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Events & Classes

October Calendar of Events

Lily image by Lois Andersen

Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00 pm: Continuing Exhibit: “The Mundane and Magnificent: Flowers, Gardens, Ocean, and Earth.” A group show by the Representational Art League. Drawn together in friendship over the decades, the RAL is dedicated to the rendering of the beauty found in our everyday life. .Founded in 1987, the they have consistently provided the community with shows that represent the unique beauty of the community and landscape. Members meet once a month to critique work, plan community outreach and to prepare for upcoming shows. For this show, 14 artists will share their visions and inspirations; participating artists include Vicki Barry, Pat Cahill, Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, Susan Strope, Elsie Mendes, Lois Andersen, Steven Lemke, Andrew Daniel, Jody Bryan, Paul Rickard, Dolores Terry, Julia Bednar, Camille Regli and recently passed Marj Early. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments!

 


Thursdays,
10-11:30 am: NEW CLASS! haṭha-yoga w/ Rob Diggins (RYT 500) All levels! Oct. 4, 11, & 25. Classical haṭha-yoga is the comprehensive science and philosophy – the practical techniques of “Being Here, Now.” Rob will share teachings of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. Dress in layers. $13.00/class drop in. ($10 members/students/teachers/seniors) or $120.00/ ($90) for 10. For info call 845-1788 or email: forestviolinyogi108@gmail.com

 

 


Friday, October 12th,
7:30 p.m.: Lacuna: Featuring songwriter Rob Cunningham on vocals/acoustic guitar, Bill Brooks, on vocals/ bass guitar, and Robby Jarvis Lamoreux on electric guitar: Performing a warm, blues and folk-infused set- an eclectic combination of originals and covers from Tom Waits to Lenard Cohen. $5-20 sliding. Refreshments available.

 

 


Fri, October 19th,
7:00 p.m.: Third Friday Blues: w/ Blues Through the Years! Prepare yourself for an evening of acoustic/electric blues! Jim Lahman, guitar, Ron Perry, harmonica, Bill Moehnke, drums, & Dale Cash, bass, will present blues from the turn of the century to today!Dancing is recommended. $5-10 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 


Saturday October 20th,
1:30- 4:00 p.m.: Free Children’s Halloween Arts and Crafts Workshop & Party! With Debbie Dew & the Gang! Carve Pumpkins, Make Bats, Ghosts, & Mobiles and Play Games! Snacks! Open to children of all ages- parents may participate. Made possible by a generous grant from Humboldt Sponsors. Also, w/ thanks to Lighthouse Grill, and Warren Creek Farms.

 

 


Friday, October 26th,
7:00 p.m.:L Fourth Friday Flicks: presents “Wag the Dog” (1997) To divert attention from a presidential scandal, an adviser (Robert De Niro) hires a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) to manufacture a war. Nominated for two Oscars. $5-10 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 


Sunday, October 28th,
10-11:00 am: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008  royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

Thank-you WCA members for the support which allows us to maintain a vital presence in our community! It you haven’t renewed yet, PAYPAL is an easy option!

September 20187 Calendar of Events

Lily image by Lois Andersen
“Lily” by Lois Andersen
Image of Crescent City Lighthouse by Paul Rickard
Image of Crescent City Lighthouse by Paul Rickard

Sun Sept. 2nd, 1:00-4:00 pm: September Opening “The Mundane and Magnificent: Flowers, Gardens, Ocean, and Earth.” A group show by the Representational Art League. Drawn together in friendship over the decades, the RAL is dedicated to the rendering of the beauty found in our everyday life. .Founded in 1987, the they have consistently provided the community with shows that represent the unique beauty of the community and landscape. Members meet once a month to critique work, plan community outreach and to prepare for upcoming shows. For this show, 14 artists will share their visions and inspirations; participating artists include Vicki Barry, Pat Cahill, Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, Susan Strope, Elsie Mendes, Lois Andersen, Steven Lemke, Andrew Daniel, Jody Bryan, Paul Rickard, Dolores Terry, Julia Bednar, Camille Regli and recently passed Marj Early. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments!

 


Thursday September 13
th, 7:30 p.m.: Portland based blues guitarist, composer & vocalist Ben Rice will perform with the Ben Rice Blues Quartet as part of a Southern Oregon and Northern California tour. Pianist Dave Fleschner is on tour with the quartet, which will perform blues, American roots, and original compositions. Ben recently won the Cascade Blues Association’s Journey to Memphis competition at the Waterfront Blues Festival! For more information visit benricelive.com or davefleschner.com $10-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 


Sunday, 16th,
1:00-3:00 pm: Song Village: Hosted by Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould.  Folk songs & songs conducive to group singing. Fun, & uplifting! 845-8167 www.seaburygould.com.

 

 

 

Fri, September 21st, 7:00 p.m.: Third Friday Jazz: RLA trio w/ saxophonist Francis Vanek.  “…a superb saxophonist.” -Jesse Hamlin, SF Chronicle Francis Vanek originally hails from Pittsburgh, PA, where he attended Duquesne University.  He played in bands with Roger Humphries and J.C. Moses and studied with the great Carl Arter. He holds a master’s degree in music from University of Nevada, Reno. Vanek has shared the bandstand with such saxophone stalwarts as Ernie Watts, Tom Scott and Eddie Daniels. $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 


Sunday, September 23rd,
10-11:00 am: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008  royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 


Friday, September 28
th, 7:00 p.m.: Fourth Friday Flicks: presents “West Side Story” (1961) A remake of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet”. Two warring gangs fight it out on the Streets of New York to Leonard Bernstein’s iconic score. Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno. Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. 10 Oscars $5-10 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 

Thank-you, WCA members! for your continued support, which allows us to maintain a vital presence in our community! Our membership drive is in full swing, and for those who have not yet renewed or would like to join, PAYPAL at our website is one easy option!

August 2018 Calendar of Events

Continuing Exhibit:Hargers 3: A Family Affair” with quilts by Diane Goldsmith Harger, the poetry of William Harger and metal sculpture by Patrick Harger. Come see an array of quilts, poetry, & sculpture! Meet the artists, Sat. and Sun. except 8/19.

Fri. August 17th, 7:00 p.m.: Third Friday Blues: Summertime Fun Blues w/ Seabury Gould and Mark Jenny! Seabury & Mark, known for their lively & humorous performances of acoustic blues in the band Legends of the Mind, these “Legends” will let the Good Times roll, w/ Mark’s vocals, exciting blues riffs & dazzling slide guitar playing, and Seabury’s piano, guitar and delightful vocals, which date back to high school rock band days singing old standards like “Hootchie Kootchie Man.”  Seabury has performed blues locally with bands such as St John & the Sinners and the Jim Lahman band. Info: seaburygould.com, 707-845-8167. $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.


Sun. Aug. 19th,
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008 or email royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 


Sun Aug. 19th,
1:00-3:00 p.m.: Song Village: Hosted by Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould.  Folk songs & songs conducive to group singing. Fun, & uplifting! 845-8167 www.seaburygould.com.

 

 

 

image from movie nothing sacred

Fourth Friday Flicks: WCA Fourth Friday Flicks presents: The 1937 screwball black comedy classic: “Nothing Sacred” Directed by William Wellman. Starring Carol Lombard and Fredric March. Screenplay by Ben Hecht and Ring Lardner Jr. “A nasty little story about bad behavior… A superb amalgamation of talent.” – 501 Must-See Movies.  “Hollywood’s most bitter and hilarious satire, with crazy comedy elements and superb wisecracks; a historical monument of screen comedy…” Halliwell’s Film Guide $5-10 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 

September Opening

A group show by the Representational Art League.

Portland based blues guitarist, composer & vocalist Ben Rice will perform with the Ben Rice Blues Quartet as part of a Southern Oregon and Northern California tour.

Pianist Dave Fleschner is on tour with the quartet, which will perform blues, American roots, and original compositions. For more information visit benricelive.com or davefleschner.com $10-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

Third Friday Jazz: RLA trio w/ saxophonist Francis Vanek.  “…a superb saxophonist.” -Jesse Hamlin, SF Chronicle $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

July 2018 Events Calendar

 

Third Friday Jazz: RLA with violinist, Rob Diggins. July 20th, 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Fri. June 29th (added June event), 8:00 p.m.: March and the Months: a Hip-Pop psychedelic rock ‘n roll band performing quintessen-tial rock plus original songs by the Neo-Beat poet/philosopher and songstress, the gifted visionary March Adstrum, in the program, ‘Flowers of my Mind’. With March on lead vocals/guitar/keyboard, Rob Diggins, electric-violin/coronet/vocals, Joli Einem, bass/vocals, & Gabe LuBowe, percussion, the band tantalizes and captivates w/ rapturous psychedelic tales of inspired activism, a call-out for your positive engagement! These merry minstrels walk the cutting edge and are the original Hip-Pop artists and the originators of the Acid Bach Project. Visit them on Instagram, sound cloud & face book. $5-20

 

Sunday, July 1st, 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Opening Exhibit:  Hargers 3: A Family Affair” with quilts by Diane Goldsmith Harger, the poetry of William Harger and metal sculpture by Patrick Harger. Come meet this talented family and see an array of quilts, poetry, & sculpture! w/ Refreshments!


Thursday, July 5th,
7:30 p.m.: Songs of Leonard Cohen: celebrates the stirring lyrics and mystical melodies of a songwriting legend! Join local musicians Laura Hennings, vocal/guitar, Kira Weiss, cello/ vocals, Jerryl Lynn Rubin, piano, and Randy Carrico, bass/guitar/vocals for an evening of songs and stories honoring the genius of Leonard Cohen $5-$25 sliding.

 

 


Friday, July 20th,
7:00 p.m.: Third Friday Jazz:  RLA- w/ Tim Randles, piano, Mike LaBolle, drums, and Kenneth Lawrence, bass, featuring – Acid-Bop & Beyond – with Rob Diggins on his homemade, electric 5-string violin, w/tunes by Clifford “Brownie” Brown, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other, Hard-Boppers!  Rob, a.k.a. Night Star, is a versatile performance artist and devotional musician dedicated to serving the Great Spirit. Rob plays w/ Joanne Rand, Goodshield Aquilar, & Skywater Kirtan Band, and tours the world performing, recording, and teaching; sacred and profane music from across the universe. $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 

Sunday, July 22nd, 10-11:00 a.m.: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature. Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008  royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 


Friday, July 27th,
7:00 p.m.: Fourth Friday Flicks: presents Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 British comedy classic The 39 Steps.  An innocent man (Robert Donant) on the lam from police and foreign spies, is accidentally handcuffed to beautiful woman, (Madeline Carroll) who doesn’t believe his ridiculous, but true story and finds herself dragged all over Scotland as he eludes various villains. $5-10 sliding scale, Refreshments available.

 

 


Sunday, July 29th,
9:30-4:00 p.m.: Annual Treasures and Trinkets Flea Market! A fun time to shop for just the thing: Plants, gardening items, tools, jewelry, clothing, household, furniture, & more! Spaces/tables are available for sellers. Call 834-2479 for more information. Donations desired of gently used, whimsical, artsy, useful, and other saleable items!

 

 

June 2018 Events Calendar

Ongoing in June

Annual Membership Show! 1-4 p.m.The May-June exhibit at The Westhaven Center for the Arts showcases work by its members.  This annual show features a variety of media and is always a highlight of the Center’s year. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and see the wide range of our local art. Refreshments.

NEW YOGA CLASS! Jivamukti Basics & Alignment, with Corinne Krupp. 

Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Classes target the four types of asanas; standing asanas, forward bends, backbends, inversions & putting it all together. Each class breaks down a few chosen asanas, focusing on alignment and modifications. Learn how props can accelerate your practice. Good for beginners. Some light flow- class will cater to a variety of levels. Drop in: $10-15 sliding.

 

 


Sunday, June 3,
3:00-4:30 p.m: ASVG – Annual Spring Violin Musicale:  Performances by violin students from the teaching studio of Rob Diggins. $5 suggested donation. Call: 845-1788 for more info.

 

 

 


Sat. June 9th,
7:30 p.m.:  The Handshakers: Americana/alt-country music revolves around the ensemble sound of Mike Walker’s sultry electric guitar, Michael Bynum’s driving acoustic rhythm guitar and Aleister Paige’s atmospheric pedal steel guitar, complemented by the steady, subtle grooves of electric bassist Gary Davidson and drummer Paul DeMark. $5-20 sliding.

 

 


Friday, June 15th,
7:00 p.m.: Blues through the Years! Prepare yourself for an evening of acoustic/electric blues! Jim Lahman, guitar, Ron Perry, harmonica, Bill Moehnke, drums, & Dale Cash, bass, will present blues from the turn of the century to today! Dancing is recommended.  $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 

 

Friday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m.: Fourth Friday Flicks: present’s Jane Fonda in the late director Sydney Pollack’s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” This film set in a 1930’s depression era dance marathon is clearly intended as symbolic of life in general. The dance is rigged and human effort is equated with futility. And, yet she persists. $5-10 sliding scale, Refreshments available.


Sunday, June 24th,
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008 royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 31st, 9:30 am or 5:30 pm: Foundation Training: 30 min refresh, final sessions:  Session at 9:30 am or 5:30 pm, Refresh! w/ Annalisa Rush. All levels. $8-10 sliding. Please call Annalisa for more info @ 845-0644

May 2018 Events Calendar


3rd, 10th, 17th, 24
th May (4 Thursdays): Foundation Training: 30 min refresh: 4 sessions Sessions at 9:30 am or 5:30 pm, Refresh! w/ Annalisa Rush. All levels. Encouraged to attend all four session so that everyone progresses togther. $8-10 sliding. Please call Annalisa for more info @ 845-0644

 

 

 

Sunday May 13th, 1-4 p.m.: 16th Annual Spring Fling! Featuring music by the Compost Mountain Boys, and March Adstrum. Grill Masters Stephen Spoelman, Randy Martinez, and Caleb Martinez will barbecue chicken, ribs, kielbasa & veggie burgers by With plenty of side dishes and cool libation from Mad River Brewery, Moonstone Crossing, Classic Wines of Calif., and soft drinks. Activities include: Spring Themed Raffle & Silent Auction, Chair Massage, Painting for Kids by Jeff Stanley. A Hula Hoop contest, and more! FREE, all ages welcome! Volunteer or donate raffle items: call Joli 834-2479

 


Friday, May 18th,
7:00 p.m.: Third Friday Jazz! RLA: Tim Randles, piano, Mike LaBolle, drums, and Ken Lawrence, electric bass, with featured artist vibraphonist, Matt McClimon.  A graduate of HSU in percussion performance, University of Louisville in music education, and University of New Orleans in jazz studies, Matt currently teaches at Fortuna Middle School and Toddy Thomas Middle School.  He is also a percussionist with the 191st Army Band at Camp Parks, CA. and has performed alongside the likes of Dave Mooney, Caroline Davis and Jason Marsalis. $5-20 sliding scale. Refreshments available.

 


Sunday, May 20th,
1:00-3:00 p.m: Song Village: Hosted by Musician in Residence, Seabury Gould. Folk songs & songs conducive to group singing. Fun, & uplifting! 845-8167 www.seaburygould.com.

 

 

 


Friday, May 25th,
7:00 p.m.: Fourth Friday Flicks: present’s director Oliver Stone’s 1986 hit “Salvador”.  A film that takes a dark comedic look at that era’s turmoil in Central America. Washed-up photojournalist Richard Boyle’s (James Woods) bad habits keep him from getting jobs, so he heads to El Salvador with his pal Dr. Rock (Jim Belushi) to find work amid the country’s fledgling civil war. But he soon finds that the danger is more than he can handle. 1986 Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Screenplay. $5-10

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 27th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Gaia’s Love: A nature-based spirituality group exploring the healing virtues of nature Led by Roy King, 10am. for info call 834-3008 royjking2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 3rd, 3:00-4:30 p.m: ASVG – Annual Spring Violin Musicale:  Performances by violin students from the teaching studio of Rob Diggins. $5 suggested donation. Call: 845-1788 for more info.

 

 

 


Sat. June 9th, 
7:30 p.m.: The Handshakers: Americana/alt-country music revolves around the ensemble sound of Mike Walker’s sultry electric guitar, Michael Bynum’s driving acoustic rhythm guitar and Aleister Paige’s atmospheric pedal steel guitar, complemented by the steady, subtle grooves of electric bassist Gary Davidson and drummer Paul DeMark. $5-20 sliding.

 

 

Regular Classes

All regular classes are canceled due to Spring Fling between May 11-13th

Mondays: 6:00-7:30 pm All Levels Hatha Yoga w/ Jennifer. Anusara trained. $13 drop-in, 5/$55 Seniors/students $9 Call for info: 440-2111

Tuesdays: 10:00 am, & anytime between 5 and 6:00 pm. 3-hour classes. Painting Classes w/ Jeff Stanley. $100/ 4 classes. Call 497- 8003 www.paintingsbyjeffstanley.com

Wednesdays: 5-6:30 pm Tai Chi Made Easy Join Glenda Hesseltine for Tai Chi. $15 drop in. 268-3936. www.taichiforeveryone.net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fridays: 1:00-4:00 pm Art in Progress (except April 6th) w/ artist-in-residence, Christy Chandler. Come in and see her work in the artist’s corner. www.christychandler.com  info @ 267-0864

Saturdays: 10:15-11:15 am Let’s Play Yoga! w/ Sara Sanborn. Mindful Movement for kids ages 3-12 $5/child, $10/family. Contact Sara for more info @ 707-677-5238

Sundays: 8:30-10:00 am Golden Lion Yoga w/ Marissa Vaudo. A spiritually informed yoga practice w/ emphasis on breathing and developing calmness. $12/class Call Marissa 499-6917

Tuesday May 1st, 2:00-4:30 p.m.: ENTRY DAY for Membership Show!  For new/renewing members. Up to 3 pieces. $5 per entry; 1 guaranteed. For details email wcaexhibits2@gmail.com.

Sunday May 6th, 1-4:00 p.m.: OPENING: Annual Membership Show! 1-4 p.m.The May-June exhibit at The Westhaven Center for the Arts showcases work by its members.  This annual show features a variety of media and is always a highlight of the Center’s year. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and see the wide range of our local art. Refreshments.

 

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