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“My Grandfather’s Fiddle, Stories for the Solstice” at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
—Posted Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 1:50 am—
The concert will take place under the newly-painted roof of the 1909 lighthouse, which still operates as an aid to navigation along our Mendocino Coast. This is a small, intimate venue, which makes the concert and music much more up close and personal. Surrounded by lighthouse lore and history, the music will play and the light above will turn like it has for more than a century.
3:30 pm – doors open / 4 pm – concert begins
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Parking: at the bottom of the hill near the lighthouse (no half-mile walk down the hill required!)
For information: 707-937-6123 / Giftshop@PointCabrillo.org
About Kevin Carr:
Fiddle tunes, bagpipe melodies, songs and stories from Ireland, Quebec, Galicia, Scandinavia and other green places.
Grandfather’s Fiddle was an elusive instrument, a legend in Kevin’s family, which he pursued for many years. The whole time he was also traveling and collecting music and lore from far flung places around the world, following his imagination and luck into just the right places at just the right times. It took him many years to realize he was never going to find his grandfather’s actual fiddle, but that he was, in fact, slowly discovering the kind of magic that would make his grandfather’s fiddle come alive again, and resonate in the imaginations of audiences far and wide.
For over thirty years dynamic fiddler-piper-storyteller Kevin Carr has honed his craft in smoky Irish pubs, remote cabins in Quebec, and in dance halls across America. He’s played banjo in Latvia, learned to play the bagpipes of a dozen countries and dug deep to find just the right stories to share.
Sundance Film Festival Pick to Screen in Fort Bragg
—Posted Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 3:46 pm—
Want great storytelling and a big dose of inspiration? This film is for you and a definite “must see” for anyone who happens to live on this planet.
Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Isabelle Allende narrate this definitive film on the history of the environmental movement. A Fierce Green Fire is a dynamic documentary that explores grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years, from conservation to climate change, with vivid stories of people fighting and succeeding against enormous odds.
A Fierce Green Fire was honored as an Official Selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, even though it was an early cut of the film. The Mendocino Film Festival is one of the first festivals to screen the final cut.
Tickets: Tickets are $10, and on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.com and at the door.
Show Time/Place: Saturday, November 10, at 11 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg.
Other Showings In The Area This Weekend: The film will also be shown in Mendocino and Point Arena this weekend. Visit MendocinoFilmFestival.org for all screening dates, times, venues, and to see the film’s trailer.
Local Licks Live XIX Announced for November 17
—Posted Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 11:38 pm—
Attending a Local Licks Concert, where some of Mendocino County’s top musicians are featured, is a must-see if you’re in town.
Sponsored by our local radio station, KOZT, known as The Coast, tickets are a modest $15 (in advance) for an amazing show. Here are the details:
Details: The Coast presents LOCAL LICKS LIVE XIX:, Saturday November 17 at 7:30p, our nineteenth benefit for Music in Our Schools.The premiere concert of the season with some of Mendocino County’s top musicians, all in acoustic performance. This year featuring – alphabetically – Blue Dudes (Nat Montoya, David Jonason, Doug Smith & Claudia Paige); Gwyneth & Monko, (Gwyneth Moreland & Michael Monko); Jamie & Hugh (Jamie Peters & Hugh Connolly); the Sourdough Loafers (Frannie Leopold, Chip Yerbic, Lee Rider & Peter Barg).
Cotton Audiitorium, corner of Harold & Fir, Fort Bragg. Doors open at 7PM, show at 7:30. Advance tickets $15 at Harvest Market in the Boatyard Center, Racines in Fort Bragg, Out Of This World in Mendocino and Dig Music in Ukiah. $20 at the door. To order online or for more information, go to kozt.com.
Crab, Wine and Beer Days Celebration Near the Atrium
—Posted Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 10:39 pm—
One of the benefits of staying at the Atrium is it’s location, just a couple of blocks to downtown Fort Bragg shopping and restaurants, as well as being walking distance to Glass Beach and MacKerricher State Park.
If you love good food – like crab — and the idea of doing a little wine and beer tasting without driving, then here’s the perfect event with plenty of time to plan ahead. Watch the video.
Pictured above: scenes from the 2011 events.
The Mendocino Coast Clinics announced today that its 4th Annual Crab, Wine and Beer Days will be held January 25 and 25 in Fort Bragg. Here are the details:
Friday, January 25
- Cioppino Dinner
- Three Seatings: 4:30, 6:00 & 8:00 PM
- Historic Pentecost Hall – 822 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg
- Adults $35, Youth 6-12 years $15, Under 6 – on us!
Dip fresh-baked Cafe Beaujolais’ bread into piping hot bowls of Cioppino served family style with salad, dessert & locally roasted Thanksgiving Coffee. Mendocino County wines & North Coast Brewing Company beer available in the no-host Crabby Bar. Silent Auction treasures at all three seatings!
Saturday, January 26
- Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting Competition
- Noon – 3:00 p.m.
- in the Big White Tent at the corner of Main & Spruce Streets, Fort Bragg
Spend Saturday afternoon tasting succulent crab cakes and sipping wines from America’s greenest wine region.
New this year ~ Mendocino’s own Microbreweries!
Introducing the Circle of Claws!
$125/person for early entry and not-so-crabby perks!
Listed as one of the Top 10 Seafood & Wine events by Coastal Living Magazine!
Participants compete for the Professional Judges’ Awards bestowed by renowned food, wine & travel writers, while vying for your vote for the Peoples’ Choice Awards!
Silent Auction! Raffle Prizes!
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—
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!
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!
Memorial Day Weekend … Lots of Small Town Fun
—Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 pm—
•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, email@example.com
•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; …
•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 … 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).H 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 …. 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.
Stay With Us And Paddle Into The Spectacular World Of Coast And River Kayaking
—Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 10:43 pm—
There’s so much we love about owning a B&B here on the Mendocino coast. One of them is being able to share the spectacular beauty and exciting activities that abound. We’re literally at the center of an amazing world of unforgettable memories — just waiting to be made!
Take, for instance, the exciting world of kayaking. Just minutes from our doors, nestled on the Noyo River, is Liquid Fusion Kayaking, a family friendly outfitter that introduces kayaking to beginners, and offers challenging outings to seasoned paddlers.
Here’s a look at some of the activities they’ve got planned through June. Pick an activity, stay with us, and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
•An Afternoon on the River: May 6 from 2-5pm. Celebrate Spring with an afternoon on the tranquil Noyo river. Liquid Fusion Kayaking is hosting a benefit to support early literacy. Kayak rentals are $10/person and the ladies of Delta Kappa Gamma will be having a bake sale. All proceeds go to Books for Babies and Kits for Kindergarteners.
•BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment: Saturday May 19. This assessment is a great way to determine which skills you have mastered and which you need to work on to be a well-rounded, competent member of a paddling group. Like many outfitters, Liquid Fusion wants paddlers to have this skill rating so they are prepared for intermediate level sea kayak trips.
•Tracks to Kayaks – Liquid Fusion’s first Tracks to Kayaks trips with the Skunk Train are May 21 and 22. They’re offering about 20 tracks to kayaks trips this summer. It is a one of a kind way to see the Noyo River Canyon.
•Brent Reitz will be teaching his Forward Stroke Clinic on June 2. His clinics include video analysis and 1:1 feedback. This instruction is highly recommended to any paddler looking to become more efficient on the water.
•Mendocino Waves n Caves Weekends — There are still a few spaces remaining on Liquid Fusion’s Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend Trips. These weekends are super high on the fun-meter and include camping and food.
•Sunday Paddles —Sunday Paddles are a great way to explore the waters of the Mendocino Coast. Each month, Liquid Fusion tours a different waterway or stretch of the coastline. First Sundays are Estuary Paddles, Second Sundays Coastal Exploration, and Third Sundays Rock Garden Exploration and Play. Sunday Paddles are $40/person ($60/person if you need to use one of Liquid Fusion’s kayaks).
Memorial Day Weekend – Make New Memories in Fort Bragg, California
—Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 3:40 am—
It’s not too soon to start making your Memorial Day weekend plans. Our suggestion: make the Atrium your home base for an exciting weekend that features kayaking, a quilt show, great food and music — even a sea glass festival!
This special weekend will be here before you know it, and rooms fill up fast. We’ve got the welcome mat out, and hope to see you!
Here are some Memorial Day weekend highlights:
•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. Contact: Susan Bivins, firstname.lastname@example.org
•May 25-28: Mendocino Waves and Caves Kayak Weekend. Experience camping and exploring along the Mendocino Coast. For novice through advanced paddlers. $395/person (early registration discounts available). Contact:707-962-1623; http://www.liquidfusionkayak.com
•May 26: Starry Night: Symphony of the Redwoods Annual Pops Fundraiser Concert, 7 pm, Eagles Hall. $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 at www.SymphonyoftheRedwoods.org; 707-964-0898.
•May 26: Chris Hillman-Herb Pederson Concert, Saturday, May 26, 8 pm, Cotton Auditorium. Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas) with long-time singer and instrumentalist Herb Pedersen. Advance tickets: https://winesong.ejoinme.org/?tabid=350899.
•May 26: Pre-Chris Hillman Concert Mexican Dinner at the Fort Bragg Senior Center (adjacent to the Cotton). 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. The highest concentration of sea glass in the world is in Fort Bragg. Marvel at what artists create with it. Information: 707-357-1585; http://www.glassbeachjewelry.com/festival.htm
Run With The Whales, Then Relax With Us During Fort Bragg’s 28th Annual Whale Run & Walk Saturday March 17
—Posted Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm—
There are lots of fun reasons to visit the City of Fort Bragg during the Whale Festival, March 17 & 18. If you’re a runner, or simply enjoy walking in a spectacular setting, sign up now for the 28th Annual Whale Run and Walk on March 17 — and make the Atrium Bed & Breakfast Inn your home base. We’ll power you up with a hearty complimentary breakfast before you take off, and at the end of the day you can relax with us at our evening social hour with refreshments and freshly baked cookies. When it’s time to turn in, you’ll sleep like a baby in one of our quiet, comfy rooms.
The run/walk takes place on Fort Bragg’s scenic Haul Road along the beautiful Mendocino Coast. Here are the basics:
5K Competitive Walk
5K Fun Walk
Kiddies Race (Ages 4-5: ¼-mile run & ages 6-10: ½-mile run)
When: Saturday, March 17
Where: Skunk Train parking lot, west end of Laurel Street, Fort Bragg
Start Times: Competitive Race Starts at 8:00 am. Kiddies Race starts at 7:40 am
Registration/More Information: To register on line, click here.
Whale and Tails Everywhere
—Posted Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 2:58 pm—
Yesterday we saw four pods of Gray Whales off our coast. The sea was calm with skies blue and visibility for 50 miles to the King Range Mountains and Lost Coast. Some days, you can see whale spouts everywhere.
Each year, an estimated 20,000 Gray Whale migrate past Fort Bragg from the Bering Sea to the warm lagoons of Mexico to give birth. The migration begins in December and tails off in April as the new mothers and their calves work their way slowly north, hugging the coastline to better protect the babies from killer whales.
When you come for a visit, we’ll help you arrange a whale watching cruise out of Noyo Harbor. Or tell you the best spots to view them from shore.