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This week in Cloverdale – October 14 – 20

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 | Posted by

~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St.  No cover charge.  894-9610.

~ Enjoy Monday Night Football, this week featuring Denver vs. San Diego at San Diego  starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, on one of the three big screen TV’s in the Vino di Amore Wine Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or the bottle, as well as water, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages. No cover charge.  894-6166.

~ “We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers,” will be presented by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main Street. A major challenge for older drivers, their families and communities is the question of when to limit or stop driving. This free 90-minute seminar will help friends and families learn how to help seniors make the transition from driving. Call 565-5950 for more information.

~ A series of six free workshops entitled “Building a Better Business” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays beginning October 18. Presented by CAFÉ (Cloverdale Alliance for Financial Education), the series is designed to help those wanting to start a business by taking them through the basic elements of successful business ownership, including how to write a business plan. Tonight’s topic is “Got What It Takes?” All workshops will be held at the Cloverdale History Center, 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Call 894-8660 or email cafe8660@gmail.for more information.

~ Bruce Halbohm and Christian Foley will entertain diners from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. No cover.  894-0885.

~ Sticky Notes, the musical duo of Steven Johnson on guitar and vocals and Frank Blount on bass guitar, will perform original blues/pop songs with an eclectic mix of covers from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Boulevard.  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No cover charge.  894-6616

~ “How the Other Half Loves” opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. The play is about three couples, in which all of the men work for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest member, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night, the story they invent to cover their tracks makes for some pretty hilarious moments. Other evening performances will be held October 20, 26 and 27, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on October 21 and 28. Tickets are $15 each ($18 for opening night only) and can be purchased online or at the Main Center, located next door to the theater at 207A N. Cloverdale Boulevard.  894-2214.

~ The City of Cloverdale is holding a Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, in the old fire department bays on Broad Street, next door to the police station. The workshop will examine both revenues and expenses and is intended to provide background on the City’s General Fund as a first step to discuss with the community its desired level of sustainable services from its city government.  894-2521.

~ Redwood Writers October Salon, entitled “A Harvest of Stories,” will be held in Cloverdale from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. A festive afternoon full of lively conversations, camaraderie and good readings is planned. Bring your stories and poems to share. Readings are five minutes. To RSVP for registration, readings, directions and the potluck dinner, contact Sher Gamard at gmard@redshift.com

~ The Chinchillas, an acoustic contemporary folk dulcimer band, will perform a repertoire of original material, as well as folk, blues, Americana, Celtic and British Isles songs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 First Street. The Chinchillas’ instrumentation includes dulcimers, Irish bouzouki, guitar, African percussion, keyboard and recorders, plus rich vocals.  No cover charge. 849-9610.

  • Michele Leonard

    Gary Johnson, flute and sax, plus Greg (the mailman) Hester, pianist, played at our wildly successful Volunteer Appreciation dinner yesterday at Shone Farm. They were perfect.

  • Nancy Turpen Lucas

    Always something to do in Cloverdale. Stay home if you want to, but count on missing the fun.

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