The week in Cloverdale: Jan 13-19
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ The Cloverdale Arts Alliance’s final Discovering Art program for the current season will explore “How to Appreciate Great Art,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Cloverdale Center for the Arts, 105 E. First St. The evening will feature two sessions via DVD presented by a prominent art historian, followed by a short informal discussion. A nominal donation of $3 for CAA members, $5 for non-members, is requested. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants. 894-4410.
~ Children ages 2-5 are invited to bring their sing-along voices to a Special Preschool Storytime, featuring the musical magic of musician James K, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No admission, however children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. 894-5271.
~ Creative ReStore, now open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. Donated fabric, yarn, patterns, thread, buttons, craft kits and other supplies are offered for sale to the community at extremely reasonable prices during this weekly fundraiser for the Senior Center. 894-4826.
~ A limited number of dinners at $20 each will be prepared and served by Patti & Friends Catering from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. For dinner choices and reservation information, visit them online, From 7:30 to 10 p.m., innovative guitarist Christopher Cisper will perform his on tap-style guitar. Cisper fronted skate rock bands in the 90’s, played the X-Games, and has shared the stage with a variety of well-known acts, including the Foo Fights, Soul Asylum and Smashmouth. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. No cover charge. 894-6166.
~ Haunte Flash Quartet, featuring guitar, mandolin, accordion, string bass and vocals, will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Their repertoire includes French café and jazz, gypsy jazz, and American swing tunes with novelties sprinkled in. This quartet of four gals brings hard driving rhythms, lush 3-part harmonies and cool playing for great listening to the Pub. No cover charge. 894-9610
~ A Beginners Bird Walk, led by Gordon Beebe, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lake Sonoma, with participants leaving from the Lake Sonoma Visitors Center. From Highway 101, take Canyon Road to Dry Creek Road, and then Rockpile Road to the Center. 583-3115.
~ Card Party & Potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. New members are always welcome. Bringing a dish to share is not required, but always appreciated. Sign up with your friends or on your own to play Pinochle, Bridge, Scrabble, Rummikub, Poker, etc. Signup sheets are posted on the bulletin board at the Center. $10 donation requested. 894-4826.
~ Crab Cioppino Feed, sponsored by the Cloverdale Knights of Columbus, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Citrus Fair. The Knights is a charitable organization that contributes to many worthy causes with a focus on youth, the elderly, and the disadvantaged. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at Cloverdale (NAPA) Auto Parts, 206 S. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-5211.
~ Carl Tilchen and his guitar named “Helen” will perform a variety of exciting and funny songs, including jazz, blues, rock and romantic love songs, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Included in the mix will be original comedy songs Tilchen composed from stories he read in newspapers. No cover charge. 894-9610.