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Deer Hollow hosts annual Ohlone Day Saturday


Photo By: Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Photo Courtesy Of Elizabeth Montgomery Mike Hammes, left, Deer Hollow docent, teaches a volunteer how to use a pump drill to drill holes in a shell.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio County Park.

Activities include tours of a replica Native American Ohlone village, hands-on demonstrations of Ohlone daily life, a hoop and spear game, face-painting, acorn-grinding, shell-drilling and rope-making.

Longtime lead teacher Keith Gutierrez will conduct fire-starting and archery demonstrations, and flint-knapping and tool-crafting artisans David Dewey and Dick Baugh will demonstrate how to make hand-crafted Ohlone tools.

The festival is ideal for second through sixth-graders who study Native American cultures as part of their curriculum as well as Boy and Girl Scouts working to earn merit badges.

The farm is a flat, 1-mile walk from the parking lot. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to carpool. Groups of 10 or more should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cost is $5 per person, free for children under 1. Proceeds benefit the farm, which is managed by the city of Mountain View.

For more information, visit www.fodhf.org.

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