Archive for September, 2012

The WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP ABALONE COOK-OFF & Festival
—Posted Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 12:24 am—
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

South Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA (Map)

MAPA Abalone Cook-Off tickets available now

Information about the cook-off competition: One ticket allows the purchaser to serve as a cook-off competition judge with up to 10 tastes of the competing cooks’ recipes and to vote for the tastiest dish. Abalone is rich and 10 are sufficient. ‘Up to 10′ means that MAPA cannot guarantee 10 tastes because of ocean conditions that might affect the divers finding abalone or for personal emergencies. The abalone prepared in the cook-off is wild-caught, not farm-raised, making this a unique experience. The cook-off provides an opportunity to taste a variety of delicious recipes.

Each ticket will be assigned to one of three cook color-groups that will have up to 10 cook booths. By dividing the cooks into three groups, the cooks only have to provide 200 tastings instead of 600 (the maximum # of tickets sold).

 

Fort Bragg Community Focuses On Your Health Saturday October 6 — Find Out How Much Fun Wellness Can Be!
—Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 1:42 am—
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OK, we all know a great getaway is good for body and soul, especially when it’s to the healthy sea air and breathtaking beauty of the Mendocino Coast. Throw in a farmer’s market, Zumba dance jam, healthy bites offered by local establishments, health screening tests and more — and you’re really in a wellness groove!

Our fresh sea air and breathtaking views — so good for you!

Did we mention there’s also a fantastic run/walk (5k run/walk, 5k competitive walk, and a10k run)? It’s the 3rd Annual Noyo Run/Walk, and it takes you through a little bit of heaven, across the beautiful Noyo River through towering Redwoods.

It’s all happening at Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s annual Health And Wellness Festival, Saturday October 6th. The festival, held on the hospital campus, 700 River Drive, Fort Bragg, is from 11 am to 3 pm. Run/Walk participants meet in front of the hospital, for a 9 am start time.

How much fun can wellness be? Come stay with us and find out!

Make It A Winesong Weekend At The Atrium
—Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 11:41 pm—
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If you love gourmet cuisine, excellent wines, live music, beautiful gardens, and the thrill of a spirited auction, then Fort Bragg is the place to be this weekend. Book your reservations now and make the Atrium your home base for Winesong, the annual charity event benefiting Mendocino Coast District Hospital, takes place Saturday, September 8.

Set in the spectacular Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, the event this year features Celebrity Chef Bradley Ogden, who will prepare lunch for VIP ticket holders. As part of the Winesong auction, Chef Ogden has also donated a chance for 10 lucky individuals to help him prepare and enjoy one of his signature meals.

Following the wine and gourmet food tasting, the festivities continue with Winesong’s live and silent auctions. Bay Area celebrity Narsai David will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the auction. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.winesong.org.

Plan To Be Here For First Friday

You’ll want to plan on arriving September 7 to take in Fort Bragg’s First Friday activities. On the first Friday of every month local galleries and shops extend their hours into the evening, and a number of them offer complimentary beverages and nibbles. This is a great opportunity to experience the excitement of our local art community, and discover unique finds in the quaint shops of downtown Fort Bragg.

Don't Miss First Friday At Fort Bragg Galleries And Shops

We’re In The Heart Of It All

It’s an easy walk from the Atrium to First Friday shops and galleries, and a short drive to Winesong at the Botanical Gardens. Did we mention our breathtaking coastline, spectacular sunsets, redwoods and rivers? When you stay with us, you’re in the middle of it all! We hope to see you this weekend.