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January 2018

Timeless Traditions of Native Storytelling

January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 6th 6-7pm Kimberly ShiningStar will share an evening engaging the imagination in the ageless art of traditional storytelling. Prepare to leave with a better understanding of indigenous culture that can only be experienced in the presence of traditional culture keepers. All ages welcome (must sit quietly for 1-hour). Please call for meeting location (Coloma area) and to sign up. Cost: $10/family. Proceeds will be shared with Kimberly’s non-profit organization Cosumnes Culture and Waterways. 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

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Galapagos Islands: Birthplace of Species and Evolutionary Thoughts

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 - $10

Tuesday, January 9th 6-7:30pm     Join naturalist John Kipping as we explore the unique archipelago astride our equator, six hundred miles off Ecuador. We shall examine the major islands which have served as isolated laboratories in the development of many species of tortoises, finches, cacti, and lava lizards. These unique habitats existed without major predators, resulting in a unique garden of Eden-like lack of fear towards humans. Marine bird life will be emphasized.  This national park has managed the…

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Discovering 1850’s Overland Trails Through El Dorado County

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 - $10

Friday, January 19th 6-7:30pm     Tens of thousands of hardy pioneers crossed El Dorado County on five emigrant trails during the largest mass migration in American history in the 1850s.   Where were these trails?  How did they cross the Sierra? Is there anything left of them?  Dee Owens will explain how the Oregon-California Trails Association working with the El Dorado National Forest has located, marked, and mapped the emigrant trails in El Dorado County. She will show how new advances…

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February 2018

What’s Your Chemistry Doin’ to Ya?

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$5 - $10

Saturday, February 3rd, 10am-11:30am Followed by Q&A     The world is a wild ride of chemicals that industries and businesses tell you are toxic (when they are really pretty benign) or harmless (when they can be quite hazardous). This class is designed to help answer many of these questions, from foodstuffs to cosmetics, cleaners to waste products. Attendees are asked to bring empty containers with labels or copies of the labels they are concerned about. J. S. Reed, PhD,…

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Pine Needle Basket Class

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 - $50

Saturday, February 10th 9am – 4 pm Come learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop led by basket-maker and ARC member, Nettie Fox.  This class is appropriate for all levels, beginning through advanced.  All materials will be provided and space is limited. You will receive information on collecting, storing, and dyeing pine needles.  Learn all about materials, embellishments, and a little history on the art of pine needle basket-making.  Additional…

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