Events this week
Occidental Center for the Arts is putting out a call to artists for a new show called “Light and Shadows”. Monday (7/8) is the day to turn in art for the juried show between 5 and 7 p.m. at the OCA Gallery. OCA is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental. Go to occidentalcenterforthearts.com for information and an entry form.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts gives a glimpse in the world of Rosie the Riveter with a reading of Jeane Sloane from her book “She Built Ships”. It happens from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (7/9) at the center Fireside Room. The center is at 282 High ST (Veterans Memorial Building) in Sebastopol.
Sebastopol Senior Center is holding a women’s discussion group on Thursday (7/11) at 1 p.m. It is free. The center is at 167 N High St., Sebastopol. Call 829-2440 for more information.
Many Rivers Bookstore is holding a reading Thursday (7/11) with Raphael Block from his book “Spangling Darkness” on at 7:30 p.m. The store is at 1305 S Main St. Sebastopol. Call 829-8871 for more information.
Occidental Center for the Arts holds a “Triple Whammy” reading with three local writers in a panel discussion about the wild new frontiers of publishing. The writers, Becca Lawton (“Junction, Utah”), Jordan E. Rosenfeld (“Forged in Grace”)and Jill Koenigsdorf (“Phoebe & the Ghost of Chagall”) have all published their works in slightly different ways. The event is Friday (7/12) from 7 to 9 p.m. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. Go to occidentalcenterforthearts.com for information. It is free.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts continues it Best of the Fest documentary film series Friday (7/12) at 7 p.m. The film is “Strong!” about the US woman Olympic champion weight lifter. Admission is $10. The center is at 282 High ST. (Veterans Memorial Building), Sebastopol.
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center begins a live-in permaculture course beginning Saturday (7/13) and running through July 26. The cost is $1650 which includes lodging and food. Go to oaec.org for full information and to register. OAEC is at 15290 Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental.
There is a special artists reception for the show “Light and Shadows” on Saturday (7/13) at Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery. Not only is it free, but there will be refreshments and attendees will receive a discount coupon to one of Occidental’s famous restaurants. The reception is from 4-6 p.m. It is juried show. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental. The show runs through Sept. 1.
On Saturday ay Ya-Ka-Ama in Forestville there will be an all-day “Beneficial Reggae” festival fundraiser with a dozen bands lined up to play. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35 at brownpapertickets.com. Ya-Ka-Ama is at 7465 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville. Go to beneficialreggae.org for full information.
You can say “Oui!” now. Occidental Center for the Arts will celebrate an early Bastille Day Saturday (7/13) at 8 p.m. when two French groups will show up to sing and frolic. Un Deux Trois and La Guingette will be there to make their magic music. There will be themed refreshments. Admission is $15. Go to occidentalcenterforthearts.com for more information. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental.
Landpaths is holding an Estero de Americano paddle on Sunday (7/14). Get out your canoe or kayak, pack a lunch and meet the gang in downtown Bodega (not Bodega Bay). The paddle is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. avoiding the usual adverse afternoon winds on the beautiful waterway. To rent a boat call 875-3944. Go to landpaths.org to get details and to register.
Puppets for adults – that what Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller bring to the stage at Occidental Center for the Arts Sunday (7/14) at 4 p.m. The beautifully crafted art puppets play out poignant life moments with original material. The show is free although donations are accepted. The center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. Go to occidentalcenterforthearts.com for information and a glimpse of the puppets.