Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FRIDAY 9/17/10 - Live Music from Uncle Wiggly

Uncle Wiggly takes the stage at the latest quaint new music venue in Sebastopol! Enjoy this Rock, Blues, Funk band along with a glass of Sonoma County vino!

Place: Aubergine, 755 Petaluma Blvd, Sebastopol  Fee: $5 Cover  Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am

SUE'S NOTE: My friend Blair Hardman is in the band...he's not half bad! ;)

SUNDAY 9/18/10 - Mexican Independence Day Event

Come celebrate 200 years of Mexican Independence at Robledo Family Winery. Enjoy live music, new releases, wine specials and Chef Maria Robledo's fresh, authentic cuisine paired with our award winning wines. RSVP ONLY.

Place: Robledo Family Winery - 21901 Bonness Road, Sonoma  Fee: $45.00 & $35.00 for wine club members  Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Phone Number: (707) 939,6903

SUE'S NOTE: This is one of the nicest families I have ever met! They are making amazing wines and really know how to throw a party. I'm excited about the AUTHENTIC Mexican food which likely pairs very well with their tasty Sauvignon Blanc! Mmmmm! Yum!

SUNDAY 9/18/10 - "Wine Country Cats" Dinner & Auction

Feline Rescue's 2nd Annual "Wine Country Cats" Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. Garden buffet dinner by Hoffman House Restaurant, wine served by local wineries, music, silent auction and special guests of honor! A wonderful opportunity to meet adoptable kittens and cats!
Place: Doyle Clifton Park Lawn at the Geyserville Inn  Fee: $38 per person  Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Phone Number: (707) 494.5544

SUE'S NOTE: Basically you will be leaving this event with at least one kitty even if you don't win the auction! We all know how impossible it is to look at them and not take one home! Meow!

Monday, September 13, 2010

FRIDAY 9/17/10 Golf Party & Tournament - TLC Child/Family Services

This year's tournament will feature a party-like atmosphere where you will be greeted @ each hole & offered tantalizing food & drinks as well as have the opportunity to compete in some fun games & contests. After your round, join us at the 19th hole for Happy Hour, which will include live music, great appetizers, Sonoma County wines & locally brewed beers. Raffle prizes will be awarded & the results of the tournament will be announced.

Proceeds are directed to TLC's Children's Enrichment Fund. This fund helps pay for a child's enrollment in summer camps, sports activities, individual & family counseling, college tuition, housing & employment training.

Fee: Single Golfer = $100, 5-Some Team = $450, Gold Sponsor = $500, Platinum Sponsor = $1250
Place: Sebastopol Golf Course  Info: 823-7300 x201

SUE'S NOTE: "Party-like atmosphere" and "happy hour" you're talking my language! Throw in a bit of golf and some very cool people and it's a day not to miss....and once again, you can do all this knowing in your heart that you are helping children! FORE!

WEDS 9/15/10 Bob Burke Independent Living Legacy Award

DSLC is honoring the late Bob Burke, founder of Bob Burke's Kids by giving him the 2010 Independent Living Legacy Award posthumously for bringing joy & unforgettable moments to the children with disabilities in Northern California.
Place: Burke's Canoe Trips - 8600 River Road, Forestville, (intersection of River Road & Mirabel Road)   Fee: Free Admission   Time: 6-8pm  Info: 887-2222

SUE'S NOTE: I am proud to have called Bob Burke a friend. He was an amazing soul who gave and gave to his community and especially to the children that will miss him so much! He deserves this honor! RIP Bob.

THIS SATURDAY 9/18/10 Fashion in the Vineyards

Annual Fashion in the Vineyards fashion Show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon in Sonoma. Fashion in the Vineyards is one special event! Glamorous models strut their stuff on the elevated catwalk wearing the latest elegant fashions.

Place: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, CA  Fee: $150 Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 938.8544 x106

SUE'S NOTE: Hello! Fashion AND wine?? Hey it's all for the kids!

THIS SATURDAY 9/18/10 4-H Foundation BBQ/Fundraiser

"Make A Difference for Our Future Leaders" A fun afternoon including a BBQ dinner, silent and live auction, cow chip bingo, interactive activities and more. This BBQ will be a chance for all of the 4-H community to come together and raise money for the 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County.

Fee: $30 Gold Star/$400 All Star/$600 VIP  Time: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 584.9284

SUE'S NOTE: I was in 4-H for most of my childhood. Great opportunities for kids to learn hands on about farming, animals, foods, crafts and engineering. Please continue to support this amazing organization!

THIS FRIDAY 9/17/10 6th Street Improv!

It's "The Best of Sonoma County Improv Show," featuring popular improv groups from Sonoma County including Slip Goose Monkey, The Improvaholics, World's Biggest Comedy Duo, Hot Curtain and the 6th Street IMRPOV!
Place: 6th Street Theater - 52 West 6th Street Santa Rosa, CA  Fee: $14 per person Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 523.4185

SUE'S NOTE: This is improv at it's best right here in Sonoma County. If you are a live comedy fan like me, this is your night! I am continually amazed at the talent and creativity of these improv groups. Think "Who's Line Is It Anyway." A must see, people!

THIS WEDS 9/15/10 Creedence Clearwater Revisited

From "Proud Mary", to "Midnight Special", Creedence Clearwater Revisited is more than a rock's a celebration! Created by founding members Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, this show is sweeping the nation to once again perform the hits of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Place: Wells Fargo Center Fee: $19 - $69.50Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600

SUE'S NOTE: Love me some CCR! "Rollin' on the River!"...the Russian River!

SEPT 15-19 Sonoma Valley Crush Weekend

Join us for our 2010 Sonoma Valley CRUSH and experience harvest, hands-on. The 'CRUSH Weekend Wine Tasting Pass' gives you access to harvest activities and wine tastings at select tasting rooms the weekend of September 18th & 19th from 11am to 4pm each day. In addition, you may book 'Winery Harvest Events' hosted by select wineries. These events are taking place between September 15th to 19th.
Fee: $45 Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 794.9463

SUE'S NOTE: Now's your chance to get hands-on with the harvest. I also recommend watching "Corked" the movie for some perspective on picking in the vineyards! Best wine movie ever!