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Leslie Sbrocco

Leslie Sbrocco is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant, and television host of the PBS restaurant review series, “Check Please! Bay Area” She has won a coveted James Beard award, three Taste Awards, and three Emmy awards in the span of 10 seasons on air. Sbrocco was a featured judge on the PBS national series, “The Winemakers” and created wine content for the hit TBS show, “Cougartown”. She appears frequently on national television outlets including CNN, The Hallmark Channel’s Better TV, QVC, and is a regular guest on NBC’s Today Show. Guests at Crab Fest can look forward to bidding on a live auction item donated by Sbrocco: A wine tasting with Leslie, and a set visit to a “Check Please!” taping, valued over $2,000.

Thursday, March 1

Tech Appointments

Need some help with your computer, phone, or tablet? One-on-one, 30-minute sessions are available in English or Spanish by appointment Wednesday through Saturday. Make an appointment in person, over the phone, or by email: 942-4833, or Calistoga Library, 1108 Myrtle St.

Lengthen and Strengthen class

Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Calistoga Community Center, 1307 Washington St., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., instructor Karen Mann leads a Hatha yoga and fitness class. No registration required; fee is $5.

Storytelling for children

Copperfield’s Books has a storytelling session for children at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. The store is located at 1330 Lincoln Ave.

Rotary Club

Meetings are held every Thursday at noon in the Tucker Room at the Mount St. Helena Golf Course, 2025 Grant St. Each week features a different speaker.

Caregiver support group

Caregivers can get support and practical tips at this meeting hosted by Collabria Care. Held 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Rianda House, 1475 Main St., St. Helena.

Copperfield’s Book Club

The club meets at the store, 1330 Lincoln Ave. at 5 p.m., the first Thursday of each month. Members of the club may purchase the current selection at a 25 percent discount. Food and beverages are provided at the meeting. Info: Hillary Smith, manager, 942-1616.

Latino Family Literacy Project

By telling the story of one family’s journey from middle school to college, the Latino Family Literacy Project introduces families to the college-going process and demonstrates how to turn the dream of college into reality. Learn from UpValley Family Centers, high school staff and college advisers and current college students how to prepare for college. Workshops take place every Thursday through March 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jr-Sr. High School library. For more information, go to

Sip and Listen

Sip and listen as you learn art history and more at the Calistoga Art Center, 1435 N. Oak St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every two weeks on a Thursday. This session’s topic is “The Fall of Rome.” This is a fun, relaxing and engaging event with refreshments. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine or juice. For more info email with any questions regarding programming.

Friday, March 2

County Medi-Cal Services

Every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. a Medi-Cal workers is available to help with Medi-Cal, food stamp questions or to fill out applications. Held at the UpValley Family Center, 1705 Washington St. For appointments or information, call 341-3185.

Fit Fusion

Calistoga Recreation Department and Calistoga Fit offer this broad and dynamic workout that will challenge your strength, endurance, speed, mobility and balance on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 1401 N. Oak St. Purchase a 10-punch pass for $100 or pay for one month (11 classes) for $88. Info: 942-2838.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Aging

A support and assistance for older adults service provided at Rianda House Senior Activity Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. The center is located at 1475 Main St., in St. Helena. Assistance in Calistoga is provided on the first Thursday of the month by appointment. Info: 963-8555.

Tech help at the library

See Thursday, March 1 listing.


Adults ages 50 and older explore and share ideas, stories, experiences and perspectives. Led by Toni Allegra (professional coach and author) and Jim Haslip (educator) on the first and third Fridays of each month. Held at the Community Center, 1307 Washington St. from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Co-sponsored by Calistoga Recreation and Rianda House.

Calistoga Camera Club

The Calistoga Camera Club holds informal meetings over lunch every Friday at noon at the Palisades Deli and Cafe located in the Calistoga Depot, 1458 Lincoln Ave. Info:


For those 50 and older living with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor or balance issues, this free movement class will help increase strength, balance and posture. Every Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Calistoga Community Center. Free. Drop-ins welcome.

Tai Chi

Combining slow, meditative movement, Tai Chi helps aid in relaxation, balance and posture. This class is designed for those 50 and older. Every Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Calistoga Community Center. Free. Drop-ins welcome.

Saturday, March 3

Calistoga Farmers Market

Find fresh local produce and artisan wares at the weekly Saturday Farmers Market. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1235 Washington St.

Calistoga Music Clinic

Have burning music questions? Looking to fine-tune your guitar or ukulele technique? Join Dan & Dan every fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drop-in, no registration required. Calistoga Library, 1108 Myrtle St.


Copperfield Books, 1330 Lincoln Ave., holds a weekly Storytime reading for children beginning at 11 a.m.

Crab Fest

Soroptimist International of Calistoga holds its annual Crab Fest with crab (of course), silent and live auctions. The money supports the organization’s scholarship program and this year, those in Calistoga personally affected by October’s firestorms. Tickets to Crab Fest, which will be held Saturday, March 3, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Napa County Fairgrounds, are $75 per person; table purchases are encouraged (8-10 per table). Tickets can be purchase online for tickets or sponsorship: Businesses interested in donating a gift certificate, artwork, wine, wine club membership, silent or live auction items or a donation of services may do so via the website.

Monday, March 5

American Legion

The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. for dinner in the Tucker Room at the Mt. St. Helena Golf Course, 2025 Grant St. All veterans and spouses/partners are welcome.

Tuesday, March 6

Family Storytime

Join Mr. Daniel and Hearts & Hands Preschool every Tuesday (until May 1) at 10:30 a.m. at the Calistoga Library for stories, poetry, and music. Calistoga Library, 1108 Myrtle St.

City Council meeting

The Calistoga City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month beginning at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 1311 Washington St.

Wednesday, March 7

Healthy Minds, Healthy Aging

See Friday listing.

Hatha Yoga

Calistoga Recreation Department and Calistoga Fit offers Hatha Yoga, the practice will blend strength and stretch, effort and ease, movement and stillness, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 1401 N. Oak St. Purchase a 10-punch pass for $100 or pay for one month (11 classes) for $88. Info: 942-2838.

Kids Literacy Tutoring

Calistoga Library offers 20-minute sessions on Wednesday afternoons by appointment for kids 8 and up. Sit down one-on-one to improve children’s reading skills.

Exercise class

See Thursday listing.

Free Medicare counseling (HICAP)

Every first and third Wednesday of the month Calistoga Family Center, 1705 Washington St., offers free Medicare counseling between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call Elena at 341-3185 for more information or to set up an appointment with a representative.

Caregiver support group

Caregivers can get support and practical tips at this meeting hosted by Collabria Care. Held 10:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month at Calistoga Community Center, 1307 Washington St.

Soroptimist International Calistoga

Soroptimist International Calistoga meets Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the All Seasons Bistro, 1400 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. Info: 942-0890;


Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Participants speak half the time in English and half in Spanish. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Calistoga Library.

Practique inglés o español y ayude a los otros que están aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Los participantes hablan la mitad del tiempo en inglés y la otra en español. Principiantes son bienvenidos. Todos los miércoles, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. a la Biblioteca de Calistoga.