Summertime hiring: Our teens and young adults can participate in our community with excellent summer jobs and it’s not too late to apply. Our Community Services Department is searching for individuals to join our team of recreation professionals this summer. If you or somebody you know is looking for a job during the summer months, please visit the Human Resources page on the City of Rohnert Park’s website, www.rpcity.org. We will be hiring and training for openings ranging from day camp leaders to lifeguards and swim instructors. Summer volunteer opportunities are also available for those under the age of 16 through our Leader-In-Training program. If you have any questions, feel free to give our Community Services Department a call at 588-3456. Make this summer a great one!
A First-Rate show: Meanwhile, I invite you to join me in using your imagination to return to 2012 and to witness the unprecedented destruction of Hurricane Sandy, including a small, close-knit community on the coast of Staten Island. “By the Water,” running through April 8 at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, opens on what’s left of the Murphy house. Seven blocks from the ocean and built by Marty Murphy’s grandfather, it has been destroyed by the hurricane.
The Murphy’s are determined to rebuild. But their best friends are helping organize the town to solicit a government buy-out, so they can start over somewhere else. Like the October fires in Sonoma County, Sandy brought enormous change to a region. Many of us will empathize with them as they struggle to face the future.
Performances of “By the Water” are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Spreckels Performing Arts Center is located at the corner of Rohnert Park Expressway and Snyder Lane.
For tickets, please call the box office at 588-3400. Box office hours are Thursday and Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before each show. You may also purchase online at: www.spreckelsonline.com
New voting system: The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters manages elections including identifying polling places, finding volunteers to assist and providing the voting machines and supplies. The current voting system is over 35 years old and the registrar has begun selecting a new voting system. They would like your opinion about what you would like to see with a new voting system, which they expect to have in place in 2019.
The registrar has a webpage http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Voting-System/ where you can learn more about this project, why replacement is necessary and how a voting system will be selected. There’s also a brief survey to share your opinions on the current voting system and your preferences for a new one. I encourage you to help the registrar choose a system that works for you; the survey closes April 13.