Hall Happenings

NOVEMBER 2014

 It’s time to submit your annual dues… as in less than $3/month, an awesome deal ~$33/person; $66/family.  In an effort to decrease the workload on our Treasurer, it would be great if you could bring a check to the meeting, so that 2015 annual dues are are taken care. You can send a check to Sebastopol Grange, PO Box 2759, Sebastopol CA 95473  Nice to get it done before the holiday chaos.

checkmark.  Check it off your list!

November 27 Thanksgiving   

Have a Safe & Happy Turkey Day!

Safe Travels for those who are joining others for their holiday.   

unfriended turkey

November 30, 2014 

Sonoma County Folk Society’s 5th Sunday Pickin’ Potluck, 1-5pm

And what will you be doing the Sunday after Thanksgiving?      Shopping? Playing Music! It’s Time to Jam!

group picking

 at the Sebastopol Grange

6000 Highway 12, just east of Sebastopol 

 Potluck supper at 1:30 or 2:00, Picking follows!  

Come one, come all! Open to the public!  Invite your friends and family!

~RAIN OR SHINE~

DECEMBER 2014

Dec 2nd, Farmers’ Guild Monthly Meeting/Potluck  6-8pm Tuesday

Farm related discussion and networking happens during the potluck and the meeting. Everyone invited, children included.

 Dec 3rd, Vital Alchemy – Fermentation Group Meeting 7:30 Wednesday

Learn how to preserve &  foods like our families grew up on for the last few thousands years, using traditional techniques.

 Dec 4th, Holiday Networking Dinner Party 5pm, Thursday

 Benefit for the Environmental Center of Sonoma County

Join members of local environmental groups for good food, live music, wine and hot cider!

Hosted by the Sebastopol Grange and Sonoma County Conservation Council
$25 per person includes dinner and one drink!

For more information, contact Wendy Krupnick, 544-4582,                       wlk@sonic.net,  envirocentersoco.org. SCCC, PO Box 4346, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Dec 7th, Sunday Pancake Breakfast Grange Fundraiser

9-11:30 Organic* & Locally* Sourced Pancake Plus Breakfastbreakfast-invitations

included on the menu: Ham, Eggs, Greens, Veggies, Smoothies, Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes in addition to whole wheat Pancakes

An added treat is Real Maple Syrup

(no high-fructose syrup!)

* raised beyond organic standards & sourced locally as much as possible

Adults $10/  12-6 ~ $5/ Younger ~ free

Supporting Our Local Farmers & Businesses

Contact Guy Erdman guye@sonic.net to volunteer to help with this fundraiser

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December 9th Grange Business Meeting 6-7:30

Taking care of Grange business! All members are invited. We’ll be going over, in more detail, the prelim results from the Site Planning Meeting.  I do believe we had over 200 suggestions. See which ones got the most votes!

 December 13 & 14  Weekend Intensive Workshops

Farmers Guild Entrepreneurial Intensive (Sat/Sun) $

farm business plotmap

Weekend packed full of educational events & fun activities. All farmers & farming supporters invited to check out the schedule to see what they would like to attend. (Small fee requested)

TOPICS COVERED
(over 2 days)
Business Planning
Mapping Your Farm
Book-Keeping

Market Research
Value Added Products
Production Planning
Lease Negotiation
Financing 
Permits, Licensing, & Regulation
PLUS 
An intergenerational farmer happy hour!

Bring in the Cheer… Party Time

arooster

December 13th, Saturday Nite Holiday Party, 6-10pm, Farmers Guild & Grange Members & Guests 

Kick off the Holiday seasonwith an evening of good music, local food, 

and the release of the brand new Farmers Guild Cookbook

Live MUSIC by the

The Bad Apple String Band

$~ Farmers Exchange: Gifts & Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List ~$

Grange Future: A Traveling Art & History Exhibit Exploring the Rebirth
of the Agrarian Populist Movement, brought to you by The Greenhorns

Grange Future populist banner

Local, Organic Dinner $ by Northwest Catering Company 
 Beer from Sonoma County’s finest, Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Free Admission; Food & Drink by Donation

Open to the Community – Come see what it’s all about!

 

December 16 Chanukah Begins

chanukah

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December 16th – Tuesday’s Women’s Nite Out ~ on hold

has been cancelled until we announce the resumption of our meetings. We are having some scheduling conflicts and the grange hall may need to move their business meeting to the 3rd Tuesday.  Contact Amy/Hrieth/Laura with questions or feedback.

December 19, Friday  Northbay Reclaiming – Starhawk 7pm

more info coming

a snowman

December 25th,Thursday

Christmas

Well, In Sunny California, maybe not the snowflakes here, just up in the mountains! Drive safe if you’re on the roads.

December 31st, Wen New Year’s Eve

It’s been quite a year…. I understand we are up to 225 members, and moving ahead with great visions for the future.

Cheers to All,

Amy