May 19, 2003

THERE ARE LOTS OF EVENTS coming up in Sunol, so get your calendars out and start marking! The first thing you can do is participate in selecting the annual recipient of the Vivienne Sheib Award. Several years ago an award was established for the Sunol Glen School volunteer or employee who has given "above and beyond the call of duty." Vivienne, for whom the award is named, is a retired teacher who always gave her all for the school. Still an active community volunteer at 83, she has been serving as prompter for the Sunol Repertory Theatre the past two seasons.

To nominate someone, please submit your choice, along with your reasons, to the Sunol Glen office by Friday (5-23). You can drop off your nomination or mail it to the school at 11601 Main Street, Sunol, CA 94586. The winner will be announced at the Volunteer Tea on June 4, as well as in this column.

BOOKS FOR KIDS AND CLASSROOMS: Sunol Glen will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair from this Thursday (5-22) through Friday, May 30 in the library. Thursday, students will visit the library to make wish lists, which will be sent home to parents for their approval. Parents then send in a check or cash and volunteers will fill the orders. There will also be a Classroom Wish List posted in the library so you can make a purchase and donate to the class libraries.

Book Fair hours are 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Thursday, and 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from weekdays from Friday through May 30. The Book Fair will also be open for Sunol Glen's Open House on Wednesday, May 28, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

HOPE ON THE WING: While you're checking out the Book Fair during Open House, don't miss librarian Nancy Davis' special project. Nancy organized the making of 1,000 origami cranes as a gesture of hope during trying times. The cranes will be hanging in the library for all to enjoy until the library closes on May 30.

HELP NEEDED: Jim O'Laughlin, head of the Sunol Business Guild's park committee, is looking for volunteers to help out in the Sunol Station Gardens in downtown Sunol. There will be a park workday on Saturday (5-24) from 9 a.m. to noon, so give Jim a call at 925-862-2550 to let him know you're coming or for more information.

MEMORIES, FOOD AND FUN: Save Our Sunol will hold its annual Memorial Day Picnic and Ice Cream Social on Monday, May 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Sunol Glen grounds. SOS will provide barbecued chicken, burgers, hotdogs and ice cream, and Rosemary Chang is bringing her fabulous homemade ice cream toppings. Please bring a side dish, salad, beverage or treat to share. Once again, our favorite songbird, Debra Knox, will be there to fill the air with music. There will be a memorial service at 1:30 p.m., followed by the picnic, kite flying and softball. All are welcome!

SPRING FLING #1: Sunolians Fran and Lanny Replogle, owners of Fenestra Winery, invite the public to their Spring Fling and Whites Sale, May 24 to 26 from noon to 5 p.m. Winemaker Lanny takes great pride in introducing Fenestra's four new releases for tasting: 2002 Sauvignon Blanc, 2002 Semillon, 2001 Chardonnay, all from Livermore Valley, and 2001 Chardonnay from Contra Costa Co. As for the Whites Sale, every white wine will have a special sale price for this weekend only. There is no charge for this event.

SPRING FLING #2: The Sunol Glen Community Club invites you to a very special evening at Little Valley Vineyard Bistro on May 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Spring Fling will feature wine tasting from Chouinard, Elliston, Fenestra and Little Valley wineries, canapés, hot blues by Nightmare on Bourbon Street, and an auction.

The event is a fundraiser for Sunol Glen's art, music and computer programs, and the cost is $60 per couple or $35 per person. The price is tax deductible and includes a commemorative wine glass. Sandi Bohner and Bill Webster, Little Valley's owners, are donating the event fee for the use of their lovely premises, and Jeroen Engelberts and his band are donating their services. Tickets are available at Little Valley, 11986 Main Street, Sunol, or email Judy Bettencourt at judybettencourt@attbi.com.

Phew, I think that's it for May events, but June's right around the corner, so stay tuned!

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