Community news from Sonoma County towns
Submissions being accepted for film competition
The Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) is accepting submissions through Oct. 5 for the 2017 AVFS Student Film Competition. Winners will be screened at the Alexander Valley Film Festival slated for Oct. 19-22, 2017.
Cash prizes of $50 will be offered for Best Middle School Film, Best High School Film, and Best College Film (undergraduate). In addition, the overall winner will receive the Joseph Carnation, Jr. Student Film Award and a cash prize of $100.
This year’s theme is “HOPE,” with the interpretation and creativity of interpretation being part of the judging criteria.
For complete details and entry form, visit www.avfilmsociety.org/2017-student-film-competition/.
Program provides rescue kits for kids experiencing trauma
Cloverdale is the first law enforcement agency in Sonoma County to participate in the Books to the Rescue Program, a nonprofit community-engagement program dedicated to supporting the needs of children who have experienced a critical incident in their lives.
According to Sonoma County Coordinator Grace Delsuc, the idea is to provide first responders with tools to soothe children who have witnessed or been a part of a traumatic event.
The program relies on individual and corporate donors for funds to purchase first responder rescue bags for each response vehicle, as well as for the new books, stuffed plush toys and other items to fill the rescue bags.
Donations can be made at www.youcaring.com/sonomacountyfirstresponders-820946.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Delsuc at 707-838-9521.
New saloon within Copper Towers gets OK from planners
The Cloverdale Planning Commission has approved a Conditional Use Permit to operate a bar named the Sawmill Saloon at 220 N. Cloverdale Blvd. within the Copper Towers Complex.
Plans were reviewed and approved by the Building Department, and construction is significantly underway in the 650-square-foot commercial space located south of the main building.
The saloon will have a maximum occupancy of 25 people and plans to be open seven days a week.
Sculpture Trail’s ‘ET’ traveling to Oregon for Eclipse Festival
The Geyserville Sculpture Trail will lose its “ET” sculpture temporarily as it visits the Eclipse Festival in Oregon. Sculpture Artist Orion Fredricks and the sculpture, called “Exsucitare Triectus” (ET), have been invited to be on display during the Aug. 21 eclipse.
Oddfellows Summer Hoedown includes dinner, dancing
The Geyserville Oddfellows Summer Hoedown will be held Aug. 12 from 5:30-10:30 p.m., 21021 Geyserville Ave.
Admission $40, includes dinner, one drink ticket and line dancing. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing at 7 p.m.
Tickets available at Bosworth & Son General Store, Locals Tasting Room or from any local OddFellow member. Info at geyservilleoddfellows.org.
Summer Flea Market to be held Saturday at Gin’gilli’s
A summer Flea Market will take place Aug. 19 at Gin’gilli’s Vintage Home store in Geyserville.
The sprawling flea market will open at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
Cardiologist moves practice from SF to Healdsburg