SONOMA COUNTY: 3 earn spots at FFA conference
Three Sonoma County students were among 60 high school seniors selected for the recent Sacramento Leadership Experience, a conference presented by California Future Farmers of America.
Courtney King of Petaluma, Taylor Richardson of Healdsburg and Paul Shafer of Sonoma were among the FFA members chosen for last week’s four-day capstone event.
The conference assigns students as mock legislators within state districts to develop skills for solving problems, making decisions and accomplishing goals.
Students tackled issues including agriculture and ethics, water and natural resources, food and nutrition, and education while learning about the role of government, agricultural policy and advocacy through participation in a model Congress.
PETALUMA: Youth of the Year
Petaluma High School senior Kennedy Grant has been named Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma Youth of the Year.
She has been an active member of the Lucchesi Park Clubhouse in Petaluma since 2011, where she serves as a role model for younger members and her peers.
She has volunteered with club programs including healthy habits and character, leadership and arts programs. She also has volunteered the past two summers with the Petaluma Wildlife Museum.
Kennedy hopes to attend Oregon State University as a biology major.
GEYSERVILLE: Artist needs rusty metal
Bryan Tedrick, local Sonoma County sculpture artist needs rusty junk to build Geyserville’s permanent sculptures. Tedrick needs several tons of rusted metal and is particularly fond of rusty farm equipment and tools.
Contact Victoria Heiges, firstname.lastname@example.org for pickup.
CLOVERDALE: Scholarships for 2 students
The Green Thumb Garden Club is offering two $500 scholarships to Cloverdale residents who are or will be attending Santa Rosa Junior College this fall.
Graduating CHS students, continuing SRJC students and those transferring from SRJC to a four-year college are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be full-time students (carrying 12 units or more), have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be pursuing majors in agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, viticulture, wine, botany, environmental or related studies.
Visit the Scholarship Opportunities page on the SRJC website at scholarships.santarosa.edu and scroll to “Green Thumb Club of Cloverdale.” Deadline to apply is Friday.
GEYSERVILLE: Chamber of Commerce dinner
Marrianne McBride, CEO of the Council on Aging, will be the guest speaker for the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Tuesday.
Cooking the dinner will be the Dry Creek Neighbors Club. The menu is a traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner with the Dry Creek Neighbors’ Pistachio Cake.
Featured wines will be from Virginia Dare Winery. A no-host bar opens at 6 pm. Tickets are $26 and available online at www.geyservillecc.com.
HEALDSBURG: ‘Drink for the Dogs’
Greendog Rescue Project’s 4th annual “Drink for the Dogs” will take place on Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, at the Healdsburg Bar & Grill, 245 Healdsburg Ave.
The all-day family event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature live traditional Irish folk music by San Francisco’s Terry Savastano, a live raffle, great prizes, drink specials and house-smoked corned beef.
Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome to attend. Admission is free, and Chef Douglas Keane will be on hand.