This week in Cloverdale – October 7-13
~ Come for church and stay for the free food and fun of Family Fun Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at Vineyard Hills Christian Church, which meets in Warner Hall at the Citrus Fairgrounds. Activities include a free BBQ, bouncy and slide for the kids and live music by the Northside Youth Band. 239-1107.
~ An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social to benefit Wallace House, Cloverdale’s homeless shelter, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, corner of Broad and Main Streets. Pie, ice cream cones, floats and sundaes will be served and tours of both the church and Wallace House will be offered. This is a free event, however, donations to Wallace House will be happily accepted. 894-5750.
~ The final performance of “Gigolo,” the new Cole Porter Review featuring such musical classics as “Anything Goes” and “You’re the Top,” will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Tickets are $15 each and can either be purchased online or at The Mail Center, located next door to the theater at 207-A N. Cloverdale Boulevard. 894-2214.
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Enjoy Monday Night Football, this week featuring Houston vs. New York at New York, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 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.
~ Learn about the history of the village of Asti and Italian Swiss Colony Winery, once the world’s largest and most productive winery, when the Cloverdale Historical Society presents “Legacy of a Village,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Speaker Jack Florence is an author, chemical engineer and vineyard owner. Suggested donation is $5. 894-2067.
~ Join readers of book “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, for a free book discussion at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. 894-5271.
~ The Cloverdale Historical Society will host a guided tour of the 110 year old Sbarbaro Villa and grounds at Asti Winery from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Limited to 50 people, the tour will also include an insider’s look at the wine-making process at the historic winery. Suggested donation is $3. 894-2067.
~ Bruce Halbohm and Christian Foley will perform for diners from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. No cover. 894-0885.
~ A City Council Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce and moderated by the League of Women Voters, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Come and ask questions of three citizens running for two council seats: Gus Wolter, incumbent, Bob Cox, current mayor and appointed councilmember and Mary Ann Brigham, a local business owner and founding member of the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. 894-4470.
~ The Collaborative on Positive Aging (COPA) is hosting a free discussion group entitled “Shaping our Futures: Positive Aging in Sonoma County” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Edward Jones conference room, 231 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Input from participants will help COPA develop strategies to support positive aging in the county. Contact Susan Nurse at 894-0313 for more information.
~ Accompanied by Philip Van Gelder on guitar, Karl Forsyth on drums, and Don Watanabe on bass, Jennifer Saito, will bring her own special bluesy sounds to jazz classics, bossa nova and contemporary jazz from 8 to 10 p.m. this Thursday, October 11, at THE Jazz Club, located at 105 E. First Street. Suggested donation is $10 for members of the Cloverdale Arts Alliance and $12 for non-members. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Club refreshments served. 894-4410.
~ Sonoma County songwriter/musician Jay W. Watkins will perform an eclectic mix of Acoustic Indie, Rock and Philosophical Country from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No cover charge. 894-6166.
~ The 5th annual Asti Tour de Vine, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cloverdale, begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the Historic Asti Winery on Asti Road. The sold-out event, which is limited to 500 registrants, draws bicyclists from all over to enjoy a fall ride along the beautiful backroads of Northern Sonoma County. The ride features harvest-themed rest stops and SAG support, along with a post-ride lunch on the winery’s private outdoor patio. 688-2100.
~ Oktoberfest is coming to Cloverdale from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, featuring a parade and opening ceremony, as well as traditional German food, local beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities in the Courtney Davis Pumpkin Patch, and live music with the Poyntlyss Sistars Band. Sponsored and organized by the United Church of Cloverdale and the Courtney Davis Scholarship Fund, all events will take place in the Cloverdale Plaza, located downtown between 1st and 2nd Streets. Dinner tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids, and can either be purchased at the event or in advance at The Mail Center, 207-A N. Cloverdale Boulevard. For more information, call either 894-2039 or 894-3222.
~ Sticky Notes, the musical duo of Steven Johnson on guitar and vocals and Frank Blount on bass guitar, will perform a brand of music they call “Blues Americana and Beyond” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 141 E. First Street. No cover charge. 894-9610.