It’s not too late too book a room on the cool coast for Memorial Day weekend, the official summer kick-off event. Take a look.
•May 25-27: Fort Bragg Quilt Show, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm, Town Hall and Masonic Hall. Admission $7, children under 11 free. Preview party Fri. May 25, $12 (includes admission for entire weekend show). Fabulous quilts, quilting demos, quilts for sale. Presented by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg. Contact information: Susan Bivins, firstname.lastname@example.org
•May 25-28: Mendocino Waves and Caves Kayak Weekend. Experience camping and exploring the Mendocino Coast, enjoying areas only accessible by kayak. Dart into sea caves, glide down waves, and experience the incredible beauty of the wild Mendocino Coast. Three nights of camping and meals provided. Novice through Advanced paddlers will enjoy this trip.
Cost: $395/person (early registration discounts available). Contact Liquid Fusion Kayaking, 707-962-1623; http://www.liquidfusionkayak.com
•May 26: Starry Night: Symphony of the Redwoods Annual Pops Fundraiser Concert, Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7. $40 for concert and buffet, $20 concert only. A Starry Night of great music, singing and surprises, fantastic food and silent auction items, no host bar, and the Visual Violins drawing. Tickets available at www.SymphonyoftheRedwoods.org; 707-964-0898. Eagles Hall is located at 450 South Franklin Street.
•May 26: Chris Hillman Concert, Saturday, May 26th, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30) Cotton Auditorium, 500 N. Harold St, Fort Bragg. Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). An unforgettable evening featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas) with long-time singer and instrumentalist Herb Pedersen. Purchase advance tickets at https://winesong.ejoinme.org/?tabid=350899. Proceeds benefit the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation.
•May 26: Pre-Chris Hillman Concert Dinner. The Fort Bragg Senior Center (adjacent to the Cotton) is hosting a fantastic Mexican dinner (proceeds benefit the Senior Center) prior to the show so come early! For information call 707-964-0443.
•May 26-27: Fourth Annual Fort Bragg Sea Glass Festival, 10 am – 6pm, Sea Glass Museum, 1701 N. Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. Local and out-of-town Sea Glass artists display their sea glass art. Fort Bragg has the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Come see what wonderful things artists create with it. Information: 707-357-1585; http://www.glassbeachjewelry.com/festival.htm