Photo: Pomo girl dancers

Events 2010

Scheduled Events

September 19-November 14: "Imagining the Pomo Way" at Sebastopol Gallery. 150 North Main. Free. 11am-6pm daily.

October 1- October 31: Portraits by Pomo artist Johnny Clay at Slice of Life. 6970 McKinley, 11am-9pm, Tue-Fri, 9am-9pm Sat-Sun, closed Mon.

October 1-November 30: Photographs by Christine Cobaugh at East-West Cafe, 128 North Main, 8am-9pm Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm Sun.

October 1-October 31: Art by Pomo youth at Sprint Copy Center, 175 North Main, 8:30am-6pm, Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun.

October 1-October 31: Art by Sandy Eastoak, Christine Cobaugh, & Joe Salinas at Peace in Medicine, 6771 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. Mon-Sat 10:30-7, Sun 12-7.

October 3, 10, 17, 24: Sundays, 10 - 1:30. Pomo history and culture booth, Pomo artisan booths: Sebastopol Farmers Market, on the Plaza at McKinley Street.

October 2, Saturday, 5-7pm: Artist Reception for "Imagining the Pomo Way," with Pomo songs by Armando Williams & Native American flute by Albert Tenaya. Sebastopol Gallery, 150 North Main.

October 7, Thursday, 5:30 pm: Armando Williams with young Pomo dancers.

October 7, Thursday, 7:30pm: Sandy Eastoak at Many Rivers Books & Tea: her process of making art for the Pomo Project. 130 South Main. By donation.

October 10, Sunday, Farmers Market, Sebastopol Plaza. 10am-11 am: live KRCB interview with Sandy Eastoak & Armando Williams, hosted by Michele Jordan. Noon-1 pm: SCIHP Native Youth Dancers.

October 11, Tuesday, 11am-noon. Live KOWS interview with Sandy Eastoak & Armando Williams, hosted by Ken Rose. Pod-cast available on

October 14, Thursday, 7:30pm: Armando Williams at Many Rivers Books & Tea: Dancer and healer shares Pomo medicine tradition and healing songs. 130 South Main. By donation.

October 15, Friday, 7:30-10pm: Sweat Your Prayers Dance Benefit for Pomo Project. With Leslie King & Suzie Gruber, Youth Annex, 390 Morris Street.

October 17, Sunday, 11 am: Vana Lawson at Laguna Youth Park: California Native Plants Used by the Kashaya Pomo. Outdoor classroom amphitheater behind Community Center, 390 Morris Street.

October 17, Sunday, 7 pm: KRCB, 91.1 FM, broadcast of "Mouthful": Michele Jordan's interview with Sandy Eastoak, Armando Williams, and Edward Willie.

October 19, Tuesday, 7 pm: Vana Lawson at Sonoma County Herbal Society: Kashaya Pomo Medicinal Plants. At Peace in Medicine, 6771 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

October 20, Wednesday, 7 pm: Hinth'el Gaahnula (Talking Indian): A Narrative History of Clear Lake Pomo Through 1900, at French Garden Restaurant. Powerful video produced by Big Valley Rancheria. 8050 Bodega Avenue.

October 22, Friday, 10:30 am: Presentation of Pomo Culture by Joe Salinas & Armando Williams, at Brookhaven Middle School. 7095 Valentine Avenue.

October 26, Tuesday, 6:30 pm: Storyteller Georgia Churchill at Sebastopol Library: traditional Pomo stories. Native American flute by Robert Herzbrun. 7140 Bodega Avenue.

October 27, Wednesday, 7 pm: Kathleen Smith & Beverly Ortiz, Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider & It Will Live Forever. Copperfield's Books, 138 North Main, Sebastopol.

October 29, Friday, 7 pm: Greg Sarris, "An overview of local Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok cultural history, including a discussion of the lifestyles and associated social and religious systems that made for a ten thousand year sustainable relationship with this place. Focus will be on the villages in and around the Laguna de Santa Rosa and how the Laguna and associated water systems played an integral role in the social organization of the villages." Youth Annex, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol.



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Photo: Pomo dancers at night