The holiday season is in high gear here in Sunol
and we have events planned nearly every weekend.
It is that time of year again for the annual Holiday in the
Vineyard. Come join Elliston Vineyards and Little Valley Winery
in the historic Elliston Mansion on December 1 and December
2 from noon to 5:00 p.m. The mansion will be decorated Victorian
Style for this festive event. Featured artists will include
Mindy Goldman; and items by Liz Patton Designs, Handbags by
Mary Frances; Jackie Jones Collection, one of a kind jewelry
sold in Italy, Japan and England; white sweet potato pies by
Patrick’s Famous Pies; huge caramel apples and delicious
hot chocolate kits by Sing Praises Confections; Blind Wine;
Rancho Alegre, lavender products; Herbs de Sunol, soap and
soy candles; Vinturi Aerators; Charles Chocolates, and lots
more. Local blues and rock band, Georgi and the Rough Week
Trio will play at the event from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
And, of course, award winning wines from Elliston and Little
Valley will be available to taste while browsing the Mansion.
The second floor of the mansion, which is usually closed to
the public, will be open during the event and a pianist on
the 1875 Steinway. There is no charge for this event. For more
information call Sandi Bohner at 925.862-9006 or Elliston Vineyards
Don’t forget to join friends and neighbors at the annual
Sunol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and “Sunolians
only” Holiday Train ride on December 1. The train will
be boarding at 4:00 p.m. and leaving the station at 4:30 p.m.,
so be sure to arrive early and grab your favorite spot. After
returning back to the Depot, Sunol residents will then head
on over to the Community Park for some cookies and hot chocolate.
Our neighboring town of Niles is also having their annual Festival
of Lights Parade and tree lighting this Friday in their historic
downtown area. The event kicks off with the tree lighting ceremony
at 6:00 p.m. followed by the parade down Main Street at 6:30
p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate and coffee will be served.
Sunol Glen School is participating in the Wal-Mart Kids Recycling
Challenge to raise funds for the school. They are accepting
all plastic grocery bags from any store and in any color, except
black and you can drop them off in a bin located at the front
of the school.
Can you believe that this year is almost over? It’s just
as hard to imagine that the Sunol Repertory Theatre is already
holding auditions for next season’s melodrama. If you
have ever wanted to shine on stage now’s your chance.
Open auditions will be held on December 9 at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
If you don’t feel like cooking this year Bosco’s
Bones and Brew, Sunol’s only dinner restaurant, is hosting
their annual yummy Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings
on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 925-862- for reservations.
Looking for a way to burn off all those mashed potatoes and
gravy? Sunol Glen School needs volunteers on Saturday and Sunday
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help build fences and planting
their brand new outdoor classroom and garden. No experience
necessary but if you have power tools or at least know how
to use them, sign up at the school’s office. Gardening
tools are need as well.
A big thank you goes out to Alameda County Field Maintenance
Supervisor's Chuck Swann and Henry Fockler and their crew for
doing a great job beautifying downtown Sunol last week.