Spiritual workshops, vendors and musical entertainment will be featured Sunday, Aug. 1 during The Best of Mt. Shasta festival at the Mount Shasta Resort.

This is the second of the Best of Mt. Shasta events planned for this summer, said organizer Andrée Morgana.

“The first Best festival was a big success,”?Morgana said. “A lot of local people came to check it out and left with happy faces... The concept of The Best of Mt Shasta is to bring together the spiritual community of Mount Shasta and showcase them to a greater audience.”

Locals and their guests will receive 50 percent off the workshop and concert fees, and all outdoor events  (such as vendors and musicians) are free for all.

Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local presenters include White Buffalo Stands, Barbara Semple, Dawn Fazende, Dr. Alan Cooper, Molly Brown, Ana Holub, Josiane Antonette, Susan Isabelle, Amorah Quan Yin and Marie Mitchell.

The price for workshops is $99 for a full day or $20 per workshop. Local residents pay half price – $49.50 or $10.

An evening concert by Rachaell Saan-Ma and Dorothea Joyce will begin at 7 p.m. The cost for the general public is $20, locals pay $10.

About 40 different vendors are expected from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring alternative health products, services and personal readings.

A community panel is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with Dr. Alan Cooper of Heroic Steps, Dawn Fazende on local causes and Molly Brown speaking about a sustainable community.

The work of local artists Eloise Larson, Eileen Pollack, Jerry Stuart and Sheranda Tay Kumara will be introduced at that time.

Free outside music will be provided by Jennifer Jerabek, Carolyn Nayana Hedger, Ishera and Carolyn Nayana, Eostar Kamala and Mathias Pailas and Heidi Entermann (Lucian Love).

“Often you see outside spiritual leaders coming to this area to give their workshops with the local spiritual community as secondary billing,” Morgana said. “There are so many resources right here in  Mount Shasta, people who are at the top in their field of expertise, and we want to give them worldwide exposure. It was very fulfilling to see so many local residents at our first Best event, supporting this new idea and enjoying what they saw. People as far away as Russia, Denmark, Japan and Canada attended as well.”

For more information, visit www.thebestofmtshasta.com or call 530-859-5793.