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Kindergarten registration

St. Helena Primary School will host a Kindergarten Informational Night at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the primary school barn, near Grayson and South Crane avenues. Parents will have an opportunity to meet kindergarten teachers, tour the school, and pick up kindergarten registration packets.

The principal will also give school tours for prospective kindergarten parents at 9 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 11 and 18. The tours will be approximately 30 minutes.

Kindergarten registration will begin on Feb. 23. School office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February Sip & Support

St. Helena’s Velo Vino will host another Sip & Support event to benefit the Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise in honor of Lunafest from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Enjoy wines by the glass, carafe or bottle and grab some lunch off the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck. Twenty percent of sales will benefit the Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise in honor of Lunafest. Velo Vino is at 709 Main St.

Friday night bingo games

Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise is hosting bingo on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Native Sons Hall on Spring Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, chili and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the UpValley Family Centers.

Tickets on sale for Nimbash 2016

The seventh annual Nimbus Arts fundraiser, Nimbash 2016, will be from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at “The Barn,” 880 College Ave. in St. Helena. The evening will include interactive art activities, artisanal food and wine, recycled art fashion show, silent and live auctions, live music and performance art and a dance party.

Tickets range from $159.24 per person to $1,554.95 for a table of eight, and are available at

Healthy Calistoga conversation is Feb. 17

A conversation about a healthy Calistoga will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the multipurpose room at the Calistoga Jr./Sr. High School. The information collected will be shared with city and county officials, local agencies and the community at large. Free dinner and child care is available.

Researcher to discuss findings at SHPL

Jason Okonofua, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, will discuss his research into “implicit bias” in the discipline of black and Latino students in K-12 schools at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the St. Helena Public Library.

VIVA! Napa Valley auction to begin soon

An online auction, VIVA! Napa Valley, will be held from 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, through 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. The auction benefits the UpValley Family Centers. The auction will run on the Bidding For Good online auction website, and lots will be available for preview soon.

Annual Crab Feed in Calistoga

An All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed with wine and auction, presented by Soroptimist International of Calistoga, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Tubbs Building, Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N. Oak St. in Calistoga. No-host cocktails and a silent auction are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 and available at

World of Wine event is in March

The World of Wine, hosted by Opus One Winery, will be Saturday, March 12, at the winery, 7900 St. Helena Highway in Oakville. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the reception. Besides tasting fine wines from the most famous wine capitals of the world, the event includes small bites and a silent auction. Honorary co-chairs are District Attorney Gary Lieberstein, Patti Lieberstein and Brandon Staglin, IMRHO. Tickets are $125 and $400, which includes dinner. For tickets visit

UC Master Gardeners to celebrate tomatoes

The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County will host its fourth annual “Tomato Plant Sale and Education Day” on Saturday, April 23, at 1710 Soscol Ave., Napa. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. until sold out.

More than 4,000 plants and 28 heirloom, popular and new varieties will be available for sale. Offerings will include Master Gardener-grown healthy seedlings of fresh eating, sauce, paste and cherry tomatoes of many colors maturing early, mid or late season.

Master Gardeners will also staff education tables on planting and growing productive tomato plants, common tomato pests, diseases and general gardening questions. A team of roving tomato experts will be on hand to answer your questions. For information visit or call 253-4221 from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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