Orange County/Long Beach

What's Happening at Great Outdoors OCLB?

Come Join Us on Thursday,

November 6, 2014.

Our meeting day is changed this month because the hall is a polling place for the election.




OC / LB Chapter Monthly Meeting, 13641 Deodara Drive,  Garden Grove, CA 92844 on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.



We have a pot-luck social hour at 7 PM with FREE FOOD and beverages served. During the Social Hour, the Core Group will be meeting. 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 PM.




Election Results for the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter

President: Daryl Arthur

Vice President of Outings: Larry Purtle

Treasurer: Dennis Vinopal

The rest of the Core Group will be appointed at the next membership meeting. Those positions are:


Board Representative








The Laugh Factory

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8 PM




The Laugh Factory in Long Beach

(562) 495-2844 Ext. 1

151 South Pine Avenue. Long Beach, CA 90802

Cost: Free (FREE entrance; however there is a 2 drink minimum)

Please join us for a free gay comedy night at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach and smile like crazy! Some gay, some straight, all hilarious comedians!

Featuring: James Stuart, Robbie Carlysle, Ronn Vigh, Betsy Salkind, Andre Kelly, Kira Soltanovich, and D’Lo.

We only have 25 free tickets, so contact the trip leader to reserve your tickets now!

These tickets were generously donated to The OC/LB chapter of the Great Outdoors and we are going to share them with all G.O folks!


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Greater Palm Springs Pride

November 8 and 9, 2014





This is a Pride weekend that you will not want to miss! Great Outdoors Palm Springs will be hosting this event. Book your stay early in Palm Springs or stay with friends! Hotels will sell out early for this weekend. Come for the day or the whole weekend. March with us on parade day and show your pride!

Palm Springs Pride is Southern California’s popular and longest-running LGBT festival in the Coachella Valley. Palm Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly Pride Festival unique to Southern California. There will be a diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to great shopping, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues located along world-famous Palm Canyon Drive. See more at:


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California Science Museum Day Trip

Monday, November 10, 2014

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 “Pompeii the Exhibition”-Closes 1-05-15

If you plan to “Metro-link” - rail with us: We plan to meet up at 8:30 AM at the Metro-link - 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.

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Palos Verdes Day Hike

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November can be beautiful in Southern California. Near the ocean, the air is clear and cool. Join us for a Day Hike in Palos Verdes.

From about 1,200 feet above the ocean, we will follow the Burma Road, eventually descending to the beach at Abalone Cove. We can explore the tidal pools there. Often, sea lions are lounging on the rocks. There are two caves in the rocks. One of the caves goes through the promontory above, and the waves crash into each other from opposite directions.

On our ascent, we will again have panoramic views of the ocean. Wildlife abounds in the area.

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Holiday Party

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM



Come and enjoy an evening of cheer along with a beautiful night time view of Long Beach and the harbor.

Please bring an inexpensive and hopefully entertaining gift suitable for a white elephant exchange. This is your chance to clear out those "oh, you really shouldn't have!!" gifts you've gotten from time to time, usually from last year's white elephant party!

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Naples Boat Parade

Saturday 12/13/2014 at 5:00 pm (streets on Naples close at 5pm)



We will start by strolling along the Naples canals to admire the decorations and enjoy different caroling groups, heading to the South side of Naples to enjoy the large boat parade, which starts at 6pm. We will then continue wandering to the interior canals to enjoy the small boat parade, which starts at 6:45pm.


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