Here’s the skinny on what’s going on over at this week:

Birthday parties for kids 
Some readers recommend Rohnert Park Gymnastics, others at Pump It Up, and still others in just their backyard.  What do you do for your child’s birthday party?

Friends find out they’re brothers 
After their mutual friends kept commenting how alike two new friends were, the boys did a little digging and discovered they were actually brothers.  This surreal story is a must-read!

Families in need
One of our moms is sending a note out to see if anyone can help a couple of families who are struggling.  Read their story, and see if you are able to help – or at least to pass the info on to others.

Ornament decorating contest 
Tutu-a-Gogo is in need of some awesome and unique ornaments for their shop’s Christmas tree, and would love your help!  They are hosting a contest through December 6th for individuals to decorate an ornament that best represents the shop.  Hint:  The tree’s theme is TUTU-PINK!  See post for more info on how to enter.

Family Events

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Beauty and the Beast:  We’ve only been hearing good things about Disney’s tale as old as time, the dazzling musical being brought to life by the SRJC’s Theatre Arts Department. The show continues weekends through Dec. 8.  More info at

Sunday, Dec. 2
French sing-a-long: Copperfield’s in Montgomery Village is hosting Holidays with French songs, performed by Claudine Kopper and YOU when you sing along.  Enjoy tasty French treats and more.  1:30-3:30 p.m.  2316 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy croissants and reindeer talk with Santa at Costeaux, where he will be having breakfast every Saturday morning until Christmas.  9-11 a.m.  417 Healdsburg Ave.
Note:  See all Santa events at

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you on the forums

Crissi Langwell