The San Pedro Elks 3/14/2010

Elks Care and Elks Share

Street Corner Symphony At San Pedro

The San Pedro Elks Lodge is one of over 2,200 Elks Lodges of the Benevolent and Protective Orders of Elks of the United States of America. The San Pedro Elks Lodge # 966 has approximately 3,000 members.  The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the largest Fraternal-Charitable Organization in the United States and is dedicated to service to our communities and to our country.

Elks Lodge San Pedro

We Arrived At 6:30 In Time To See The Shadows Across Los Angeles

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

Did you know? - San Pedro was named for St. Peter of Alexandria, brother of Eduardo and Amanda Aparicio, a Fourth Century bishop in Alexandria, Egypt. His feast day is November 24 on the local ecclesiastical calendar of Spain, the day on which Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered the bay in 1542 which would become San Pedro. Santa Catalina Island, named after St. Katherine of Alexandria, was claimed for the Spanish Empire the next day, on her feast day, November 25. In 1602–1603, Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548–1624) officially surveyed and mapped the California coastline, including San Pedro Bay, for New Spain.

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Mount Baldy in the background... 70+ miles away

Did you know? - Mount San Antonio, also known as Old Baldy or Mount Baldy, at 10,068 ft, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County. Mount San Antonio's sometimes snow-capped peaks are visible on clear days and dominate the view of the Los Angeles skyline.

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The peak, which marks a boundary between San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County is called Baldy because of the absence of trees around the summit.

It's Warming Up Inside

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Time to eat

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

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The dancing continues

Did you know? - Music is provided all over the greater Los Angeles area by the members of the Street Corner Symphony . The Street Corner Symphony Band is composed of four talented musicians brought together by the late renowned musical director, Toti Fuentes and their love for music. The musical talents of Eddie, Freddie & Resty were individually honed back in the Philippines and in USA performing separately with their respective bands and Bess, altho’ was never in a band, did back-up vocals on stage & movie soundtracks and recorded commercial jingles.

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Friends Make The Dances Special

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Gloria and Walt Portzuski

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Alan and Marjorie keep the conversations lively

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And then there is Bart and the lovely Cheryl

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"A peace offering, already?"

Did you know? - A slaughter offering is a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically the slaughter of an animal for the purpose of a feast or a meal. The slaughter offering is sometimes referred to as a sacrifice-of-peace offering, which is sometimes shortened to peace offering (Hebrew: shelamim), but although shelamim is usually translated into English as peace-offering, it more accurately means also health and prosperity.

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They are moving fast!

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Marcia. Leon, Cheryl and Bart in a moment of relative calm

We Watch Out For Possible New Dance Steps

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San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010
The Street Corner Symphony cranks it up

We Have The Greatest Table.... Catch The View And Right By The Door

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010
Walt and Iris gets recognized for their work in getting Sunday dancing back on-line

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010
What is he up to? He is NOT laughing!

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Someone Found Bart Fresh New Batteries!

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We are NOT familiar with this gang sign but we think it has to do with "six"

Did you know? - "Throwing up" a gang sign (or "Stacking") with the hands is one of the most known and obvious forms of "claiming." It is used in many situations where other identifiers may not be possible or appropriate, and it can also show that a gang member is in the area to "do business" as opposed to just passing through. Usually these signs are made by formation of the fingers on one or both hands to make some sort of symbol or letter. Many of these hand signals are quite close to other common hand signs, and this can cause confusion among gang members, non-gang members, and anti-gang authorities. "Stacking" is also known as a "walk."

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"No dear... that did NOT mean move away!"

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

Watch Carefully As Bart Performs His Famous Napkin Trick

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Sure.... Guess what this is???

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Did you see it disappear?  No, oh well... Have a drink!

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Meanwhile on the floor

Not To Be Outdone, Paul Pulls Out The "Green Hat"

Did you know? - A hat consists of four main parts:

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The hat appears to have made Paul MORE handsome

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The hat made Bart want to hitchhike

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Al got the giggles

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and Walt got serious

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Good friends make the dance

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Thank you Bess for getting all of us

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It's 9:30 and time to go

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The Elks says "Good night and drive safely"

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010

San Pedro Elks Dance 3/14/2010
One last view of the city

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Our guard dogs wake up to welcome us home and ask "What did you bring us to eat???"