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Whats Up in Windsor - April 2015

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What's Up in Windsor - April 2015

by Tina Castelli

Windsor Farmers Market Opening Day, April 12th

Also known as the “most creative and energetic Market in the County”, the Windsor Market has plans this year that are sure to please. With a new round-a-bout at the north end and a new layout stretching the Market all the way down to Windsor River Road, the Market is more shopper-friendly with places for activities throughout. Local farmers will be offering their fresh spring produce on one side of Market St. and the other side of the street will be a selection of the County’s best preserved foods, crafts and artisan bakeries, cheeses and food purveyors. Shop, taste and listen to live music every Sunday on the beautiful Windsor Town Green from 10 am-1 pm. Check out their ambitious and popular event calendar at windsorfarmersmarket.com or go to their Facebook for up to date information.

Earth Day and Wellness Festival

Windsor celebrates Earth Day on Sunday April 19th, from 10-2 pm, on the Windsor Town Green. This is a FREE Family event that focuses on the fun of health, physical activity and environmental awareness. This year the event will be adding the Summer Recreation Expo showcasing all the quality recreation programs offered in Windsor during the summer. There will be live music, Bird Rescue Center birds, dancers, children’s games and more. The Windsor Farmers Market will be open from 10-1. The Kidz Dig It Club will have their first Kidz Cooking Class of the season at 11 am in the East Pavilion. The Windsor Garden Club will be having their annual Spring Plant Sale and this year’s theme is Teddy Bears Picnic. Shop the selection of container gardens and vote for your favorite Teddy Bear’s Picnic Display. First time ever in Sonoma County, be part of an Interactive Art Project presented by the Windsor Arts Council. The project is called, “Green Walk” and foot prints of everyone attending Earth Day will be collected on a large canvas, don’t miss this fun experience.

Every Day is Earth Day

“Earth day is every day and for everyone!” proclaims the Town of Windsor’s Parks & Recreation Director Donna Legge. “We invite you to walk, bike or car-pool and to minimize use of disposables and to recycle while at the Windsor Town Green.” The Windsor Farmers Market offers a $2 Bike Buck to anyone who rides their bike to the Farmers Market on Sundays and Thursdays. The Bike Buck can be redeemed with any vendor at the Market.

Free Sunflower Education for Garden Geeks

The Windsor Garden Club meets every month on third Tuesdays at the Windsor Senior Center at 6:30 pm. This month, April 21st they will feature all there is to know about planting, displaying, harvesting, and eating of sunflowers. New Garden Club member Tom Gulya and his wife recently moved to Windsor from North Dakota. Tom brings expertise of seeds, types of sunflowers, and the best sunflower brittle you will ever eat.

The Windsor Grange 410 is Alive and Well

The Windsor Grange is now offering informative rural education classes at their monthly dinner meetings. On Thursday, April 16th come listen to speaker Dr. Erich Williams, who will be talking about “Disaster preparedness for animals”.  When an earthquake, fire or other crisis occurs we sometimes forget that it affects our pets too. Don’t miss this talk with important things you can do in advance to make things easier for you and your pets. The Windsor Grange is located at 9161 Starr Rd., Windsor. Dinner is served at 7, with speaker at 7:30. For information contact Lorene@mac.com or 707-481-7692.

New circle of Wisdom for aging women

Join the “SAGEING WOMEN”, we believe that women are beautiful as they ‘grow elder’, becoming more radiant with time and heart-centered experience.  This intimate circle supports and nourishes by being present for one another, deeply listening, sharing ideas, stories, arts, humor and wisdom. Meetings include non-denominational sacred ceremony, council method, stimulating topics, creativity and great company. If interested in being a part of this group, contact coordinator Marcia Singer, www.lovearts.info or 818-331-3153 for full details. Next gathering is Saturday, April 11, 12:30-2:30 pm just south of Shiloh Road, off Old Redwood.