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Hometown Heroes project coming

Mayor Gus Wolter is working with the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars to bring the Hometown Heroes Banner Project to Cloverdale.

The banners, which will honor active duty service men and women from Cloverdale, will feature their name, branch of service and a photograph. The banners will then be hung on downtown streetlight poles for approximately six months of the year.

Families with Cloverdale loved ones currently serving in the armed forces may contact Bob Cox with the Sons of the American Legion at 707-894-2419 for more information on how to participate.


Ribbon-cutting for Flagship Taproom

The Flagship Taproom will host a ribbon-cutting on March 1 at 5:30 p.m., 8099 La Plaza Suite B.

Filling the space once home to Dre’s Bar & Grill, the taproom was opened at the end of 2016 and features 20 taps and a substantial menu. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 707-664-5904.


Student art exhibit underway

Geyserville students in kindergarten through fifth grades have their art on display at the seventh annual Young Artists’ Show in Healdsburg. More than 20 pieces from Geyserville students are being shown.

The Healdsburg Education Foundation sponsors the event held at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St., Feb. 11- March 12.

The event is free and open to the public.

Open 6 days 11-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday till 6 p.m.). Closed Tuesdays.

Bookmobile set for Tuesday visit

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County will be in Geyserville on Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. It will be located across from the Visitors Plaza on Geyserville Avenue.

Donations are welcome.

Oliver Ranch art tour May 13

Tour the Oliver Ranch with the Geyserville Community Foundation May 13.

The Oliver Ranch has 18 site-specific art installations. The most recent is Ann Hamilton’s “The Tower,” commissioned for dance, poetry, theater and music performances.

The Oliver Foundation has made tours available, with all proceeds going to nonprofits.

Tours typically last from 2-3 hours and cover 2.5 miles with 600 feet of elevation change. The paths are uneven and not wheelchair accessible. There are no restrooms at the ranch.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the tour.

Guests will meet at the Geyserville Oriental Community Hall, 1000 Highway 128.

Cost is $100 and checks may be made payable to Geyserville Community Foundation, Box 593, Geyserville 95441.

Farm to Pantry wins video scholarship

Shoot Blue Production Co. in Geyserville announces the first winner of its video scholarship program.

Shoot Blue has selected Farm to Pantry, a nonprofit organization that helps connect leftover/unpicked/unused fruit and veggies with those in need in Sonoma County.

Farm to Pantry volunteers glean over 50,000 pounds of food a year and deliver primarily to Northern Sonoma County families and organizations.

Find out more about Farm to Pantry, www.farmtopantry.org or sign up to volunteer, gleaning@farmtopantry.org.


Healdsburg literary deadline extended

The Healdsburg Center for the Arts has extended its deadline for poetry and prose for the “Art of Gastronomy II” exhibit. The exhibit combines a juried art show with literary writings on the same topic. Curators will choose up to 12 literary pieces for exhibition alongside multimedia visual arts.

The deadline for literary works is March 7. The call includes poetry, prose and musical performance. The submission fee is $10.

Submit online at https://squareup.com/store/healdsburg-center-for-the-arts. Submissions may also be made via email at Literary.hca@gmail.com. Walk in and mailed submissions are also accepted at 130 Plaza St. Healdsburg, CA 95448. Queries should be directed to Cynthia Helen Beecher at 707-696-1111.

Town’s history on display

The first exhibit of the year, “Treasures from the Healdsburg Museum Collection,” continues to run at the Healdsburg Museum through May 28.

The museum recently moved the bulk of its collection to a new, climate-controlled storage location.

Items of particular interest in this exhibit include Southern Pomo and western Wappo baskets, a hooked rug made by Grace Hudson, Healdsburg’s original plot map, a ball and chain used at Healdsburg’s first jail, and unique kitchen and laundry tools.

In the lower gallery, historical items and memorabilia from World War I are on display.

The museum is located at 221 Matheson St. It is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

For more information call 431-3325 or visit www.healdsburgmuseum.org.

Performance in Paul Mahder Gallery

The Paul Mahder Gallery, in conjunction with the Healdsburg Performing Arts Center, present “Art,” a play about the subjectivity of art.

Admission is $25.

The gallery is located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. The seven performances are Thursdays March 9 and 16, Fridays March 10 and 17, and Saturdays March 11 and 18. All performances are at 8 p.m. and include “bubbly after the show.” Thursday, March 16, is “Value Night” and tickets are $12.

Tickets are available at Copperfield’s, 104 Matheson St. Cash or check only.


Supercuts opens at Raley’s Town Centre

Supercuts has opened a hair salon at 15 Raley’s Towne Centre. It offers haircuts, highlights, gray blending and waxing for walk-ins and appointments.

The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Appointments can be made online at www.Supercuts.com or by phone at 707- 664-5259.

Chick-fil-A plans ribbon-cutting

Chick-fil-A of Rohnert Park will host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening on March 2 at 9 a.m. at 5080 Redwood Drive, the former Fresh Choice location.

As part of the opening, there will be a “First 100 Campout” event that rewards the first 100 eligible local residents with a chance for a grand prize.

Information about First 100 can be found at www.Chick-fil-a.com.

After the opening date the location will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 707-585-7462.


Israeli Film Festival at Rialto Cinemas

The Jewish Community Center will present the Israeli Film Festival on March 7, 14 and 21, featuring three hand-picked Israeli films with broad appeal and selected for a general Sonoma County audience.

All screenings will be at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. Tickets are $10 for the 1 p.m. matinee and $13 for the 7:30 p.m. show. Season passes available for all three films at a discounted rate.

Film descriptions, trailers and tickets are available at jccsoco.org. For additional information, call 707-526-5538.


Book helps parents cope with loss

Amie Lands has published a book she wishes no new parent ever has to read.

“Navigating the Unknown: An Immediate Guide When Experiencing the Loss of Your Baby,” is a resource for parents to use after learning their baby has died or whose life will be brief.

Lands and her husband, Chris, lost their first-born, Ruthie Lou, five years ago. This book is the result of their own experiences.

“This is the information I was looking for when my beloved daughter passed away,” she said. “I needed to know that I could survive such devastating heartbreak.”

“Navigating the Unknown” is available in both Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon.

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