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Glen Ellen Forum hosts event at Jack London State Historic Park

Free community picnic planned for April 3, noon to 3 p.m.
Glen Ellen Forum hosts event at Jack London  State Historic Park

By Melissa Dowling

The Glen Ellen Forum is hosting a spring community gathering Saturday, April 3, from noon to 3 p.m. in the group picnic area at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. This is the first live event that the nonprofit has hosted since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Glen Ellen Forum has hosted several events over the years, including a community meal in the parking lot of the Garden Court Cafe after the 2017 Nuns fire, a family picnic at Morton’s Warm Springs, and a Thanksgiving feast at the Kenwood Depot. The events are intended to build community and are free to attend.

Bring your own picnic lunch; the Glen Ellen Forum will provide snacks. The event is free but the park charges a $10 entry fee per vehicle.

The event will have live music by Jaydub and Dino. Jeff Falconer and Dennis Cordellos of Jaydub and Dino both grew up in Glen Ellen and legend has it that they used to rehearse in the kitchen at Jack London’s house in the park before it was a park.

The Glen Ellen Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to build a stronger community to benefit everyone. It holds monthly meetings the first Monday of every month to inform the community about local topics of interest to Glen Ellen and Eldridge. For more information or to donate to the Glen Ellen Forum, visit

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