May 17 from 1 - 5 PM: Annual Star Ranch BBQ
This is a fundraising event to assist both the Sierra Sage group of the Sierra Club and the Audubon's Starr Ranch Sanctuary. The ranch, on over 4,000 acres set in the foothills east of Rancho Santa Margarita, is used primarily as an educational and research facility for the Audubon Society. Activities include hiking, bird watching, listening to a live Band, great conversation, special activities, and enjoying tasty food. Often, the Starr Ranch staff are able to have a live video feed from a hawk’s or owl’s nest as the mother feeds her young chicks. Deer often wander through the picnic area during the day. Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, salads, beans, potato chips, desserts, fresh fruit and all the trimmings will be provided. A beverage bar (donations welcome) for your beverage of choice is available. Tickets are $30 per person, Family Plan includes adults at the regular price of $30 and all children 15 and under (1 or more) for a flat rate of $15. To request tickets, send check, made out to SIERRA SAGE, and a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to Starr Ranch BBQ, c/o Patty Sappingfield, 26352 Via Juanita, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. For more info or to volunteer to help, call Mike or Patty Sappingfield at 949-768-3610 or email Patty. Map and directions are provided with each ticket.