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Bonny Doon, California

For a comprehensive list of current events in Bonny Doon please contact Morgan Rankin, publisher of the Battle Mountain News. (See Community Connections below) This website includes items that are requested directly of this site. Please submit your announcements, current events, garage sales, etc. via the Contact US link in the upper left corner. THANKS.

CAREGIVER NEEDED: To assist cheerful senior man in wheelchair with transfers, dressing and other personal needs. Experience not needed but helpful. Will require references. We will provide instruction. Schedule approximately 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening, and adjustable shifts could be arranged with second caregiver. Please call Ellie at 458-9209 or email ellegs@sbcglobal.net.

Local author, Ivan Comelli, has developed a screenplay based on his book "La Nostra Costa". He invites anyone who can help him in his dream to bring his play to the screen, please read his blog entry and contact him via the comment section on the blog
The general link to the site is

TURBULENT QUEST is fiction; however, it is inspired by true events as recorded in my book: "La Nostra Costa" (Our Coast). The time period is 1923 to 1949 and the main setting is the coast north of Santa Cruz, near the little town of Davenport, California. There, as the logline of our screenplay implies the two main characters BRONCO and VALENTINA struggle to seek a better life in America for themselves and their two sons. The screenplay also takes us to a Nazi- occupied Northern Italy where Bronco and Valentina's families face dire circumstances during World War II.

Derrill and I have no illusions about our own 'turbulent quest' ahead of us. This is only the beginning and we know it is going to be very difficult to bring TURBULENT QUEST to the screen. However, this is our dream and we are seeking your help. If any of you know people in the movie business who you think might be interested in carrying this project forward, please let us know. We have prepared a Treatment (Synopsis) of the screenplay. We are happy to make it available to qualified interested parties.

Sunday, July 11
4:00 pm: Free Concert on the 40 Rank Baroque Pipe Organ
at The Chapel Royal, Boomeria

The awesome William Visscher will perform on the 40 rank Baroque Pipe Organ at The Chapel Royal, Boomeria, 60 Verde Drive, Bonny Doon, CA 95060 on Sunday, July 11, at 4:00 PM.  Reception will follow.  All are invited and it's free. For further information, contact Boomer at 831-426-2617.

Pipe Organ at Boomeria

William Visscher, Super Organist!
   William Visscher was born in northern New York state. Moving to northeastern Pennsylvania at the age of 8 provided opportunities to start piano studies and a chance to hear a pipe organ in church. Piano lessons soon led to playing for Army Chapel services which eventually led to organ lessons in high school.
   Organ studies continued with Roger Rietberg at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, and later with James Boeringer and piano study with Georganna Kresel, both at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, from where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education.
   William has worked in the pipe organ building trade since college graduation and currently works for Hupalo & Repasky Pipe Organ Builders of San Leandro.
   Music making endeavors have chiefly been as a church organist, having had positions at St. Pius X, Selinsgrove, PA, St. Boniface, Williamsport, PA, Congregational Church, Deerfield, NH, St. Barnabas Church, Eagle Rock, CA, St Leo The Great Roman Catholic Church, Oakland, CA and is currently Music Director and Organist at St. John Episcopal, Aptos, CA.

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

This beautiful quilt was created by several Bonny Doon residents
All raffle sales benefit the Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue Team
Raffle tickets are $5 for one or $20 for 5
Purchase your tickets by calling Jean Meyer at 426-6908 or Shirin Schumacher at 427-3787

The quilt was created by:
Georgia Randle
Helen Robb
Carol Tracy
Becky Cole
Margurett Horton
Mona Collins
Charlotte Lyons
Sadie Collins
Sara Baker
Ann Roberts
Barbara Louv
Avril Christe
Sue Oliver
Shirin Schumacher
Jean Meyer
Shawn Lorette Hoover
Connie Hulten
Jennifer Meyer
Pele Flemming
Debbie Baker
Sue Elliott
Amy West
Margaret Klegal

Helen Robb and Ann Roberts McKenzie

Jean Meyer

Click on any of the quilt pictures for a closer look
Pele Flemming  Helen Robb  Shirin Schumacher  Jean Meyer

Jennifer Meyer  Carol Tracy  Carol Tracy  Becky Cole  Georgia Randle 

Charlotte Lyons  Sara Baker  Sue Oliver 


Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30
Felton Library Backyard

Felton Library Friends will host seven summer programs for children from June 15 to July 27.
Refreshments will be provided by the Tuesday Felton Farmer's Market.
The programs, produced in partnership with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program, are intended to promote early literacy and to encourage families to use the library.
Interactive educational entertainment includes the Great Blindini's magic tricks, Tales and Trails storytellers from New Mexico, Zun Zun's interactive music show, PT Puppets, and The Singing Scientist.
Crafts programs are Make Your Own Books and Food Matters.

For more information, visit www.feltonlibraryfriends.org

Individual calendar entries:

June 15, 2010: The Great Blindini performs and teaches magic tricks using recycled materials.

June 22, 2010: "Food Matters". Make a real Mr. or Ms. Potato Head with Kimberly Clark from SLVUSD.  For adults, Sue Kuivanen talks about her new book, Parent's Diet Handbook.

June 29, 2010: Tales and Trails storytellers Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual, from New Mexico.

July 06, 2010: Zun Zun, popular local performers, with an interactive musical show about watersheds.

July 13, 2010: PT Puppets perform The Ugly Duckling, set to the music of Camille Saint-Saens.

July 20, 2010: The Singing Scientist, Peter Weiss, PhD, with songs and bedazzling science experiments.

July 27, 2010: "Make Your Own Books" with Marilyn Robertson-a creative hands-on workshop.

Battle Mountain News - Morgan Rankin - 426-6412
Keep up with all the events in Bonny Doon with the Battle Mountain News.  Arriving the first of every month at all 1100 Bonny Doon households, this is the best way to advertise in Bonny Doon.  Ads are due by the 24th of the month for the next month's edition.  Rates as of November 2009 are: $20 for up to 10 lines.  Call the publisher, Morgan Rankin, at 426-6412, and deliver your ads to her at 222 Ice Cream Grade.
Rural Bonny Doon Association

To read The Highlander on-line, visit the RBDA website www.bonnydoon.got.net

Friends of Bonny Doon Fire - 426-3085 or 459-8853

Keep up with the latest on the formation of an independent Fire District.

Visit www.friendsofbonnydoonfire.org for the latest.
Visit www.bonnydoonfire.com for general information.

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.