Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday - NEWS Treasure Hunt, Jane does online dating, Books of the Week!

Find all sorts of high end goodies with bargain basement prices at the NEWS Treasure Hunt - This Saturday 11 to 2....or donate ten bucks and get in at 10 am!  Women's Club on Franklin in Napa

NEWS has a 24 hour domestic violence crisis line:  255-NEWS, that's 255-6397

Our featured local author was Vicki Serriani, who writes under the name Jane Moore, and now I've exposed her.  Don't miss her hilarious book, "Next Adventures of an Incurable Romantic", true stories of her online dating experiences.  Available through Kindle.

John Thill's Books of the Week - all available through the Napa Library:

The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

My Dead Dad was in ZZ Top by Jon Glaser

Evel by Leigh Montrille

Teen Read:  The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Get your library books today or tomorrow - closing for a couple weeks+ for remodeling!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Wellness Wake-up, information on the broken water main, Books of the Week

On Wednesday Wellness Wake-up, Dr. Sharon talked about the "Dirty Dozen" fruits and veggies as well as the best ones to choose if you can't get all organic.  The website she suggested for more information was:

Barry Martin from the city updated us on the broken water main.  Tap water is perfectly safe to drink, even if it is discolored or cloudy.  For updates, questions or concerns contact Barry - 258.7843 or email

The website for current updates:

Books of the Week with John Thill from the Napa Library (remember - the library is closed for remodeling May 20 through June 3 - so get in there now!  You'll get a longer check-out time)

What to Cook and How to Cook It by Jane Hornby

A Mountain, A Pickaxe, A College by Walter Utt (history of Angwin)

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Young Teen Read:  Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Special!

Lots of stuff for the kids - and even for grown ups too - to do for the summer!

Cybermill has a fun and unique camp that teaches kids how to create a stop-motion movie

Connolly Ranch has several offerings for kids ages 5 to 12

Napa Parks and Rec has daycamps, sports, swimming and fun classes for all ages  or call the Camp Hotline - 257-CAMP

My very own personal trainer is teaching at the Napa College:  5-6pm Adult Swimming class and a 6-7pm Adult Water Aerobics class from June 13th to August 4th. Both classes will meet Monday through Thursday.


And Nimbus Arts has offerings from art classes to drama:

Register early!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Musical Monday - Ray Martinez, Terry Bradford, Steve Trovao

WOW!  I was blown away by the stories and talent of Ray Martinez this morning!  Then we got to hear from Terry Bradford - incredible voice - and Steve Trovao about drumming.  I was in heaven and I hope you were too!  Here is the info for the guests:

Ray Martinez and The Scientific Salsa Project:  Appearing every Sunday at Downtown Joe's, and you can find Ray on Facebook under Rafael Martinez.

Terry Bradford:  At Silo's on Saturday and you can find Terry on Facebook too!

Steve Trovao:  Drum lessons for beginners and advanced, drum tuning and set-up:  or call 707.226.7641 or 707.253.3592

Friday, May 6, 2011

Steven Campbell - Making Your Mind Your Mentor

Steven Campbell is author of "Making Your Mind Magnificent", based on cognitive psychology and making your life better!  I've personally learned so much about how the brain works and how to make it work for me.  He's doing a weekly workshop at The Meadows - Fridays 11 am to noon, and offers day workshops monthly, "The Winner's Circle".

For more info:  or call his personal number  707.480.5007

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday - The Hot List, Get on the Bus, Books of the Week

Great book for tween girls written by local author, Hillary Homzie!  "The Hot List"

Get on the Bus - Nonprofit staffed by volunteers who bus children to visit their parent in prison.  What a powerful interview!  These children fly under the radar and are often forgotten.  But research has shown that kids who are allowed to visit incarcerated parents do better in every way - socially to educationally, and the rate of recidivism for the incarcerated parents goes DOWN!

Your books of the week via John Thill of the Napa Library:

Blind Descent by James M. Tabor

Radio Shangri-la by Lisa Napoli

Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day by Donald P. Ryan

Teen Read:  Crossing Over by Anna Kendall

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday - Children's Mental Health and film screening of "Happy"

What a powerful interview with ParentsCAN advocate and parent of a child with bipolar disorder, Christine Lieber!  She told us her personal story with her daughter, and also reminded us of the valuable resource that is ParentsCAN.  Even if your child is NOT diagnosed and you only have concerns, you can call them!  They have so much information, guidance and support for you.

Their open house is today from 4 to 6, 1909 Jefferson St. in Napa.  For more information call them at 707.253.7444 or visit their website

Comedian and inspirational speaker, Mike Pritchard, teamed up with film maker, Roko Bellic, this morning for a preview of Roko's latest documentary film, "Happy" playing Thursday night at the Napa Valley Opera House.  Both will be there to answer your questions and present this fascinating look at what TRULY makes people happy...and what does not!  I definitely want to go to this. 

Get your tickets and more info:  Napa Valley Opera House

Tomorrow's show will make you smile, maybe even cry and will offer some fascinating information too.  Local author Hilary Homzie presents her newest teen book, Dr. Waters gives us the latest on what CT scanning brings to our community, Tess Hegeman introduces "Get on the Bus", a nonprofit that brings children to visit their incarcerated parent/s and John Thill from the Napa Library brings in your books of the week.