Saturday, 18 May 2024


LAKE COUNTY – Two upcoming free seminars will offer community members a chance to learn more about estate planning.

Attorney Dennis Fordham will discuss revocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advanced health care directives from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Deeper Life Christian Fellowship, 9980 Mill St. in Lower Lake (corner of Main/Morgan Valley Road, opposite the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum).

The following week, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, Fordham will discuss the same topics in Mendo-Lake Credit Union's community room, 963 11th St. in Lakeport.

Both seminars will include 30-minute PowerPoint presentations followed by 20-minute questions and answer sessions. Refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP call Fordham's office at 263-3235.


KELSEYVILLE – The Redbud Audubon Society will host a program on “Birding in Costa Rica,” on Thursday, March 19, at the Kelseyville High School Library starting with refreshments at 7 p.m.

The public is cordially invited to attend what should be a fascinating program. Speakers include Bill and Karen MacDougall and Scott Klynstra with the presentation including photographs and stories of amazing birds and wildlife of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a highly popular destination for birders from around the world. With mountains, forests, jungles, coasts and coffee plantations, this Central American country offers diverse habitats and, therefore, an amazing range of birds with many classical tropical species being common, widespread and easy to see.

“There are birds everywhere, and birding visitors can expect to see as many as 250 species per trip with remarkably little effort, including beloved temperate zone migrants, such as the Cerulean Warbler,” Klynstra noted.

The MacDougalls and Klynstra who have made many trips to Costa Rica will provide stories, bird lists, photographs and information on where to see the Resplendent Quetzal at this entertaining presentation.

The Redbud Audubon Society presents education programs on the third Thursday of every month September through May, offers monthly field trips and co-produces the annual Hereon Festival and Wildflower Brunch. For more information go to


LAKE COUNTY – Everyone in Lake County is invited to participate in a half-day program focused on increasing volunteerism.

The program is free – they want your good ideas, positive energy and desire to make a positive difference.

Lake County has vast resources of people with skills and ideas that can be harnessed to make a significant contribution to the health and well being of our communities. The more we can depend on ourselves – on each other – the better off we'll be.

Attendees will make choices on how to spent their day.

Options include:

  • Brainstorming and sharing ideas for increasing volunteerism in general – to create a culture of “people helping people and neighbor helping neighbor.”

  • Working on special projects such a developing a volunteer referral program, how to spread the word and keep the process growing, coordination among organizations, etc.

  • Learning about recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers with Terry Fries, an expert in nonprofit and volunteer management.

The event will be held in the brand new Lower Lake High School gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16. There also will be the option to continue into the afternoon. Use of the gym has been donated and the Lower Lake High School Key Club has volunteered to help.

Please come and be part of this effort. As Gandhi said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

To sign up or ask questions, email Carol Schepper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For those who do not have email, call Lake Family Resource Center at 888 775-8336 and leave your name and phone number, which will be forwarded to her.





KELSEYVILLE – The Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise will present its seventh annual “Wild West Shoot Out” on Saturday, April 4.

The whooping, hollering and shooting will begin at 6 p.m. at Mt. Konocti Growers, 2550 Big Valley Road, in Kelseyville.

There will be a chuck wagon barbecue dinner served by the Kelseyville FFA, dancing to the California Cowboys, a casino, full bar, a general store to spend your casino winnings in and a jail to keep out of. There will be a best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest, door prizes and much more. It is one heck of a good time!

There are sponsorships available. Please call Linda Byrd at 707-349-8559 to find out how to be a 10 gallon, a six shooter or a belt buckle sponsor.

Currently sponsors include Sutter Lakeside Hospital, North Coast Builders Exchange, Performance European, Steele Wines, NestEgg Investment, Linnell Printing, UCC Rental, Polestar Computers and Wildhurst Vineyards. Sponsors will receive name placement in all advertising that is done for this event, including fliers and the night of the event.

Tickets for this shoot ‘em good time are $75 each and can be purchased at the Saw Shop Bistro in Kelseyville or from any Kelseyville Rotary member.

Please come join the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise on the stagecoach to fun as they raise money for the Rotary Educational Fund.



The event features a casino, bar, general store, contests and plenty of fun. Courtesy photo.



CLEARLAKE – Lake County Narcotics Anonymous will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Dance on March 21 at the Masonic Lodge, 7100 South Center Drive.
This event features dinner and a speaker meeting, to be followed by dancing.

Also included in the evening are a "clean-time countdown" and a raffle. Doors open at 6 p.m., and children are welcome. The suggested donation for this event is $10, but no one is ever turned away.
Lake County Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to stay clean from drugs. Meetings are held every day at various locations around the lake.

For more information about Narcotics Anonymous, please call the helpline at 262-0132, or visit the group at


LAKEPORT – Join the Lakeport Lions for the group's annual community crab feed on Saturday, March 21.

The crab feed will be held in the Konocti Vista Casino banquet room. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy pasta, salad and all-you-can-eat crab.

Ticket purchase enters you in the door prize drawing for a fabulous prize. The club also has one of the best raffles in Lake County.

The cost is only $35 per person. Proceeds help fund Lakeport Lions community charities.

Tickets may be purchased at Konocti Vista Casino Players Club or by calling 262-0413.

Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina and RV Park is located 2755 Missioni Rancheria Road, Lakeport.


Upcoming Calendar

05.18.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
05.18.2024 10:00 am - 05.19.2024 4:00 pm
Buckingham Test and Tune
05.18.2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Land Trust benefit
05.21.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
05.22.2024 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Leadership Forum
05.25.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
Memorial Day
05.28.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park

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