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The Occidental Community Council’s Web site is intended to serve the residents of the Occidental area by providing them with information about local events and services. We hope that this information will allow area residents to make the most of the many and diverse opportunities offered by the Occidental area community.

Calling Local Artisan Vendors!

29th Annual Holiday Crafts Faire
We are accepting Applications NOW for the

December 13th & 14th event
Guidelines, Map, and App Form DUE BY Sept. 19th!

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Occidental Community Council
2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

This OCC Website (http://www.occidental-ca.org) is the public face of our organization. 
Events in Occidental are featured on the home page, as well as in our local Calendar. We also provide links to the non-profit organizations in the area. Emergency Preparedness information is available, as well as access to the OCC Minutes of our monthly meetings.  We created wooden signs with our website address and posted them at three places in town. 

Resource funding went to the Occidental Health Center and Harmony Union School District. Those in need are provided transportation to medical appointments, and children in need of clothing, lunch, etc. are supported.

The Young Writer’s Showcase was supported by the Council. 
And the Student Art Show was provided funds for framing artwork for the gallery.

The Russian River Senior Resource Center donations by OCC supported the Senior Lunch Program held at St. Philips Church.

The April Fool’s Parade organized by the Occidental Center for the Arts is a fun community project to which the OCC contributed.

Toys for Tots receives our donations every holiday season.

The Bodega Land Trust was the recipient of funds to organize a community meeting to discuss the future of the Community Center.

We donated to Ocean Song so kids can have a fun, educational environmental experience at camp.

Landscaping in downtown Occidental by The Water’s Edge benefitted from funding.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center received a donation.

Ground clean-up equipment was purchased by Gino Gaffney with OCC funding.

A Dog Waste Station was erected downtown and paid for by the OCC.

OCC contributed to the Occidental Center for the Arts as a member, and by purchasing a Patio Paver.

KOWS.fm was also the beneficiary of funding from OCC.
We love and support our local radio station!

Thanks for attending the The Holiday Crafts Faire!
It is our main source of fundraising and was a big success.
We are thankful for all the volunteers who made it happen, vendors who participated, and our security/caretaker!

2013 was a good year!
 
Please consider joining us on the Council.
$25 /yr. for OCC Associate Membership.
PO Box 17, Occidental, CA 95465
occinfo@sonic.net

 

OCC Events Calendar

Click the above link to seel local events - music, benefits, festivals, meetings & more.
To include an event, email: occinfo@sonic.net

YMCA Occidental Community Center Sports Calendar (follow this link to YMCA events)

Harmony Union School District Calendar (follow this link to Harmony School events)



Occidental Emergency Preparedness

Occidental Emergency Preparedness (OEP) invites neighborhoods to organize for disaster readiness. The MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD program is designed for up to 20 residential households to gather and get to know each other and survey what resources, hazards and special needs they have.  For more info and to sign up, call 707 874 3784 or email: oep2010@comcast.net

Join OEP: occidentalemergency@yahoogroups.com

Organizations Serving the Occidental Area

Click here for list, descriptions, and contact info.

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Occidental Area Health Center
Redwood Arts Council
Harmony School District
Occidental Extension YMCA
Occidental Community Choir
Salmon Creek Watershed Council

OEP

Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental Library Station
Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
KOWS FM Radio

 

 

 


 

Participation Encouraged


If you want to get involved more in the community there are many opportunities.

The Occidental Community Council meets on the third Saturday at 10:30am each month at the Community Center. Come help us plan our annual fundraiser and spend the proceeds on worthy projects.

KOWS.fm, our local radio station, has program slots available; and several talk show hosts welcome visitors.

The Occidental Community Choir has try-outs every year.

The OCA - Occidental Center for the Arts is a great non-profit.

The OAEC - Occidental Arts and Ecology Center - offers Volunteer Days on Wednesdays if you want to play in a beautiful garden.

And the OCSD - Occidental Community Services District - hold public meetings regarding the local water and fire departments on the third Tuesday each month.

The OEP - Occidental Emergency Preparedness team is available for Map Your Neighborhood gatherings and other resources. So there are lots of civic minded projects to join, if you are so inclined. It takes a village.......

The OCC Events Calendar has information about concerts, the farmers markets, school performances and offerings, as well as pancake breakfasts and other benefits and classes put on by us locals.

KOWS.fm Radio (107.3 fm) appreciates your support and is looking to fill some slots with local talent...talk show?....a style of music?....use your imagination....
No need to do a show every week...flexibility is encouraged! http://www.kows.fm
You can call the office: 707 874 9090 or email: kows@sonic.net

Important Meetings

Occidental Community Services District
3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Occidental Firehouse

Occidental Community Council
3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am, at the YMCA Community Center

Harmony School District Board of Trustees
3rd Thursday of each month (except July), 7:00pm at the Harmony School Library

Ongoing Activities

Salmon Creek Watershed Council
Meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Salmon Creek School - 1935 Bohemian Hwy.
www.salmoncreekwater.org

Occidental Farmer’s Market
Fridays - June thru October. 4pm til Dusk.

Senior Lunch at Cafe West
Every Monday and Wednesday at noon at St. Philips Center. Seniors are invited for lunch and companionship. $4.00 donation suggested. Please make reservations at least one day in advance: 869-0618.

Occidental YMCA Adult Open Gym Nights
Basketball on Tuesdays and Volleyball on Mondays & Wednesdays. Indoor Soccer on Thursdays.
Info: 874-2242 or mhodgdon@scfymca.org

Qigong for Health
St. Philip's Center Thursdays, 9-10 am

The Rural Foods Program has been operating since 1988. Every second Tuesday of the month, volunteers at St. Philip's offer an assortment of groceries and produce to low income people in the area. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Goods are distributed from 9am to 11am. The Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Community Supplemental Food Program provide an additional box of groceries for seniors on a fixed income. And the "Betty Bag" is for families with children. To learn more you can call the Coordinator, Rod DeMartini at 874 3812 or email: roddemar@comcast.net

Zumba Classes - YMCA/Occidental Community Center: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am to 10am. $5 per class.

Kids Yoga at Vortex Pilates - Harmony Village: 4 to 10 year olds: Fridays 4-4:45pm. Drop in $15. Six Weeks $75.


Occidental Community Council Minutes

Links to PDF files:

2014 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July |

2013 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct
2012 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2011 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2010 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr  | May   | June  | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2009 - Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | June | Aug  | Nov
2008 - Dec | Nov | Sept | Aug | July | June  | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan
2007 - Dec

Occidental Community Services District
Minutes

Links to PDF files:

Notes for 2013- Apr | June |

Notes for 2012 -Jan | Feb | Mar | July | Aug |

Website Information

If you have events to list or other questions about this website, please email us at occweb@sonic.net. This site is maintained by www.nadjaart.com

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