel and Casino in Laughlin.
In addition to the morning balloon mass ascension at the festival, and the evening “balloon glow,” there will a side trip to Oatman, Ariz., for shopping and browsing; as well as visits to the Route 66 Museum and Mojave Museum in Kingman. Also included are two breakfasts, one dinner, baggage handling and motor-coach transportation.
The trip departs at 8 a.m. and returns about 6 p.m.
For information and reservations, contact Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Spend fall day in apple country
Join the New York Club and the Los Alamitos Senior Club for a day-trip to Oak Glen during apple season on Oct. 22.
The tour will include a visit to Graber Olive House, time in Oak Glen for lunch and for browsing through the many unique shops.
The day will end with a visit to Parrish Pioneer Ranch before departing for home with an apple pie.
The cost is $61 per person.
The bus departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m.
For more information and reservations, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
On the Go
San Manuel Casino— Tuesday, Aug. 12, $15, $10 back, St. Jude’s Support Group, Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774.
Pauma Casino — Wednesday, Aug. 13, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.
Pala Casino —Aug. 15, $6, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828.
Del Mar Horse Races — Aug. 27, $70 with lunch, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Historic Adamson House & Malibu Lagoon Museum— Sept. 16, $68 with lunch at Bubba Gump Restaurant, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Oak Glen— Oct. 22, $61, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Los Angeles Chocolate Tour — Nov. 12, $88, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Mission Inn Holiday Spectacular — Dec. 17, $84 with dinner, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Harrah’s Rincon — Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457.
Pala Casino — Daily, free, $15 back in slot play, Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m., (714) 637-4300.
Pechanga Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579.
Valley View Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 7:45 a.m., $6, $15 back in slots.
Bicycle Casino—Tuesdays, Amphitheater, 10:30 a.m., free, $20 bet voucher, $10 food voucher, 806-4646.
San Francisco, Wine Country— July 31-Aug. 3, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.
Peru— July 31-Aug. 8, Holy Family Church, Claudia Venegas, (714) 414-2038.
Laughlin, Riverside Resort Luau— Aug. 4-6, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Zion, Valley of Fire, Cedar Breaks, Mesquite, Las Vegas — Sept. 29-Oct. 2, motorcoach tour, Traveling Tigers Club, Joanna Matos 598-1849.
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.— Sept. 28-Oct. 4, Passport to Adventure, Jazmin Bilby, 925-3144 or 715-6282.
New Mexico, Albuquerque Balloon Festival — Oct. 5-14, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Chicago, Land of Lincoln — Oct. 5-14, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
New York City Holiday Tour — Dec. 8-12, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Hearst Castle — Dec. 11-13, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.
Lake Havasu Balloon Festival — Jan. 16-20, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
Panama Cruise — April 12-27, New York Club, Los Alamitos Seniors’ Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743; Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949; or Verna Burns, 596-1896.
St. Jude Support
Trip set to San Manuel Casino
The St. Jude Support Group will sponsor a day-trip to San Manuel Bingo and Casino in Highland on Tuesday, Aug. 12. All LWers and their guests are invited.
The cost of the trip is $15 and includes $10 back from the casino for food or gaming. The bus will leave from Clubhouse 4 at 9:30 a.m. Call Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774.