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

Sonoma Community Center Update

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Upcoming Events
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.


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
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

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

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