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Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve Open Saturdays 9 – 1

The Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve at 6350 Westlake Dr. near Upper Lake is continuing to welcome visitors on Saturdays but hours have changed to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The previous 10 a.m. opening is not appropriate for summer because of the heat. The preserve offers a moderate one-and-a-half-mile walk where visitors will see birdlife and even some mammals like foxes and coyotes.

Free Showing of Award-Winning Documentary

We follow the journey of Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, an award-winning queer Navajo filmmaker whose new film “Powerlands” shows how corporations like Peabody, the world’s largest private coal company, have devastated her homeland. She also connects with Indigenous communities in Colombia, the Philippines, Mexico, and Standing Rock facing the same struggle.

Mendocino-Lake Community College District Board of Trustee Openings

The Mendocino-Lake Community College District has opportunities for qualified community members to run for November 2022 board elections for trustee area #2 and #5 (Mendocino County), and area #6 (Lake County). Trustees are appointed for a four-year term. Interested candidates must complete a packet. The candidate filing dates are July 18, 2022, to August 12, 2022. Anyone interested should contact the County Registrar of Voters for details. 

Kelseyville’s 4th Annual Baconfest: A Huge Success

Baconfest was enjoyed by thousands of enthusiasts in downtown Kelseyville on Sunday afternoon. Eleven local restaurants participated in the competition: Twin Pine Casino, Grillagan’s Island, Danny’s Roadside BBQ, Ripe Choice Catering, Kitchen Catering, Cook It Ip Pizza, Saw Shop Public House, Lake Event Design, Red’s at the Skyroom, Bad Ass BLT, and O’Meara Bros. brewery all competed for the People’s Choice Award, a Bacon Master Chef’s Hat, and $500. $250 went to the second-place winner and $100 to the third-place. 

Friends of Taylor Observatory Hosts Welcome Back Star Party

After two years of being closed to the public, the Friends of Taylor Observatory would like to welcome you back to Taylor Observatory with a star party. Come learn how to locate objects in the night sky, how to use a telescope, and a variety of other skywatching topics. We will have a variety of telescopes set up to observe deep-sky objects. Amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring their telescopes. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring something to sit on.

Visitors Map Published by Tourism District

The official visitor’s map published by the Lake County Tourism Improvement District (LCTID) received its initial distribution of 1,000 copies at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show held in Santa Clara in May. The region has been identified as a key area by the LCTID for marketing Lake County hospitality businesses and attractions. A total of 70,000 maps were produced in cooperation with Topographics for production and Medium Giant, the media and marketing agency in contract with the LCTID since 2019, according to Brian Fisher, executive director of the organization. 

NCO Seeking Subject Matter Experts for Lake County Home Hardening Initiative

North Coast Opportunities, Inc (NCO) invites qualified Subject Matter Experts (SME) to join the California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP) Home Hardening Initiative.  NCO seeks qualified companies and individuals to provide historical, cultural, and biological resource services as described in NCO’s SME Request for Proposals. More information and a detailed Scope of Work is available at www.ncoinc.org.

PG&E Reducing Wildfire Risk in Lake County as Part of Undergrounding Program

With most of the state in a severe or extreme drought, millions of residents are thinking about wildfire season. As part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) comprehensive strategy to mitigate wildfire risk, several projects are underway in Lake County to harden the electric system and build a safer and more resilient grid for our customers and communities. In Lake County, PG&E plans to underground approximately 15 miles of overhead distribution powerlines and harden 21 miles in high fire-threat areas to reduce wildfire risk in 2022.

Middletown Art Center (MAC) Hosting Juneteenth Celebration

Join The Middletown Art Center (MAC) for their second annual JUNETEENTH Celebration– featuring live music, local artists, delicious food, and beverages on June 19th from 7-10 pm. Celebrate emancipation, freedom, and triumph through the power of the arts with yet another amazing night of live music and dance, outdoors at the MAC. It’s a great way to celebrate with your favorite Dad, too, as Father’s Day and Juneteenth fall on the same day this year!

Lake County Library Receives $9,500 NEA Big Read Grant for 2023

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, has announced support for 62 nonprofit organizations to hold NEA Big Read programming in 2022-2023. Among the grantees is the Lake County Library. In total, the NEA is investing $1,071,140 to support programming centered around one of 15 different contemporary books, with the aim of inspiring meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in participating communities. 

June is PTSD Awareness Month

The Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) estimates that 6% of people in the United States will experience PTSD at some point in their lifetime; approximately 12 million U.S. adults experience PTSD each year. In 2010, the U.S. Senate declared June 27 National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, and the entire month of June was designated National PTSD Awareness Month in 2014. 

Lake County Women’s Civic Club Donates $10,000 to Northshore Youth Club

Lake County Women’s Civic Club opened up applications for $10,000 to all local nonprofits in Lake County. “Once we narrowed down the applications to the top 6, we had each organization come to a board meeting to present on the need/project request of how the $10,000 will make an impact,” stated President Helen Finch. On Friday, at the Lake County Women’s Civic Club monthly meeting, they presented the Northshore Youth Club with a $10,000 check.

Lake County Poet Laureate Plans Countywide Poetry Tour

To commemorate the end of her project year and celebrate the literary arts in Lake County, Guardado is hosting a Poetry Tour of free poetry workshops and readings around the county. All are welcome to attend and all levels of writers are welcome, including beginners. Events are free to attend and no advance registration is required.

Sign Installation at Lake County Land Trust’s Rabbit Hill Park

It has long been a dream of the Lake County Land Trust (LCLT) and local citizens to place directional signs at the summit of Rabbit Hill to point out each significant peak in the panoramic 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, including St. Helena, Cobb, and Harbin. On a recent Saturday morning, the signage project was started with the help of Hidden Valley Lake resident Jean Goulart, who has become a volunteer for the LCLT and will be overseeing the Rabbit Hill Park.

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