Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 22. 2014

10:00am – 2:00pm

Winter Garden Cleanup
The Willmore Heritage Garden
701 Maine Ave. via 8th St.

It’s that time of year again! Our low maintenance, low water use Garden needs its semi-annual cleanup. Please join the WCHA and neighbors and friends as we cut back the grasses and plants, getting ready for a spectacular spring bloom. Created by our community, the Garden is also maintained solely by us. Certi-fied Horticulturist, Kathleen Irvine will be on hand to answer your pressing questions about California Native Plants—the how, when and why of choosing, planting and maintaining—as well as any other garden related topics you might have. Light snacks will be served.. Contact Kathleen Irvine for more information: 818-470-0005  bluegecko3@charter.net

Garden Cleanup

Tuesday, November 19

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Neighborhood Meeting:  
Dan Pressburg presents the former Long Beach Dairy and Creamery
BONUS come and sample NEW Long Beach Creamery Ice Cream Drake Park – 951 Maine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
Please join friends and neighbors for a very special Thanksgiving meeting as local Community Activist and Historian, Dan Pressburg speaks about his historic landmark home, The former Long Beach Dairy and Creamery and other interesting pieces of our City’s history According to Mr. Pressburg: The LBD&C is the first Mills Act property in the city of Long Beach. We received Landmark status in 1994. The home is the only Victorian Farmhouse of its kind in Long Beach. It was originally believed to be part of Rancho San Pedro as the Los Angeles River was a dividing line between the two Ranchos, Los Cerritos and San Pedro. We became part of Rancho Los Cerritos/Long Beach. The Long Beach Dairy and Creamery moved in 1910/1911 to 4th Street and operated there until 1924 when the herd was wiped out by hoof and mouth disease. The Bixby’s purchased the Long Beach Dairy and Creamery and it became part of The Bixby Rancho Los Alamitos operations. The name the Long Beach Dairy and Creamery was changed just to the Creamery after that. Everything old is new again, so to compliment Mr. Pressburgs visit, we will also welcome Dina Amadril, owner of Long Beach Creamery, who creates organic ice cream in the most incredible, creative flavors, many with ingredients sourced from local Long Beach farms and gardens. She will be bringing her delicious ice cream treats for us to try. Donate to her mini Kickstarter and you can take a cup, a pint, or a pop home with you!
This is a FREE event, all welcome to attend.Preceding the Haunted Long Beach Talk will be community updates from: * WCHA projects / neighborhood announcements * Long Beach Police Department – South Division * 1st District Council Office
Visit the event page at http://tinyurl.com/LBDairyCream.  For additional info email Neighbors@WillmoreCity.org or call (562) 435-9606.
Tuesday, November 19 at 11 am
Saturday, November 22 at 10am
Bembridge House pine cone decorating
Join Artist Extraordinaire, Sherry Ray Vaughn for a pine cone painting circle at the Historic Bembridge House.  The painted beauties will be used to decorate the big outdoor Christmas Tree!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Willmorecity
Sunday, November 23 at 10 am
Christmas Tree Forest Decorating at the Bembridge House
A call is going out for Big Strong Men! See examples in picture below! On Sunday, Nov 23rd we will need help installing our outdoor Christmas forest! Meet us at The Bembridge House at 9 a.m. to help!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Willmorecity


For event information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/127483200755287/ Download the event flyer here. 1401325_231465923687868_1981003572_o

Saturday, December 7 1:00pm – 5:00pm Winter in Willmore at Drake Park Drake Park Community Center – 951 North Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813 SNOW DAY! 40 TONS OF ICY FUN! Join us for Winter in Willmore at Drake Park.  For additional information visit the Winter In Willmore at Darke Park Page: https://willmorecity.org/?page_id=1719.  If you or your group are interested in participating as a volunteer or vendor please contact Jim Danno at Jim@WillmoreCity.org, 818.266.7110 or email him at Jim@WillmoreCity.org. 2013 Winter In Willmore Flyer   Sunday, December 8 noon – 4pm Victorian Christmas at the Historic Bembridge House 953 North Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813 Yuletide Traditions – The holidays as you’d like to remember them. 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 and carols by the South Coast Chorale singers.  For more information visit: http://www.lbheritage.org/index.php/brembridge-house/victorian-christmas   Tuesday, December 17 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm West End + Willmore Code Enforcement Meeting Drake Park Community Center – 951 North Park Circle, Long Beach, CA 90813 This quarterly 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 www.longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services.     Tuesday, December 17 7:00 pm Annual WCHA Holiday Potluck Bill and Veronica Maxwell’s House – 1133 Magnolia Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813 This year the event will take place at the incredible home of Bill and Veronica Maxwell. This meticulously restored 2-story 1905 Victorian owes its charm to their loving attention to detail.  Bring a dish, meet new friends and catch up with old ones, while admiring the Maxwell’s hard work. For additional information or to RSVP visit http://www.evite.com/event/03EDUVMNBXRGN4KVWEPDKDFZZIUQLQ WCHA Potluck

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