What's Happening in Stonyford: The town's museum is a year old
Last week, Larry and I went on a field trip into the burn area of the Mill Fire, into Mendocino National Forest. We went up to Letts Lake, stopping along at several points of interest, including the source of the fire.
The Sun-Herald's Todd Hansen went on the tour and reported extensively on it in last Wednesday's paper, so I won't go into the details.
We were sorry to see so much devastation, but delighted that the Letts area was untouched. That area is open, and beautiful. It's about 55 miles from I-5 at Maxwell to Letts Lake, and well worth a day trip with a picnic, or a campout if you can. The OHV trails will be closed for awhile for repair.
The Stonyford Museum is a year old! The Anniversary Celebration will be on Aug. 25, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there will be a short program presented by Willard Taylor from Martinez.
He restores spinning wheels as a hobby, and will give a spinning wheel demonstration, spinning flax using a distaff.
The museum will be open on the 25th and Aug. 26 for this celebration.
The museum is still looking for veterans: Branch and years served, photos, and stories. And later this year, they will be displaying old toys for September-October.
The November-December display will be crystal. If you have items to donate or loan, please contact Joyce Bond, 963-3141.
The Assembly of God Church is hosting a community picnic on Aug. 11 starting at 11 a.m. It will be a potluck with games and activities, and will be held on the lawn at the Indian Valley Elementary School. It should be a fun day, everybody's welcome.
Gwen Morris is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Aug. 19. There will be homemade ice cream. Bring toppings and a chair. I don't have a time yet. I will have more info for this event next week.
Tuesday dinner at the Grange is spaghetti this week, with salad, bread and dessert. The pork roast was delicious last week, and if you missed it, you missed pineapple upside down cake for dessert. I haven't decided on the dessert for this week yet; maybe a "lemon something". It's still $6, and still from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bingo is Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. Come on down for a little small-town entertainment. We are very informal, and you won't get rich, but we have fun.
Sew What?! welcomed two more young stitchers. We worked on basic sewing machine skills and made a few ninepatch blocks.
Joyce Bond gave me a pattern for a tote bag, crocheted from the light plastic shopping bags we get from the grocery. I have copies if anyone wants one. It saves resources if you take your own bags to the store to carry your goodies, and these would work very well. We meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Bring a bag lunch.
Our brother Ted is home from the hospital and rehab this week. He's happy to be home, and is doing very well; stronger than ever. He can keep an eye on the chicken coop for us.
Larry went down to shut the door for the night and found the "old doe" in the coop, again. He has a half door for the daytime, so the chickens can go in and out. Apparently the doe has learned how to work bungie cords.