Exhibit honors artists over 80

Towers Gallery hosts a special exhibit through July 30 entitled “4 Score and More,” honoring artists over 80. Of the 11 artists whose works are on display, seven are in their 90s.

The oldest is 98-year-old Charles Berry, the youngest, 84-year-old Jan Memeo. Other artists are Mary Bonino, 93; Doris DeFord, 94; Virginia Fitch, 97; Ann Gillis, 94; Louise Johnson, 85; Adele Pruitt, 92; Bill Thurner, 89; Marge Thurner, 85; and Sylvia Tyler, 93.

Towers Gallery is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday–Monday at 210 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-4331,


Joseph Jewell Wines opens tasting room

Joseph Jewell Wines, producer of single-vineyard pinot noir, zinfandel and chardonnay, has opened a new tasting room in Forestville.

“This gives us a home to showcase our wines on a daily basis,” said winemaker Adrian Jewell Manspeaker. “Now we can educate our guests about what makes our wines so special and do so in a location that is central to our vineyard sites.”

The tasting room is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday and by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6542 Front St. 820-1621,


Teams forming for softball tournament

Teams are forming for the second annual Fight for Kapri Coed Softball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 15 and 16 at Keiser Park, with all proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of 6-year-old Kapri Geernaert of Larkfield.

The beneficiary of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenges was recently deemed cancer-free after being treated for medulloblastoma, a fast-spreading cancer near the brain stem. Surgery at UC San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital was followed by many months of follow-up treatment at St. Jude’s.

The tournament fee is a $500 per team of 12-14 people and can be made directly to St. Jude in Kapri’s name, either online at or by calling (800) 805-5856. So far 14 teams have signed up.

For more information, contact Kaela Herrera at 217-7002 or

Mary Jo Winter


Tour Oliver Ranch in fundraiser

Tour renowned Oliver Ranch on Sept. 26 while benefiting the Geyserville Community Foundation, which co-sponsors the year-round Sculpture Trail.

Participants will walk about 2.5 miles as they visit the sculptures that Steve and Nancy Oliver have commissioned over the years for their 100-acre ranch. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Cost is $100 per person. Information: Victoria Heiges, (415) 608-6160.

Deborah Rust