Montara Mountain is back in print. Barbara VanderWerf’s guidebook to the trails, plants, and fascinating historical lore of Montara Mountain, including San Pedro Valley Park, is available at the Visitor Center Trailside Store. Also, Barbara comes to a book signing at the Visitor Center on Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Originally published in 1995, Montara Mountain was reprinted in 2010 with a foreword by Mike Vasey. As this is still a great reference book for hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park (SPVP)—working with Barbara—have facilitated a third printing. Trailside Store hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park entrance is at 600 Oddstad Boulevard (just south of the Oddstad/Rosita/Linda Mar intersection). The Friends of SPVP present informative nature programs, and are always looking for new members to support volunteer work they do in the park: Friends of San Pedro Valley Park
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at coastside beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Put your special talents to work. Become a steward for your favorite beach. Help with writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, record-keeping, and grant writing.
If you like to walk in San Pedro Valley Park and enjoy its flora and fauna, and you want to help maintain the park, drop by the visitor center and join the volunteer team called Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Several times a year, experts present programs at the visitor center and guided hikes focusing on park wildlife, geology, and botany. Volunteers help maintain the hiking trails and wildlife habitat in the park.
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) through the Trails Forever Program. The Coastside has four national parks: Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge, Milagra Ridge, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. Trail Keepers enjoy a flexible, family-friendly schedule, regular exercise, outdoor learning, and skill development, all while supporting their beloved parks. By monitoring trails, Trail Keepers collect important information for the National Park Service Trail Crew and maintenance and natural resources staff, and share park history with other visitors. Get to know new trails, while enjoying old favorites. Email email@example.com or call 415-561-3068 for information on Trail Keeper orientations and volunteer opportunities.
Explore internship and volunteer opportunities year-round in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), including the Coastside's four national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and Sweeney Ridge), plus San Francisco's Ocean Beach and The Presidio, and Marin's Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, trail maintenance, and more. Register online at Parks Conservancy. For information, call 415-561-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.
The labyrinth at Saint Edmund’s Church is available for all to enjoy as a place of peace and tranquility seven days a week. The gates open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. The labyrinth is a metaphor for the spiritual journey as we search for the center and meaning of our lives. Since prehistoric times, the labyrinth has been a sacred path of meditation that confers real benefits to body and soul. It has been found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. Saint Edmund's is at 1500 Perez Drive off Rosita Road in Linda Mar, Pacifica. Call 650-359-3364 for more information.
Florey's Book Co. welcomes special orders; most books available in just a few days. Florey's offers FREE gift wrapping for any purchase. Several community groups have meetings and activities at Florey's. Call or visit the bookstore for information.2120 Palmetto Avenue (Sharp Park), Pacifica. Phone 650-355-8811. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.