September 02, 2016
Media Contact:

Josh Cutler at The Sonoma Community Center
(707) 938-4626 x4

The Spirit of Community: Tales and Music of Intimacy and Connection

Created by Anya Ushakova

Andrews Hall, housing the most coveted seats in Sonoma Valley for 100-years--the place of welcoming for inspired community gatherings--now hosts the Sonoma Community Center’s first original production in over a year on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. This is an evening conceived, designed and presented exclusively for the Center by Anya Ushakova. Ushakova is a writer and a catalyst for change as founder of her consultancy, named Inspirit.

The Spirit of Community is created for the purpose of examining the meaning of community,
through the stories and music of those who reside and contribute to the flourishing of their
community. Essentially, it is for the purpose of living an examined life as a stakeholder in
community life.

Anya Ushakova presents her slate of marvelous guests for a night of acoustic music, divine tastes and sumptuous storytelling:

Sue Albano, whose muse is mystical chanteuse Stevie Nicks, as evoked by Sonoma Valley's own chanteuse of heart; performances by The Sue Albano Band; Sondra Bernstein of the girl & the fig and creator of the "Fig Experience”; Kelly Mather, Chief Executive Officer of the Sonoma Valley Hospital, and her Five Keys to Wellness; George Bevan, associate member of the American Institute of Architects, developing the architecture of community; Amy and  Fred Groth of Prohibition Spirits, quenching thirsts and educating palates!

Come to a night like no other. Allow the magic of the night and witness the transformation of Andrews Hall, a gathering place for community of one hundred years, to an intimate salon. It is a night meant to introduce you to your community one by one, in a way never experienced before:  intimate, sensual, and sublime. General admission tickets are $45 and doors open at 6:30PM with the evening presentation beginning at 7:00PM on October 14, 2016.

Tickets and more information about The Spirit of Community and the Sonoma Community Center are available online at, by calling (707) 938-4626 x1, or in person at the Center’s office at 276 East Napa Street, in Sonoma.

Sonoma Community Center exists to enrich the lives of Sonoma Valley residents by fostering abroad range of cultural, educational, and community services, and by the preservation of its historic building.

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