Update from the Sonoma Community Center

Upcoming Events
Nature Series
Lilla and Andy Recommend!
Theater: Falstaff
Summer Camps
In the Art Garden

Sonoma Community Center

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cultivating community

Sonoma Arts & Lectures
Valley of the Moon Nature Lecture Series:snow leopard

Thursday, June 5, 7:30pm

Saving The Elusive Snow Leopard
Dr. Rodney Jackson, Founder & Executive Director
Winner of the Rolex Award

Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., director of The Snow Leopard Conservancy, is the leading expert on snow leopards and their high mountain habitat.  He has led the Conservancy in its efforts to develop direct partnerships with the local
people to create conservation and education activities that grow from within the communities.  Dr. Jackson is one of six finalists for the prestigious 2008 Indianapolis Prize for conservation.  Born in South Africa, Jackson
received his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of London
and his master’s degree from the UC Berkeley.  When not roaming the
12-country territory of the snow leopard, he resides in Sonoma, California.

Sonoma Arts & Lectures Series
Lilla and Andy Recommend!

Coppola cover
Notes On A Life
An Author Talk by Eleanor Coppola

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SVVGA Beneficiary
Eleanor Coppola shares her extraordinary life as an artist, filmmaker, wife, and mother in a book that captures the glamour and grit of Hollywood and reveals the private tragedies and joys that tested and strengthened her over the past twenty years.  Her first book, Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now, was hailed as “one of the most revealing of all first hand looks at the movies” (Los Angeles Herald Examiner). And now the author brings the same honesty, insight, and wit to this absorbing account of the next chapters in her life. In this new work we travel back and forth with her from the swirling center of the film world to the intimate heart of her family.  Written with a quiet strength, Eleanor Coppola’s powerful portrait of the conflicting demands of family, love and art is at once very personal and universally resonant.

Upcoming Lecture:
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

produced by The Renegade Players
in conjunction with the Sonoma Community Center

written by William Shakespeare

adapted and directed by Aidan O’Reilly

designed by Cindy Martin Campbell

Preview performance:
Thursday, June 12, 8:00 pm

Friday, June 13, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 14, 2:00 pm,
Saturday, June 14, 8:00 pm

Jaime Love as Mistress Quigley,
Bob Smith as Falstaff, and
Aidan O’Reilly as Prince Hal

Live music featuring Marty O’Reilly one-half hour prior to each performance.


$12 Preview performance
$18 General Admission
$15 Students, seniors and SCC members

Aidan O’Reilly – Before leaving this summer to take his place with the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia, Sonoma resident Aidan O’Reilly will be paying homage to the one Shakespearean character that audiences love to hate with a play he has adapted from the Henry IV histories: Falstaff.

In casting this adaptation, O’Reilly tips his hat to the talents of fellow Sonoman Bob Smith who plays the lead to O’Reilly’s Prince Hal.

The Company: Bob Smith, John O’Reilly, Rick Love, Julia Holsworth, Kate Horn, Marty O’Reilly, Jaime Love, Richard Thompson, Nancy Noleen, Gaberiel Velasco, Don Mahoney, Aidan O’Reilly, Nathalie Tedrick, Richards Holsworth, Chris Wall and Philip Sales.

Falstaff is a co-production of the Sonoma Community Center and The Renegade Players and takes to the stage the weekend of June 12-14 in the Center’s Andrews Hall.

Camps!  Camps!  Camps!!

Summer Art Camps:  Art Throughout The Ages
Art Boy
Seven one week sessions:
June 16 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

Valley of the Moon Bird CampBirding Kids
Co-presented by SCC, SonomaBirding.org,
and Madrone Audubon

Monday – Friday, June 16-20
Ages 8-12
Each day, the bird camp will have a special focus helping youngsters
discover the joys of local birding one bird at a time.  Experienced
instructors will enrich kids basic identification, respect, and helpful
field skills in lively venues around Sonoma Valley offering daily tips and
outings to discover seasonal backyard birds, local hawks, owls, ducks, and
unique marsh birds.  Space is limited.
$125  SCC Members: $110

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

2008 Jazz Camp Director: Dana Land
Monday-Friday, June 16-27
Grades 6-12

Scholarships and financial aid is available.
Demonstration of skill level required.
This two-week camp for middle and high school students will provide
intensive instrumental and vocal instruction in small combo jazz and allow
students the opportunity to perform with their peers and to be coached by
experienced jazz professionals. The camp culminates in a concert on Friday,
June 27, on stage in the Center’s Andrews Hall with additional performances
during the Sonoma Fourth of July Celebration on the Plaza, the July 8th
Farmer’s Market Jazz Concert, and City Party.

$350  SCC Members: $315
Materials Fee: $20

In the Art Garden:
Mark Messenger’s Manos
Exhibit runs May 31-August 30
Mark Messenger-Manos
Mark Messengers’ ceramic sculpture works are a melding of folk and fine art traditions. By employing a combination of drawing, painting, modeling and
pottery techniques, his work pays homage to the rich heritage of American culture while having an introspective quality.

The Art Garden is located in the front of the Center and features ongoing and changing art installations.  It is an alternative space to show new work by regional established and emerging artists while exposing the Sonoma community to a range of public art experiences.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476

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