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The Week in Sonoma: Nov. 4-10

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 | Posted by

Artist Barbara Jacobsen, who has been chosen as the 2012 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year,  will be the guest of honor at a reception held Wednesday, Nov. 7,  from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, located at 551 Broadway. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, and reservations are required. Tickets: $20. For additional information, call 933-2216.

The Cost of Freedom Tribute featuring the “Traveling Wall,” a scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, will take place over five days from Wednesday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 11. Numerous events, demonstrations, exhibits and other activities will go on each day at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W. Free to public. For more information, call 938-3543 or visit: vfwpost1943.org

It’s “Yappy Hour” every Wednesday at Annex Wine Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring your dog, or come and enjoy other friendly four-legged pals and their owners, too. Be prepared for canine fun, and enjoy Loyal Companion Chardonnay at $5 per glass (a portion of proceeds goes to Pets Lifeline). Receive 15% off any dog-related merchandise. Annex Wine Bar is located at 865 West Napa Street. No cover. For information: 938-7482,  annexwinebar.com.

D. Anthony White, Ph.D., will present an in-depth look at the life and work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1896-1974, famous Mexican muralist and political activist, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Sonoma Community Center, as part of the “Windows to the World” lecture series. Siqueiros is recognized as one of the three great Mexican muralists of the 20th Century. Many of his murals were experimental, and he used the latest materials and equipment from modern industry to create a new realism for a modern age. White conducted research in Mexican archives and interviewed the artist’s widow, family members and friends and peers to create a powerful glimpse of Siqueiros’ impact on art and politics. Tickets are $15 at the Community Center Box Office, online at svbo.org or by phone 938-4626 x 1.

Eat pasta, support a student! Adele Harrison Middle School hosts a fundraising pasta feed 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the school gym, 1150 Broadway. Dinner includes pasta from Mary’s Pizza, salad and bread, with homemade treats for $1 each and a “to-go” option. The event will help support Outdoor Education scholarships and other sixth grade activities. The program’s environmental science classes are designed to empower, educate and provide team building opportunities for  students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school office and are $10 each, with children under 5 free. For more information, contact Liz Bauer at 935-6080 or email lbauer@sonomavly.k12.ca.us.

A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, to introduce the community to the Sweetwater Spectrum project, located at 369 Fifth St. W. The facility is designed to provide adults with autism an innovative, supportive residential community that will give each individual the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential in an environment typically not available to them—a place where they have a sense of community and belonging. For information, call 996.3104 or visit: www.sweetwaterspectrum.org

There is nothing like an original one-of-a-kind gift, and you’ll find plenty of choices at the annual Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club Holiday Boutiques on the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11.  Jewelry, ceramics, art, greeting cards, fiber arts, holiday décor and more treasures await you 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the club, 574 First St. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win the item of your choice from one of the artists. Shopping make you hungry? Hot dogs and baked goods will also be for sale. Funds raised will go toward the Woman’s Club scholarship fund for SVHS and local elementary school libraries. More info: sonomavalleywomansclub.org  or 938-8313 (leave message).

– Dyann Espinosa

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Dianne Reber Hart is our Sonoma correspondent.

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