May 2001 Events

AprilMayAnd Beyond
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MAY 1 TUES
NEWSLETTER EVENT SUBMITION DEADLINE

Time to submit all those great events for the upcoming June/July Newsletter! Send events to Outings Chair, Sam Ramirez, via email (Samsclub1@yahoo.com).

MAY 3 THURS
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Come support your Management Committee. Be part of the decision making process and give them your great ideas! To place an item on the agenda contact the Chair one week before the meeting. Location: Burton Chace Community Center, Marina Del Rey. Take Marina Fwy (Hwy 90) then left and to the end of Mindanao Way). Meeting starts at 6:30pm. See our web site for the latest updates!
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MAY 5 SAT 
O: NEWCOMERS HIKE

Want to meet active people in their 20s & 30s and discover the great outdoors?  Join us for this introduction to our fun section.  The hike is approx 5 mi, 800’ gain on one of our favorite trails, ldr’s choice.  Meet 9:30 am at WLA rideshare pt.  Bring lunch, 1qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket.  Rain cancels.  Ldrs: MARK PRESKY, TBA.
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MAY 5-6 SAT-SUN
T: SAILING CRUISE TO CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

Enjoy challenging hands-on sailing, brisk winds and high seas, warm grog and dinner on wharf (extra), explore port. Food is $15 additional paid at the boat plus one restaurant dinner.  Limited space.  Send resume of sailing experience (even if none), large SASE, d&n phone, $95 ($99 non-mem) made to Sierra Club.  Send to reserv: PETER LAUBE.  Leader/skipper: GARY VIDOR. Other skipper: GEORGE NAJEMNIK.
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MAY 6 SUN 
C: MOVIE AND DINNER IN BURBANK

Meet across the street from the Burbank AMC 14 Ticket Office at 4pm. It is at 1st and Palm. AMC Theater # (818)953-9800.  Host: ED MACKEEN
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MAY 6 SUN
C: HUNTINGTON GARDENS/SAN MARINO

Relax and smell the flowers on this leisurely paced walk through several sunny gardens.. Huntington is known for its beautiful roses, but its desert blooms are nothing to sneeze at either! Meet front entrance at Noon. Optional visits to Library's galleries or cafe for continued conversation afterwards. Bring $ for entrance fee and other options. Directions: 134/210 frwy East, exit rt on Lake, Left on California, rt on Allen into parking lot. Rain cancels. Host: Karen Norenberg (661) 254-3626 (pony tail & hair bow)
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MAY 11 FRI
C: DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT IN PASADENA

Meet at "Laemmle Playhouse 7", 673 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, (626)844-6500, at 6 pm. Look for us in front of the box office, right next to Vroman's bookstore.  We'll select a film and buy our tickets for a later showing, then walk across the street to a local eatery for dinner, "El Portal Restaurant" 696 E. Colorado Blvd,  (rear of the "Arcade Lane").  Host: SAM RAMIREZ
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MAY 12 SAT 
O: LASKY MESA HIKE

Join us for a 7mi 900' gain hike on threatened Ahmanson Ranch. This time of the year, Ahmanson will be filled with fields of wildflowers of many colors.Ahmanson Ranch is home to a species of frog and rare flower that was thought to be extint.Ahmanson Ranch is home to the last and largest stand of California native grasslands,and was once used for filming your favorite westerns. This area is threatened to become a huge housing tract and mini city. Come find out how you can save this special place. Meet 9:30 am at Woodland Hills carpool pt Bring lunch,2 Qts water, boots, daypack, light jacket, and sunscreen. Rain Cancels. Leaders: Ranger Rick and Teri Friedman
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MAY 12 SAT
BASEBALL GAME -- DODGERS VS. BRAVES

Come on out to Dodger Stadium to enjoy our national pastime. We have a block of 16 tickets in the Top Deck section. You're guaranteed to have a better view of the game than many of the people in the higher priced seats. These tickets only cost $7 apiece. The game starts at 7:10pm. Contact the host to acquire your ticket(s) or get more info. Host: KIRK NORENBERG, Kirk.Norenberg@HughesED.com, 310-371-3925.
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MAY 13 SUN
C: BRIDGES AND MANSIONS OF PASADENA CONDITIONING WALK

Get a workout and have fun to on a 1 ½ hour conditioning walk through the treelined scenic side of Pasadena w/views of the Arroyo Seco and the San Gabriel mountains and view a historic bridge.  No beginners or tigers please.  Meet on the corner of California and Orange Grove Boulevards at 9:30 am  From the 210 fwy, exit at Orange Grove, head south about 1/2 mi. to Calif. Bl.  From the 110 fwy exit Orange Grove and head north about 1 ¼ mi. to Calif. Bl.  Bring comfy walking shoes and water.  Rain cancels. Ldr: Grant Langan    Asst: Dan Pacholski
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MAY 18 FRI
O: INDIE MOVIE NIGHT
Cancelled
For you independent and foreign film fans,  a great local venue for these films is the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. Since advance notice required for the event, the actual films playing at time of event are unknown, so we'll select our film(s) at the event. Meet for dinner b/f the film at 6:00 pm at the rear of a walkway called Arcade Lane, 696 E. Colorado, at El Portal restaurant (across street from theater). Otherwise, since most films start at 7:15 or just thereafter, meet in front of the theater at 673 E. Colorado at 7:00 pm. Coffee (optional) to follow next door at Vroman's. Host: David Marsh, 323-957-1951.
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MAY 19 SAT
O: CO-ED SOFTBALL

No experience necessary, spectators welcome.  Warm-ups/practice 4pm. Game time 5pm on Diamond #1 or #4 at Granada Hills Rec center, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, corner Petite & San Jose Sts. (from 405 exit W on Devonshire 1 1/2 mi. N on Petit 1/2 mi). Bring softball equipment, $2 fee & ice chest w/your favorite non-alcoholic beverage; optional postgame pizza.  Rain cancels.  Leaders: DAVE HYMAN, MATT VARIOT, RICK FARBER.
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MAY 19 SAT
C: SWING DANCING and DINNER in PASADENA

I'm not sure if there will be swing dancing on this date, so call them at 626 799-5689 or go to the web site at www.pasadenaballroomdance.com , Meet in front of Souplantation at 201 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, # 626 577-4797 at 6 pm. We will eat first and then head over to Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc. for swing dance lessons. The lessons begin at 7:30pm. The address is FELLOWSHIP HALL 997 East Walnut Avenue Pasadena, California (Behind the Church). Admission $10, Host: Ed Mackeen.
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MAY 20 SUN
O: MT. PACIFICO

What’s this dot-dash-dot-dash stuff resonating in my head?  Why that’s the spirit of Tiburcio Vasquez, famed 19th bandido whose haunt we’re going to check out, sending you a message of telepathic Morse Code - - imploring you to check this hike out!  This excursion with panoramic views from the top is 8 miles in length with 2200’ vertical gain in the San Gabriel mountains.  Meet 9 am at the La Canada carpool point.  Bring 2 quarts liquid, lunch, and lugsoles. Leaders: GARY CROW & STEVE HAN
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MAY 20  SUN
TOPANGA BANJO & FIDDLE CONTEST

C: If you love live bluegrass, folk & Cajun music, then you'll have a blast at this amazing daylong festival held at the Paramount Ranch near Agoura. Activities include daylong musical competitions, singing, dance demos & instruction of clog, international, English Country, and square dancing, as well as folk art booths and exhibits. Buy your lunch from vendors or bring your own. For the best time, bring your own musical instrument (any skill level is welcome, trust me) of any kind for informal al fresco jamming with lots of other musicians. Also bring blankets or low back chairs, water, & sun protection. Cost is $9 payable on site. Meet 9:15 am WLA rdshr pt or 10am Woodland Hills rdshr (SW corner Ventura Bl & Winnetka Av). Co-coordinators: JEFF BREAKSTONE, RON DOMASH
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MAY 20 SUN
O: MT. VETTER FIRE TOWER HIKE

Join us on a fun hike to the Vetter fire tower lookout for a panoramic view of the mountains while enjoying our lunch.  Hike is 5 miles with about 1000’ loss/gain and traverses some big trees and shady areas.  Bring lunch, water and hiking boots.  Meet at 9:30am at the La Canada carpool point.  Rain cancels. Leaders: Grant Langan,  Dan Pacholski
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MAY 20 SUN
NEWSLETTER MAILING PARTY

Join us as we send out the next newsletter. Meet new friends and Be one of the first to know about the upcoming adventures of the section! Some food prvided, but, bring potluck item to share. The festivities for this administrative yet very social event start at 6pm. Host: James and Madeline Eble, 1046 West 184th St., Gardena, (310) 532-3057.
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May 25-28 Backpacking
O: 2nd Annual Big Sur-Monterey Memorial Day Lodge Bus Trip:

Leave LA Fri evening for 3 days of sightseeing and hiking in the Big Sur and Monterey areas. See Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a walking tour of historic Monterey. Take our bus to see the spectacular coastline, including 17 mile drive, and sea otter country from Monterey to Big Sur. Easy day hikes and walks planned to coastal and Redwood Forest areas including Pt Lobos State Reserve and Pheiffer Big Sur State Park with possibilities to seesea otters, sea lions, and harbor seals. Stay in lodge with indoor pool and spa near downtown Monterey and restaurants. SC members $310 singles w/3 persons per room with rollaway, $360 singlesw/2 persons per room, $360 per person for couples w/own room. Non-memb add $30. Cost includes bus, motels, Mon dinner, bus refreshments, and some entrance fees. Send 2 sase, H&W; phones, SC#, check (Sierra Club) to Reserv: Cliff Caplan. Ldr: Fred Dong. Asst: Stephanie Gross
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MAY 25-28 FRI-MON    This trip is Full
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BIG SUR CARCAMP SPECTACULAR

O: Campout at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, in the heart of the Central Coast. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Big group campsite under towering redwoods, w/hot showers, waterfalls, swimming holes, and the Pacific Ocean nearby. We'll do day hikes suitable for both beginners and more experienced hikers, have giant group feasts and happy hrs prepared by Chef Ron, conduct campfire jam sessions, and relax amid amazing nature! Possible excursions to town of Carmel, 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos, wineries, Monterey Aquarium, etc. Fee includes 3 night camp fees, 2 dinners & Happy Hours, Sat-Mon breakfasts and lunches and more. Section and conservation fundraiser. Group size strictly limited to 36 (even men and women); deadline too ! ! Reserve is May 1st. Send 2 lg SASEs, D/N phones, carpool info, and chk payable to "Sierra Club" for $80 w/SC# or $100 non-SC mem to Reserv/Ldr: JAMES EBLE, 1046 W 184th St, Gardena, 90248. Asst: JEFF BREAKSTONE, MADELINE KATZ, RON DOMASH
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