The week in Cloverdale: Feb. 10-17
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ AARP is offering free tax assistance on a first-come, first-served basis (no appointments) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-April at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. All ages are welcome to take advantage of this free service. 894-5271.
~ Join readers of “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown for a book discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. 894-5271.
~ A Pre-Fair Kick-off Party, filled with great music by Double Standyrd, dancing, tropical drinks, and tasty appetizers is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Tickets, both pre-sale and at the door, are $15 and include a complementary glass of champagne and appetizers. A no-host bar will also be available. 894-3992.
~ Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the ever-popular Metro Gnomes return from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 to THE Jazz Club, 105 E. First St. The group is comprised of lead vocalist Tracy Hinman Sigrist, accompanied by Stu Manzano on keyboard; Cloverdale’s own Matt Gnat on bass guitar and backup vocals, Brendan Buss on saxophone and Karl Forsyth on drums. Suggested donation is $10 for affiliates of the Cloverdale Arts Alliance, $12 for non-affiliates. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating limited. Club refreshments served. 894-4410.
~ “Blues and Jazz with Love,” featuring Bruce Halbohm on vocals and guitjos and keyboard, will entertain diners from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-0885.
~ “Polynesian A’Fair” is the theme of the 121st annual Cloverdale Citrus Fair which opens at Noon on Friday, Feb. 15, for a four-day run at the Citrus Fairgrounds. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. General Admission is $7, $5 for Seniors over 62 and Juniors ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit cloverdalecitrusfair.org or call 894-3992.
~ Heather Marie Ellison, aka Uni, will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Uni will sing her heart out as she accompanies herself on her twinkling ukulele. Joining this toe-tapping songster will be harpist Deirdre Egan. Deirdre’s fingers make the harp sing with Celtic, folk and indie music. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the contemporary love ballads of Michael Hantman from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday February 15 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Hantman will sing songs to smooch to or sing along with during this sweet, easy listening night made for lovers. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle, as well as an assortment of non-alcoholic drinks. No cover charge. 894-6616.
~ DJ Ed-D will be playing “music everybody loves” from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Railroad Station Bar & Grill, 114 Railroad Avenue. No cover charge. 894-4779.
~ Cloverdale’s annual Citrus Fair Queen Scholarship Program will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 in the Citrus Fair auditorium. Seating for this popular event is included in the price of admission. 894-3992.
~ Rain or shine, come to downtown Cloverdale for the annual Citrus Fair Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Parade route starts at 3rd Street and travels down Cloverdale Blvd., ending at the fairgrounds. 894-3992.
~ BBQ Chicken and Spaghetti are on the menu from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the annual Knights of Columbus dinner at St. Peter’s Church Hall, 491 S. Franklin St. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. Take-out orders available. 894-2535.
~ From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, The Sticky Notes, featuring Steven Johnson on guitar and vocals and Frank Blount on bass guitar will bring their “café style” musical act back to Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Their music is a mix of blues, pop and jazz. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Coppermill will be performing music from the 80s & 90s, Top 40 and Country from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Railroad Station Bar & Grill, 114 Railroad Avenue. No cover charge. 894-4779.
~ Who killed Winnie Waheli, head of the annual hula contest at the Kikiwai Queen Hotel? Find out at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 or Sunday, Feb. 17 by helping piece clues together during the “Hulas & Homicide” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Citrus Fair. Tickets (pre-sale only) are $40 per person. 894-3992
~ In keeping with the theme “Polynesian A’Fair,” a group of Polynesian Dancers will perform at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Shows are included in price of admission. 894-3992.
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
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