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    The Museum is excited to present a series of fun and educational classes that reflect upon native cultural traditions of San Diego County Indians. Classes are open to the public and are held at the Museum.

    Rabbit Skin Blankets
    Instructor: Eva Salazar (Kumeyaay)
    Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
    Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
    Age: 18 & Up
    Fee: $100 Public, $50 to Barona Tribal Members. (The additional cost of this class covers the increased cost of the needed materials.)
    We are very excited to announce the return of this very special class. Instructor Eva Salazar (Kumeyaay) will show participants how the Kumeyaay/Diegueño created lusciously warm blankets from rabbit skins. Lunch is provided. RSVP by Friday September 2nd.

    Kumeyaay Pottery
    Instructor: Martha Rodriguez (San Jose de la Zorra)
    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
    Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
    Ages: 12 & Up
    Fee: $25 public, Free to Barona Tribal Members
    Back by popular demand, learn how to grind and process raw clay, build, and shape a pot using traditional methods. Martha Rodriguez (San Jose de la Zorra) will discuss the different shapes and forms of pottery and the traditional tools used by the Kumeyaay/Diegueño. Lunch is provided. RSVP by Friday, September 23rd.

    Sentaay Kutum
    Instructor: Stan Rodriguez (Santa Ysabel)
    Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
    Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
    Ages: 16 & Up
    Fee: $25 Public, Free to Barona Tribal Members
    Sentaay Kutum is a traditional game played by Kumeyaay/Diegueño children, used for fun and training to hone your hand-eye coordination. Stan Rodriguez (Santa Ysabel) will teach participants how to shape the willow sticks, clean acorn caps and make cordage to create this challenging game! Try your hand at it! Lunch is provided. RSVP by Friday. October 28th.

    Holiday Kids Crafts
    Instructor: Museum Staff
    Date: Saturday December 10, 2016
    Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
    Ages: 5 & Up
    Fee: $5 Public, Free to Barona Tribal Members
    Kids ages 5 and up are invited to attend a craft class where they can explore their creativity and make masterpieces with a Native twist. These masterpieces are great for holiday gifts and holiday-themed refreshments will be served. RSVP by Friday December 2nd.

    Due to the popularity of these classes, they fill up quickly. To guarantee your spot in the class, you must call the Museum and pre-pay for the class. Barona Tribal Members receive free registration (see exception below), but must RSVP ahead of time. All classes are open to the public and lunch is included for all classes.