The Lake County Democratic Party is reaching out to local residents for help in recruiting Democrats who would be good leaders in our community! We need candidates to run for several local offices in the November general election. Think of the people you know (including yourself) who are go-getters – the people that you know the community can count on when there is a need for leadership. Ask them, “Have you ever thought about running for…”
Middletown Art Center (MAC) invites children ages 5-15 to engage in Art for Art’s Sake summer camp. This enriching and fun creative adventure begins July 13 and runs through July 24, Monday thru Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm. The Instructors for this second session of camp at MAC are Jessie Beck, First Grade teacher at Cobb Mountain Elementary and Dance teacher, and Artist Lauren Schneider who has taught Grades K-8 multiple subjects, Art at Lower Lake High School, and Homeschool Art classes at MAC.
The second session in the Community Call to Action series will host guest speaker Eddie (E.J.) Crandell, District 3 Supervisor and tribal chair of the Robinson Band of Pomo Indians. The event takes place on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. and is presented through the Zoom platform. Pre-registration is required.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lakeport cancelled its large professional fireworks display in order to protect the health and safety of residents. Normally this display would be viewed from City lakefront land including Library Park, the old Natural High School grounds and the adjacent Dutch Harbor. Safe and sane fireworks sales in Lakeport will start on July 1st and continue through July 4th. Safe and sane fireworks can only be legally possessed and used within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Lakeport, except for all of our parklands where they are and have always been illegal.
Konocti Vista Casino has teamed up with Mission Grown Medicinals, Big Valley Rancheria Smoke Shop and Lake County Tribal Health Consortium to continue the tradition of Fireworks for all of Lake County to enjoy! These are trying times in the world, our country, state and our county, and it’s important that we take a moment to celebrate our freedom and our community. With the location of the fireworks on the lake, we can create a safe way for our community to share a meaningful experience while preserving physical distancing.
Cheryle Robbins, Facility Coordinator for the Lakeport Women’s Civic Club, met with Caroline Denny, long time director of Northlake Adult Day Center, on June 23, 2020, to present a check for $1,500. This money is aimed at supporting the “Thursday Club” as it is affectionately known, a program that provides respite for caregivers each Thursday in Lucerne.
Pickleball is a very popular sport for people who have played tennis in the past but need something with a little less area to cover yet with plenty of action. It is also true that people who never played tennis find it is easy to learn, fun to play and a great way to get some exercise. The Lake County Tennis Association is conducting a survey to see if there is interest in the sport within Lake County. You can provide your input by going on the internet and completing a short survey.
Lake County Democrats host a virtual Meet & Greet on July 9 at 7 PM. Our guests are YOU; please join us to learn about YOUR local Lake County Democratic Party and how you can make a difference. We invite Lake County residents for a conversation, not a presentation. The Lake County Democratic Party connects […]
Registration is open for the Lake County Library Storytime in the Park on the library website http://library.lakecountyca.gov. Barbara Green presents Storytime in the Park during the summer in Lakeport’s Library Park every year. If you would like to register you can do so at the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov. Just click Events and then Storytime for the link to the registration form. Contact Barbara at the Lakeport Library for more information about how to register. Her number is 707-263-8817 extension 17102.
Fantasy is something everyone might have had at any point of his/her life. Call it wishful thinking, but it’s always nice to have a fantasy to escape the unfavorable or undesirable realities of life. Euphoria – and other things is a fantasy novel penned by Melissa Bentley. The book is characterized by a general fantasy theme suitable for everyone and has characters, both for children, and adults. The book is now available in major online bookstores.
Put your denim and diamonds back in the closet until next year. The annual Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise fundraiser gala has been cancelled for 2020. The Club has already started planning Denim & Diamonds 2021. Mark your calendars for June 26, 2021 for an evening of food, wine, auctions and fun at Boatique Winery.
The Lake County Public Services Department is happy to announce that the Middletown Pool has been scheduled to open for the 2020 swim season. The pool will be opening on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hours of operation will be 12:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday. We will be following the California Department of Public Health guidance on public pools in response to COVID. Please review and honor guidelines while at the Middletown Pool so that we may stay open and offer you a great swim season.
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that the Eastlake Landfill will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. The Eastlake Landfill will re-open on Monday, July 6, 2020. Normal operating hours at the landfill are 7:30 am to 3pm Monday through Saturday. The Public Services office is open Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm. If you have any questions regarding this subject or any other solid waste issues in Lake County, please call (707) 262-1618.
All branches of the Lake County Library System will be closed July 4 to observe Independence Day. Normal hours at all branches will resume on July 7. Call your local branch if you have any questions. Even though the library will be closed you can still go online to the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines. You can also check on your account, renew any items you have checked out, or request books from libraries in Lake, Sonoma and Mendocino to pick up at your local branch when the library does reopen.
On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 2 pm Pacific, Denise Rushing will host an online “How to Build a Solar Oven” Webinar/Workshop. She’s been cooking with a solar over for over 40 years and has experience cooking with both those she’s built and those she’s purchased. in this workshop, she’ll share one of her favorite solar oven designs because it works well and can be built from very low-cost materials.
June is PRIDE month! Join Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie for Pride and Prejudice: A Reading for LGBTQ+, People of Color, and Social Justice. As far as we know, this will be the first poetry event in Lake County for Pride! We will share poetry, memoir, stories, song, education and awareness, and more.
The first session, June 28, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. will feature Clovice Lewis as a guest speaker. Lewis is a professional cellist and composer who composed his first symphony at the age of 17, and was a professor of computer music at UC Santa Barbara from 1978-1986. He has also been a serial entrepreneur and software designer for the past 30 years. In addition to music and technology, he has had had a life-long passion for aviation, and has been a private pilot since 1987. Clovice is presently completing a Master of Divinity degree at the Starr Kind School for the Ministry.
The Community Food Drive Project (CFDP), a collaboration between several different organizations, made over 500 deliveries during 11 weeks of operation, delivering to about 60 households each week. As Lake County works toward reopening, the CFDP is suspending operations until further notice, with the final delivery slated for July 2. The CFDP delivered food directly to the homes of Lake County residents, focusing on those who experienced lost wages, were without transportation, were medically fragile, symptomatic or COVID positive. The goal of the project was to fill a gap, serving those who were not currently accessing other community food resources. Food bags were packed by staff and volunteers and delivered directly to people’s homes by drivers and vehicles provided by Lake Transit Authority.
The whole purpose of the Census is to count our population and households. The data gathered is then used to determine the number of representatives for the House of Representatives and to determine how much funding to apportion to states and counties based on population totals and other statistics. Getting an accurate count is vital to schools, hospitals, transit, the school lunch program, fire departments, and so much more. Currently, Lake County’s self-response rate, that is folks who have responded on their own, is at 40%. So, what can you do to help our community? You can talk up the census. Let folks who don’t have internet (or who can’t read) know that they can call 1-844-468-2020 and complete the census over the phone. Let folks who don’t get mail delivered to their homes know that they can call or take the census on line at my2020census.gov.