CLOVERDALE: Longtime PTA volunteer now state head of advocacy group
Dianne MacDonald, longtime PTA volunteer and past President of the Cloverdale Unified School District’s Board of Directors, is the new president of California State PTA, the state’s largest child-advocacy organization.
MacDonald has served the PTA at the local, regional, and state levels in many roles, including family engagement advocate, leadership mentor and vice president for education. Her work with PTA has been focused on closing the achievement gap, early childhood education and supporting military families.
She and her husband Mike have three sons, and she credits PTA with teaching her how to be an advocate for her own children which, she says, led her to become an advocate for all children in California.
CLOVERDALE: Look for collection boxes to help stock classrooms
For the past seven years, the United Church of Cloverdale, together with several area churches, community groups and local service clubs, has organized a summer program called “Stock a Student Classroom” to collect needed school supplies for Jefferson Elementary and Washington Middle schools. Supplies are also shared with the Cloverdale Boys and Girls Club.
Last year, in addition to all the donated crayons, pencils, scissors and notebooks, they also received over $2,100 in cash, which allowed them to purchase additional supplies, according to Coordinator Linda Clapp.
Collection boxes are located at Ace Hardware, the Fire Station, Cloverdale Library, Cloverdale Pharmacy, Fire Creek Lodge in Clover Springs, Redwood Credit Union, Reveille and the UPS store.
Call 707-894-4493 for more information.
GEYSERVILLE: New Tech High orientation Aug. 8 for kids, parents
Geyserville New Tech High School Orientation will be held August 8, 10-2 pm on the campus, 1300 Moody Lane.
Parents and kids can learn about choices for the 2017-2018 school year, clubs and sports, and the student council.
In addition, attendees can enter a raffle for a free 2017-2018 yearbook and sign up for Community Service hours.
Contact the school office for more information at 707-857-3592.
GEYSERVILLE: 60 wineries pouring for summer event at Trentadue
The Simply Summer Celebration 2017 will be held at Trentadue Winery, 19170 Geyserville Ave., on Sunday, August 13th.
ZAP, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers will host the event, which will take place in the air-conditioned indoor pavilion, within the old world surroundings of the vineyard.
More than 60 wineries will be pouring and food will be sold separately. There will be barbecue and other food purveyors on site, including specialty desserts.
Tickets are $35-$250 and include admission, wine tasting and a ZAP logo wine glass. Tickets are sold through eventbrite.com.
HEALDSBURG: ‘Private Lives Private Lies’ being performed at the Raven
At 7 p.m. Saturday, August 12 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 13, two performances of “Private Lives Private Lies,” will be offered at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.
This original play, written by playwright Dianna L. Grayer, follows the lives of eight LGBTQ characters as they demonstrate their perspectives in both joy and sorrow.
In a press release, Dr. Grayer said, “‘Private Lives Private Lies’ explores relationship discord, addiction, discrimination and rejection in the lives of eight LGBTQ people.” In addition, Grayer stated her “motivation for writing this play was to bring LGBTQ relationship dynamics to life, while tackling some of the issues behind the masks that everyone wears — gay or straight.”