Mattole Valley Community Center
Petrolia, California

Founded in 1975, the Mattole Valley Community Center (MVCC) has occupied this renovated old schoolhouse since 1978. The MVCC is home to many activities. The local preschool started here. In the aftermath of the major 1992 earthquakes, the building served as the emergency response center for the Red Cross, FEMA, and the Office of Emergency Services. The main offices of the Mattole Restoration Council are housed upstairs.
Cabaret evenings of local musical and acting talent raise money for local non-profits and are a vibrant MVCC tradition. Community organizations regularly meet here. Important recent meetings addressed the Marine Life Protected Area designation, fire-safe planning and a proposed wind energy project.
The Sunday Farmers’ Market (11am-1pm) and Sunday café currently are a popular weekly gathering spot for community members. Classes and practices include yoga, dance, Zumba, qi-gong, and aikido. Fund-raising festivals and private parties are held both inside and out. Young children enjoy the playground.

Here’s a great article with some history of the building.

29230 Mattole Road
Petrolia, CA

Mailing address:
PO Box 72
Petrolia CA 95558-0072

Telephone number: 707-629-3565

Event Scheduling and Rental
Contact: Jen Gilda: mattolevalleycc@gmail.com  or 629-3414

MVCC Board of Directors 2017
Kathy Radke, Chair
Bob Raplenovich, Secretary
Gaby Cohen, Treasurer
Jane Lapiner
Cedar McCulloch-Clow
Nieves Rathbun
Dyan Damron Cushing
Emily McDonald
Taylor Lyon

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