Friday, July 11 6:30 to 8:30 pm
You never know when a passion might seize you. Margy Henderson’s ‘seizure’ happened the 1st time she experienced a replica set of Peruvian Whistling Vessels. The affect on her while blowing the Whistles was balancing, entrancing, and joyous. So she went to Peru to find out more about these wonderful healing instruments. Within her 1st 2 days there, in different towns, she coincidentally met 2 Shamans who used ancient whistling vessels in their rituals and sound healing work. Many magical stories later, she has her own set of replicas which are used by any 8 people at a time to create ‘binearal beats’ which bring about specific, very helpful physiological and spiritual balance.
You are invited to join her in the fun:
8 to 11 people get together. Margy gives a brief introduction and explanation. A relaxed and enjoyable ritual circle is opened. It requires no experience or skill as all the 8 Whistles are blown together. This stimulates an otherwise unused part of the ear to create healing sounds. Binearal beats balance the left/right hemispheres of the brain, as well as sodium/potassium levels in the body. Trance states, deep relaxation, and insights are often reported.
Ritual sound healing session: 945A West Spain, Sonoma
RSVP: email or call 707-938-8334
Donation requested: $10 to $20

Kenwood: 4th of July Hometown Parade

July 4, 2008. Come One! Come All!

Kenwood 4th of July Parade, Kenwood, California

We are pleased to announce
that the Hometown Parade is back!

This years Theme: “The Enchanted Village”

If you would like to enter the parade, please click the button to download a Parade Application.
Download Parade Application

Schedule of Events:
Eat 7:00 am Pancake Breakfast
Kenwood Community Church
Run 7:30 am 3k-10k Kenwood Footrace
Watch 10:00 am Kenwood Hometown Parade Plaza Park
Play Post Parade Awards, Talent Show, Music, Food & Fun in the Park

We are proud to announce our 2008 Grand Marshals are Ann and Alec Peters of the Kenwood Press.

The Kenwood Hometown Parade participants will have a new route this year so bring your chairs and picnic blankets and sit on the square perimeter of Plaza Park for the best seat in the house!
Click here to download the Parade Route Map.

We encourage you to arrive early, have breakfast at the Kenwood Community Church, located right on the Parade Route, and watch the runners cross the finish line on Warm Springs Road.

Anyone can enter! We love floats and marching bands and a unicycle or two are more than welcome! The more creative the better!

Kenwood 4th of July Parade, Kenwood, California This year’s theme is “The Enchanted Village”
and there are 5 judged categories:

  • Floats
  • Livestock & Animals
  • Fire Engines
  • Kids
  • Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors
  • Plus a special “Judges Choice Best of Show” award!

2008 Kenwood Hometown Parade Judges:

  • Toby Halkovich – Kenwood Fire Department
  • Jim McCray – County Parks Department
  • Barbara Londerville – Oakmont resident and Benefactor of Wine Country Youth Baseball
  • Carolee Fagent – Kenwood School 5th Grade Teacher
  • Mike O’Donnell – Kenwood Community member and President Kenwood Soccer Club

Download a Kenwood Hometown Parade Flyer.


Mail to: Kenwood Hometown Parade
POB 434
Kenwood, CA 95452
Drop off at: Kenwood Press
8910 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-5155
Email to: kenwoodparade@cds1.net

You can also pick up an application at the Kenwood Press.


Please Note: If you are entering the parade with something that is motorized such as a classic car or golf cart, has teeth like a dog, or is bovine in nature or size, you must provide proof of liability insurance – no exceptions. See application for complete details.

The organizers reserve the right to deny any entry that is not in the spirit of celebrating America’s Independence.

If you would like additional information, please email us at kenwoodparade@cds1.net.

Kenwood 4th of July Parade, Kenwood, California

Parking on Kenwood streets is allowed. However, please be kind to neighbors and do not park on their property or block their driveways. It is important to drive slowly watching for children and families as they walk to and from the parade route.

As you can imagine, litter can be an issue with our community. Please be sure to put your garbage in the recepticals or take it with you when you leave.

Portable bathrooms available at the event.

Thanks to Our Partners and Friends

The Kenwood Hometown Parade is especially grateful for the generous support
of our partners and friends for their efforts to preserve the tradition:

Kenwood Press
Kenwood Fire District
Sam Kallman
Dirt Farmer & Co.
Bob Bellino
Kenwood Community Church
Kjell Kallman
Guy Slater and Doppler Affected
Kyle Fisher
Kenwood Community Club
Renate Amantite
Jennifer Stark
Kendra Kolling
The County of Sonoma
Kreck Design
EBA Engineering
Friedemann Goldberg, LLP
Empire Runners
Infineon Raceway
Robin Kallman -Morgan Lane Real Estate
Trilogy Glass & Packaging
Trilogy Glass & Packaging

Northpoint Business Solutions
Northpoint Business Solutions

And all the Kenwood residents along the parade route!

Kenwood 4th of July Parade, Kenwood, California

Copyright © 2008 Kenwood 4th of July Hometown Parade
POB 434 Kenwood, CA 95452

Lavender Bunches are ON SALE NOW at Sonoma Garden Park

Lovely Lavender Bunches are ON SALE NOW at Sonoma Garden Park,

19990 Seventh St. East, Sonoma, just north of Denmark St.

Saturday Harvest Market, 9 am – 1 pm  (no market on July 5th)
and Wednesdays at the Garden Park from  9 am – 3 pm

Much of the lavender has been donated by the Swillinger Family.  Proceeds from these sales help support garden programs.

Lavender is the perfect gift to lift someone’s spirits!
Aromatherapy qualities include:  calming the nerves, relaxing the mind,  natural analgesic, anti-depressant and anti-inflamatory.

Plus you can cook with it!
Lavender Lemonade
Simply pour boiled water over 1/4  cup of fresh lavender buds or 1 tablespoon dried buds in a mason quart jar.  Add agave syrup or honey to taste. Let steep for 20 minutes.  Strain into a pitcher and add 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Chill and drink!

see the link below for more recipes!

Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes approx 3 dozen
  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • *** 2 Tbsp. dried Sweet Lavender flowers (3-4 Tbsp. fresh flowers)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 generous cup good chocolate chips

Bowl 1: Blend butter, sugar & Lavender until smooth. Add egg, milk & vanilla in next.

Bowl 2: Blend oatmeal, flour, and baking powder together; add in your chocolate chips to this dry mix.

Blend both mixes together to form soft dough.
(If it is too sticky, add a bit more flour.)

Place by teaspoons onto baking tray.
Set oven @ 350° F
Bake 10 minutes for soft cookies, 15 mins for crisp ones.

OPTIONAL: Add 3 or 4 pieces of crystallized ginger finely chopped OR zest of one orange. OR: 1 cup nuts, raisins, coconut OR dried sweetened cranberries.
FOR A CHOCOLATE dough base: Add ½ cup of cocoa powder in with flour & sugar and decrease the chocolate chip amount slightly.

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

Update from the Sonoma Garden Park

The Sonoma Garden Park is in need of an orchard ladder If you have one that you are not using and can donate or lend to us  please let us know,

as the fruit harvest is upon us!
996-0712 X  120 / or 996-9744
Thank you!


See you in the garden!

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

Sonoma’s 4th of July Parade and More from SCC

Upcoming Events
Dance Sonoma!
George Lakoff
Salad Plate Special
Jazz Concert
Fourth of July
A Reading Garden
Summer Camps

Sonoma Community Center

SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Dance Sonoma!
Solstice Fling

SVVGA BeneficiarySaturday, June 21
7:30-8:30 Free dance instruction
8:30-11:00 Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Nightclub Dancing with DJ Steve Luther

Have a hot summer night on the longest day of the year!  Join DJ Steve Luther and his professional dancing team of instructors as they dance in a new solar year!  As an added bonus, Santa Rosa-based Edna Lucero and Dick Jenson will perform a dance routine with their 16-person formation team.

Sonoma Arts & Lectures SeriesGeorge Lakoff
Lilla and Andy Recommend!

The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st Century American Politics With An 18th Century Brain
An Author Talk by George Lakoff
Sunday, June 22, 2008
4:30pm, $15

In The Political Mind, New York Times best-selling author George Lakoff explains the science behind how we make political decisions.  Lakoff writes that human beings are not the rational creatures we’ve so long imagined ourselves to be. This passionate, erudite, and groundbreaking book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in how the mind works, how society works, and how they work together.

Dr. George Lakoff is the co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Rockridge Institute.  A Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, he previously taught at Harvard University and the  University of Michigan. Dr. Lakoff is the author of the influential book, Moral Politics: How Liberals and  Conservatives Think, as well as Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values, Frame the Debate (2004), Whose  Freedom? (2006), and Thinking Points (2006). He is regularly interviewed in the public media and has appeared on such radio shows as Talk of the Nation, To the Best of  Our Knowledge, and Forum with Michael Krasny.

Salad Plate Specialsalad plate
A SCC Ceramics Guild Fundraising Event
Friday, June 27
SCC front lawn

Spend a wonderful afternoon with friends on the Sonoma Community Center’s front lawn, enjoying a delicious salad from locally-grown produce on a one-of-a-kind handmade plate, which you get to take home!

The ceramic artists at the Community Center invite the public to join them for the inaugural “Salad Plate Special” fundraiser. Each of our ceramics studio patrons has been challenged to create ten plates to be donated to the Center for this special event. This benefit is intended to highlight Sonoma’s bountiful spring harvest and to raise money to support the Community Center arts education programs.

$30 donation, includes your choice of one hand-crafted salad plate and the salad to fill it!

Summer Jammin’ Jazz Camp Concert
Co-sponsored by SCC and Sonoma Jazz+
In association with Sonoma Valley Jazz Society

2008 Jazz Camp Director: Dana Land
Friday, June 27

Experience the young jazz talent of our community, in this local favorite event. You’ll also be able to catch their performances at the Fourth of July Celebration and at the kick-off for the City Party on July 29th! More news next week!

Mark your calendars! Tell all your friends!4th of July 2008
It’s that time of year again for the Sonoma Community Center’s

Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Celebration and Parade
A Salute To Sonomans
Who Get The Job Done

Sonoma Plaza
July 4, 2008

Plaza Celebration begins at 9:00am.
Parade begins at 10:00am.
Music performances featuring Crossfire and Carlos Herrera as well as all other festivities until 5:00pm
Fireworks display at dusk.

Keep an eye out here for all the details as we count down to the Fourth of July!

Artwork by Sonoma artist Elizabeth Tashman.

viansa logo

The Sonoma Community Center is grateful to Viansa Winery, wine partner for the annual Fourth of July Plaza Celebration.

From The Foundation Up: Readers
A Reading Garden Fundraising Event

Co-hosted by Readers’ Books and Sonoma Community Center

Held on Back Patio at Readers’ Books, 130 East Napa, Sonoma
Saturday, July 26, 2008

The foundation has been laid, but there are a few more chapters to be written before the book can be closed on a completed Reading Garden.

Readers’ Books, in partnership with the Sonoma Community Center, invites you to enjoy delicious food refreshments with a wine and beer bar, a live auction, raffles, and musical performances – all to benefit the Reading Garden.

$20.00 per person

Camps!  Camps!  Camps!!

Summer Art Camps:  Art Throughout The Ages
Art Boy
Six more one week sessions:
June 23 through August 8
Ages 6-12
Over the course of summer, kids will be given the opportunity to explore art
and artists throughout the ages, from prehistoric to pop art, working in a
variety of disciplines including mixed media, drawing, painting, ceramics,
fiber art, print making, and so much more!
Scholarships and financial aid is available
$175   SCC Members: $155

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476

Toning Circle, Sunday July 20th

Toning Circle

Sunday, July 20, 10am to 2pm

Margy Henderson is offering to host a Toning experience for anyone who wishes to expand her/his own voice, or to receive the effects of being sung to in a healing manner.  There will be a rich variety of Sound exercises.  Margy will offer her vocal skills, and we will practice new ways of delighting in your own evolving voices.

What are the natural sounds of reverie? What’s sound does the intuitive daydreamer naturally follow to gain relaxed peace of mind, quiet heart, so that insight can naturally occur? Humming, whistling through the teeth, sighing?

Toning is to allow vocalization of inner states without mental constraint or plan. Body can express its stories. Soul can sing guidance.

To be in loving support with each other as we offer our sounds collectively—-this changes us as we do it, and as each one takes a turn receiving it.

Something fierce and revolutionary can come from the unblocked soul’s expression. Our changing world can use some unfettered peaceful truth tellers. Insight and creativity are powerful change agents. Maybe we can find our true voices by letting go of the words for a time. Toning Circle is evolutionary fun.

Toning is the use of voice and other instruments with non-languaged intuitive sound for meditation and for strengthening ourselves. Fun, loving and collaborative; sound healing is now being recognized as powerfully effective in easing pain and hastening recovery. It also contributes to spiritual development by allowing relaxation and meditative awareness of deep states of consciousness.

Contact: Margy Henderson 707-938-8334 or planetsounds@sbcglobal.net

Class location: 945 West Spain, Sonoma

Walk through the carport to white house behind the yellow one.

Parking ok at the Fabric business lot at corner of West Spain and Hwy 12

Bring: journal, slippers/sox, nourishing snack. Tea and juice provided.

Workshop fee: any donation, though $20 to $30 appreciated.

Summer Solstice Celebration

Gather with community

to celebrate the threshold of summer and the long days of light
The energy of the full moon joins the sun

in it’s greatest capacity for illumination creating celestial harmony
With the moon in Sagitarius we are called to aim for our highest ideal

to manifest our vision for ourselves and all the world

We will sleep in the beauty of the tipi Saturday evening & continue with Ceremony Sunday morning

Please RSVP windhorse55@sbcglobal.net

We invite you to bring a plant to contribute to the Alma Rosa Garden in
Celebration of Summer
Bring a stick to create your personal prayer arrow

Saturday evening June 21st will begin at 7:00pm
What to Bring:
If you plan to slumber in the tipi, bring sleeping bag or blankets, layered clothing
Water Bottle
Snacks for sharing are welcome

Sunday Morning June 22nd ceremony will begin at 8:00a.m.
What to Bring:
Water Bottle
Morning refreshment to share

We look forward to spending time with you…………..
Earth Dance Circle
Teresa Rousseau

More information:  windhorse55@sbcglobal.net

June 28th, Sound and Silence: Meditation with Intention

Tammas invites you to:

Sound and Silence:

Meditation with Intention

Saturday Evening, June 28, 2008


Center for the Healing Arts

19343 Sonoma Highway

Sonoma, California 95476

This powerful evening ritual includes setting an intention for the evening, receiving a sound bath from Tammas’ Crystal Tones Alchemy Gemstone and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, and then moving into silence for meditation. Participants have said: ” I had no idea that these amazing sound tools existed,

much less how they feel in my body, I have never felt so at peace”.

Suggested Donation: $15.00

Questions? please call Tammas Hamilton 707-540-4449


Alchemical Practitioner, CLP, NCBTMB, AEP

Member: Eclectic Health Network

Distributor: Crystal Tones Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

FREE Holistic Practitioner’s Networking Evening June 24th

Please join us for one of our FREE evening gatherings where you’ll meet other holistic practitioners, develop a sense of community, learn pragmatic skills for growing your practice, and contribute to a stimulating conversation about the current state and future of integrative health care.

SPECIAL NOTE: Although Eclectic Health sponsors these evenings, there is absolutely no obligation to join our provider network. If you are interested in more information about Eclectic Health or would like to RSVP for an event, please call Veronica Torres, Network Director (888)707-5716 ext. 905 or email veronica@eclectichealth.net.

These evenings are not about selling you anything. Rather, they represent a broad commitment by Eclectic Health to support the wellness practitioner community in ways that build community and advance the field of integrative health care.

SONOMA – Tuesday, June 24th

Tonight’s theme for discussion:
Aligning your goals with your intentions,
willingness, and energetic availability.

California Institute of Massage
772 W. Napa Street
Cross Street 7th Street West

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Map of this location

Facilitated by Veronica Torres
Network Director, Eclectic Health

SANTA ROSA – Monday, July 14th
Tonight’s theme for discussion:
Building Collaborative Teams – Free yourself from the thought: you have to be all things to all people.

Triumph Life Center

131-A Stony Circle, Suite #975

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Directions: Stony Circle is one mile North of Hwy 12 off of Stony Point. There is a traffic light at Stony Circle. You can only turn West onto Stony Circle. Once on Stony Circle, go past the roundabout. Take the first Left after the hedge and then take another immediate Left. The Center will be on your left in the first row of offices.

Map of this location

Facilitated by
Jim & Heidi Noh-Kuhn
Business & Life Coaches

Save the Date: The next Santa Rosa meeting is Monday Sept 22

RSVP today

If you plan on joining us, please RSVP with Veronica Torres at Veronica@EclecticHealth.net or by calling 888- 707-5716 Ext. 905.

Are you interested in hosting and/or facilitating one of our evening gatherings? If you’re a professional coach, facilitator, or practitioner who likes to network and build community, we’d like to support you to create an evening gathering near you.

Contact Veronica Torres to explore the possibilities!

June 21 and 22, Reiki Level 1 and 2 class at CIMSS

California Institute of Massage and Spa Services

We have an incredible Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree Weekend taught by Reiki Master Teacher Brenda Siemering! And for those of you who have taken Reiki I here is your chance to review, get lots of hands on practice and receive your 2nd degree training!

Class: Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree
Date: June 21 & 22nd
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $230.00 & $17.00 Manual fee (Graduates of our Reiki I & II class who wish to repeat the weekend class the cost is $45.00.)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To Register call or email us. Also either send a check with the registration fee of $100.00 or call us with a credit card to confirm your place in the class.

Come join in a fun and empowering first and second degree Reiki Practitioner training week-end! Instruction of the Usui Tradition of Natural Healing, which roots are in the Buddhist Sanskrit Scriptures, will include:

  • Learning to Channel Reiki energy through touch and at a distance, for you, your clients, family, plants and animals.
  • Five powerful initiations that will help to accelerate your personal and
    spiritual growth in profound ways and give you Reiki for the rest of your life.
  • Instruction in the three sacred traditional symbols for healing and
  • Hands-on practice and lots of healing for You!
  • A complete Reiki 1st & 2nd degree manual and certificate.

This is the perfect course for anyone who wants to receive and open to healing energy that is available for all of us. It is an excellent tool for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Doctors and Veterinarians.

Brenda Siemering is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Tradition of Natural Healing. She is an Herbalist and Developer of an alternative energy plant located in Northern California and has been practicing Reiki since 1989. Brenda is a licensed Continuing Education Provider, teaching and providing energy healing sessions in Sonoma County.

Call or email soon to register!

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services
(707) 939-9431

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