The week in Cloverdale: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet performs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Philadelphia during Monday Night Football 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.
~The final free workshop in the series entitled “Building a Better Business” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Presented by CAFÉ (Cloverdale Alliance for Financial Education), the series has been 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 “Follow Your Money.” All workshops are held at the Cloverdale History Center, 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Call 894-8660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
~ Holiday Blues, a free drop-in grief support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one who would like additional support getting through the holidays, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. Hosted by Memorial Hospice/North County Hospice, this program is offered free of charge. Individual, child and family grief support is also available. For more information, call Bev at 568-1094 ext. 112.
~ Bruce Halbohm will entertain diners from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. No cover. 894-0885.
~ Crafter’s Boutique from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Friday at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. Donated fabric, yarn, patterns, thread, buttons and other supplies are offered for sale to the community at rock bottom prices during this weekly fundraiser for the Senior Center. 894-4826.
~ Chris Herrod, a solo singer/songwriter from Healdsburg, who has performed throughout Sonoma County for the last 15 years, will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Herrod’s “not necessarily folk” approach appeals to fans of Indy rock and alt-country, as well as the acoustic cafe set. His songwriting is edgy, unique, memorable and emotionally direct, and is supported by his semi-twang, melodic vocal style and (sometimes) aggressive guitar work. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. No cover charge. 894-6616.
~ 10th Annual Cloverdale Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat Crab & Pasta Feed will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Citrus Fair. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, The Mail Center at 207-A N. Cloverdale Blvd., or online at Kiwaniscrabfeed.brownpapertickets.com. This event always sells out. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds support the local Cloverdale community. 894-3222.
~ Singer/songwriter Larry K. Potts will perform his “savory song stew” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First Street. His recipe is simple: carefully prepare a base of tasty, fresh Folk; add two cups chunky, marinated Americana; spoon in a generous dollop of Alt-Country; stir in a sprig of Jazz, a pinch of Pop and garnish with wake-up Social Commentary. No cover charge. 894-9610.