MENDOCINO CO., 9/6/18 — International Peace Day, an annual event, happens on September 21 this year, and there will be events happening around Mendocino County to celebrate the occasion. We’ve compiled a list of different things happening in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Willits below.
Fort Bragg: Redwood Coast Senior Center, Howard Ennes Jr Memorial Peace Garden, located at 490 N Harold Street, Fort Bragg, CA. Begins at 1:30 p.m.
“The International Peace Day in Fort Bragg, honors the Mendocino Parents for Peace, a dedicated group of activists who have been marching for Peace on the Northcoast for the past 20 years. Community members and honorees will share music, thoughts, meditation and prayers to foster peace. Acoustic music will be played by Danny Barca. Following the free event there will be a reception with refreshments. If you wish, please bring cut flowers and a small stone to add to the Peace Garden inner circle. This annual event is sponsored by Occupy Mendocino. Information: 937-0334.”
Ukiah: Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., 5:30 to 9 p.m. Here’s the event’s Facebook page.
Join us for our first ever World Peace Day Celebration at Mendocino College. This event will feature Cascada de Flores, an ensemble that presents concerts as a duet to a sextet, bringing the nostalgic song and traditions of Mexico and its neighbors into simple and beautiful arrangements that allow space for both improvisation and pure expression. The event will also host dancers from our local SPACE Theatre and Paquiyollotzin, Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma – B F P P!! A cash bar with Beer, Wine, & Refreshments will also be available! Proceeds for this event will go to Rotary Club of Ukiah activities and Scholarships for students!! Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under, FREE for Mendocino College students. Call 707-467-1008 for more information.
Willits: Recreation Grove Park, at East Commerial Street and South Lenore Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m.
“Peace-lovers in Willits will gather at Recreation Grove Park (E. Commercial and S.Lenore), from at 4 pm to 6 pm on September 21, 2018, to celebrate peace in our community with dance, music and refreshments. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Willits native, Wallace Clark, Elder of the Konkow band of Maidu, will open the program with a ceremonial song from his tradition. The Konkow band of Maidu were involuntarily relocated to Willits from the Butte County area about 150 years ago.
The program includes people of all ages and social sectors and will feature Nuestra Alianza’s Baile Folklórico presenting traditional dances of Mexico performed by children from our community.
Also featured is the renowned Emandal Chorale, “More than a thousand choirs from around the world, from every continent, will be singing for peace on Sept. 21st, as part of the onedayonechoir.org global outreach. Emandal Chorale will be one of them! We sing for peace because peace touches our hearts, and singing is the way to access that.” Says Emandal Director Donald Willis.
Presented by the City of Willits, Nuestra Alianza de Willits, WHS Art & Travel Club, Willits Interfaith Council, Willits Rotary Club and other peace-loving groups and individuals. Join us in the spirit of Peace!