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February 27, 2019

DUFFY CLUB 2019 is Back

Last year was the BEST YEAR EVER for our Duffy Chargers members. And this year promises to be even better! Our wonderful crew has assembled a whole slew of activities to help you to justify the purchase of your Duffy Boat!

Our dues are still a meager $25 per boat per year. Or, if you don’t have a boat but would still like to receive our invitations and attend our events, your dues are $25 per couple.

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATEEVENT
Sunday April 7, 1:00pmOpening Day Picnic
Duffy Poker Run
Sunday May 4Cinco de Mayo @LBYC
Thurs July 25thConcert in the Park Raft-up
Sat September 7thBocci Ball is BACK!
Sun October 13thHalloween Mystery Cruise
Sun November 17thHorse Races
Sun December 8thHoliday Lights & LBYC Dinner

CLICK HERE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.

February 27, 2019

CRUISE THE DANUBE!

SPINNAKER BAY RESIDENTS, You are invited to Cruise the Danube. Your neighbors Beverly Enewold and Ginny Mitchum are going on a cruise, and they want to open it up to all of their Spinnaker Bay neighbors.

Beverly & Ginny have put together an AMA Waterways River Cruise on the Danube for next September 2020. Check out the flyer, and let them know if you are interested. This is a small ship – 81 Staterooms – so don’t delay if you want to go.

The Danube is Europe’s second longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries. 

This look to be a very exciting trip, and we hope you can attend. 

If you would like more information, CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FLYER, then contact Bev or Ginny at the numbers above.

Bon Voyage!

December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays to You

We hope you have been enjoying our periodic updates of this website, and we look forward to hearing your ideas and contributions for neighborhood activities next year.

From our home to yours, we wish you all a safe, happy, family-filled, love-filled Holiday Season.

Love Patty & Roger Civalleri
Your neighbors on Long Point

December 17, 2018

SB Cigar Club

Our Spinnaker Bay Men have a great time each month getting together to enjoy a cigar (and perhaps a scotch, a nice wine, or a good port). Do you have to smoke to join in? Not really. Nearly half the group does not partake in cigars, but they sure enjoy the neighborhood camaraderie with the other guys from the neighborhood.

There is no fee to join, but you will be asked to host an evening once in a while. As you can see from the photos above, our guys are pretty creative when it is their turn to host.

If you would like to be on the Cigar Club mailing list, please contact John Rudy: or 818-669-0704.

December 14, 2018

KING TIDES ARE COMING

The year’s highest tides, known as “king tides,” will hit California shorelines December 22 & 23 and again January 20 & 21, providing a glimpse of what we expect as sea levels continue to rise.

The public can contribute to the California King Tides Project, an important citizen science initiative to help California communities prepare for an uncertain future, by first visiting california.kingtides.net. The project asks Californians to observe the ultra-high tides and share their photographs in order to illustrate how homes, harbors, beaches, wetlands, seawalls, and public access to the coast are affected and will continue to be affected by sea level rise. The images shared by the public are used by State and local officials as well as climate change researchers to validate sea level rise models and better assess local flood vulnerabilities. Understanding the impacts of sea level rise is essential to finding the best way forward that balances all interests.

Engage on social media: facebook: cakingtides ● twitter: CA_king_tides ● instagram: ca_king_tides #kingtides

Visit california.kingtides.net for a calendar of local King Tides events and a map of tide times throughout the season, and learn how to submit your king tides photos.

Review the California Coastal Commission’s draft Residential Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy Guidance at www.coastal.ca.gov/climate/slr/vulnerability-adaptation/residential.
Read the 2018 update of the California Ocean Protection Council’s State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance
California State Parks will broadcast live on the morning of January 21 to explore King Tides from a number of different state parks along California’s coast. Tune in to the webcast on the California State Parks Facebook page.
November 15, 2018

6th Annual (and LAST!) Horse Race Event

You’re Invited

Rumor has it that the Track will be closing and that this will be our last event!  🙁  So let’s make this the BIG ONE, the BEST ONE!

WHAT: Evening at the Horse Races
WHEN: Saturday December 1, 2018 – 5:15pm
WHERE: Los Alamitos Race Track – in the Vessels Club * 4961 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
COST: $55 per person
RSVP: by November 21st to Karen White 

Print out the Flyer here for details, and get your reservations in to Karen before we fill up.

See you at the Races!

November 15, 2018

Holiday Lights

Our Lighting of the Holiday Lights will be next week, Wednesday November 21. Arrive at the large Greenbelt (between Empire Landing & Blue Cavern) to enjoy a holiday visit with your neighbors. The countdown and lighting will commence at 6:00pm.

A special THANK YOU to all those that got up early to help with the stringing of the lights last week. We couldn’t do it without your help, and we all seem to love the social side of working on a neighborhood-wide project together. So thank you so much for your neighborly help.

A Note in Advance: right after the New Year, we will assemble again to take the lights down. This is just as much fun as putting them up. So please come out and help; the more people we have, the faster it goes. And we’ll have hot coffee waiting for you when you get there!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

November 10, 2018

Duffy Holiday Parade

It’s that time of year again when we overfill our calendars and our tummies! And Winter is a terrific to use our Duffy Boats! So come one, come all. If you don’t have a Duffy boat, sign up anyway because your neighbors just might have some extra room in their boat for you.

What: Duffy Holiday Lights Parade & Dinner at LBYC
When: Sunday December 9th at 5:00pm
Cost: $55pp (members) | $60pp (non-members)

Please print out the Flyer here and reserve your spot ASAP – this event sells out every year.

Happy Holidays and hope to see you in December!

October 7, 2018

New Groups & Clubs?

Our Bunco groups, and Cigar club have been a really great way for us to meet our neighbors. We think that more groups & clubs would bring out more neighbors, widening our interests and enabling us to get to know more people. If you have been thinking about starting a new Spinnaker Bay Group or Club, please go to the Spinnaker Chat page and let the rest of us know what you have in mind. Don’t forget to include your name, contact info, time, place, and description of your Group.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • YOGA CLASS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY Group
  • ART GROUP
  • CRAFTS CLASS
  • POKER CLUB
  • MOVIE LOVER’S CLUB
  • SUPPER CLUB
  • WINE CLUB
  • TECH CLUB
  • GARDEN CLUB
  • COOKING CLUB
  • RESTAURANT GROUP

If you are interested in joining a group, please consider taking turns at hosting the club so that the burden doesn’t rest entirely on one single person.

October 7, 2018

CSULB Events Calendar

Jane Conoley, president of Cal State LB, wanted to let Spinnaker Bay residenets know about Campus events that you may be interested in attending. Page down to find events in a variety of Departments and interests.

CSULB School of Art

Jesse Parrot & Kelly Campanella
Stevan Dupus, Drawing & Painting
Group Show: Ink 21, Printmaking
Justin Rightsell, Photography

September 30-October 4
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Jesse Parrott and Kelly Campanella present a mixed-media installation of sculptural objects, prints, and paintings revolving around themes of home, construction, and the changing urban landscape.Stevan Dupus exhibits paintings that observe the “social interactions” between LGBT men and women who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Jennifer Huynh, Bianca Joaquino, Riley Natividad, and Julie Nguyen will collectively explore the beauty of the LGBTQ community. The works presented will consist of paintings made via traditional as well as digital practices. Ink 21 will be a student-curated show displaying works made through a variety of printmaking processes. The work shown will revolve around the themes of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Justin Rightsell exhibits experimental silver gelatin and chromogenic prints which investigate and explore analog photographic practices in relation to ritual, alchemy, and pseudo-sciences.

Visit the School of Art for more info


CSULB School of Art

Wood Program Group Exhibition
Diana Nguyen, Ceramics

Rachel Finkelstein, Photography
Dominique Luna, Ceramics
Kelvin Lopez, Printmaking

October 7-11
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Wood Program group exhibition features work from graduating Wood BFA students. Diana Nguyenpresents a mixed-media installation that explores the concepts and process of introspection. Rachel Finkelstein displays photographic, animated video, and mix-media work that calls attention to Prolapsed Uterus, a silent epidemic which many women suffer from. Dominique Luna showcases ceramic sculptures inspired by anime, cartoons, and videogames he grew up with. Kelvin Lopezexhibits various works created throughout his time in the printmaking program. His prints reflect his personal interest in energy, spirituality, and self-expression.

Visit the School of Art for more info


University Art Museum

lauren woods: Monument

Currently Paused – Installed through December 9
Admission: Free and Open to the Public

The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is host to a major artwork by artist lauren woods. The majority of monument has been paused at the request of the artist. American MONUMENT prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which African-Americans have lost their lives to police brutality. The new-media monument provides a vehicle by which to analyze the complex relationship between constructed race, material violence, and structural power. Lauren woods is a conceptual artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, public interventions and site-specific work—engage history as a lens by which to view the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities. She also explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of commemoration with new media.

Visit the University Art Museum for more info


Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Tim Hwang: Manufacturing Authority

Thursday, September 27 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery    
Free Admission

Governments, corporations, and religions are formidable institutions, whose power emerges not just from their resources but from a bundle of symbols and processes of authority: important-sounding titles, formal legal language, imposing offices, seals, certifications, and so on. Power is not just possessed, but actively manufactured through design of all kinds. But, like many other things, what was formerly the preserve of the few has become widely distributed to all. While these symbols still pack a punch, today the tools are available for nearly everyone to copy these design patterns for fun and profit. This talk will unpack a brief history of this kind of design, examining the historical record of using visuals, architecture, and processes to establish and extend authority on the behalf of the grand institutions of society.

Visit the Design Department for more info


Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Seth Neville,
Product Brand Manager | Eagle Creek

Thursday, October 11 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery    
Free Admission
Visit the Design Department for more info


California Repertory Company

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo
by Hilary Bettis
Directed by Denise Blasor

Through September 30
Matinees on September 29 and 30
Studio Theatre    
Tickets: $18/$20/$23

In Cuidad Juarez, Mexico young girls often disappear. Many turn up murdered. Juanda Cantu’s daughter, Raquel, is one of these girls. Through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, Juanda is shown Raquel’s past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams and courage Juanda knew nothing about. The Ghosts of Lote Bravo is a play about great hope amid relentless violence, poverty and grief.

Visit the Theatre Department for tickets


Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Saturday, September 29 at 8pm    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket prices vary

The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to provide comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition while talking her audience on what The Washington Post calls a “wise and howling funny” trip. Armed with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Frankie, of the Netflix’s hit show, to Ernestine and Edith Ann—Tomlin is one of the most celebrated comedians in American comedy and an entertainer of the highest caliber!

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

James Garner:
A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash

Sunday, September 30 at 2pm       
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket prices vary

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Marking the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s famous concert for the inmates of Folsom Prison, Garner and his band recreate Cash’s biggest hits, weaving in historical accounts and personal tales of America’s most beloved singer storyteller.

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

New Music Ensemble

Tuesday, October 2 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

Mostly Broadway
starring David Burnham

Wednesday-Thursday, October 3-4 at 7pm           
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner

Broadway star David Burnham (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) unleashes a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range. San Francisco Chronicle proclaims, “Burnham gives a joyously electric performance!”

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Visiting Artist Series

Vitali Gavrouc, Piano

Thursday, October 4 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Visiting Artist Series

Rob Frear, Trumpet

Sunday, October 7 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free for students

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