Jul 25, 2019
by Lorene Romero, Sharp Tongued Consulting
August is always a great summer month. Windsor typically has warm clear days with cool evenings. It’s a great time for laying low before the rush of school and back to work life begins again.
The Summer Nights on the Green concert series happens every Thursday night until September 5th. In the month of August, the performers include Tommy Castro, Wonder Bread 5, The Bell Brothers, Orquesta Son de Cana and The Dylan Black Project. The final concert of the season will be The Beatles Flashback on September 5th.
Looking for a way to reduce the stress of finding parking for the concerts? Consider riding your bike or taking the free Windsor Hopper Shuttle. The Town of Windsor provides a safe and secure area to store your bike during the concerts and there is no cost for the shuttle.
If you recall from past What’s Up in Windsor articles, we mentioned how Windsor was putting up the challenge to concert goers to help reduce trash and one-time use plastic cups at the Thursday night concerts. I’m proud to say that folks have really stepped up to support the Waste Less Windsor program by bringing their own cups or purchasing the $5 stainless steel cups and utilizing the recycling and composting bins. This has been such a successful program that The City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley are inquiring about how they can have similar programs.
One of our hidden gems is our Windsor Regional Library. You will find it located right by the Windsor Town Green. One of the things that makes this library so lovely is the Branch Manager, Aleta Dimas. She is very progressive in her thinking and provides various programs held during the month. There are daily programs for all ages, and it is a safe place to explore and grow.
In July, this branch opened a new Teen Center, thanks to a $10,000 grant. They had a ribbon cutting officiated by Vice Mayor and the Council’s Library Commissioner, Deb Fudge, and Councilwoman Esther Lemus. Here are a few topics for August:
Learning how to do family research, solve “brick walls or road blocks”, and write for future generations about your family history. Classes are open to beginners and advanced students. For more information and to sign up, call the SRJC Older Adults Program at (707) 527-4533.
Mondays, starting 08/19 @ 10:15
Do you love graphic novels? Once a month we will discuss a different graphic novel. Pick up your free copy ahead of time at the library Information desk.
Wednesday 08/07/19 @ 3pm
Magical Moonshine Theater presents 'Little Elephant Has a Ball' a story of Little Elephant who discovers the importance of playing together and appreciating each other. This funny and tender show includes live music on the ukulele and audience participation.
Thursday 08/15/19 @ 10:15am
Normally we do not give as much detail for monthly activities, however, our library is very cool, and we thought it deserved more details. Did you know they have a “read to dog” program on Mondays? What a great way for young readers to learn to read out loud and build confidence in their reading skills.
For a full listing of events, please visit www.sonomalibrary.org/windsor or visit the Windsor Regional Library.
All we can say is that Windsor is rocking with unique programs. Okay, ready for one last gem? On the first and third Sundays, at 9 am, through September, The Town of Windsor is offering FREE yoga on the Green. What a great idea!
That’s all for now. If you have any questions or have things you would like added to the September issue of What’s Up in Windsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - Lorene and Gayle
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