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Register for Excursions through the Parks and Recreation Department by tapping on the Activity Number or Date. Check out the Mini Bus Trips by scrolling down to the Mini Bus Trip section.

Huntington Library and Gardens
55 and up

Date Time Cost Activity Number
Wednesday, November 20th
8:45 AM to 5:00 PM Resident: $52
Nonresident: $57
33895

The Huntington LibraryThe Huntington is 150 acres of art and breathtaking gardens. This trip includes a one hour guided walking tour where you'll learn the history of this famous landmark. Following the tour, you'll have the afternoon to explore on your own. Lunch is on our own at one of the five dining options. Pick-up and drop-off will be at both JCC and MHP.

 

 

L.A. Zoo Lights and Tam O'Shanter Dinner
55 and up

Date Time Cost Activity Number
Wednesday, December 18th
2:15 PM to 9:30 PM Resident: $88
Nonresident: $97
33893

LA ZooThe zoo takes on a whole new glow with glittering light tunnels, animal-themed lights, lasers, glowing snowflakes, and more. Then, the Tam O'Shanter is a perfect place for a special holiday dinner with a choice of entrée: crown roast beef, chicken breast, or filet of sole. Served with a salad and delicious English trifle for dessert. Pick-up and drop-off will be at both JCC and MHP.

 

 

Rose Parade 2020
5 and up

Date Time Cost Activity Number
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
5:30 AM to 1:00 PM Resident: $123
Nonresident: $135
33634

Rose Bowl ParadeEach New Year's Day, attention is shone upon the City of Pasadena, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game. It's a century old tradition, a festival of flowers, music and sports. We will have grandstand seats on Colorado Boulevard for up-close viewing. And, we should be back in time to see the Rose Bowl game on television. Pickup will be at both JCC and MHP.

Registration Information For Bus Trips Listed Above

Mini Bus Trips

Mini Bus Trip registration is done directly through the Older Adults Program starting at 8:00 AM on the first business day of the month in which the trip is occurring. Reservations will not be accepted prior to 8:00 AM. If you are interested in registering for Mini Bus Trips please contact the Older Adult Program at (310) 802-5430. Payment for all mini bus trips are due when registering. In the event you are unable to attend the trip after registering, your payment will be returned only if a replacement is found. If you are unable to attend the trip contact (310) 802-5449 or stop by the Older Adult Program office at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mini Bus Trip: Beach Cities Symphony

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, November 8th
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Lecture at 7:15 PM
$2.00 for transportation (due at time of reservation) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Marsee AuditoriumEl Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506

Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot (minimum of 4 people needed for the trip)

Beach-Cities-SymphonyA New Beginning. The program includes Rossini's Overture to Las Gazza Landra, Brahms' Piano Concerto Number one, and Stravinsky's Suite from the Firebird.

 

 

Mini Bus Trip: San Gabriel Mission

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, November 13th

 

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

$7.00 admission and transportation (due at time of reservation) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

San Gabriel Mission
428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot starting on November 1st at 8:00 AM

Mission San GabrielWe will start with a docent tour of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. Mission San Gabriel is a fully functioning Roman Catholic mission. The settlement was founded by Spaniards of the Franciscan order on "The Feast of the Birth of Mary" on September 8, 1771.  It is the fourth of what would become twenty one Spanish missions in California. Lunch is on your own.



Mini Bus Trip: Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, November 18th
Chili
4:00 PM          to 5:30 PM
$12.00 chili and transportation (due at time of reservation) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Sleepy Hollow
Pacific Coast Highway and
Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505

Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot starting on November 1st at 8:00 AM
Tour of Lights
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Sleepy HollowWe'll supply the chili and corn bread. Then we will go to one of the most popular light displays in Torrance. Limited to 20 people.

 

 

 

 

Mini Bus Trip: "A Doo-Wop Thanksgiving"

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, November 20th
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM $60.00 (admission to variety stage show, lunch, tax, gratuity and transportation due at reservation time) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
The Grand Event Center
4101 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot starting on October 1st at 8:00 AM

Doo WopEnjoy classic hits by The Dukes of Doo Wop and their tribute to Dion, National 60's recording artist Norman Fox & The Rob Roys (Tell Me Why, Pizza Pie, Dream Girl) and the other great acts from the 60's.

 

 

 

 Mini Bus Trip: Gardens of the World

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, December 4th
09:15 AM to 3:00 PM $7.00 (admission to the gardens, 45 minute tour, and transportation due at reservation time) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Gardens of the World
2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA
The Lakes
220 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot starting on November 1st at 8:00 AM

Gardens of the WorldEd and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Holidays, decided to build a striking monument to commemorate the various cultures and gardens of the world. The Tour is 45 minutes and the walk is a quarter mile long. After the tour we will go to the Lakes Outdoor Mall for lunch and shopping.

 

 

 

Mini Bus Trip: Holiday Festival at Torrance Memorial

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, December TBD

 

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

$10.00 admission and transportation (due at time of reservation) Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Torrance Memorial Hospital
3330 Lomita Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505

Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot starting on December 2nd at 8:00 AM

Join us for a tour of the beautifully decorated Holiday trees, boutique, food court, and local entertainment.

 

El Camino College Discovery World Travel Adventure Series

Date Movie Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Monday, November 4th
Journey of a Wildlife Filmmaker
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM $12 (due at door) and $2 for Dial-A-Ride day of the trip Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
Reservations are required.
Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot on October 1st at 8:00 AM
Monday, November 18th
The Undersea World of Tierney Thys

The stage is set for high adventure as we prepare to travel the globe. As part of the Discovery World Travel Adventure Series, you will meet adventurous filmmakers as they present their films that capture the beauty and majesty of many remote and exotic locations. You will feel the rhythm of distant lands; acquire a taste for exotic dishes; see and explore worlds of wonder right here at home!

The Discovery World Travel Adventure Series is armchair adventuring at its best, captured by these renowned world travelers and cinematographers. Enjoy professional, full-color films with live commentary by the filmmakers. These films can be informative and educational for young people as well as adults. Take advantage of this inexpensive way to enjoy people and places from all over the globe. This is family entertainment at its best!