Brought to you by the Greenwood Civic Club and Greenwood Community Center

Elk, California, where the forests and meadows meet the sea

The place we call home



Fire Department BBQ Aiugust 4

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual summer BBQ on Saturday, July 4 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center.  Enjoy all-you-can-eat tri-tip, chicken or portabella mushroom entrees with beans, salad, bread, homemade dessert and coffee all for a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for kids 7-12 (kids 6 and under free).  Enhance your meal with a refreshment from the no-host bar, featuring Elk's famous margaritas.  There will be live music by Wild Elk, activities for kids, and a display of emergency vehicles and equipment.  Be sure to participate in the raffle offering items donated by local inns, merchants, community members, and others.  Raffle tickets are available at the Elk Store, the Elk Garage, Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, Greenwood Pier Restaurant and at the BBQ for $2 each or 6 for $10.  Help celebrate the department's 62 years of service!


Docents Needed for Visitor Center/Museum

The Greenwood State Beach Visitor Center and Museum is seeking a few volunteer docents.  Can you spare a couple of hours a month mid March through October?  If so, or for more information, call Darcie at 877-3435 or Kathy at 877-3231.  It's a great way to learn more of the area's history and share with visitors what life is like in our town.  Meet people from all over the world, and help locals and others look at old photos or discover more about their Elk roots.


Help the Fire Department Help YOU!

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department is calling on all households in the Elk Community to complete a Resource Identification Form to help emergency responders to serve you better in an emergency.  The forms are available at the Post Office or by clicking here.


Children's Summer Program

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center with support from the Greenwood Civic Club,  the Summer Program for Children will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 3 - July 27 (closed on July 4 with a Beach Day on Friday, July 27).  All activities will be held at the GREENWOOD SCHOOL.  The program is free to Elk children ages 5-12.  A small donation from participating families is encouraged for incidentals. 

The program has a new head counselor, Willa Cordrey, a graduating senior from Point Arena High, with returning assistant counselor, Amanda Cole.  Look for enrollment forms and a schedule of activities at the Post Office and the Elk Store the last week of June.  Lots of fun is being planned!

For more information, contact Kristi Hahn at 877-1655 or



Events for Your 2018 Calendar

For those who like to plan ahead, here are the 2018 dates for more community events:

  • Great Day in Elk - August 25
  • Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair - December 1

Keep checking back for more details and additional events.


Elk Community List

The Greenwood Civic Club has established a private listserv for Elk community members to circulate and share information regarding events, news, resources and needs within the community.  The Elk Community List is hosted by the Mendocino Community Network (MCN).  Any interested members and friends of the Elk community are welcome to subscribe. 

Use of the list is subject to terms and services.  To ensure the best possible experience for all list participants, subscribers are asked to observe some basic guidelines.

To sign up for the list, click here: 



Make Pizza With Your Neighbors

Like pizza?  Got dough?  Come on down to the Greenwood Community Center almost monthly.  Check the Calendar of Events or email Kevin at

to find out when the next one happens.  Bring your own dough and toppings and bake it in the wood-fired outdoor oven.  Share some with your neighbors and sample some of their creations.  You'll eat good and have fun, too.


Movie and/or Trivia Night

Good at trivia?  Like old movies?  Come to the Greenwood Community Center on occasional Thursday nights and have fun with your family and friends.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with trivia at 6:30 p.m. and sometimes a film after.  Bring a dish or drink to share.  Check the Calendar of Events or contact contact Anica Williams at

to find out when the next movie and/or trivia night happens.


Get on the Event Calendar

Do you have an event you want to put on the Event Calendar or do you want to book the Greenwood Community Center?  Contact Connie Taylor at 877-1631 or

Click here for details on renting the center, including rates, a fillable rental agreement, and instructions for renters.

Do you want to book the Greenwood School?  Contact Charlie or Rosi Acker at 877-1800 or