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Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA


open after January 2, 2020

2020 Photography Event – Saturday, March 28, 2020


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration: Registration fee is $20. No refund after March 1. Registration closes March 24.

Workshop: On Friday, March 27, Event registrants will be able to participate in two hands-on Workshops at the Hilton Garden Inn-Palmdale:
• A morning "Macro" Workshop with Kathy Newman; 8:30am to 11:00am; minimum 4, maximum 20; $20 paid with Event Registration.

• An afternoon “Creativity with Topaz” Workshop with Hazel Meredith; 1pm to 5pm; minimum 4, maximum 20; $79.00 (usually $129.00); details and payment to Hazel.    Attendees cannot take Photo Walks scheduled at the same time.

Lunch: Lunch will be from 12 noon to 1:30pm. Participants can walk out the front door of the Hilton across a driveway to Fresco II where a 

menu of Deli sandwiches, salads, pizza, and pasta is available for purchase. There is also an “All You Can Eat” gourmet soup, salad, & homemade bread special for $12. The Hilton does not serve lunch and food cannot be brought into the Meeting Room.


Saturday Speakers:
Hazel Meredith: “HDR: The Natural Look” & “Textures: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art”
Sandi Wheaton: "From Corporate Stiff to Globetrotting Photographer on Route 66" 


Event Location:  

Hilton Garden Inn, 1309 W. Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, California, 93551; (661) 998-2000;

Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant Dinner MenuHilton Garden Inn PhotosDriving Directions

Photo Walks: Must sign-up for photo walks when registering for the 2020 Event: PSA Indemnity Form
Friday, March 27

​• Antelope Valley Poppy Fields: Photo Gallery

• Wild Horses: Tehachapi; Nan CarderPhoto Gallery

* Abandoned Tropico Gold Camp: Rosamond; Photo Gallery,  Driving Directions.

* Light Painting: Saddleback Butte State ParkDavid Wilkins; Maximum 8; Vehicle Parking $5 Senior, $6 Adult; Check-in 6:45pm;

  7:00-9:00pm; Photo GalleryDriving Directions.

Sunday, March 29

• Randsburg Living Ghost Town; Randsburg, CA; Francois Swart: Parking: Free; Admission: Free; ; Opens 9:00am, Closes 5:00pm; no Registration or Indemnity Form required; Photo GalleryDriving Directions, 1 hour 10 minutes, 75 miles.


Saturday Evening Get-Together:
• Arrangements have been made for a private room at Fresco II, 1311 N. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA beginning at 5:15pm on Saturday, March 28, for our group to get-together to socialize and enjoy a beverage, appetizer, or dinner. Everyone pays for their own food. This restaurant is a short walk out the front door of the Hilton Garden Inn across a driveway to Fresco II.  Menu Photos of Fresco II 


Meeting Hotel:

• Arrangements have been made with the Hilton Garden Inn-Palmdale, 1309 West Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551; for a block of rooms on March 27 and 28.  The Non-Smoking King Bed Room or the Two Queen Bed Room is $100.00 plus tax (10%) for Friday or Saturday. These rooms are usually $205.00 plus tax. A made-to-order breakfast can be purchased in the hotel’s Restaurant from 7:00 to 11:00am on the weekend. This special rate also applies to reservations for Thursday and Sunday. To reserve a room with this discount call the hotel directly: 661-998-2000, and say that you are making a reservation with the “PSA Southern CA Chapter Group Block.” The Group Block Code is “PSA.” Reservations must be made by March 6, 2020 when the Group Block unused rooms will be released for other customers. This Hilton is where the Friday afternoon Workshop and Saturday Meeting will take place.


Area Photo Opportunities:
•  Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is located in the town of Agua Dulce, between Santa Clarita and Palmdale. Vasquez Rocks has been used in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. Open from sunrise to sunset. PhotosDriving Directions.
Devil's Punchbowl (Angeles National Forest) south of Pearblossom Highway (CA 138) near Littlerock and Pearblossom. Open from sunrise to sunset. PhotosDriving Directions.
Red Rock Canyon State Park; scenic desert cliffs, buttes, & spectacular rock formations. Open sunrise to sunset. PhotosDriving Directions.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum: State Historic Park; 15701 East Avenue M (between East 150th & 170th Streets), Lancaster, CA 93535; open Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am to 4:00pm; Adult Admission $3; Photo GalleryDriving Directions.

Saint Andrew's Abbey, Benedictine Monastery, Valyermo, CA; Handmade Ceramics Showroom open 10-11:30am and 1:30-4pm, Monday through Friday; Direct Line 888-454-5411 or 661-350-4805; GalleryDriving Directions.