671 South Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444 dana@danaadobe.org 805.929.5679

Classic Cooking Class

Helen Daurio will be hosting an authentic tamale-making class at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center on Saturday, December 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM. In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to make delicious tamales just in time for the holidays! The class will offer the opportunity to learn how to make fresh masa and proper wrapping techniques, different tamale fillings (such as chicken or cheese), and red or green chile sauces.

Students will be able to take home a dozen of their home-made tamales after class! The class is $50 per person. RSVP by calling (805) 929-5679.

Holiday Celebration @ the Rancho

On Saturday, December 22, from 1 PM to 4 PM, the DANA Adobe Cultural Center will be holding a special authentic 1800’s holiday season celebration! The event will feature Christmas caroling, rancho era refreshments, and other fun seasonal activities.

For more information call (805) 929-5679 or email dana@danaadobe.org.

Milford Zornes Exhibition

Milford Zornes, “Point Sal,” 1935

Milford Zornes (1908-2008) captured California’s independent spirit in the bold shapes and vibrant hues of his paintings. Recognized as a leader in the California Scene Painters movement as well as the California Style watercolor movement, Zornes was both a prolific artist and an inspirational teacher. Born in Oklahoma, Zornes came of age on California’s Central Coast. Scenes of Nipomo, where his parents owned a home, are frequent in his early work. Zornes’s 1936 watercolor Old Barn in Nipomo is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

From November 17, 2018, through January 27, 2019, the California Landscapes of Milford Zornes exhibition, Sun and Wind, by the Sea, will be on display at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo, representing nearly 70 years of Zornes’s unique vision. The display is made possible by the generosity of Maria and Hal Baker, Milford’s daughter, and son-in-law, and curated by Shirley Horacek and Mike Graheck, with help from the DANA exhibit committee. A portion of all funds made will go towards developing and funding DANA programs and exhibits.

The DANA Adobe Cultural Center will have special gallery hours for this exhibit. The exhibit will be open to the public from 11 AM to 3 PM daily. Admission is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Sunday Speaker Series with Jim Gregory

DANA will be hosting a special talk and book reading with local history author Jim Gregory on Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM. His featured novels include San Luis Obispo County Outlaws, Patriot Graves, World War II Arroyo Grande, and Central Coast Aviators in World War II. The event is free for DANA members, $5 otherwise.

Archaeology Learning Station

This Sunday, October 14, DANA will be having an archaeological excavation on the rancho grounds starting at 1:30 PM. Dig, sift, brush, observe and record the artifacts that you discover during the archeological dig. This excavation is great for all ages, whether you’re a beginner or a trained archeologist, you’re guaranteed to have a fun learning experience!