Taking place in Coulterville Park, located in Coulterville, California at intersection of Highways 49 and 132- the beginning of the Historic John Muir Route, the event provides the perfect setting for an outdoor nature experience. The ‘schootcher’ (Muir’s word for adventure) begins with attendees receiving a journal with which they can follow Muir’s principles of observation, appreciation and expression while visiting ten nature stations and activities including Nature Bingo, tree fairies and ice glaciers.
The fun and entertainment continue throughout the day with music from Faux Renwah, Sequoia and Geri and the Atrics. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch in the park or choose from any of the available food vendors serving burgers, hot dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, ice cream, fresh fruit smoothies, lemonade and Kettle corn among other items. Artisans and craftspeople will also be on hand showing their wares, and attendees can visit nearby Maxwell Creek where gold was found in the 1800’s and is still present, and then try gold panning at Sierra Survival and Outdoors. See news page for more details.
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GEOTOURISM CENTER OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATES MUIR
John Muir Geotourism Center Open House
John Muir Geotoursim Center official ribbon cutting and open house took place at 5016 Main Street, Coulterville on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1 – 4 p.m.
It’s Here! After several years of hard work and planning, a highway dedication for the Historic John Muir Route in 2010 and three John Muir Festivals, the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) is now open and receiving visitors! JMGC honors the legacy of Muir while sharing the nature, culture and activities that Coulterville in the Sierra Nevada foothills has to offer.
The Historic Gazzolo building located at 5016 Main Street in Coulterville is the new home of the Center. To celebrate this historic occasion, the JMGC Board of Directors hosted the celebration for the opening of the center and John Muir’s birthday.
Muir was born on April 21, 1838, however, to allow for those traveling from afar, the event was scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. As with all birthday parties, cake and refreshments were served. A good time was had by all.
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Fourth Annual John Muir Festival
Plan Ahead and Save the Date: June 8, 2013
Save the date and plan to attend the Fourth Annual John Muir Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2013. The main festival venue is Coulterville Park located near the Historic John Muir Route on J132 with the possibility of other venues and dates being added at a later date.
The family-friendly event celebrates “All Things Muir” providing many opportunities for visitors to share in Muir’s love of nature with hands-on activities and nature play for kids and adults and explore places that Muir himself visited while traveling through the area in the 1800’s. Exhibitors and crafters will display and demonstrate their unique crafts and share what inspired their desire to create. Performances and presentations from Muir experts will enlighten and perhaps inspire you as they share stories and the history of Muir’s life. Finally, no event would be complete without entertainment such as live music, contests and food, so look for more news in the coming months as planning progresses
If you have questions regarding the festival, contact Events Coordinator, Debbie Cook at email@example.com or call (209) 878-3501.
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