SONOMA RACEWAY’S 2014 Big O Tires racing season has begun, and the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will hold its inaugural Laps for Charity event, benefitting Sonoma County youth organizations, on Saturday, Jan. 18. To register for a spot or for more details, visit or contact Diana Brennan at For information on 2014 tickets; getting an early start in renewing Toyota/Save Mart 350 tickets or sign-up for priority pre-sale; or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit or


SONOMA VALLEY BABE Ruth Baseball Association will hold a board of directors meeting and nomination of officers for 2014 – open to the public – at 7 p.m. this Monday, Jan. 13, in the Arnold Field multi-pupose room. Those wishing to be considered for a coaching or managing position should forward a resume of their coaching experience to S.V.B.R., P.O. 2113, Sonoma, CA 95476.


SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School Booster Club’s major fundraiser for sports, arts and other extracurricular programs – the annual “Super Bowl Eve Crab Feed and Dance” – will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st Street W., and include a cocktail hour (no-host bar), a silent auction, buffet dinner and dancing to the Scallywags. Tickets cost $65 a person, $750 for a table of 10 (includes wine and table service), or $10 for dance-only admission. To purchase tickets online visit, or call 241-3268.


SONOMA VALLEY’S FIELD of Dreams will hold its annual users meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Round Table Pizza, 201 W. Napa St. This is a mandatory scheduling meeting for Valley sports groups interested in using the Field of Dreams in 2014 and all users must bring their projected hours. For more details, call Fred Fegan at 938-2392.


SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held for the third straight year at Hanna Boys Center, Arnold Drive and Aqua Caliente Road, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. For Dragon Hall of Fame ticket information, to make donations or for more details, contact hall of fame committee member and SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.


SONOMA LITTLE LEAGUE is looking for an umpire-in-chief for the 2014 season, with the job responsibilities including recruiting umpires, scheduling, payments, conducting weekly meetings and monitoring. Anyone interested in the position or for more details, contact Jay Gruendle online at