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August/September Community Events:


August 28th

Coast Community Library Lecture Series

"Secrets for a Powerful Memory" A college level DVD lecture class taught by Dr. Peter Vishton, Professor of Psychology at the College of William & Mary. Pearl Watts will facilitate. Free. Starts at 4:00pm at the Coast Community Library in Point Arena. Call 882-3114 for more information.


August 29th

Paul Bunyan Days

Celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year!  Featuring great food, history, family-friendly activities, logging events, parades, live music, classic cars, and lots of stuff for kids! Click here to see and download the complete schedule of events, and a map of Fort Bragg.


August 30

Blue Plate Special Breakfast

Featuring sausage, gravy, eggs, pancakes, potatoes, salsa, biscuits, coffee, tea and juice. Saint Paul's Methodist Church, 40 School Street (Highway One) in Point Arena.  Just $6 for adults, and $3 for kids under 12.  Proceeds go toward restocking the community food pantry, and other local programs.


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


Library Book Sale

The Coast Community Library in Point Arena is having their biggest book sale of the year on Labor Day weekend!  They'll be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm all three days.  Hard cover books are $2, paperbacks 50 cents to $1, CDs & DVDs just $1 each!  On Monday, an entire bag full of books will only cost $5.  All proceeds benefit the Coast Community Library, and will provide new books and other materiels of local interest.  Call John at 882-2137 for more information.

Paul Bunyan Days

Celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year!  Featuring great food, history, family-friendly activities, logging events, parades, live music, classic cars, and lots of stuff for kids! Click here to see and download the complete schedule of events, and a map of Fort Bragg.


Studio Discovery Tour

Visit the homes, workshops, and studios of more than 25 coastal artists!  Maps of the Studio Discovery Tour are available at the Gualala Arts Center, the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore, the Arena Market & Cafe, and most local galleries.  10:00am-5:00pm.


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.


SPARX Storytelling

Sparx is hosting a unique storytelling event at the Dragon's Breath outdoor theater in Anchor Bay. The Sparx event is the sharing of five-minute stories about our life experience in on the Mendocino and Sonoma Coast.  The stories will span multi-generational themes from Pomo Stories to the future of Point Arena; entrepreneurship to personal journeys.  11:30am to 4:00pm.  Program begins 1:00pm.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the program.  Location:  Dragon's Breath Theater, Fish Rock Road, Anchor Bay.  For more information, contact Fred at 884-3138.


August 31

Library Book Sale

The Coast Community Library in Point Arena is having their biggest book sale of the year on Labor Day weekend!  They'll be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm all three days.  Hard cover books are $2, paperbacks 50 cents to $1, CDs & DVDs just $1 each!  On Monday, an entire bag full of books will only cost $5.  All proceeds benefit the Coast Community Library, and will provide new books and other materiels of local interest.  Call John at 882-2137 for more information.


Studio Discovery Tour

Visit the homes, workshops, and studios of more than 25 coastal artists!  Maps of the Studio Discovery Tour are available at the Gualala Arts Center, the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore, the Arena Market & Cafe, and most local galleries.  10:00am-5:00pm.


Point Arena Harborfest

Point Arena's annual Harbor and Seafood Festival featuring variety of seafood including salmon kabobs, fish tacos and oysters, beer, wine and soft drinks, games for kids, live music and DJ.  There will be a Pirate costume contest, so dress up in there finest pirate duds.  Weather permitting, you can catch a boat ride around the buoy.  Smoked salmon contest ($20 entry fee).  Free parking on first come, first served basis. Free entry.  Leave your dogs at home. For info contact 882-2733.

Paul Bunyan Days

Celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year!  Featuring great food, history, family-friendly activities, logging events, parades, live music, classic cars, and lots of stuff for kids! Click here to see and download the complete schedule of events, and a map of Fort Bragg.


September 1

Library Book Sale

The Coast Community Library in Point Arena is having their biggest book sale of the year on Labor Day weekend!  They'll be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm all three days.  Hard cover books are $2, paperbacks 50 cents to $1, CDs & DVDs just $1 each!  On Monday, an entire bag full of books will only cost $5.  All proceeds benefit the Coast Community Library, and will provide new books and other materiels of local interest.  Call John at 882-2137 for more information.


Studio Discovery Tour

Visit the homes, workshops, and studios of more than 25 coastal artists!  Maps of the Studio Discovery Tour are available at the Gualala Arts Center, the Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore, the Arena Market & Cafe, and most local galleries.  10:00am-5:00pm.


South Coast People For Peace

Rally for human rights and justice in the Middle East. 12:00pm at the Gualala Post Office. For more information call Ellen at 271-9170 or Sister Yasmin at 884-4703


Paul Bunyan Days

Celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year!  Featuring great food, history, family-friendly activities, logging events, parades, live music, classic cars, and lots of stuff for kids! Click here to see and download the complete schedule of events, and a map of Fort Bragg.


September 6

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.  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.


Dragon's Breath Theater

The annual variety show and art walk at the Dragon's Breath Theater.  Bring a picnic and blankets for sitting.  No dogs or children under 12.  Gates open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm.  $20 suggested sliding-scale donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Held at Transformational Bodywork, 44800 Fish Rock Rd., Gualala.


September 7

Garcia Grange Breakfast

On the first Sunday of the month, the Garcia Grange hosts a fundraising breakfast with a unique theme.  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.


September 8

Arena Theater Film Club

The Film Club presents the 2013 Spanish film "Tasting Menu." One of the greatest restaurants in the world is closing and an eclectic mix of international patrons have arrived in beautiful Catalonia for the final dinner service in this witty and delicious ensemble comedy. As the staff prepare and serve an audacious tasting menu, a young couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago (before separating) reunite for this once-in-a-lifetime meal.  Free for Arena TheaterFilm Club members, $10 for non-members.



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