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Film showing to benefit Boys and Girls Club

A special showing of the classic film, “All the President’s Men,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is slated for 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Clover Theater, with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cloverdale.

The evening will start with a no-host wine reception, followed by a short presentation on the work that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County is doing in Cloverdale.

Tickets are $25 and available at http://tinyurl.com/y924tjc4.

Gardeners prepare for Tomato Fiesta

Backyard gardeners are invited to participate in the fourth annual Tomato Fiesta from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, hosted by the Soil King Garden Center.

In addition to tomato and salsa competitions, the Giant “Pumpking” weigh-off will award a winner-take-all prize of $1,000 for the biggest pumpkin. More than 50 vendors are expected to be on site and music will be provided by Ukiah-based Double Standyrd.

Proceeds will benefit Courtney’s Pumpkin Patch, whose mission includes aid to local cancer patients. So far this year, they have provided gifts and monetary assistance in excess of $7,400 to 11 cancer patients.

For complete information, including rules and entry forms, as well as information about Courtney’s Pumpkin Patch, visit tomatofiesta.com or call 707-894-3500.


Planning Committee’s monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Geyserville Planning Committee will take place Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Geyserville Oriental Grange Hall.

For more information and the agenda, contact Dallas Saunders at 707-708-9065 or dallas@dallasasaunders.com.

District refinances bonds, saving $566K

Geyserville Unified School District has refinanced outstanding general obligation bonds, which will save the district’s property owners over $565,000 in taxes, according to school officials. The bonds, totaling $2,587,500, come from a 2008 bond authorization, approved by 69 percent of voters in 2008.

The bonds were intended for repairing, upgrading, replacing and acquiring safety, communication, electrical and heating/air-conditioning systems for Geyserville schools.

The interest rates were between 4.875 and 5 percent. The interest rates for the new bonds will be 2.37 percent, a difference that will save property owners $566,694.

The refinancing of the bonds was authorized by the district school board at its June 21 meeting.

Property owners in the district will see a reduced rate on future tax bills.

Coach needed for girls’ volleyball team

Geyserville Middle School is looking for a volleyball coach for girls’ volleyball.

Contact Amy White at 707-857-3592, ext. 103, for more information.

Free Bookmobile visit

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County will be in Geyserville on Tuesday September 19 from 5-6:30 p.m., across from the Visitor’s Plaza on Geyserville Avenue.


Family Safety Fair includes free lunch

The Healdsburg Kiwanis Club presents a Family Safety Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave.

The free event includes bicycle skills and a bike safety rodeo, bicycle helmet giveaway, child safety seat installations, distracted driver virtual reality simulations.

In addition, Smokey the Bear and the Bookmobile of Sonoma County will be in attendance. There will be a free taco lunch and a bike raffle.

To learn more, visit www.healdsburgkiwanis.org.


Your pooch’s favorite day could be today

The Spring Lake Water Bark, which allows dogs to swim and play off-leash at the Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 17, 23-24 and 30, as well as Oct. 1.

Entry fees for the Water Bark are $5 per dog for Sonoma County Regional Parks members and $7 per dog for nonmembers. Parking is free for members or $7 per vehicle for nonmembers.

Spring Lake Water Bark benefits the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, which funds projects in Sonoma County Regional Parks, including the construction of new trails to be enjoyed by dogs and their owners.

Call Pam McBride at 707-565-1355 for more information.


Free hearing screenings

Connect Hearing offers hearing screenings from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive. Free; donation accepted. Sign up at the front desk. 707-838-1250.

Hometown Heroes

Thursday is the deadline to apply to the Windsor Hometown Heroes banner program that displays a banner with a photo of active Armed Forces members from Windsor. townofwindsor.com

Time to clear the garage

Dispose of up to six cubic yards of solid waste, recyclables, scrap metal and clean wood from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Windsor Corporation Yard, 8400 Windsor Road.

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