August 14, 2006

It’s a party! Pacific Locomotive Association and Save our Sunol groups are organizing a spectacular event “Tracks to the Past”, a tribute to the 1940’s. This fun-filled old fashioned celebration will be held on September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sunol Community Park. The celebration will include vintage cars from the 40’s, the USS Hornet’s big band playing 40’s era music, old fashioned games for the kids, a raffle and silent auction and a special presentation honoring local World War II Veterans.

They will be serving refreshments such as, hot dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and wine. The Little Brown Church will be scooping up old fashioned ice cream sodas and the Boy Scouts will be serving delicious apple pie. What a great way to catch up with friends and neighbors that you may have missed while away during the summer. Local favorites Nightmare on Bourbon Street will be providing additional musical entertainment and the Niles Canyon Railway will be running their trains all day.

All of Sunol’s residents, businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate and are welcome to host a booth. Please contact Pat Stillman at 925-862-2263 for more information.

Just a reminder, don’t forget to visit the Museum on Main in Pleasanton to hear Connie De Grange, co-author of “A Place Called Sunol”, speak about her book on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is only $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Please call 925-462-2766 for more information.

Looking for an adventure? Meet up at the Old Green Barn Visitor Center in Sunol Regional Park on Saturday for a three mile hike into Little Yosemite by way of Canyon View Trail. I’ve hiked this trail before and believe me the view is breath taking. No registration is required and best of all, this is a free event. Please call 925-862-2601 for more information.

Just imagine the slow, methodic beat of a drum. Some find it spiritual, others relaxing and many choose to participate just out of curiosity. Held every other Sunday, The Drumming Circle meets in the Little Brown Church’s sanctuary. Bring your own drum or use one of the many they have available. The next gathering will take place this coming Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

There is still room to place an advertisement in the Sunol Community Phone Book. The cost for a business card size ad is $25, a quarter page ad is $50, a half page ad is $100 and a whole page ad is $200. We are hoping to get this book published and mailed to the residents in October so time and space is limited. If you would like to place an advertisement in the phone book or if you need additional information, please contact Leanne at 925-862-2556 or email me at the address listed below.

The historic Niles district of Fremont is holding their annual Antique Fair and Flea market on August 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located on Niles Blvd, they are celebrating the 42nd year with over 125 vendors selling everything from antiques, of course, to plants, crafts, jewelry and collectables. .Who knows you may even catch a glimpse of a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like while perusing the many wares. It’s widely known that Niles was the home of Essanay Studios, which produced many silent films.

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