4-H Flapjack Feed Sunday
Don’t miss this one – Sunday, May 20. Sausage and pancakes cooked by 4-H parents and served by 4-H members of all ages and interests, from crafts, viticulture, and cooking to animal husbandry. They are all a bunch of clean-cut busy kids from our community, guided for years by generous Becky Larson of Larson Family Winery.
Guests at the Schell-Vista fire station will also enjoy abundant local strawberries, Clover Sonoma again donates butter, milk and even chocolate milk.
A couple of years ago at the 4-H silent auction we bought, as a lot, a treasure chest of plants, two of which are growing beautifully in our front garden.
Past 4-H president Francesca Pharo will bring her bottle-fed 2-year-old sheep for petting, and Schell-Vista firefighters will have fire trucks ready for looking and possibly even climbing. 8 to 11:30 a.m. $8, free for kids under three at the door. More info at 520-6085.
Georgeanne Brennan at Readers’ Books
Come to a Provencal garden evening at Readers’ Books with Georgeanne Brennan on Wednesday, May 30. We will have a great conversation with Brennan about her newest book, “Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France,” which will take us all to the Provence we fantasize about without leaving Sonoma. You will feel like you are in the lavender and poppy fields of southern France and on the sandy beaches of the Cote d’Azur. She tells it all, having owned a home and spent years there since the 1970s.
Bring a snack from any of Brennan’s books or any other cookbooks that inspire you. Not required.
As usual, Readers’ Books offers 15 percent discount on all of our Last Wednesday Food Group books. Free. 7 p.m. 120 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779.
Cowboy Cab rides back into town
Marcia and Doug Mo started Cowboy Cab seven years ago when Doug shared his fabulous wine collector’s cellar loaded with special bottles of cabernet sauvignon. Part of the fun of those early parties was going down the staircase past his Willie Mays Giants uniform and tripping outside to the pizza oven the Mo’s installed before they built their house.
The Teen Services event has grown over the years from the Mos’ home to several behind the historic Barracks, and to this second year on the lawn behind the Barn at Tyge William Cellars at Cornerstone.
On Sunday, June 10, Teen Services and Lovin’ Oven will prepare and serve appetizers and dessert. Ramekins will make the dinner of little gem and hearts of romaine Caesar salad, farfalle pasta salad with Fifth Street Farms vegetables, truffled potato chips, jalapeno cornbread with whipped honey butter, baked beans, and entrées of brined and roasted pork and barbecued chicken. $125. 4 to 8 p.m. 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Tickets at teenservicessonoma.org or 939-1452.
Nibs & Sips
The Reel Fish Shop & Grill has added a performance of the popular Vox Populi singing the Beatles and Paul Simon classics along with a brunch for Sunday, May 20.
The buffet brunch includes a vegetarian frittata, chicken apple sausage, bacon, garlic roasted breakfast potatoes, sourdough toast, and fresh fruit. Three seatings at 11:30, 12 noon, and 12:30. $15. Brunch costs $15, concert tickets $18. Performance tickets at door or at Tiddle E. Winks, or Eventbrite.com. Brunch reservations at 343-0044. 401 Grove St., Sonoma.