Sonoma Community Center Update


Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Upcoming Events
Valentine’s with Paula Wolfert
Singin’ & Swingin’ Valentine’s Concert
A movie about Merlot
Wonderful Waterfowl Class
Sonoma Idol Auditions
Artesa Wine Discount
Membership Drive

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class & Dinner with Paula Wolfert at Ramekins!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Class begins at 6:00pm
Dinner served at 7:30pm

Tickets: $125 each

There are still tickets available for what promises to be a memorable evening with notable chef and cookbook author Paula Wolfert. Paula has just returned from an exotic trip to Morrocco and will be demonstrating and teaching some of her newly acquired techniques.
After the lesson a sumptuous four-course meal will be served in Ramekins’ Vineyard Room.
Visit the SCC Website to view the full menu and purchase your tickets online today!

Tickets are also available by phone at 938-4626 ext 1 and in person at the community center office.

And Later That Night…

Dana Land Swingin’ & Singin’ For Jazz
A Valentine’s Day Benefit Concert for Sonoma Community Center’s
Teen Jazz Camp

Saturday, February 14
7:30pm
The Lodge, Ballroom
$40 each

Enjoy a swingin’ night with jazz vocalists and musicians including Dana Land, Jonathan Poretz, Noel Jewkes, Akira Tana, and more. Special debut performance of the newly formed teen jazz band featuring Jake Barrett, Owen Barrett, Mike Bojorquez, Joel Kruzic, Maeve Greenberg,  Karly Land, and more!

All proceeds go towards SCC’s Teen Jazz Camp
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 938-4626 ext. 1 or 373-0700, or in person at the community center.


merlove

Merlove
A movie about Merlot wine

Saturday, February 7
Andrews Hall
Doors open at 5:30pm, Movie at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10

In partnership with wine sponsor Michel-Schlumberger, Sonoma Community Center is excited to host an exclusive Sonoma screening of the independent documentary Merlove. A chocolate reception will be hosted by Chaac Mol Chocolate.

Melove is a documentary about Merlot wine. The message of Merlove is that no single grape varietal should be singled out as superior or inferior to others. Documentary-style film-making is interwoven with the animation of a bottle of wine named Merlove, who must find a way to fill himself with love when aimlessly tossed into an ocean of mediocre Merlot wine. Director Rudy McClain and Associate
Producer Marisol Ramirez will be on hand to discuss the movie and answer questions.

Your ticket includes entrance into Spring Artist-in-Residence
Opening reception for KC Welch
5:30-7:30pm
Stop by to meet KC and see his large format paintings.

Visit the SCC Website to buy your tickets today!
Tickets also available by phone at 938-4626 ext 1 or in person at the community center front desk.

Take a look at the Merlot Website here

sonoma ARTS + LECTURES

VOM Nature Series
Class & Field Seminar:
Wonderful Waterfowl!
Duck

Class & Field Seminar with Lisa Hug
Class: Thursday, Feb 5, 7:00pm
Field Seminar: Saturday, Feb 7, 8:30am

Learn how to identify some of the 30+ species of Ducks, Grebes, and other waterfowl recorded in Sonoma County in this workshop. The class seminar will explore Scholenberger Park and Rush Creek to observe some of the myriad of species wintering in the California coastal wetlands.

Call Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626 x 1 for more information or to sign up for this class and seminar.

Youngdahl Music Studios Presents:idol

Auditions!
Sonoma Idol North Bay
Friday, February 6 from 7:00-10:00pm and
Saturday, February 7 from Noon-3:00pm

The public competition will be held on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 8:00pm, in SCC’s Andrews Hall. Solo and duo acts will be accepted. Junior division is open to ages 12-14, Senior division for ages 15-18. Contestants must live in Sonoma, Napa, or Marin Counties.
Fabulous teen prizes awarded!

Visit the SCC Website for full contest description and rules or to download an application.

Please call the community center front desk at 707-938-4626 ext. 1 to schedule an audition.

Also…
Preparatory vocal performance classes are being offerred at the SCC and begin January 29. These classes meet once a week for six weeks and cost $120.
Call the community center front desk to enroll in these preparatory classes today!
Materials list available on SCC website

Artesa Winery is pleased to be supporting Sonoma Community Center!

Now through March 31 receive 15% off Artesa Wines. Artesa Winerty will donate 10% of all sales to the community center. This offer is only available at www.artesawinery.com
Please enter promotional code ‘SCC’ when ordering wine online to receive this great offer!

Membership Drive Begins!
March is official Membership Month here at SCC

If you haven’t been by for awhile we invite you to come in and see what we’ve been up to lately. From art classes and music lessons to public community events and performances, the SCC staff has been working hard to produce quality programming that appeals to a variety of people.

For those who are already members, now is the time to tell your friends and family about all the community center has to offer.
Visit our website to join or renew your membership instantly, or come by the community center front desk to meet the staff and talk about how you can become a part of this enduring organization.

Andrews StatePlan your next party, conference, meeting, performance, celebration or memorial gathering at the Sonoma Community Center.

SCC rents space for all your social and business events.

Phone 707-938-4626 ext. 1 to inquire about rental possibilities.

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

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

Update from the Community Center

Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Upcoming Events
A Day at the Opera
Dance Sonoma!
A Movie about Merlot
Upcoming Workshops
Personal Exploration
Arts + Lectures: Waterfowl

Presentation School Presents
A Day at the Opera
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Andrews Hall

Please join us for an elegant and intimate winter afternoon of opera and a tasting of wine, artisinal cheese and handmade chocolates (plus a luscious milk and brownie bar for the young at heart). Seating is limited!

Adults: $45, Children 13 & Under: $10
Tickets will be held at the door.
For more information please call: (707) 935-0122 ext 202

Dance Sonoma!ballroom dancing
Winter Ball
Saturday, January 31, 7:00pm
Andrews Hall
$15

7:00 – Complimentary dance lesson with guest instructors

8:00 – Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Nightclub Dancing with DJ Steve Luther

9:15 – Special Live Performance by Edna & Dick’s 24 person Swing Team!

Dance Sonoma! kicks off a new season this January 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, Sonoma!

Merlove
A movie about merlot wine
Saturday, February 7
Andrews Hall
Doors open at 5:30pm, Movie at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $10

In partnership with wine sponsor Michel-Schlumberger, Sonoma Community Center is excited to host an exclusive Sonoma screening of the independent documentary Merlove. A chocolate reception will be hosted by Chaac Mol Chocolate.

Melove is a documentary about Merlot wine. The message of Merlove is that no single grape varietal should be singled out as superior or inferior to others. Documentary-style film-making is interwoven with the animation of a bottle of wine named Merlove, who must find a way to fill himself with love when aimlessly tossed into an ocean of mediocre Merlot wine. Director Rudy McClain and Associate
Producer Marisol Ramirez will be on hand to discuss the movie and answer questions.

on the same night…
Spring Artist-in-Residence
Opening reception for KC Welch
5:30-7:30pm
Stop by to meet KC and see his paintings.

Upcoming Workshops

Jewelry Making Workshop:
precious metal clayBracelets, Links and Toggles
Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee
Saturday, January 24
10:00am-4:00pm

Make a beautiful precious metal clay (PMC) bracelet. Wear it home and show it off! In this one-day workshop, students will design and create bracelets and toggles entirely from PMC. After firing, finishing, tumbling and coloring the bracelet parts, students will assemble bracelets and toggles with new, no solder link system.

Mary Neuer Lee has been a metal artist since 1969 and is a Certified Level Two PMC Instructor and a member of the PMC Guild.

Fee: $75     SCC Members: $68
Intermediate/Ages 16+
Materials Fee: $65 will be collected by the instructor at the time of the workshop. Includes 45 grams of PMC, links and finishing supplies.

Hand-Built Porcelain Basket Workshopbasket ceramics
Instructor: Kate Murphy
Saturday and Sunday, January 24-25, plus February 7-8
10:00am-3:00pm

In this workshop environment you will utilize the hump mold to form the basket shape. Coils of clay will be made by hand and with the use of an extruder. All manner of texturing will be explored. Participants will construct one complete basket, stain it, and prepare it for the final firing in the electric kiln.

Fee: $90 per workshop  SCC Members: $81 per workshop
Students must sign up for both workshops
All Levels/Ages 16+

Discover the Poetry in Your Life…
Whatever happened to Happily-Ever-After?: Themes in Adulthood
A class using poetry, collage, and memoir journaling to explore
the major turning points in our lives.
Instructors: Ann Fursman Nix, MA, CCHT and Deborah Hill, MA, MFT
Fridays, January 30-April 10, (six sessions, biweekly)
9:30am-12:00pm

Our stories are so much more than we remember and so much less than who we are.  The second half of life requires an understanding of what has gone before.  Looking back on our lives is an important task if we are to live our lives forward with renewed vision.  This class series will continue in the spring with Arriving at Your Own Door: Themes For Maturity. Participants can take the full series or any portion. Spring dates will be announced.

Fee: $140    SCC members $126
Materials list available from SCC office prior to class

sonoma ARTS + LECTURES presents
VOM Nature Lecture Series
Wonderful Waterfowl!

Class & Field Seminar with Lisa Hug
Class: Thursday, Feb 5, 7:00pm
Field Seminar: Saturday, Feb 7, 8:30am

Learn how to identify some of the 30+ species of Ducks, Grebes, and other waterfowl recorded in Sonoma County in this workshop. The class seminar will explore Scholenberger Park and Rush Creek to observe some of the myriad of species wintering in the California coastal wetlands.

Call Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626 x 1 for more information or to sign up for this class and seminar.

Andrews StatePlan your next party, conference, meeting, performance, celebration or memorial gathering at the Sonoma Community Center.

SCC rents space for all your social and business events.

Phone 707-938-4626 ext. 1 to inquire about rental possibilities.

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

Update from Reader’s Books

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 23, 2009*

Information Contact:

lilla@readersbooks.com

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-939-1779

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*Morley Clark*, /Place/, *Rose Black*, /Clearing /and/ Winter Light/, and *Melanie Maier*, /sticking to earth/.
Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a fascinating evening with three poets from Northern California. Morley Clark, who used to live in Sonoma, has published a new book of poems that reflect her concerns with the oneness of the rhythms of nature and of the body. Rose Black’s prose poems are atmospheric, surprising meditations on her life’s experiences as both a child and an adult. Melanie Maier, a San Francisco native, takes the experiences and images from a lifetime and focuses on the verbal snapshots that remain in the memory.

*Vincenza Scarpacci*. /Journey of the Italians in America/.
Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m.

Come enjoy appetizers from Della Santina’s, as we welcome Vincenza Scarpaci for her book, /Journey of the Italians in America. / Scarpaci gives a visual tour of Italians and their mark on America with over four hundred photographs, including one of Sonoma’s own Richard Cuneo of the Sebastiani family. The reader can see the influence of Italian Americans in almost all sectors of the nation’s culture. Dating back to the role Italians played in the signing of the Declaration of Independence, her vivid depiction of the contributions of Italians to American culture makes their positive contribution crystal clear.

*Antonia Juhasz* /The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What// We Must Do to Stop It./
Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from December)

Antonio Juhasz returns to Readers Books with her new book, /The Tyranny of Oil/. Juhasz , a leading expert on corporations and globalization, impressed us last year with her book, /The Bush Agenda/. In her new book, she develops one of the most penetrating investigations of the U. S. oil industry to date. Juhasz argues for the break-up of big oil and this book becomes an inspiring call to action for citizens interested in reining in the industry.

*Yiyun Li* /The Vagrants/.
Thursday, February 5th, 7:30 p.m.

A harrowing novel that chronicles the counterrevolutionary era in China, /The Vagrants/ is Yiyun Li’s much-anticipated first novel. Her first book, /A Thousand Year’s of Good Prayers/, a collection of short stories, was one of Readers’ Books’ favorites of 2005. When a young counter-revolutionary woman is executed in the provincial city of Muddy Waters no one realizes what a profound effect it will have on the entire community. This is a portrait of China in the 1970’s and the lives of unforgettable characters and their stories of resilience, sacrifice, perversion, courage and belief.. Yiyun Li grew up and attended school in China before relocating to the United States in the late 90’s. Her firsthand knowledge of China shines through in this intricate novel.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information call 707-939-1779.


Lilla G. Weinberger
Readers’ Books
130 E. Napa St.
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 939-1779

LIVE MUSIC with Ten Foot Tone 2/7 Glen Ellen

Ten Foot Tone performs in Glen Ellen 2/7

Ten Foot Tone performs live at the Bluegrass Bar and Grill in Glen Ellen on 2/7/09.  NO COVER CHARGE.  Plenty of free parking.

Update from the Garden Park

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Newsletter Contents

1. What’s growing on?

2. Pruning and Replacing Fruit Trees Workshop

3. Rose Care, Selection, and Pruning Workshop

4. Monthly Recipe: Peanut Noodles

5. Start Composting

6. The Green String Farm Band

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GET INVOLVED – Volunteer

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

* snacks provided *

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Wishlist

Garden Shears

Compost Thermometer

Rubber Mallet

Scale

Propane Stove

Hori Hori

What’s growing on?

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The heat is on this week and the plants are loving it. So am I, except that I worry about not having enough rain. Thanks to the sunshine I planted carrots and beets this week in hopes of having tRotary.jpghem ready for the harvest market. Also, an overdue and huge thank you to thee Rotary Club who came out in full force last November to work on the Mediterranean Garden.

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.  *Rain Date is Jan. 24th and you can check this website for weather decision. Please bring gloves and pruners. 19990 7th St. East between MacArthur and Denmark.

Rose Care, Selection, and Pruning Workshop

Sat., February 7th, 10:30 am Master IMG_1884.JPGGardener Wylie Hartman with lecture on how to care, select and prune roses.  Workshop sponsored by the Sonoma Master Gardeners and held at Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa Street.

Classes are free. For more information call the Sonoma County Master Gardener offices at 938-0127 or 565-2608 or visit www.sonomamastergardeners.org.


Peanut Noodles with Raw Veggies

Ingredients
1 pound cooked soba noodles
1 carrot shredded
1 cup shredded savoy cabbage
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 clove chopped garlic
2-3 tbsps boiling water
1/4 cup chopped scallions

Preparation
Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, garlic, and boiling water until smooth. Toss noodles with peanut sauce over noodles and then add carrot, cabbage, and scallions. Also delicious with cucumbers, peppers, or zucchini.

greenbin.jpgStart Composting

Did you know you can put veggies in your green bin, officially known as your Yard Debris Can? Fruit, veggies, pasta, coffee grounds, bread, weeds, tea bags, leaves, grass clippings and lots more. Check this link for more information.

Arann Harris and the Green String Farm Band

Hankering for some local rural blues music with a hint of bluegrass? This band is sure to please.  Playing Murphy’s Irish Pub at 8pm, Friday.  464 1st Street East. Get a taste on their myspace page.

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

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TONING CIRCLE Jan. 24 SONOMA

Toning Circle

January 24, Saturday Noon to 4 pm

Harmony

Collaboration

Courage

Fun

Love

Toning is a tool to learn

to live in the vibrancy of what is present Now

and to respond authentically.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love.

Consider joining with others

in a safe circle of sound explorers

to practice simple, authentic, intuitive voice.

It is a powerful comfort.

Margy Henderson has been teaching Toning classes in Sonoma for 7 years. These experiences have helped many people to consider their own voices to be effective self-healing.

The class begins with a gentle ritual that draws each participant into a sense of belonging. Vocalizing sacred sounds relaxes the throat and the heart.

Margy will demonstrate intuitive Sound Healing. The circle will find their collective voices, and each participant will have opportunity receive the loving sounds of the group.

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 lunch 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.

Conversations on Food & Wine 2009

Conversations on Food & Wine 2009 Hosted by The Epicurean Connection

February 1

Venus in the Kitchen

Aphrodisiac Conversation and tasting with John Ash, Sheana Davis, Carlo Cavallo.

Moderated by Sylvia Crawford, Poetry by Buch Engle,

Artisan Honey Tasting with Ross Rubin, Abejero,

Napa & Sonoma County Organic Beekeeper

Included a taste of dishes prepared by Meritage, Jimtown and The Epicurean Connection

February 21

Sonoma Valley Artisan Cheese Fair

Conversation with cheese book authors, Rob Kaufelt, Murray’s Cheese New York; Jeanette Hurt, Wisconsin, and Laura Werlin California

Moderated by Janet Fletcher, Chronicle Columnist

Meet cheesmakers, including Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese Wisconsin; Bill Boersma, Bravo Farms California; Ig Vella, Vella Cheese California; Dee Harley, Harley Farms Califorina; Anna Cox, Shamrock Artisan Cheese California, Tim Welsh, Beehive Cheese Utah; Clover Stornetta; California, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, The California Artisan Cheese Guild and more!

March 29

Women Winemakers of Sonoma

Conversation and tasting with Lynda

Trotta, Teresina Family Vinters;

Linda Hansen, Hanzell Winery;

Carolyn Craig, Larson Family Winery,

Honore Comfort, Sonoma County Vintners and Growers.

Moderated by Heather Irwin, The Press Democrat On Line Bite Club

Includes a flight of wines by the guest women winemakers of Sonoma

All events held at the Sonoma Valley Women’s Club

574 1st Street East, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

Doors open at 1:00, conversation and taste times 2:00-4:00

$20.00 per person

Tickets available at Readers’ Books, Sonoma

For information please contact Sheana Davis at 707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com http://www.sheanadavis.com

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. ~M.F.K. Fisher

Sheana Davis

The Epicurean Connection

P.O. Box 1916

Sonoma, CA. 95476

707-935-7960 phone & fax

707-235-9530 cellular

sheana@vom.com

http://www.sheanadavis.com

Eat Responsibly * Act Locally * Respond Politically

February 21-24, 2009

7th Annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference

Sonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma, Ca.

Hosted by Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”
M.F.K. Fisher

Sound and Silence Gathering Jan 10th

Just a reminder:  this is the only Sound and Silence gathering this month
Saturday night January 10th 2009 from 7-9PM
Please bring that special pillow or blanket to make yourself really comfortable.
The next Sound and Silence: Meditation with Intention will be on February 14, 2009
In Laughter and Love !  Tammas

Sound and Silence:Meditation with Intention

Intention set ? Then journey on the waves of sound, using the extraordinary vibrational qualities of alchemy gemstone and quartz crystal singing bowls. Silence, to feel the process in your body. Relaxation, balance and transformation.
at:
en-er-gy fitness studio

450 1st Street East, Suite J   in  Sonoma, California 95476

www.en-er-gy.com

En-er-gy is located just off the Sonoma Town Square East, in the Mercato Courtyard. There is ample parking available in the rear of the building right next to en-er-gy studio.  Access is through the alley from 1st street east.  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, padded leg chairs, blankets, and pillows available for your use during the meditation, or bring your own.

Tammas Hamilton   Tammas@TammasSound.com

Distributor of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

Expression of Appreciation:  $15.00

Update from the Community Center

Sonoma Community Center


SVVGA Beneficiary

cultivating community

Upcoming Events
Highlighted Classes
Cinema
Jack London Book Auction
Jazz Concert
Sonoma Idol
Fun Fall Events
Dear Veronica,

Make a resolution to learn something new in 2009!

New classes start on January 12. Check out this week’s highlighted classes below or visit the new online schedule here.

Happy New Year!

This Week’s Highlighted Classes

Tai Chi Chuan Tai Chi
with Don Gillaspie
Saturdays 8:00-9:00am
Class is ongoing beginning January 17
Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is a low impact, weight bearing, moving meditation. Cultivating relaxation and correct posture, TCC can improve your health, calm your mind, and raise your spirit. Class will focus on integrating basic principles.
Don Gillaspie, RN has practiced Yang style TCC, as taught by Cheng Man-ch’ing, for 33 years. He is a certified instructor and a senior student of Benjamin Lo. He currently teaches in Marin and Sonoma.
Fee: $100 (per 8 sessions)$90 (SCC Members)
For more information, call Don directly at 415-459-8696.


Figure Drawing
figure drawing class
Instructor: Guy Pederson
Tuesdays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:00pm
This exciting course will include unique exercises designed to expand and develop the individual artist’s work with the human figure as well as explore the emotional content of line, form, and color. Experienced artists will be challenged, and the less experienced will be encouraged. Students will draw from a live nude model each week. Materials will include conte, charcoal, and mixed media for the more advanced. Class fee includes model’s fee.
Fee: $160 SCC Members: $144All Levels/Ages 16+Materials list available from SCC upon registration.

Cartooning & Caricaturechris kelly drawing
with Chris Kelly
Saturdays, January 17-February 21, 10:00am-12:00pm

This class will train students in the art of Cartooning and/or Caricature creation in traditional pen/brush and ink medium. Students will explore the art and techniques used in satirical newspaper, syndicated panel comics as well as underground comix, and comic books. Through caricature, we’ll examine achieving likeness and the art of exaggeration–not distortion, but an overemphasis of the truth.
Chris Kelly holds a BFA, School of Visual Arts New York. He has worked for Walt Disney Company and the San Francisco Art Institute. He specializes in traditional drawing, character design, storyboarding, art business marketing, traditional 2D and computer animation.
Fee: $120 SCC Members: $108 All Levels/Ages 14+
Recommended: Basic command of drawing by hand. Materials: Minimal materials list available from SCC upon registration.

Fiber Arts: Creative Crochet from the Basics to Beyondcrochet
Instructor: Lori Goldman
Saturdays, January 17-February 7, (4 sessions)
10:00am-12:00pm

This is not your grandmother’s crochet! In this class, students will explore unusual materials with basic stitches to create sculpture, basket forms or wearable art. Some knowledge of crochet is helpful, though beginners are welcome. Bring your wildest imagination.
Lori Hanson Goldman received a MA in Fiber sculpture and a BA in Textiles from California State University at San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited at the Chabot School, Richmond Art Center, Oakland Museum, and Julie’s Artisan Gallery in New York, among others.
Fee: $80 SCC members: $72 All levels/Ages 16+Materials: Bring several crochet hooks (various sizes), balls of yarn, scissors. Some materials available
for purchase.


Arthouse at the Center>
Second Tuesday Cinema Series
Tuesday, January 13
7:00pm

The Sonoma Valley Film Society presents the “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)

Jack London FoundationSVVGA Beneficiary
Book Auction

Saturday, January 17
10am-4pm
Andrews Hall

The Jack London Educational Research Foundation, Inc. was established to maintain source material and memorabilia and to promote research activities of the life and work of Jack London. The Foundation also supports seminars and offers free assistance to writers, researchers and others interested in Jack London.

Proceeds from the book auction fund the annual Jack London Writing Contest for high school students.

sonoma ARTS + LECTURES>Greensill
Meet the Jazz Musicians:
A concert series in partnership with Sonoma Valley Jazz Society
Mike Greensil
Sunday, January 18, 3:00pm

Sonoma Community Center, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Jazz Society invites you to come meet some of Sonoma’s great jazz personalities. Last season we met jazz guitarist Brian Nova and Sonoma’s favorite diva Dana Land and heard Dick Conte reminisce about the many jazz luminaries he has met over his long career. Don’t miss the chance to meet, listen to, and ask questions of the musicians in the intimate setting of the Backstage Theater. How did they get started? Who was the most fun to work with? Who was the best musician? Look for more information about this season’s roster of musicians, dates, and times to be announced as event information is available at sonomavalleyjazzsociety.org

General Admission: $20
To buy advance tickets come by the SCC front desk or call (707) 938-4626 ext. 1

“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.

Andrews StatePlan your next party, conference, meeting, performance, celebration or memorial gathering at the Sonoma Community Center.

SCC rents space for all your social and business events.

Phone 707-938-4626 ext. 1 to inquire about rental possibilities.

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

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

Reader’s Books Events – Jan 8 and Jan 11

* ** ** ** **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 2, 2009*

Information Contact:

lilla@readersbooks.com

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-939-1779

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Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. *Peter Laufer* and *Markos Kounalakis* will discuss their book /Hope Is a Tattered Flag: Voices of Reason and Change for the Post-Bush Era* */at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779.

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On Thursday, January 8^th , at 7:30 p.m, Readers’ Books will present an evening with Peter Laufer and Markos Kounalakis, authors of /Hope Is a Tattered Flag: Voices of Reason and Change for the Post-Bush Era./

Laufer and Kounalakis host a nationally syndicated radio show—“Washington Monthly on the Radio”—and to produce this book they have carefully culled 48 interviews from the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. Some of the interviews are with inside the beltway pundits and political stars like Bill Richardson, but many of them are the words of governmental and civilian underlings—speechwriters, analysts, Army colonels, businessmen and artists, the people who do the actual work of the nation. These interviews cover the gamut of the current American experience and offer rich and rare insights into what’s likely to come in the Obama Administration.

Readers’ Books is located at 130 East Napa Street in Sonoma and the public is cordially invited. For more information on this event call 707-939-1779.

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Sunday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. *Tilar Mazzeo *will present her new book “The Widow Clicquot: The Story a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It/./.” at Andrews Hall, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779.

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Readers’ Books will host a champagne reception and talk on Sunday, January 11, at 3 p.m. to celebrate the publication of Tilar J. Mazzeo’s book, “The Widow Clicquot: The Story a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It.” The reception and talk will be held in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma.

Although Veuve Clicquot champagne is celebrated all over the world, until now very little was known about the woman who brought it to life. Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin lived through and witnessed many of the dramatic events of the French Revolution. After her husband’s death she broke with convention and assumed the reins of his fledgling business. A daring and determined entrepreneur, it was Barbe-Nicole who arranged for secret deliveries of her champagne to Russia on one day and entertained Napoleon and Josephine on another. Often on the brink of financial ruin, she ultimately became one of the richest women of her time and through her product, her name lives on today.

Tilar J. Mazzeo is a cultural historian and biographer. She divides her time between California wine country and Maine, where she teaches at Colby College.

Andrews Hall is located at 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma. This event is co-sponsored by Readers’ Books and the Sonoma Community Center. A $10 donation is requested, which includes a glass of champagne. The public is invited. For more information call 707-939-1779.

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