Glen Ellen feast at wineries
The Glen Ellen Historical Society and the Glen Ellen Forum will present a “fundraiser” dinner Saturday, April 21 at Valley of the Moon at Madrone Estate wineries.
The winery again has donated itself for other post-fire gatherings that have truly helped to bring the Glen Ellen community together in many ways.
Dinner, including pulled pork sliders, traditional baked beans, savory roasted root vegetables, cole slaw and other sides, will be prepared by winery chef Sam Badolato. The Girl & the Fig will bring mini desserts of chocolate chip sea salt cookies, chocolate cookies and cream sandwich cookies, fig crisps with walnut crumb topping, and deep dark chocolate brownies.
Music by the Dolly Mamas and Full Circle, complimented by historical displays and a silent auction.
The event is sponsored by Julie Atwood’s Halter Project and Ann Teller’s Oak Hill Farm. $25 includes coffee, tea and one wine taste. More wine tasting available, of course. 4 to 8 p.m. 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen. Tickets at Eventbrite.com. 939-4500.
Sonoma Garden Park and garden club doings
Sonoma Garden Park’s Saturday morning Harvest Market & Plant Sale opens for the season tomorrow, April 21 at its Straw Bale Barn.
The Garden Park offers organically and sustainably grown produce and vegetable starts grown on the 6.1 acres donated by the late Pauline Bond, who gave her “ranch” to Sonoma more than 30 years ago. They also sell plant starts of heirloom veggies, flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs, and make available advice from Sonoma County Master gardeners. Check it out at 19996 Seventh St. E., Sonoma.
Learn even more at their Biochar Workshop Saturday morning at 10:30, a Flower & Gem Essences and Stinging Nettle Apothecary noon to 4 p.m., and then an eco-friendly garden tour on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. sonomaecologycenter.org.
Valley of the Moon Garden Club will also have a Spring Plant Sale Saturday, April 21 at the Sonoma Community Center featuring vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, succulents, heirloom tomatoes and pollinator plants, with Master Gardeners to answer questions. 9 a.m. to noon. 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
SOS Mother’s Day Fiesta lunch
Join in the fun on Saturday, May 5 to support Sonoma Overnight Support, which includes housing for local homeless and includes Brown Baggers lunches provided to homeless and other hungry people, as well as the free Friday night dinners in Booker Hall at La Luz Center.
Guests will be welcomed by Champagne and orange juice mimosas and sparkling grape juice and pepper jack cheese quesadillas passed by Hanna Boys and Teen Services.
Joanne and Keith Filipello of Wild Thyme Garden & Events will provide a “fiesta” lunch, since it’s on Cinco de Mayo, of sweet chili glazed grilled chicken with tropical salsa, chopped salad of tomato, jicama, avocado, corn, radishes, black beans and lime dressing, with green chili corn muffins. Desserts will be the centerpiece of each table with Watmaugh strawberries and Mexican wedding cookies.
This year’s compassionate service awards will go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Meals on Wheels Wednesday crew led by Mary Evelyn Arnold, and Mayor Madolyn Agrimonti.
SOS needs our support more than ever since Executive Director Kathy King made the decision to turn down Sonoma County’s $40,000 in order to keep the Haven shelter from having to follow certain county guidelines. $40. Noon to 3 p.m. Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St., Sonoma. Reserve at 939-6777 or sonomaovernightsupport.org. Or send check to P.O. Box 748, Sonoma 95476.