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HURRAH!! Please join the fun… and Celebrate Beautiful Clear Lake in Lake County CA.
Here is an opportunity to create a film of approximately 4 minutes with Clear Lake as the star.
Films should be playable on a DVD player and are due March 25, 2011. All genres welcome. Filmmakers of all ages welcome.
Prizes in several catagories during a gala premier on April 7, 2011 to be held at the Lakeport Yacht Club. [reservations required]
For more information… or call 707.263.5787.
Thank you to our sponsors, Sierra Club Lake Group and Lakeport Main Street Association.

Music coming to Watershed Books

Friday, December 3,2010 from 3:30pm until ??…we at Watershed Books are excited to host  local artist,modern native flautist, keyboardist, bassist, composer, producer, recording artist and storyteller ,Kevin Village Stone-Kiwamura.    

Being of Cherokee and  Japanese ancestry . Kevin performs and records original instrumental compositions of Native American and Ecuadorian flutes over modern and traditional instruments.  His work also includes the renowned “Whispering Light” series of meditation music CDs that  are widely popular.

A unique flavor of Kevin’s music is that he writes and arranges it all himself and plays every instrument on the recordings.  “I do not consider  myself to be a traditional  Native flute player, although I know  many traditional songs … I play for myself and ceremony…the music I perform is a type of cross-cultural renaissance from inside me that uses every musical element I have learned  and experienced.”

Kevin also performs native flute demonstrations, conducts both Native American and Japanese cultural education presentations, and performs multi-tribal traditional storytelling in various  public, private, charities  and museums  throughout Northern California

Please join Watershed Books and Kevin Village Stone-Kiwamura on  Friday Afternoon, December 3rd for a very special event.  Kevin’s recording will be available for  sale.  Complimentary refreshments.  

Fabulous Author’s Event, September 3, 2010

Mary McMillan, past poet laureate of Lake County, poet, and marriage and family therapist will host  a mini workshop in conjunction with a celebration of her newest book, Get Inside Your Relationship.  

Tools and strategies for building attachments,  this well-written and valuable book is addressed to people who are curious about relationships or who want to build or change relationships- and also to helping professionals.  With step-by-step instructions in down to earth language, it provides the most useful strategies and tools people need to build, maintain, and repair relationships. 

Watershed Books is honored to present Ms McMillan. at our bookstore on Friday, September 3rd from 3:00 pm until 5 pm. 

305 North Main Street

Lakeport, CA


There will be refreshments, drawing for a free book and the certainty of a lively  discussion.  Join us.

What’s to do?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am  I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?  Actually, who  are you not to be?

You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us.  It’s in everyone.

Desmond Tutu

sinister author here friday, march 5th

Steve Bartholomew will read from and discuss his mysterious novel, Chapel Perilous , here at Watershed Books on Friday, March 5, 2010, from 3pm until 5pm.  A lively discussion always surrounds our visit with Steve, a local  and hardworking author.  Join us here and then continue an enjoyable evening with the Main Street Gallery’s First Friday Fling … new local artists show their work.  Great schmoozing, too.

For more information feel free to call Cheri at Watershed Books; 707.263.5787 or email

1st Annual 4 Minute Film Festival Premier and Reception

You and your guests are cordially invited to the

1st Annual 4 Minute Film Festival Premier & Reception

Friday, March 12, 2010

7:00pm until 9:00pm

Main Street Gallery

325 North Main Street

Lakeport, Ca 95453

Wine, Punch,  & Socializing 7:00 – 7:30

Please RSVP to Watershed Books … 707.263.5787  or

I’m very honored and excited to host this celebration of emerging filmmakers, and look forward to hearing from you.

cheri at watershed

interesting quote by germain greer

“I do think that women could make politics irrelevant by a kind of spontaneous cooperative action, the likes of which we have never see–just so far from people’s ideas of state structure and viable social structure that it seems to them like total anarchy.  And what it is is  very subtle forms of interrelation which do not follow some hierarchical pattern that is fundamentally patriarchal.  The opposite of patriarchy is not matriarchy, but fraternity.  And i think it’s women who are going to have to break the spiral of power and find the trick of cooperation.”

Secret on Cobb Mountain…book event

KitDee DeCanti has written an engrossing novel  that takes place here in our own Lake County.

Hints follow… The mysterious death of a young woman is deemed a suicide, but the sheriff deputy heads another investigation which leads him into danger, romance and the answers to more than one mystery.

Ms. DeCanti’s novel is a fine mystery and a wonderful exploration of lake county.

Join KitDee at Watershed Books on Friday, January 8th from 3:00pm until 5:00pm as she explores her creative muse and reads from this and other written works. As always, refreshment.

Later, enjoy the montly art opening at Main Street Gallery’s Friday Fling.  Always good art, good music and good company.

authors events at watershed

Friday, December 3rd, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm, Martha Steward will share her beautifully illustrated book, a treasure for young and adults, Darby’s Story. This is an inspirational book about how adopting a pet can bring so much joy to you  and your family.  Darby lived a full 15 years and touched many people with his big heart.  Steward will discuss her creative process, read from and sign her book.  As always, refreshments too.

Friday, December 11th, from 3:00pm until 5:00pm… We’ll celebrate Diane Arruda’s  second book about her beloved character, Golden Fish  as the Dream River Adventure series continues.  In this volume, things once undiscovered are NOW discovered!  Like Darby, this too will enchant both young and not as young.  Arruda will read, discuss, and sign The Ancient Ones. Refreshments and good discussions, as above.

We Love Tules 4 minutes films fesival 2009

Announcing a great event…


We Love Tules 2009 … a “four minute films festival and competition about the beauty, health, history, etc. of Clear Lake in Lake County, California.


1.Clear Lake is the star.

2.  Films should be in the 2 -4 minute length. [more or less]

3.  Filmakers of all ages welcome.

4.  All genres welcome.   [animation, music, documentary,etc]

5.  Films should be appropriate for all ages.

6.  Submit 2 dvd copies.

7.  Resources available with entry packet.


1.  Gift bag for each entry accepted.

2.  Cash awards in several catagories.

3.  Gala Premier TBA; with additional screenings in many venues around the lake and online.


1.  Information/entry packets available by Nov. 30, at…

Watershed Books, 305 North Main Street, Lakeport, CA ,95453, 707.263.5787   or  online…email .

Gracious Ladies, 9460 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA; 707.275.2307.

Wild About Books, 14290 Olympia Drive, Clearlake, CA; 707.994.9453.

City of Lakeport, Clear Lake Information Center, Carnegie Library Bldg., Library Park, Lakeport, CA.

2.  All entries due no later than January 27, 2010.

Mail or deliver to Watershed Books, as above.

3. Winners announced on or about January 30, 2010.

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