Hispanic business showcase
Expo de Americas Business Showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday will feature
the Michael Martinez Latin Band and other activities at the Finley Community
Center, 2060 W. College Ave. in Santa Rosa.
The showcase, promoting Hispanic businesses and companies interested in
doing business with Hispanic patrons, is presented by Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce of Sonoma County.
Also included will be food sampling from area restaurants, product and
service information, a live broadcast by Radio KRRS, a fashion show, and
prizes. The event is sponsored by the Exchange Bank. Admission is free. Phone
the chamber, 526-7744.
League's 75th anniversary
The 75th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Sonoma County will be
celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St.
in Santa Rosa.
Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron will open the program speaking on the
History of Women in Politics in Sonoma County. The meeting is free and open to
the public. Free child care is available for the meeting with three days
notice. For child care reservations, membership and other information, call
Rincon library photo display
Rincon Valley's new regional library off Montecito Boulevard has 60
historical photographs on display showing the lives and times of people who
lived and worked in Sonoma County in the past 100 years.
The display was drawn from a collection of some 13,000 photographs at the
Sonoma County Public Library.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The
library number is 537-0162.
Blood drive at Sebastopol
Blood Bank of the Redwoods mobile unit will draw blood from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
today at Gold Ridge Fire Department on Hessel Road near Sebastopol.
Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh no less than 110 pounds.
They must have no signs of flu or cold and must have eaten a substantial meal
within four hours of donating. For further information, call 545-1222.
'In the Mood' dinner, dance
Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena is the setting for ''In the Mood,'' a
dinner, dance and silent auction Friday to aid the Napa County Meals on Wheels
The festivities start at 7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Dinner will
be served at 8 p.m. Dancing is from 9 p.m. to midnight. The cost is $100 per
person. Prizes will be awarded for the best 1940s costume and the best dancers
of the evening. Pamela Rose and Sidepocket will provide the music.
For reservations, call 963-5057. Black tie is optional. The winery is at
2800 Highway 29 in St. Helena.
Annual Great Day in Elk
Mendocino Coast's village of Elk presents its 20th annual Great Day in Elk
with a parade, festival, dinner and dance. Events start at noon Sept. 10 with
free admission to the parade and festival.
The barbecued chicken or pork dinner starts at 5 p.m. costing $8 for adults
and $6 for kids; reservations are suggested. Dancing to the Mighty T-Bones
starts at 9 p.m. for $7 adults and $4 for kids. The day benefits Elk's
Greenwood Community Center year-round activities. Further details are
available at 877-3564.
Car rally and Poker Run
A Hot Sebastopol Night Car Rally is set for 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 on Morris
Street in Sebastopol as a benefit for the city's Chamber of Commerce, with a
Poker Run providing some proceeds to the Sebastopol Teen Center.
The car show, cruise, live music and other contests includes prizes and
food. Event T-shirt will be available. It also is sponsored by Radio KMGG,
The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for those 15 and younger. Further
information is available by calling the chamber, 823-3032.
Award for Pearl Harbor vets
The Secretary of Defense sent a representative to Santa Rosa recently to
present an award to Pearl Harbor veterans living in Sonoma County.
An Army spokesman said the Sonoma County Chapter of the Pearl Harbor
Survivors Association is the first such group in the nation to receive the
award from Defense Secretary William Perry.
The award commends the Pearl Harbor vets for keeping alive the history of
World War II. Chapter member Frank Sennello, who applied for the honor, said
vets have spoken to more than 18,000 students during visits to Sonoma County
The award was presented to the chapter by Maj. Gen. Kent Hillhouse, a
much-decorated Vietnam veteran who served most recently as commander of the
Army's 91st Training Division at Fort Baker is Sausalito. Hillhouse serves
with the Army Reserve.
During the ceremony in Santa Rosa, Hillhouse presented the Pearl Harbor
vets with a flag commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II, pins for
members and a certificate signed by Perry.