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‘Art in Nature’ summer camp for kids

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in a four-day “Art in Nature” Summer Art Camp the week of July 3, taught by Sandra Novia and hosted by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance.

Classes, limited to the first 10 registrants, will take place both in the studio and out in nature from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day (except July 4) and include painting, drawing and sculpting using nature as inspiration. The week will end with an art show for family and friends.

The $170 cost includes all materials. A 10 percent sibling discount is offered after the first full price student in same family. To register, download a Summer Children’s Art Camp registration form at cloverdaleartsalliance.org, then drop off the completed form and payment at the Arts Alliance Gallery, 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Project Graduation donation

For the fifth year, Annie’s Floral at 129 N. Cloverdale Blvd., has donated a portion of their sales from Cloverdale High School’s prom and graduation flowers to Project Graduation. In the past, these donations have averaged around $300. This year, they were able to contribute $450, an upward trend they hope to maintain in the coming years.

Restocking food pantry event

The fifth annual “Christmas in June” event to restock the shelves of the Cloverdale Food Pantry will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. June 21 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 205 W. First St.

In addition to cash donations, suggested pantry gift ideas include 20-pound bags of rice, 20-pound bags of beans and cans or cases of tuna, peanut butter, pasta, dry cereal, tomato products, canned fruit, vegetables and soups.

Anyone in need of food, whether they live in a residence or are homeless, can get it at the weekly food distribution on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. The only criteria is that the recipient live in Cloverdale.

Call 707-393-8383 for more information.


Free Bookmobile coming to town

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County will be in Geyserville on Tuesday June 20, 5-6:30 pm. Bring gently used or new books to add to the book mobile stock, and take out books for summer reading.

It will be located across from the visitors parking lot on Geyserville Avenue.

Chamber’s June BBQ & Wine Tasting

The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce June BBQ & Wine Tasting at Trentadue Winery takes place on June 13. Wine Tasting and Chili Bar at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

Food will be by local favorite KC Catering, featuring Ken’s famous barbecue tri-tip, pulled pork, chicken, corn on the cob, salad & slaw.

Tickets are $50 per person. For more info, go to www.geyservillecc.com


Museum recognizes outstanding volunteers

The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society recently announced its 2017 Langhart Award winners are Diane Schmidt Carriger and Maggie Bates. The award, which is named for museum founder Edwin Langhart, is given to selected outstanding volunteers each year.

Carriger and Bates both began volunteering with the organization in 2010. Carriger has “devoted hours of skilled assistance to our collections, research, exhibitions [and] events,” according to a museum publication. Bates’ “dazzling creative talents have enhanced all our museum exhibitions, graphics and publications for the past seven years.”

The two women will be recognized at the museum’s Volunteer Appreciation Event and Langhart Award Dinner on Saturday, July 8 at the Castelli Ranch in Healdsburg. Tickets to the event are $85. For more information, call 707-431-3325.


Art and Flower Show winners

Victoria LaFrance won the People’s Choice Award for her mixed-media painting “Italian Coast” in the Windsor Community Art and Flower Show.

The Best of Show award went to Maria-Esther Sund’s free standing entry “Stitching Whispers,” a young girl’s white dress stitched with two-dozen old photographs of family members’ faces. Stitching Whispers also won first place in the free standing category.

Judges Barbara Borne, a photographer, Linda Galletta, executive director of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and Windsor Public Art Advisory Commissioner Rhoann Ponseti said their criteria was originality, use of materials in the medium and “sometimes just a gut feeling.”

Other First Place winners this year are:

Oil: “Jungle Elephant” by Alexandra Grandy

Acrylic: “Still Life with Matisse” by Christine Pava

Watercolor: “Ton Le Sapvillage” by Carol Martin Mixed Media: “Fish, Fruit & Flowers” by Carol Martin

Photography: “All Is Not What It Seems” by Harold Gain Other Medium: “Chiara” a black and white drawing by Anna Homchick Grace Anderson won Best of Show in the student category for her entry “Punica Granatum.”

Mary Robledo won First Place and Best of Show for her floral arrangement bordered by a metal hoop.

The town’s 21st Art and Flower Show’s entries were on display at the Huerta Gymnasium June 1-4. A total of 31 artists submitted 81 pieces to the show.

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