The approval of the two new AVAs is one of many recent achievements for the Lake County region. This high-elevation, mountainous region of the prestigious North Coast AVA is gaining traction as the market looks for high-end, California wines at an accessible price point. With its volcanic terroir, the region is being recognized for its capacity to produce quality winegrapes that result in wines that are complex and distinct. The wines offer great aromatic and flavor intensity alongside noticeable aging potential. The region has become a go-to source for high-end Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
On a clear, brisk morning in November, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeport decorated the blue spruce tree located in Museum Park in downtown Lakeport. This is the twelfth year the Kiwanis Club has prepared this tree for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Once again, Museum Park was bustling with people to enjoy the lighting ceremony.
The Lakeport Christmas Tree will be the centerpiece for Christmas Caroling on the evening of Friday, December 22nd. The public is invited to attend this special Christmas event.
Lake County Behavioral Health Services, as Lead Agency for the Lake County Continuum of Care, is very pleased to announce Redwood Community Services (RCS) is now operating and supporting the emergency shelter in Lakeport (as of today, December 1)!
Supporting the local food service and restaurant industry is the goal of an upcoming
series of events presented by the Lake County Economic Development Corporation (Lake EDC), and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC).
Participants in the program have overcome untold hardship – poverty, homelessness, abuse or worse. Most are working moms who exist on limited incomes yet somehow make time to continue their schooling. They are all enrolled in an academic or vocational curriculum and grants from the Live Your Dream program are helping them turn their goals and dreams into realities.
The great jazz trio of Robert Kennedy on the Hammond organ, Nancy Wright on sax and Scott Foster on guitar kick off the 17th season of informal Concerts with Conversation in the Meeting House next to the Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake on Sunday afternoon, December 10 starting at 3 PM.
Middletown Art Center (MAC) is excited to announce Posadas Celebrations during the festivities at Christmas in Middletown on Dec 9th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate!
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.
Get ready for a magical winter experience as the Rotary Club of Lakeport proudly presents the Lakeport Blizzard, a festive event set to transform Library Park’s Gazebo into a winter wonderland on Thursday, December 14, and Thursday, December 21, at 6:00 pm, weather permitting.
The Lower Lake Community Action Group presents its Annual Holiday Event on Sunday, December 3rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring the kids for a day of family fun to the Lower Lake Hometown HoliDaze Street Fair. Main Street of Lower Lake will be transformed!
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.
Lake County is pleased to recognize Muscle Matrix Gym, owned by Nate and Lara Keyser, as a Blue Zones Project – Lake County-approved organization. Muscle Matrix gym in Hidden Valley Lake celebrated this prestigious designation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 28.
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.
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.
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.
The Middletown Area Merchants Association warmly invites the community to the 35th annual Christmas in Middletown event! The festivities will be held on Saturday, December 9th, from 4 to 8 pm.
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 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.
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!
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.
In the spirit of community and holiday joy, the Rotary Club of Lakeport braved the elements to deck the halls of the iconic Library Park Gazebo this past Saturday morning. Undeterred by the rain, Rotary Club members and volunteers came together to create a festive atmosphere for the entire community.
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.
The Lake County Symphony will present its annual Fall Concert at 2 p.m., November 19, at Lakeport’s Soper Reese Theatre. Musical Director/Conductor John Parkinson leads the orchestra in colorful selections by some of the greatest composers in Western history.
The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to host Dr. Gary Ivey with the International Crane Foundation for its Thursday, Nov. 16 Zoom program meeting starting at 7 p.m. To register for the program, go to Redbud’s website, www.redbudaudubon.org and click on the registration link there.
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.