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Amazing Big River … A Celebration and Fundraiser
—Posted Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 12:44 pm—
Mark your calendars and put on your dancing shoes! The 10th anniversary of the Big River Acquisition is coming up and the Mendocino Land Trust wants to invite you to join the party. The “Big Rolling.. 10 years on” celebration fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 22 at the Caspar Community Center from 1pm – 5pm. Enjoy the music of local favorites Steven Bates and Gwyneth and Monko while sipping on local beer or wine (available at the bar). A delicious range of appetizers will also be available and are included in the ticket cost. Tickets are $30 with all proceeds going towards the continuing restoration efforts of the Big River Watershed. Tickets will be available from Thursday August 9th at Harvest Market in the Boatyard shopping Centre, Tangents and The Chamber of Commerce in Fort Bragg, and Out of This World in Mendocino in Mendocino. For more information please call 707-962-0470.
Paul Bunyan Days
—Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm—
Four Fun-Filled Days on Labor Day Weekend! The tale of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox has always been a favorite with the kids, but here in Fort Bragg, we celebrate the real thing! Paul Bunyan hosts the festival, which celebrates the long history of logging on the Mendocino Coast. This year’s theme, “All Aboard! Fort Bragg to Willits with Paul & Babe,” commemorates 100 years of the Skunk Train line running from Fort Bragg to Willits. Join us for the fun with logging contests, parades, and the highlight – the crowning of the Belle of the Redwoods, a long-standing tradition.
State Parks Offers Summer Programs
—Posted Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm—
Docent Led Hikes at Jug Handle State Reserve
Join California State Parks for guided Ecological Staircase hikes every other Thursday this summer. Hikes are scheduled for June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27. All hikes start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Jug Handle State Natural Reserve parking lot on the west side of Highway 1, about 3 miles south of Fort Bragg.
Summer Programs at MacKerricher State Park
California State Parks announces free, guided interpretive programs at MacKerricher State Park. These programs will be presented every week through September 6, 2009. All programs are led by park staff or volunteers.
Fort Bragg’s Oddities Tour: Dynamite Shed and Horse Rings
—Posted Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 at 11:52 am—
This lumber/fishing town turned art colony/tourist destination can now boast about quirky sites-to-see, thanks to Ron Bloomquist, 67, a retired local with a knack for noticing what others ignore. Seems Ron has a talent for spotting the interesting, odd and beautiful on streets, alleys and beaches. Nearly everyday at the end of his early morning walks, he posts insightful comments along with pictures and pithy captions for his blog, WalkingFortBragg.com. In fact, he has discovered so many unusual points of interest that the City of Fort Bragg Promotion Committee has printed “Fort Bragg Oddities,” a brochure detailing 20 quirky sites on a self-guided tour (available at tourist attractions, galleries and shops in Fort Bragg). For a commemorative tee or sweatshirt, visit Toto Zaida, a boutique on Laurel near Main in Fort Bragg.
Dedication of Laguna Point Interpretive Panels
—Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 7:15 pm—
The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony on December 20 at 10 am as California State Parks proudly announces the installation of 11 new interpretive panels along the boardwalk at Laguna Point, part of MacKerricher State Park.The panels are designed to inspire and inform visitors about the natural and cultural history of Laguna Point and surrounding areas. These dynamic panels describe and depict a variety of topics including Native American traditions, logging history, harbor seals, gray whales and more. Also included along the boardwalk is an important display on how to stay safe on the shore. These are the newest and arguably the best interpretive panels that State Parks has anywhere on the Mendocino Coast, and we are very excited to share them with locals and visitors alike! Entrance to the park is free, so plan on bringing your families to enjoy a stroll and stop by Laguna Point at 10:00 am for the ceremony. MacKerricher State Park, 3 miles north of Fort Bragg, California, on Highway 1. To reach the dedication ceremony location, enter at the park’s main entrance, where you see the large wooden sign, and turn left at the second stop sign. Follow the park road past Lake Cleone and under the bridge to the Laguna Point Parking lot near the ocean. For more information on these exciting new panels or the dedication ceremony, please contact Park Interpreter Fred Andrews at (707) 961-0471.