Update from the Community Center

Upcoming Events
Sheila Whitney
Open House
Dance Sonoma!
Sustainability Symposium
Santa’s Visit

Sonoma Community Center
SVVGA Beneficiary

November Events!

Tomorrow night!
Friday, November 2, 8:00pm
Sheila Whitney, Letting Go
Experience an up-close and personal evening of entertainment as local vocalist Sheila Whitney debuts her latest tour de force one-woman show, Letting Go, an original and engaging set of specially selected songs intertwined with witty monologues.

Voted Best Performer of the Year by citizens of Sonoma in the annual Best of Sonoma Valley 2006 awards.

Tickets at Readers’ Books, Pharmaca and the Sonoma Community Center.

$15 General Admission , $30 Preferred Seating (limited)
For tickets call: 707-938-4626 x1

Don’t miss our Open House this Tuesday!

November 6, starting at 5:30pm
Open House
Free and open to the public!

· Come tour theaters, new dance studio, ceramics and printmaking
· See faculty and student exhibitions.
· Watch art demonstrations by center faculty.
· Explore Art Garden Exhibition.
· Enjoy refreshments.
· Experience a free concert featuring Harlem-stride pianist Mike Lipskin.

Annual Membership Meeting
Members and community are invited to join our annual membership meeting and
volunteer of the year award presentation before the concert…

Mike Lipskin Trio Free Jazz Concert 7:30pm

SVVGA BeneficiaryPianist Mike Lipskin will perform a variety of musical gems in the Harlem Stride jazz piano style in a free concert by the Mike Lipskin Trio, along with jazz vocalist Dinah Lee and Jerry Logas on saxophone, at the Sonoma Community Center’s Open House on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Stride Jazz Piano, which flourished during the rich era of music in the 1920s, is the sound of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Art Tatum.

Lipskin has played Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and Newport Jazz Festival. He appears in the jazz documentary film, “A Great Day In Harlem,” nominated for an academy award. He was music director for, and performed in, five “Stride Summit” concerts at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and Masonic Auditorium. Lipskin has five recordings to his credit and is working on his next project for Buskirk Records.

In the words of the Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Leonard Feather, “Lipskin displays the virtues of technique, soul, freshness, and the spirit of youth in his flawless interpretations of Stride pieces.” The legendary record producer, Jerry Wexler adds, “He’s fantastic ’cause first of all, he’s got chops, he doesn’t fumble, he’s got that stride thing.”

For more information: 707-938-4626 x1

Saturday, November 10, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Dance Sonoma!
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Under the guidance of professional dance instructors, a one-hour dance lesson will start the evening off, followed by an opportunity to practice those new moves.  Swing, ballroom, Latin and nightclub dancing will be highlighted. Local wines will be available for purchase. Guest DJ Steve Luther has produced hundreds of dance events over the last 15 years.

For tickets call SCC at 707.938.4626 x1

Sunday, November 11,  1:00pm-5:00pm
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Where on Earth are we going?
And what can we do about it?

Come find out how to be a part of the
solution at the Awakening the Dreamer,
Changing the Dream Symposium

A profound inquiry into a bold vision for:
· Environmental sustainability
· Social Justice
· Spiritual fulfillment

· Lecture
· Inspiring video clips
· Dynamic group discussion

For more information check out: pachamama.org
Call Sonoma Community Center to register: (707) 938-4626 x1

Thursday, November 22, 3:00pm
Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner

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FEAST WITH US!  It’s time for the Sonoma Community Center’s free annual Thanksgiving celebration!  This perennial favorite gets better each year.  As is the custom, the dinner is free and open to all.

Thanksgiving features Slow Food guru Gary Edwards in Top Toque position.  This year, he is assisted by Greg Silvi of Gourmet Magazine fame.

There are volunteering opportunities for food prep helpers, decorating and serving/cleanup. There is also a need for financial supporters to help us make this gathering the best yet! 

Friday, November 30, 2007, 6:30pm
Santa’s Visit

Santa heads to the Sonoma Community Center directly after lighting up City Hall!  Every year, Santa Claus rides on a vintage fire truck to the Sonoma Plaza, lights up the Christmas tree and City Hall, and passes out candy canes to tots. Immediately following the 6 p.m. lighting ceremony, Santa will come to the Community Center to take photos with children.

There will be music, warm cider, snacks and cookies, beverages for adults, and craft projects for children. A new Sonoma tradition that’s fun for the whole family!  

Photos charged separately. Entrance and snacks are free.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476

For more information, you may also visit or website:
SCC Website