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Our Monthly Social Meeting is at:

Marie Callender's

16390 Beach Blvd.

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: 714-847-6600

Come and Join Us

Our next Gathering will be on 

November 6, 2018 


OC / LB Chapter Monthly Social Meeting is 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.  

During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting briefly. You are welcome to participate in  the Core Group Meeting and give input. Only Core Group Members can vote.

Santa Ana Zoo Day Trip

October 25, 2018, 9:30 AM

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

From the Santa Ana Zoo website:

 “Fifty monkeys at all times. That was the unusual request made in 1952 by Joseph Prentice, the founder of the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park. In order for the Zoo to exist, Mr. Prentice required that there be 50 monkeys on the grounds at all times. When you come for a visit, look for the 50 monkeys!

This charming Zoo features over 80 species of animals, including the smallest monkeys in the world, the Pygmy Marmosets. The Zoo is a place to play, a place to learn and a place to spend time with your family.

When visiting the Zoo, children and adults can share time together learning about animals, plants and the environment. There is also a children's farm, train ride and carrousel featuring endangered species.”

We will meet in front of the ticket booth at 9:30 AM

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Crystal Cove Day Hike

November 3, 2018

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

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.

After the hike, we can enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean and a picnic on the beach. If you are interested, please bring swimming / beach attire and extra food.

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California Science Museum

Friday, November 16, 2018

Please advise the trip leader if you plan to attend.

Great Outdoors members & friends are invited to join in a Field Trip event to the CA Science Center, for a fun day at this great LA treasure! 

See this link for all the exhibits, some are “Traveling” and are only here for a limited time, such as “King Tut: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH” - Closes 1-06-19 !


The Science Center is open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Just off the 110 Freeway and Exposition Blvd., LA. 

If you plan to “Metro” - rail with us: We plan to meet up at 8:30 AM at the Metro - Blue Line Platform - Willow Street Station in Long Beach. It is adjacent to the Strip Mall at the corner of East Willow St. and Long Beach Blvd.). You can Park for Free in the multi-story Park and Ride building, adjacent. We change one Train.

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Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:

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Great Outdoors Corporate Website

Los Angeles Chapter

Palm Springs Chapter

San Diego Chapter

Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter

Upcoming Events for 2018

Great Outdoors Annual Conference 10/12/2018 to
San Diego Chapter
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Santa Ana Zoo
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Gary Spake

Crystal Cove Day Hike November 3, 2018
Frederick Brown
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California Science Museum
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Gary SpakeTrip TripNotes not yet available
Holiday Party December 2, 2018
Doug Cable
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Bike Ride 12/16/18
Trip Leader TBD
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