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A Casual Gala Weekend with planned and unplanned activities.  Come early and stay late!

About the Event...

Schedule of Events

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Planned activities on:

     Friday, September 6, 2019

     Saturday, September 7, 2019

     Sunday, September 8, 2019


Unplanned activities before and after!  Come early and stay late!


Event History

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First Annual "So Far...So Good... A Casual Gala Weekend"!


Celebration of life, family, old friends, and new friends.


Cancer Free, Cancer Survivor.  It just means "So Far...So Good.."  Same for all of us!

Event Highlights

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Fri, Sep 6 , evening - Happy Hour, Casual Dinner, Music


Sat, Sep 7, 11 am-2 pm - Winesong Wine & Food Tasting -  www.winesong.org


Sun, Sep 8 - All Day - hiking, kayaking, canoeing, shopping, wine tasting, etc

Schedule of Events

Come early and stay late?  Spend time in San Francisco?  Explores the scenic routes to the North Coast of Mendocino County and beyond?  Explore the many North Coast options for lodging, meals and recreation!  Attend planned and unplanned events with old and new friends!


Before Fri, Sep 6 & After Sun, Sep 8

Your personal adventure...

Your Choice of routes and destinations

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Before Fri, Sep 6 & After Sun, Sep 8

Your personal adventure...

Allow personal time to enjoy the journey:


Spend time in San Francisco, especially if you're traveling from out-of-state.  Do you own research, or call/text (415 640 5583) for advice.  Highly advise public transportation options in and around San Francisco!  Learn about the Clipper Card here.


For travel to the So Far...So Good Casual Gala Weekend, enjoy one of the scenic routes to the North Coast.  Head north across the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101:


  • Cut over from Highway 101 to Highway 1 at various locations for an "ultimate road trip".  This can take all day (or more).  Road Trip Guide here:  Youtube video of the route (south to north) here. 


  • Continue north on Highway 101 past Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Healdsburg to Cloverdale, then exit on Highway 128, the "Wine Road" with over 30 boutique wineries.  Road Trip Guide here.   Youtube video of the route (north to south) here.  


  • Continue north on Highway 101 past Cloverdale through Hopland and Ukiah to Willits, then exit on Highway 20 for the "Twisty Road" option - great for motorcycles.  Road Trip Guide here.   Youtube video of the route (east to west) here


Your Choice of routes and destinations

Fri, Sep 6

Happy Hour, Casual Dinner, Music! - Private Event

6pm - 10pm

David's Restaurant - Private Event - 163 Boatyard Drive, south of Fort Bragg at intersection of Hwys 1 and 20

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Fri, Sep 6

Happy Hour, Casual Dinner, Music! - Private Event

Happy Hour with Beer, Wine, and BYO Liquor!  Casual Buffet Dinner with Live Music to follow!


David's is a great local diner for breakfast and lunch.  Special menu for private dinner buffet!


See what Yelp thinks about David's here.  

6pm - 10pm

David's Restaurant - Private Event - 163 Boatyard Drive, south of Fort Bragg at intersection of Hwys 1 and 20

Sat. Sep 7

Winesong Wine and Food Tasting PLUS Recovery Party

11am - ???

18220 North Highway 1, south of Fort Bragg

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Sat. Sep 7

Winesong Wine and Food Tasting PLUS Recovery Party

  • Winesong - Tasting: 11am - 2pm.  Silent Auction: 11am - 3pm.  Live Auction:  2pm - 5pm.  Stroll through the lush Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries from Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and beyond. Experience food from some of the finest regional purveyors.  The tasting is accented by various  music groups performing a variety of styles including jazz, classical, blues, calypso and folk rock. More details about Winesong here.  More details about the Botanical Gardens here.  Purchase tickets here.


  • Recovery Party - 6pm - ???  Details to Come...


11am - ???

18220 North Highway 1, south of Fort Bragg

Sun, Sep 8

Meandering, Outdoor Recreation & Dining Options

All Day - Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Land and Water

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Sun, Sep 8

Meandering, Outdoor Recreation & Dining Options

Morning Stroll  - 5 miles loop on the new "Noyo Coastal Trail".  

  • Photos of the Coastal Trail here.  


Morning Hike at Fern Canyon and Pygmy Forest - 6 mile and 8.5 mile loops.

  • Details and Photos here.   


Brunch/Lunch options.  Many great choices:  

  • Yelp for Fort Bragg here.     
  • Yelp for Mendocino here.    


Afternoon Water Options:

  • Ocean Kayaking at Van Damme State Park.  Details here.    
  • River Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard at Big River just south of Mendocino.  Details here.   


Afternoon Biking Options:

  •  Bicycle Rentals.  Details here.




All Day - Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Land and Water

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