Best Bets around Guerneville November 26 to December 2
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 27
Give Back Tuesday at the Rainbow Cattle Company will be a fundraiser for the Face to Face AIDS emergency fund and the Russian River Sisters Scholarship and Condom Ministry funds. Hosted by Sr. Frances A Sissy the $5 buffet will be richly laden with an abundance of yummy food and the pool tables will be overflowing with raffle prizes. The timely event heralds the soon-to-follow World AIDS Day 2012 event on December 1 at Santa Rosa Junior College featuring a candlelight vigil and guest speaker, Fifth District Supervisor Efren Carillo.
Where: Rainbow Cattle Company, under the neon rainbow, Main Street, Guerneville
5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 29
Merchant Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Thanks to Karen O’Brien & Naveed Haneef, we now have a lovely Christmas tree in the plaza.
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, great shopping, and joyful Caroling all along Main Street. Have a picture taken with Santa Claus at Guerneville Parcel Box Plus! Celebrants will gather at the Town Plaza on Main Street and Armstrong Woods Road for more caroling and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30pm.
8 p.m., Friday, November 30 and Saturday, Dec 1, 2 p.m., Sunday Dec. 2
Pegasus Theater Company presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, written by Tom Mula and directed by Mark Gregory.
Marley is “living” a hellish existence where “He’s been assigned his own personal tormentor” and desperate to “escape”, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: He must first redeem Scrooge.All Saturday and Sunday performances are $15 general admission. The public is invited to celebrate opening night, Friday, November 30, with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres for the regular price of a general admission ticket.
Where: Pegasus Theater, Canyon Two Road, just south of the Rio Nido Roadhouse, Rio Nido
8 p.m., Friday, November 30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec 1. and Sunday Dec. 2
A River Family Christmas produced by Kit Mariah presents this year’s edition of the continuing saga of the harmonious and genial River family, a cheery production filled with Holiday music, dance and as many as 18 performers onstage at once, including many talented local thespians and musicians.
Adults: $15, Children under 12, $5. For reservations call: 524-8739
Where: Curtain Call Theater at Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Friday, November 30
A prince or princess aged from 13 to 17, will be chosen based on how many raffle tickets they sell, their posters, community involvement, sportsmanship and behavior. The lucky royal will also receive a $300 CD from Community First Credit Union and all contestants will get to keep 10% of revenue from their raffle ticket sales, and be crowned over dinner at Chef Patrick’s. For dinner reservations or more information, please call the Chamber office at 869-9000. Where: Chef Patrick’s restaurant, 16337 Main Street. Guerneville
7 p.m., Saturday, December 8 (Please note new date)
The 12th annual Parade of Lights, much safer and less scary for pooches than fireworks and things that go bang, will overwhelm the storybook village of Guerneville with consumate joy and good will. Almost anyone who wishes to be part of the parade may register or find someone you know, who already has. There are several float categories to be judged and winners will be chosen for each one.
Where: Main Street, Guerneville