Archive for January, 2012

Whale Walks at MacKerricher State Park

Posted on: January 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm by bruce

Weekend whale talks at MacKerricher State Park will continue through the weekend of the Fort Bragg Whale Festival, March 17-18.

Knowledgeable docents talk about the annual gray whale migration and about other marine mammals seen along the Mendocino coast.

Programs are scheduled to begin every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

For more information call (707) 961-0471 or (707) 964-8898.

What’s Happening in Fort Bragg: February – April 2012

Posted on: January 31, 2012 at 11:24 am by bruce

FEBRUARY

Don’t Miss: Whale Watching at Mackerricher State Park

February 2 – February 27: Partners Gallery presents “Portraiture” Thursdays-Mondays 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 10 am-4 pm. Artists reception Friday, February 3; 335 N. Franklin St., Fort Bragg. 707-962-0233; http://www.partnersgallery.com

•February 4: Fuchsia Pruning Workshop. Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to prune and maintain your fuchsias. Now is the time of year to get them ready for the late summer blooming season. $20 non-members/$15 members. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 707-964-4352 ext. 16; http://www.gardenbythesea.org

•February 4: Mendocino Women’s Choir Cookbook Party and Silent Auction, 1:30-6:30 p.m., St. Michael’s, Fir and Franklin, Fort Bragg. 964-3752.

•February 4-6: Be prepared for a medical emergency with wilderness first aid and CPR training. This three day intensive course includes wound cleaning, splinting, addressing allergies and toxins, and CPR certification. Course starts at 8 am 2/4 and ends February 6 at 5 pm. $250/person. Contact Liquid Fusion Kayaking, 707-962-1623; http://www.liquidfusionkayak.com

•February 4-March 18: Weekend Whale Talks at MacKerricher State Park. Knowledgeable docents talk about the annual gray whale migration and about other marine mammals seen along the Mendocino coast. Programs are scheduled to begin every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. For more information call (707) 961-0471 or (707) 964-8898; http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/EventDetail.aspx?id=3543

•February 5: Breakfast at the Fort Bragg Grange. Join us the First Sunday of the month for a breakfast of pancakes, ham, eggs and hash browns, coffee, tea or milk; OJ available. Adults $7.00; children $3.00. Grange is at 26500 Highway 1, (6 mi north of Fort Bragg) Inglenook 707-964-2902; http://www.fortbragggrange.org

•February 6: Staff Led Tours At Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Join us the first Monday of the month for an informative walk through the Gardens! Sometimes it’s Rhododendrons, sometimes birds, sometimes mushrooms, always fascinating and free w/ admission. Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, 18220 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. 707-964-4352; http://www.gardenbythesea.org

•February 11: 8th Annual Fort Bragg Kiwanis Valentine Diamond Dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal and a chance to win a diamond worth over $5000! Benefits community projects in support of local children. Tickets are $80 each or $150 for two. Hill House, 10701 Palette Drive,
Mendocino. 707-962-9120

•February 19: VFW Breakfast, 3rd Sunday each month, 8-11:30 a.m. Veterans Hall, Laurel & North Harrison, Fort Bragg.


MARCH

Don’t Miss: 30th Annual Whale Festival March 17-18

•March 3 & 4: Symphony of the Redwoods’ Musical Grand Tour Mid Season Concert. Allan Pollack, conducting, takes us on a musical journey featuring the music of Mozart, Respighi, Haydn, and Martinu’s Oboe Concerto, with Laura Reynolds, oboe. Saturday, March 3, 8 pm, and Sunday, March 4, 2 pm. Cotton Auditorium, 500 N Harold St, Fort Bragg. Ticket information: 707-964-0898; http://www.SymphonyoftheRedwoods.org

•March 3: Pre-Symphony Dinner. Have dinner before the Symphony of the Redwoods concert at the Senior Center N. Harold St, Fort Bragg. For more information: 707-964-0443 •March 4: Breakfast at the Fort Bragg Grange. Join us the First Sunday of the month for a breakfast of pancakes, ham, eggs and hash browns, coffee, tea or milk; OJ available. Adults $7.00; children $3.00. Grange is at 26500 Highway 1, (6 mi north of Fort Bragg) Inglenook 707-964-2902; http://www.fortbragggrange.org

•March 5: Staff Led Tours At Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Join us the first Monday of the month for an informative walk through the Gardens! Sometimes it’s Rhododendrons, sometimes birds, sometimes mushrooms, always fascinating and free w/ admission. Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, 18220 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. 707-964-4352; http://www.gardenbythesea.org

•March 17-18: Fort Bragg Whale Festival. For details visit.

•March 17: 28th Annual Whale Run and Walk —10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk & 5K Fun Walk. Race time: 8am; Kids race: 7:45am. Start/Finish: Skunk Train Parking lot, foot of Laurel Street, Fort Bragg; 707-961-0211; http://soroptimistfortbraggca.org

•March 18: VFW Breakfast, 3rd Sunday each month, 8-11:30 a.m. Veterans Hall, Laurel & North Harrison, Fort Bragg.

•March 31-April 1: Learn skills to make your paddling easier and more fun with a weekend of kayaking instruction. $160-$200/person includes instruction and all equipment for the class and tour. Liquid Fusion Kayaking, 32399 Basin Street, Fort Bragg; 707-962-1623; http://www.liquidfusionkayak.com


APRIL

Don’t Miss: 6th Annual Noyo Food Forest Earth Day Festival

• April 1: Ives Quartet in concert. The San Francisco Examiner says,” Quite simply, the finest ensemble of this kind in the country.” 3 pm, Fort Bragg Presbyterian Church, 367 S. Sanderson. $25. 707-937-1018; http://fbcamusicseries.com

•April 1: Breakfast at the Fort Bragg Grange. Join us the First Sunday of the month for a breakfast of pancakes, ham, eggs and hash browns, coffee, tea or milk; OJ available. Adults $7.00; children $3.00. Grange is at 26500 Highway 1, (6 mi north of Fort Bragg) Inglenook 707-964-2902; http://www.fortbragggrange.org

•April 2: Staff Led Tours At Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Join us the first Monday of the month for an informative walk through the Gardens! Sometimes it’s Rhododendrons, sometimes birds, sometimes mushrooms, always fascinating and free w/ admission. Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, 18220 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. 707-964-4352; http://www.gardenbythesea.org •April 14: 2nd Annual Fort Bragg Grange Rummage Sale and Brunch n’ Lunch, 26500 N Highway 1. 916-266-1142; http://fortbragggrange@yahoo.com

•April 14 & 15: Symphony of the Redwoods: Musical Grand Tour Spring Concert, featuring “Hall of the Mountain King”, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite #1, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto #2 with featured guest pianist, Carolyn Steinbuck, Schumann’s Symphony #2. April 14 at 8 pm; April 15 at 2 pm. Cotton Auditorium, 500 N Harold St, Fort Bragg. $20 General, $18 Seniors (65+), youth free. 707-964-0898; http://www.SymphonyoftheRedwoods.org

•April 15: VFW Breakfast, 3rd Sunday each month, 8-11:30 a.m. Veterans Hall, Laurel & North Harrison, Fort Bragg.

•April 21: Noyo Food Forest 6th Annual Earth Day Festival. Live music and entertainment, a Culinary Showcase featuring local chefs, spring plant sale, hands-on workshops and inspiring speakers, kids’ activities, local food, pedal powered smoothies, and more! Free. Supports the Organic garden and Farm to School program at Fort Bragg High School. Noon-6 pm. Takes place at The Learning Garden, Fort Bragg High School. 707-964-0218; http://www.noyofoodforest.org