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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.

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.

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.

Mendocino Stories & Music Series
Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Join the Mendocino Stories and Music Series for a great musical weekend. First on Friday, October 28th at the Mendocino Hotel at 7:30PM, The Sue Sisk Band will make its first appearance in the Series. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Sue Sisk will be joined by her sidemen, Rick Banker on guitar and Tommy Grattan on pedal steel, mandolin and dobro. Sue’s original tunes reflect her blues and rock influences through ballads and jump up blues boogies. Special guests, too. Doors open at 6:30PM.

Have lots of fun at our Annual Costume Dance on Saturday, the 29th. Come in costume or not. “The Safe Sax Swing Septet” are four saxes, three rhythm, all swinging’, giving the band a light, but hard swinging sound, perfect for listening and dancing. Prizes for best costumes at the Hill House of Mendocino. Music starts at the special time of 8:30PM, doors open at 7:30PM.

All Ages Welcome! Food and drinks are available as soon as the doors open. Sliding scale $10 – $15 as you can afford. For more info call Pattie at 937-1732.


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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