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Monday, September 21, 2009
Join the Metabolic Studio and the Owens Valley Growers
PACK STATION DINNER: BYOP Bring Your Own Pack
Carroll Creek pack station, now De La Cour Ranch (elevation: 5,500 feet), has a long history. In the early 1860's, the pack station was established by early Owens Valley settlers. The pack station brought outdoor enthusiasts into the high country via the Hockett Trail. From Carroll Creek, mules carried goods and people up into the Cottonwood Lakes area, home of the Golden Trout, and over any of several passes (Army Pass, Cottonwood Pass, Mulkey Pass) and connected with what is now known as the Pacific Crest Trail. Under several different ownerships, the Carroll Creek pack station operated for over 100 years.
September 10, 2009 at 4:30-8:00pm
4:30 people meet at IOU Community Garden, 123 N Main Street, Lone Pine
and carpool to De La Cour Ranch
5-8pm De La Cour gathering
ALABAMA HILLS STONE SOUP
According to the story, some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty pot. The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire in the village square. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager doesn't mind parting with just a little bit to help them out, so it gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which hasn't reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all.
September 27, 2009 at 2-6pm in the Alabama Hills
at the Vander Wall and Prather homes.
During the week, the Owens Valley Growers will bring produce from their own gardens to the community garden. Beverly Vander Wall will combine all the locally grown ingredients into a pot of boiling water with a large stone from the Alabama Hills. Nancy and Mike Prather will be serving cherry and apple pies made from their fruit trees. Afternoon tea with local mint and honey will be served.
SPAGHETTI WESTERN during the Lone Pine Film Festival
The Alabama Hills have been a popular location for Hollywood television and movie productions since the 1920’s for Westerns set in an archetypical "rugged" environment.
Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo-Western, is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western Film that emerged in the mid-1960s, so named because most were produced and directed by Italians.
October 10, 2009
2:00pm Film short:TIN MAN from SILVER and WATER--a work in progress by Lauren Bon at the Lone Pine Film Museum
8-10pm Spaghetti Western
at the Espresso Parlor, 123 N Main Street
Pasta with homemade organic pesto and Italian meat sauce made with local Owens Valley ingredients.
9pm. Original composition of glass orchestra performance by Douglas Lee