Apr
28
Sat
San Fernando Valley Audubon Young Birders Group Walk @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
San Fernando Valley Audubon Young Birders Group Walk @ Franklin Canyon Park | Beverly Hills | California | United States

A Young Birder is any young person who is serious about birding, knows some birds, and is willing to learn. SFVAS conducts Young Birders Group walks to foster that learning, helping to create the next generation of birders. The world needs birders, to watch, to identify, to count and to speak out for protection of habitat. It’s not work, though — it’s fun. Meet in the parking lot below the Sookie Goldman Nature Center.

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!

Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outdoors at Juan Bautista de Anza Park! We’re working to restore the native grasslands in the west foothills. We’ll be planting native southern California plants, like purple needlegrass and creeping wildrye and flowering perennials and shrubs.

Please arrive by 8:45 am and look for our group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Please bring a hat and a waterbottle, and wear comfortable work clothes and sturdy closed-toed shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided for you.

Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.

Registration is FREE but is required!

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701

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.

 

May
12
Sat
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Newbury Park Tickets
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Newbury Park | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust as we work with the National Park Service to restore native habitat in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working to return this critical habitat back to the oak woodland it once was after years of ranching and farming. The natives you will be maintaining include Coast Live Oak, Valley Oak, Western Sycamore, and supporting vegetation in a riparian flood plain, alongside Potrero Creek.

All Volunteers will need to bring the Volunteer Service Agreement signed and ready to go!

This event is great for all ages! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.Volunteers under the age of 18, must bring this form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is FREE, but is required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701

Spring Star Party @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spring Star Party @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Spring Star Party- Paramount Ranch

Saturday May 12 8pm- 10pm

Join rangers and astronomers for stargazing with telescopes! Watch with us as Venus sets in the west and Jupiter rises in the east.

The event is free. Meet in the Western Town. We recommend dressing warmly and bringing a flashlight. Restrooms nearby.

May
20
Sun
Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
May 20 all-day
Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

“Southern California’s favorite tradition continues for the 58th year: Bluegrass at its best! Along with old-time, folk music, Americana, etc. Always at the wonderful Paramount Ranch’s famous Western Town, movie location on May 20th, all day…9:00 to 6:00. Come for: Contests, jamming, featured performers, folk dancing, flat-foot dancing, clogging, children’s activities, story tellers, hand-made crafts, workshops, food trucks (or bring your own), and exhibits. Why not sign up and compete in one of the many contests for cash prizes? The best bargain in Southern California festivals: only $17 for Adults and $13 for juniors/seniors (higher on the day of), same as last year for a whole day of fun. Volunteer for a couple of hours and get in for free! Where: Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA. When: May 20th, 2018. Phone: (818) 382-4819
Check out the website for featured performers and more details and on-line tickets (save $$) and contest registration: