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Napa Valley Life Magazine E-Newsletter | April 7, 2011

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See below for what's happening this weekend.


Friday, April 8
Live at Silo's- Dance Party w/ Revolver

Revolver is back! This time, no particular album or artist focus - just excellent 60's and 70's dance music. And not just the same tired songs you hear other "classic rock" bands play - we're talking about the best in vocal rock from the folks who defined the genre: Beatles, Stones, Dave Clark Five, Animals, Kinks, Doors... you get the idea. So get yer dancin' shoes on and come out for a nite of partying! $15 Advance/ $20 at the Door/$10 Club Members. 8-11pm. Silo's Napa, 530 Main St # C Napa, CA. Keith Stansberry 707.251.5833

Saturday, April 9
Spring Fling at Hall Wines

Come celebrate HALL’s new Spring releases at HALL St. Helena. 401 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA. 10:30am-5:30pm. 707.967.2626

eWaste ProgramSaturday, April 9
E-Waste event at the Napa Valley Museum

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Napa Valley Museum. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville, CA 707.944.0500

Saturday, April 9
Annual Pope Valley Vintners Tasting

The tasting will feature a variety of Pope Valley Wines: cheese and fruit platters, olive oil tasting and bottled water. Live music, picnic tables and bocce ball will also be available for use. All Profits to go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pope Valley Winery, 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley. $20. 11am-5pm. 707.965.1246

Saturday, April 9
Napa Wine Train Murder Mystery Dinner

The Napa Valley Wine Train is pleased to announce a new Murder Mystery play centering on the clandestine world of the gum shoe. Come prepared to mix and mingle, dress the part, or just get down to business and solve the murder. $145 per person. 5:30pm-9:30pm. 800.427.4124

Saturday, April 9
Mt. George Elementary School Auction

Mt. George Elementary School is celebrating it's 75th year in Napa — the oldest school in the county! We need donations from local businesses for both our silent and live auctions. Help out with raising money for our school and our students. This year there will be dinner, raffles and great auction items. 6-10pm. $45. Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA. Terri Lee 707.217.1057

Saturday, April 9
Napa River Walk with Historian George Webber

The tour will be starting from the Hatt Building. Local historian and raconteur George Webber leads a walking tour through historic Napa. Visit historic landmarks, hear tales, Old Town lore, stories and fun facts. Starts at Riverbend Performance Plaza behind the Historic Napa Mill, Main Street. 10am-12pm. $20/Limited, $10 Locals. 707.251.8500.

Saturday, April 9
Napa Ballroom Dancer's "Revel in the Bolero"

“Revel in the Bolero” at the Napa Ballroom Dancer’s, Inc. April dance. A special bolero lesson taught by Latin expert Nancy Flores,7-8pm. Dancing from 8-10:30pm to the music of the Dancer’s DJ, Steve Luther- Latin, Ballroom, and Swing. Couples, singles, beginning and experienced dancers of all ages are welcome. No host bar opens at 7pm. 7-10pm. $12 per person. 1500 Jefferson St., Napa, Ca. Bob Peterson 707.255.5890

Sunday, April 10
Birthday/Anniversary Potluck at Senior Center

The Napa Senior Citizens Incorporated sponsors a birthday/anniversary celebration potluck on the second Sunday of each month. For seniors and friends who would like to be with others and not make a big meal for themselves. Families welcome. Meat entree, ice cream, coffee and tea provided; please bring either a starch, vegetable, salad or dessert to share, plus table service and utensils for each diner. Starts at1pm. Free. Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St., Napa, CA. Napa Senior Citizens Inc. 707.226.6317

HurleysSunday, April 10
Art at Hurley's

Art at Hurley’s Yountville Arts has teamed with Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, a Yountville favorite, to bring the first 2011 Art at Hurleys on Sunday, April 10 from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Five artists have been hand picked and will present a variety of art for sale from jewelry to watercolors. Artists include: Renata Allen- ceramics, Fred Morris- paintings, Michael Schaer- photography, Marilyn Smith- jewelry and Jeff Smith- watercolors. Complementary wine tasting by Jessup Cellars and small bites by Chef Bob Hurley will be served. A portion of each sale benefits Yountville Arts. Hurley's Restaurant 6518 Washington St. Yountville CA. 2:30-6:30pm. Free. Jerry Lampe 707.944.2345

Wednesday, April 13
Look Good Feel Better

This free American Cancer Society program will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. at the Martin O'Neil Cancer Center, St. Helena. Specially trained, licensed cosmetologist work with women to address changes due to treatment. Receive free products and advice in a supportive environment. To register , call 1.800.227.2345. 9:00-11:00am. Martin O'Neil Cancer Center, St. Helena, Ca. Torrey Wall 707.255.5911 Fax: 707.255.3823

GuthrieThursday, April 14
Arlo Guthrie with Abe Guthrie and The Burns Sisters: "Journey On"

Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. He is the eldest son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer. Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances. With this performance, Arlo will once again be joined by Abe Guthrie (keyboards & Vocals), with Terry A La Berry (drums), Bobby Sweet (electric guitar & vocals), Jody Lamppro (bass & vocals) and for their third time on tour with Arlo, Jeanne, Annie and Marie Burns - The Burns Sisters - will add their wonderful vocals. $45 - $50. 8pm. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. 707.226.7372

Leo KottkeFriday, April 15
Uptown Theatre Presents Leo Kottke

Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations, a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and he continues touring globally. 1350
Third Street Napa, CA. $35. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. 707.259.0123

Friday, April 15
Live at Silo's - Zoo Station

ZOO STATION -- The Home of the Complete U2 Experience! From Boy to No Line On the Horizon, ZOO STATION will take you on a musical journey from Dublin to the heart of America and back again. If you've ever wondered what it would've been like to catch U2 in a bar back in the day, now is your chance. Come on down, have a pint and enjoy some of your favorite songs!! 8-11pm. $20 Advance/$25 at the Door/$14 Club Members. Silo's Napa, 530 Main St # C Napa, CA. Keith Stansberry 707.251.5833

Randy WestonSaturday, April 16
Napa Valley Opera House Presents African Rhythms

Legendary Jazz Pianist Randy Weston’s performance pays tribute to his friend Duke Ellington. After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. He will perform on solo piano on the Margrit Biever Mondavi stage at the Napa Valley Opera House.
Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, Weston’s global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. Opener: Leo Cavanagh’s Ellington Project with vocalist Ed Reed
Book Signing Party in the Café Theatre at 5:30pm. Performance at 7:00pm. $35 / $40. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. 707.226.7372

Saturday, April 16
Are You Smarter Than a Winemaker?

Here’s the menu but where are the wines? A scrambled list of Raymond wines will be provided but it is up to you to decide which wines have been carefully paired with each course. View the menu on our website. Good luck! 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena CA. $75/$60 Wine Club Members. 6pm-9pm. 707.963.6941

Saturday, April 16
Spring Bud Break Party at V. Sattui Winery

Attend our annual Spring Bud Break, aka"Tax Relief" Party for an evening of wine, food and fun with your friends and fellow oenophiles as we celebrate the end of another fiscal year! V. Sattui Winery, 1111 White Lane, St. Helena. Call for information. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 707.963.7774

Saturday, April 16
Live at Silo's - The Who Too

"Who Too" is the Premier Northern California "The Who" Tribute band playing together since December 2004. Performing Who material from every decade, the band recreates the live and studio sound onstage with all the energy of the Who at their height in the 70's. Who Too defies any audience to shut their eyes and not believe it's the real thing: booming vocals, dead-on drumming, gutsy guitar, blistering bass, and sumptuous keyboards, all converging in the classic and erudite arrangements and harmonies unmistakably shouting THE WHO. The Who are priceless and rare. $20 Advance/$25 at the Door/$14 Club Members. 8-11pm. Silo's Napa, 530 Main St # C Napa, CA. Keith Stansberry 707.251.5833

Waste LandSaturday, April 16
Free Screening of Waste Land Movie

The Napa Valley Museum and Napa Recycling and Waste Services Present a special screening of the movie Wast Land. Free Admission. Screenplay Wine. Seating is Limited. 7-9pm. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville, CA. 707.944.0500

Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17
April in Carneros

Join us for this multi-winery open house with nearly 30 wineries in Carneros. Features food and wine pairings, live music, art and craft shows, special tastings including barrel reserve, library. Ticket price includes $5 Carneros Cash to apply to purchase at participating winery. $35 Advance/$40 Day of Event. 10am-4pm. 800.909.4352

Saturday, April 16
Napa Wine Train Moonlight Escape Dinner

Share the magic of the Napa Valley in April as the sun sets at 7:46pm. This moon is named the "Full Pink Moon" because the earliest of the spring flowers are pink. Our Moonlight Escape dinner takes place in the Vista Dome rail car. Guests glide over the evening vineyards touched with the silver light of the rising moon. $159 per person. 5:30pm-9:30pm. 800.427.4124

BMXSaturday, April 16
BMX Bicycle Racing

All riders must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and a full face helmet to ride on the track. Gloves and other protective gear are recommended. We have loaner bikes and helmets at the track for those who want to try the sport but don't have the gear yet. Each rider will need an ABA membership. You can get a one day membership for $1, a 30 day membership for $25, or a one year membership for $45. Starts at 10am. $10 + Membership Fee. Kennedy Park, Streblow Dr. Napa, CA 707.256.0269


Saturday, April 16
Annual Shannon Lemieux Memorial Scholarship Aquatics Day

Recreation, Benefit: The Shannon Lemieux Memorial Scholarship day at the pool features swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. Silent auction. Concession stand for lunch will be available. Benefits graduating seniors from Justin-Siena, Napa and Vintage High Schools. Vintage High School Aquatic Complex, Napa CA. $5 Adults/$3 Kids. 11am-3pm. 707.255.5409

Sunday, April 17
OysterFest at Domaine Chandon

Come sip and slurp at our annual OysterFest! Dance to a live band and enjoy bubbles and oysters on our terrace. Free to the public, no RSVP necessary. 1 California Drive, Yountville. Free. 1pm-5pm. 888.242.6366

CabaretSunday, April 17
Café Cabaret: Gershwin's Gold

Enjoy some of San Francisco's hottest musical talent in the intimacy of the Cafe Theatre in an evening dedicated to the music of this golden composer (and his lyricist brother, Ira). Light bites, desserts and drinks available for sale. Featuring: Jessica Fischer, Christopher M. Nelson and G. Scott Lacy. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. $25. 7pm. 707.226.7372

Sunday, April 17
SF Opera Adler Fellows with the Napa Valley Symphony

Conductor, Mark Morash. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville, CA
Fee: Varies. 3pm. 707.944.9910

Randy NewmanThursday, April 21
Napa Valley Opera House Presents Randy Newman

Randy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters ever to be at play in the field of popular music. His 1970s hit Short People propelled him to popularity and his groundbreaking work on films such as Toy Story has led to five Academy Awards, 5 Grammy awards and 2 Emmy awards. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. $55 - $65. 8pm. 707.226.7372

Steven Curtis Chapman
Thursday, April 21
Uptown Presents An Evening with Steven Curtis Chapman

It’s the little moments in life that are often the most defining—a sticky kiss from a
child, a shared prayer, an embrace from an old friend. For more than two decades, Steven
Curtis Chapman has celebrated life’s most precious moments in song. The joys and challenges
of daily existence reverberate throughout Steven’s music and his songs have become the
soundtrack of life for believers everywhere.1350 Third Street Napa, CA. $40/50. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. 707.259.0123

Friday, April 22
Bill Nunes Memorial Crusher Classic Golf

Annual event on the North Course at Silverado Resort. Benefit Vintage High School athletic programs. Includes green fees, cart, use of the driving range, lunch on the course, awards reception, dinner and an auction. Call for reservations. 12pm. Shotgun Start. 707.363.0420

Tommy Castro and Marcia BallSaturday, April 23
Uptown Theatre Presents Tommy Castro Band plus Marcia Ball

R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Castro is one of the most popular and creative roots artists to emerge in recent years. Marcia Ball is "Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth." Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa, CA. $30. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. 707.259.0123

Saturday, April 23
Napa Wine Train Murder Mystery Dinner

The Napa Valley Wine Train is pleased to announce a new Murder Mystery play centering on the clandestine world of the gum shoe. Come prepared to mix and mingle, dress the part, or just get down to business and solve the murder. $145 per person. 5:30pm-9:30pm. 800.427.4124

Saturday, April 23
20-30 club Easter Egg Hunt

Typically, about 700 children and their families join us for a morning of treasure hunting, face painting, story telling, balloon animals, and pictures with the Easter Bunny, and other costumed characters. Our local fire department makes a special trip out to enjoy the day with the Napa children. We also distribute hundreds of books to kids, at this event. This year the event will be held on April 23rd at Kennedy Park. The event begins at 10:00 am, the egg hunt begins at 11:00 am sharp.

Easter Egg HuntSaturday, April 23
Annual Spring Egg Hunt, Bonnet & Chalk Art Contest

Don’t miss the City of American Canyon’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt & Bonnet Contest Festivities on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The fun starts at 9am with a Chalk Art Contest sponsored by the American Canyon Arts Foundation. Participants can be ages 4-12 and will be asked to decorate a stenciled egg with chalk. Prizes will be given to winners. The Bonnet Contest, sponsored by the American Canyon Family Resource Center, begins at 10am and awards will be given for Most Edible, Most Original, and Most Beautiful Bonnets. The highly anticipated Egg Hunt begins at 10:30am. Participants will hunt in the following age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 year olds. The goal is to grab as many eggs as possible! Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Special Note: Chalk Art and Bonnet Contest participants must register for their desired contest at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. For more information please contact staff @ 707.648.7275. The Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine!!! In the event of rain, the Chalk Art and Bonnet Contests will be held at the American Canyon Boys and Girls Club/60 Benton Way at their normal times. Community Park (Benton Way/ Donaldson Way)

Earth DaySaturday, April 23
Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day will be celebrated in Downtown Napa at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 11am-5pm. Napa’s Earth Day is organized by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County to build awareness and inspire change in the way we think about and treat Mother Earth! Over 75 educational and environmentally friendly product booths will be set up on 3rd Street. An all-day line up of musical entertainment and children’s activities will take place in Veterans Memorial Park and food, wine and beer will be served on Main & Brown Streets. This is a Zero Waste Event – Free to the Public! For more information visit Park, Main St., Napa, Ca. Bonnie Buss707.944.0799

Saturday, April 23
Earth Day Napa River Cleanup

Come join the Napa RCD and Spring Clean for the 6th Annual Earth Day Napa River Cleanup! Saturday, April 23rd from 9am-11am at 4 sites around downtown Napa. Gloves and bags are provided at each site. For more information, visit 9:00-11:00am. Free. 4 sites around downtown Napa. Stephanie Turnipseed 707.252.4188 x111

Sunday, April 24
Easter Sunday Brunch at the Chardonnay Golf Club

You and your guests are invited to join our Executive Chef, Adolfo Garcia, and his staff as they prepare our Spectacular Easter Brunch. Brunch service will start at 10:00am, with the last seating at 3:00pm. Reserve Your Table today! 2555 Jameson Canyon Road, Napa, Ca. Call for reservations. 707.257.1900 ext: 2221

Eyeworks OptometricWednesday, April 27
"An Eye For Art" with Mother Nature

Reception includes Wine & Appetizers. 6:30 to 9:00pm. Wine Tasting featuring Buehler Vineyards. Local Artists include: Carolynne Gamble and Diane Pope. Artisan Designs by Elizabeth Bloom and OOH, LA - LA de PARIS FRAMES. The Eye Works Optometry, 1006 First St., Napa, Ca. RSVP 707.254.2020

Philip GlassThursday, April 28
Philip Glass & Wendy Sutter

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. Glass performs with one of the leading cellists of her generation, Wendy Sutter. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. $35 - $45. 8 p.m. 707.226.7372

Friday, April 29
Uptown Theatre Presents Ozomatli

Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. They are the voice of their city and they are citizens of the world. Their music- a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga— has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.1350 Third Street Napa, CA. $35. Doors 7pm Show 8pm. 707.259.0123

Friday, April 29
Kitchens in the Vineyards, Preview Party

Board a luxury mini-bus for a private champagne tour of five, stunning, Napa Valley homes. Return for a gourmet, buffet dinner complete with wine and an exclusive tour of a private guest home on the winery property only for Preview Party attendees. All proceeds benefit Music in the Vineyards. Call for tickets. 4pm-10pm. 707.258.5559

Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1
Vineyard to Vintner: On the Trail of World Class Cabernet

Enjoy a weekend of "back-stage" access to the District's vintners, wineries and homes. Kick-off the weekend Friday by choosing among four intimate multi-vintner-hosted dinners prepared by local celebrated chefs. Hit the Trail Saturday morning with our kickoff seminar followed by District-wide Open Houses. Meet our winemakers and owners as they share their hospitality. Return Sunday for Bonus Tastings at many of our wineries' tasting rooms. Call for tickets and time. 707.255.1720

Saturday, April 30
Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff!

Professional chef teams and amateur home cooks will serve up dishes paired perfectly with HALL Cabernet Sauvignon and compete to win money for their favorite Napa Valley non-pro fits. Taste each dish, vote for your favorites and enjoy incredible wines! Food, wine, music and more all included. $55 General $45 Wine Club Members. 11am-3pm. 707.967.2626

Saturday, April 30
Kitchens in the Vineyards: Home Tour

Visit five stunning homes in Napa Valley's wine country! This unique tour features kitchens, dining rooms, entertainment areas and gardens, all enhanced by professional florals and table settings. Enjoy tastings from local chefs and meet cookbook authors available to autograph their books. Napa CA. $65. 9:30am-4:30pm. 707.258.5559

Saturday, April 30
Art for Thought: A Tribute to Paule Anglim

Annual Feast and Auction to Support the Oxbow School Scholarship Fund. The Oxbow School, Napa Feast by Chez Panisse and Friends. $350 - $500. 6pm. 707.252.5427

Na Lei HuluSaturday, April 30
Na Lei Hulu

Na Lei Hulu shatters kitschy stereotypes of gyrating girls in grass skirts by presenting a culturally authentic hula updated for the 21st century. Through their blend of traditional hula movements and stories with boundary-pushing choreography and rich cultural context, the group creates a visually captivating theatrical experience. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA. $25 - $30. 8pm. 707.226.7372

Saturday, April 30
Annual Justin-Siena Wine Auction

The Annual Justin-Siena Wine Auction of Napa & Sonoma is set for April 30. "Take Me Out To the Ballgame". Silent Auction, Live Auction, Dinner and Dancing. $100 General $150 VIP. 5pm.
707.255.0950 ext. 569

Saturday, April 30
Kids’ Day 20-30 club

Kids’ Day is a youth activities fair presented in partnership with Cope family center. This event promotes activities—from sports to science and everything in between—to children, encouraging them to be active and involved. Along with information, local clubs and businesses bring equipment to give kids a hands-on chance to test their skills or try something new. This event is free to the public, and will be located in downtown Napa.

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