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Cloverdale News Briefs for Aug. 25

Monday, August 25th, 2014 | Posted by

CPAC Auditiions**** Have you always wanted to be an actor? Here’s your chance. Auditions for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Characters and their suggested ages include Martha (mid 40’s – early 60’s), George (mid 40’s – early 60’s”), Honey (late 20’s – late 30’s) and Nick (late 20’s – late 30’s). No monologue needed. Actors will be reading lines from the script. Rehearsals begin Sept. 9 and the two weekends of live stage performances begin Oct. 17. Contact Yave Guzman at yaveguzman@yahoo.com or 508-8339 with any questions.

**** Monika Steel Barrick is the featured artist through September at The Artful Eye Gallery, 210 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Her inspiration comes from her Northern California Wine Country surroundings and her charming, color-driven work is notable for its whimsical narrative featuring humorous and eccentric characters in wine country situations. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday. 894-7449.

**** Veterans can get a free meal at Josie’s Star Café, 1123-A S. Cloverdale Blvd. in the Furber Ranch Plaza, from 5 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 28. For everyone else, a hamburger, fries and drink will cost only $10. Donation envelopes will be on each table, with all monies collected going to the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans organizations in Cloverdale and to the Pathway Home in Yountville. The Pathway Home, Inc. provides comprehensive post-combat mental health care to our Nation’s military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 894-0555.

**** As part of Cloverdale’s Centennial Commemoration of WWI, a collection of never-before-exhibited Poster Art from that era has been temporarily acquired by the Cloverdale Historical Society. It will be on display through Veteran’s Day at both at the History Center and Exchange Bank beginning this week. The posters, part of a private collection, are all original and beautifully executed. 894-2067.

night owl**** Discover your Inner Artinista at a guided painting class led by Tanya Alexander from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 and take home your own colorful 16” x 20” masterpiece of a Night Owl. All supplies and instruction are included in the $35 fee. The class will be held at Josie’s Star Café, 1123-A S. Cloverdale Blvd. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Book your spot by email at Tanya.alexander@comcast.net or by calling 332-9296.

**** City Hall routinely gets reports from concerned citizens about irrigation in City-owned parks and landscape areas. City Manager Paul Cayler says these citizen reports are greatly appreciated and the City Landscape Maintenance Crew checks out all such reports, often making irrigation system adjustments as a result. Cayler notes, however, that while the City is following the mandatory 25% water reduction for the parks and landscaped areas per the Stage 2 Emergency Water Shortage Ordinance, key sports fields, such as the soccer fields at Furber Park and the ball field at City Park, are being irrigated for the safety of athletes. There are also times when parks will be irrigated during the day, but it is usually because the Landscape Crew is performing system maintenance and the irrigation system must be temporary turned on in order to find leaks and make system adjustments.

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Mary Jo Winter is our Cloverdale correspondent.
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