Friday, December 13, 2019

Vintage House Goes Out!

Vintage House provides a wealth of opportunism for Sonoma Valley seniors with varied interests and needs. As a senior, the "House" is our place to go meet with friends and to build companionship and community, especially during an outing. Everyone does a great job organizing Vintage House outings with attention to the very details that make the trips so much fun! Thank you all that have joined us. We are busy planning our outings for 2020, please keep a lookout for them. If you have not joined us, please consider coming along in the year to come. 

Do you have a place in the Bay Area that you want to visit? Please email to see if we can make it happen.

Holiday Gifting Ideas

Need gift ideas for a special person this Holiday season?
Vintage House has you covered.

Give the gift of Membership. Individual membership is only $50.00 per year or $10.00 per month for a sustaining membership.

Everyone loves music...Jazz at the House is back starting in January! 
Guitarist Brian Nova on Sunday, January 5, 2020
Violinist, Carlos Reyes Sunday, January 26, 2020

No need to drive out of town this weekend to purchase your holiday items. The Vintage House Holiday Shoppe, located at 201 West Napa Street in the Sonoma Marketplace, has a large selection of lights, ornaments, garlands, artificial trees, vintage, and unique items!  Stop in to take a look, enjoy a cookie and some holiday cheer!

For more information call Vintage House at (707) 996-0311 or email

Book Talk by Author Simon Blattner

Libros de Artista

Author Simon Blattner will be reading excerpts from his newly released book: Libros de Artista, Artists' Books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora.

In his new book, Blattner tells the story of how he came to love handmade paper, printing, and artists' books. He describes how he discovered the robust artists' book scene of Mexico and his own life adventure. Included in the book are brilliant photographs of 15 unique contemporary artists' books and a compelling forward by artist and Stanford University Professor, Enrique Chagoya. Libros de Artista is a bilingual book in English and Spanish and is a powerful look at the most exciting hand-made art books in the world today.

Books available for purchase and Q&A after.
Friday, December 13 • 1:30 to 3:30

Register Here: Book Reading Simon Blattner

Vintage House Singers Present

Sing Noel

The ever-popular Vintage House Singers will present their annual winter concert, Sing Noel. Old holiday favorites will be mixed with lighter fare such as You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch and Christmas Chopsticks. The Hawaiian Christmas song Mele Kalikimaka will be sung with the ukulele and hula dancing. This festive program will also highlight talented members of the choir showcasing solo performances.
Friday, December 13 • 2:00 to 3:00

Reading Dogs 101

How can you “read” a dog?

Please join a professional dog handler, Gardner Smith, in a presentation on understanding dog behavior. He will show you how to read a dog by their physical characteristics, and interaction with other dogs. He will also discuss how hormones can determine the nature of the dog, and how hormones affect the dog's physical appearance.

Wednesday, December 18 • 10:00 to 11:00

Register Here: Reading Dogs 101

Supper's On!

Don't know what to make for dinner ... come join us for Supper's On!

Let us all share what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving season.
Wednesday, December 18 • 4:00 to 5:30
$5.00 Per Meal

Holiday Luncheon

Join us for a special Soup's On! with three different types of soups, baked holiday treats, and Holiday music from UkeBox. 

Friday, December 20 • 11:30 to 1:30


Vintage House Annual Member Meeting

Are you a member of Vintage House?  Have you ever been to our Annual Membership Meeting?  Please join us this year from 1:30 – 2:00 on December 20 immediately following the Holiday Luncheon. This is a great opportunity to hear from the Board President, the Executive Director, and to vote on the Officers and Directors that will lead Vintage House in 2020.

Friday, December 20 • 1:30 
Must be a Vintage House Member
Register Here: Annual Member Meeting

Jazz at the "House" Presents

Guitarist Brian Nova

 Come to Vintage House for a spectacular afternoon of Jazz!

Concord Recording Artist Brian Nova is considered one of the top Jazz Guitarists / Vocalists in the nation, according to a recent poll in Jazz Improv Magazine.  Joe Pass said of Nova: ‘I feel Brian is one of the finest Jazz Guitarists on the scene!’  He combines a rare mixture of melodic jazz guitar and eloquent vocals and has the distinction of being the only guitarist who was mentored by and toured with the two titans of Jazz guitar: Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Rock Icon Steve Miller says: ‘I’ve met and known a lot of guitarists in my career, and ‘B’ is the best guitarist I’ve ever met.’ 

Brian is a Benedetto Artist - “Benedetto Artists” represents the world’s top tier of jazz guitarists known for influencing several generations of the finest musicians worldwide.  The "Benedetto Artists” category features musicians who are widely acclaimed as the finest players by their peers, having expansive discographies, and touring credits with Jazz Masters.

Sunday, January 5 • Concert at 4:00 
$35.00 Member / $50.00 Non-Member

Purchase Tickets Here: Brian Nova

Vintage House

Call for Artists / Teachers

Vintage House is seeking artists/teachers to work with adults in an expanding visual arts education program.  All media are welcome - illustration, paper & bookmaking, painting, calligraphy, fiber arts, beadwork, jewelry making, photography, Plein Air on the Patio classes - with unique approaches and techniques being encouraged.
Those interested are also encouraged to consider workshops, from ½ day to 5-day art courses, to weekly series.  Classes and workshops may be proposed for any time of year.  Adult classes can be taught during the daytime, but Wednesday night classes are encouraged.
To apply or for more information, please contact Program Manager, Marie Koller at, or call (707) 996-0311.

Vintage House
Job Resource Network

Contact the Vintage House Job Resource Network program to learn more.
We currently have a part-time listing that may work for you.
Sales and seasonal positions available for a local Valley retailer.
To learn more please contact Susan Holzer
at, or call (707) 996-0311

Tender Loving Paws

Pet Welfare Assistance

Vintage House in collaboration with Pets Lifeline is offering a program for senior pet owners who are having financial difficulty caring for their pets.
Pets Lifeline will provide financial assistance for veterinary care, food,
grooming, pet supplies, and other pet care.

If you are in need of financial assistance to care for your pet, please contact
Susan Holzer for an application at or (707) 996-0311

Upcoming Vintage House Closures 

Monday, December 23, 2019, through Friday, December 27, 2019

Monday, December 30 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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by the City of Sonoma.

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Sonoma, California 95476


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