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Events & Classes

Events Calendar for July 2017

Sunday, July 2nd, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: “Created Images IV” featuring work by Annie Reid, Bosha Struve. Dianne Williams, Donna Rosebaugh, George Ventura, Hal Work, and Pam Cone, who create art using a variety of digital techniques. Refreshments.

Sunday, July 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Joanne Rand: vocals & guitar, w/ Rob Diggins & Jolianne Einem, violins. Touring for 30 years, once voted North Bay Area’s Best Acoustic Band, Rand shares her brand of roots music, fiery anthems, and stories. Her 16th CD made a 2017 folk DJ most-played-list nationwide. “One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings. “-Roots Music Report. “Absolutely captivating… Startling and beautiful …exceptional” -No Depression. $5- 20 suggested. Refreshments available. For album and touring information visit JoanneRandMusic.com
http://JoanneRandMusic.com

Friday, July 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Third Friday Jazz: features RLa w/ vibraphonist/composer Jonathan Kipp, who has played in Zacatecas, Mexico, w/ Andrea Sullivan, Isaías Flores Lugo, La Orquesta de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, and La Filarmónica Zacatecas.  Locally he performs w/ Calliope and Timbata as well as the likes of Taylor Ho Bynum and Jenny Scheinman. He studied percussion with Eugene Novotney, Howard Kaufman and Dan Aldag at HSU.  $5.00 to $20.00 sliding scale. Refreshments available

Sunday, July 23rd, 10:00- 11:00 a.m.

Gaia’s Love A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 834-3008 royjking2@hotmail.com.

Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Song Village: A fun, friendly & informal monthly singing gathering, hosted by Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould. With folk songs and songs conducive to group singing, we gather to form a “Vocal community”. Think globally, sing locally. Info: seaburygould.com. 707-845-8167

Friday, July 28th, 7:00 p.m.

Fourth Friday Flicks: featuring “The Big Heat”, an emotionally intense 1953 film by veteran film noir director Fritz Lang. Stars Glen Ford, with Gloria Graham and Lee Marvin. $5-10 sliding scale. Refreshments available

Friday, July 29th, 7:30 p.m.

deSTINA and RLa. Celebrating Billie Holiday!

Copenhagen-born singer deSTINA has lived the past seven years in South America where she is a versatile performer and recording artist on the scene in Bahia, Brazil. Jazz, soul, funk & world music are woven into the tapestry of her musical life there, and she is currently working on a solo project creating organic & electronic soundscapes. $5-20 Refreshments available. Fine & Mellow – Lady Day: deSTINA sings Billie Holiday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuMStCytDx8

$5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

Sunday, July 30th, 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Annual Treasures, and Trinkets Flea Market!  A fun place to find just the thing: gifts, plants, cd’s, jewelry, silver, clothing, housewares and furniture; plus, just down the road you can pick up a pie at the Westhaven Blackberry Festival or listen to live music and more! WCA is currently accepting donations of saleable items for this fundraiser, and also a number of spaces are available for sellers for a small contribution. Call 707-834-2479 for more information.

Events Calendar for June 2017

Friday, June 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Full Moon Meditation: Doors open at 6:45pm. Hosted by Rob Diggins: part of the Healing Arts at WCA, and a global meditation community.  $5.00 sug. Info 845-1788 | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFuLLIQqx3hCGhvHGXBCrQ


Friday, June, 16th, 7:00 p.m.

Third Friday Blues: Blues lovers are warmly invited to an Open Blues Jam w/ Seabury Gould & friends, with special encouragement for blues musicians to come by and experiment, improvise, and share on their acoustic or electric instrument. Seabury will host this celebration of uplifting, fun & humorous blues on guitar, piano& vocals. $5- 10 sliding scale, free for performing musicians. Refreshments available. Info: seaburygould.com.

 

Saturday, June 17th, 3:00 p.m.
Film: The Condor’s Shadow: Award winning film which explores the great hope and extreme lengths that biologists, zookeepers, scientists and a feisty condor with the Native American name, Pitahsi, bring to the task of pulling the condor back from the brink of extinction. Local wildlife biologist, Ken Burton, who works for the Yurok Tribe and is involved with this tribe’s condor reintroduction project, will be on hand to help us appreciate the challenge and adventure of recovering an endangered species.

Ken Burton works for the Yurok Tribe studying a wide range of birdsand mammals. His involvement with the tribe’s condor reintroduction project includes educational outreach and emergency response planning. He has worked as a researcher, project manager, writer, and guide for 30 years. Ken grew up in the Bay Area and moved north in 2005. He volunteers for the Redwood Region Audubon Society, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, and Friends of the Dunes and is the author of two local books: Common Birds of Northwest California and Hiking Humboldt. http://www.thecondorsshadow.com/ | $5-20 sliding scale, Refreshments available.

Friday, June 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
Fourth Friday Flicks: WCA Fourth Friday Flicks presents Robert Altman’s over-the-top send up of the Hollywood machine, “The Player” (1992). Starring Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg and Greta Scacchi. Winner of 3 1993 Oscar nominations. “…one has to wonder if any other director could have got away with it.” 501 Must-See Movies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Player_(film) Refreshments available. $5-10 sliding scale.


Sunday, June 25th, 10:00- 11:00 a.m.

Gaia’s Love  A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 834-3008 royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 


Sunday, June 25th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Song Village: A fun, friendly & informal monthly singing gathering, hosted by Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould. With folk songs and songs conducive to group singing, we gather to form a “Vocal community”. Think globally, sing locally. Info: seaburygould.com  | 707-845-8167

 

 

Friday, June 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Jim Lahman Band: For an excellent evening’s entertainment join this local band for a stylin’ selection of blues, swing, funk & good old rock ‘n roll! Originals too! With smooth vocals and impecable style, members are Jim Lahman vocals & guitar, Jim Bent drums, Tim Claasen bass, and Ron Perry harmonica. https://www.facebook.com/The-Jim-Lahman-Band-101713979873951/ | Refreshments avail. $5-20

Events Calendar for May 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 1-4 p.m.
ENTRY DAY: for Member Show

Saturday May 6th 7:30 p.m.
Celtic Duo: Ryan McKasson, violin, and Eric McDonald, guitar, are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry is enhanced when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. An air of mystery pervades a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes. Devon Leger of Hearth Music says, “This duo really shows how two masterful musicians listen and play off each other.”  www.mckassonandmcdonald.com

Sunday, May 7th, 1-4 p.m.
Membership Show Opening: This May/June show features a variety of media and is always a highlight of the Center’s year.  The gallery, located at 501 South Westhaven Drive, is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Examples of the artists’ work may be seen on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 10th, 7 p.m.
Full Moon Meditation: Doors open at 6:45pm. Hosted by Rob Diggins: part of the Healing Arts at WCA, and a global meditation community.  $5.00 sug. Info 845-1788


Sunday, May 14th, 1-4 p.m.

15th Annual Spring Fling: Celebrate Mother’s Day with this annual event!  Music by Compost Mountain Boys, Enjoy the Potluck, Raffle, Face painting, Chair massage and more! Free community event, all ages welcome.

 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with this annual event!
Music by Compost Mountain Boys!
15th Annual Spring Fling

Free admission and All Ages Welcome!

BARBECUE: We’ll be serving chicken, ribs, kielbasa and veggie burgers by Grill Masters Randy Martinez, Caleb Martinez, and Stephen Spoelman. Sides include potato salad by Lighthouse Grill, Toni’s beans and rice pilaf, Patty’s coleslaw, and Jodie’s corn bread, plus a variety of desserts!

Try ‘ The Pi Guy of Trinidad’ Pies or a have brownie or cookie.

REFRESH yourself with cool libation from, Mad River Brewery, Moonstone Crossing, Classic Wines of California as well as a variety of soft drinks, juices and water.

ACTIVITIES for the afternoon include: A Raffle & Silent Auction, Chair massage, Easel Painting, Face Painting, & a Hula Contest!

Our Spring-themed RAFFLE will include offering from our local businesses and restaurants as well as The Arcata Farmer’s Market vendors. Find jewelry, plants or soil, gift certificates, jelly and honey, clothing, hats, pillows, cards and plenty of art. info 707-834-2479

Wednesday, May 17th, 7 p.m.
Film Fundraiser for NPA highschool student Trip to China: Kekexili: Mountain Patrol. In a setting both visually stunning and cruel, this Eastern film evokes the epic spirit of old-fashioned Westerns. Filmmaker Lu Chuan, who wrote and directed The Missing Gun, traveled to the remote border of China, Tibet, and Uygur, to make his next feature, Kekexili. Lu based the film on a true story about a reporter from Beijing, Ga Yu (Qi Liang), who traveled to the barren, frigid, high altitude region of the movie’s title. Ga Yu had heard about volunteer patrols that were trying to protect the endangered Tibetan antelope from the poachers who were selling their pelts to be made into expensive, fashionable shawls. The cold-blooded murder of one of the patrol members at the hands of the well-armed poachers draws Ga Yu to a small village, where the leader of the patrol unit, Ritai (Tibetan actor Duobuji), agrees to take him out on a patrol, in the hopes that a story in the paper will spur the Chinese government to take stronger action to protect the animals. Ritai is determined to find the gunman responsible for slaughtering the animals, and for killing his comrade. His determination gradually becomes a deadly obsession. Lu shot his movie on location under dangerous conditions, with a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors. Though the film is from Mainland China, it won Hong Kong’s Golden Horse Awards for Best Cinematography (Cao Yu) and Best Picture. It was also shown by Subway Cinema as part of the 2005 New York Asian Film Festival.

Proceeds benefit the Northcoast Preparatory Academy student trip to China. Looks like a great film. * * * * *  Reserve a spot! Seating is limited. 834 2479. $5-20 sliding scale Refreshments available.


Friday, May 19th,
7 p.m.
Third Friday Jazz:  features RLa, with saxophonist Francis Vanek, who has played in bands with Roger Humphries and J.C. Moses, has shared the bandstand with such saxophone stalwarts as Ernie Watts, Tom Scott and Eddie Daniels. and studied with the great Carl Arter. Jesse Hamlin of the SF Chronicle said of him, “…a superb saxophonist.” He hails from Pittsburgh, PA, where he attended Duquesne University, and has a master’s degree in music from University of Nevada, Reno.  $5.00 to $20.00 sliding scale.  Refreshments available.


holus-bolusSaturday May 20th, 7:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.
7 pm Opening Act: Bruce Taylor,
singer songwriter
8pm HOLUS BOLUS: A live looping one-of-a-kind show with the One-Man-Psychedelic-Acoustiloop musician, on guitar and small drum kit. Based in Cresecent City, he tours throughout the west, including festivals from Sawtooth Valley Gathering in Stanley, to the Wool Festival in Taos. Outfitted with a small drum-kit and an acoustic guitar with some foot pedals, he builds songs one layer at a time, that coalesce into an acoustic-psychedelic groove-rock. Albums: The Work Of The Ether (2010), and Time Machine (2012) as well as an E.P., 100 Feet Tall. $5-20 sliding scale www.holusbolus.com  www.facebook.com/hoboguy


Sun. May 21st, 10:00 a.m.

Gaia’s Love A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 834-3008 royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 


Sun. May 21st, 1-3 p.m.

SongVillage: Song Village Hosted by WCA Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould. Folk songs and songs conducive to group singing. Fun, informal and uplifting! Singers are encouraged to bring the songbook “Rise Up Singing” and copies of songs they would like to share. All ages are welcome. “Hooray for getting rainbow gangs of folks, young and old, singing together!” (Pete Seeger) For info call Seabury: 707-845-8167 Or go to www.seaburygould.com  Info: 707-845-8167

 

Wed. May 24th 7 p.m.
Holistic Arts Potluck/Film/Discussion Series: Peace is Every Step; Meditation In Action: The life and Work of  Thich Nhat Hanh. A film by Gaetano Kazuo Maida, narrated by Ben Kingsley. Pot-luck at 6:30 p.m. Discussion at 8 p.m. $5- $10 suggested; benefits WCA. Hosted by Rob Diggins. Info 845-1788

Fri. May 26th, 7p.m.
Fourth Friday Flicks: presents the Japanese film classic “Rashomon” starring Toshiro Mifune. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. “Indescribably vivid in itself, and genuinely strange…”, Halliwell’s Film Guide. $5-10 suggested.

Sunday, May 28th, 3 p.m.
Annual Spring Musicale: Featuring the voice, violin, and guitar students of Rob Diggins. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. $5.00 donation suggested. Bring potluck savory/sweet snacks and/or beverages to share. Call (707) 845-1788 for information.

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