Page 42 - Sonoma County Gazette June 2019
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   Rain, Rain Go Away: We sure have had a rough, long winter. With the flood of the century, wild winds and constant rain, its gotten tiresome. I’m certainly over it. I am hoping for dry weather come the month of June. But weather reports are forecasting we may continue to have this odd atmospheric weather pattern through summer and all the way through to the Fall season. Guess time will tell. UGH! Please do not mention the drought, it is OVER.
Tennis Court: The Rio Nido tennis court is hopping. I am so glad to see this. Even with all the rains we have had, whenever there is a dry window of weather, I’ve been seeing plenty of locals hitting some balls. Its wonderful to see locals of all ages enjoying this court.
Rio Nido Community Garden: I am always impressed with this group of “Garden Elves”. Last month they were out and about getting the garden spiffed up and ready for Spring and Summer. The fruits of their labor are starting to show. I’d love to join but alas, I do not have the time and, I certainly don’t have a green thumb. Fortunately, I can enjoy it from afar and my neighbors treating me to their wonderful abundance of fruits and veggies. As always, YUM and a big thanks.
Rio Nido Roadhouse is up and running. It is super nice inside.
A ton of work has been going on since the flood. Fortunately Brad and Raena have a great following and many contributions have been made to get the RNR open in time for summertime FUN! Please show your support, come on down, enjoy some good food, beverages and listen to some music. Lovin’ the Community of Rio Nido.
Dog Park: Despite this wet winter and spring the RN Dog Park is busy
as ever. Throngs of locals get together and hang out daily. There’s a group of locals who own Huskies. These Huskies hang out with their humans every day. Btw there is a new baby pup Husky who just moved to RN. Not only is he gorgeous, he is going to be the RN Pet of the Month come July.
Rio Nido Fountain: The design for the fountain has changed. No standing water will be in the fountain. There will be water but no pool.
PG&E is doing a lot of rewiring and replacing power poles all throughout our little hamlet.
RN Pet of the Month: Clare is a
baby kitten. She is approximately 10 weeks old. She shares her home with her baby brother Mickey. Clare has loads of energy and is quick as a pistol. She loves to cuddle in her bed with her mommy. Best of all, Clare has conquered the Cat Tree and has climbed all the way to the top. Let’s given this little cutie a warm RN Welcome!
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Yes it’s summer. Summertime is Here......let’s get right to it as there is so much to do! Everyone loves a parade and there two parades!
June 1st and 2nd is the Annual Forestville Youth Park Fundraiser which starts out with a parade on Saturday the 1st that ends at the Youth Park where you will find a carnival, BBQ and lots of music for two full days. All proceeds support the Forestville Youth Park which EVERYONE in West County uses!
On Wednesday, June 5th the Russian River Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be held at River Bed Yoga Studio on Armstrong Woods Rd, beginning at 6pm. Right around the corner, be sure to check out Christa’s new German restaurant BROT!
Beginning Thursday the 6th the Russian River Farmer’s Market will be open from 3-7pm, over on Fourth Street, behind Hubert’s Hall / Fire Dept. Taste yummy locally grown fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers.
If you are inclined to grow your own garden but don’t have space,
check out the local gardens, west of Monte Rio. They had some extra space, so go to for further information.
Friday the 7th is the First Friday ArtWalk in downtown Guerneville; watch for balloons and chalk art/directions to all participating artists! While you are in the vicinity of the Russian River Art Gallery and Blue Door Gallery, go check out the new digs at the ol’ Village Shops, for Russian River Escapes and don’t forget River Queen has re-opened!
School will soon be out and if you are looking for something for the kids to do, check out our local library! They have a new robot, who’s current name is NOA (pronounced now), that is working as part of the library’s CoderDojo Program, which is open to kids ages 8-17. The class
is every Tuesday from 3:30-5pm. There will be a “name that robot” contest coming soon! Go online to explore all that our local library has to offer: www. If you would like to volunteer, check out They appreciate support!
Rockin on the River starts Thursday the 13th with Poor Man’s Whiskey (Bluegrass/Country Jam) on the Plaza at 7pm and continues June 27th with Sonoma County’s Rising Americana Star, David Luning. Be sure to bring a beach chair, your dancing feet and a few bucks for the purchase of raffle tickets from your local Russian River Rotary! Speaking of dancing, maybe we’ll see some Hula Dancing during the Russian River Stumptown Parade
 on Saturday the 15th! The parade begins at 11 am on Main Street in downtown Guerneville. Thank you to the Friends of Stumptown for keeping this tradition going! Saturday the 22nd there will be even more dancing to live music, raffle and BBQ at the 3rd Annual Pig & Pie Day at the Russian River Senior Center. The Pie Baking Contest will be judged by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins & Sheriff Mark Essick. The raffle includes a chance to win a wine refrigerator with 18 bottles of premium wine. Of course, we can’t have a BBQ without the famous Bushgen’s! Go online to purchase your $20 ticket as this benefits our seniors
The Russian River Rodeo will be held on the same weekend, June 22nd and 23rd out at Parmeter Field in Duncans Mills. Enjoy two full days of bull riding, barrel racing, clowns and BBQ!
The following weekend on the 29th is the annual Bubbles & Bags Cornhole Tournament at Korbel. Be sure to purchase your tickets on their website soon!
LIVE Theater! Don’t forget about our groovy, artistic, theater groups! Pegasus Theater Company presents Billy Nobody, a comedy, directed by Sharon Hawthorne and Darlene Kersnar. Through June 16th, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 4pm at the Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge on Church Street. Go to to purchase tickets or call 800-838-3006. The play features our locals: John Rowan, Elizabeth Henry, Philip Tymon, Hans Bruhner, Wanda Wiemar, Lois Pearlman and Damien Olsen.
 Ju u n n e e 2 20 0 ~ ~ L L o ow we e r r R R u u s s s s i i a a n n R R i i v ve e r r M Mu u n n i i c c i i p p a a l l
Advisory Council Meeting. Agenda and location will be published on the website and posted at the meeting site at least 72 hours before the meeting date.
INFO: Municipal-Advisory-Council/ and Amie Windsor at amie. 707-565-2866
Curtain Call Theater in Monte Rio presents Macbeth, The Witches’ Cut, directed by Michael Tabib, edited from Shakespeare by Avilynn Pwyll. This runs from May 31st – June 22nd. It includes more of Shakespeare’s scenes about the witches that are often cut from performances. Go to curtaincallrussianriver. com to purchase tickets. Have a groovy start to summer!

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