Upcoming Local Events

Make and Mend

Every Tuesday, 4pm-6pm

Bring your needlework and come together for a relaxing time visiting whilst knitting, crocheting, or hand-stitching by the fire. This free-form event is meant to gather our community around a shared interest in textile arts.

Need supplies? The Loft in Gualala (located upstairs near Gualala Supermarket) has a wide selection of yarns and crafting supplies.

The Sea Ranch Lodge, Fireside Lounge

Tai Chi Class

Every Wednesday 10am-10:45am

Tai Chi Class, no previous experience required. Free and open to the public!

Coast Community Library, 225 Main St. Point Arena

Trivia Night at the Lodge

Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm

Trivia night! Bring your team, grab bites and drinks at the bar, and compete for prizes!

The Sea Ranch Lodge, Fireside Lounge

Gualala Meditation Group

Every Friday 10am-11am

40 minute silent meditation with short inspirational reading. Proof of vaccination required, mask optional.

Physical Gym, Cypress Village 39108 Ocean Dr. Gualala

$5 donation appreciated

Open Mic Night

Every Friday, 8pm-10pm

Open Mic open to all acts. Beer and wine by the glass and hot food offerings for sale.

Arena Market and Café (Co-op)

185 Main Street, Point Arena

 

 Festival of Lights

Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 25-December 18

Enjoy the beauty of the Mendocino Botanical Gardens in a new “light.” The gardens are transformed in the evenings into a winter wonderland. Admire the holiday cheer while sipping hot cocoa or apple cider, along with other treats for purchase from the café. Special event tickets must be purchased—advanced purchase recommended.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

Pay ‘n’ Take

Saturday, December 3rd, 9am-12pm

If you love thrifting and antiquing, you must check out our twice monthly sale at the Gualala Community Center. Unique finds, clothing, books, and homemade baked goods. Everyone who’s anyone attends this event. 

Turn at Gualala Country Inn at the South edge of Gualala

 

Brandybuck Bizarre Bazaar

Saturday, December 3rd, 10am-4pm

Affordable gift items from local artists, including pottery, jewelry, custom stationary, and wood products.

Brandybuck Ranch, intersection of 10 Mile and Schooner Gulch

Game Time

Every Saturday 3pm-6pm

White Cap Coffee hosts open game for all ages. Ful menu available for purchase.

White Cap 35509 Hwy 1, Anchor Bay

Lighthouse Full Cold Moon Night Tour

Saturday, December 3rd 5pm 

We can’t recommend this highly enough! Enjoy a presentation while sipping champagne (or non-alcoholic choices) in your souvenir lighthouse fluted glass, then climb the stairs to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the west coast, and enjoy a gorgeous view under the night sky. Advanced tickets required. $25/person

Point Arena Lighthouse,45500 Lighthouse Road

Tickets call: 707-882-2809

Mushroom ID for Beginners

Saturday Dec 3rd & Sunday Dec 4th 11:30am OR 2pm

Two-day workshop. Attendees learn the basic taxonomic features that distinguish mushrooms from each other as well as where/when they can be found. Lecture and field walk.

To register, call 707-964-4532

$75 non-member

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

CoastSing Concert

Sunday, December 4th, 4pm

The local chorus, CoastSing, directed by Sue Bohlin, will perform “Northern California Dreamin’.”

Gualala Arts Center, Gualala

$25

  

Mushroom Walks with Mario

Monday, December 5th 1pm

Tour the Mendocino Botanical Gardens which is home to 160 species of mushrooms with fungi expert, Mario Abreu. Learn how to identify mushrooms as well as their history and lore!

Must register ahead of time at Gardensbythesea.org

$15 non-member, includes garden admission

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

Sunset & Jazz Holiday Show

Thursday, December 8th 6pm-9pm

“Trio Enchantment” performs Christmas-themed program. Enjoy cocktails and small plates in the fireside lounge.

The Sea Ranch Lodge

 

Hometown Holidays

Saturday, December 10th 12pm-7pm

Enjoy small town holiday spirit on Main Street in Point Arena. Artisan fair, holiday sales, hot drinks, carolers, and treats available at local businesses. See innkeeper, Diane, as Santa’s helper! Special screening of Polar Express at the historic Arena Theater at 4pm. Tree lighting ceremony at 5:45.

Main Street, Point Arena

 

CoastSing Concert

Sunday, December 10th, 2pm

The local chorus, CoastSing, directed by Sue Bohlin, will perform “Northern California Dreamin’.”

Community Center at St. Pauls, Point Arena

40 School Street

free

 

Mushroom Walks with Mario

Monday, December 12th 1pm

Tour the Mendocino Botanical Gardens which is home to 160 species of mushrooms with fungi expert, Mario Abreu. Learn how to identify mushrooms as well as their history and lore!

Must register ahead of time at Gardensbythesea.org

$15 non-member, includes garden admission

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

 

Mushroom ID for Beginners

Saturday Dec 17th & Sunday Dec 18th 11:30am OR 2pm

Two-day workshop. Attendees learn the basic taxonomic features that distinguish mushrooms from each other as well as where/when they can be found. Lecture and field walk.

To register, call 707-964-4532

$75 non-member

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

 

Mushroom Walks with Mario

Monday, December 19th 1pm

Tour the Mendocino Botanical Gardens which is home to 160 species of mushrooms with fungi expert, Mario Abreu. Learn how to identify mushrooms as well as their history and lore!

Must register ahead of time at Gardensbythesea.org

$15 non-member, includes garden admission

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

 

Mushroom Walks with Mario

Monday, December 26th 1pm

Tour the Mendocino Botanical Gardens which is home to 160 species of mushrooms with fungi expert, Mario Abreu. Learn how to identify mushrooms as well as their history and lore!

Must register ahead of time at Gardensbythesea.org

$15 non-member, includes garden admission

Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg