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Friday, October 28, Friends of Sierra Rock Art celebrates its first 30 years. The event is at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, in Nevada City, on Friday, October 28, at 7pm.

The free celebration features a short video of the spectacular petroglyph site whose vandalism led to the founding of the organization. A slide show of FSRA’s first years will be presented, and there will be a panel discussion with Dick Markley, the Tahoe National Forest’s first official Forest Archaeologist; Bill Slater, who served as district archaeologist for the Nevada City District of TNF for thirty years; Native American artist and FSRA co-founder Stan Padilla; and co-founder and current president Bill Drake.

The non-profit’s mission is to promote the conservation and study of Native American rock art in the Sierra Nevada Region. In particular, FSRA works to protect sites on the TNF, almost all of which date from 500AD to 2,000BC.

For more information visit the organization’s web site at www.sierrarockart.com. Masks are encouraged.