If you haven’t been to one of these, don’t miss this opportunity to gaze at the stars with local experts. On August 30 beginning at 8:30 pm join us for a Star Party! Look through telescopes at the night sky. Bring your own telescope and flashlights! Talk with astronomers. Be sure to dress warmly. Meet behind the Ford House Museum, 735 Main Street, Mendocino. Sponsored By: Ford House Museum/Visitor Center, Out of This World, Mendocino Area Parks Association, and California State Parks. 707-937-5397
Archive for August, 2008
Sondheim’s Into the Woods starts August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
The remainder of this post is from the official press release about the opening of the play, but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents first. I’ve been fortunate to sing alongside both Paul Friesen and Sandy Glickfeld, and they are both excellent performers. Sandy is one of those people who grabs hold of the audience — she has the charisma to get people engaged, and a fabulous voice to go with it. I sang in a small chorus behind Robert Goleman in the lead on a Gilbert & Sullivan piece, and you won’t believe how strong his voice is…. Sandy and Robert also perform together in a magic act. I hope to see you there! Now, back to the official story.
Going to A Witch and Giant Spotted in the Redwoods!
The community is invited to see Sondheim’s version of what happens when fairytale characters don’t – well, act like fairy tale characters. August 22 – Opening Night Gala – through September 28. Times are 7:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 3PM on Sundays at Eagles Hall Theatre, 210 N. Corry Street in Fort Bragg.
Rabbit Hole: Pulitzer Prize Winner at Mendocino Theatre Company
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
This review is by Larry Wagner, our itinerant theatre critic.
Rabbit Hole, Mendocino Theatre Company’s latest production, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007—and it wasn’t even nominated. You will understand why it got the great honor when you see it—as you must. Director Kennedy White delivered what I judge to be one of the closest to perfect productions I have seen. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s script is flawless and White’s cast of pros, Beth Richmond, Cynthia Triplett, Michael Rossetti, and Lorry LePaule and a talented high school senior, Connor Barnard, execute their roles with great balance. They are neither overdone or understated. The story, in a word, is about coping. I won’t give away the story. Let me simply say it was real—so real that the audience on opening night gave them a standing ovation. Get your tickets now at 707-937-4477.
Book Signing for Mendocino Outdoors on Sat, Aug 9
Friday, August 8th, 2008
On Saturday, August 9, there will be a book signing for my new book at the Mendocino Hotel from 4-6 pm. The wine will be poured by Goldeneye Winery — their wonderful pinot noir.
This event is for the release of the Third Edition of Mendocino Outdoors, the best guidebook about the Mendocino Coast. The new edition is a huge improvement over the past editions in all ways: it’s been completely revised (rewritten, really), and expanded to cover the entire Mendocino Coast. The new edition also has a lot more photography in it, to show you why you might want to go see something. I also ended up revising all of the maps, in addition to new ones.
You can see more about the book, including sample pages, here on the site.
Mendocino is Hopping in August!
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
The month of August always amazes me because there are so many things going on. We manage a pretty comprehensive calendar on MendocinoFun.com (thanks, Nancy!), and we put out a monthly calendar as PDF. We send this calendar out to local lodging establishments and others, and put out printed copies at several visitor centers.
This month, there were 46 events listed for August! If you are coming to Mendocino in August, download the PDF file and print it for your convenience. And remember, according to the National Weather Service, the average maximum temperature in August is 64.6 degrees. If you’re baking away inland, come on over!