Apr
2
Tue
The Hills Are Alive: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Apr 2 – Apr 28 all-day
The Hills Are Alive: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

With the sounds and the colors of spring in the Santa Monica Mountains, Gaby Geuther’s vibrant egg tempera and delicate watercolor scenes evolve from an intimate dialogue with the nature that surrounds us. Gaby’s artwork invites the viewer to see with their heart.

Apr
28
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Apr 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.

Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topanga Canyon Docent Julie Watson will guide you on a walk as the magic of Topanga State Park naturally reveals itself. Meet at the ramada in the pay parking lot.

 

May
1
Wed
Into the Woods: Photo Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 1 – May 30 all-day
Into the Woods: Photo Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Courtney Golding’s photo exhibit, Into the Woods, is inspired by her love of art and nature.

“I came to realize there was a deeper meaning to me shooting these photographs when I remembered playing in the trees as a child and using my imagination to visualize real life images in tree bark. I came to understand that this body of work is a manifestation of that childhood experience.” —Courtney Golding

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

May
4
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon

Join our resident Film Enthusiast, Diane Issacs as we go on location with a behind the scenes look at some of the most recognizable TV and films shot right here at Franklin Canyon!
Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, up the hill above the main parking lot.
Wear layers for warming temperatures and athletic shoes. Bring water.

Special Saturday Walk for Kids @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Faeries of the Chaparral: Come learn about the magical small world of Topanga. Join docent Gale to discover the secrets of the chaparral faeries, the dance of the butterflies and the song of the oak woodlands. For families with children ages 4 – 10 (although older and younger are welcome). Fairy hiking attire is optional.”

 

Meet the Artist – Into the Woods: Photo Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist - Into the Woods: Photo Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Meet Courtney Golding, the artist behind the Into the Woods photo exhibit at the Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch. Her exhibit is inspired by her love of art and nature.

“I came to realize there was a deeper meaning to me shooting these photographs when I remembered playing in the trees as a child and using my imagination to visualize real life images in tree bark. I came to understand that this body of work is a manifestation of that childhood experience.” —Courtney Golding

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

Spring Star Party @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Spring Star Party @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join rangers and astronomers for stargazing! Telescopes will be set up in the main trailhead parking lot. If conditions permit, we will look at star clusters and search for galaxies far, far away as Leo the Lion rises high in the sky.

Dress warmly. In order to preserve night vision, red flashlights and headlamps are preferred. Restrooms are available. The event is free and accessible.

May the 4th be with us as we hope for clear skies. Rain or fog cancels.

May
5
Sun
Animal Spirit Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Animal Spirit Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Two workshops available! No reservations required.

Discover your Satwiwa spirit with Tongva artist Julia Bogany, where you will learn to make a Tongva animal spirit necklace.

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.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Topanga Canyon Docent for a two hour nature hike. Meet at 10:00am near the ramada in the pay parking lot.