And a happy Cinco to you

It is, in case anyone hasn’t noticed, spring. Some would argue that it’s been spring, on and off, since about New Year’s, and now it’s summer. The vernal equinox came and went without notice back in March and the summer solstice doesn’t arrive until June 21, bringing with it our longest period of daylight, notwithstanding the vagaries of latitude and climate change. And now that it’s May, many of us are asking, wait, what happened to April?

Be all that as it may, one thing is abundantly clear – the Sonoma Valley social calendar is moving into high gear, if in fact it ever actually idles, and the activity agenda is rapidly inflating.

We thought it would be useful to review some of the upcoming events for the weekend, all of them tied in one way or another to the plethora of nonprofits that grace the Valley.

First up, today (Friday), at Buena Vista Winery, Pets Lifeline is hosting its annual Tail Wags and Handbags gala to raise funds for the animal refuge and resource center. If you need another handbag, the ladies luncheon may have a few tickets left, the cause is a good one and the experience is always well-oiled with good wine. Call 996-4577 to inquire.

Later in the day, from 5:30 to 7:30, the WillMar Family Grief and Healing Center is holding a “Hopester Open House” for those interested in learning more about the center’s Guardians of Hope and Hopester campaign. Wine and light appetizers will be served to those wanting more information about this special and remarkable local resource. RSVP online at willmarcenter.org.

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