Archive for October, 2011

Locally Produced Dramatic Web Series “Sundays” Premiers Nov. 6 — You’re Invited To Join The Cast And Crew At The Red Carpet Screening
—Posted Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm—
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Some of the characters you’ll meet in the new web series “Sundays” may seem familiar, and the setting surely will. That’s because this new dramatic series for the Internet was produced and filmed locally in Fort Bragg and vicinity by Fog Line Films Writer and Director Forrest Naylor.

“Sundays” is a series of ten-minute webisodes with a new installment airing each week on the Internet and on local access television. According to Naylor, it’s a continuing story about “a hodgepodge of characters with intertwining lives in a small coastal town.”

A number of cast members have impressive theater, TV and motion picture experience, and some are local residents.

You’re invited to meet the cast and crew at a premier, red carpet screening. Here are the details:


Sunday, November 6th

10:30am – 1:30pm

Coast Cinemas, 135 S. Franklin, Fort Bragg

Tickets are available at Coast Cinema: $10 per person. Space is limited to just over 100, so early purchase is recommended.

To learn more about “Sundays”, visit

Noyo River Run Takes Place Saturday, October 29
—Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 3:15 am—
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The 2nd Annual Noyo River Run, sponsored by Mendocino Coast District Hospital, takes place Saturday, October 29.  Participants meet in front of the hospital, 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, for a 9 am start time.

There are three options: a 5k run/walk, 5k competitive walk, and a10k run — all through scenic courses that take participants across the beautiful Noyo River through towering Redwoods.

Early registration is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 19 and younger. For those who register October 23-29, the cost is $30, (still $15 for ages 19 and under). Registration includes a t-shirt while supplies last.

Registration forms are available at the following: Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, The Outdoor Store, Company Store and Mendocino Coast Hospital lobby. Also online at www. MCDH.ORG/NoyoRun, and (search keywords: Noyo River Run).

For more information call 707-961-4670.

Mendocino Coast Hospital Hosts 5th Annual Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, October 15
—Posted Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 3:25 am—
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Dr. Don, the MCDH Telemedicine Robot, will be on display

This special section of the California coast is often called “The Healing Coast” because of its vibrant community of complimentary health practitioners, organic food providers, a raw food cooking school, and our Mendocino Coast District Hospital. What better way to showcase this well deserved designation than to present a community-wide health and wellness fair?

Out of town visitors are welcome!

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Mendocino Coast District Hospital holds its 5th Annual Health & Wellness Fair from 11 am to 2 pm on the hospital campus.

The Fair will feature booths, information and health screenings from hospital departments as well as booths and health information presented by local complementary healthcare practitioners, health clubs and wellness related businesses.

Flu Shots will be available for a nominal fee.  The hospital is located at 700 River Drive in Fort Bragg.

Local businesses will present healthy foods throughout the Fair, and a variety of children’s activities will be provided, including a bounce house, horse-drawn wagon rides, fire truck and ambulance tours, and face painting.

Mendocino County Celebrates American Craft Week Continues
—Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 2:27 pm—
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Get a jump on the holidays by shopping for one-of-a-kind handmade crafts during American Craft Week, October 7-16. Galleries, studios and businesses in Fort Bragg and throughout Mendocino County will open their doors with special shows, events and demonstrations featuring a vast array of beautiful, locally produced handmade crafts. Click here for your American Craft Week Passport with a list of all the activities and programs.

Abalone Cook-Off & Festival Friday October 8, 10 am-4 pm At Noyo Harbor
—Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 2:15 pm—
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The Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) is holding its annual Abalone Cook-Off & Festival taking on Saturday, October 8th, 10 am-4 pm at the South Noyo Harbor, in Fort Bragg.

Last year’s Grand Prize winning dishes included Lemon Stir Fry Abalone over Bacon Fried Rice, Thai Style Abalone Cakes, and Mountain Classic Abalone Salad.

Tasting/judging tickets are sold out, but there’s lots more to do. The Festival is free and features live music, a craft fair, raffle and silent auction. A delightful array of food (clam chowder, shrimp cocktails, polish dogs, and variety of desserts), as well as wine and beer, are available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit MAPA, a non-profit organization that funds natural and cultural history programs in our local state parks. Because of recent state budget related threats to a number of local state parks, MAPA has expanded its focus to address ways to keep these parks open. The Abalone Cook-Off & Festival is MAPA’s biggest and most important fundraiser.

For more information: Visit or call 707-937-4700.