Samoan Poetry with Tusiata Avia at Heyday

Wednesday Jul 27 2016   6:00 PM
Heyday  1633 University Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Join us for a special evening focusing on Pacific Islander communities and culture. This event will feature a welcome ceremony by members of the local Ohlone community, performances by local Samoan youths about what it means to be Samoan in California, songs by musician Tiana Tufono, and a reading by poet Tusiata Avia. A potluck dinner will follow the event; guests are invited to share a dish. Free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE POET:
Tusiata Avia is a Samoan-New Zealander poet, performer, and writer. She has published three books of poetry: Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, Bloodclot, and Fale Aitu/Spirit House, and two children’s books, Male and the Massage and The Song. Her one-woman theater show (also called Wild Dogs Under My Skirt) toured internationally from 2002 to 2008 and will be presented again in 2016 as a play for six actors. Tusiata has held a number of writers’ residencies and awards, including a Fullbright Pacific Artist Fellowship at the University of Hawai’i and the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her daughter, Sepela, and teaches Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology.

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors on In Deep with Angie Coiro

Wednesday Jul 27 2016   12:00 PM
Kepler's Books  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA  map

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, author of When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors, will discuss the evolving relationship between California’s wild animals and urban communities on the radio program In Deep with Angie Coiro, recorded in front of a live audience. Free, registration required. For more info, go to www.keplers.com/event/beth-pratt

Happy Hour and High Spirits at the Mechanics’ Institute Library

Thursday Jul 28 2016   6:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St, San Francisco, CA  map

J. K. Dineen will talk about and sign copies of High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco. Summery craft cocktails will be available to imbibe!

Registration details forthcoming.

She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar

Sunday Jul 31 2016   12:00 AM
Grace Hudson Museum  431 S Main St, Ukiah, CA  map

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Show dates: April 20 through July 31

Filled with stunning photographs that reveal the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Native Californian cultures, this traveling exhibit features the work of Dugan Aguilar (Mountain Maidu/Washoe/Pit River/Walker River Paiute). From basket makers and dancers, to military veterans and motorcyclists, his images provide an intimate look into the lives of current day California Indians. At the Grace Hudson Museum, Aguilar’s photographs will be supplemented with Native objects and regalia.

She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar is a partnership with Exhibit Envoy, Heyday, and the Native Fund, curated by Theresa Harlan (Kewa; enrolled member of Santo Domingo Pueblo) and Dugan Aguilar. Support from Janet King and the Sun House Guild have enabled its Ukiah venue.

Admission: $4 per person, $10 per family, $3 for seniors and students, free to members; free the first Friday of every month, 10–8. For more information visit gracehudsonmuseum.org.

Quirky Berkeley Book Release Party

Monday Aug 01 2016   7:00 PM
Berkeley Public Library - North Branch  1170 The Alameda , Berkeley, CA  map

Come join us for a special celebration not just of Quirky Berkeley, an ode to eccentricity based on author Tom Dalzell’s blog of the same name, but of all the fantastic art, culture, and personality that makes Berkeley so unique! This special after-hours reception will feature refreshments, comments by many of the artists featured in the book, a gallery of photos from the book on display, and fresh copies of the book for sale. Free and open to the public. More info at: https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/quirky-berkeley-book-release-party-north

Sierra Stories at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Wednesday Aug 10 2016   6:00 PM
El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe Branch  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra College historian and Sierra Nevada native son Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history, with a special focus on California Gold Rush drinking, dining, and gambling habits, and an historical surprise or two about Lake Tahoe.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7839&EventID=269542&PK=.

Sierra Stories at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Sunday Aug 14 2016   10:00 AM
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park  1450 Highway 88, Minden, NV  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sunday Morning Author Series at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, Nevada.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.dangberghomeranch.org/events/.

Sierra Starlight at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Saturday Aug 20 2016   3:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Tony Rowell will present a slideshow of his beautiful, compelling “astrophotographs” of night time landscapes awash with light from the cosmos. The Milky Way illuminates a fleet of boats in the harbor at Lake Tahoe; the old Methodist church at Bodie looks both inviting and spooky against the expanse of the night. At Mono Lake, spectral tufa towers stretch up to meet Leonid meteors; and farther west, water from Yosemite Falls cascades into a lunar rainbow. After the presentation Tony will be signing copies of his book; his prints will be available for sale as well.

Free and open to the public.

Wherever There’s a Fight at San Leandro Public Library

Sunday Aug 21 2016 - Sunday Oct 16 2016 
San Leandro Public Library  300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA   map

This exhibit based on Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi’s book Wherever There’s a Fight follows the sweeping story of the fight for freedom and equality in California, from the heady days of the Gold Rush to the precarious post-9/11 present. The book tells the stories of the brave individuals who have stood up for their rights in the face of physical violence, social repression, economic hardship, and political stonewalling. It connects the experiences of early Chinese immigrants subjected to discriminatory laws to the struggles against prejudice of people of color, people with disabilities, workers, and LGBT people. The authors give special focus to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the infamous Korematsu case, which was foreshadowed by a century of civil liberties violations and still reverberates in more recent times. The book and the exhibit paint vivid portraits of these people, bringing to light their often hidden stories. Free and open to the public.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Laurel Book Store

Sunday Aug 21 2016   12:00 PM
Laurel Book Store  1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

Author-illustrator Elisa Kleven will read from and signs copies of her charming book The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy. This retelling of the classic folktale leads readers on a chase through iconic San Francisco neighborhoods including the Mission, Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager Launch Party at The Exploratorium

Thursday Aug 25 2016   8:00 PM
The Exploratorium  15/17 Pier, San Francisco, CA  map

Event full!

Embark on a coastal adventure with author, Sea Forager tour guide, and sustainable fishmonger Kirk Lombard at the launch party for his new book, The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast. Take in the view from the Fisher Bay Observatory at San Francisco’s Exploratorium and enjoy live music, light refreshments, and a lively discussion of the book between Lombard and Heyday editor Lindsie Bear. Artworks by the book’s illustrator, Leighton Kelly, will be on display. After the event, guests are welcome to visit the Exploratorium’s After Dark program in the main museum. Free, but RSVP required; email reserve@exploratorium.edu or call (415) 528-4444 option 5 to RSVP. The event list is at capacity; you may try contacting the Exploratorium beginning August 18 to reserve a spot on the wait list.

Wherever There’s a Fight: San Leandro Public Library Exhibit Opening

Saturday Aug 27 2016   2:00 PM
San Leandro Public Library  300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA  map

Join Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi as they give a virtual tour of significant civil liberties sites and incidents in San Leandro and the East Bay. Between August 21-October 16, the library will be hosting the exhibit based on Wherever There’s a Fight. This program is the opening event for the exhibit.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (510) 577-3971.

Sea Forager at California Academy of Sciences’ NightLife

Thursday Sep 01 2016   6:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences  55 Music Concourse Dr. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia at the Theodore Payne Foundation

Thursday Sep 01 2016   7:00 PM
Theodore Payne Foundation  10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Fundraiser Gala

Saturday Sep 10 2016   6:00 PM
Throckmorton Theater  142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  map

Founded by local artists, the Mill Valley Fall Art Festival has grown and evolved over the years along with the community. Join Tom Killion and the all-volunteer artist crew to celebrate and support this unique sixty-year-old tradition, with live music, great food and drink, and a show of Killion’s prints. RSVP required; for more info, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-60th-annual-mill-valley-fall-arts-festival-fundraiser-gala-september-10-tickets-25983680889

Sea Forager at the Henry Miller Library

Sunday Sep 11 2016   4:00 PM
Henry Miller Library  Highway 1, Carmel, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-chat-with-kirk-lombard-about-sea-foraging-on-the-california-coast-tickets-26454028712

California’s Fall Color at REI Mountain View

Tuesday Sep 13 2016   7:00 PM
REI Mountain View  2450 Charleston Rd., Mountain View, CA  map

Author and photographer G Dan Mitchell will show a slideshow of photos, discuss his work, and sign copies of his book California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra at REI in Mountain View. Free; register at www.rei.com/events/californias-fall-color/san-francisco/152236

California’s Fall Color at REI San Francisco

Wednesday Sep 14 2016   7:00 PM
REI San Francisco  840 Brannan St , San Francisco, CA  map

Author and photographer G Dan Mitchell will show a slideshow of photos, discuss his work, and sign copies of his book California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra at REI San Francisco. Free; register at www.rei.com/events/californias-fall-color/san-francisco/152236

Sea Forager at Camino Restaurant

Thursday Sep 15 2016   6:00 PM
Camino Restaurant  3917 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Sierra Stories at the Auburn-Placer County Library

Friday Sep 16 2016   12:00 PM
Auburn-Placer County Library  350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the NOON Program of the Friends of the Auburn Library at the Auburn-Placer County Library.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.folauburn.org/programs/noon-program.

California’s Fall Color at REI Saratoga

Tuesday Sep 20 2016   7:00 PM
REI Saratoga  400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA  map

Author and photographer G Dan Mitchell will show a slideshow of photos, discuss his work, and sign copies of his book California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra at REI Saratoga. Free; register at www.rei.com/events/californias-fall-color/san-jose/152138

Sierra Starlight at REI Corte Madera

Wednesday Sep 21 2016   7:00 PM
REI Corte Madera  213 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA  map

Join award-winning astrophotographer Tony Rowell as he shares and discusses images from his book Sierra Starlight. Accompanying the photos are short stories that include technical info, camera settings, location info, and the adventure and challenges of capturing the images such as stormy weather, carrying heavy packs of camera gear at high elevations, staying up all night to film celestial events, and on the spot repairs to camera gear in remote locations. Register at www.rei.com/events/sierra-starlight/corte-madera/152166

California’s Oak Woodlands: Tantalizing Tidbits about “Boring” Birds

Saturday Sep 24 2016   7:30 PM
Watsonville Civic Plaza  275 Main St, Watsonville, CA  map

Kate Marianchild doesn’t chase rare birds—she chases fascinating information about the so-called ordinary birds of California’s oak woodlands. If you think you already know everything worth knowing about oak titmice, acorn woodpeckers, or western bluebirds, you might be in for a surprise. Have you heard the lowdown on the birds that engage in simulated sex rituals every night? Do you know which baby birds buzz like bees to scare away predators? Or who defends oak mistletoe berries from other birds? Are you aware that one species relies on poison oak berries for seven months of the year—and collects spider webs with its tail? If you would like to know more about the marvelous survival strategies, behaviors, and social structures of various birds found in California’s signature ecosystem, you will adore this talk.

This event is part of the Twelfth Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival. For the line-up of field trips and speakers, or for registration, go to http://montereybaybirding.org/.

Sea Forager at Point Reyes National Seashore

Saturday Sep 24 2016   7:00 PM
Red Barn  1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.
More info at http://ptreyesbooks.com/events/kirk-lombard?mc_cid=00a7eb3aae&mc_eid=0cf95d0de6

Monterey Bay Birding Festival: Exploring a Coast Live Oak Woodland with Kate Marianchild

Sunday Sep 25 2016   9:00 AM
Elkhorn Slough Preserve  , Watsonville, CA  map

Oak woodlands rank among the top three habitat types in North America for bird richness. Coast live oaks are the third most common kind of oak in California, and they are surprisingly popular with birds, as well as with insects and mammals. In this walk with Secrets of the Oak Woodlands author Kate Marianchild, we will hope to see and discuss intimate details of the behavior, anatomy, social structure, and ecosystem interactions of some of the various animal species, including (but not limited to): acorn woodpeckers, Hutton’s vireos, bushtits, oak titmice, wrentits, scrub-jays, and western fence lizards. We will see lace lichen, California buckeye, poison oak, toyon, and a Pajaro manzanita, along with woodrat tree houses. Did you know that woodrats help songbirds survive?

This event is part of the Twelfth Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival. To learn more about the festival and register for it, go to: http://montereybaybirding.org/.

The Sea Forager at Four-Eyed Frog Books

Sunday Sep 25 2016   4:00 PM
Four-Eyed Frog Books  39138 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California CoastKirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.foureyedfrog.com/event/kirk-lombard-introduces-sea-foragers-guide-northern-california-coast

Sierra Starlight at REI Berkeley

Tuesday Sep 27 2016   7:00 PM
REI Berkeley  1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Join award-winning astrophotographer Tony Rowell as he shares and discusses images from his book Sierra Starlight. Accompanying the photos are short stories that include technical info, camera settings, location info, and the adventure and challenges of capturing the images such as stormy weather, carrying heavy packs of camera gear at high elevations, staying up all night to film celestial events, and on the spot repairs to camera gear in remote locations. Register at www.rei.com/events/sierra-starlight/berkeley/152148

Sea Forager at Broadway Books

Wednesday Sep 28 2016   7:00 PM
Broadway Books  1714 NE Broadway , Portland, OR  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager at Northtown Books

Friday Sep 30 2016   7:00 PM
Northtown Books  957 H St., Arcata, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s

Saturday Oct 01 2016   6:30 PM
Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's  Corner of Main & Kasten St, Mendocino, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia Book Signing at Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Saturday Oct 01 2016   10:00 AM
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden  1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden fall plant sale. Free and open to the public.

Game Changers at Great Valley Bookfest

Saturday Oct 08 2016   10:00 AM
Great Valley Bookfest  800 Lifestyle St., Manteca, CA  map

Author Steve Swatt will present on his CHS Book Award-winning book, Game Changers, which examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections that forever changed the state, at the Great Valley Bookfest. Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager at Omnivore Books

Saturday Oct 15 2016   3:00 AM
Omnivore Books  3885A Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia at Tree of Life Nursery

Saturday Oct 15 2016   9:30 AM
Tree of Life Nursery  33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Game Changers at Sacramento Public Library (Central Branch)

Sunday Oct 16 2016   1:00 PM
Sacramento Public Library (Central Branch)  828 I Street, Sacramento, CA  map

Author Steve Swatt will present on his CHS Book Award winning book, Game Changers, which examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections that forever changed the state. Free and open to the public.

Sierra Stories at the Canyon View Community Center, Auburn

Wednesday Oct 19 2016   6:00 PM
Canyon View Community Center  471 Maidu Dr, Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Auburn Recreation District at the Canyon View Community Center.

Open to the public. Admission donation. For more information, visit http://www.auburnrec.com/.

Sierra Stories at Sierra Renaissance Society

Friday Oct 21 2016   1:00 PM
The Community Room, El Dorado Center Room C-102, Folsom Lake College  6699 Campus Dr, Placerville, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sierra Renaissance Society in Placerville.

Open to the public. For more information, visit http://srsedc.com/.

Sea Forager at Book Passage

Saturday Oct 22 2016   4:00 PM
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California CoastKirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two!

Wild Suburbia at CNPS, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter

Saturday Oct 22 2016   12:00 PM
Sepulveda Garden Center  16633 W Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book at the fall plant sale of the California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains chapter. Free and open to the public.

Flavors of Home Foraging Talk in Richmond

Saturday Oct 29 2016   11:00 AM
Annie's Annuals and Perennials  740 Market Ave., Richmond, CA  map

Margit Roos-Collins, author of Flavors of Home, will discuss foraging tips and warnings, read a few of her favorite plant descriptions, and sign copies of her book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit anniesannuals.com.

Wild Suburbia at CNPS, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

Saturday Nov 05 2016   9:00 AM
California Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter   1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Naturalist Night with Kirk Lombard at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Friday Nov 11 2016   7:00 PM
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Community Day at the California Historical Society

Saturday Nov 12 2016   11:00 AM
California Historical Society  678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Community Days at California Historical Society are free, all-day events that aim to engage the public in key themes connected to its exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872–73. Join us for pop-up talks, music, crafts, food, and A is for Acorn Show and Tell with artist Lyn Risling. Special tabling guests include News from Native California and Story Corps. Free and open to the public; register here.

 

Wild Suburbia at Regional Parks Botanic Garden

Saturday Dec 03 2016   10:30 AM
Regional Parks Botanical Garden  Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Sunday Dec 04 2016   3:00 PM
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History  165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA  map

Embark on a coastal adventure with Sea Forager tour guide, sustainable fishmonger, and author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard. Learn about all the overlooked delicacies just waiting to be sustainably hooked and harvested at your local beach, as Kirk presents and signs copies of his book. And if the spirit moves him, you may find yourself singing along to a sea shanty or two! Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia at The Huntington Library

Thursday Dec 08 2016   2:30 PM
The Huntington Library  1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Sierra Stories at the Orchard Creek Book Group

Thursday Dec 15 2016   11:45 AM
Orchard Creek Lodge  965 Orchard Creek Ln, Lincoln, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Orchard Creek Book Group.

Open to the public. Reservations required. For more information, visit http://lhocbookgroup.blogspot.com/.

Wild Suburbia at the San Clemente Garden Club

Wednesday Jan 04 2017   1:30 PM
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Methodist Church  2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia at CNPS, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

Thursday Jan 26 2017   7:30 PM
California Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.