order times;”>A family holiday event is scheduled on Sunday, medical Dec. 7th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum in Simi Valley. Admission is free.
The relaxing afternoon includes entertainment, book sales and signings by three Simi Valley authors, self-paced tours of the decorated historical buildings and of course, photographs with Santa.
• Pictures with Santa 1:00 – 3:00
Professional Santa Robert Tatangelo
• Pipe Dream Flutes 1:00 – 1:45
Mary Predmore is Principal Flute with the Gold Coast Wind Ensemble and Rhondda Dayton is Principal Flute with Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra and Moorpark Symphony Orchestra.
• Harpist Elaine Litster 1:45 – 2:45
Professional Harpist and founder Los Angeles Harp Ensemble
• Royal High School Vocal Jazz Group 3:00 – 3:30
Award winning group under the direction of Bonnie Graeve
• Caroling by Boy and Girl Scouts – ongoing around the park
A special book signing opportunity offers autographs from three local authors: Patricia J. Havens, City Historian, P. W. Conway and Wendy Varble will be on hand to sign their books.
The featured books include:
• “SIMI VALLEY – A Journey Through Time” – a 500 page, picture filled “encyclopedia” of Simi Valley’s history – hard cover is $10 off and soft cover is $5 off
• New Release – “Time Line Simi Valley” – a 38 page, spiral bound book detailing dates of recorded events in Simi Valley starting 50,000 years ago to 2013
• “THE STRATHEARN LETTERS, Windows on the Past” – contains nearly 400 full color pages of paintings, letters, political cartoons and photographs from the Strathearn family during early life in Simi and western United States
• Two books recently published by Wendy Varble include – “The summer of 1934” and “The Pisgah Grande 1936”. Both books chronicle life through intriguing stories told by her husband, local legend, Johnny Varble, who was born in Simi in 1928.
• “Buckaroo Poetry” – a collection of cowboy poems for young and old, by award winning poet, P. W. Conway.
Strathearn Park is at 137 Strathearn Place. Additional information – www.simihistory.com or call (805) 526-6453