PRESS RELEASES

Kelseyville Riviera Selected for Innovative Pilot Project

The County of Lake is very pleased to announce Lake County, and Kelseyville Riviera, specifically, has been selected by CalOES and CAL FIRE as a “Demonstration Community” for the California Wildfire Mitigation Program’s (CWMP’s) innovative Home Hardening Initiative. As part of the State of California’s effort to strengthen community-wide resilience against wildfires, Cal OES and CAL FIRE are developing a state home hardening initiative to retrofit, harden, and create defensible space for homes at high risk to wildfires—with a focus on high social-vulnerability communities and providing financial assistance for low- and moderate-income households.

Guided Nature Walk
at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

The next in the series of monthly “Second Saturday” Guided Nature Walks at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park will be held on Saturday, May 14th, beginning at 8:30 am. Each in the series of Guided Nature Walks is led by a volunteer State Parks Docent. The hike will cover parts of the Cache Creek Nature Trail, the Marsh Trail, and the Ridge Trail.  The hike is over mostly level terrain and will cover about 3 miles at a leisurely pace. The hike should last between 1½ and 2 hours.

Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise Online Auction Opens Friday

The Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise is hosting its second annual online auction to raise money for scholarships and community projects. Visit the auction website at https://rcks2022.ggo.bid to preview the auction packages now. Click the Get Started button on the top of the page to register to bid. Bidding opens at 9 AM on Friday, May 6th, and closes at 9 PM on Sunday, May 8th.

Get Your Tickets for the Lake Leadership Forum

Lake County, Calif…A limited number of tickets are available for the fourth leadership forum to be held in person on Tuesday, May 10, at The Mercantile, 4350 Thomas Drive, Kelseyville. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. with networking at 5:00 p.m. Presented by the Lake County Economic Development Corporation (Lake EDC), the Lake County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) and the Lake County Tourism Improvement District (LCTID), the Lake Leadership Forum is open to the public with tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/LakeForum22 for $20 per person.

Enjoy the Kelseyville Rotary Poker Run and Big Valley Small Farms Tour

The Big Valley Small Farms event is a wonderful time, our five local farms along soda bay road open their gates to visitors for fun activities, farm tours, tastings, and the opportunity to purchase the locally grown/harvested farm products. The farms will open at 9 am and activities will go to 3 pm. From the farms, head on over to Chacewater Winery after and check in for the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise Poker Run. After you check in, you will make your way around numerous other Poker Run stops in downtown Kelseyville.

Flotilla 88 Partners with Clear Lake State Park

USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 8-8 of Lake County, has partnered with the Clear Lake State Park to provide a limited number of child and youth life jackets at the Park’s swimming beach.  This Loaner Program will be on a daily basis and the life jackets returned each day.  The park’s Ranger lifeguard will fit the child and advise the parent of the importance of it fitting properly.  

Redwood Credit Union to Host First Lake County Shred-a-Thon, May 14

Redwood Credit Union invites the local community to securely shred old financial statements and other sensitive documents at its first-ever Lake County Shred-a-Thon. The event will be held at Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon, and will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.

May is Mental Health Matters Month

Behavioral Health Services staff invite you, particularly, to “Take Action 4 Mental Health” on Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Library Park in Lakeport.  The event will have a booth and information.  Also, check out Lake County Prevention on Facebook for more events and information.

Blue Zones Project® Lake County Launches With Community Kickoff Celebration at Hope4Health

Blue Zones Project Lake County is thrilled to partner with Adventist Health Clear Lake to celebrate its official launch in the community with the Blue Zones Project Community Kickoff and First Annual Hope4Health Festival/Hope in the Park Concert. Local residents are invited to join the fun-filled day of events on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am-5 pm at Austin Park, Clearlake, Calif. The free, family-friendly Blue Zones Project Kickoff and Hope4Health Festival experiences will take place from 10 am-3 pm, followed by the inaugural Hope in the Park Concert featuring the inspirational music of Unity Voices from 3-5 pm.

Raising Hope: Barn (Fund) Raising for Peace and Plenty Farm

Melinda and Simon of Peace and Plenty Farm, located in Kelseyville in Lake County, Northern California, grow four-season veggies, lavender, flowers, and saffron. They’re the largest growers of saffron in North America! While it may sound like a large farm, they are quite small– just over 2 acres of cultivated land. Owners Melinda and Simon do much of the building and farming themselves. Since starting the farm in 2017, They have built up a market garden, two Airbnbs for farm stays, a commercial kitchen, a farmstand, cold storage rooms, hoop houses, and intern housing, but there is something they haven’t worked on yet: the barn.

Lake County Wine Alliance ‘Kicks Off’ Plans for the Largest Annual County Fundraising Event

Lake County Wine Alliance ‘kicks off’ plans for the 2022 Wine Auction to be held September 17 at The Mercantile by Shannon Family of Wines located in Kelseyville, CA. Wine Alliance Director and Committee Chair, Beth Havrilla, working alongside Vice President, Marie Beery, lead the discussion for the format, layout, and execution of the grand event at its April meeting.

Mendocino College Art Gallery Presents: The Annual Juried Student Show

This year we have 97 students exhibiting 147 artworks. Much of the artwork is for sale and all proceeds go to the student artist. The exhibit runs from April 26 through May 15, 2022, with an opening reception Wednesday, May 4th from 4-6 pm. Regular Gallery hours are Tuesday, 4-6 pm, Wednesday, 12- 4 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm, and by special appointment. For more information email  Gallery@mendocino.edu.

Wings of Hope Three-Day Camp and Family Support Groups

Hospice Services of Lake County staff and volunteers compassionately respond to the unique ways children and families grieve and heal from the death of loved ones, offering multiple services including the free annual Wings of Hope three-day camp for families with children ages 5 years and older and family support groups held monthly. Interested families are invited to learn more about attending the next three-day overnight camp scheduled for Monday, May 23, through noon on Wednesday, May 25, at a local resort surrounded by nature. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Shakespeare At The Lake Open for Auditions

Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm and Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm at the Mendocino College Lake Center. No experience is necessary. Everyone (high school age and up) with an interest in performing are encouraged to attend auditions. Audition materials can be accessed at www.laketheatre.org.

KWSC: Thank You to Teachers

On April 19th the club members met to gather teas, nutritional snacks, and other goodies, to make several gift baskets. These items were delivered to the teacher’s breakrooms at Riviera Elementary, Kelseyville Elementary and Mt. Vista Elementary schools. 

PG&E Hosts Safety Webinar to Discuss Wildfire Prevention Efforts

To help keep customers and communities safe in the face of the growing wildfire risk across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing to evolve its wildfire safety program to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. As part of these efforts, PG&E is hosting a wildfire safety webinar for Napa, Lake, and Colusa County residents on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Thompson Honors Victoria Brandon as 2022 Lake County Climate Crisis Champion

Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced Victoria Brandon as his 2022 Lake County Climate Crisis Champion. Rep. Thompson’s Climate Crisis Champions demonstrate inspiring leadership in combatting the climate crisis currently gripping our communities. As stewards of our environment, they represent the diverse coalition pushing for substantive, local climate action, protecting our planet for generations to come.

“It Takes Two” — A Workshop Designed for Family Caregivers

Hospice Services of Lake County recognizes that caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other neurocognitive disorder forever changes the lives of families and caregivers. There can be devastating effects on those providing long-term care, from financial pressures and legal quandaries to health problems and emotional turmoil. A free, two-part workshop designed for caregivers is slated for Saturdays, April 30 and March 7, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at 1862 Parallel Drive. Lunch will be provided for participants, and arrangements for respite care may be available with advance notice.

Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee to Meet Tuesday, 4/26, 6 pm

What is the Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee? Residents from Lake County’s richly diverse communities watched on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, as the Lake County Board of Supervisors unanimously proclaimed “Promoting Tolerance, Respect, Equity and Inclusion” among their utmost priorities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnmnWM70JFI

Cannabis Local Equity Program Grant Applications Available Now

The primary focus of the initial funding round will be direct grants.  These will be prioritized through awards to smaller cultivators first.  There are additional programs referenced in the application that are not currently operational.  If you are interested in those, we encourage you to apply and complete the relevant sections.  Providing this information will help the County partner with the State to establish demonstrated interest and need as future funding is available and program expansions are considered.

Shade Canyon to Host May Faire

On Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Shade Canyon School will host its second annual May Faire at Peace & Plenty Farm, 4550 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville. A beloved tradition at many Waldorf schools, May Faire celebrates Spring with old-fashioned fun including flower crown making, Maypole ribbon dances, strawberry shortcakes, and games.

Tickets Still Available for Lake County Hot One’s 2022

Lake County Hot One’s 2022 is back again for another “not your parent’s fundraiser” raising money for nine local Lake County non-profits. “Brew, Sip, & Burn” Tickets are still available for Saturday, April 30th, 5 – 8 pm. at the Ripe Choice Farm.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lake-county-hot-ones-brew-sip-burn-tickets-277683648267 LCPTV will be making an episode to broadcast for the 2022 Hot One’s.

Lake County Hot Ones: “Brew, Sip, and Burn” Tickets Now Available

Lake County Hot Ones is back again for another “not your parent’s fundraiser” raising money for nine local Lake County non-profits. The format involves an interviewer host and nine guests representing nine non-profits eating seven chicken wings (or an alternative if the guest is vegetarian/vegan), each prepared with a progressively hotter hot sauce. Yes, based on the hit show, Hot Ones.

Lake County Symphony Returns to Soper Reese Theatre for Mother’s Day Pops Concert

The Lake County Symphony Orchestra is returning to live performances after a two-year gap, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 Mother’s Day Pops Concert will take place at 2 pm on May 8th at the Soper Reese Theatre in Lakeport. The 11 am dress rehearsal is free for those under 18 and just $5 for the older crowd. Seating for the dress rehearsal will likely be limited, so please come early to ensure a seat.This year’s concert features a “Salute to Broadway.” Audience members will hear many familiar tunes from hit Broadway shows including The King and I, The Sound of Music, and Guys and Dolls.

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