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September Community Events:



September 12

Golden State Gay Rodeo

The opening day for the "Best Buck In The Bay!" Held at the Duncans Mills Rodeo Grounds.  For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit the Bay Area Chapter's page.


Live Music At The Casino

SEVERANCE  - a versatile Northern California band playing country rock and Blues to Classic Rock and roll from the 70's to the present at the Garcia River Casino.  Music starts at 7:00pm. No cover.  21+ only.


September 13

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.  The Pay 'N' Take bookstore is open inside the Gualala Community Center at the same time.


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.


Beach Watch Orientation

Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association in partnership with NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary present: Beach Watch Orientation
Become a Volunteer "Citizen Scientist" and Ocean Steward of our Coast!
Or contact Kirsten Lindquist, klindquist@farallones.org; 415-561-6625 x 302. Starts at 1:30pm at the Gualala Arts Center.


Golden State Gay Rodeo

Day 2 of the "Best Buck In The Bay!" Held at the Duncans Mills Rodeo Grounds.  For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit the Bay Area Chapter's page.


"Backline Benefit Bash" At The Arena Theater

The coastal communities and everyone else are invited to celebrate local music at Arena Theater on September 13 when musicians from Point Arena and beyond will get together and rock the house in a fun(d)raiser for a backline benefit (specifically new amps and a drum kit).  Doors open at 7:00pm.  All ages!  $10

Check out the spectacular line-up for a night of movin' and groovin':

7:30 pm: Anthum, debut performance, playing classic Cream and other super band music from the 60s and 70s.

8:15 pm: Honest Outlaws with Hyland Greenbud on guitar & lead vocals, Montana Slim on lead guitar, Splash on bass & vocals, Eileen Dover on keyboard, Ben Dover on pedal steel, Chris Crumble on drums, classic country.

9:15 pm: Compressor Room, a five piece band delivering psychedelic sounds with Todd Orenick (who brought you Zepparella!)

10:15 pm: Thunderhoof, rock, hard rock.

11:15: Ampage with Mark Mason, lead vocals / songwriter and guitarist, Mark Pearce, lead guitar and vocals, Chris Campbell on drums, Bill Stokem on bass Hard Rock.


September 14


Golden State Gay Rodeo

Day 3 of the "Best Buck In The Bay!" Held at the Duncans Mills Rodeo Grounds.  For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit the Bay Area Chapter's page.


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


Coastal Seniors Abalone Breakfast

The most incredible breakfast choices you've ever seen, including friend abalone (if available), huevos rancheros, fresh fruit, pancakes with fresh strawberries and/or bananas, eggs, ham, bacon, country potatoes, and more.  Starts at 8:30am, and runs until 11:30am at the Gualala Community Center.  Prices vary depending on what you order.  Mimosas and Bloody Mary's available for $6.
For info contact (707) 882-2137.


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


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