Center of the Universe Cafe – July 7th – Community Center

Café at the Center of the Universe
“Food for Thought”
Andrews Hall
Sonoma Community Center


Food for Thought!
at the Center of the Universe Café
Bring your Food for Thought to the Café at the Center of the Universe, the Sonoma Community Center’s monthly open mic evening, held on Saturday, July 7 in Andrews Hall. This month’s suggested theme, “Food for Thought,” invites participants to bring poems, songs, or stories that celebrate favorite foods, cooking, gardens and gardening or sharing meals.
The guest chefs will be Bear Flag Social Club producer, Ken Brown and volunteers from the Sonoma Garden Park community garden. The menu includes:
BBQ’d salmon, fresh summer vegetables, couscous,
and ice cream sundaes!

The public is invited to sign up for the open mic portion of the evening, featuring 25 five-minute segments of poetry, spoken word, music and song. Participants are encouraged to time pieces in advance to stay within the five minute limit. The selection process is random though volunteers are assured of early time slots.

Bassist Steve Shain will accompany readers with a backbeat, if they wish. Acoustic guitars are welcome, but, please no personal amplifiers.

This month’s guest MC will be Sonoma poet Diane Rawicz. She was the co-founder and past producer of the Marin Theater Company, “Eden 2”. The evening, coordinated by local poet Lin Marie deVincent and Ken Brown, benefits programs held at the Sonoma Community Center.

Andrews Hall is located inside the historic Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, just two blocks from Sonoma Plaza.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:15 p.m. and continuing until all are served. The Open Mic will start at 7:00 p.m. with an intermission at 8:30 p.m., for coffee and dessert.

Cost is $15 for dinner and café, $6 for café only. Local wines will also be available for purchase. Please no outside wine.

Tickets are available at the door and, due to increased popularity, paid credit card reservations may now be made in advance, until Friday, July 6 at 5:00 p.m. by contacting the Sonoma Community Center at 707-938-4626 x1 or stopping by the center 9-5 Monday-Friday.

Where & When
276 East Napa Street

Sonoma, California 95476
July 7, 2007

Sonoma Community Center

The non-profit Sonoma Community Center brings a broad range of cultural, educational, recreational, and community service activities to the Sonoma Valley. It also strives to preserve and restore its historic building and provides affordable space for community events. 276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476



  1. Sylvia Crawford said,

    July 5, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Dear Ken and other folks,

    I am interested in three reservations for the Center of the Universe Cafe this July 7, 2007 at 6 p.m. Please let me know how to make my reservations: where to send the credit card, our names, etc.
    I look forward to a reply.
    Sylvia Crawford

  2. eloheim said,

    July 6, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Hi Sylvia, this blog is a service I provide. If you want to reach the Community Center folks to make a reservation, call them at 707-938-4626. Glad you found the blog. Veronica

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