Service Clubs & Non-Profits

Arena Theater Association

Arena Theater is a 1928-vintage vaudeville theater and film palace, restored in 1996 to an Art Deco style, state-of-the-art entertainment venue with generous support from local artisans and financial donations.

Arena Theater Association is an all-volunteer community, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that maintains Arena Theater and brings live performances and artists to the stage of this Mendocino Coast venue.

Situated on Highway One in downtown Point Arena, California's smallest city, Arena Theater operates every day of the year. The anchor of the theater is the Arena Cinema, which shows first run movies.

Support Performance Art on the Mendocino Coast

Your support through financial donations to Arena Theater Association continues to make Arena Theater possible. Because we depend on volunteers, 100% of your donation goes to building maintenance and improvement or to performance underwriting. Memberships are available starting at $30 per year and include discounts on live shows and other benefits.

If you would like to be one of Arena Theater Association volunteers, let us know. We need folks to help with artwork, advertising and maintenance, taking tickets, ushering, and engineering for sound and light. Apprenticeships are available. Email us at or write to P. O. Box 611, Point Arena, CA 95468 for more information.


P.O. Box 611
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468

Phone: 707.882.3272
Fax: 707.882.2844

Arena Theater is maintained and operated for the benefit of the community by Arena Theater Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

General Information:

Point Arena, CA 95468


Coastal Seniors

Meals on Wheels & other supportive Senior Services


COASTAL SENIORS is the hub for anything a senior could possibly need help with! COASTAL SENIORS serves people 60 years old or older along the Mendonoma Coast. The specific service area begins in Irish Beach in Mendocino County down through Stewarts Point in Sonoma County. COASTAL SENIORS provides programs to seniors of all income levels who are in search of supportive services. Services include Meals on Wheels, senior lunch program, transportation, Friendly Visitor program, Information & Assistance, referrals, outreach, CalFresh signups, monthly food bank distributions, and more. Visit for a complete list of services or to find out how to volunteer. COASTAL SENIORS can be reached with the information below:


Office Line for general inquiries:

(707) 882-2137


Meals on Wheels & Fax line:

(707) 882-2237


Email for general inquiries:


Meals on Wheels email:


Micheline White

Executive Director


PO Box 437

Point Arena, CA 95468

(707) 882-2137

PO Box 437

Point Arena, CA 95468


Friends of the Gualala River

FoGR Officers

Chris Poehlmann, President
Randy Sinclair, Vice President
Jim Jordan, Secretary
Joel Chaban, Treasurer
Contact Us
For more information about FoGR and its current activities, please send email to You may also send US mail, including your tax-deductible contributions, to:

Friends of the Gualala River
P.O. Box 1543
Gualala, CA 95445

PO Box 1543

Gualala, CA 95445

Gualala Arts

Welcome to Gualala Arts

Gualala Arts Center
  (707) 884-1138
46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445

We are a community arts organization, located in Gualala, California, dedicated to promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

Here you can find art exhibits, workshops & classes, classical & popular music performances, theater, lectures and much more.

See the Events Calendar.

We provide a wide variety of programs, and the Arts Center may also be rented for your program, as well as weddings and other private functions.

You can make a difference through your
generous contributions.

Gualala Arts Center   (707) 884-1138
46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445


Gualala Community Center

PO Box 263

Gualala, Ca 95445

KGUA 88.3



A Brief History of NMRC and KGUA

The Native Media Resource Center (NMRC) was founded in 1997 by Muscogee Tribal member and award winning radio producer Peggy Berryhill. Peggy has been involved with public broadcasting for 38 years. Other founding members are Susan Ruschmeyer, and the late Chris Carty (Aleut). The non-profit organization was formed to create content about Native Americans and to promote racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding. Since its inception, NMRC has been one of the primary content providers of radio programs and documentaries about Native Americans, working in collaboration with such prestigious institutions like the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation, Northern California Cultural Communications, Inc. and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc.

Our Mission

•To provide timely and accurate reports of local and state events, including weather, news and community events
•To offer a forum open to all residents of the area for the discussion of public issues
•To broadcast and produce a diversity of programs designed to educate, entertain and inform
•To reach and engage all voices in our coastal listening area
•To develop programs in a multilingual format in order to serve our Pomo and Latino community members in the languages they speak and understand
•To collaborate on youth projects
•To invite community participation through outreach and training in broadcasting and journalism


Peggy's Place
Q from CBC
Radio Bilingue


KQED California Report
To The Point
The World
Democracy Now
National Native News


The Lizzard Lounge
Willie B
Pig in a Pen
Classical Saturdays


Living On Earth
Tech Nation
Travel Rick Steves



Since its inception, NMRC has been one of the primary content providers of radio programs and documentaries about Native Americans.


Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives.


A distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.


Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is a nonprofit, Alaska Native governed and operated media center located in Anchorage, Alaska.


African American Public Radio Consortium

A network of nearly 80 stations deeply invested in including African-American diverse culture and voices in our national media landscape.


Red Nacional de Radio Pública Latina


Public Radio in the public interest.


The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers, and others committed to community radio



Our Team


Peggy Berryhill

General Manager & Program Host

Award wining journalist with over 45 years in public broadcasting. Peggy loves radio, life on the coast and sharing the stories of our neighbors and friends. She has recently been inducted into the Mvskoke Hall of Fame.

Susan Ruschmeyer

Assistant Manager

Susan Ruschmeyer is the co-founder of the Native Media Resource Center and KGUA. She is a professional land surveyor, running her own business Pacific Land Surveys for the past 20 years.

Willie B

Program Host

The voice of More Music with Willie B, one of the most popular, local programs on KGUA. Willie, a natural-born broadcaster, has worked at all three Gualala radio stations.

Liz Redfield

Program Host

The Lizzard of The Lizzard Lounge, another of our very popular programs which always brings a smile to your face. Join her on Thursday and Monday from 6-8 PM for your “Weekly dose of the Grateful Dead.”

Jeanne Jackson

Mendonoma Sightings

Jeanne is the author of the ICO column, “Mendonoma Sightings”. Hear her every third Thursday of the month on Peggy's place as she shares natural wonders from our coast.

Jodi Smith

Exec. Director Naked Whale Research

Jodi, a behavioral scientist specializing in the life and habits of Orcas, drops by Peggy’s Place each month to talk about the life of our cetacean neighbors.

Ray Edlund

Program Host

Anchor Bay local, and host of Pig in a Pen for four decades, his deep knowledge of bluegrass and old time music make these encores, many peppered with live performances,

De Williams

Programming Assistant

De Williams wears many hats. She's the Programming Assistant at KGUA, IT Coordinator at Mendonoma Time Bank and Park Ranger Assistant at Sonoma County Regional Parks..

Drew Fagan


Drew sits in as guest host on Peggy’s Place from time to time. He is an multi-award-winning fine artist represented by galleries both locally and nationally. His work may be seen at

Eric Wilder


Kashaya Pomo graphic, video game and comic artist and KGUA regular. His grandmother was Essie Parrish and his Aunt was the famous basket maker, Mabel McKay. Eric designed the KGUA logo.

Our Local Builders

Our thanks to all the local Mendonoma contractors, vendors and businesses who participated in the building of KGUA tower and studio facility. We wouldn't be here without you!

Amerigas Propane • Baker Construction • Bed Rock Inc. • Bishop Electric • Central Valley Cable • Chester Davis Carpenter • Cottage Carpets • Dino Watkins Drywall • Gualala Country Inn • Healdsburg Lumber • Holloway Insurance Agency • Jay Baker Hardware • Jo’s Construction • McBride Painting • Mehl Electric • Mendocino Coast Plumbing • Mike Spencer Tile • Robert Swegle Construction • MD Solar Electric • Nelson Crane Service • Robertson Enterprises • Ruttledge Construction • Sea Cliff Motel • Seefeldt Tree Service


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Peggy's Place

Please Contribute!

We need your support. During the day you can call the station at 707-884-4883 to make a contribution. You can also hit the DONATE button on the home page or simply scroll up to the donate section where you can choose to pay by check or by credit card through PayPal. Please join us and keep the voice of independent radio alive. We receive no government support.

Volunteers Wanted

We can always use volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including on air programs. Please call Peggy during the day at 707.884.4883.

Peggy's Place


Please listen to Peggy's Place every weekday morning at 9:10 AM for a wide variety of interviews with local, regional and national personalities.

    Peggy's Place

    Peggy's Place Podcasts on Soundcloud

    We post Peggy's Place interviews on! Missed a show? Want to hear Jeanne Jackson's Mendonoma Sightings from March? It's on SOUNDCLOUD. Listen and "like" us on Facebook.



      Our Programming

      KGUA Public Radio

      Local, listener-supported, public media for the Mendonoma Coast, broadcasting seven days a week from 8 AM until 8 PM.

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      Redwood Coast Humane Society

      The mission of the Redwood Coast Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare, rights, respect and protection of all animals through care, intervention and education.



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      Mailing Address:
      Redwood Coast Humane Society
      P.O. Box 1072
      Gualala, CA 95445

      Phone (707) 884-1304


      Redwood Coast Land Conservancy

      PO Box 1511

      Gualala, Ca 95445

      Redwood Coast Visitor Center

      Visitor Center located in downtown Gualala. Maps, brochures, what to do, where to stay, what to eat. Concierge services. Excellent customer service. Serving the coast from Fort Ross to Elk. Serving both Sonoma & Mendocino Counties.

      Winter hours open Thurs-Sat 12-5

      Summer hours open Thurs-Sat 12-5 Sun 12-3

      39150 S Highway 1

      Gualala, CA 95445


      Soroptimist Intl. of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast

      PO Box 1064

      Gualala, Ca 95445

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