December 11, 2018
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Vandalism at Gold Ridge Community Center DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Large affordable housing project breaks ground in Rohnert Park Community Events Calendar December 7, 2018 through December 20, 2018 Tips for a Grinchless holiday season Be a resource for fire survivors Fun-filled Cotati stroll A lighter, brighter Cotati Saving on energy and giving youth jobs Home Instead partners with local businesses Athena sits in ‘artsy’ Cotati Community Events Calendar November 30 through December 20 Celebrate the holiday season responsibly  Don’t be a victim of a charity scam Volunteer's Corner Be a resource for fire survivors Volunteers needed to ring a bell Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls Seniors are targets for telescammers SSU to buy 90-unit Petaluma complex for workforce housing Community Events Calendar October 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018 Volunteer's Corner Let’s talk Turkey Community Events Calendar November 23, 2018 through December 13, 2018 Community Events Calendar September 28, 2018 through October 11, 2018 City of Cotati offers Thanksgiving week fun for kids Community Events Calendar August 31, 2018 through September 13, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 19, 2018 through November 1, 2018 Volunteer’s corner Gore in tune Community Events Calendar October 12 through October 25 SC Public Library Foundation needs directors JavAmore, Caprara’s Pizzeria hold fundraiser Save Rancho Adobe FPD Sonoma Clean Power partners with Uber Multiple Commission, Committee and Board appointive terms expire Dec. 2018 – We have seats to fill! RP Expressway improvements Remo is ready for dessert Devil Pups set a new goal Community Events Calendar August 10, 2018 through August 23, 2018 Get your hula on for the Penngrove luau North Bay Construction Corps receives statewide recognition Community Events Calendar September 14, 2018 through September 27, 2018 Annual Sonoma County hunger index: 1/3 of residents went hungry in 2017 Bands and DJs playing great music in Cotati Photo exhibit by Penngrove artist sheds light on disability community Sonoma County reads ‘Kindred’ Cotati’s early morning breakfast Cotatians turned out in droves Sat. to celebrate Oliver’s Market 30th anniversary party Bark After Dark: Dinner and auction to help save animals Community Events Calendar November 16, through December 6, Community Events Calendar August 24, 2018 through September 6, 2018 Community Events Calendar October 26 through November 8 Community Events Calendar November 9 2018 through November 22 2018 CPI North Bay fire recovery Sonoma Raceway hosts food drive Photography Show Newest report finds new growth on rare Cotati albino Chimera Tree The work behind “The Art of Resistance” Community Events Calendar September 21, 2018 through October 4, 2018 A Veteran remembers Veterans It takes a village to honor its past Veterans story Mark Weston A new strategy for the Cotati Chamber of Commerce The Native Daughters host CA Admission Day Veterans Day 2018, Rick Norman Discrimination and bullying in our schools Volunteer RP Founders’ Day Oct. 6 30 years for Danny's vacuum shop Backpack drive event this Sunday Who you going to call? Adapting to the weather changes SC nonprofit arts and culture generates $80.4 M Community Events Calendar November 2, 2018 through November 15, 2018 Community Events Calendar September 7, 2018 through September 20, 2018 SAY launches One Cold Night Kenneth Bradley, a local photographer showcasing Community Events Calendar August 17, 2018 through August 30, 2018 Staying safe on our local trails Service dog dreams come true for heart attack survivor 20/30 club & Kohl’s outfit students Garbage rate increase may keep compostable materials in county Community Events Calendar August 3, 2018 through August 16, 2018 A warm day with dancing and good food Mobility is freedom…with a Purple Heart truck run

Volunteer's Corner

December 7, 2018

Redwood Empire Food Bank needs help

Every month the Redwood Empire Food Bank relies on generous support, which would otherwise require the work of 45 full-time staff members. Spend a two-hour shift in the REFB warehouse. Enhance your cooking skills volunteering in the REFB Kitchen Collective program. Provide support at an REFB benefit event or at one of our many food distributions sites. Children between the ages of 12 and 13 are welcome to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children 14 years of age and older can volunteer independently. Volunteers in Kitchen Collective must be at least 15-years-old. First time volunteers can drop-in to the REFB for a 30-minute New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about various volunteer positions. Orientations are held Mon.-Fri. at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 3990 Brickway Blvd. in Santa Rosa. Orientations can also be arranged by appointment., Mon. through Thurs. at 4 p.m. For more information, call 707-523-7900.

Help with special events

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County needs an administrative volunteer with experience in data base and data entry. Also, needed is a volunteer to assist with special events and help with planning and securing donations, appointments and event volunteers. Both positions are five hours a week and require knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Contact Jennifer Kulpa at 707-573-3399, ext. 103 or

Be a balance coach

Help older adults improve balance and prevent and manage falls. Become a certified coach to lead eight two-hour sessions that address physical and mental risks, hazards for falls, build strength and confidence. One-day training Jan. 7 in Santa Rosa. Contact Dana Jacoby at 707-565-5936 or Volunteers needed to ring a bell Volunteers are needed through Dec. 24 to join the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign and ring the bell. Proceeds stay in Sonoma County and help those in need. Sign up at or call Jennifer Freitasat 707-535-4251.