November in Willmore

Happy November neighbors.  There are several exciting events happening in and around the neighborhood in the coming weeks.  We hope you and yours will join us this holiday season.

Make sure to check to check out the latest WCHA Newsletter, the award winning Willmore Enterprise:   Send your address information to and we will send you a copy of next months Willmore Enterprise in the mail.


Bembridge House Decorating this Saturday

Get into the holiday spirit Saturday, November 17, 2011 from 9am -2pm as Willmore residents gather to decorate the Bembridge House exterior.  Have a joyous time preparing  for the Victorian Christmas at the Historic Bembridge House with your friends and neighbors.
PLACE: Bembridge House 953 Park Circle – Long Beach (Park Circle is at the west end of Tenth Street, west of Magnolia)
Details: Ask for Cheryl from WCHA when you arrive or call 562.715.0804 for additional info.
DATE:  Saturday, November 19, 2011
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monthly Meeting:  Introduction of two NEW projects + Daisy Bike Boulevard UPDATE

Join us as we present the plans for two NEW  projects that will benefit, not only Willmore City, but the entire City of Long Beach.  The Gateway Garden will be the only completely accessible fruit and vegetable garden in the City.  The Amphitheater at Chavez Park is a plan to create an expanded, accessible, beautiful outdoor venue for events and occasions.

Also Maria Rodriguez  from the City will give an update to the Daisy Bike Boulevard.

PLACE:  Drake Park Community Center

Drake Park – 951 North Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813

DATE:  Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Next Code Enforcement Meeting in DECEMBER

This meeting gives neighbors a platform to report code violations they observe occurring in the Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District and the West End neighborhoods with a City of Long Beach Code Enforcement representative.  To learn more about the City’s Code Enforcement program, Neighborhood Services Bureau visit

NOTE:  The Code Enforcement Meeting is now scheduled for every THREE MONTHS (March, June, September, and December), instead of monthly.


Save the Dates


Victorian Christmas, Sunday December 2, noon-4pm at the Bembridge House

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 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.
Also the Bembridge House will offer additional tours during the month of December.  See the schedule and get addtional information at
PLACE: Historic Bembridge House Homesite
953 North Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813
DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2012
TIME: noon – 4pm

Winter in Willmore, Saturday December 15, 2-6pm at Drake Park


Second Annual Winter in Willmore Celebration at Drake Park.  Enjoy holiday lights, treats, crafts and pictures with Santa for kids, music and general merriment.   There will be the Tree of Lights lighting!  We ask that all attendees bring a can food item which will be donated to Food Finders.

WCHA will have a bake sale booth to help with event expenses.  Contact Kathleen to let her know what you would like to bring or if you  would like to help with the booth at or 818.470.0005.

For additional information visit:

PLACE:  Drake Park 951 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
DATE:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
TIME: 2:00 – 6:00pm

Annual WCHA Holiday Potluck

This year the event will take place at the incredible Sherron Leno’s home. This meticulously restored Queen Anne cottage owes its charm to Sherron’s loving attention to detail. Bring a dish, meet new friends and catch up with old ones, while admiring Sherron’s hard work.
RSVP:  here on this form, email, or leave a message at 562.435.9606
Place: Sherron Leno’s House – 748 Daisy Avenue
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time: 7-10pm

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