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CLOVERDALE: Free plane rides for kids

During next Saturday’s Open House at the Cloverdale Airport, kids between 8 and 17 can enjoy free 20-minute plane rides as part of the Young Eagles Rally taking place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the far end of the field.

Rides are limited to the first 50 children signing up. Pre-registration and signed authorization forms are required. Call Sher Shipway at 584-9682 or email her at SHERyoungeagles@aol.com for more details.

The Cloverdale Municipal Airport is located at 220 Airport Rd., at the east end of Chrome Iron Rd. Take the Dutcher Creek offramp from Highway 101, turn east to Asti Rd. and follow the signs.

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CLOVERDALE: Pine Mountain olive oils win international medals

After four days of judging during which 910 olive oils from 27 countries were analyzed, two olive oils grown on Cloverdale’s Pine Mountain took home awards last month at the fifth annual New York International Olive Oil competition.

Silverwood Ranch’s High Elevation Extra Virgin Olive Oil won a gold medal and Split Rock Springs Ranch Organic Medium Blend took silver for the third year in a row.

They will be featured along with the other 2017 winners in the first annual “Guide to the World’s Best Olive Oils,” a printed guidebook that will be available through Amazon and other booksellers in May.

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CLOVERDALE: Friday Night Live series announces concert lineup

The Cloverdale Arts Alliance, producers of Friday Night Live, the popular free summer concert series that takes place every Friday night from June 2 to Sept. 1 in the Downtown Plaza, recently announced their 2017 lineup.

June 2 - The Honey Island Swamp Band; June 9 - Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash; June 16 - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers; June 23 -The B-Side Players; June 30 - The Lil Smokies; July 7 – Orgone; July 14 - The Quebe Sisters; July 21 -The Iguanas; July 28 - GrooveSession; Aug. 4 - Johnny Sansone; Aug.11 - The Naughty Professor; Aug. 18 - Pacific Mambo Orchestra; Aug. 25 – Monophonics; and Sept. 1 - Grammy Award-winning Blues Hall of Famer to be announced.

For more information, visit cloverdaleartsalliance.org or call 707-894-4410.

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HEALDSBURG: Gallery exhibit, events highlight housing crisis

North Sonoma County Services provides services pertaining to housing for both low-income and homeless people and runs transitional family housing in Healdsburg.

The group’s work will be highlighted in art, poetry, shelter prototypes and short films at the Paul Mahder Gallery from May 13-22.

The exhibit is called “Homelessness Reflections in Art,” and includes “A Place to Call Home.” It highlights the work of North Sonoma County Services through art and demonstrates the continuing challenges of shelter for all.

Art created by the students of local schools will be on display.

In addition, organizers will unveil the scale-sized prototype mobile shelters created by the Healdsburg High School art class led by Linus Lancaster as well as the shelters designed by Sebastopol artist and architect Ken Berman.

The shelters combine a sleeping area and secure storage and can be connected to a bicycle.

The opening reception will be at the gallery from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 13.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, the gallery will hold Student Film Night and screen the work of Marcus Cano and other students.

The exhibit will close with a reading of the poetry of homeless poet D. K. Holt on at 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 and at 7 p.m.

The exhibit will also present three more short films that evening.

The Paul Mahder Gallery is located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays.

For more information about North Sonoma County Services, visit www.northsonomacountyservices.com.