Download the 2019-2020 Parties for the Necklace Catalog here.
Party reservations will be available at the Kickoff Party, Wed March 20 at 7pm, and beginning on March 21 on EventBrite.
The Parties for the Necklace are a group of “fun”-raising parties, events, & activities for Redlands Conservancy’s supporters to enjoy. Anyone can purchase a reservation to any of the parties which are scheduled throughout the current Party year. The Parties are substantially underwritten by individuals, groups, or businesses, and the money raised goes to support the Redlands Conservancy’s Emerald Necklace projects and programs.
Kickoff Event for the 2019 Parties for the Necklace 2019 Collection is set for Wednesday, March 20 at 7 pm at the Summerbell Room at the Mitten Building. The Collection is ready for launch with at least 21 parties, including repeats of familiar favorites, brand-new exciting parties, and pop-ups that will make you want to drop what you’re doing and drop in to a party. The full catalog is now available, and reservations will be open at 7 pm on March 20.
Parties Preview for 2019
NEW! April 6 – The Craft of the Craftsman – Dinner, tour, and discussion at home of Daniel and Diana Cozad
Do you know this home? We drive by this house, and ache to know more. Like some Redlands houses, this Lakeside Drive Craftsman house just hasn’t been open to the public very often, so this is your opportunity to get inside a fine historic 1908 home. Hosts Daniel and Diana Cozad will welcome you to the home with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a captivating talk about the secrets of the house. Dinner will be a four-course repast – the usual, which is never usual. For an extraordinary evening, reserve early for this early party.
Hosts: Daniel and Diana Cozad, Party Crew
# of guests: 20
Location: Lakeside Drive, between Fern and Olive
Cost: $95/$85 per guest
NEW! May 19 – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (and Cheese, Gromet!) Coffee and cheese tasting and pairing
Last year, we wowed party-goers by pairing interesting cheese with specific wine varietals. This year, we’ll again showcase an assortment of cheese but this time, paired with locally-roasted coffee. We are partnering with Hearthwood Coffee roaster, Kevin Lentz, who one local food critic called “the best coffee roaster within a 30 mile radius.” This party will take place at the roastery where attendees will learn about different types of coffee beans from various locations around the world and how these beans are roasted to enhance each varietal’s unique flavor. Kevin will also demonstrate different brewing techniques coffee drinkers can use at home. Guests will sample six differrent coffees and cheese chosen especially for each coffee. Ah, the magic of the smell of coffee in the morning!
Host: Deborah Rada, Kevin Lentz
# of guests: 16
Location: Hearthwood Coffee roastery
Cost: $50/$40 per guest
NEW! June 8 – Viens et Mange! Country French Feast in San Tim Canyon
Description: What do France and Redlands have in common? Beautiful country-sides. albeit featuring different colors and shapes – and an insatiable desire for delicious food with subtle flavors. At this party on a secluded country estate in San Timoteo Canyon, guests will stroll beneath a canopy of tall eucalyptus trees, enjoy cocktails and fine French wine at garden tables set overlooking the timeless canyon landscape, and settle in at the long tables for an early summer Taste of France, like the country folk do. Cassoulet, crepes, Salad Nicoise, and potatoes au gratin will be the country fare prepared by Kathy Havert, who will re-create dishes from her childhood prepared by her father. Bon appetit!
Hosts: Kathy Havert, Michael and San Phoenix
# of guests: 25
Location: Phoenix estate, 30850 Armatage Lane, way out there in San Timoteo Canyon
REPEAT! June 30 – Picnic on the Zanja – at our half-acre
Description: Redlands Conservancy owns a piece of the Zanja, complete with massive oak trees, an orange grove surround, and a historic stone building, and it's time to share it with our supporters again. Be one of the special few people who will be able to trek to our half-acre where you will be greeted with a sampling of our favorite hors d’oeuvres and a cooling beverage. Take a walk along the 200-year-old Mill Creek Zanja with one of Redlands resident historians as your guide. Return for a full-blown picnic dinner at the long tables set under the oaks. Presented during the height of the Daylight Savings Time glow, this will be an incredibly special event, worthy of the historic Mill Creek Zanja itself.
Hosts: Redlands Conservancy Party Crew
Time: 4-8 pm
# of guests: 25
Location: Opal Avenue, north of Citrus
NEW! August 16 – Sweet Summer Bowl picnic and fireworks
Description: Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival – the quintessential outdoor summer music event – ends with a fireworks extravaganza as the Redlands Symphony Orchestra serenades the audience. You can be there, in a special setting: a picnic on the lawn at the Redlands Bowl. Guests will be feted with a signature summer cocktail, wine, and gourmet picnic dinner, all ready and waiting for guests so guests won’t have to do a thing: just arrive on time, and settle in for an amazing evening.
Hosts: Judy Elder
# of guests: 25
Location: Redlands Bowl, southwest grass area
NEW! October 12 – Harvest Hoedown At the Ranch – Barbecue dinner, line-dancing
Description: Cooler temperatures and a bounty of harvest from the summer crops bring ranch families and friends together to celebrate with a rich and delicious dinner. This time the ranch will be Redlands Gateway Ranch on Live Oak Canyon Road. The site of Redlands Conservancy’s Canyon Environments Outdoor Education Center and the Gateway Garden of native plants, this Gateway Ranch experience will take guests back to a friendly and festive time of neighbors celebrating with neighbors. Enjoy the delicious repast of barbecue everything, sided by grilled corn, grilled Caesar salad, grilled garlic bread, and maybe even grilled ice cream. Maybe. Enjoy hoedown music, and try a little line-dancing to fiddle music through the night.
Hosts: Redlands Conservancy Party Crew
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
# of guests: 50
Location: Redlands Gateway Ranch
Cost: $70/$60 per guest, $10 per kid under 12
REPEAT! October 19 – LA Urban Hike
Description: It’s on again! Don’t miss it this time. The Christophersons are offering the LA Urban Hike again, and you KNOW it will sell out at the Kickoff Event. You’ll go to LA on the Metrolink in the early morning, enjoying coffee and pastries. Walk from Union Station and all over downtown, with the enlightening guidance from Chris Christopherson. Take a leisurely lunch at a great restaurant in an adaptively reused building before settling down for cocktails at the Union Station bar. Then, it’s homeward bound on the train. It’s all covered by your party reservation – all you have to bring is your appetite for great fun.
Hosts: Chris and Christina Christopherson
Time: 8am to 8pm
# of guests: 12
Location: Depart from Redlands to San Bernardino Train Station and Los Angeles
Join now and save
Conservancy members receive discounts on all events. Join the Conservancy, and save on tickets to all your favorite functions! Click here to join; with your membership confirmation, you’ll receive a discount code which you can enter on Eventbrite as you are registering, which will give you the discounted price for all parties you purchase from the 2019-20 collection, as well as other Conservancy events, including the Annual Social in October.
We can’t be sure, but more parties may appear as the spring and summer move along. Our Party Hosts are so generous, and so creative, they often pop up with a brilliant idea after the catalog has been printed. Watch out for new offerings for the 2019-20 Parties for the Necklace!