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325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Classic Movies 2015

High Society

Sponsored by MBA Consulting

The 2nd Tuesday Classic Movie Series

Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.

Donations graciously accepted at the box office. (Tickets are not available online.)

Doors open at 12:30. Movie begins at 1:00 pm.

Evening Show
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie begins at 6:00 pm

Friday April 17

3rd Friday Live: 

   Nancy Wright!!
With the Rhythm & Roots Band

Called one of the country's best female saxophonists, Nancy Wright has played with John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, and Lonnie Mack.  Don't miss her wailin' soulful blues.

Join us for a great night of music & dancing!   


Doors Open at 6:30pm
Showtime -- 7:00pm

All seats $15.00

Third Friday Gala reception is coming up on April 17th from 6-8pm at

Gallery days and hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

15210 Lakeshore Drive

Clearlake, CA 95422


Our 3rd Friday Gala Art Reception is Friday the 17th beginning at 6pm. Our live entertainment for this event is HILARY! She is one of our favorite performers. Our Featured Artist for April is Stephanie Figeroa who is quite versatile in her art. As usual we will have a great banquet table to share with our attendees. 

Join us as we begin our 4th year in business as we have much to be thankful for and celebrate together. Many of our artists will be in attendance so this is a great time to meet and mingle with them.

 6th Annual
     Celebrity Lip Sync
"Walk on the Wild Side"

Lake County Chamber of Commerce presents: 

20 Great acts featuring 75 people that you know!

Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 pm  
Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 pm
Sunday,    April 19 at 2:00 pm

VIP tables are available at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce - $300 for a table for 6. Call 263-5092

Saturday @ 3:00 ONLY-- Senior tickets $20
                                        (Age 55 & up)

Saturday, April 25

Bob Culbertson and Rick Alegria
CD Release Party 

Bob and Rick will be playing music from their latest CD release, "Cause and Effect" .  

Bob Culbertson is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with a sense of musical expression like nothing heard before.

Rick Alegria is a drummer extraordinaire who currently works with singer/song writer Paul Williams.

Doors Open at 6:30
Showtime - 7:00pm

All seats --$15

Main Street Gallery

Don't Forget the First Friday Fling
at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.
See the new art, meet the new artists,
enjoy refreshments and entertainment,
always free, and savor the quality wines available for
a small charge.

More information here...

The Lake County Arts Council is a self-funded non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to:

In addition, we seek to have fun with and inform our membership. Being a member of the LCAC has its own rewards. Being a volunteer is more satisfying yet.

Lake County Wine Studio and artist/teacher Anna Sabalone
are presenting monthly Wine and Art classes through September


Learn how to create art in various mediums step by step with Anna during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine.  Each class will focus on a different art medium.  Classes will be held monthly at $40/pp.

More info here... 

 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
 OR email or call Diana at  707-245-7512


An opportunity to draw from a live model ~ no instructor
Group meets from 1-4pm on the 2nd Sat and the 4th Wed of every month.

Lake Renaissance Festival happening Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th


Come and be swept away to 16th century Italy where nobles and rogues, damsels and pirates interact among the grapevines and fruit trees of the beautiful Tuscan Village!
Food, drink, merchants, guilds and entertainment galore!

For information regarding participation by vendors, guilds, or entertainers contact us at:,

 or call (707) 295-0975.

Summer Youth Art Camp 2015

The Main Street Gallery will again host the Summer Youth Art Camp.  This is the fourth year this popular program has been sponsored by the gallery.  It serves as an outreach program to inspire our youth to explore the world of art and have fun during the summer months.  Preparations for this year’s program are in the inception stages.   The schedule for classes will be mid-June through July.  These are day classes lasting two-three hours.  Class fees are minimal.  All supplies are provided.  Students will complete a project by the end of class which they can take home.  The gallery accepts Visa or Mastercard.   Look for additional information regarding classes, etc., in May.  Volunteers and donations are welcome for this valuable program.  Questions and further information can be directed to Barbara Funke, Chair, at 279-4193.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 2335 Craft Fair


Saturday, April 18th 9:00-4:00


at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2337


3980 Veterans Lane, Clearlake


Looking for Vendors


Table fee


Call Lucille to reserve space


994-5001 or 350-4901

Hello Lake County Artists….

I am doing a catalog of Lake County Artists.
I have attached an example with a page for Sherry Harris.
I need your photo, bio and examples of your work.

If I have already created a page for you… Please disregard.

Thank you, Linda

Cobb Mountain Artists Open Studios Tour Application Form here...
Deadline for Open Studio applications is May 23
More necessary information on the application form in PDF format

You heard that right... the SECOND SUNDAY SALON is back!

All afternoon, Sunday, April 12th from 1-7pm.


After taking a much needed rest in March we are ready to host our local Artists for Salon #27.


As usual, the event is Potluck and we encourage a small donation if you can handle it.


The studio and materials await you as well as a somewhat improved terrace area

(under construction) to congregate and catchup on the latest art news and

gossip from around the county.


The Bocce Ball court has been cleared for it's winter coat and is ready for play and

the garden paths are ready for exploring. 


Hope you can make it,

Peter and Vicki Shandera



Call if you have questions: 994-1588


The Mission of Middletown Art Center is to provide a vibrant cultural center that integrates art education,
exhibition and cultural enrichment for Middletown and other Lake County communities.

2015 Kelseyville Olive Festival Poster Contest.

Poster themes should reflect Kelseyville and the olive industry.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories: under the age of 12, ages 12 to 18 and over 18.
The contest deadline is 5 p.m. April 13.

More info here and at 279-0563

Kiwanis Lakeport Memorial Weekend Craft Fair – Deadline to submit is April 25th.

The Lakeport Kiwanis 25th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Fair will be Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the Natural High School (NHS) location on Main Street, on the shores of Clear Lake in Lakeport, CA. 
As in the past, all art and crafts are to be made by the seller and supplementing with other items will not be permitted.  Note:  we will have several vendors with imported handcrafts, and they will be in the international section of the Craft Fair.
More information here...

Link to Middletown Art Center website

The Lake County Artists Guild would like to invite interested painters to a plein air workshop taught by Tom Soltesz on the weekend of April 18th and 19th.  


Please follow this link for all the particulars.   Non members of the Guild cantake part in the workshop for a fee for the two days, which does include a year’s membership in the group.
Link to Art House Gallery page in LCAC website



Remember how much fun you had last year?
Well, you get to do it again!!


 ​​Susan Laymon 

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Lake County Theater Company logo link
Soper-Reese Community Theater link

Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum link
Theatrical Notices of various kinds
performances, auditions, meetings, etc. Please send us your information for posting

Community Theater Green Room... -

This is a website and blog you will probably value if you love theater and are interested in theater arts.

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

LCTC is pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace" described on Wikipedia as "A farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the "Mayflower," but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs."

We are looking for high school age students either enrolled or home-schooled. Gender blind casting for approx 14 roles, some doubling may be considered.

Auditions will be held at Gard St. Elementary School in Kelseyville on May 7th at 6:30 pm and May 9th at 10 am. Rehearsals to start early August with October show dates.

Tell your friends!

Family Movies showing at Lakeport Library and Redbud Library

Lakeport Library will show family-friendly movies on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. except for holidays. The movie selection will feature current releases and old favorites, and will include both animated and live-action films. The free program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details call the library at 263-8817.

Redbud Library shows family-friendly movies on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For more details call the library at 994-5115

Library events are posted on the library's Google calendar

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Mendo Lake Singers meets at 7PM Tuesdays in the Four Square Church, 1125 Martin St., Lkprt. Ladies aged 16 and older are invited to learn to sing 4 part harmony, make new friends and have fun. Info: Chris, 263-5215 or Betty Lou, 263-4721.

Music Bulletins and Rhythmic Information


Link to CLPA site



Konocti Fiddle Club icon  
The Konocti Fiddle Club plays for all occasions. more...
The Old Time Fiddlers Association

Ely Stage Stop will be having a craft/art Market Place event along with their Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday April 12th from 10am-2pm. 

The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Highway 281) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Highway 29 at Kit's Corner.

In March Ely Stage Stop had 28 musicians and about 150 attendees.  With the musicians and the added artists/crafters Market Place event they are looking forward to having even more attending this fun event. 


Please contact Vonn at or call 998-8018 to become involved, to get a copy of their flyer or have any questions.

Link to My Divas

Irish Music and More
Every First Tuesday at the Blue Wing Saloon and Cafe in Upper Lake
6 to 8 PM
With background music by

For information about the fun event and more great bands, click on the link to the "Rhythm & Brews" website

The duo of Native American Music Awards nominee flautist and composer Keving Village Stone and guitarist and singer Lindy Day

  • Kevin Village Stone and Lindy Day
    specializing in music for wineries, casinos, clubs, black-tie venues, and private parties.
  • The duo Lindy Day and Kayla Bell rocks out as:
  • Ailura Fate
    Indie rock alternative originals, covers, and dance music.
    NEW sound samples just posted!

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Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.

        "Big Art" is the name of the show.     The show relates to anything having to do with art and artists in Lake County.  I believe that there are a lot of artists in Lake County who could use a voice to represent them and inform Lake County listeners about local artists and art events.  
       I'm open to any suggestions on improvements or volunteers to help me with getting the word out. If any of you have information about art events or art education in Lake County that needs to be mentioned, feel free to call me during the show 263-3435. Also, for the future, you can email me with pertinent information that I can mention in future shows. Most of all, I would like to schedule artist interviews for the shows, either to be interviewed live at the radio station or live by phone.
       I hope you will be able to tune in and maybe participate by calling in with some interesting information about art happenings or just to talk about art and artists in Lake County. In advance, thank you for your support.
From Sherry Harris, last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.


Eugenie Steinman's interest in helping incarcerated people began 15 years ago when she began teaching poetry at the Lake County Juvenile hall, as a project of the Lake County Arts Council.

Now, she hosts a show called Radio Jail on KPFZ 88.1FM at 6PM every Suday except the last Sunday of the month.
The whole purpose of it is to bring the outside in, Steinman said.

Because of the program, children have been able to singhappy birthday to their fathers in jail and women have been able to "tell their lovers that they miss them."

"I call myself an ombudsman from the outside to inside," she said. "When people hear the words 'jail' or 'prisoners' they immediately don't want to see it or think about it."

"I am tryuing to shed some light to let people see what is going on," she added.

Writers' Circle

First Thursday of the month,
6:30-8:30 p.m. to share writings, give constructive feedback or just listen and enjoy.
With former Poet Laureate Mary McMillan

Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main St., Lakeport

Lake County Writers
meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum.
The group welcomes interested writers of all levels and genres.
Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!


Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....

Casey Carney

Every Sunday evening is the ELYSEUM Writers Workshop at Harbin Hot Springs, 6pm to 7:30pm
(with us usually having dinner/coffee together afterward).

Founded seven years ago in San Francisco,
ELYSEUM continues to feature wonderful,
stimulating writing exercises and prompts,
group critique/sharing, guest facilitators
and a monthly featured reader showcase.
As incentive to join us, Harbin offers a $10 discount off admission if attending the workshop.

Contact for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.

Recently appointed
Lake County Poet Laureate,
Casey Carney, and Riviera Common Grounds Coffee House Proprietor Andrea Williams will host a monthly Lake County Poet Laureate Series, beginning Friday, September 12.

The series opens with the work of Lake County’s first Poet Laureate, Jim Lyle, read by fellow laureate emeritus and longtime friend, James Bluewolf.

The eight-month series is designed to showcase the lineage of Lake County Poets, and will take place at Common Grounds Coffee House ( 9736 Soda Bay Rd, Kelseyville, CA 95451, 6:30-8pm) on the second Friday of each month. One of each of Lake County’s eight Poet Laureates will be presented in sequence. A guest poet and musician will also be performing.

Poets and musicians interested in being guest artists during the eight month series are encouraged to contact Carney at


Photo caption: Former and Current Poets Laureate (from the right): James Blue Wolf (2000 – 2003), Carolyn Wing Greenlee (2004 – 2006), Elaine Watt (2012 – 2014), Casey Carney (2014 – 2016), Russell Gonzaga (2010 – 2012), Mary McMillan (2008 – 2010). Missing from photo: Jim Lyle (1998 – 2000) and Sandra Wade (2006 – 2008).
According to Carney, “I passionately believe in the power of expressive language in helping an individual find one’s voice in the world, to strengthen that voice once found, and to share and connect that expression in the community. Originally from Southern California, I have been magnetized to live in Northern California and Lake County in particular. There is a powerful, creative and healing energy here, along with the profound need for it.  Lake County feels like home to me and I often reflect its beauty and complexity in my poetry.”
As the Lake County Poet Laureate, she will facilitate opportunities for poets and creative writers to share their work, through public readings in galleries, coffee shops, community centers, and other venues. She will also reach out to various community organizations and underserved populations to increase the access to and visibility of poetry in Lake County. And, utilizing her background as a special educator and her connections to Lake County schools through teaching, she will promote the experience of poetry workshops in the school setting, particularly with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
California poetry events, see this online calendar:

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
Letterpress Broadsides
Web Log: Investigative Poetics

2nd Sunday in Willits
Willits Open Reading
7:00 pm, Every second Sunday
Open reading, any art form welcome
at the Muse, 30 East Francisco Avenue, Willits
Contact: David Partch, 707 459-7054

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