Saturday, 25 May 2024


MENDOCINO COUNTY – Dungeness crab season has arrived and Mendocino County is celebrating its 10th Annual Crab and Wine Days Jan. 23 through Feb. 1.

Mendocino County’s Crab and Wine Days has been named one of the top ten seafood festivals in the nation by Coastal Living magazine and this spectacular festival is practically in your own backyard.

Come join the festivities surrounding the arrival of this succulent crustacean and enjoy crab feeds, winemaker dinners, wine competitions, crabbing demonstrations, crab cruises, cooking classes, cioppino feeds, a crab cake cook off with celebrity judges and so much more including 22 wineries participating in “Passport” during the festival.

A full event calendar is available at or by calling 1-866-GoMendo for additional information.


HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE – Residents of Hidden Valley Lake are encouraged to come to the Greenview Restaurant on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for more than just breakfast.

They are encouraged to come to eat breakfast and watch history being made – the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

Regardless of one's political affiliation, this is without a doubt a historical event for all Americans. And, like the Super Bowl, it takes on more significance when you watch it with a group of folks than it does at home alone on your TV set.

In the Greenview's Mulligan Lounge you have the choice of viewing the inauguration from three large TV sets.

For more information regarding this event, contact the Greenview Restaurant at 987-3146.


MIDDLETOWN – More than 150 silent and live auction items will be available during the upcoming Rotary Club of Middletown’s 17th Annual Crab Feed & Auctions set for Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Lions Clubhouse, Central Park Road, Middletown.

Auction items include an airplane ride for three (thanks to Tom Lincoln of Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance), wine and wine tastings, original art and jewelry, live music by David Neft, overnight accommodations and shows at Lake Tahoe and locally, a time-share in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, ski lift passes, Disneyland tickets, canoe rides and much more.

So, come eat, have fun and do good. All proceeds go to local and international humanitarian projects.

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes two drink tickets and a door prize chance.

For groups of 10 or more, there’s a 10-percent discount to $45 per person. Tickets must be pre-paid by Jan. 16 for group reserved seating. Give the names of the people in your group and a group name, so you can be seated together.

This is a sell-out event every year, so don’t be disappointed by waiting until the last minute. Get your checks and reservations in now. Make checks payable to RC of Middletown and mail to P.O. Box 981, Middletown, CA 95461. Pre-paid tickets can be mailed or held at the door.

Fresh floral centerpieces by Karen Jones’ Floral Design Class at Middletown High School are available for sponsorships. Half the proceeds go to the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter.

Dinner is fresh green salad, pasta with Chef Duane’s homemade sauce, crispy French bread with dipping oil, lots of crab (of course), dessert and coffee

This year there is reduced seating in order to give participants more elbow room, plus group discounts and reserved seating.

For more information, tickets, auction donations or sponsorships, call Helen Whitney at 928-9812 or Terry Hoberg at 987-3446.

Tickets also are available from any Middletown Rotarian, or at Tri-Counties Bank, Westamerica Bank or Middletown Florist and Gifts, all in Middletown.

Rotary is a worldwide all-volunteer service organization. “Service Above Self” is its motto.


RODMAN SLOUGH – A special program focusing on the “Birds of Rodman Slough” will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Rodman Slough Preserve nature center at the corner of West Lake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff.

Brad Barnwell, photographer and naturalist, and a board member of the Lake County Land Trust, will present a Power Point program on the birds of Rodman and discuss the common birds that are found on the property, including residents and common migrants that visitors to the preserve will see now and during the next few months.

The Rodman Slough Preserve is owned and operated by the Lake County Land Trust. Guided walks are held every Saturday morning throughout the year. Walks usually start at 9 a.m. but on Saturday, Jan. 24, the talk will be held first, followed by a guided walk on the property.

The public is invited to attend; for more information call Roberta Lyons at 994-2024.


KELSEYVILLE – Vikings of Lake Lodge No. 6-166, Sons of Norway, members will celebrate their fourth anniversary at the "Heritage and Culture Night" on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The evening will begin with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by the Installation of 2009 officers, initiation of new members from 2008 and presentation of membership pins.

The group meets at Galilee Lutheran Church Community Center, 8860 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville.

For more information call 987-2404 or check out their Web site at


UPPER LAKE – The Northshore Dive Team will hold its monthly training this coming weekend.

The team will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Library Park in Lakeport.

Everyone is welcome to attend – both divers and non-divers. If you like the water you are invited to join the team.

For more information, call team leader Capt. John Rodriguez at 275-2446.

The team is headquartered at the Northshore Fire Protection District's Upper Lake Fire Station, 9420 Main St.


Upcoming Calendar

05.26.2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Lake Daze
Memorial Day
05.28.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.01.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
06.04.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.08.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
06.11.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
Flag Day
06.15.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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