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Resources: Local Organizations

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The following are organizations serving the Occidental area.

Local Organizations

OCCIDENTAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
OEP is a team of community volunteers dedicated to being prepared for emergencies and helping others by educating and cooperating.
http://yahoo.com/groups/occidentalemergency     For prep basics and more, go to:www.occidental-ca.org/oep.html

OCCIDENTAL AREA HEALTH CENTER
The Occidental Area Health Center, 3802 Main Street, is a licensed community health center associated with West County Health Centers, Inc. The center offers comprehensive outpatient medical services. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-8:00pm; Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm. Call 874-2444 or go to: www.wchealth.org.

REDWOOD ARTS COUNCIL           
The Redwood Arts Council was founded in 1980 by a group of music lovers whose goal was to bring quality entertainment to the Occidental area. The Redwood Arts Council books concerts that rival the quality of chamber music performances in large metropolitan areas. During the past twenty-six years the Council has presented over 250 performances in its chamber music series. Candace Mackey, Director. PO Box 449, Occidental, CA 95465. 707-874-1124 For more information www.redwoodarts.org

HARMONY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Harmony School District consists of Harmony Elementary School (TK, K, and 1st grade) and Salmon Creek Charter School, grades 2-8. The District is known for its emphasis on the individual child, the environmental sciences, the arts, technology, and a warm and supportive atmosphere for all. An exceptionally flexible home study program accommodates the needs of many families who seek alternatives to classroom-based instruction. For more information call 707-874-1205 or go to: www.harmonyusd.org.

OCCIDENTAL YMCA EXTENSION at the Occidental Community Center
The Occidental YMCA Extension is part of the Sonoma County Family YMCA and it focuses on providing services for Occidental and surrounding communities. The Extension offers classes and Open Gym nights. For more information and a schedule of activities call Jeremy Hodgdon at 707-545-9622, ext 3322 or Email: jhodgdon@scfymca.org.  Sonoma County YMCA: www.scfymca.org/   

OCCIDENTAL COMMUNITY CHOIR
The Occidental Community Choir was founded in 1978 by residents of the Occidental area. They compose and perform their own music which they describe as ranging from “fugues and folk to madrigals and classical, from reverent to irreverent and everything in-between”. Each year, they usually put on two concerts, one in the winter and one in the spring. For more information and a schedule of performances contact: www.occidentalchoir.org.

SALMON CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL
Salmon Creek Watershed encompasses approximately 35 square miles in western Sonoma County. Salmon Creek drains directly into the Pacific Ocean at the Salmon Creek Estuary. Salmon Creek has 6 major tributaries and links the towns of Occidental, Freestone, Bodega and Salmon Creek. The Council does research and offers education and works on programs including Water Conservation and Habitat Restoration. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.at the Salmon Creek School,1935 Bohemian Highway, Occidental. Contact: David Shatkin 707-876-9329 and dshatkin@sonic.net
www.salmoncreekwater.org

OCCIDENTAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Occidental Center for the Arts exists to provide a welcoming and accessible venue for the performing and visual arts in Occidental, California. Our mission is to enrich our community by providing diverse cultural experiences that inspire, educate, and entertain.
CONTACT: http://occidentalcenterforthearts.com

OCCIDENTAL LIBRARY STATION
The Occidental Library Station is a branch of the Sonoma County Library. In addition to the small collection maintained in Occidental, any books in the Sonoma County Library’s collection can be ordered and picked up at the Occidental branch. Books borrowed from any other branch may be returned here. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. The Library is located at 73 Main St.
Call 874-3080 or go to: www.sonomalibrary.org/branches/Occidental.html

OCCIDENTAL BOHEMIAN FARMER'S MARKET
Local, Fresh Produce and Goods. Music and Education too.
Fridays, June thru October – 4pm until dusk. Downtown. info@occidentalfarmersmarket.com
www.occidentalfarmersmarket.com/

OCCIDENTAL ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTER
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is a nonprofit organizing and educational center and organic farm. The OAEC describes its programs as combining “research, demonstration, education, and organizing to develop collaborative, community-based strategies for positive social change and effective environmental stewardship”. The Center sponsors classes, performances, tours, volunteer days and plant sales, which are of interest to the local community. The Center is located at 15290 Coleman Valley Road.
For more information go to: www.oaec.org.

KOWS.FM RADIO STATION, 92.5fm
A community radio station serving the “Kin'dom of Occidental & West Sonoma" county, broadcasting an eclectic blend of recorded and in-studio live music, discussion and public affairs shows - all produced by local volunteers. Studio On-Air Phone:(707) 874-1073  Office Phone:(707) 874-9090   
Email: kows@sonic.net Website: http://kows92-5.org
Online Listening: http://kows92-5.org/listen/

OCCIDENTAL COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL
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

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