Sonoma Community Center Update

Upcoming Events
Kitchen Tour
Dance Sonoma!
Nature Series
The Big Read
Inside the Springs

Sonoma Community Center

SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

4th Annual
Wine Country Kitchen Tour

Sunday, October 12
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
kitchen tour '08
See how some of Sonoma’s most creative and visionary homeowners are inventing ways to enjoy their kitchens, the heart of their homes. From architect-designed to
homeowner-designed, Sonoma Community Center’s 4th Annual Sonoma Kitchen Tour presents an array of the best that the community has to offer.

A benefit for the Community Center’s own planned kitchen makeover.

$40 for members; $45 for non-members

For details, call SCC at 707-938-4626, ext 1.

Dance Sonoma!SVVGA Beneficiary
Harvest Dance
Andrews Hall
Saturday, October 4, 7:30-11pm

7:30 Complimentary Dance Lesson
with Guest Instructors

8:30-11:00pm Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Nightclub Dancing with DJ Steve Luther

Whether you’re hooked on dancing or prefer to just watch, we’ve got the dance for you!  Dance Sonoma! kicks off a new season this October with music provided by the dancer’s DJ, Steve Luther, and performance dancing by professional ballroom and nightclub dancers from the Sonoma region.  To get the evening started on the right foot, dance instructors spend the first hour teaching the hottest new dance steps.  So come on out and dance, dance, dance Sonoma!


Sonoma Arts & Lectures
macawValley of the Moon Nature Series

Valley of the Moon Nature Series Special Event!
Sonoma Hawk Day
October 4, 11am-1pm

At his May 2008 VOM nature lecture, Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, invited the audience to participate in a day of raptor watching at Hawk Hill during the autumn’s peak raptor migration period.  In all, eighteen species of hawk, kite, falcon, eagles, osprey, vulture, and harrier may be seen in early October from the Marin Headlands.  The day’s event has been scheduled and the invitation includes all interested persons.  Bring binoculars, lunch and beverages, layered clothing, and a sense of adventure.  Cancellation wil occur in the event of thick fog or rain.  For directions, go online at or call 415-331-0730.

Admission: $5
Advance tickets are available at SCC.

postponed until December…
The Owls of Sonoma
Joe Mueller, Professor, Biology, College of Marin

The Big Readto kill a mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
September 20 – October 21

Sonoma Community Center and Readers’ Books partner to produce a Sonoma Valley-wide component of The Big Read, a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  Everyone in the Valley is encouraged to read Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill A Mockingbird during the period from September 20 to October 21.

Among local events planned is a public gospel choir performance, a public reading and discussion featuring a well-known writer, free showings of the book-inspired film by the same name starring Gregory Peck (a classic in its own right), artist interpretations of the book’s themes, and a number of other public activities.

The Sonoma Valley component is part of a partnership with the Sonoma County Big Read and is supported in part by a mini-grant from the countywide effort.

Special Note…
Willie Brown’s visit has been postponed.
Watch here for new date.

wing photoINSIDE


photographs that feature the changing cultural landscape
of the Sonoma Springs Community

Inside The Springs is to be exhibited in two locations:

  • Interior gallery :: Sonoma Valley Museum of Art :: Sep 4 – Oct 18
  • Exterior gallery :: Along Highway 12 in Boyes Springs :: Sep 4 – Nov 30

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

Inside the Springs was sponsored by:
Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, Brion Weiss of B. Wise Vineyards, Sonoma Valley Fund (CFSC), County of Sonoma (special thanks to Supervisor Valerie Brown), Mikell Smith and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

The following individuals and organizations also offered their financial and organizational support:
Vineyard Workers Services, La Luz Center, Valley of the Moon Teen Center, Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma Valley Grange, Clay Foundation – West, Elizabeth Smith, Gerry Sanders, Linda and Jim Kuhns, Phyllis and John Gurney, Penny McNaughton, Nancy Nicodemo, Marcia and Jim Levy, La Favorita, Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, El Brinquito, John and Pam Story, Eileen Adams, Stanley and Susan Cohen, Todd and Marge Evans, Brenda and Dick Buckerfield, Megan Stefanski-Segre, Vicki and Don Jackson, Bob Kowall, Calvin Vander Woude, Bob Kowal, Tim Boeve, Rocket Caterers, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Primavera Tortillaria.

Thank you to all of these generous supporters!


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