NPS Schedule of Events

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    A Bit of Local History

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Join us for a leisurely stroll around the visitor center and adjacent grounds while we learn what the properties meant to those who lived here. Meet inside visitor center. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger Adventures

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Kids from ages 3-7, join a ranger to explore nature. Learn about animals and plants. Meet in parking lot. Rain cancels. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Rocky Oaks
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    What's Blooming

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Join a ranger to identify blooming plants and wildflowers two years after the “Springs Fire.” Meet in main parking lot. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Location:
    Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Urban Coyotes

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Coyotes are thriving on the fringes of our dense metropolis. Join a ranger for a moderate 1-mile hike in Franklin Canyon to learn more about this impressive animal from our wildlife neighborhood. Meet in parking lot. Rain cancels. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Franklin Canyon
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Sunday Concerts in the Park

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Join us for the first concert of the year! The Handymen and The Chance Band are local bands that are excited to fill the mountains with musical hits. Enjoy songs from Mavericks, Dylan, Van Morrison, Sawyer Brown, Eagles, Byrds, and others. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    Location:
    Peter Strauss Ranch
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Slow Down and Relax

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Enjoy practicing Qigong standing exercises out in nature. Qigong is a healing system which includes slow flowing movements like Tai Chi that can easily be adapted to one's physical ability. Wear loose fitting clothing. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    Location:
    Malibu Lagoon State Beach
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Gardening with Nature

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Winter rains plus spring warmth equals GROWTH! Learn how to copy Nature's timing for maximum results in your garden. Meet inside the visitor center. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Cultural Workshop

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Tongva artist, Julia Bogany, presents a workshop on how to make a Tongva word animal bracelet. Materials will be provided. Please be on time. All ages welcome. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Get Inspired on a Hike!

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Join a ranger and enjoy a one mile loop hike with 360 degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring water. Meet by the fountain. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Santa Monica Mountains Survivors

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Take a hike with a ranger and learn how native plants have adapted to survive fire, drought and heat. As we hike, we’ll also see signs of how some native animals have learned to survive. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Solstice Canyon
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    Join us to celebrate our 54th year with southern California’s Favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time and Folk Music event! Featuring bluegrass, old-time and folk music – with contestants, performers, folk dancing, jamming, folk arts booths, and more. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Location:
    Paramount Ranch
    Fees:
    Admission Fee
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Who's Hoo?

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Join a ranger and discover the tricks of identifying the different owls that may be found within the area on this 1.5-mile hike. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Let's Move Outside: The Ranger Games

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Kids of all ages join a ranger with fun physical fitness activities and games. Meet at visitor center. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Leo Carrillo State Park
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Star Gazing

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Join us for an evening of star and planet gazing from sundown to 10pm. Meet at main parking lot. More

    Time:
    6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Rancho Sierra Vista
    Fees:
    Free
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Cultural Workshop

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Join Navajo - Pueblo of Isletas native, Rowan Harrison, as he will teach and demonstrate how to create your very own small hand-coiled pottery. Materials will be provided. Please be on time. All ages welcome. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Be a Wildlife Biologist!

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    Ages 4-12, learn about the ongoing research of one of our rarely seen neighborhood visitors, bobcats, with a hands-on simulation of a capture and collaring. More

    Time:
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Art Show & Sale

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Enjoy an extraordinary variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs. Meet premier Oaxacan wood carver Jacobo Angeles and master Mata Ortiz potter Jorge Quintana. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    From Set to Screen

    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Paramount Ranch
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Art Show & Sale

    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    Enjoy an extraordinary variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs. Meet premier Oaxacan wood carver Jacobo Angeles and master Mata Ortiz potter Jorge Quintana. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

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