Oct 30, 2019
I would like to designate November as ‘Take a Nap Month’. It seems fitting as it starts with an ‘N’, it is getting colder outside, and the days are shorter. At least we can practice taking a nap by lying on the couch and closing our eyes. I have never been one for napping but I am going to give it a good try. November has a way with slowing us all down just a bit as we conserve energy for the holidays to come.
Speaking of lounging, a great place to do just that is Timber Cove Inn on Wednesday evenings with live music up close and personal in their beautiful lounge. Or you could energize yourself with a bit of dancing too. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are local’s night which offers you a generous 20% discount. The food is great and you are sure to see a few other locals hanging out chatting it up about local news. For this and more information of other events check them out at https://www.timbercoveresort.com/activities
Not one but two art openings will take place November 1 at Gualala Art Center. Both exhibits complement each other with beautiful animal photography and painting. We Are Animals: An Art Experience of Unhinging Wisdom & Surprising Beauty by Dan & Drew Beam and Susan Routledge showcases the rich animal life we are blessed to witness along the Mendonoma Coast, and through-out the world! This is an immersive experience engaging the senses through sight, sound, and in other unexpected ways accompanied with uniquely expressed stories, facts, poems, humor and surprising messages that enhance the experience of the visual artistry.
The animals in Stephanie Endsley’s show ‘Witness: Portraits of Endangered Species” are wonderful with shapes, colors and suggestion of movement in an incredibly real way, but more importantly these animals she is depicting are close to disappearing from the Earth. Stephanie’s portraits are the result of thousands of hours spent in the presence of her chosen subjects in order to gain an intimate understanding of each, much like a portrait painter of humans. Opening reception for both exhibits is Friday, November 1, 2019, 5 to 7 pm and last through Friday, November 22.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4 pm the Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series Presents ‘A Dynamic Violin and Piano Duo’ with award-winning Russian violinist Nikita Borisevich who known for the his ‘depth and sensitivity in his playing and utterly finessed technique’and Margarita Loukachkina’s concert style represents the very best traditions of the Russian Piano School. On Saturday, November 23, 2019 we have the Opening Reception for photographer Paul Brewer from 5 pm to 7 pm. Exhibit continues through January 5, 2020 at the Dolphin Gallery. And a real shout out to the Festival of Trees on Friday, November 29, 2019, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. This annual event is the kick off of the Holiday Season on the Mendonoma Coast. Admission is free. The annual tree lighting ceremony with caroling is Friday evening at 5 pm. Santa Claus visits throughout both days with artists and food artisans, handcrafted goods, homemade jams, mustards, olive oils, Kid’s Depot, and Uncle Sus’s Attic offer gift ideas. Ornate Christmas trees “It’s cozy, cheerful fun for the family that puts everyone in the holiday mood!” For more info visit them at http://gualalaarts.org/category/events
The Point Arena Lighthouse is also lit up with fun! The Full Beaver Moon Night Tour is Tuesday November 12 at 5:00 PM. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and coast from the lantern room at the top of the Tower, and experience what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper, climb the Tower at night, and learn about the unique history of this historic landmark, the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Champagne, sparkling juice and snacks will be served as part of the tour, and you get to take home an etched Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute as a souvenir of this unique experience! On Saturday, November 16 at 4 p.m. Jeanne Jackson will present “The Fascinating World of Fungi“ as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series. Jeanne will be joined by fungi foragers Hal Ferguson and Catherine Miller, showing a slideshow of edible and non-edible mushrooms that grow on the Mendonoma Coast. You will learn some of the basics of foraging, a fun activity for the entire family and perfect for beginners. For this and more information about the lighthouse visit https://www.pointarenalighthouse.com/visit/calendar-2/#top
The Oz Farm is hosting a Harvest Celebration November 2 from 2-4 with live music, farm tour, apple pressing, farm table with homegrown veges, homemade pies, kids activities, and local beer and wine tasting. The event is supporting Action Network which is an amazing local organization support the needs of our youth and families. Oz Farm is at 41601 Mountain View Road in Point Arena. For more info about Action Network or the Harvest Celebration visit them at https://www.actionnetwork.info/activities-programs-events
The Point Arena Theater is host to top rated first run movies, live showings, and films that are award winning but not in the main stream. Live on screen are showings of the Met Opera, National Theater, exhibits and art showings. They often host live music as well. Leonardo the Works is showing November 3rd, Madame Butterfly shows on the 9th, and November 16th is the showing of ‘Fleabag”, winner of 4 Emmy’s, and November 19th is ‘Amazing Grace’ documentary about the life of Aretha Franklin. All of these are “must watch films”. Please check their website often for listings at https://www.arenatheater.org.
Wow! A lot going on for a slow month! Our coast is full of life, community, and shared activity. And now, it’s time for a nap! Blessings to you and yours on Thanksgiving.
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