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EPIC Annual Fall Celebration Features Fishtank Ensemble

Fishtank Ensemble will get people dancing at the EPIC Annual Meeting on Nov 4 at the Mateel in Redway

The Environmental Protection Information Center is excited to invite our members and the general public to the 34th EPIC Annual Meeting and Fall Celebration from 6 PM – Midnight on Friday, November 4th, at the Mateel Community Center, located at 59 Rusk Lane in Redway.

We are very pleased to announce that the musical entertainment for the night will feature the intoxicating sounds of Fishtank Ensemble. As one of the most exciting new groups to recently explode on the international music scene, Fishtank Ensemble will bring it’s unique blend of Romanian, Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco, Balkan, Turkish, and Tango rhythms and melodies to the Mateel stage for their only fall 2011 appearance in Humboldt County.  Music is scheduled to begin at 9 PM. This high energy set will be sure to get everyone dancing, and will provide a raucous soundtrack to round out a traditionally EPIC party.

The main stage festivities will be only a part of the evening’s activities. The evening will start at 6 PM with the annual EPIC membership meeting, which will include brief updates of EPIC’s work to advocate on behalf of the globally treasured landscapes of the redwood region, as well as the nomination and election of the following year’s Board of Directors. At 7 PM a mouth-watering dinner will be served, highlighting a Mediterranean themed gourmet meal prepared by Tryphena Lewis, punctuated by a variety of fine desserts, and accompanied by excellent locally produced beers and handcrafted wines.

Ongoing through the evening there will be a silent auction for products, artwork and services from the local business and artist community, providing attendees a chance to bid on and take home an engaging array of high-value items at potentially breathtakingly affordable prices.

As well, EPIC is pleased to announce that Darryl Cherney is this year’s winner of the EPIC Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award, joining a long list of community members whose efforts to protect and restore the environment of our bioregion merit distinction and recognition. Darryl is a renowned Earth First! troubadour who has recorded dozens of unforgettable songs that capture the life essence of redwood activists. Darryl has in the last several years demonstrated a spectacular diversity of talents in the process of making the film Who Bombed Judi Bari?, a soon-to-be-released work that will prove to be one of the definitive documentaries of the redwood region. We are very proud to present the Sempervirens Award to Darryl at this year’s annual meeting.

Advance tickets to the celebration will be available at local outlets such as Redway Liqour and Blue Moon Gift Shop in Southern Humboldt, the Works in Eureka, as well as at the EPIC office in Arcata, located at 145 G St, Suite A, by the Arcata Marsh. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for Dinner, Music, and Dancing $40, Music and Dancing $20.

Do not miss this great show, and be sure to come join us for an EPIC time on Friday, November 4, at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. We hope you will be there to celebrate with us. For more information, contact EPIC at 707-822-7711.

Be sure to visit the website of the Fishtank Ensemble for more information and video clips of the band.


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