March 2012 at Rancho Los Alamitos

March 2012 at Rancho Los Alamitos

Every so often the Rancho has some great talks on their grounds, March 2012 promises to provide a few. I enjoy many of the talks at the Rancho because they provide an Indian perspective on many themes and issues in our popular culture. If that still does not sound appealing, most of the events are free including parking. If you live in Northern Orange County, Southern Los Angeles County, or Long Beach, these events are worth checking out. One last thing, if you are an Isabel Allende fan, you are going to love this schedule.

Check some of the planned events out:

Sunday, March 18, 2012 1:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.
“Stories and Tales of My Ancestors” by Adelia Sandoval of the Acjachemem Tribe. No reservations required. Children and adults are welcome.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
“Zorro – A Discussion of the Fictionalized Story from a Mission Indian Perspective” presented by Adelia Sandoval. Reservations required.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:00 p.m. Terrace Theater
Isabel Allende, author of Zorro, will speak as a part of Book Week. Rancho Los Alamitos original musical score, “An Island in Time” will be  debuted by Long Beach Poly High School Orchestra. Purchase tickets through the Long Beach Public Library Foundation at (562) 628-2441.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00—11:30 a.m.
“Native American Arts: The Art of Basket Making and Native Cuisine” presented by Art Sanchez. A $5-$10 donation is requested.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
“The Tongva/Gabrielino at the Time of the Ranchos – A Native American Perspective” presented by Tongva descendant, Craig Torres.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 1:00 — 5:00 p.m
Book Week theme for ranch house and garden tours -“Rancho Los Alamitos: A Place for All Time from Native American to Adobe Shelter to Today.” No reservation required.

For information or reservations for any of the events in March, please call the Rancho at (562) 431-3541.

Jump to the link so you can check out the full 2012 calendar.

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