Forestville the Good Life by Lucy Hardcastle — January 2020

I don’t know about you but I’m all for kicking 2019 to the curb and taking on the New Decade! 2020 is such a nice round number, full of potential, rife with possibilities, a powerful year I’m sure. Can’t you just feel it? We know the political wrangling’s will either generate or conversely suck up lots of energy being an election year and all, yet we’re out there. We get a say in who leads us and we are having serious discussions about the future we design. If you don’t think life is interesting, you may not be paying attention.

The fact that we have serious challenges to address should not stop us from finding fun and joy in community. Actually, taking a break from serious is mandatory if we are to maintain balance in life and studies show we are happier human beings if we have balance. If you are looking for balance or to have a little fun you are in luck. Forestville has some special offerings to do just that while supporting the community.

A great fundraising event is the 3rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Crab Feed Saturday, January 18 from 5pm to 11 pm at Holy Ghost Hall, 7960 Mill Station Road in Sebastopol. $55 pre pay tickets are at Shear Salon or Sequoia Properties on Front Street. It’s always a sell out so get tickets early through Wendy at 707-481-3565. You’ll enjoy live music, can win raffle prizes, sample lots of local wines and of course, get to chow down on some of the best crab around. Come party with the locals, you won’t regret it. It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Little League registration is happening at the Youth Park Saturday Jan. 11 and 18 from 9 am to 1 pm. Kids from 9 to 16 can show up for tryouts, and all ages can drop off their registration documents at the snack shack either day as well as January 15 from 6 to 8 pm if you can’t make it on a Saturday. Contact dreamerjill@hotmail.com for more information. A shout out to Scotty who brings such great energy and organizational skill to these kids.

The Hollydale Club’s Last Sunday Breakfast will feature Winter Pancakes from 9 to noon (stay for table tennis, just saying.) This is their 73rd year in operation and are excited to announce more upcoming events such as their Hollydale Russian Dinner on February 8th and their famous Corned Beef Dinner on March 14. They are up the hill off Scenic Drive and know how to put on a feast.

Later in the day, at 5 pm you may be getting hungry again so stop at the Methodist Church for their Soul Café with soup and salad being served up by our West County Health Center. Entertainment is Haute Flash featuring gypsy jazz, French waltzes, American Swing and more. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and our own Nightingale Bakery donates their amazing bread to go with the soup and salad. No charge to come listen to the music, but donations are gratefully received.

We've moved our commenting system to Disqus, a widely used community engagement tool that you may already be using on other websites. If you're a registered Disqus user, your account will work on the Gazette as well. If you'd like to sign up to comment, visit https://disqus.com/profile/signup/.
Show Comment