Visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in December to enjoy the 10th annual Festival of Lights with twinkling lights throughout the gardens, sweet snacks and live music. Festival runs rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 29 through December 22. Adults $10; children age 16 and under are free. Visit the website for more information.
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Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mushroom Walks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
With over 150 species of mushrooms, the Gardens is the ideal stop for those who want to learn more about the many variety of fungi natural to Mendocino County. Naturalist and Mycologist Mario Abreu leads identification walks and shares mushroom lore. Every Monday, November 4 through December 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM. For more information visit the Gardens website.
Day of the Dead Altar Walk in Fort Bragg
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Sponsored by Friends of Hospice, this month-long celebration will host three events:
Altar walk of downtown businesses, memory box workshops and a collection of personal altars at Altar Hall.
During October, participating businesses will have altars on display that were created in remembrance of those who have passed. Visit Friends of Hospice website to get a downloadable map and workshop information.
Point Arena Lighthouse Moonlight Tour
Monday, September 9th, 2019
Enjoy a view of land and sea from the lantern room atop the Lighthouse tower, and, weather permitting, a sweeping landscape illuminated by the full moon. Docents will explain the unique history of the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Night Tours are scheduled on every full moon.
Reservations at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1. Visit the Point Arena Lighthouse website for more details.
Symphony of the Redwoods Welcomes Acclaimed Concert Pianist, Frederick Hodges
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Internationally renowned pianist, Frederick Hodges, will present his original film scores for two Hollywood classics on the magnificent Falcone grand piano. On Saturday, August 24, Harold Lloyd’s comedic masterpiece, Safety Last!, will be shown, along with short comedies featuring Laurel and Hardy at their finest. On Sunday, August 25, it’s the Granddaddy of swashbuckling action films, The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks in the title role that defined a new cinematic genre. Doors open at 6:30pm on Saturday, and 1:30pm on Sunday. Hodges will give movie and music commentary before the lights go down at 7:30pm and 2:30pm, respectively. Venue: Eagles Hall of Fort Bragg, 210 N. Corry Street, Fort Bragg, CA.
Performance details and to purchase tickets at Symphony of the Redwoods, or contact 707-946-0898.