Lifetime Learning Center Tours
Spring 2023 Semester
All tours offered by LBCC Foundation’s Lifetime Learning Center are designed to create an entertaining and educational experience. All tours depart from LBCC Foundation Building O-2 at 4900 E. Conant St. (Clark & Conant). Parking Permit can be purchased at check-in for $2. Handicap Plaque Free.
Gratuity not included for the driver and tour guide.
“Soul of the City” with Curtis Tucker
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Departs 9:00 am & Returns around 4:00 pm
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their important role in U.S. history. Today’s guided tour with Curt will take you on a journey of discovery of the diverse cultures that are alive and well today. Enjoy some of L.A.’s fabulous architecturally rich neighborhoods. A stop will be made at The Watts Towers, built over 34 years by Simon Rodia, a Los Angeles icon. The Towers stand as a monument to the human spirit and the persistence of a singular vision. We will stop at the Biddy Mason memorial. Then we are off to have a southern-cooked meal at Fixins Soul Kitchen. Former NBA All-Star and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson and his wife, Michelle, founded Fixins to combine his love of Black culture and her obsession with great food. Choose Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, or Smothered Pork Chops, all with two sides. Our day will end at the California African American Museum, a 44,000-square-foot facility designed by African American architects. The new facility’s inaugural exhibition was The Black Olympians 1904-1984. The Museum’s permanent collection houses 5,000 objects that span landscape painting and portraiture, modern and contemporary art, historical objects and print materials and mixed-media artworks. Though the collection emphasizes objects pertinent to California and the American West, it also houses a growing collection of artworks from the African diaspora as well as important works by African Americans from across the United States.
Her Story with Curtis Tucker
“Women who made their mark on the history of So California”
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Departs 9:00 am & Returns around 3:30 pm
They founded organizations, sponsored legislation, blazed trails, and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Southern California have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens. On this exploration of Los Angeles’ “feminine side,” Curt will take you to sites associated with the well-known, and often overlooked women of L.A. – places where they left their mark in engineering, journalism, politics, education, law, architecture, aviation, performing arts and more: Toypurina, the Native American Woman who opposed Spanish colonialism in California who has long been celebrated as a figure of resistance. Bridget “Biddy” Mason, a former slave who became a pioneer entrepreneur, landowner, philanthropist, and co-founder of Los Angeles First AME Church. Julia Morgan not only became the first female architect licensed in California, but she was also the principal architect for William Randolph Hearst. Enjoy lunch on your own at the historic San Antonio Winery’s Maddalena’s Restaurant – named after the woman who helped make this beloved historic landmark.
Under The Sea with Curtis Tucker
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Check-in is at 8:30 am | Depart at 9:00 am | Return 3:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what it takes to rehabilitate sick and injured seals and sea lions?
Marine Mammal Care Center has provided lifesaving care for marine animals in need since 1992, with the goal of rehabilitating and releasing these amazing creatures back to their ocean home. This “hospital” for sick and injured seals and sea lions provides a public view of their rehabilitation. There are frequently as many as 40-50 animals being cared for at a given time. The Care Center also features exhibits and educational information on marine mammals in addition to a gift shop with a great selection of souvenirs.
Next, we head to the marina for our lunch (included) at 22nd St. Following lunch, our day will conclude with a visit to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. The historic Frank Gehry-designed aquarium and education center display the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world. With multiple aquariums, touch tanks, and fascinating exhibits of local marine life and displays that tell the history of California’s gray whales, this aquarium is truly a hidden gem.
* When signing up, please make your lunch choice from the following: Shrimp Scampi with garlic and fresh tomatoes; Chicken Marsala with wild mushrooms over fettuccine; Penne Pasta Primavera with broccoli, zucchini, mushroom, and spinach tossed in a marinara sauce.
Tour includes Deluxe Motorcoach, donation at marine mammal care museum, included lunch at 22nd Landing, admission into Cabrillo aquarium and Curt Tucker. Gratuity is not included for the bus driver or Curtis Tucker.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
To receive a refund we must be notified a minimum of 10 business days before the tour and be successful at reselling your ticket. There is a $10.00 administrative fee deducted from the refund. Due to unforeseen circumstances, LBCC may need to cancel a tour. If LBCC cancels the trip, full refunds are given.
Gratuity is not included for Curtis Tucker and the Motor Coach Driver. Please contact Theresa Brunella to register or if you have any questions. Call: 562-938-3047 Email: email@example.com
You must report any disability requiring special attention to the LBCC Senior Studies Program at the time the reservation is made. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring specific assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing the assistance. (This companion must also purchase a ticket). Neither LBCC or its personnel, nor its suppliers, may physically lift or assist persons into transportation vehicles nor provide individual assistance to tour members with special needs for walking, dining, or other routine activities. If a traveler thinks assistance may be needed during a trip, they should call 562-938-3048 to determine what assistance might reasonably be given.
ALL TOURS DEPART FROM the LBCC Foundation Building.
Parking Permits are required on both campuses.
One day ($2.00 cash), and semester ($5.00 cash) permits are sold at the Center. There are also permit machines in the parking lots.