Close to Home Program Specifics for Year Ten beginning May 2012 - April, 2013
This season we are offering several different ways to connect with Close to Home.
The talk series contains 10 monthly Monday night presentations. You can come to individual talks for $7 each.
The Saturday field trips (December - no talk or trip) are packaged in two ways:
All trip members are invited to the closing party in April.
- The full year of 11 trips costs $300.
- Or you can choose the Prairie Falcon package of 5 trips of your choice and prepay $150.
When: Program begins on May 7, 2012 at the Montclair Presbyterian Church in the Montclair area of Oakland (Near Highway 13/24 interchange- see directions below)
First field trip will be Saturday, May 12, 2012, Programs will generally begin with a 9:00 am gathering at a specific spot. In some cases, we will carpool. Most programs will end by 2:30-3:00pm back at the meeting spot.
Where: The 11 Saturday field trips will take place in either Alameda or Contra Costa Counties with an occasional trip outside East Bay (Napa or Marin). See Schedule All talks will take place at the Montclair Presbyterian Church. If you wish to be notified of talk topic two weeks ahead, please email Cindy Spring to be put on email notification list email@example.com
Format for Field Trips: After we arrive at the day's location, we will spend time getting personally acquainted with the site. Participants are encouraged to walk around, draw, photograph, journal, meditate, and experience the place with all senses. Our naturalist guide will then lead our group in the day's activities. We will break for lunch about noon. Participants will bring their own lunch. The field trip always includes a hike.
Format for Monday evening Talk Series: Saturday's Field trip participants are asked to arrive at Montclair Presbyterian Church by 7:10 pm to receive handouts regarding the next Saturday outing. Logistical and carpooling info will be shared. Talk will begin at 7:30 pm and is open to the public. Field trip members are not required to come to talks. Trip sheet is emailed to each participant as well.
Fee: The talks are $7 each. The 11- trip package costs $300. The 5-trip package costs $150. A fee of $350 covers the entire program, which includes 11 outings, 10 talks, orientation, party, and all site fees. This fee also includes a binder for all materials. The fee can be paid in 3 installments: Deposit $125 due upon acceptance as a participant; $125 in May; $100 due in June. (In special cases we may be able to arrange an alternative payment schedule).
Directions to Montclair Presbyterian Church:
From Hwy 13 South: Take the Moraga Avenue/Thornhill Drive exit. Keep left on the exit ramp which becomes the left turn lane for Thornhill Drive. Turn left onto Thornhill Drive.
From Hwy 13 North: Take the Piedmont/Thornhill Drive exit. There is a traffic signal at the bottom of the off ramp. Continue straight through the traffic signal onto Thornhill Drive.
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Rd.
Montclair (Oakland Hills)