Guild to tour Chinese Gardens

DOWNEY - Last call and "all aboard" for a half-day excursion by bus to beautiful Huntington Library and Gardens.The Downey Symphony Guild invites the community to join them Thursday for this excursion. The bus will be at the flag pole near the Downey City Library at 9 a.m., leaving at 9:30 sharp. A light snack will be served en route. Price of the trip is $15 per person which includes entrance and transportation. The tea room at the library requires advance reservations, but the café serves light fare and drinks with indoor and outdoor seating. For those who have not been to the Huntington recently, this is an opportunity to view the new, authentic Chinese Garden with its pavilions, covered walkways and bridges - an experience to enrich both mind and spirit. One of the three separate art galleries was renovated last spring. Originally the magnificent Huntington residence, this is also home to one of the most comprehensive collections in the U.S. of 18th and 19th century British and French art. The outing will end at 1:30 p.m. for the return drive to Downey. Please make checks payable to Downey Symphony Guild and mail to 9700 Garnish Dr., Downey, CA 90240-3003. For information, call (562) 869-2120. - Rosalie Sciortino, Downey Symphony Guild ********** Published: January 2, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 37