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February 2020

Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

February 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Free

Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike along the California coast into the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve and visit popular spots for good bird watching. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Pescadero State Beach central parking lot on Highway 1, approximately 0.25 miles north of Pescadero Creek Road. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

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Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale

February 16, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Looking for some great deals for Presidents’ Day? Look no further than the Gilroy Premium Outlets, you will find sales up to 60% off or more!

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Learn to Unicycle – Mountain View

February 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Third Sundays Soberanes State Park Weed Bash, CNPS

February 16, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rio Road Park and Ride, Hwy 1 and Rio Rd intersection (by Starbucks)
Carmel, CA us
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This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY event. The ocean side of Soberanes weed bashes are every 3rd Sunday. Here, Soberanes Creek falls into the ocean and needs our help continuing to remove various invasive weeds— primarily Cape ivy. All supplies provided. Bring a friend, water, and a snack. Bruce Delgado is the leader. To help with broom at Monterey’s Quarry Park, please contact Al Washburn at [email protected] Photo by Bruce Delgado

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5-mile morning hike at Quicksilver, McAbee entrance

February 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Redwoods and the Changing Climate

February 16, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Free

How have coast redwoods adapted to the natural environment? Can coast redwoods adapt to rapidly changing climate conditions? How can we make a difference? Answer these questions and more during a saunter on the first and third Sunday of the month. Walk through the ancient old-growth forest with a docent and discuss our relationship with the forest and the prospective future. Meet at the visitor center. Recommended for age 12 and older. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Tunes on the Terrace

February 16, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit Clos LaChance and enjoy live music from a variety of local acoustic style artists. See list below for details. Friendly reminder, Clos LaChance is a 21+ only facility.1/5: Blue House1/12: Marry Ellen Duo1/19: Marcus Miller1/26: PS Acoustic2/2: Mary Ellen Duo2/9: Johnny Neri2/16: Paul Kent2/23: PS Acoustic

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Oak Forest Naturalist Hike

February 16, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
China Camp State Park, 1898 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Free

Curious about the quirks of Quercus? Join us for this stimulating hike as we explore the science and ecology of local oak trees of the bay area. As primary producers, these organisms are the center of life in an oak woodland forest. These nutrient powerhouses provide essential calories for hundreds of species, in addition to crucial habitat. Learn about their special adaptations and the interrelationships among these grand beings. This will be a strenuous hike that will begin at the…

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Sweetheart Sunday

February 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come to the Fortino Winery with your sweetheart on the Sunday after Valentine’s Day for a wine and dessert pairing with live music! The event will be held from 1pm-3pm with the musical styling of Jimmy Ashley.Tickets: https://fortinowinery.com/product/sweetheart-sunday/.

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Drop-In Family Craft – Ramillettas

February 16, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create colorful layered paper decorations. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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Ranch Tours

February 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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Free

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Plant Adaptation to Habitat Family-Friendly Tour

February 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Wildcat Canyon Road at South Park Drive
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Plant Adaptation to Habitat Tour Please join us at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park for a special, docent-led, family-friendly Plant Adaption to Habitat Tour. You will get a chance to explore different parts of California, each represented by a different section in the garden. Each section has a different type of habitat — from the desert to the mountains to the sea bluffs to the rain forest — to which the plants have adapted. Free. Rain cancels.…

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President’s Day: 8.5 mile Alamere Falls hike (Marin)

February 17, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sugarloaf Ridge Park, Moderate – Strenuous, 11.5-12 m, 2800 ft elevation gain

February 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood, CA 95452 United States
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Sugarloaf Ridge park mainly recovered from terrible 2017 fire. This park is located in Mayacamas Mountains between the lush Sonoma and Napa valleys with multiple breathtaking viewpoints. We meet at parking near observatory - meadow trailhead. Our hiking route: meadow trail -> Vista trail -> Headwaters trail -> Bald Mountain trail -> Bald Mountain 2,729 feet -> High Ridge ( out and back - 2*1.7) -> Gray Pine trail -> Brushy Peaks trail -> Hillside trail. See link with all…

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Easy 4-mile hike & explore, Hunting Hollow Gilroy

February 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hunting Hollow Entrance, Gilroy Hot Springs
Gilroy, CA 95020 us
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Join Coe Volunteers for a sunny mid-day excursion along Hunting Hollow creek. Bring along a lightweight camp chair to hang out at Fish Pond and Coon Hunters Gulch. Back to cars at 2:00pm. Our path is relatively flat, following an old ranch road. We'll walk briskly in and out, so we can enjoy about 45 minutes for each of our side excursions. At these stops you can listen and watch for wildlife, and/or take macro photographs, make sketches, paint watercolors.…

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Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale

February 17, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Looking for some great deals for Presidents’ Day? Look no further than the Gilroy Premium Outlets, you will find sales up to 60% off or more!

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Power Walk CLOVIS (6:30 pm)

February 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

February 17, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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A Beautiful Winter Walk in Yosemite Valley

February 18, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Merced National Wildlife Refuge – Easy

February 18, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Work Day at Butterfly Garden

February 18, 9:00 am
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Exploring Big Basin

February 18, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

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Run-walk workouts at Cupertino HS track

February 18, 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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Wallace Stegner Lecture with Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride

February 18, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041 United States
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Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride – National Geographic Explorers Author Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Peter McBride are two National Geographic explorers who made history when they set out to hike 800 miles of the Grand Canyon. During this trip, they documented their challenges, funny moments, and insights about the impacts of human activities on this iconic landscape. Kevin Fedarko lives in New Mexico and works part time as a river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. He has written for Outside,…

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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Birds and Plants of Mudhen Lake, Fort Ord, CNPS

February 19, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Creekside Terrace Trailhead, Creekside Terrace Trailhead, Fort Ord National Monument
Salinas, ca 93933 us
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We will be going to Mudhen Lake, which is a beautiful, isolated lake roughly in the center of Fort Ord National Monument. This lake normally has water year-round. It is surrounded by oak-studded grasslands and always has a variety of birds and plants. After taking the ridge route, we will explore the shoreline and nearby trails. The hike is ±5 miles with ±500 feet ascent. Bring water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, your lunch, and binoculars. Heavy rain cancels. Led…

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Sutro Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

February 19, 9:30 am
Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr.
San Francisco, California 94131
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free

PROPAGATION AND TRANSPLANTING at Mt. Sutro Native Plant Nursery                                                                                                 Every Wednesday, 9:30am – 12:30pm Come enjoy a morning of Stewardship at the Sutro Nursery! Nursery activities include sowing seeds, transplanting plants, tending to our demonstration gardens, planting out on the mountain, and more, depending on the needs of the day. No experience necessary, tools and instruction provided. Please bring water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, sturdy shoes, and layers. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required.…

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Yerba Buena Island Habitat Restoration Volunteer Work Day

February 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Treasure Island Administration Building 1, 1 Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, 94130 United States
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Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 1P-3P and learn about Yerba Buena Island’s natural habitat while “getting your hands dirty” restoring native habitat, propagating native species and removing invasive plant species with guidance from SFE and TIDA natural areas management staff! All ages and abilities are welcome! Bring suncreeen, a hat, closed toed shoes and a water bottle. Tools, work gloves and water is provided!

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The Wines of France

The “Wines of France” is a seven week course that studies every major wine region in France. Each week the course will include instructions on one or two wine regions followed by a tasting of 4-5 wines from the region of study. The class will meet once per week at Clos LaChance Vineyards, space is very limited. The cost of the course includes all seven classes and a tasting of between 30-35 French wines.Meet and Greet is from 5:30-6:00 PM…

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^^ Hilly Hike, 8 Miles

February 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Power Walk CLOVIS (6:30 pm)

February 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Trivia night at New Jersey’s

February 19, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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New Horizons, NASA’s Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter

February 19, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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RANDALL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES the SAN FRANCISCO AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS’ 2020 LECTURE SERIES New Horizons, NASA’s Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter a presentation by Jeffrey Moore, Space Science Div., NASA Ames New Horizons, NASA’s Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission and the Arrokoth Encounter, a presentation by Jeffrey Moore, explores the historic voyage of the New Horizons spacecraft. After 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, New Horizons has served as an ambassador to the planetary frontier and has shed light on new kinds of worlds…

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3-day Midweek Yosemite hiking and firefall trip

February 20, 6:00 am - 7:00 am
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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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AMTRAK to Superior Dairy, Carnegie Museum and Chinese Alley in Hanford

February 20, 9:15 am - 11:15 am
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Free Tidepool Volunteer Orientation and Field Seminar

February 20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jenner Community Center, 10398 Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450 United States
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Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Advise the public on how to safely navigate the intertidal zone and model respect for fragile intertidal resources. Docents introduce school children, adult groups, and beachgoers to the amazing life found in the intertidal zone. Peak low-tide months are April-June. This training includes a classroom session followed by a field session at low tide. Instructor(s): Hollis Bewley (Tidepool Program Coordinator) Meets (2 locations): Jenner Community Center from 10 am to 1 pm,then…

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Charismatic Microflora: The Ecology and Management of Biological Soil Crusts

February 20, 4:00 pm - February 23, 12:00 pm
$75

Matt Bowker, Kirsten Fisher, Brent Mishler, Tom Carlberg, and Mandy Slate. Desert Studies Center, Zzyzx, CA Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are communities of cryptic organisms, including cyanobacteria, mosses, and lichens that typically stand less than 0.5 cm in height. Biological soil crusts have a significant impact on the world because of their extensive global distribution and their regulation of ecosystem functions. They also provide the opportunity to study amazing biological traits such as desiccation tolerance. These communities are easily damaged…

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Paint Night

Visit Clos LaChance for an evening of art and wine, this Paint Night is for all experience levels. A teacher will guide you step by step on how to paint the featured picture of the night, you will have an painting to be proud of!The cost of the ticket includes a two hour, instructed paint class and a stemless glass to take home! There will be wine available for purchase the night of the event by the glass and bottle.Tickets:…

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Novato Green Film Series – THE NEED TO GROW

February 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue
Novato, CA 94945 United States
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Join the City of Novato’s Sustainability Program on February 20 at 6:30pm for a free screening of “The Need to GROW”. With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, “The Need To GROW” offers an intimate look into the hearts and minds of activists and innovators in the food movement – an 8-year old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization – a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture…

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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Ano Nuevo Guided Elephant Seal View Walk and Fundraiser

February 21, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Año Nuevo State Park, 1 New Years Creek Rd
Pesecadero, CA 94060 United States
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DetailsDo not request a ticket at the Nature Center box office. A Sierra Club volunteer representative will be at the Nature Center next to the Box Office with the tickets. I'll be wearing a Sierra Club cap and holding a clipboard. Please buy your ticket here. The RSVPs on the Meetup do not count!https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4497451Cost: $12.99 This is a guided walk lead by volunteer docent naturalist to see the elephant seals in their natural habitat inside the Natural Preserve. Año Nuevo…

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High School Earth Stewards at McClellan Ranch Preserve

February 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McClellan Ranch Preserve, 22221 McClellan Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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Earth Stewards is a 16 week long high school afterschool program led by Grassroots Ecology that meets on Friday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm at McClellan Ranch Preserve.  Throughout the program participants will: Assist in ongoing ecological restoration efforts on the preserve (pulling weeds, planting native plants, watering) Learn various environmental topics as well identify flora and fauna on the preserve Collect environmental data through surveying and vegetation monitoring Learn about college and career options in the environmental field Connect with…

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SCVMTFC General Meeting

February 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the First Republic Bank: 400 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022. New members and curious visitors are always welcome. You don't need a Model T to belong.

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SCVMTFC General Meeting

February 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the First Republic Bank: 400 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022. New members and curious visitors are always welcome. You don't need a Model T to belong.

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February Ride with SJ Bike Party

February 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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14.5 mile PG&E/Black Mountain hike (Los Altos) #Whitney

February 22, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mt Diablo – Macedo Ranch Entrance – 4D – 17 miles and 3400 ft.

February 22, 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
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Marine Mammal Seminar

February 22, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (Volunteer Center), 17000 Armstrong Woods Road
Guernville, California 95446
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$16 – $20

Feb 22, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Please note that this seminar will be following from 1PM to 3PM by a FREE Seal Watch training. Bring your lunch. Find out about Dr. Allen’s life work and passion! This classroom seminar will cover topics relevant to California’s marine mammals (harbor seals, sea lions, elephant seals, and gray whales). Instructor(s): Dr. Sarah Allen (Marine Ecologist for National Park Service) Meets: Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center, 17000 Armstrong Wood Road, Guerneville, CA Stewards…

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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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SCVMTFC Tour to Intel Museum

February 22, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

SCVMTFC Tour to Intel Museum, Meet at the 76 station corner of Saratoga Ave and Big Basin Way in Saratoga at 9:30AM, leave at 10:00 for 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara. Pizza stop after the tour. Ice cream stop after the pizza stop. First chance for a driving patch in the New Year. This will be a rain or shine tour.

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Early Spring Walk on Bayview Hill

February 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bayview Hill, Key Avenue
San Francisco, 94124 United States
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Leader: Margo Bors After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill. The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family. Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom. We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families. The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of…

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North Rim and Boccardo Trail

February 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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MUSHROOM HIKES AT FILOLI

February 22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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$15.00

Filoli’s mushroom hikes are for visitors new to the world of mushrooms and enthusiasts interested in discovering what fungi are fruiting on Filoli’s nature preserve. You’ll learn about the important ecosystems of fungi and how to spot mushrooms on the forest floor. This 90-minute hike traverses 2-3 miles of uneven terrain including moderate hills. The trails are not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Bring water, walking shoes, and clothing for light rain. Heavy rain cancels the hike. Children 5 and older…

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Castle Rock Loop Hike

February 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Castle Rock State Park, 1500 Skyline Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95033 United States
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Free

On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire, and more. Bring water, closed toe shoes, snacks, and a camera. Meet at kiosk. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Coast Nature Walk

February 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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Free

We will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs on this 2-mile family-friendly walk. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Meet at interpretive center. Trail stroller accessible. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

February 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Explore the park’s less traveled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event.

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Ranch Tours

February 22, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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Free

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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The Bay Model: An USACE Engineer Tribute

February 22, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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In commemoration of Engineer Week, this program is dedicated to the USACE San Francisco District’s construction of the Bay Model. This former one-of-kind scientific, hydrodynamic, engineering testing facility has accurately produced water related predictions for almost a half century. The first 30 years it was all hand operated. How did they do it? How was the information used? Although retired now, this story is part of the districts amazing legacy. Join Ranger Linda for more.

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Saturday Sunset Sail on San Francisco Bay – Spring 2020

February 22, 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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$69

Come aboard the Schooner Freda B for an unforgettable sunset sail on the San Francisco Bay! Board in Sausalito and see the Bay’s iconic sights from the deck of an elegant, traditionally-rigged sailboat. Landmarks we’ll often see include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Mason, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge, all from the special vantage of the water. It’s a perfect way to liven up your weekend, an ideal…

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Storytelling Night: “Trickster Tales from Around the World”

February 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come gather around the campfire as storyteller Jim Cockrell and friends spin tales of adventure, mystery, and comedy. Bundle up! We’ll provide the hot chocolate. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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After Dark Dance Party

Join Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party on Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 22! Enjoy a rockin’ good time with Hackjammers and of course some delicious wine. No tickets required, just grab some friends and head down to Clos LaChance!

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Rock with You – The Michael Jackson Tribute

Rock With You – The Michael Jackson Tribute combines the exciting elements of Michael’s Live shows with a Live Concert Experience.Get your Ticket to this one of a kind, heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest recording artists we’ll ever know.Tickets are on sale now, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this performance in downtown Gilroy!Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-with-you-the-michael-jackson-tribute-tickets-85891944117?fbclid=IwAR387sodY797YNA_K5wlmJoDx18f8tTNY4r1mRjutiWbpyJ5viuCfI1w-do.

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SCVMTFC Miniature Golf Tour

February 23

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Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands – Sunday Morning 2020

February 23, 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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$49 – $69

Set sail aboard the Schooner Freda B for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands! This signature sail will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse. This is a prime area for wildlife, and we’ll have a naturalist on-board to guide you through the whole experience! You’ll learn about the diverse ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay, with frequent wildlife sightings, and then return in time for Sunday brunch at one…

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

February 23, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Año Nuevo State Park, 1 New Years Creek Rd
Pesecadero, CA 94060 United States
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$7

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the winter months, male elephant seals arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. Bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and rain gear. No umbrellas, strollers, or pets. Accessible Equal Access Tours available on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays with reservation. Tickets are $7…

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The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk

February 23, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. High winds cancel. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831)…

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Briones Reservoir Loop 13.5 miles. Moderate but long hike. Elev. gain 1800ft

February 23, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Oursan Trail, Oursan Trail
Lafayette, CA us
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First of all pay attention to parking place. Do not drive to Bear Creek staging area that belongs to Briones park. Our parking area is close to intersection Happy Valley rd and Bear Creek rd.We'll hike on EBMUD land and it requires permit. You can buy permit on EBMUD website using the following link https://www.ebmud.com/recreation/buy-trail-permit/But the first 4 RSVP hikes will be my guests and don't need to buy this permit. Idea of hike is simple: Take Oursan trail -…

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Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property

February 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Take a journey back in time on this 2.5-mile stroll along Mills Creek Trail to discover the lives of early pioneers and farming families who first settled here in the 19th century. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

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Yoga in the Vines!

February 23, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Come to Guglielmo Winery for YOGA IN THE VINES! The event will be held on Sunday February 23, 2020.Yoga will start at 10:45 AM, all levels are welcome, please bring a yoga mat. The price is $35 per person, $25 for wine club members. The price includes yoga & wine tasting.Tickets: https://guglielmowinery.com/event/yoga-in-the-vines-10/.

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Tunes on the Terrace

February 23, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit Clos LaChance and enjoy live music from a variety of local acoustic style artists. See list below for details. Friendly reminder, Clos LaChance is a 21+ only facility.1/5: Blue House1/12: Marry Ellen Duo1/19: Marcus Miller1/26: PS Acoustic2/2: Mary Ellen Duo2/9: Johnny Neri2/16: Paul Kent2/23: PS Acoustic

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39th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cookoff

February 23, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lake Solano Canoe Tour

February 23, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake Solano Park, 8685 Pleasants Valley Rd.
Winters, CA 95649 United States
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Enjoy the lovely weather with a guided canoe tour at Lake Solano Park! This canoe adventure is from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM and will be led by volunteer docents Linda Allison & Zoey Heyer-Gray. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. The guided trip is limited to 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome…

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Ranch Tours

February 23, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Acterra GoEV Workshop

February 23, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale, 1112 S Bernardo Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 United States
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Naturalist Book Club

February 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
China Camp State Park, 1898 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Join Friends of China Camp as we lead a discussion on John Marzluff ’s captivating book- In the Company of Crows and Ravens “From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well.…

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Free Seabird Volunteer Monitoring Training

February 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jenner Community Center, 10398 Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450 United States
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Feb 24, 2020 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Community science is increasingly important. Stewards and State Parks community science volunteers monitor nesting seabirds along the Sonoma Coast, April through August, and document disturbances that compromise successful breeding. This training will introduce you to the work done by citizen science volunteers and help you get involved in this important task. Instructor(s): Hollis Bewley (Seabird Monitoring Program Coordinator) Meets: Jenner Community Center at 1 PM Stewards members receive a 20% discount on…

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Junior Rangers Program

February 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Calling all 7 to 12 year olds! Join California State Parks staff at your local library to learn about plastics in the ocean environment and what you can do about it. Create a group art project for Half Moon Bay State Park with plastic waste. Meet at the Half Moon Bay Public Library. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814.

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Power Walk CLOVIS (6:30 pm)

February 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

February 24, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All day IBSP Training

February 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EBSI Office, 16035 Caputo Drive Unit B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Donald Wachelka will lead an exciting and exhilarating all-day training reviewing all IBSPs at EBSI. Required annually.

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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Exploring Big Basin

February 25, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event.

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Run-walk workouts at Cupertino HS track

February 25, 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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High School Speech Contest

February 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA United States
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AAUW-Morgan Hill will present the Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Trek Contest February 24, 2020 in the Morgan Hill Library at 6:30 pm. This year’s topic is: ““Are Men and Women Truly Equal Today, or are the Suffragettes of 1920 Still Suffering in 2020?” The contest is open to any high school student attending school in Morgan Hill. The application deadline is January 31, 2020. Applications are available at: http://www.aauwmh.org/speech-trek/ . Please contact Joanne Rooney at [email protected] if you have…

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Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga Angustirostris) of Point Reyes National Seashore, Doreen Gurrola – American Cetacean Society – SF Bay Chapter

February 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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$5 – $10

Northern elephant seals, once a highly endangered species along our coast, are now found in many rookeries from Northern California to Baja California, Mexico. The colony at Point Reyes National Seashore has slowly grown since they recolonized this area in the 1980s. Students from Dominican University of California will present the natural history of these amazing marine mammals along with the results of their surveys. Speakers will include Noelle Mauricio, Logan Siemers, Rhianon Vertin-Hawkins, Wyatt Walsh, Samantha Young, and Professor…

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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Sutro Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

February 26, 9:30 am
Mount Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr.
San Francisco, California 94131
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PROPAGATION AND TRANSPLANTING at Mt. Sutro Native Plant Nursery                                                                                                 Every Wednesday, 9:30am – 12:30pm Come enjoy a morning of Stewardship at the Sutro Nursery! Nursery activities include sowing seeds, transplanting plants, tending to our demonstration gardens, planting out on the mountain, and more, depending on the needs of the day. No experience necessary, tools and instruction provided. Please bring water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, sturdy shoes, and layers. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required.…

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Let’s hike to Redfern Pond, 9 miles, 1800ft elevation from Hunting Hollow

February 26, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Henry Coe State Park; Hunting Hollow, 4826 Gilroy Hot Springs Road,
Gilroy, CA us
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Distance: 9 milesElevation gain: Approximately 1800ftLevel of difficulty: StrenuousDuration: 5+ hours. We will go at a pace which allows for stops and photos.Description: Join Coe Park volunteers on a fairly strenuous hike, starting at the Hunting Hollow entrance, walking along the valley for 2 miles, then the trail climbs steeply for 2 miles to Redfern Pond where we can eat lunch. From there we will loop back via Wagon Road which descends to Hunting Hollow, which we then follow back…

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“Pub Night”

February 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Wines of France

The “Wines of France” is a seven week course that studies every major wine region in France. Each week the course will include instructions on one or two wine regions followed by a tasting of 4-5 wines from the region of study. The class will meet once per week at Clos LaChance Vineyards, space is very limited. The cost of the course includes all seven classes and a tasting of between 30-35 French wines.Meet and Greet is from 5:30-6:00 PM…

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Conservation Committee Meeting

February 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center Room 2, 301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA us
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The Conservation Committee discusses and reviews conservation issues that are affecting Santa Cruz County, including conservation topics such as forestry, wildlife habitats, water, transportation, pollution, preservation of heritage trees, and more. This Committee provides recommended actions to the Executive Committee regarding how to address these issues, such as writing letters to officials stating the Sierra Club Group's position. Open to the public. Meeting agendas and notes posted here: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/conservation-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

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Awana Club

February 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 15, 2020

Calvary Baptist Church, 1900 Highland Drive
Hollister, CA United States
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Awana is a world wide club for kids and youth groups. Our Awana club has been giving the youth of Hollister an opportunity to get together for evenings of fun, games and learning about the love of God for 25 years. We have been giving kids a safe and fun environment to get out and socialize with others of their own age group. Club meets most Wednesday evenings during the school year so come on out and check us out.

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Power Walk CLOVIS (6:30 pm)

February 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Trivia night at New Jersey’s

February 26, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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ARGENTINA/CHILE Patagonia epic hiking adventure

February 27, 6:00 am - 7:00 am
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Nicholas Coley – Art Exhibition

February 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. Artist Statement: My painting has its roots in the fanatical ethos of a small school in the South of France which made Cezanne its figurehead and had a very black and white view of art history. L’ecole Marchutz was a great place to get rooted in a concrete perspective of the fundamentals and a format of painting from real life. Twenty years later, I still paint…

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Munchkin (of many kinds!)

February 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Morgan Hill Sister Cities meeting

February 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until February 29, 2020

Centenial Recreation Center, 171 Edmundson Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95020 United States of America
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Sister Cities is an all-volunteer membership nonprofit formed in 2002. In addition to Ameca, its newest international partner, it also hosts relationships with five international cities: San Casciano, Italy; Seferihisar, Turkey; San Martin de Hidalgo, Mexico; Mizuho, Japan; and Headford, Ireland. If interested in learning more about Sister Cities in general, the group hosts member meetings every fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center. The next meeting is scheduled for March 28, in…

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