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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Friends of Hospice
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important holiday in Mexico – a joyous occasion for remembering loved ones who have passed. This festival has been celebrated for over 3,000 years and ceremonies have evolved through time. Current traditions include placing sugar skulls to decorate gravestones and creating personal altars adorned with candles, flowers and sometimes edibles.

Friends of Hospice are sponsoring an altar walk beginning October 1st that will guide you to local businesses where altars are on display. You can download a map of the walk, or pick one up at the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce. You can view altars made by community members at the Fort Bragg Library. If you become inspired, you can attend a class sponsored Friends of Hospice and make your own.

 


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Whale Festivals in March 2012
Monday, February 20th, 2012

30th Annual Mendocino Coast Whale FestivalsThe Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals are coming up in March for the 30th straight year. The Mendocino festival is March 3-4, the Little River festival is March 10-11, and the Fort Bragg festival is March 17-18. Here are some highlights from the festivals:

Mendocino • March 3-4

  • Wine-Tasting throughout Mendocino Village.
  • KOZT Presents “An Evening of Wood and Steel”: former members of The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Van Morrison Band, Jesse Colin Young Band, Sons Of Champlin, Moby Grape and more…Steven Bates, Roger Fritz, David Hayes, Gene Parson and James Preston. Guitars, upright bass, mandolin, pedal steel guitar and more plus Mendocino County wine bar benefiting Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce programs.
  • Chowder Tasting at Crown Hall
  • Marine Life Exhibit at Mendocino Art Center
  • Whalewatching Boat Tours
  • Whalewatching walks at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Little River • March 10-11

  • Taste of Little River: local chefs paired with Mendocino County wines
  • Whalewatching Boat Tours
  • Whalewatching walks at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Fort Bragg • March 17-18

  • Whale Run and Walk
  • Fort Bragg Kiddie Parade
  • Chowder Tasting
  • Wine Tasting and Microbrew Beer Tasting
  • Whalewatching Boat Tours
  • Whalewatching walks at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Festival of Lights
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Join us at the 2nd Annual Festival of Lights where thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a magical Winter Wonderland. Stroll through a tunnel of lights; amble by magical toadstools; gaze in wonder at exotic forms of lighted cacti; take your picture in front of illuminated art pieces; find your way by the glow of luminarias; be awestruck by a forest of decorated holiday trees; enjoy a hot drink and dessert; shop for holiday treasures and natural wonders; be prepared for surprises.  Special pricing on unique holiday gifts and decorations. Open every evening – 4:30 until 7:30 pm. Tickets $5, Fridays & Saturdays $10


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

“Potluck” Ceramics Holiday Sale
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Saturday, December 3rd at Town Hall, 363 North Main Street, Fort Bragg from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There will be many potters represented, lots of reasonably priced ceramics just in time for your holiday shopping. There will be large pots, functional ware, decorative ceramics, sculpture, and musical instruments to choose from.  Come and meet the artists! 707-964-3466


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Mendocino Art Center’s Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair, November 25 & 26
Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Thanksgiving Fair at Mendocino Art CenterThe Mendocino Art Center hosts the 52nd Annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair, Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Thirty-nine juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California will exhibit original handmade artwork in all media. The Fair is a fund-raising benefit for the Mendocino Art Center.

In what has become a North Coast tradition, the Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and workshop studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. This year’s fair showcases a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including stained, fused and engraved glass; enameled, gold and mixed metal jewelry; original paintings and photographs; functional and decorative ceramics; sculptural work, wearable fiber art, and local art books.

Live music will be performed both days. On Friday, Bejazzled plays swing, standards and Latin dance music. On Saturday, with more of a focus on Latin music, Bejazzled transforms into Samba Jamba, playing an eclectic mix of arrangements including well-known Latin jazz and Brazilian classics, fronted by Cherie Sheraque’s dynamic vocals in English, Portuguese and Spanish. More information at www.sambajamba.com.
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Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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