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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Healdsburg Happenings

The Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Department’s “Sizzling Summer Camps” programs begin June 7. The new camps have been relocated to the new Healdsburg Community Center at the former Foss Creek Elementary School. Join the city’s, sports, music, and fantasy camps this summer.

The Department is also offering swim lessons for beginner to advanced swimmers ages 6 months to adult at the Healdsburg Pool. This is an important skill for all of us living near the river.

There are lots of other activities available for kids and adults alike! Check out the programs at for more information or to register.

Congratulations to Cloverdale
The votes are in, and Cloverdale was elected the second “Coolest” small town in the country by “Budget Travel” magazine, with 74,000 votes. Way to go Cloverdale!

Healdsburg Summers
Our famous Tuesday night concerts start in the plaza June 1 and continue every Tuesday through August. The concerts start at 6PM, and usually run till 8pm or so. Come and join us for fun music, dancing and picnicking! The first concert is Mumbo Jumbo – Come and get your feet moving!

And the great Healdsburg Farmer’s market, which runs from 4PM to 6:30 every Tuesday night as well, will be at their new home at North and Vine Streets (located at the Purity Building lot). Grab some green groceries and a bite to eat and head over to the plaza for a perfect night.

One event not to be missed in Healdsburg every year is the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Jessica Felix of our Plaza’s “Art and All that Jazz” does an amazing job bringing world class talent to intimate venues all over the north county. This year’s festival will take place from June 4 to the 13th. Find out more at

Mark your calendar for the great July 4th Fireworks Show at the Healdsburg High School! The show is put on by the American Legion, but donations come in from the entire town. The show is always amazing, but expect something special for their “20th Anniversary” this year.

Follow the Money Trail – Prop. 16
PG&E was expected to pump 35 million dollars into their campaign for their boondoggle Proposition 16. But polls must have turned south, because reports suggest that the number has now risen to whopping 44 million dollars - This despite the opposition having raised only 36 thousand dollars.

Sorry to keep harping on this, but this is a ridiculous attempt by a big corporation to change the state constitution, and squelch any competition by innovative and green energy alternatives.

Just another reason to vote no on PG&E’s power grab on June 8.

Mike McGuire
Healdsburg City Council