The music has disappeared from the airwaves and the Boy Scouts have discreetly taken away the trees, but Christmas didn’t feel over until Friday morning, when I noticed that Vintage Home had cleared out their awe-inspiring seasonal window display. It’s sad to see the holidays end, but something (OK, it’s my new calendar) tells me Saint Nick and his sleigh will make his triumphant return later this year.

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If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Saturday’s Native Sons Crab Feed, you’d better get on the ball. Starting at 5:30 at the Native Sons Hall, there’s music by the band Twice As Good, live and silent auctions, and dinner featuring pasta, salad, garlic bread, Sutter Home wine and – you guessed it – crab. Phil Murphy has tickets ($65) at 326-9701.

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I’ve previously mentioned Garrett Whitt’s new book “Old School: Building a Life Through Sport.” The Star’s gregarious sportswriter is holding a book signing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the home of Earle and Valerie Presten, 1998 Spring St. Extra credit to anyone who gives him some light ribbing about his fanatical support of Duke and USC.

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Speaking of local authors, Lance Burris will be sharing some of his poetry and his paintings at “The Poetic Spirit at Work in Poetry, Painting, and Prose” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the St. Helena Public Library. He’ll also be reading from his memoir, “Musalacon Summers, Awaking of the Poetic Spirit.”

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Huzzahs (not for the first time) to Charlotte Smith for earning a spot on the Dean’s Honor List at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – and during her freshman quarter, no less! Good luck with your promising academic career, Charlotte.

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Perhaps you remember virtuoso photographer Chuck O’Rear, who along with his wife Daphne Larkin moved to North Carolina in 2017. Even if you haven’t met him, you’ve almost surely seen his most famous photo of a clear blue sky over a field of green grass, which served as the default background photo for Microsoft Windows XP. Lufthansa is out with a gorgeously shot one-minute commercial featuring Chuck’s photo and his further photographic adventures in the American wilderness. Look for the commercial on Youtube under “New Angles of America (Trailer) Lufthansa” and download a few of his latest photos at newanglesofamerica.com.

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Upstage Napa Valley, which produced the terrific “Doubt” last year, is looking for volunteer and some paid help in putting on its 2018 productions. Available positions include House Manager, Assistant House Manager, Ad Sales, Poster and Flyer Distribution, Light Tech and Sound Tech. The latter two jobs pay $150 per production. The next show, John Kolvenbach’s “Goldfish,” premieres Feb. 23, so contact Kevin at skhorowitz@aol.com or Miranda at mirandatforni@gmail.com.

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A few weeks ago I mentioned the Astrological Calendar being offered by Ralph and Lahni DeAmicis. Now the husband-and-wife team is offering a $30 seminar on “Creating the Sacred Geometry of Love” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living. See their website spaceandtime.com/workshops.html for pre-registration materials.

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