Event raises 30K for first responders
The Cloverdale Volunteer Firefighters held a fundraising spaghetti dinner last weekend, raising more than $30,000 in less than four hours.
All proceeds from the dinner, raffle and auction will be used to benefit first responders who lost homes in the recent fires.
Arts Alliance hosts craft fair on Dec. 1
Local artists, crafters and entertainers are invited to participate in the Holiday Pop-Up Craft Fair being hosted by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance on Dec. 1.
In addition to jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, dolls and hand-sewn items for babies, kids and the home, there will also be spiced cider, homemade snacks, ongoing entertainment and other holiday fun for the whole family.
Contact Laura Carr at email@example.com or 490-6977 for more information.
Volunteers needed to sew teddy bears
BOLT Fabric, 129 N. Cloverdale Blvd., is joining other fabric stores in the area who are hosting volunteers to make items for fire victims. Their store will be making teddy bears for distribution to children impacted by the recent fires.
The sewing area will be available from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 19 and Dec. 3 and 10, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. Recent sewing machine experience is necessary to participate.
“We have limited work space so we ask that you call us at 894-2658 in order to reserve a space, and a machine if needed, owner Kate Barrett said. “We will supply the kits already cut out and the thread at no cost.”
Tree lighting and Tractor parade
Geyserville’s Tree lighting and Tractor Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 25.
Santa arrives at the Visitors Plaza at 5 p.m. followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. The parade will make one pass at the north end of town.
Shops and tasting rooms in town will be open, and chili and cornbread will be served at the firehouse for $5 or an unwrapped toy.
Hot dogs will be available at the Oddfellows Lodge.
This is a free event. Geyserville Chamber of Commerce President Joe Stewart has set up agofundme.com/geyserville-tractor-parade to help defray the costs of permits, restrooms and security.
Saturday arts, crafts market returns
During the holiday season, the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market annual arts and crafts market runs in conjunction with the market every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the parking lot across from Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St.
Items include fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, floral items, wood crafts and more.
Visit healdsburgfarmersmarket.org for more information.
Raising $150K for health care workers
The Healdsburg Healthcare Foundation received a two-to-one matching gift to raise $150,000 in relief support for workers who were affected by the recent fires. The funds will be available to all levels of the workforce to support recovery efforts.
The funds raised will be administered by the Foundation.
To donate, visit healthcarefoundation.net, and type Hospital Fire Relief in the comment area. Those wishing to send checks can mail them to P.O. box 1025, Healdsburg 95448.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 473-0583.