MARK TWAIN once wrote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
MY MOTTO IS "EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."
I WANT TO Explore, Dream and Discover as much as possible in my life here on earth, and I want my Web sites to empower, equip and incite others to do the same.
I WANT TO help folks to find something new and exciting to do and experience. That's why I formed my charitable organization and named it the "Community Action Team"— a name that I feel encompasses all the varied activities and events that I have (and will continue to) organized for the good of our community.
WHAT CAN I DO to help you explore your potential, make a dream come true or discover new frontiers? I hope to hear from you.
THE MAIN PURPOSE of Justin's Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Easter Parade
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
4Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Say, "Cheese" Long Beach 24-hr. digital photo contest
42nd Street Walkers
4Long Beach Giving Project
I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community.
note: The concert is sold out (and oversold by 100 seats), but if we have no-shows and seats are available, we’ll seat those in line without a ticket moments before the 5 p.m. concert begins. Organizers are asking concert attendees to bring peanut butter, breakfast cereal, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and/or canned fruit that will be donated to the Long Beach AIDS Food Store food bank, or toys and treats for shelter dogs/cats for CAT’s Operation Santa Paws (www.SantaPaws.info).
Free Christmas concert in Belmont Shore on Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m. Justin Rudd! & his nonprofit Community Action Team present the Southern California Brass Consortium. RSVP | LISTEN
This event is hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT). CAT is supported, in whole, by funds raised at the Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Haute Dog Parades. WEB SITE
"Joy to the World!"
Southern California Brass Consortium free, ticketed holiday concert and optional Christmas cookie reception ($5 for reception)
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Bay Shore Church
5100 E. The Toledo
Long Beach, 90803. MAP
Free lot on the corner of The Toledo & Livingston Drive. MAP
We also encourage carpooling, public transit, biking and walking.
- Deliver cookies for the contest: 4-5 p.m.
- Private cookie contest judging: 5-6:30 p.m.
- FREE Christmas Concert (tickets required): 5-6:40 p.m.
- Cookie contest tasting reception/awards: 6:45 p.m. ($5)
4$5 post-concert reception featuring the "Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest" entries/winners
Public invited to FREE Christmas Concert in Belmont Shore by 26-piece brass/percussion/harp ensemble: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) invite the public to a free, ticketed 90-minute "Joy to the World" Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo @ Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and all seats are general admission. All ages and all sizes of groups are welcome. Rudd’s Long Beach Turkey Trot is paying for the performance, so that guests can enjoy the event for free. The professional talent is provided by the Southern California Brass Consortium. Guests can just show up, or RSVP here (coming soon).
WHAT TO BRING
Organizers are asking concert attendees to bring peanut butter, breakfast cereal, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and/or canned fruit that will be donated to the Long Beach AIDS Food Store food bank, or toys and treats for shelter dogs/cats for CAT’s Operation Santa Paws.
Rudd says, “I've always wanted to give the community a BIG, amazing, free Christmas Concert, and here it is! Twenty-six professional instrumentalists will make this a holiday event to remember. And, for just $5, guests are invited to the optional tasting reception for the Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest immediately following the concert, and they can meet the performers there.”
The ensemble has sample recordings at www.socalbrass.org/media. There is a video of the group practicing for the concert at http://youtu.be/LiqbLT79QBQ.
LAST YEAR'S HOST COMMITTEE
• Justin Rudd & Ralph Millero
• Allison Kripp, Mrs. Long Beach 2016
• Brad Shore
• Shelly Stratton
• Mary Zendejas
• Tim Patton
• Jewell Faamaligi
• Blair Cohn
• Kris Gragson
• Nancy Emslie
• Joel Davis
• Holly Santos
• Christine Robbins
• Jacqueline Case
• Regina Quiambao Cash
• Joen Garnica
• Eileen Rivera
• Laura Wilson Doud
• Eric Gray
• Stephen Bello
• Suzie Price
• Jason Lehman
• Dave Clark
• Kevin Hamilton
• Cookie Braude
• Veronica Rodriguez Quincy
• Dana Buchanan
• John Newell
• Mark Magdaleno
LAST YEAR'S PROGRAM
A Charlie Brown Christmas • Bells of Valhalla • Eighth Candle • We Three Kings of Orient Are • Gloucestershire Wassail • Deck the Halls • O Come, O Come Emmanuel • The Joy of Christmas • A Wintry Mix • Angels We Have Heard on High • Gabriel's Oboe
All Seats Are FREE, tickets required
RSVP. Visiting choral groups and other clubs and organizations are welcome, too. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Concert begins at 5 p.m.
Seats are general admission and are FREE. Please bring something for the AIDS Food Bank or toys/treats for shelter dogs and cats for Operation Santa Paws. All ages welcome.
Reception Featuring the "Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest" Winners
Concertgoers are also invited to a $5 post-performance reception in the church's fellowship hall to meet the performers. Refreshments will be served by the Community Action Team and Teen/Miss/Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities.
We are looking for add'l person(s) or organizations to bring plates of cookies, brownies, and cans of cold sodas and bottles of water for the reception. Please contact Justin@JustinRudd.com and leave your goodies at the reception hall at the church just before the concert.
General Policies for this Performance
Bay Shore Church has a traditional sanctuary with stained glass windows, mahogany paneled walls, mahogany pews, and burgundy carpeting and flooring. The main floor has a center aisle and seats 350. The balcony seats an additional 150 persons. The church has a pipe organ and a Steinway grand piano.
Children: Children are welcome at this event. As a courtesy to other patrons and the performers, please bear in mind that it is not appropriate for small children to attend this event where silence is a prerequisite for full enjoyment of the artistic experience. Babies in arms are not permitted in all cases.
Latecomers Policy: As a courtesy to other patrons and to the performers, latecomers and those who exit the sanctuary during the performance will not be admitted back into the auditorium until an appropriate interval as determined by the performance
Justin Rudd's Community Action Team (CAT) | 5209 E. The Toledo #1 | Long Beach | 90803
A 501c3 nonprofit. Tax ID# 05-0545777. Contributions are tax deductible.
WHAT WE DO: monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups; Bulldog Beauty Contest; Father/Daughter Dance; Long Beach Giving Project; Operation Easter Basket; $1,000 Nat'l Elem. School Spelling Bee; Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee; Mother's Day Concert; 4th of July Kids Bike Parade; Long Beach Losers weight-loss contest; Interfaith Blessing of the Animals; National Mutt Show; Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade; Miss Long Beach & Miss Southern California pageants; Long Beach Turkey Trot; Operation Santa Paws; more. CONTACT: Justin@JustinRudd.com
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