Friday, February 6, 2009

Celebrating the Sea(son)

Fans of Queen Mary 2 Plan Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Sail for Ship’s Visit Tuesday

The new Maritime Research Center in downtown San Pedro and its neighbor, Mishi’s Strudel, are hosting a number of special events to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the arrival of the Queen Mary 2. The luxury liner will be in Berth 92 at the world cruise center until 5 p.m. Tuesday, when it will embark westbound on a transoceanic cruise.

Valentine’s Tea

Learn about European romantic traditions during afternoon tea at Mishi’s Strudel on Feb. 8. The 2 p.m. tea includes sandwiches, pastries and fruit, plus door prizes and a silent auction. Cost is $28.50 per person. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats and gloves for a truly in-character experience. Mishi’s is located at 309 W. Seventh St. View the flyer for details or call (310) 521-0175 for reservations.

Ocean Liner Fans’ Lunch

The Maritime Research Center invites ship enthusiasts to lunch Tuesday with like-minded people and products. The 2 p.m. lunch takes place in the nautical shop, located at 301 W. Seventh St. at the corner of Centre Street. Cost is $20 per person. View the flyer or call (310) 521-0175 for reservations.

Set Sail

The Maritime Research Center is taking to the seas to admire the QM2 from the water. The group will set sail aboard the Pacific Spirit from Berth 74 in Ports O’ Call at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $45 ($42.50 for Maritime Research Center members.) View the flyer or call (310) 521-0175 for reservations.

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