The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, chronicles historical highlights in this weekly column. People are welcome to visit, volunteer for or donate memorabilia to the Historical Society, which is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, log on to LWHistory. org or SealBeachLeisure-WorldHistory. org.
•April 13, 1967— The Little Theater Group began by performing a play, then hosting an open house to increase its membership.
• April 14, 1966— Residents requested that a stage be built at one of the clubhouses for cultural and social opportunities. Over 21 LW clubs made presentations to the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors. A small planning group was appointed to select the type of stage and which clubhouse would be chosen. The stage ended up in Clubhouse 2.
• April 14, 1977— It was officially announced that the California Army National Guard would take over the operations of the United States Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos. A changeof- command ceremony included a military band and display of the latest military hardware.
• April 14, 1988— The Sweet and Low singing group of Leisure World celebrated its 25th anniversary with an outstanding musical program. Among the soloists was Dorothy Wenger of Mutual 1.
• April 15, 1976 — “Flowers in a Musical Mood” was the theme chosen for the eighth annual Leisure World Garden Club flower show. Competition was open only to members.
• April 16,1970— A bronze sculpture by Dieter Muller-Strach was affixed to the east wall of Redeemer Lutheran Church. The work depicts Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, at the Last Judgment.
• April 17, 1980— Doubledigit inflation plagued the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors in 1980. It was forced to increase several budget items and requested residents reduce unnecessary service maintenance calls.
• April 18, 1968— Members of the Lawn Bowling Club and the Golden Rain Foundation Board gathered around a very large cake to celebrate the club’s fifth anniversary.
• April 19, 1978— Harbir “Bill” Narang become connected with Leisure World, as the company he was employed by, First Columbia, become affiliated with the J.L. Moyer Company. First Columbia was a property management firm with projects in 17 states.
• April 19, 1990 —Seventeen yellow flags had been installed on light poles along Golden Rain Road to remind drivers of the 25 mph speed limit.