s
s
Sections
You've read 3 of 10 free articles this month.
Get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
You've read 6 of 10 free articles this month.
Get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
You've read all of your free articles this month.
Get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
We've got a special deal for readers like you.
Get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app starting 99 cents per month and support local journalism.
Already a subscriber?
Thanks for reading! Why not subscribe?
Get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app starting 99 cents per month and support local journalism.
Already a subscriber?
Want to keep reading? Subscribe today!
Ooops! You're out of free articles. Starting at just 99 cents per month, you can keep reading all of our products and support local journalism.
Already a subscriber?

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.”

The $25 tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3023557 and at the door.

___

HEALDSBURG: ‘Theater without a safety net’ returns for third year at Raven

The Raven Performing Arts Center offers Raven 24/7 and “Theater without a safety net” for the third year. Seven playwrights, seven directors and seven groups of actors create original 10-minute plays with a twist. The twist is that “from concept to fully staged production,” they’re allowed just 24 hours.

At 8 p.m. Friday, August 18, with audience participation, a theme will be chosen and one line of dialogue for each of the seven plays. The in-house band will play musical muse.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, August 19, each of the seven groups will return with their fully-developed 10-minute play.

The Raven Performing Arts Theater is located at 115 North St. The $20 admission includes both nights.

____

HEALDSBURG: Free bilingual children’s literary program

The Healdsburg Literary Guild and Healdsburg SHED team up to present a free children’s literary program.

The organizations, along with the Sonoma County Library and the City of Healdsburg, present “ Mamá the Alien — Mamá la Extraterrestre.” It is a bilingual story-telling program for kids ages 4-14. Salvadoran-American children’s book author René Colato Laínez will read. In addition, activities will be offered by Healdsburg Children’s librarian Charity Anderson. Shed chef Perry Hoffman will provide snacks.

The event will take place from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and online registration is required, visit healdsburgshed.com/events/mama-scl.