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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.

30th Annual Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire
December 12th and 13th, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday)

The Occidental Community Council is pleased to announce the longstanding tradition of celebration, local shopping, feasting, and chances to win special gifts provided by vendors and local businesses. Admission is free. Highlighting over 35 local and regional artists, the event will delight your senses. Salmon Creek School students will offer baked goodies, and delicious menu options will be on sale for attendees to enjoy. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser are returned to the community through programs funded by the Occidental Community Council. Hope to see you there!

Vendor Applications are now available.

Go here for all the information for application form, map and guidelines.

Deadline is October 7th, 2015 

For questions, email: occcraft@sonic.net



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Occidental Community Council

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. 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.

Donations to the RR Senior Center support the Senior Lunch Program held at St. Philips Church. The Church Roofing Fund was a recipient of OCC funding.

OCC contributed to The April Fool’s Parade organized by the Occidental Center for the Arts.
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 Occidental Community Center, which led to the establishment of the OCC Advisory Committee.

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.

Two Dog Waste Stations were erected and paid for by the OCC.

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

KOWS.fm was also the beneficiary of funding from OCC. We love and support our local radio station!
Please consider joining us on the Council.
$25 /yr. for OCC Associate Membership.
PO Box 17, Occidental, CA 95465


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.


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


Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental Library Station
Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Occidental Community Center Adv.Council




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.

The Occidental Community Center Planning Project has posted UPDATES on the Sonoma County Parks Department website here. Public meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Occidental Community Center.

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

Occidental Community Center Advisory Council is a volunteer group advising Sonoma County government officials on the design, programming, and management of a new community facility to provide recreation, education, social events and services to the residents of Camp Meeker, Occidental and Freestone. http://www.occidentalcommunitycenter.org

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.

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
(no contact info)
 Indoor Soccer - Mondays 8pm
 Basketball - Tuesdays 7pm
 Volleyball - 7:30pm

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.

YMCA Offerings:
Youth Indoor Soccer: Tuesdays 4:30pm
Tae Kwon Do: Thursdays 3:30 Strength & Stretch: Mon. & Wed. 9am

Occidental Community Council Minutes

Links to PDF files:

2015 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept

2014 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Sept | Oct | Nov

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

Links to PDF files:

Notes for 2015- Feb | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug

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

Notes for 2013- Apr | June | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

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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