1:00PM - 5:00PM Registration
5:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner (on your own) A list of local restaurants can be found here.
7:00PM - 10:00PM Casual Meet & Greet with Cash Bar
8:00PM - 10:00PM OPTIONAL EVENT: Direct from Las Vegas, Carpenters Legacy is the award-winning production celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, the show is a re-creation of the Carpenters' 1976 live performances, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classical piano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics and much more.  The concert is being held at The Downey Theatre which is right next door to the Emnassy Suites.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.  Use code '50OFF' to obtain the discount!
8:00PM - 9:00PM Local entertainment performing Carpenters hits!
9:00PM - 10:00PM 'Carpenters Extreme Trivia'.  Test your knowlege of the Carpenters with fabulous prizes going to the winners!
8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM - 12:00PM Activity to be announced.
12:00PM - 1:30PM Join us as we board two coaches to enjoy lunch at the oldest McDonald's in America!
1:30PM - 5:00PM After lunch we will head to the Carpenters Performing Arts Center.  We will have a guided tour of the exhibits and theatre at the Center.  There you will see Karen's impressive drum set as well as a wall of gold records and awards!  Make sure you have your camera ready!  This is an unforgettable venue that will be hard to forget!
5:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner (On your own) A list of local restaurants can be found here.
7:30PM - 10:00PM 'Carpenters: An Acoustic Celebration' featuring an array of Carpenters tribute singers sharing the stage for the very first time in a concert that you will never forget.  Slated to appear: Michelle Berting Brett, Lisa Budin-Price, Tori Holub, Toni Lee, Sally Olson with Ned Mills, Judy Pancoast, Lisa Rock, Drew Jansen & Doug McComas (line-up subject to change). The concert will be held at the very historic Downey United Methodist Church.
  FRIDAY - APRIL 26, 2024
8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM - 5:00PM Carpenters Legacy Tour 2.0 (100 Person Limit)
Join us for a guided tour of some locations that Carpenters fans have been asking for!  The premiere stop on this tour will be Pierce Brothers in Valley Oaks where you will be able to pay your respects at Karen's final resting place.  Other destinations during the tour will be announced once they are confirmed.  We will have fun activities on the bus to make this an all-inclusive Carpenters experience!  A stop for lunch will occur between destinations.
6:00PM - 10:00PM It's just a short walk to the Look Dine-In Cinema where you will be able to enjoy a unique dining experience while watching a movie. You will be able to choose from a menu filled with a variety of options that will be delivered right to your seat! (The price of your meal is not included in your registration payment). A sample menu can be found here!  After the meal, we will be presenting 'The Karen Carpenter Story' starring Cynthia Gibb and Mitchell Anderson.  See it like you've never seen it before... on the BIG screen.  After the film, you will be in for a treat with some rare video messages and a Q&A with a surprise guest(s).  After the film we will be presenting a fabulous bonus film that you won't want to miss!!!  A Carpenters double feature... it doesn't get better than that!
  SATURDAY - APRIL 27, 2024
9:00AM - 10:00AM Registration
10:00AM - 1:00PM Destination: Downey.  A guided walking tour of Downey, highlighting various places of Carpenters history.
10:00AM - 1:00PM 'Carpenters 5.1 Surround Sound Studio'  Sit back, close your eyes and enjoy the 'Singles 1969-1981' like you've never heard it before... in glorious 5.1 surround sound with a special photo presentation!  This program will repeat continuously until 1:00PM.
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch (on your own) A list of local restaurants can be found here.
2:00PM - 5:00PM Our special guest, Chris May will present 'Carpenters: Behind The Music' which will offer a glimpse into how Karen & Richard created their unique sound.  Joining Chris will be some very special guests!  It will be a feast for your ears that you will never forget!  There will also be a Q&A, so get those questions ready!
5:00PM - 6:00PM Registration
6:00PM - 10:00PM Buffet Dinner & 'Carpenters: Behind The Musical Legacy'
Join us for a delicious buffet dinner followed by a presentation by Chris May and some very special guests.
6:00PM - 6:30PM Opening Remarks & Giveaways
6:30PM - 7:30PM Buffet Dinner
7:30PM - 9:00PM 'Carpenters: Behind The Musical Legacy'
8:30PM - 9:00PM Q&A with Chris May and some very special guests (TBA).
9:30PM - 10:00PM Official Photo

  SUNDAY - APRIL 28, 2024

8:00AM - 10:00AM Enjoy one final breakfast with your new and old friends!
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