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Full Moon Program and pottery workshop at Chimney Rock
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Experience the full moon at Chimney Rock’s Great House Pueblo site on July 7.

The program includes Native American flute melodies and storytelling by Charles Martinez.

Tickets are $15 for this two-hour program designed for folks 12 years and older. Call 883-5359 for reservations (required) and ask about our “early tour” of the lower area (Great Kiva Trail Loop), for $5.

The gates will be open from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

The program begins at 8 p.m., and the moon will rise at approximately 9. Cancel date is July 5.

For more information visit our Web site at The Full Moon Program is sponsored by The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District.

Pottery workshop

Greg Wood will offer a pottery workshop at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, July 31-Aug. 2.

In this workshop, you will create Pueblo III Mesa Verde black-on-white pottery using prehistoric methods. With organic paints, participants will hand-form, burnish, decorate and trench-kiln fire their own handmade pottery. Two graduate credits are available for this class.

Fee is $150 for the three-day workshop and includes all materials, firing and an archaeological site tour.

Deadline for registration is July 17. Class size is limited to provide each participant individualized instruction.

For more information or to register, visit Greg Wood’s Web site at