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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Only in Guerneville - September 2011

In keeping with this month’s “Learning” theme, I am frantically learning how to juggle my homework, kids’ homework and Newspaper obligations after a nice 3-month break.  But just because school has started doesn’t mean there isn’t any more time for fun!  Check out these cool community events:

Programs @ the Library: End of Summer Book Sale!  September 2nd & 3rd from 10am-4pm, the Friends of the Guerneville Library present their annual book sale.  Also featured this month are two family-oriented programs: 1) “Harebrained Tales from Around the World”, a live theater production on Saturday, September 24th at 11am. 2) Family Story Night, Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm.  There will be one book discussion group; “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut, Thursday, September 8th at 12:30pm; then an author event; “A Graceful Farewell: Putting Your Affairs in Order” by Maggie Watson, presented on Saturday, September 17th, 10:30am; and last, a great event, Laurie Lippin, PhD presents “Relationship Workshop” on Saturday, September 17th at 1pm.  For more information, contact the library at 707-869-9004.

Old Grove Festival.  The Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods present their 6th Annual Old Grove Festival in the Armstrong Woods State Park.  This year, on Saturday, September 17th, “Groove in the Grove” features artists “The Best Intentions”, Motown Mania with opening act “The Mighty Chiplings”, a local Bluegrass Wonder.  Gates for the event open at 4:00pm, with pre-show entertainment.  Opening act begins at 6:00pm with the main act coming on stage at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $25 for grown-ups, $10 for wee-ones and are available online at or by phone at 707-869-9177 or by mail at P.O. Box 2, Duncans Mills, Ca 95430.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Music in the Plaza.  The last three Thursdays in August featured fantastic local musicians in the downtown plaza.  The Friends of the Guerneville Plaza are set to continue this newfound trend well into October.  You don’t want to miss this!  You are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.  Pack up a picnic dinner or get it at a local restaurant to go and join us in the square.  Every Thursday, from 4pm-7pm. 

Whitetail Wine Bar.  You’ve got to drop by this place for a splash of local wine, lounge in their big beautiful couch and sit with friends and watch Main Street.  The best part is their weekly specials!  First, Thursdays are 3 for 3. Special discounted flight of selected wines. Three wines for three dollars.  Then, there’s Friday Night Oyster Night, with a different winemaker as featured pourer.  They’re located at 16230 Main St., next to the new Big Bottom Market.

ANIMAL!  Need more love in your life?  Sonoma Nesting Company is cookin’ up an epic animal adoption faire, in conjunction with the Sonoma County Care and Control Mobile Adoption Van.  Saturday, September 17th, from 11am-2:30pm at the Nesting Company, located at 16151 Main St. in Downtown Guerneville.  Featuring local artist exhibits, animal-inspired images of which a portion of sales will be donated back to PALS (Pets Are Loving Support).  Call Dax or Smitty at the Nesting Company at 707-869-3434.

“The Effren” is coming to town.  When I was a small child, I remember my Dad taking me  to a little deli in Foster City and my Dad would always order “The Rich” sandwich.  Now, my little 5-year-old brain just couldn’t wrap around the concept of naming a sandwich after a person, let alone MY dad.  Well, fully grown and somewhat developed, I now understand that naming and personalizing menu items after people, whether they be famous or not, is an impeccable marketing technique.  Starting August 26th, BBM will present their first ever Celebrity Sandwich, namely, “The Effren Carrillo.” Served hot off of the Panini grill ‘The Efren’ is layered on a Village bakery French roll with Zoe’s Meats Black Forest Ham and Cajun Style Turkey Breast, Alexander Valley pickles, and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Hot & Sweet Mendocino Mustard and house made aioli complete the Supervisor’s delicious sandwich.  “When I was younger I always hoped, like every other kid in the world, that some day my name would endorse something remarkable,” said Supervisor Carrillo. Well, Mr. Carrillo, I, too, have always hoped to, just like my daddy, have a sandwich named after me, and while I can’t wait to sample this new sandwich, one question remains: what does it take to become a Celebrity Sandwich?

That’s it folks!  We’ve got Autumn coming around the corner, so soak up the last little droplets of Summer heat and sunshine while you still can.