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Geyserville Grapevine - deTraci Regula - November 2016

Ah, the first rain of the fall. Our Great Tree welcomed the start of the rainy season, and the breezes that followed have shaken loose a second “rain” of dried needles. These fall in great spinning clouds that show every tendril of wind as it moves across the lawn at Isis Oasis. 

This month, things are exciting here. When our foundress Loreon Vigne first established Isis Oasis, she was very proud to provide a home to several local theater groups. On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th, we are proud to reactivate that tradition with a production of the seasonally spooky 1950s play “Bell, Book, and Candle”, presented by the Curtain Call Theatre, directed by Michael Tabib and featuring fabulous authentic costumes from the 1950s. The theater group is based in Monte Rio where they will be presenting the play for the  weekends around Halloween before “taking it on the road” to Geyserville for two final encore performances. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for seniors 65 and over. The performances begin at 7:30 pm each evening and are preceded by a delicious Egyptian Mediterranean buffet dinner at the Isis Oasis dining pavilion for just $20 more. Group discounts available. 

This is just the first of several plays that Curtain Call will be presenting in our theater in the coming year – if this first offering is a success. So come and help us revive this cultural tradition in Geyserville! Reservations for the performance can be booked by calling 707 849 4873. Please contact us for dinner reservations at 707 857 4747, especially if you will need vegetarian, vegan,  gluten-free or other special options.

Of course, that’s not the only special event in Geyserville! After the fun of the Geyserville Fall Colors Festival & Vintage Car Show 2016 on October 30th, it’s not long before the annual Geyserville Annual Tree Lighting and NSCLU Tractor Parade 2016 on November 26th. This growing event starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm,with many shops staying open late and all of Geyserville’s award-winning restaurants will be packed with holiday revelers. Enjoy caroling around the Christmas tree in the Park and Ride area, thrill to the arrival of Santa Claus, and watch bedazzled as a number of richly adorned farm vehicles and trucks vie for the hearts and “oohs and ahhs” of the onlookers. There’s still time to enter, and everyone needs to know that, for the first time, there will be a complete road closure for the event! While I personally will miss watching the amazing variety of expressions on the faces of drivers who did not actually intend to be part of the parade crawling past on Geyserville Avenue, this change will make it much safer and easier for everyone to enjoy. The affected roads include Highway 128 at Geyserville Avenue and Geyserville Avenue itself between the exit from 101 North to the Canyon Road exit. The closure is in effect from 6pm to 8pm, so get into Geyserville early if you are visiting from our neighboring towns. 

More information on Fall Colors and the Tree Lighting and NSCLU Tractor Parade can be found at the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce website calendar at geyservillecc.com/calendar-2/

Have more Geyserville information to share here?  Let me know about it at the email address above.