Summer Activities for the Family

Summer Activities: The King Screens at Mendocino Music Festival Tuesday, July 10 What’s not to love? A collaboration among three of our best -loved organizations, MAPA (Mendocino Area Parks and Recreation) is co-sponsoring a showing  of “The King” with the Mendocino Film Festival at the Mendocino Music Festival tent! Forty years after the death of […]
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Summer Activities: The King Screens at Mendocino Music Festival Tuesday, July 10

Summer Activities: The KingWhat’s not to love? A collaboration among three of our best -loved organizations, MAPA (Mendocino Area Parks and Recreation) is co-sponsoring a showing  of “The King” with the Mendocino Film Festival at the Mendocino Music Festival tent! Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, director Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American dream and a penetrating look at how we got here from there. A diverse cast of Americans join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Roseanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawk, Immortal Technique, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather. This film was an Official Selection of both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals for 2018. Film screens on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:30pm at the Mendocino Music Festival Tent Concert Hall at 45035 Main St. in Mendocino. Tickets are $12 online or cash only at the door.

Summer Activities for Kids: Noyo Center for Marine Science

Summer Activities: Noyo CompMendocino Coast Discovery Camp July 16-20. This camp is for kids age 11-14. Kids are invited to discover the wonders of our beautiful coastal region.  Camp includes four fun-filled days and an overnight on the last night— this unforgettable experience will be simply filled with marine adventures galore. From marine mammals, to beach clean ups, to river adventures, to helping with dockside urchin sampling in Noyo Harbor, campers will get a truly unique look at the Mendocino coast. Discovery camp is limited to 12 campers and includes long walks and hikes. Bone Builders Day Camp July 23-27. This camp is for kids and young adults ages 14-22. Participants help assemble a harbor seal skeleton for display at the Noyo Center, and experience some of the 3D technologies used to support the specimen collection. Get all the details for both workshops here.

Summer Activities: Locals’ Favorite Caspar Community Center

If you’d like to get a real feel for the area, and mingle with locals, try Caspar Pub Night on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Chef Wayne Brownand the Caspar Kitchen have planned a menu with lots of vegan and gluten-free options, including Ramen Soup with Gluten-Free Noodles and Tofu,  General Tsao’s Chicken with White Rice, Sweet and Sour Pork with White Rice, Vegan Egg Rolls or Spring Rolls, Vegetarian Fried Rice with Eggs, an Almond Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, or a Chocolate Frozen Banana on a Stick. Prices from $5.00-$15.00. Beer and wine are also for sale, and there’s an open mic, too, so come early if you want to reserve a spot, or just relax and enjoy some homespun local talent as an audience member.  On Sunday, July 15, at 3:00 pm “Done into Dance” will illustrate the legacy of Isadora Duncan—a rare opportunity to witness the vitality and force that made Duncan world famous, featuring solo dancer Lois Flood and Guest Dancer Mana Young. Another monthly event at Caspar Community Center is the bustling 4th Sunday Breakfast, 9:00am – 11:00 on July 22. Guest chefs come up with an interesting and varied menu of absolutely yummy food. that changes each month. All activities are family friendly. Check out the Caspar Community Calendar for upcoming events, or find them on Facebook!

Summer Activities: Gloriana Musical Theatre

Summer Activities: Gloriana Musical TheatreSee the Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home July 26 – August 12 . It’s an enthralling and complex coming of age story from the pages of Alison Bechdel’s tragicomic memoir, woven together with Jeanine Tesori’s beautiful score, lyrics by Lisa Kron, stage and vocal direction by Jenni Windsor, and musical direction by Jack Leung, Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When memories of her 1970s childhood in a funeral home merge with her burgeoning college love life, they help Alison discover she had more in common with her father than she ever knew. The show will be performed at Eagles Hall at 7:30 p.m on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Sunday matinees start at 3:00 p.m. Details and tickets to the show here.

All of these and other activities happening on the Mendocino Coast this summer. Stay tuned to our blog, and visit our Facebook page for other fun things to do!

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