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Enjoy Outdoor Theater at Antelope Valley Indian Museum SHP

On Saturday May 6th from 6-9 p.m., join us for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum’s annual children’s performance of an American Indian story. Owl and the Bear, a traditional Chumash tale, is adapted in cooperation with Elder Ted Garcia to benefit the non-profit Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. Come out to enjoy theater under the sky, and support the museum!

The performance begins at 7 p.m. in the natural outdoor setting of “Little Theatre of the Standing Rocks.” From 6 p.m. until the performance begins and then afterwards until 9 p.m., food will be available for purchase and the museum will be open. The museum highlights American Indian peoples of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

The history of theater at the museum dates back to 1932. Museum founder H. A. Edwards wrote an Indian pageant that was performed outdoors, near the museum, annually from 1932 to 1935. Edwards’ drama students from Lincoln High School played the main roles, and local friends and neighbors played the secondary roles. Edwards named his outdoor stage “Theatre of the Standing Rocks.”

The tradition continues with local children performing outdoor theatre at the museum. Kirstin Warren of Lake Los Angeles will play the part of Muhu the Owl. Kaya Gilson of Lake Los Angeles returns for her 5th year in the play, this time bringing her talents to the part of Xus the Bear. Leif and Zoe Hanson of Quartz Hill play Eagle and Coyote, respectively. Josh and Eli Rhyne, and Garret Alcaraz of Lancaster, play the Rabbit Brothers. Haley Diercks and Madison Kunkel of Lake Los Angeles are the Deer Sisters.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are on sale at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum gift shop every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please, no pets. For more information, phone the museum at (661) 946-3055 (711 TTY relay service), or visit our website at www.avim.parks.ca.gov. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AVIndianMuseum.

When: Saturday, May 6th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Where: Antelope Valley Indian Museum, 15701 East Avenue M, Lancaster (near Lake Los Angeles)

From Hwy 14, take Avenue K east, turn right on 150th Street East, and left on East Avenue M. The museum is on the left.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free.

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Kid’s Activity Program at Tomo-Kahni

On Sunday May 7th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park volunteers will host a program at the park for kids age 7 and up, with activities such as rope making, acorn grinding, and a Kawaiisu Indian dance at the “winter home” village site. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site, park visitation is only permitted on a guided tour.

Families will meet for an introduction at the Tehachapi Museum at 9 a.m. and caravan out to the park (transportation not provided). The program route is 2.5 miles round-trip and the group will return to the Tehachapi Museum at 1 p.m. Please note, children under seven may not be brought along.

Program fee is $5 for adults, and $3 for children age 7-16 (children 6 and under not allowed). Advance registration is required, $10 per party. To make a reservation or for more information, call (661) 724-1206 or email Tehachapi.District@parks.ca.gov.

Where: Tehachapi Museum and Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, Tehachapi

When: Sunday May 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $5, Children age 7-16: $3. Children 6 and under not allowed. Reservations required: $10 per party

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Tehachapi Mountains

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk in the Tehachapi Mountains

On Sunday, May 14th, join Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park docents on a wildflower hike through the park, focusing on the Kawaiisu Indian uses of the native plants and trees. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum before caravanning out to the park, returning around 5 p.m. (transportation is not provided).

Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site, park visitation is only permitted on a guided tour. Tour fee is $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 6-16 (age 5 and under are free, but not recommended on tours). Reservations are required, for an additional fee of $10 per party. To make a reservation or for more information, call (661) 724-1206 or email Tehachapi.District@parks.ca.gov.

Please note: Those with heart conditions or breathing problems should NOT take this tour. Weather at the high-elevation park is variable, so layered clothing is recommended. Ample drinking water, a snack, sun protection, and sturdy walking shoes are also necessary.

Where: Begins at Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green Street, Tehachapi

When: Sunday May 14th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $5, Children age 6-16: $3, Children 5 and under free. Reservations: $10 per party

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Spring Tours at Tehachapi Native American Village Site

Only a few spots are left for the spring tour season at Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi! Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the site, visitation is only permitted on a guided tour, which involves a moderately strenuous 3-hour hike.

Although no structures remain on this Kawaiisu Native American village site, the area’s rich history comes alive through the trained volunteer tour guides and the clues that the inhabitants left behind. Tomo Kahni means “winter home” in Kawaiisu, and rock rings mark the locations of many of the kahni, or homes, that were built of juniper boughs. Hundreds of mortar holes in the park tell of a very active past. The tour also includes Medicine Cave, Nettle Springs and a cave with pictographs- a sacred place of the Kawaiisu.

Spring tours will be offered Saturdays through June 10th. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with an orientation at the Tehachapi Museum in Tehachapi and last approximately 4 hours, including travel time to and from the park (transportation is not provided).

Please note: Those with heart conditions or breathing problems should NOT take this tour. Weather at the high-elevation park is variable, so layered clothing is recommended. Ample drinking water, sun protection, and sturdy walking shoes are also necessary.

Tour fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-16 (age 5 and under are free, but not recommended on tours). Tours are limited to 15 people and fill up fast so reservations are highly recommended for an additional fee of $10 per party. To make a reservation or for more information, call (661) 724-1206 or email Tehachapi.District@parks.ca.gov.

Where: Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green Street, Tehachapi

When: Saturdays through June 10th, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: Adults: $5, Children age 6-16 $3, Children under 5 free.
Reservations: $10 per party

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Red Rock Canyon State Park Spring Interpretive Programs

Please note: Programs are subject to cancellation without notice. Check www.Facebook.com/RedRockCanyonStatePark for latest updates.

Sat., April 29th, 9 a.m.: Nature Walk “Ricardo Trail Nature Walk” from the visitor center

Sat., April 29th, 7 p.m.: Campfire Presentation “The Many Colors of the Desert (Red Rock Canyon)” at the visitor center

Sat., May 6th, 9 a.m.: Nature Walk “The History of Hagan Canyon”

Sat., May 6th, 7 p.m.: Campfire Presentation “Joshua Tree” in the visitor center

Sat., May 13th, 9 a.m.: Nature Walk “A Walk through Time” on Desert View Nature Trail

Sat., May 13th, 7 p.m.: Campfire Presentation “Red Rock Railroad” in the visitor center

Sat., May 20th, 9 a.m.: Nature Walk “A Walk through Time” on Desert View Nature Trail

Sat., May 20th, 7 p.m.: Campfire Presentation “Red Rock Railroad” in the visitor center

Sat., May 27th, 9 a.m.: Nature Walk “Ricardo Trail Nature Walk” from the visitor center

Sat., May 27th, 7 p.m.: Star Party! Antelope Valley Astronomy Club presentation at Amphitheatre, followed by night sky viewing. Daytime Saturday, visit campsites 1 & 2 to safely view the sun!

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Santa Clarita ranks No. 5 among Los Angeles County's 88 cities in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property, according to the 2017 Annual Report released by County Assessor Jeffrey Prang today.
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