Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the third     
Thursday  of the month at The Portola
Community Center,  45-480 Portola Ave.  Palm
Desert

  • Meeting starts at 6:30 PM
  •  Program follows short meeting
  • No meetings during June, July,August
          and September - Next meeting will
          be October 19th -
  •  For more information e-mail CVAS    
   President, Britt Wilson at   
   brittwilson55@hotmail.com  
Coachella Valley Archaeological Society (CVAS)
CVAS NEEDS GUEST SPEAKERS

IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK AT ONE OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS OR IF
YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO WOULD, PLEASE   E-MAIL US  AT
cvasnews@dc.rr.com  -  THANKS
Join CVAS for our first
meeting of the new season!

October 19th - 6:30 PM

Guest Speaker:

Rosemarie Kitchen Salinas

The Coachella Valley Archaeological
Society is honored to feature a
discussion and demonstration of
Cahuilla basket weaving by Rosie
Kitchen Salinas (Mountain Cahuilla).
She is a member of CIBA, California
Indian Basket Weavers Association and
Nex'wetem, Southern California Indian
Basket Weaver's Association.  Rosie
also teaches basket weaving on
several area reservations.  Cahuilla
baskets are renowned for their beauty
and craftsmanship.


The basket weaver's gatherings and
weaving circles are a time for friends to
share family history and current events.
These conversations are spoken softly
while everyone continues to weave,
however, friendly laughter often breaks
out when someone tells a funny story.

Please join us for this unique
opportunity to learn about this ancient
Cahuilla tradition.