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Confession time: I’ve somehow never seen “Fiddler on the Roof” on either screen or stage. Thanks to Patti Coyle and the talented cast and crew at St. Helena Drama, that’s about to change. The beloved musical is coming to the St. Helena Performing Arts Center March 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17. Tickets are available at sthelenadrama.com. While you’re on the site, check out the brief video clip of the cast singing “Sunrise, Sunset.”

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Leave it to Patti to dream up a creative way to promote the Jewish-themed musical, with a community Shabbat hosted by St. Helena High School graduate Judd Finkelstein at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the St. Helena Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Expect a tantalizing preview of “Fiddler.”

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The buzz at City Hall lately has been all about – well, City Hall itself. The city is inviting the public to a pair of informational workshops about the future of the city’s public facilities. The first is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Vintage Hall. The second is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the American Legion Hall. Your feedback will help the City Council and the SHAPE Committee determine a course of action. Questions? Ask Allison Mattioli at 968-2627 or amattioli@cityofsthelena.org.

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If the previous topic sparks your interest, attend the SHAPE Committee’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Vintage Hall. The name stands for St. Helena Asset Planning Engagement, and the “Engagement” part will be a lot easier if people attend the meetings, which are packed with useful information and don’t tend to be overly long.

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Angela Cortez, daughter of Jesse Cortez at Klass Cleaners, has been nominated by her teacher at Alta Heights Elementary School in Napa to participate in this summer’s National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM. Angela’s teacher Ginger Dunne recognized her as a student with exceptional maturity, scholastic merit and leadership potential. Angela will get a take part in hands-on workshops focused on communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and goal-setting, and explore possible careers in engineering, medicine and detective work. Her dad has worked at Klass Cleaners for 25 years, so chances are you’ve run into him if you’re a customer. If you see him, be sure to congratulate him on his daughter’s achievement.

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It’s still early, but mark your calendars for the return of the St. Helena Farmers’ Market on May 4. And if you need a fix before then, don’t miss the Cameo Cinema’s next CinemaBites event at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, with the documentary “Soul,” about famed chefs Jiro Ono of Japan and Eneko Atxa of Spain. There will be a special guest appearance by Pedro Peira from Festimania Films and treats by Miminashi chef Curtis De Fide. Tickets are $45 (including food, wine and beer), with proceeds benefiting the Farmers’ Market and the Cameo’s educational programs. Tickets at CameoCinema.com.

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The next time you hear the Napa Valley Wine Train trundling through town, consider that you’re hearing the winner of the Napa Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business of the Year award. According to the Napa Chamber, the Wine Train was honored at a Jan. 26 luncheon for its “innovative growth and sustainability, creative best practice operations, and maintaining high customer service standards.”

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Have you seen all those graffiti reports in the police log lately? One night an officer found some graffiti behind St. Helena Cyclery while the paint was still wet. Let’s hope the vandal’s luck runs out one of these days. It should go without saying, but if you see a suspicious person skulking around with a can of spray paint after dark, call the St. Helena Police Department at 967-2850.

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