SOUND TRANSFORMING CIRCLE, Dec 28th, Sonoma

Well, now, friends.
We are going to have a powerful, laid-away sort of week between holidays and I hope some of you will want to come join the Toning Circle on Sunday. It is an opportunity to use a new voice to express who we are in this new time. I love the relaxed ritual of these classes. I learn so much, while having a experience of compassionate community for the afternoon.
Margy Henderson

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SOUND TRANSFORMING CIRCLE
DECEMBER 28, SUNDAY from 12 Noon to 4 PM

I am excited to see a growing community of people who are experiencing growth by use of Sound. At the end of this month, this year, I invite you to be together in what is our Origin and Opening….self expressed native sound. Toning is easy and powerful.

This month’s format will include use of the most ancient sounds as mantras: the sacred vowels that were the basis of all the original languages. The vibration of these sounds are immediately felt as transformative. They bring great peace because they are the sounds we are made of.

Sound Healing is the gift we give each other by voicing the Truth of us. Our words and tone of voice will be more harmonious after this class. We 1st come to know our deepest Self through shamanic ‘looking’ and then give voice to who we find there. It is easier than you might think. And then the intuitive singing we offer helps each person in the room feel more at home with the absolute greatness which is our original design.

Much love,
Margy

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 whatever you easily can)

Everyone is welcome to stay afterward to eat any snacks 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.

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Update from the Garden Park

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What’s growing on?

Recipe of the Month: Sautéed Kale

Eco Chicks

Winter Pruning Fruit Tree Workshop

Dear Farmer in Chief

Audubon Christmas Bird Count for Kids

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Volunteer Hours

Wednesday & Saturday         9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Help the Sonoma Ecology Center Help You. Become a member today and support our many local ecology programs.

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Also, check out the latest SEC Waterfalls to Wingo newsletter

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Garden Wishlist

Hedge Shears

Rakes

Shovels

Hori Hori

Propane grill or stove

Happy Holidays from Sonoma Garden Park!

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Pictured above are a few wreath makers from our last workshop.

What’s growing on?

These short days and cold nights mean it is slow growing for all those crops in the ground. This weather also means that it is the perfect time to eat kale, cabbage, and collards! The cold weather is ideal for growing these veggies because plants produce more sugars in cold weather, giving them an extra punch of sweetness.

Sautéed Kale

Sauté kale in a little olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn down the heat and add garlic, fresh lemon juice, and toasted sesame oil; stir for another 5 minutes.

Eco Chicks

Turn on your radio every Tuesday morning at 8:00 am to 91.3 KSVY and listen to the Eco Chicks on Mornings in Sonoma with Ken Brown. Start you day learning about green events in the Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Ecology Center happenings.

Winter Pruning and Planting Deciduous Fruit Trees Workshop mutsu_toa.jpg

Sat., January 17th – 1:00PM -3:00PM Learn from Master Gardener Al Derrick about how to plant and winter prune deciduous fruit trees. Bring gloves and pruners for hands-on practice. Workshop sponsored by the Sonoma Master Gardeners and held at Sonoma Garden Park. To register call (707) 938-0127. *Rain Date is Jan. 24th and you can check this website for weather decision.

Dear Farmer in Chief:

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, wrote a letter to the next Farmer in Chief to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy. Pollan discusses the Victory Garden Programs of WWII, gardens on the White House lawn, and planting your own garden! Read the full article on nytimes.com

Second Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for Kid (ages 7-14)
Sat., January 17th – 9:00AM- 1:00PM
The special half day birding event is followed by a tabulation lunch celebration. Families, schools, scouts and community organizations  are welcomed to form a “birding team” or join one at the event.  Each team will be lead by an experienced birder with a checklist and specific route.  Dress comfortable for the winter weather!  Bring a bird book, binoculars, bottled water and join the fun! No experience is necessary.  Volunteers are needed. To sign up call 707-938-4626 x1. The event begins at 9:00 am at the Sonoma Community Center back parking lot,  276 E. Napa St. ($5 donation requested at sign up) The event is sponsored by Sonoma Birding and SCC along with nature partners – Madrone Audubon, The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma and Sonoma Ecology Center.

Sonoma Garden Park is an educational community farm and garden managed by the Sonoma Ecology Center. Our address is 19990 East 7th Street between MacArthur and Denmark.

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Chamber Ensemble, Bird Count and more from SCC

Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Upcoming Events
Chamber Ensemble
Bird Count
Sonoma Idol
Holiday Dinner
Dear Veronica,

The Sonoma Community Center wishes you and yours a joyful season.

Happy Holidays!

Valley of the MoonChristmas Rose
Chamber Ensemble presents:
A Christmas Rose
a benefit concert for Sonoma Community Center
Sun,December 21, 3:00pm

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble was conceived when a group of local singers got together at the home of Dr. Brian Sebastian to sing informally for a Christmas party. This holiday season the group will gather again to sing a concert of traditional and old European Christmas carols and other crowd pleasers.

General Admission: $20

Christmas Bird Count
Informational meeting and registration
for new Christmas Bird Count birders
Thursday, December 18, 7pm
photo courtesy of Jean Kuns

The 109th Audubon
Christmas Bird Count
presented in partnership with sonomabirding.org
Friday, January 2
Dawn-Dusk
At dawn on Friday, January 2nd Dozens of birding teams, led by expert birders, will scour the Sonoma Valley and the Petaluma wetlands in search of over 180 species of birds  that dwell in the area. Last year, Sonoma Valley was ranked 23rd nationally of over 2000 North American participants. “This is citizen science at its best and the annual event ties together all the valley communities as well as our neighbors in Petaluma and Napa” said Tom Rusert, co-founder of the event. The bird count will finish with a pot-luck dinner held in Andrews hall beginning at 5pm. Experience in birding is not necessary to participate. This event is open to all ages. To sign up for the bird  count or for more information visit sonomabirding.org.

2nd Annual Christmas
Bird Count for Kids
presented in partnership with sonomabirding.org
Saturday, January 17, 9am-1pm
Fee: $5 suggested donation
Guided by experienced birders, kids ages 4-18 will hike in areas throughout Sonoma, learn about and count winter birds at the second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids, and have their work documented nationally. The event culminates with a pizza and ice cream party at the Sonoma Community Center at noon. The results of the count will be posted on eBird, an electronic bird list developed by Cornell University.
Participants must be registered. Please call the Sonoma Community Center at 707-938-4626 ext 1. or email scc@vom.com to register.

“IDOL” VOCAL COMPETITIONSVVGA Beneficiary
comes to
Sonoma Community Center

Auditions in January

Sonoma’s answer to American Idol will be brought to you by Youngdahl Music Studios in partnership with the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Idol North Bay vocal competition is accepting talent from age 12-18. (Junior division is age 12-14, Upper division is 15-18.) Contestants must reside in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties.

The preliminary auditions begin in January. The first public round of the competition begins February 27 and continues through to the final round on May 1st. The winner will record a CD at Youngdahl Music Studios with professional musicians and give a featured performance at Sebastiani Theater.

Jennifer Youngdahl has taught private voice lessons, performance and recording workshops and creativity empowerment retreats over 20 years. Her students win vocal competitions, voice scholarships, solos in school choirs & musicals. They are featured artists on radio shows, perform in bands and vocal ensembles and record CD’s. Jennifer’s own list of accomplishments include singing on numerous radio and TV commercials, charting on adult contemporary radio with one of her original songs and as an inventor, patenting a musical gift card.

Annual Holiday Dinnerchristmas dinner
December 25
3:00pm
Admission: Free

The purpose of a community is to gather diverse groups and individuals who together can make a better collective whole. Every year, Sonoma Community Center offers community holiday meals, free of charge, to all who wish to connect with members of our community on a more personal level. What better way to strengthen our neighborly bonds than to sit down  to a feast prepared by, for and of our community?

For decades, Sonoma Community Center has hosted elaborate Holiday dinners. Held in Andrews Hall, meals are cooked and served by volunteers at no cost to the attendees, and served starting at 3pm. For the second year in a row, the community center will partner with Faith Presbyterian Church to produce this fabulous meal. Greg Silvi, Faith Presbyterian member and San Francisco director of Gourmet Magazine, will coordinate and oversee the dinner.

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 Band’s version of SILENT NIGHT

Sonoma band, Ten Foot Tone, offer up their first cover song with SILENT NIGHT.

Happy Holidays!

BIRD COUNT, SONOMA IDOL, and More from SCC

Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Upcoming Events
Arthouse Cinema
Chamber Ensemble
Bird Count
Sonoma Idol
Holiday Dinner

Arthouse at the Centercrash artist
Second Tuesday Cinema Series
Crash Test
Tues, Dec 9, 7pm

The Sonoma Valley Film Society presents the new “Second Tuesday Cinema Series” with films shown in Andrews Hall on the second Tuesday of each month.  Box office opens at 5:30pm with films shown at 7:00pm. For more information, call 707-933-2600.

Tickets: $10 General Admission
($8 Film Sonoma Members and free for Film Society Members)

Valley of the MoonChristmas Rose
Chamber Ensemble presents:
A Christmas Rose
a benefit concert for Sonoma Community Center
Sun,December 21, 3:00pm

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble was conceived when a group of local singers got together at the home of Dr. Brian Sebastian to sing informally for a Christmas party. This holiday season the group will gather again to sing a concert of traditional and old European Christmas carols and other crowd pleasers.

General Admission: $20

Christmas Bird Count
Informational meeting and registration
for new Christmas Bird Count birders
Thursday, December 18, 7pm
photo courtesy of Jean Kuns

The 109th Audubon
Christmas Bird Count
presented in partnership with sonomabirding.org
Friday, January 2
Dawn-Dusk
At dawn on Friday, January 2nd Dozens of birding teams, led by expert birders, will scour the Sonoma Valley and the Petaluma wetlands in search of over 180 species of birds  that dwell in the area. Last year, Sonoma Valley was ranked 23rd nationally of over 2000 North American participants. “This is citizen science at its best and the annual event ties together all the valley communities as well as our neighbors in Petaluma and Napa” said Tom Rusert, co-founder of the event. The bird count will finish with a pot-luck dinner held in Andrews hall beginning at 5pm. Experience in birding is not necessary to participate. This event is open to all ages. To sign up for the bird  count or for more information visit sonomabirding.org.

2nd Annual Christmas
Bird Count for Kids
presented in partnership with sonomabirding.org
Saturday, January 17, 9am-1pm
Fee: $5 suggested donation
Guided by experienced birders, kids ages 4-18 will hike in areas throughout Sonoma, learn about and count winter birds at the second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids, and have their work documented nationally. The event culminates with a pizza and ice cream party at the Sonoma Community Center at noon. The results of the count will be posted on eBird, an electronic bird list developed by Cornell University.
Participants must be registered. Please call the Sonoma Community Center at 707-938-4626 ext 1. or email scc@vom.com to register.

“IDOL” VOCAL COMPETITIONSVVGA Beneficiary
comes to
Sonoma Community Center

Auditions in January

Sonoma’s answer to American Idol will be brought to you by Youngdahl Music Studios in partnership with the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Idol North Bay vocal competition is accepting talent from age 12-18. (Junior division is age 12-14, Upper division is 15-18.) Contestants must reside in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties.

The preliminary auditions begin in January. The first public round of the competition begins February 27 and continues through to the final round on May 1st. The winner will record a CD at Youngdahl Music Studios with professional musicians and give a featured performance at Sebastiani Theater.

Jennifer Youngdahl has taught private voice lessons, performance and recording workshops and creativity empowerment retreats over 20 years. Her students win vocal competitions, voice scholarships, solos in school choirs & musicals. They are featured artists on radio shows, perform in bands and vocal ensembles and record CD’s. Jennifer’s own list of accomplishments include singing on numerous radio and TV commercials, charting on adult contemporary radio with one of her original songs and as an inventor, patenting a musical gift card.

Annual Holiday Dinner
December 25
3:00pm
Admission: Free

The purpose of a community is to gather diverse groups and individuals who together can make a better collective whole. Every year, Sonoma Community Center offers community holiday meals, free of charge, to all who wish to connect with members of our community on a more personal level. What better way to strengthen our neighborly bonds than to sit down  to a feast prepared by, for and of our community?

For decades, Sonoma Community Center has hosted elaborate Holiday dinners. Held in Andrews Hall, meals are cooked and served by volunteers at no cost to the attendees, and served starting at 3pm. For the second year in a row, the community center will partner with Faith Presbyterian Church to produce this fabulous meal. Greg Silvi, Faith Presbyterian member and San Francisco director of Gourmet Magazine, will coordinate and oversee the dinner.

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

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

ELOHEIM: Channeling Schedule and Updates

Hello,

Eloheim channeled by Veronica

Eloheim channeled by Veronica

Please accept this invitation to join us at one of our upcoming Eloheim channeling events.  Eloheim meetings are fun, supportive, engaging, and transformational.  If you have questions about your Spiritual Journey or are looking for Spiritual Community, you will likely enjoy our group. We have been meeting weekly for over six years now.

Here is our schedule and some links to video clips of recent meetings.  More video and information can be found on our website, http://www.eloheim.wordpress.com.

We continue to hold Eloheim Channeling sessions on Wednesday evenings in Sonoma.  However, we will not meet on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.

We have discontinued our meetings in Rohnert Park.

We will meet in Martinez on Sunday, January 11th, 4:00-6:00pm.

In response to a request from the group, the next Sonoma meeting (December 10th) will include an opportunity to view and purchase beaded jewelry created by Veronica, Donna and Marilyn.  The jewelery will be displayed by 7:00pm and the meeting should begin around 7:30pm. There will be time to shop after the channeling session as well.

For directions to the meetings, please email eloheimchannel@yahoo.com. Admission is by donation.

Veronica and Eloheim will be interviewed on the Awakenings program on Blog Talk Radio December 12th at Noon California time. Here is a link to our program page. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Awakenings/2008/12/12/Soul-Growth-Channeled-messages-from-Eloheim-with-Veronica-Torres
I hope you can tune in. The program will also be archived for later access.

RECENT CHANNELINGS:
Here is a link to the video about the Energies of December 2008
http://eloheim.wordpress.com/2008/11/27/eloheim-energies-of-december-2008/

Here is a link to the video about the Energies of 2009
http://eloheim.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/eloheim-energies-of-2009-inspiration/

If you would like to access the entire audio of our meetings, please visit http://www.thechoiceforconsciousness.com.

Blessings,

Art Exhibit – Tatiana Yelina-McWethy – 12-5-08

California Institute of Massage and Spa Services

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services is proud to Showcase the Portraits and Paintings of
Tatiana Yelina-McWethy

An opening Reception is set for Friday, December 5th
from 5 to 7p.m. at 772 W. Napa St., Sonoma

Tatiana, a student of the Art College of Russia since the age of 14, found her niche in restoring classic works of art. She worked under Sergey Kisilev, leading restoration artist for the world famous Hermitage Museum.
Tatiana excelled at restoring religious icons from Russian Orthodox churches all across the country. Eventually, she became a restoration artist of the Peter and Paul Fortress, which includes the Peter and Paul Cathedral where all of Russia’s emperors and empresses have been buried, from Peter the Great to Alexander III.
In her spare time, McWethy still pursued her own artwork.
She uses rich colors to create portraits, still-life and landscapes in the traditional European style.

Please join us for the reception Friday, Dec. 5th!
To schedule a viewing of the exhibit outside the reception, call us at 939-9431.


California Institute of Massage & Spa Services
772 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 939-9431
www.calmassage.com

Sonoma Community Center Update

Sonoma Community Center


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Upcoming Events
Owls
Holiday Events
Sonoma Idol
Mark your calendar

The Owls of Sonomaowl
Joe Mueller, Professor, Biology
College of Marin
Thurs, Dec 4,
7:30 pm

An evening designed to celebrate the ecology of the unique owl species that reign over the Sonoma night skies. View live owls and learn about their value to us.

Joe Mueller, an expert on owl field biology, has been teaching biology at the College of Marin for nearly 20 years. His subjects of particular interest include ecology, marine biology, ornithology and environmental science, taking a hlistic approach to science.

$5


A Full Holiday Weekend starts Friday
at the Sonoma Community Center
!

Santa VisitSVVGA Beneficiary
Friday, December 5, 6:00 pm
After lighting up City Hall, Santa heads to the community center!! Every year Santa Claus rides on a vintage fire truck to the Sonoma plaza, lights up the Christmas tree at City Hall, and passes out candy canes to kids. Immediately following the 6pm lighting ceremony, Santa will come to the community center to take photos with children. There will be music, warm cider, snacks and cookies, beverages for adults, and crafts projects for children. A new Sonoma tradition that’s fun for the whole family!

Wreath Making wreath
A workshop presented by the Sonoma Ecology Center
Saturday, December 6, 2008
1:00 –  4:00 pm
Learn how to build your own holiday wreath using natural and local materials with one of the valley’s most experienced wreath makers, Chuy Soto, production manager of flowers at Oak Hill Farm. Materials will be provided from Sonoma Garden Park and you are also encouraged to bring ribbons, backyard cuttings, and special decorations from home. $20 per wreath, although, supplies are limited so pre-registration is suggested. Children are welcome. Call
(707) 938-4626X1 to confirm today.

Sonoma Classical Music Society presents:
Chorissima Alumnae from the S.F. Girls Chorus
Music of the Season
Sunday, December 7
3:00pm
The Chorissima will perform classics like the beautiful double-choir Motet “Ave Maria” by Gustav Holst, Chorales by Rutter and Willcocks, Chorales by Russian composer Chesnakov and Swedish composer, Bengt Johansson. To keep the younger set happy, a sprinkling of lighter songs, and some traditional sing-alongs for what promises to be an artistic and joyful experience!
$25 Adults, $10 Students

Children under 12 $5

“IDOL” VOCAL COMPETITIONSVVGA Beneficiary
comes to
Sonoma Community Center

Auditions in January

Sonoma’s answer to American Idol will be brought to you by Youngdahl Music Studios in partnership with the Sonoma Community Center. Sonoma Idol North Bay vocal competition is accepting talent from age 12-18. (Junior division is age 12-14, Upper division is 15-18.) Contestants must reside in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties.

The preliminary auditions begin in January. The first public round of the competition begins February 27 and continues through to the final round on May 1st. The winner will record a CD at Youngdahl Music Studios with professional musicians and give a featured performance at Sebastiani Theater.

The Sonoma Community Center is offering a series of special after school performance classes with Jennifer Youngdahl on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm on December 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18 for pre-teens and teens who are interested in getting a “jumpstart” on preparation for the competition. A free voice placement consultation with Jennifer is required. Cost for the 6 group classes is $120.

Jennifer Youngdahl has taught private voice lessons, performance and recording workshops and creativity empowerment retreats over 20 years. Her students win vocal competitions, voice scholarships, solos in school choirs & musicals. They are featured artists on radio shows, perform in bands and vocal ensembles and record CD’s. Jennifer’s own list of accomplishments include singing on numerous radio and TV commercials, charting on adult contemporary radio with one of her original songs and as an inventor, patenting a musical gift card.


Mark your calendar…

December 9……Second Tuesday Cinema Series
December 21…..Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

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

Herbal Gift Making Class – 12-14-08

California Institute of Massage and Spa Services

Great Inexpensive Herbal Gifts you can make for the Holidays!

Class: Herbal Gift Making Class
Date: Sunday, December 14th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Ranges from $5.00 –  $15.00 per item. Most will be very inexpensive.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To Register, call or email us as soon as possible. We will need to know the number of students ahead of time for the materials.  We are limiting the number of participants so contact us now.

Join us for this fun class! Personalize your Holiday gifts! Inexpensive Herbal gifts you can make!  We are not charging a class fee for this Herbal Gift Making Class as a gift back to you.  Instead you choose what you want and then pay for the specific items you take with you.

We will be making:

~ Herbal Pillows for eyes, neck or spine
~ Aromatherapy Massage Oils
~ Herbal Bath Salts
~ Herbal Tea Gift Set including Warming, Calming and Immune      Support Herbs
~ Herbal Body Powder for soothing your skin. Smell wonderful anytime and especially in the summer.


Call or email soon to register!


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

www.calmassage.com

Sound Transforming Circle – 12-28-08

SOUND TRANSFORMING CIRCLE
DECEMBER 28, SUNDAY from 12 Noon to 4 PM

I am excited to see a growing community of people who are experiencing growth by use of Sound. At the end of this month, this year, I invite you to be together in what is our Origin and Opening….self expressed native sound. Toning is easy and powerful.

This month’s format will include use of the most ancient sounds as mantras: the sacred vowels that were the basis of all the original languages. The vibration of these sounds are immediately felt as transformative. They bring great peace because they are the sounds we are made of.

Sound Healing is the gift we give each other by voicing the Truth of us. Our words and tone of voice will be more harmonious after this class. We 1st come to know our deepest Self through shamanic ‘looking’ and then give voice to who we find there. It is easier than you might think. And then the intuitive singing we offer helps each person in the room feel more at home with the absolute greatness which is our original design.

Much love,
Margy

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: $30 (please come, donate what you can)

Everyone is welcome to stay afterward to eat any snacks 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.