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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Around Forestville: March 2010

I feel a bit guilty as I’m sitting here wondering how long the beautiful daffodils will last, while the rest of the country is wondering how long the freezing snow and ice will stick around. We definitely live in paradise and there are plenty of flower-and-food-filled activities going on around town to help remind us of how lucky we are!

Speaking of luck, the Hollydale Club is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Feed w/ Music, March 13th, 6:00PM. Don’t miss the Ping-Pong Tournament on March 27th Call Charles @ 887-7840 for info.

Student Snippets
Forestville School’s after school program, ASAP, is having a bake sale on Sunday, March 14th, 9AM to 1PM in the front parking lot.
All proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients. Come buy a sweet treat for this worthy cause.

Don’t miss Forestville School’s spring musical, Disney’s Mulan Jr., beginning March 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at 7pm and March 21st and 28th at 2pm. Tickets are $7.00 at the door.

The Leadership classes at El Molino and Analy High School are sponsoring Bob Burke’s Charity Auction and Dinner, “Have Hope, Give Hope”. This worthy event is being held at the Sebastopol Community Church on Saturday, March 6th from 6PM to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10.

El Mo’s Music Department is hosting the Annual Jazz & Pasta Dinner Benefit, March 12th, 5:30PM to 8PM in the High School Café Theater. Come enjoy the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Encore Singers, Forestville and Guerneville school bands, a silent auction of local goods and wine from area merchants, and Mike Spediacci’s authentic Italian sauce. All proceeds benefit the El Molino Music Department. $15 Adults, $10 Students, $5 Performers.

El Molino Boosters and Project Grad are sponsoring a
Chicken and Tri Tip BBQ, March 27th, Oddfellows Hall
5:30-6:30PM No Host Bar (Beer & Wine)
6:30-9:00PM Dinner served
$25 person includes: Chicken/Tri Tip, Pasta, Salad and Garlic Bread, Silent auction/ Raffle.

Three weekends of great food and entertainment for great causes…can’t beat that!

The Forestville Planning Association (FPA)
Town Meeting, March 14th, 4-6 PM, Oddfellows' Hall. Providing updates on local projects and issues and furnishing information on energy efficiency measures. There will be how-to booths by a small number of vendors, local citizens, and possibly County staff to help citizens implement measures in their homes and businesses. Supervisor Efren Carrillo will be in attendance to provide the community with information and updates regarding local projects, such as the roundabout, the bypass and more. Supervisor Carrillo will also participate in a question/answer session.

Chamber of Commerce
Citizen of the Year Awards dinner, March 20th at the Oddfellows’ Recreation Club. Tickets available at Bank of the West.

Easter Egg Hunt, March 27th, 10AM, Forestville School. Rain or Shine, Grass or Mud! The Children’s Easter Coloring Contest forms are available at Bank of the West, Forestville Pharmacy, Frame of Mind and other local businesses. Or download a form at

Forestville United Methodist Church
The Victory Garden Project will continue in 2010! With the help of up to fifty volunteers this project provides mountains of organic veggies for the Food Closet, as well as church and community members. This need was realized when the number of families served at the Food Closet more than doubled in 2008. Garden sites can be found at the Youth Park, a Paradise Ct. home, at the church, and many other local residencies. It was said at the launching of the Gardens, “If we all hold up our piece of the sky, the sky won't fall on all of us." Come and join this merry band of gardeners. For more information call, Katherine Best-Smith at 887-2020 Monday thru Friday, 8-12 or 523-0252.

The church members would also like to invite you to a Film Festival. Each Friday until Easter at 7 PM, they will be showing a different film portraying the life of Jesus. Come enjoy fellowship, popcorn, and perhaps a new perspective on faith.

FUMC Rummage Sale, March 13th 8AM until 3PM.

With a little time and a little money we can have a huge impact on our community and beyond. Don’t forget, everyone makes a difference.

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