Thursday, March 19, 2015

Explore the Valley of Fire


Valley of Fire near Las Vegas has some of the most dramatic petroglyphs in the West. Add petrified wood and other natural beauties, and Nevada's oldest state park beckons and invites you to explore. Come for an armchair tour at our next Dragonfly Lecture. Dr. Stephenie Slahor will describe the geology, history and flora and fauna of Valley of Fire, and will emphasize the rich archaeological petroglyphs that abound in the park. 

DETAILS: Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:00 pm, San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center,127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Information: 951.849.7736. Your $5 helps us save and share Native Cultures.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

1960s Folk Music!

Pete Seeger! Marais and Miranda. Sam Hinton. What memories they trigger, and what songs. Cynthia Rinehart’s family came to the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (ISOMATA) every summer when she was a child. A summer at ISOMATA was full of these special people. She will share some of their songs as well as songs sung each summer. Join us for a program of folk songs suitable for all ages, including some sing-alongs! Our 4th Sunday concert on March 22, 2015, will be a special one, starting at 3 p.m. at 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Your $10 supports Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's programs to save and share Native American cultures. Information: 951.849.7736.

Memories of Banning, CA, military veterans


These Banning, CA, residents signed up to serve in the "Great War," later known as World War I. Don Robinson will share some military memories from Banning's history at our Dragonfly Lecture on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 6 p.m. at 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Your $5 supports our nonprofit programs to save and share Southern California's Native American cultures.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rock Art! Explore the Coso Range


Talking Stone

 A film about the rock art of California’s Coso range and what it may mean.


Alan Garfinkel Gold, Ph.D.
Principal Archaeologist, Ultrasystems Environmental, Irvine, CA

Dr. Gold has studied California rock art for many years. He will share a wonderful film and answer questions.

Monday, February 16, 6:00 pm
San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center
127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.
Your $5 helps us save and share Southern California Native cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Guitar music starts our 2015 concerts

Come listen to some beautiful guitar music and help our nonprofit! Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's continuing 4th Sunday concert series begins at 3 p.m. this Sunday, January 25, 2015 in our acoustically wonderful Gathering Hall, 127 N. San Gorgonio, Banning. Your $10 supports our work to save and share Southern California's Native cultures. Our January concert features Samuel McLain, a classical guitarist seeking a Masters of Music degree at University of Redlands. He studies with Stuart Green and Jody Fisher. In addition to his work as a soloist, Samuel is an active member in the guitar duo, Dos Caminos, with Gerardo Inzunza.