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Lake County’s Neighborfest Returns

Lake County, California – North Coast Opportunities (NCO) is pleased to announce the launch of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN)” in partnership with California Volunteers, Office of the Governor. This grant-funded project will support hyper-local communities around the lake by hosting various events to increase social cohesion within neighborhoods, empowering their capacity for resiliency in times of disaster.

The Mendocino College Art Gallery Proudly Presents The Annual Juried Student Show

Please join us for our largest and most popular exhibition of the year. Mendocino College students have been working hard in and outside of class, producing a wide range of artwork, including ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, mixed media, and woodworking. The exhibit runs from March 23 through April 27, 2023, with a closing reception on Thursday, April 27th, from 4-6 pm.

Poets Laureate Reading to Conclude 2023 NEA Big Read

As the Lake County Library’s 2023 NEA Big Read comes to a close, a Poets Laureate Reading will be offered as the final event to conclude this year’s programming. The Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High Street in Lakeport, invites the public to attend the closing event on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, from 1-2 pm.

NEA Big Read Offers Array of Remaining Events

With less than two weeks remaining for the 2023 NEA Big Read, the Lake County Library is hosting an array of events through March 25th, 2023. Lake County residents are invited to attend the following events at no cost. Free copies of the book, Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz, are available at each library branch and at all events while supplies last.

Dr. McQueen Named Region 4 Superintendent of the Year

Kelseyville, CA – Kelseyville Unified School District (KVUSD) is excited to announce that superintendent Dr. David S. McQueen is the 2023 Region 4 Administrator of the Year in the category of Superintendent. The prestigious honor from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is part of an annual awards program that recognizes a select group of individuals for outstanding performance and achievement, as voted on by their peers.

NCO Seeking Construction and Defensible Space Vendors to Submit Letters of Interest for the Lake County Hardening Project

North Coast Opportunities, Inc (NCO) invites vendors skilled in construction and defensible space to join the California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP) Home Hardening Initiative in Lake County.  NCO seeks qualified companies and individuals to provide letters of interest by May 19, 2023, at 5PM. Contractor requirements, a detailed Scope of Work, the full Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ), and more information is available at ncohomehardening.org

The 42nd Annual Lake County Spring Dance Festival – April 1st

The Lake County Arts Council will host performers from around the county to share their love of dance with the community this spring. The 42nd Annual Spring Dance Festival hits the stage at the MAC Theatre on April 1st at 1 and 6 PM. Admission is $15, and tickets are available at lakearts.org or at the door. This year’s theme is “Dancin’ In the Street,” and the show will be dedicated in memory of Betty Lou Surber, who was a driving force of the Spring Dance Festival for many years.

Regional Youth Media Festival Underway

The Born to Breathe Youth Media Festival is accepting entries from youth in the four-county North Coast region of Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. Due to a generous donation from Adventist Health Clearlake, the prize fund for this year’s festival is $5,000.  Young people ages 13 – 24 are eligible to enter the festival and the deadline to enter is April 12, 2023. Entry details can be found on the NorCal 4 Health website at www.NorCal4Health.org/born-to-breathe.

Lake County Library Welcomes NEA Big Read Author

As the Lake County Library’s 2023 NEA Big Read continues through March, the Library is proud to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of the NEA Big Read book selection, Postcolonial Love Poem, Natalie Diaz, for a virtual author event featuring a poetry reading, conversation, and community Q&A.

Cobb Mt. Watershed Education and Restoration project update at Sierra Club Lake Group’s Community Forum

The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Seigler Springs Community Redevelopment Association Director and Cobb Area Council Forest Stewardship Committee Chair, Eliot Hurwitz, at their next community meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM. The discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.

LCWCC Offering $1,000 Vocational Scholarship to 2023 Graduates

The Lake County Women’s Civic Club (LCWCC) is offering graduating high school students the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship to the vocational program of their choice. All Lake County high school counselors, have received the necessary application forms for interested students. Some of the requirements of this program are that the student be a Lake County resident attending school full time at this time. Students must have a 2.75-grade level and consideration will be made for students who are involved in the community. For more information about this opportunity students or parents may contact the high school counselor or Debra Fredrickson at greendeb@gmail.com.

Clean California Community Day – Spring Into Action: 3.25.23

Get your volunteer gig on and join Rotary in the Clean California Community Day on March 25th. Supplies for the clean-up will be provided– trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves, and safety vests for public to use. Working in partnership with the County of Lake, all the collected trash will then be hauled to the dump. Community volunteers are welcome to join in this effort.

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