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Music and talk at Chimney Rock

By Susan Yalom

Special to The SUN

The next Introduction to Chimney Rock program will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m., in the upper parking lot at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area.

Native American flute player Charles Martinez will provide traditional music.

The speaker will be Chimney Rock Interpretive Association volunteer Jean Carson. Jean is an experienced tour guide at Chimney Rock; she also has experience demonstrating techniques of weaving and spinning.

Jean will help visitors experience a day in the life an Ancestral Puebloan woman. She will discuss food gathering and preparation, spinning and weaving, parenting and other aspects of ancient life at Chimney Rock. She will also tell about the available plant and animal resources found at Chimney Rock and used in these traditional activities. Those who attend will get a chance to try some weaving during the program.

Introduction to Chimney Rock is a program begun this year to provide an informative and enjoyable experience at the archaeological site. The program is appropriate for all ages, families and children. No reservations are required. Everyone is invited to attend. Come to the cabin at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area at 4:30 pm.

Chairs are available, but guests can bring their own. The upper parking lot provides a scenic setting for the program. Flute music by Charles Martinez adds to the ambiance. Charles will also have CDs available for purchase.

The program is free of charge, though donations are greatly appreciated.

September is a beautiful month at Chimney Rock, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn about this special place before it closes this season at the end of the month.

For more information, call the visitor cabin at 883-5359.

This story was posted on September 13, 2012.