Jan
13
Mon
California Fire & Recovery: Photography Exhibit @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Jan 13 – Feb 21 all-day
California Fire & Recovery: Photography Exhibit @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch

The Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center is proud to host a new exhibit featuring works by several local photographers, titled California Fire & Recovery.

Recently California has experienced several destructive wildfires. Following a devastating fire, the recovery process begins. This process can include plants, referred to as “fire followers,” that are rarely ever seen except in the aftermath of a fire. In this photo exhibition, you can observe the raw and heartbreaking side of fire, the rare fire followers, and the regrowth and transformation of fire recovery.

The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm, enjoy a special presentation, Life in the Burn Zone, from journalist, author, and photographer Suzanne Guldimann.

Enjoy a special song and video presentation benefiting Woolsey Fire victims titled We Go On (California Strong), by musicians Celleste and Eric Dick. The duo will be on hand at the Visitor Center for a special screening and Q&A session on Saturday, January 25 (2:00 pm) AND Saturday, February 15 (11:00 am).

Jan
26
Sun
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch Tickets
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch

Hike with a Topanga State Park Docent, trained in the natural ecology of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Feb
2
Sun
Make a Dream-Catcher! @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Come make a dream-catcher with Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. He will teach the basics of creating your very own dream-catcher using natural resources.

There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome. Ticket is required for each person attending workshop, even though they may not be participating in the activity.  Porch has limited space.

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 main 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 Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Feb
8
Sat
Hike into Film History @ Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve Tickets
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Hike into Film History @ Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

Join a national park service volunteer on a hike to where movies were made dating back to the era of silent film. The broad rolling grassland plains of Upper Las Virgenes Canyon have portrayed the Crimea of eastern Europe, China, 12th Century Crusades, the Middle East, America’s old west and and the southern plantations of the Civil War. This easy paced 3 mile moderate hike will begin at the Victory Trail Head parking lot. Exit 101 freeway north at Valley Circle Blvd. Go approx, 2 miles to the intersection with Victory Blvd. Turn left. Trail head at the end of Victory Blvd. ($3 self pay parking fee). 805-370-2301 for questions. Rain cancels.

Feb
9
Sun
Volunteer Opportunity Painting Horse Pasture @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity Painting Horse Pasture @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Help restore and paint horse pasture for the Park’s Horses that patrol the trails. Cache, Bayberry, and Gunner would really appreciate the help in restoring their pasture. You may occasionally see these horses patrol the park trails by our volunteers or law enforcement officers. After the event, Rangers will lead groups to visit the horses and learn about the ranch history at the site. 

Please wear comfortable clothing you do not mind damaging or getting paint on, closed toed shoes are required, bring snacks, water/reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.

Meet at the main parking lot by kiosk at 9:30am. Light and/or rain cancels the event. High winds may cancel event. Call the visitor Center for updates due to weather advisory.

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Check in and site overview.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Scraping paint & painting fences. 

RSVP required please follow link to Eventbrite site to register for restoration project. Sign up here.

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

 

Feb
16
Sun
Secrets of Solstice: A History Hike to the Roberts Ruins @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Secrets of Solstice: A History Hike to the Roberts Ruins @ Solstice Canyon

Join Ranger Aaron as he hikes and chats his way up towards the Roberts Ruins by the waterfall at Solstice Canyon! We will learn about the history behind Solstice Canyon and the ruins! We will meet at the main/upper parking lot at 9:00 am. Show up early to grab a parking spot!

If you’ve ever wondered who used to live in Solstice Canyon or why there is a bathtub encased in rocks along the trail? Or maybe you’ve wanted to know what the ruins use to look like before it burned down, then this hike is for you!

It is an easy 1-mile hike (one direction) where we will make a few stops to look at the historic features that Solstice Canyon offers. The hike will conclude at the Roberts Ruins with a room-by-room tour of the house along with images of how it looked before it burned down.

It is advised that attendees carpool if possible and try to show up early to grab a parking spot. Parking lot can fill up very quickly!

If parking lot is full, it is advised to park outside of Solstice Canyon and hike in.

Sign up for free here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secrets-of-solstice-a-history-hike-to-the-roberts-ruins-tickets-88543234197

The hike and tour should last around 2 hours at most but there will be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, hat, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Satwiwa Native American Craft Workshop – Leather Medallion Necklaces @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Make a leather Medallion with Cherokee Artists Matthew “WhiteBear” and Marc “SmilingWolf” McMasters. Strongly advise arriving early. There is a morning workshop that begins promptly at 10am, the second workshop begins at 1pm. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Ticket is required for each person attending workshop, even though they may not be participating in the activity.  Porch has limited space.

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 main 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 Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Feb
23
Sun
Paramount Ranch – Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Paramount Ranch - Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch

Lights! Camera! Action! Paramount Ranch’s convenient location and mountainous backdrop have captured the vision of hundreds of filmmakers. Elaborate movie sets have come and gone while the ranch’s massive oak trees have remained as silent witnesses.

Join a ranger-led walk around the ranch to learn about how it has changed over the past century and what the future may hold for this popular filming location.

Meet at the trailhead kiosk next to the bridge. Wear sturdy shoes for uneven terrain. We recommend bringing water, a hat, and sun protection, as there is little shade on the walk. Restrooms available. Heavy rain cancels. For any questions, including directions, please call the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.

Mar
1
Sun
Make a Yucca Bracelet @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Hupa Native Kat High will present two workshops on how to make yucca cordage bracelets from scratch. The morning workshop starts promptly at 10am, and the second workshop will begin at 1pm. Be ready to get a little messy, as making cordage requires to soak the materials in water and strain the juices out of the plant. Limited materials provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please be on time.

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 main 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 Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Mar
15
Sun
Animal Spirit Necklace @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Discover your animal spirit with Tongva artist Julia Bogany. This Tongva elder will teach you your animal indigenous name as you learn to make a Tongva animal spirit necklace. Morning workshop that begins promptly at 10am, the second workshop begins at 1pm. Strongly advise to arrive early. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Ticket is required for each person attending workshop, even though they may not be participating in the activity.  Porch has limited space.

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 main 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 Main Parking area to the Culture Center.