P. O. Box 82, Sunol, CA 94586
Information: (510) 530-8241
E-mail: Atlatl1@aol.com or Svisit@ebparks.org
Reservations: (510) 636-1684
Basketry Basics Course #8728
Experience the variety of California Indian basketry styles, then get hands on. We will spend an hour or so learning to split willow for finer projects, then use whole shoot sandbar willow to make a woodpecker trap and/or a small storage basket. Ages 15 and up. Registration required - call (510) 636-1684 for reservations. Meet Norm Kidder at the Sunol Visitor Center.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $45 ($51 for non-Alameda or non-Contra Costa County residents)
Instructor: Norm Kidder
The Hunter-Gatherer Hike Course
Transport yourself back in time as we walk the park in the role of Stone Age Californians. We will make basic tools while searching for food, fiber, fire, medicine and shelter. Ages 10 and up. Registration required - call (510) 636-1684 for reservations. Meet Norm Kidder at the Sunol Visitor Center.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $25 ($29 for non-Alameda or non-Contra Costa County residents)
Instructor: Norm Kidder
Sunol Spring Wildflower Festival
Call 925-862-2601 for a complete schedule.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coyote Hills Spring Butterfly Festival
Call 510-795-9385 for more information.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 21st Annual
Join our intrepid band of primitives for a weekend of Stone Age living skills. Aside from modern sleeping gear and clothing, we will attempt to experience the "OLD" ways. Learn fire making, flint knapping, cordage, cooking (no metal pots, pans or grills allowed), and so much more. Ages 10 and up (or permission of instructor). Registration required - call (510) 636-1684 for reservations. Meet at the Sunol Visitor Center at Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness. Contact Norm Kidder at (925) 862-2600 for more information.
Noon or Evening (Friday) - 6:00 pm (Sunday)
Fee: $80/Adult, $40/Child ($88/44 for non-Alameda or non-Contra Costa County residents)
Instructors: Norm Kidder and the Friends of Primitive Technology
The Coyote Hills
Join the Friends of Primitive Technology and local Flint Knappers for a weekend of rock breaking. Learn to make a basic cutting tool from masters of the craft, or watch a demonstration of fire making or atlatl throwing. If you want to come and demonstrate, contact Ken Peek at 510-537-1215. If you want to come by, then just come by. For information and directions, call the park at 510-795-9385.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
FRIENDS OF PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY
These activities are organized by individual members of the Society of Primitive Technology as gatherings of friends. Call them to become a friend and sign up.
Beachcombing with Bob
Contact Bob Pratt at (510) 793-6110 for time and meeting place.
Betsy Never Felt Better
Learn the art of felting wool. Contact Chuck and Betsy Kritzon at (916) 781-3822 for time, meeting place and materials fee.
Learn About Blowguns
with Dick Baugh
Learn how to make and use a blowgun. We will cover everything from hi-tech metal/plastic to medium-tech wood models made with power tools to the Cherokee rivercane type. Darts range from a nail with a paper cone to bamboo skewers wrapped with cotton. There will be a small materials fee depending on exactly what you make.
"I started playing with blowguns over fifty years ago. I'd love to see someone else have some fun with them." Contact Dick Baugh at (650) 493-5125 or e-mail him at email@example.com for more information.
The Beads Go
On with Ken, Chuck and the Betsys
Learn the skill of making beads from natural materials. Call Ken Peek at (510-537) 1215 or Chuck Kritzon at (916) 781-3822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Rabbitstick Rendezvous
A week of primitive skills instruction in Rexburg, Idaho. The oldest and biggest primitive technology gathering of its kind. Contact Dave Wescott at email@example.com, or click on the link at www.primitiveways.com.
Out of Your Gourds with Ken, Chuck and the Betsys
Join Ken & Betsy Peek and Chuck & Betsy Kritzon for an informal day of gourd-crafting. Gourds can be easily crafted into bowls, cups, instruments, and much more the sky's the limit! Learn about growing, cleaning, burning, coloring, and decorating gourds using a variety of techniques. For more details contact Ken at (510) 537-1215 or Chuck Kritzon at (916) 781-3822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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