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Friday, November 30, 2012

Get your See's Candy from us at the Bazaar or at the Senior Center during regular hours.
The Annual Crab Feed -- renamed in Honor of Harold Hulbert -- is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Don't miss it! Details above.
See menu/calendar above for our holiday closures.
Easy Stretch Chair Yoga classes this month are on 12/6 & 12/8 and will resume in January. See details below.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

If you're missing bingo you're missing out on a good time! The next bingo night will be December 11th. We would like to thank our guest bingo caller Dave Kooyers who filled in for Stephen Sparks and did a great job (only his second time calling bingo). Thank you, Dave! We played six games and a good time was had by all.

We are already in the planning stages for the Harold's Crab Shack Annual Crab Feed, January 19th. We have changed the name in honor of Harold Hulbert who started this fundraiser for the Anderson Valley Senior Center and was the man who took care of everything crab for this event. New name, new theme we're going tropical so be sure to get your tickets and don't miss this great event.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Just a reminder we will be closed on Thanksgiving day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

We are nearing the end of the year and there is still a lot going on!

The Oktober Fest Dinner was a huge success and everyone had a great time. Donna Reilly was the winner of the Beer Stein competition. With a great Stein and all the history to go along with it CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!!

A BIG thank you to the Oktober Fest Guest Chef, Fal Allen, who prepared the wonderful meal, Loretta Houck for the delicious dessert and I know they had some help from friends. Thank you for preparing a wonderful meal and for your support of the AV Senior Center.

I would like to thank everyone who comes out and supports our Guest Chef Dinners—the Senior Center relies on these fundraisers for a major part of our funding, which we would not have without your support; thank you. Next year's Dinners are already being planned. Don't miss out on these unique Valley Dining experiences.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

(Decorations from the wonderful August Chefs Dinner prepared by Star White)

Don't miss the last Guest Chef Dinner Fundraiser for 2012,
 it is always a great evening with lots of good food and local beer and wine, and new this year the Beer Stein competition win a ticket to the next event plus we will pour your favorite beer or wine in it for the evening. A few tickets still available call the Senior Center 895-3609 to reserve your tickets or you can pick them up at Laughing Dog Books in Boonville.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dog Days of Summer ...

We hope your are enjoying your summer. Come on out and join us for Bingo (2nd Tuesday night), Game Night (4th Tuesday night), our Special Guest Chef Fundraising Dinner (4th Friday), or any other Tuesday and all Thursdays for good wholesome home cookin' at a great price!

Look around our site -- we've got lots to offer at the AV Senior Center!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


The Sierra Nevada Music Festival brought many folks to our valley AND many of those folks stopped by our wine booth for a glass of wine, benefitting the Anderson Valley Senior Center and the Anderson Valley Historical Society.  

The wine was donated by Navarro Vineyards.  The booth space was donated by our local Lion’s Club.  Booth volunteers staffed the booth from 12 noon to closing time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  SNWMF promoters provided booth personnel with free admission on the day of their shift and waived all booth fees. A special THANK YOU is in order for all!

Navarro Vineyards – a wonderfully community focused local business!
The Lion’s Club – you just keep giving!
The Volunteers; Susan Bridge-Mount, Kathy MacDonald, Michael Nissenberg, Alex Crangle, Rose Easterbrook, Chris Lloyd, Neil & Mary Darling, Michele McGibbon, Kurt, Ann & Gretel Amman, Marley Arata, Nat Corey-Moran, Travis Foote, Char Rowland, Christine Clark, Joann Borges, Vicky Center, Rod & Judy Basehore, Aaron Sawyer, JR & Jeannie Collins, Bob & Sandra Nimmons, Sheri & Joe Hansen – your expertise drove the profits! SNWMF Promoters – we appreciate your support!

Thanks to all from the AV Seniors and the hallowed walls of our Little Red Schoolhouse!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Announcements for May

Memorial Weekend Flea Market – Spaces available. Contact Harold at 895-3682

Special Guest Chef Dinner Fundraiser Friday June 1st. Featured Chef: Tom Rodrigues of Maple Creek Winery. Menu to be announced. Tickets are $30 and only 60 will be sold.

The AV Theatre Guild's comedy, Cocktails with Mimi wraps up its run at the Grange this weekend, May 4 and 5. Tickets available at All That Good Stuff. See the AV Theatre Guild online at:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Remember our St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance is this Saturday, March 17.

Please scroll down for follow-up and thanks for helpin' with month's Western Dance, Roadhouse Romancin'.

NEW! As always, the current month's menu is at the top of the site. Now, you'll be able to see the following month's menu and events panel posted at the bottom of the site so you can plan ahead.

Please note on Friday, April 27, we'll have a special guest chef dinner fundraiser.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance fundraiser is soon ... please see info at right or by clicking here:

Chair Yoga is on hiatus until March 29.

The March Menu has been posted.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Anderson Valley in the 30s and 40s

What do these Valley folks have in common: Clyde Price Jr., Ben Van Zandt, Catherine Nobles (Sinott), Donna Cox (Reilly), Dick McAbee, Johnnie Pinoli, Berna McAbee (Walker), Eileen Brown (Pronsolino), Wes Smoot, Marian McAbee (Crosby), Gloria Ornbaun (Abbott), Pat Hulbert, Eva Pardini (Holcomb), Janese Brunton (June)? Well, apart from each of them spending many, many years in Anderson Valley—their whole lives in some cases—they will all be taking part in the A.V. Historical Society’s Roundtable Discussion entitled “Anderson Valley in the 30s and 40s” on Sunday, February 12th. This free event will be at AV Grange #669 on Hwy 128 beginning at 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend what is sure to be not only a fascinating afternoon of old Valley stories and memories, but also a unique piece of history in the making.

Monday, January 30, 2012

What's New ... Early February

It's February already and this short month will be long on delicious, nutritious meals at the AV Senior Center. The February menu is now posted (above). Remember Roadhouse Romancin,' the Western Dance benefitting the Senior Center, is coming up February 11th. (See details at right.) Please look around our site for information about all our activities and some the services AV Senior Center provides to our local Seniors and community at large.

[The following comments from the event organizers are the follow up about the evening. This article was posted on the main page of this site until being moved to this spot for the archives.]

"Kudos and Condolences"
Kudos to those who produced and attended the Roadhouse Romancin’ Dance in February. Dean Titus and the Coyote Cowboys, along with Wild Oats did it again. Wild Oats played the first set with “toe tappin’ music” that pulled some couples to the dance floor, setting the mood and sparking memories with their bluegrass melodies, played true to type and style.
Then Dean Titus and the Cowboys took the stage. Their “Boot Stompin’ Country Western Music” seduced even more folks to the dance floor and kept them there for three hours straight. That means no breaks in the music, or rest for the wicked. Oh glorious shame! Dean sure knows how to work and please a crowd. The two bands, and all their music, time and talent was donated to the AV Senior Center. Ah folks! You should have been there. Thank God for musicians, especially those assisted by a sound engineer like Dave Martin. What an ear that man has for mixing sound.
The Dance Hall was decorated, set up and cleaned up by the AV Senior Center folks under the artistic talents of Sheri Hansen, Gina and Eddie Pardini. Sheri had local historical pictures printed and placed on each table Event bunting typical of the 50’s decorated the walls.
The God of Light, Dennis Hudson, lit the house and the entertainers, creating a romantic atmosphere with war m romantic colors, a mirror ball and gobos that suggested overhead foliage filtering light. His time, all donated and very appreciated.
The Slide Show on the wall was a homespun treat. Michael Crutcher, video computer top hand, put together half a shoebox full of “ole timey” pictures of some of our seniors, the places they built and the machinery they used. Those pictures brought tears to the eyes of some. Judy and I apologized. Ah, folks! You should have been there!
I feel obliged to bring to your attention the gratitude we owe and give to the technical crews as well as the production crews. These folks worked overtime without pay. The ramrod for the donated services of the Lion’s Club was Judy Long along with her sidekick, assistant cork puller, Christine Clark. As the designated bartenders, they brought $400 to the cash box. We “Do Feed The Lions!” with thanks. And where did all that “liquid dance courage” come from? The local winegrowers of course, giving something back to the community. A touch of class, for sure. Merci!
From up-wind of the bar, one was drawn to the sweet smells of pastries. What a cornucopia of sinful temptations, spread across the counter.. All homemade and donated by locals being neighborly by helping the senior folks who helped shape the valley.
Judy Nelson was the Roadhouse Cook and is the Cowboy’s most loyal fan—with picture of Dean above her stove. Retired cheerleaders Jo Gardener and Debbie Wineteer assisted. Teasing attendees with succulent morsels like Coconut Truffles, Twin Lemon Tarts, Cowboy Toffee and Cookies Galore, the ladies labors put another $145 in the cash box.
Tacos, wonderful tacos of beef, chicken and carnitas were sold by Alicia’s Restaurant. Donating 50 cents for each taco sold, another $50 dollars was added to the cash box.
The lucky winner of the 50-50 raffle was Linda Baker. Linda, angel that she is, donated her winnings of $95 back to the AV Senior Center. Putting another $190 in the till. That little sucker was putting’ on some weight.
The frontend publicity was donated by the Basehore family.
The two promoters/ticket takers/bouncers, Rod and Judy Basehore, turned in a gate receipt of $800 dollars. However, they subbed out their house duties to Maureen Hockberg a few times so they could stretch and retrain a leg with the two step.
The AV Grange #669 graciously donated the use of the hall for the dance and extended their donation to the Historical Society for their gig the next day. Everybody helps everybody, that’s why we country folk tend to be happy and content despite a few tender spots on body, mind and purse.
All together the effort brought satisfaction to many and netted the AV Senior Center a grand total of $1585 dollars from folks who came, saw, danced and enjoyed some quality time with their loved one.
Kudos to the community and condolences to those who missed it. Ah! Folks you should have been there! It was a hoot. Next time, cowboy up, open the gate and get er done while you’re still this side of the dirt.
Thanks to all, Rod and Judy Basehore, seniors who don’t know it.
The Senior Center wishes to thank Rod & Judy Basehore for putting together this event!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's New ...

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wondrous holiday season! Welcome back to great meals and socializing and welcome back to our blog site. The new January menu and calendar is posted below, as well as updates to the following continuing posts: Bingo; Yoga; Western Dance February 11. 

Dear Community ...

Dear Community ...

A Bit of News ...

A Bit of News ...

The Latest News

The SHARE cards will not work anymore, we are now signed up with their new program and all you need to do is enter the Senior Center phone #707-895-3609 anytime during check out at Food Max or Lucky’s and the Senior Center receives a donation.

And don’t forget to shop at AMAZON Smile when you’re doing your on line shopping. Select the Anderson Valley Senior Center and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to the Senior Center.

Just call if you need more information on these programs.

Financial Help for Groceries

Financial Help for Groceries

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga
• Business hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm.

• With the exception of the second and last Tuesday of each month's evening meal, lunch is served Tuesdays and every Thursday at 12:15pm. Evening meals are served at 6pm.

• Bingo follows the evening meal on the second and last Tuesday of the month. Dinner is served at 6pm.

• Easy Stretch Chair Yoga, instructed by Kathy Macdonald, is every Thursday 11am to noon.

• Young at Heart exercise is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am

Join us for Bingo Night the second and last Tuesday of each month. Dinner starts at 6:00, followed by Bingo around 7:00. Must be 21 to play, but you don’t have to be a senior to join us for Dinner and Bingo fun.
Through a generous endowment, AV Senior Center is able to provide reimbursement to drivers who volunteer to drive seniors to medical appointments. Contact the Senior Center for more info: 895-3609.