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October Community Events:


October 29th

Mendocino County Board Of Education Meeting

The October Mendocino County Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 2:30 pm at the Point Arena High School library, 270 Lake Street. At 6:00 pm on the same day, the County Committee on School District Organization (CCSDO) will hold its first public hearing in the matter of district unification of the Arena Union Elementary School District and the Point Arena Joint Union High School District.  This public hearing will also be held in the PAHS library.  For more information call 467-5000


October 30th

Library Lecture Series

The Coast Community Library currently offers three college-level DVD lecture classes.  All are free for everyone to attend!
11:00a - "The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works" presented by Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances and facilitated by Bob Schwein.
2:00p - "Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museumn of Art" presented by Professor Richard Brettell of The University of Texas at Dallas and facilitated by Larry Riddle.
4:00p -  "Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases" presented by Professor and MD, Roy Benaroch and facilitated by Karl Mellander.
For info contact (707) 882-3114.


October 31st

Halloween Open House

Since the kids get out of school at noon on Halloween day, the Action Network is putting on some fun Halloween festivities for young ghouls & goblins.  Face painting (donation suggested) from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.  Costume parade starts at 3:30pm.  Trick-or-treating in the Cypress Village Shopping Center from 4:00pm unitl 5:00pm.  Call 884-1304 for more information.


Halloween & Harvest Concert

The Arena Theater presents the second annual Halloween & Harvest Concert.  The evening will feature lots and lots of blistering dance music with Magic Bronson, Dysphunctional Species, DJ Jacques, Devon Drayton, Berel Alexander, Delwin G, and MC Radio Active.  A high point of the evening will be the wildly popular costume contest with special prizes and hosted by MC Radio Active.  All ages!  Doors open at 8:00, music starts at 8:30.  Tickes are $15 if you're wearing a costume, $20 without a costume.  Call 882-3456 for more information.


November 1

Dia De Los Muertos Kite Flying

Sonoma County Regional Parks has partnered with Gualala Arts and Action Network to bring you a Dia de los Muertos kite decorating and flying experience at the Gualala Point Regional Park Visitors Center. This family event is an adaption from the Guatemalan Dia de los Muertos tradition. We will supply the kites, kite tails, kite string, paints, stencils, permanent markers and glue. You are welcome to bring photos and any other decorations you'd like to add to personalize your kite and spark your creativity. Bring water and dress for the weather.  Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, call (707) 785-2377.


Barktoberfest

A special fundraising event for the Redwood Coast Humane Society.  Feauring food & drinks for pets & humans.  Pet toys & clothing.  Lavender bundles from Jake's Garden.  RCHS-branded hoodies & t-shirts.  Dogs on a leash welcome.  Visit adoptable cats, dogs, kittens & puppies.  Plus a raffle drawing for cash prizes.  Tickets available at Attractions Hair Salon, Accents By The Sea, and the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore.  $3 each, two for $5, or five for $10.  For more information, call 884-1333, or visit them online.


Pay 'N' Take Sale

The first Saturday of the month Pay 'N' Take sale is always a big one at the Gualala Community Center.  All the stores will be open, inluding the book store, clothing store, and both main halls.  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! 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.  Go Local! Every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from 9:30-12:30 until November 8th at the Gualala Community Center


Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

The Arena Theater presents "Carmen," live from the stage at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Geroges Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Doors open at 9:15, performance starts at 10:00am.  One intermission.  Tickets are $24 General Admission, $22 for seniors, $18 for youth age 17-and-under.


Acoustic Musician's Jam

All acoustic musicians are invited to the open jam session at Jack's Gualala Pharmacy every Saturday from 11:30am until 4:00pm.  All styles and instruments welcome, there is also a small amplifier available for low volume electric instruments.  Call Lawrence for more information at 847-3453.


November 2

Garcia Grange Breakfast

On the first Sunday of the month, the Garcia Grange hosts a fundraising breakfast with a unique theme.  This month's Grange breakfast celebrates the tastes of New Orleans and will include eggs Creole, sausage andalusian, beignets, and a special blend of chicory coffee roasted for the breakfast by the Little Green Bean Coffee Roaster.  Open to the public.  Runs from 9:30am - 12:00pm.  $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12-and-under.  Call 882-2545 for more information.


Dia De Los Muertos at Gualala Arts

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, will be celebrated at the Gualala Arts Center  from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The celebration will include a traditional Mexican feast, a flute performance by Fide Mata, the Coast Folkloric Dancers and music throughout the day by Santa Rosa's Mariachi Tecoman.  Dinner will consist of a choice of chicken mole, meat or vegetarian tamales, served with rice and beans. Traditional Mexican drinks agua fresca, Jamaica, Horchas, lemon and pineapple will be available for $2. Desserts, also $2, will include soft serve ice cream and brownies.

The schedule for the celebration is:
3:30 p.m. Fide Mata flute performance, 3 traditional pieces
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mariachi Tecoman
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Coast Folkloric Dancers
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mariachi Tecoman

Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 17 when purchased in advance, and include free admission to the celebration. Advance tickets will be available at the Gualala Arts Center, Dolphin Gallery, Four-Eyed Frog Books and Action Network. Admission to the celebration on the day of the event will be $5 and those wishing to enjoy the dinner can purchase tickets for the dinner at the same prices as advance tickets.


November 3rd

Arena Theater Film Club

Tonight, the Film Club will screen the 1998 comedy "The Big Lebowski" starring Jeff Bridges (as The Dude), John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tara Reid in the Coen brothers' irreverent cult hit that blends unforgettable characters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, a kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity, a favorite rug and White Russians.  Starts at 7:00pm.  Free for Film Club Members, $10 for non-members.


November 6th

Library Lecture Series

The Coast Community Library currently offers three college-level DVD lecture classes.  All are free for everyone to attend!
11:00a - "The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works" presented by Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances and facilitated by Bob Schwein.
2:00p - "Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museumn of Art" presented by Professor Richard Brettell of The University of Texas at Dallas and facilitated by Larry Riddle.
4:00p -  "Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases" presented by Professor and MD, Roy Benaroch and facilitated by Karl Mellander.
For info contact (707) 882-3114.


November 8th

Gualala Farmer's Market

Last one of 2014!  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!


November 9th

Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet at Gualala Arts

THE VIRTUOSI QUINTET, now in its 28th season, was formed in 1983 to showcase the soloistic talents of five exceptional New York artists. In February, 1985, the Quintet made its critically acclaimed Carnegie Recital Hall debut. Subsequently Musical America Magazine named the group "Young Artists of 1986."  Since that time the Quintet has made numerous national tours through Columbia Artists Management, and has appeared in major concert halls, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society of the Monterey Peninsula and the Harvard Musical Association. As soloists with the Atlantic Sinfonietta, the Quintet was featured in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, and has performed with the Sinfonietta in a series of CDs for Koch International Classics.  The Quintet has also recorded the music of American composer Robert Baksa on the Capstone and Musical Heritage Society labels. The Virtuosi were also the core winds for the Twentieth Century Unlimited chamber ensemble (Santa Fe, NM).   Tickets are $25 advance; $5 more day of concert (buy your tickets early!).  Buy tickets online Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free with adult.  For more information, call 884-1338, or visit the Gualala Arts Center online.


November 14th

Hazmobile At The Sea Ranch

The HazMobile household hazardous waste collection team will return this Friday and Saturday to the Sea Ranch's North Fire Station.  The collection is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to residents of both Mendocino & Sonoma Counties.  Dangerous chemicals that can't go in the trash are accepted by the HazMobile for recycling or special disposal.  The service is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes).  The 15 gallons is measured by the capacity of the containers of hazardous materials.  If individuals wish to dispose of more than 15 gallons, they must make a special appointment and a fee will be charged. Small business waste is also welcome at the collection but an appointment must be made and a fee will be applied per gallon of waste.  When bringing materials to the HazMobile, the public should be careful that items are kept in their original containers (except motor oil which can be consolidated), that nothing is leaking, and that all containers are tied down.
     Toxic items like paint, medications, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, solvents, acids, bases, toxic cleaners, auto and household batteries and fluorescent light tubes are accepted by the HazMobile.  Explosives and road flares are excluded.  Motor oil, computer monitors, televisions and other electronics are accepted from Mendocino County residents at South Coast Transfer Station, Fish Rock Road, Gualala, open Monday- Wednesday, 12 to 4, and Saturday & Sunday, 9 to 4. 
    The HazMobile collects at some location in Mendocino or Lake Counties almost every weekend.  The schedule and more information is available by calling the local Recycling Hotline, 468-9704, or on the internet at www.mendoRecycle.org.  The HazMobile is a service of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority. 

November 15

Hazmobile At The Sea Ranch

The HazMobile household hazardous waste collection team will return this Friday and Saturday to the Sea Ranch's North Fire Station.  The collection is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to residents of both Mendocino & Sonoma Counties.  Dangerous chemicals that can't go in the trash are accepted by the HazMobile for recycling or special disposal.  The service is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes).  The 15 gallons is measured by the capacity of the containers of hazardous materials.  If individuals wish to dispose of more than 15 gallons, they must make a special appointment and a fee will be charged. Small business waste is also welcome at the collection but an appointment must be made and a fee will be applied per gallon of waste.  When bringing materials to the HazMobile, the public should be careful that items are kept in their original containers (except motor oil which can be consolidated), that nothing is leaking, and that all containers are tied down.
     Toxic items like paint, medications, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, solvents, acids, bases, toxic cleaners, auto and household batteries and fluorescent light tubes are accepted by the HazMobile.  Explosives and road flares are excluded.  Motor oil, computer monitors, televisions and other electronics are accepted from Mendocino County residents at South Coast Transfer Station, Fish Rock Road, Gualala, open Monday- Wednesday, 12 to 4, and Saturday & Sunday, 9 to 4. 
    The HazMobile collects at some location in Mendocino or Lake Counties almost every weekend.  The schedule and more information is available by calling the local Recycling Hotline, 468-9704, or on the internet at www.mendoRecycle.org.  The HazMobile is a service of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority. 
Financial support is provided by the CalRecycle.








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