Food Fest tonight at La Luz
Enjoy a surprise Food Fest tonight, Friday, April 27, at La Luz Center. La Luz Center computer class students came up with the idea when they heard that La Luz was trying to fundraise for scholarships – and they thought the Food Fest was a way they could contribute and give back to the organization that once helped them.
Computer students and alums will cook all of the food and collect donations for it.
They will be serving the sought-after pozole, tacos dorados, shredded chicken tostadas, tamales, tuna ceviche, carne asada tacos, tacos dorados the papa, pizza, fruit, bionicos (fruit salad), and flavored waters. 6 to 8 p.m. 17560 Greger St., Sonoma. 938-5131. Laluzcenter.org.
No Pay Café thank you party
Sheana Davis and partner Ben Sessions have invited everyone who volunteered at the No Pay Café/Café Gratis at the Springs Community Hall following the October wildfires to attend a thank you party at the General’s Daughter on Sunday, May 6. The Epicurean Connection will serve food, wine, ice tea and lemonade to any of the 150 people who she says volunteered to pass out or deliver the food from Facebook and other sources. 4 to 6 p.m. RSVP to Sheana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 235-9530.
Divewalk Café pop-up Sunday
Fans of Divewalk Café, and those who never got to its previous brick-and-mortar location next to Sonoma Brewing Company, will rush to Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly the Grange) for a Divewalk pop-up on Sunday, April 29.
Freshly back from a stay in Vietnam, Lorene and Marc Reed will serve both crêpes and bánh mi sandwiches to go with the Springs community’s Spring Up Market and Open House across from Mary’s Pizza on Highway 12.
The Spring Up Market will be “a small market with local agricultural products and plant starts,” according to Seth Dolinsky, president of Sonoma Springs Community Hall.
As Lorene said, “It will be our first test of the pop-up scene, and hopefully the beginning of more to come. Our menu will be limited as we begin to flex our kitchen muscles again.” They will be cooking in the newly renovated “community kitchen,” which is for rent for commercial food preparation.
Watch for their crêpes filled with homemade raspberry jam, scrambled eggs, Jack cheese and scallions, the “ham it up” with Swiss cheese, ham, scallions and a fried egg, or the “goat for it” with Jack cheese, herbed chicken, goat cheese and avocado crêpes ($9 to $11). Among the bánh mi selections will be their Hanoi chicken, chili-cumin pulled pork, and bánh mi opla, “a fancy new name we learned on our travels for the omelet bánh mi.”
Lorene and Marc ask that you order online at squareup.com/market/divewalkcafe. They say, “Choose your time of arrival and don’t worry, we will wait for you to arrive before making the food, and if you can’t make it we will issue a refund.” They just need to know quantities to prepare. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 18627 Sonoma Highway, Boyes Hot Springs. email@example.com.
‘Sip, Savor’ for senior transportation
Vintage House will host a “Sip, Savor & Celebrate” event at Sunrise Villa, the big senior residence on Napa Road east of Broadway, to raise funds for its Local Independent Mobility Options (LIMO) service, which provides free rides for seniors who need transportation to grocery stores, hair dressers, the post office, banks, the library, farmers’ markets, and other non-medical destinations.