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! For ticket information, go to www.calacademy.org/nightlife

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, Big Sur, 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/mountain-view/152121 

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.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Mrs. Dalloway’s

Sunday Sep 18 2016   1:00 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's Literary and Garden Arts  2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Author-illustrator Elisa Kleven will read from and sign copies of her book The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Mrs. Dalloway’s. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit Mrs. Dalloway’s website.

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

When Mountain Lions are Neighbors at Barnes & Noble, Valencia

Friday Sep 23 2016   7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Valencia  23630 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA  map

Author Beth Pratt-Bergstrom will discuss the evolving dynamic between humans and animals in California and sign copies of her book, When Mountain Lions are Neighbors. Free and open to the public.

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

Wild Suburbia Launch Party at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Saturday Sep 24 2016   10:00 AM
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden  1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA  map

Join us for a special celebration of the release of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants with author Barbara Eisenstein at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. RSVP required; to register, please go to https://11213.blackbaudhosting.com/11213/Book-Launch-Barbara-Eisenstein-Wild-Suburbia-Learning-to-Garden-with-Native-Plants

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors at Barnes & Noble, Montclair Place

Saturday Sep 24 2016   6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Montclair Place  5183 N Montclair Plaza Ln, Montclair, CA  map

Author Beth Pratt-Bergstrom will discuss the evolving dynamic between humans and animals in California and sign copies of her book, When Mountain Lions are Neighbors. Free and open to the public.

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 sign copies of her book at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden fall plant sale. Free and open to the public.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Books Inc., Berkeley

Sunday Oct 02 2016   12:00 PM
Books Inc., Berkeley  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Author-illustrator Elisa Kleven will read from and sign copies of her book The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy during storytime at Books Inc. in Berkeley. Free and open to the public.

King Sequoia at the Giant Forest Museum: Morning Talk

Saturday Oct 08 2016   11:00 AM
Giant Forest Museum  Generals Hwy, Three Rivers, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his book, King Sequoia. 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

Steve Swatt and Jeff Raimundo will represent their award-winning book, Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California, at the Great Valley Bookfest.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Great Valley Bookfest website.

King Sequoia at the Giant Forest Museum: Afternoon Talk

Saturday Oct 08 2016   1:30 PM
Giant Forest Museum  Generals Hwy, Three Rivers, CA  map

King Sequoia author (and former chief naturalist of the National Park Service) William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California. Note: Tweed will sign books before the talk begins, from approximately 11:30 to 1:30. Please arrive early to get your copy signed by the author!

Free and open to the public.

King Sequoia Launch Party

Sunday Oct 09 2016   1:00 PM
Three Rivers Historical Society and Museum  42268 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA  map

Join former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed to celebrate the launch of his new book, King Sequoia, which explores the surprising history of America’s relationship with the giant sequoia trees of California. Free and open to the public.

King Sequoia at the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society

Tuesday Oct 11 2016   7:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Hall, Legion Wing  1745 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his book, King Sequoia. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society’s website.

King Sequoia at Bill Lane Center for the American West

Thursday Oct 13 2016   12:00 PM
Bill Lane Center for the American West  473 Via Ortega, Room 174 (Y2E2 Building), Stanford, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his new book King Sequoia. Free and open to the public.

King Sequoia at Sierra College

Friday Oct 14 2016   7:30 PM
Sierra College Dietrich Theatre  5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his new book King Sequoia at Sierra College. Free and open to the public.

Sea Forager at Omnivore Books

Saturday Oct 15 2016   3:00 PM
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.

King Sequoia at Calaveras Big Trees Association

Saturday Oct 15 2016   10:00 AM
Calaveras Big Trees Association  1170 CA-4 , Arnold, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his new book King Sequoia. 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.

King Sequoia at Save the Redwoods

Monday Oct 17 2016   7:00 PM
Save the Redwoods League  114 Sansome Street, Room 1200, San Francisco, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his new book King Sequoia. 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/.

Flavors of Home Foraging Talk at the Ecology Center Store

Thursday Oct 20 2016   7:00 PM
Ecology Center Store  2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Margit Roos-Collins, author of The Flavors of Home, will discuss foraging tips and warnings, read a few of her favorite plant descriptions, and sign copies of her book at the Ecology Center Store. Free and open to the public.

Quirky Berkeley at the Hillside Club

Thursday Oct 20 2016   7:00 PM
Hillside Club  2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA  map

Tom Dalzell, Berkeley’s premier “arbiter of the eccentric” (New York Times), will discuss the city’s unique and vibrant public art scene and sign copies of his book, Quirky Berkeley, at the annual meeting of the Berkeley Path Wanderers’ Association. Free and open to the public.

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.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at the Albany Library

Saturday Oct 22 2016   2:00 PM
Albany Library  1247 Marin Ave, Albany, CA  map

Join author-illustrator Elisa Kleven for a reading of her newest picture book, The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy, and a related craft activity. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Albany Library’s events calendar.

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 Chino Basin Landscape & Water Conservation Festival

Saturday Oct 29 2016   11:30 AM
Chino Basin Water Conservation District  4594 San Bernardino Street , Montclair, 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 Landscape & Water Conservation Festival. Free books will be raffled at the event. Free and open to the public.

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.

Cultural Exchange with the Seri Tribe at Tree of Life Nursery

Saturday Nov 05 2016   9:30 AM
Tree of Life Nursery  33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA  map

Tree of Life Nursery is honored to host a group of artisans from the indigenous Seri (Comcáac) tribe. Hailing from the arid coast of Sonora, Mexico, the Seri are famous for their amazing basketry, beautiful necklaces of shell, bead and bone, and elegant ironwood carvings. This special event will begin with a cultural exchange, as the Acjachemen people welcome the Seri to their ancestral land, followed by a traditional Seri dance and ceremonial songs. These Seri artisans will have their finest items available for sale, and in the spirit of “fair trade,” 100 percent of the sale proceeds will stay with the artisans. For more info, go to www.californianativeplants.com

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.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy PJ Party at Diesel, a Bookstore in Larkspur

Friday Nov 11 2016   6:00 PM
Diesel, a Bookstore in Larkspur  2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA  map

Break out your coziest footie pajamas and join author-illustrator Elisa Kleven, as she reads from and signs copies of her book The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Diesel, a Bookstore in Larkspur. 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.

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 (Karuk/Yurok/Hupa). Special tabling guests include News from Native California and StoryCorps. Free and open to the public; register here.

 

California Studies Dinner Seminar: Alice

Thursday Nov 17 2016   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus will present their book, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostituteat the November 17 California Studies Dinner Seminar. This series of dinners provides a forum for discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research, and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography, and public affairs in Northern California.

To reserve your space, RSVP to Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-8140. For more information, visit the California Studies Dinner Seminars website.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at The Reading Bug

Sunday Nov 20 2016   11:00 AM
The Reading Bug   785 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA  map

Join author-illustrator Elisa Kleven as she reads her newest picture book, The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy, and leads a craft activity during storytime at The Reading Bug in San Carlos. Free and open to the public.

Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy at Book Passage

Saturday Nov 26 2016   11:00 AM
Book Passage, San Francisco  1 Ferry Plaza Bldg. #42, San Francisco, CA  map

Join author-illustrator Elisa Kleven for a reading of her newest picture book, The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy, and a related craft activity. Free and open to the public.

Alice at the San Francisco Public Library

Tuesday Nov 29 2016   6:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Latino Room  100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus will discuss their new book Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, with a book sale to follow. Free and open to the public.

Wild Suburbia at Tilden Park

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.

California Studies Dinner Seminar: BART

Tuesday Mar 21 2017   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Michael C. Healy will present his book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Systemat the March 21 California Studies Dinner Seminar. This series of dinners provides a forum for discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research, and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography, and public affairs in Northern California.

To reserve your space, RSVP to Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-8140. For more information, visit the California Studies Dinner Seminars website.