The Movement Lab gave yet another series of stellar performances at Spreckels Performing Arts Center which started Jan. 14 culminating in this performance Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.. The dance group “Extraordinary” gave a moving performance following a touching video highlighting each group member expressing what they like about dance and about their dance partners. The title of their dance, choreographed by Bernadette Alverio-Tonks, was “With You.” Following their performance, they received at least a 5-minute standing ovation. The Movement Lab will perform again June 1-7 so if you’ve never seen them perform mark your calendar. The dancers: Morgan Sherlock, Mark Thomas, Ryder Schalich, Melanie Branch-Edwardes, Dylan Carrington, Allison Coon, Micah Poindexter, Malachi Shane, Tommy Snook, Michael Lopez, Justin Capehearl and Kelly Hernandez.
Photo by Robert Grant
Jan. 21, 2020 was a busy night for the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District (CRPUSD). The Board regularly meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Educational Center, 7165 Burton Ave. in Rohnert Park. Tonight was no exception. The regular meeting convened at 5 p.m., however, the board went into closed session to discuss a half dozen confidential student matters, a case of anticipated potential litigation and a potential public employee disciplinary procedure. They reconvened to open session at 6:08 p.m. with Board President Leffler Brown reporting that staff was given direction, but no other action was taken during the closed session.
Marguerite Hahn Elementary School will be sporting a new water bottle filling station in front of the school this semester thanks in part to the Rohnert Park Foundation small grants program. The school received $3,000 to purchase the new station which will replace a traditional water fountain that had been there since the school first opened in the mid-1970s.
Senior Lady Titan Annie Brassfield launched a two pointer from just inside the free throw line against St. Vincent de Paul. Technology High won the game 47-28.
Photo by Robert Grant
Sonoma County Pride is a non-profit organization serving Sonoma County’s LGBTQ community, friends, and family. Perhaps most visible within the local community during the annual Pride Parade during June’s Pride Month activities. The 32nd annual parade was held in the vicinity of Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, CA. last year. Along the parade route, on the floats, and carried by parade participants or waved and worn by spectators you could see the rainbow flag. So, let’s explore the history of this iconic symbol of LGBTQ Pride.