Schedule of Events

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Use the new OUTDOORS online calendar to discover fun programs and special events in the Santa Monica Mountains.
 

We've gone digital! The popular OUTDOORS publication has grown into a new online calendar and e-newsletter. Our expanded calendar brings together events and programs from more than 20 organizations, all committed to protecting this national park through education, recreation, and inspiration. Search by date, location, or activity interest.

For our e-newsletter, we'll bring a curated list of activities right to your inbox each month. These are the best of the best, ranging from seasonal festivals to hands-on cultural demonstrations to night sky parties.

Learn about our efforts and the motivations behind this change. Download a pdf copy of the last printed edition: Spring 2016 OUTDOORS

Note: the calendar listing below is just for National Park Service events. Use the above link to see postings from all our friends and partner organizations.

 

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Guided Backbone Trail Hike - Lottery Application Period

    • Location: Online
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Everyday from 09/20/2016 to 09/30/2016

    Each year, National Park Service volunteers lead a guided interpretive hike of the 67-mile Backbone Trail over eight Saturdays in the winter and spring. Sign-ups for the 2017 trek begin September 20 and end September 30.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Artist Meet & Greet : Barbara Handler's Artistic Impression

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Join us in welcoming Barbara Handler at an Artist Meet & Greet.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Autumn Equinox Hike

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Franklin Canyon Ranch/Sooky Goldman Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Welcome the arrival of autumn in Franklin Canyon! Hike up a moderate trail, discuss seasonal changes, and identify planets and constellations. Meet at Franklin Canyon Ranch. 2.5 hours. MRCA/NPS

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Barbara Handler's Artistic Impression -- Art Exhibit & Sale

    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Everyday from 09/24/2016 to 10/24/2016

    Join us in welcoming the artist and her paintings to the visitor center.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    National Public Lands Day

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Malibu Creek State Park
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Working as a team, the National Park Service and California State Parks are recruiting volunteers to assist with creek cleanup, campground maintenance, native plant restoration and trail work. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Dream Catcher Demonstration

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Come make a dream catcher with Wichita tribal artist Michael Williams. Basic materials provided.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    September is for Swifts

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: 428 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013 USA
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Join rangers and witness an awesome natural phenomena event that occurs in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Vaux’s Swifts have been returning to one of their fall roosting sites near the Spring St park for many years now.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Car Corral & Picnic

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Paramount Ranch
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    We are looking for folks who are interested in displaying their classic cars in the Paramount Ranch western town to celebrate the parks racing history. This isn't a car show, but an opportunity to round up unique vehicles at a historic racing site.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Art Exhibit Opening

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 2, 2016

    Come visit our new art exhibit. Artist Shauna from the Chickasaw Nation will be exhibiting her eccentric and inspiring work of art. Artist will be available for meet and greet.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Nature Awareness and Safety for Kids

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Join a naturalist to learn some of the skills and ways of the first people who lived here long ago. Trail safety and “leave no trace ethics” will also be discussed. Appropriate for children aged 7 and up.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    A Walk into the Chumash World

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Chumash Indians used natural resources for thousands of years to create a sustainable way of life. Learn about their culture and life in Southern California on this easy one-mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Archaeology Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    2nd Annual Archaeology Day will feature atlatl & flintknapping demos, hands-on “dig box”, artifact displays, children’s activities, and presentations by local archaeologists!

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Garden Restoration

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Come help weed and restore the Visitor Center Garden at King Gillette ranch. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for working outside, and bring plenty of water. Please RSVP to margaret_hogan@partner.nps.gov.

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Animal Spirit Necklace Workshop

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Discover your Satwiwa spirit with Tongva artist Julia Bogany, where you will learn to make a Tongva animal spirit necklace. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome. No reservations required.

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