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

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 27, 2007*

Information Contact:

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476


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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.

_Press Release_

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.



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.

_Press Release_

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.



Update from the Community Center

Sonoma Community Center

It’s all happening here!
SVVGA Beneficiary

Upcoming Events
Kitchen Tour
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
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,
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.

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.

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