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Business Beat: 08/15/2018

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New exhibit by Kenwood artist

The Valley, a one-man exhibition of new paintings by Kenwood artist Fred R. Parker, will take place at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma, Sept. 1-30.

During the entire run of the show Parker will be present and working at his easel on new paintings.

The exhibition celebrates the visual beauty of Sonoma Valley, presenting several new paintings created in the last few months, along with older works created since 1986.

In 1994 Parker was selected as Sonoma's Treasure Artist of the Year. He currently lives in Kenwood where he has a gallery/studio and is the resident artist at Deerfield Ranch Winery.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Aug. 31, from 4-8 p.m.

The Alley Gallery is part of the La Haye Art Center located at 148 East Napa St. in Sonoma, with the gallery entrance in the alley adjacent to parking behind the Sebastiani Theatre. A portion of all gallery sales will be donated to support the Art Encounters program administered by Parker for the Kenwood Elementary School.

Seva student program at Lion Heart yoga

The definition of seva is selfless service. According to Lion Heart Yoga instructor Nadra McAuliffe, she wants to give back to the community by giving those who want to experience the practice of yoga, but may have a difficult time financially or otherwise, a chance to do so.

McAuliffe is offering one month of free unlimited classes, at the start of each month to a new/different student. Anyone interested in becoming a seva student for a month can email her using the contact form on the website, Put “Seva Student” in the subject line.

This program will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lion Heart Yoga offers classes for all levels at the Kenwood Depot, 314 Warm Springs Road.

Transcendence Theater upcoming events

The Transcendence Theater Company has upcoming shows you don't want to miss.

Performing under the stars at Jack London State Park's winery ruins, the Broadway troupe is ending its third show of the summer with Shall We Dance, Aug. 17-19. Come see the most dynamic dancing of the summer paired with show-stopping vocals from Broadway and beyond.

Picnicking starts at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Food trucks are available for food purchases, and beer and wine is for sale.

Go to for tickets. Tickets are also available for the annual Gala Celebration, set for Sept. 7-9. Ticket prices for both weekends range from $45-$150. Part of the proceeds help Jack London State Historic Park.

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Join Landmark Vineyards on Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun and informative wine and cheese seminar. This program will include cheeses and meats from all over the world paired with Landmark Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Tickets: $45 for wine society members, $55 for non-members. Go to and click on “Events.”

Muscardini Cellars hosts a Merlot pairing, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 at noon. This is an intimate experience with a select number of seats available in each session, no more than eight people per session. Tickets: $45 for general public, $35 for wine club members. Go to

Swede's Feeds is having a big sale, Aug. 18-Sept. 1, with gifts, garden art, and plants 10-30 percent off. Swede's is located at 9140 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood.

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Community Calendar

Free food available for those in need
Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood meeting
Loss and resilience walk
Jackie Speier at Sonoma Speaker Series
Shoot for the stars at Ferguson Observatory
Hike for Fitness
Commemorate Jack’s death
Emmaus Inclusive Community service and potluck supper
Thanksgiving Break Day Camp
Churches co-host Thanksgiving service
Exploring genealogy at SIR #53

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