Upcoming Excursions

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department hosts a monthly excursion to various places in Southern California. Don’t miss upcoming trips to Oak Glen, CA in September and Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest in October, 2013. For more information please contact the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278. Registration can be completed online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration.

Sierra Madre Whale Watching Excursion
Join the Community Services Department for its annual Whale Watching excursion in Long Beach on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00am-3:30pm. Enjoy a two hour narrated tour by Aquarium of the Pacific staff, charter boat with a two level viewing deck, and charter bus transportation to and from Long Beach. Snacks are available for purchase on the boat, or lunches can be brought aboard. Transportation leaves from the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: $31.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Registration can be done in person at the Community Recreation Center or Hart Park House Senior Center, or online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration. For more information call the Community Services Department at 626-355-5278.

Riley’s Apple Farm in Oak Glen, CA
On Friday, September 13, 2013, appreciate the scenic beauty and breathe in the crisp air while visiting Oak Glen, CA. The trip will include a visit to Riley's at Los Rios Rancho, the oldest and largest ranch in Oak Glen, and a working apple farm. While at Riley's browse through the unique gift shop, take a walk through the beautiful apple orchards, or see a vintage 1932 cider press that produces 100 gallons of cider per hour. Following Riley's is a visit to Law's Complex which includes Law's Oak Glen Coffee Shop, where lunch will be enjoyed, Law's Cider Mill and Ranch, and Five Seasons Gifts. The cost of this trip is $38.00; the bus departs from the Hart Park House senior Center at 9:00 a.m. and will return to Sierra Madre at 3:00 p.m.

CANCELLED - Big Bear Oktoberfest
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, join us for the biennial trip to Big Bear for Oktoberfest. Upon arrival the group will enjoy a narrated bus tour of Big Bear Lake featuring the history of Big Bear Lake, current issues facing their eco-environment, and various stories and antics occurring at the Lake. A German style lunch including a variety of bratwursts, potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzel, and apple strudel will be served. During and after lunch enjoy German entertainment, learn traditional dances, and peruse vendor booths. The cost of this trip is $89.00; the bus departs from the Hart Park House senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and will return to Sierra Madre at 4:30 p.m.