Benefit: A la Sante’ de Sheana, August 10th

A la Sante’ de Sheana

Sunday August 10, 2008



450 West Spain St.

Sonoma CA.  95476

$45.00 per person

RSVP to Annie Caro at 415-519-9650 or

Dear Friends;

So often it is Sheana Davis who brings people together – to fight AIDS, promote education, support cheese makers, work with critical town projects, help re-build the culinary community of New Orleans – that it’s only fitting that we come together for her now.   Please join me and many friends in supporting Sheana in her medical battles and let her feel the love that we all share.  Thank you and warmest regards,

Clark Wolf, Guerneville, CA & New York City

Sheana travels this world using her heart as a compass. She is inevitably drawn to opportunities to help people, and help people she does. It’s been particularly heartening as a New Orleanian to witness her selfless work on behalf of my wounded city. It is only fitting that in her time of need, this great helper receive some assistance.

Please join in this effort in what ever way you can.

Lolis Eric Elie, New Orleans

Culinary Guests

Barking Dog, Cheese Works West, Jimtown, Maya, Meritage, Rainbow Grocery Coop, Relish Culinary School, Rose Pistola, Saddles, Syrah, Wild Thyme & Zin

Wine & Beer Bar

Carofaniello Cellar, Coturri Winery, David Noyes Wines, Fichtenberg Vineyards, Gundlach Bundschu, Lagunitas Brewing, Levoroni Vineyards, Marin Brewing Company, Moylan’s, Robledo Winery, Rogue Alehouse, Russian River Brewing Company, Trek Winery and Wellington Vineyards

BOOTHS AVAILABLE: Well Being Expo, Sonoma, Nov 16th

The next Well Being Expo in Sonoma is May 2/3, 2009.  Please visit for details.

Hello everyone!  Randy and I are producing the Well Being Expo indoors at the Sonoma Vet’s Building on November 16th this year. The hours are 10-5. Admission to the public is free.

It is open to all healing and intuitive arts practitioners as well as artists and artisans.

Booths are 8 feet wide.

All details are on the expo web page:  http://rontor. com/expo/

We are ready to accept applications.

Hope you can join us!

Veronica Torres & Randy Sue Collins

July 26, 2008 Sound and Silence Meditation with Intention

Sound and Silence:
Meditation with Intention
Saturday Evening July 26, 2008  from 7-9PM

Center for the Healing Arts
19343 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA 95476

This powerful evening ritual includes setting an intention for the evening, receiving a ‘sound bath’ from Tammas’  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”.
Questions? please call Tammas Hamilton 707-540-4449
Alchemical Practitioner, CLP, NCBTMB, AEP
Practitioner with the Eclectic Health Network
Distributor of  Crystal Tones Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
Distributor of Multipure Water Drinking Systems
Fee for this Event :  $15.00
I accept this fee, this precious gift, with gratitude and love, and ask that it be expanded a thousand times a thousand fold on its return to you.
In Wisdom and Grace, many blessings !

Toning Circle on Sunday, July 20 10am to 2pm

Toning Experience
Margy Henderson invites you to consider joining her in strengthening your intuitive voice for healing and well-being.
This warm and attentive class is a wonderful way to experience sound healing with your own voice, for yourself and the others who attend.
No previous skill needed; we all have this capacity. The Circle is a fun, loving way to learn to freely participate in this important work.

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.

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.

If you would like to come, please reply email or call Margy at 707-938-8334

Event location: Margy’s house, 945A West Spain, Sonoma, CA

Hum or sing on the way.

Dress comfortably; bring slippers or warm sox and a journal.

Suggested donation: $20 to $30 (please come, donate what you can)

Everyone is welcome to stay afterward to eat any lunch you bring. That’s when you’ll want to socialize with the amazingly wonderful people who have been healing you during the circle.

DIRECTIONS: Map quest to Hwy 12 and  West Spain.   I am across from the Blue Moon Saloon. Park in  Fabric business parking lot. Walk through carport at 945 West Spain to white house behind the yellow one.

Sonoma 4th of July Parade and More from the Comm. Center

Upcoming Events
Fourth of July
A Reading Garden
City Party
Summer Camps
New Partner Open House

Sonoma Community Center

SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

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

City Party!SVVGA Beneficiary
with live music by Crossfire
Sonoma Plaza
Tuesday, July 29
6:00 pm

Once a year, Sonoma Community Center throws a giant party just for you. Come on out and dance!

Camps!  Camps!  Camps!!

Summer Art Camps:  Art Throughout The Ages
Art Boy
Five more one week sessions:
July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25,
July 28-Aug 1, Aug 4-8
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

Check out our new partner: SchoolRock
school rock
Hooked on Phonics™ Kindergarten Jump Start Program
Our Kindergarten prep program utilizes award-winning Hooked on Phonics™ programs to give your child the academic edge for starting kindergarten. Through its proven methods and step-by-step approach, HOP™ will teach your child about letter sounds and how to put them together to form words, as well as learn number recognition, counting, and addition and subtraction. Because children learn in different ways, a variety of multisensory tools that appeal to all types of learners are used. Open House: July 12, 9:30am – 10:30am, Room 210

Together Time Toddler Program
Our toddler program is a “preschool preparation” program for children ages two and three years old with a parent. The goal of the program is to introduce children to a structured environment and ease their transition to preschool while having the security of Mommy or Daddy.

Open House: July 12, 10:30am – 11:30am, Room 210

For more information, visit

Mark your calendars:
2008 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
August 29-31
Labor Day Weekend
SVVGA Beneficiary
Welcome to Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
An epicurean event unlike any other, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend combines the elegance, sophistication, and style of the Sonoma County Showcase of Wine and Food with the festivity, frivolity and fundraising of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction for three unforgettable days of celebration.

Join in as more than 200 world-class wineries and chefs showcase their talents at stylish winemaker lunches and dinners, a show-stopping Taste of Sonoma, and a Wine Auction so joyously over-the-top, you’ll swear you never had so much fun!

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend – where wine, food, and friends all meet.

To purchase tickets now, call 800-939-7666.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476

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

July 5th, Ten Foot Tone, plays the Little Swiss !!!!!

Ten Foot Tone, Jon, Gerard, Luis, and Michael are going to play live at the Little Swiss on July 5th from 8-midnight, 19080 Riverside Drive, Sonoma.  Only $8 to get in.

Ten Foot Tone is one of my favorite bands.  Their great energy, powerful lyrics, positive message, and all around goodness make them wonderful to listen to and EXCELLENT to see live.

Their cd Elevate is the one I put in the player when I am ready to dance around the house and put a smile on my face.

Their live show takes the whole thing to a new level. They bring all sorts of toys and other props with them.  The last time I saw them live, they provided costumes for the audience to wear!  (Warning:  the white, Mickey Mouse type hands are fun to wear but they make your hands sweat!)

Visit their website to see videos and hear audios.  Don’t miss the video for Time Is Not Money.  It cracks me up every time I see it.

They will also perform in Sonoma’s 4th of July parade.

I found one of their videos on You Tube.  This gives you a good feeling for the goofy stuff they do.