Registration open for Asti Tour de Vine ride
Registration is now open for the 10th annual Asti Tour de Vine bike ride through the scenic vineyards of northern Sonoma County.
Slated for October 14 and hosted by the Rotary Club of Cloverdale, the event starts and ends at the historic Asti Winery, once one of California’s most visited tourist attractions and now seldom open to the public.
The ride is limited to 500 people so early registration is suggested.
Set your own pace as you select from the 25k, 50k, 100k or the 100-mile routes. The 100-miler is an extreme challenge featuring a gain of 2,500 feet in elevation along the ridgelines overlooking scenic Lake Sonoma.
For more information or to register online, visit astitourdevine.com.
Wasson to speak at G2Z Summit in Australia
Cloverdale resident and animal welfare professional Brigid Wasson will be one of several international speakers at the 7th National Getting to Zero (G2Z) Summit and Workshops in Australia this September.
G2Z, based in Australia, aims to increase responsibility for companion animals so that every community and municipality can achieve zero euthanasia of all healthy and treatable cats and dogs.
Wasson’s presentations will focus on proven ways citizens and shelters can help reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners.
A retired animal shelter director, Wasson has held leadership positions in both government and nonprofit animal service agencies. She is currently CEO and principal consultant of The Path Ahead Animal Shelter Consulting and president of Missing Pet Partnership.
Musical happy hour at winery each Thursday
Happy Hour Thursday is in full swing for the summer at Geyserville’s Trentadue Winery.
Every Thursday through August 31 Trentadue will have a musical Happy Hour from 5:30-7 p.m. This event is free to attend, and dog and kid friendly.
There will be food trucks, live music and Happy Hour prices on wine. Bring a blanket. No outside beverages allowed.
Call the tasting room for questions at 707-433-3104.
Visitors Center needs summer volunteers
Summer volunteers are needed for the Geyserville Visitors Center & Museum, which is looking to be staffed Thursday-Sunday noon-4 p.m.
No experience is needed, just a willingness to share Geyserville.
For more information, contact Cosette Scheiber at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarterly meeting of historical society
The Geyserville Historical Society quarterly meeting will take place July 28.
It is currently working on increasing membership and finding a home for a permanent museum.
Contact Harry Bosworth at email@example.com or Bev Pillsbury at Bpillsbury@onemain.com for the location and time of the meeting.
Garden docents needed for school tours
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is looking for volunteers to serve as youth education docents.
Training sessions will prepare volunteers to lead educational school tours, with some 1,400 students expected this upcoming academic year.
The 25-acre woodland botanical garden is in Sonoma Valley at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, with more than 20,000 wild-origin plants in a naturalistic setting.