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



Wildfire Season is Here - Are You Ready?

Fire season was declared in Mendocino County effective May 29.  CAL FIRE and the Elk Volunteer Fire Department urge homeowners to be prepared for wildfires.

Ready, Set, Go!
Thousands for wildfires strike California every year.  It isn't a question of if, but only a question of when.  Those of us who choose to live in a natural area of the state are at risk for wildfires.  It is our responsibility to prepare ourselves, our families, and our homes.  Preparation starts with 3 simple steps:   “Ready, Set, Go!” 

Being Ready for a wildfire starts by maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space and hardening homes with fire resistant building materials.  Being Set by having an evacuation plan and Wildfire Action Plan.  Lastly, when a wildfire strikes, put your evacuation plan in effect and Go!; evacuate early.  

Get detailed information about each of these steps and learn more ways to prepare for wildfire by visiting  New this year is a mobile app to help you get ready.  Download it on Google Play or the Apple App Store on this site.


Fire Department BBQ July 29

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual summer BBQ on Saturday, July 29 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 will be available at the Elk Store, the Elk Garage, Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, Bridget Dolan's Pub and at the BBQ for $2 each or 6 for $10.  Help celebrate the department's 61 years of service!


Request for Great Day in Elk Volunteers

The Greenwood Community Center needs your help to make this year's Annual Great Day in Elk another success.  Click here for a poster about what is needed, and share it with others.


Events for Your 2017 Calendar

For those who like to plan ahead, here are the 2017 dates for more community events

  • Great Day in Elk - August 26
  • Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair - December 2

Keep checking back for more details and other 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.  Feel free to bring along some bread dough to bake, too.


Movie and Trivia Night

Like old movies?  Good at trivia?  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 mini-trivia at 6:30 p.m. and a film from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  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 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