BODEGA MARINE LAB SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR LECTURES Beginning Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 4-5pm, FREE "Exploring the Ecological and Economic Implications of Ecosystem-based Fishery Management" Jim Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at UC Davis. On campus, a livestream of this seminar will be presented in the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute office, 1347 Storer Hall.
DRAFTSMAN NEEDED The historian and bon vivant John Schubert will pay someone to do scale drawings of the Heald & Guerne engine Polly Ann from photographs of the beloved steamer. If anyone knows someone who might be able to take this on, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
CIVIL WAR DAYS July 20-21, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, & Sunday 9 am - 3 pm, California Historical Artillery Society at Casini Ranch Family Campground, 707-922-5901, Adults: $12 Kids $6, Parking $5, Freezeout Canyon (1/4 mile down Freezeout Road, off Moscow Road in Duncans Mills). Every July, people from all over flock to the beautiful Russian River Valley to watch history come alive. This amazing event encompasses living history at its best with civil war period clad individuals performing battle scenarios and offering historical information about their equipment and character. Watch the loyal boys in blue battle the traitors to the union, "though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst cause for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse" (U. S. Grant). Bleachers and straw bales are provided for seating during battle scenarios but you are welcome to bring your own chair. There is a hot dog shack if you get hungry or you can bring a picnic! Encampments, Food & Beverages, Battles Twice Daily, Battle Times: Saturday 1 pm and 4 pm, Sunday 11 am and 2 pm. Proceeds go towards supporting CHAS retired racehorse program.
WHEELS & WINGS 2019 CAR SHOW July 20, Saturday, 8 am - 3 pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum enter at 3631 N. Laughlin Road, Santa Rosa, $10 for age 8 and over. The 2019 PCAM Wheels & Wings car show is a unique gathering of meticulously restored classic cars from every era, and muscle cars of every description! They'll be parked for display right next to some of the Museum's high-performance historic aircraft. Bring your camera, your kids, and your love of mechanical magnificence! This is a great family weekend event. Show off your classic or muscle car - register your car in advance! Food: Hot Dogs and drinks for sale. Gift Shop open with lots of aviation memorabilia. Enter our raffle - Grand Prize is a ride in a warbird! If you have an awesome classic car, muscle car, or other performance automobile you'd like to show, show it! Register your car online and pay now, or download our car registration form and pay via PayPal. There's a $20.00 registration fee, and you get two general admission tickets along with it. Registration forms will also be available at the gate the morning of the show so you can register on the spot.
OPEN COCKPIT: KOREAN WAR WEEKEND Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 10 am-4 pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, One Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa. The A-16C Invader was an attack aircraft first used in World War II and then used extensively in the Korean conflict. The RF-86F Sabre Jet was the photo reconnaissance version of this superlative first-generation jet fighter. The F-84F Thunderstreak was a swept-wing fighter bomber. And the F-86H Sabre Jet was a more powerful version of the F-86, not actually used during the Korean War but developed at that time to combat the increasingly powerful Eastern-bloc fighters equipping our North Korean opponent. Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are your chance to get up close to selected aircraft and look inside. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside! Standard entry fees.
FORT ROSS FESTIVAL Saturday, July 27, 10:00am-6:30pm, Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner. Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Summer in Sonoma County? Where else can you witness Kashia Pomo ceremonial dancing, sing along to Americana Swing, learn from Alaska Native craftspeople, and take in traditional Russian performances, all together on the most beautiful stretch of the Sonoma coast? Grab a pint from our Beer Garden (closes at 5:30 pm) and enjoy an amazing day celebrating different cultures. Back by popular demand, join the Fort Ross Militia for Musket and Cannon Firings, and have a BLAST at Fort Ross!
FORT ROSS FESTIVAL-BORSCHT COOK OFF Saturday, July 27, starting at 12pm. We will be holding our second Borscht Cook-Off! We invite you to share your family's best recipe. Competition will be held at our July 27th Fort Ross Festival in the fort compound starting at 12pm. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.
BODEGA BIG EVENT BBQ & PARADE Sunday August 4th, 10 am-5 pm, Adults, $15. Children, $10. Sonoma County's shortest parade starts at 10:30 a.m. downtown. BBQ trip-tip or chicken plate, includes chili, salad and garlic bread. Live music: Bohemian Ukulele group: 11 to 11:30 am, Used Goods: 11:30 am to 2 pm, Blue Rock: 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Beer, wine, crafts, desserts, raffles, plus silent auction. Free parking on Bodega Hwy, Bodega Lane and Salmon Creek Road. All Proceeds benefit Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.
BODEGA BAY FARMERS MARKET Sundays, Memorial Day until the end of October, 10 am to 2 pm, 2255 Highway One, Bodega Bay (707) 875-9609. Behind the Community Center. Formed to provide residents of Bodega Bay and surrounding communities with fresh, locally grown products and to provide farmers with a venue to sell their farm fresh products directly to the consumers. The open-air BBCFM thrives behind the Bodega Bay Community Center at the north end of town. We offer the freshest, locally grown produce specializing in organic, heirloom and gourmet varieties of fruits and vegetables, beef, goat, duck, pork, poultry and fish. Also available are eggs, (duck and chicken), artisan breads, olive oils, premium goat and cow cheeses. Try the honeys, salsa, hummus, jams and jellies and organic skin care products. A different Food Truck offers hot food each week, Croquettes and small plates, Japanese, Mexican, BBQ, different offerings to tickle your palette. We always have live music with picnic tables for hanging out listening to the band, a large space for dancing if your happy feet need to move and, if you brought the kids, a large field for just playing, flying kites or throwing the Frisbee for the dog. Come to the Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market to connect with the people who produce our food, meet old friends, make news one and become a part of our friendly local community.
OPEN COCKPIT: VIETNAM WAR WEEKEND August 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, One Air Museum Way. Look inside these vintage aircraft, and learn about their history from the crews who have lovingly restored them: the F-4C Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief, A-4 Skyhawk, F-5 Tiger, EA-6B Prowler, A-6E Intruder, C-1A Trader, UH-1 Huey, H-34 Choctaw, RF-8 Cockpit, A-26 Invader, and HU-16 Albatross.
C.E.R.T. BASIC TRAINING Saturday, August 24, 7-11 pm, Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, 510 CA-1, Bodega Bay, CA. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates members of the community about disaster preparedness, they learn to look for hazards that may impact their area during an emergency or disaster, and they are trained in basic response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an emergency or disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. With the assistance of the staff from Bodega Bay Fire, we educate community members and neighborhoods in preparedness, training in basic disaster response skills, such as emergency medical support, fire suppression, light search and rescue, and team organization. Each neighborhood team is ready to staff one of the eight preparedness sheds located throughout the Bodega Bay community - your gathering place during any emergency. Bodega Bay CERT also maintains a community-wide HAM radio emergency communication network, teaches CPR and First-Aid, and supports the annual Fisherman's Festival with emergency communication, first-aid, and parking control.
BODEGA SEAFOOD, ART & WINE FESTIVAL August 24th & 25th, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Watts Ranch, 16885 Bodega Highway. Admission is $15 in advance for adults, $20 at gate. Discounts offered for seniors, teens, first responders and military; under 12 are free. A benefit for two wonderful non-profits, it features a beautiful art and fine craft marketplace, lots of delicious food of all kinds, a tasting with over 40 wineries and breweries, 3 stages of entertainment, fun kid's activities and more. Held on a picturesque, rural ranch a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the location is as unique as the festival. A portion of the proceeds benefits Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods, the non-profit working in tandem with the California State Parks in the Russian River region, and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. This is our 25th year and we aim to make it our best show yet!
CAPTURING HISTORY OF THE BODEGA BAY FIRE SERVICE September 7th, 2pm - 5pm, Bodega Bay Fire Station, 510 Highway One, Bodega Bay. We will take a moment to appreciate, look back and hear stories from some of our respected "old timers" in Bodega Bay. We are reaching out to our past Volunteers and Staff Fire Fighters, EMS personnel and their supporters. We want to hear and capture our fire history. Plans are underway to reach out to Cathy Beck, Janet Ames (Shirley), Tim Amtoff, Mike Elson, Jerry Lites, Dennis McCalister, Sue Wedel, Maggie Briare, Scott Adams, Mary Cook, Arn Flat, Joel Hack, Tonia Bello, Andrea Granahan, Annie Murphy-Springer and Dave Nagle. We would like to hear from you if you can help us locate these individuals. If you were a part of this department in any capacity or know someone who was. Please email Melinda.Pahl@comcast.net
WINGS OVER WINE COUNTRY AIR SHOW September 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-4 pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, One Airway Drive, Santa Rosa. Join us this year for "Rising Together" A celebration of recovery in Sonoma County. Witness the sound and power of thrilling jet demonstrations, world class aerobatic performers, warbirds, and vintage aircraft displays that will dazzle and amaze you. You'll see these and other great attractions: United States Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Skydiving Team; T-33, Acemaker Airshows - Greg Colyer; Sanders Smoke Show; Brad Wursten; Vicky Benzing; The Red Stars; Fly-bys of historic WWII aricraft; USAF C-17 Transport on Walk-Through Display; Tour the aircraft collection of the Pacific Coast Air Museum; Static display aircraft; President's club seating available; Great food; Fun for the whole family.
BODEGA MARINE LAB TOURS Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm. Since 1976 Bodega Marine Laboratory volunteer docents have led interpretive tours for all ages. Public Education features at BML include numerous marine aquarium displays. Upon entering BML's West Wing, visitors experience a 24-foot-long display, containing many colorful local fishes and invertebrates, and a small kelp forest. Past that is a harbor aquarium, holding residents of our local estuary, Bodega Harbor. Next to that is a round aquarium that displays anemones and other organisms in our nearshore subtidal habitat. Elsewhere around the facility are smaller display aquaria featuring local and, occasionally, unique marine creatures. A tidepool mesocosm display allows visitors to experience the biodiversity and dynamic energy of the northern California coast.
DORAN PARK KITE FLYING Fridays 6-7 pm, weather permitting. Spend an hour here enjoying the beach and view. $7 for a day pass. Perfect area to walk on the beach, camp, fish or kite flying. Rocky coast with excellent scenery and plenty of birds. It can get very windy, so be prepared.
SALMON SEASON Point Arena to Pigeon Point until October 31, Minimum size recreational limit: 20 inches total.
SEAL PUPS AT GOAT ROCK STATE PARK IN JENNER The Sonoma Coast State Park is a series of beaches stretching along 17 miles of the Sonoma County coastline. Located just south of the Russian River's outlet to the sea. Each spring a large sand spit builds up at the mouth of the Russian River, and all summer long it's crowded with adult Pacific Harbor seals and their frisky pups. You can watch them from the far end of the beach but legally you must stay at least 50 yards away from the seals.