The Mount Diablo
Surveyors Historical Society
San Ramon Central Park, San Ramon, California
2008 Art & Wind Festival
May 25th and 26th, 2008
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On Sunday May 25th and Monday May 26th 2008 (Memorial weekend) the city of San Ramon held it's 18th annual Art & Wind Festival. The event is held annually at the corner of Bollinger Canyon and Alcosta Boulevard in Central Park. The Art & Wind Festival's popularity has grown over the years and now boasts over 200 arts and craft booths, food courts, info alley, many children activities including kite making, and three entertainment stages all going at once. Many local youth groups will be performing on smaller stages including martial arts demonstrations, dance and tap, gymnastics and musical performances. There was a lot of kite flying including professional kite flyers demonstrating their skills choreographed to music. On Monday morning at dawn (6:00 am) there was a hot air balloon launch event with many balloons of all colors. For information about this years event, visit the city's website www.artandwind.com
Additional thanks go out to those that helped to man the booth, including:
Ross Kinnie, Duncan Marshall, Dave Murtha, Cris de la Paz, Keith Nofield, Richard Langford and Michael Foley twice! once in current time surveyors garb and once in 1860's period clothing!
This year the MOUNT DIABLO SURVEYORS HISTORICAL SOCIETY (MDSHS) co-hosted an information booth with the East Bay Chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association (EBCLSA).
MDSHS displayed antique surveying equipment, old maps and handed out flyers describing the history of surveying related to Mount Diablo and answered general questions from the public about the history of surveying. Click here to see photos of the
EBCLSA displayed state of the art surveying equipment including Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) survey equipment, Robotic "Total Station" surveying equipment as well as demonstrating how the equipment is used.
EBCLSA also showed several educational DVDs about the exciting world of surveying including information about educational opportunities, including scholarships available at both 4-year University Programs which offer B.S. Degrees in Geomatics (Surveying) as well as 2-year Certificate Programs in Geomatics (Surveying). Handouts from many of these schools including Oregon Institute of Technology, California State University Fresno, Evergreen Valley College, Santa Rosa Jr. College and others were given out to the public.
Additionally members from both organizations talked with the public about how the Profession serves them and the important role that Surveyors provide to Society. Many of the Docents present were practicing Professional Land Surveyors.
Thanks must go out to Michael J. Foley for being the event Chairman for both MDSHS and EBCLSA. The commette members were Cris De La Paz, Michael Foley, Janine Hampton, Ross Kinnie, Richard Langford, Duncan Marshall, Dave Murtha, Keith Nofield and Brian Spore.
Artwork: "Melodious Flight" ©2008; Sonya Paz
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Sunday May 25, 2008
Monday May 26, 2008
Photographs by MDSHS/EBCLSA member Michael J. Foley, PLS
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