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March 15, 2015
Suzi's Saturday Salon
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On March 28 7-9 p.m, Artist Suzi Long completes a pastel painting for your viewing enjoyment accompanied on hammered dulcimer by the talented Brenda Hall.  Tea and cookies provided, along with glasses and corkage for your own wine. The Watertower Gallery, Albion at Kasten Streets, Mendocino.  Call Suzi for more information and ticket info: 707/937-5664  
March 6, 2015
Heritage House Music Series!
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The Heritage House in Little River announces Thursday Night Music Series from 5:30 to 8pm every Thursday night. Featuring local artists, no cover charge, happy hour 4-6, and LOCALS' SPECIALS all night! Upcoming artists include: Marcus McCallen, Danny Barca, Pilar Duran & Laura Maione, Sheila Fetzer & Richard Fienbop, Jon Faurot, Lounge Noir -- and an All Star Jam on April 30. Don't miss this exciting, ongoing series On The Coast! Heritage House is located at 5200 N Hwy 1, Little River.
February 25, 2015
Mendocino Stories & Events in March
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  • Saturday, March 7 at Hill House, 7:30PM Some favorite local musicians will play the blues and soulful tunes in a benefit for our dear friend Jamie Gilliam to help while he has his shoulder repaired. Suggested donation at the door $20. 
  • Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14 at Hill House, 7:30PM Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. Audience participation is encouraged.
  • Sunday, March 22 at Little River Inn, 7:30PM A Singer/songwriter Showcase in an acoustic concert. Sheila Fetzer and Teresa Tudury will each perform a solo set.
  • Saturday, March 28 at Hill House, 7PM Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick and Sweetwater String Band.
      937-1732 for more info.
    February 18, 2015
    First Friday Reception in March for "EQUINOX"
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    First Friday Reception in March for "EQUINOX" 5-8pm. Through March 31 "Equinox" is the theme for four local galleries this March: Edgewater, Northcoast, Pacific Textile Arts, and Partners. The Equinox is the first day of spring when night and day are of exactly equal length, before the days grow longer into the summer. It's the time of growth, of dark and light in harmony, of opposites in perfect balance. Artists at each gallery will be showing their interpretations of this theme in a variety of media.
    February 9, 2015
    Academy Awards Screening
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    The Mendocino Art Center hosts a live screening of the Academy Awards, Sunday, February 22, 5 pm  at the Little River Inn. (doors open at 4pm). Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, designer beverages and make your own Oscar picks for the chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit the Mendocino Art Center Jewelry Department. Little River Inn, 7901 N. Highway 1, Little River. 707-937-5818 x10.  
    February 1, 2015
    Magical Night Time Tour of Point Arena Lighthouse
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    Magical Night Time Tour of Point Arena Lighthouse Tuesday, February 3 Tour scheduled to coordinate with the full moon.  Cost of admission includes light refreshments and complimentary champagne flute with lighthouse logo.   Gate opens at  7:00 p.m., tour starts at 7:30. Cost: $30 per person or $50 for two.   Reservations required; for more information and to make reservations call 882-2809, or visit
    January 23, 2015
    Chinese New Year
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    The Children's Parade for the 2015 Chinese New Year is set for Thursday, February 12, beginning at 10:45 am.The parade starts in Mendocino on the corner of Ukiah and Lansing streets, goes down to Main, then up Kasten to Albion.  We end by walking through the Chinese Temple Kwan Tai. More than 400 children marched in the parade last year, dressed in bright colors and costumes, carrying banners, dragons, noise makers and artwork!  The streets were lined with children and adults cheering us on. It's the year of the Sheep!
    January 16, 2015
    Green Practices at The Beachcomber!
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    January 8, 2015
    Mendocino Crab, Wine & Beer Fest January 16-25
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    Mendocino County's Annual CRAB, WINE & BEER FEST is fast approaching! Join us for dozens of events such as family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet crab-themed dinners, and the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-Off! Crab on the Deck at Beachcomber Motel! Kick off the festival with fellow Beachnuts! Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from our cozy Captain's Deck while you savor organic Frey Wines paired with a variety of gourmet Crab appetizers! $15/single or $20/couple. Save $100! Take advantage of our FAB CRAB package! More info here
    January 1, 2015
    Local Favorite Artist Book Release
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    Erin Dertner's first book in full color is out, featuring small format artworks of the Mendocino area along with her witty and colorful musings on each painting. Visit the studio on Laurel Street behind Pippi's or email her at . See discounted original works at under the Sale Corner tab.
    December 23, 2014
    Free Guided Hikes
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    California State Parks and the non-profit Mendocino Area Parks Association will sponsor free, guided hikes in 5 state parks in Mendocino County on New Year's Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.  America's State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2015 at a state park close to home.   First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family
    December 15, 2014
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    Wednesday, December 31, Eagles Hall Theatre, 8 pm to 12:30 am, dance to the jazz, latin, swing, calypso sounds of The Mixed Nuts. No-Host full bar, FREE non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers. Door to Door Transportation Service. Tickets include appetizers, champagne toast at midnight, party kit. Advance tix: $30pp, $50 per couple of any type, at the door: $35 pp, $60 per couple. Must be 21+. Purchase advance tix by Monday, December 29. or 964-7469. Hosted by Gloriana Musical Theatre.  
    December 7, 2014
    Tree Lighting
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    Planned for Second Saturday in MendocinoThere is one more reason to visit Mendocino Village - in addition to gallery openings and shopping -- during Second Saturday this month: Mendocino Rotary will sponsor a holiday tree lighting in Rotary Park, Lansing and Main streets, at 5 pm Saturday, Dec. 13. It's free to locals and visitors. "We especially want to invite children and parents to the lighting," explained John Innes, tree lighting event coordinator for the local Rotary Club. The 12-foot tree will be lit each night at dark until Christmas Eve.
    November 29, 2014
    BobFest Roadshow!
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    BobFest is going on the road and will be performing their Dress Rehearsal at Caspar Inn (December 5th, doors open at 6:30, $15) prior to playing The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma on Saturday. Come join 14 of Northern California's finest musicians performing acoustic and electric arrangements of The Music of Bob Dylan. Performers include: Steven Bates, Bill Bottrell, Martha Bouquin, Danny Barca, Lawrence Bullock, Jon Faurot, Ralph Humphrey, Marcus McCallen, Jamie Peters, Sheila Fetzer, Dr. Billy Schieve, Jeffrey Walsh, and The Bobettes. For more info and ticketing visit
    November 21, 2014
    A Delicious Day on The Captain's Deck
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    The mushroom and wine event held this month on The Coast was a huge success! Locals and visitors alike attended many delicious events round town and a good time was had by all! The Beachcomber Motel featured wild mushroom soup made with chanterelles and porcini, along with creamy polenta with a medley of wild mushrooms. Plan on visiting us in January for our crab and wine event!!
    November 13, 2014
    Christmas Party Nov. 20
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    Mendocino Coast District Hospital's HOSPICE THRIFT STORE'S CHRISTMAS PREVIEW PARTY! Join the fun Thursday evening November 20th, from 5pm to 7pm when the Hospice Thrift Store elves bring out the goods for the the annual Christmas Preview Party. Looking for an ugly Christmas sweater? Or maybe some vintage Shiny-Brite ornaments? We've got it all at the Hospice Thrift Store, located in Boatyard Plaza at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 1. Door fee includes refreshments and a discount coupon. Kids under 12 free. All proceeds support the Mendocino Coast Hospice Program. More information at 964-7778.
    November 9, 2014
    Wine & Mushroom Fest is ON!
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    Wine & Mushroom Fest is underway through the 16th ! Mendocino County is home to over 3,000 mushroom varieties! Festival activities include cooking classes, musical erformances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging, and more! For details visit:  
    November 4, 2014
    Season of Special Offers!!
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    Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from our cozy Captain's Deck while you savor Frey Wines served alongside a delicious menu from the acclaimed Cliff House Restaurant that includes wild mushroom soup made with chanterelles and porcini, along with creamy polenta with a medley of wild mushrooms! Book before 11/14/14 and get a discount on your tickets! $15/single or $20/couple. If booked after 11/14/14 tickets are $20/person; $30/couple. Call ahead for festival pricing/packages/reservations.  
    October 29, 2014
    Holiday Lights Parade
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    Reserve your rooms now, with the best views on the coast -- for the spectacular 2014 Holiday Lights Parade! Scheduled for 12/06/14. Route: Start at Main / Pine, East on Pine to Franklin, South on Franklin to Oak, West on Oak to Main, Then North on Main to Pine. Rain date will be the following Friday night 12/12. Profits will go to Mendocino Children's fund this year. See you there!!
    October 21, 2014
    9th Annual Wine, Mushroom and Ale Festival November 8th
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    With a goal of raising more than $20,000 for five charities, including three in Fort Bragg, planning is now underway for the 9th Annual Wine, Mushroom and Ale Festival. Mushroom Soup Cook-off Set.  Mendocino Hotel / Hill House Chef Robert Roach, received the grand prize for best mushroom soup at last year's Mushroom, Wine and Ale Fest from event coordinator John Innes. Despite Robert's past success -- he has won four of the past five years -- top local chefs from Brewery Gulch Inn, Albion River Inn, MacCallum House, Heritage House and Cafe Beaujolais won't be deterred, competing for best soup honors on Saturday, Nov. 8, during the 9th Annual Mushroom, Wine and Ale Festival at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 10600 Lansing St., in Mendocino. For tickets, call John Innes at 937-1333 or email him at Non-profits benefitting from this year's fundraiser are the The Noyo Food Bank, the Mendocino Coast Children's Fund, the Hospitality House and Redwood Coast Senior Center in Fort Bragg and St. Anthony's.
    October 14, 2014
    Planning for CRAB!
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    It's never too early to plan ahead for Crab Wine & Beer Days in January! Treat yourself to the delicious delights of the season on The Coast! Online ticket sales are open at
    Cioppino Dinner January 23, 2015. Three seatings at 4:30, 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. 
    Historic Pentecost Hall, 822 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg. 
    Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting CompetitionJanuary 24, 2015. Noon - 3:00 p.m. 
    The Big White Tent! Corner of Main & Spruce, Fort Bragg

    October 7, 2014
    Noyo River Run  
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    Mendocino Coast District Hospital's annual Noyo River 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run will be held Saturday, October 11, with a start time of 9:00am. Entry forms are available in the Hospital lobby, online at or at (Event ID: 56022). Phone 961-4657 for more information. 
    September 29, 2014
    Mendocino One World
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    Saturday October 4 2014 The Mendocino One World festival returns to Friendship Park on Saturday October 4 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. This family friendly event will celebrate music, dance, food, arts and crafts, healing arts and children's activities from around the world. Samba drumming, classical Indian dance Americana Indy pop, the Coastal zumba crew,Pura Vida and stunning aerial silk demos by circus mecca. Updates at  Suggested donation $5  
    September 21, 2014
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    Mendocino Stories and Music Series Presents: Beatles songs from the early years to the solo careers. Two amazing night of music - a collaboration of some of our favorite local musicians. Opening acoustic show followed by a long dance set. Friday and Saturday, Oct 10 & 11, 7:30 PM at Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino. "Some Blushin' Roulettes and Some Fine Friends" - Acoustic concert with Americana/Folk musicians. Angela Heimann and Cas Sochacki return from North Carolina for this appearance with special guests Gwyneth Moreland and Kate Stone Lawler. Buy tickets at: Brown Paper or call 707-937-1732
    September 14, 2014
    Jazz at the Sequoia Room - North Coast Brewing's Taproom
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    Friday, September 26, from 6 to 9 pm North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents David Brown, guitar and Corwin Zekley, violin in an evening of Gypsy Jazz, Jazz & Celtic Music and Songs.
     Saturday, September 27 North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents two extraordinary musicians from the New York Jazz Scene, Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro and celebrated pianist Mark Soskin in an exclusive West Coast appearance, premiering their just released CD, Clarity - The Music of Clare Fischer.
    September 7, 2014
    Grand Opening of the Beachcomber Dog Park
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    Grand Opening of the Beachcomber Dog Park on Labor Day Weekend! Exclusive to our pet passionate guests is our brand new leash free dog run! Throw a ball or let your four-legged loved ones run free in our 3,500 square feet fenced area. With a view of the Pacific ocean, this might be your pets new favorite retreat! Make your reservations now at 707-964-2402
    August 30, 2014
    Bunyan and Dog Days!
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    Labor Day Weekend, Paul Bunyan Days and Grand Opening of our Dog Park - All Under Sunny Mendocino County Skies! Paul Bunyan Days - 75th Anniversary - This annual Fort Bragg celebration includes an arts and crafts festival, beer tasting, ugly dog contest, BBQ, classic car show, logging show and much more!
    August 22, 2014
    Last Chance...
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    2014 Breakfast Club Raffle - LAST CHANCE TO BUY THE WINNING TICKET   Winner Takes All in the raffle which benefits the Fort Bragg Food Bank.  13 wonderful local restaurants from Elk to Fort Bragg have generously donated  to the raffle.  Only 100 tickets will be sold, so the odds are favorable that you may be treating yourself and someone special to a delicious breakfast - every month in the coming year - plus - on your Birthday! Contributing Restaurants:  Flow, Cucina Verona, Sandpiper House, Laurel Deli, Café 1, Eggheads, David's, Headlands Coffeehouse, JJ's, Little River Inn, MacCallum House, Mendocino Hotel, Queenie's Roadhouse Café.     The winning ticket will be drawn during the Labor Day Festivities (you need not be present to win). Call 964-0404
    August 13, 2014
    American Music Celebration!
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    Come for A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN MUSIC! This concert on Friday August 29 at 7:00 pm  at Fort Bragg Presbyterian Church 367 South Sanderson Way Fort Bragg. This Concert will feature Acafellas, In the Mix, The New Four and the Mendocino Coast Brass Ensemble. This is a benefit for the Fort Bragg Food Bank Tickets are $20.00 or $30.00 per couple. Buy your tickets at the Food Bank or Harvest Market or at the door.
    August 4, 2014
    Beautiful Grounds and Great Food & Fun
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    MUSE BBQ at the MacCallum House, Sunday August 31st, 12-4. Family friendly event, featuring live music, face painting, sausage BBQ, beer, wine and ice cream! (cost of items $1-$5).  All of this on the beautiful lawn at the MacCallum House in Mendocino, proceeds to benefit Mendocino Unified School Enrichment program.
    July 26, 2014
    BBQ Time!
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    •  The Fort Bragg Volunteer Fire Department will be having their 23rd Annual Tri Tip BBQ on Saturday, August 9th from 4:00 to 7:00 They will be serving:  Tri Tip, Beans, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert included. Beer & Wine available for purchase, Live Music by 12 Thirty. $15 Adults & Children under 8 $8
    • Westport Volunteer Fire Department is holding their Fabulous BBQ Bash fundraiser on the Westport Headlands August 16 Noon until sunset. ,Crafts, raffles, beer, wine, wonderful food with nine of Mendocino County's favorite bands. This years proceeds will be used for much needed fire and rescue equipment.
    • MUSE BBQ at the MacCallum House, Sunday August 31st, 12-4. Family friendly event, featuring live music, face painting, sausage BBQ, beer, wine and ice cream! (cost of items $1-$5).  All of this on the beautiful lawn at the MacCallum House in Mendocino, proceeds to benefit Mendocino Unified School Enrichment program.

    July 18, 2014
    Mendocino Art Center Event
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    The Mendocino Art Center gallery presents the Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit, August 1 through September 5, featuring woodcraft, ceramics, glass and textile art. Both shows feature all-media artwork. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Reception: August 9, 5pm-8pm. Free admission. Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino. 707-937-5818, ext. 14.
    July 9, 2014
    Flowers, Art, Food, Wine, Beer and Music!
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    Enjoy a day of fine art on display and for sale, food, wine, beer, and music at the 23rd annual Art in the Gardens on Saturday, August 2nd at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. With something for everyone, this family-friendly event is not to be missed! Tickets: $20/25 day of; under 16 free. Wine Tasting $20 additional. More information at (Please, no dogs at Art in the Gardens.)
    June 29, 2014
    Arts & Crafts Fair
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    Mendocino Art Center's 55th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, July 19 and 20, 10am to 5pm, features fifty high quality arts and crafts booths showcasing a wide array of unique handmade artwork by local and regional artists. Activities for children, Saturday, 12pm to 3 pm. Live local music both days and festive food. 800-653-3328.
    June 20, 2014
    Grand Opening of the Dog Park by the Sea
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    Grand Opening of the Dog Park by the Sea August 29th - September 1st 2014. Give your dog and yourself a treat like no other! The Beachcomber Motel is opening its safely enclosed no-leash dog park on Labor Day weekend. The park is complimentary and open to all hotel guests and their dogs, so join us for this fun weekend opening the area's only off-leash dog park by the ocean!
    June 13, 2014
    Art in the Gardens August 2nd
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     Art in the Gardens, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual event which brings community together with the finest of Mendocino County artists, food vendors, wineries, and brewery. This year, the 23rd annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Stroll the grounds, viewing booths of the more than 70 artists who will be displaying and selling their art. Visit with renowned Mendocino artist Hilary Eddy, this year's featured artist. Sample wines from Mendocino County, "America's Greenest Wine Region," and beyond. Choose from among a delectable array of food, including delicious options from the Gardens' own Rhody's Garden Café, sweets and savories from Bolliver's Fine Foods, Piaci Pub & Pizzeria, Living Light Café, Mangia Bene, and Cowlick's Hand Made Ice Cream. All ages will enjoy quilting and weaving demonstrations by Ocean Wave Quilters and Pacific Textile Arts, and musical offerings by local performers. With a focus on being family-friendly, adult tickets cost $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and children under the age of 16 get in free. Wine tasting is available for an additional $20, to those 21 years of age and older, and includes a keepsake wine-glass, sponsored by Matson Building Materials. While canine companions are welcome during normal open days at the Gardens, they will not be allowed at Art in the Gardens. And as a special fundraiser, the Gardens is unable to accept free guest passes for admission.
    June 6, 2014
    Bobfest 2014
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    BobFest - Mendocino's Premiere Concert. Over 20 of Northern California's finest musicians performing 3 sets of Dylan's music spanning over 50 years. Acoustic and Electric performances with an emphasis on multi-instrumental line-ups and harmonies. Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. Same great show both nights. Doors Open 6 PM, Music at 7:30. Bar - Fine Food by The Phantom Café - Dancing. Held at Crown Hall, Mendocino. Tickets $20 General Admission - $30 Premium Reserved Table Seating. Available at Music Merchant in Fort Bragg, Out of This World in Mendocino, Dig! Music in Ukiah or online at Open to all ages. this concert provides stunning performances of some of the greatest songs ever written. Featuring Steven Bates, Bill Bottrell, Danny Barca, Martha Bouquin, Phil Dunn, Jon Faurot, Richard Feinbop, Sheila Fetzer, Jamie Gilliam, Bruce Graves, Kirk Handley, Denny Lunsford, Marcus McCallen, Gwenyth Moreland, Jamie Peters, Billy Schieve, Sue Sisk, Sam Ware, The Bobettes & Special Guests
    May 28, 2014
    The Festival Is Here
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    The Festival is here! From May 29 to June 1, attend screenings of critically acclaimed films, Q&As with filmmakers, and special events and programs, including a CircusMecca performance, a Beatles Sing-Along, and more. Tickets are available online at and at the Box Office, which relocates to Oddfellows Hall on May 28th and will be open from 9 to 5 pm throughout the Festival. For a full list of events, visit See you at the Festival!
    May 21, 2014
    Fort Bragg Carnival!
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    The Fort Bragg Lions present Carnival By The Sea at HWY 1 & HWY 20 Next to the College of the Redwoods!  May 29 through June 1 2014 Advance Discount Tickets $20 for all day unlimited rides!  Available at:  La Bamba, Mendo/Lake Credit Union, La Mexicana Market and Harvest Market Proceeds go towards the Fort Bragg Lions Eye Care Assistance and Vocational Scholarship Programs For more info call:  964-2463
    May 13, 2014
    Mendocino Film Festival!!
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    Tickets are selling fast for the Mendocino Film Festival! Last week, the Lady in Number 6 sold out, and several other screenings are close, so don't delay! Buy your tickets at the Mendocino Film Festival Box Office (the Yellow Water Tower next to Frankie's on Ukiah St. in Mendocino) or online through  The Box Office is open 12 to 4 pm every day EXCEPT Wednesday.  See you at the Festival!
    May 6, 2014
    Beachcomber Mothers Day Specials!
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    Only a couple of flowers or a card for the women who raised you? Don't sell her short; treat her to a stay she'll never forget! Mother's Day starts at the Beachcomber Motel and Spa! This weekend only, recieve $20 off a spa massage or $40 off a couple massage Book now at 707-964-2402
    April 27, 2014
    Rubber Ducky Race
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    Don't Miss the Great Rubber Ducky Race & BBQ in WEstport CA! It's on Mother's Day, May 11 from 11:15 to 4pm, at Wage's Creek Westport Beach Campground. Bring your Ducky and your Mom! For more info visit
    April 18, 2014
    Skunk Train
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    Sip mimosas and enjoy the beautiful redwood of Northern California! The Skunk Train is running a special Mother's Day brunch on board their famous and historic trains! May 11th, 10:00am. Click Here for More info
    April 11, 2014
    Rhododendron Show
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    Don't miss the 37th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show - held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. May 11th 9:00am - 5:00pm. Click Here for  More info
    April 3, 2014
    Fun at CVStarr
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    Join us for a day of FUN!  The C.V. Starr Center is having an admission free day Sunday April 6th.  The Hours will be the following
  • Facility: 12:00noon -5:00pm
  • Lap Pool: 12:00noon -4:30pm
  • Leisure Pool: 1:00pm -4:30pm
  • Resistance Walking: 12:00 noon -1:00pm 
  • Swim Slide Splash: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    March 25, 2014
    Mendocino Stories and Music Series 
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    Mendocino Stories and Music Series joins The Caspar Community to celebrate the ukulele as a friendly and playful instrument on Saturday, April 12 for the Third Annual Caspar UkeFest. Instructional workshops, informal jam sessions, and evening performances complimented by fresh, local and gourmet cuisine. All ages and levels of interest and expertise encouraged. 10 AM to 9PM at CCC, downtown Caspar. Benefit for Caspar Community Center.  The weekend will be kicked off at Community Center of Mendocino on Friday, April 11 with a ukulele variety show and jam session/singalong at 7:30PM. 937-1732 for ticket info.
    March 16, 2014
    Spaghetti Anyone?
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    FBHS SAFE & SOBER CLASS OF 2014 SPAGHETTI DINNER AND AUCTION Saturday April 5, 2014 5-8 pm Dinner  8:00 Live Auction FB Fire House TICKETS: Adults $12    10 and under $6 Available at Sport Dodge  and Mendo Lake Credit Union  Questions?      Lisa 972-2004     Rachel 357-4440All proceeds benefit the FBHS graduating class of 2014
    March 7, 2014
    Mark your Calendars...
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    6th Annual Ford House Progressive Dinner in Mendocino Saturday May 3rd, at 6pm. Appetizers at the Kelley House, Salad and Entrée at the Mendocino Hotel, Dessert and Silent Auction at the Ford House. Fine Anderson Valley Wines. Benefit to restore the Historic Ford House and Gardens. Info @ or 707-937-5397
    February 26 2014
    Whale Fest month 
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      Reminder to all:  come out to support the 32nd Annual Whale Festival in Fort Bragg, Saturday March 15.  We are excited to have 9 of our local restaurants and cafes serving their special chowders at Town Hall  Saturday from 11am until the chowder runs out, which is usually around 1pm.  You will also have an opportunity to cast your vote for your favorites. We will award a 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place certificate to the people's choices.  We are so grateful to the following participants for  generously agreeing to join our event this year:  Angelina's, Cafe One, Cliff House Restaurant, Harvest Market, JJ's Family Restaurant, Laurel Deli, Living LIght Cafe, North Coast Brewing Company, and The Restaurant.   In adddition, this year, North Coast Brewing Company will be there to serve samples of their beers, all included in the price of the event.  There are many other events throughout the weekend, so visit us at for more details.
    February 17 2014
    Bingo Bash!
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    Tickets are now available for the Mendocino Soroptimist's annual Bingo Bash, Saturday February 22, 2014 at Crown Hall, Mendocino. Call Kathy Dodds at 707-937-3239 for information
    February 8 2014
    Saving Wild Places
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    From January 4th - February 21st:  Saving Wild Places - Mendocino Eco Artists support Mendocino Land Trust.  Back independent art and conservation simultaneously at this upcoming art show held at Glendeven Inn's "Wine Barn Gallery."  The public is welcome to attend daily from 9:00am - noon and again from 3:00pm through 6:00pm.  To learn more, please call 707-962-0470, or contact either the Eco Artists or Glendeven.  
    January 30, 2014
    12 Months of The Coast
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    A beautiful calendar for 2014 is finally available at Suzi put together twelve recent images, some prize winners, on a great calendar so you have a different picture every month!  Order yours today, and you can make it any size you want. Or order other products with Suzi's wonderful art!
    January 21, 2014
    The Musical Mendocino Coast
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    Mendocino Stories & Music Series Coming up in the Spring Series The Blushin' Roulettes CD Release Tour, March 21 Mendocino Hotel Schieve's Soul Survivors, March 22, Hill House Hit and Run Improv Comedy, March 28 & 29 Hill House Third Annual UkeFest, April 12, Caspar Community Center benefit Gwyneth Moreland  & Friends, April 25, Mendocino Hotel Alex de Grassi with Paul McCandless, April 26, Little River Inn.
    January 13, 2014
    Whales and Horses
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    Whale watching by horseback! View whales, seals, cormorants and osprey while riding horseback on Ten Mile Beach, from the tops of redwood forest mountains, and through vast cattle ranches overlooking the Pacific Ocean
    January 4, 2014
    Beauty at The Gardens
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    The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are offering Staff-Led Garden Tours of the beautiful oceanfront gardens. Be amazed as you explore exotic and bountiful gardens at your own pace or join an informative walk led by a botanical expert! You'll see blooms, birds, waves, and more. Click here for more information.
    December 27, 2013
    Wine and Crab!!
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    Wine and Crab days are coming January 17-26 on The Mendocino Coast!
    Click Here for our special package.
    Mendocino's Crab and Wine Days is rated one of America's Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals by Coastal Living Magazine you'll devour the all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker's dinners, wine competitions, crab cruises, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds and crab cake cook off and lots of seafood! Many restaurants and Inns are celebrating with specials and events throughout the county, from the coast to the inland valleys.For more info visit
    December 18, 2013
    Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
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    Enjoy a walk down the hill, learn about the history of your local area and find unusual lighthouse and marine related gifts at the Lighthouse Museum and Giftshop, part of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. We have adorable plush animals like ones found around the Station, dazzling jewelry by local artists, wonderfully warm socks, shirts and watch caps with our logo, a bevy of books for all ages, puzzling jigsaw puzzles, original ornaments and so many  other fine items. Open daily (including Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  707-937-6122
    December 10, 2013
    Cookie Walk
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    Town Hall on Saturday, Dec.14 from 9 am -2 pm is the site of the Fort Bragg Garden Club's annual COOKIE WALK. Buy delicious homemade cookies by the pound plus swags, wreaths, crafts, gifts and treasures. Featured this year will be Country Christmas Encore- Mendocino Study Club members will have their clever creations for sale.  Stop by for a cup of hot cider.  Cookie decorating for younger children.  Call 962-9187 for information.
    December 3, 2013
    Lighted Boat Parade!
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    "6th Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Noyo Harbor will be on Friday, December 6, 2013. Participants are asked to rendezvous in their lighted craft in front of the Coast Guard station in Noyo Harbor at 5:30PM. The parade will proceed downriver from there and make several trips up and down the river until approx. 6:30. People wishing to view the parade may do so at any of the great restaurants in the harbor, or at the end of North Harbor Drive, under the bridge at 6pm. If it rains, the parade will be postponed until Sunday Dec. 8.,within the same time-frame."  For further information, e-mail Jim McDannold of Century 21 at
    November 24, 2013
    Gallery Gala!
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    Fort Bragg's Edgewater Gallery will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala anniversary/holiday party on First Friday, December 6, from 5-8 p.m.  A host of past members will attend as guests, and a special toast and cake-cutting ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m.  There will be music and light refreshments.  Edgewater is at 356 N. Main St. near the Laurel Street intersection.First Friday also will kick-off the gallery's month-long "Gift Show" that features  a variety of artistic creations in all price ranges for holiday shoppers seeking unique items.
    November 16, 2013
    More Mushrooms!!
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    On Mendo Insider's Edible Mushroom Tour, you will head out to our lush woods with our expert guide to our favorite "shrooming" spots, where you will learn to discern some relatively easily identifiable edible mushrooms and some notoriously dangerous ones, habitat identification and seasonal preferences to find certain species. Both fun and educational, this tour is geared to give you an introductory course in finding your way around the mushroom world.
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