October 16, 2020

Marcie's Parade of Canes

Visit Vintage House's Dia De Las Muertos ofrenda in Marcie Waldron's memory,
and for a suggested minimum donation,
you can select your own cane from her extraordinary collection. 
Monday through Friday
October 14 through October 30 ⋅ 2:00 to 4:00
Click Here to Learn More

Coffee at The House

Come grab a cup of Peet's Coffee at the
Vintage House Patio.
Limited seating on our cushioned benches, or take it to go.

Thursdays ⋅ 9:00 to 11:00
Suggested Donation of $2.00

In-Person Classes and Events

Drive-thru Flu Shot

Come get your 2020 Flu Shot in the safety of your vehicle. 
The Sonoma Valley Community Health Center will be administering
Flu vaccines at Vintage House.
Please wear a face mask.
Thursday, October 22 ⋅ 10:00 to 12:00
FREE - Open to the Community
Register Here: Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

Vintage House Garden

Come Relax with Nature

You're invited to visit the Vintage House Garden at the Sonoma Garden Park.
Enjoy some time outdoors, and a cup of Peet's coffee.
A volunteer will be available for a tour and conversation. 
Visits are limited to one hour, two guests at a time, social distancing protocols
will be observed and transportation is available.

Tuesdays and Thursdays⋅
9:30 to10:30 or 2:30 to 3:30

Member FREE 
Register Here: VH Gardern Visit

Art Workshop

with Carol Davis

Do you love art and crafting?
Join the Art Workshop where there is a different project in every class. 

This Monday, October 19, will be an Altar Making class please bring any photos/copies of photos you may wish to use in their Memory Box or Altar.

Due to COVID it will be important to bring your own Art Kit, register online before class, sign the Questionnaire and Liability Waiver, and bring a water bottle. 
1st and 3rd Mondays ⋅ 11:00 to 1:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Art Workshop

Learn to Draw With An Artist's Eye II

with Jaye Hays in Stone Hall

The factor that determines the ability to draw is the ability to see.

Whether or not you participated in the first session of Learn to Draw With An Artist’s Eye, this session will quickly bring you up to speed with how to shift to a more spatial, global way of processing visual information, or right-brain thinking and seeing. We will then dive a little deeper into our toolbox of skills to enhance your drawings and to solve some of the visual problems you may encounter in your work.
Over the course of six weeks, we will take contour drawing to the next step of sketching and on to final drawings. Shading techniques will be expanded into value and highlights. We will also look more closely at perspective, the use of grids in drawing, and the elements of negative space and composition.
Get ready to relax into the pleasures of drawing with an artist’s eye.
All participates will be required to wear a mask and sign the Vintage House Questionnaire and Liability Waiver before each class.
Wednesdays, November 4 through December 9 • 10:30 to 11:30
Member $60.00 / Non-member $120.00
Register Here: Learn to Draw II

Bird Watching


Birding is a wonderful, healthy, and easy activity, especially during the Pandemic!

This class combines the academics of birdwatching (ornithology) with the pleasure of field experiences.
Sign the Vintage House Questionnaire and Liability Waiver, wear a mask, comfortable shoes, and bring a snack and water. We plan to do some walking and light hiking – while social distancing. 
Meet at the Vintage House Parking Lot
Fridays • 8:00 to 11:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Bird Watching

Virtual Classes and Events

Virtual Creative Writing 

with Ana Manwaring

You're at home, may as well write!
Whether you are an emerging or a seasoned writer, join Ana in this virtual round-robin style 6-week literary class.
Participants will present their written work, in all creative genres, for feedback on craft, mechanics, and grammar. The focus is on excellence as students prepare manuscripts for a reading audience.
Mondays, October 19 through November 23 • 2:00 to 4:00
Member $60.00 / Non-member $120.00
Register Here: Creative Writing

Virtual Aging in Place

Making Your House a Home for a Lifetime.

Most of us want to stay in the home and community we love, but how do we make that possible as we age when our physical and emotional needs may change?
 Join Dot and Bill for this discussion on Aging in Place.
Topics include planning ahead for your future needs, how to identify what those needs might be, and the concept of universal design for your home.
This will be interactive; questions are welcome.
Tuesday, October 20 from 2:30 to 3:30

FREE - Open to the Community
Register Here: Aging in Place

Community Forum

Using Your Library Card During the Pandemic

Have you been missing visits to the public library?

Your Sonoma Valley Library has many online resources and services to serve you.
Our physical books, movies, and music are also still available to borrow!
Hear from Diana Spaulding, library manager, about requesting books by phone or online, using the curbside pickup service, getting a library card, and receiving personalized recommendations for books during the pandemic
when the library is not open to the public.
Time permitting, Diana will demonstrate downloading an ebook, and accessing Consumer Reports, genealogy databases, and the many entertainment and
learning resources at your fingertips.
Bring your curiosity, your suggestions, and any questions about the library.
Tuesday, October 27 from 1:30 to 2:30

FREE - Open to the Community
Register Here: Using Your Library Card

Virtual French Conversation

Ready to speak French? Don't let the shelter-in-place delay your learning.
Join the conversation with Gerard.
Gerard Bessat, a native of France, facilitates a group of fluent or mid-level speakers.
Mondays • 10:30 to 11:30
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: French Conversation

Virtual Kovid-Klatch

COVID getting you down? 
Don’t have anybody to talk to? 
Join us for an old-fashioned coffee-klatch weekly drop-in conversation on Monday afternoons.
Dr. Mary Flett hosts the Kovid-Klatch and facilitates conversations that will help us to get through the challenges we are facing because of COVID. 
Please note, this is not a therapy group!

Mary L. Flett, PhD is a prominent national speaker and writer on issues related to aging.
Mondays ⋅ 1:00 to 2:30
Register Here: Kovid-Klatch

Virtual Ukulele Play-Along

Join John and Jackie Brady for an hour of playing the ukulele and singing songs using the Zoom platform.
Work on your ukulele skills, learn some songs and have fun.
If you already participate in the play along, you do not need to register again.
If you are a new participant, you may register in advance up until 10:00 am the day before the first session. 
Every other Tuesday, October 20 to December 15 ⋅ 11:00 to Noon
Member FREE
Register Here: Ukulele Play-Along

Virtual Yoga

Join Sophie every Wednesday

It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits.

Wednesdays • 9:30 to 10:30
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00

Register Here: Yoga

Virtual Italian Conversation

Are you mid-level or fluent in Italian?

Practice your Italian conversation skills with Franco Zacchia. In this class, you will learn about different aspects of Italian culture and connect with other Italian language speakers. 
Wednesdays • 10:00 to 11:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Italian Conversation

Virtual Beginning French

with Jeri Bessat

Do you want to learn French? 
Now is the time!
Join Jeri over the Zoom platform to learn French. 

Wednesdays ⋅ 11:00 to 12:00
Member $10.00 / Non-member $20.00
Register Here: Beginning French

Virtual Let's Talk

with Susan Holzer

Want to listen to others’ stories and perspectives? Want to share your experiences with others? Feeling isolated? Let’s Talk is an opportunity for seniors to get together either by video chat or by phone. We are all in this together!
Thursdays • 11:00 to 12:00
FREE - Open to the Community
Register Here: Let's Talk
Please visit to register to vote
and other voting questions. 

Senior Peer Counseling Services

West County can now come to Sonoma Valley via Zoom, Facetime, or Phone!

In this stressful and isolating time, trained individual senior peer counselors are available. 

Please contact Susan Holzer at Vintage House for additional information. 707.996.0311

Vintage House Delivers

Vintage House Delivers program is still here to help!
We can help you by connecting your shopping list, or prescription pick up, to a volunteer shopper. Click here for frequently asked questions. 
Please click on the delivery request button. or give us a call, 707.996.0311.
Click Here: Delivery Request
Would you like to volunteer? Our shopping program is ramping up and we need you! Volunteer shoppers only shop locally and shop for local Sonoma Valley Seniors.
Shop when you are available. It feels so good to give back to our community. 
Click Here: Volunteer

Shop and Support

No additional fees

Your Amazon purchases can result in money for our programs and services.  Log in to every time you shop Amazon and designate Vintage House as your charity of choice.  Thank you for your support!
Click Here: Amazon Smile

Vintage House Cares. We're Here to Help

During this time of crisis please consider a tax-deductible donation to support all that Vintage House is doing to address the needs of seniors in our community.
We need each other now more than ever before.
Thank You. 

Click here to Donate Now
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Sonoma, California 95476


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