Sep
2
Mon
Night Visions: Photography Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
Night Visions: Photography Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Wildlife photography taken with a camera trap—a remote camera triggered by a motion sensor—reveals animals we might never see with our own eyes. Johanna Turner aims to take camera trapping to a new level, using her photos to tell a story and create a connection with our beautiful unseen world.

Meet the photographer, Johanna Turner, on Saturday, September 7 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

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

Oct
26
Sat
Creatures of the Night @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creatures of the Night @ Rancho Sierra Vista | Agoura Hills | California | United States

This family-friendly Halloween event will host multiple fun filled activities about the night time creatures in our local parks. Activities will include spooky but fun Ranger led Bat and Scorpion hikes, Puma and Owl activities, telescope stargazing, and a Tarantula Zoo.

Park in the Main Parking Lot which is located at the intersection of Via Goleta and Potrero Rd. Additional parking is located at the Wendy trail-head and free shuttle service is provided from the Wendy trail-head to the Main Parking Lot.

Wear sturdy shoes, layers for changing weather conditions, and flashlights. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Nov
2
Sat
Nature in Mind: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 – Dec 28 all-day
Nature in Mind: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Oil Painter, Sarah Stone uses color, lines and her imagination to create fantasy-realist works featuring the plants and animals of the Santa Monica Mountains and Southern California. She creates colorful images using traditional painting and illustration techniques. Her art expresses personal stories reflected on canvas and transformed into a land of dreams.

MEET THE ARTIST: Saturday, November 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the funds from the sales will be donated to further arts programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 @ 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!

Introduction to Mountain Bike Skills @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 2 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Mountain Bike Skills @ Malibu Creek State Park

This class takes place every first Saturday of the month including holidays, rain the day of cancels. Learn basic mountain biking skills from professional mountain bike coach Mark Langton (mountainbikeskills.com). Skills covered are proper posture (body position) for balance, cornering, climbing, descending, and braking. This is a coaching clinic with repetition and evaluation at various skills stations, with a short trail ride at the end of class. Please arrive no later than 8:45am for check-in and to sign waiver, and bicycle safety check. Class begins promptly at 9am. Mountain bikes strongly encouraged. Children over 10 years old welcome, off-road multi-speed bicycle with hand brakes recommended, BMX bikes OK. Helmets mandatory for participants under 18 (minor). Minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian at start of class and parent/guardian must sign waiver for minor.

Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Trying to find a new way to exercise and connect with nature?

Yoga instructors Dawn and Greg will lead a 1-hour Yoga session and end with live acoustic music! We invite people of all skill levels to join us on an outdoor yoga class at our King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center.

Parking is free, but please arrive 10 mins early to the class.

Please bring your own Yoga mat and water. Limited supply of yoga mats to borrow for first timers!

MUST RSVP: Yoga on the Mountain

Meet the Artist: Nature in Mind Tickets
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist: Nature in Mind

On Saturday, November 2, meet Sarah Stone, the artist behind our new exhibit. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sarah will be on hand at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas to talk about her art.

 

Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the funds from the sales will be donated to further arts programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Nov
3
Sun
Make an Authentic Native American Pinch Pot @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Two workshops available! Use EventBrite link to sign up for each workshop.

Join Navajo – Pueblo of Isletas Native, Rowan Harrison, as he will teach and demonstrate how to create your very own small, traditional, hand-coiled pottery.

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 sign up for a work shop follow the links below:

10 am workshop

1 pm workshop

 

For directions to the Culture Center you may call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. In addition, please see the map below. Be aware there is a short walk from the Parking area to the Culture Center.

Nov
9
Sat
Medicinal Plant Walk with Jim Adams, PhD @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Medicinal Plant Walk with Jim Adams, PhD @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Professor Jim Adams, PhD, of the USC School of Pharmacy, leads a plant walk on the medicinal uses of California native plants.  Adams is trained in Chumash healing and will discuss traditional recipes for making healing medicines.

Coauthor of Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West, Adams will be available to sign his book.

Walks will begin at 9:30am, 11:30am, and 2pm

Reservations Required.  Email samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2301 for reservations and more info.

Coffee With … Nithya Raman @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee With ... Nithya Raman @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

The King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center is proud to host “Coffee With…” featuring local scientists, professors, and experts. Casually chat about social and environmental topics while you sip fresh, locally roasted coffee. We provide the coffee; you provide the mug!

On Saturday, November 9, from 10:00-11:00 am, join urban planner and community advocate Nithya Raman for a talk about the connections between homelessness issues and Los Angeles’ natural, open spaces.

Please click here to register so we know how much coffee is needed.