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Upcoming and Past LA Chapter Events

    • Sun, December 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • DeSano Pizza Bakery, 4959 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90029

    Holiday Party 2021 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!

    Sun, December 12, 2021, 

    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

    @ DeSano Pizza Bakery, 4959 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90029

    Registration:  Members: $20 / Guests: $25

    Dress code: Holiday Festive!

    Join us Sunday, December 12th to celebrate the Holidays with Great Outdoors LA!

    Lots of Raffle prizes - Holiday Outfit and Mask Contest - Great food & drink!

    This year we'll be celebrating again at DeSano Pizza Bakery at 4959 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90029  in East Hollywood!

    Meet our officers, congratulate our Volunteer of the Year, see friends and make new ones!

    Enjoy a delicious buffet of salads, appetizers and meatballs, a grand selection of wood-fired Neapolitan craft pizzas (specialty, meat, cheese and veggie) and delicious Italian desserts - including soft drinks and coffee. Enjoy alcoholic beverages (at your own cost) including wine and beer at the bar for a little extra holiday “spirit”!

    Win prizes for the “Most Holiday Spirit” outfit, and “Most Creative Face Mask”! Winners get first pick from our trove of raffle prizes!

    EARLY-BIRD BONUS! Register by December 7 and receive an extra raffle ticket - Increase your odds of winning a prize!  (Limit: one raffle prize per person)

    Raffle prizes:

    • 1-Year Great Outdoors memberships ($25 value)

    • $50 certificates for credit towards any Great Outdoors LA camping trip

    • Great Outdoors LA t-shirts

    • Black Diamond Astro headlamp

    • Magware magnetic lightweight utensil set

    • Barebones enamel camping mug set

    • Day hike first aid kit

    • Nomadix quick-dry body towel

    • Opinel folding pocket knife with wooden handle

    • REI "Earth is a co-op" tote bag

    • Diamond-studded pee-bottle (just kidding!)

    • What might you win?

    We will also be Announcing our 2022 Second Saturdays Hike-of-the-Month!

    Please bring delicious non-perishable dry goods/canned foods for a family in need this Holiday season! 

    COVID Requirements:

    • To attend, YOU MUST be fully vaccinated & BRING PROOF of vaccination (actual card or official proof on phone) on day of party (or restaurant/we will turn away)

    • We encourage getting a Covid test as well, 2 days beforehand. 

    • Please stay home if any signs of illness.

    • Protocols: Wear mask when not eating/drinking

    • To receive a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record:

    Directions:  DeSano Pizza Bakery at 4959 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90029 

    • Public transit: 5 blocks from the Metro Red Line Vermont/Santa Monica station

    • Parking: Lot or street

    • Near Akbar and The Eagle if you want to keep the party going!

    If you’d like to contribute photos for our year-in-review party slideshow, please email to Bryan at by December 10. Bring your hiking ideas for our calendar planning as well!

    Thanks to our Day Activities party planner: Mr. Joe Russo 704-564-1777

    • Sat, December 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • La Bella Fontana Park, 90 Corinthian Walk, Long Beach, CA 90803


    December 18, 5:30p-9pm

    La Bella Fontana Park,   90 Corinthian Walk, Long Beach, CA 90803

    This will be the 75th annual Naples Christmas Boat Parade, where small boats sailing through the canals, big boats in Alamitos Bay and houses all around the islands will compete for holiday decoration bragging rights.

    Bring your Santa hat, a thermos of egg nog or hot chocolate with a favorite friend to see the boat parade through the Naples canals then walk among carolers through the adjacent neighborhood to view the amazing light and holiday themed displays. We will meet at Bella Fontana Park and walk 2 blocks to a great viewing area for the parade. Get there early as parking is challenging and more information will be provided for best areas and lots.

    Large boats decorated with lights parade along the peninsula at 6 pm. Small boats float through at 6:30 pm from the Appian Way Bridge. Interestingly enough, large and small boats go in opposite directions.

    Houses on Naples Island are famous for extraordinary displays of Christmas and Hanukkah lights. It makes the island a great Christmas destination in Southern California.

Past LA Chapter Events

Sun, November 21, 2021 LA - Bicycle Tour Shoreline Long Beach
Tue, November 16, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, November 07, 2021 LA - Hike: Windy Gap, Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Sat, October 23, 2021 LA - SOLD OUT! - Camp Mozumdar Historic Walking Tour and Lunch
Tue, October 19, 2021 LA - LA Chapter Monthly Meeting
Sun, October 17, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Coastal Walk: Point Vicente to Terranea
Sat, October 16, 2021 CORP - Annual Conference and Election of Officers
Sun, September 26, 2021 LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
Sat, September 18, 2021 LA - Malibu Hindu Temple
Sun, August 29, 2021 LA - Ballona Creek Bike Ride
Sat, August 28, 2021 LA - Lake Shrine Walk
Tue, August 24, 2021 LA - Monthly LA Chapter Planning Meeting
Thu, August 19, 2021 LA - Camping Trip Quaking Aspen, Sequoia National Forest Campout
Sun, August 08, 2021 LA - DISCOASIS Skate Night: Black Charmed's Bloom Ball!
Tue, August 03, 2021 LA - [POSTPONED]: Roller Skate Lesson & Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway!
Sun, July 18, 2021 LA - Los Angeles River Bike Path Bike Ride
Thu, June 17, 2021 LA - Dogwood Campground (Lake Arrowhead)
Wed, April 07, 2021 CORP - Reopening Plan Review
Sat, March 27, 2021 CORP - Training - Trip Leader - Outdoors Experience
Wed, March 10, 2021 CORP - Training - Covid Protocols Event Leader
Tue, March 09, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, January 30, 2021 CORP - Online Training - Outdoor Experiences
Tue, January 19, 2021 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, November 24, 2020 LA - Thanksgiving-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Thu, November 19, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Tue, October 27, 2020 LA - Halloween-edition LA Monthly Core Meeting & Zoom Social
Fri, August 21, 2020 CORP - Online Training - Outdoors Experience - Interest Survey
Fri, August 14, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, July 11, 2020 LA - [CANCELED] GO Picnic and Social Hike at Chilao
Fri, July 10, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Committee Meeting
Sat, June 20, 2020 LA - Pasadena Architectural House Walking Tour
Tue, June 16, 2020 LA - Cancelled -Virtual Open Mic/Show & Tell Social!
Tue, May 05, 2020 LA - Virtual Cinco de Mayo Social!
Tue, March 31, 2020 LA - Virtual Happy Hour
Sat, March 21, 2020 LA - Cancelled - Condor Peak Hike
Sat, February 22, 2020 CORP - Outdoors Experience - Hike And Trip Leader Training
Sat, February 15, 2020 LA - Echo Mountain: Hike through History
Sat, February 08, 2020 LA - Oak and Fascination Springs Hike
Sun, February 02, 2020 LA - Kayaking and Birding in Beautiful Newport Back Bay
Sun, January 05, 2020 LA - New Year's Hike: Bear Canyon
Sun, December 08, 2019 LA - Holiday Party 2019 at DeSano Pizza Bakery!
Thu, November 28, 2019 LA - Ensenada, Mexico (Condo Or Hotel)
Sun, November 24, 2019 LA - Fish Canyon Hike
Sun, November 03, 2019 LA - Central Gabrielino Trail
Sat, October 19, 2019 LA - Blue Ridge to Baldy summit (via Pine Mountain) aka “The North Backbone”
Sun, September 29, 2019 LA - Huntington Brunch and Chapter Elections
Sat, September 21, 2019 LA - Scenic hike along Bluff Cove in Palos Verdes
Thu, August 15, 2019 LA - Rock Creek Canyon (near Mammoth)
Sat, August 03, 2019 LA - Chinatown Urban Walk & Wine Day
Sat, July 20, 2019 LA - Long Beach Beach Party 2019
Sat, July 13, 2019 LA - Big Rock Creek / Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness day hike
Thu, July 04, 2019 LA - Mount Hillyer Day Hike
Sat, June 29, 2019 LA - Big Gay Picnic + Victorian Urban Stair Hike
Sun, June 23, 2019 LA - Beginner Pride Bike Ride
Thu, June 20, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting *Canceled*
Thu, June 13, 2019 LA - Kern River Camping and Rafting
Thu, June 06, 2019 LA - Pride Pop-Up! Rocketman Movie Night + Happy Hour
Thu, May 23, 2019 LA - Core Group & Member Meeting
Wed, April 17, 2019 LA - Monthly Core Group and Member Meeting

Above is a just a partial list of past Great Outdoors LA events. We've had many events each year going way back to 1978!

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