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 Japanese-Garden-in-Spring-by-John-Stanley-450x300_thumb.jpg Descanso Gardens Tour and Picnic Lunch
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Location: La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Depart: 9:30 am Return: 4:00 pm
$30 per Resident / $35 per Non-Resident


In 1953, Descanso founder E. Manchester Boddy preserved 160 acres of gardens, woodlands, and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural beauty of Southern California. Guests will join a docent on a 45-minute walking tour that will introduce the magic and history of the Gardens, with an eye to seasonal surprises. A box lunch from the Descanso Café is included. After lunch, guests will have the opportunity to explore the historic Boddy House and the Sturt Haaga Gallery of contemporary art at their own pace. Descanso Gardens truly has something for everybody!



Autry Museum Tour and Café Lunch
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Depart: 9:00 am Return: 4:00 pm
$32 per Resident / $37 per Non-Resident


Discover the art, history, and cultures of the American West! The Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and cultural materials, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more. The Autry’s collection of more than half a million pieces of art and artifacts makes it one of the most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States. Attendees will have time to explore the museum at their own pace, followed by lunch at the Crossroads West Café and a 1-hour docent-guided tour.
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Excursion Information
Reservations: Trips must be paid by check or cash at the time of reservation. Checks should be made payable to City of Signal Hill. To pay, either come in person or mail check to the Community Services Department, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755. 

Waitlist: Trips that fill up will have a waitlist available. All residents will be called from the waitlist before non-residents. After residents have been contacted we will go down the waitlist in numerical order starting with number one. Do not send a check or pay for the excursion unless you are contacted by Community Services staff and told a spot is available for you. 

Parking: Parking for excursions is available in the lot next to the Library, in front of the basketball courts, on the south side of Hill Street, and in the upper parking lot on Legion Drive. 

Departure: For all excursions, please arrive at the Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill Street, 30 minutes prior to departure time. 

Motorcoach Special Requests: Our excursions’ seating is based on a priority system, residents first, any person with a handicap and then non-residents, and are based on when payment is received. We do our best to accommodate special requests, but they are not guaranteed. 

Excursion Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund on any excursion you must contact the Community Services Department at least ten business days prior to the excursion. An administrative fee of $5 will be charged on ALL cancellations. If cancellation is made within ten business days, no refunds or credits are issued. 

Illness on Trips: If you are feeling ill please notify the escort immediately. Please do not leave the group without notifying the escort as to where you are going. Also, a travelling kit is an essential, though what you choose to put in it may depend slightly on your own individual needs. 

Here are some items that you may want to consider taking on the next trip: 
Prescription medications, anti-diarrheal medicine, allergy pills, and pain relievers 
Refreshments: cereal bars, crackers, fruit, water or juice drink 

Please be advised that City staff cannot dispense any medications. 






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