Sebastopol Community
Cultural Center

Welcome!

We at the SCCC are dedicated to enriching the community through events, classes and services, as well as providing rental spaces for special happenings in our town. We strive to enhance life in Sebastopol for individuals and the community as a whole.

Dear friends and neighbors,

While we can’t all be together enjoying the uplifting experiences you’ve come to expect at SCCC, know that you’re all in our hearts and minds every day. We miss seeing your faces, hearing your voices, and feeling the unique vibes that wash over this special place.

Until we can unite once again, our team and volunteers are especially excited to be refocusing our efforts on virtual events – and redefining the community in new ways.

Catch up on our events of the summer, including the Virtual Youth Talent Show (click here to watch the Finalists and see who won!), Summerfest@HOME, our co-hosting of the Pint for Pint Blood Drive and the Gravenstein Apple Fair Farm Trails’ Grav & Go.  

Also happening now: SCCC Board member Will Deeths hosts Nuclear-Free Zone Interviews, a new series of interviews with fascinating community members from all corners of our town and region.

Do you want to stay connected? Be sure to stay close by subscribing to our digital newsletter to hear about the latest. As always, we welcome your thoughts, ideas, and feedback as we find new ways to serve Sebastopol because our great community begins with you.

Until we meet again in person, you can reach us here: sccc@seb.org

Be well,

The SCCC Team

Events & Classes

Our skilled, passionate instructors offer a variety of enriching classes for every age. From yoga, music, and fitness to birdwatching and dog training, come develop a favorite activity or try something new!  

Rentals

Planning an event? The SCCC Main Hall, Youth Annex, and Wischemann Hall offer spaces for occasions of all sizes.  Memorable weddings, quinceaneras, bar mitzvahs, company holiday parties, nonprofit events have been celebrated here for decades. To find out about availability and rates once live gatherings are permitted by the county, contact SCCC@SEB.ORG.

Concerts

The SCCC has brought world-class performing artists to enchanted Sebastopol audiences for nearly 50 years! Joan Baez, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Bela Fleck to name just a few. We also regularly host shows featuring local talent, author nights, storytellers, Latin dance and much more.

What’s New

Voting 

Meanwhile, mark your calendars… plan on coming to the SCCC to VOTE!!!  Saturday, October 31st through Tuesday, November 3rd . May all our voices be heard and counted.

Main Hall Repairs

Our Main Hall repairs are well underway. We’ll keep you posted about completion dates.

2020 SCCC Virtual Youth Talent Show Finals

See the TOP 3 WINNERS of the 2020 SCCC Virtual Youth Talent Show Finals! 

Nuclear Free Zone Interviews

SCCC Board Member Will Deeths hosts a new series of interviews featuring community members of special interest. 

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
stands with Black Lives Matter

Our commitments:
The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center recognizes that we as a nation are bearing witness to a historic pursuit of justice. We also find ourselves confronted with the truth of systemic racism laid bare; Black Americans have experienced a violent status quo for centuries and we understand that each of us has work to do to commit to the fight for racial equity in the long term. SCCC affirms that Black Lives Matter and intends to continue this affirmation in both words and actions. 

As a community organization, we understand the vital power of safe, comfortable, welcoming spaces, and in that spirit we make the following commitments toward racial justice:

Education: The Board commits to completing an anti-racist curriculum to learn more about the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement and to unlearn the biases that each of us holds that are antithetical to justice and equity. We invite each member of the Sebastopol community to join us in this educational pursuit and have listed resources to do so below.

Collaboration: We commit to investing time, energy, and resources in a range of diverse community organizations to help further their work and to guide our efforts to reevaluate our own practices.

Diversification: We pledge to incorporate a more diverse representation of our community to be reflected in the Board, staff, and all those who contribute to making SCCC a safe and welcoming place.

Support: We have partnered with members of the Sebastopol business community to develop a list of Black-owned businesses to support at this time, which is also available below.

Commitment: We pledge to revisit our plans, policies, and progress every three months with the understanding that antiracism is a long-term project that must be integrated into our every act.

Black Lives Matter Resources

We are working diligently on compiling an accurate and thorough list of local Black-owned businesses, and are aiming to have it ready within the coming week. We appreciate your patience and please check back again soon. (Why is supporting Black-owned business important?)

SCCC board and staff are utilizing the following resources to better understand systemic racism in America, we invite you to join our learning and unlearning efforts:

Justice in June: A month-long anti-racism curriculum of books, podcasts, and articles.

The Guardian: "Do the work: an anti-racist reading list"

The Guardian: "‘No reader is too young to start’: anti-racist books for all children and teens"

Medium: "75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice"

Consider supporting groups in our area doing work that substantively supports the Black community and antiracism: Black Lives Matter Bay Area, Showing Up for Racial Justice Bay Area, Anti-Police Terror Project, 100 Black Men of Sonoma County, North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce, North Bay Organizing Project, the Lime Foundation.

Donate to Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

Friend of the Community
$50 - $99

Supporter of the Community
$100 - $249

Contributor of the Community
$250-$499

Affiliate of the Community
$500 - $999

Patron of the Community
$1000 - $1999

Benefactor of the Community
$2000+

The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center supports ongoing programs that have become a part of the cultural identity here in West County, and your support is more crucial than ever. As we continue building community while adapting to new challenges, we rely on your donations to sustain our programming. Thank you for your generosity.