Dee Dominguez will be one of the Native American storytellers appearing at the Center of the World Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Pine Mountain Village gazebo.
Center of the World Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday Aug.17-19 at Pine Mountain Village gazebo
If you’ve always wanted to know what it is like to be at the center of the world, this weekend is your chance. Come to the festival of creative storytelling, original music and discovery of natural wonders at the base of Mount Pinos in the Pine Mountain Village gazebo. You’ll find Native American elders telling of times past, and times future, along with high-tech computer tales, theater and original music.
Each day will also offer a morning hike guided by a naturalist to areas around Mt. Pinos [see page 4 Calendar for details]. Audience members will vote on the winning playwrights for the $500 grand prize on Saturday. On Sunday there will be a song-writing competition and the winner will also take home a $500 prize. The goal of the festival is to celebrate and explore how to engage creativity to help solve the urgent challenges of regaining balance between human society and the natural world.
7 – 10:00 p.m. *(See Family Stroll from 4-6 p.m. below)
Native American Storytelling: By Alan Salazar & Dee Dominguez
Tales of Local Fauna & Flora by Joel Robinson, of “Naturalist For You”
Stories of Peter Lebeck by Joseph Ladin of Ridge Route Communities Museum
Video Film Fest of Video Storybooks
Introduction of Competing Playwright Finalists
*Note: 4-6 p.m. Family Stroll Down El Camino Viejo, San Emigdio Canyon, with Joel Robinson (Naturalist for You) Meet at Pine Mountain Village gazebo. All ages, minor must be accompanied by adult. RSVP please email email@example.com or call 714-649-9084.
Competition *(See Family Stroll from 9 a.m. to 12 noon below)
A Community Readers Theatre Presentation
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Round One
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Round Two
Audience members will vote for the winning play. To be eligible to cast a vote, you must be present at the start of each round and stay for the entire round. You may attend both rounds and vote two times. A separate donation is requested for each round.
*Chumash Journey to the Center of the World Mount Pinos, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with Joel Robinson (Naturalist for You). Meet at Pine Mountain Village gazebo. All ages, minor must be accompanied by adult. Please email RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-649-9084.
Awards and Pinepalooza
Songwriting Contest *(See Family Stroll from 9 a.m. to 12 noon below)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Winning Playwright Awards $500 prize
Songwriter’s Music Competition & Awards
“People’s Choice” Award voted
by audience —$500 prize
*Wet ‘N’ Wild Woodland Waterfall, 9 a.m.-12 noon, with Joel Robinson (Naturalist for You). Meet at Pine Mountain Village gazebo. All ages, minor must be accompanied by adult. RSVP please email to email@example.com or call 714-649-9084.
This is part of the August 17, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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