Scheduled Events

October 1-31, Exhibit of Art by Pomo Youth, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol. 707 829-6600.

September 24-November 17, Christine Cobaugh, Slice of Life, 6970 McKinley, Sebastopol. Photographs from Spirit Dancer and Impressions series. 707 829-6627.

October 1-31, Johnny Clay and Sandy Eastoak, Sebastopol Gallery, 150 North Main, Sebastopol. Pencil drawings, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and giclee prints honoring Pomo history and culture. 707 829-7200.

October 1-31, Mike Shoys, Roasters, 6450 First Street, Forestville. Stories in the Soil, photographs, 707 887-2323.

October 1-31, Sandy Eastoak, Move 2 Change, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol. Pomo, Spirit, Land, acrylic paintings. 707 823-1074.

October 3, Thursday, 5 - 7 pm, Laura Shafer, Paul Henry, and Robert Herzbrun, music and Pomo Honoring event preview. At 7 pm, Joe Salinas sings traditional Pomo songs. Thursday Night Farmers Market, Sebastopol Plaza.

October 6 & 13, Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm. Laura Shafer & Gary Pace at the Pomo Project information booth. Sebastopol Farmers Market, on the Plaza.

October 6, Sunday, noon. Pomo Youth Dance Group, Sebastopol Farmers Market, on the Plaza.

October 6, 2 pm and 4 pm. High Stakes, a one-act play by Jane Hirsh, Fireside Room, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol. A serious, comic look at casinos and tribal community. Repeated on the 13th and 20th. 707 829-4797.

October 9, Wednesday, 7pm, Beavers & Water Ecology, with Kate Lundquist & Edward Willie, Heron Hall, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.

October 12, Saturday, time TBA, Pomo Women's Forum,
Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 N Main.

October 13, Sunday, 2 pm and 4 pm. High Stakes, a one-act play by Jane Hirsh. See listing on the 6th.

October 16, Wednesday, 7 pm. Hinth'el Gaahnula (Talking Indian): a Narrative History of Clear Lake Pomo Through 1900. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Avenue,Sebastopol. 707 824-2030.

October 20, Sunday, 2 pm and 4 pm. High Stakes, a one-act play by Jane Hirsh. See listing on the 6th.

October 26, Saturday. Tentative date, time tba. Pomo Elders dedicate Coyote and the Sonoma Coast, a new mural on the Odd Fellows building, corner of Main and McKinley Streets. A project of the heart by Dave Gordon with help from Molly Eckler, Dana Vallerino, and Jordan DeVito.

October 27, Sunday, 1 - 3 pm. Poetry celebrating the Pomo way. Hosted by Sandy Eastoak. With Gloria Armstrong, Salvador Martinez, Pamela Singer, and other poets TBA. Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol. 707 829-6600.

October 29, Tuesday, 7 pm, Susan Billy: Pomo Basket Makers, a collaboration with Mnemonic Productions, French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave.

To help with events

As we listen into the patterns of land, history, culture, and connections, we feel guided by ancestors and Laguna spirits. The enormity of what happened to native people here where we live leaves an ongoing challenge. We are a small group, helping in a small way to honor the historical and contemporary Pomo presence, and seeking to participate in a deep healing.

We hope this year to co-sponsor some new and meaningful events: a forum on women's experience (with the United Methodist Church), a presentation on beavers as hydrologists (with the Laguna Foundation), and a presentation on Pomo basket makers (with Mnemonic Productions).

Please contact us if you can help with events: provide a venue, work on publicity, support financially, schedule a speaker, arrange a school program, or coordinate a history-culture booth at the Sebastopol Farmers Market.

Meanwhile, learn all you can about the Pomo people, their past and present contributions, their way of living with this land.

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