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Wine and Cider tasting Weekend away in a Cabin This event is limited to 12 total. Accommodations are small rustic cabins with 6 bunks each located 10 mins outside of Julian Ca. Itinerary: Fri: Arrival and settle in. Potluck and Wine Robin A Wine Tasting. Sat: We will likely start the day at Volcan Mountain Winery, located about 2 miles from downtown Julian. With a vineyard and a cozy tasting room. For instance they have Dolcezza apple wine. Despite Dolcezza meaning “sweet” or “sweetness” in Italian, it tastes more like a Sauvignon Blanc with hints of apple. The wine is made from 100% mixed variety apples grown at the winery. They also make regular wine from grapes too. Then on to Menghini Winery. It is a small production Julian winery with vineyards and apple orchards also at the base of Volcan Mountain. They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. With all this wine it will be nice to break it up with some non-wine Our third stop will be: Julian Hard Cider‘s Miner’s Saloon, located in an old apple packing facility. To sample their award-winning hard ciders made from Julian apples Followed by a Mead Tasting at Golden Coast Mead. Optional Stops of Julian Wine and Chocolate Tasting Room, and The Cooler Tasting room. (both located next to Golden Coast Mead and Hard Cider Then onward to in Julian itself we will visit to Orfila Winery Tasting Room and Witch Creek Winery Tasting Room Both great wines with places right on Main Street. In Julian we will also visit the other main st sights of the Eagle Mine and other cute and quaint-ness. Now to round back towards our cabin with one last stop at Blue Door Winery. All these are grown and made locally. What an epic day. Grape Wine, Apple Wines, Mead (Honey Wine), and Hard Cider (beer from apples) We will make it back to our cabin to rest and prepare for dinner. Dinner will be a gourmet meal. The main course will be fresh made Bouillabaisse. The roasted garlic on the french bread paired with the wines just picked up during the day. What wine geos with that Capprese? We will find out!! The rest of the evening lounging around the campfire with more wine if you wish. Sunday will be a departure from wine. We will travel a bit to the east and go to Font's Point. We will try for sunrise there. But that might be a stretch. Whatever time we get there, then The Slot a stunning short and easy slot canyon hike. and then a visit to Galletta Meadows. The cost for all this? Early Bird @ in[masked] per person. (the cost will increase in the new year.) Payment is the only way to secure your spot before this fills https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/165 Fully Refundable up to 3 weeks before the event date. What's included: This is for the accommodations and a gourmet Sat night meal. Breakfast and picnic lunch included on Sat. Breakfast also provided Sunday, but we are heading out early so it's simple bites. What's not included? You will be responsible for however many or few tastings you want to do. This way you control intake and cost. You will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding for the bunks. you will need to bring food for Fri eve Potluck and for Sunday hikes. Hikes and Galleta and Font's Point are optional. Sat Itinerary is subject to modification as needed due to wineries being closed or due to our own timing of arrival and departures or other unforeseen snafus. A note about food issues: Bouillabaisse is normally made with fish and shellfish. This will be made as a several split batch as needed. There will be a varieties of fish only, variety of shellfish only, and, the traditional mixed. There will also be a vegan/vegetarian version. A note about genders: There are two cabins and each has 6 bunks. If the gender balance is 6 and 6 then that's the split. If it's for example 9 women and only two men sign up. Then one cabin will be mixed gender. This will be Glamping Wineries, Meaderies, Cideries Oh My!!! Cabin with gourmet dinner!!
💚 NEW LOCATION FOR BOWLING 💚 IS PICKWICK BOWL IN BURBANK. Join us for our Chocolate Bowling Party and Dinner afterward with friends. You'll get 2 hours for bowling and shoe rental is included. New bowlers are welcome to join us. You don't need to know how to bowl, we'll show you how. _____________________ 🔵 BRING CHOCOLATE! Bring wrapped chocolate to share with others. We'll put them in a basket and let everyone pick one. _____________________ MEETING TIME Please arrive by 4:30PM to check-in with Louis at the front door of the bowling alley. You'll have time to get your bowling ball, shoes and meet your fellow bowlers. _____________________ THE COST FOR BOWLING IS $20. Pay with PayPal by clicking here: https://paypal.me/paylouis/20 💜 Before you click on "Send Payment Now" scroll up and where it says "Add a note" type your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME and TEAM JEWISH MEETING PLACE *IMPORTANT* 🔴 Please DO NOT check the box that says “Paying for goods or a service?" or you will have to pay Louis an additional $7. _____________________ YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO SAVE YOUR SPACE FOR BOWLING. YOU CANNOT PAY AT THE BOWLING ALLEY. Your space for bowling will not be saved until your payment is received. After Friday, March 29, 2019 no refunds can be given, and the price for bowling will go up to $25. Last time this event SOLD OUT, so please pre-pay now. _____________________ DINNER We'll go for dinner after bowling at Denny's Restaurant at 1010 W Alameda Avenue which is just a few blocks from the bowling alley. There's also a Subway, Little Caesars Pizza and El Pollo Loco near Denny's. Food is not included in the cost of bowling. The bowling alley has a snack bar also with food available for purchase. _________________________________________________ This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups, so you'll get a chance to meet lots of new people.
Surfridge Ghost Town and LAX Dunes
This event initially scheduled for March 2nd. This event clearly listed as "Rain cancels event." As of now rain is forecast at 100% for this Sat. Event is being rescheduled to April 6th. That's the first Saturday of April. This event is put on by the The Bay Foundation monthly. It's on the group maybe only once or twice a year. Let's meetup and April 6th and have some fun at the dunes cleaning them up. Most people like Ghost-Towns and abandoned areas. Often they are in the hinterlands. However we DO have one right here under our noses. You have driven past it or flown over it. It's the town of Surfridge . . . The original residents were a now extinct giant camel called Camelops (not making this up). They died out and in the 1920's high end beach front development that fell out of favor during The Great Depression and had a revival in the late 40's . Then an airport really took off from props to jets and from the 60's to the mid 80's it was systematically de-populated. Now we are left with a vanished city. Palm tree lined streets, curbs and driveway leading to nothing. All of this fenced in behind barbed wire. And even still with 1920's street lights that still turn on at night for the streets with no residents. (not making this up). The area has been turned into a butterfly preserve. (I am not making this up). AND WE GET TO GO IN IT. With permission we get to go behind the barbed wire. Heal The Bay and Friends of the LAX Dunes (FOLD) are having a work-day cleanup removing non-native plants. Come and see our history and do some good at the same time. Meet new friends and sweat with them. And if we are really lucky, . . . you can call out the the butterflies to warn them not to fly too high and when a jet is flying overhead get sucked into the intake resulting in a Jet Butter Strike (I am making that part up). https://youtu.be/U4UIujUMuRk • Largest dunes complex in Southern California • Once extended from Palos Verdes to Santa Monica • About 50,000 years old • Bones of an extinct member of the camel family were found (Camelops, Camelops hersternus) • The neighborhood north of the dunes was once called ‘Palisades del Rey,’ today Playa del Rey • The neighborhood that once inhabited the dunes was called ‘Surfridge’ • In the 1920s, ‘Palisades del Rey’ was the place to be; Spanish-style villas housed the rich & famous • 1928 — Mines Field opened, a small airport later to be known as LAX (1941) • 1930s — The area fell into decline after the Great Depression • 1940s—1950s — After WWII, the area revived and 600 more modest homes were built • As LAX grew and planes got louder, Surfridge residents started to complain about noise and soot. Since nothing could done to alleviate the problem, through eminent domain, the City of LA purchase all the homes and forced residents to move, a process that happened from the late-1960s to the early 1980s. • Today, the LAX Dunes (aka El Segundo Dunes) is about 300-acres, mostly designated a protected wildlife Preserve. The LAX El Segundo Dunes Preserve is the largest remaining fragment of the El Segundo Dunes complex, and provides habitat for over 900 species, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. It is home to the beautiful and delicate federally endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly, and other rare plant, animal, and insect species.Friends of the LAX Dunes (FOLD) is a partnership of community organizations, corporate sponsors, and dedicated individuals working to promote the Los Angeles World Airport’s LAX Adopt-a-Dune program. The LAX Adopt-a-Dune Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to help care for and learn about their natural environment.Your help is needed to remove invasive plants so native vegetation and animals can thrive. FOLD hosts a restoration event the first Saturday of every month from 9 AM to Noon (unless it is a holiday weekend or it’s raining).
Kevin Bradshaw is the greatest basketball player never known. He became more of a trivia question than part of history when people would ask, “What ever happened to Kevin Bradshaw?” Life has an interesting way of taking a few wrong turns. Fame and notoriety as a young prodigy comes with a fair amount of stress, self-doubt, outside expectations, and poor choices. Shooting For Home is the touching story of Bradshaw’s journey which has taken many twists and turns, from a troubled childhood in Gainesville to halfway around the world in Israel, where he makes a life changing transformation. It’s a psychological look at how someone can be at the height of their “game,” hit rock bottom, and find new meaning in life. You don't have to be a basketball fan to enjoy this movie! Sunday, April 14 @ 12:00 p.m. $5 per ticket includes Lunch & Popcorn $1 Raffle tickets for your chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice. Wear your CBS Film Series Tee Shirt to receive a free raffle ticket. Bring a NEW friend and your friend will receive a free raffle ticket. 21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 RSVP (661)[masked] [masked]