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Thursday, March 4, 2010

North Coast News March 2010

I hope everyone had a great valentines day, and have been enjoying the spring- like weather this month. Its been a nice break from the much needed rain. With Spring just around the corner its a great time to enjoy our beautiful coast. On to the news this month.

Timber Cove
Kurt Picillo, General Manger of The Timber Cove Inn and Alexander's Restaurant announces its first winemaker dinner of 2010, the Williams Selyem Vintners Dinner on Friday, Feb. 26th, 2010 begins with a meet and greet at 6:30 PM. Join Winemaker Bob Cabral as he showcases his wines paired with a six-course meal.
Local residents save an extra 20% off dinner. For reservations call 707-847-3231

Fort Ross
Learn about Fort Ross and join the planning efforts underway to commemorate the bicentennial of Fort Ross, the early 19th century Russian American Company outpost on the Sonoma coast. For more information call 707- 847-4777

A Long-Term Substitute Teacher is needed at Fort Ross School from April 12 though June 8. This is for Grades 3-5 (single classroom), Multiple Subject/CBEST. Deadline for application is March 19, 2010. For an application call Fort Ross School 847-3390.

Ruby Herrick, Programs Manager for the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announces the following volunteer and Seminar opportunities. All programs will be held at Sonoma Coast State Park Visitor Center in Jenner.

March 6, 2010, 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Docents participate in classroom visits and lead students on field studies in the Willow Creek Watershed to learn about healthy watersheds and the life cycle of salmon.
March 6, 2010, 12 PM to 4 PM. Learn about the natural and cultural history of this important watershed and the steps being taken to restore it as a viable salmon habitat. Instructors are Brendan O'Neil, State Parks Environmental Scientist and Marianne Hurley, State Historian II Architectural History
March 27, 2010, 9 AM to 2 AM Learn about the changes that have taken place from an archeological and historic perspective along the Sonoma Coast Instructor is Breck Parkman, State Park Archeologist
March 27, 2010, 2:30 PM to 4 PM Interact with and inspire visitors from all over the world by volunteering at the Visitor Center on the estuary in Jenner.

A $15.00 donation ( $5.00 for members and volunteers) per seminar is requested but no one is turned away for lacks of funds. Take the time to learn and be a part of our beautiful coast.

Monte Rio
The Students at Monte Rio school are about halfway through their annual reading marathon " Books and Beyond" This is a great program that gets kids K-8 excited about reading. This years theme is Egyptian- Search for the Golden Princess. To tie in with that, the middle school students get to visit the King Tut exhibit, as well as the Botanical Gardens, in San Francisco next week.

Baseball season is about to start so watch for those pop files going over the fence as you travel on RT 116

Duncans Mills
Weavers and Dreamers is moving, well changing locations. They are moving back to their old location in the village behind Worldy Goods. The shop looks great with all of their great items along with a few new ones . While you'er there check out the new "10-20-30" exhibit at Quercia Gallery. There will be a reception with the artists on Feb 28th from 3 to 6 Pm. Be sure to ask about their New Event each month called "Soup and Song". Christopher Queen Galleries will host a Champagne Reception, with music by Jerry Thompson on March 7th 1 to 3 PM for their new show The Frugal Collector. Look for Mr Trombly's Teas official Grand Opening to happen soon.

Enjoy the coming Spring, if you have any information you would like to share please contact me at 707-865-9979 or