Spring is in the air, and the museum is abuzz with excitement preparing for our upcoming spring events. We have two “Evening with an Expert” with our Wine Tasting Event in between.
The Evening with an Expert are member events in support of our National Endowment of Humanities Challenge Grant. This endowment funds two staff positions within the museum, but we must meet our matching goals every year until 2019.
The first “Evening with an Expert” coming up is on April 22, featuring Stan Rodriguez. Stan is recognized as THE expert on Kumeyaay traditions, and will be giving a lecture on medicinal desert plants. RSVPs are required, and the suggested donation for the event is $35 a seat. Only 25 seats are available, so call now!These event are fun and Stan Rodriguez will sell out quickly.
The second event coming up is our “Art, Wine, Music” Friendraiser, hosted by IVDM Society board member Antonio Rivera. It will be on May 18 -International Museum’s Day!
From 6:30pm – 8:30pm we will be hosting the event at the Old Post Office Pavilion in El Centro. Guests can participate in wine tasting and a silent auction. All of the wines will be from the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, imported in for us by Baja Wine+Food, out of San Diego, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Sobe’s Restaurant. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at the museum or from any board member.
Our final event is another “Evening with an Expert” on June 17th. This one will feature Marie Barret, a local wildlife biologist with over 20 years experience working with birds of the Imperial Valley. She will be talking about her work with the burrowing owl. RSVPs are required, and the suggested donation for the event is $35 a seat. As with our first “Evening with an Expert,” only 25 seats are available, so don’t wait to request a seat!