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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—
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On December 8 at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Kevin Carr will present a one-man concert, “My Grandfather’s Fiddle, Stories for the Solstice.”

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.

The details:

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.

Local Licks Live XIX Announced for November 17
—Posted Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 11:38 pm—
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Blue Dudes Band

Blue Dudes

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.

 

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!

Memorial Day Weekend … Lots of Small Town Fun
—Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 pm—
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It’s not too late to book a room at the Atrium for Memorial Day weekend, the official summer kick-off event. Take a look.

•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, sbivins4220@earthlink.net

•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—
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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!

Kayaking With Kids On The Noyo River

Kayaking With Kids On The Noyo River

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—
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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, sbivins4220@earthlink.net

•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.

Chris Hillman Concert at Fort Bragg, California's Cotton Auditorium•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.

Sea Glass from Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California•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—
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Fort Bragg Whale Run and Walk

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:

What:
10K Run
5K Run
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.

No Crowds, Great Shopping and Friendly Locals – Perfect Holiday Getaway
—Posted Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm—
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Holiday Lights at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

A vision just as sweet as sugar plums is a place where you can find holiday presents without the crowds, traffic and parking problems. Of course, the destination is Fort Bragg. And just two blocks from downtown is the Atrium Bed and Breakfast Inn. Not only do we have unique shops nearby with friendly locals, but at the end of the day, there are plenty of holiday events to light up your night. Shop Fort Bragg, from basics to boutiques.

Before shopping: tag along with a staff mycologist (mushroom expert) for a Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens mushroom walk. Or join the Audubon Society for some birding.

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:

“SUNDAYS” WEB SERIES PREMIER

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 http://sundaystheseries.com

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 www.TheSchedule.com (search keywords: Noyo River Run).

For more information call 707-961-4670.