Lafayette Community Garden Field Trip with John Muir Laws

Sunday Aug 26 2018   10:00 AM
Lafayette Community Garden  3932 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA  map

Get your veggies!

Join us at a community garden to draw and study an amazing diversity of seasonal vegetables and crops. This is a perfect place to practice matching colors and textures. John Muir Laws will lead mini-workshops on drawing vegetables with pencil and watercolor.

Bring your sketching materials, a potluck treat to share for lunch, and your own plate and spoon. If rain is forecasted for the day of the field trip, the trip may be canceled or relocated to an indoor venue. Check the program description Sunday morning before leaving for updates and changes.

The program is open to all ages and ability levels. No registration necessary. $20 suggested donation. For more information click here.

The Joy in Nature Workshop with John Muir Laws (Aug. 28)

Tuesday Aug 28 2018   9:30 AM
Red Butte Gardens  300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT  map

John Muir Laws leads a one-day workshop on nature drawing and journaling at Red Butte Gardens.

Learn how to open the world through nature journaling with your family, students, or your own practice. Author and educator John Muir Laws will lead a full day interactive seminar that will inspire you and give you the skills to open your own journal and lead journaling activities with children. In this workshop you will:

  • Build curiosity and creativity while deepening your connection with nature and developing art skills.
  • Learn why talent and gift are destructive myths that stifle your growth.
  • Discover ways to sharpen your observation and memory.
  • Practice skills that expand your journaling capacity and enjoyment.
  • Discover drawing tricks that help you get the essentials down on paper.
  • Participate in activities you can lead with children to build journaling skills step by step.
  • Have fun outdoors integrating science, art, nature study, and gratitude.​

​Cost of workshop: $59. To register and for more info, go here.

The Joy in Nature Workshop with John Muir Laws (Aug. 29)

Wednesday Aug 29 2018   9:30 AM
Red Butte Gardens  300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT  map

John Muir Laws leads a one-day workshop on nature drawing and journaling at Red Butte Gardens.

Learn how to open the world through nature journaling with your family, students, or your own practice. Author and educator John Muir Laws will lead a full day interactive seminar that will inspire you and give you the skills to open your own journal and lead journaling activities with children. In this workshop you will:

  • Build curiosity and creativity while deepening your connection with nature and developing art skills.
  • Learn why talent and gift are destructive myths that stifle your growth.
  • Discover ways to sharpen your observation and memory.
  • Practice skills that expand your journaling capacity and enjoyment.
  • Discover drawing tricks that help you get the essentials down on paper.
  • Participate in activities you can lead with children to build journaling skills step by step.
  • Have fun outdoors integrating science, art, nature study, and gratitude.​

​Cost of workshop: $59. To register and for more info, go here.

Obi Kaufmann at Pegasus Books Downtown

Friday Sep 07 2018   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books Downtown  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Obi Kaufmann presents his award-winning best seller, The California Field Atlas. Following a visual presentation, Obi will be joined in conversation by ZYZZYVA Literary Magazine Managing Editor Oscar Villalon, discussing the importance of reframing the language of conservation, and the impact of The California Field Atlas, one year on from publication. On sale for the first time at Pegasus will be the California Field Atlas Note Card Sets featuring beautiful reproductions of the watercolor illustrations of mammals and birds of prey created by Obi for the book.

Free and open to the public; more info here.

Rebel Lawyer at Books Inc.

Thursday Sep 13 2018   7:00 PM
Books Inc.  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Chuck Wollenberg’s new book Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended them. Wayne Collins made a somewhat unlikely hero. An Irish American lawyer with a volatile temper, Collins’s passionate commitment to the nation’s constitutional principles put him in opposition to not only the United States government but also groups that acquiesced to internment, such as the national office of the ACLU and the leadership of the Japanese American Citizens League. Through careful research and legal analysis, Charles Wollenberg takes readers through each case, and offers readers an understanding of how Collins came to be the most effective defender of the rights and liberties of the West Coast’s Japanese and Japanese American population. Wollenberg portrays Collins not as a white knight but as a tough, sometimes difficult man whose battles gave people of Japanese descent the foundation on which to construct their own powerful campaigns for redress.

Free and open to the public; click here for more info.

Obi Kaufmann at Abbot’s Passage

Saturday Sep 15 2018   11:00 AM
Abbot's Passage Supply Co.  27 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA  map

Join Obi Kaufmann, author of The California Field Atlas, for a book signing and presentation, along with some wine sipping, at Abbot’s Passage. He will also lead a short workshop in botanical drawings.

Growing up in the East Bay, Kaufmann spent most of his weekends mapping Mount Diablo’s creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, Kaufmann’s lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California. His book blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before, and outlines the epic narrative of the California backcountry, which holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come.

The workshop is $20 a person, and includes mesmerizing tales, artistic inspiration and, of course, a glass of Abbot’s Passage wine. Space limited to 12 people. To reserve your space, email liddy@abbotspassage.com.

12th Annual Heyday Harvest Dinner

Thursday Oct 04 2018   6:00 PM
African American Museum and Library at Oakland  659 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

You are invited to the 12th annual Heyday Harvest on October 4, 2018. Please join us this year in honoring Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Daniel Ellsberg for their longstanding commitments to illuminating truth and fighting injustice. We will also hear from Heyday friends Susan Anderson, Interim Chief Curator of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (our venue for the evening) and Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California.

Enjoy an opening reception at 6 p.m. with music from the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble, followed by a 7 p.m. seated dinner from The RedDoor, Oakland-based caterers. Heyday books will be on sale at the event, and a gift bag is included with each ticket.

You can purchase individual tickets ($200) on Eventbrite. You may also pledge to sponsor a Harvest table or place a tribute journal ad for one of our honorees or authors. We will follow up about sponsorships and tributes in August.

Please note: To avoid Eventbrite fees, you may send a check to: Heyday / Attn: Harvest / P.O. Box 9145 / Berkeley, CA 94709.

Questions? Contact Emily at (510) 549-3564 ext. 314 or emily@heydaybooks.com.

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Obi Kaufmann at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Saturday Oct 13 2018   12:00 PM
Mojave Desert Land Trust  60124 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA  map

Longtime friend of the Mojave Desert Land Trust Obi Kaufmann is returning to the MDLT Joshua Tree Headquarters for his only planned public appearance in the high desert this fall. Obi Kaufmann will present his best-selling California Field Atlas, to be followed by Q&A. Original artwork from the book will be available for purchase.

Obi Kaufmann at the Kensington Public Library

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:30 PM
Kensington Public Library  61 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the Kensington Library. Kaufmann will give a short presentation followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

Obi Kaufmann at the Napa Library

Monday Oct 29 2018   7:00 PM
Napa County Library  580 Coombs St, Napa, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling The California Field Atlas to the Napa Main Library Community Room. In conjunction with the Napa Bookmine, Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, followed by a Q&A session. Obi will be signing copies of the book and offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings for sale. Follow Obi on instagram @coyotethunder and catch up on his latest essays at www.coyoteandthunder.com.

This event is free and open to the public.

Rebel Lawyer at the Center for Sacramento History

Thursday Nov 08 2018   7:00 PM
The Center for Sacramento History  551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA  map

Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Chuck Wollenberg’s new book Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended them. Wayne Collins made a somewhat unlikely hero. An Irish American lawyer with a volatile temper, Collins’s passionate commitment to the nation’s constitutional principles put him in opposition to not only the United States government but also groups that acquiesced to internment, such as the national office of the ACLU and the leadership of the Japanese American Citizens League. Through careful research and legal analysis, Charles Wollenberg takes readers through each case, and offers readers an understanding of how Collins came to be the most effective defender of the rights and liberties of the West Coast’s Japanese and Japanese American population. Wollenberg portrays Collins not as a white knight but as a tough, sometimes difficult man whose battles gave people of Japanese descent the foundation on which to construct their own powerful campaigns for redress.

Info about the Center for Sacramento History here.

Obi Kaufmann at the Marin Art & Garden Center

Wednesday Nov 14 2018   7:00 PM
Marin Art & Garden Center  30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the Marin Art & Garden Center. Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, with a Q&A session and book signing to follow. Exclusive prints of Obi’s watercolor trail-paintings will be available for sale.

Free and open to the public.