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Welcome to the Community Website for
Bonny Doon, California

Thank you Fire Fighters for saving our homes!
Our wildfire of June 11 to 13 has been a life-changing experience. Many people emailed their personal stories and pictures of those momentous days. Click on "Prior Month Events" and then "2008, June" to see the stories, articles, maps, and videos. Also the July issue of the Battle Mountain News contains quite a bit more info on the fire, with news from Val Haley of the Ecological Reserve and Tom Scully of the Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Call Morgan Rankin for a copy at 426-6412.

Come to the Thank you Bonny Doon Firefighters Party on Sunday, July 13 (see below).

EQUINE EVACUATION GROUP -Ten years ago we formed a county wide equine evac group. The Lexington fire was our first emergency call-out and that was some time ago. The Summit, Bonny Doon, and Watsonville fires are a real wake-up call to the needs of equine and general animal evacuation. Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Services - Equine Evac Unit offers a training course to become a member of this group and issues an ID card that is very beneficial to you if you should have to enter an evacuation area. I am also pin-pointing a map of Bonny Doon as to where horses and other animals are located so we can offer assistance when an emergency occurs. There will be a training session on July 19th at the Felton Fire House. There is a prerequisite on-line course you need to take before you attend this class. To reserve a spot in this class you need to contact us by July 5th. Call Georgia (BD Team Leader) at 426-0110 for further info.

Tuesday, July 8
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Knitty Knotty Group
125 McGivern Way
If you are interested in any of the fiber arts from around the world - we are too.  We spin, dye, knit, crochet, sew and felt according to who shows up.  We have some extra materials but always welcome donations that will go to our charity projects.  If you have talent in other areas of the fiber arts, or just want to try something new, we would love to have you come.  Call Shirin at 427-3787.

Wednesday, July 9
2:00 pm: The Bonny Doon Gardeners
We will meet at the home of Pat Schwartz, 8821 Empire Grade. We will hear from Phyllis Norris about her activities with the UCSC Arboretum (which has named a salvia for her!) and her lifetime connection with plants. She will bring some Arboretum samples to share. If you will be attending, please call Pat Schwartz at 426-6882.

For general club information, call Georgia Randle at 426-0110.

QUILT BENEFITS BONNY DOON FIRE TEAM - Bonny Stitchers, a local quilt group has made a queen size quilt to benefit our fire team.  The quilt has a tree motif with blue cloud background, machine stitched with a pine cone pattern.  Very nice!  Tickets are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00 or 12 for $20.00.  Drawing will be held at the September BBQ.  Call Georgia at 426-0110 for tickets.

Pipe Organ at Boomeria

Sunday, July 13
4:00 pm: Boomeria Pipe Organ Concert

The awesome Bill Visscher and Charles Rus will perform on the 40 rank Baroque Pipe Organ at The Chapel Royal, Boomeria, 60 Verde Drive, Bonny Doon, CA 95060 on Sunday, July 13, at 4:00 PM.  Reception will follow.  All are invited and it's free.

The organ concert is only one hour long, so come and enjoy, and roar over to the Thank You Firefighters party (below) in plenty of time for the awards and dinner.  For further information, contact Boomer at 831-426-2617.

All about the Pipe Organ: http://www.boomeria.com/tour/pipeorgn.html

Sunday, July 13
5:00 to 8:00 pm: THANK YOU BONNY DOON FIREFIGHTERS PARTY

A Bonny Doon Celebration of Our Firefighters and Auxilliary
Who Fought the Martin Road Fire
At the Bonny Doon Elementary Field (Carpool if possible)

5:00           Bring a potluck dish
5:45 - 6:00 Presentation Honoring Our Volunteers
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner and Socializing

There will be fire prevention and neighborhood planning information at the event. This party is being organized by all of our Bonny Doon groups. For question or wanting to help, contact Lisa Palm at 426-5628.

Hello,
Bonny Doon resident looking for permanent housing. A room with a bath. I have a lovely cat. Available for pet care - overnight and walks. Available for care giving and light house cleaning. Contact Mary V. at 426-6412. References available.

Saturday, July 19
11:00am to 5:00pm: McHenry Vineyard Open House
6845 Bonny Doon Road.
Call (831)471-2456 for information.

McHenry Vineyard will host its annual Open House wine tasting and cheese enjoying.  Hope to see you there!

"Our wines are for those interested in rare, handcrafted, small lots of superb wine.  We hope you enjoy our wines as we do - for the full delicious flavor characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Carneros."

Pinot Noir goes beautifully with Thanksgiving dinner. For an entry to their website, check out www.McHenryVineyard.com

Tuesday, July 22
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Knitty Knotty Group
125 McGivern Way
If you are interested in any of the fiber arts from around the world - we are too.  We spin, dye, knit, crochet, sew and felt according to who shows up.  We have some extra materials but always welcome donations that will go to our charity projects.  If you have talent in other areas of the fiber arts, or just want to try something new, we would love to have you come.  Call Shirin at 427-3787.

Thursday, July 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: The Ladies of Bonny Doon The July meeting will be at the home of Dee Weybright. Officers will be installed for the next year.

The club meets the fourth Thursday of most months and is open to all ladies of Bonny Doon.  It is a social and philanthropic group founded in 1942.  For information call President Phyllis Green at 429-8605 or Joyce Reif at 423-8910.

June 3, 2002 Ladies Club Meeting

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Bosch Baha'i Conference Center, 500 Comstock Lane, 423-3387

Please see the Battle Mountain News or call for the schedule of events.

Memories of the Mountain Memories of the Mountain
The Ladies of Bonny Doon

This wonderful book is still available.  A "must have" for new and old Dooner's alike.  The Ladies of Bonny Doon Club produced this book in 2004.  Many Bonny Dooners contributed stories, pictures, and editing skills.

Order your book online at authorhouse.com or call 800-839-8640.  $20.50 plus postage.