The Runaround

Note: The Runaround is an occasional Word Garden feature that includes info on happenings and events sent in that we’re happy to share.


Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reception and Photo Archive Sale, Upstairs Studios ARTHOUSE, 1021 R St. Sacramento. Art photographer Dianne Poinski offers her experimental images, proofs, mistakes and miracles at reduced, sometimes “extremely” reduced prices. The sale will continue and be open to the public on Second Saturday, Nov. 9, but the best selection will be found on Friday evening. Find her online at




Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art in the Garden at UC Riverside Botanic Garden — to raise funds for the Botanic Gardens. Artists will sell paintings, jewelry, musical instruments, metal work and ceramics. The event is free for members of the Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens and $4 for non-members, which is the regular gardens admission cost. Parking is $2 in lot 13. Please note that not all of the artists are equipped to take debit or credit cards. For more information about the gardens, including directions, visit


Nov. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., San Francisco, Kashia-Russian Exchange: An Afternoon of Stories, Dance, and FoodThe California Historical Society, 678 Mission St. (map)

In 2012, to mark the bicentennial of the founding of Fort Ross in the Sonoma County coast by Russian fur traders on Kashia land, a group of Kashia Pomo people made a cultural exchange trip to Russia. Join the Honorable Russian Consul General Mr. Sergey V. Petrov of the Russian Federation in San Francisco and Kashia Tribal members for an afternoon of stories from the trip and plans for a future trip, as well as a special performance by the Su-Nu-Nu Shinal dancers and a tasting of traditional foods with a modern flair. Along with the issue of News from Native California featuring the Kashia trip to Russia, there will be Kashia jewelry for sale. The event is free, but donations to The Metini Native Cultural Foundation are gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Outdoor Events from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Tundra Swan
Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Docent-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. Day use fee is $4.32 per person, age 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour. For more information, visit
Weekends — Guided Wildlife Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). Each walking tour through this premier birding spot highlights the migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. The cost is included in the wildlife area entrance fee. Tours are canceled in the event of heavy rain. No reservations are necessary for groups of less than 12 people. For more information, please call (530) 846-7505 or email
Weekends — CDFW Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. Tours are available each month October through February. They are timed to begin in the late afternoon when the crane “fly-in” for the evening roost can be observed. For more information, please visit or call (209) 234-3435. Tours fill quickly. Self-guided tours are also available to view the cranes and other wetland birds.
Yuba River East of Marysville, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour will focus on the salmon life cycle and its natural history. For more information, please
Saturdays — Swan Tours in Yuba County, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The event explores an area called District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat. This area boasts one of the largest seasonal concentrations of tundra swans in the Central Valley as well as a variety of other species, including ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets and raptors. For more information, please

Published by Kate Campbell

Writer, editor, photographer, novelist, short story writer, poet.

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