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Mendo Lake Family Life

Dad's Day Off

Dads dedicate their lives to supporting their kids. From reading endless goodnight stories to slogging through sleep-deprived days, fathers work hard. On your fellow's special day, show him he's appreciated with the help of these local events.


Ukiah Does Dad need to shake and groove? The high-energy funk-jazz-rock band MarchFourth will give him a chance to rip up the dance floor. Dressed up in reinvented marching band outfits (think Burning Man), the high-energy 20-person ensemble will deliver a free show, featuring electric bass, a four-piece percussion corps, a seven-part brass section, and dancers and acrobats, at Todd Grove Park on June 16, 6-9 p.m. For a taste of their genre-busting style, check out their videos on their Facebook page:

If you want to splurge on Pops, wine and dine him--and support rural health care--at the Rural Health Rocks farm-to-table dinner and concert, a fundraiser for Family Medicine Education of Mendocino County. Internationally renowned guitarist Alex DiGrassi will headline the event, which will be held at Mendocino College on June 15, with dinner at 5 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 for both dinner and the concert, or $50 for the concert only, and may be purchased via

Fort Bragg Some Dads are drawn to vintage vehicles like bees to honey. For them, there's the Nor Coast Rodders Show. They can stroll through spruced up hot rods from days gone by on June 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Franklin and Laurel Streets. Go to to learn more.

Lakeport If Dad likes to sip a craft brew on his off time, he might enjoy the Home Wine and Beermakers Festival. A fundraiser for the Lake County Symphony Association, particularly the youth orchestra (playing at Soper Reese Theatre on June 2), the event boasts a variety of amateur wines and homebrews as well as live music by the David Neft duo, and vendors selling arts and crafts and food. The event is planned for June 15, noon-5 p.m., at Library Park in Lakeport. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Children and leashed pets are welcome, but tastings are reserved for those ages 21 and older. See for details.

Middletown Does Dad turn his radio dial to country? Then North Forty's country rock covers may be just the ticket. The Sacramento group will perform on June 14 and 15 at 9 p.m. at Twin Pine Casino and Hotel in two free shows that will each last more than four hours. Go to for more information.

Kelseyville Bacon has a fan club that includes TV characters Homer Simpson, and Eric Forman from That '70s Show. If your guy counts himself among the pork-loving, take him to the Beer, Wine, and Swine Baconfest. He can nosh on area chef's bacon creations, and drink craft beer and local wine while tapping his toes to live music. The bash will be held on June 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in downtown Kelseyville. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate and may be purchased on Eventbrite (search on "Beer, Wine, and Swine Baconfest").