Readers’ Books events on 10/9 and 10/11

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 27, 2007*

Information Contact:

lilla@readersbooks.com

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-939-1779

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Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. Local author *Sam Keen*, presents his new book “Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds,” at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Sam Keen, author of “Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds,” will be at Readers’ Books on Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:30 p.m., to read from this new book. The event is free and open to the public.

“Sightings” is a collection of reflections on nature. Keen has spent a lifetime in nature which here forms the basis for his spiritual and soulful observations. His viewings of a wood thrush, a brown thrasher, or a wild turkey occasion essays on childhood memories, stories others have told him, spiritual experiences in the wild. His walks outside have led to thoughtful meditations incorporating his own background and learning.

Sam Keen lives in Sonoma. He is the author of the best-selling “Fire in the Belly” and many other books, as well as being a contributing editor to “Psychology Today” for 20 years.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. *Meredith Young-Sowers *author of “Spirit Heals: Awakening a Woman’s Inner Knowing for Self-Healing,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Meredith Young-Sowers, author of “Spirit Heals: Awakening a Woman’s Inner Knowing for Self-Healing,” will be at Readers’ Books on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:30 p.m., to read from the book that shows you how to repair your body and mend your thoughts. This is a manifesto on how women heal and how every woman can incorporate aspects of spirit, emotion, mind, and body in her healing journey.

Sowers helps readers make life shifts with sections called “Ask Yourself,” “Attitude Shifts,” and “Activities” to guide them through step-by-step changes. Her emphasis is on enhancing reproductive and heart health but she also discusses the role women’s hearts, lungs, breasts, ovaries, and uterus play in their physical and emotional lives

Meredith Young-Sowers, DDV, is a spiritual counselor. Her books include “Agartha: Journey to the Stars” and the “Angelic Messenger Cards” deck.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Update from the Community Center

Sonoma Community Center

It’s all happening here!
   
SVVGA Beneficiary

Upcoming Events
Kitchen Tour
Entertainment
Workshops
Mark Your Calendars
SVVGA Beneficiary

Greetings Veronica!

Early-bird tickets for the Wine Country Kitchen Tour on Sunday, October 14 are still available through Friday. The optional luncheon is an added highlight this year. Whole Foods chefs, Ben Mohan and Matt Murray team up with Sonoma’s own Gary Edwards for a delectable Wine Country afternoon.

An Autumn Ball this Saturday, September 29 features dance instructor, Steve Luther as DJ. Swing, ballroom, Latin and nightclub dancing will get you in the groove of the season.

Take a peak at some other upcoming events and see, it’s all happening here!

Wine Country Kitchen Tour
Sunday, October 14, 2007   9:30-3:30pm
Kitchen#4
See how homeowners, designers and builders, are creating-or recreating-kitchens today during the Sonoma Community Center’s 3rd annual Wine Country Kitchen Tour and Luncheon.

A benefit for the Center’s own planned kitchen makeover, the tour features six Sonoma Valley kitchens, selected for their architectural significance, decor, style, creative use of space and innovation, as well as their uniqueness.

This year’s selection includes a ‘green’ home built using sustainable materials, a newly remodeled Craftsman-style kitchen that maintains its vintage charm, a showcase Italian beauty and more.

Chat with the homeowners, designers or docents, many who are local real estate agents with extensive knowledge, to learn details about the kitchens, their history and interesting remodeling processes, including information about architects, designers and contractors.

An al fresco luncheon with special guest chefs, Ben Mohan and Matt Murray from Whole Foods will be offered at one of the homes on the tour.

Sonoma Kitchen Tour tickets:
$35 if purchased by September 30th,
$40 after September 30th, and on the day of the tour.
Luncheon buffet tickets are $20. Please reserve by September 30th.
SCC members receive a $5 discount on the tour.

Tickets are available at the Sonoma Community Center office, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma. Please contact the SCC office at 707-938-4626 x1

Sponsored in part by Whole Foods, Dacor and Standards of Excellence.


Fall Entertainment Line-up

Saturday, September 29,
7:30pm
Sonoma Autumn Ball
Swing, ballroom, Latin and nightclub dancing! Under the guidance of professional dance instructors, the Sonoma Community Center will present a one-hour dance lesson to start off the evening. Then try out those new moves. Local wines will be available for purchase.
$15

Tia_MadisoonOctober 5-14, 8:00pm (Sunday 3:00pm matinee)
Theater Performance: Brand New Shoes
History meets contemporary culture with Brand New Shoes, an original, one-woman show by playwright and actress Tia Madison. In her search for identity as an African American woman and performance artist, Madison immerses herself in poetry, song, dance and history of several famous African American women, tries on “their shoes,” and ultimately realizes she can only wear her own.
Funding by Community Foundation Sonoma County. Presented in conjunction with the Sonoma County Arts Council’s, Performance Sonoma.

$15 ($12 for SCC members)

Saturday, October 27, 7:00pm-10:30pm
Halloween Dance Party with Crossfire
You’ll have a Halloween to remember at this costume party when high energy local cover band, Crossfire, fires up Sonoma with their rock, funk, blues dance music. Costumes please.
$15

Center of the Universe Café Update
There will be no Center of the Universe Café in October, but save the date for November 3!

All tickets available of the SCC office, 938-4626 x1

Fall Workshops
Saturday, September 29, 10:00am-5:00pm
Jewelry Making: Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
with Mary Neuer Lee

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a new and exciting media that requires no jewelry or metalworking experience.  The clay is made of molecular-sized particles of fine silver in an organic binder.  It can be formed, carved, stamped, folded and molded and even set with stones. During this one-day workshop, Mary Neuer Lee will introduce students to PMC as they create pendants, beads, and earrings, and learn finishing and coloring techniques.  The total cost of the workshop includes a $35 materials fee.  A tool kit will be provided for use during the workshop and may be purchased upon completion of the workshop for an additional fee.
$95  ($89 for SCC Members)

Saturday, October 13, 10:00-4:00pm
Ceramics Workshop: From Wheel To Tabletop
with Sandy Simon
Sandy Simon pottery
During this workshop, Sandy will demonstrate making covered jars, bowls, handles, plates, and her use of nichrome wire in pots for daily use.  Discussion and questions will be encouraged on a variety of topics including how to “unlock” each individual’s creative vein.  Sandy will also share her knowledge of the fundamentals of gallery ownership and offer some practical advice gleaned from her experience dividing her time between her art and her business.
Sandy is a studio potter and in 1994 opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley to provide greater representation for ceramicists dedicated to utility.

$50  (SCC Members: $45)

Enroll at the Sonoma Community Center, 938-4626 x1

Mark Your Calendars

More fun coming your way…

  • Sheila Whitney in Concert  ……………………  Friday, November 2
  • Dance Sonoma …………………………………   Saturday, November 10

 
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

Update on the Hospital

I have been asked by Dick Kirk, Steve Pease and Bob Edwards to pass the following message along to the entire Sonoma Valley Health Care Coalition e-mail list. It is in keeping with one of the recommendations in the Coalition’s report to encourage the District to recognize that other developments are likely to occur after our work was done, to communicate any new developments to the public, and to meet with interested citizens and groups. The next meeting of the Hospital Board will update interested parties with new information and…. well, you’ll see from Dick’s message what they are expecting to do at the meeting.

“Sonoma Valley Hospital Board Meeting
Wed, Sept 26, 6:00 pm, First Congregational Church, Burlingame Hall

All:  Most, if not all have already been notified of this Hospital Board meeting, but I send my invitation to you to attend and participate.  We are close to a final selection of site for the hospital.  This meeting will provide an update of information that is new since the Coalition ended in June.  It will be an opportunity to give feedback to the Board, as part of what will enable the Board to come to an informed decision. We may have another one or two community meetings before a final decision is made within the next few weeks. Pass on this invitation to anyone I have missed.

Dick Kirk”

We want to encourage everyone to go to the meeting to be updated on the current thinking of the siting of the hospital. Get the information straight from the source, not filtered through someone else. Stay informed, stay involved, stay active!


Shelley Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Farms
707.935.3420

Update from Readers’ Books, Events on Oct 2 & 4

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2007*

Information Contact:

lilla@readersbooks.com

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-939-1779

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Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. Former Sonoma councilman and mayor *Joe Costello *is the author of “Sonoma Battlefield, “about the fight to keep developers from acquiring public property overlooking the Plaza. He will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma./ /For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Joe Costello, former councilman and mayor of Sonoma, is the author of “Sonoma Battlefield” about the 1999 battle to keep developers from acquiring public property overlooking the Plaza. He will be at Readers’ Books on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7:30 p.m., to talk about how he got involved in and then guided the voter initiative to victory.

The battle began in January 1999 when the Sonoma Index Tribune reported that the City Council had held a closed session on September 30^th , and discussed the sale or lease of 60 acres of City-owned real property in violation of the law. Several Council members were up for re-election in November and evidently did not want the sale to become public before then. When people did find out about the proposed sale, a public meeting was held and a voter initiative begun. Throughout the year-long effort to squelch the sale, Costello, a Sonoma maritime lawyer, led the effort. This account illustrates step-by-step how the public can make a difference.

Joseph L. Costello was born in Bell, CA and schooled in Ohio, Kentucky, Sacramento, Austria, and England. He was a Sonoma Councilman from 2000 to 2004 and Mayor in 2003.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m. *Anne Argula*, author of “Homicide My Own “ will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma to read from the new novel “Walla Walla Suite (A Room With No View).”/ /For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Anne Argula, author of the quirky mystery “Homicide My Own”, will be at Readers’ Books on Thursday, October 4th, at 7:30 p.m., to read from her new novel “Walla Walla Suite (A Room With No View).”

Quinn, Argula’s quirky, straight-talking female detective of a certain age, takes a “safe” job with a mitigation investigator when she relocates to Seattle. A recently divorced ex-cop turning P.I., Quinn, whose regional dialect and battles with hot flashes, gets a simple missing persons case that becomes a complicated murder case. Her improvised investigation takes her to the dangerous dark corners of the human psyche, and casts suspicion where she least expects it.

Quinn has empathy, humor, and a cagey melancholic wisdom. As Sara Paretsky said, “Anne Argula brings a welcome voice to the noir novel with Quinn, who is earthy, gritty, but above all, a mature woman. We don’t have enough of those.” Packed with sharp dialogue and sheer feistiness, “Walla Walla Suite” is a sure winner in American detective fiction.

Anne Argula was born and raised in Shenandoah, PA, an anthracite coal mining town. For the past 18 years, Argula has lived in the Pacific Northwest

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Update from Sonoma Garden Park

We still need volunteers for the following event: If you would like to volunteer please contact Julie Jehly at 996-0712 X 115
or email: julie@sonomaecologycenter.org

Volunteer needs include helping with food set up and service, directing parking, set-up, clean-up. Guaranteed fun!

“Harvesting Our Future”
Slow Food Feast in the
Sonoma Garden Park

12:00 Noon
Saturday, October 13, 2007


The Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) invites you to join us for a luncheon and afternoon event celebrating the harvest at our community supported and organically tended Sonoma Garden Park. Renowned Valley chefs will be cooking seasonal fare with locally grown produce. This wonderful autumn event is also designed to introduce awareness and promote the practices of the Slow Food movement. Slow Food leaders will discuss how to bring back the enjoyment and celebration of food and conversation into your home and family meals, while supporting and maintaining the ecological richness and health of Sonoma Valley. SEC staff and volunteer docents will lead walks spotlighting educational features, and current and future plans for the Garden Park. The event will also feature an exciting silent auction featuring Eco-friendly themed adventures and experiences, and other items that celebrate the beauty and bounty of our Sonoma Valley. Don’t miss this very special day celebrating the Sonoma Ecology Center, the fall harvest from the Sonoma Garden Park, and the richness of our community and its unique natural environment!

For tickets, contact Judy Aquiline ~ 707/996-9744 ext 10 or judy@sonomaecologycenter.org
Tickets are $40 for Sonoma Ecology Center Members: $50 for non-members. Space for this event is limited, so please make your ticket reservations early!
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About the Sonoma Ecology Center ~ The SEC’s mission is to work with our community to enhance and sustain the ecological health of the Sonoma Valley.

About the Sonoma Garden Park ~The SGP demonstrates ecologically sound practices while creating a beautiful park setting that inspires the spirit of community. The 6 acre Sonoma Garden Park, located at 19990 Seventh Street East, Sonoma, CA, was a gift from Pauline Bond to the citizens of Sonoma, and is a working, organic garden complex and an educational campus of the Sonoma Ecology Center.

Tiona Gundy
Sonoma Garden Park Coordinator
Sonoma Ecology Center
996-0712 X 120


				

Upcoming Readers’ Books events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2007

Information Contact:
lilla@readersbooks.com
Lilla Weinberger, co-owner
Readers’ Books
130 E. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-939-1779

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Sunday, September 23rd, 4:30 p.m. Viana La Place, author of “My Italian Garden: More Than 125 Seasonal Recipes from a Garden Inspired by Italy,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 707-939-1779. (Rescheduled from September 9th)
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Viana La Place, author of “My Italian Garden: More Than 125 Seasonal Recipes from a Garden Inspired by Italy,” will be at Readers’ Books on Sunday, September 23rd, from 4:30-6 p.m., to talk about an Italian garden as a state of mind. La Place relishes meals that require only a few of the freshest ingredients. In this book, she brings the earth to the table for readers who want to cook delicious dishes with minimum effort and maximum flavor. She says that cooking from the garden is the most uncomplicated way to cook and, reminding us that the most satisfying food is the simplest, she fills her book with seasonal offerings such as New Fava Bean and Spring Greens Soup, Panini with Grilled Zucchini and Ricotta Salata, and Meyer Lemon Gelato with Fresh Figs and Pistachios. The book is charmingly illustrated and the author firmly believes that any patch of land can become an Italian garden.

La Plante is also the author of “Cucina Fresca,” “Cucina Rustica,” and “Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini.” She lives in San Francisco.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. Graham Hancock, author of “Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Graham Hancock, author of “Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind,” will be at Readers’ Books on Tuesday, September 25th, at 7:30 p.m. Hancock has traveled the world to investigate the nature of consciousness and reality. In the book he looks at the mysteries of the Sphynx, the Unicorn, and the Centaur; he examines medicinal and pharmacological plants and their effect on our physical and mental well-being through history; and he shows how ceremonies to communicate with the dead developed.

Hancock is an unconventional thinker who raises interesting questions about humanity’s history and prehistory and offers a popular challenge to the entrenched views of orthodox scholars. He is the author of “Heaven’s Mirror,” “Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age,” “The Sign and the Seal,” and is a public lecturer and television producer. His works have been translated into 27 foreign languagues.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Linda Morganstein, author of “Ordinary Furies: An Alexis Pope Mystery,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.
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Linda Morganstein, author of “Ordinary Furies: An Alexis Pope Mystery,” will be at Readers’ Books on Thursday, September 27th, at 7:30 p.m.

Morganstein’s heroine thinks she’s found a life of guaranteed security and comfort, but her husband’s accidental death casts her into self-imposed solitary confinement in her Northern California suburban mansion. An unexpected incident jerks her out of her isolation and lethargy. She enters the refreshingly frantic world of restaurant resort cooking in the “funky chic” town of Guerneville, CA. Things go well and then not so well as she is forced to face up to her own involvement in her husbande’s death! A great read for mystery fans.

Although the author now lives in the Midwest, she lived in Sonoma for many years and still thinks of it as home.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. Victoria Zackheim, editor of “The Other Woman, Twenty-One Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly about Sex,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. She will be joined by Lynn Freed, Jane Smiley, and Pam Houston, each of whom contributed to the book. For more information, call 707-939-1779.
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Victoria Zackheim, editor of “The Other Woman, Twenty-One Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly about Sex,” will be at Readers’ Books on Friday, September 28th, at 7:30 p.m., with three of the contributors to her book: Jane Smiley, Lynn Freed, and Pam Houston.

Twenty-one writers, including Zackheim, examine the lot of the other woman from every point of view. Some of the contributors are unrepentant adulterers. Some have vivid tales of the damage the other woman wrought, some were the other woman. Zackheim has never been wronged by the other woman, but realized that the phrase itself is a potent feature of every woman’s experience.

Zackheim is also the author of “For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth about Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance” which will be published in November.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Saturday, September 29, 4:30-6 p.m. Niloufer Ichaporia King, author of “My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779. Refreshments will be served.
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Niloufer Ichaporia King, author of “My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking,” will be at Readers’ Books on Saturday, September 29th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This is the first book published in the US on Parsi food written by a Parsi.

From an exotic coconut milk and fish stew to a simple cucumber-ginger salad to a grilled Thanksgiving turkey, King’s recipes go straight to the heart of what food is all about. King is both a cook and a culinary anthropologist exploring market-inspired dishes from her native culture. Here the 165 recipes make one of India’s most remarkable cuisines accessible to Westerners. King leads readers into a world of new ideas, tastes, ingredients, and techniques with menus that will appeal to both new and experienced cooks.

Refreshments will be served

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

Update from Sonoma Garden Park

It’s the Great Apple Harvest!

Fall is in the air and the apples are JUICY! You can help with the Big Apple Harvest by coming to the Garden Park this Friday, Sept. 14th, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
We will also be harvesting tomatillos, peppers, summer squash and carrots. All will be available at the Saturday Harvest Market on Sept. 15th from 10am – 1pm


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Volunteers: Scot, Felicia, Lilea and Katy help bring in the harvest!

Please note: Harvest Market is now the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, through Oct. 10 AM – 1PM. That means only 3 markets left this season!
Market Dates:
Sept. 14th, Oct. 6th and Oct.20th.

SPECIAL REQUEST;
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SAT. OCT. 13TH EVENT (SEE BELOW)
TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE CONTACT:
Julie Jehly at 996-0712 X 115
email: julie@sonomaecologycenter.org

“Harvesting Our Future”
Slow Food Feast in the
Sonoma Garden Park

12:00 Noon
Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) invites you to join us for a luncheon
and afternoon event celebrating the harvest at our community supported
and organically tended Sonoma Garden Park. Renowned Valley chefs will
be cooking seasonal fare with locally grown produce. This wonderful
autumn event is also designed to introduce awareness and promote the
practices of the Slow Food movement. Slow Food leaders will discuss
how to bring back the enjoyment and celebration of food and
conversation into your home and family meals, while supporting and
maintaining the ecological richness and health of Sonoma Valley. SEC
staff and volunteer docents will lead walks spotlighting educational
features, and current and future plans for the Garden Park. The event
will also feature an exciting silent auction featuring Eco-friendly
themed adventures and experiences, and other items that celebrate the
beauty and bounty of our Sonoma Valley. Don’t miss this very special
day celebrating the Sonoma Ecology Center, the fall harvest from the
Sonoma Garden Park, and the richness of our community and its unique
natural environment!

For tickets, contact Judy Aquiline ~ 707/996-9744 ext 10 or
judy@sonomaecologycenter.org
Tickets are $40 for Sonoma Ecology Center Members: $50 for
non-members.
Space for this event is limited, so please make your ticket
reservations early!
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About the Sonoma Ecology Center ~ The SEC’s mission is to work with
our community to enhance and sustain the ecological health of the Sonoma
Valley.

About the Sonoma Garden Park ~The SGP demonstrates ecologically
sound practices while creating a beautiful park setting that inspires the
spirit of community. The 6 acre Sonoma Garden Park, located at 19990
Seventh Street East, Sonoma, CA, was a gift from Pauline Bond to the
citizens of Sonoma, and is a working, organic garden complex and an
educational campus of the Sonoma Ecology Center.

See you at the Garden!
Tiona Gundy
Sonoma Garden Park Coordinator
Sonoma Ecology Center
996-0712 X 120


				

Update from California Institute of Massage & Spa Services

Hi everyone,

The weather is changing and we have the Fall Equinox fast approaching in about 1 week.  Our bodies are sensing the changes and it is an important time to be gentle with one’s self as this transition occurs taking us from summer to fall.  Drink lots of water and take it easy with sugar and your immune system will thank you.

Send us your list of classes you would like to have us schedule for your educational enhancement.

OPEN HOUSE Friday Night, Oct 5 from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Joan Morais will be presenting information on preparing your own massage and spa products.  PLEASE COME AND HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING WITH US AND ENJOY MEETING JOAN.

CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR SEPT:
1.     SEPTEMBER 18 FROM 6-9 (3 hours) WITH GARY RUIZ FOR
ADVANCED SHIATSU: ARMS AND SHOULDERS/$48

2.       SEPTEMBER 25 FROM 6-9 (3 hours) WITH GARY RUIZ FOR
TUI NA (LOTS OF FUN; SHAKING; VIBRATING; TAPOTEMENT LIKE MOVEMENTS)/$48.

CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR OCTOBER:
1.       OCTOBER 2, 9, 16 & 23 FROM 6-8:15 (9 hours) WITH ANNE MACKENZIE FOR ANOTHER NEW
MIND/BODY CLASS/$120.  See class details below.

2.  OCT 19 FROM 9:30-12:30 (3 hours) WITH JOAN MORAIS FOR PREPARING YOUR OWN PRODUCTS: LOTIONS & WHIPPED BODY BUTTER/$48 tuition + $18 product fee to Joan.  See class details below.

3.  OCT 30 FROM 6-9 (3 hours) WITH GARY RUIZ FOR ADVANCED SHIATSU: TORSO & HIPS/ $48

Mind/Body Connection: Practical Intuitive Tools: With Anne Mackenzie
There is a mind/body connection that affects us whether we recognize it or not. All of us can understand the unsettling feeling of being uncentered or ungrounded, yet few of us know of any simple tools that we can use to work with our own energy system and correct the problems. The way I view it is like this-we understand brushing our teeth is important for our well being. In my experience, grounding myself daily is equally important to my well being, maybe even more so. This class teaches the practical tools of working with your own energy system and how to effectively interact with your inner and outer worlds.

Each week, we will focus on one aspect of intuitive tools such as grounding/
centering/protecting; guidance/knowingness/empathy; auras/boundaries/sensing; and pendulums/cards/dowsing rods. Each class will include specific practical tools and direct experiences that will be useful in your everyday life.

INFO ON LOTIONS/BODY BUTTER CLASS WITH JOAN MORAIS:
Learn how easy it is to make your own lotion and body butter with natural ingredients that nourish, revitalize and moisturize the skin.  This is a great class to get you started on making and customizing your natural body care products with skin care oils, herbs, floral waters and essential oils best for your skin type.  You will have hands on experience with almond oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, apricot oil, grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, lavender, calendula, peppermint and rose geranium.  You’ll learn a basic, easy and successful recipe to make a superb lotion. Naturally scent your lotion and body butter with pure essential oils.  These high quality handmade products cost a fraction of the cost compared to paying retail prices for natural body care products.  Take home a bottle of moisturizing body lotion, a jar of rich body butter and a handout (includes detailed instructions, the recipes and a list of suppliers for natural ingredients).

Kate Alves
Director/Owner
California Institute of Massage & Spa Services
772 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA  95476
707-939-9431
www.calmassage.com