Apr
2
Mon
Dream Catcher Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm
Dream Catcher Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Dream Catcher Exhibit Show and Sale

April 2- 30

The traditional Dream Catchers of the Plains have remained a place in Wichita artist Michael Chas Williams’ art while maintaining a source of and connection with the Spirituality of the People of Turtle Island.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Apr
24
Tue
Hike in Solstice Canyon: @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Hike in Solstice Canyon: @  Solstice Canyon | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 4 mile 600’ gain hike on Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace (Roberts Ranch) and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south to Pacific Coast Hwy. From Malibu Canyon Rd intersection, go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 2¼ miles, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd (at 76 Station), drive ¼ mile to park entrance, and continue on paved park road to parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Apr
26
Thu
Hike Upper Zuma Canyon Backbone Trail, Zuma Ridge Rd @ Newton Canyon Tickets
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Upper Zuma Canyon Backbone Trail, Zuma Ridge Rd @ Newton Canyon | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1400’ gain hike on scenic trail through lovely canyon, then on fire road with great mountain and ocean views, to Buzzard’s Roost. Meet 8 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1¾ miles past Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Apr
27
Fri
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons Tickets
Apr 27 all-day
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons

The newly completed Backbone Trail winds 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On the fourth section we’ll start at the Encinal Canyon Rd trailhead parking area and pass through Trancas Canyon, Upper Zuma Canyon and Newton Canyon, before ending at the Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead.
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MODERATE 8 miles with an elevation gain of 1,844 ft. and loss of 300 ft.
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We will meet at Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead at 9:00 a.m. From here we will shuttle to Encinal Canyon trailhead.
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Directions Southbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From PCH, head north on Latigo Canyon Rd and take it for 7.2 miles. Park in the large dirt parking lot to the right of the road about .4 miles past mile marker 3.66 (and before mile marker 3.02).
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Directions Northbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From Hwy101, exit at Kanan Rd and take it south for 6.6 miles. Half a mile after crossing Mulholland Hwy, turn left onto Latigo Canyon Rd and continue south for another 3 miles. Shortly after passing mile marker 3.02, park in the large dirt parking lot to the left.
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• What to bring
Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials

• Important to know
Rain cancels.

Apr
28
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Apr 28 @ 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.

May
5
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 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!

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

 

Hand in Hand with Nature – Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hand in Hand with Nature - Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Meet the Artist

Hand in Hand with Nature- Pottery Exhibit and Sale

Saturday May 5    1 pm – 3 pm

 

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.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

May
6
Sun
Beaded Bracelet Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Beaded Bracelet Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Two workshops available!

Reservations Required.

Lokota Native, Kathy Willcuts will be leading a workshop on beaded bracelets.  She will sharing beading traditions from her tribe, and the basics of creating very own bracelet.

There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshops begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided and all ages welcome.

To make reservations please email: razsa_cruz@nps.gov or call 805-418-3163. Please include which workshop you will be attending, how many in your party, the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve early!

 

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

 

Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Journey of Discovery with Gene Cheltenham, experienced naturalist and long time Topanga Canyon Docent will guide a nature walk and explained about indigenous ways.

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