Upcoming Classes & Events with Sheana Davis

March 21 Petaluma Artisan Cheese Festival 12:45 Artisan Cheese & Craft Beer Class with Sheana Davis http://www.artisancheesefestival.com

March 21 & 22 Heart of Sonoma Valley Enkidu serving Fresh Pate, Sonoma County Cheeses and Enkidu Roasted Chicken Wellington Vineyards serving Delice de la Vallee, Wild Mushroom Bagna Caulda http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com

March 22 Petaluma Artisan Cheese Festival Cheesemaking Demo with Sheana Davis, 1:00 with Relish Culinary Adventures Cheese Tasting with Sheana Davis 11:00-4:00 http://www.artisancheesefestival.com

April 5 Women Winemakers of Sonoma Valley Linda Trotta, Teresina Vintners , Lynda Hanson, Hanzell Winery , Carolyn Craig, Larson Family Winery Moderated by Heather Irwin, The Press Democrat Online Biteclub 1:00-4:00, doors open 1:00, conversation from 2:00-4:00 $20.00 per person, tickets available at Readers Books. Admission includes a flight of wines made by women winemakers in Sonoma Valley. Sonoma Valley Women’s Club 574 1St St. East, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

April 14 Cheeses and Beers of the Pacific North West http://www.cheeseschoolsf.com

April 19 Relish Culinary Adventures, Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection http://www.relishculinary.com

May 31, 2009 “From the Farm to the Table” Meet your local Sonoma Valley Farmers from Oakhill Farm, Green String Farm, Sonoma County Farm Trails, Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma Community Garden and more! $20.00 per person, tickets available at Readers Books. Sonoma Valley Women’s Club 574 1St St. East, Sonoma, Ca. 95476

Please contact Sheana Davis for additional information 707-935-7960 or sheana@vom.com 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

Update from Reader’s Books

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 22, 2009*

Information Contact:


Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

On Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., March 22^nd , Readers’ Books welcomes back San Francisco’s legendary writer and teacher, *Adair Lara*, to discuss her latest book, /Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Writing Essays and Memoirs for Love and for Money./*//*

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Lara has shepherded many talented young writers into the publishing world, including Janis Newman, Lolly Winston and Jacqueline Winspear (author of the popular Maisie Dobbs mystery series) among others.

In* */Naked, Drunk, and Writing /she tackles all the problems, anxieties and questions budding writers have pondered from time immemorial. How do I know where to start, and where to end? How do I know when I need more detail and when less? How do I keep writing when I know it’s crap? Why would anybody care about this?

If you are a writer or ever thought about writing, or someone who just enjoys reading an elegant sentence now and then, come join us for a delightful afternoon with one of California’s most insightful, witty and humorous human beings.

Readers’ Books is located at 130 East Napa Street, Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779 or email us at info@readersbooks.com .


On Tuesday, March 24^th , Readers’ Books will host an evening with *Raphael Cushnir* to celebrate the publication of his latest book, /The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection./*//*

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Most people have a vision of their lives that they’re not pursuing, or they are only pursuing half-heartedly, or they are pursuing it with all their might and yet still falling short. This vision can be modest or grand. It may involve breaking free of a destructive habit or finding a truly healthy relationship. It might have to do with making a real difference in the world. Whatever the quest, in /The One Thing Holding You Back /Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the field of personal and professional development, reveals that whenever people aren’t living their dreams it’s because they are not yet willing or able to feel specific emotions related to those dreams. Once we access and understand these emotions our dreams can and will come true.

Cushnir has shared his unique approach to personal growth and fulfillment with millions of readers of /O/ magazine, /beliefnet/* *and /Spirituality and Health/. He is the author of three previous books, lectures worldwide, and is a faculty member of the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. In addition, he coaches individuals and teams at Fortune 100 companies, governmental offices, religious organizations, and leading nonprofits.

Raphael Cushnir’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and the public is cordially invited. Readers’ Books is located at 130 East Napa Street, Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779 or go to http://www.readersbooks.com.


On Thursday night, March 26^th , at 7:30 p.m., Readers’ Books and the Sonoma Community Center will co-host a special evening to celebrate *Nafisa Haji *and her debut novel, /The Writing on My Forehead/ at Andrews Hall.

Nafisa Haji is an American of Indo-Pakistani descent and she now lives in northern California. Her novel, which has attracted nation-wide attention, concerns the yearnings of a young girl for freedom and meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind.

Khaled Hosseini, author of /The Kite Runner/ and /A Thousand Splendid Suns/, has called Haji’s book “lyrical and touching. It is a story of mother and daughters, and a story of a young Muslim woman at the crossroads, shaped by the forces of her past, her religion, her roots, her culture, and her own determined will.”

Join us at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, in Sonoma, for what will surely be a memorable tour of the foreign and the familiar.

This event is part of the Sonoma Arts + Lectures Series . Andrews Hall is at 276 E. Napa St. Tickets are $15, available at Readers’ Books or The Sonoma Community Center. For more information call 707-939-1779 or email us at info@readersbooks.com.

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



TEN FOOT TONE at the Spring Equinox 2009 Celebration March 21

Join TFT at this benefit for the Amazon Rainforest. Art, Music, Ceremony, Dance, Food, Wine & Bands.

Besh Beni, Ten Foot Tone, Tobias Weinberger, Cien Caras, Featuring” Chicham plus D.J. Clandestino and others.

Sonoma Community Center

March 21, 2009

Call 707-799-5978 for tickets, $20 in advance, $25 at the door



Tuesday March 24   6:30 to 8:30 pm

Peruvian Whistling Vessels Ceremony with Margy Henderson

Peruvian Whistling Vessels Ceremony with Margy Henderson

Margy Henderson invites you to experience the healing effect of a rare replica set of Peruvian Whistling Vessels. When 8 people blow the Whistles the feeling is balancing, entrancing, and joyous. Find out more about these wonderful healing instruments.  Shamans used ancient whistling vessels in their rituals and sound healing work. They create ‘binearal beats’ which bring about specific, very helpful physiological and spiritual balance.
You are invited to join  in the fun:
8 to 11 people get together. Margy gives a brief introduction and explanation. A relaxed and enjoyable ritual circle is opened. It requires no experience or skill as all the 8 Whistles are blown together.  This stimulates an otherwise unused part of the ear to create healing sounds. Binearal beats balance the left/right hemispheres of the brain, as well as sodium/potassium levels in the body. Trance states, deep relaxation, and insights are often reported.
Ritual sound healing session:
location: 945A West Spain, Sonoma (come through the carport to house in back)
RSVP: email planetsounds@sbcglobal.net or call 707-938-8334
Donation requested: $10 to $20

Experience Healing Modalities at the Open House on March 21 FREE

Hey, friends.
The wonderful healers who are opening their office for this event are letting people in to experience their various methods, many not available anywhere else.

Silvia Cloe has a hyperbaric chamber, used to get oxygen deeply into the body and brain. I have been lucky enough to try it.

Libby Roberts is  VERY gifted Feldenkrais teacher who does popular classes at Parkpoint.

Jane Ellen Heath is an MD who uses Homeopathy and teaches workshops.

They invited me to do toning tune-ups at the open house.
I hope people will drop by and meet these terrific women, play with their diagnostic machines, biofeedback, and, my favorite, the Hyperbaric chamber for oxygen therapy!
Margy Henderson
Sound Healer and Hand Analysis

Spring Equinox


March 21st 1:00 – 5:00 pm no cost

283 2nd St. East


Hosted by: QEEG4WellBeing & Mandala CSN


Healing modalities of:


Awareness Through Movement®

Biofeedback games


Journey to the Wild Divine

Presentations on:

Detox Homeopathy

Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Brain mapping, the QEEG

Contact #996-2930 for more information or just stop by on the 21st!