O’Brien makes the cover
A couple of important events for Glen Ellen folks are in the works this week. The first this afternoon, the other this Saturday.
Have you seen the March issue of Yoga Journal? Lovely Glen Ellen resident Anne O’Brien, outfitted in passionate purple, is on the cover. The magazine is available at our Glen Ellen Village Market, along with other places around the Valley.
This afternoon, Feb. 28, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Anne will be at Sonoma Whole Foods signing the magazines. I don’t expect that she’ll be demonstrating difficult yoga poses, but it’s always possible. I do know that she’ll be happy to greet Glen Ellen friends there.
Ann has lived in our town for the past 12 years and her sweetie, Paul Martinez, is a 30-year resident of Glen Ellen who owns the Sonoma Valley Wholesale Nursery.
While Anne says that she works with all levels of students, warm water yoga with Milena Pritel is my preferred form of the discipline, probably because I can’t hear the crack and crunch of my achy joints and prosthetic devices under the water. But those with fewer creaks and crunches in their bones would love working with Anne O’Brien. She’s simply beautiful to look at, from her winning smile to her dancing movement. (Milena’s beautiful, too. Does yoga make you beautiful? I’m working on it.)
Enjoy Anne’s magazine signing this afternoon, but also check out her engaging website, www.anneobrienyoga.com. My favorite part of that is the page of Invocations and Blessings. Good words for everyone, yoga practitioner or not.
The big event this weekend is the Glen Ellen Historical Society meeting, “When Trains Ran Through Our Valley.” It’s this Saturday, March 3, in Mayflower Hall, adjacent to our Glen Ellen Community Church on the corner of O’Donnell Lane and Henno Road. For folks who like to map it by computer, use 5311 O’Donnell Lane, Glen Ellen, 95442.
Saturday’s meeting begins at 2 p.m. but my suggestion is always to arrive early. These meetings are generally as popular as they are interesting. The hall fills up fast, but early arrival guarantees a seat.
Sonoma Valley historian Robert Parmelee will be speaking. Mr. Parmelee is entirely entertaining. He makes me laugh frequently (which is a big plus at history lectures) and is an expert in all kinds of realms, from antique rugs to silent movie stars. Trains, too.
Joining him in speaking about Sonoma Valley’s trains is Dr. Charles Siebenthal, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. While Siebenthal’s doctor title comes with the territory, the Mister above for Parmelee is my sign of affection. A bit like Sweetie, which I most frequently use for my husband (and frequently get teased about). Still it was nice to haul it out for Anne’s hubby, too. My Sweetie and I will see you this Saturday at the Mayflower.
Finally, last week I wrote about Jim Kracke and all the rest of the team who helped our fire chief Peter Van Fleet through a big squeeze. Well, most of the team, that is. I accidently left out Alex Benward, Chris Landry and Kevin Berger.
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