SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association, along with Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza, Rotary Club of Sonoma and the Bodil Sorenson Junior Tennis Memorial Fund, are sponsoring a free junior tennis program for ages 6-to-15-years-old for beginners and returning players every Saturday in April and May at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts (weather permitting). The free tennis program – under the direction of SVTA’s USPTA pro Felipe Monroy – starts tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, with level-A ages 6-to-11 going from 3:30 to 4:30, and level-B ages 12-to-15 taking the court from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Also, the SVTA is offering a free adult clinic for beginners and returning players from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday in April at the Maxwell Park courts (weather permitting). No sign-ups are required. For more details on the junior program and adult clinic, contact Monroy at 916-879-0212.
FAIRMONT SONOMA MISSION Inn and Spa is hosting the 10th annual El Verano Elementary School benefit golf tournament teeing off at noon on Monday, April 14, at the Sonoma Golf Club, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner, awards ceremony and raffle with its grand prize being an all-inclusive five-night trip for two to Maui. Cost is $195 and includes golf, lunch and dinner, with dinner only costing $65. Tickets for the raffle are $50 or three for $100. To sign up or for more details, visit elveranoschool.org.
THE 18TH ANNUAL Bottomfeeders Open will take place with a noon tee-off at Oakmont’s West Course on Friday, May 2, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Sonoma Valley Unified School District’s theater program. Cost is $135 and includes golf with cart, a tee-prize, a boxed lunch with beverages on the course, as well as a hosted beer and wine bar and awards dinner immediately following the event. To register or for more details, visit Murphy’s Irish Pub's website at sonomapub.com or call 935-0660.
THE VALLEY OF the Moon Trap Club will hold its ninth annual Jim Meehan Memorial Trap Shoot and Barbecue at the club’s South Burndale Road site (27000 Burndale Road) on Saturday, May 3, with competition for men, women and juniors. The trap benefit event starts at 9 a.m. and the barbecue lunch, silent auction and raffle prizes and the awards presentation – including a commemorative silver belt buckle awarded to the winner of each event by class and high overall – begins at 11 a.m., with no-host beer and wine. All the proceeds will be donated to the the Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association and Sonoma Valley 4-H. Entry fees for the shoot and lunch are $50 for adults and $35 for juniors (ages 16-and-under) – lunch only is $20 and children under-12-years-old are admitted free. Eyes and ears protection is mandatory. Donation tickets can be purchased at Steiners Tavern, 465 First St. W.; and Town Square, 482 First St. E. For more details, call Lynette Meehan at 484-1654 or Fred Mertens at 481-9525.
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, 17000 Arnold Drive, on Saturday, May 10. 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.