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Village Building Convergence Comes to Sebastopol

May 4, 2014

 

   A new kind of neighborhood self-improvement project is settling into Sebastopol, one that seeks to blend creativity and community-building.  It’s a model that has been highly productive in Portland, called Village Convergence Building. Bruce Robinson talks today with the native son behind it.

New Senior Village Network in Petaluma Seeks Members

Apr 18, 2014

  We’ve all heard the saying,” It takes a village to raise a child.” But that same sort of collaborative community can play an important part in the lives of its older members as well. That’s what the Village Network of Petaluma is setting out to create., as we hear on today’s segment.

The Village Network of Petaluma will be holding their Kick Off and Membership Drive at the Petaluma Library Saturday afternoon, April 19 from 1-3 pm.  As their invitation says:

Cultural and Creative Arts Forum

Apr 16, 2014

  Sonoma County is rich in arts and culture, but those enterprises aren’t always tuned in to each other, or supported by local business and government. As part of an effort to create a more unified vision for everyone, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board is hosting a community conversation on the subject this evening at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Bruce Robinson talks about it with the man who will be leading the session.

Convening a Conversation on Race

Jan 23, 2014

The Santa Rosa-Sonoma County chapter of the NAACP is convening the first in a series of community Conversations about Race this afternoon. That’s the subject of the Exchange today.

The agenda for free event this afternoon is posted below:

Conversation on Race I: Education

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm - Thursday, January 23, 2014

SRJC Bertolini Student Activity Center

Opening                      Rev. Ann Gray Byrd, President, SR NAACP

Finding Your Writer's Voice

Jan 15, 2014
Theo Nestor

Visiting authors will be offering advice and training to aspiring writers during two upcoming workshops. On Thursday, January 16 memoirist Theo Nestor is offering a free writing class based on her new book Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice (And A Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon and Schuster, 2013) at 7 p.m. at Book Passage in Corte Madera. 

Community Supported Art

Dec 6, 2013

  A small group of artists in Healdsburg is trying out a new way to support their work. Taking a page from local farmers, the members of the 428 Collective are launching their own CSA program, signing up subscribers for Community Supported Art. To find out more about it, Bruce Robinson talks with one of the collective members on the Exchange today.

New Year's Resolutions for Santa Rosa

Dec 3, 2013

  Some of us a just getting our holiday shopping underway, but Julie Combs, a member of the Santa Rosa City Council, is already thinking ahead to New Year’s resolutions—not for herself, but for the city. So we asked her about that.

Add your suggestions to Julie's list here (scroll down as necessary).

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