May
5
Sat
Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm
Hand in Hand with Nature - Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale

Potter Kirsty Iredale finds continual inspiration from the plants and creatures of the chaparral surrounding her Santa Monica Mountains
studio.

Her functional art captures nature’s designs in clay. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Dates:  May 5 – June 28    9 – 5 daily

Meet the Artist Reception:  Sat, May 5    1 pm – 3 pm

 

Jun
23
Sat
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

It’s the season for migrating male Tarantulas!

Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains.

There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot.

All ages are welcome and the parking is free.

Directions:

Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Jun
24
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Seven Wonders of the Santa Monica Mountains; Join docent Read Howarth for our last Sunday Walk of the season.

Jun
26
Tue
Hike into Topanga SP to Cathedral Rock @ Mulholland Gateway Park – top of Reseda Bl. Tickets
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Hike into Topanga SP to Cathedral Rock @ Mulholland Gateway Park – top of Reseda Bl. | California | United States

Top of Reseda to Cathedral Rock: Moderately paced 5 mile, 300’ gain hike along dirt Mulholland and fire roads through the chaparral of Topanga State Park. Valley views, and glimpse of the Pacific, too! Meet 8:00 AM at top of Reseda Blvd in Tarzana. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 3 miles to Mulholland Gateway Park. Choice to park along street below the white line at beginning of fee area or pay fee and park above. Meet at trailhead at the top. Bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Jun
30
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Join a docent for a walk along the creek and through a wooded valley. Learn about the area’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed in the park. Meet at “Main Trailhead Parking” (lower parking lot) by the restrooms for this leisurely two-hour walk.

Jul
1
Sun
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond            Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond – Art Exhibit & Sale

Amy Rippee’s vibrant landscape paintings invite others to wander the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, from King Gillette Ranch to the sea.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continuing arts in the Santa Monica Mountains.

July 1 – 30      9 am – 5 pm daily

Meet the Artist:  Sat, July 7   1 pm – 3 pm  

In-Pool Sound Experience and Artist Workshop @ Peter Strauss Ranch Tickets
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Olga Lah 4pm
Variant Depths
Olga Lah in collaboration with Davy Sumner will present a sound experience in the middle of the pool that relates to the surrounding art installation. Encounter a multimedia approach to a historic site that offers a new vision of the surroundings.

Davy Sumner

Anna Breininger 3pm
My House is the Villa Planted in the Valley
Join the artist for a walk through and discussion about the work and her practice. Afterward participants are invited to a mini workshop where we will observe elements from nature and turn them into patterns and designs. No artistic experience necessary. Drawing and painting materials will be provided by the artist but feel free to bring a personal sketchbook if desired.

Anna Breininger

Jul
7
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond        Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

 Meet the Artist

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond Art Exhibit and Sale

Amy Rippee’s vibrant landscape paintings invite others to wander the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, from King Gillette Ranch to the sea.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continuing arts in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Meet the Artist:  Sat, July 7   1 pm – 3 pm  Light refreshments will be served.

Moon Races Under the Moon @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Moon Races Under the Moon @ Rancho Sierra Vista

The first peoples used the night sky for many reasons such as storytelling, cultural activities, games and travel orientation. The “Moon Races” were performed by the Tongva people during the thinnest sliver of the moon. During this program you will learn the significance of the “Moon Races” and be able to see a demonstration before it gets to dark.

Additional astronomical facts and stories will be shared by Hupa Native American Artist and Story Teller, Kat High.

This program is for all ages. There are no reservations required for this program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Also, feel free to bring camping chairs for comfortableness.

The main parking lot entrance is at the intersection of Via Goleta and Potrero Rd, Newbury Park, CA, 91320.

If you have general questions about the location and directions please call the visitor center at 805-370-2301.