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Lake County Fairgrounds Hosts Inaugural Holiday Bazaar: A Festive Shopping Extravaganza Featuring Local Artisans and Seasonal Delights

Local artisans of Lake County will be presenting their wares just in time for all your holiday shopping at the Lake County Fairgrounds’ first annual Holiday Bazaar. The Bazaar is being held on December 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 to 4:00 in Lewis Hall at the Fairgrounds, 401 Martin Street in Lakeport.

North Coast Opportunities Achieves Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite Status in Lake and Mendocino County: Fostering Well-being for Staff in Collaboration with Prestigious Health Initiative

Blue Zones Project is proud to announce that North Coast Opportunities has completed the process of becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite in Lake and Mendocino County. North Coast Opportunities (NCO) is a private non-profit community action agency focused on serving both Lake and Mendocino Counties, although they work in several other Nor-Cal counties as well.

Empowering Creativity and Community: Lakeport Library’s Fabric Club Launches Monthly Mending Workshops

The Lake County Library provides access to free online and in-person workshops to enrich the lives of the public. Starting in December, Lakeport Library’s Fabric Club will present four “mending” workshops on the first Saturday of the month. The workshops will cover subjects from hemming to buttons and holes. The public is invited to attend the first workshop on Saturday, December 2 at the Lakeport Library from 10 a.m. – noon.

Lake County Library Bookmobile Arrives in Lakeport

The Lake County Library Bookmobile has arrived! Brandon Mach, Library Assistant and Bookmobile driver, is excited by the possibilities the Bookmobile’s arrival brings: “The Library’s valuable offerings go well beyond books. I’m thrilled that we can now extend resources and services to even more Lake County residents!” shared Mach.

MCHC Encourages Locals to Apply for CSU Chico Healthcare Scholarship

California State University, Chico, is offering two scholarships to help people interested in attaining a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and eventually practicing clinical social work in the medically underserved counties of Northern California, including Lake and Mendocino Counties. The MSW’s three-year “distributed” learning track allows students to take online evening classes with only two in-person weekend classes per semester.

Mendocino College Foundation Raising Funds for Giving Tuesday

You’ve no doubt heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What about Giving Tuesday? After the initial consumer spending rush of the holiday season is over, many people are moved to pause their deal-hunting to do some good. And that’s where Giving Tuesday comes in, a global generosity movement to inspire people to donate to the charities they believe in. And while there are many opportunities to donate to large, international organizations on Giving Tuesday, the local nonprofits in your own community would also welcome your support.

The Taylor Observatory and LCOE Present: “Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds”

The Taylor Observatory and the Lake County Office of Education present “Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds,” an immersive planetarium show exploring how our curiosity has driven us to look outwards since the dawn of humanity. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the universe. What we are finding has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists. Most stars have planets – it turns out they are more common than we thought. A huge diversity of different worlds are out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Announcing Mendocino College’s Holiday Sale

The festive season is fast approaching, and Mendocino College is proud to announce its much-anticipated Ceramic Holiday Sale, set to take place on Friday, December 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Join us for a day of holiday cheer, exquisite ceramic wares, and community collaboration!

Celebrating Commitment to Resilience: Lake County OES Announces 2023 Award Recipients in Emergency Management

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) extends its gratitude to partners who embody our mission, which is dedicated to strengthening Lake County’s ability to withstand disasters. While OES serves as the lead emergency management agency for the County, achieving our mission would be unattainable without the proactive collaboration of both the public and private sectors, as well as the collective efforts of individuals and County employees.

LCWCC’s Heartfelt Support: A Recap of November’s Generosity and Insights into Veterans’ Benefits

The Lake County Women’s Civic Club (LCWCC) enjoyed a delicious turkey luncheon at Riviera Hills Restaurant in November. In addition to the great food, the ladies welcomed Ginny Craven, representing Tango Mike—an organization that collects donations for Lake County service members deployed overseas and mails care packages to them monthly. The club was delighted to make a $2,000 donation to support this worthwhile program. Ms. Craven mentioned that the group could especially use donations of packaged protein items, deodorant, and cash to help defer the expensive shipping charges incurred each month.

Kelseyville Girl Scout Troop 10145 Honors Veterans with Successful Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

On November 11, 2023, this Veterans Day weekend, Kelseyville Girl Scout Troop 10145 demonstrated their commitment to honoring and remembering Veterans with a series of impactful events. On Friday, the troop organized a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for Wreaths Across America, a nationwide initiative to honor fallen Veterans. The event took place at the Saw Shop Public House, generously donated by the establishment along with food and staff support.

Kelseyville Rotary Making a Difference

October was a busy month for the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise, including hearing many interesting and informative speakers. Dan Balfe from the Santa Rosa Rotary Club shared information on his Club’s international project, Hands to Honduras Water Project. Mireya Turner, Director of the Lake County Community Development, gave an update on the Community Development Department in the County. Finally, Marie Schrader from the Lake County Theater Company joined our Friday morning meeting to talk about the Theater Company and their current production, “9 to 5 the Musical.”  

Pomo Design Workshop with Eric Wilder at MAC

Middletown Art Center (MAC) is hosting a Design Workshop with Pomo Culture Bearer and Artist, Eric Wilder, this Saturday, Nov 11th, from 1-5 pm. This free workshop is part of the Water Basket project’s education series and is designed to support Native people in bringing expressions of their innate cultural heritage into public space and non-Native people in learning more about Pomo cultural heritage. Water Basket honors the first people, their culture, and the rich legacy of Pomo basketry that is unique to this region and renowned worldwide.

Register to Join One of Multiple 4-H Clubs in Lake County

All 4-H programs offer projects that fall under four focus areas: STEM, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement, and Leadership. 4-H has over 100 projects for the youth members to find their spark! Archery, Robotics, Ham Radio, Astronomy, and Animal projects. What sparks your interest?Lake County 4-H hosts clubs around our lake communities. Locate them in this link.

ARCH Offers Scholarships for Healthcare Training Programs

To address a shortage of local healthcare workers, the Alliance for Rural Community Health (ARCH) is offering $2,000 scholarships to qualified applicants who enroll in medical assistant or dental assistant training programs through the Mendocino County Office of Education and agree to complete their externship at an ARCH-member health center in their community (Boonville, Fort Bragg, Gualala, Lakeport, Laytonville, Point Arena, Ukiah, or Willits).

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