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Our Monthly Meeting is at

Marie Callender's

16390 Beach Blvd.

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: 714-847-6600

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Our next Meeting will be on 

November 6, 2017 


OC / LB Chapter Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

 We have a social hour at 7 PM, and dinner service will begin at about 7:30 PM.  Each person is responsible for their own food and beverage bill. We have a $50 minimum for our group.  

During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting briefly. You are welcome to attend the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote. The general meeting will start at 8:00 PM.

El Moro Canyon - Emerald Bay Day Hike

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Come join our group for a pleasant moderate day hike in scenic El Moro Canyon located near Crystal Cove Park in Newport Beach, CA. We will be gathering at the trail head adjacent to Lower Parking Lot in the Day Use Area. Day Use parking fee is $15.00 so please carpool / rideshare with others.

The hike will begin promptly at 8:00AM when we will proceed northward through the center area of the canyon. The path rises quickly at the 1.1 mile cut across. We will then hike along the perimeter of the park in a counter-clockwise direction, passing various campground sites and making our way back to the lower use area trailhead. The total distance is roughly 9.0 miles with variation in elevation between 35 and 1800 feet.

Please arrive prepared with the club recommended essentials (www.greatoutdoorsla.org/essen.html). Snack breaks will be taken at regular intervals. A scenic break is planned at the lower campground site on the east of the park with a beautiful panoramic view of the canyon and Pacific Ocean.

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The Getty Villa, in Pacific Palisades, CA

November 11, 2017

Great Outdoors members & friends are invited to join in a field trip event to the beautiful Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades, CA. 

The Villa is open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free, but you need a time-designated reservation (made on-line). We are setting ours at 10:30 AM. 

The Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy and entry is only from the North-bound Right Lane. Pre- Registration is required for this event, because tickets must be ordered in advance. Order your own ticket(s) in advance at https://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/plan/hours.html. 

Please notify the trip leader if you are attending, and provide him with your e-mail and mobile number. 

Parking is somewhat limited at the Getty Villa so we plan to meet up at 8:00 AM at the California Fish and Game Park and Ride Lot located at 4665 Lampson Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (The Park and Ride spaces are at the west end of the parking lot.) for Carpooling. If you plan to carpool with us, please e-mail the trip leader to let him know how many passengers you can carry. 

Arrival at the Getty Villa: Meet-up at the Outdoor Theater (Which is the front of the Museum Entrance), at 10:00AM. Get a detailed “downloadable” Guide Map on-line at: http://www.getty.edu/visit/gettyvilla_map_2012.pdf General Information is available at the Getty: (310) 440-7300. 

If you would like lunch, they have a Coffee Kiosk with some light foods & Beverages or the Café (a bit pricey…and requires a Reservation) …or you can bring your own Picnic Lunch. 

Departure from the Getty Villa: The museum isn’t extremely large, so Four Hours should be plenty of time. We plan to meet to leave the Museum 2:30 PM, again, at the Outdoor Theater, so we can all be home for dinner!

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Reagan Presidential Library & Museum 

Thurs. Nov.16th, 2017

The Reagan Library and Museum is located in beautiful Simi Valley and open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but we would like to start early and return home early (by 2 to 2:30 PM) to avoid heavier than necessary traffic. The Reagan staff recommends 3-1/2 to 4 Hours to see all the galleries and exhibits. The facility covers 125K Sq. Ft.! People may break into small groups or view alone, as they wish. We will make the meeting points “clear” for lunch and departing before we start the tour. Do not leave the facility and get lost in town! There are many permanent exhibits and some “limited time, special ones”, like the Titanic at the Reagan which is not a “touring exhibit”. It was specially created for the Reagan Library and you will not see all the special inclusions anywhere else! It’s run at the Reagan ends: Jan.7th, 2018. 



We will take a break about two hours into the tour for a quick snack or lunch, together, but you don’t have to join us on the break. If you want to bring a small day pack & a Sack Lunch (like you would do on a day-hike) you can minimize your touring interruption. If bringing your own lunch is not your thing (or you forget), don’t despair. The museum happily takes your Cash or Credit card at the Reagan Country Café (with panoramic views) and carries a variety of nice “boxed sandwiches” and Sodas and juices. There is also, the Ronald Reagan Pub (Irish) on-site, for a little further relaxation, and an extensive gift shop.

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Upcoming Events for 2017 and 2018

Getty Villa
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11/11/ 2017
Doug Cable
Reagan Library
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Gary Spake

Holiday Party
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Gary Spake and Frederick Brown
Newport Beach Boat Parade
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Self Guided

Yanks Air Museum01/11/2018
Gary Spake
Gamble House and Pasadena Historical Society
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Frederick Brown
Norton Simon Museum
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Frederick Brown
Hollyhock House02/23/2018
Gary Spake
Limestone Canyon Day Hike03/03/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Los Angeles County Arboretum
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Doug Cable
Santiago Oaks Regional Park Day Hike04/12/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Fullerton Arboretum04/20/2018
Doug Cable
Aliso and Woods Canyon Regional Park Day Hike05/05/2018
Dennis Vinopal
Mount Baldy Day Hike
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Frederick Brown
Beginner Backpack06/10/2018 to 06/12/2018
Frederick Brown
Mount San Jacinto Day Hike06/24/2018
Doug Cable
Intermediate Backpack07/09/2018 to 07/12/2108
Frederick Brown
Abalone and Sacred Coves Day Hike
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Frederick Brown
Advanced Backpack08/05/2018 to
Rob Talbert
Advanced / Intermediate Backpack08/26/2018 to
Doug Cable
Automotive Driving Museum09/16/2018
Gary Spake
San Bernardino Peak Day Hike09/30/2018
Doug Cable
Great Outdoors Annual Conference10/12/2018 to
Santa Ana Zoo10/25/2018
Gary Spake

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