Sonoma Community Center Update

Sonoma Community Center


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cultivating community

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

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