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Cazadero Communications - April 2016


Cazadero Communications - April 2016

by Natasha Pehrson

I am cozily ensconced in my pleasant cyber-hut, with a decisive rain helping the redwoods outside to thrive! It is actually the 1st Day of spring as I write this, and we certainly have been doing some catching up with our rain totals!  Enjoy the damp and sit outside when the sun returns!

Easter is just around the corner and the Russian River Jewish Community will present the annual Passover Seder on Friday, April 22nd, 5 p.m. at the RR Senior Center in Guerneville. There will be traditional ritual readings, wonderful music from the Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble, a holiday feast complete with home-made matzoh ball soup and a delicious community potluck. A donation is requested of $15 per member and $18 for non-members and one-half for kids 5-12,with a family rate available. Please call 707 632-5545 for info and reservations.

The Cazadero Community Club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 5th-7 p.m. at  Firehall #1.Join your neighbors in planning great events that benefit the entire community.

The Annual Pole Mountain Pancake Breakfast and Raffle will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, from 8a.m.-Noon also at the Firehall. A very nice way to support the only privately-funded Fire Outlook in Sonoma County!

The lovely Sky Garden offers a terrific spot to grow your local produce. Please contact Cathy at to volunteer.

Friday Pizza and live music night at Raymond’s Bakery is a big hit-drawing many folks for tasty food and great entertainment. The Cazadero and Duncans Mills Stores have a wonderful assortment of groceries and local specialty items.

 Cazadero Supply continues to offer their 1st Saturday 15% Discount Day to help you with a variety of vehicle, garden and miscellaneous project.

Local Sonoma County Poet and former Poet Laureate Michael Tuggle has authored a wonderful new book of his works, “The Motioning In”, which features  new and selected poems and the results are charming and erudite. Many references to the natural world, family and friends and early memories. Available at Copperfield’s in Sebastopol and directly from Mike at 632-5372.

The students at Montgomery  Elementary School have a full month of activities planned for April. At the very beginning of April, the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will have completed 3 days and 2 nights (March 30th to April 1st) at Westminster Woods. Then again at the end of the month, April 28th (March date was rained out), they will go on a field trip to The Exploratorium in San Francisco. Mr. R’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are going on a field trip to Old Sac to the California History Museum (date to be determined). Ms. Port’s TK, KN, 1st, and 2nd graders will go on two field trips (dates yet to be determined). One to Engineering for Kids in Petaluma and one to the Sonoma County Humane Society. All in all, the students have a busy April planned.

  I wish Very Happy April Birthdays to Tyler Cole, turning 25 on the 4th, Wes  Parmenter celebrates on the 5th, J.J.Marek on the 7th, Hannah Lockhart-Murley on the 9th, locally grown Chris Caplan will be 26 on the 12th, along with Corinna Ryan turning 36 on that date, Brooke Brady on the 14th, Ryan Port-Sonenshine on the 18th, Julia Callister on the 19th, Arrow Olesky has her day on the 21st, along with  Christian Madrone, who will be 37 on the 21st,  Steve Parmenter celebrates on the 22nd, Gil Taijeron on the 24th, Liza Brown on the 26th, Sara Callister on the 27th, along with Justin Thaman and Tom Cacy on the 30th. Wow, lots of birthdays to celebrate in April!

   Have a wonderful Spring, drive carefully and call me at 632-5545 or email with info for your Cazadero Column!