Art Exhibit & Sale, “Earth-Air-Fire-Water” by Mary Wright
Mary Wright’s ethereal art has always been inspired by the interrelation between the four elements – air, earth, fire, water- and the regenerative qualities of nature. Mary agrees with her grandfather in-law, Frank Lloyd Wright, who said “I believe in God only I spell it N-A-T-U-R-E”.
Feb. 2 – Feb. 27
Meet the Artist, Sat. Feb. 3rd, 1-3 pm
A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated to help continue the arts in the park.
Tree Leaf by Mary Wright watercolor on paper
Two workshops available!
Come make a dream-catcher with Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. He will teach the basics of creating your very own dream-catcher.
There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.
To make reservations please email: email@example.com or call 805-418-3163. Please include the title of the workshop you will be attending, how many in your party (parents included), the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve early! Please make reservations no later than the Friday before the workshop takes place.
Moderately paced 6+ mile, 500’ elevation gain in the lovely Simi Hills, first through ridge grasslands, then along an old ranch road following a streambed/multiple stream crossings with lovely oak woodlands to Sulfur Springs. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead.
From 101 Ventura Fwy take Cheeseboro Rd exit, turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Cheeseboro Rd, and continue 1 mile to park entrance, turn right and follow road to second parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 8-9 mile 800’ to 1200’ gain hike in a delightful Santa Monica Mtns Conservancy canyon, with various options depending on weather. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd, exit 32, north 1+ mile to end, street parking. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
BACKBONE TRAIL HIKE Part 2: Join us as we continue hiking sections of the newly completed 67 mile Backbone Trail, which winds through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The second section (strenuous) starts at the Sycamore Canyon Campground day use parking area, where we walk up Sycamore Canyon, among oak, sycamore and walnut trees to Danielson Ranch, and then ascend Sandstone Peak via the Blue Canyon and Chamberlain trails, before ending at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead. Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the national park, and has incredible views in every direction. 12.8 miles with an elevation gain of 3,111 ft. Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Starbucks at 1921 N. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036 or at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead parking area at 8:15 a.m. to leave cars for shuttle back to Sycamore Canyon. Rain cancels. RSVP required, limit 15 hikers, will need to sign Sierra Club waiver. Teresa and Suzanne. For questions, contact us through the Meetup site.
Don Holtz’s exhibit Mountain Light is a celebration and show of gratitude for the Santa Monica Mountains and the peace of mind they’ve brought him over the last thirteen years of living among them. His goal with this portfolio is quite simple: through these photographs, he wants to share with others the same stunning stillness he felt when making them.
A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
This is a free event with free parking.
Sunrise Over the S Curves by Don Holtz
Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.
Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source.