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Lake County Arts Kiosk
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325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165
Mark Twain comes to the Soper-Reese for the yearly special meeting of the Lake County Arts Council!

Members and non-members are cordially invited for this free entertainment: humor, music, history, food, drink.
Mr. Twain doesn't get to these parts all that often, so this is a hot invitation!


Thursday, October 2
Writing Workshop With Mary McMillan, former Poet Laureate of Lake Co; Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 6:30 ~ 8:30, free.
October 3
5:30 PM
Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,
Th/Fr/Sa Oct. 9, 10 & 11....7:00pm

Sun. Oct. 12.... 2:00pm

Thurs Oct. 16....7:00pm

Sat. Oct. 18....2:00 & 7:00pm

Sun. Oct. 19....2:00pm

Lake County Theatre Company Presents

Monte Python's


A musical "lovingly" ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail

October 11 and 12
10 AM to 5 PM
Harvest Festival at Steele Winery

Sat. - David Neft,
10 am - Noon
Sat. - Cal Alumni Big Band,
1pm - 5 pm
Sun. - Austin & Owens Classical Guitars, 9:30 am - Noon
Sunday - Bill Noteman and the Rockets,
1 pm - 5 pm

Wine tasting, grape stomping, pie eating, music, food,  and of course an incredible selection of vendors with amazing items for sale including pottery, jewelry, metal work, glass work, candles, clothing, yard decor, and so much more!
October 17
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Showtime -- 7:00pm
3rd Friday Live
Lake County's own!

  Join us on the Dance floor!!!Welcome Back! We are here every 3rd Friday until next summer!

All seats $10

My Divas
Old World Tavern on Main Street in Lakeport, from 7PM to 9PM.
Friends of Middletown Library
Friday October 24,
12 to 3PM

To the public
Saturday October 25,
8AM to 3PM


Middletown Library
1256 Washington St.,
Tue-Fri Noon - 5PM
Sat. 10AM - 3PM

Saturday October 25
"How to audition" workshop

Recommended for anyone who would like to audition for Jesus Christ Superstar. More here...

Soper-Reese Community Theatre, 275 S. Main St., Lakeport. For more info on the workshop, contact Nick Reid, 349-2045,
October 25 & 26
Featuring steam-powered boats, music and fun for the whole family in a steam punk themed celebration in Austin Park on Clear Lake.

For more information, try here...

Sunday October 26

Doors open 6:30

Classic Rock and Roll featuring tribute to the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.


$30.00 - Premium Center Seats (B & BB)
$25.00 - Wing Seats (A, C, AA & CC)

Doors open 6:30
Showtime 7

Michael Strickland -Nationally Acclaimed Pianist and Composer

Soper Reese Theatre presents Michael Strickland known for his phenomenal performances of blues, jazz, classical, and contemporary music as well as his own original compositions and symphonic arrangements!

$18.00 Guaranteed Table Seat
$15.00 - Loge Seating

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.

Art magazine links have been moved to the Links page

 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


Page for Sherry Harris' email arts newsletter 9/30/2014 here...


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.

A call for artists from the Cobb Mtn. Artists for the 2014 Holiday in the Pines Art & Craft Sale

Come join us for our 10th Annual Holiday in the Pines Sale
November 8 & 9

 For more information and an application, call or email:
 Alana Clearlake at 707-494-6285

Or download an application from their website: 
 Application deadline is October 1

Vendor applications are available for the annual Lakeport Octoberfest which will be this October 4th.

There is still time up, until October 13th, to see one of the best art exhibits in Lake County, the Eco Art Sculpture Walk at Middletown Trailside Park.


If you haven’t been able to find the time to go see it, September mornings are a good time to go when the weather starts to be even cooler in the mornings. The park is open seven days a week from dawn till dusk. There are some benches and picnic tables along the trail and you can bring your favorite dog friend on a leash to accompany you.  Just be sure to bring a doggie doo doo bag with you so that others don’t have to experience stepping on it. There’s a public restroom rest room in the parking lot so you don’t have any excuses this year not to go. This is the year to have a great experience seeing unusual art at the park and get a little healthy walking exercise at the same time. No excuses now! 


For more information check out website:

Free vendor booths Saturday, September 27 at Running Creek Casino, Upper Lake.
2nd annual California Indian Day

Traditional Dancers / Arts and Crafts Vendors / Live music
The event will be held indoors

For information contact Gail at or Contact (Janet) at 262-5473 anytime.

19h Annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival
– October 11th & 12th, 2014

The format will remain the same with four bands, the vineyard run, grape stomping and wine tasting.

Contact them about emailing you an entry form. The booths will be on the lawn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

All arts and crafts must be made by seller/exhibitor that is present at the show. Other items are not acceptable.

More info necessary for participation available here...

Melissa Markgraf is helping to coordinate the Steam Punk Event here in Clearlake Oct 25th and 26th.

 They are looking for some artists to set up their art to exhibit and sell during this event. 2 Free tickets will be given to each artist who will be displaying their art.

Karlon Baker is the contact person to reach if you are interested 707-350-3245 or

You can go on facebook to see some more info on this event

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Theatrical Notices of various kinds
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Community Theater Green Room... -

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

San Francisco Bay Area > North Bay > Theater

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

Classic Films
at the Soper-R


    Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.
"Donations graciously accepted"
Matinee show - Doors open at 12:30.  Movie begins at 1:00pm
Evening show -
Doors open at 5:30. Movie begins at 6:00 pm.

October 14 The Man Who Knew Too Much

November 11 Mr. Roberts

December 9 The Manchurian Candidate

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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
continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum from noon to 2 p.m. 

Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. 

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.
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

Uncorked playing Irish music from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Fairgrounds on Sat, 3/16.

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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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.

Casey Carney

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....
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.
Wonderful opportunity for two strong poets or readers to present Victorian era poetry or short stories relating to the theme of this event. Attendance to the event included. Msg me if interested!
Casey Carney posted in Lake County Poet Laureate
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


Every Tues. 11:30 a.m ./Middletown Library. 987-3674

Every Thurs. 11:00 a.m./ Redbud Library
Story Time. 994-5115

Every Fri. 10:15 a.m. / Lakeport Library
Preschool story time. 263-8817
Every Fri. 3:00 p.m. / Lakeport Library 263-8817

Wed. 10/01 . 4:00 p.m.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of California Poets in the Schools by Michele Krueger. Free! Children invited. Children will read poetry.

Book Sales

Friends of Middletown Library Book Sale.

At Middletown library
Pre-sale for Friends members Friday October 24 noon to 3:00pm

Sale to the public Saturday October 25 8:00am to 3:00 p.m.

Friends of the Lake County Library book sale.

At Lakeport Library Saturday November 1, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

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