Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 East Bixby Hill Rd., will introduce its new book at an event on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9:30am to noon. Rancho Los Alamitos: Ever Changing, Always the Same was written by Claudia Jurmain, David Lavender and Larry Meyer, all of whom will participate in a “casual conversation” with guests, along with the book’s publisher, Heyday’s Malcolm Margolin, and the Rancho’s executive director, Pamela Seager.
Visitors are encouraged to bring children to enjoy “Story Time in the Garden,” which will feature notable children’s literature published by Heyday. In keeping with the event’s southern California theme, refreshments will be served in the form of fresh California fare, courtesy of Melissa’s Produce. Docents will be on hand to give guided tours of the historic gardens and the ranch house. A book sale and signing will follow the program.
Cost is $25 per person, and $20 for Rancho members. Children under 12 will be admitted free.
Free event parking is available in CSULB Lot #9 on Palo Verde Avenue at Anaheim Road with continuous shuttle service to the Rancho. The shuttle buses are handicapped-accessible.
Reservations, which are due by Tuesday, Sept. 20, may be made by calling the Rancho at (562) 431-3541 or by visiting rancholosalamitos.org.