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Forestville News & Events, May 2018

Get on your track shoes, there is a lot going on in May and early June in our little town. All of it sounds pretty cool. There are some things you don’t want to miss.

Forestville Town Hall, May 20, 1-3PM
For example, my number one pick, the Forestville Planning Association is hosting another of our Town Hall meetings Sunday, May 20 from 1-3PM at El Molino High School library. This is a new location as we expect lots of folks to come and let Lynda Hopkins know what they (you) want for our town going forward. Find out what ever happened to the Round-a-bout and where that money will end up. Yes, you could help determine that, but you have to show up.

I love those Town Halls. They are local governance in action. It’s why I joined the Board of the FPA years ago. It’s what I’m most proud of. Look for those bright pink signs I post along Mirabel and 116 to remind you. It’s important. I’ll be there, come say hi.

Wonderland Radio Hour, Live in Monte Rio, May 19, 11AM-Noon
And how fun is this? The day before, Saturday May 19 from 11AM to noon, live from the Monte Rio Theater is the Wonderland Radio Hour. This four-part series covers the people, places and history of the lower Russian River, and Forestville is the first to be featured!

Come hear about the 71-year history of the Hollydale Club, how is it that we have two private parks, and PALS – Pets Are Loving Support – a nonprofit based in Forestville. Think Garrison Keeler style of entertainment, which will then be broadcast as a radio program on KRCB Sundays at 4PM. It’s free, thanks to a grant from the California Humanities and Rihan Miller, the Project Director. It’s going to be fun. Did I say it was free? Let’s make some noise!

Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner, May 19, 5PM
Later that night we celebrate the Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner where Andy Farriester, Backyard Restaurant and Wendy Flowers take center stage as they are acknowledged for their extraordinary commitment to our community. It starts at 5PM at Trappe Hall. Get your tickets at the Pharmacy or call Wendy at 887-2561. This sells out so don’t wait.

Forestville Community Fund Applications Are Available
It’s grant time. Applications are available for the Forestville Community Fund grants. Hard copies are at the Pharmacy or go to the FCF Application for the online or downloadable application. Deadline is mid-June.

Little League Fundraiser, May 5
Are your kiddos in the mood for face painting, magic, a lego building table, a balloon artist and you’d personally like some music, delicious BBQ tri-tip and an opportunity to bid on a trip to Hawaii or date night packages? All that and more at the Little League Fundraiser at the Youth Park Saturday, May 5. Check it out.

Thanks to Our Educators
Only one more month of school so I’d like to take an opportunity to thank our teachers, the office staff who grease those wheels and yes, the administrators. If you think that’s easy you don’t know what’s required. I come from a long line of teachers and, with the exception of a few whose brain cells are fried, I can’t think of more dedicated human beings. Are you kidding me? With a teacher for a husband (known as Mr. Bob at El Molino) I witnessed first-hand the long hours he put in reading students practice journals, grading their papers, correcting their grammar, holding respect for their thoughts and dreams and refusing to accept disrespect for him or each other. But he never gave up on a student. He saw in them what they didn’t see yet. They were marvelous human beings who even though they had things they struggled with, if they had faith in themselves, like he had faith in them, they would do great things.

Here is a partial list of all they are doing as they wrap up another school year. Go to their websites for details.

  • May 2nd, 2PM Spring Concert
  • May 2nd and 5th, Green Sneaker Challenge
  • May 4th, Star Wars Concert at 9, 10:30 and 3
  • May 10th, School Board Meeting
  • May 12th, Bowling Night at Windsor Bowling Alley where for $24 you get bowling, mini golf, hot dog, drink and chips
  • May 18th, Paint Nite at Wine Guerilla for $45 with great food and fun
  • May 25th, third grade opera (hmmm, trying to imagine that one)
  • May 30th, eighth grade promotion (used to call it graduation)
Then it’s here – Summer Vacation.

Youth Park Parade & BBQ, June 2 & 3
Just in time to celebrate with the Youth Park Parade and BBQ June 2nd and 3rd. It’s the kick off to summer with bands all day long, great BBQ ribs and oysters, pasta and corn dogs, bingo, booths, fair rides, dancing and I’ll be selling drink tickets for beer or wine. It’s a party and you are invited. Every penny from that two-day blow out goes to support our own Youth Park. Start with the parade at 10AM on the 2nd and keep on going. Who says small towns don’t know how to have fun?

Categories: 2018 Posts, Community Fund, Forestville History, Hollydale Club, Local Organizations, Music Events, People, Roundabout, School, Special Events, Youth Park

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