Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Studio Chapter

2017 Meeting & Activity Calendar

It's Here! – following is the schedule of meetings and activities for 2017. You will notice this year we are not sticking to a specific schedule to allow better flexibility for our various meetings and activities. Many of the meetings and activities are on Saturdays and times may vary as noted. Dates as noted are firm as of today so please mark your calendars so you don't miss out on the fun. If you are not receiving our emails please email your name and email to and we'll add you to our email list. This way you'll get the most up to date information so you won't miss out on the fun.

For the ‘off months’ this year we are doing what we’ll call ‘Studio Chapter Meet-Ups!’. Generally these will be casual and unstructured with no set agenda other than a set time to ‘meet-up’. We have always considered our chapter a group of friends--old and new--and hope these will allow those who want to a chance to get together during the non-meeting months.

  • Pixar Exhibit and Endeavor @ California Science Center Exposition park.
  • Saturday March 11th
  • Pixar Exhibit entry at 10AM, Lunch at Noon, Endeavor entry at 2PM (Note these are timed entry events so no late-comers!)
  • Group tickets $10.50. RSVP with check by 2/28 however please don’t wait. We have a limited number of tickets available.
  • Send payment to:
    • PayPal - and note this is for the Pixar Event. Follow up with an email that payment was sent. Send email to
    • By Mail – send check to Steve Lombard / Pixar Event (reply for address if you prefer to mail a check vs. PayPal).
  • Studio Chapter Meet-Up!  – Knott’s Boysenberry Festival and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner.
  • Saturday April 1st. Meet-Up time and location to enjoy the Boysenberry Festival in the park will be announced closer to the date but will be around noon. Knott’s admission is required.
  • Mrs. Knott’s for dinner at 4PM. RSVP required for the dinner (so we can reserve a table) and cost will be about $30 for the complete meal with non-alcoholic beverage. This includes tax and tip after discount. RSVP by sending an email to Admission not required for the dinner only.
  • Studio Chapter Meet-Up! – Fullerton Railroad Days with lunch at The Old Spaghetti factory.
  • Saturday May 6th at 10AM. Meet on the track side of the depot.
  • Start of Summer Luau & Movie ‘under the stars’.
  • Saturday June 24th 2 to 10 PM
  • Catered Hawaiian food, Raffle, Movie* under the stars after dark, door prizes, Hawaiian music and decorations. Guest speaker tentative.
  • $5 donation requested.
  • *Movie to be determined and announced at a later date.
  • Ron King’s house in Norwalk.
  • Meeting then a movie and talk with our very own film historian Annick Downhower.
  • Saturday July 22nd. Meeting at Arcadia Coco’s at 3:30 PM. Dinner (menu price) and raffle.
  • Movie Night at the Arcadia Heritage museum at 7:30 PM. This will be the first of two movie nights presented by the Arcadia Heritage museum with a talk about the movie beforehand with film historian Annick Downhower. A couple of us attended these last summer and had a fantastic time. Details on the film will be provided at a later date. Note: this event is free and is part of the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage slate of annual events.
  • Studio Chapter Meet-Up! – Disneyland member birthday get together.
  • Sunday August 13th. Time and meet-up location TBD.
  • Studio Chapter Outing – Huell Howser & California Scene Painting exhibit at Chapman University and Great Wolf Lodge tour with lunch.
  • Sunday September 17th. Time TBD
  • Return of our Halloween Party!
  • Saturday October 21st from 4 to 10PM @ Ron’s House in Norwalk
  • Pot Luck, Bingo, Raffle, decorations and Pumpkin Cookie decorating contest! J
  • No meetings this month. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Holiday brunch or dinner at San Antonio Winery & Winery tour.
  • We may also head over to Olvera Street for the Las Posadas pageant in the evening.
  • Saturday December 16th.
  • Note: The date of this is firm but the time is TBD. We’ll be sending out more info on this early so we can start planning out reservations, etc.