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Experience different views. Discover common ground.

Upcoming events

    • 09/05/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 09/12/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Various locations throughout So. Cal.

    Join us as FFLA meets, welcomes and gets to know the fourteen ambassadors from Blumenau, Brazil.

    During this inbound journey from September 5th through September 12th, we have many activities planned with our guests.  Your participation is welcomed and encouraged.  

    Here is the schedule of events:  Wednesday 9/5 Welcome Dinner, Thursday 9/6 Visit to the Citadel Outlet, Friday 9/7 South Bay Tour, Saturday 9/8 Hollywood Bowl--sold out, Sunday 9/9 Getty Museum, Monday 9/10 Downtown Tour, Tuesday 9/11 Autry Museum and Tuesday 9/11 Farewell Party

    Please register online for the individual  events.  Some of these events have no cost involved;  please register for these as well.   We need to plan and make the appropriate arrangements which we base off the reservations.

    Note: You will not receive individual announcements regarding each of the various events.  You can view and register for the events by clicking here:

    Any questions?  Contact Sumi Arnheim at 310-594-4792.

    • 09/05/2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey 90292

    Enjoy a three-course dinner at the beautiful Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey.

    Entree choice:  Chicken Piccata with a lemon, caper and white wine sauce OR  Pasta Primavera.

    All members and friends are welcome to join us.

    Ticket price: $50

    • 09/06/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • The Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Drive, Commerce 90040

    Join us as we visit the Citadel Outlets with our Brazilian ambassadors as they shop.  The Citadel Outlets feature historical architecture resembling Ancient Babylon.  The Citadel is located at 100 Citadel Drive, Commerce, CA 90040.  

    Meeting time: 11:00 a.m.

    Meeting place: TBD

    Contact the day of activity:  Sumi Arnheim  310-594-4792

    • 09/07/2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • South Bay and San Pedro Harbor

    FFLA Members, friends and our new friends from Brazil will enjoy a day exploring the South Bay from Palos Verdes to the San Pedro Harbor.

    This will be a bus tour with many stops for photos.

    Tour includes a visit to the South Coast Botanic Gardens, the Palos Verdes Art Center, the Palos Verdes Interpretative Center, Wayfarer's Chapel, the Korean Peace Bell at Fermin Point, and a Harbor Cruise in San Pedro. We will have a boxed lunch at the PV Interpretative Center.

    Ticket price:  $33.00 includes all transportation, admissions, lunch, snacks and tips.

    We will meet at the South Coast Botanic Gardens at 9:30 a.m. and return at the end of our tour.

    • 09/08/2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Hollywood Bowl
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    Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Finale 

    Harry Connick, Jr. 

    Celebrates the 300th Birthday of New Orleans

    Join FFLA members and friends along with our FF guests from Blumenau, Brazil for this "Big Easy" bash.

    Arrive early and enjoy a picnic dinner in one of the many picnic areas at the Bowl or picnic in your seats.

    Ticket price:  $35 includes seat cushion and program

    We hope you will join us for this fun event. For more details click here.

    • 09/09/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Visit the Getty Center exhibits, architecture and gardens.  Take the "highlights" audiotour with our Blumenau guests--yours in English, theirs in Portuguese.  For those interested in joining the group, meet at the Getty Center Cafe at 11:30 for lunch.  The Cafe is on the lower level of the Restaurant/Cafe building. 

    View the two special exhibits ending Sept. 9th:  "Egypt and the Classical World" and LA#UNSHUTTERED"--photography by 23 Los Angeles area high school students.  Another special exhibit of interest is "Icons of Style".  Free WiFi available by accessing "GettyLink".  

    Parking ($15) and lunch on your own.  Please allow 30 minutes for the tram ride  to the center as sometimes there can be a wait.

    Contact person:  Carol Garvey at 310-415-8364

    • 09/10/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Downtown Los Angeles


    Join us as we show off Downtown LA to our visiting FF friends from Brazil.

    Our walk and DASH rides  will take us to many sights in the downtown area such as the Bradbury Building, The Cathedral of Lady of Our Angels, Disney Music Hall, the Theatre complex, Colburn School, a ride on Angel's Flight, and Grand Central Market.  We will stop for lunch along the way. 

    We encourage you to use the Metro.  Meet at the Olvera Street bandstand at 10:00 a.m.

    Ticket price:  $0      Lunch and transportation are not  included.

    Please bring a refillable water bottle with you and your TAP card.

    Contact person day of the tour:  Judy Francis 323-445-7536

    • 09/11/2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • Gene Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Explore the art, history and cultures of the American West.  This activity is self paced and open to all, FFLA members and friends.  Suggestion--allow 2 to 3 hours minimum to view the museum and its exhibits.

    Interested in meeting and joining the group?  Meet on the big lawn area with your picnic lunch at 12:30 p.m.  Remember a blanket or towel to sit on.

    Cost:  $ 0, free entry (2nd Tuesday of the month) to the museum and free parking

    Questions?  Please contact Mona Gifford at 310-995-3464

    • 09/11/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Location to be disclosed in Registration confirmation.

    Come join us to celebrate our new friendships with a farewell dinner and party.  We will be entertained by a Barbershop Quartet and enjoy a sing along.  It'll be a fun evening for all!

    All members and friends of FFLA are welcome to join us.

    Ticket price: $ 40.00

    If you have questions, please contact Pat Gomez at 310-903-1016

    • 04/25/2019
    • 05/15/2019
    • British Colombia, Canada

    2019 Outbound Journey to British Colombia, Canada

    This is a joint outbound Journey with Friendship Force Santa Barbara. Space will be limited as the number of Ambassadors that can be accommodated by the Hosting Clubs will be divided between FFLA and FFSB. 

    Journey #15102

    Dates: April 25 - May 15, 2019

    Estimated Cost: $2500  


    FFI and Hosting Club Fees

    16 nights home hosting  by the Friendship Force clubs of : 

    • Metro Vancouver  (4 nights)
    • Victoria and Vancouver Island (5 nights)
    • Penticton-Okanagan (7 nights)
    4 night hotel stay and touring on Vancouver Island
    Internal transportation (ferries, bus, etc.)
      Ambassador Coordinators:  Pat Gomez, FFLA; Sandy Hartley, FFSB

    FFLA is a charter club of Friendship Force International a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization

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