Earthen Arts and Herbs Open House, Sept. 20

Earthen Arts & Herbs

You Are Invited to an

Open House Festival

Come visit the shop and explore an array of hand-made exquisite items for purchase. There will be organic herbal body products, jewelry, clothing, hand knit items, and many other beautiful gifts! Services such as custom blended flower essences & Kashaya’s portable brick oven pizza will be available! Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a unique local event!

Event is Free. Fee for Products and Services.

Live Music and some Refreshments Provided!

Children Welcome

Mask Making for Kids 12:00

Flower Essence Demonstration 2:00

Where: 19325 Quigley Lane, Sonoma (off Solano Ave bet. Riverside and Arnold)

When: September 20th 11-5pm

Contact: Alison Kelly for more info via email at greatowlherbs@yahoo.com or by phone 935-9347

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Sound and Silence Meditation August 30th

Sound and Silence:
Meditation with Intention
Do you love to meditate? AND… is it sometimes difficult just to sit still for a few minutes while having your mind chatter on about everything it wants to? That is how this combination, Sound and Silence: Meditation with Intention, came about for Tammas. She created this form to allow her mind something to focus on: her intention, and the sound for stillness.
At Sound and Silence: Meditation with Intention, guests are invited to sit or lie down, and focus on an intention they set for themselves for the evening. Tammas then creates a safe and expansive space around the group with sound, and an Energy and a Heart Invocation. Continuing on, Tammas uses her Alchemy Gemstone and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, to create more sound, until ……. just one more sound, just one more irregular silence, one more focus on intention, one more breath, one more sound... Wait, how long has it been…. this silence, this….. what? What just happened?
I welcome you to join me and find out for yourself !
Saturday Evening August 30th, 2008 from 7-9PM
and every 2nd and last Saturday of the month beginning in September
at: en-er-gy
450 1st Street East, Suite J
Sonoma, CA 95476
www.en-er-gy.com
En-er-gy is located just off the Sonoma Town Square in the Mercato Courtyard.
There is parking available in the rear of the building right next to the en-er-gy studio, with access through the alley from 1st street.
Also, in this space we will have to remove our shoes when we enter, as there is special flooring for the Yoga classes held here. There are yoga mats and a few padded leg chairs and blankets available to sit or lie down. If you have specific needs you may want to bring a back jack, zafu, or your own chair with padded feet.

Questions? please call Tammas Hamilton 707-540-4449

Tammas@TammasSound.com
Distributor of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
Fee for this Event : $15.00
We 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 with many blessings !

KATMANDU FALL FESTIVAL Sept. 13 & Sept. 14

KATMANDU FALL FESTIVAL
Sept.13 & Sept. 14 Saturday – Sunday
The 4th annual Katmandu Fall Festival in Depot Park located in the town of Sonoma. This event features exotic Nepalese food, 2 days of cultural performances, music, arts, imported crafts, antiques and goods from Tibet, India and Nepal.
This is a unique experience of, mingling, eating and shopping while waves of music add to the warm and welcoming ambiance of Nepal. As a point of interest there are 53 Sherpa’s living in Sonoma and 125 in Santa Rosa.
There is a huge Nepalese community in the Bay Area and many will be present to
welcome you and share their traditional music and dance.
This year we invite you to meet the artists and dancers, purchase their CDs and learn about their music and upcoming performances. So much to check out. Truely a day with unexpected pleasures, tasty treats from other lands and music and dance to sooth the soul
www.katmandufallfestival.org
Event sponsored by Children’s Medical Aid, a non-profit group raising money for Nepalese children, simple operations that change there lives. Please check out the web site and read more.

Stage Line Up
Saturday
12pm Babaji opening ceremony
12:15pm Patrice Everitt, sound healer
12:45pm April Hirschman, Kumari Dancer
1pm Gobi Batra, Indian Kathar Dancer
2pm Sukhawat Ali Khan
3pm Demitri
4pm TBA

Sunday
11:30am Hindu Priest
12pm Taslucky Dance
1:30pm Geoffry Gordon & Friends
2pm Baraka Moon Stephen Kent, Geoffry Gordon,
Sukhawat Ali Khan
3pm Raj Kumar, dancers
4pm TBA

You, Clay & Picasso! at Red Wolf Gallery!

You, Clay & Picasso!
at Red Wolf Gallery
an exhibition:: Aug 22-24, 11am – 5pm
reception::
Aug 22, 5pm – 7pm

An exhibition of works by SCC students who participated in the June ceramics workshop, You, Clay & Picasso!, will be shown at Red Wolf Gallery on August 22-24, from 11:am to 5:00pm daily.  The opening reception will be held Friday, August 22, from 5:00-7:00pm at the gallery.

The workshop, led by SCC ceramics program manager Forrest Lesch-Middelton and SCC ceramics instructor Lin Lipetz, was held in conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art exhibition Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics. During the workshop, students viewed examples of Picasso’s ceramics and then created handbuilt and wheel-thrown works of their own using Picasso’s techniques for glazing and firing.  The eight artists featured at the Red Wolf Gallery will be Cass Callaghan, Ann Hollister, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Lin Lipetz, Penny MacNaughton, Grace Noyes, Frances Sokolowski, and Brian Zielinski.

The Red Wolf Gallery is located on the Sonoma Plaza on First Street West.

Sonoma Community Center Update

Upcoming Events
Inside the Springs
Shorebirds
Battle of the Bands


Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

mark your calendars for…
INSIDE
THE SPRINGS wing photo
PHOTOGRAPHS BY WING YOUNG HUIE
photographs that feature the changing cultural landscape
of the Sonoma Springs Community


free opening reception
at Sonoma Valley Grange Hall
18627 Sonoma Highway, Boyes Hot Springs
+ Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway, Sonoma
Thursday, Sep 04, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Transportation between the reception sites provided by Vineyard Workers Services & Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley

Wing Young Huie
Inside the Springs: a public talk by the artist
La Luz Center
17790 Gregor St , Boyes Hot Springs

Tuesday, Sep 02, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Public Artwork Exhibit
On Highway 12 between Verano and Mountain Ave
Sep 04 – Nov 30, 2008

Exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway, Sonoma
Sep 04 – Oct 18, 2008

presented by the Sonoma Community Center
with the support of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Inside the Springs was generously funded by Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, Sonoma Valley Fund, Vineyard Worker Services, Ross Drulis Cusenbery, Mikell Smith, Eileen Adams, Elizabeth Smith, Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, and many, many other contributors. It took a community of support to present this exhibition. Springs’ businesses offered their sites as our exhibition walls and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art provided gallery space.  Special thanks to Vineyard Worker Services which helped fund the project and gave Wing an introduction to the neighborhood.  La Luz Center and the VOM Teen Center also deserve credit for their invaluable help.

Shorebirds of the CoastShorebirds
Instructor: Lisa Hug,
Naturalist and Biologist

Lecture:
August 13, 2008, 7-9pm
Field Exercises at Bodega Bay:
Friday, August 15, 10am-2pm OR  Saturday, August 16, 10am-2pm*

Inland Shorebirds
Instructor: Lisa Hug,
Naturalist and Biologist

Lecture:
August 20, 2008, 7-9pm

Field Exercises at Schollenberger Park:
Friday, August 22, 8am-12pm OR
Saturday, August 23, 8am-12pm*


$15 Lecture Only
$25 Field Exercise Only*
$40 Lecture plus One Corresponding Field Exercise

*Lecture attendees may choose one of the corresponding field exercises.  Limited capacity, please register early.

Learn how to find, identify, and even age local shorebirds on migration! Lisa Hug is offering two lectures – one featuring the shorebirds that use the coastal beaches and marshes as their primary migration route, and the other featuring the shorebirds that favor the inland marshes.

The lecture material will be reinforced during the Bodega Bay and Schollenberger Park field exercises. Participate in either the Friday or Saturday exercise; whichever best fits into your schedule!

Bring binoculars, pen, and notebook to the lectures.  Bring water, snacks, layered clothing, field guide(s), binoculars, and spotting scope (optional) to each field exercise.

Lisa Hug is a freelance naturalist and contract biologist. She has been an Interpretive Ranger for Point Reyes National Seashore, and a research assistant with Point Reyes Bird Observatory and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. She is past president of Redwood Region Ornithological Society.  She does regular pelagic trips as a co-leader for Shearwater Journeys and as a researcher for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Battle of the Bandsbattle of the bands
Sonoma Plaza Amphitheater
Saturday, August 23
10:30am to 5:00 pm

Focused on emerging teen musicians, the “battle” is the brainchild of local business owner Michael Halem.  As the leader of popular Bay Area band Crossfire, he became acutely aware that there were not a lot of venues for young aspiring musicians to perform and receive feedback. Partnering with SCC, Halem has developed a line-up of ten bands that will vie for money and trophy awards to the top three selected by a jury of Sonoma County musician judges.  Judges include Halem; drummer and recording studio owner Jesse Kramer; Agent and Flaming Hotel booking coordinator Robert Dixon;  Zone Music owner Frank Hayhurst; Gator Beat guitarist Randy Quan; keyboardist and recording engineer Athan Pasadis; guitarist and entertainment editor of Sonoma Sun Jim Barrie; and leader of the Jami Jamerson Band Dennis Cordello.

Battle of the Bands sponsors are Sonoma Community Center, Michael Halem, and Zone Music.

The event is free to the public.

coming up soon…
2008 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
August 29-31
Labor Day Weekend
SVVGA new
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
707.938.4626

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

Sonoma Garden Park Newsletter

Sonoma Garden Park Newsletter

1. Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
2. What growing on?
3. Harvest Festival Saturday October 25th
4. Enviroleaders update
5. Good luck and farewell Tiona!
6. Wishlist

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1. Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop, September 6th, 2-4pm @ Sonoma Garden Park

Learn the basics of summer fruit tree pruning. Summer pruning is a great way to maximize fruit production and keep your trees to a manageable size. After these basics are taught, walk through the garden for a demonstration and practice period. See attached flyer for more information.

2. What’s growing on?

Summer is here and the garden is full of tasty new life: tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, peaches, eggplant, and did I mention APPLES – and not the kind you find in the grocery store although those are good too. Almost all our apples are heirloom varieties that you can find only find for sale at Sonoma Garden Park. Scrumptious. Come by on Saturdays between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to check us out. Pick your own for only $1 pound.

3. Harvest Festival at Sonoma Garden Park on Saturday, October 25th.

Mark your calendars for a fun day in Sonoma Garden Park. Pumpkins, face painting, scarecrows, singing, and lots more. Gate opens at 10:00 am. Volunteers needed to help support the event. Call or email rebecca@sonomaecologycenter.org to get involved.

4. Enviroleaders

This is our high school internship program and this summer 8 interns worked hard to make the garden flourish as well as people’s homes. As part of the program, every week the enviro-leaders created and sold ten beautiful bouquets for Whole Foods. Excellent work!
Now, after 8 weeks of 8 interns I am sad to say good-bye, but I look forward to our next round. If you know anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 who may be interested in a fall internship at Sonoma Garden Park, pass the word along. Inquiries can be made directly to Jessica Glatt: jessica@sonomaecologycenter.org

5. Farewell Tiona

Sadly, in late June, Tiona Gundy decided to move on from Sonoma Garden Park. She was a crucial component of Sonoma Garden Park and will be missed dearly. Below she says good-bye in her own words.

As some of you may know, I have left my position with the Sonoma Ecology Center.  It’s been such a great pleasure and honor for me to have worked at the Sonoma Garden Park for the last few years and to have met so many wonderful supporters of the community garden.  I feel like I’ve grown along with the garden. Everyone’s good wishes and hard work to keep the garden alive and well has sincerely impressed me on many levels.  I hope to continue to see you all at the garden during market, volunteer days or special events.  I know Rebecca will be keeping things moving and growing along with other SEC staff and all the great folks who volunteer!

My plans are to build my massage practice and to consult, design, and install gardens.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, (707)337-2235 or  tionaruth@yahoo.com.

Warm wishes to all!

6. Wish list

Besides wishing for more volunteers, the garden is in need of a rubber mallot and baskets for our harvest market. Thanks so much!

Volunteer hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 9-2 and Fridays from 4-6. This newsletter is provided by Sonoma Ecology Center.

Cheers,
Rebecca Bozzelli
Garden Manager
Sonoma Garden Park
(707) 815-4871
http://www.sonomaecologycenter.org

Sonoma Community Center looks at the Springs


Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

mark your calendars for…
INSIDE
THE SPRINGS wing photo
PHOTOGRAPHS BY WING YOUNG HUIE
photographs that feature the changing cultural landscape
of the Sonoma Springs Community


free opening reception
at Sonoma Valley Grange Hall
18627 Sonoma Highway, Boyes Hot Springs
+ Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway, Sonoma
Thursday, Sep 04, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Transportation between the reception sites provided by Vineyard Workers Services & Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley

Wing Young Huie
Inside the Springs: a public talk by the artist
La Luz Center
17790 Gregor St , Boyes Hot Springs

Tuesday, Sep 02, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Public Artwork Exhibit
On Highway 12 between Verano and Mountain Ave
Sep 04 – Nov 30, 2008

Exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
551 Broadway, Sonoma
Sep 04 – Oct 18, 2008

presented by the Sonoma Community Center
with the support of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

sponsored by:
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance
Sonoma Valley Fund
Ross Drulis Cusenbery
Mikell Smith

Special thanks to La Luz, the individuals that live and work in the Springs and the many businesses residing in the Springs,  that made this project possible.

coming up soon…
2008 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
August 29-31
Labor Day Weekend
SVVGA new
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
707.938.4626

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

New Orleans Art Show in Sonoma August 4-30, 2008

Photography Art Show

By Sheana & Karina Davis

“A friend of New Orleans“

Viewing August 4, 2008 through August 30, 2008

Artist Recpeption August 28, 2008

In honor of New Orleans

6:00-8:00 pm


A selection of Black and White Photos


From the past 3 years of New Orleans.


Barking Dog Roasters

18133 Sonoma Highway

Sonoma, Ca. 96576

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Sheana has traveled to New Orleans pre and

post Katrina as a chef and friend of New Orleans.

The city of New Orleans, the culture, the cuisine and sprit has inspired me both personally and professionally

in my day to day life in Sonoma.

In February 2008 Sheana &her daughter Karina

traveled to New Orleans.

Together they founded a new friendship as a

Mother & daughter while vowing to visit New Orleans together annually to celebrate Mardi Gras.


Thank you,


Sheana & Karina Davis

707-935-7960

sheana@vom.com


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Become a Friend of New Orleans

By Supporting a Non Profit

Backstreet Cultural Museum Treme
1116 St. Claude Ave.
 New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-4806
Join as a member, donate towards the Treme Museum
Upper 9th Ward Farmers Market
3500 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
Assist in funding booth fees & market vendor education
Sophie B Wright Charter School,
1426 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115
Donate toward the Marching band uniforms and instruments
Tipintina’s Musician’s Fund
The Tipitina’s Foundation
c/o 4040 Tulane Avenue, Suite 8000
 New Orleans, LA 70119
866-372-0512
Fax: 504-309-7928
Donate Instruments & Funds for Musicians for Young Adults
Southern Foodways Alliance
The Southern Foodways Alliance documents and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South. Join as a Member to support the history and culture of the South.
New Orleans Food & Farm Network
Creating an vital community that values it’s culinary and agricultural heritage.
Join as a member to support the Culinary and Agriculture
Southern Food & Beverage Museum
1 Poydras Street #169
 New Orleans, LA 70130
504-569-0405
 Fax: 504-587-7944
Join as a Member and donate cookbooks

Please contact Sheana Davis for additional information.

707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com

http://www.sheanadavis.com

WELL BEING EXPO Booths Available

The next Well Being Expo in Sonoma is May 2/3, 2009.  Please visit http://www.wellbeingexposonoma.com for details.

Well Being Expo – Sonoma

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Space is limited and will fill up fast! Secure your booth by returning your application.

Download the application from the Expo webpage

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Eclectic Health
Practitioner?

Call Megan Walrod
to learn more:

888 707-5716
ext. 906

Dear Veronica,

We are pleased to annouce the first Eclectic Health sponsored wellness fair – The Well Being Expo. The Expo will be held indoors at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Sonoma on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 10am – 5pm.

Admission to the public will be free! EH practitioners receive a 20% discount on booth rental.

Randy Sue Collins and I are producing the Expo. Combined we have 22 years experience producing art and wellness fairs. Our intention is to hold Well Being Expo’s in additional locations in 2009.

The Well Being Expo is open to healing and intutive arts practitioners, artists, and artisans.

EH Practitioners receive a 20% discount!
Wellness Fair

Sign up by Oct. 1, 2008, to get the best rate!


Booth cost: 8 foot booth

Regular rate – $150
EH Practitioner rate – $120

SAVE WHEN YOU SIGN UP EARLY!

EH Practitioner EARLY BIRD RATE
$80 by October 1, 2008
Regular early bird rate – $100 by October 1, 2008

(optional) 8 foot table rental $10.

Booth spaces are 8 feet wide. Plenty of room for you to share your work and spread the word about what you have to offer! Join us in creating a signature event for Holistic Practitioners in the Bay Area.

To download the application and secure your booth space visit the expo website. You can also call Randy, 707-833-5232 or email veronica@rontor.com.
Sincerely,

Veronica Signature Blue Background
Veronica Torres & Randy Sue Collins
Rontor Presents
Expo Webpage