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Local Food Culture of Mendocino County
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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate NCO's 50 Years of Community Action!

In honor of their 50 Year Anniversary, North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is hosting a family-friendly, class-reunion style picnic from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on August 25th, 2018. Past and present staff, board members, clients, local officials, and the broader community is encouraged to join NCO at Todd Grove Park for this free, summertime event.

A variety of local vendors will offer fresh food and children’s activities. DJ music will be provided as well as a commemorative NCO photo booth. Local officials will share their appreciation for NCO and the positive impact it’s made within our community. NCO’s History Walk will be a place of exploration to learn how NCO has impacted Lake, Mendocino, and neighboring counties over the past 50 years.

Find out more.

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

35th Annual Blackberry Festival

If you want a really good time with authentic small
town charm, you need to add the 35th Annual Blackberry Festival
in Covelo to your summer plans. Catch drips from your fresh blackberry
Sunday while you watch a blacksmith forge an iron creation.
Swim in the Eel River to cool down then return for an evening
square dance in the street. roundvalleyblackberryfestival.com

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Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ

I know we have listed this event before, but only because
it is appropriately awesome. The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ held
in Noyo Harbor raises money for salmon restoration. Add on as
much fresh corn, craft beer and ice cream as you can handle, and
it makes for quite the day. You’ll have time to sleep it off before a
walk on the new coastal trail, followed by Fireworks on the Fort
Bragg headlands come dark. www.salmonrestoration.com

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure Science Camp

Join the Sustainable You Summer Camp for 9-12 year olds at the Hopland Research and Extension Center! This week long camp (9am-3:30pm daily) focuses on water, land, air, food and energy. Kids learn more about our planet and its resources with fun, hands-on activities in the beautiful Shippey Hall and out on site in the cooler morning hours. Learn more.

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Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Mendocino Film Festival Opening Night Gala

We all like good movies but the real reason to join the Mendocino Film Festival is to get invited to their annual opening night gala. Food celebrities from around the county fill the Heritage House with tables of small bites as guests float from one scrumptuous offering to the next. It's not too late to join and be included in this year's celebration! MendocinoFilmFestival.org

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May
28
5:00 PM17:00

Saucy is now Cultivo—Celebrate with Us!

Fernando and Ashleigh Plazola purchased Saucy last year and have been implementing changes large and small to make this downtown Ukiah restaurant their own, transforming it from a chic, Italian restaurant into a welcoming farm-to-table eatery that embraces the best of Mendocino County. This Monday join them for their official unveiling of Cultivo, a name inspired by the act of cultivation and directly ties into our passion for farm-to-table cuisine.

Celebrate with $2 select pints, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a 15% off coupon for your next meal. Mingle starts at 5:00 pm and sign unveiling at 6:00 pm. Don't miss it!

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Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Our Spring Plant Sale is Saturday, April 21 through Monday, April 30, during the Gardens' normal operating hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Make your spring garden the most glorious yet! It is time to stock up on plants, gardening tools and books, and much more at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens' annual Spring Plant Sale—at the Nursery and The Garden Store at MCBG. Gardens' Members receive 20% off; non-members receive 10% off all plants and select store items. Don't miss the Used Book Sale on April 21 and 22! Members-Only Preview Night Friday, April 20 from 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy first choice of plants in the Nursery and a great selection of Store sale items, plus complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine. Not a member? Join today!

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Anderson Valley Community Farm Plant Sale

At the farm, 2 blocks from downtown Boonville on all of the Sundays in April, 10 AM-4 PM. The plant starts will be on tables at the front of the farm. Our selection will increase as the month goes on, as many plants are not yet sized for sale. Directions to the farm: From 128 in downtown Boonville turn on Lambert Lane at the Boonville Hotel, proceed 2 blocks until road END, dirt begins, take the “private” bridge immediately on the right. The farm is the second driveway on the right immediately across the bridge. 18500 Lambert Lane, Boonville, 95415. Contact Tim by phone to purchase plant starts at another time: (831) 332-5131.

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Taste of Mendocino Fort Mason Center

Locals may not need to travel 100 miles to the bay area to enjoy our fabulous wines but this is a great chance for our out-of-the-area friends to sample what many of us take for granted. Top-notch wines are poured and tasted, small batch ciders are sipped and delectable snacks are served up. Word of Mouth magazine will be there to showcase all that our county has to offer, luring visitors up north. When at Fort Mason peek into the Interval Café (two doors down from Taste of Mendocino) which serves up time-span introspection with its coffee. Home of The Long Now Foundation, whose mission is to foster long-term thinking and responsibility for the next 10,000 years. The café is filled with books, beakers, a spiral staircase and mechanical wonders including a clock engineered to last 10,000 years.

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Hike the Oak Woodlands at Ridgewood Ranch with the Mendocino Land Trust

Ridgewood Ranch may be known as the retirement home of Seabiscuit the legendary racehorse or as the farmer capital of Mendocino County since Ecology Action, Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture, Tequio Farms, and the New Agrarian Collective all call Ridgewood Ranch home. The Mendocino Land Trust invites you to see another side of this stunning property on foot. You'll hike through oak woodlands and a fire scarred landscape to a viewpoint overlooking Walker Valley. This area burned during the Redwood Fire last fall and is preserved by a conservation easement with the Mendocino Land Trust. During the hike you will learn about future fire restoration plans. This will be a 5 mile hike, with 700 feet of elevation gain. RSVP required – (707) 962-0470 or admin@mendocinolandtrust.org – They will give you detailed parking directions when you secure your spot. Bring a lunch to eat when you stop at the overlook. FREE

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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sulphur Fire Benefit Concert

LAKE COUNTY: Soper Reese Theatre, Lakeport
$15-$25
Benefit for NCO Sulphur Fire Fund. Dancing blues by The Guitarsonists: Chris Cain, Mighty Mike Schermer, Daniel Castro, Steve Evans, Mick Mesteck. Silent auction. Wine & beer, snacks sold by Soper Reese.
On Facebook: Lake County Fire Recovery Benefits

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Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Cioppino Dinner

Pentecost Hall in Fort Bragg

The giant cioppino pot brims with seafood, shellfish and Dungeness crab! It’s served family style with Café Beaujolais bread, salad, dessert, Thanksgiving Coffee, bibs and plenty of napkins. A benefit for Mendocino Coast Clinic. (707) 961-3463 or events@mccinc.org.

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Biodynamic Principles and Practices

SONOMA COUNTY: The Shed, Healdsburg
$15
This workshop is suitable for beginners, Biodynamic practitioners, and anyone interested in the study and practice of Biodynamic agriculture. Thea Carlson will cover the deep principles and innovative practices of biodynamic agriculture that can enhance the health and vitality of soil and food. healdsburgshed.com

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