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

Nov
23
Sat
Chumash Cultural Connections: Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chumash Cultural Connections: Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains. Activites include learning about the Chumash history and playing a game with a ranger.

This Ranger led activity is for all ages!

Nov
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Dec
1
Sun
Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | California | United States

Join us for a full day of Native American hand-crafted art, music, storytelling, dance demonstration, and family fun.

More than a dozen Native American Indian artists will show and sell artwork reflecting Chumash, Tongva, Wichita, Hupa, Cahuilla, Apache, Kumeyaay, Dine/Navajo, and many other Native cultures.

This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique Native American art for the holidays and meet our local artists.

Native American flute music, traditional dance demonstrations, and stories will be performed throughout the day. All ages welcome.

Dec
7
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon Tickets
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon

Join our resident film enthusiast for a guided hike to view classic film and television locations, and learn the Hollywood history of Franklin Canyon.
Franklin Canyon has been the chosen film location for Hollywood productions since the silent film era. Come and walk in the steps of Andy Griffith, Capt Kirk, and Clark Gable.
Meets outside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Please wear closed toe shoes.
This hike is rated Easy with steps.

Coffee With … Beth Pratt @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee With ... Beth Pratt @ 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, December 7, from 10:00-11:00 am, join environmental leader Beth Pratt for a talk about our local mountain lion population.

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

Dec
14
Sat
Coffee With … Katy Delaney @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee With ... Katy Delaney @ 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, December 14, from 10:00-11:00 am, join Wildlife Ecologist Katy Delaney for a talk about our California red-legged frogs recovery project in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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

Dec
15
Sun
Hike Into Movie History @ Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve Tickets
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Hike Into Movie History @ Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

From the plains of Montana to the cotton fields of the deep south, Lasky Mesa has served as the backdrop for sweeping cinematic spectacles. Join a national park service volunteer on hike into film history. Hike length is approximately 3 miles. Easy to moderate. Under 200 foot elevation gain.
Meeting Place: Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve Managed by the Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority.Wear a hat and bring sun screen and water
Directions: Exit 101 freeway north on Valley Circle Blvd. Go 2 -3 miles to the intersection with Victory Blvd. Turn left. Victory Blvd. Dead ends at the trail head. ($3 parking fee). Rain cancels.

Dec
28
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.