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Eldridge neighbors wave at the Devils Darlin’s as the Inaugural July 4th Car Cruise in 2020.Photo by Oz Robledo

By Emily Robledo

This year has been full steam ahead with events and gatherings, and July will surely not disappoint here in Glen Ellen.

The Devils Darlin’s of Sonoma stepped up during the pandemic to spread patriotic cheer to residents throughout Sonoma Valley. Now in its third year, this car cruise has become an annual event we all look forward to.

Beginning in Sonoma at 9 a.m., the parade of vintage cars will head up Highway 12, then down Arnold Drive through downtown Glen Ellen. This event wins in my book thanks to the convenience of being able to walk to the end of our street to see very cool, classic cars cruise by, with smiling faces and friendly waves … all while feeling super patriotic!

Don’t worry though, July isn’t going to fizzle out like a soaking-wet firework. There is plenty going on the rest of the month.

If you can’t find me midway through the month, it’s likely because I will be in an extended savasana after getting bendy and stretchy at another event. Madeline Schwartz, a local Sonoma County yoga teacher, will lead an all-level 60-minute vinyasa yoga class at B.R. Cohn Winery on Saturday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m. Unwinding under beautiful olive trees with breathtaking vineyard views is my kind of way to greet the weekend. If your savasana bliss isn’t enough of a treat, enjoy a decadent post-yoga glass of wine paired with chocolate; this event is held in partnership with the Garden Society and Volo Chocolates. For more information and to register, visit

Have you heard that Jack London State Historic Park is going to the dogs? Wait just a second — it’s the other way around! Grab your four-legged family member on Sunday, July 17, from 9:30– 11:30 a.m. for the Walk ‘n Wag. Get all the details and register at

Join the Glen Ellen Forum meeting, scheduled for Monday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. You can register to receive the meeting link at Not on the Forum email list? Send a message to [email protected]

Finally, I leave you with sage advice from Shannon Lee, courtesy of the Telegram from July 2021, “Around Glen Ellen at this time of year, outdoor explorations are best planned for morning and late evening. There are so many beautiful places and events to explore — just bring lots of water and watch for the rattlers.”