Oct
7
to Nov 11

"Marine Transformations" featuring Brandy Gale and DeborahThrelkel

Gualala Arts Center presents a new exhibit for October in the Dolphin Gallery. The exhibit runs Oct. 7 through Nov. 11. "Marine Transformations" features the works of Brandy Gale and Deborah Threlkel.

 

Brandy Gale

Brandy Gale

Brandy Gale is a plein-air artist and photographer whose subject matter focuses on intertidal subjects around the Pacific Rim, she feels at home on the Mendonoma coast. Gale describes herself as a “color fanatic,” a natural extension of her full-spectrum synaesthesia, a crossed-senses experience where sunsets may smell like vanilla, colors have sounds or the letter “A” is always yellow. She expresses these personal synesthetic experiences through her paintings and will often carry a large number of paint tubes and handmade brushes so her palette and brushstrokes capture what she senses.

Deborah Threlkel "The Abalone Queen"

Deborah Threlkel "The Abalone Queen"

Deborah Threlkel, known as “The Abalone Queen,” is this month’s three-dimensional artist. Threlkel actually works with a much wider variety of materials than just abalone to create her original pieces, all of which share one common trait — they are produced from materials she finds. An inveterate collector, Threlkel is constantly discovering materials on her hikes and explorations. Her conceptualization with these treasures is what distinguishes her from other artists.

Location:
Dophin Gallery
39225 Highway 1
Gualala, California 95445
For More Information:
Contact: Paula    Power    
Local: 707-884-1138
Email: pr@gualalaarts.org

 

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Jul
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

2017 Fireworks Over Bodega Bay

Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark (9:30PM) on Sunday, July 2.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay.  Handicap parking at Westside Park. 

If you can see the protected waters of the Bodega Bay harbor, you should be able to see the show. It's viewable from Westside Road, the north side of Doran Beach Road, Bay Flat Road, Smith Brothers Road and Highway 1 between Smith Brothers Road and Taylor Street. Please be careful where you park.

AND PLEASE TAKE OUT WHATEVER YOU BRING IN! OUR VOLUNTEERS NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP BODEGA BAY BEAUTIFUL!! THANK YOU!!

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Jul
1
to Jul 3

Artisans' Co-op Photography Showcase

Artisan Showcases

Our artisans take pride in traditional handcraft methods and materials. Every two months we will showcase a group for you to meet and see their work. Upcoming showcase will be Photography on Saturday July 1st.
Artisans' Co-op, 17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA, USA

Francesca Scalpi specializes in wildlife portraits, black & white, landscapes, and local farm life. He work has been on displayed in the Sebastopol and Petaluma Centers for the Arts. She has exhibited in galleries in Sacramento, Graton, Guerneville and Gualala.

Benedicta Jacobs captures our local wildlife and landscapes with her camera.

Sandra Reinhold captures local coastal scenes and has boxed card sets as well as single photo cards.

Bo Svensson specializes in landscape and travel photography. He capture some of the world's most beautiful images, at the most perfect moment. These images reflect his great love and respect for nature and man's proper place in it - that of observer, partner and preserver.

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Jul
30
10:30am10:30am

FORT ROSS FESTIVAL

California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival, where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar -- and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!

Fort Ross photo by Francesca Scalpi

Fort Ross photo by Francesca Scalpi

Fort Ross Conservancy, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437

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May
21
10:00am10:00am

FORT ROSS ALASKA NATIVE DAY

Please join us as the Alaska Natives celebrate our history together at Fort Ross.  In the 1821 Census, there were 156 Alaska Natives living on the bluff overlooking the ocean at Metini/Fort Ross.  St. Paul/Kodiak Island Unangan (Aleut) David Karabelnikoff will be leading the Iqyan (kayak) race this year.  Marc Daniels of Make Access Iqyax will continue his skin boat build, and Alaskans from California to Alaska will share stories and history.

Fort Ross Photo by Francesca Scalpi

Fort Ross Photo by Francesca Scalpi

Fort Ross Conservancy, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437

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May
7
11:00am11:00am

CASTLES & KITES - DORAN REGIONAL PARK

Where: Doran Regional Park

Castles and Kites is AN annual celebration of sandcastle building and kite flying at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay. At Castles and Kites, amateurs and experts are welcome to join in the fun. For kite flying, you can bring your own kite or sit back and watch others show off their kite-handling skills. Plus, local shops will have colorful kites on display and for sale. For sandcastle building, free tools and molds are on loan from Regional Parks, and long-time sand sculptors will be at work on elaborate creations. Castles and Kites is a spring tradition! Admission is free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members.
Major Sponsor: Second Wind - Second Wind Facebook Page
1805 N Highway 1 (Corner of Eastshore Road) Bodega Bay, CA

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Mar
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE FARALLON ISLANDS

Fort Ross Visitor Center Auditorium

The Farallon Islands stand sentinel thirty miles west of the Golden Gate, their latest stop on a two-hundred-and-fifty-one-million year journey across ancient seas and prehistoric mountains. These islands have evolved to become a vital bastion for the diverse fauna of the North Pacific, and it's this diversity that has attracted adventurers, explorers, laborers and profiteers alike.The Farallons served as hunting grounds for ambitious fleets of Bostonians and they were Russia's established eastern border at its zenith, during which time they brought Alaska Native hunters and the first scientific observers to the islands. Russians and later Americans decimated both the pinniped and bird populations over the decades, and later the U.S. Navy base brought in invasive species to the Island. Starting in the 1960s America began to reconsider its relationship to nature and the Farallons were among the first locations to be handed over to conservation; soon birds thought extinct returned and the first fur seals since the early nineteenth century have been born. The islands now serve as a protected wilderness.

Please join National Wildlife Refuge System Ranger Jose Garcia in a presentation and discussion about the Farallons past and its future, including photos of the Russian-era structures still visible on the island. This presentation will cover:

  • Geologic formation of the Islands,

  • Faunal evolution,

  • First Human impacts,

  • The Alaska Natives and the edge of Russian empire, and Russian administration of the Islands,

  • Eminent domain or Eggers Rights, early U.S. administration of the Islands,

  • Age of neglect,

  • First conservation efforts, and the long road to recovery,

  • The wilderness act & methods used for recovery,

  • The future of the island and the North Pacific.

This event is sponsored by Fort Ross Conservancy. No special event fees required but CSP gate fees ($8/car) still apply. However, donations to Fort Ross Conservancy greatly appreciated.

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Mar
5
8:30am 8:30am

Fort Ross Sea Survey

Interested in getting your feet wet and learning more about your coastline? FRC takes part in three different coastal stewardship surveys at Fort Ross and we welcome you to join us. Taking part in a survey is a great way to increase your understanding of the natural world and helps you to more accurately identify the animals that live on our shores. It's also great fun!

Harbor Seal Photo by Francesca Scalpi

Harbor Seal Photo by Francesca Scalpi

Fort Ross Conservancy, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437

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Feb
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fort Ross Windmill - The first windmill built in California

Fort Ross had two windmills, both of which were the first windmill west of Mississippi. The first mill was constructed in 1814, not long after the Russians settled Fort Ross. The second mill was built in 1841. The windmills served two purposes: to grind grain into flour for baking bread for both Settlement Ross and the Russians’ Alaskan settlements, and to power the stamping of local tan bark, used in the hide tanning industry. These were very likely the first windmills west of the Mississippi River.

 Join us once a month for an informal talk about the windmill and its maintenance
Fort Ross Conservancy, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437

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Feb
13
8:30am 8:30am

FORT ROSS SEAL SURVEY

Interested in getting your feet wet and learning more about your coastline? FRC takes part in three different coastal stewardship surveys at Fort Ross and we welcome you to join us. Taking part in a survey is a great way to increase your understanding of the natural world and helps you to more accurately identify the animals that live on our shores. It's also great fun!

Harbor Sea Photo by Francesca Scalpi

Harbor Sea Photo by Francesca Scalpi

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Jan
30
10:00am10:00am

Chowder Day - Bodega Bay

Chowder Day in Bodega Bay will take you on a culinary tour of town.  You'll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting chefs.  Visit all the stops and you're eligible for an entry in a prize drawing!  Trust us, you won't leave Bodega Bay hungry!

Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 10AM on the day of the event.  Follow the signs as you enter town.  

We will sell up to 1000 tickets.  We stop selling tickets when we sell out or 2PM.  The competitors serve till they run out of chowder or 3PM - whichever comes first.  It can take 3-4 hours to taste all the chowder.  

The $10 ticket you purchase is also the map and ballot - you pay one time, then take your ticket to each location for a taste of their chowder.  Parking can be a challenge, so plan your route to maximize the number of locations.  Utilize street parking where available.

 

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Jan
17
12:00pm12:00pm

CRAB CIOPPINO FEED - BODEGA BAY GRANGE #777

Seatings are by Reservation Only!

Seating 1:  12:00 p.m.

Seating 2:  1:30 p.m.

Seating 3:  3:00 p.m.

Seating 4:  4:30 p.m.

$55 per adult. Babes in arms, free. No strollers.

All attendees must have a ticket. No refunds or take-outs.

No more reservations after January 8, 2016.

For information and reservations, call Janet (707 975 3616.) Please state your seating preference, phone number, and address. If attending with a group. please state group name.

Send your check to: Bodega Bay Grange, P.O. Box 152, Bodega Bay. Ca. 94923and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Corkage fee will remain @ $2.00 per bottle, per state regulations.

http://www.bodegabaygrange.org/crab-copping-feed/

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Sep
12
to Sep 13

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

  • Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:00am Sun, Sep 13, 2015 6:00pm

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 13 2015 .

Cost:
Ticket prices vary
Location:
Johnsons Beach
16241 First Street
Guerneville, California 95446
For More Information:
Contact: Ryan    Cueva    
Local: 949-362-3366, ext. 202
Email: ryan@omegaevents.com

http://www.russianriverfestivals.com/

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Jul
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Family Day in Armstrong Woods

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • 12:00pm 5:00pm

Enjoy a day with the family among the towering redwoods! Free activities include nature-related art projects, Junior Ranger activities, animal pelts and skulls, and more. Enjoy live music and food. Take a horse and carriage ride! (fee applies)

Cost:Free Admission; Parking fees apply
Location: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, California 95446
For More Information: Contact: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods    
Local: 707-869-9177 Email: stewards@mcn.org

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Jul
5
to Oct 25

Bodega Bay Farmers Market

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 25 2015 .

Head out to the coast for wonderful food and fun activities for the whole family at the Bodega Bay Farmers Market. Peruse the vendors for farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, hot food, baked goods, and specialty foods, while enjoying live music, artisans, and activities for kids and adults! Take in the scenery by winding your way along one of the walking trails while you're there.

Cost: Free
Location: Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, California 94923
For More Information: Contact: Bodega Bay Community Center    
Local: 707-875-9609

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Jun
6
8:30am 8:30am

Sonoma County Seaweed Workshop & Foray at Fort Ross State Historic Park

8:30 am Field work

12pm Illustrated Presentation at Fort Ross Visitor Center auditorium

Join us for the second annual Seaweed Workshop at Fort Ross!  

We live in abundance, including a rich variety of seaweeds! Seaweeds can be used as food, medicine and fertilizer.

Nori, wakame, bladderwrack and kombu are just a few of the local seaweeds that we'll learn about. Go out in the morning with expert guidance, we'll go on a foray and practice our identification skills and more.

Later in the afternoon, the informative illustrated presentation includes how to identify, sustainably harvest and use our coastal "sea vegetables" and will also discuss pollutants, the health of our coastlines, harvest cycles and the health benefits of seaweed.

Heidi Herrmann is a farmer and owner of Strong Arm Farm in Healdsburg. She teaches Sustainable Agriculture at Santa Rosa Junior College and vends at the Sebastopol and Healdsburg farmer's markets. Heidi is an avid seaweed harvester and the only legal commercial seaweed harvester in Sonoma County.

Special event fees apply; $40 full day including lecture and field work, or $20 lecture only (plus California State Parks $8 per car entrance fee).

Tickets can be purchased at: Eventbrite

For more info, please contact Special Events Manager Sondra Hunter at sondrah@fortross.org or 707.847.3437

Brought to you by Fort Ross Conservancy
19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450

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