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Fall soccer referees needed; 2-day free course offered

The Cloverdale Youth Soccer League needs referees for the upcoming fall season so they are offering a two-day course at the City Park Scout Hut from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12-13. The course is free and open to all; however, participants must be at least 12 years old. Call Larry Reynolds at 707-894-4065 for more information.

Help clean up trash at river

Despite holding down two jobs and working seven days a week, 38-year-old Casey Carr still finds time to head to the river before dawn several days a week to pick up trash.

Two friends joined him recently and, between the three of them, they collected 600 pounds of trash in two hours. Their haul included diapers, needles, beer cans, bottles and even a small refrigerator.

Through postings on his Facebook page, his efforts came to the attention of Clean River Alliance. They now cover the cost of his dump runs and provide trash bags, both of which he previously paid for out of his own pocket.

“People put their lives on the line to save the environment,” said Carr. “This is the least I can do. Seeing the outcome makes me feel good.”

Anyone who wants to help is welcome to contact him at caseycarr78@gmail.


Free books from bookmobile

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County will be in Geyserville from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The bookmobile will be located on Geyserville across from the Visitors Plaza.


Farmers market wine tastings

The Healdsburg Farmers Market is now offering wine tasting in the Wetzel Native Plant Garden at the Wednesday market.

Market manager Janet Ciel announced the new addition in mid-July. “It’s a serene and calming place to sample wines while supporting our local farmers’ market,” she wrote in a press release.

Twenty-four individual wineries will participate in the tastings that will run though Oct. 25.

The tasting fee is $15 for six tastes, with additional tastes for $3 each. A taste is a third of a glass.

The effort to vitalize the midweek market is led by the Friends of the Healdsburg Farmers Market, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity.

In addition to regulars like Bernier, Preston, Middleton, Ridgeview and Reyes Family farms, A4 Chicken and Anna’s Seafood bring local meat and fish to the market. Local purveyors of balsamic vinegar and chocolate also can be found at the Wednesday market.

The midweek market is held from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the parking lot of the Cerri building, next door to Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St.

For more information visit, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/weekly-wine-tasting.


Prepare to shred at the Free Sonoma County Shred-A-Thon

The Free Sonoma County Shred-A-Thon, will take place August 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Redwood Credit Union, 3033 Cleveland Ave. Anyone can arrive and securely dispose of three banker’s boxes worth of documents, as well as eWaste, like computers, TV’s, and other home electronics.

There will also be a free seminar, “What you need to know about Cyber Crime,” from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

This event is sponsored by Redwood Credit Union in partnership with Shred-it and the Conservation Corps North Bay. Donations are welcome, but not required. Proceeds go to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank.


Fete to honor Jack Lundgren

The Sonoma Community Center honors 12-year board veteran Jack Lundgren as its 2017 Muse, joining such former honorees as author Jack London and Buena Vista Winery founder Count Agoston Haraszthy.

A celebration begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, in the new Secret Garden at the center, 276 E. Napa St. Dinner follows on the back patio at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $225.

Lundgren managed the $2 million retrofitting and renovation of the center, and the installation of the new Rotary kitchen and the theater in Andrews Hall.

He also has worked on numerous other building projects during his service on the board.

For tickets or information, call 707-938-4626, visit sonomacommunitycenter.org or stop by the center office.

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