There are always lots of fun events and things to do on the Mendocino And Sonoma coast. Click on the orange links below to find out more. All links will open in a new window.
"The Voice Of The Redwood Coast"
July/August Community Events:
Summer Reading Program
"Paws To Read" is the Coast Community Library's summer reading program for elementary-school age children. Each week, there will be a guest speaker, and "animal themed" art projects and snacks. Starts at 1:00pm. Call 884-3114 for more information. Free!
First Saturday Pay 'n' Take
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. 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.
Author Peter Barr Henry presents "Hard Chargers From The Sky." This book is not just another Vietnam War story. It is a historical novel, a passage through the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young lieutenant, Ryan "Rye" Anders, Vietnam 1967-8.
Rye travels naively into war and arrives unassigned to a unit. Believing big guns will place him safely behind the lines, he chooses a 155mm artillery unit from a list on a wall.
He was so wrong! A bold experiment dreamed up in Washington to win the war assigns his 6 1/2 ton guns as a lead assault unit that airlifts into battle.
Each mission becomes more difficult with less chance of survival . . .
- Retaking the provincial capital of Hue
- Landing on top of the North Vietnamese Army in Khe Sahn
- Returning to the abandoned Khe Sanh Marine Base under siege to rescue guns, He discovers men left behind and becomes the last American standing.
- Airlifting two guns and 27 men into the "Valley of Death", 37 miles inside the enemy base, it is a suicide mission. Will he make it out?
- Rye finds love with a warrior nurse, if only to escape...they are damaged goods.
- Conflicted in leaving brothers behind and unable to wash off the blood, he cannot escape the horror...
Hard Chargers From The Sky honestly imparts the action, dialog, and introspection of a soldier fighting in an unpopular war, a war that will form a pattern for future wars. 4:00pm at the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore in Gualala. Free!