Tuesday, 18 June 2024


LAKEPORT – Organizers say tickets are still available for the Lakeport Main Street Association's Outdoor Movie and Dinner Night on Sunday, May 24, in Lakeport's Library Park.

This event is a fundraiser for the 2009 Lakeport Fireworks show.

Due to financial constraints, the Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce is unable to fund the fireworks display for 2009, and going to the community is the method that seems the most viable, said Melissa Fulton, the chamber's chief executive officer.

LMSA has committed to a $2,000 donation and this exciting evening is our way in assisting a win/win for our community.

Imagine being in your favorite spot at Library Park enjoying that great old movie “American Graffiti” on a larger-than-life movie screen while you and your family lounge on your favorite blankets. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs for a more comfortable viewing and if you feel inspired come dressed as your favorite character from American Graffiti.

Dinner will consist of spaghetti and meatballs provided by Park Place Restaurant, salad with two choices of dressing provided by Molly Brennan’s Pub, garlic french bread provided by Main Street Pizza and Dessert will provided by Angelina’s Bakery.

The cost for this wonderful evening is $20 per person and children under 12 $10.

There will be a beer and wine reception at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The movie will start approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk).

Major sponsors for this event are LMSA, Lake Event Designs, Park Place Restaurant, Molly Brennan’s Pub, Main Street Pizza and Angelina’s Bakery. We would like to thank each and every one of them.

The community has always been very supportive of the fireworks in Lakeport and although everyone is facing challenges in the current economy, there seems to be a widespread desire to carry on this great American Tradition.

Tickets may be purchased in advanced from The Kitchen Gallery at 302 N. Main St. in Lakeport, Hillside Honda at 460 S. Main St. in Lakeport and The Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce at Vista Point.

For more information please call 707-262-0422.

SAN FRANCISCO – Every day, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meter readers, gas service representatives and other employees enter yards and homes to read meters, re-light gas pilots and provide other types of customer service.

During National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 17 through 23, PG&E reminds customers to make sure their dog is safe and secure whenever a PG&E employee is scheduled to visit your home or business.

Each year approximately 50 PG&E employees are moderately to severely attacked by dogs. Because PG&E is committed to employee safety, the company provides employees the opportunity to attend a dog bite prevention course that informs them about dog behavior and temperament, and how to protect themselves in the event of an attack.

PG&E works with customers to keep dogs safely away when employees are scheduled to visit their home or business. Customers can find out when their meter is scheduled to be read by visiting www.pge.com/meterreading or by calling PG&E’s customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000. These schedules are subject to change, so please re-check the day before a scheduled meter read.

Here are some tips to provide a safe environment for your dog and PG&E employees:

– Restrain or relocate your dog when it is time for PG&E employees to read your meter.
– Confine your dog as necessary. If the employee is outside, keep your dog inside. If the employee is inside, keep your dog outside. If the employee must work near your dog, make sure it is secure. Dogs may become more protective in the presence of their owners.
– Post a Beware of Dog sign on your fence or house to avoid any surprises.
– Leave a note on your meter explaining that you have a dog and how it is confined.
– Be sure all vaccinations and inoculations for rabies and parasites are up to date.
– Train your dog to obey simple commands like "sit," "stay," "no" and "come."
– Collar your dog, so you have the means to quickly restrain your dog in any emergency.
– If you get a new dog, contact PG&E at 1-800-PGE-5000 to let them know.

FINLEY – The Lake County Farm, Home, and 4-H Foundation is putting on a Family Fun Day.

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Big Valley Grange, 1510 Big Valley Road, Finley.

The event will include a Mexican buffet dinner, live dance music by Kustom Cuts, a silent auction, the infamous Balloon Grab, horseshoe games, hands-on activities for the kids and a Lake County Master Gardener information booth to answer all your gardening questions.

Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under and are available for purchase now.

Call 707-263-6838 to purchase tickets or for more information.

CLEARLAKE – Lake County LGBTIQ Pride will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 27.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lakehouse Inn, Bistro & Lounge in Clearlake (the old Lamplighter) at 14165 Lakeshore Drive.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/lakecountypride or call Laurie at 707-413-7167.

UPPER LAKE – The inaugural Rainbow Bridge Festival is seeking sponsors.

The festival will take place in Upper Lake June 26 through 28.

The event brings people together through a common experience, involving a connection with nature and valuable interaction with community expressed through music, yoga and healthy lifestyle exploration.

There will be green building workshops and demos, organic gardening workshops and demos, alternative energy demos, yoga classes and workshops, drumming circles, activities for children to learn, have fun and express themselves creatively, as well as opportunities for musicians to jam together spontaneously.

They will celebrate with world class musicians such as Pato Banton, Annie Sampson Band, Elijah Emanuel, Mitchell Holman, Karma, Levi Huffman, Rootstock, Side of Blues and More.

Speakers include Jeane Manning, author of several books including “The Coming Energy Revolution” and “Breakthrough Power.” She will share information and compelling stories about brave inventors and breakthrough technologies from around the world that are green and sustainable. Manning makes the case for open-sourcing clean-energy inventions such as magnetic motors, zero point energy, water-as-fuel and other new-paradigm advances.

Harvey Wasserman, author of “Solartopia, Our Green Powered Earth”, will share his wisdom and vision of making the bridge to a solarized world. Wasserman’s widespread appearances throughout the major media and at campuses and citizens gatherings since the 1960s have focused on energy, the environment, the truth about nuclear power, United States history and election protection. Wasserman is a much-loved and exciting presenter.

The festival is also an intentional tribute to Marla Ruzicka (1976-2005), who gave her life courageously and selflessly in the pursuit of bringing love, compassion and financial aide to the war torn victims of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

May her courage, tenacity and love for all people always be a source of inspiration and inner strength for us all as we create a New World, based in love, fairness, wisdom and truth.

Ruzicka was a native of Lake County. We would like as many local businesses as possible to get involved in any way they can to support our local economy, each other, and to create a network in the community which can then stick together through the hard times. Celebrating the life and selfless commitments which Marla lived every day of her life can inspire us all to do our best.

For more information visit www.rainbowbridgefest.com.

Sponsorship options:

  • Individual, $10 - $200: Being a part of the change.

  • Business, $250 - $500: Logo on the Web site, poster and the program.

  • Silver, $501 - $1,000: Logo on the Web site, poster and the program, two complimentary three-day tickets.

  • Gold, $1,001 - $5,000: Logo on the Web site, poster and the program, banner up by the stage, four complimentary three-day tickets.

  • Platinum, $5,001 and up: Logo on the Web site, poster and the program, banner near the main stage, two VIP passes.

Other ways to help – needed items:

  • Wine, beer, refreshments, juice non-alcoholic drinks, water

  • Food and catering for hospitality, portable kitchen

  • Decorating and ambiance for the festival

  • Tables and chairs

  • Tents, yurts, domes, mats

  • Lights, power cords

Please make checks payable to: Rainbow Bridge Festival.

Contact information

PO Box 83

Lakeport, CA 95453


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