Client Events: December

December is a busy time for clients. Occasionally we take time to give our clients a special shout out for the good work they do in the communities they serve. Here are two examples of client events that are designed to bring comfort and joy to others this holiday season.

Santa Rosa Memorial Park will be collecting toys for the annual Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve now through 4:30 pm Friday December 16.  For over 65 years this charity effort has involved local businesses like ours and fire stations where collection bins are being filled with new and unwrapped toys for children.
This community wide effort has brought Christmas wrapped gifts to approx. 9,000 children each year. Details: 707-542-1580.

Remembering Loved Ones Lost
This Past Year…

Tree of Remembrance
 Candle Lighting Service
6 PM, Tues. Dec.  13 

Memorial hymns, readings from scripture & meditations. 
Officiant: Reverend Peader Dalton, Lyric Tenor: Richard Riley
Santa Rosa Mortuary, Eggen & Lance Chapel,1540 Mendocino Avenue,Santa Rosa, CA 95401.   (707) 545-3747.

The Bluebird

December is just about here. Theatre stages everywhere are lit up for holiday shows. Here’s one winter university production that caught our attention. The information has been provided by Publicist Kim Taylor.

Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance
Presents  "The Bluebird"

WHO: Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents ...

WHAT: "The Bluebird". By Alison Farina and based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck. Directed by Judy Navas.            

A beautiful and enchanting fairy-tale, "The Bluebird" takes audiences on a journey through the eyes of young boy struggling through tough times. A magical holiday snow globe takes the boy on a fantastical journey of adventures to the Lands of Memory, Palaces of Night and Luxury where he finds the secret of true happiness. 

This magical main stage production provides a much-needed reminder of how important it is to appreciate the simple things in life. Based on the play "The Blue Bird," by Maurice Maeterlinck, this adaptation by playwright Alison Farina has been updated to resonate with today’s audience. "The Bluebird" is an
all ages show providing a unique and meaningful message for the holiday season.

WHEN: Dec. 1 to Dec. 10, 2016
10 a.m. Thursday, Dec 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Student Matinees.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; Saturday; Dec. 3, Thursday, Dec. 8, Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

TICKET PRICES: $5 to $17.
Admission prices from $5 to $17. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions with valid student ID. Tickets are $10 non-SSU students and seniors; $15 Sonoma State University Faculty and Staff; and $17 standard admission. $5 admission for all ticket buyers offered for "$5 Friends & Family Night." SSU faculty and staff receive free admission at these performances.

Download our special "Kids Coloring Page." Children 12 and under receive $5 admission (regularly $10) when they present their coloring page at the Box Office at any performance of "The Bluebird" at Sonoma State University.

LOCATION: Sonoma State University
Evert B. Person Theatre, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma State University.

PARKING: From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). Parking in SSU lots is $5 at all times. Permits may be purchased from the vending machines located at the entrance to parking lots, or at toll booths when available.

PHONE / BOX OFFICE: 707-664-4246
The box office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. On performance nights, depending on the venue, the Person Theatre or Ives Hall box office will open one hour prior to the event start time. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to all performances. 

Turkey Talk


Table Talk

Thanksgiving is one of the few secular holidays that all Americans can enjoy. And we sure do!
Here are some interesting Turkey Day tidbits to share at your table this year.

  • The Thanksgiving turkey has inspired the name of three U.S. towns: Turkey, Texas (pop. 465); Turkey Creek, Louisiana (pop. 363); and Turkey, North Carolina (pop. 270).
  • One of the most popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade characters is Snoopy.   As the Flying Ace, Snoopy made his first appearance in the 2006 parade.
  • The first national Thanksgiving broadcast was in 1934. It featured the Detroit Lions hosting the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit stadium, in front of 26,000 fans. The NBC radio network broadcast the game on 94 stations across the country. Since then –the first national Thanksgiving football broadcast. Since that time, the Lions have played a game every Thanksgiving except between 1939 and 1944.
  • North Carolina’s sweet potato is plentiful. In 2010, it 972 million pounds of the tasty side dish vegetable.  Other sweet potato powerhouses included California and Mississippi are on the list of top three tuber producers.
  • Pumpkin pie lovers: according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.