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20-year reunion for Class of 1997

Cloverdale High School Class of 1997 is holding its 20-year reunion June 24 in the La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant’s Event Center, 134 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Tickets for the adults-only event are $40 and include an all-you-can eat buffet, water and soda, as well as two drinks, either beer or wine. There will also be a no-host bar. Contact Anna (Imbach) Casmey at anna.casmey@gmail.com or 758 3419.

New sculptures installed for trail

New sculptures for the 2017-2018 Sculpture Trail, ranging from humorous to thought-provoking, were installed last week in Cloverdale and Geyserville. They will be on display until May 8, 2018.

The 10 new sculptures in Cloverdale were created by artists Joe Bologna, Peter Crompton, San Huncilman, Adrian Litman, David Mudgett, Hector Ortega, Pierre Riche, Sculpture Jam, Bryan Tedrick and Carlos Zamora.

Geyserville sculptures are the work of artists Tyson Barbera, Flavia Krasilchik, Adrian Litman, Phillip Lynch and Ernest & Lois Rich.

An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 19. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Street Fair replaces farmers market

The Cloverdale Certified Farmers’ Market, previously held in conjunction with the popular Friday Night Live summer concert series, is being replaced this year with a new event called The Street Fair. It will operate under the auspices of the Cloverdale Arts Alliance.

Former market manager Tina Castelli has agreed to oversee the new market and says applications will be going out soon.

“The Street Fair will continue the tradition of offering fresh and interesting food choices in addition to vendor-made preserved foods and wellness products and items from local artists and crafters,” she said.

Interested vendors can contact Castelli at streetfair@cloverdaleartsalliance.org.


Celebrate May Day with food, family

Legend has it that Geyserville has been celebrating May Day since 1925.

On the first Sunday of the month, May 7 this year, locals gather as a community to celebrate.

The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce has found sponsors for a free climbing wall and jumpie for kids of all ages to enjoy.

A BBQ Rib cook-off will feature 10 teams looking to win the top spot.

Food of all kinds prepared by locals makes it a day to bring out the family.

Geyserville Elementary School third-graders will dance around the maypole, the May Day Queen will make an appearance and Egg Toss games will bring out the kid in everyone.

The Hoffman Picnic Grounds will have booths from the Chamber of Commerce, the Geyserville Community Foundation and the Historical Society.


Students’ video ties for first place

“These are the Walls that Speak,” a two-minute video about artistic empowerment and inspiration by Windsor High School students, tied for first place in the 2017 Student Voices Campaign. It shares that honor with “Art in Education,” a video by students at Bear River High School in Grass Valley.

Launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Student Voices Campaign encourages students in grades 7-12 to create a video that expresses their vision about their education and school district.

More than 100 videos were submitted in this year’s fourth annual competition. The final 14 selections from eight California counties addressed topics including bullying, the overuse of electronics and the power of art to focus on dating abuse, suicide prevention and how to clean up their school.

Erika Stewart wrote the narrative of “These are the Walls that Speak,” Aliezah Hulett directed and Elliot Robinson created the video. It is available at https://youtu.be/YCH5 gX7Fhk.

Grand opening for new dental clinic

The Alliance Medical Center’s new Windsor Dental Clinic celebrates its grand opening with a wine and cheese reception from 3-5 p.m. May 12.

The clinic at 8499 Old Redwood Highway in the Palms shopping center opened Feb. 2 and has already treated 320 uninsured patients and those with Medi-Cal insurance as of mid-March, Alliance Medical Center CEO Max Armstrong said.

Those patients, including seasonal and migrant farm workers and their families, had never been to a dentist or had not been treated by one in a long time, Armstrong said.

The Alliance Medical Center received a $350,000 grant over two years under the Affordable Care Act from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration that enabled remodeling of its Windsor Dental Clinic and adding three patient chairs.A $50,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Northern Sonoma County paid for two more chairs, Armstrong said.

State Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg is scheduled to speak at the grand opening, and Congressman Jared Huffman has been invited.

The ceremony is 3-5 p.m.

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