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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Forestville News & Events Jan 2010

I am so excited to be the new Forestville columnist for the Sonoma County Gazette. It is a privilege to be part of this loving, generous, committed community and I am honored to be part of your lives in this capacity.

Happenings at the Hollydale Club:
Join us Sunday, January 17th from 9:00-Noon for the Hollydale Club’s New Year Country Breakfast. Serving Eggs, Link Sausage on the Side, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, Fresh Fruit and a variety of early morning tasty beverages.

2010 marks the return of the Club’s “Russian Dinner” and aged flavored refreshments, deserts and a taste of the old country, with a Siberian flair, Saturday, February 6th @ 6:00 PM

The Irish Aged Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner returns Saturday, March 13th @ 6:00 PM, with live Celtic Music and merriments.
Wish list: Fiberglass Panel Cover for 22’ x 20’ Deck Trellis.

El Molino High School:
El Molino finished this semester with a sports awards assembly honoring the many scholars and champions that participated in Fall Sports. The Leadership class sponsored a family movie night, featuring carnival games, food, and the movie “UP” to raise money for their Holiday Families program.

Don’t miss The Fiddler on the Roof, brought to you by the talented Drama Department. This classic, directed by Ginger Riley, promises to be a hit. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings January 28th, 29th and 30th and February 4th, 5th, and 6th. Come and support the arts at El Mo!

Forestville Union School:
The Forestville Academy just wrapped up their fall play, The Werewolf’s Curse or Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow. It was a hilarious spoof, starring a blockbuster cast of 7th and 8th grade thespians. It finished just in time for auditions for the spring musical, Disney’s MULAN Jr. This show will feature 4th thru 8th grade students, directed by Noelle Huberty.
Forestville students also did their share of giving this holiday season. They provided gifts for 60 kids through their annual Giving Tree program and collected 750 food items for the Food Closet at the United Methodist Church.

A special thanks from the Primary art teacher, Deborah Padrick to all the young artists, parents, and grandparents who helped to paint the windows of our town of Forestville with winter cheer. Many businesses participated in this year’s event; Paul Hobbs Wines - Mark Sever, M.S.P.T. - El Molino Store - Bank of the West - Ideal Hardware - Dr. Karol Scheiner, D.D.S - Carr’s - Rotten Robbie - Quicksilver Mine Co. - La Rosa’s, – Benchmark Mortgage/Hans Bruhner – The Forestville Post Office – Aioli’s. All the generous donations go towards the K-3rd art program.

Special Thanks from Forestville United Methodist Church:
Thank you to everyone who helped the Food Bank at Forestville UMC create Christmas Boxes and provide toys for 78 families on the Monday before Christmas! Thanks to the efforts of the Fire Department and the generosity of so many people of this community there were home-baked cookies for every family, two rooms full of toys for all the children and plenty left over to be shared with others. You should have seen the smile on one little boy’s face as he left with a brand new bicycle in his hands.

The people of the FUMC want to thank all our community partners for all your good work this year in the food closet, in the Victory Gardens, in The Landing after-school program for youth, and all who use our facilities to enrich the life of this community—scouting programs, 4H, AA and the Senior Dining Site. We look forward to continuing our partnerships into the brand new year 2010!

This is just a sampling of all that is going on in our community. It is my goal to provide you insight into the many activities, opportunities, and commodities available in Forestville, as well as a glimpse into the lives of the many marvelous individuals that make this a town a family. Please feel free to contact me anytime with ideas and information you’d like to see in this column.