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Matrix of Change and Gualala Arts present:
Earth Day Mendonoma

Saturday, April 25, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

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10:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremony
10:15 a.m.  Introduction of Presenters and of Earth's strengths and challenges. Public participation invited
11:00 a.m.  Pomo Dancers Presentation
11:30 a.m.  Cooking Talk and Book Signing: Ariel Ross and Elizabeth Schmidt, The Abundant Table
11:45 a.m.  Food Booths open: Mexican food by Delecía El Patron Santiago & Jim Grenwelge's Organic Soup and Salad
12:00 noon  Folkloric Dancers Presentation
12:15 p.m.  Fire truck and local fire fighters; Green automobile demonstration: Point Arena Charter School
12:30 p.m.  Children's Hour: book reading, face painting, mural painting
1:00 p.m.  Nova video "Extreme Ice"
1:45 p.m.  Closing Ceremony

Environmental Film Festival

Two showings at Arena Theater
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Rivers of Renewal by Carlos Bolado, the director of Like Water for Chocolate, this film deals with the Klamath River Basin and environmental questions.
Mama Earth This sassy narration introduces us to a brand new way of figuring the actual cost of everything - from petroleum to potato chips.
Grandma Builds an Earthship This inspirational story of a 67 year-old grandmother who builds her totally off-the-grid home.
Once Upon a Tide Told by Academy Award winner, Linda Hunt, this story evokes a spell that has been cast on people who forget about the ocean and its importance to our lives. Best of Show, Santa Barbara Ocean Film Fest.
Saturday, April 25 will be a day of celebration - of our own coastal strip of Earth!

Matrix of Change and Gualala Arts are co-sponsoring this Earth Day Mendonoma from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Gualala Arts Center.

Admission is $5 for each adult, $5 more the day of the event; youth 12 and under free.

The theme for 2009 is "Our Coastal Earth: An Update," which will draw presenters from inside and outside our community.

See what the future holds for us environmentally, including what's new in automobile technology, energy technology, land conservancy, food production and the spirit of sustainability right here at home.

Participate by adding your own ideas and views, extending the dialogue about what we can do to secure an environmentally sound future here on the coast.

Families are encouraged with storybook reading and a free puppet show for children. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Mexican food will be served along with Jim Grenwelge's famous soup, salad and organic French bread.

There will be a cooking demonstration by chefs Ariel Ross and Elizabeth Schmidt whose new cookbook, "The Abundant Table," includes their favorite recipes from twenty years of guest food preparation at The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg.

Earth Day Mendonoma

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.