August 29, 2015

South County Ag Tour

King City, CA

Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

It is time again for the popular ag tour. This years unique tour will be focusing on a very important topic, water and the drought, how it effects the people, land and industry. The tour provides an up-close look at modern agribusiness in action, with a touch of area history. After a continental breakfast at San Lorenzo Park, participants board luxury buses and visit sites around the southern Salinas Valley.

This year’s tour includes Nacimiento Dam & Reservoir, San Antonio Dam, Nacitone Regional Interpretive Center, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and includes a delicious full lunch and a ‘South County BBQ’ dinner as well as refreshments and wine tasting throughout the day.

$75 per person. Tickets are available at MCARLM museum office, Lynn’s Too!, L.A. Hearne Co., Pine Canyon Store and King City Chamber of Commerce.


August 29, 2015

Twilight tour of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park

A fundraiser for the Tehachapi Heritage League. Email gro.muesumipahcahetnull@ofni or call 661-822-8152 for information


September 2, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Human Impacts and Conservation of Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems

Back Bay Science Center

Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Jayson Smith is a marine and conservation ecologist employed as an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His research focuses on anthropogenic disturbances on ecosystem functioning and community structure of coastal habitats.

Given the high population of humans in southern California, urban coastal ecosystems are subjected to numerous human impacts. Work in Smith’s lab attempts to understand how these systems are changing and functioning in the face of these disturbances. Smith applies his conservation interests mostly to rocky intertidal ecosystems, focusing on invasive seaweeds; effects of human visitation; long-term change in community structure and dynamics; effects of climate change; restoration ecology, and environmental policy and management (such as Marine Protected Areas).

The research questions addressed have implication in policy making decisions, particularly with current emphasis being placed on Ecosystem Based Management. Recently, research focus has been placed on introduced seaweeds, including determining their impact on community structure, how they fit into native food webs, and examination of transport vectors.

Gate opens at 6:30 pm and closes promptly at 7:15 pm. Parking and lecture are free, but please reserve space by emailing vog.achcaebtropwennull@noitacudeeniram.


September 5 & 6, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

Idyllwild Nature Center

Idyllwild, CA


September 5, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm

4th Annual Go Native!

Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center

Tehachapi, CA

Welcome from your local Kawaiisu Tribe! Join the Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center for a day of music and food, demonstrations of Native American crafts, hands-on activities for adults and kids, and a raffle for cash prizes and goodies. Bring your chairs so you can sit and enjoy the music and dancing!
Come out for the fun and support this non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of the Kawaiisu Indian culture.
Activities Featured: Basketweaving, Beading, Flintknapping, Acorn cracking and mashing, Twining, Native foods, Drumming, Dancing, Make-your-own tule duck decoys and clapper sticks, Storytelling, BBQ

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September 10, 2015, 7:30pm

The History of Home

Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

Irvine, CA

Dr. Jerry D. Moore

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September 11, 2015, 7:00pm

The Mojave Project with Kim Stringfellow

29 Palms Historical Society

Old Schoolhouse Museum
Twenty Nine Palms, CA


September 12-13, 2015, 11:00am-4:00pm

Days of Living History

Gold Nugget Museum

Paradise, CA

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September 13 and 27, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times. A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.

September 17, 2015, 6:30pm

Cave Paintings of Baja, California

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Center

Palm Desert, CA

Speakers: Maria Puente and Britt Wilson

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September 19, 2015, Noon – 4:00pm

Rancho Day Fiesta at Sanchez Adobe

San Mateo County Historical Association

Sanchez Adobe Historic Site: Pacifica, CA

The San Mateo County Historical Association presents the annual Rancho Day Fiesta. Families will enjoy early California music and participatory dancing.  Rancho style refreshments will be available.  Demonstration of bygone trades and craft activities for children will be featured.  There will be a $1 suggested donation with additional charges for food and crafts.

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September 19, 2015, 8:00pm-9:00pm

Rock Art Mysteries

Maidu Museum and Historic Place
Roseville, CA

Take a walk with through our historic site to observe petroglyphs by lantern light. Journey back in time and explore ideas about the purpose of these mysterious symbols carved in stone thousands of years ago.
Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Lantern tour starts at 8pm, following the FREE “Night Out at the Museum” event. Fees: $6 per person.

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September 26, 2015, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Ancient Indulgences: Olive Oil

San Diego Archaeological Center
Escondido, CA

The domestication of olives in the Mediterranean region occurred approximately 8,000 years ago. The oil from the olive was one of several characteristics that made the fruit attractive enough to result in its domestication, yet it was the deliberate pressing of oil out of olives that was revolutionary and led to significant cultural and socio-economic changes throughout the region. Olive oil became an important source of fuel, but also had uses in healing, cooking and an essential component in ritual practice. Many of these uses are still around today making olive oil one of the most important staples of the modern household.

Adolfo Muniz, PhD will present a lecture on the archaeological evidence of olive oil domestication. After the lecture, mingle with others while enjoying red and white Southern California wines provided by Halter Ranch Vineyard and olive oil and delicious breads from Whole Foods Encinitas. You can also enter a silent auction for a chance to win amazing olive oils and tickets to the San Diego Museum of Man and San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum.

Admission: $20 for Center Members, $25 for Nonmembers. This event is open to people ages 21 and over only.

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October 11, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm

Fall Festival of Gems & Minerals

Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society

Fallbrook, CA

The Fallbrook Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals will feature:  gem, mineral, and fossil vendors; panning for minerals; geode cracking; gem identification; raffles; and more. Vendors will sell a variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and related items. The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society Museum will be open (admission is always free) during the show.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.


 


October 15-17, 2015

Time Again to Gather: Celebrating 30 Years of the California Indian Conference

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the California Indian Conference by bringing it back to where it began in 1985! The University of California, Berkeley is excited to host this historic occasion. Submissions for papers and presentations on any topic focusing on California’s Native American peoples are welcome. Past topics have included: education, Native languages, federal and state law, storytelling, repatriation/museums, literature, economic development, social and political issues, anthropology/archaeology, cultural maintenance and revitalization, dance, and arts.

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November 8 and 22, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA

Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.


November 12-19, 2015

Jewels of the California Mission Chain

Missions, Art, Architecture & Cultural Heritage of the central Peninsula of Baja California, México

CORREDOR HISTORICO CAREM, A.C.

Led by the noted historian of art and architecture and specialist in mission history, Dr. Pamela J. Huckins, we are planning to visit SEVEN MISSIONS! At present, the tour is scheduled to include: Nuestra Senõra de Loreto de Conchó, San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, Santa Rosalía de Mulegé, San José de Comondú, Nuestra Señor San Ignacio de Kadakaamán, Santa Gertrudis de Cadacamán, and San Francisco de Borja Adac. And guided tours of the French mining town of Santa Rosalía & Museo de las Misiones, Loreto.

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December 23, 2015, 10:00am -11:30am

Walks and Talks: A Free Interpretive Nature Walk
The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center
Escondido, CA
Join Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve docent, writer and artist, Donna Walker, for a free interpretive nature walk. Enhance your appreciation of this watershed community of native plants and wildlife. Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous people who lived in this area during prehistoric times.A native San Diegan, Donna studied history and art at Palomar College, in San Marcos, CA where she earned her degree and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Donna also has a certificate in Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife. She volunteers as a trail guide for Mission Trails Regional Park where she leads interpretive nature walks on a monthly basis. Donna also volunteers in collections at the San Diego Archaeological Center and is a contract illustrator for the Center.