The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Sunday, November 16, so that docents and potential visitors can attend the LCHS Thanksgiving dinner meeting that day. A traditional “turkey and all the trimmings” dinner will be enjoyed by attendees. Bernie Butcher of the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake will present a program on the history of Upper Lake. The second beautiful Ely picnic table will be raffled off so that will be the last chance to buy tickets. Chris Skarada, last year’s winner, may be there to pull the winning ticket this year.
The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Senior Center, located at 12502 Foothill Blvd. near the Oaks Plaza Park. Dinner tickets are $15 each for LCHS members and $18 each for non-members. For more information about the dinner contact Bonnie Skee at 707-262-1432 or Jackie Ridgel at 707-279-4062.
The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum will be open as usual on Saturday, November 15, and then resume it’s Saturday/Sunday schedule the following weekend. The museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville (near Clearlake Riviera). Normal hours of operation are 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month. Contact number for questions about volunteer work, donations of old wood for barn construction, or docent applications is (707)533-9990.