6, 8:30AM-12PM -- Clear Lake Cleanup Day. Low lake levels have exposed
a tremendous amount of trash and debris along the shoreline. To
participate in cleanup efforts in the city of Clearlake, Clearlake
Oaks, and Lucerne contact coordinator Carolyn Ruttan at email@example.com or 707-295-0333. Participants should wear work clothes and sturdy shoes and bring gloves and water.
DECEMBER 7 -- Sierra Club Mendocino Group hike on Ridge and Scorpion Trails.
Hiking older trails improved by the Ukiah Valley Trail Group, we will
do a moderate loop which ascends to the ridge with great views of the
Ukiah Valley looking down to Hopland, and we return via the Scorpion
Trail. Class: M-3.5-A. Bring hiking boots, water, lunch, layered
clothing, and raingear. Carpools: Meet 10:30 am Orchard Plaza, opposite
CVS or 11 am trailhead opposite Valley View Trailhead on Mill Creek
Road at east end of Mill Creek Pond. Leader Jonah Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org or 467-1877. Rain cancels.
DECEMBER 7, 2-5PM -- cleanup of the Boggs Mountain shooting area hosted by Friends
of Boggs Mountain: help remove trash, old targets and shells from the
area. Thick gloves are highly recommended. Trash bags and refreshments
will be provided. Meet at the shooting area, off Road 541: map For more info contact the Boggs Forest Office at 707-928-4378
DECEMBER 13 -- Sierra Club hike on the Cowboy Camp Loop in Cache Creek Wilderness Area.
Enjoy rolling oak woodlands, chaparral and beautiful vistas. Bring
water & lunch-we’ll stop at the infamous Road-kill café (an old
hunting shack). This is a gorgeous hike, often along creek beds between
gorges, and will be enhanced by some green shoots from rain! Class
M-7-B. Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off
junction of Hwy 29 & 53. Cowboy Camp Trail head 9:30; from
Clearlake Oaks, go east on State Hwy 20, about 28 miles to Hwy 16
intersection, take a right on 16 and Travel south on Highway 16 for 1
mile. Cowboy Camp parking lot is on the right. By reservation only.
Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.
13, 10AM-2PM -- old-fashioned ranch Christmas celebration at Anderson
Marsh State Historic Park: experience a Victorian Christmas as we
gather in the parlor in front of the fire for Christmas music performed
by local musicians. Enjoy cookies and hot cider, sing Christmas carols
and visit with Santa Claus. FREE. More info.
DECEMBER 14, 6PM -- Second Sunday Cinema closes out its
eight year run in the city of Clearlake with a screening of "The Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel," a delightful film starring Judi Dench, Tom
Wilkinson & Maggie Smith that was described as one of “the most
spiritually literate” films of 2012. Always FREE: Clearlake United
Methodist Ch, 14521 Pearl Ave. Info: 889-7355
DECEMBER 17, 2PM -- pre-application meeting to discuss
three new Dollar General stores that may be proposed in Middletown,
Loch Lomond, and Kelseyville. Board of Supervisors chamber on the first
floof of the courthouse, 255 N Forbes in Lakeport.
DECEMBER 20, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at Redbud Library in Clearlake: the public is invited to “come play with an
Ipad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7 tablet and learn how to
download free ebooks from the Library!” For more information call
Lakeport Library at 263-8817
JANUARY 1, 2015, 12PM -- start the new year right, with
a First Day hike on the McVicar Trail at Anderson Marsh State Historic
Park. About 8 miles round trip on easy terrain: bring water and snacks
and binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Rain cancels. More info
JANUARY 3 -- Sierra Club hike on the Lynch Canyon Trail to Turtle Pond in Cache Creek Wilderness Area.
Lynch Canyon, marked with oak hills & grasslands, starts out going
south and then descends into a broad interior valley, here hawks can be
seen feeding, then one comes to the Road-kill Café, an old hunting
shack with an entertaining history. We then continue on a short jaunt
up out of the valley to Turtle Pond trail - we hike to the pond that
often resounds with the croaking of frogs, take a lunch break and then
return. Class: M-6.8-A. Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake
on Main St., in front of the Lower Lake Coffee Company. Trailhead
9:30 am- from Clearlake Oaks turnoff from Hwy 53, travel east on Hwy 20
approx. 17 miles (you cross the county line), you see a turn off to the
right, after a 180 degree curve to the left in the road, then
immediately to your right is a road to the Lynch trailhead. By
reservation only-Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain
25 -- easy Sierra Club outing on Rabbit Hill in Middletown. Join us in
a history stroll up Rabbit Hill with some natural history
thrown in. Class E-1-A Meet 9 am. Perry’s Deli at south end of
Middletown. Leader: Pete McGee 942-1373 or email@example.com