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Halloweern parties to choose from or do both.
Halloweern parties to choose from or do both.

Bodega Volunteer Fire Department’s

Halloween Costume Party
at Dinucci’s in Valley Ford

and Creepy Carnival Extravaganza
in Sebastopol

Sep 26, 2019
by Eva Granahan


Happy October, and let it be a cooler, calmer one than two years ago. Luckily my Dad rebuilt and moved back onto his property this year. Some are in the same boat, some are stuck in rentals or sharing small spaces and some have moved away. Most of us are still paying a price for everything we’ve endured. Look into the documentary “Last October” at Salutes to the survivors. Also, to those who were less lucky. Unfortunately before the Tubbs Fire stopped, we lost my mother, Heather Granahan. Two years later - still grieving, but she’s alive in our hearts. She loved making Halloween costumes and decorating every year. 

Join the  Bodega Volunteer Fire Department’s most delicious fundraiser  of the year! Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. is the Polenta and Beef Stew Dinner. Located at McCaughey Hall, downtown Bodega. Full meal of polenta, beef stew, cheese, salad and roll. Dinners can be to-go as well. Tickets at the door, $10/children, $15/adults. Soda, water, beer and wine sold separately. Hope to see some of you there! 

Local holiday fun on Saturday, October 26 starting at 8:30 p.m. At Dinucci’s in Valley Ford,join your neighbors for the  Annual Halloween Costume Party.  Live music by “Train Wreck Junction.” There will be a food vendor, Halloween cocktails, local beer and wine, an exciting costume contest and more!

Warm family style interior

If you’ve never been to this Italian restaurant, please feel welcome. Above their entry door, is a cheerful sign, “You’re not a tourist...You’re just new to our Family.” Great people, great food, great cocktails. Food is served 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Saturday and Sunday they are open for lunch starting at 12 p.m. See what eats they have  Enjoy a Prime Rib Special Friday and Saturday evenings, or a bar special Mondays and Thursdays, including Chef's chosen meal, revealed online; search for “Dinuccis Restaurant” on Facebook and "like" them to see what Chef is making those nights! 

Fetuccini Alfredo at Dinuccis

Also at Dinucci’s they are currently taking Thanksgiving reservations.  (707) 876-3260.  Keep in mind they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Looking for more Halloween events? Stop in town (maybe before Dinucci’s) on Saturday, October 26, 6:30 to 10 p.m. The Sebastopol Area Senior Center will transform into a Creepy Carnival Extravaganza!  Expect wild decorations in every room of this dance party. 

Wear your favorite outfit for the costume contest with prizes for best costume, best couple costume, funniest costume and scariest costume. There will be fortune tellers, palm and card readers available. 

Ages 21+ since alcohol will be sold for $5. Delicious themed carnival appetizers provided at no extra cost. Grab yours tickets now, at a discount if purchased by October 25. Tickets are sold at the Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 N High Street, M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by phone 707-829-2440. If available, tickets will be $15 at the door.

Dance and groove the festive night away with Donnie “DJ BearCake” Rodreick spinning tunes to keep you moving!





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