Dec 25, 2019
By Joy Wellman
I love January. I love that we can all breathe a sigh of gratitude now that the holidays are over and we can just sit and enjoy winter without the hustle. I love January as it represents a new beginning, a chance to start over, and an opportunity to make new plans and, yes, set new goals. I mentioned last year that you should give yourself permission to make those New Year’s resolutions. And I want to say it again. Now’s the time! Make all the new goals that your heart desires. Let’s start with getting outside. If you are not big on hiking how about starting with a 10 minute walk each day of the first week, then build to 15 minutes each day the following week, and next week do 20 minutes – until you are walking each day 30 minutes. Fit it into your busy schedule. DO IT! Make time – make it work so you stay healthy. And how about exploring new areas of your neighborhood? Walk a public community dirt road, taking the hills slowly, or walk a beach you haven’t been on before. If you are walking on an uphill road aim for a tree for one week, and the following week go a little further. Basically take each step and mark it as an accomplishment and celebrate inside your own heart that you are out and enjoying nature which of course is good for your overall health and everyone around you.
In case you are reading this before New Year’s the Timber Cove Resort has planned a five course dinner menu with DJ Kevin as host to the party in their beautiful Great Room with a champagne toast at midnight, if you missed it make plans for next year. For more info or to call go to https://www.timbercoveresort.com/activities. And for the rest of the month many local events on our coast are taking place.Timber Cove Resort has Local Music Night every Wednesday from 6-9 with various artists to entertain you while you dine with great discounts on the menu for locals. Again visit them at https://www.timbercoveresort.com/activities.
Gualala Art Center continues to entertain and educate our wonderful community with art openings, classes, and music. Several art receptions starting with Collage and Assemblage Art on January 4th from 5-7 PM and January 9th we have ‘Where the Journey Takes Us’ reception and last the “Water’s Edge’ reception. Several classes start in January with Chinese Brush Painting, Instant Pot Cooking, and Making Art with Dialogue are worth checking out. Two music events take place in January with Eric Kritz and Friends, on the 19th at 4:00 PM and on the 26th Global Harmony Winter Concert take place that will give your heart and soul some winter warmth. Visit Gualala Arts events page at http://gualalaarts.org/category/events for all the dates of classes and all the details.
The Point Arena Lighthouse begins its new 2020 lecture series starting onthe 18th at 4 p.m. with presenting to the Old Farmer’s Almanac in Native American and early Colonial times the Full Moon in January was called the Full Wolf Moon as the wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. Traditionally the January moon is also known as the Old Moon.
Reservations must be made by phone at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 or in person no later than 3:30 p.m. three (3) days https://www.pointarenalighthouse.com/visit/calendar-2
has first run movies in its lineup each week and offers music events, community events, Third Monday’s Music jam, and showings of various operas, Bolshoi Ballet and theatre from around the world which offers wonderful entertainment for our local community and visitors to our coast. On January 11th the Wozzeck (Berg) production with ‘emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century’ will be playing. On the 18th ‘Present Laughter’ with Garry Essendine, an up and coming comedian will present his latest. January 21st is a showing of the documentary of ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My voice” and the 26th is the ballet ‘Raymonda’, a must see of the Bolshoi Ballet sharing the ‘life and work of the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso’. Visit them at https://www.arenatheater.org/home/calendar or call them to check out their recording of all latest upcoming events.
Maybe one of your new resolutions is to get out more, meet some new people, and experience new things. Well the coast is alive! And awaiting you! ‘Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love’, a quote by Bob Marley. Here here!!! Many blessings to you all in the New Year!!!
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