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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.

Rock ‘n Roll Revue 3.5 from Nov 11-20, 2011
Friday, November 11th, 2011

Billy SchieveR&R Babes!Three years after Gloriana had Eagles Hall Night Club rockin’ with sell-out crowds, the Rock ‘N Roll Revue returns for one more time. 17 of Gloriana’s best singers, accompanied by a four-piece rock & roll band, with a state of the art sound system, will have you dancin’ and groovin’ as we present the greatest songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Producer/Director Paul Friesen and Music Director Billy Schieve from Rock ‘N Roll Revue 3 will reunite to try to outdo themselves for this special event that will help celebrate Gloriana’s 35th anniversary.

Much of the cast from three years ago will be returning and joining a very strong group of “Rock ‘N Roll Newbies”. This show is pure fun, and not to be missed. Dancing encouraged!

WHEN: Entertainment Begins at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:30pm on Sundays. Floor Show begins 30 minutes later.
TICKETS: $20 Adults, $12 Youth (17 & under)
LOCATION: Eagles Hall Night Club, corner of Corry and Alder, in Fort Bragg.

Aside from DFF: This is going to be a great show! I sing with a bunch of the performers in other settings, and this is a really strong cast. Paul pours everything into these shows, and Billy sets the tone musically.


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.

Local Licks Live XVIII
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Local Licks Live 18 PosterThe premiere concert of the season with some of Mendocino County’s top musicians, all in acoustic performance to benefit music in our schools. This year featuring Patrick Nagel; 12 Thirty with Jamie Gilliam, Phil Dunn & High Connolly and, solo and together- alphabetically-Steven Bates, Bill Bottrell, Roger Fritz, David Hayes, Gene Parsons, James Preston, and Christy Wells. Cotton Auditorium, corner of Harold & Fir, Fort Bragg. Saturday November 12.

Doors open at 7PM, show at 7:30. Advance tickets $12 at Harvest Marker in the Boatyard Center, Racines in Fort Bragg, Out Of This World in Mendocino, and Dig Music in Ukiah. $15 at the door. To read more, visit the KOZT Web site.

Aside from DFF: I heard a rumor that Sheryl Crow may be the “special guest”. Several of the musicians in the show have played with her. Who knows? This is an amazing events with a lot of excellent musicians. Tom Yates and Vicky Watts from the KOZT put this show together year after year, doing amazing things for the community.


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.

Paul Bunyan Days
Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Logging Contest

Two-man Saw Contest

Four Fun-Filled Days on Labor Day Weekend! The tale of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox has always been a favorite with the kids, but here in Fort Bragg, we celebrate the real thing! Paul Bunyan hosts the festival, which celebrates the long history of logging on the Mendocino Coast. This year’s theme,  “All Aboard! Fort Bragg to Willits with Paul & Babe,” commemorates 100 years of the Skunk Train line running from Fort Bragg to Willits. Join us for the fun with logging contests, parades, and the highlight – the crowning of the Belle of the Redwoods, a long-standing tradition.


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.

Abundance of Color at the Gardens
Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Photo by Dennis Freeze

This is one of my favorite times of the year at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens — when the dahlias and fuchsias are in bloom. Plus, Friends of the Garden’s display artists created birdhouses for their annual auction, and I can guarantee you’ll be delighted with the creativity of these artists. You can leave a bid on your favorite birdhouse or “Buy It Now”. But don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Artist Reception and final bid night on August 19th…a guaranteed fun evening with friends, food and wine…and all for the Gardens we love. Open daily 9am – 5 pm, 18220 N. Highway One, Fort Bragg. 707-964-4352


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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