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<strong>Paella party at Amphora Winery:</strong> On Saturday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., Amphora Winery hosts a paella party, feature the fabulous paella of Fabiano Ramaci of Per Le Stelle and Mora Estate Winery.

The evening celebrates the release of Amphora Winery 2001 Tempranillo and includes tapas, chicken and sausage paella, vegetarian paella, salad, bread, a traditional Spanish dessert served in the winery's cellar and live Flamenco music by guitarist Mark Taylor.

Guests also receive a complimentary wine tasting and one glass of wine; additional wines may be purchased by the glass or bottle.

Cost is $58 for the general public. For tickets, call 431-7767 or visit <a href="http://amphorawines.com" target="_blank">amphorawines.com</a>.

The winery is located at 4791 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg.

<strong>We love a Supper Club!</strong> On Monday, May 19, the Monte Rio Supper Club hosts a Scandinavian Summer Feast, prepared by chef Helena Gustavsson Giesea of Helena's Kitchen.

The menu features vegetarian "Meadow" soup, a vegetarian savory cake, pork loin stuffed with fruit and accompanied by scalloped potatoes and cabbage salad and a dessert of meringue with berries and custard.

Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Supper Club takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Monte Rio Community Center (20488 Highway 116, across from the Rio Theater in Monte Rio).

The evening includes live music by Blythe and Streetwise.

For learn about upcoming Supper Club events, which take place on the third Monday or the month, visit <a href="http://friendsofmontherio.org" target="_blank">friendsofmontherio.org</a>.

<strong>Saturdays at Shed:</strong> Healdsburg's Shed (25 North St.) is abuzz with activity, especially on Saturdays, when the famers market takes place across the street from the award-winning facility.

Robert Kourik now holds court there every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., talking with customers about all things horticultural and answering questions. Kourik is a prolific writer and brilliant gardener; if anyone can help you turn your black thumb green, he can.

This Saturday, I'll join in the fun from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., when I'll prepare seasonal vinaigrettes and other dressings, share yummy samples and sign copies of "Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings" (Harvard Common Press, 2013). There is no charge.

SHED has launched a new series of Market Day Farmer's Lunches, which take place every other Saturdays at 1 p.m.

The first one is on May 31. Stop by or visit <a href="http://healdsburgshed.com" target="_blank">healdsburgshed.com</a> to snag a seat.

<strong>Wine & Film:</strong> On Sunday, The Hess Collection winery (4411 Redwood Road, Napa) hosts a screening of "Beauty is Embarrassing," a remarkable film about the career of cartoonist Wayne White, who was raised in Tennessee and enjoyed great early success as one of the creators of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," an enormously popular television show in the 1980s. The movie chronicles his struggles as he attempts to balance his commercial work with his personal artist vision.

The director of the film, Neil Berkeley, will introduce the film and stay around for a Q & A session following the screening, when wine and appetizers will be served.

Tickets are $20 and are available by calling Ashley Cox at 255-1144 ext. 226, emailing ACox@hesscollection.com or by visiting <a href="http://hesscollection.com" target="_blank">hesscollection.com</a> and following the prompts.

The film will be shown in the Hess West Gallery and it launches a new series of monthly films, offered in conjunction with the Napa Valley Film Festival.

For more information about the festival, which takes place in November, visit <a href="http://napavalleyfilmfest.org" target="_blank">napavalleyfilmfest.org</a>.

<strong>Nurturing your pup's inner artist:</strong> On Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., the remarkable Ellyn Boone, founder of Paws for Love, returns to Sonoma County for a day of pooch painting and fun for the entire family.

Dog-A-Palooza takes place at Dairydell Canine (2575 Adobe Road, at East Washington St., Petaluma). Activities include an opportunity to adopt a rescued dog, a pet parade, low-cost vaccination, activities for kids, a sale of cool doggy things, a silent option and great raffle prizes.

In addition, there will be several demonstrations, including "Wild to Wonderful," which promises instant obedience. You'll see sniffer dogs and hear from Martha Steele, a pet psychic.

Your pup will have an opportunity to traverse tunnels and teeters and take a puppy pilates class.

The event is free but if you'd like to test your canine's artistic potential, you can do so for a $25 donation, which gets you a 8-inch-by-10-inch framable masterpiece.

For more information about the event, call 762-6111. To learn about Paws for Love, visit <a href="http://pawsforlove.info" target="_blank">pawsforlove.info</a>.

<strong>Single Malt Tasting On May 22:</strong> Michael Traverso and Fred Thumhart of the Sonoma County Single Malt Society, host a tasting of a selection of exclusive malts from Creative Whisky Company, an independent bottler.

David Stirk, founder and owner of the company, will guide the tasting, which as of press time included seven malts: Bladnoch 21-year, a Lowland malt; North Highland 17-year and Glencadam 22-year and Dalmore 13-year, all Highland malts; Bowmore 12-year of Islay; Linkwood 14-year and Speyside 10-year, both Speyside malts.

The tasting takes place at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel (170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa), with check-in at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $40 for members of the society and $60 for nonmembers.

To reserve a seat, email info@sonomasinglemalt.com. For membership information, visit <a href="http://sonomasinglemalt.com" target="_blank">sonomasinglemalt.com</a>.

<strong>Coquelicot:</strong> There is a sweet little shop in downtown Larkspur, Coquelicot of Provence, that holds a once-a-year sale on the Friday and Saturday after Mother's Day, which means it is happening this week.

The sale is enormous, with eager shoppers lined up down Magnolia Ave. and tents in the store's back courtyard because the little shop is too small to hold all of the merchandise.

The sale features table linens from Provence, including oil-cloth tablecloths and cotton napkins, along with Jacquard hand towels, tablecloths and napkins, vintage silverware, chandeliers, paintings and Champagne buckets; pottery, vases, glassware, French costume jewelry and Provencal quilts.

The store, located at 503 Magnolia Ave., is open on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To browse before you shop, visit <a href="http://coquelicotfromprovence.com" target="_blank">coquelicotfromprovence.com</a>.

<em>Michele Anna Jordan has written 17 books to date, including "Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings." You'll find her blog, "Eat This Now," at pantry.blogs. pressdemocrat.com. Email Jordan at michele@saladdresser.com.</em>

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