Making The Rounds - Ken Brown


Making dates

Save the date for Earth Day, Saturday April 20, on Sonoma Plaza. For more information contact Howard Cohen at 321.4806 and rightsideman@gmail.com.

You can contact Howard as well at Transition Sonoma Valley’s upcoming film event “Surviving Progress,” on Thursday March 21, at 7 p.m., at the Sonoma Valley Grange, 18627 Hwy 12, Sonoma. Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. Film critic Steven Rea for the Philadelphia Inquirer called the film “A wake-up call of epic significance … one of those documentaries everybody should see.” 

At Monday nights Sonoma City Council meeting, a new Sonoma Valley group called Preserving Sonoma Committee announced its intention to collect petition signatures from registered Sonoma voters for a special election initiative this fall which would limit the approval of new large hotels within the city limits of Sonoma. In order to qualify for a special election they will need to have approximately 1,017 registered voters to sign up. The estimated cost to the taxpayers of Sonoma is between $20,322 to $33,870. For sure, more on this to come. 
Please support Jonah Son and Brennan Cole in their SVHS Senior Project: Home Run Derby’ on Saturday March 30, at Arnold Field from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome. There will be prizes, raffles, BBQ, music and good-old Sonoma baseball fun. Home Run distances will be age appropriate. Come have fun and support Sonoma Baseball at the same time. All proceeds will benefit SVHS baseball and Arnold Field improvements. For information you can contact Jonah Son at 307.3775 or Brennan Cole at 337.1543. Email is svhshomerunderby@comcast.net. 

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Food Forum is this very night (March 21) at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building 126 First St, W. from 4 to 7 p.m. Sonoma Valley’s networking event of the year of the year connecting, promoting and celebrating local food producers. For more information go to sonomachamber.com. 

SUN FM listeners, join us for our fundraising car wash at Sonoma Chevy at 687 West Napa Street on Saturday March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to right around 2:30 p.m. Donations are appreciated but not required. SUN FM and TV are two of the golden aspects of our Sonoma Valley community. We are always there to support you, come support us. Special kudos to Dan Roseland and all the crew at Sonoma Chevy. 

Sinatra & Crosby tribute singers Jeff Gilbert and Stan Pappas play Saturday, March 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Vintage Sonoma 91 Napa Road, Sonoma. For more information about the show and dinner contact 707-681-5376 or vintagesenior.com

The Todd Trust Team and local English Language Advisory Committee from the SV Unified School District invite you to attend a Community Meeting regarding health services at the SV Community Health Center on Saturday March 23, 3 to 5 p.m. at Altimira Middle School. The focus will be on improving communications and enhancing delivery of service. The meeting will be bilingual and childcare will be provided. For more information call 707-318-2818. 
The SV Democrats will host a General Meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Room 110. The featured speaker is Susan Gorin, 1st District Sonoma County Supervisor. Please bring a potluck snack to share. For more information contact Beth Hadley at bethh@sonic.net.
My quote of the week is courtesy of calligraphy guru Carlos Gonzales and Ralph Waldo Emerson: ‘The Earth Laughs in Flowers.” Perfect for spring!
 

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