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Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce

Chamber member attendees at Ford House Mixer
September 2, 2014


From the Chamber

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P.S. Don't forget to list your happenings on the Calendar in the website. Remember you can also download pictures now!




We are very pleased that you are starting to use the Member2Member Offers page on our website, http://mendocinocoast.com/viewPage.php?ID=Member2Member.  As an incentive for you to add your own discount for members, we are going to have a drawing at the end of the month. One lucky winner will get a three month upgrade to a Premium membership listing on our website.  Every member we see on the Member2Member Offers page by end of month will go into the drawing.


Welcome to our newest member California Recreational Alliance. Find out all about this non profit on their website http://www.carecreationalliance.org. Also welcome  Cafe Jaavy. Stop by for an authentic Mexican breakfast or an American Breakfast and say hello to Margurita. Cafe Jaavy is located at 130 South Main FB.



A note to our members with rack cards Please keep us stocked up with these as it helps to hand out a visual aid when we are recommending you as a place to stay, shop, eat or visit.



In order to increase exposure to our members we have broadened the distribution of the Chamber Member Bulletin to include non-members.  The placement of information in the bulletin will continue to be reserved for members only as will the Monthly Chamber Newsletter "The Current".  We have refreshed the distribution of The Current to the primary email listed on a members account.  If you are a member with additional emails for staff or yourself and wish to continue receiving the Newsletter to those addresses please contact chamber4@mcn.org.


We invite you to share your news and updates by submitting your plain text documents (unformatted without tables.) Please no flyers. Please send to Chamber News by Tuesday at noon  to chambernews@mcn.org. We look forward to hearing from you!  With our new format, you are invited to send a thumbnail photo (jpeg only) of your event or business.  Pictures will be selected at random.


*When adding an event to the Chamber's website calendar (mendocinocoast.com) don't forget to email your event to the chamber member bulletin as well. Simply send to chambernews@mcn.org and Rosalie will add it to the chamber member bulletin on Tuesdays. (50 words or less please, by noon, Tuesday.)


Community Events, Workshops, and Nonprofits

The Cliff House Restaurant of Fort Bragg hosts a Dine Out dinner benefit with 50% of the evening's proceeds benefiting the Mendocino Art Center, September 4, beginning at 4pm. Their extensive menu provides entrees sure to please everybody and a wine list to compliment any meal. Nightly specials, early bird dinners and delicious desserts are available, too. 1011 South Main St., Fort Bragg. Reservations: 707-961-0255. http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org



West Company Workshop: Telling your business story

Learn to tell your business story during a 2-hour workshop where you'll learn to capture the listener's attention, draw them in and engage their imagination.  You'll learn why storytelling is a powerful tool for presenting the truths of your product, service, or brand. Thursday, September 4, from 5-7pm. Price: $25

Scholarships available!


West Company Workshop Series: Building a Better Business

The Building a Better Business Seriesis designed to give new business owners the basic knowledge necessary to make their ideas successful. The workshops can be taken as a series, or individually to brush up on specific skills. Thursdays, September 18 through October 23rd.

from 4pm to 7pm.

Scholarships available!

Contact West Company for any questions!

(707) 964-7571

Three Rivers Charter school still has openings in the 1st and 2nd grade classes. If you would like to enroll your first or second grader please call 964.1128.  Three Rivers Charter School is a public (tuition-free) school with small class sizes and excellent teachers.


Werner Bietz of the Mendocino Christian Camp is looking for a "no longer needed" vented hood  for a donated commercial stove. If you know of one or have one you no longer need please contact Werner at 357-2141



Safe Passage Family Resource Center, 208 Dana Street, has two new parenting classes coming up in September, both using the Positive Parenting Program. Stepping Stones Triple P is for parents with special needs children and will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10 - 12 for 8 weeks starting September 23. Recovery Support Triple P will help parents in recovery from drug and/or alcohol abuse. This 10 week class starts on September 12, will be held on Friday nights from 4:30 - 7:30, and will include a family meal.

Both classes include child supervision, and both will be taught by the very talented and compassionate Terri Davis Herbstritt. Call 964-3077 for more information and to register for these free classes.


Arts  and Music





Enhance Your Blues Guitar Technique, 11 am-12:30 pm

How to Jam the Blues, 1:30-3 pm.


How to Jam the Blues is open to all levels and all acoustic instruments including guitar, harmonica, ukulele, flute, piano, drums, etc.  Bernie will offer pointers on when to play what and how to play with the group. Followed by a jam session from 3-4 pm.


"Pearl's the real deal and then some ... the ace guitarist turns in a set of performances riveting the listener with their technical finesse, jaw-dropping chops, and ungodly authenticity ... I guarantee there won't be many times in your life you'll hear blues like this."     Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Fame.com


Workshops are $25 each and pre-registration is requested.  Concert/$15 suggested donation, no charge when you pre register for the two Saturday workshops. CCM is located at 998 School Street, corner of Pine in Mendocino. For further information call the Community Center at 707 937-4133.


Acoustic Blues Guitar Concert & Workshops with Bernie Pearl

Enjoy an evening of back-porch Delta blues and old time Mississippi tunes with guitarist Bernie Pearl, performing with bassist Mike Barry at Community Center of Mendocino, Friday, September 5th at 7 pm. The concert will be followed on Saturday September 6th with two workshops:



Partners Gallery: "Amazonas"- Inkjet and Encaustic Collage by Karen Fenley; Reception Friday Sep 5, 5-8pm; Through Sept 29. 335 N. Franklin St, Fort Bragg; 707 962-0233; www.partnersgallery.com


Based on a trip in the Amazon Basin rainforest, Fenley recorded on film images that she printed as negative and positive on mulberry paper, drew and painted on and sealed with encaustic.



Jazz at the Sequoia Room

Friday, September 5 North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents two extraordinary guitarists, Finger-Style Master Alex de Grassi and Jazz Virtuoso Mimi Fox in an evening of solos, duos and improvisation. The two musicians are up for anything and everything in a set covering original compositions, unlikely arrangements of folk and pop melodies and jazz standards. It promises to be an exceptional evening of music when these two world-class guitarists perform together.


This Dinner Jazz performance is in North Coast Brewing Company's Sequoia Room at the Brewery Taproom at 444 N Main Street, corner of Main & Pine, in Fort Bragg. Dinner seatings begin at 5:00 for the 6:00 pm show and 7:30 for the 8:00 pm show. Reservations are highly recommended. 707 964-1286 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 707 964-3400 after 4:00 pm - For more information, go to North Coast's Jazz Calendar at



Saturday, September 6 from 6 to 9 pm: North Coast Brewing's Dinner Jazz at the Sequoia Room presents Richard Cooper on piano and Francis Vanek on tenor sax in a relaxing evening of jazz standards and originals.


9/5 FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC at the Grey Whale Bar - Sing along to Bob Dylan & the Beatles with local hero Jimmy Yang. Show starts at 8 PM so there's plenty of time to grab dinner beforehand. We look forward to seeing you!



Mendocino Stories and Music Series Presents:


A Singer Songwriter Showcase with Steven Bates and Sheila Fetzer

Friday September 12th, acoustic concert with original tunes

Doors open at 6PM, show 7:30PM.  Full bar and Bistro Menu

$20 Reserved seat at a table, General Admission$15 at the door.


FREE Event - Saturday, September 13th

Film screening of "The Byrd Who Flew Alone"

A documentary about Gene Clark

Some was filmed in Mendocino, with interviews of Mendocino residents

Doors open at 2:30, Film screening at 3PM


On Saturday evening, the 13th, StellarBaby dance band will open with an acoustic set, then go full-tilt boogie, playing music that points to Gene Clark's influence on folk rock.

Doors open at 6PM, show at 7:30PM. Full bar and Bistro Menu

$20 Reserved seat at a table, General Admission $15 at the door.


The Return of Tracy Burns & Friends - Improv Comedy Weekend

Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20

Two nights of hilarious improvised comedy, two unique shows.

$20 for reserved seating, $15 general admission


All these events are at Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino

Call Pattie 707-937-1732 for more info and tickets



September 8-13. Mendocino Art Center's Mendocino Open Paint Out. Over 70 participating watermedia, oil, and pastel artists, plus 8 celebrity artists, paint en plein air. Daily wet sales, demonstrations, and presentations. Saturday, September 13, a Quick Draw Competition (11am-1pm), Quick Draw Sale, (2pm-5pm), and a reception, awards presentation and celebration (5pm-8pm). The public is welcome at all events, including watching the artists paint. Free. 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino, 707-937-5818. www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair




'Death of a Muse' tells Garner's artistic story at Edgewater Gallery

Not every artist lives with his muse, but for several years in the 90's, Elk artist and Edgewater Gallery member Stephen Garner lived and shared an artistic lifestyle with Airika Lindsay, who has recently passed away. His September show at Edgewater will reflect on an intense time and the work that came out of that relationship. Show opening will be First Friday, September 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 356 N. Main St. near the Laurel Street intersection. Light refreshments will be served.



Dan Kozloff's Saturday Actors' Workshop Returns!

The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to announce the return of the Saturday Actors' Workshop (SAW), a weekly training session for beginning or experienced actors.

This workshop is a tremendous opportunity for those who may be curious about acting, but aren't sure they're ready for the commitment of auditioning for a play. The class will also feature more challenging work for experienced actors who would like to deepen and expand their skills.


From September 6th through November 8th, workshops will take place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mendocino Theatre Company rehearsal room in the Community Center of Mendocino on School St. next to the baseball field. The workshops will be a flexible drop-in format; no reservations or pre-payment necessary. The cost of each workshop will be $10.00 per each Saturday session.


The Mendocino Art Center gallery presents the Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit, August 1 through September 5, featuring woodcraft, ceramics, glass and textile art. Both shows feature all-media artwork. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Reception: August 9, 5pm-8pm. Free admission. Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino. 707-937-5818, ext. 14. http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org





The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present the stage adaptation of

The Graduate, based on the classic film of the same name. The play, which received world-wide acclaim, was adapted by original Director Terry Johnson, based on the film by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, and the original novel by Charles Webb.

The Graduate plays at the Mendocino Theatre Company at 45200 Little Lake St. in Mendocino July 31st through September 7th, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on selected Sundays.




Upcoming at The Highlight Gallery in September . . .

Erin Dertner

Artist Reception Second Saturday September 13


Upcoming at The Highlight Gallery in October . . .

Mariko Irie

Artist Reception Second Saturday October 11


American Craft Week Artist Talks

Second Saturday October 11

1 pm into the evening



Local Business News

Twenty years ago, when Mendocino Solar Service opened our doors, the world of solar energy was a whole lot different. Prices were higher, options were fewer, and solar powered homes were almost entirely off-grid.

Yes indeed, as Dylan sings: 'the times they are a changing

Today's homeowners considering going solar benefit from new options and opportunities, such as solar leases, green loan programs, property assessed clean energy financing, and on-grid net metered systems.

Consider this: In 2013, solar power showed up as the second largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States: 4,751 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity were installed, and almost half of that power was installed in the fourth quarter.

Indeed, so much progress has come that solar could now be considered even 'mainstream.'

We are looking forward to the next 20 years in solar, and beyond!

The next 10% OFF sale will be September 10th, 2014.

Shop Harvest Market, Harvest at Mendosa's and Mendocino Hardware and Save, Save, Save! You can save an additional 10% off all cases. If you would like to pre-order or need more information, contact our Delivery Department at 964-7000 ext. 28.



The Outdoor Store
is now the North Coast's exclusive dealer of

Salomon Footwear. Salomon makes some of the best fitting boots and trail running shoes on the market. We carry sizes for both men and women.

The Outdoor Store, located at the west corner of Main and Redwood. We're open 7 days a week.




Lavender Lady is offering a special membership deal until September 15. Join now and get two months membership for the price of one. Think fit and slim! Phone Anne 962-0400




Living Light Marketplace

We've got the largest selections of healthy lifestyle books in the region -from recipe books to juicing, gardening and so much more! Visit us at The Company Store or shop online: http://shop.rawfoodchef.com

Living Light Café

Announcing our new café manager, Erin Hernandez, formerly front of the house manager at North Coast Brewing Company Taproom and Grill! Come in and welcome Erin! http://rawfoodchef.com/PDFs/menu.pdf

Living Light Culinary Institute

Local residents of Mendocino, Humbolt, Sonoma, and Lake Counties: Special 40% Off on FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods and Sharpen Up Your Knife Skills Sept 6 & 7. Call 707-964-2420 for details. Offer not available online.

The City of Fort Bragg is now recruiting for an Associate/Assistant Planner.  Please help us spread the word.  Please refer candidates to our new website at http://city.fortbragg.com/



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