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This is weekly feature post I will now do every Thursday to tell you about upcoming events in Yountville and around the Napa Valley. This way readers have a little more time to plan to attend one of these events. Please visit and enjoy one or more of these and tell them Curtis sent you. Thanks!!!!
May 18 -- Pride and Joy @ Uptown Theatre Live Music: During its 25 years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the most popular band on the Bay Area music scene. This group is the Pride of the Bay Area and a Joy to anyone who loves to dance. 1350 Third St., Napa Fee: $20 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123
May 18 -- Live at Silo's - Joshua Paige Celebration: CD Release Party! Country Music Artist Joshua Paige to tour Northern California hot spots including Silo's in Napa. Big Saddle Records welcomes singer/songwriter to their artist roster. 530 Main St., Napa Fee: $15 Advance & $20 at the Door. Time: 8pm Phone Number: 707-251-5833
May 18 -- Spain vs California Tasting @ Back Room Wines Wine Education: Join us at Back Room Wines for this new tasting, "Spain vs the World," and find out how California is doing with three Spanish varietals. We will pour you three pairs of wine. Each pair is the same grape, one of which is from Spain and the other from California. Compare, contrast and conclude who is doing it better! No reservations required. 1000 Main Street, Shop 120, Napa CA 94559 Fee: $15 Time: 5pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-226-1378
May 18 -- Cooking Class and Farmers Market Tour Food Education: Cooking with Julie. We meet at St. Helena's farmers market to purchase our provisions, visit a winery for a private tasting and then back to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class Asparagus Pesto with Rigatoni, Grilled Tuna with Tonnato, Warm Strawberry Souffle with Chunky Strawberry Sauce. 360 Crane Ave, St. Helena Fee: $215 Time: 8am-4pm Phone Number: 707.227.5036
May 18 -- Ashley Rhodes-Courte, author, book signing Reception: Free book signing and reception with author, Ashley Rhodes-Courter. She will discuss her book "Three Little Words" a memoir about succeeding after living for 9 years in Florida foster homes (Broman Cellars wine; food provided by CASA). 3900 Bel Aire Plaza (Copperfields Books), Napa Fee: Free Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm Phone Number: 707-299-3909
May 18 -- Spring into Summer with Karen Schuppert Food Education: Join farmer's market addict and nutrition educator Karen Schuppert as we transition from spring to summer with salads of the season using farm fresh produce, sprouted seeds and gluten free grains. NapaStyle- Yountville at V Marketplace, 6525 Washington St, Yountville Fee: $25 Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 866-776-6272
May 19 -- Habitat Gardening Garden Education: The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public workshop. Learn to create a habitat garden. Learn what plants to include in your garden to attract lots of bees, butterflies and birds. 1710 Soscol Ave., Napa Fee: $5/person Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Phone Number: 253-4221
May 19 -- Annual May BBQ @ Pope Valley Winery
Pope Valley Winery, Napa Valley
Celebration: This year for our annual May BBQ, we will be providing wine tasting, tours, bocce ball, and live music. We will be pouring select Pope Valley Winery Wines with a complimentary glass. Our Tasting Room will be open for purchases of other varietals. Please RSVP by May 7th. 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley CA 94567 Fee: $30/$25 Wine Club Members Time: 2pm-Sundown Phone Number: 707-965-1246
May 19 -- Alice in Wonderland @ Napa Valley Opera House Family Fun, Performing Arts: Napa Regional Dance Company presents Alice in Wonderland. 1030 Main St., Napa Fee: $23 Time: 2 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372
May 19 -- Skipstone Ranch - The Artist's Palette Wine, food, and art connect at Ma(i)sonry's "The Artist's Palette." Enjoy a curated gallery reception, followed by a wine-paired dinner hosted by Ma(i)sonry's vintner partner, Skipstone Ranch. Enjoy a tasting of fresh ingredients straight from the Skipstone Ranch, prepared in a three course menu, and paired with organic Skipstone Wines. 6711 Washington Street, Yountville Fee: $130pp/$115pp for Medallion members Time: 6:30-hors d'oeuvres/7:30-dinner Phone Number: 707-944-0889
May 19 -- Thriving Through Adversity Seminar: A workshop for youth, parents, and anyone interested in the foster care experience. Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of Three Little Words will speak about growing up in foster care and facilitate a panel of former foster youth. RSVP to Lilliput at (707) 299-3909. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 299-3909
Celebration: Along with Black Stallion award winning wines, the menu includes a lobster, prawns, corn, artichoke, onion, potato and garlic. Weather permitting, the table will be set under our beautiful front arbor. Please make your reservations by May 9. 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa CA 94558 Fee: $100/$80 Wine Club Members Time: 6pm Phone Number: 707-227-3254
May 19 -- Andretti Winery: Artist in Residence Opening Art Exhibit: In the heart of the Napa Valley, we proudly announce the grand opening of our new gallery space. Taste award winning wines and view the art of internationally acclaimed artist-in-residence, Edmund Ian Grant. Enjoy a glass of wine while you mingle & view the exhibit. Edmund will answer your questions & talk about his inspiration. 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa Fee: Free Time: 10am - 4:30pm Phone Number: 707-259-6777 ext. 229
May 19 -- Live at Silo's - CR Vibes Live Music: Come Run with C.R.Vibes! Napa's own Roots Reggae band creates conscious dance music for the people to let loose and vibe to. 530 Main St., Napa Fee: $20 Advance & $25 at the Door. Time: 8pm Phone Number: 707-251-5833
May 19 -- TREASURES @ Napa Valley Opera House Family Fun, Performing Arts: Napa Regional Dance Company presents Napa Regional Spring Show case: TREASURES. 1030 Main St., Napa Fee: $18 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372
May 19 -- Annual Wine Celebration: Wine Renaissance Wine Education: Partake in the revelry celebrating our latest wine masterpieces. Wine, food and frivolity! Enjoy live entertainment, activities and taste over 40 wines from our portfolio including Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vineyards, Provenance Vineyards, Hewitt Vineyard and more!Beaulieu Vineyard, 1960 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford CA 94573 Fee: $50 Time: 11am-3pm Phone Number: 800-919-3693
May 19 -- Curator's Tour: Take a Chance on Miniatures Exhibition: Come for a tour of the “Take a Chance on Miniatures” exhibition in the museum’s main gallery with Curator Jennifer Garden, who will talk about the work of the 80 participating artists in this year’s juried exhibition and fund raising raffle. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville CA 94599 Fee: $5/Members Free Time: 2pm-4pm Phone Number: 707-944-0500
May 19 -- Trinchero Napa Valley Latest Releases Release Party: The event includes a barrel tasting from the 2010 vintage of Trinchero Napa Valley, the introduction of five wines from the 2009 vintage, food prepared by the Trinchero culinary team, and live music presented by Grass Child. 3070 N. St Helena Hwy North, St. Helena, CA Fee: $25 Time: 1pm-4:30pm Phone Number: 800.967.4663
May 19 -- Hoe Down at the Hay Barn Benefit, Auction: Kick up your heels at a classy Country event and Fundraiser. Enjoy live music, fine food & drink with exciting auction lots up for bid. Benefits the Wolfe Center. Gordon Guether Gallery, 1821 Montecello Rd., Napa Fee: Call for information Time: 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707.255.1855
May 20 -- Tour & Tasting Tutorial at The Hess Collection Winery Wine Education: This comprehensive two-hour wine analysis course begins with an orientation and tasting and proceeds with a visit to a historical vineyard and the fermentation cellar. Advance reservations required. 4411 Redwood Road, Napa Fee: $40 Time: 1pm Phone Number: 707-255-1144
May 20 -- Annual Meeting @ Goodman Library Historical: At the annual meeting each year we honor those who have made a significant contribution to the history of Napa County. This year, Landmarks and the Historical Society are honoring our authors, scholars, historians, volunteers, docents, and interns. We look forward to seeing you there! Goodman Library, 1219 First Street, Napa, CA Fee: Free Time: 2pm Phone Number: email@example.com
Celebration: You're invited to celebrate 112 years of Beaulieu Vineyard with a grand Birthday Party hosted at our famous Rutherford House Estate. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, The BV Wine Lounge and a special Birthday cake! 1960 St. Helena Hwy South, Rutherford CA 94573 Fee: $10 Time: 1pm-4pm Phone Number: 800-373-5896
May 20 -- Live at Silo's - NVJS Live Music: "Let's Get Lost" A Celebration of Jazz Icon Chet Baker The Erik Jekabson Quintet. 530 Main St., Napa Fee: NVJS Members $20 Non members $40 Time: 4pm Phone Number: (707) 224-JAZZ(5299)
May 20 -- Jeff Campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VOENA & Friends @ Uptown Theatre Benefit, Performing Arts: This is a fundraiser for VOENA to raise enough funds to allow all children to participate in this amazing Olympic Performance opportunity. Meet VOENA, children ages six to eighteen representing 35 cultures growing up in America as they come together in expression and exploration! Fee: $35/$45 Time: Doors 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123
Performing Arts: The program will feature graduating students from the SF Conservatory performing a collection of string trios. There will be an accompanying wine tasting and reception to follow. Join us for a beautiful Sunday afternoon of music, wine and friends. Register online. 2000 Main Street, St. Helena CA 94574 Fee: $60/$45 Members Time: 2pm-4pm Phone Number: 415-621-3900
May 21 -- History in a Glass @ FreeMark Abbey Wine Tasting: Enjoy the gorgeous spring weather in Napa Valley as you taste a spectrum of wonderfully aged Freemark Abbey wines, expertly paired with hors d'oeuvres specially created by our estate culinary team. 3022 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, CA Fee: Fee varies, call for more information Time: 1 p.m.-4p.m. Phone Number: 800.963.9698
May 21 -- Decades Tasting @ FreeMark Abbey Wine Education: This fun, seated tasting experience was designed to help you fully appreciate the unique character and complexity of library wines, while learning to avoid common mistakes that can ruin your experience. 3022 St. Helena Highway North, St.Helena, CA 94574 Fee: $50/$40 Club Members Time: 10:30am-12pm Phone Number: 800-963-9698 x3707
May 21 - 25 -- Wine Lovers Boot Camp - Basic Training Wine Education: Do you love wine and wish you knew more about it? Whether you are planning a dinner party and don’t know which wines to serve, long to be able to choose wine with confidence at a restaurant, or simply want to try something new but are not sure where to start, this Boot Camp is for you! Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena Fee: $2,195 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: 888-206-8425
May 22 -- Cooking Class and Farmers Market Tour Food Education: Cooking with Julie. We meet at Napa's farmers market to purchase our provisions, then a private tasting and then back to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. Caldo Verde Soup, Grilled Steak with Nam Pla and Salad, and Cherry Galette with Cinnamon Ice Cream. 644 1st Street, Napa Fee: $215 Time: 8am-4pm Phone Number: 707.227.5036
May 22 -- Marc Yaffee @ Napa Valley Opera House Performing Arts: Adopted at birth and confused ever since, Marc takes his audiences on a comedy joyride as he explores his multi-ethnic roots and the culture clashes that fill his world. 1030 Main St., Napa Fee: $15 Time: 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372
May 23 -- James Farm at Napa Valley Opera House Live Music: James Farm is an acoustic jazz quartet consisting of saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. These four free-thinking musicians all individually hold a stake in the future of jazz, and together form a group with a new take on song-based improvisation. 1030 Main St., Napa Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372
May 24 -- Chateauneuf du Pape Tasting @ Back Room Wines Wine Tasting: Back Room Wines pours a flight of four Chateauneuf du Pape red wines on this Thursday evening. Travel to this world-class wine region via wine glass, and see what all the fuss is about. Compare, contrast and enjoy four world-class "CdPs," and take some home with you! No reservations required. 1000 Main Street, Shop 120, Napa CA 94559 Fee: $25 Time: 5pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-226-1378
May 24 -- Celebrate Chardonnay Day at Cosentino Celebration: Join us as we celebrate Chardonnay day. Taste an assortment of our Chardonnays paired up with delightful accompaniments. 7415 Saint Helena Highway, Yountville, CA Fee: Complimentary for everyone Time: 5p.m.-7p.m. Phone Number: 707.291.2864
May 24 -- Chardonnay Day Celebration: Help us celebrate Chardonnay Day with a special Chardonnay flight and an additional 10% off all Chardonnay purchases. Girard Winery, 6795 Washington Street, Yountville Fee: Call for information Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-921-2864
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