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September Community Events:



September 18

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 7:00pm. Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


September 19

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


September 20

Mid-Month Pay 'N' Take

You'll find all kinds of items to pick through: tools, hardware, electronics, music, antiques, small appliances, collectibles, clothing, books in all different genres, and several tables of free items too.  Put a few dollars in your pocket and come on down to the Gualala Community Center! 8:30am until 11:30am.


Gualala Farmer's Market

Local, organic produce, baked goods, jams, preserves, local olive oil, local seaweed & sea salt products, farm fresh eggs, hot food, arts and crafts.  Shop Local!  Every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from 9:30-12:30 until November 8th at the Gualala Community Center


Acoustic Jam Session

All local (and visiting) acoustic musicians are invited to the weekly open jam session at Jack's Gualala Pharmacy.  All styles and instruments welcome, there is also a small amplifier available for low volume electric instruments.  Starts at 11:00am.  Call Lawrence for more information at 847-3453.


London National Theater Live

The Arena Theater presents a performance of "Medea" by the London National Theater!  Terrible things breed in broken hearts.  Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace.  It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.  Doors open at 12:30, performance starts at 1:00pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for ages 17-and-under.


Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


Taste Of The North Coast

The Gualala Rotary Club presents an upscale four-course meal to raise scholarship funds for local students.  Featuring live music, champagne, and a silent auction.  Seating at 5:00pm at the Gualala Arts Center.  For a full menu, or to purchase tickets online, click this link.


Russian River Jazz Festival

This year's headliners include Gary Clark Jr, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Boney James, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station.  Happens at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville.  Visit their homepage for tickets and more information.


September 21

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


Russian River Jazz Festival

This year's headliners include Gary Clark Jr, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Boney James, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station.  Happens at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville.  Visit their homepage for tickets and more information.


September 22

Arena Theater Film Club

The Film Club presents "Stop Making Sense," the 1984 Talking Heads concert film considered to be one of the best in the genre.  Scored 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.  "Stop Making Sense" was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director's subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.  Free for Arena Theater Film Club members, $10 for non-member adults, $5 for teens.  Starts at 7:00pm


September 25

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 7:00pm. Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


Tick & Lyme Lecture

The Gualala Arts Center's "Lecture Series" presents an important discussion on ticks and Lyme's Disease.  Lyme disease and the co-infections carried by deer ticks pose a much greater health hazard to outdoor adventurers and gardeners here on the coast than most people think.  Coordinator Paula Power has assembled a panel of local health experts and advocates to discuss the health implications of Lyme and other tick-born illnesses and what preventative measures anyone who gardens or even steps outside should take to protect themselves. There will be time for audience questions and comments. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. A $5.00 admission will be collected at the door.


September 26

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

A benefit for the Coastal Seniors Meals-On-Wheels program.  All-you-can eat spaghetti, with your choice of homemade meat or vegetarian sauces, fresh salad, hot buttered garlic bread, drinks, and dessert.  Beer & Wine available for $4 per glass/bottle.  5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Gualala Community Center.  $9 for adults, $3 for ages 12-and-under.  Hosted this month by the members of the Shepherd-By-The-Sea Lutheran Mission.  The food for this event was generously donated by Surf Supermarket.  All proceeds benefit our local Meals-On-Wheels program.


Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of outstanding musicians with over 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist Peter Rowan are Keith Little, banjo; Paul Knight, bass; and Blaine Sprouse, fiddle. The ensemble has graced the stages of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rothbury Australia's National Folk Festival, and numerous other festivals domestically and abroad, entertaining audiences with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony.  Doors to the Arena Theater/span> open at 6:00pm.  Music starts at 7:00.  Tickets are $25.  All ages.


September 27

Blue Plate Special Breakfast

Saint Paul's Methodist Church presents their monthly breakfast fundraiser.  Featuring pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, eggs, coffee, tea or juice.  8:30am - 11:30am. $6 for adults, only $3 for kids age 12-and-under.  Proceeds go towards restocking the community food pantry, and other local programs.


Gualala Farmer's Market

Local, organic produce, baked goods, jams, preserves, local olive oil, local seaweed & sea salt products, farm fresh eggs, hot food, arts and crafts.  Shop Local!  Every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from 9:30-12:30 until November 8th at the Gualala Community Center


Acoustic Jam Session

All local (and visiting) acoustic musicians are invited to the weekly open jam session at Jack's Gualala Pharmacy.  All styles and instruments welcome, there is also a small amplifier available for low volume electric instruments.  Starts at 11:00am.  Call Lawrence for more information at 847-3453.


Good Buy Clothes

You'll find clothes for men, women, teens, kids, toddlers and infants, along with shoes, purses and fashion accessories.  Formal, casual, and even some vintage clothing at bargain prices!  Proceeds benefit multiple community organizations.  9:30am-3:30pm at Trinity Hall, Highway One, in Point Arena


Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


Charlie Musselwhite Band at the Navarro General Store

The Tide welcomes blues legend Charlie Musselwhite to the Navarro General StoreDoors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $40.  Call 895-9445 to order tickets by phone. 


September 28th

Sea Ranch Thespians

The Sea Ranch Thespians present their latest production "A Comedy of Crosswords and Romance,"by Jerry Mayer.  Directed by Kathye Hitt.  Starring Lynne and Phil Atkins.  Sponsored by Carol Emory and The Wingate Foundation.  Parking cards provided at entrance.  Reservations are necessary.  Starts at 4:00pm.  Free admission! Please visit their website for reservations and more information, or call Carol at 785-2548.


September 29th

Manhatten Short Film Festival at the Arena Theater

For the third time, the Arena Theater will participate in the Manhatten Short Global Film Festival.  This is a special Film Club event and admission is $10; membership prices do not apply. This has become quite the popular event, come early for the best seats in the house!

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries. England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented by the 10 Finalists. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.  The 10 selected films are set in diverse locales, ranging from outer space to the deserts of Mexico and the mountains of Norway to the streets of New York, Berlin, London and Amsterdam.

Screenings start at 7:00pm.















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