Sonoma Raceway, adult tennis, Babe Ruth meeting, Dragon HOF, bocce, pétanque
SONOMA RACEWAY IS offering an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2013 Big O Tires racing season before they go on sale to the general public. All ticket purchases made between now and the public on sale in January will be able to receive the best possible seat locations for all main events on the 2013 Valley schedule, including NASCAR, NHRA and INDYCAR, for a $20.13 deposit. To purchase presale tickets for the 2013 Sonoma Raceway main-events season or for more information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association will hold a New Year’s Day Social mixed doubles round-robin event at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts on Tuesday, Jan. 1, with warmups starting at 2 p.m., and play beginning promptly at 2:15. Cost is free to SVTA members and $10 for nonmembers, with the player limit being the first 20 registering. To pre-register, or for more details, email Corky Rosengren at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY BABE Ruth Baseball Association will hold a board of directors meeting – open to the public – at 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Jan. 7, in the Arnold Field multi-pupose room and topping the agenda will be the nomination of officers, as well as any rule changes for the 2013 season. Anyone wishing to volunteer to serve on the board or any other position is encouraged to attend. Those wishing to be considered for a coaching or managing position should forward a resumé of their coaching experience to S.V.B.R., P.O. 2113, Sonoma, CA 95476. For more information about the meeting, or Babe Ruth baseball in general, can visit the SVBR website at eteamz.com/SVBR.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s alumni committee organizing the 2013 Dragon Hall of Fame event, taking place Saturday, May 11, at Hanna Boys Center’s new facility on its Arnold Drive campus, needs help with its search for members of the Sonoma girls’ 1978 and ’79 cross country championship teams. The back-to-back title-winning Sonoma girls’ cross country championship teams members include Suzie Gitti, Cathy Bettencourt, Jennifer Secrist, Jane Fonseca, Kari Anderson, Paula Forrest, Julie Davidson, Connie Snyder, Jamie Pickering, Dolores Fernandez, Cindy Chambers, Cindy Archer, Katie Juffman, Lori Norlock, Kori Schake, Pam Masten, Joanne Morovich, Cheri Bauer, Julie Hirsh, Jeanne Martin, Macial Felton, Val Haase, Mary Ann Weber, Eve Decker, Patricia Gallagher, Karen Dimick, Madeline Potter, Jane Masten, Eve Eshelman, Gae Eshelman, Lisa Ross and Tami Chambers. Anyone with contact information for the cross-country women being inducted – as well as Dragon Hall of Fame ticket details or to make donations – can call SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association recently ended its 2012 seasons of play in the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday leagues. If you are interested in joining the SBBA – the annual membership cost is $20 a person – or for more details, call (John) 938-2101 or (Ginette) 935-3337.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club, which plays at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park, recently held its final 2012 event and continues to accept new members. To join the VOMPC or for more details call 343-9465 or visit vompc.org.