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.
THERE ARE NO PRINTED TICKETS. THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS WILL BE ON THE LIST AT THE DOOR.
There will be a line for those without tickets under the covered patio by the office door for those hoping to get a seat without a reservation. If there are seats available at 6:50, we will seat those first in line.
BRING THIS: 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 a local food bank, or toys and treats for shelter dogs/cats for CAT’s Operation Santa Paws (www.SantaPaws.info).
FREE WITH TICKETS: Christmas concert in Belmont Shore on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, 7 p.m. Justin Rudd! & his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) present the Southern California Brass Consortium. Sponsors include the Port of Long Beach. RSVP
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
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
NEW TIME: 7 p.m.
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: 5-6 p.m.
- Cookie contest judging: 5:45-6 p.m.
- NEW TIME: Cookie contest tasting reception/awards: 6-6:30 p.m. (free, as cookies last)
- NOTE Those in the cookie reception will be admitted to the concert venue about 6:30, just before doors open to the public
- Doors open to the concert venue, 6:32ish p.m.
- FREE Christmas Concert (tickets required): 7 p.m.
4FREE 6 p.m. pre-concert reception featuring the "Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest" entries/winners
Public invited to FREE Christmas Concert in Belmont Shore by 24-piece brass/percussion/harp ensemble: Sunday, Dec. 15
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 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo @ Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all seats are general admission. All ages and all sizes of groups are welcome.
Justin Rudd’s Long Beach Turkey Trot and the Port of Long Beach are generous sponsors. The professional talent is provided by the Southern California Brass Consortium.
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 at local 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, guests are invited to the optional tasting reception for the Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest just before the concert at 6 p.m.”
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
THIS YEAR'S HOST COMMITTEE
• Justin Rudd & Ralph Millero
you? Email Justin@JustinRudd.com
A PREVIOUS 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 ABOUT 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Seats are general admission, ticketed, and are FREE. Please bring something for a local food bank or toys/treats for shelter dogs and cats for Operation Santa Paws. Well-behaved, very quiet kids with ticket reservations are welcome.
Reception Featuring the "Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest" Winners
Concertgoers are also invited to a free pre-performance reception in the church's fellowship hall to meet the performers. Refreshments will be served by the Community Action Team and Miss Long Beach titleholders.
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: Well-behaved, very quiet children with ticket reservations are welcome at this event.
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) | 3040 E. First Street | 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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