Last week’s heat wave had me wondering if I’d suddenly Rip Van Winkled into the spring months. But no, said the frost that greeted me Monday morning. It’s still winter, albeit a troublingly rainless one.

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“Mutual Aid,” an art print by Sonoma County photographer Jerry Dodrill commemorating the firefighters who faced down last October’s wildfires, is on display at the Carmel Gallery, 1329 Lincoln Ave. in Calistoga. The 24-inch by 36-inch prints are $75 apiece, with a portion of the proceeds going to the victims of the fires. Framing is also available.

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It’s safe to say that we’re all much more fire-aware than we were at this time last year. But is your property fire-safe? The Angwin Fire Safe Council is holding a major community-wide meeting from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Pacific Union College Church Fireside Room in Angwin. Learn about fire-safe landscaping and the importance of removing excess foliage, and hear from the experts: Napa County Fire Chief Barry Biermann, Sheriff John Robertson, Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Kevin Twohey and Supervisor Diane Dillon. Angwin Fire Chief J.R. Rogers will provide training for Cal Fire’s Ready? Set? Go! program.

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Upstage Napa Valley, fresh off its recent production of “Doubt,” is back with John Kolvenbach’s “Goldfish” running Feb. 23 through March 4 at St. Helena Presbyterian Church and March 9-11 at Grace Episcopal Church. Again directed by Sharie Renault, the play involves a pair of young college students trying to come to terms with their dysfunctional parents. It stars Markus Baumbach, Alani Denton, Lauren Haugan and Fred Ireland. Tickets and showtimes at upstagenapavalley.org.

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The White Barn’s season, which kicked off last weekend with Le Jazz Hot, rolls on with a St. Patrick’s Day show featuring The Sorry Lot at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10. They’re based in Napa but their musical roots are planted firmly in the pubs of Ireland. Don’t miss them if you like your traditional drinking songs with a healthy dose of blarney on the side. Tickets are $30 and available at TheWhiteBarn.org.

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Attention, fellow gardeners. Mark your calendars for the California Native Plant Society Sale and Wildflower Sale April 14-15 at Skyline Park in Napa. Load up on more than 125 species of drought-resistant plants that will sip a minimal amount of precious St. Helena water. Your efforts will be appreciated by the bees, butterflies and other insectoid critters who lost habitat during the fires. Admission is free. Details at napavalleycnps.org.

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St. Helena lost one of its treasures on Friday with the death of Wesla Whitfield, a courageous and spirited woman and a supremely talented vocalist. Her CDs are in frequent rotation on my home stereo, especially “The Best Thing for You Would Be Me” and “Teach Me Tonight.” I might have heard an old jazz standard dozens of times, but when I would hear Wesla’s interpretation of it I would always discover something new. My condolences to her devoted husband and longtime musical collaborator Mike Greensill. Wesla is gone, but her inimitable voice will never be silenced.

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