Wednesday, 22 March 2023


LAKEPORT – The Lakeport Library now has story times for preschool-age children every Friday from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The correct starting time is 10:15 a.m., not 10:45 a.m. as reported recently.

Storytellers from the library staff and the Families For Literacy program alternate in presenting stories and activities for the children.

Special speakers present programs on some Fridays.

The Lakeport Library is located at 1425 N. High St. It's open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. The phone number is 263-8817.


LAKEPORT – Bring your brown bag lunch and join Supervisor Denise Rushing for the upcoming First Friday Lunch Hour movie at the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes, Lakeport. All are welcome.

"The Power of Community" will be shown at 12:05 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the courthouse.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food by 80 percent people were desperate.

This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time.

Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.

It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period."

The film opens with a short history of peak oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever.

Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis the massive reduction of fossil fuels is an example of options and hope.


LAKEPORT – The recently formed Gay Straight Alliance chapter formed at Clear Lake High School invites the community to its “Code Rainbow” celebration on Monday, June 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school's gym, located at 350 Lange St.

Teacher Tenaya Hergert said the group stands for diversity, peace and acceptance.

Organizations, groups, businesses and individuals from all over Lake County, as well as Santa Rosa and Ukiah will attend the event, said Hergert.

Hergert said the event has grown and many people are confirmed to speak. The school also has been very supportive of the club and helpful in its first gathering.

There will be free food and drinks, raffle prizes such as coffee cards, dresses, overnight stays to Edgewater Resort camping, gift cards from Main to Spain and Highlights by Amber, and more.

Parents, family members and friends are especially invited, and encouraged to attend including the group's “super rad straight allies.”


There will be lots of great items at the weekend sale. Photo by Thelma Dangel.


KELSEYVILLE – Galilee Lutheran Church is holding their spring yard sale this Saturday and Sunday.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 8860 Soda Bay Road. Watch for the signs.

This sale has a number of household items: An O'Keef and Merrit kitchen stove, a number of sofas, a television and electronics, clothes, a refrigerator – all working and donated from people moving away. There also is a globe, jewelry, cookbooks and more.

The famous Suenram barbecue is back, the same weekend as the Rummage Sale. You can shop and have a magnificent lunch, all on the same day!


LAKE COUNTY – Children are invited to join the fun at the Lake County Library this summer.

"Catch The Reading Bug" is the theme for the 2008 Summer Reading Program. Children read library books and earn prizes based on the number of books they read.

Children can register at any Lake County Library branch. beginning June 14. All children from preschool through eighth grade are welcome.

The Summer Reading Program begins June 14 and ends on Aug. 9. Awards parties will be held in late August.

Contact your local branch for more information.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.

Middletown Library, 21267 Calistoga Road, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 987-3674.

Upper Lake Library, 310 Second St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 275-2049.


WASHINGTON, D.C. NASA invites people of all ages to join the lunar exploration journey with an opportunity to send their names to the moon aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft.

The Send Your Name to the Moon Web site enables everyone to participate in the lunar adventure and place their names in orbit around the moon for years to come. Participants can submit their information at, print a certificate and have their name entered into a database. The database will be placed on a microchip that will be integrated onto the spacecraft. The deadline for submitting names is June 27.

"Everyone who sends their name to the moon, like I'm doing, becomes part of the next wave of lunar explorers," said Cathy Peddie, deputy project manager for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "The LRO mission is the first step in NASA's plans to return humans to the moon by 2020, and your name can reach there first. How cool is that?"

The orbiter, comprised of six instruments and one technology demonstration, will provide the most comprehensive data set ever returned from the moon. The mission will focus on the selection of safe landing sites and identification of lunar resources. It also will study how the lunar radiation environment could affect humans.

LRO will also create a comprehensive atlas of the moon's features and resources that will be needed as NASA designs and builds a planned lunar outpost. The mission will support future human exploration while providing a foundation for upcoming science missions. LRO is scheduled for launch in late 2008.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is being built at Goddard. The mission also will be managed at the center for NASA's Explorations Systems Mission Directorate in Washington.

Send Your Name to the Moon is a collaborative effort among NASA, the Planetary Society in Pasadena, Calif., and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.


Upcoming Calendar

03.22.2023 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Collier Avenue housing project public meeting
03.23.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
03.23.2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Character Design~Art Class for Teens
03.23.2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local hazard mitigation plan update
03.25.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
03.27.2023 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Courting The Muse~Mixed Media Art Class
03.30.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
03.30.2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Character Design~Art Class for Teens
04.01.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
04.01.2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake County Spring Dance Festival

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