Thank you…

Happy Thanksgiving Willmore friend & neighbor

As the holiday season is upon us, and this is the time to give thanks, we wanted to thank you for your support and interest in our pocket of Long Beach.  There are several events happening in around Willmore in December to celebrate the holiday’s, we hope you and yours will attend.  Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


WCHA Board




1-hour Holiday Cleanup at Bembridge House & Drake Park

Let’s clean the streets for the holiday’s!

 We will meet in front of the Bembridge House and will focus our efforts collecting debris along Park Circle & Drake Park.   This is also a wonderful opportunity for LBUSD High School students who need to complete their Student Community / Service Learning logs.  Forms will be available.

This neighborhood clean-up is hosted by:  Long Beach Heritage, California Heights Neighborhood Association, & Willmore City Heritage Association.

PLACE: Bembridge House 953 Park Circle – Long Beach (Park Circle is at the west end of Tenth Street, west of Magnolia)

DATE:  Saturday, December 3, 2011

ADDITIONAL INFO:  John Royce @ 562.997.9094

TIME: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Victorian Christmas at the Historic Bembridge House 

Leap back more than a century and experience a family style celebration in the lovingly decorated historic house. There will be crafts for children in the carriage house, Christmas favors, refreshments, music and a holiday photo opportunity with Santa in a vintage fire truck.

Reservations are $10. There is no charge for children under twelve accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be held at the door.

Tickets may be purchased through PayPal or by mail at Long Beach Heritage, PO Box 92521, Long Beach CA 90809

PLACE:   Bembridge House 953 Park Circle – Long Beach (Park Circle is at the west end of Tenth Street, west of Magnolia Avenue)

DATE:  Sunday, December 4, 2011



Winter in Willmore

Join us for this FREE event, Winter in Willmore!  Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, music, and children’s activities!  There will be a 40ft Tree of Lights!  We ask that all attendees bring a can food item which will be donated to Food Finders.

PLACE:   Drake Park – 951 Maine Avenue, 90813

DATE:  Saturday, December 10, 2011

ADDITIONAL INFO:  Contact Jim Danno @ 818.266.7110


Code Enforcement Meeting

The Code Enforcement Meeting will take a break in December and return in January.  To report a code enforcement violation, you may contact (562) 570-CODE


Willmore Holiday Celebration & Potluck!

You and yours are invited to the Willmore Holiday Celebration & Potluck,  hosted at the home of Michelle & Jose Muniz .  WCHA will provide the holiday ham.  We ask that you bring a food item to share, accompanied with tons of joy, and good cheer.

PLACE: The home of Michelle & Jose Muniz, 235 West 12th Street, 90813

DATE:  Wednesday, December 14, 2011


TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Parks & Rec’s Commission discusses Willmore Heritage Garden

The Willmore Heritage Garden project will go in front of the Parks, Recreation, and Marine Commission in December.   Anna Mendiola, Park Development Officer will be presenting on behalf of staff.  If you are available to attend please let us know by emailing: We can use the neighborhood support!

PLACE: Rancho Los Alamitos Classroom

6400 Bixby Hill Road (Enter through residential security gate at the intersection of Anaheim and Palo Verde) Long Beach, CA 90815

DATE:  Thursday, December 15, 2011

TIME: 9:00am


Bembridge House Docent Training:  Available Every Tuesday!

Come learn about Long Beach history, the Bembridge House, and be a docent at the Bembridge House Historic Site to share the home’s story.  It takes approximately 2 hours.  Docent training available most Tuesday’s between 1-4pm.  Contact Jill Black at or  562-495-3377  to schedule your class.

953 N Park Circle Drive, Long Beach CA  In the Drake Park,  Willmore City Historic District of Long Beach California

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