Latest Event Updates

Annual Holiday Celebration & Cookie Exchange December 8

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ornamentWhere: The Sonoma Valley Grange, 18627 Sonoma Hwy (Across from Mary’s Pizza)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Monday, December 8, 2014

Come share in giving and gifting back to our community. Bring a friend and get to know Slow Food Sonoma Valley and the Sonoma Grange members. Be part of the excitement growing in the Springs with the Grange Renovation Project.

What to Bring: 3 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, or more and if you are inspired  and time allows bring a pot of warm soup or stew to share. We’ll provide the Bread. Bring your cookies on a platter labeled with your name for easy return or an eco-friendly disposable container.
• You take home 2 dozen cookies of your choice from the community
cookie exchange table throughout the evening.
• Bring one dozen cookies in a separate bag or container labeled with
the kind of cookie, please! This is your contribution to Brown Baggers
and Meals on Wheels.
• If inspired, bring a hearty Crock of Soup or Stew to share.
The Giving Back: We will “gift back” one dozen cookies from each person’s contribution
to Meals on Wheels and the Brown Baggers to include with their holiday meals.

We Provide: Non-alcoholic cider and several pots of warm hearty soups. Please bring
wine, beer or drinks of your choice to share. We’ll supply the glasses and everything else.
Entertainment: Live music provided by some of our favorite local musicians!
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Help us set-up, decorate, wash dishes; volunteer for the evening. Please email or call to
assist with set-up, evening logistics, and if you are willing to bring a pot of homemade
soup to share. text or email 415 328 5056. There is also a PDF flyer available.
RSVP (always welcomed, but not required): email: marqarita@travelingmatters.com or
call 707-939-7638 or cell 415 328 5056.
Slow Food Sonoma Valley
and The Sonoma Valley Grange
December 8, 2014
4th Annual Holiday Celebration
and
Cookie Exchange

Business Meeting Monday Evening, 10 November

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Our next business meeting is this Monday, 10 November, 6pm at the Grange Hall. Below is the agenda. Everyone is welcome!

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Monthly Grange Business Meetings changed to 3rd Mondays, 6PM

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We recently changed our business meetings to the third Monday of each month.  6pm is our official start time, but come early to share ideas and learn about our agenda.  These meetings are short (usually no more than an hour), friendly, and are a great way to help shape what it is we do. Come have your voice heard!

The Grange Hall closed for construction

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The Sonoma Valley Grange hall will not be available for rental after Tuesday, November 4, 2014, through the end of the year.

Whole Hog Fall Feast September 21!

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As summer is winding down, the celebration of the transition to fall is about to begin!  Join us for our Whole Hog Fall Feast on the Autumn Equinox, September 21!  We will, as always, be featuring delicious and healthy locally sourced food and drink for our guests culinary enjoyment.  Music will accompany this FunRaising event to ring in the harvest season and help us move our renovation project forward!

Tickets on sale at Reader’s Books and Pharmaca, or call me, Seth, at 707.934.7332

24 hour Rental Rate Increase

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Rentals are the monetary lifeblood of the Sonoma Valley Grange. Without rental income we cannot maintain the building. Without the building, we can’t serve the community, as is our mission. We have done a lot lately to try to make the rental process more efficient for all concerned. Unfortunately, these efforts have increased our overhead expenses. So, in order to assure that rental business operates to the benefit of the Grange, and therefore to the benefit of the entire community, we have had to raise the rate for a 24 hour rental to $570. We feel that this is still a good deal in this area, where meeting space is so pricey.

Your comments are welcome!