The Week in Cloverdale: Aug. 31 – Sept. 7
~ Sunday Night Jazz with Gary Johnson on sax and flute from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Joining him is the Jazz Quartet with Christian Foley on guitar, Greg Hester on keyboards, Carol Shumate on bass and Tom Scott on drums. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Cloverdale Community Farmers Market & Exchange from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the empty lot next to Plank Coffee, 225 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Enjoy live music while shopping with vendors that include Duncan Soldner (mushrooms), Lou Preston’s bread, Flour Girl pastries, Ariel Ross breads and crackers, Six Oaks Farm, Split Rock Ridge Olive Oil and Artisan cheese makers. There will also be a selection of plants, flowers and other seasonal items. 894-6379.
~ “Discovering Art,” the Cloverdale Arts Alliance’s Art Appreciation lecture series, returns from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. This week’s lecture topics are “What Makes a Painting Great?” and “The Genius of Duccio and Giotto.” Suggested donation is $3 for CAA members, $5 for non-members. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants. For more details, visit them online or call 894-4410.
~ Preschool Storytime, featuring stories, songs and other fun pre-literacy activities for ages 2 to 5, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This is a drop-in program, no need to pre-register. There is time for socializing after storytime No charge. 894-5271.
~ “Books on Stage,” a program in which one poet and one prose writer reads to the audience from their published works and/or works in progress, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale poet Michelle Wing will read from her book of poems “Body on the Wall.” Novelist and short story writer Amanda McTigue will read from her novels “Going to Solace” and “Monkey Bottom” and from her book of short stories “Big Fast.” No admission. Everyone welcome.
~ “Cruisin at Towers Gallery,” an exhibit featuring car art and photography, will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. Towers Gallery is located at 240 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-4331.
~ Riley Hill and The Cherry Pickers, an all-star cast of California bluegrass talent, will take the stage from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Paint your own colorful Night Owl masterpiece on a 16” x 20” canvas during Artinista Night from 6:30 to 8:30 on Friday, Sept. 5 at Josie’s Star Café, 1123-A S. Cloverdale Blvd. Led by Tanya Alexander, the $35 fee covers the step-by-step lesson and all supplies. Reservations required. Tanya.firstname.lastname@example.org or 332-9296.
~ Annual Car and Motorcycle Show Cruise through downtown Cloverdale begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at Zini’s Diner, 796 S. Cloverdale Blvd. The Cruise will be followed by live music and dancing to The Hot Rods Band (featuring good rockin’ oldies) in the Cloverdale Plaza from 7:30 to 10 p.m.. Free. Everyone is welcome. 894-4470.
~ Swap Meet of new and used auto parts from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the 200 block of S. Cloverdale Blvd. $10 entry fee for large space. Contact Norm Brown at email@example.com for more information, including booth rentals.
~ Senior Center’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast and Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 311 N. Main Street. Breakfast includes pancakes, a sausage patty, eggs, orange juice, coffee or tea for only $6 adults, $3 kids 6-10, under 5 free. 894-4826.
~ 21st annual Cloverdale Car & Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 on Cloverdale Blvd. between Citrus Fair Dr. and Third St. The Bay Area Cobra Club Corral will be parked in front of Towers Gallery at Third St. The day-long event will feature food, beer, wine, a KidZone and live musical entertainment by Court ‘n’ Disaster. No admission. Everyone is welcome. 894-4470.
~ A free Online Genealogical Research workshop will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Learn the latest genealogical research tips from Anthony Hoskins, head of Sonoma County Library’s unique History and Genealogy Library in Santa Rosa. He will lead participants in a hands-on examination of case studies and methods of using the Internet and online databases for genealogical research. This free program is open to everyone. 894-5271.
~ Diners are invited to enjoy the soulful sounds of Bruce Halbohm and Tom Beldton from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No cover charge. 894- 0885.
~ Live musical entertainment by Gator & Newt playing Blues, Jazz and Originals from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the World Famous Hamburger Ranch & Bar-B-Que, 31195 N. Redwood Hwy. 894-5616.
~ John Roy Zat, singer, songwriter, fiddler and guitar picker, will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. His music includes Appalachian, Cajun, dust bowl influences with a dash of rockabilly. Joining him will be acoustic musician friends to add to the mix of sounds. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Auditions for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” will take place 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 are 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. Contact Yave Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-8339 with any questions.
~ Sunday Night Jazz with Gary Johnson on sax and flute from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. Gary and his quartet perform straight ahead jazz, and adhere closely to the historical traditions of jazz with emphasis on swing rhythm. Thrown into the mix are original tunes by Gary and Greg Hester. No cover charge. 894-9610.