Grow a small culinary herb garden

Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, chef or gardener, you can grow a small culinary herb garden (providing fresh and ever-ready herbs) in a decorative container right at your fingertips! Join us on the morning of March 22nd when Chef Debbi Dubbs will help you to create your own take-home start-up container herb garden.

Location: Rancho Los Alamitos 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815 – (562) 431-3541

Space is limited and will sell out soon. To sign up or get more details, please go to our website at http://www.rancholosalamitos.org or call the rancho at (562) 431-3541.

 

Native remains uncovered during construction at Round Rock, Texas subdivision

KB Homes uncovered human bones, and stopped immediately as Round Rock, Texas police were called in.  Anthropologists from Texas State University worked until darkness.  KB Homes will bring in their own specialists on Saturday. Since developers own the land, they are responsible for searching for other remains.

Under state law, even a single body constitutes a cemetery and a qualified anthropologist must determine if there are the remains of others.

So far, three remains have been found in an area that has long been popular with people searching for Indian arrowheads.

Forest Ridge is a new 225 home subdivision located just south of Highway 79 in Round Rock.

John Sergeant at Taliesin West, February 24th @ 7pm #franklloydwright

John Sergeant offers his compelling lecture, A Spatial Analysis: What Drove Wright’s Forms?, on Monday, February 24th at Taliesin West. Sergeant is a current Visiting Scholar at Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Sergeant is an Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, and former University Lecturer in Architecture with principal research and practice interests in Responsive Architecture. He is the author of the definitive volume: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses.

This special Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please RSVP to mail@franklloydwright.org.

More: http://www.franklloydwright.org/about/events.html

Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people.

The Tongva, which means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.

Believed to be the birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva, Puvungna is considered sacred by indigenous people. It is also believed by many remaining modern-day Tongva people to be the place of creation.

You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long forgotten history which took place at the village.

The last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek that today is little more than a drainage ditch paved over with concrete.

While little is known about the ancient Tongva people today, the names for many of their villages live on as the names of cities and places across Southern California, including Azusa, Cucamonga, Pacoima, Tujunga, Topanga, Cahuenga, and many others.

New Mexico Christmas Celebrations by Pueblo

If your travels take you to New Mexico this holiday season, here are some wonderful events for you to consider:

  • Acoma. Dec. 25-28. Dances, luminarias. Christmas festivals at San Estevan del Rey Mission, Sky City, Acoma. For information: (505) 252-1139 or (800) 747-0181.
  • Laguna. 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. Deer, Harvest, Arrow and other Dances after mass. Dec. 25-28 Harvest dances continue for three more days. For information: (505) 552-6654.

Information for Christmas Celebrations taking place at the Eight Northern Pueblos listed below, call (505) 843-7270 or (575) 455-3460  

  • Nambe. Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Mass followed by Buffalo, Deer and Antelope Dances.
  • Picuris. Christmas celebrations and “Los Matachines.”
  • San Felipe. Dec. 24. Dances after midnight mass.
  • Ohkay Owingeh. Dec. 24, 25. Spanish dance drama “Los Matachines” and Pine Torch Procession.
  • San Ildefonso. Christmas celebrations and various dances.
  • Santa Ana. Dances after midnight mass.
  • Santa Clara. Christmas celebrations and various dances.
  • Taos. Dec. 24. Sundown Procession with bonfires. Dec. 25. Dances.
  • Tesuque. Dec. 24. Dances after midnight mass.
  • Zia. Dec. 25-28. Dances.

Holidays at the Heard Museum #nativeamerican

Holidays at the Heard Museum in Phoenix features exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week, included in general museum admission, $5-12, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-252-8848 or http://heard.org/holidays